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Top 10 Players in the Global Dimethyl Ether (DME) Industry

The global dimethyl ether market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 7% during 2021-2026. With the rising environmental concerns, automobile manufacturers worldwide are rapidly replacing conventional fuels, such as LPG, diesel, and petrol, with cleaner fuels that generate low levels of carbon emissions into the environment. This, along with the increasing adoption of dimethyl ether as an aerosol propellant in the production of paints, coatings, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products like perfumes and hair sprays, is offering lucrative opportunities to leading players operating in the industry.

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IMARC Group offers a list of worldwide manufacturers in the Dimethyl Ether Industry: They are as follows:

Akzo Nobel N.V.

Establishment: 1994
Headquarters: Netherlands
Akzo Nobel NV is one of the leading paints and coatings companies. It mainly operates through two business segments, including decorative paints and performance coatings. Amongst these, the decorative paints segment ensures an adequate supply of a wide range of products, such as lacquers and varnishes.

Belle Chemical LLC

Establishment: 2016
Headquarters: United States
Belle Chemical LLC is a family-operated chemical manufacturer and distributor that mainly operates in vitamins and supplements, and oilfield services. The company is a significant producer of monomethyl amine (MMA), dimethylamine (DMA), trimethylamine (TMA), dimethylformamide (DMF) and dimethylacetamide (DMAc) across the North American region. It is headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana and it is an industry leader in the manufacturing of high-quality chemicals like acrylonitrile, melamine, and sulfuric acid.

Chinese Energy Holdings Limited

Establishment: 1999
Headquarters: Hong Kong
Chinese Energy Holdings Limited is one of the leading investments holding firms engaged in general trading. The company operates business primarily through four segments. These segments include general trading that is engaged in the market sourcing of technical and electronic products; trading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) products that involve trading of LNG products; investment in financial assets; and money lending.

ENN Energy Holdings Limited

Establishment: 1992
Headquarters: China
ENN Energy Holdings Limited is mainly engaged in the natural gas distribution business. The company focuses on the operation, construction, and management of gas pipeline infrastructure; vehicle and ship refueling stations and integrated energy projects; the sales and distribution of piped gas; and LNG and other multi-energy products.

Grillo-Werke AG

Establishment: 1842
Headquarters: Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen
With around 1000-5000 employees, Grillo-Werke AG is an internationally operating company. It manufactures base materials and has expertise in zinc metallurgy and sulfur chemistry. The company offers strips, anodes, zinc powders, die casting alloys, sulfur dioxide, and sulfates. It also provides information and technology (IT) and property management services worldwide.

Korea Gas Corporation

Establishment: 1983
Headquarters: South Korea
Korea Gas Corporation is a multinational energy company headquartered in Daegu. It was incorporated by the South Korean government and it is currently the only LNG provider in the country. It manages the domestic wholesale natural gas market and operates a nationwide pipeline network. It mainly deals in the exploration, production and distribution of natural gas, import/export of LNG and natural gas, and construction and operation of production facilities and distribution networks.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Establishment: 1950
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation represents one of the largest general trading companies in Japan with over 200 bases of operations worldwide. The company has more than 500 group companies and it employs a multinational workforce of approximately 60,000 people. It is engaged in business with customers across the globe in energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food and beverage (F&B) industries.

Oberon Fuels, Inc.

Establishment: 2010
Headquarters: California, United States
Oberon Fuels, Inc. has brought DME to North America with its proprietary skid-mounted, modular, small-scale process. The production units of the company use various feedstocks, such as biogas, natural gas, and stranded gas, to produce 3,000–10,000 gallons of DME per day. It cost-effectively converts methane to DME, thereby resulting in stable pricing.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Establishment: 1907
Headquarters: Netherlands
Along with its subsidiaries, Royal Dutch Shell PLC is engaged in exploring, producing, and refining petroleum. The company mainly produces fuels, lubricants, and chemicals. It owns as well as operates gasoline filling stations around the world.

The Chemours Company

Establishment: 2015
Headquarters: United States
The Chemours Company is the biggest provider of performance chemicals. The company provides a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for mining, electronics, general industrial, plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, and oil refining industries. It mainly operates through fluor products, chemical solutions, and titanium technologies segments.

Zagros Petrochemical Company

Establishment: 2000
Headquarters: Iran
Zagros Petrochemical Company is primarily operating as a petrochemical producer. The company has an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons of methanol, which makes it one of the leading producers of methanol in the world. Apart from observing high-quality product standards, it is focusing on customer satisfaction and the strict observance of environmental principles.