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The global n-hexane market reached a value of US$ 2,461 Million in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 3,039 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.5% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
N-hexane is a volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon which is obtained from crude oil and natural gas. It can also be synthesized from sugar cane wastes by using special catalysts. It is colorless in the purest form with a slightly unpleasant odor. It is highly flammable in nature and possesses explosive vapors due to which it has to be mixed with other solvents prior to use in the production of different products. It is commonly used in the form of an industrial chemical and laboratory reagent. Solvents containing n-hexane are also used for extracting vegetable oils from oilseeds such as sunflower, corn and soybeans
N-hexane is widely used as a primary solvent for industrial and chemical products such as leather, paint, polypropylene and rubber. Growth in the sales of these products is expected to drive the demand for n-hexane during the forecast period. Apart from this, the pharmaceutical industry represents one of the largest consumers of n-hexane as it used for shaping pills and tablets along with use in various synthesis and separations. Moreover, it offers multiple advantages over other solvents such as cost-effectiveness and recyclability. Additionally, it is easy to remove it from solids and oil owing to which there has been an apparent shift towards its use in different applications.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global n-hexane market, along with forecasts at the global and regional level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on application.
Breakup by Application:
At present, n-hexane is majorly used as an edible oil extractant as it provides a high yield from oilseeds. Another advantage it offers in oil extraction is its recyclability as it can be reused after the extraction process. It also removes unwanted taste and odor from the oil, unlike other extraction agents.
On the geographical front, Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market. This can be attributed to the increasing population and growing demand for refined oil in countries like China and India.
The market is highly fragmented with the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:
The essential aspects of the global n-hexane market evaluated in the report include:
|Base Year of the Analysis||2021|
|Units||US$ Million, Million Tons|
|Segment Coverage||Application, Region|
|Region Covered||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa|
|Companies Covered||Rompetrol, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation and Junyuan Petroleum Group|
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The global N-hexane market was valued at US$ 2,461 Million in 2021.
We expect the global N-hexane market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.5% during 2022-2027.
The widespread adoption of N-hexane as a primary solvent for industrial and chemical products, owing
to its cost-effectiveness and recyclability, is primarily driving the global N-hexane market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown
regulations across several nations resulting in temporary closure of numerous end-use industries for N-
Based on the application, the global N-hexane market can be segmented into edible oil extraction,
healthcare, industrial solvent, adhesive formulation, and others. Currently, edible oil extraction holds
the majority of the global market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East
and Africa, and Latin America, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global N-hexane market include Rompetrol, Royal Dutch Shell PLC,
Exxon Mobil Corporation, Sinopec China, Junyuan Petroleum Group, etc.
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