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Triethyl Phosphate Market By Application (Chemical Catalyst, Flame Retardant, Organic Solvent, Pesticide Intermediates, Others) By Product (Industrial Grade, Superior Grade): Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2027

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TEP, also known as Phosphoric acid triethyl ester, is a corrosive, colorless, mild-smelling solvent with the chemical formula (C2H5)3PO4. The compound is mainly used as a catalyst in the ketene Application to produce acetic anhydride and as a solvent and plasticizer for plastics, resins, gums, and other similar materials. TEP is also a starting material for insecticides, including tetraethyl pyrophosphate. TEP can be made in a variety of ways, including reacting tetraethyl hypophosphate with ethanol in the presence of aluminum ethoxide, treating triethyl phosphite with diethyl hydrogen phosphate, etc. The global Triethyl Phosphate market has generated a sales value of over USD 94.5 million in 2020, and it’s expected to exhibit a CAGR of over 2.85% during the analytical period. As a result, the global Triethyl Phosphate market is expected to offer a cumulative sales opportunity of over USD 741 million while reaching USD 115.04 million in annual sales value by the end of 2027.

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Increasing Traction from Organic Solvents and Catalysts

Triethyl Phosphates are widely used as an industrial catalyst in numerous chemical applications worldwide. It plays a versatile role in the manufacturing of various chemicals; for instance, it acts as a plasticizer for resins, gums & plastics, desensitizing agent for peroxides, and an ethylating agent in some other reactions. In addition, the rising demand for fire retardant materials from various end-use industries such as building, textiles, electrical and electronics, transportation, automobiles, etc., is expected to boost Triethyl Phosphate consumption. Furthermore, apart from industrial chemicals, the agrochemicals industry, which uses Triethyl Phosphate as an element (i.e., an intermediate) in the Production of pesticides and insecticides, is expected to boost the growth of Triethyl Phosphate.

Asia-Pacific to Govern the Growth of Triethyl Phosphate

The consumption volume of Triethyl Phosphate is significantly high in the Asia Pacific as against other territories such as North America and Europe. The Asia Pacific is the leading manufacturer of chemicals and materials, so the demand for catalysts and organic solvents has remained high over the past few years. This triggered the demand for Triethyl Phosphate in various end-user industries. Plastics, resins, and gums Production is dominated by the Asia Pacific. Triethyl Phosphate is one of the most important plasticizers consumed by the polymer industry around the world. Moreover, Asia Pacific also dominates the Production of polyurethane foam.

Furthermore, the demand for flame retardant PU foam is growing in electronics, automotive, consumer Types, and furniture. Hence, the demand for Triethyl Phosphate is also increasing in PU foam as one of the fire-retardant additives. In 2020, the demand for Triethyl Phosphate in the region was valued at over USD 50 million and expected to exhibit a rapid CAGR over the forecast period.    

Exciting Facts About Triethyl Phosphate

  • Triethyl Phosphate was first studied in the early 19th century by a French Chemist.
  • Triethyl Phosphate is very versatile and can be used in numerous applications such as catalysts, solvents, fire retardant additives, intermediates, etc.
  • The cumulative growth potential offered by Triethyl Phosphate over the forecast period is USD 741 million.
  • Triethyl Phosphate is potentially hazardous as it can form highly toxic gas such as phosphine upon contact with hydrides.
  • Industrial grade Triethyl Phosphate is in high demand owing to its wide-ranging applications.  
  • Demand and Production of Triethyl Phosphate are confined significantly in heavily regulated regions such as Euro Zone and North America.
  • Production and Consumption highly concentrated in the Asia Pacific
  • China is the single largest Producer, Consumer, and Exporter of Triethyl Phosphate.

Industrial Grade Triethyl Phosphate to Rule the Market

Industrial Grade and Superior Grade are two major types of Triethyl Phosphate. In 2020, the Industrial Grade segment accounted for the largest share of the Triethyl Phosphate market. However, Superior Grade Application is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The largest share of industrial-grade Triethyl Phosphate can be attributed to the strong demand for chemical catalysts, agrochemicals, fire retardant additives, and organic solvents. Triethyl Phosphate has a broad spectrum of applications ranging from resin modifiers and good solvents when required in small quantities to intermediates in pesticides. 

Triethyl Phosphate Production is highly concentrated in the Asia Pacific owing to stringent regulations imposed by USFDA and REACH in North America and Europe. Triethyl Phosphate is a potentially hazardous substance and has been heavily regulated in the regions mentioned above. Moreover, cheaper raw materials, lack of robust regulations, availability of cost-effective labor, and most importantly, the presence of huge Application industry gas resulted in a high concentration of Production in the region. Moreover, the region dominates the export of Triethyl Phosphate, with Europe and North America leading importers of Triethyl Phosphate. Further, the demand and Production can be increased in countries like Vietnam, India, etc. Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are niche markets for Triethyl Phosphate. However, as these regions lack rigorous regulatory measures, the demand and the Production center can be anticipated to shift from the Asia Pacific.

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Frequently asked questions about global Triethyl Phosphate industry

With regional governments taking steps to boost economic growth and improve the output of the industrial sector, triethyl phosphate is expected to expand in the next 3-4 quarters, following the growth of the industrial chemicals industry

Industrial Grade and Superior Grade are different Types of Triethyl Phosphate. Industrial grade is anticipated to grow at fast pace as compare to its counterpart

Eastman Chemical Company, Alfa Aesar, Jilin Yongli Chemical Co., Ltd., Donghu Chemical, Lanxess AG, Merck KGaA, Ningguo Long Day Chemical Co., Ltd., Hongzheng Chemical, Jiangsu Victory Chemical Co., Ltd. and others are the key players operating in this market

Organic Solvent application offers tremendous opportunities to players

South East Asia has the largest share owing to various developments happening in this space

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Published Date:  Apr 2021
Category:  Chemicals
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