2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The 2-Ethyl Hexanol Market is segmented by Application (Plasticizers, 2-EH Acrylate, 2-EH Nitrate, and Other Applications), End-User (Paint and Coatings, Adhesives, Industrial Chemicals, and Other End Users), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Size

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Analysis

The market for 2-ethyl hexanol is projected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period.

  • COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market reached pre-pandemic levels in 2022 and is expected to grow steadily in the future.
  • Increasing demand for 2-ethyl hexanol acrylate from the paint and coatings, adhesive, and construction industries is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. On the other hand, the market expansion is likely to be hampered by the restricted use of plasticizers in various regions, such as North America and Europe.
  • The rising demand for chemicals across various industries is expected to provide opportunities for the 2-ethyl hexanol market in the coming years. The Asia-Pacific region dominates the market worldwide, with countries like China, India, and Japan being the biggest consumers.

2-Ethyl Hexanol Industry Segmentation

2-ethyl hexanol is also known as octanol. It is an 8-carbon higher alcohol species that is usually always soluble in organic solvents but poorly soluble in water. 

The 2-ethyl hexanol market is segmented by application, end-user, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into plasticizers, 2-EH acrylate, 2-EH nitrate, and other applications. By end-user, the market is segmented into paint and coatings, adhesives, industrial chemicals, and other end-users. The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 15 countries across major regions. 

For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

2-EH Acrylate
2-EH Nitrate
Other Applications
Paint and Coatings
Industrial Chemicals
Other End-Users
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the 2-Ethyl Hexanol Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand for 2-EH Acrylate to Propel the Market

  • The demand for 2-ethylhexyl acrylate from various end-user industries is predicted to increase the product demand in the market during the forecast period. 2-ethylhexyl acrylate is used to manufacture paint and coatings, and construction and adhesives materials. Further, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate serves as a plasticizing co-monomer in resins for pressure-sensitive adhesives, latex, paints, textile and leather finishes, and coatings for paper.
  • The global paints and coatings market is expanding owing to growing residential and commercial construction activities, which is expected to drive the demand for 2-ethylhexyl acrylate in construction work. For example, China's growth is fueled mainly by rapid residential and commercial building expansion. China is encouraging and enduring a continuous urbanization process, with a projected rate of 70% by 2030.
  • Also, China's construction output peaked in 2021 at a value of about USD 4.21 trillion. As a result, these factors tend to increase the demand for 2-ethylhexyl acrylate across the globe. All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the global 2-ethyl hexanol market during the forecast period.
2-Ethyl Hexanol Market - Construction Output Value, China (in trillion yuan), 2017-2021

Asia-Pacific to Witness Strong Demand

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to have the largest market share in the 2-ethyl hexanol market during the forecast period. With the expanding industries such as paints and coatings, adhesives, etc., the market is expected to bloom across the region.
  • China experienced a significant increase in construction activities, resulting in a surge in demand for 2-ethyl hexanol in construction applications. For example, China is one of the leading countries with respect to the construction of shopping centers. China has almost 4,000 shopping centers, while 7,000 more are estimated to be open by 2025.
  • Furthermore, the packaging segment is the largest consumer of adhesives; thereby growing packaging industry is expected to drive the concerned market. Packaging is witnessing strong demand from end-user industries, such as food and beverages, cosmetics, consumer goods, stationery, etc.
  • In India, the packaging category is the highest end-user category, holding about 67% of total adhesive users, supporting the market growth during the forecast period. Thus, the rising demand from various industries is expected to drive the market in the region during the forecast period.
2-Ethyl Hexanol Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

2-Ethyl Hexanol Industry Overview

The 2-ethyl hexanol market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Ineos, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SABIC, Eastman Chemical Company, and Dow, among others.

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Leaders

  1. INEOS

  2. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

  3. SABIC

  4. Eastman Chemical Company

  5. Dow

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Concentration

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market News

  • December 2022: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) opened a new industrial chemicals facility in Jeddah. The new factory will contribute to strengthening Saudi Arabia’s position as a source of safe plasticizers, which are widely used in manufacturing processes and plastic applications. The Saudi Industrial Chemicals Factory is the first factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to use SABIC’s ethyl hexanol (2-EH) to produce dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) is a key ingredient in the manufacture of plasticizers.
  • September 2022: Anqing Shuguang Petrochemical Oxo (Anqing) received a license from Johnson Matthey (JM) and Dow to produce about 200 kta of 2-ethyl hexanol and 25 kta of iso-butyraldehyde. This license, the second LP Oxo Licence for Anqing and the 23rd license of LP Oxo Technology served in China, will support expanding Anqing’s oxo business in the growing oxo alcohol market. The plant is expected to come online in 2024. Anqing first started operating LP Oxo Technology in 2016 to produce 100kta 2-ethyl hexanol, 115 kta nomal butanol and 23 kta iso butanol.

2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for 2-EH Acrylate

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Consumption of Plasticizers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Restricted Use of Plasticizers in Various Regions, such as North America and Europe

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Applications

      1. 5.1.1 Plasticizers

      2. 5.1.2 2-EH Acrylate

      3. 5.1.3 2-EH Nitrate

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Paint and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Adhesives

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Chemicals

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Aregentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Dow

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Eastman Chemical Company

      4. 6.4.4 SABIC

      5. 6.4.5 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 LG Chem

      7. 6.4.7 INEOS


      9. 6.4.9 OQ Chemicals GmbH

      10. 6.4.10 Elekeiroz

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 The Rising Demand for Chemicals Across Various Industries

**Subject to Availability
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2-Ethyl Hexanol Market Research FAQs

The 2-Ethyl Hexanol Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The 2-Ethyl Hexanol Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2022.

INEOS, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SABIC, Eastman Chemical Company, Dow are the major companies operating in 2-Ethyl Hexanol Market.

2-Ethyl Hexanol Industry Report

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