2-Mercaptoethanol (also ß-mercaptoethanol, BME, 2BME, 2-ME or ß-met) is the chemical compound with the formula HOCH2CH2SH. 2-ME is a colorless liquid, with an amine-like odor. It is flammable and soluble in water and various organic solvents.
2-ME can be used as the intermediate in the production of PVC stabilizer, crop protection, pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, solvent and stabilizer, initial product for chemical syntheses, water treatment and corrosion inhibitor.
2-Mercaptoethanol is a niche market with three companies hold a majority share. BASF Chevron and Sunion are top players, which serves customers around the world. There are also small players in China that supply 2-Mercaptoethanol in small scale, but supply is not stable. BASF has customers mainly from EMEA and Asia region, while Chevron produce 2-ME from Belgium for North America market, as well as some Asian countries like India. Sunion from China has gaining growing importance to the global market, its customers range from Asian countries like Japan and Korea, to Middle East market.
Global 2-Mercaptoethanol market size will increase to 88 Million US$ by 2025, from 60 Million US$ in 2018, at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period. In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for 2-Mercaptoethanol.
This report researches the worldwide 2-Mercaptoethanol market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like United States, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other regions.
This study categorizes the global 2-Mercaptoethanol breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
The following manufacturers are covered in this report:
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Sunion Chemical & Plastics
2-Mercaptoethanol Breakdown Data by Type
2-Mercaptoethanol Breakdown Data by Application
Consumer & Industrial Applications
Polymers and Rubber Applications
Water Treatment Applications
2-Mercaptoethanol Production Breakdown Data by Region
2-Mercaptoethanol Consumption Breakdown Data by Region
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives are:
To analyze and research the global 2-Mercaptoethanol capacity, production, value, consumption, status and forecast;
To focus on the key 2-Mercaptoethanol manufacturers and study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in next few years.
To focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of 2-Mercaptoethanol :
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.