Global Optical Brightening Agents Market: By Type (DASCC and DSBP), By Application and By Region; Historical Market (2014-2018) and Market Forecast (2019-2024); Feedstock: Morpholine, Aniline, Toluene, Dimethylformamide (DMF), Cyanuric Chloride, Diamino Stilbene Disulfonic Acid (DASDA), Biphenyl, Triethyl Phosphite, Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid, Nitric Acid, Zinc Chloride; Regional Price Trends; Competitive Landscape; Consumer Analysis


Global Optical Brightening Agents Market Key Insights:

  • Optical Brightening Agent Types: DASCC, DSBP
  • Feedstock: Morpholine, Aniline, Cyanuric chloride, DASDA, Biphenyl, Toluene, DMF, Triethyl phosphite, Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid, etc.
  • Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
  • Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
  • Trade Data Analysis
  • Demand by Application & Region
  • Value Chain analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Capacity Addition & Plant Turnarounds


Global Optical Brightening Agents Outlook

Rapid growth in textiles and cosmetics across the globe has driven the demand for optical brightening agents. Introduction of new optical brightening agents having better compatibility with recycled fibres is also expected to aid the recycled fibre industry. These factors are key to the projected growth of the global optical brightening agents’ market at a CAGR of about 2% during the period 2019-2024. Rise in demand for paper with greater aesthetic charm is anticipated to further drive the market in the years to come.

Global Optical Brightening Agent Market Report & Forecast 2019-2024

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Properties and Applications:

Optical brightening agents, also known as fluorescent brightening agents, are chemicals employed in manufacturing plastics, fibres, coatings, inks and detergents; they absorb light in the ultraviolet and violet region of the electromagnetic spectrum and give out light in the blue region. Further, greater acceptance of chemical optical brightening agents (based on coumarin, stilbene, cinnamic acid, diphenyl pyrazoline, dicarboxylic acid, etc.) in developing nations has been observed. Brightening agents are added to detergents to give clothes a cleaner appearance; ordinarily cleaned clothes appear yellowish, which is not liked by consumers.

Brightening agents are used in high brightness paper to give it a strong, fluorescent appearance under ultraviolet light.

Formerly, bluing was used for the same purpose but came to be replaced by modern optical brightening agents. Brighteners add to the detergent value and can also be used as fabric softeners. They are also used as bleaches. The detergent and cleaning sector have been the key drivers of the optical brightening agents’ market.

Applications of optical brightening agents have extended to the security sector also. Bank notes and labels now have fluorescence to distinguish them from counterfeit notes. Only a small number of di- and tetra-sulfonated triazole-stilbenes, and one di-sulfonated stilbene-biphenyl derivative dominate the global optical brightening agent production for detergents, paper and textiles.

Global Optical Brightening Agents: Applications

  • Cosmetics
  • Fabrics and synthetics
  • Detergent
  • Fibres
  • Paper
  • Textile
  • Inks and coatings
  • Plastics
  • Photo processing solutions
  • Others

Global Optical Brightening Agents: Market Analysis

This report analyses the global market by the following regions:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is expected to experience robust growth at a CAGR of nearly 5%. Nations such as China and India should drive the market owing to rapid industrialization, growing manufacturing activities, and rising population with its demand for higher standards of living. While Middle East and Africa, and Latin America are anticipated to witness significant growth, markets in Europe and North America should see slow growth. Saturation of the paper industry in Europe and North America has caused paper mill shutdowns over the years, but the soaps and detergent sector should contribute to market growth.

The detergent industry is anticipated to be the largest consumer of optical brightening agents. Cosmetics, paper, textiles and plastics would also be key consumers.

The following factors, however, may hinder market growth:

  • Decreased demand due to allergic reactions when brightening agents come in direct contact with skin.
  • High production costs.
  • Environmental concerns and regulatory standards.
  • Search for alternatives such as non-stilbene brighteners.

Competitive Landscape

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players covering their capacities, market share and latest turn of events such as mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions and plant turnarounds in the global optical brightening agents market:

  • Huntsman Corporation
  • BASF SE
  • Clariant
  • Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Tosoh Corp
  • Bayer AG/Covestro AG
  • Wanhua Chemical
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • SK Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Yara International ASA
  • Sygenta AG
  • DowDuPont Inc.
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Tsaker Chemical Group Ltd.
  • Deepak Nitrile Limited
  • Jiangsu Huaihe Chemicals Co.Ltd.
  • Eastman Chemical Company

EMR’s comprehensive report on the global optical brightening agents market also offers additional insights on value chain analysis, manufacturing process, trade data analysis and cost breakdown and margins.

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary

    3.1    Optical Brightening Agents Market Overview
    3.2    Optical Brightening Agents Market Key Demand Drivers
    3.3    Optical Brightening Agents Top Global Suppliers
    3.4    Optical Brightening Agents Feedstock Movements
    3.5    Optical Brightening Agents Supply Market Changes
4    Global Optical Brightening Agents Market Outlook
    4.1    DASCC
    4.2    DSBP
5    Global Optical Brightening Agents Market 
    5.1    Global Optical Brightening Agents Market Analysis

        5.1.1    Chart: Global: Demand by Type 
            5.1.1.1    DASCC
            5.1.1.2    DSBP
        5.1.2    Chart: Global: Demand by Application
            5.1.2.1    Paper
            5.1.2.2    Detergent
            5.1.2.3    Textile
        5.1.3    Figure: Global Optical Brightening Agents Historical Market (2014-2018) & Market Forecast (2019-2024)
            5.1.3.1    DASCC
            5.1.3.2    DSBP
        5.1.4    Figure: Optical Brightening Agents Demand by Region 
            5.1.4.1    North America
            5.1.4.2    Europe
            5.1.4.3    Asia Pacific
            5.1.4.4    LATAM
            5.1.4.5    Middle East & Africa
    5.2    Optical Brightening Agents Market SWOT Analysis
        5.2.1    Overview
        5.2.2    Strengths
        5.2.3    Weaknesses 
        5.2.4    Opportunities
        5.2.5    Threats
    5.3    Optical Brightening Agents Market Value Chain Analysis
    5.4    Optical Brightening Agents Market Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

        5.4.1    Overview
        5.4.2    Buyer’s Power
        5.4.3    Supplier’s Power
        5.4.4    New Entrants
        5.4.5    Degree of Rivalry
        5.4.6    Substitutes
    5.5    Global (HS Code-320420) Trade Analysis (2018) 
        5.5.1    Major Exporting Countries by Value & Volume
        5.5.2    Major Importing Countries by Value & Volume
    5.6    Regional Optical Brightening Agents Price Analysis
        5.6.1    North America Optical Brightening Agents Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024) 
        5.6.2    Europe Optical Brightening Agents Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024) 
        5.6.3    Asia Pacific Optical Brightening Agents Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024) 
        5.6.4    LATAM Optical Brightening Agents Historical Price trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        5.6.5    Middle East & Africa Optical Brightening Agents Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024) 
6    Global Optical Brightening Agents Feedstock Market Outlook
7    Global Optical Brightening Agents Feedstock Market 
    7.1    Global Morpholine Market Analysis

        7.1.1    Chart: Global Morpholine Demand by Application
        7.1.2    Figure: Global Morpholine Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.1.3    Figure: Global Morpholine Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.1.4    Figure: Morpholine Consumption by Region
            7.1.4.1    North America
            7.1.4.2    Europe
            7.1.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.1.4.4    LATAM
            7.1.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.1.5    Figure: Morpholine Production by Region
            7.1.5.1    North America
            7.1.5.2    Europe
            7.1.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.1.5.4    LATAM
            7.1.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.2    Global Aniline Market Analysis
        7.2.1    Chart: Global Aniline Demand by Application
        7.2.2    Figure: Global Aniline Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.2.3    Figure: Global Aniline Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.2.4    Figure: Aniline Consumption by Region
            7.2.4.1    North America
            7.2.4.2    Europe
            7.2.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.2.4.4    LATAM
            7.2.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.2.5    Figure: Aniline Production by Region
            7.2.5.1    North America
            7.2.5.2    Europe
            7.2.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.2.5.4    LATAM
            7.2.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.3    Global Toluene Market Analysis
        7.3.1    Chart: Global Toluene Demand by Application
        7.3.2    Figure: Global Toluene Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.3.3    Figure: Global Toluene Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.3.4    Figure: Toluene Consumption by Region
            7.3.4.1    North America
            7.3.4.2    Europe
            7.3.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.3.4.4    LATAM
            7.3.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.3.5    Figure: Toluene Production by Region
            7.3.5.1    North America
            7.3.5.2    Europe
            7.3.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.3.5.4    LATAM
            7.3.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.4    Global Dimethylformamide (DMF) Market Analysis
        7.4.1    Chart: Global Dimethylformamide (DMF) Demand by Application
        7.4.2    Figure: Global Dimethylformamide (DMF) Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.4.3    Figure: Global Dimethylformamide (DMF) Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.4.4    Figure: Dimethylformamide (DMF) Consumption by Region
            7.4.4.1    North America
            7.4.4.2    Europe
            7.4.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.4.4.4    LATAM
            7.4.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.4.5    Figure: Dimethylformamide (DMF) Production by Region
            7.4.5.1    North America
            7.4.5.2    Europe
            7.4.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.4.5.4    LATAM
            7.4.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.5    Global Cyanuric Chloride Market Analysis
        7.5.1    Chart: Global Cyanuric Chloride Demand by Application
        7.5.2    Figure: Global Cyanuric Chloride Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.3    Figure: Global Cyanuric Chloride Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.5.4    Figure: Cyanuric Chloride Consumption by Region
            7.5.4.1    North America
            7.5.4.2    Europe
            7.5.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.5.4.4    LATAM
            7.5.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.5.5    Figure: Cyanuric Chloride Production by Region
            7.5.5.1    North America
            7.5.5.2    Europe
            7.5.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.5.5.4    LATAM
            7.5.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.6    Global Diamino Stilbene Disulfonic Acid (DASDA) Market Analysis
        7.6.1    Chart: Global DASDA Demand by Application
        7.6.2    Figure: Global DASDA Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.6.3    Figure: Global DASDA Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.6.4    Figure: DASDA Consumption by Region
            7.6.4.1    North America
            7.6.4.2    Europe
            7.6.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.6.4.4    LATAM
            7.6.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.6.5    Figure: DASDA Production by Region
            7.6.5.1    North America
            7.6.5.2    Europe
            7.6.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.6.5.4    LATAM
            7.6.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.7    Global Biphenyl Market Analysis
        7.7.1    Chart: Global Biphenyl Demand by Application
        7.7.2    Figure: Global Biphenyl Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.7.3    Figure: Global Biphenyl Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.7.4    Figure: Biphenyl Consumption by Region
            7.7.4.1    North America
            7.7.4.2    Europe
            7.7.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.7.4.4    LATAM
            7.7.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.7.5    Figure: Biphenyl Production by Region
            7.7.5.1    North America
            7.7.5.2    Europe
            7.7.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.7.5.4    LATAM
            7.7.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.8    Global Triethyl Phosphite Market Analysis
        7.8.1    Chart: Global Triethyl Phosphite Demand by Application
        7.8.2    Figure: Global Triethyl Phosphite Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.8.3    Figure: Global Triethyl Phosphite Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.8.4    Figure: Triethyl Phosphite Consumption by Region
            7.8.4.1    North America
            7.8.4.2    Europe
            7.8.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.8.4.4    LATAM
            7.8.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.8.5    Figure: Triethyl Phosphite Production by Region
            7.8.5.1    North America
            7.8.5.2    Europe
            7.8.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.8.5.4    LATAM
            7.8.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.9    Global Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Market Analysis
        7.9.1    Chart: Global Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Demand by Application
        7.9.2    Figure: Global Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.9.3    Figure: Global Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.9.4    Figure: Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Consumption by Region
            7.9.4.1    North America
            7.9.4.2    Europe
            7.9.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.9.4.4    LATAM
            7.9.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.9.5    Figure: Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Production by Region
            7.9.5.1    North America
            7.9.5.2    Europe
            7.9.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.9.5.4    LATAM
            7.9.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.10    Global Nitric Acid Market Analysis
        7.10.1    Chart: Global Nitric Acid Demand by Application
        7.10.2    Figure: Global Nitric Acid Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.10.3    Figure: Global Nitric Acid Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.10.4    Figure: Nitric Acid Consumption by Region
            7.10.4.1    North America
            7.10.4.2    Europe
            7.10.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.10.4.4    LATAM
            7.10.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.10.5    Figure: Nitric Acid Production by Region
            7.10.5.1    North America
            7.10.5.2    Europe
            7.10.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.10.5.4    LATAM
            7.10.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.11    Global Zinc Chloride Market Analysis
        7.11.1    Chart: Global Zinc Chloride Demand by Application
        7.11.2    Figure: Global Zinc Chloride Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.11.3    Figure: Global Zinc Chloride Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.11.4    Figure: Zinc Chloride Consumption by Region
            7.11.4.1    North America
            7.11.4.2    Europe
            7.11.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.11.4.4    LATAM
            7.11.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.11.5    Figure: Zinc Chloride Production by Region
            7.11.5.1    North America
            7.11.5.2    Europe
            7.11.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.11.5.4    LATAM
            7.11.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.12    Global Formaldehyde Market Analysis
        7.12.1    Chart: Global Formaldehyde Demand by Application
        7.12.2    Figure: Global Formaldehyde Historical Consumption (2014-2018) & Consumption Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.12.3    Figure: Global Formaldehyde Historical Production (2014-2018) & Production Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.12.4    Figure: Formaldehyde Consumption by Region
            7.12.4.1    North America
            7.12.4.2    Europe
            7.12.4.3    Asia Pacific
            7.12.4.4    LATAM
            7.12.4.5    Middle East & Africa
        7.12.5    Figure: Formaldehyde Production by Region
            7.12.5.1    North America
            7.12.5.2    Europe
            7.12.5.3    Asia Pacific
            7.12.5.4    LATAM
            7.12.5.5    Middle East & Africa
    7.13    Global Optical Brightening Agents Market Feedstock Price Analysis
        7.13.1    Morpholine Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.2    Aniline Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.3    Toluene Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.4    Dimethylformamide (DMF) Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.5    Cyanuric Chloride Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.6    Diamino Stilbene Disulfonic Acid (DASDA) Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.7    Biphenyl Price Trends Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.8    Triethyl Phosphite Price Trends Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.9    Benzaldehyde-2-Sulphonic Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.10    Nitric Acid Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.11    Zinc Chloride Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
        7.13.12    Formaldehyde Historical Price Trends (2014-2018) & Forecast (2019-2024)
8    Manufacturing Process
    8.1     Detailed Process Flow
    8.2     Operations Involved
    8.3     Mass Balance
9    Optical Brightening Agents Market Cost Analysis
    9.1    Cost of Raw Material
    9.2    Utilities
    9.3    Manpower
10    Optical Brightening Agents Market Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    10.1    Huntsman Corporation
    10.2    BASF SE
    10.3    Clariant
    10.4    Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
    10.5    Tosoh Corp 
    10.6    Bayer AG/Covestro AG
    10.7    Wanhua Chemical
    10.8    Exxon Mobil Corporation
    10.9    SK Energy Co., Ltd.
    10.10    Yara International ASA
    10.11    Sygenta AG
    10.12    DowDuPont Inc.
    10.13    Hexion Inc.
    10.14    Evonik Industries AG
    10.15    Tsaker Chemical Group Ltd.
    10.16    Deepak Nitrile Limited
    10.17    Jiangsu Huaihe Chemicals Co.Ltd.
    10.18    Eastman Chemical Company
11    Consumer Analysis
12    Events and Developments

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