Acetic Anhydride Market
Research Report - Global Forecast
Acetic anhydride is a clean, colorless liquid with a strong odor of vinegar. It is soluble in water.
Acetic anhydride is widely used as a wood preservative for making durable timber. It is used in
various applications such as filter tows, fiber, plastics, dyes, pesticides, flavors, fragrances, and
others. The major application of acetic anhydride is the formation of cellulose acetate, which is
driving the demand for the product. Cellulose acetate is mainly used in the manufacturing of
cigarette filters, photographic films, coating materials, and others. The rising demand for acetic
anhydride in pharmaceuticals as an intermediate is the major factor driving the growth of the
market. Extensive use of acetic anhydride in the production of aspirin and paracetamol, effective
for generic disease such as cold, fever, and bodily pain. The increasing use of flavors and
fragrances in food and beverage industry is another factor fuelling the market growth. Moreover,
the product is used for manufacturing of tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED), a bleach activator
used in laundry detergent. It acts as a solvent and key ingredient in pesticides such as acephate
and other herbicides. Spandex, a light-weight fiber, generally used in manufacturing of
swimwear and sportswear. The spandex are manufactured by polytetramethylene ether glycol,
which uses acetic anhydride. However, the increasing awareness about ill-effects of cigarettes
coupled with stringent governmental regulations may challenge the market growth.
Nevertheless, the radiolabelling of proteins and viruses in mammalian tissue culture is
anticipated to be one of the emerging opportunities in the global market.
Some of the important manufacturers in the global acetic anhydride market are Celanese
Corporation (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Jubilant Life
Sciences Ltd. (India), DuPont (U.S.), Merck KGaA (Germany), Bufa Chemi