Procurement Resource provides latest prices of DOP (Dioctyl phthalate). Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.
In November, the DOP market in China contracted. On November 8, DOP prices were 12,175.00 RMB/MT, down 0.41 percent from the price of 12,225.00 RMB/MT on November 5, indicating the downward pricing of DOP. The cost of the raw materials 2-EH and PA decreased, lowering the total cost of DOP. The price of downstream plastic PVC plummeted precipitously, and demand decreased. While the number of DOP makers climbed slowly at first, the supply of DOP increased, easing the shortfall.
In appearance, DOP or Dioctyl phthalate is a clear liquid with a mild odour. It is slightly less dense than water and immiscible in it. Its flash point is around 430°F. It is basically utilised in the production of a variety of plastics and coating products. It helps to keep plastics soft and flexible, for instance, it is utilised to produce plastics which are further used as medical tubing and blood storage bags, cables and wire, carpetback coating, etc.
|Industrial Uses||Plastic and PVC resins, Rubber products, Solvent, Used as dielectric and hydraulic fluids, Building/construction materials , Electrical and electronic products, Fabric, textile, and leather products, Furniture and furnishings , Personal care products|
|Synonyms||117-84-0, Dioctyl phthalate, Di-n-octyl phthalate, Dioctyl benzene-1,2-dicarboxylate, Dinopol NOP|
|Molecular Weight||390.6 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Indo-Nippon Chemical Co., Ltd, SABIC, Acros Organics|
|Region/Countries Covered||Asia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
|Currency||US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)|
|Supplier Database Availability||Yes|
|Customization Scope||The report can be customized as per the requirements of the customer|
|Post-Sale Analyst Support||360-degree analyst support after report delivery|
DOP is prepared at atmospheric pressure or in a vacuum by heating an excess of n-octanol with phthalic anhydride using an esterification catalyst like sulphuric acid or p-toluenesulphonic acid. Thus, esterification of n-octanol with phthalic anhydride in the presence of a catalyst gives DOP.
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