Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is an organic compound commonly used plasticizer. With the chemical formula C6H4 (CO2C4H9) 2, it is a colorless oil, although commercial samples are often yellow. Because of its low toxicity and wide liquid range, it is used as a plasticizer. Dibutyl phthalate is used in making flexible plastics that are found in a variety of consumer products.
Dibutyl phthalate is a man-made chemical that is added to plastics and other chemicals. In plastics it helps keep them soft (a plasticizer). It is also used in elastomers, lacquers, explosives, printing inks, resin solvents, perfume oil solvents, paper coatings, adhesives, and nail polish. It is used as a solid rocket propellant.
Nearly 5.5 billion tons of dibutyl phthalate is manufactured every year globally. Changing lifestyle of people, rise in usage of personal care products, and increase in penetration of FMCG products are some of the factors driving the demand for personal care products, especially in Asia Pacific. Demand for dibutyl phthalate is expected to rise in consumer and personal care products.
Global dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2) market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 0.9% by 2023. Based on geography, the global dibutyl phthalate market can be segregated into North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be a relatively attractive region for the dibutyl phthalate market during the forecast period.