Isopropyl Acetate Market Set to Witness an Uptick by 2026

Posted by vakhas on August 8th, 2018

Global Isopropyl Acetate Market Introduction

Isopropyl Acetate is a colorless solvent with low flash point, aromatic fruity odor, and moderate solubility in water. Isopropyl acetate is increasingly being used as a solvent for rotogravure inks and flexographic printing inks. It is an active solvent for many types of synthetic resins such as cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl copolymers, polyesters, polyamides, acrylics, and alkyds. Isopropyl acetate is an ester, manufactured by reacting acetic acid with isopropanol in the presence of a catalyst. Isopropyl acetate has excellent solubility for nitrocellulose, resin gums, plastics, paints, lacquers, inks, organic synthesis and perfumes. Significant demand for isopropyl acetate is projected to come from the advanced coatings industry for automotive and transportation segment.

Global Isopropyl Acetate Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

With the significant rise in demand for rotogravure inks i.e for magazines, books, newspapers, inserts and catalogues also packaging printing on metal and plastic film the global demand for isopropyl acetate is projected to grow. Moreover, isopropyl acetate is also being used for for flexographic printing inks i.e. for paper, cardboard etc. amongst others especially in Asia Pacific region, thus creating traction in the global market.

The rising demand for coatings in automotive industry is projected to create significant traction in the market. With the rise in vehicle production and demand for highly advanced coating material, the overall isopropyl acetate market is projected to grow significantly over the forecast period.


Isopropyl acetate is an excellent resin solvent with solubility with a number of organic solvents.

Another factor supporting the growth of isopropyl acetate is it is a no-HAP (hazardous air pollutant). The product also complies with the reach regulations thus it is preferably used over a number of specified applications

Market Restraints

The global major impeding the growth of isopropyl acetate is the use of water based paints and coatings. With advancement in technology, the paints and coatings industry is developing high quality water based paints that have excellent durability, quick drying time and emit less odor. Additionally, after drying, solvent based paints form a film and the hydrocarbon solvents are evaporated; thus, releasing harmful volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere. The water based paints market is foreseen to grow at a healthy CAGR, owing to environmental and other benefits. The legislation is also in support of this trend. As a result, it affects the isopropyl acetate market.

One of the major challenge faced by the global isopropyl acetate market is the use of other solvents which have better solubility and are made from renewable feedstock. Thus affecting the market growth

Market Trends

Conventionally, the use of isopropyl acetate was limited to printing inks and coatings industry. However, over the past few years, there has been an increase in use as fragrance carrier. Moreover, the manufacturers are focusing on developing green processes for the manufacture of isopropyl acetate in order to sustain the market competition.

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Global Isopropyl Acetate Market Segmentation

The global isopropyl acetate market can be segmented on the basis of application and region

On the basis of application, the global isopropyl acetate market can be segmented as:

  • Cleaning fluids
  • Coatings
    • Automotive OEM
    • Automotive Refinish
    • Can and Coil coatings
    • General Industrial coatings
    • Marine coatings
    • Industrial wood coatings
    • Other Transportation
  • Printing Inks
  • Cosmetic/ Personal Care solvent
  • Perfumes and Fragrances
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pesticides and Insecticides
  • Others

Global Isopropyl Acetate Market: Regional Outlook

The global isopropyl acetate market is anticipated to be dominated by Asia Pacific region with significant customer base for paints and coatings industry in the region. Moreover, there has also been a significant demand for coatings in the automotive sector in the region. North America and Europe are also projected to represent significant share in the global isopropyl acetate market owing to the increase in demand from cosmetics and personal care segment. Regions such as Latin America, Middle East and Africa and Japan are projected to hold relatively lower share in the global isopropyl acetate consumption and are projected to register sluggish growth over the forecast period.

Global Isopropyl Acetate Market Participants

Some of the market participants identified across the value chain of the global Isopropyl Acetate market are:

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • Monument Chemical
  • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd
  • INEOS Oxide
  • Pidilite Industries Ltd.
  • Kane International Corporation
  • Zhejiang Jianye Chemical Co., Ltd.

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