1-dodecene refers to an alkene consisting of 12 carbon atoms ending with a double bond. It is considered to be an essential compound in the family of alpha olefins. The manufacture of detergents is one of the most important applications of 1-dodecene. The growth of the detergent industry in this region is the key driver for the increase of the North American 1-dodecene market.
The North American market is one of the largest contributors to the global 1-dodecene market, having accounted for a share of 41.37% in 2013. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.59% from 2013 to 2018. The U.S. is the most important segment in this region, followed by Canada. Alpha olefin sulfonates, lubricants, and detergent alcohols among others, are the main application segments of the 1-dodecene market. The detergent industry has been observed to be one of the largest consumers of 1-dodecene and other alpha olefin products.
One of the main reasons affecting the overall demand for 1-dodecene in North America is the technological advancements made in the field of alpha olefins, which has further propelled the production and consumption of 1-dodecene compounds in this region. Moreover, the demand for 1-dodecene from the detergents and plastics industries has been growing significantly in the recent years. Another important factor impacting the growth of the 1-dodecene market is its application in the production of alkylated aromatics, amines and amine oxides, and oxo alcohols among others. Prominent companies that have contributed to the rapid growth of the North American 1-dodecene market are The Dow Chemical Co. (U.S.) and Chevron Phillips (U.S.) among others.
The North American 1-dodecene market report provides an in-depth analysis of the segmentation of the concerned market. It has been segmented in terms of application and geography. On the basis of application, the market is classified into detergent alcohols, lubricants, oilfield chemicals, plasticizer alcohols, and alpha olefin sulfonates among others. The main countries that have been considered for this extensive market analysis include the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The market report also includes details of the competitive scenario and strategies & developments of key players in the North American 1-dodecene market.
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