Para-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB) is an organic compound with a strong odor, which is used as a pesticide in the form of mothballs. The solubility of PDCB in water is low and it is highly volatile, as it is used to control mold, moths, and mildew. It is used to control insect infestation in crops and also used as a fumigant for clothes and for ant control. Industrially, it is used to prevent leather and other fabrics from mold & mildew attack. It also finds use in manufacturing of deodorant block for indoor air. Furthermore, PDCB is used as a raw material to manufacture polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins. Its vapors are toxic to insects, molds and mildews. Additionally, it is used as an intermediate for manufacturing of other chemicals for instance 1, 2, 4-trichlorobenzene and in resin bonded abrasives.
According to study, “Global para-Dichlorobenzene(PDCB) Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global para-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB) market are LANXESS, Arkema, Solutia, SUMTOMO, PPG,KUREHA, Hearst, MITSUI, ENI,ABI Chemicals, Alfa Aesar, AK Scientific, Angene, Conier Chem, Apollo Scientific Ltd, Dalian Haokang Electronic Technology Co., Ltd, Finetech Industry, GFS Chemicals, Hangzhou Uniwise International Co., Ltd, J and K Scientific, Hengyang KT Chemical Co., Ltd, Merck Millipore, Sigma – Aldrich, TCI, Tractus Co. Ltd.
Based on type, para-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB) market is segmented into monochlorobenzene, trichlorobenzenes, dichlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene, tetrachlorobenzenes and others. In addition, based on application, market is segmented intopesticides, pharmaceuticals, rubber processing chemicals and others.
PDCB is used as an insect repellant for nectarines, cherries, apricots, plums and other fruits. It is a broad range insect repellant. It controls soil diseases, root aphids, peach tree borer, potato weevil, wire worms and other insects. It is commercially available in the form of an oil deferment which is applied at the base of trees particularly for peach tree borer control. PPS resin is one of the most significant applications of PDCB. It is known by brand names such as paracide, paramoth, and para crystals and is used to deodorize waste bins and restrooms. It is a high temperature thermoplastic and possesses some properties such as heat resistance, resistance to acids, abrasion, bleaches, alkalis, and sunlight.
The para-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB) market is driven by growth of the pest management industry for commercial and domestic purposes, followed by increase in demand for specialty membranes & coil boilers and rise in use of room freshening agents in retail spaces, commercial spaces, hospitality industry, and household applications. However, environmental pollution caused due to the use of p-DCB may impact the market. Moreover, bio based p-DCB which are milder on the environment are estimated to open new areas of opportunity for market.
Based on geography, the Asian-Pacific and North-American regions hold major share inpara-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB) market owing to large market of PPS resins in the regions. In near future, it is predicted that the market will be reached at rapid pace due to rise in use of PDCB in agriculture industry during the forecast period.
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