Crude turpentine sulfate is an energy recovery chemicals burnt. During the kraft wood pulping process, which is sold as commodities, crude sulfate turpentine is extracted. Cellulose fibers used for paper production are separated by the process. Crude turpentine sulfate itself is a fuel containing mostly alpha-pinene, alpha-pinene and other terpenes in organic compounds.
Crude sulfate turpentine markets are experiencing maximum growth as demand for bio-sulfate products is rising and personal care and household products are highly consumed. Furthermore, an increase in the production of chemicals using turpentine as a solvent, fragrance agent and flavor is anticipated to fuel the growth of the world market for turpentine crude sulfates.
However, a decreasing consumption of raw sulfate turpentine products alongside decreasing production in the paper mill, the availability of cheaper oil-based products and a reduced regeneration of black liquor from the pulping process in Kraft are all factors which hamper the growth in the Crude Sulfate Turpentine market.
Beta-pinene was key market segment in 2018 with a market share of nearly 40% obtained in the Kraft pulp process, owing to its higher volume presence. Furthermore, alpha-pinene needs further processing before using the product in final products can be sold directly in multiple sectors.
Additives market segment accounted for the major market share in the end-use segment. Camphene derived from turpentine is widely used as a food additive to improve taste and appearance, as well as to preserve food products. These products are used as feedstock for manufacturing multiple products including flavors and fragrance and as ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry. They are also used in the production of polymer additives, turpentine oil, fragrances, pine oil, and pinenes. As a naturally occurring product, turpentine has an enormous potential in the care sector. Carene, terpineol, camphor, pure alpha pineol and betalpinene are used in the production of products such as cosmetics, liquid cleaning, phenyl and soaps, as raw materials for personal care and home care.
North America has become the largest regional market
Because of the presence of leading exporters, North America has become the largest regional market in the past. During the forecast years, the region is expected to remain dominant. Europe was also an important sector player in 2017 and will expand in the coming years, owing to high demand in cosmetics and personal care products for natural ingredients. The presence in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany of a strong personal care base is also expected to be a factor in the market. Asia Pacific is anticipiated to have the highest CAGR in the recent years owing to the increased demand fo personal care and cosmetics product in china and Japan. China is the world’s largest producer of turpentine and, consequently, regional production units fulfill most of the country’s turpentine requirements.
The key industry players present in the global crude sulfate turpentine market include Dujodwala Paper Chemicals Ltd., Pine Chemical Group, Harting Technology Group, Renessenz LLC. as well as Privi Organics Limited among others. These players in the industry are implementing strategic initiatives such as the launch, acquisition and merger of new products that help them strengthen their market position.