LONDON, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowadays, main manufactures of 2-naphthol in the world include China, India, Japan, Italy and some countries in the east Europe. From 1957, China began producing 2-naphthol. After the 80s of the 20th century, China became the major manufacture of 2-naphthol, for that the production in developed countries was stopped. In recent years, the annual output of 2-naphthol in China remains between 80 to 100 thousand tonnes and the export during from Feb. to Oct. in 2016 was nearly 13 thousand tonnes, which also keeps rising with a relatively fast speed.
In 2015, the import volume of 2-naphthol in China was less than seven tonnes, falling by about 33%. And from Feb. to Oct. in 2016, the import volume was more than nine tonnes. In 2015, the export volume was about 15 thousand tonnes, falling by around 25%. From Feb. to Oct. in 2016, the export volume was nearly 13 thousand tonnes.
The consumption structure of 2-naphthol in China is that 60% is dye intermediate, 20% is rubber ingredient, 10% is dye and paint and the rest is the others. With increasing demand for dye and paint, the demand for 2-naphthol will rise along. Improvement of production techniques, reduction of commission and conservation of energy and research on clean techniques are the directions of 2-naphthol industry.
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