Dibasic Ester (DBE) Market Size & Share, by Product Type (DBE-2, DBE-3, DBE-4, DBE-5, DBE-6, DBE-9); Applications (Paint Stripper, Resin, Solvent, Plasticizer, Additives); End Use (Paints & Coatings, Chemical, Textile, Foundry & Casting, Agrochemicals, General Industrial) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Mar 27, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Dibasic Ester Market size is expected to reach USD 181 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of dibasic ester was USD 85 Billion. Dibasic ester usage is being driven by the growing need for low-VOC, environmentally acceptable solvents in a variety of applications. Industries are actively looking for substitutes that reduce their influence on air quality as governments and environmental agencies impose stronger controls on VOC emissions. In 2022, the US released about 11.9 million tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

In addition, the dibasic ester market is expected to grow in the near future due to the industry's ongoing progress and new product introductions to meet changing consumer needs. In order to increase DBE's performance, broaden its use, and create novel formulations, industry participants are funding research and development initiatives.

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Dibasic Ester Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Need in the Paint & Coatings Sector- Because of its low volatility, strong solvency power, and environmental friendliness, dibasic ester is frequently employed as a solvent in the paint and coatings industry. The need for paints and coatings is being driven by the expansion of the construction and automotive industries, which is increasing the need for dibasic esters. In 2022, there were 1.4 billion registered automobiles. In 2022, 57 million passenger vehicles were made globally.
  • Growing Utilization of Agrochemicals- In the formulation of pesticides, herbicides, and other agrochemicals, dibasic ester is employed as a solvent. The need for agrochemicals is rising due to the growing requirement for agricultural products to feed the world's population, which is also propelling the expansion of the dibasic ester market. As per the FAO, the global use of herbicides was close to 1.4 million metric tons in 2020, while the consumption of fungicides and bactericides was approximately 606 and 471 thousand metric tons, respectively.
  • The Need for Industrial Cleaning- Because of its low toxicity and strong solvency power, dibasic ester is employed as a solvent in industrial cleaning applications. Dibasic ester demand is rising as a result of the expanding industrial sector, particularly in emerging nations where industrial cleaning solutions are in high demand.
  • Expanding Use of Pharmaceuticals- In the pharmaceutical sector, medication products are formulated using dibasic ester as a solvent. The need for dibasic ester in this industry is being driven by the rising incidence of illnesses and the expanding need for pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical industry has grown significantly during the last 20 years, with global sales expected to reach 1.48 trillion dollars in 2022.


  • Regulatory Difficulties- It might be difficult for DBE manufacturers to comply with regulatory requirements, such as safety standards and environmental restrictions. The manufacture, marketing, and application of DBE may be impacted by modifications to existing laws or the adoption of new ones.
  • Other solvents with comparable solvency qualities, like glycol ethers, ketones, and aromatic solvents, compete with BE. To effectively compete, manufacturers must distinguish DBE and show its superior performance or environmental benefits.
  • Paints and coatings, agrochemicals, and medicines are among the industries that have seen supply chain disruptions and demand effects due to the COVID-19 epidemic. These industries are key users of DBE. The post-pandemic revival of these industries may have an effect on the demand for DBE.

Dibasic Ester (DBE) Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 85 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 181 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Dibasic Ester Segmentation

End Use (Paints & Coatings, Chemical, Textile, Foundry & Casting, Agrochemicals, General Industrial)

Based on end use, the textile segment is in the dibasic ester (DBE) market is anticipated to hold 35% of the revenue share during the forecast period. This is explained by the widespread usage of polyester fibers, which are derived from ester polymers, in the production of textiles and fabrics for apparel, home furnishings, and industrial uses. Polyester materials are easy to keep and care for because of their excellent resistance to wrinkles and strong colorfastness and retention. These materials also provide excellent printability, allowing for durable and colorful designs. The amount of polyester fiber produced worldwide in 2022 was 63.3 million metric tons. Since 1975, when 3.37 million metric tons of polyester fibers were produced globally, this number indicates a notable growth in the production of polyester worldwide.

Applications (Paint Stripper, Resin, Solvent, Plasticizer, Additives)

Based on applications, the paint stripper segment in the dibasic ester market is anticipated to hold the largest revenue share during the forecast period. The growing laws prohibiting the use of dangerous chemicals in paint strippers, including methylene chloride, have increased demand for safer substitutes, such as dibasic ester. The adoption of DBE is also influenced by regulatory pressure to limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as it has a lower VOC content than certain other solvents. Compared to more hazardous solvents like methylene chloride, which has been connected to major health problems, dibasic ester is thought to be safer to use. Dibasic ester is becoming increasingly often used in paint remover formulas as a result of the move towards safer and greener alternatives. A versatile option for paint remover formulas, DBE can be applied on stone, metal, and wood substrates. Its expanding use in the industry is partly due to its effectiveness on various surfaces. The need for and understanding of ecologically friendly products is rising. Because DBE is more environmentally friendly than other solvents due to its biodegradability and reduced air quality impact, paint strippers are using it.

Our in-depth analysis of the global dibasic ester market includes the following segments:

          Product Type

  • DBE-2
  • DBE-3
  • DBE-4
  • DBE-5
  • DBE-6
  • DBE-9


  • Paint Stripper
  • Resin
  • Solvent
  • Plasticizer
  • Additives

          End Use

  • Paints & Coatings
  • Chemical
  • Textile
  • Foundry & Casting
  • Agrochemicals
  • General Industrial

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Dibasic Ester Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The dibasic ester (DBE) market is expected to hold the largest revenue share of about 33% during the forecast period. The demand for dibasic ester in South Asia is anticipated to rise over the course of the projected period due to the region's continuously growing chemical sector. Esters are essential chemicals used in many different industries as plasticizers, solvents, and food additives. The demand for esters increased as a result of the expansion of industries such as plastics, food processing, and cosmetics in the region. Due to China's importance in the global chemical industry, this increase was a result of both exports and local consumption. In the personal care industry as well, esters are crucial. Because of China's growing middle class and increased disposable money, esters are becoming more and more in demand in the processed food and personal care sectors.

North American Market Statistics

Dibasic ester market is projected to hold second largest revenue share of about 27% during the forecast period. The rising adoption of ester derivatives like polyesters, as well as their increasing usage in industrial textiles, fabrics, desktops, consumer products, packaging, and electrical insulation, are some of the factors that are expected to support the growth of the market in the United States over the course of the forecast period. Another factor contributing to this growth is the availability of a wide range of esters. The growth of the manufacturing industry is another influence. Over the course of the forecast period, it is expected that the growing use of ester in cosmetics such as lip products, tints, and blush, as well as in beauty goods like shower gels, conditioners, and shampoos, will propel market growth. It is also expected that the food and beverage industry's significant need for esters will support dibasic ester market growth in the US.

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Companies Dominating the Dibasic Ester Market

    • DuPont
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    • Solvay SA
    • Merck KGaA
    • Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
    • Huntsman International LLC
    • Optimus Technologies
    • The Dow Company
    • DAK Americas
    • BASF SE
    • CEM Corporation


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  • Fleet customers of the Chevron Renewable Energy Group in Massachusetts, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. are increasing the amount of B100 (100% biodiesel) that is used in their vehicles. By working together with Optimus Technologies, REG is assisting fleets in reaching almost zero emissions and sustainability targets. Today, biodiesel is a widely accessible cleaner substitute for petroleum diesel. It is compatible with existing infrastructure and may be used in any diesel engine. It is typically blended at a 20% level, or B20. The new technology from Optimus makes it possible to use biodiesel as B100.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5924
  • Published Date: Mar 27, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dibasic ester usage is being driven by the growing need for low-VOC and environmentally acceptable solvents in a variety of applications are the major factors driving the growth of the dibasic ester market.

The market size of dibasic ester is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Solvay SA, Merck KGaA, Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Huntsman International LLC, The Dow Company, DAK Americas, BASF SE, CEM Corporation, and others.

The textile segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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