The history of Australia's organic chemical industry dates back to the establishment of the first organic chemical company in 1925. Since then, the industry has undergone a number of structural changes, with a number of companies having recently ceased local production in the face of changing market conditions. Today, the industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Key products manufactured by the industry include organic acids, industrial alcohols, organic dyes and pigments, charcoal briquettes, wood tar and organic tanning extracts.
This industry produces various basic organic industrial chemicals that are mainly used as inputs in other chemical manufacturing processes. Key products include wood or gum chemicals, high-grade activated charcoal and carbon black, and organic dyes and pigments. Other products include organic acids and industrial alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol and ether.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.