Double Benzyl Toluene Market by Grade (Industrial Grade and Pharmaceutical Grade), by Application (Heat Transfer Fluid, Dielectric Fluid in Electrical Transformers, Solvent in Chemical Synthesis, and Others), by End User Industry (Electrical, Chemical, Manufacturing, and Other End User Industry)–Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2024-2030

Double Benzyl Toluene Market

Industry:  Materials & Chemicals | Publish Date: Mar 2024 | No of Pages:  N/A | No. Tables:  N/A | No. Figures:  N/A

Market Definition

The Double Benzyl Toluene Market size was valued at USD 55.0 million in 2023 and is predicted to reach USD 65.7 million by 2030 with a CAGR of 2.6% from 2024-2030.

Double benzyl toluene (DBT) is a type of aromatic solvent primarily used in various industrial applications, including as a heat transfer fluid, transformer oil, and dielectric fluid. It is derived from toluene, a common aromatic hydrocarbon. DBT possesses excellent thermal stability and electrical insulation properties, making it suitable for use in high-temperature environments such as electrical transformers and heat transfer systems. Additionally, its low viscosity and high boiling point make it an effective choice for applications requiring efficient heat transfer and electrical insulation.

Market Dynamics and Trends

DBT is widely used as a dielectric fluid in electrical transformers due to its excellent electrical insulating properties. The growing demand for electricity and the expansion of electrical infrastructure globally are driving the demand for DBT in this sector. The International Energy Agency forecasts a rapid increase in global electricity demand over the next three years, with an average annual growth rate of 3.4% expected through 2026.

Also, the expansion of the chemical industry, driven by factors such as industrialization and urbanization, is fueling the demand for DBT. DBT serves as a solvent in various chemical synthesis processes, particularly in the production of specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates.

Moreover, with the increasing emphasis on energy conservation and sustainability, industries are seeking energy-efficient solutions for their operations. DBT's ability to efficiently transfer heat and maintain stable electrical insulation contributes to its appeal as an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient option, driving its adoption in various applications. 

However, the double benzyl toluene (DBT) market faces challenges due to its environmental impact and health hazards. Concerns about DBT's effects on the environment and potential risks to human health are expected to hinder market growth. Regulatory scrutiny, increased operational costs for safety compliance, and limited biodegradability contribute to these challenges.

On the contrary, the development of more sustainable production methods presents opportunity for the double benzyl toluene (DBT) market. Innovations such as bio-based DBT derived from renewable resources such as biomass could address environmental concerns and create a more sustainable supply chain.


Market Segmentations and Scope of Study

The double benzyl toluene market is segmented on the basis of grade, application, end user industry, and region. On the basis of grade, the market is classified into industrial grade and pharmaceutical grade. Based on application, the market is divided into heat transfer fluid, dielectric fluid in electrical transformers, solvent in chemical synthesis, and others. On the basis of end user industry, the market is categorized into electrical industry, chemical industry, manufacturing industry, and other end user industry. Regional breakdown and analysis of each of the aforesaid segments includes regions comprising of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.


Geographical Analysis

North America holds the dominant share of DBT market at present and is expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period. This is attributed to the factors such as growing demand for fuels and petrochemicals along with other plastic and polymer materials in this region.

Also, the presence of prominent market vendors such as TOTAL, Sasol, and Yantai Jinzheng Fine Chemical are significantly boosting the market in this region during the forecast period. Moreover, ongoing research and development efforts in North America aimed at exploring new applications, improving production methods, and enhancing the performance of DBT are contributing to market expansion.

This includes collaborations between industry players, research institutions, and government agencies to drive innovation in DBT-related technologies and products. Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness a rapid growth in the market owing to the robust industrial growth across diverse sectors, including chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. This expansion is driven by factors such as urbanization, population growth, and increasing consumer demand.

As a result, there is a growing need for chemical intermediates such as Double Benzyl Toluene (DBT) to support various manufacturing processes within these industries. DBT serves as a crucial component in the production of a wide range of products, including solvents, resins, and plasticizers, making it an essential raw material in the region's industrial landscape.

Moreover, the Asia Pacific region has emerged as a key hub for automotive manufacturing, with countries including China, Japan, and South Korea leading the way in production volumes. This rapid growth in automotive production has led to a corresponding increase in the demand for DBT-based materials, particularly in applications such as automotive coatings, adhesives, and sealants.

DBT is valued for its versatility and compatibility with various automotive components, offering manufacturers an effective solution for enhancing durability, corrosion resistance, and overall performance of automotive parts. As automotive companies strive to meet stringent quality standards and consumer preferences, the demand for DBT is expected to continue its upward trajectory, driving market expansion in the Asia Pacific region.


Competitive Landscape

The double benzyl toluene market includes various market players such as TOTAL S.A., Soken Tecnix, Yantai Jinzheng Fine Chemical, SASOL, Arkema, Csic, Xinji Xinneng, Shanghai Jiuxing, BP, and Panjin Liaohe-Soken. These market players are adopting various joint venture strategies to maintain their dominance in the DBT market.

For instance, in February 2022, Arkema acquired Ashley’s Performance Adhesives business. This acquisition marks a significant move and aligns with the group strategy to be a pure specialty materials market player and focus its development on sustainable and high-performance solutions.

For instance, in April 2021, Sasol partnered with Toyota South Africa Motors to advance green hydrogen mobility. This collaboration aims to promote the use of green hydrogen as a sustainable fuel source for mobility applications, contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation sector.

Key Benefits

  • The report provides quantitative analysis and estimations of the double benzyl toluene market from 2024 to 2030, which assists in identifying the prevailing market opportunities.

  • The study comprises a deep-dive analysis of the double benzyl toluene market including the current and future trends to depict prevalent investment pockets in the market.

  • Information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact on the double benzyl toluene market is provided in the report. 

  • Competitive analysis of the players, along with their market share is provided in the report.

  • SWOT analysis and Porters Five Forces model is elaborated in the study.

  • Value chain analysis in the market study provides a clear picture of roles of stakeholders.

Key Market Segments

By Grade

  • Industrial Grade 

  • Pharmaceutical Grade

By Application

  • Heat Transfer Fluid

  • Dielectric Fluid in Electrical Transformers

  • Solvent in Chemical Synthesis

  • Others

By Industry 

  • Electrical

  • Chemical

  • Manufacturing

  • Other End User Industry

By Region

  • North America

    • U.S

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France    

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Denmark

    • Netherlands

    • Finland

    • Sweden

    • Norway

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Indonesia

    • Singapore

    • Taiwan

    • Thailand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • RoW

    • Latin America

    • Middle East

    • Africa




Market Size in 2023

USD 55.0 million

Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 65.7 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 2.6% from 2024 to 2030

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Growth Factors

  • Growing demand for electricity and the expansion of electrical infrastructure globally fuels the market.

  • The expansion of the chemical industry boosts the market growth.

  • The increasing emphasis on energy conservation and sustainability drives the market.

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  • Yantai Jinzheng Fine Chemical

  • Arkema

  • Sasol

  • Csic

  • Shanghai Jiuxing

  • Xinji Xinneng

  • Panjin Liaohe-Soken

  • BP

  • Soken Tecnix

  • Total S.A.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the size of the double benzyl toluene market in 2023?

According to the report published by Next Move Strategy Consulting, the global double benzyl toluene market is valued at USD 55.0 million in 2023.

What are the factors restraining the double benzyl toluene market?

The limited data rate capability of double benzyl toluene may restrain the growth of the market.

What is the projected market size for the double benzyl toluene market by 2030?

According to the report published by Next Move Strategy Consulting, the global double benzyl toluene market is expected to hit USD 65.7 million by 2030.

Which region is dominating the double benzyl toluene market?

North America is dominating the double benzyl toluene market during the forecast period.

What are some key companies operating in double benzyl toluene market?

Key companies operating in double benzyl toluene market include Telefonica SA, Semtech Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Cisco Systems Inc, Senet, Inc., Actility, LORIOT, SIGFOX, WAVIoT, and Qualcomm Inc.