China is the largest manufacturer of optical lenses in the world, we entered into this industry a few decades ago. Allyl alcohol, a major raw material used in acrylic resin, has been widely exported to Korea, India and South America. ADC monomer is the raw material for 1.49 lenses.
Allyl alcohol ( IUPAC name: prop-2-en-1-ol ) is an organic compound with the structural formula CH=CHCHOH. Like many alcohols , it is a water-soluble, colourless liquid, but it is more toxic thantypical small alcohols. It is a lucid, colorless liquid which emits a mustard-like odor. Allyl alcohol is less dense than water but the vapors are heavier than air. Allyl alcohol is toxic by inhalation and ingestion.
Harmful effects of inhalation and exposure to even low concentrations or short exposure to high concentrations may have adverse health effects.
There is an extensive demand of Allyl alcohol for the manufacture of safety glass, CRT screens, paints & coatings, silane coupling agents, optical resins and polymer crosslinking agents. The demand of allyl alcohol is anticipated to rise significantly during the forecast period owing to its high demand in the production of glycerol and a wide variety of polymerizable esters. The market for allyl alcohol is restrained due to stringent environmental laws and regulations present in regions such as North America and Europe. The allyl alcohol market can be segmented on the basis of its application in the industries.