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Global Growth Strategies for Chemical Companies: Key Trends, M&As, Emerging Markets and Future Outlook Product Image

Global Growth Strategies for Chemical Companies: Key Trends, M&As, Emerging Markets and Future Outlook

  • Published: July 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 97 Pages
  • Scripp Business Insights


  • Asahi Kasei's
  • Denbury's MoU
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Evonik's
  • Mitsubishi Chemicals
  • Mitsubishi Rayon
  • MORE

The global chemical industry which is over $3 trillion in size had a major setback in 2009. The US economic recession, exacerbated by the credit crisis had spread to all regions around the world. This was largely reflected among the major chemical manufacturers most of which had a significant decline in sales over 2008. Moreover, many chemical customers also reduced their purchases in the face of slower end market demand and reduced inventories in response to the adverse impact of the recent economic downturn.

Global Growth Strategies for Chemical Companies identifies and evaluates the key growth strategies for the global chemical industry and their impact on other sectors. This report also investigates the recent trends, opportunities, and challenges of the leading chemical players in the global chemical industry. The emerging trends, priorities and strategies of investors are also described to help entrepreneurs target the right type of investor and communicate their value proposition in the best possible manner.

Key features of this report

- Market segmentation and global distribution by region

- Consolidation within the chemical industry including key READ MORE >

Global Growth Strategies for Chemical Companies
Executive summary
An overview of the chemical industry
Market segmentation
Consolidation within the chemical industry
Growth strategies for the chemical market
Growth strategies of key chemical players

Chapter 1 Introduction
What is the report about?

Chapter 2 An overview of the chemical industry
Overview of the global chemical industry
Characteristics of the chemical industry
Key organizations in the chemical industry
The American Chemistry Council (ACC)
The American Chemical Society (ACS)
Cefic – European Chemical Industry Council
The European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC)
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
The International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA)
Global distribution by region
European chemical industry
US chemical industry
The Asia-Pacific chemical industry
The Chinese chemical industry
The Indian chemical industry
The Japanese chemical industry
The Middle East chemical industry
The Latin American chemical industry

Chapter 3 Market segmentation
Commodity chemicals
Impact of commodity chemicals on the global chemical industry
Key areas of focus for commodity chemical companies
Specialty chemicals
Impact of specialty chemicals on global chemical industry
Key areas of focus for specialty chemical companies
Fine chemicals – an overview
Global chemical shipments/output by region
Recent adjustments in the supply side, post recession

Chapter 4 Consolidation within the chemical industry
M&A strategies
Major focus on China and the Middle East
Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi's strong presence
China – the other key destination
Restructuring of chemical production
Recent key deals
Future outlook of global chemical deals
New healthcare reforms and climate change protocols
Commodity price fluctuation
Private equity firms in M&As
Case study insights
Mitsubishi Chemicals and Asahi Kasei's joint venture company – May 2010
Mitsubishi Rayon and SABIC's joint venture – August 2009
Dow Chemicals and Denbury's MoU – November 2009
Evonik's precious metal powder catalyst acquisition from Ravindra Heraeus –
June 2010

Chapter 5 Growth strategies for the chemical market
Recent trends in the global chemical industry
Advancement from commodities to specialties
Establishing customer relationships
Developing joint ventures in emerging markets
Investment in biotechnology
Shifting manufacturing units to emerging and fast growing markets
Higher oil prices will drive the pricing trends of chemicals
Global policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions
Renewable energy initiatives
Petrochemical shift in emerging countries
ICCA's GMP guidelines
Potential benefits of the guidelines
Future outlook of the global chemical industry
Industry leaders' predictions for 2010

Chapter 6 Growth strategies of key chemical players
Leading chemical players by emerging region
Key players and their growth strategies
Leading supplier of chemical intermediates
Concept of Verbund, an innovative approach
Diversified product portfolio
Changing focus from commodity chemicals to specialty category
Increasing R&D activity in emerging markets
Micro reactors: a new technology for pharmaceutical production
Dow Chemicals
Targeting high-growth sectors with new products and technologies
Innovation in healthcare, energy, and consumerism
Commitment to inventory lifecycle analysis
Evonik Chemicals
Specialty chemicals remain a key focus area for Evonik
Strong commitment to custom manufacturing business
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Strong research and technology capabilities
Strengthening its ties with emerging countries like China 84
Chemical manufacturing continues to strengthen its technology platform
Continued business partnerships with biopharmaceutical and chemical companies 85
Expansion in BRIC countries to strengthen business activity in the coming years
Custom manufacturing remains key for Lanxess's fine chemical subsidiary (Saltigo) in Japan
Largest rubber chemicals production site in India
Targeting high-growth life-sciences segment with new products and technology
Partnerships and alliances continues to be a key strategy to expand its business portfolio
Strong focus on emerging markets to increase customer base
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Prioritizing next-generation growth businesses
Increasing competitiveness in petrochemical sector
Sumitomo Chemicals
Strong response to EU's REACH legislation for chemicals
Creation of next generation chemical safety information management database
Significant progress on major R&D projects
Pursuing a new strategy of creative hybrid chemistry

List of Figures

Figure 2.1: Global chemical sales share by regional distribution, 1997 vs 2007
Figure 2.2: Sectoral breakdown of EU chemical industry sales, 2007
Figure 3.3: Global chemicals and their use in different sectors
Figure 4.4: Regional trends in global chemical M&As, Jan 2008 to June 2010

- Mitsubishi Chemicals
- Asahi Kasei's
- Mitsubishi Rayon
- Dow Chemicals
- Denbury's MoU
- Evonik's
- Ravindra Heraeus

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