The analysts forecast the Global Plasticizer market to grow at a CAGR of 5.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in demand from the Medical industry. The Global Plasticizer market has also been witnessing the growth in environmental concern. However, the health risks associated with plasticizers could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global Plasticizer Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the APAC, Europe, North America, MEA, and Latin America regions; it also covers the Global Plasticizer market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
The key vendors dominating this market space are BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Co., ExxonMobil Corp., and Ferro Corp.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are Adeka Corp., Arkema S.A., Clariant International Ltd., Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Dow Chemical Co., Evonik Industries AG, Grupa Azoty S.A., LG Chem Ltd., Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Perstorp Holding AG, Shandong Hongxin Chemicals Co., Sinopec Ltd., Teknor Apex, and UPC Technology Corp.
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Overview
06.2 Global Plasticizer Market by Value
06.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
06.3 Global Plasticizer Market by Volume
06.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
07. Regulations in the Global Plasticizer Market
07.1 Five Forces Analysis
08. Market Segmentation by Application
08.1 Global Plasticizer Market by Application 2013
09. Market Segmentation by Product
09.1 Global Plasticizer Market by Product 2013-2018
09.2 Global Phthalates Market
09.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
09.2.2 Global Phthalates Market by Segmentation
09.3 Global Other Plasticizers Market
09.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
10. Market Segmentation by End-users
10.1 Global Plasticizer Market by End-users 2013
11. Geographical Segmentation
11.1 Global Plasticizer Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
12. Key Leading Countries
13. Buying Criteria
14. Market Growth Drivers
15. Drivers and their Impact
16. Market Challenges
17. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
18. Market Trends
19. Trends and their Impact
20. Vendor Landscape
20.1 Competitive Scenario
20.1.1 Mergers and Acquisitions
20.2 Ranking of Key Vendors 2013
20.3 Other Prominent Vendors
21. Key Vendor Analysis
21.1 BASF SE
21.1.1 Business Overview
21.1.2 Business Segmentation
21.1.3 Key Information
21.1.4 SWOT Analysis
21.2 Eastman Chemical Co.
21.2.1 Business Overview
21.2.2 Business Segmentation
21.2.3 Key Information
21.2.4 SWOT Analysis
21.3 ExxonMobil Corp.
21.3.1 Business Overview
21.3.2 Business Segmentation
21.3.3 Key Information
21.3.4 SWOT Analysis
21.4 Ferro Corp.
21.4.1 Business Overview
21.4.2 Business Segmentation
21.4.3 Key Information
21.4.4 SWOT Analysis
22. Other Reports in this Series
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Global Plasticizer Market by Segmentation
Exhibit 3: Global Plasticizer Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 4: Global Plasticizer Market 2013-2018 (million metric tons)
Exhibit 5: Global Plasticizer Market by Application 2013
Exhibit 6: Global Plasticizer Market by Product Segmentation 2013-2018
Exhibit 7: Global Plasticizer Market by Product Segmentation 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 8: Global Phthalates Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 9: Global Phthalates Market by Product Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 10: Global Other Plasticizers Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 11: Global Plasticizer Market by End-user Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 12: Global Plasticizer Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 13: Ranking of Key Vendors 2013
Exhibit 14: Business Segmentation of BASF SE
Exhibit 15: Business Segmentation of Eastman Chemical Co. in Third Quarter 2013
Exhibit 16: Business Segmentation of ExxonMobil Corp. 2013 (third quarter)
Exhibit 17: Business Segmentation of Ferro Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “The increasing global concern about the environment and the need for environmental sustainability is forcing vendors to design eco-friendly plasticizers. Plasticizers such as DOP and other types of phthalates contain harmful substances and toxins which often harm the environment and pose risks to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The public in many countries, and social bodies concerned with the environment, have started pressurizing vendors and manufactures of various products to use bio-plasticizers in the manufacture of various goods. Hence, vendors are increasing their research capabilities and are developing biodegradable and less harmful plasticizers such as TEC, TBC, and TOC to protect the environment and population, and to reduce their carbon footprint. Consumers are also demanding more eco-friendly plasticizers, which is positively influencing the growth in this market, though it adds to the manufacturing pressure on some plasticizer vendors. ”
According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the rising demand for plasticizers from the Medical industry. Plasticizers are increasingly being used in the production of medical devices and in their packaging. The rapid growth of the Medical industry has also adding to the increased requirement for plasticizers.
Further, the report states that one of the main challenges hindering the growth of this market is the health risks associated with the use of plasticizers, especially phthalates. Some plasticizers harm humans and lead to low birth weights, problems in the reproductive system, problems in breathing, and numerous other diseases, especially among children.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
- Adeka Corp.
- Arkema S.A.
- BASF SE
- Clariant International Ltd.
- Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.
- Dow Chemical Co.
- Eastman Chemical Co.
- Evonik Industries AG
- ExxonMobil Corp.
- Ferro Corp.
- Grupa Azoty S.A.
- LG Chem Ltd.
- Nan Ya Plastics Corp.
- Perstorp Holding AG
- Shandong Hongxin Chemicals Co.
- Sinopec Ltd.
- Teknor Apex
- UPC Technology Corp.