Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been a constant topic of discussion among the several environmental concerns; as a consequence of which, governments across the world are enacting stringent policies to either curtail or completely ban them. This has led to the emergence of the technique of emulsion polymerization that is capable of producing polymers with high molecular weight and very little viscosity. Polymer emulsions employ a wide variety of ingredients in their production, including monomers, co-monomers, initiators, surfactants and non-surfactant stabilizers, among others. Growing awareness with regard to the adverse effects of VOC emissions which are present in a majority of solvent based products have resulted in generating greater demand for emulsion polymers, which are low in VOC content. Major industries that use polymer emulsions include paints & coatings, paper & paper-board and adhesives, with all of them focusing on reducing VOC emissions.
With the automotive and building & construction industries making a rebound, demand for paints & coatings is also expected to witness growth, in turn, fueling the market for low-VOC polymer emulsions used in their production. Other factors instrumental in driving growth include resurgence in the paper & paperboard industry and greater demand for adhesives & carpet backing.
By product type, acrylic emulsions dominate the global polymer emulsions market, accounting for an estimated share of about 39% in 2014. In terms of growth, the demand for vinyl emulsions is likely to surpass the other segments by recording a robust CAGR of 8.5% over 2014-2020. Several of the major end-uses of vinyl emulsions, such as adhesives, paper & paperboard coatings and paints & coatings would be instrumental in fueling the demand for this category of polymer emulsions. Demand for polyurethane (PU) dispersions is also anticipated to maintain healthy growth during the analysis period. The market is segmented by product type (Acrylics, Polyurethane dispersions, Styrene butadiene latex, Vinyl and other polymer emulsions), by their application (Paper and paper coating, adhesives and carpet backing, paints and coatings and other applications) and regionally (North America, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific). The key players are 3M Company, Clariant, Royal DSM NV, Nuplex Industries Inc., and Sumitomo Chemicals.
Increasing use in end use industries and an increasing demand for VOC free products.
The raw material prices are very high thus making the end product more expensive.
Key Deliverables in the Study?
Market Definition for the specified topic along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the European polymer emusion market.
Market analysis of the Europe Polymer emulsions market with region specific assessments and competition analysis on both the global and regional scales.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, exploring prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on both global and regional fronts.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market shares.
Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Europe Polymer Emulsions Market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Report Outline
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Factors Driving the Polymer Emulsions Market
3.2.1 Growing Awareness in Regard to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
3.2.2 Developing Markets Fueling Growth
3.2.3 Government Regulations
3.3 Factors Restraining the Polymer Emulsions Market
3.3.1 Raw Material Prices Remain Volatile
3.4 Opportunities for the Polymer Emulsions Market
3.4.1 Developing Eco-Friendly Alternatives
3.5 Porters Five Forces
3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.5.5 Degree of Competition
3.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Product Type
4.1.2 Polyurethane (PU) Dispersions
4.1.3 Styrene Butadiene (SB) Latex
4.1.5 Other Polymer Emulsions
4.2 By Applications
4.2.1 Adhesives & Carpet Backing
4.2.2 Paper & Paperboard Coatings
4.2.3 Paints & Coatings
4.2.4 Other Applications
5. Regional Market Analysis
5.1.4 United Kingdom
5.1.5 Rest of Europe
6. Policies and Regulations
7. Competitor Analysis
7.1 Market Shares of Leading Global Players
7.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Global Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 3M Company
8.2 AP Resinas
8.3 Akzo Nobel NV
8.4 Arkema SA
8.5 Asahi Kasei Corp
8.6 Asian Paints Ltd
8.7 BASF SE
8.8 Celanese Corp
8.9 Clariant AG
8.10 Cytec Industries Inc
8.11 DIC Corp
8.12 Dairen Chemical
8.13 Dow Chemical
8.14 Dow Corning
8.15 Eni SpA
8.16 Hansol Chemical
8.17 JSR Corp
8.18 KCK Emulsion Polymers
8.19 Lubrizol Corp
8.20 Mallard Creek Polymers
8.21 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
8.22 Nuplex Industries Ltd
8.23 OMNOVA Solutions Inc
8.24 Reichhold Inc
8.25 Royal DSM NV
8.26 Sumitomo Chemical
8.27 Synthomer plc (Formerly Yule Catto)
8.28 Synthos SA
8.29 Wacker Chemie AG
8.30 ZEON Corp