Over time, demand for maleic anhydride has generally grown at rates that slightly exceed GDP growth in corresponding countries. Given its dependence on the unsaturated polyester resin market, due to the influence from construction end markets, maleic anhydride demand can be cyclical depending on phases of industrial growth, government policies and economic fluctuations.
Besides being an intermediate in the production of significant chemicals, maleic anhydride is either directly or indirectly involved in wide range of industries including electronics, food, petroleum products, polymer industry, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals.
Over half of the global maleic anhydride produced, is used in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins which in turn are used in the production of sheet molding compounds, bulk molding compounds, fiberglass reinforced plastics that are used in a diverse range of consumer products including boats, automobiles, buildings, piping, and electrical goods.
Polyester resin market, with a CAGR of 6%, is also helping maleic anhydride application and its market growth in this category. Some other applications of maleic anhydride are in the production of maleic anhydride based copolymers, lubricant oil additives, alkyl succinic anhydrides, phthalic anhydride, maleic acid, fumaric acid and various agricultural chemicals.
Market Dynamics of the Asia-Pacific Maleic Anhydride Market:
Increasing demand from emerging economies
Increasing diversity in the application
Rise of bio-based constraints
Dependence on the construction and polymer industry
Maleic anhydride based copolymers enable the use of more sustainable raw materials, binding wood fibers into plastic, corrosion inhibitors and protective coatings for wire and water repellants in screens. Through conversion to fumaric and malic acids, maleic anhydride is a vital component of gelling agents, flavor enhancers and food preservatives. It is also essential in the production of elastane fibers used in the production of spandex, artificial sweeteners, paper-sizing, water treatments, and hardeners for epoxy curing, hairsprays, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural chemicals.
Owing to the rising importance of recyclability, biodegradability and the use of more sustainable chemicals, bio-based alternatives to maleic anhydride and more environment friendly methods of production are expected to increase in the near future.
The report studies the market segmentation on the basis of geography into China, Japan, India and others. The report also offers insights into the recent developments, financials and the products &services offered by the major market players of the industry in the region. Some of the key players are:
Analysis for the Asia-Pacific maleic anhydride market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Asia-Pacific maleic anhydride market on a regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.1.1 Definition of the Market
1.1.2 Report Description
1.1.3 Executive Summary
2. KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.2.1 High growth rate of polyester resin industry
4.2.2 Increasing demand from industries in emerging economies
4.2.3 Increasing diversity in applications and niche products
4.3.1 Dependence of market on construction and polymer industry and GDP growth
4.3.2 Rise of bio based alternative chemicals
4.3.3 Various regulatory constraints for different markets
4.4.1 Untapped Regional Markets
4.4.2 New Product Innovation and Expansion of Application Base
4.5 Porter's Five Forces
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.5.5 Degree of Competition
5. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
5.1 Technology Snapshot
6. MARKET ANALYSIS AND FORECAST
6.1 Regional Market by Application-
6.1.1 Polyester Resins
6.1.2 Maleic Anhydride Copolymers
6.1.3 Oil Additives
6.1.4 Malic Acid
6.1.5 Fumaric Acid
6.1.6 Agricultural Chemicals
6.1.7 Pharmaceutical Chemicals
6.1.8 Phthalic Anhydride
6.1.9 Alkyl Succinic Anhydrides
6.1.10 Other Specialty Chemicals
6.2 Regional Market by Industry-
6.2.1 Construction Materials Industry
6.2.2 Polymer Industry
6.2.3 Food and Beverages Industry
6.2.4 Oil Products Industry
6.2.5 Electronics Industry
6.2.6 Personal Care Chemicals Industry
6.2.7 Pharmaceutical Industry
6.2.8 Agricultural Chemicals Industry
6.2.9 Other Industries
6.3 Regional Market - Segmented By Country (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)
6.4 Competitive Landscape
6.4.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.4.2 Joint Ventures
6.4.3 New Product Launches
6.4.4 Biggest Companies by Revenue
6.4.5 Most active companies in the past three years
6.4.6 Market Share Analysis
6.5 Company Profiles
6.5.1 BASF AG
184.108.40.206 Major Products and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments
18.104.22.168 Major Products and Services
22.214.171.124 Recent Developments
126.96.36.199 Major Products and Services
188.8.131.52 Recent Developments
6.5.4 Sasol-Huntsman GmbH & Co. KG
184.108.40.206 Major Products and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments
6.5.5 Changzhou Yabang Chemical Co Ltd
18.104.22.168 Major Products and Services
22.214.171.124 Recent Developments
6.5.6 Ashland Inc.
126.96.36.199 Major Products and Services
188.8.131.52 Recent Developments
6.5.7 Compania Espanola de Petroleos, S.A.
184.108.40.206 Major Products and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments
6.5.8 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
18.104.22.168 Major Products and Services
22.214.171.124 Recent Developments
6.5.9 Thirumalai Chemicals Limited
126.96.36.199 Major Products and Services
188.8.131.52 Recent Developments
184.108.40.206 Major Products and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments
6.5.11 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
18.104.22.168 Major Products and Services
22.214.171.124 Recent Developments
6.5.12 Flint Hills Resources
126.96.36.199 Major Products and Services
188.8.131.52 Recent Developments
6.5.13 Polynt Group
184.108.40.206 Major Products and Services
220.127.116.11 Recent Developments