Growing Demand in Asia-Pacific
Construction sector in Asia-Pacific is the largest in the world. The increasing infrastructure construction activities are the major drivers for the Asia-Pacific construction industry. In addition, the entry of major construction players from the EU into the lucrative market in countries like China, has further fueled the industry’s growth. Owing to their business potential, countries, such as Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea have become hosts to numerous national and international events. The move has accelerated the demand for hotels, shopping malls, high-rise buildings, arenas, and stadiums (both outdoor and indoor), thereby, boosting the construction industry in the respective regions. Moreover, PCM consumption is increasing slowly in the country’s textile industry as well. The total number of patents in the country are also increasing. Hence, the PCM market has growth potential during the forecast period.
Phase change materials can be incorporated easily and economically into construction materials, such as concrete. By coating a microscopic-sized phase change material with a protective coating, the particles can be suspended within a continuous phase, such as water. The benefit of PCMs over other thermally massive materials are that, they are far lighter, storing relatively large amounts of heat per unit of volume. Further, they can easily be installed as part of a refurbishment program, to increase the thermal mass of lightweight structures and therefore, improve their thermal performance and the efficiency of ventilation systems, and further lower cooling or heating energy consumption. Europe is witnessing a significant growth in the demand for PCM, owing to increasing investment and reviving construction industry in the region. In recent times, the European construction market has witnessed a path of steady growth. The future of the European construction market looks positive, which is indirectly catalyzing the growth of the PCM market in Europe.
Europe Dominates the Market
Europe has the highest share in the market, accounting for nearly 30% of the global market share in 2017. The market for Europe is driven majorly by the increasing demand from end-user industries including building & construction, packaging, textile, electronics and transportation. Packaging is also one of the major industries, which uses PCMs for food packaging, medical packaging and biological & chemical packaging in Europe.
Germany is the Largest Consumer
The building and construction industry in the country has started recovering with expected sales to rise by 5% in 2017 following growth of 5.8% in 2016. However, lower investment and poor payment behavior remains a challenge. The use of PCMs is prominent in the construction industry, as the country is focused on energy-efficient buildings. The recovery is expected to increase during the forecast period and is expected to lead a rise in demand for PCMs. Food & beverages is the largest consumer goods segment in Germany that demands PCM, significantly. Moreover, other industries, such as transportation and healthcare also use PCMs for various purposes. Increasing usage in all these industries is the factor that is expected to add up to the PCM market during the forecast period.
Key Developments in the Market
- May 2017: Parker Chromerics was presented with Boeing’s Advocacy Award at the 2016 Boeing Supplier of the Year Awards.
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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Raw Material Analysis
3.4 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing demand from building and construction industry
4.1.2 Environmental concerns over reducing greenhouse emissions
4.1.3 Growing global trend towards energy saving and sustainable development
4.2.1 High cost of material and manufacturing process
4.2.2 Hazardous nature of phase change materials
4.3.1 Growing application in textile industry
4.3.2 Development of phase change thermal interface material
4.3.3 Rising awareness of bio-based phase change materials
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product Type
5.2 By End-User Industry
5.2.1 Building & Construction
5.3 By Encapsulation Technology
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 Rest of the World
6.4.2 Saudi Arabia
6.4.3 Rest of the Countries
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis*
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials*, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 AI TECHNOLOGY INC.
9.2 PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION
9.3 CLIMATOR SWEDEN AB
9.4 COSELLA-DÖRKEN PRODUCTS INC.
9.5 CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
9.6 DATUM PHASE CHANGE LTD.
9.7 DOW CORNING
9.8 E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (DUPONT)
9.9 VESTURE CORPORATION
9.10 SCHOELLER TEXTILES AG
9.11 PCM PRODUCTS LTD.
9.12 PHASE CHANGE ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC. (PCES)
9.13 PHASE CHANGE PRODUCTS PTY LTD (PCP)
9.14 PLUSS POLYMERS PVT. LTD.
9.15 RUBITHERM TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
9.16 TCP RELIABLE INC.
9.17 7 SHENZHEN AOCHUAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
9.18 SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
9.19 APPVION, INC.
9.20 ENTROPY SOLUTIONS LLC
9.21 HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
9.22 KAPLAN ENERGY
9.23 AAVID KUNZE GmbH
9.24 LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES
9.25 LAMINAR MEDICA LIMITED
9.26 MICROTEK LABORATORIES, INC.
9.27 NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY
9.28 OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES LLC
9.29 Thermax Global
9.30 ..list not exhaustive
11. * subject to availability on public domain
- DOW CORNING
- MICROTEK LABORATORIES
- AI TECHNOLOGY INC.
- CLIMATOR SWEDEN ABM COSELLA-DÖRKEN PRODUCTS INC.
- DATUM PHASE CHANGE LTD.
- E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (DUPONT)
- VESTURE CORPORATION
- SCHOELLER TEXTILES AG
- PCM PRODUCTS LTD.
- PHASE CHANGE ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC. (PCES)
- PHASE CHANGE PRODUCTS PTY LTD (PCP)
- PLUSS POLYMERS PVT. LTD.
- RUBITHERM TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
- 7 SHENZHEN AOCHUAN TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
- SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
- APPVION Inc.
- ENTROPY SOLUTIONS LLC
- KAPLAN ENERGY
- AAVID KUNZE GMBH
- LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES
- LAMINAR MEDICA LIMITED
- NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY
- OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES LLC
- THERMAX GLOBAL.