Global Cumene Market - Segmented by Application, Ingredients, Manufacturing Process, and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4520094
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 139 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2018
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The global cumene market is expected to witness a CAGR of approximately 4.8%, during the forecasted period. The major factor driving the market is the growing demand for phenol from plastics and composites applications.

Rising Demand for Phenol

Cumene is a flammable and colorless liquid and a constituent of refined fuels and crude oil. It is made primarily for phenol and acetone production, which consume more than 90% of all cumene. Therefore, cumene has a close dependency on phenol. The growing demand for phenol from plastics and composites segment has significantly increased the demand for cumene. Hence, this is one of the major driving factors for the market during the forecast period. However, the extended exposure of cumene causes harmful effects to human, which may hinder the market growth to a certain extent.

Growing Demand for Polycarbonate

Cumene is majorly required in the manufacturing of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has been one of the booming markets with steady growth. PC resins are significantly consumed in automotive industry. Thus, with the consistent growth in the automotive industry, globally, the demand for PC is expected to increase and growth trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. Therefore, with the growth of the polycarbonate market, the demand for cumene is expected to rise, during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific is the Dominating Region

In terms of consumption in 2017, Asia-Pacific held the largest share. The demand for cumene in countries including China, India, and Indonesia are expected to rise at a great pace owing to the increasing demand for phenol and acetone, owing to growing automotive and construction industry in the abovementioned countries. However, the harmful effects of cumene on extended exposure may hamper the market growth to a certain extent in the region during the forecast period.

Key Developments in the Market

July 2017: INEOS Phenol planned for ‘world-scale’ cumene plant in Germany with a potential start-up date of 2020

Major Players - AkzoNobel NV, BASF SE, Olin Corporation, Tata Chemicals Limited, and DowDuPont, amongst others.

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Countries expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report

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 Feedstock Analysis
3.3.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.3.2 Trends
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis Top 10 Plants and locations (Installed Capacities)
3.7.2 Upcoming Projects & Capital Expenditure
3.7.3 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand for Phenol from Plastics and Composites
4.1.2 Emerging Use of Cumene in Acetone Formation
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Harmful Effect on Extended Exposure
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Growing use of Cumene to Manufacture Polycarbonate
4.3.2 Rising Investments for New Capacity Additions
4.3.3 Other Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Phenol
5.1.2 Acetone
5.1.3 Paints & Enamels
5.1.4 High-octane Aviation Fuels
5.1.5 Others
5.2 By Ingredients
5.2.1 Benzene
5.2.2 Propylene
5.3 By Manufacturing Process
5.3.1 Aluminum Chloride Catalyst
5.3.2 Solid Phosphoric Acid (SPA) Catalyst
5.3.3 Zeolite Catalyst

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

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)
9.2 Braskem SA
9.3 Cepsa Chemical Shanghai
9.4 Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.
9.5 Domo Chemicals
9.6 Exxonmobil Corporation
9.7 Honeywell UOP
9.8 Ineos Group Limited
9.9 Taiwan Cement Corporation
9.10 The Dow Chemical Company
9.11 Total S.A.
*List not exhaustive

10. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain
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  • Cepsa Chemical Shanghai
  • Chang Chun Plastics Co. LTD.
  • Domo Chemicals
  • Exxonmobil Corporation
  • Honeywell UOP
  • Ineos Group Limited
  • Taiwan Cement Corporation
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Total SAA.
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