Acetic acid is a key building block in the production of various chemicals, such as, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), acetate esters, and acetic anhydride that are further used by a wide range of end-user industries, including synthetic fibers, textiles, inks, and pesticides. VAM is used to produce a variety of polymer and adhesives, while polyethylene terephthalate (PET), being a derivative of terephthalic acid, is predominantly used to produce polyester for textiles and plastic bottles.
Soaring Demand in Textile Market
The global textile market is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecasted period, attributed to factors, such as, increasing disposable income and standard of living of the people. The Asia-Pacific market is anticipated to be the largest market for textile industry, due to the strong industrial base of the region. The adoption of innovative and path-breaking technologies is providing a competitive edge to the companies, to enhance their profit margins. Furthermore, increasing population, improving economic condition such as rising GDP and disposable income of the people, drives the market in the region and blooming manufacturing sector
Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) to Dominate the Market
Among all the acetic acid derivatives, VAM led the market with the highest global consumption in 2017. VAM is a key raw material in the manufacturing of water-based adhesives, which accounts for significant use in the global adhesive and sealants market. The increasing demand from Asia-Pacific is expected to boost the demand for acetic acid, during the forecast period. Additionally, the acetate esters segment is expected to be the fastest growth segment of the market, which is primarily driven by the growing demand from the coatings industry.
Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market
Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of acetic acid in the market, and accounts a share of 34% of the total global demand, followed by North America, in 2017. The growing population coupled, with improving economic conditions, such as, the rising GDP and disposable income of the people, are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the Asia-Pacific market. China is the biggest consumer, and is among the fastest-growing markets of manufacturing sector of this region.
Notable Developments in the Market
Jan 2018: Celanese Corporation, a global chemistry and specialty materials company, delivered technical expertise and engineering support to enable the art of material selection.
Oct 2017: PetroChina maintained a stable improvement in the operational efficiency, in the first three quarters, achieving results that were better than expected.
Major Players: British Petroleum, Celanese Corporation, DuPont Corporation, Eastman Chemical Co., PetroChina, and Showa Denko K.K, among others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables
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 Trade Analysis
3.4 Price Analysis
3.5 Feedstock Analysis
3.6 Technological Snapshot
3.7 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
4.1.2 The Growing Textile & Packaging Industry
4.1.3 Increasing Demand from Asia-Pacific region
4.1.4 Increasing use of Ester Solvents in the Paints & Coating Industry
4.1.5 Acetic Acid Production from Bio-based Ethanol Raw Materials
4.2.1 Saturation of Demand of Acetic Acid from the End-user Industries, Particularly in North America and Europe
4.2.2 Environmental Concerns Regarding the Harmful Effect on Plants, Animals, and Aquatic Life
4.3.1 Development of New Separation Technologies to Increase Production Efficiency
4.3.2 Development of Bacterial Strains with Higher pH Tolerance to Improve Bio-based Acetic Acid Yield
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By End-user Industry
5.1.1 Plastics & Polymers
5.1.2 Food & Beverage
5.1.3 Inks, Paints & Coatings
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
5.2.2 Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
5.2.3 Acetate Esters
5.2.4 Acetic Anhydride
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.6 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
6.3.8 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers and 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, and Recent Developments)
9.1 British Petroleum
9.2 Celanese Corporation
9.3 Chang Chun Petrochemical Ltd
9.4 Chiyoda Corporation
9.5 Daicel Corporation
9.6 DowDuPont Inc.
9.7 Eastman Chemical Co.
9.8 GNFC Limited
9.9 HELM AG
9.10 Jiangsu Sopo Co. Ltd.
9.11 Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.
9.12 Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd.
9.13 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
9.14 Mitsubishi Chemical Company
9.15 PetroChina Company Limited
9.18 Saudi International Petrochemical Company
9.19 Showa Denko K.K
9.20 Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical Co. Ltd.
9.21 Shanghai Huayi Group
9.23 Svensk Etanolkemi AB (SEKAB)
9.24 Wacker Chemie AG
9.25 Yancon Cathay Acetyl Coal Chemicals Co Ltd.
9.26 Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals Co. Ltd.
**Subject to availability on public domain
- British Petroleum
- Chang Chun Petrochemical Ltd.
- Chiyoda Corporation
- Daicel Corporation
- Eastman Chemical Co.
- GNFC Limited
- HELM AG
- Jiangsu Sopo Co. Ltd.
- Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd
- Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Chemical Company
- Saudi International Petrochemical Company
- Showa Denko K.K
- Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai Huayi Group
- Svensk Etanolkemi AB (SEKAB)
- Wacker Chemie
- Yancon Cathay Chemical
- Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals Co. Ltd.