What are Olefins?
Olefins are also known as alkenes which are made up of hydrogen and carbon that contains one or more pairs of carbon atoms linked by a double bond. Ethylene occurs naturally in the environment and is produced by plants of all types. Olefins are class of compounds which include ethylene, propylene and butadiene. The production of olefin is mainly dependent on natural gas processing products or crude oil fractions. Ethylene is produced from various feed stocks such as crude oil condensates, natural gas, ethane, butane, propane and others. The current technology used for the olefin production is steam cracking. Ethylene is the largest volume olefin produced in the U.S. and globally.
What are the applications of Olefins?
Olefins are used in various industries such as polymer, building and construction, food, manufacturing, textile and automotive. Polymers of ethylene are used to manufacture fibers, bins, pails, crates, bottles, piping, food packaging films, trash liners, bags, wire and cable sheathing, insulation, surface coatings for paper and cardboard and wide variety of other products. In building and construction, olefins are used in tile and flooring. Ethylene is also used to manufacture other chemicals that are used as antifreeze, solvents, surfactants, detergents, and polyglycols. Olefins are also used as fuel gas in the welding and cutting operations in manufacturing industries. They are also used as a refrigerant in commercial greenhouses as a ripening agent for fruits and vegetables.
Market Research and Market Trends of U.S Olefins Market:
- The exploitation of crude oil has become very expensive due to the depletion of sources. This opens doors for the use of alternative, cost effective and bio based feed stocks for the production of olefins. The olefin market is focusing on the use of biomass, a carbon- rich material, as a feedstock. The manufacturers are aiming to make the best use of bio based products with high efficiency so that the production becomes cost effective.
- Due to the technological advancements and refinements in fracking process, the methane production has increased enormously and the price of methane has dropped significantly. This has drawn the attention of several olefin manufacturing companies in the United States. Due to the large availability of shale gas, manufacturers are finding routes for valorizing methane in the form of olefins either directly or indirectly.
- LyondellBasell Industries has acquired A. Schulman Inc. for $2.25 billion. This acquisition will allow the company to gain high growth markets such as agriculture, electronics and construction. This merger indicates how the abundance and affordability of U.S. shale natural gas, combined with pro-growth public policies, is making a real difference in the growth of America's economy.
- Companies are investing in the development of new olefin producing technologies to improve the way plastics and chemical precursors are produced and separated by saving energy and creating less waste. The main focus of the companies creating new value from existing streams, all while capturing energy savings and reducing carbon footprint.
Who are the Major Players in U.S Olefins Market?
The companies referred in the market research report are Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Royal Dutch Shell plc, ExxonMobil Corporation and 10 other companies.
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Table of Contents
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. Product Share Analysis
3.2.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.2.4. End-Users Analysis
4.2. Market Challenges
4.3. Market Restraints
4.4. Attractiveness of Oilfield Biocides and Bio Solvents Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threats of Substitution
4.4.4. Degree of Competition
4.4.5. Threats of New Entrants
5.2. Suppliers and Distributors
5.3. Pricing Analysis
5.4. Product/Market life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Regulation Analysis
7.2. Liquid Feeds
7.2.1. Condensates from natural gas
7.2.2. Crude Oil
7.2.3. Atmospheric gas oil
7.2.4. Hydrogenated vacuum gas oil
8.2. Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC)
8.3. Refinery Process
9.1.2. Ethylene glycol
9.2. Propylene products
10.1.3. Plastic Gloves
10.2. Food Industry
10.2.2. Food packaging
10.3. Chemical Industry
10.4. Building and Constructing
10.5. Manufacturing Industry
10.6. Oil and Gas
10.6.3. Oil field chemicals
10.7. Automotive Industry
10.7.1. Seat construction
10.7.2. Truck liners
10.7.3. Load decks
10.7.4. Package shelf
11.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12.2. BASF SE
12.3. Royal Dutch Shell plc
12.4. ExxonMobil Corporation
13.3. Research Methodology
13.5. Compilation of Expert Insights