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Waxes

  • ID: 4532941
  • Report
  • May 2015
  • Region: Global
  • 265 Pages
  • The Freedonia Group
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Waxes

Growth in the US wax market will total 1.8% annually through 2019, reaching $3.2 billion and a market volume of 3.0 billion pounds. Expansion of residential construction and manufacturing activity will drive volume gains, although waxes used in packaging will face competition from recyclable alternatives.

This report segments the wax industry by product type and market. Data are provided in dollars with selected data also provided in pounds.

Wax product types include:

Petroleum & Mineral -- Paraffin; Microcrystalline

Synthetic -- Polymer; Fischer-Tropsch

Natural -- Soy; Carnauba; Beeswax; Lanolin

Petroleum and mineral waxes will continue to dominate through 2019, accounting for 57% of the market. Fastest growth will be for synthetic waxes, driven by their superior performance and prominence in the expanding adhesives market.

Major markets for waxes include:

Industrial -- Plastic & Rubber, Adhesives; Paper & Paperboard; Building Boards; Inks & Coatings

Consumer & Commercial -- Candles & Decorative Products; Cosmetics & Toiletries; Firelogs; Household & Automotive Polishes; Pharmaceuticals

The industrial market was the leading outlet in 2014, accounting for 54% of demand. Gains in the industrial market are forecast to exceed those of consumer and commercial markets. Continued recovery in manufacturing, particularly in coatings, adhesives, plastics, and building board, will fuel growth.

A wide variety of companies participate in the US wax industry, ranging from large, multinational petroleum and chemical concerns to small independent firms serving niche markets. Companies covered in this study include Baker Hughes, BASF, Calumet, Exxon Mobil, HollyFrontier, Honeywell International, International Group (IGI), Sasol, and Westlake Chemical.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Consumer Income & Spending
Manufacturing Outlook
Petroleum Industry Overview
Historical Market Trends
Pricing Trends
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
III. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Demand by Type
Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
Production
IV. PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAXES
Types
Paraffin Waxes
Refined
Other
Microcrystalline Waxes
Petrolatum
Other
Other Mineral Waxes
Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
Producers & Capacity
Market Share
V. SYNTHETIC WAXES
Types
Polymer Waxes
Polyethylene
Other
Fischer-Tropsch Waxes
Other Synthetic Waxes
Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
Market Share
VI. NATURAL WAXES
Types
Vegetable Waxes
Soy
Carnauba
Other
Animal & Insect Waxes
Beeswax
Lanolin
Other
Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
Market Share
VII. MARKETS
General
Industrial
Plastic & Rubber
Plastic & Rubber Production Outlook
Wax Demand
Adhesives
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Paper & Paperboard
Paper & Paperboard Production Outlook
Wax Demand
Building Boards
Building Board Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Inks & Coatings
Inks & Coatings Production Outlook
Wax Demand
Other Industrial Markets
Consumer & Commercial
Candles & Decorative Products
Candle Production Outlook
Wax Demand
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Cosmetics & Toiletries Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Firelogs
Firelog Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Household & Automotive Polishes
Household & Automotive Polish Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook
Wax Demand
Commercial
Other Consumer Markets
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Industry Restructuring
Competitive Strategies
Manufacturing
Marketing & Distribution
Company Profiles
Akzo Nobel NV
ALTANA AG
American Refining Group Incorporated
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Armored AutoGroup Incorporated
Baker Hughes Incorporated
BASF SE
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
Bunge Limited
BYK USA, see ALTANA
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP
Clariant International Limited
Clorox Company
Croda International plc
Desert Whale Jojoba, see Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Dow Corning Corporation
Elementis plc
Elevance Renewable Sciences Incorporated
Ergon Incorporated
Evonik Industries AG
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Genesee Polymers Corporation
Hexion Incorporated
HollyFrontier Corporation
Honeywell International Incorporated
International Group Incorporated
Koster Keunen LLC
Lambent Technologies, see Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Lipo Chemicals, see Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, see Berkshire Hathaway
Marcus Oil & Chemical
Michelman Incorporated
Micro Powders Incorporated
Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated
Multiceras SA de CV
Petroferm, see Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Pilot Travel Centers LLC
RITA Corporation
Ross (Frank B.) Company Incorporated
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Sasol NA Limited
Sonneborn LLC
Strahl & Pitsch Incorporated
Vantage Specialty Chemicals Incorporated
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Other Companies Mentioned in the Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures
3 Manufacturers’ Shipments
4 Crude Oil & Refined Petroleum Products Supply & Demand
5 Wax Demand, 2004-2014
6 Wax Prices
SECTION III -- PRODUCT OVERVIEW
1 Wax Demand by Type
2 Foreign Trade in Waxes
3 Wax Imports by Type & Source, 2009-2014
4 Wax Exports by Type & Destination, 2009-2014
5 Wax Production by Type
SECTION IV -- PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAXES
1 Petroleum & Mineral Wax Demand by Type
2 Paraffin Wax Demand
3 Refined Paraffin Wax Demand
4 Other Paraffin Wax Demand
5 Microcrystalline Wax Demand
6 Petrolatum Demand
7 Other Microcrystalline Wax Demand
8 Montan & Other Mineral Wax Demand
9 Foreign Trade in Petroleum & Mineral Waxes
10 Petroleum & Mineral Wax Imports by Source, 2009-2014
11 Petroleum & Mineral Wax Exports by Destination, 2009-2014
12 US Petroleum Wax Production Capacity by Company, 2014
SECTION V -- SYNTHETIC WAXES
1 Synthetic Wax Demand
2 Polymer Wax Demand
3 Polyethylene Wax Demand
4 Other Polymer Wax Demand
5 Fischer-Tropsch Wax Demand
6 Other Synthetic Wax Demand
7 Foreign Trade in Synthetic Waxes
8 Synthetic Wax Imports by Source, 2009-2014
9 Synthetic Wax Exports by Destination, 2009-2014
SECTION VI -- NATURAL WAXES
1 Natural Wax Demand
2 Vegetable Wax Demand
3 Soy Wax Demand
4 Carnauba Wax Demand
5 Other Vegetable Wax Demand
6 Animal & Insect Wax Demand
7 Beeswax Demand
8 Lanolin Demand
9 Other Animal & Insect Wax Demand
10 Foreign Trade in Natural Waxes
11 Natural Wax Imports by Source, 2009-2014
12 Natural Wax Exports by Destination, 2009-2014
SECTION VII -- MARKETS
1 Wax Demand by Market
2 Industrial Wax Market
3 Plastic Resin & Rubber Production
4 Plastics & Rubber Market for Waxes
5 Adhesives & Sealants Shipments
6 Adhesive Market for Waxes
7 Paper & Paperboard Supply & Demand
8 Paper & Paperboard Market for Waxes
9 Reconstituted Wood Product Shipments
10 Building Board Market for Waxes
11 Inks & Coatings Production
12 Inks & Coatings Market for Waxes
13 Other Industrial Markets for Waxes
14 Consumer & Commercial Markets for Waxes
15 Candle Shipments
16 Candles & Decorative Products Market for Waxes
17 Cosmetic & Toiletry Supply & Demand
18 Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Waxes
19 Firelog Supply & Demand
20 Firelog Market for Waxes
21 Polish Shipments
22 Household Polish Market for Waxes
23 Pharmaceutical Supply & Demand
24 Pharmaceutical Market for Waxes
25 Commercial Markets for Waxes
26 Other Consumer Markets for Wax
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Wax Sales by Company, 2014
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
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