HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

  • ID: 4535023
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 72 pages
  • IMARC Group
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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is a white or slightly off-white powder without any distinct odour or taste. Also known as hypromellose, it is a synthetic modification of alkali cellulose produced by treating cotton linter or wood pulp with sodium hydroxide solution. As it is soluble in cold water as well as exhibits reversible gelation, HPMC finds numerous and versatile applications in fields ranging from construction to ophthalmology. According to this research’s latest report “HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the value of the global HPMC market has grown at a CAGR of around 7% during 2010-2017 driven by its strong demand in the construction and pharmaceutical sectors. The report provides a comprehensive insight into the industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, value chain analysis, import and export trends, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an in-sight into the manufacturing process of HPMC, covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, the reactions involved, raw materials and their requirements, etc.

The report has analysed the global HPMC market on the basis of major end-use industries. The construction industry currently represents the biggest end-user of HPMC accounting for the majority of its total global consumption. It is used in the construction industry as a result of its high water retention which aids in extending the working time of mortar and helps in increasing the mechanical strength of mortar while solidification. In the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industry, it is used as an emulsifying, dispersing and thickening agent for lotions, ointments, creams and pastes. HPMC also acts as a compression aid and coating agent for tablets and as a substitute for animal derived gelatine in making capsules. In the food industry, it is used for emulsifying, stabilising, suspending and thickening various food products such as frozen foods, frozen fruits, sauces and ketchups.

The report has analysed the global HPMC market on the basis of key regions. According to the report, China represents the largest consumer of HPMC accounting for nearly a fourth of its total global consumption. China was followed by Western Europe, Asia (excluding China), United States, Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and South America. On the basis of imports and exports the report finds that Belgium is the largest global importer of HPMC followed by the United States, India, Turkey and the Russian Federation. Germany, on the other hand, represents its largest global exporter. The report has also analysed the key players of the global HPMC market. Some of the major players include - Shin Etsu Tylose, Ashland, Dow Chemicals, Shandong Head Co., Ltd and Samsung Fine Chemical.

The essential aspects of the global HPMC market evaluated in the report include:

Market Trends:
Major regions
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
Major importers and exporters
Value chain analysis
Market Trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
Key players for major feedstocks
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1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1Objectives of the Study
2.3Data Sources
2.3.1Primary Sources
2.3.2Secondary Sources
2.4Market Estimation
2.4.1Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2Top-Down Approach
2.5Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction

5 Global HPMC Industry
5.1Market Overview
5.2Market Performance
5.2.1Volume Trends
5.2.2Value Trends
5.3Price Trends
5.3.1Price Trends
5.3.2Price Indicators
5.3.3Price Structure
5.4Market Breakup by Region
5.5Market Breakup by End Use
5.6Market Forecast
5.7SWOT Analysis
5.8Value Chain Analysis
5.8.2Research and Development
5.8.3Raw Material Procurement
5.9Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.9.2Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.9.3Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.9.4Degree of Competition
5.9.5Threat of New Entrants
5.9.6Threat of Substitutes
5.10 Trade Data
5.10.1 Imports
5.10.2 Exports
5.11 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors

6 Performance of Key Regions
6.2Western Europe
6.3Other Asia
6.4United States
6.5Central/Eastern Europe
6.6Middle East
6.7South America

7 Market by End Use
7.2Pharmaceuticals (Including Cosmetics)
7.3Food Industry

8 Competitive Landscape
8.1Competitive Structure
8.2Key Manufacturers
8.3Profiles of Key Players
8.3.1 Shin Etsu Tylose
8.3.2 Ashland
8.3.3 Dow Chemical
8.3.4 Shandong Head Co., Ltd
8.3.5 Lotte Fine Chemical

9 HPMC Manufacturing Process
9.1Product Overview
9.2Chemical Reactions Involved
9.3Detailed Process Flow
9.4Raw Material Requirements
9.5Cellulose Production
9.6Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate

10 HPMC Feedstock Market Analysis
10.1 Cotton
10.1.1Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
10.1.2Price Trends
10.1.3Market Breakup by Region
10.1.4Market Breakup by End-Use
10.2 Wood Pulp
10.2.1Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
10.2.2Price Trends
10.2.3Market Breakup by Region
10.2.4Market Breakup by End-Use
10.3 Propylene Oxide
10.3.1 Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
10.3.2 Price Trends
10.3.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.3.4 Market Breakup by End-Use
10.4 Methyl Chloride
10.4.1 Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
10.4.2 Price Trends
10.4.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.4.4 Market Breakup by End-Use
10.5 Sodium Hydroxide
10.5.1 Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
10.5.2 Price Trends
10.5.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.5.4 Market Breakup by End-Use
10.5.5 Key Suppliers
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