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Polyols Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

  • ID: 4856287
  • Report
  • October 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 106 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Covestro AG
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Repsol SA
  • MORE
The global polyols market reached a value of US$ 24.8 Billion in 2018. Polyols are a group of organic compounds that consist of multiple hydroxyl groups and are used in a range of industries. They are known as sugar alcohols and consist of a cluster of versatile carbohydrates with reduced calories having similar taste and texture to table sugar. In the food and beverage industry, they are used as a sugar replacement in sugar-free and low-calorie products, such as candies, chewing gums, ice-creams, fruit spreads and yogurts. In consumer products, they are used in the manufacturing of toothpaste, mouthwashes, breath mints and throat lozenges as they aid in preventing tooth decay. In the chemical industry, polyols have applicability in the production of flexible and rigid polyurethane coatings, foams, adhesives, elastomers, and sealants. They improve the product's stability and shelf life by retaining moisture and preventing crystallization.

Rapid industrialization, along with the constant growth of construction and automotive industries, is the key factor driving the growth of the market. There is an increasing demand for polyols and their derivatives from various sectors such as electronics, furniture, packaging and footwear. Furthermore, rapidly burgeoning population and their housing requirements are projected to increase the consumption of building materials made-up of polyols such as insulation protective components, exterior panels and housing electronics. Insulated houses and buildings aid in the conservation of energy and minimizing the emission of greenhouse gasses. Additionally, the increasing demand for polyurethane foams in the automotive industry is also driving the market growth. Flexible polyurethane foams, a polyol derivative, are used to make seatings, headrests, arms rests, heating and ventilating headliners in the vehicles. Other factors such as the development of bio-based polyols are positively driving the growth of the market as well. Looking forward, the publisher expects the market to reach a value of US$ 33.4 Billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 5% during 2019-2024.

Report Coverage:

Historical, Current and Future Market Trends

Market Breakup by Type:
Polyether Polyols
Polyester Polyols

Market Breakup by Application:
Flexible Polyurethane Foams
Rigid Polyurethane Foams
CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers)

Market Breakup by Industry:
Carpet Backing
Building & Construction

Market Breakup by Region:
Asia Pacific
North America
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being BASF SE, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Mitsui Chemicals, Covestro AG, The Dow Chemical Company, Wanhua Chemical Group, Huntsman Corporation, LANXESS AG, Stepan Company, Repsol SA, etc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
  • How has the global polyols market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global polyols industry?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global polyols industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global polyols industry?
  • What is the structure of the global polyols industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global polyols industry?
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1 Preface

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

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Polyols Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Type
5.4 Market Breakup by Application
5.5 Market Breakup by Industry
5.6 Market Breakup by Region
5.7 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Type
6.1 Polyether Polyols
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Polyester Polyols
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Application
7.1 Flexible Polyurethane Foams
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Rigid Polyurethane Foams
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers)
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 Others
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Industry
8.1 Carpet Backing
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Packaging
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Furniture
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Automotive
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Building & Construction
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Electronics
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast
8.7 Footwear
8.7.1 Market Trends
8.7.2 Market Forecast
8.8 Others
8.8.1 Market Trends
8.8.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 Asia Pacific
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Europe
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
9.3 North America
9.3.1 Market Trends
9.3.2 Market Forecast
9.4 Middle East and Africa
9.4.1 Market Trends
9.4.2 Market Forecast
9.5 Latin America
9.5.1 Market Trends
9.5.2 Market Forecast

10 SWOT Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 Strengths
10.3 Weaknesses
10.4 Opportunities
10.5 Threats

11 Value Chain Analysis

12 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.4 Degree of Competition
12.5 Threat of New Entrants
12.6 Threat of Substitutes

13 Price Analysis

14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 BASF SE
14.3.2 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
14.3.3 Mitsui Chemicals
14.3.4 Covestro AG
14.3.5 The Dow Chemical Company
14.3.6 Wanhua Chemical Group
14.3.7 Huntsman Corporation
14.3.9 Stepan Company
14.3.10 Repsol SA
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  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Covestro AG
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Wanhua Chemical Group
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Stepan Company
  • Repsol SA
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