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Amorphous Polyalphaolefin (APAO): Technologies and Global Markets

  • ID: 5011136
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 143 Pages
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Mapei
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • MORE

The rise in the pandemic - coronavirus - has currently halted the progress and impacting the economies across the world. With the measures taken by the various governments across the world to Lockdown their respective countries, especially the effected cities to contain the spread of the virus. It is estimated that the governments are taking necessary precautions to contain the economic slowdown. So, the report does not consider the impact, as it was not yet controlled and can be defined.

The global APAO market has significant scope due to APAO’s wide range of applications and versatility in varied domains such as the automotive, packaging and personal care sectors, among others. This report has been segmented by type, end-users, application, and geography. The major geographies covered in the report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Rest of the World (RoW). Furthermore, a country-specific breakdown of the APAO market is also included in the report. Countries were included mainly based on the total revenue generated. The major countries included in the report are the U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., Spain, Italy, France, China, Japan, Korea and India. Sales data for the global and regional markets were corroborated for the present, and forecast values were determined by statistical analysis.

Moreover, the contributions from global giants such as BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Co., Dow Chemical, DuPont, Evonik Industries AG and Huntsman Corp. to the APAO market will create significant scope in the market. Various strategies such as product launches, research and development (R&D), partnerships, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and the emergence of new players will keep the APAO market dynamic. New technology and hygienic applications with higher strength, versatility, and flexibility will boost the demand of APAO-based adhesives in automobile, building and construction, packaging and bookbinding.

Estimated values used are based on market players’ total revenues; forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars that have not been adjusted for inflation. Annual reports and forward-looking statements of APAO market players, annual sales of market players and the average cost of APAO were considered in the estimates for the market. Many APAO market players, as well as manufacturers, are profiled in the report for a better understanding of the market.

The report on the APAO market provides a market overview, assesses application markets, provides an end-user analysis and evaluates the APAO market by type, application, end-user and geography. The major company profiles include a detailed introduction, product portfolios, and recent developments. The report also includes regulatory aspects, current and developing technologies, market projections and market share.

The Report Includes:

  • 38 data tables and 16 additional tables
  • An overview of the global markets for amorphous polyalphaolefin (APAO) - an olefin-based thermoplastic polymer -- technologies within the polymer industry
  • Analyses of the regional and country-level market trends, with market sizing data from 2018 and 2019, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for a five-year forecast period through 2024
  • Discussion of leading factors driving the APAO market growth, current and emerging trends, technology developments, and regulatory aspects that shape and influence the commercial marketplace
  • Revenue forecast of the global APAO market and breakdown by type of polymers, end-user, application industry, geographical (regional) analysis in dollar value terms
  • Market share analysis of the leading global APAO tech giants; their key competitive landscape, product portfolios, recent developments, and revenue sales, etc.
  • An exhaustive patent analysis with data corresponding to patent applications and grants to numerous stakeholders for related technologies and processes
  • Company profiles of the leading market players including 3M, Ashland, Chevron Philips Chemical, The Dow Chemical Co., Huntsman Corp., and REXtac LLC
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Mapei
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • APAO Technology Overview
  • Raw Material Analysis
  • Molecular Structure and Properties of APAO
  • Applications of Polypropylene Homopolymers
  • Applications of Copolymers
  • Applications of Ethylene Propylene Rubber
  • Applications of Terpolymer Ethylene, Propylene and 1-Butene
  • Market Drivers
  • Tremendous Demand from the Construction and Automotive Industries
  • Growing Demand for Lightweight and Low-Emission Automobiles
  • Rising Demand in Packaging Industries
  • Rising Demand for Personal-Hygiene Products
  • Restraints
  • Regular Fluctuations in the Raw Material Supply
  • Health-Related Problems with Hot-Melt Wax
  • Opportunities
  • Increasing Demand for Disposable Hygiene
  • Growing Popularity of Hot-Melt Adhesives
  • APAC Emerging as a Lucrative Region for the Growth of the APAO Market
  • Mixing APAO with Wax, Resins and Other Additives

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Product Type

  • Polypropylene Homopolymers
  • Copolymers
  • Propylene and Ethylene Copolymers
  • Propylene and 1-Butene Copolymers or Other Higher a-Olefin Copolymers
  • Ethylene, Propylene and 1-Butene Terpolymers

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Method

  • Spraying
  • Pumping
  • Roll Coating
  • Slot Die Coating
  • Extrusion

Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Application

  • Automotive
  • Woodworking
  • Bookbinding
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Packaging
  • Wire and Cable
  • Building and Construction
  • Others

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape

  • Leading Companies
  • 3M
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Technological Advancements in APAO
  • Strategic Analysis (Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures)
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Product Launches
  • Geographic Expansion

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • Adtek
  • Arkema
  • Ashland
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Delo
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Dymax Corp.
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • Forest Chemical Group S.A.
  • Franklin International Inc.
  • Gitace Adhesives Technology
  • Glue Machinery Corp.
  • Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Orient Yige New Material Co. Ltd.
  • H.B. Fuller Co.
  • Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Jowat Se
  • Liaoyang Liaohua Qida Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Lord Corp.
  • Mactac Llc
  • Mapei
  • Nanpao Resin
  • Rextac Llc
  • Rmp International Inc.
  • Royal Adhesives And Sealants
  • Sika Group
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • Texyear Industrial Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • Uniseal
  • Wacker Chemie Ag
  • Wang Cheong Adhesives
  • Wisdom Adhesives

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Amorphous Polyalphaolefins, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 1: Product Profile of APAOs with Price, 2018
Table 2: Characteristics of APAO vs. EVA
Table 3: Characteristics of APAO vs. Polyamide
Table 4: Characteristics of APAO vs. Water-Based Adhesive
Table 5: Glass Transition Temperature of Some Polymers
Table 6: Advantages and Disadvantages of ABS
Table 7: Diaper Needs Fact Sheet in the U.S., 2018
Table 8: Tax Rates on Tampons, by Country, 2018
Table 9: Global Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 10: Overview of Some of the Top Companies Providing APAO Homopolymers
Table 11: Global Market for Homopolymers, by Region, Through 2024
Table 12: Global Market for Copolymers, by Region, Through 2024
Table 13: Overview of Top Companies Providing APAO Copolymers
Table 14: Applications of Eastoflex E1045PL Amorphous Polyolefin, a Copolymer of Propylene and Ethylene
Table 15: Applications of Eastoflex M1058 Amorphous Polyolefin, a Copolymer of Propylene and Ethylene
Table 16: Global Market for Terpolymers, by Region, Through 2024
Table 17: Global Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 18: Prices of Different Models of Spray Guns Available in the Market
Table 19: Global Market for Spraying, by Region, Through 2024
Table 20: Global Market for Pumping, by Region, Through 2024
Table 21: Global Market for Roll Coating, by Region, Through 2024
Table 22: Global Market for Slot Die Coating, by Region, Through 2024
Table 23: Global Market for Extrusion, by Region, Through 2024
Table 24: Global Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024
Table 25: Global Market for APAO in the Automotive Industry, by Region, Through 2024
Table 26: Global Market for APAO in Woodworking, by Region, Through 2024
Table 27: Global Market for APAO in Bookbinding, by Region, Through 2024
Table 28: Global Market for APAO in Personal Hygiene Products, by Region, Through 2024
Table 29: Global Market for APAO in Packaging, by Region, Through 2024
Table 30: Global Market for APAO in Wire and Cable, by Region, Through 2024
Table 31: REXtus Adhesives for the Building and Construction Industry
Table 32: Global Market for APAO in Building and Construction, by Region, Through 2024
Table 33: Global Market for APAO in Other Applications, by Region, Through 2024
Table 34: North American Vehicle Production, 2017-2018
Table 35: North American Market for APAO, by Country, Through 2024
Table 36: North American Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 37: North American Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 38: North American Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024
Table 39: European Market for APAO, by Country, Through 2024
Table 40: European Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 41: European Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 42: European Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024
Table 43: Tampon VAT in other European Countries, 2018
Table 44: Asia-Pacific Market for APAO, by Country, Through 2024
Table 45: Asia-Pacific Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 47: Asia-Pacific Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024
Table 48: MEA Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 49: MEA Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 50: MEA Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024
Table 51: Latin American Market for APAO, by Product Type, Through 2024
Table 52: Latin American Market for APAO, by Method, Through 2024
Table 53: Latin American Market for APAO, by Application, Through 2024

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Amorphous Polyalphaolefins, by Product Type, 2018-2024
Figure 1: Production Process of Vestoplast*
Figure 2: Molecular Structure of APAO
Figure 3: Other Properties of APAO
Figure 4: Global Vehicle Sales, 2013-2018
Figure 5: Sources of Propylene for APAO Production
Figure 6: Global Propylene Production Share, by Feedstock, 2016
Figure 7: Global Propylene Production, by Region, 2016
Figure 8: Tax Levied on Tampons, by Selected Countries, 2016
Figure 9: Advantages of Hot-Melt Wax
Figure 10: Types of Spraying
Figure 11: Features of Select Pumps for Dispersing Adhesives
Figure 12: Techniques to Control Coating Thickness in Roll Coating Methods
Figure 13: Parts of an Extruder
Figure 14: Henkel APAO Hot-Melt Products for the Automotive Industry
Figure 15: REXtac Products for the Automotive Industry
Figure 16: APAO-Based Adhesives for Personal Hygiene Products from GitAce
Figure 17: Stages of the Packaging Process Throughout a Facility
Figure 18: Motor Vehicle Production in the U.S., 2013-2018
Figure 19: Motor Vehicle Production in Canada, 2013-2018
Figure 20: Motor Vehicle Production in Europe, 2014-2018
Figure 21: Motor Vehicle Production in the U.K., 2014-2018
Figure 22: Distribution of the Population by Age Group in the U.K., 2017
Figure 23: Motor Vehicle Production in France, 2014-2017
Figure 24: Distribution of the Population by Age Group in France, 2018
Figure 25: Motor Vehicle Production in Germany, 2014-2018
Figure 26: Distribution of the Population by Age Group in Germany, 2018
Figure 27: Motor Vehicle Production in Italy, 2014-2018
Figure 28: Distribution of the Population by Age Group in Italy, 2018
Figure 29: Motor Vehicle Production in Spain, 2014-2018
Figure 30: Distribution of the Population by Age Group in Spain, 2018
Figure 31: Motor Vehicle Production in Rest of Europe, 2014-2018
Figure 32: Asia-Pacific Motor Vehicle Production, 2015-2018
Figure 33: Leading APAO-Based Adhesive Suppliers in China
Figure 34: Motor Vehicle Production in China, 2015-2018

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Mapei
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • MORE

APAO is an amorphous copolymer that is produced through the copolymerization of alpha-olefin in the presence of a special catalyst such as a Zeigler-Natta catalyst. The term “APAO” includes polymers such as amorphous hexene (APH), copolymer amorphous ethylene (APE), homopolymer amorphous propylene (APP), amorphous butene (APB) and terpolymer ethylene.

APAO is a by-product of isotactic polypropylene (iPP). Currently, the production of APAO is possible with polymerization of propylene and ethylene, along with the invention of Ziegler-Natta (Z-N) catalyst has provided satisfactory results, as these are utilized in the polymerization process. AmAOs (enzyme 4-amorphen-11-ol synthase) are synthesized by a specially designed catalyst system based on a Z-N supported catalyst and an alkyl aluminum cocatalyst. Unlike other polymers, APAO does not have a well-defined and sharp melting point. Instead, as its temperature rises, it becomes softer, changing from a solid to a high viscosity fluid over a wide temperature range.

APAO-based adhesives have gained prominence in various manufacturing industries, including building and construction, packaging, personal hygiene, bookbinding, automotive and woodworking. APAO has significant properties such as quick setting time and resistance to moisture, and it can be used in various environmental conditions. As a result, it is ideal as a base polymer in hot-melt adhesives, paper laminating, elastomer extenders in sealants and pressure-sensitive adhesives. The advantages of APAO include low odor, heat stability, cohesion and excellent binding with substrates. APAO can be applied by using different methods such as spraying, extrusion, rolls coating, slot coating, and pumping. Further, APAO-based hot-melt adhesive is widely used in the production of automotive parts due to its capability to form the ideal bonds needed for the contraction and expansion of vehicle parts.

Amorphous polyalphaolefin is increasingly being adopted for various purposes to serve a wide range of industries such as automotive, furniture, packaging, nonwoven hygiene, electronics, and footwear. It features a useful blend of the chemical and physical properties required to form a versatile material that can be used in various adhesives including hot melt adhesives (HMAs). It is prepared through direct reactor synthesis and is used in HMAs in large amounts. The benefits of APAO include resistance to moisture, chemicals, and UV; corrosion inhibition; and ample availability of feedstock. In addition, it has excellent thermal stability, significant adhesion, and hot tack properties. APAO's ability to bond with various substrates as well as its cohesion and gas barrier behavior are also a few of its significant properties. In addition, APAO has significant adhesion ability for various substrates such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane foam, paper, fiber, and nonwovens. However, poor adhesion to low surface energy and smooth surface substrates and limited strength are some of the limitations of APAO.

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  • 3M
  • Adtek
  • Arkema
  • Ashland
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Delo
  • Dymax Corp.
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • Forest Chemical Group S.A.
  • Franklin International Inc.
  • Gitace Adhesives Technology
  • Glue Machinery Corp.
  • Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Orient Yige New Material Co. Ltd.
  • H.B. Fuller Co.
  • Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Jowat Se
  • Liaoyang Liaohua Qida Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Lord Corp.
  • Mactac Llc
  • Mapei
  • Nanpao Resin
  • Rextac Llc
  • RMP International Inc.
  • Royal Adhesives And Sealants
  • Sika Group
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • Texyear Industrial Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Uniseal
  • Wacker Chemie Ag
  • Wang Cheong Adhesives
  • Wisdom Adhesives
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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