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Global Plasticizers Market Outlook 2028

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  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Research Nester Pvt. Ltd
  • ID: 5136549
Ongoing Research Report

In the News
  • April 2020: Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that it has increased the production of the raw materials that are required for the manufacturing of masks, gowns and hand sanitizers, used widely by medical professionals to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
  • November 2018: Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has completed the construction of a new manufacturing facility that would manufacture isobutyric acid, used widely in the manufacturing process of plasticizers.

Introduction to Plasticizers

Plasticizers are referred to the chemical substance that are added to a polymer, such as plastics and rubber, for making the material softer and flexible. Plasticizers are also used widely to decrease viscosity of the material and increase its plasticity depending upon the end product’s application. They are also widely used to decrease friction during its handling in the process of its manufacturing. They are usually colourless and odourless liquids.

Market Size and Forecast

The global plasticizers market is thriving on the back of growing application of different type of plastics in different end use products across different industry verticals. Plastics are used widely in today’s era. It is found in almost any type of consumer products, ranging from toys to vehicles and several others. The market is also thriving on the back of the growing trade of plastics and the articles thereof. According to the statistics by the International Trade Centre (ITC), exports of plastics and articles thereof increased from USD 483270860 thousand in the year 2010 to USD 657646607 thousand in the year 2018.

The global plasticizers market is anticipated to achieve a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period, i.e. 2021-2028. The market is segmented by application into film & sheet coverings, flooring & wall, wires & cables, coated fabrics, consumer goods and others. The consumer goods segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share on the back of the increasing population worldwide, which is raising the need for the consumption of consumer goods. Moreover, increasing disposable income of individuals worldwide, which raises the purchasing capacity of individuals, thereby influencing the greater consumption of consumer goods, are some of the factors anticipated to drive the growth of the consumer goods segment during the forecast period.

Growth Drivers

Growing Demand for Flexible PVC in End User Industries

Plastics are used in different formats across several end user industries for the manufacturing of different types of goods. Based on the applicability and the utilization of the product, the rigidity of the plastic is decided for manufacturing the product. Several products require greater flexibility and elasticity to give different shapes. Plasticizers are used to enhance the physical properties of the PVC plastic, which are known as flexible PVC. The plasticizers soften the rigid PVC plastic, thereby providing a whole new dimension of market opportunities for flexible PVC, which is anticipated to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the global plasticizers market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region.

The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR owing to the presence of several manufacturing industries that uses plastics in nations such as China and India. Additionally, the market in North America and Europe is anticipated to grow at a moderate pace, backed by the growing construction and automotive industries in the regions.

The global plasticizers market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
The Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
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Companies Mentioned

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Arkema S.A.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • INEOS Capital Limited
  • UPC Group
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Other Notable Players

Please note the number of players as well as the addition/deletion can be done in the final deliverable as per the feasibility