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Europe Acetic Acid Market Outlook to 2026

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  • 218 Pages
  • May 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • BlueQuark Research & Consulting
  • ID: 5398019
The market for acetic acid is expected to witness moderate growth in the region over the period of forecast due to growing consciousness about environmental degradation and a steady increase in the usage of vinyl acetate monomers in various end-user industries.

The mainstream construction industry alone is responsible for around 15% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, to reduce the carbon impact of construction, it is essential to increase the use of timber in the buildings. The worldwide rise in environmental concerns has led to significant growth in the timber industry due to its renewability. Polyvinyl acetate is a vinyl acetate monomer which is primarily used as a construction adhesive in timber construction. In recent years many of the world’s tallest timber buildings are constructed in the European countries such as France, Austria and Norway. European architects and researchers have long been at the forefront of mass timber design and construction.

The European acetic acid market is segmented on the basis of application and end-use. The end-user segment is further segmented as Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Plastics & Polymers, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, and Textiles, among others. Polyvinyl alcohol is formed by the polymerization of vinyl acetate and used as packaging films for food protection. Polyvinyl alcohol is proven safe in close contact with food products and the films made of polyvinyl alcohol exhibit excellent air and water barrier properties for food packaging systems. Aquapak Polymers, a UK based company, have introduced HydropolTM, a flexible polymer-based on polyvinyl alcohol for packaging in the region.

Some of the key players in the market are BP Plc, Celanese Corporation, PetroChina Company Limited, Daicel Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Lonza Group AG.

In November 2019, Kuraray’s MonoSol announced the expansion of their polyvinyl alcohol-based packaging with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Poland. The addition of the Poland facility will expand MonoSol’s manufacturing presence to mainland Europe and is driven by the strong growth of the unit dose concept in continental markets.

In July 2019, INEOS awarded Fluor Corp. the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for its new vinyl acetate monomer plant at the Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull, U.K. The new VAM plant represents one of three projects in the U.K. worth GBP one billion that INEOS announced in February 2019. INEOS reported that it would spend GBP 150 million on the Northern England project.

Our Europe Acetic Acid Market report provides deep insight into the current and future state of the acetic acid market in the region. The report examines the market drivers and restraints that are influencing the growth in detail. The study also covers emerging market trends, developments, opportunities, and challenges in the industry. This report also covers extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies and their market shares.
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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Scope and Methodology
2.1 Aim & Objective of the study
2.2 Market Definition
2.3 Study Information
2.4 General Study Assumptions
2.5 Research Phases
3. Market Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1 Drivers
3.2.2 Restraints
3.3 Market Trends & Developments
3.4 Market Opportunities
3.5 Feedstock Analysis
3.6 Trade Scenario
3.7 Price Trend Analysis
3.8 Supply Scenario
3.9 Regulatory Policies
4. Industry Analysis
4.1 Supply Chain Analysis
4.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Competition in the Industry
4.2.2 Potential of New Entrants into the Industry
4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.4 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.2.5 Threat of substitute products
5. Market Segmentation & Forecast
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Vinyl Acetate Monomer
5.1.2 Acetic Anhydride
5.1.3 Acetate Esters
5.1.4 Purified Terephthalic Acid
5.1.5 Others
5.2 By End Use
5.2.1 Food & Beverage
5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
5.2.3 Plastic & Polymers
5.2.4 Paints & Coatings
5.2.5 Adhesives
5.2.6 Textiles
5.2.7 Others
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1 United Kingdom
6.2 Germany
6.3 Italy
6.4 France
6.5 Russia
6.6 Nordic Countries
6.7 Rest of Europe
7. Key Company Profiles
6.1 BP Plc
6.2 Celanese Corporation
6.3 Eastman Chemical Company
6.4 PetroChina Company Limited
6.5 Daicel Corporation
6.6 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
6.7 Lonza Group AG
6.8 Solvay SA
6.10 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
*List of companies is not exhaustive
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 List of Notable Players in the Market
8.2 M&A, JV, and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies of Key Players
9. Conclusions and Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • BP Plc
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • PetroChina Company Limited
  • Daicel Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Lonza Group AG
  • Solvay SA
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.