Plasticizers are organic compounds added to polymers to facilitate processing and to increase the flexibility and toughness of the final product by internal modification of the polymer molecule. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) accounts for 80-90% of world plasticizer consumption.
The main factor owing to the growth of this industry is growing consumption from industries like automotive industry, home appliances, electric wires and cables. Phthalates accounted for 70% of the world consumption of plasticizers in 2014, down from approximately 88% in 2005 and are forecast to account for 65% of world consumption in 2020. This decline is due to the increasing concerns over environmental effects.
The plasticizers market has been segmented by type, application and geography exclusively. Based on the types of additives commercially available, the market is categorized widely into two categories, which are, phthalates and non-phthalates. Each type varies greatly and the composition is different with different technical specifications. The phthalate type of plasticizers are further divided into dioctyl phthalate (DOP)/ diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), di(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) and others. Whereas non-phthalates are divided into adipates, esters, trimellitates, epoxy, bio-based plasticizers and others. The key user segments include automobile industry, building and construction, electrical and cable industry, food and beverage industry, furniture, house appliances, medical devices industry and others.
The overall plasticizers market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. The market has been segmented in to four regions North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and Rest of the World. Competitive landscape for industry and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2014 are provided.
Few of the companies that are profiled in the plasticizers market report include:
- BASF SE
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Evonik Industries AG
- Exxon Mobil Corp.,
- LANXESS AG and many more.
1. Plasticizers Market Overview
2. Plasticizers Market Executive Summary
3. Plasticizers Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End User Profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Plasticizers Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Plasticizers Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Plasticizers Market– Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Plasticizers Market: By Type
6.1.1. Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP)/ Diethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP)
6.1.2. Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
6.1.3. Di(2-propylheptyl) Phthalate (DPHP)
6.1.4. Diisodecyl Phthalate (DIDP)
6.1.5. Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP)
6.1.6. Dioctyl Terephthalate (DOTP)
7. Plasticizers Market: By Application
7.1. Automobile Industry
7.2. Building and Construction
7.3. Electrical and Cable Industry
7.4. Food and Beverage Industry
7.6. House Appliances
7.7. Medical Devices Industry
8. Plasticizers Market: Geography
8.1. North America
8.2.4. The Netherlands
8.3.4. South Korea
8.4.2. Middle East
8.4.3. South Africa
9. Plasticizers Market Entropy
9.1. New Product Launches
9.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
10. Plasticizers Market Company Profile
10.1. Adeka Corporation
10.2. Amines & Plasticizers Limited
10.3. BASF SE
10.4. Eastman Chemical Company
10.5. Evonik Industries AG
10.6. Exxon Mobil Corp.
10.7. LANXESS AG
10.8. NAN YA Plastics Corporation
10.9. Shandong Hongxin Chemicals Co. Ltd.
10.10. UPC Technology Corp.
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
11.3. Research Methodology
11.5. Compilation of Expert Insights