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Alpha Olefin Market by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, C10 & Higher Olefins) and by Application (LLDPE, HDPE, Valeraldehyde, Plasticizers, Lubricants, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

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Publishing Date: February 2016
Report Code: CH 2161

 

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The alpha olefin market is estimated to be worth USD 13.95 Billion in 2014 and is projected to reach USD 19.85 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% between 2015 and 2020. In this study, 2013 has been considered as the historical year, 2014 as the base year and 2015 to 2020 as forecast period for estimating market size of alpha olefins. The global alpha olefin market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. 1-Hexene is expected to play a key role in fueling the growth of the overall market owing to its unique properties which makes them suitable for use in a wide range of applications. The growing demand for polyethylene is driving the market for 1-Hexene. LLDPE is the largest application segment of alpha olefins. The rising demand from the plastics industry is driving the market for alpha olefins.

In this report, market sizes have been derived using both bottom-up and top-down approaches. First, the market size for each product type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, and C10 & higher olefins) for various regions (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and RoW) are identified through secondary and primary research. The overall alpha olefin market sizes for various regions and countries have been calculated by adding these individual markets. The market has been further segmented on the basis of application, using percentage split gathered during the research. For future growth (CAGRs) trends of the alpha olefins, the application industries – LLDPE, HDPE, valeraldehyde, plasticizers, lubricants, and others have been analyzed. Findings of this study were verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key officials such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and other executives. The breakdown of profiles of the primary interviewees is illustrated in the below figure:

Alpha Olefin Market

The major alpha olefin market players include Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (U.S.), Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Netherlands), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia), and others.

This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments. The target audiences for this alpha olefin market report are as follows:

  • Alpha olefins distributors
  • Government and research organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Alpha olefins suppliers
  • Raw material suppliers

Scope of the Report:

This report categorizes the global alpha olefin market on the basis of type, application, and region.

Market Segmentation, by Type:

The alpha olefin market has been segmented on the basis of type: 1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, and C10 & higher olefins.

Market Segmentation, by Application:

The alpha olefin market has been segmented on the basis of application into LLDPE, HDPE, valeraldehyde, plasticizers, lubricants, and others.

Market Segmentation, by Region:

The region analysis covers Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and RoW.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 11)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stake Holders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 16)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 24)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities for Alpha Olefins
    4.2 Alpha Olefin Market: Regional Segments
    4.3 Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 Alpha Olefin Market Attractiveness
    4.5 1-Butene Market, By Application
    4.7 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Automotive Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Growth in End-Use Industries
                    5.3.1.3 Increasing Demand for Pao-Based Synthetic Lubricants
                    5.3.1.4 Easy Availability of Natural Gas in North America
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Volatile Raw Material Prices
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growing R&D Investments for the Development of Bio-Based Alpha Olefins
    5.4 Value-Chain Analysis
    5.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.5.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 Alpha Olefin Market, By Type (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Market Size and Projection
           6.2.1 1-Butene
           6.2.2 1-Hexene
           6.2.3 1-Octene
           6.2.4 Others
                    6.2.4.1 1-Decene
                    6.2.4.2 1-Dodecene
                    6.2.4.3 1-Tetradecene
                    6.2.4.4 1-Hexadecene and 1-Octadecene

7 Alpha Olefin Market, By Application (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 LLDPE
    7.3 Hdpe
    7.4 Plasticizers
    7.5 Lubricants
    7.6 Valeraldehyde
    7.7 Others

8 Alpha Olefin Market, By Region (Page No. - 65)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Asia-Pacific
    8.3 Europe
    8.4 North America
    8.5 RoW

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 94)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Expansions: the Most Commonly Adopted Growth Strategy
    9.3 Maximum Developments in 2013
    9.4 Competitive Situation and Trends
           9.4.1 Expansions
           9.4.2 New Product Launches
           9.4.3 Joint Ventures
           9.4.4 Investments

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 103)
     10.1 Regional Revenue Mix of Major Market Players
     10.2 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
             10.2.1 Business Overview
             10.2.2 Products Offered
             10.2.3 Recent Developments
             10.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             10.2.5 MnM View
     10.3 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
             10.3.1 Business Overview
             10.3.2 Products Offered
             10.3.3 Recent Developments
             10.3.4 SWOT Analysis
             10.3.5 MnM View
     10.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation
             10.4.1 Business Overview
             10.4.2 Products Offered
             10.4.3 Recent Developments
             10.4.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation: SWOT Analysis
             10.4.5 MnM View
     10.5 Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
             10.5.1 Business Overview
             10.5.2 Products Offered
             10.5.3 Recent Developments
             10.5.4 SWOT Analysis
             10.5.5 MnM View
     10.6 Evonik Industries AG
             10.6.1 Business Overview
             10.6.2 Products Offered
             10.6.3 Recent Developments
             10.6.4 SWOT Analysis
             10.6.5 MnM View
     10.7 The DOW Chemical Company
             10.7.1 Business Overview
             10.7.2 Products Offered
             10.7.3 Recent Developments
     10.8 Sasol Limited
             10.8.1 Business Overview
             10.8.2 Products Offered
             10.8.3 Recent Developments
     10.9 TPC Group
             10.9.1 Business Overview
             10.9.2 Products Offered
     10.10 Qatar Chemical Company Ltd.
             10.10.1 Business Overview
             10.10.2 Products Offered
             10.10.3 Recent Developments
     10.11 Ineos Group Limited
             10.11.1 Business Overview
             10.11.2 Products Offered
             10.11.3 Recent Developments

11 Appendix (Page No. - 126)
     11.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     11.4 Available Customizations
     11.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (74 Tables)

Table 1 Alpha Olefin Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 2 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 3 1-Butene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 4 1-Butene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 6 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 1-Hexene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 8 1-Hexene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 10 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 1-Octene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 12 1-Octene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 14 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Alpha Olefin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 16 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 18 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Alpha Olefin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Asia-Pacific: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Asia-Pacific: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Asia-Pacific: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 34 Asia-Pacific: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Europe: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Europe: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Europe: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 38 Europe: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Europe: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Europe: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Europe: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Europe: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 North America: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 48 North America: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 North America: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 50 North America: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 North America: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 52 North America: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 North America: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 54 North America: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 North America: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 56 North America: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 North America: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 58 North America: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 RoW: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 60 RoW: 1-Butene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 RoW: 1-Butene  Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 62 RoW: 1-Butene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 RoW: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 64 RoW: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 RoW: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 66 RoW: 1-Hexene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 RoW: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 68 RoW: 1-Octene Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 RoW: 1-Octene  Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 70 RoW: 1-Octene Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 Expansions, 2012–2015
Table 72 New Product Launches, 2012–2015
Table 73 Joint Ventures, 2012–2015
Table 74 Investments, 2012–2015


List of Figures (47 Figures)

Figure 1 Alpha Olefin Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
Figure 3 Key Data From Primary Sources
Figure 4 Key Insights
Figure 5 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 8 Alpha Olefin Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 9 1-Hexene to Dominate the Alpha Olefins Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 10 LLDPE Segment to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific to Witness the Fastest Growth Rate During the Projected Period
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific is Estimated to Be the Largest Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 13 Alpha Olefin Market to Witness Rapid Growth Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 15 China Accounted for the Largest 1-Butene Market Share (Value) in Asia-Pacific, 2014
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Alpha Olefins Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 17 LLDPE Accounted for the Largest Market Share (Volume), 2014
Figure 18 Asia-Pacific Alpha Olefin Market Projected to Register High Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Market, By Region
Figure 20 Overview of the Forces Governing the Alpha Olefin Market
Figure 21 Raw Material Accounts for the Major Value Addition
Figure 22 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 23 1-Hexene to Grow Rapidly During the Forecast Period
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth Rate for 1-Butene
Figure 25 1-Hexene to Dominate Alpha Olefin Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 26 LLDPE to Dominate 1-Hexene Market
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth Rate for 1-Octene Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 28 LLDPE to Witness High Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Regional Snapshot (2015–2020): China is Emerging as A Strategic Location for 1-Hexene
Figure 30 China to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Alpha Olefins Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 31 Alpha Olefin Market in Asia-Pacific Snapshot: China to Continue Dominating the Market
Figure 32 Alpha Olefins Market in Europe Snapshot: LLDPE to Dominate 1-Hexene Market
Figure 33 Alpha Olefin Market in North America Snapshot: U.S. to Register High Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 The Middle East to Register the Highest CAGR for 1-Butene
Figure 35 Companies Adopted Expansions as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2012 and 2015
Figure 36 Expansions Accounted for Maximum Number of Developments Between 2012 and 2015
Figure 37 North America Alpha Olefin Market Witnessed Maximum Number of Developments Between 2012 and 2015
Figure 38 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Royal Dutch Shell PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Exxon Mobil Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 SABIC: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Evonik Industries AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 The DOW Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Sasol Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 TPC Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Qatar Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Ineos Group : Company Snapshot

The alpha olefin market is projected to reach USD 19.85 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% between 2015 and 2020.

The global alpha olefin market is driven by increased demand from end-use industries such as plastics and automotive. Asia-Pacific, with its growing economy and rapidly expanding plastics and automotive industries, is projected to witness the highest growth in the alpha olefins market between 2015 and 2020.

LLDPE is the fastest-growing application segment for alpha olefins. The rising demand for high-quality plastics is driving the market for LLDPE. The growing plastics industry is paving a way for the growth of the alpha olefin market. The superior properties of LLDPE such as high tensile strength, high puncture resistance, and others make it the preferred material for use in plastic applications. It is mostly used in packaging applications such as food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and consumer goods packaging, among others.

1-Hexene is the fastest-growing type of alpha olefins. It is used as a comonomer in the production of polyethylene. It enhances the properties of plastics. The high growth of the market is attributed to the growth of its end-use industries. The alpha olefin market is also witnessing innovation and expansion of operations by the major market players.

Asia-Pacific is the largest alpha olefin market and is also projected to have the highest growth during the forecast period. This is due to the growing demand from the end-use industries such as plastics and automotive. The rising disposable income of consumers and their changing lifestyles are the key factors driving the market for plastics industry in the Asia-Pacific region. China is the largest market for alpha olefins due. The dominance of China is attributed to the rapidly growing plastics industry in the country. The demand for alpha olefins is also propelled by the rising demand for packaging and polyalphaolefin-based synthetic lubricants.

The increasing demand for rubber chemicals is boosting the market for valeraldehyde. Alpha olefins are also used to control the structure of rubber. Moreover, they are used in the synthesis of fine chemicals, wherein they add flavors and fragrances to the product.

Alpha Olefin Market

Volatile raw material prices acts as a restraint for the market. With the increase in the prices of raw materials, the cost of producing alpha olefins also increases. This increases the overall cost of the manufacturers. Additionally, the shifting focus of the manufacturers towards more advanced technologies hampers the growth of alpha olefin market. With the use of advanced technologies, the cost of manufacturing increases, as it is expensive to adopt the technologies.

The competitiveness of the alpha olefin market is continuously increasing with innovative and new product launches. Strategic developments are mostly undertaken by major players such as Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (U.S.), Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Netherlands), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia), among others. The market players are primarily concentrating on organic growth strategies. The growing demand from end users and the growth strategies adopted by key players has led to the establishment of a number of new production facilities and offices in different regions.

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