HOME Top Market Reports Alpha Olefin Market By Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene, 1-Dodecene 1-Tetradecene, C16-18, C20), & Applications (Lldpe, Hdpe, Detergent Alcohols, Synthetic Lubricants, Polybutene-1, Aos & Others) - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018.

Alpha Olefin Market By Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene, 1-Dodecene 1-Tetradecene, C16-18, C20), & Applications (Lldpe, Hdpe, Detergent Alcohols, Synthetic Lubricants, Polybutene-1, Aos & Others) - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018.

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: November 2013
Report Code: CH 2161

 

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The demand in alpha olefin market will continue to surge with the growth in production of polyethylene, and polyalphaolefin. Alpha olefinis largely used as co-monomers for polyethylene production. Low density and high density polyethylene (LLDPE and HDPE) have recently registered significant growth owing to the rise in demand from plastic industry. Polyalphaolefin (PAO) is high quality synthetic base oil. It is widely used in some of the most technically demanding synthetic lubricants.  Since environmental regulations are becoming more stringent, PAO allows lubricant products to meet these regulations.

The alpha olefin market is highly competitive in nature. It has several market participants with a few market leaders globally. Chevron Philips Chemical Co. (U.S.), Ineos Oligomers (U.S.), Sasol (South Africa), Nizhnekamkneftekim (Russia) and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (U.S.) hold a significant control in the market. The major players will continue to hold respective positions by launching new products and making substantial investments for capacity expansions.

MARKET MATRIX: ALPHA OLEFIN MARKET IN DIFFERENT REGIONS

Alpha Olefin Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The alpha olefin market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2%, over the next five years and reach 4.6 million metric tons by 2018. North America will continue to dominate the market as various expansion activities have been planned by top players such as CP Chem, INEOS, Idemitsu and Mitsui.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the global alpha olefin market include Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), ExxonMobil Chemical Company (U.S.), Godrej Industries Ltd. (India), Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (Japan), Ineos Oligomers (U.S.), Linde AG (Germany), Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan), Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Russia), Qatar chemical (Qatar), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia), Sasol (South Africa) and Shell Chemical Limited (U.K.)

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market on the basis of applications, product type and geography; forecasting volumes and revenue and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications:  The alpha olefin market is segmented on the basis of applications as LLDPE, HDPE, detergent alcohols and synthetic lubricants. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenue forecasted for each application.

On the basis of product type:  C4 (1-butene), C6 (1-hexene), C8 (1-octene), C10 (1-decene), C12 (1-dodecene), C14 (1-tetradecene), C16-C18 and C20+

On the basis of geography:  North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and ROW.

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
   1.1 Key Take-Aways
   1.2 Report Description
   1.3 Markets Covered
   1.4 Stakeholders
   1.5 Research Methodology
         1.5.1 Market Size
         1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
         1.5.3 Major Secondary Sources Used
         1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
         1.5.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 20)

3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 22)
   3.1 Market Segmentation
   3.2 The Market Scenario Of Alpha Olefin, By Geography
   3.3 Dveleoping Nations To Exihibit High Growth In The Next Five Years
   3.4 Expansion-The Most Preferred Strategy

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 27)
   4.1 Introduction
         4.1.1 Production Capacity (2012)
   4.2 Value Chain
   4.3 Market Dynamics
         4.3.1 Drivers
                  4.3.1.1 Growth In End-User Industries
                             4.3.1.1.1 Polyethylene Industry
                             4.3.1.1.2 Increasing Demand For Pao Based Synthetic Lubricants
                  4.3.1.2 Easy Availability Of Raw Materials In North America
         4.3.2 Restraints
                  4.3.2.1 Current Economic Condition Of Europe
         4.3.3 Opportunity
                  4.3.3.1 Bio-Based Alpha Olefin
   4.4 Winning Imperative
   4.5 Raw Material Analysis
   4.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
         4.6.1 Suppliers’ Power
         4.6.2 Buyers’ Power
         4.6.3 Threat Of New Entrants
         4.6.4 Threat Of Substitutes
         4.6.5 Degree Of Competition
   4.7 Market Share Analysis

5 Alpha Olefin Market, By Type (Page No. - 43)
   5.1 Introduction
         5.1.1 1-Butene
                  5.1.1.1 1-Butene Capacities, By Company
                  5.1.1.1.1 Polyethylene Co-Monomers Capture The Maximum Share
                  5.1.1.1.2 North America Captures The Maximum Share For C4 Demand
         5.1.2 1-Hexene (C6)
                  5.1.2.1 1-Hexene Production Capacities, By Company
                  5.1.2.1.1 Lldpe Continues To Capture The Maximum Share Of 1-Hexene
         5.1.3 1-Octene
                  5.1.3.1 1-Octene Production Capacities, By Company
                  5.1.3.1.1 Lldpe-The Dominating Application
                  5.1.3.1.2 Asia-Pacific Will Experience High Growth In The Next Five Years
         5.1.4 1-Decene
                  5.1.4.1 About 85% Of 1-Decene Is Used To Make Synthetic Lubricants
                  5.1.4.2 Europe Leads The Market For Synthetic Lubricants
         5.1.5 1- Dodecene
                  5.1.5.1 Slow Growth Of Detergents Alcohols
                  5.1.5.2 High Growth Of C12 In Asia-Pacific
         5.1.6 1- Tetradecene
                  5.1.6.1 Introduction
                  5.1.6.2 High Growth For 1-Tetradecene In Asia-Pacific
         5.1.7 1- Hexadecene & 1-Octadecene
                  5.1.7.1 1-Octadecene
                  5.1.7.1.1 Moderate Growth Of C16-C18 Alpha Olefins
        5.1.8    C20 + Alpha Olefins
                  5.1.8.1 Row Will Experience An Above-The-Average Growth

6 Alpha Olefin Market, By Application (Page No. - 78)
   6.1 Introduction
         6.1.1 Polyethylene
                  6.1.1.1 Linear Low Density Polyethylene
                  6.1.1.2 High Density Polyethylene
         6.1.2 Detergent Alcohols
         6.1.3 Synthetic Lubricants
         6.1.4 Others (Polybutene-1 & Aos/Additives)
                  6.1.4.1 Polybutene-1
                  6.1.4.2 Sulfonate (Aos)

7 Alpha Olefin Market, By Geography (Page No. - 94)
   7.1 Introduction
         7.1.1 Developing Economies Will Grow At A High Cagr When Compared To Developed Economies
   7.2 North America
         7.2.1 Moderate Growth In The North American Region
         7.2.2 U.S. Captures The Maximum Share
                  7.2.2.1 U.S.
                               7.2.2.1.1 Lldpe & Hdpe Capture 50% Of The Market Share
                   7.2.2.2 Canada
   7.3 Europe
         7.3.1 Introduction
                  7.3.1.1 Europe Alpha Olefins Demand By Country
                              7.3.1.1.1 Germany
   7.4 Asia-Pacific
         7.4.1 Introduction
         7.4.2 C6 Alpha Olefin Captures The Maximum Share
                  7.4.2.1 China, India And Japan-Leading Countries
   7.5 The Middle East
         7.5.1 Saudi Arabia-The Leading Country
   7.6 Row

8 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 113)
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 Strategic Developments
         8.2.1 Capacity Expansion: Most Preferred Strategic Approach
         8.2.2 Maximum Developments In 2013
         8.2.3 North America: The Most Active Region
         8.2.4 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Lp (U.S.)&Dow Chemical Company (U.S.): The Most Active Participants
         8.2.5 New Product Launch/Development
         8.2.6 Acquisitions
         8.2.7 Expansions
         8.2.8 Partnership & Collaboration
         8.2.9 Joint Venture
         8.2.10 Supply Contracts
 
9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments) (Page No. - 129)
   9.1 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Lp
   9.2 Evonik Industries Ag
   9.3 Exxonmobil Chemical Company
   9.4 Godrej Industries Ltd.
   9.5 Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
   9.6 Ineos Oligomer
   9.7 Linde Ag
   9.8 Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation
   9.9 Nizhnekamskneftekhim
   9.1 Qatar Chemical Company Limited
   9.11 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
   9.12 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic)
   9.13 Sasol
   9.14 The Dow Chemical Company
 
*Details Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.


List Of Tables (84 Tables)

Table 1 Alpha Olefin: Manufacturers, Products, & Brands
Table 2 Production Capacity, By Company, 2012 (‘000 Tonnes/Annum)
Table 3 Organic Growth Strategies, By Major Players
Table 4 Top 10 Ethylene Producing Companies, 2012
Table 5 Alfa Olefin Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 6 1-Butene(C4): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 7 1-Butene Production Capacities, By Company, 2012 (Tons/Year)
Table 8 C4 Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 9 C4 By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 Mt)
Table 10 C4 By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 11 1-Hexene (C6): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 12 1-Hexene Production Capacities, By Company, 2012 (Tons/Year)
Table 13 C6 Demand, By Application ,2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 14 C6 Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 15 C6 Alfa Olefin Market, By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 16 1-Octene (C8): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 17 1-Octene Production Capacities, By Company, 2012 (Tons/Year)
Table 18 C8 Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 19 C8 Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 20 C8 Alfa Olefin Market, By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 21 1-Decene (C10): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 22 C10 Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 23 C10 Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 24 C10 Alpha Olefin Market, By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 25 1-Dodecene (C12): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 26 C12 Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 27 C12 By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 28 C12 By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 29 1-Tetradecene (C14): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 30 C14 Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 31 C14 By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 32 1-Hexadecene (C16): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 33 1-Octadecene (C18): Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 34 C16-18 Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 35 C16-18 Alpha Olefin Market, By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 36 C20+ Demand, By Region, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 37 C20+ By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 38 Global Demand By Applications 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 39 Physical Properties Of Lldpe
Table 40 LLDPE Capacity, By Company, 2012 (Tonne Per Annum)
Table 41 LLDPE Demand For Alpha Olefin, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 42 Properties Of Hdpe
Table 43 HDPE Capacity, By Company, 2012 (Tons Per Annum)
Table 44 HDPE Demand For Alpha Olefin, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 45 Alcohol Capacity, 2011 (Kilo Tons Per Annum)
Table 46 Detergent Alcohol Capacity, By Company, 2011 (Ktpa)
Table 47 Synthetic Alcohols Via Linear Alpha Olefins
Table 48 Synthetic Lubricant Demand For Alpha Olefin, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 49 Alpha Olefin Demand, By Geography, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 50 By Geography, 2013-2018 ($Million)
Table 51 North America: Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 52 North America: Demand, By Country, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 53 U.S.: Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 54 Canada: Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 55 Europe: Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 56 Europe: By Country, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 57 Germany: Demand, By Application, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Demand, By Country, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 60 The Middle East: Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 61 The Middle East: Demand, By Country, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 62 Row: Demand, By Chain Length, 2013-2018 ('000 MT)
Table 63 New Product Launch/Development
Table 64 Acquisition
Table 65 Expansion
Table 66 Partnership & Collaboration
Table 67 Joint Venture
Table 68 Supply Contract
Table 69 Alpha Olefin Production Capacity, 2012 (MMLB/Year)
Table 70 Chevron: Normal Alpha Olefins, Product, & Their Application
Table 71 Evonik: Product & Their Application
Table 72 Exxonmobil: Alpha Olefin, Product, & Their Application
Table 73 Godrej: Product, Brand, & Their Application
Table 74 Idemitsu: Product, Grade, & Their Application
Table 75 Ineos: Product, & Their Application
Table 76 Ineos: Plant Location, By Product & Capacity, 2012 (KTPA)
Table 77 Nizhnekamskneftekhim: Alpha Olefin, Product, & Their Application
Table 78 Qatar Chemical: Product, & Their Application
Table 79 Qatar Chemical: Plant Location, By Product & Capacity, 2012 (MTPA)
Table 80 Royal Dutch: Product & Their Application
Table 81 Saudi Basic: Alpha Olefins, Product, & Their Application
Table 82 Sasol: Alpha-Olefin Production Capacity, 2012 (KTPA)
Table 83 Sasol: Product & Their Application
Table 84 Dow Chemical: Product & Their Application
 
 
List Of Figures (22 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Alpha Olefin Market Consumption, By Types, Application & Geography, 2013
Figure 2 Alpha Olefin Market Segmentation
Figure 3 Market Matrix: Alpha Olefin Market In Different Region
Figure 4 Alpha Olefin Market Revenue Trend, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 5 The Top Five Companies Relied on The Expansion Strategy
Figure 6 Value Chain Of Alpha Olefins
Figure 7 Impact Analysis of Major Drivers on The Apha Olefin Market
Figure 8 Impact Analysis of Restraints on The Alpha Olefin Market
Figure 9 Consumption of Ethylene, By Geography, 2011
Figure 10 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 11 Alpha Olefin Market Share Analysis, By Manufacturer, 2012
Figure 12 Poly Alpha Olefin Market Share Analysis, By Manufacturer, 2012
Figure 13 Polyethylene Market Share, By Type, 2013
Figure 14 Detergent Alcohols Demand For Alpha Olefin, 2013-2018 ('000 Mt)
Figure 15 Alpha Olefin Market Share, By Geography, 2013
Figure 16 Competitive Development, By Growth Strategy, 2010–2013
Figure 17 Competitive Development, By Year, 2010-2013
Figure 18 Competitive Development, By Geography, 2010-2013
Figure 19 Competitive Development, By Company,2010-2013
Figure 20 New Product Launch/Development, 2010–2013
Figure 21 Expansion, 2011–2013
Figure 22 Joint Venture, 2011–2013

Linear alpha olefins are vital industrial alpha-olefins, which include 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecene, 1-tetradecene, 1-hexadecene, 1-octadecene and higher blends of C20-C24, C24-C30, and C20-C30 ranges. In 2013, the alpha olefin C4, C6, and C8 captured a maximum share of the total volume. The demand for 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene will continue to dominate due to high growth in the end-user applications industry such as polyethylene.

Demand in the global alpha olefin market is anticipated to grow by 4.2% annually to reach 4.6 million metric tons by 2018. Major drivers for the market are growth in polyethylene industry, and increasing capacity expansions. Bio-based alpha olefins are currently under the research and development phase, but are likely to gain momentum in the next decade which may be an upcoming opportunity for the manufacturers.

There are various applications of alpha olefins that ranges from polyethylene (LLDPE, HPDE), synthetic lubricants, detergent intermediates, oilfield chemicals, paper industry, and additives. Alpha olefin manufacturers have to cater to a wide variety of customers’ demands. LLDPE and HDPE captured around half of the market share in the total applications share. 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene are widely used in polyethylene co-monomers. 1-decene is used to make poly alpha olefins while 1-dodecene is used in detergent alcohols and poly alpha olefins.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (U.S.), Sasol (South Africa), and Shell Chemicals Limited (U.K.) are the major players which hold significant controlling share in this global market.

Alpha Olefin Market Share, By Geography, 2013

Alpha Olefin Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

North America will continue to capture large share of the alpha olefin market in the next five years growing at a CAGR of 4% from 2013-2018. The alpha olefin market for emerging economies of the world is expected to grow with higher growth rates, while the market in matured economies will grow at modest rates.

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