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Blowing Agents Market by Type (HCFCs, HFCs, HCs, & Others), by Foam Type (PU, PS, Phenolic, Polyolefin, & Others) & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2019

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2014
Report Code: CH 2309

 

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Blowing agents is one of the most widely used additives in polymeric foam industry across the globe, finding applications in almost all foam industries. Blowing agents are highly used materials as a part of the manufacturing of diverse sorts of polymeric foams to accomplish particular properties and upgrading nature of polymer parts. These blowing agents are utilized where the pressure develops during processing to produce low density foams with a more homogenous foam structure. Dependent upon the proposed application of polymers, blowing agents are used to make the foamed items. The polymer foam business segment interest is developing essentially in view of producing low cost, environment-friendly foam products. At present, the interest in blowing agents is rising because of sprouting demand for polymeric foams due to rapid developments in their end-user industries like appliances and construction.

Since the development of polymer foams, various types of blowing agents have been used. The very first were CFCs which were phase-out globally in 2010 because their high ODP and high GWP. HCFCs came as transition blowing agents which were soon phase-out in major developed nations and are going to be soon phase-out in other parts of the world. Currently, HFCs, and Hydrocarbons are majorly used in it. Increasing penetration of various environment friendly products like HFOs, Methyl Formate, and Methylal encases the significant opportunities in the global market.

This study basically aims to estimate the global market of blowing agents for 2014 and to forecast the expected demand of the same in 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW. Major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

For this report, various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, chemical & material magazines, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the market. The primary sources–experts from related industries and suppliers - have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations of blowing agents.

The report gives a competitive scenario between the major players in the blowing agents market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. This gives a holistic view about the long term plans of the key market players in industry. Furthermore, the report also profile these companies in order to provide elaborative information such as company overview, financials, products and services, developments and SWOT analysis of these companies. These include major players in the global market: Arkema SA (France), E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Foam Supplies Inc (U.S.), Haltermann GmbH (Germany), Honeywell International Ltd. (U.S.), Lambiotte & cia SA/NV (Belgium), Solvay SA (Belgium), and other market players.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for blowing agents on the basis of types, foam types, and geography; forecasting consumption volumes & market revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The blowing agents market is segmented on the basis of major types including HCFCs, HFCs, Hydrocarbons (HCs), and Others. Each type is further described in detail in the report with a forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of foam types: The blowing agents market is segmented on the basis of foam industry such PU, PS, Phenolic, Polyolefin, and Others. Use of blowing agent in each foam type is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions.

Table Of Contents 

1. Introduction (Page No. - 18)
  1.1 Objectives
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Stakeholders
  1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Market Size
      1.4.2 Markets Covered
      1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
      1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.4.5 Assumptions
      1.4.6 Key Questions Answered

2. Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

3. Blowing Agents Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
  3.1 Market Segmentation
  3.2 Market Dynamics
  3.3 Global Market Outlook
  3.4 Market, By Type
  3.5 Market, By Foam Type
  3.6 Market, By Geography
  3.7 Competitive Strategies, By Leading Players

4. Market Overview  (Page No. - 47)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Evolution Of Blowing Agents
  4.3 Value Chain Analysis
  4.4 Market Dynamics
      4.4.1 Drivers
            4.4.1.1 High Growth In Global Polymeric Foams Market
            4.4.1.2 Growing Chinese Market
      4.4.2 Restraints
            4.4.2.1 Frequent Changes In The Choice Of Blowing Agents With Respect To Environmental Regulations
            4.4.2.2 High Cost Of Shifting Technology
      4.4.3 Opportunity
            4.4.3.1 Increasing Demand For Environment-Friendly Blowing Agents
  4.5 Burning Issues
      4.5.1 Phase-Down Of HFCS
  4.6 Winning Imperatives
      4.6.1 Growing Demand For Next Generation Blowing Agents –HFOS
  4.7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      4.7.1 Suppliers’ Power
      4.7.2 Buyers’ Power
      4.7.3 Threat Of New Entrants
      4.7.4 Threat Of Substitutes
      4.7.5 Degree Of Competition
  4.8 Selection Of Blowing Agents
  4.9 Comparison Of Blowing Agents
  4.10 Regulations
       4.10.1 Montreal Protocol (Mp)
       4.10.2 Kyoto Protocol
       4.10.3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)– Snap Program

5. Blowing Agent Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 73)
  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 HCFCS Market, By Product Type
      5.2.1 HCFC-141b
      5.2.2 HCFC-142b
      5.2.3 HCFC-22
      5.2.4 Others HCFCS
  5.3 HCFCS Market, By Region
  5.4 HFCS Market, By Product Type
      5.4.1 HFC-245fa
      5.4.2 HFC-134a
      5.4.3 HFC-365MFC/227EA
      5.4.4 HFC-152a
  5.5 HFCs Market, By Region
  5.6 Hydrocarbons (HCS) Market, By Product Type
      5.6.1 N-Pentane
      5.6.2 Cyclopentane
      5.6.3 Isopentane
      5.6.4 Isobutane
      5.6.5 N-Butane
      5.6.6 Other HCS
  5.7 Hydrocarbons (HCS) Market, By Region
  5.8 Others Market, By Product Type
      5.8.1 Hydrofluoroolefin (HFOS)
      5.8.2 Inert Gases
      5.8.3 Methyl Formate
      5.8.4 Methylal
      5.8.5 Others
  5.9 Others Market, By Region

6. Global Blowing Agents Market, By Foam Type (Page No. - 121)
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 HCFCS Market, By Foam Type
  6.3 HFCs Market, By Foam Type
  6.4 Hydrocarbons (HCS) Market, By Foam Type
  6.5 Others Market, By Foam Type

7. Global Blowing Agents Market, By Geography (Page No. - 136)
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 North America: Market, By Type
  7.3 North America: Market, By Country
      7.3.1 U.S.: Market, By Type
      7.3.2 Canada: Market, By Type
  7.4 West Europe: Market, By Type
  7.5 West Europe: Market, By Country
      7.5.1 Germany: Market, By Type
      7.5.2 U.K.: Market, By Type
      7.5.3 Belgium: Market, By Type
  7.6 Asia-Pacific: Blowing Agent Market, By Type
  7.7 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Country
      7.7.1 Japan: Market, By Type
      7.7.2 China: Market, By Type
      7.7.3 India: Market, By Type
      7.7.4 South Korea: Market, By Type
  7.8 Row: Market, By Type
  7.9 Row: Market, By Country
      7.9.1 Brazil: Blowing Agent Market, By Type
      7.9.2 Russia: Blowing Agent Market, By Type
      7.9.3 South Africa: Market, By Type

8. Competitive Landscapes (Page No. - 178)
  8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Expansions: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
      8.2.1 Expansions
      8.2.2 Agreements & Collaborations
      8.2.3 New Product Launches
  8.3 Maximum Developments In 2012
  8.4 Honeywell International Inc.: The Most Active Participant

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments) (Page No. - 187)
  9.1 Arkema S.A.
  9.2 Changshu 3F Zhonghao New Chemical Materials Co., Ltd.
  9.3 Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  9.4 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  9.5 Exxonmobil Corporation
  9.6 Foam Supplies, Inc.
  9.7 Haltermann GMBH
  9.8 Harp International Ltd.
  9.9 Honeywell International Inc
  9.10 Lambiotte & CIE S.A./N.V.
  9.11 Linde Ag
  9.12 Scharr CPC GMBH
  9.13 Sinochem Group
  9.14 Solvay Sa
  9.15 Zeon Corporation

*Details Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies. 
  

List Of Tables  (101 Tables)
  
Table 1 Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 2 Growth Markets
Table 3 Major Growth Strategies
Table 4 Organic Growth Strategies, By Major Players
Table 5 Comparison Of Blowing Agents, By Property
Table 6 Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 7 Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 8 HCFC-141b Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 9 HCFC-142b Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 10 HCFC-22 Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 11 HCFC Others Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 12 HCFC Blowing Agents Market Size (Volume), By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 13 HCFC Blowing Agent Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 14 HFC-245fa Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 15 HFC-134a Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 16 HFC Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 17 HFC Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 18 HFC Blowing Agent Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons) 
Table 19 HFC Blowing Agent Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 20 N-Pentane Blowing Agent Market Size Market, 2012-2019
Table 21 Cyclopentane Blowing Agent Market Size Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 22 Isopentane Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 23 Isobutane Blowing Agent Market Size Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 24 N-Butane Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 25 HC Others Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 26 HC Blowing Agents Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 27 HC Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 28 HFO's Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 29 Inert Gases Blowing Agents Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 30 Methyl Formate Blowing Agent Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 31 Methylal Blowing Agents Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 32 Others Blowing Agents Market Size, 2012-2019
Table 33 Others Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 34 Others Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 35 Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Market Share, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 37 HCFC Blowing Agents Market Size , By Foam Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 38 HCFC Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 39 HFC Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 40 HFC Blowing Agent Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 41 HC Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 42 HC Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 43 Others Blowing Agents Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 44 Others Market Size, By Foam Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 45 Market Size, By Geography, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Market Size, By Geography, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 47 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 48 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 49 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 50 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 51 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 52 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 53 Canada: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 54 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 55 West Europe: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 56 West Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 57 West Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 58 West Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Germany: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Germany: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 61 U.K.: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 62 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 63 Belgium: Market Size,, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Belgium: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 65 Asia Pacific: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 67 Asia-Pacific: Market Size,, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 68 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 69 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 70 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 71 China: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 72 China: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 73 India: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 74 India: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 75 South Korea: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 76 South Korea: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 77 Row: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 78 Row: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 79 Row: Market Size,, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 80 Row: Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 81 Brazil: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 82 Brazil: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 83 Russia: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 84 Russia: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 85 South Africa: Blowing Agents Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 86 South Africa: Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 87 Expansions, 2011-2012
Table 88 Agreements & Collaborations, 2012-2014
Table 89 New Product Launches, 2011-2013
Table 90 Arkema Sa: Products & Their Description
Table 91 Changshu 3F Zhonghao New Chemical Materials: Products & Their Description
Table 92 Daikin Industries, Ltd.: Products & Their Description
Table 93 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company: Products & Their Description
Table 94 Exxon Mobil Corporation: Products & Their Description
Table 95 Harp International Ltd.: Products & Their Description
Table 96 Honeywell: Products & Their Description
Table 97 Linde Ag: Products & Their Description
Table 98 Scharr CPC GMBH: Products & Their Description
Table 99 Sinochem Group: Products & Their Description
Table 100 Solvay Sa: Products & Their Description
Table 101 Zeon Corporation: Products & Their Description


List Of Figures  (39 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Blowing Agent: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Blowing Agents: Types & Sub-Types
Figure 3 Market Dynamics
Figure 4 Market Size, By Type, Application & Geography, 2013 (Kilotons)
Figure 5 Blowing Agents: Product Life Cycle
Figure 6 Market Share, By Type, 2013–2019
Figure 7 HCFCS Blowing Agents, By Sub-Types, 2013
Figure 8 HFCs Blowing Agent, By Sub-Types, 2013
Figure 9 HCs Blowing Agent, By Type, 2013
Figure 10 Others Blowing Agent, By Type, 2013
Figure 11 Market Size, By Foam Type, 2013 (Kilotons)
Figure 12 Market Size, By Foam Type, 2013 Vs 2019
Figure 13 Market Matrix, By Region, 2013-2019
Figure 14 Market: Regional Scenario, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Figure 15 Blowing Agent Market: Revenue Trend, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Figure 16 Blowing Agent: Major Growth Strategies, 2011-2013
Figure 17 Strategic Analysis, Major Company,2011-2013
Figure 18 Evolution Of Blowing Agents
Figure 19 Value Chain Analysis Of Blowing Agents
Figure 20 Market: Impact Of Major Drivers, 2014-2019
Figure 21 Market: Impact Of Major Restraints, 2014-2019
Figure 22 Market: Impact Of Major Opportunities, 2014-2019
Figure 23 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 24 HCFC Blowing Agents Market Share (Volume), By Type, 2013 (Kilotons)
Figure 25 HCFC Market Share (Value), By Type, 2013 ($Million)
Figure 26 HFC Market Size (Volume), By Type, 2013 (Kilotons)
Figure 27 HFC Market Share (Value), By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Figure 28 HCs Market Share (Volume), By Type, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Figure 29 HC Market Size, By Type, 2013 ($Million)
Figure 30 Others Blowing Agents Market Share (Volume), By Type, 2013 (Kilotons)
Figure 31 Others Market Share (Value), By Type, 2013 ($Million)
Figure 32 Blowing Agent Market, By Growth Strategy, 2011–2013
Figure 33 Market: Number Of Developments, 2011–2013
Figure 34 Market Growth Strategies, By Company, 2009–2013
Figure 35 Arkema Sa: Swot Analysis
Figure 36 Exxon Mobil Corporation: Swot Analysis
Figure 37 Honeywell: Swot Analysis
Figure 38 Linde Ag: Swot Analysis
Figure 39 Solvay Sa: Swot Analysis

Global blowing agents consumption is likely to grow by 5.8% to reach 452.0 kilotons by 2019. Growth will be fueled by increasing production of polyurethane and polystyrene foams, economic growth, increasing standard of living, growing energy costs, and rising global temperatures.

The blowing agents market is dynamic with high degree of internal and external competition. In this scenario, the companies are coming up with new and more environment friendly products. For instance, for blowing of polyurethane foams, hydrofluroolifiens (HFOs) which have very low GWP were launched by Honeywell International Ltd (U.S.) and are used as an alternative to high GWP HFCs.

High growth in Asia-Pacific region and increasing demand for foamed insulation products are important market drivers which have huge impact on the market at present. The frequent changes in environmental regulations and development of non-hazardous low GWP matching those norms are the tough challenges faced by the manufacturers. The blowing agents industry switching over to "ozone-friendly" less priced like hydrocarbons is the major trend observed in the global market. As these industries have low global warming impact, it will continue to experience tremendous growth potential in the future.

Major players in this market are Honeywell International Ltd (U.S.), E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co (U.S.), Foam Supplies Inc (U.S.), Arkema SA (France), Solvay SA (Belgium) are the major players which hold significant controlling in the blowing agents market.

Blowing Agents Market Share, by Geography, 2013

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Asia-Pacific is identified as the largest market as well as the highest growing in the next five years among all regional markets. Asia-Pacific has emerged as an important consumer due to the increasing demand on the domestic front, growing middleclass, and increasing income levels. The credit crisis and weak economy decelerated the demand for blowing agents in North America and West Europe.

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