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Dispersant / Dispersing Agent Market, by End-User Industries (Construction, Paint & Coating, Pulp & Paper, Detergent, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical) & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2013
Report Code: CH 2010

 

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Dispersant/Dispersing agents are used as additives to provide a uniform mixture of particles and to prevent clumping and setting. It is produced using different types of chemicals such as lignosulfonates, polycarboxylate, etc., depending on its usage in different industries. The production of dispersing agents is the growing trend in the market due to increasing applications in construction, paints & coatings, pulp & paper, detergents, oil & gas, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, and other end-user industries. Among these, construction industry is dominating the dispersing agent market due to rising developments in the infrastructure sector.

The value chain of the dispersing agent market includes raw material suppliers, dispersing agent manufacturers, and the end-user industries. The raw material suppliers are the companies that supply the various chemicals such as acrylic acid, polycarboxylate, napthalene sulfonate, lignosulfonates, etc. The dispersing agent manufacturers include companies such as BASF SE (Germany), Ashland Inc. (U.S.), Arkema Group (France), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Clariant AG (Switzerland) among several others. The end-users are the various industries such as construction, paints & coatings, detergents, etc.

The dispersing agents market is highly fragmented in terms of end-user industries. The companies engaged in the manufacturing of dispersing agents comprise both small and medium sized companies as well as top chemical giants located in different geographies. This market is growing at a fast pace in Asia-Pacific region due to increased demand from end-user industries and rapidly growing infrastructure facilities. The market is growing slowly in Europe, whereas it will continue to grow at a significant rate in North America. However, it is still at its infancy in Africa and Latin America.

Dispersing Agents: Market Scenario, By Geography, 2013-2018

Dispersing Agent Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The dispersing agent consumption is estimated to be 3,960 KT in 2013 and will grow by 6.7% annually till 2018. The current demand in dispersing agent market is majorly concentrating on emerging end-user industries and modernization of infrastructure. The prolific demand from oil & gas industry, and rising environmental concern are the other key factors driving the global dispersing agent market.

This report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. It identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and winning imperatives. The major companies such as BASF SE (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Cytec Industries Inc. (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), etc. have also been profiled in this report.

Scope of the report

On the basis of end-user industries:

  • Construction
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Detergents
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agricultural
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Other end-user industries

On the basis of regions:

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America


Table of Contents 
 
1 Introduction  (Page No. - 20
  1.1 Key Take-Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Markets Covered
  1.4 Stake Holders
  1.5 Research Methodology
      1.5.1 Market Size
      1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
      1.5.3 List Of Secondary Data Sources
      1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.5.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary  (Page No. - 26)

3 Premium Insights  (Page No. - 28)
  3.1 Market Segmentation
  3.2 Asia-Pacific – Best Market To Invest
  3.3 Market Revenue Trends, By Geography
  3.4 The U.S. – Largest Dispersing Agents Market
  3.5 Construction Industry: The Biggest End-User Industry For Dispersing Agent
  3.6 Maximum Number Of Developments In 2012
  3.7 New Product Development – The Most Popular Among Major Players

4 Market Overview  (Page No. - 36)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Value Chain
  4.3 Market Dynamics
      4.3.1 Drivers 
            4.3.1.1 Prolific Demand From The Oil & Gas Industry
            4.3.1.2 Growing Demand For Current & Emerging End-User Industries
            4.3.1.3 Rising Environmental Concerns
            4.3.1.4 Increased Demand For Efficiency
            4.3.1.5 Development & Modernization Of Infrastructure
      4.3.2 Restraints
            4.3.2.1 Fluctuating Costs Of Raw Materials
            4.3.2.2 Lack Of Innovation In The Industry
      4.3.3 Opportunities
            4.3.3.1 Emerging Economies To Drive The Market In Future
  4.4 Winning Imperatives
      4.4.1 Focus On Product Developments & Innovations
  4.5 Major Players – Market Share Analysis
  4.6 Price Analysis
      4.6.1 Asia-Pacific: Lowest Prices Of Dispersing Agent
      4.6.2 High Demand Of Dispersing Agent Results In Higher Prices
      4.6.3 North America: Moderate Demand & Average Growth Results In Standard Prices
  4.7 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
      4.7.1 Degree Of Competition
      4.7.2 Supplier’s Power
      4.7.3 Buyers’ Power
      4.7.4 Threat Of Substitutes
      4.7.5 Threat Of New Entrants

5 Dispersing Agent Market, By End-User Industry  (Page No. - 65)
  5.1 Market Segmentation
  5.2 Market Estimates, By End-User Industries
      5.2.1 Construction Is The Dominant End-User Industry
      5.2.2 Construction Industry
            5.2.2.1 Concrete Consumes Large Quantities Of Dispersing Agent 
            5.2.2.2 Asia-Pacific: An Impetus For The Dispersing Agent Market In The Construction Industry
      5.2.3 Paints & Coatings Industry
            5.2.3.1 Dispersing Agent Are Extensively Used In The Paints & Coatings Industry
            5.2.3.2 Demand Raised By Developing Economies In The Paints & Coatings Application
      5.2.4 Pulp & Paper Industry
            5.2.4.1 High Demand For Dispersing Agents
            5.2.4.2 Asia-Pacific: Largest Pulp & Paper Producing Region
      5.2.5 Detergent Industry
            5.2.5.1 Rising Population Drives The Detergent Industry
            5.2.5.2 Increased Demand For Cleaning Practices In Europe
      5.2.6 Oil & Gas Industry
            5.2.6.1 Increasing Reliance On Oil Products
            5.2.6.2 The Middle East Is The Largest Market, Pushed Ahead By Increasing E&P Activities
      5.2.7 Agricultural Industry
            5.2.7.1 Agricultural Industry: Fuelled By Rising Population
            5.2.7.2 A Hike In The Demand For Agricultural Chemicals
      5.2.8 Pharmaceuticals Industry
            5.2.8.1 Dispersing Agent: Critical Material For The Pharmaceutical Industry
            5.2.8.2 An Acceleration In The Global Health Care Expenditure
      5.2.9 Other End-User Industries
            5.2.9.1 Several Applications Utilize Dispersing Agent 
            5.2.9.2 An Incite In Demand, Due To Enhanced Usage

6 Dispersing Agent Market, By Geography  (Page No. - 102)
  6.1 Market Segmentation
  6.2 Market Estimates, By Regions
      6.2.1 Asia-Pacific To Drive The Dispersing Agent Market
      6.2.2 Asia-Pacific
            6.2.2.1 Demand Hastened By Thriving Economies
            6.2.2.2 Asia-Pacific Market To Grow At A Rapid Pace
            6.2.2.3 Country Level Analysis
                    6.2.2.3.1 China
                              6.2.2.3.1.1 China Dominates The Dispersing Agent Market
                              6.2.2.3.1.2 Heavy Capital Expenditure Is Responsible For The Growth In China
                    6.2.2.3.2 India
                              6.2.2.3.2.1 India: An Attractive Investment Destination
                              6.2.2.3.2.2 India: Emerging Market For Dispersing Agent 
                    6.2.2.3.3 Japan
                              6.2.2.3.3.1 Japan Happens To Be One Of The Pioneering Markets For Dispersing Agent 
                              6.2.2.3.3.2 Growing Construction Industry To Drive The Dispersing Agents Market In Japan
                    6.2.2.3.4 Rest Of Asia-Pacific
                              6.2.2.3.4.1 A Huge Possibility For Growth
                              6.2.2.3.4.2 Market Anticipated To Have A Rapid Growth
      6.2.3 Europe
            6.2.3.1 Europe – One Of The Major Markets For Dispersing Agent 
            6.2.3.2 Drive For Efficiency Fuels The Market Growth
    6.2.3.3 Country Level Analysis
            6.2.3.3.1 Germany
                      6.2.3.3.1.1 Germany: Rapid Growth In Domestic Demand
                      6.2.3.3.1.2 Germany Dominates The Dispersing Agent Market In Europe
            6.2.3.3.2 France
                      6.2.3.3.2.1 France: A Significant Manufacturing Sector
                      6.2.3.3.2.2 Gentle Demand From End-User Industries
            6.2.3.3.3 Italy
                      6.2.3.3.3.1 Italy: To Experience A Sluggish Growth
                      6.2.3.3.3.2 Largest Contribution From The Construction Industry
            6.2.3.3.4 U.K.
                      6.2.3.3.4.1 U.K.: The Pioneer In Innovation & Technology
                      6.2.3.3.4.2 Growing Oil & Gas Industry
            6.2.3.3.5 Russia
                      6.2.3.3.5.1 Russia: The Leader In The Oil & Gas Industry
                      6.2.3.3.5.2 Demand For Dispersing Agent In The Oil & Gas Industry To Overtake The Detergent Market By 2018
            6.2.3.3.6 Rest Of Europe
                      6.2.3.3.6.1 Other European Countries Growing At A Faster Pace
                      6.2.3.3.6.2 Strong Demand From End-User Industries
      6.2.4 North America
            6.2.4.1 Augmented By Increased Investments
            6.2.4.2 Superior Properties Of Dispersing Agent Drives Its Market Growth
            6.2.4.3 Country Level Analysis
                    6.2.4.3.1 U.S.
                              6.2.4.3.1.1 U.S.: The Largest Consumer Of Dispersing Agent In North America
                              6.2.4.3.1.2 The Dispersing Agents Market Driven By Demand From End-User Industries
                    6.2.4.3.2 Canada
                              6.2.4.3.2.1 The Canadian Dispersing Agents Market Experiences High Growth
                              6.2.4.3.2.2 Canada – Huge Potential For The Dispersing Agents Market
      6.2.5 The Middle East & Africa
            6.2.5.1 Initiation Of Development Plans
            6.2.5.2 Infrastructure Development Is Prevalent In The Middle East & Africa
      6.2.6 Latin America
            6.2.6.1 The Developing & Emerging Markets
            6.2.6.2 Growth In Demand Due To The Booming Infrastructure Sector

7 Competitive Landscape  (Page No. - 165)
  7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Company Analysis, By End-User Industries
      7.1.2 Company Analysis, By Regions
  7.2 Strategic Developments
      7.2.1 Maximum Developments In 2012
      7.2.2 New Product Development: Most Popular Growth Strategy
      7.2.3 Capacity Expansion
      7.2.4 Geographic Expansion
      7.2.5 Other Developments

8 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments) (Page No. - 185)
  8.1 Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
  8.2 Altana AG
  8.3 Arkema Group
  8.4 Ashland Inc.
  8.5 Basf SE
  8.6 Cera - Chem Pvt. Ltd.
  8.7 Chryso SAS
  8.8 Clariant AG
  8.9 Croda International Plc
  8.10 Cytec Industries Inc.
  8.11 Elementis PLC
  8.12 Emerald Performance Materials Llc
  8.13 Evonik Industries
  8.14 Gruppo Chimico Dalton
  8.15 King Industries Inc.
  8.16 The Lubrizol Corporation
  8.17 Meadwestvaco Corporation
  8.18 Rudolf Gmbh
  8.19 The Dow Chemical Company
  8.20 Uniqchem Uk Co. Ltd.

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


List Of Tables (115 Tables) 

Table 1 Dispersing Agents: Market Revenue & Volume, By Market Size, 2011 – 2018 ($Million/Kt)
Table 2 Effect Of Raw Material Price Fluctuations
Table 3 Top 10 Largest Economies, By Gdp In Ppp Terms, 2010 & 2020
Table 4 10 Largest Economies’ Total Gdp In Ppp Terms, 2020
Table 5 Innovative Product Developments, 2011 – 2013
Table 6 Dispersing Agent Market Share, By Companies, 2012
Table 7 Dispersing Agents: Average Market Prices In Asia-Pacific, By End-User Industries, 2012 – 2018 ($/Mt) 
Table 8 Dispersing Agents: Average Market Prices In Europe, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($/Mt) 
Table 9 Dispersing Agents: Average Market Prices In North America, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($/Mt) Table 10 Dispersing Agents: Industry Wise Applications
Table 11 Dispersing Agents: Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 12 Dispersing Agents: Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 13 Companies Active In The Construction Industry
Table 14 Construction Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 15 Construction Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 16 Companies Active In Paints & Coatings Industry
Table 17 Paints & Coatings Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 18 Paints & Coatings Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 19 Companies Active In The Pulp & Paper Industry
Table 20 Pulp & Paper Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 21 Pulp & Paper Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 22 Companies Active In The Detergent Industry
Table 23 Detergent Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 24 Detergent Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 25 Companies Active In The Oil & Gas Industry
Table 26 Oil & Gas Dispersing Agents: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 27 Oil & Gas Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 28 Companies Active In The Agricultural Industry
Table 29 Agricultural Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 30 Agricultural Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 31 Companies Active In The Pharmaceutical Industry
Table 32 Pharmaceuticals Dispersing Agents: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 33 Pharmaceuticals Dispersing Agents: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 34 Companies Active In Other End-User Industries
Table 35 Other Industries Dispersing Agents: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 36 Other Industries Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 37 Dispersing Agent Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 38 Dispersing Agent Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 39 Companies That Operate In Asia-Pacific
Table 40 Dispersing Agents: Asia-Pacific Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 41 Dispersing Agents: Asia-Pacific Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 42 Dispersing Agents: Asia-Pacific Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 43 Dispersing Agents: Asia-Pacific Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 44 Dispersing Agents: China’s Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 45 Dispersing Agents: China’s Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 46 Dispersing Agents: Indian Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 47 Dispersing Agents: Indian Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Dispersing Agents: Japan’s Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 49 Dispersing Agents: Japan’s Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Dispersing Agents: Rest Of Asia-Pacific Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) Table 51 Dispersing Agents: Rest Of Asia-Pacific Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 52 Companies That Operate In Europe
Table 53 Dispersing Agents: European Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 54 Dispersing Agents: European Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 55 Dispersing Agents: European Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 56 Dispersing Agents: European Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 57 Dispersing Agents: German Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 58 Dispersing Agents: German Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 59 Dispersing Agents: French Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 60 Dispersing Agents: French Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 61 Dispersing Agents: Italian Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 62 Dispersing Agents: Italian Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 63 Dispersing Agents: U.K. Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 64 Dispersing Agents: U.K. Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 65 Dispersing Agents: Russian Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 66 Dispersing Agents: Russian Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 67 Dispersing Agents: Rest Of Europe Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 68 Dispersing Agents: Rest Of Europe Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 69 Companies That Operate In North America
Table 70 Dispersing Agents: North American Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 71 Dispersing Agents: North American Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 72 Dispersing Agents: North American Market Consumption, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 73 Dispersing Agents: North American Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 74 Dispersing Agents: U.S. Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 75 Dispersing Agents: U.S. Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 76 Dispersing Agents: Canadian Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 77 Dispersing Agents: Canadian Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 78 Companies That Operate In The Middle East & Africa
Table 79 Dispersing Agents: The Middle East & Africa’s Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt)
Table 80 Dispersing Agents: The Middle East & Africa’s Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 81 Companies That Operate In Latin America
Table 82 Dispersing Agents: Latin American Market Consumption, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 (Kt) 
Table 83 Dispersing Agents: Latin American Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 84 Company Analysis, By End-User Industries
Table 85 Company Analysis, By Regions
Table 86 Competitive Developments, By Years, 2010 – 2013
Table 87 New Product Developments, 2010 – 2013
Table 88 Capacity Expansion, 2011 – 2012
Table 89 Geographic Expansion, 2012
Table 90 Other Developments, 2011 – 2012
Table 91 Air Products: Products, Trade Names, Its Specifications
Table 92 Altana: Division, Products, & Its Specifications
Table 93 Altana: Annual Revenue, By Business Divisions, 2011 - 2012 ($Million) 
Table 94 Arkema: Products, Trade Names,& Its Specifications
Table 95 Ashland: Products & Its Specifications
Table 96 Basf: Products, Chemical Types, Its Specifications
Table 97 Cera: Products, Trade Names,& Its Specifications
Table 98 Chryso: Products, Trade Names,& Its Specifications
Table 99 Clariant : Business Segments, Trade Names, & Its Specifications
Table 100 Croda: Products, Trade Names,& Its Specifications
Table 101 Cytec: Segments, Trade Names, & Its Specifications
Table 102 Cytec: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 - 2012 ($Million) 
Table 103 Elementis: Division, Products, & Its Specifications
Table 104 Elementis: Annual Revenue, By Trading Divisions, 2011 - 2012 ($Million) 
Table 105 Emerald: Products, Trade Names, & Its Specifications
Table 106 Evonik: Products, Trade Names,& Its Specifications
Table 107 Evonik: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million) 
Table 108 Gruppo Chimico: Business Units, Products, Its Specifications
Table 109 King Industries: Types, Products, Its Specifications
Table 110 Lubrizol: Segments, Products, Its Specifications
Table 111 Meadwestvaco: Products, Trade Names, &Its Specifications
Table 112 Rudolf: Products, Trade Names, Its Specifications
Table 113 Dow : Products, Trade Names, Its Specifications
Table 114 Dow Chemical: Annual Revenue, By Coatings & Infrastructure Solutions Segment, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 115 Uniqchem: Products, Chemical Types & Its Specifications 
  

List Of Figures   (36 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Dispersing Agent Market Share, By Geography & End-User Industries, 2012
Figure 2 Dispersing Agent Market Segmentation
Figure 3 Dispersing Agent Market Scenario, By Geography, 2013 – 2018 
Figure 4 Dispersing Agent Market Revenue Trend, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 5 Dispersing Agent Market Volume, By Countries, 2013 (Kt)
Figure 6 Dispersing Agent Market Volume, By End-User Industries & Geography, 2013 (Kt)
Figure 7 Competitive Developments, By Types, 2010 – 2013
Figure 8 Growth Strategies Of Top Five Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 9 Value Chain For The Dispersing Agents Market
Figure 10 Impact Analysis – Drivers, 2012 – 2018
Figure 11 Automobile Production, By Regions, 2013 – 2018 (000’ Units)
Figure 12 Infrastructure Score In Terms Of Quality, By Countries, 2012
Figure 13 Volatile Organic Compounds (Voc), By Total Emissions, 2006 – 2012 (Mt) 
Figure 14 Impact Analysis – Restraints, 2013 – 2018
Figure 15 Impact Analysis – Opportunities, 2013 – 2018
Figure 16 Market Share Analysis For The Top 20 Companies, 2012
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Force Model For The Dispersing Agents Market
Figure 18 Dispersing Agents: Market Segmentation, By End-User Industries
Figure 19 Dispersing Agents: Consumption Share, By End-User Industries, 2012
Figure 20 Dispersing Agents: Consumption Share, By End-User Industries, 2018
Figure 21 Dispersing Agents: Market Segmentation, By Geography
Figure 22 Dispersing Agents: Consumption Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 23 Dispersing Agents: Consumption Share, By Geography, 2018
Figure 24 Dispersing Agents: Asia-Pacific Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012 
Figure 25 Dispersing Agents: European Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012 
Figure 26 Dispersing Agents: North American Consumption Share, By Countries, 2012 
Figure 27 Dispersing Agents Market Developments, By Companies, 2010 – 2013 
Figure 28 Growth Strategies Of Top Five Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 29 Competitive Developments, By Growth Strategies, 2010 - 2013
Figure 30 New Product Developments, 2010 – 2013
Figure 31 Capacity Expansion, 2011 – 2012
Figure 32 Altana: Market Revenues, By Divisions, 2012
Figure 33 Dispersions & Pigments: Market Sales, By Regions, 2012
Figure 34 Industries & Consumer Specialties Segment: Annual Revenue, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Figure 35 In-Process Separation: Market Sales, By Regions, 2012
Figure 36 Additive Technologies: Market Sales, By Regions, 2012

The global dispersing agent market witnesses a high growth on account of the rapidly growing construction, paints & coatings and oil & gas industry. This has resulted from increasing demand for energy, infrastructure facilities, and automobiles, especially in regions such as Asia-Pacific.

Dispersing Agent Market Share, by Geography, 2012

Dispersing Agent Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The dispersing agent market is fragmented with a wide range of players that range from small and medium sized chemical companies to large players. Construction, paints & coatings, pulp & paper, detergents, oil & gas, agriculture, and pharmaceutical are the major end-user industries for dispersing agents that show a high growth potential. Other end-user industries such as textile industry, printing inks, cosmetics, etc., have not commercialized the use of dispersing agents and are thus set to record a lower growth rate.

Dispersing agents are the additives used for an easier and stable suspension of particles in liquids. They help improve the workability of fluids by reducing the viscosity of dispersion. Due to these properties, there is a growing demand for dispersing agents from both existing and emerging end-user industries, thus driving the market. Also, the shift from solvent based systems towards water based systems has helped reduce the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions in the environment, thus creating an increased demand for dispersing agents. However, fluctuations in the cost of raw material and lack of innovation in the industry restrain the growth of the dispersing agent market.

Asia-Pacific is identified as the largest as well as highest growing market in the next five years among all regional markets. Europe and North America accounted for the second and third largest markets respectively for the dispersing agent consumption.

The growing demand for dispersing agents has prompted several companies to develop new and innovative products to capture a major share in different end-user industries. Thus, most of the companies are focused on new product development as their major growth strategy. The other growth opportunities such as geographic expansion, capacity expansion, partnerships, and acquisitions are also adopted to intensify their penetration in the dispersing agent market. Major players in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Arkema Group (U.S.), Ashland Inc. (U.S.), Evonik Industries (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), The Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)

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