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Specialty Chemicals Market by Type (Pesticides, Construction Chemicals, Specialty Oilfield Chemicals, Food Additives, Specialty Polymer and Others), by Function (Antioxidants, Biocides, Surfactants, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: June 2015
Report Code: CH 3510

 

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The global demand for specialty chemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% from 2015 to 2020. The Asia-Pacific region remains the largest market for specialty chemicals, in terms of value followed by North America. The Asia-Pacific market is projected to register good growth on account of the growing end-user industries such as construction, automotive, plastic, and electronics.

The specialty chemicals market has emerged as one of the most crucial chemicals segment across the globe. The specialty chemicals market is dominated by large players who have diversified portfolios and employ sophisticated and modern management approach such as Dow Chemicals, BASF, DuPont, Akzo Nobel, and DSM. These market participants have been aggressive in their acquisitions and have been focusing on multi-chemical abilities, thus employing a commodity-based approach to the market.

This report classifies specialty chemicals into two segments, namely, target applications and functions (such as antioxidants, catalysts, and biocides). The applications market includes advanced ceramic materials, construction chemicals, cosmetic chemicals, water management chemicals, oil field chemicals, textile chemicals, food additives, and others such as rubber processing chemicals, and specialty paper chemicals. Specialty chemicals by functions include adhesives and sealants, catalysts, corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, flame retardants, separation membranes, synthetic dyes, specialty pigments, demulsifiers, rheology modifiers, and water soluble polymers. The report also analyzes prices of key raw materials used to manufacture specialty chemicals. Some of basic materials are crude oil, natural gas, propane, ethane, among others.

Competitive scenarios of the top players in the specialty chemicals market have been discussed in detail. The leading players in this industry have also been profiled with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These top companies include Henkel Ag & Co. KGAA (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), AkzoNobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Evonik Industries AG (Germany) and Clariant AG (Switzerland), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), and Ashland Inc. (U.S.), among others.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for specialty chemicals on the basis of type, function, and region in terms of values and analyzes trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of type market: The market for specialty chemicals is segmented by type of specialty chemicals, such as advanced ceramic materials, construction chemicals, electronic chemicals, food additives, mining chemicals, oilfield chemicals, pesticides, plastic additives, printing inks, rubber processing chemicals, specialty paper chemicals, textile chemicals, specialty surfactants, specialty polymers, and water management chemicals. Each of these types has been further described in detail in the report with revenue forecasts as well.

On the basis of function: The market for specialty chemicals is segmented by functions, such as antioxidants, biocides, catalysts, enzymes, separation membranes, specialty coatings, and specialty pigments, among others. Each function is further described in detail in the report with revenue forecasts as well.

On the basis of region: The specialty chemicals market by type and application is segmented by key regions—Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 19)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Markets Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 22)
    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 Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunity for Specialty Chemicals Manufacturers
    4.2 Specialty Chemicals Market Growing at A Fast Pace
    4.3 Specialty Chemicals Market Attractiveness

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Function
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Focus on Innovation
                    5.3.1.2 Huge Demand From Asia-Pacific
                    5.3.1.3 Growth in End-Use Industries
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Volatile Raw Material Costs
                    5.3.2.2 Stringent Regulations Governing the Specialty Chemicals Market
           5.3.3 Opportunity
                    5.3.3.1 Development of Environmental-Friendly Products

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 43)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Raw Material Analysis
           6.2.1 Crude Oil
           6.2.2 Naptha
           6.2.3 Ethane
           6.2.4 Propane
           6.2.5 Butane
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


7 Specialty Chemical Market, By Type (Page No. - 49)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Specialty Mining Chemicals
           7.2.1 Introduction
           7.2.2 Market Dynamics
           7.2.3 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.2.4 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Functionality
    7.3 Water Treatment Chemicals
           7.3.1 Introduction
           7.3.2 Market Dynamics
           7.3.3 Water Treatment Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.3.4 Water Treatment Chemicals Market, By Type
    7.4 Adhesives
           7.4.1 Introduction
           7.4.2 Market Dynamics
           7.4.3 Restraints
           7.4.4 Opportunities
           7.4.5 Adhesives Market, By Region
    7.5 Electronic Chemicals
           7.5.1 Introduction
           7.5.2 Market Dynamics
           7.5.3 Electronic Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.5.4 Electronic Chemicals Market, By Type
    7.6 Specialty Paper Chemicals
           7.6.1 Introduction
           7.6.2 Market Dynamics
           7.6.3 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.6.4 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market, By Functionality
    7.7 Pesticides
           7.7.1 Introduction
           7.7.2 Market Dynamics
           7.7.3 Pesticides Market, By Region
           7.7.4 Pesticides Market, By Application
    7.8 Rubber Processing Chemicals
           7.8.1 Introduction
           7.8.2 Market Dynamics
           7.8.3 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.8.4 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market, By Application
    7.9 Advanced Ceramic Materials
           7.9.1 Introduction
           7.9.2 Market Dynamics
           7.9.3 Advanced Ceramic Materials Market, By Region
           7.9.4 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Application
           7.9.5 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Material
           7.9.6 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Class
    7.10 Plastic Additives
           7.10.1 Introduction
           7.10.2 Market Dynamics
           7.10.3 Plastic Additives Market By Region
           7.10.4 Plastic Additives Market, By Application
    7.11 Construction Chemicals
           7.11.1 Introduction
           7.11.2 Market Dynamics
           7.11.3 Construction Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.11.4 Construction Chemicals Market, By Application
    7.12 Specialty Oilfields Chemicals
           7.12.1 Introduction
           7.12.2 Market Dynamics
           7.12.3 Oilfield Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.12.4 Oilfield Chemicals Market, By Application
    7.13 Textile Chemicals
           7.13.1 Introduction
           7.13.2 Textile Chemicals Market, By Region
           7.13.3 Textile Chemicals Market, By Type
    7.14 Food Additives
           7.14.1 Introduction
           7.14.2 Market Dynamics
           7.14.3 Food Additives Market, By Region
           7.14.4 Food Additives Market, By Type
    7.15 Printing Inks
           7.15.1 Introduction
           7.15.2 Market Dynamics
           7.15.3 Printing Inks Market, By Region
    7.16 Specialty Polymers
           7.16.1 Introduction
           7.16.2 Market Dynamics
           7.16.3 Specialty Polymers Market By Region
           7.16.4 Specialty Polymers Market, By Type

8 Global Specialty Chemicals Market, By Function (Page No. - 100)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Antioxidants
    8.3 Biocides
    8.4 Catalysts
    8.5 Specialty Enzymes
    8.6 Separation Membranes
    8.7 Specialty Coatings
    8.8 Specialty Pigments
    8.9 Surfactant
    8.10 Demulsifier

9 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 123)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
    9.3 Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
    9.5 RoW

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 130)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 New Product Launch: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
     10.3 Maximum Developments in North America
     10.4 Maximum Developments in 2014
     10.5 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA and Clariant AG: The Leading Players
     10.6 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.6.1 New Product Launch
             10.6.2 Expansion
             10.6.3 Merger & Acquisition
             10.6.4 Agreement
             10.6.5 Others

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 137)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Albemarle Corporation
     11.2 Akzonobel N.V.
     11.3 Ashland Inc.
     11.4 BASF SE
     11.5 Chemtura Corporation
     11.6 Clariant AG
     11.7 Cytec Industries Inc.
     11.8 Evonik Industries AG
     11.9 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
     11.10 Solvay SA
     11.11 The DOW Chemical Company
     11.12 Bayer AG
     11.13 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
     11.14 Exxon Mobil Corporation
     11.15 Ferro Corporation
     11.16 Huntsman Corporation
     11.17 Novozymes
     11.18 PPG Industries

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 194)
     12.1 Discussion Guide
     12.2 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.3 Available Customizations
     12.4 Related Reports


List of Tables (116 Tables)

Table 1 Rising End-Use Industries is Propelling the Growth of the Specialty Chemicals Market
Table 2 Government Regulations Due to Environmental Concerns are Restraining the Market Growth
Table 3 Development of Environmental-Friendly Products is A Major Opportunity in the Specialty Chemicals Market
Table 4 Crude Oil Prices, By Type, 2011–2016 ($/Barrel)
Table 5 Global Naphtha Prices, 2013–2020 ($/Ton)
Table 6 Global Ethane Prices, 2013–2020 ($/Barrel)
Table 7 Global Propane Prices, 2013–2020 ($/Barrel)
Table 8 Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 9 Specialty Mining Chemicals Drivers
Table 10 Specialty Mining Chemicals Restraints
Table 11 Specialty Mining Chemicals Opportunity
Table 12 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Specialty Mining Chemicals Market, By Functionality, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Increasing Demand for Water and Its Treatment is Driving the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
Table 15 Alternative Water Treatment Technologies is A Restraint for the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
Table 16 Increasing Demand in Emerging Economies is an Opportunity in the Water Treatment Chemicals Market
Table 17 Water Treatment Chemicals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Water Treatment Chemicals Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Adhesives Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 20 Adhesives Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 21 Adhesives Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 22 Adhesives Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 23 Electronic Chemicals Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 24 Electronic Chemicals Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 25 Electronic Chemicals Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 26 Electronic Chemicals, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Electronic Chemicals Market, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 28 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 29 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 30 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 31 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 32 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market, By Functionality, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Pesticides Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 34 Pesticides Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 35 Pesticides Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 36 Pesticides Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Pesticides Market, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 39 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 40 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 41 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 Advanced Ceramics Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 44 Advanced Ceramics Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 45 Advanced Ceramics Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 46 Advanced Ceramics Material, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Application; 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 48 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Material, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 Advanced Ceramics Materials Market, By Class, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Rapid Industrialization & Urbanization, A Significant Market Driver
Table 51 Stringent Regulations & Policies Act as Major Market Restraints
Table 52 The Plastic Additives Market is Paving the Way for New Growth Avenues in  the Packaging Application
Table 53 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 55 Growing Demand in Developing Countries is Driving the Construction Chemicals Market
Table 56 Volatile Raw Material Prices is the Major Constraint of the Construction Chemicals Market
Table 57 Growing Demand for Environmental-Friendly Products is A Major Opportunity
Table 58 Construction Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Construction Chemicals Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 60 Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 61 Oilfield Chemicals Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 62 Oilfield Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Oilfield Chemicals Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Textile Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Textile Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Food Additives Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 67 Food Additives Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 68 Food Additives Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 69 Food Additives Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 70 Food Additives Market Size, By Type; 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 71 Printing Inks Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 72 Printing Inks Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 73 Printing Inks Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 74 Printing Inks Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Specialty Polymers Market Drivers (2015–2020)
Table 76 Specialty Polymers Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 77 Specialty Polymers Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 78 Specialty Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 79 Specialty Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 80 Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 81 Antioxidants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 82 Antioxidants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 83 Biocides Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 84 Biocides Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 85 Biocides Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 86 Catalysts Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 87 Catalysts Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 88 Specialty Enzymes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 89 Specialty Enzymes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 90 Specialty Enzymes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 91 Separation Membranes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 92 Separation Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 93 Speacialty Coatings Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 94 Speacialty Coatings Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 95 Specialty Pigments Market Size, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 96 Speacialty Pigments Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 97 Surfactant Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 98 Surfactant Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 99 Surfactant Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 100 Demulsifier Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 101 Demulsifier Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 102 Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 103 North America: Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 104 Europe: Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 105 Asia Pacific: Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 106 RoW: Specialty Chemicals Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 107 New Product Launch, 2013–2015
Table 108 Expansion, 2010–2014
Table 109 Merger & Acquisition, 2010–2015
Table 110 Agreement, 2013–2015
Table 111 AKZ Nobel N.V.: Segments & Products
Table 112 Chemtura Corporation: Products & Segments
Table 113 Cytec Industries Inc.: Products & Segments
Table 114 Evonik Industries AG: Products & Segments
Table 115 Solvay SA: Product Types & Brands
Table 116 The DOW Chemical Company: Products & Its Descriptions


List of Figures (89 Figures)

Figure 1 Specialty Chemicals Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
Figure 3 Key Data From Primary Sources
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews, By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Specialty Chemicals Function Snapshot, By Value, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 9 Construction Chemicals is the Most Attractive Market for Investments
Figure 10 Asia Pacifc is Estimated to Be the Largest Market  for Specilaty Chemical Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 11 Attractive Opportunity in the Specialty Chemicals Market
Figure 12 Specialty Chemicals Market: Fast Growth Expected Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 13 Increasing Population in the Asia-Pacific Region to Boost Demand  for Specialty Chemicals Between 2015 to 2020
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific is the Major Market for Specialty Coatings
Figure 15 Specialty Chemicals Market Segmentation: By Type
Figure 16 Specialty Chemicals Market Segmentation: By Function
Figure 17 Overview of the Market Forces Governing the Specialty Chemicals Market
Figure 18 Average Crude Oil Prices, 2014–2015 ($/Barrel)
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (2015) – Volatile Feedstock Prices & Narrow Margins are Impacting the Industry
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Specialty Mining Chemicals
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate
Figure 22 Adhesives Market, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 23 Electronic Chemicals, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 24 Specialty Paper Chemicals Market, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 25 Pesticides Market, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 26 Rubber Processing Chemicals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 27 Advanced Ceramics Material Market, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market of Plastic Additives
Figure 29 North America Will Continue to Be the Largest, Construction Chemicals
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate in the Oilfield Chemicals Market
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Textile Chemicals
Figure 32 Europe is the Largest Market for Food Additives
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate From 2015 to 2020
Figure 34 Europe Will Remain the Largest Market of Specialty Polymers
Figure 35 Specialty Chemicals, By Function
Figure 36 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth in the Antioxidants Market, (2015–2020)
Figure 37 Rubber & Latex is the Largest Application of Antioxidants
Figure 38 North America is the Largest Market for Biocides
Figure 39 Water Treatment is the Largest and Fastest Application of Biocides
Figure 40 North America is the Largest Catalysts Market in 2015
Figure 41 Refinery Catalysts is the Fastest Growing Type of Catalysts
Figure 42 North America is the Largest Specialty Enzymes Market
Figure 43 Pharmaceutical is the Largest Application for Specialty Enzymes
Figure 44 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Separation Membranes
Figure 45 Ultrafiltration Application to Witness the Highest Growth Rate From 2015 to 2020
Figure 46 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Remain the Largest Market for Specialty Coatings
Figure 47 Automotive OEM Application is to Witness the Highest Growth Rate, From 2015 to 2020
Figure 48 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Specialty Pigments
Figure 49 Classic Organic is the Most Widely Used Specialty Pigments Type
Figure 50 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market of Specialty Pigments
Figure 51 Cationic Surfactants are the Most Widely Used Type
Figure 52 RoW is the Largest Market for Separation Membranes
Figure 53 Regional Snapshot–Asia-Pacific is Emerging as A New Hotspot
Figure 54 Specialty Chemicals Market Share (Value), By Country (2015–2020)
Figure 55 Asia-Pacific: Highest Growth Rate Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 56 Companies Primarily Adopted Organic Growth Strategies Such as New Product Launch and Expansion
Figure 57 Key Growth Strategies in Global Specialty Chemicals Market, 2013–2015
Figure 58 New Product Launches in North America Made It the Most Active Region During 2010–2014
Figure 59 Specialty Chemicals Market Developmental Share, 2013–2015
Figure 60 Market Developments, By Company, 2013–2015
Figure 61 Albemarle Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 62 Albemarle Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 63 Akzonobel N.V.: Business Overview
Figure 64 Akzo Nobel Expancel: SWOT Analysis
Figure 65 Ashland Inc: Business Overview
Figure 66 Ashland Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 67 BASF SE: Business Overview
Figure 68 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 69 Chemtura Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 70 Chemtura Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 71 Clariant AG: Business Overview
Figure 72 Clariant AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 73 Cytec Industries Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 74 Cytec Industries Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 75 Evonik Industries AG: Business Overview
Figure 76 Evonik Industries AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 77 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA: Business Overview
Figure 78 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA: SWOT Analysis
Figure 79 Solvay SA: Business Overview
Figure 80 Solvay SA: SWOT Analysis
Figure 81 The DOW Chemical Company: Business Overview
Figure 82 The DOW Chemical Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 83 Bayer AG: Business Overview
Figure 84 Chevron Phillips: Business Overview
Figure 85 Exxon Mobil Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 86 Ferro Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 87 Huntsman Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 88 Novozymes: Business Overview
Figure 89 PPG Industries: Business Overview

The specialty chemicals market is witnessing a steady growth from 2015 to 2020 mainly due to the growth in the end-user industries, increasing scope of applications, and focus on innovations, to produce efficient and safe chemicals.

The specialty chemicals market size in terms of value is projected to reach $470 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.42% between 2015 and 2020.

Pesticides account for a major share, by type, in terms of value, in the specialty chemicals market. Construction chemicals are expected to witness the highest growth rate of 8.63% from 2015 to 2020. The increasing demand of construction chemicals is driven by the growing construction sector in major emerging economies of Asia-Pacific. Other high growth segments, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5%, are advanced ceramics, oilfield chemicals, and water treatment chemicals.

Separation membranes, by function, is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 9.70% from 2015 to 2020. The increasing demand for separation membranes for applications such as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, electro dialysis, and gas separation is driving the separation membranes market.

The major players in specialty chemicals markets are Henkel Ag & Co. KGAA (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), AkzoNobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Evonik Industries AG (Germany) and Clariant AG (Switzerland), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), and Ashland Inc. (U.S.), among others.

Specialty Chemicals Market Share, by Region, 2015

Specialty Chemicals Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for specialty chemicals. North America specialty chemicals market ranks second, in terms of value which is closely followed by Europe. The development of eco-friendly specialty chemicals at competitive prices is expected to create new opportunities in the specialty chemicals market. The specialty chemicals have huge potential in developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil; so, expanding production operations into these regions, can be an opportunity for the manufacturers.

The global specialty chemicals market is also a highly competitive market. Owing to the wide scope of applications and the overlapping of many chemicals across various segments, many market players such as DuPont, BASF, and Akzo Nobel, have a strong presence across a host of application segments. Some of the key  participants in the global specialty chemicals market, based on their market presence, are BASF (Germany), Dow Chemical (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands), Bayer AG (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Evonik Industries (Germany), and Ashland Inc. (U.S.).

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