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Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market by Polymer (Polypropylene, Polyethylene (LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE), PET), Application (Packaging, Consumer Products, Automotive), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: December 2016
Report Code: CH 4805

 

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The global nucleating (clarifying) agents market has been estimated to be valued at USD 2.45 Billion in 2016, and is expected to reach USD 4.45 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2026. In this report, 2015 has been considered the base year. Mid-term and long-term forecasts for the years 2021 and 2026 respectively, have been provided in this report.

Objectives of the Study

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of global nucleating and clarifying agents, in terms value and volume
  • To provide detailed information regarding the important factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, and opportunities)
  • To define, describe, and segment the global nucleating and clarifying agents market on the basis of  polymer, application, and region
  • To forecast the sizes of the market segments based on regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America 
  • To strategically analyze the segmented markets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the overall market
  • To identify and analyze opportunities for the stakeholders in the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, partnerships & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, agreements, and new product launches in the nucleating and clarifying agents market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their core competencies

Note: Core competencies of the companies are covered in terms of their key developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies adopted by them to sustain their positions in the market.

This research study involves the extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases (such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Factiva), to identify and collect information useful for a technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the global nucleating and clarifying agents market. The primary sources include several industry experts from core and related industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure below illustrates the breakdown of primary interviews based on company type, designation, and region conducted during the research study:

Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market

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The value chain for nucleating and clarifying agents starts with the procurement of raw materials such as sorbitol and sodium benzoate salts. These raw materials are then used to manufacture different types of nucleating and clarifying agents to be used during polymer processing. These agents are added to various types of polymers to impart different types of properties. Most of the companies such as, Milliken & Company (U.S.), Adeka Corporation (Japan), BASF SE (Germany), and Clariant AG (Switzerland) are vertically integrated and manufacture raw materials and functional polymers. These functional polymers are then supplied for different applications such as packaging, consumer products, automotive, and others.

The target audience for the report on nucleating (clarifying) agents market are as follows:

  • Polymer manufacturers
  • Polymer distributors
  • Chemical suppliers
  • Government and research organizations
  • Industry associations
  • End-use industries
  • Additive distributors

Scope of the Report

This report categorizes the global nucleating (clarifying) agents market on the basis of polymer, application, and region.

Nucleating (clarifying) Agents Market, By Polymer:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
    • LLDPE
    • LDPE
    • HDPE
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Others

Nucleating (clarifying) Agents Market, By Application:

  • Packaging
  • Consumer Products
  • Automotive
  • Others

Nucleating (clarifying) Agents Market, By Region:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

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  • Further breakdown of a region with respect to a particular country, additional application, and/or type

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitation
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    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 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities in Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market (2016–2021)
    4.2 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Growth, By Region (2016–2021)
    4.3 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Share in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Attractiveness
    4.5 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2015
    4.6 Nucleating Agents Market Size: Developed vs Developing Nations

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Higher Production Rate
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Focus on Plastic Recycling
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Environmental Concerns Due to Plastic Usage
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Opportunities in Emerging Markets for Packaging
                    5.3.3.2 Demand From Pharmaceutical Application

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 41)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Raw Material
           6.2.2 Additive Manufacturing
           6.2.3 Polymer Processing
           6.2.4 Distribution
           6.2.5 Applications
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 Industry Outlook
           6.4.1 Packaging
           6.4.2 Automotive

7 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer (Page No. - 48)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Revenue Pocket Matrix
    7.3 Polypropylene (PP)
           7.3.1 Increasing Demand for PP in Consumer Goods to Drive Demand for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents
    7.4 Polyethylene (PE)
           7.4.1 Packaging Industry to Drive the Demand for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents for PE
           7.4.2 HDPE
           7.4.3 LDPE
           7.4.4 LLDPE
    7.5 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
           7.5.1 Rising Demand for Beverage Packaging Will Drive Demand for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents in PET
    7.6 Others
           7.6.1 PA
           7.6.2 PS
           7.6.3 ABS

8 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application (Page No. - 59)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Application Revenue Pocket Matrix
    8.3 Packaging
           8.3.1 Food & Beverage Packaging
           8.3.2 Media Packaging
    8.4 Consumer Products
           8.4.1 Electronic Goods
           8.4.2 Personal Care Products
           8.4.3 Household Products
    8.5 Automotive
           8.5.1 Automotive Interiors
           8.5.2 Automotive Exteriors
           8.5.3 Automotive Electrical Systems
    8.6 Others
           8.6.1 Building & Construction
           8.6.2 Pharmaceutical
           8.6.3 Agricultural

9 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Region (Page No. - 70)
    9.1 Introduction
           9.1.1 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market During the Forecast Period
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
           9.2.2 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
           9.2.3 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Country
                    9.2.3.1 China
                    9.2.3.2 South Korea
                    9.2.3.3 Japan
                    9.2.3.4 India
                    9.2.3.5 Thailand
                    9.2.3.6 Taiwan
                    9.2.3.7 Singapore
                    9.2.3.8 Malaysia
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
           9.3.2 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
           9.3.3 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Country
                    9.3.3.1 Germany
                    9.3.3.2 Italy
                    9.3.3.3 France
                    9.3.3.4 U.K.
                    9.3.3.5 Spain
    9.4 North America
           9.4.1 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
           9.4.2 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
           9.4.3 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Country
                    9.4.3.1 U.S.
                    9.4.3.2 Mexico
                    9.4.3.3 Canada
    9.5 Middle East & Africa
           9.5.1 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
           9.5.2 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
           9.5.3 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Country
                    9.5.3.1 Saudi Arabia
                    9.5.3.2 UAE
                    9.5.3.3 Qatar
    9.6 South America
           9.6.1 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
           9.6.2 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
           9.6.3 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Country
                    9.6.3.1 Brazil
                    9.6.3.2 Argentina

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 112)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Benchmarking
     10.3 Market Share Analysis
     10.4 Competitive Situation and Trends
             10.4.1 Expansions
             10.4.2 Collaborations
             10.4.3 Acquisitions
             10.4.4 Partnerships
             10.4.5 Agreements

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 118)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Milliken & Company
     11.2 Adeka Corporation
     11.3 BASF SE
     11.4 Clariant AG
     11.5 A. Schulman, Inc.
     11.6 Polyone Corporation
     11.7 Imerys – French Limited Liability Company
     11.8 New Japan Chemical Co., Ltd.
     11.9 GCH Technology Co., Ltd.
     11.10 Brόggemann Chemical
     11.11 Other Market Players
             11.11.1 Addcomp Holland Bv
             11.11.2 Polyvel Inc.
             11.11.3 Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives
             11.11.4 Emerald Performance Materials
             11.11.5 Plastiblends India Limited
             11.11.6 Eutec Chemical Co., Ltd.
             11.11.7 Qingdao Jade New Material Technology
             11.11.8 HPL Additives Limited
             11.11.9 Polychem Alloy
             11.11.10 Richyu Chemical Co.

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 136)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details


List of Tables (102 Tables)

Table 1 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Polymer
Table 2 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Application
Table 3 Regulations Against the Use of Plastics, 2011–2013
Table 4 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 5 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 6 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polypropylene, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 7 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polypropylene, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 8 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polyethylene, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polyethylene, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 10 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polyethylene Terephthalate, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Polyethylene Terephthalate, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 12 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Other Polymers, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size for Other Polymers, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 14 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 16 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 18 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Consumer Products Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 21 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 23 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 31 China: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 32 China: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 33 South Korea: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 34 South Korea: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 35 Japan: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Japan: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 37 India: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 38 India: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 39 Thailand: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Thailand: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 41 Taiwan: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Taiwan: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 43 Singapore: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Singapore: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 45 Malaysia: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Malaysia: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Europe: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 53 Germany: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Germany: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 55 Italy: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Italy: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 57 France: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 58 France: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 59 U.K.: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 60 U.K.: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 61 Spain: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 62 Spain: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 63 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 64 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 65 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 66 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 67 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 68 North America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 69 U.S.: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 70 U.S.: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 71 Mexico: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 72 Mexico: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 73 Canada: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 74 Canada: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 75 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 76 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 77 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 78 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 79 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 80 Middle East & Africa: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 81 Saudi Arabia: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 82 Saudi Arabia: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 83 UAE: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 84 UAE: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 85 Qatar: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 86 Qatar: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 87 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 88 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Polymer, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 89 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 90 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 91 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 92 South America: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 93 Brazil: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 94 Brazil: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 95 Argentina: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 96 Argentina: Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 97 Comparison Among Various Players on the Basis of Polymers and Regional Presence
Table 98 Expansions, 2014–2016
Table 99 Collaborations, 2014–2016
Table 100 Acquisitions, 2014–2016
Table 101 Partnerships, 2014–2016
Table 102 Agreements, 2014–2016


List of Figures (46 Figures)

Figure 1 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 5 PP Dominates the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 6 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market to Register Highest CAGR in Packaging Application During Forecast Period
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific Market to Register Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 8 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market to Witness High Growth Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific to Witness Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 10 China Accounted for Largest Share of Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market in Asia-Pacific, 2015
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest and the Fastest-Growing Market for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 12 Packaging Accounted for the Largest Market Share in 2015
Figure 13 China and India to Emerge as Lucrative Markets Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 14 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market, By Region
Figure 15 Overview of the Factors Governing the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market
Figure 16 Value Chain Analysis for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18 Packaging Industry, By Region
Figure 19 Packaging Industry, By Application
Figure 20 Motor Vehicle Production, 2015, By Region
Figure 21 PP is the Most Preferred Polymer for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents During the Forecast Period
Figure 22 Revenue Pocket Matrix, By Polymer
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Dominate Demand for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents in PET Segment During Forecast Period
Figure 24 Packaging Application to Drive the Market for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Revenue Pocket Matrix: By Application
Figure 26 Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Size in Consumer Products Application, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Market for Nucleating and Clarifying Agents in Automotive Application Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 28 Regional Snapshot (2016–2021): Asia-Pacific is Emerging as A Strategic Location for the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: Packaging Industry to Dominate the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market
Figure 30 European Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Snapshot: Germany Projected to Dominate the Market
Figure 31 North American Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market Snapshot: Mexico to Register the Highest Growth Rate
Figure 32 Expansion is the Most Preferred Growth Strategy Adopted Between 2014 and 2016
Figure 33 Key Growth Strategies Adopted in the Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market
Figure 34 Milliken & Company and Adeka Corporation: Key Players in Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market in 2015
Figure 35 Adeka Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 Clariant AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Clariant AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 A. Schulman, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 A. Schulman, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Polyone Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Polyone Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Imerys – French Limited Liability Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Imerys – French Limited Liability Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 New Japan Chemical Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The global nucleating (clarifying) agents market is projected to reach USD 4.45 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2026. The growth of this market is attributed to the rising demand for the packaging, and consumer product applications.

The global nucleating (clarifying) agents market is primarily driven by the increasing use of different types of polymers such as PP, PE and PET in day-to-day applications. Moreover, it is also driven by the rapidly developing industrial sector in emerging economies such as India, Brazil, and Mexico. The presence of a large number of compounders, converters, and plastic manufacturers in these countries is expected to generate a high demand for nucleating (clarifying) agents for better productivity. Nucleating agents reduce the cycle time for processing polymers which in turn, increases the production rate. This is expected to drive the use of nucleating agents for processing polymers which are used for packaging.

The Asia-Pacific region presents huge opportunities in the nucleating (clarifying) agents market as the per capita consumption of plastics is growing at a rapid pace. Thus, the demand for nucleating (clarifying) agents is expected to catalyze the high production rate for different polymers. The rising disposable incomes in this region are expected to boost the demand for high quality consumer products such as electronics, household items, furniture, and other products. This is expected to boost the demand for nucleating (clarifying) agents, as they impart better physical and aesthetic properties to polymers.

Polypropylene (PP) accounted for a major share of the overall nucleating (clarifying) agents market due to the high demand for PP in the packaging application during the forecast period. PP is a semi-crystalline polymer, and is widely used for the packaging, consumer products, and automotive applications. Nucleating (clarifying) agents impart better physical properties such as impact resistance, HDT, and better transparency. The demand for nucleating (clarifying) agents is expected to be driven by the increase in PP production in the Asia-Pacific region and Middle East & Africa. The PP production in China, India, Saudi Arabia, and UAE is expected to increase to meet the rising demand for industrial and consumer packaging.

The packaging application accounted for a major share, among all the applications, for nucleating (clarifying) agents during the forecast period. The retail sector in emerging countries such as India, Brazil and China is expected to drive the demand for the better quality of packaging for products to minimize damages during transportation. Also, the demand for aesthetically better packaging is expected to drive the market for nucleating (clarifying) agents. The use of clarifying agents in frozen food packaging, water, and carbonated soft drinks packaging will boost the use in the packaging application.

Nucleating and Clarifying Agents Market

The nucleating (clarifying) agents market is highly competitive due to the presence of small, medium and large players. These players include various additive manufacturers, masterbatch producers, compounders, and converters. Due to the rising demand for various polymers across many applications, there is higher production, and this has increased the competition among global and regional players.

The various players active in the nucleating (clarifying) agents market are, Milliken & Company (U.S.), Adeka Corporation (Japan), Imerys - French Limited Liability Company (France), BASF SE (Germany) and Clariant AG (Switzerland). These companies have expanded their production facilities and are also entering into agreements with end–use industries to strengthen their footholds in the global nucleating (clarifying) agents market.

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