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Polyols Market by Product Type (Polyester, Polyether) by Applications (Rigid Foam, Flexible Foam, CASE), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019

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Publishing Date: December 2014
Report Code: CH 3057

 

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This report includes three main applications of polyols that are Ėpolyurethane (flexible foam), polyurethane (rigid foam), CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers). Polyurethane (flexible foam) is used mainly in furniture and automotive industry for arm rests, head rests and for cushioning purposes.

The polyols market is growing due to the following factors:

  • Increase in construction activities
  • Growth of automotive industry
  • Growing demand for textiles, resins and fibers

About the market:

The polyols market has grown significantly during the last few years. It is expected to grow moderately for the next five years, with a comparatively higher growth in Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW) markets.

Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of polyols across the world. The polyols market in Asia-Pacific is projected to grow with a CAGR of 10.28% between 2014 and 2019. China, South Korea, Japan, and India are the major markets of polyols in Asia-Pacific. The demand for polyols in these markets is fueled by a growing consumption in end use industry such building & construction and automotive industry.

This study estimates the polyols market in 2012 & 2013 and projects the expected demand of the same from 2014 to 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the polyols market. It also includes a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, wining imperatives, challenges, and the key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecast based on major regions- North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW (Rest of the World). Market size for major countries of each region in terms of volume and value are covered. Various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases have been used to identify and collect information for this extensive commercial study of the polyols 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 of polyols.
Competitive scenario and markets share of the top players in the polyols market has been discussed in detail. The top players are profiled in detailed with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include Royal Dutch shell plc (The Netherlands), Cargill Inc. (U.S.), Dow chemicalís (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany) and Bayer AG (Germany), and so on.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the polyols market on the basis of types, application, and regions, forecasting market size in terms of volume and value, and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The polyols market is segmented on the basis of two types. They are polyether polyols and polyester polyols. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volumes and values forecast for each type.

On the basis of applications: The polyol market is segmented into three major applications. These are polyurethane (flexible foams), polyurethane (rigid foams) and CASE (Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers). The market size for each application is estimated by volume and value.

On the basis of region: The polyols market is segmented into four regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW (Rest of the world). Key countries include U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, China, South Korea, and Brazil.

Table of Contents 
 
1 Introduction  (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
          1.3.1 Markets Covered
                   1.3.1.1 Market By Application
                   1.3.1.2 Market By Type
                   1.3.1.3 Geographic Scope
          1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    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
          2.1.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
          2.2.1 Top-Down Approach
          2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
          2.4.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Upcoming Opportunities in Polyols Market
    4.2 Polyols Market, By Application
    4.3 Polyols Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 China Leads the Market for Polyols
    4.5 Polyols Market, Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.6 Polyols Market, By Application
    4.7 Polyols Market, By Type, 2019
    4.8 Product Growth Matrix
    4.9 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Demand From Asia-Pacific Countries Like India and Thailand to Construct Energy Efficient Buildings
                    5.3.1.2 Growing Demand From Refrigerator and Freezer Manufacturers
                    5.3.1.3 Demand From North American Countries
           5.3.2 Restraint
                    5.3.2.1 Price Volatility of Raw Materials
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Production of Carbon Dioxide Based  Polyols
                    5.3.3.2 Production of Bio-Based Polyols
           5.3.4 Challenge
                    5.3.4.1 Finding Substitutes for Blowing Agents With Low Or No GWP/ODP
           5.3.5 Winning Imperatives
                    5.3.5.1 Focus on Growth & Consolidation
           5.3.6 Burning Issue
                    5.3.6.1 High Pricing Pressure

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 48)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porterís Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry
    6.4 Raw Material Analysis
           6.4.1 Propylene Oxide
           6.4.2 Ethylene Oxide
           6.4.3 Adipic Acid
           6.4.4 Succinic Acid
    6.5 Price Analysis
    6.6 Market Share Analysis

7 Polyols Market, By Type (Page No. - 59)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polyether Polyols
    7.3 Polyester Polyols

8 Polyols Market, By Application (Page No. - 66)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Polyurethane (Flexible Foam)
    8.3 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam)
    8.4 Case (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastoemrs)

9 Polyols Market, By Region (Page No. - 82)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
    9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 U.K.
           9.3.4 Others
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 South Korea
           9.4.4 India
           9.4.5 Others
    9.5 Rest of the World (ROW)
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Middle East
           9.5.3 Others

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 138)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis, Polyols Market
     10.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
             10.3.1 Partnership/Collaboration/Joint Venture
             10.3.2 Expansion/Investment
             10.3.3 New Product/Technology Launch
             10.3.4 Merger/Acquisition

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 165)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Products
             11.2.3 Key Strategy
             11.2.4 Recent Developments
             11.2.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.2.6 MNM View
     11.3 Cargill Incorporated
             11.3.1 Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products
             11.3.3 Key Strategy
             11.3.4 Recent Developments
             11.3.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.3.6 MNM View
     11.4 Dow Chemicals
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products
             11.4.3 Key Strategy
             11.4.4 Recent Developments
             11.4.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.4.6 MNM View
     11.5 BASF SE
             11.5.1 Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products
             11.5.3 Key Strategy
             11.5.4 Recent Developments
             11.5.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.5.6 MNM View
     11.6 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products
             11.6.3 Key Strategy
             11.6.4 Recent Developments
             11.6.5 MNM View
     11.7 Bayer AG
             11.7.1 Business Overview
             11.7.2 Products
             11.7.3 Key Strategy
             11.7.4 Recent Developments
             11.7.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.7.6 MNM View
     11.8 Chemtura Corporation
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products
             11.8.3 Key Strategy
             11.8.4 Recent Developments
             11.8.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.8.6 MNM View
     11.9 COIM S.P.A.
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products
             11.9.3 Key Strategy
             11.9.4 Recent Developments
             11.9.5 MNM View
     11.10 Emery Oleochemicals
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products
             11.10.3 Key Strategy
             11.10.4 Recent Developments
             11.10.5 MNM View
     11.11 Invista B.V.
             11.11.1 Business Overview
             11.11.2 Products
             11.11.3 Key Strategy
             11.11.4 Recent Developments
             11.11.5 MNM View
     11.12 Lonza Group
             11.12.1 Business Overview
             11.12.2 Products
             11.12.3 Key Strategy
             11.12.4 Recent Developments
             11.12.5 MNM View
     11.13 Perstorp Ab
             11.13.1 Business Overview
             11.13.2 Products
             11.13.3 Key Strategy
             11.13.4 Recent Developments
             11.13.5 MNM View
     11.14 Royal Ducth Shell PLC
             11.14.1 Introduction
             11.14.2 Products
             11.14.3 Key Strategy
             11.14.4 Recent Developments
             11.14.5 MNM View
     11.15 Shandong Dongda Chemical Industry Co Ltd
             11.15.1 Business Overview
             11.15.2 Products
             11.15.3 Key Strategy
             11.15.4 Recent Developments
             11.15.5 MNM View
     11.16 Stepan Company
             11.16.1 Business Overview
             11.16.2 Products
             11.16.3 Key Strategy
             11.16.4 Recent Developments
             11.16.5 MNM View
     11.17 Vertellus Specialties Inc.
             11.17.1 Business Overview
             11.17.2 Products
             11.17.3 Key Strategy
             11.17.4 Recent Developments
             11.17.5 MNM View
 
 
List of Tables (108 Tables) 
 
Table 1 Polyols Market, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 2 Increase in  Demand From Asia-Pacific Countries Will Spur the Demand of Polyols
Table 3 Price Volatility of Raw Materials May Hamper the Demand of Polyols
Table 4 Production of Renewable Polyols: An Opportunity for Market Players
Table 5 Finding Substitute for Blowing Agent is A Major Challenge
Table 6 Polyols Price, By Region, 2012-2019 ($/Ton)
Table 7 Polyols Market, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 8 Polyols Market, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 9 Polyether Polyols Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012-2019
Table 10 Polyester Polyols Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012-2019
Table 11 Polyols Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million )
Table 12 Polyols Market, By Applications,  2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 13 Polyurethane (Flexible Foam) Market,  By Country , 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 14 Polyurethane Flexible Foam Market,  By Country ,  2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 15 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam) Market, By Country ,  2012-2019  ($Million)
Table 16 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam) Market,  By Country ,  2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 17 Case Market,  By Country ,  2012-2019 ($Million )
Table 18 Case Market,  By Country ,  2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 19 Polyols  Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 20 Polyols  Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 21 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 22 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 23 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 24 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 25 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 26 North America: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 27 U.S.: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2012 ($Million)
Table 28 U.S.: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 29 U.S.: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 30 U.S: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019(Kilotons)
Table 31 Canada: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 32 Canada: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 33 Canada: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 34 Canada: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 35 Mexico: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 36 Mexico: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 37 Mexico: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 38 Mexico: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 39 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 40 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 41 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 42 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 43 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 44 Europe: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019(Kilotons)
Table 45 Germany: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 46 Germany: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 47 Germany: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 48 Germany: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 49 France: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 50 France: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 51 France: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 52 France: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 53 U.K.: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 54 U.K.: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 55 U.K.: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 56 U.K.: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 57 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 58 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 59 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 60 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 63 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019, (Kilotons)
Table 65 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 67 China: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 68 China: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 69 China: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 70 China: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 71 Japan: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 72 Japan: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 73 Japan: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 74 Japan: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 75 South Korea: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 76 South Korea: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 77 South Korea: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 78 South Korea: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 79 India: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 80 India: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 81 India: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 82 India: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 83 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 84 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 85 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 86 Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 87 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 88 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Country, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 89 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 90 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 91 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 92 ROW: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 93 Brazil: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 94 Brazil: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 95 Brazil: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 96 Brazil: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 97 Middle East: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 98 Middle  East: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 99 Middle East: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 100 Middle East: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 101 ROW Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 102 ROW Others: Polyols Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 103 ROW Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 104 ROW Others: Polyols Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kilotons)
Table 105 Partnership/Collaboration/Joint Venture,  2009-2014
Table 106 Expansion /Investment, 2009-2014
Table 107 New Product/Technology Launch, 2009-2014
Table 108 Merger/Acquisition, 2009-2014
 
 
List of Figures (65 Figures) 
 
Figure 1 Polyols Market, By Application
Figure 2 Polyols Market, By Type
Figure 3 Research Design
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Polyether is the Leading Segment of Polyols Market, 2013
Figure 8 Polyols Market By Application, 2014-2019
Figure 9 Polyols Market Share ($Million), 2013
Figure 10 Attractive Market Opportunities in Polyols Market
Figure 11 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam)  to Grow At the Highest CAGR Among Polyol Applications
Figure 12 Polyurethane (Flexible Foam) Application Accounted for the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Polyols Market, 2013
Figure 13 China is the Largest Market for Polyols, 2013
Figure 14 Developing Markets to Grow Rapidly
Figure 15 More Than 45% of the Total Market Growth Will Come From Polyurethane (Flexible Foam) Application Between  2014 and 2019
Figure 16 Polyether Polyols is the Largest & Fastest-Growing Segment of Polyols
Figure 17 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam) Will Be the Largest Revenue Driver of Polyols
Figure 18 Asia-Pacific Market to Grow Exponentially in Coming Years
Figure 19 Polyols : Market Segmentation
Figure 20 Demand From Asia-Pacific  Countries Will Spur the Demand of Polyols
Figure 21 Polyols Value Chain
Figure 22 Porterís Five Forces Analysis of the Polyols Market
Figure 23 World Consumption of Propylene Oxide, By Application ,  2012
Figure 24 Consumption of Adipic Acid , By Application, 2013
Figure 25 Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Cargill Inc. Are the Largest Players in the Polyols Market, With A Combined Market Share of 31.72% in 2013
Figure 26 Polyether Polyols is the Leading Market for Polyols, 2013 vs. 2019
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific is the Largest and Fastest-Growing Market for Polyether Polyols, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 28 China is the Largest Market for Polyether Polyols Followed By U.S., 2013
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Market Followed By ROW and North America, 2014-2019
Figure 30 China and the U.S. Are Estimated to Account for A Share of Around 41% of the Polyester Polyols Market in 2014
Figure 31 Broad End User Base of Polyols
Figure 32 Polyurethane (Flexible Foam) is the Largest Application of Polyols, 2013
Figure 33 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam) is the Fastest Growing Application
Figure 34 Polyurethane (Rigid Foam) is the Fastest Growing Application  of Polyols
Figure 35 Regional Snapshot (2014-2019) - China and India Are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 36 North America Polyols Market Snapshot: Market Will Be Driven By Increase in Number of Manufacturers
Figure 37 Fastest Growing Market in North America, 2014-2019
Figure 38 Europe Polyols Market Snapshot: Market Growth Will Be Driven By Increasing Demand in Germany and U.K.
Figure 39 Germany: Largest & Fastest Growing Polyols Market in Europe
Figure 40 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: Demand Will Be Driven By Demand of Polyurethane Foams
Figure 41 China to Remain the Largest Polyols Market, 2014-2019
Figure 42 Increasing Construction and Automotive Industries Are Contributing to the Growth of Polyols in India
Figure 43 Companies Adopted Expansion as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Five Years
Figure 44 Bayer AG, Dow Chemicals and Cargill, Inc.: the Most Active Market Players
Figure 45 Market Evaluation Framework
Figure 46 Battle for Market Share: Expansion Was the Key Strategy
Figure 47 Market Players Adopted Expansion Strategy for Increasing Market Share
Figure 48 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 49 Competitive Benchmarking of Market Players (2013): Mitsui and Cargill Inc. Emerged as Dark Horses Owing to Their  R & D Expenditure
Figure 50 Royal Dutch Shell PLC: Business Overview
Figure 51 Cargill Incorporated: Business Overview
Figure 52 Dow Chemicals: Business Overview
Figure 53 BASF SE: Business Overview
Figure 54 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 55 Bayer AG:Business Overview
Figure 56 Chemtura Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 57 Coim S.P.A: Business Overview
Figure 58 Emery Oleochemicals: Business Overview
Figure 59 Invista B.V.: Business Overview
Figure 60 Lonza Group: Business Overview
Figure 61 Perstorp: Business Overview
Figure 62 Royal Ducth Shell PLC: Business Overview
Figure 63 Shandong Dongda Chemical Industry Co Ltd: Business Overview
Figure 64 Stepan  Company: Business Overview
Figure 65 Vertellus Specialties, Inc.: Business Overview

The polyols market is growing at a CAGR of 8.94% between 2014 and 2019 and is estimate to generate revenue of $28,362.19 million by 2019. The report on polyols includes two different types of polyols. These are polyether polyols and polyester polyols. The polyols market is witnessing a steady growth because of a growing use of polyurethanes in building & construction and automotive industry.

Polyurethanes (PU) constitute largest outlet for polyols. The PU market, by product types is dominated by the rigid and flexible foams, which together accounted for almost 65.0% of the overall market in 2013. Growth in the polyurethane market is driven by many factors such as growing end-use segments, increasing environment sustainability needs, unique physical properties of PU, and improved standards of living. This is expected to bring advancements in the polyols market. Market for polyurethane polyols used in manufacturing of flexible foam is dominated by the polyether polyols. Polyether polyols accounted for 81.3% of polyols volume consumed in the production of flexible foam and its counterpart accounted for 18.7% of total volume of polyurethane polyols consumed in 2013. Polyester polyols are mainly used in the manufacture of both flexible foam as well as rigid foam. Polyether polyols accounted for 59.9% of polyols volume consumed in the production of rigid foam and its counterpart polyester polyols accounted for 40.0% of total volume of polyurethane polyols consumed in 2013.

Growing demand for adhesive and sealant based applications is driving the demand for polyols in the market. The adhesives and sealants industry is witnessing high growth on account of increasing applications, technological advancements, and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. These are finding new applications in industries such as construction and automobile. In the automobile industries these are fast replacing welds, screws, rivets, gaskets, and fasteners; thus allowing automakers to produce lighter compact vehicles at lower cost by using new materials such as plastic composite and fiber. In the construction industry adhesives and sealants are increasingly being used in flooring, waterproofing, woodwork, and plumbing applications.

The manufacture of polyols from bio based and natural oil sources is expected to be a major growth opportunity for polyols manufacturers. Polyols manufactured from natural oils such as canola, corn, soybean is a major opportunity for market players. Bio based or green polyols are blended with petro based polyol. Blending usually has a minor percentage (5.0% to 15.0%) of natural oil polyol and a major percentage (80.0% to 85.0%) petro based polyols in the finished product. Some of the major market players of polyols mainly include: Royal Dutch shell plc (The Netherlands), Cargill Inc (U.S.), Dow chemicalís (U.S.), Emery oleochemicals Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), Bayer AG (Germany) and so on.

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