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Global Polyols Market by Product Type, Applications & Geography – Forecasts up to 2017

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: August 2012
Report Code: CH 1187

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A polyol is an alcohol containing multiple hydroxyl groups. These can be classified as a polyether polyols and polyester polyols. Polyether polyols are manufactured by ethoxylation or propoxylation of a polyhydric alcohol in the presence of a catalyst. Polyether polyols are produced by anionic ring opening addition polymerization of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide. The evolution of the polyols industry, its expansion to new applications, and its success in matching new challenging market, and sustainability requirements is strongly related to the continuous development of polyol chemistry.

This study estimates the global market of polyols by the end of 2017. Asia-Pacific and Europe are largest manufacturer and consumer of polyols. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region for the polyols market both in terms of production and consumption. North America, Western Europe, and Japan mature markets are expected to advance with slower pace.

This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global polyols market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World that include key growth regions such as China and India. Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market share of the top players in the market has been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Market has also been segmented on the basis of product types where major product types such as polyether polyols and polyester polyols have been discussed in detail and a comprehensive view and forecast is provided for each category with the market volumes and revenues. Market has been further segmented on the basis of applications. The major applications for polyols include flexible polyurethane foams, rigid polyurethane foam, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) have been discussed in detail in the report. Market share for major market participants has been described in detail for polyols. The global existing production capacities of the top suppliers have been provided in detail in the report.

We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of polyols. 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 engineering plastics.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the global market include BASF SE (Germany), Bayer MaterialScience (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Perstorp AB (Sweden), Shell Chemicals (The Netherlands), and Stepan Company (U.S.).

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for polyols on the basis of applications, product types, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues, and analyzing trends in each of the sub markets:

On the basis of applications: Polyols market is segmented on the basis of end-user applications such as flexible polyurethane foam, rigid polyurethane foam, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers). Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each application.

On the basis of type: Polyether polyols and polyester polyols

On the basis of geography: Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in every region.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION       
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS       
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION       
  1.3 STAKEHOLDERS       
  1.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY       
      1.4.1 MARKET SIZE       
      1.4.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES       
      1.4.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES       
      1.4.4 LIST OF COMPANIES COVERED DURING PRIMARIES       
      1.4.5 MAJOR SECONDARY SOURCES USED       
      1.4.6 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS REPORT       
  1.5 KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED       
        
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY       
        
3 MARKET OVERVIEW     
  
  3.1 INTRODUCTION       
  3.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS       
  3.3 WINNING IMPERATIVE       
      3.3.1 FOCUS ON GROWTH & CONSOLIDATION       
  3.4 BURNING ISSUE       
      3.4.1 HIGH PRICING PRESSURE       
  3.5 MARKET DYNAMICS       
      3.5.1 DRIVERS       
            3.5.1.1 Rapidly growing polyurethane market       
            3.5.1.2 Growing demand from adhesives and sealants industry       
            3.5.1.3 Strong demand in APAC       
      3.5.2 RESTRAINT       
            3.5.2.1 Raw material price volatility       
      3.5.3 OPPORTUNITIES       
            3.5.3.1 Production of bio-based polyols       
      3.5.3.2 Development of carbon dioxide based polyols       
  3.6 RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS       
      3.6.1 PROPYLENE OXIDE       
      3.6.2 ETHYLENE OXIDE       
      3.6.3 ADIPIC ACID       
      3.6.4 SUCCINIC ACID       
  3.7 PRICE ANALYSIS       
  3.8 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS       
      3.8.1 SUPPLIERS POWER       
      3.8.2 BUYERS POWER       
      3.8.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS       
      3.8.4 THREAT OF NEW SUBSTITUTES       
      3.8.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION       
  3.9 COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS       
  3.10 PATENT ANALYSIS       
        
4 GLOBAL POLYOL MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE       
  4.1 INTRODUCTION       
      4.1.1 POLYETHER POLYOL       
      4.1.2 POLYESTER POLYOL       
        
5 GLOBAL POLYOL MARKET, BY APPLICATION       
  5.1 INTRODUCTION       
      5.1.1 POLYURETHANE       
            5.1.1.1 Polyurethane (Flexible foam)       
            5.1.1.2 Polyurethane (Rigid foam)       
      5.1.2 CASE (COATINGS, ADHESIVES, SEALANTS, & ELASTOMERS)       
        
6 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY       
  6.1 INTRODUCTION       
  6.2 AMERICAS       
      6.2.1 U.S.       
      6.2.2 BRAZIL       
  6.3 EUROPE       
      6.3.1 GERMANY       
      6.3.2 FRANCE       
      6.3.3 U.K.       
  6.4 ASIA-PACIFIC       
      6.4.1 CHINA       
      6.4.2 JAPAN       
      6.4.3 INDIA       
      6.4.4 SOUTH KOREA       
      6.4.5 REST OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC       
  6.5 REST OF THE WORLD       
      6.5.1 MIDDLE EAST       
        
7 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE       
  7.1 INTRODUCTION       
  7.2 AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS AND EXPANSIONS       
  7.3 MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN 2011       
  7.4 NORTH AMERICA: REGION WITH MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS       
  7.5 PERSTORP: THE MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANT       
  7.6 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS       
  7.7 NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCH       
  7.8 AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS       
  7.9 EXPANSIONS       
        
8 COMPANY PROFILES       
  8.1 BAALBAKI GROUP S.A.       
      8.1.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.1.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.1.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.1.4 STRATEGY       
      8.1.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.2 BASF SE       
      8.2.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.2.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.2.4 STRATEGY       
      8.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.3 BAYER AG       
      8.3.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.3.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.3.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.3.4 STRATEGY       
      8.3.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.4 CARGILL INCORPORATED       
      8.4.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.4.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.4.4 STRATEGY       
      8.4.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.5 CHEMTURA CORPORATION       
      8.5.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.5.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.5.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.5.4 STRATEGY       
      8.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.6 COIM S.P.A       
      8.6.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.6.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.6.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.6.4 STRATEGY       
      8.6.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.7 EXPANDED POLYMER SYSTEMS PVT. LTD       
      8.7.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.7.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.7.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.7.4 STRATEGY       
      8.7.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.8 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION       
      8.8.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.8.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.8.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.8.4 STRATEGY       
      8.8.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.9 INVISTA       
      8.9.1 OVERVIEW       
      8.9.2 FINANCIALS       
      8.9.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
      8.9.4 STRATEGY       
      8.9.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.10 KPX CHEMICAL CO. LTD       
       8.10.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.10.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.10.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.10.4 STRATEGY       
       8.10.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.11 LONZA GROUP LTD       
       8.11.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.11.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.11.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.11.4 STRATEGY       
       8.11.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.12 MANALI PETROCHEMICALS LTD       
       8.12.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.12.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.12.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.12.4 STRATEGY       
       8.12.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.13 NANJING HONGBAOLI CO. LTD       
       8.13.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.13.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.13.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.13.4 STRATEGY       
       8.13.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.14 PCC ROKITA SA       
       8.14.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.14.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.14.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.14.4 STRATEGY       
       8.14.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.15 PERSTORP AB       
       8.15.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.15.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.15.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.15.4 STRATEGY       
       8.15.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.16 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC       
       8.16.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.16.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.16.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.16.4 STRATEGY       
       8.16.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.17 SHANDONG DONGDA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO. LTD       
       8.17.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.17.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.17.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.17.4 STRATEGY       
       8.17.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.18 STEPAN COMPANY       
       8.18.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.18.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.18.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.18.4 STRATEGY       
       8.18.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.19 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY       
       8.19.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.19.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.19.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.19.4 STRATEGY       
       8.19.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.20 VERTELLUS SPECIALTIES INC.       
       8.20.1 OVERVIEW       
       8.20.2 FINANCIALS       
       8.20.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES       
       8.20.4 STRATEGY       
       8.20.5 DEVELOPMENTS       
  8.21 OTHERS       
       8.21.1 BIOTOR INDUSTRIES LIMITED       
              8.21.1.1 Overview       
              8.21.1.2 Financials       
              8.21.1.3 Products & services       
              8.21.1.4 Strategy       
       8.21.2 ROYAL INDUSTRIES       
              8.21.2.1 Overview       
              8.21.2.2 Financials       
              8.21.2.3 Products & services       
              8.21.2.4 Strategy       
       8.21.3 SHIVALIK AGRO POLY PRODUCTS LIMITED       
              8.21.3.1 Overview       
              8.21.3.2 Financials       
              8.21.3.3 Products & services       
              8.21.3.4 Strategy       
       8.21.4 SHRADDHA ASSOCIATES (GUJARAT) PVT. LTD       
              8.21.4.1 Overview       
              8.21.4.2 Financials       
              8.21.4.3 Products & services       
              8.21.4.4 Strategy       
       8.21.5 VINTEK CHEMICALS       
              8.21.5.1 Overview       
              8.21.5.2 Financials       
              8.21.5.3 Products & services       
              8.21.5.4 Strategy       
        

LIST OF TABLES        

TABLE 1 POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 2 POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 3 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 4 CRUDE OIL PRICES, 2010 – 2017 ($/BARREL)       
TABLE 5 PROPYLENE OXIDE BULK PRICES, 2010 – 2017 ($/TON)       
TABLE 6 ETHYLENE OXIDE BULK PRICES, 2010 – 2017 ($/TON)       
TABLE 7 ADIPIC ACID BULK PRICES, 2010 – 2017 ($/TON)       
TABLE 8 SUCCINIC ACID BULK PRICES, 2011 ($/TON)       
TABLE 9 POLYOLS BULK PRICES, 2010 – 2017 ($/TON)       
TABLE 10 GLOBAL POLYETHER POLYOL MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 11 GLOBAL POLYESTER POLYOL MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 12 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 13 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 14 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE (FLEXIBLE FOAM) POLYOL MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 15 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME FOR FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 16 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE FOR FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 17 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE (RIGID FOAM) POLYOL MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 18 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME FOR RIGID FOAM, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 19 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE FOR RIGID FOAM, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 20 GLOBAL CASE POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 21 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME FOR CASE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 22 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE FOR CASE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 23 AMERICAS: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 24 NORTH AMERICA: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY  (KILO TONS)      
TABLE 25 LATIN AMERICA: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 26 U.S: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 27 U.S: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 28 U.S: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 29 U.S: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 30 BRAZIL: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 31 BRAZIL: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 32 BRAZIL: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 33 BRAZIL: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 34 EUROPE: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 35 EUROPE: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)        
TABLE 36 GERMANY: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 37 GERMANY: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 38 GERMANY: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 39 GERMANY: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 40 FRANCE: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 41 FRANCE: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 42 FRANCE: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 43 FRANCE: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 44 U.K: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 45 U.K: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 46 U.K: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 47 U.K: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 48 ASIA-PACIFIC: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 49 CHINA: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 50 CHINA: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 51 CHINA: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 52 CHINA: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 53 CHINA: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 54 JAPAN: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 55 JAPAN: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 56 JAPAN: POLYOLS MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 57 JAPAN: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 58 JAPAN: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 59 INDIA: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 60 INDIA: POLYOLS MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 61 INDIA: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 62 INDIA: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 63 INDIA: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 64 SOUTH KOREA: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 65 SOUTH KOREA: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 66 SOUTH KOREA: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 67 SOUTH KOREA: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 68 SOUTH KOREA: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 69 SINGAPORE: MAJOR POLYOL MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 70 THAILAND: MAJOR POLYOL MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 71 TAIWAN: MAJOR POLYOL MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY       
TABLE 72 ROW: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME (KILO TONS) & MARKET REVENUE ($MILLION), 2010 – 2017       
TABLE 73 MIDDLE EAST: MAJOR POLYOLS MANUFACTURERS & CAPACITY (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 74 MIDDLE EAST: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 75 MIDDLE EAST: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 76 MIDDLE EAST: POLYOL MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
TABLE 77 MIDDLE EAST: POLYOL MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 78 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2009 – 2012       
TABLE 79 NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCH, 2009 – 2012       
TABLE 80 AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS, 2009 – 2012       
TABLE 81 EXPANSIONS, 2009 – 2012       
TABLE 82 BAALBAKI: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 83 BASF: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 84 BASF: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 85 BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 86 BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 87 CARGILL: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 88 CHEMTURA: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 89 CHEMTURA: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 90 COIM: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 91 EXPANDED POLYMER: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 92 HUNTSMAN: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 93 HUNTSMAN: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 94 INVISTA: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 95 LONZA: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLIONS)       
TABLE 96 LONZA: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 97 MANALI PETROCHEMICALS: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 98 NANJING HONGBAOLI: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 99 PCC ROKITA: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 100 PERSTORP: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 101 PERSTORP: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 102 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 103 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 104 SHANDONG DONGDA: POLYETHER POLYOLS FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 105 SHANDONG DONGDA: POLYETHER POLYOLS FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 106 STEPAN: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 107 STEPAN: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 108 DOW CHEMICAL: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)       
TABLE 109 DOW CHEMICAL: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 110 VERTELLUS: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
TABLE 111 ROYAL INDUSTRIES: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATION       
TABLE 112 VINTEK: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS       
        
        
LIST OF FIGURES        
        
FIGURE 1 OVERVIEW OF POLYOL VALUE CHAIN: PETROLEUM BASED PROCESS       
FIGURE 2 OVERVIEW OF POLYOL VALUE CHAIN: BIO-BASED PROCESS       
FIGURE 3 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF MAJOR DRIVERS ON POLYOLS MARKET       
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL ADHESIVES MARKET, 2010 – 2017       
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL SEALANTS MARKET, 2010 – 2017       
FIGURE 6 ASIA-PACIFIC: POLYURETHANE MARKET, 2010 – 2017       
FIGURE 7 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF MAJOR RESTRAINT ON POLYOLS MARKET       
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL PROPYLENE OXIDE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2011       
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL ETHYLENE OXIDE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2011       
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL ADIPIC ACID MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2011       
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL SUCCINIC ACID MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2011       
FIGURE 12 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS       
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANIES, 2011       
FIGURE 14 PATENT ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 15 PATENT TRENDS IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 16 PATENT ANALYSIS, BY COMPANY, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE, 2011       
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2011       
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL POLYURETHANE POLYOL MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE, 2011       
FIGURE 20 KEY END-USER INDUSTRIES, GLOBAL VOLUME, 2010 – 2017 (KILO TONS)       
FIGURE 21 POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011       
FIGURE 22 AMERICAS: POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2011       
FIGURE 23 EUROPE: POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2011       
FIGURE 24 ASIA-PACIFIC: POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2011       
FIGURE 25 ROW: POLYOLS MARKET SHARE, 2011       
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET, BY GROWTH STRATEGIES, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 27 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET DEVELOPMENTS, BY GROWTH STRATEGIES, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 28 POLYOLS MARKET GROWTH STRATEGIES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2012       
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET GROWTH STRATEGIES, BY COMPANY, 2009 – 2012       

A major part of the world's polyols production is shared by two polyols namely polyether polyol and polyester polyol. Global demand for polyols stands at 7.3 million tons in 2011, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2012 to 2017. There are no serious hazards associated with usage of polyol. At present, The Dow Chemical Company, Bayer MateialScience, and BASF are amongst some of the major polyols producers. The Dow Chemical is estimated to have around 20% of the world's manufacturing capacity for polyols.

Polyols are required in the manufacture of polyurethanes which find wide applications in manufacturing flexible, semi rigid, molded, and rigid foams. Other important applications are in the manufacture of thermoplastic elastomers, coatings, adhesives, artificial leather, and medical devices. Polyurethane foams find extensive use in the automotive, construction, refrigeration, and other industrial sectors. Polyurethane (PU or PUR) is one of the most widely used plastics in the world, finding applications in almost all modern industries. These are made primarily by reacting diisocyanates with polyols and other chemicals. Owing to their large-scale use in manufacturing of polyurethanes and coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers; polyols are high volume products.

Polyols Market Share, By Geography, 2011

Polyols Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Global polyols market was estimated at 7,385.0 kilo tons in 2011 and is further expected to advance at rapid pace to reach 10,182.8 kilo tons by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2012 to 2017. The market revenues are expected to grow at a faster rate than volumes owing to the increasing prices of polyols. These are produced from propylene oxide (PO), ethylene oxide (EO), etc. which are derived by petrochemical feedstock, thus heavily dependent on crude oil prices. Any rise and fall in oil prices is expected to reflect in polyols prices in the near future.

North America and Western Europe are mature markets and are expected to grow at a sluggish rate. However, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and South America are expected to drive the demand for polyols in the coming decade as end-use industries such as flexible foam, rigid foam, and CASE, etc. are still developing and expecting robust growth. Key participants in the global market include BASF (Germany), Bayer MaterialScience (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Shell Chemicals (The Netherlands), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), and Perstorp AB (Sweden).

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