Global $45 Bn Polyols (Polyether, Polyester) Markets 2014-2018 & 2025 - Key Players are Covestro, BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Shell, and Huntsman

Thursday, 28. March 2019 12:48

Dublin, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Polyols Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Polyether, Polyester), By Application (Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam, Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025" report has been added to's offering.

The global polyol market size is expected to reach USD 45.17 billion by 2025 at an 8.5% CAGR during the forecast period

There has been a shift in trend from conventional heavy materials such as metals to lightweight, high performance plastics. This has, in turn, driven the use of polyurethane to lower automotive component weight and boost fuel savings. This is likely to have a positive impact on demand for polyols across the globe.

Polyols are witnessing an increase in demand owing to their growing application scope in important end-use industries such as automotive, furniture and bedding, building and construction, pharmaceutical, and packaging. Growth of the automotive market and rising focus on energy-efficient buildings have emerged as major factors driving the polyol market.

In PU adhesive formulation, polyether polyols are the dominant product segment. Polyether polyols offer excellent flexibility at low temperatures and are relatively less sensitive to hydrolysis compared to polyester polyols. Polyether polyols is also utilized to formulate reactive hot melt adhesives. Polyester polyols are widely used in highly automated and hot melt adhesive applications that require fast set time or initial green strengths.

Furthermore, concerning the overall polyol market scenario, principal manufacturers are seen incorporating bio-based polyols to reduce dependence on conventional petrochemical derived polyols and reduce risks, such as environmental concerns and volatile raw material prices, associated with it.

The global polyols market is concentrated and oligopolistic in nature, with top manufacturers accounting for over 48.0% of the global market. Pricing and various other strategic initiatives depend on these top market players.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The global polyol market was valued at USD 23.60 billion in 2017 and is projected to ascend at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period
  • Development of new products such as bio-based and CO2-based polyols is creating significant growth potential in the global market
  • Key companies in this market are backward integrated owing to fluctuations in supply of raw materials. Major polyol producers have in-house raw material production facilities, which provide them with greater control in terms of pricing decisions
  • Focus on Green Building Code and German Renewable Energy Act (EEG), coupled with growing awareness regarding energy conservation, is expected to drive demand for polyols in the building and construction industry
  • Key market players include Covestro, BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Shell, and Huntsman.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope
1.1 Research methodology
1.2 Research scope and assumptions
1.3 List of data sources

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Summary

Chapter 3 Market Variables, Trends & Scope
3.1 Market segmentation
3.2 Penetration & growth prospect mapping, 2014 - 2025
3.3 Polyols market - value chain analysis
3.4 Technology overview
3.5 Regulatory framework
3.6 Raw Material Trends
3.7 Polyols market dynamics
3.7.1 Market driver analysis Growing application of polyurethane in automotive industry High demand for building insulation owing to the sustainability concerns
3.7.2 Market restraint analysis Growing environmental concerns
3.8 Key opportunities prioritized
3.8.1 New market avenues
3.8.2 Adhesive & sealant benchmarking
3.9 Industry analysis - Porter's
3.10 Polyols market - Macro-Environmental Analysis

Chapter 4 Polyols Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
4.1 Global polyols market share, by product, 2017 & 2025
4.2 Polyether
4.3 Polyester

Chapter 5 Polyols Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1 Global polyols market share, by application, 2016 & 2025
5.2 Rigid Foams
5.3 Flexible Foams
5.4 Coatings
5.5 Adhesives & Sealants
5.6 Elastomers

Chapter 6 Polyols Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1 Global polyols market share, by region, 2016 & 2025

Chapter 7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Company market share analysis, 2017
7.2 Vendor Landscape
7.3 Polyols End-user Analysis, by Application
7.4 Competitive Environment
7.5 Company Market Positioning
7.6 Strategic Framework

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Covestro AG
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Lanxess AG
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • COIM
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • DowDuPont
  • PCC SE
  • Perstorp Holding AB
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Invista BV
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Stepan Company
  • Vertellus Specialties, Inc.
  • Yantai Wanhua
  • Oleon
  • Shanghai Dongda Polyurethane Co. Ltd.
  • Sadara Chemical Company

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