Global Analysis of the Plasticizers Market, Forecast to 2025

Global Analysis of the Plasticizers Market, Forecast to 2025

Growing Concerns and Tightening Standards to Underpin the Demand for Alternatives

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01-Oct-2019
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Plasticized PVC accounts for nearly a third (around 14 million tonnes) of the total global PVC resin consumption and is among the most versatile, cost-effective, durable, and pliable plastics. It continues to be a material of choice for a wide range of applications including flooring, wall coverings, films, sheets, and artificial leather used across a diverse set of industries.

Over 7.5 million tons of plasticizers (i.e., chemicals that convert rigid plastic into a flexible form) were consumed for the production of flexible PVC in 2018. Although flexible PVC exhibits exceptional properties and performance, the EHS-related issues associated with exposure to certain conventional plasticizers (particularly orthophthalates) render the ‘selection of plasticizer’ among the most contentious aspects associated with flexible PVC. While government agencies and authorities in Europe and North America continue to witness tightening in regulations and standards associated with the use of plasticizers, marked growth in preference for safer alternatives in developing countries (especially China) is expected to impact the global plasticizer product mix over the forecast period. Such a shift in preference toward non-classified phthalates and non-phthalate alternatives is expected to be more prominent in applications that involve direct human contact (for instance, flooring, wall coverings, and consumer products). Although the demand for flexible PVC (and hence that for plasticizers) is closely linked to the overall economic performance and particularly to the growth in construction activity, the ever-evolving regulatory scenario and growing concerns are likely to result in above-average growth in demand for certain chemistries, whereas sluggish growth or decline in that for certain others.

This study is an attempt to quantify the consumption of various plasticizers and to gauge the level of impact that the market developments are expected to have on the demand for plasticizers over the next seven years. The study quantifies the consumption of various plasticizers on the basis of product types, prominent applications, and end-use industries from 2018 to 2025. The key product types considered in the study include phthalates, terephthalates, epoxide, aliphatic, trimellitates, and Others (benzoates, citrates, and phosphates, among others). The end-use industries considered in the study include construction, transportation, toys & medical, and Others (consumer goods, electrical & electronics, and packaging, among others). Furthermore, the various applications under consideration in the study include wire & cables, flooring & wall coverings, film & sheet, coated fabrics, profile & tubes, and Others (coatings, adhesives, and sealants, and rubber compounds, among others).

APAC continues to dominate the global plasticizers market. In 2018, the region accounted for nearly 60% share in the overall global plasticizer consumption. The ever-increasing urbanization and middle class population, coupled with growth in electrification and evolving energy dynamics, are expected to drive the demand for flexible PVC (and that for plasticizers) in the region. Furthermore, tightening standards, especially in China, are expected to invigorate the demand for alternatives to conventional products.

The study analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the weighted average prices of products in the marketplace. It also presents a seven-year growth forecast (CAGR) for the segments under consideration.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the major product types that are used, and what is the consumption scenario for such product types across applications and end-use industries?
  • What are the prominent trends in key product types and applications across the globe?
  • What are the trends in technology development and adoption of individual materials for specific applications?
  • What are the key factors driving and restraining growth in the market?
  • Who are the key participants in the plasticizers market?
  • What are the regional trends in the plasticizers market?
  • What is the likely impact of regulations on the use of plasticizers?

Table of Contents

Executive Summary—Key Findings

Executive Summary—Strategic Factsheet

Executive Summary—Market Engineering Measurements

CEO’s Perspective

CEO’s Perspective (continued)

Market Definitions

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions (continued)

Market Definitions—Geographic Scope

Key Questions this Study will Answer

Market Segmentation

Plasticizers—Overview

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizers—Overview (continued)

Plasticizer Prices and Forecast

PVC, Flexible PVC, and Plasticizers

Total Plastics Consumption and PVC

PVC Market—Overview

PVC Market—Overview (continued)

Flexible PVC—Overview

Noteworthy Standards and Regulations

Noteworthy Standards and Regulations (continued)

Noteworthy Standards and Regulations (continued)

Noteworthy Standards and Regulations (continued)

Market Drivers

Drivers Explained

Drivers Explained (continued)

Market Restraints

Restraints Explained

Restraints Explained (continued)

Market Engineering Measurements

Forecast Assumptions

Volume Shipment Forecast

Revenue Forecast

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Revenue Forecast by Product Type

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Phthalates Segment

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Terephthalates Segment

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Epoxides Segment

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Aliphatic Segment

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Trimellitates Segment

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion—Others Segment

Attractiveness Analysis by Product Type

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Revenue Forecast by Application

Revenue Forecast by Application

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Wires & Cables

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Films & Sheets

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Flooring & Wall Coverings

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Extrusions & Mouldings

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Coated Fabrics

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Application—Others Segment

Attractiveness Analysis by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Volume Shipment Forecast by End Use industry

Percent Revenue Forecast by End Use Industry

Revenue Forecast by End-use Industry

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by End-use Industry—Construction and Transportation

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by End-use Industry—Other Industries

Attractiveness Analysis by End-use Industry

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Region

Volume Shipment Forecast by Region

Percent Revenue Forecast by Region

Revenue Forecast by Region

Volume Shipment & Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region

Volume Shipment & Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region (continued)

Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Market Trends

Market Trends (continued)

Plasticizers—Value Chain

Value Chain Description

Indicative List of Market Participants

Product Matrix

Product Matrix (continued)

Market Share of Key Companies

Market Share Analysis

Competitive Environment

Growth Opportunity 1—Development of Safer Alternatives and Differentiated Product Offerings

Growth Opportunity 2—Strengthening Scale and Scope: Capacity and Portfolio Development

Growth Opportunity 3—Focus on Relatively Small, Sensitive, and Niche Applications

Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

Dynamic SWOT Analysis—Global Market

Mega Trends—Impact on Plasticizers Market

Mega Trends—Impact on Plasticizers Market (continued)

Mega Trends—Impact on Plasticizers Market (continued)

APAC Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast for Materials

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion/Country

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Competitive Environment

India Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

India—Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast (continued)

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End Use Industry

Competitive Environment

Europe—Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast for Materials

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion/Country

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Competitive Environment

North America—Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Construction Remodeling Activity Overview—US

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast (continued)

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion/Country

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Competitive Environment

MEA—Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

MEA—Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast (continued)

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Competitive Environment

RoW—Segment Characteristics and Overview

Market Engineering Measurements

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast

Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion

Pricing Trends and Forecast

Pricing Trends and Forecast (continued)

Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion/Country

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by End-use Industry

Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type

Competitive Environment

The Last Word—3 Big Predictions

Legal Disclaimer

Market Engineering Methodology

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used (continued)

Learn More—Next Steps

List of Exhibits

List of Exhibits (continued)

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Plasticized PVC accounts for nearly a third (around 14 million tonnes) of the total global PVC resin consumption and is among the most versatile, cost-effective, durable, and pliable plastics. It continues to be a material of choice for a wide range of applications including flooring, wall coverings, films, sheets, and artificial leather used across a diverse set of industries. Over 7.5 million tons of plasticizers (i.e., chemicals that convert rigid plastic into a flexible form) were consumed for the production of flexible PVC in 2018. Although flexible PVC exhibits exceptional properties and performance, the EHS-related issues associated with exposure to certain conventional plasticizers (particularly orthophthalates) render the ‘selection of plasticizer’ among the most contentious aspects associated with flexible PVC. While government agencies and authorities in Europe and North America continue to witness tightening in regulations and standards associated with the use of plasticizers, marked growth in preference for safer alternatives in developing countries (especially China) is expected to impact the global plasticizer product mix over the forecast period. Such a shift in preference toward non-classified phthalates and non-phthalate alternatives is expected to be more prominent in applications that involve direct human contact (for instance, flooring, wall coverings, and consumer products). Although the demand for flexible PVC (and hence that for plasticizers) is closely linked to the overall economic performance and particularly to the growth in construction activity, the ever-evolving regulatory scenario and growing concerns are likely to result in above-average growth in demand for certain chemistries, whereas sluggish growth or decline in that for certain others. This study is an attempt to quantify the consumption of various plasticizers and to gauge the level of impact that the market developments are expected to have on the demand for plasticizers over the next seven years. The study quantifies the consumption of various plasticizers on the basis of product types, prominent applications, and end-use industries from 2018 to 2025. The key product types considered in the study include phthalates, terephthalates, epoxide, aliphatic, trimellitates, and Others (benzoates, citrates, and phosphates, among others). The end-use industries considered in the study include construction, transportation, toys & medical, and Others (consumer goods, electrical & electronics, and packaging, among others). Furthermore, the various applications under consideration in the study include wire & cables, flooring & wall coverings, film & sheet, coated fabrics, profile & tubes, and Others (coatings, adhesives, and sealants, and rubber compounds, among others). APAC continues to dominate the global plasticizers market. In 2018, the region accounted for nearly 60% share in the overall global plasticizer consumption. The ever-increasing urbanization and middle class population, coupled with growth in electrification and evolving energy dynamics, are expected to drive the demand for flexible PVC (and that for plasticizers) in the region. Furthermore, tightening standards, especially in China, are expected to invigorate the demand for alternatives to conventional products. The study analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the weighted average prices of products in the marketplace. It also presents a seven-year growth forecast (CAGR) for the segments under consideration.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the major product types that are used, and what is the consumption scenario for such product types across applications and end-use industries?
  • What are the prominent trends in key product types and applications across the globe?
  • What are the trends in technology development and adoption of individual materials for specific applications?
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Author Gautam Rashingkar
Industries Chemicals and Materials
WIP Number MED1-01-00-00-00
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