Scorecard for the Global Chemicals Industry

Scorecard for the Global Chemicals Industry

Strategic Analysis of the Top Industry Trends and Evaluation of High-growth Opportunities

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21-Feb-2014
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Research Code: ND17-01-00-00-00
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This strategic research service aims at providing an overview of key trends and tectonic shifts that are expected to take place in the global chemicals market. The various chemical segments (basic, specialty, polymer, and agrochemicals) have been considered and an outlined analysis of the next game-changing markets of the future and what impact they could potentially have on the overall industry has been included. Diverse business models, partnership ventures, economic impact analysis, competitive perspectives, and key integrated industry trends have been analyzed to bring a CEO 360 perspective to the study.

Table of Contents

Industry Scorecard Chemicals—Scope Overview

Chemicals Value Chain—Overall Industry Outlook

Chemicals Value Chain—The Basic Building Blocks of the Industry

Ammonia Outlook

Methanol Outlook

Light Olefins—Ethylene Outlook

Light Olefins—Propylene Outlook

Light Olefins—Butadiene

Aromatics—Benzene Outlook

Aromatics—Xylene Outlook

Aromatics—Toluene Outlook

Supply and Demand—Executive Insights

Environmental Regulations—Executive Insights

New Technologies and Alternatives—Executive Insights

Country and Economy—Executive Insights

Integrated Industry—Executive Insights

Mega Trends to Micro Booms

Key Definitions

Key Definitions (continued)

Top 10 Things a CEO Should Know

Top 10 Things a CEO Should Know (continued)

Chemicals Outlook—Regional Split

Chemicals Outlook—Chemical Segment Performance

Mega Trends—Influencing Growth and Potential Implications in the Chemicals Industry

Bridging the Weakest Links to Obtain Sustainable Developments

Bridging the Gap from Mega Trends to Growth Opportunities

Executive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Chemicals Industry

Executive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the Chemicals Industry (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Global Outlook on Olefins

The Feedstock Debate

A Cost and Value Proposition

The Shale Gas Catalyst in the United States—The Additional Ingredient in the Supply-demand Equation

Flexible Plant Designs—Incorporate Light Chemicals

Infrastructure Developments—Crucial to Support Growth

The Winning Streak—Infrastructure Development and an Abundant, Economical Feedstock Supply

Equating the Opportunities

Mont Belvieu—Cynosure of Storage and Infrastructure Investment

Beyond Shale Gas—Opportunities Across the Value Chain

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Europe—Losing Momentum in the Chemicals Industry

Europe’s Key to Competing Efficiently and Effectively

The Verbund Principle—Exploiting Synergies within a Value Chain

Implications of the Verbund Advantage

Impact of Verbund Principle on Chemical Clusters

The F³ Factory—An Introduction to ‘Plug-and-Produce’ Manufacturing

The F³ Factory—An Introduction to ‘Plug-and-Produce’ Manufacturing (continued)

The F³ Factory—Modular and Standardized

Implications of the F³ Factory—Focus on Smaller, Smarter Plants

Collaboration—Key to Success of the F3 Factory Concept

Initiating Sustainability through a Bio-based Economy—The Integrated Biorefineries

Initiating Sustainability through a Bio-based Economy—The Integrated Biorefineries (continued)

Key Bio-based Projects

A Diverse Collaboration Initiative—Making the Most of the Bio Sphere

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Green Chemistry—Redesigning the Chemical Processes

Benign by Design

Translating the Opportunities in Green Chemistry

Towards Sustainability—Opportunities Across the Value Chain

Paving the Way for an Integrated Biorefinery Model

Commercialization Efforts—Promoting Competitiveness of Green Solutions

Commercialization Efforts—Promoting Competitiveness of Green Solutions (continued)

Vying for Competition—Using the Bio-based Route

Key Companies in the Emerging Green Chemicals Industry

Chemical Leasing—Driving the Green Concept through New Operating Models

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Specialty Chemicals in Transition

A specialized focus on the niche markets will provide an opportunity for small- to medium-sized specialty companies.

Focus on the Niche—Specialty Chemicals Strategy (continued)

The Tipping Scale—Today’s Specialty is Tomorrow’s Commodity

Cultivating Technology through Open Innovation

Regional Focus Priorities

Specialty Chemicals Head East

A “Glocal” Approach—Required to Win in APAC

China Takes the Lead

India—A Double-digit Growth Projection

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness

Findings, Inference, Recommendations and Attractiveness (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Changing Chemical Tides—A Geographical Perspective

Growth Drivers in Emerging Markets

Looking Beyond BRIC—LATAM, APAC, and Africa Lead the Way

Key Emerging Markets in LATAM

LATAM’s Dynamic Duo—Colombia and Brazil

Africa—Keen to Develop Chemical Management Systems

Re-igniting the Chemicals Industry in Africa

Eastern Europe—Optimistic but Cautious

Turkey—Developing an Integrated Refinery Petrochemicals Center

ASEAN—The Next Wave of Global Industry Growth

ASEAN—The Next Wave of Global Industry Growth (continued)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness

Findings, Inference, Recommendations and Attractiveness (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

From Undefined to Defined—Changing Tides for the Homogenous Distributors

Complexity in the Value Chain—Drives Congestion and Restricts Growth

Re-aligning Traditional Supply Chain Solutions

Securing Feedstock Supply

Expansion Strategies

Current and Emerging Regulations—Complex but Necessary

Current and Emerging Regulations—Complex but Necessary (continued)

Opportunities for Third-party Solution Providers

The Integrated Logistics Service Provider

Consolidation—Focus on Increasing Critical Mass

Consolidation—Focus on Increasing Critical Mass (continued)

Developing Greenfield Chemical Clusters—Emerging Distribution and Logistic Hubs in Europe

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Production Risks

Evolving Regulations in the Chemicals Industry

Process Intensification—Incorporating Safety throughout the Value Chain

Understanding Process Intensification—The Pathway to Microreactors

Understanding Process Intensification—The Pathway to Microreactors (continued)

Desktop Chemical Production—Miniature Plants with Flexible Outputs

Desktop Chemical Production—Miniature Plants with Flexible Outputs (continued)

A Mixed Bag of Collaborations

New Modular Plant Designs—Adopting Microreactor Technologies

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Petrochemicals Industry at a Crossroad

The Widening Supply Gap in the Middle East

Middle East—GCC’s Investment in Downstream Opportunities

Ensuring Feedstock Availability Along the Value Chain

Deriving Value from the Downstream Value Chains

Understanding the Integrated Downstream Opportunity

Polymer Demand in the Middle East

Thermoplastic Resins Growth in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s Proactive Role

Securing Visibility through Geographical Expansions in Asia

Investment Focus—Developing Downstream Production Technology

Increased Focus on Specialty Chemicals

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA) (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

Technology—The Backbone to Driving Collaboration and Innovation

A Growing Requirement for Research and Development

From Nano Synthesis to Nano Applications

Nanochemicals—Developments from Nanotechnology Solution Providers and Chemical Majors

Sparking the Nanomaterial Movement—Defining the Potential for Nanochemicals and Materials in Different Industries

Alternative Nanochemicals and Materials—Application Capabilities

Alternative Nanochemicals and Materials—Application Capabilities (continued)

Leveraging Collaborative Initiatives to Enable New Market Developments

Nanomaterial Initiatives and Adoption Outlook

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

BRIC is Hungry for Growth

Government Support in the BRIC Region

BRIC—Varying Fields of Focus

Brazil’s Chemical Industry—Bridging the Trade Deficit

Brazil’s Changing Position in the Industry

Brazil Goes Bio—Initiating Commercial Production of Biochemicals

Consolidation Options—Increasing Interest from Energy Industry Participants

The Bigger Brazil Plan—The Government Role in Development

Leveraging the Feedstock Capabilities—Next Stop is Russia

Russia’s Changing Position in the Chemicals Industry

A Two-fold Opportunity

New Project Developments in Russia

Government Objectives in the Russian Chemicals Industry

India—Leaning Towards Higher Value Chemicals

India—Developing Special Petroleum, Chemicals, and Petrochemicals Investment Regions

Ideal Locations for the Zones

Government Developments in India

Supply-demand Imbalance in China’s Chemicals Industry

China—Focused on Self-sufficiency in Chemicals

Innovative Feedstock Technology

Methanol in China—Rapid Development Phase

China is Focused on Sophisticated Chemicals

Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (continued)

Key Questions That Will Be Addressed

The Domino Effect—Industrial Chemicals Address Major Market Implications

Industry-specific Chemicals

The Agrochemical Industry—Poised for Growth in a Complex Ecosystem

More Focus on Quality Chemicals Rather than Quantity

Strict Regulations and Entry Barriers in the Agrochemical Market

Evolving Solution Development and Technology Strategies

Emergence of Biopesticides

Emerging Sustainable Fertilizers

The Future of Agrochemicals—LATAM and Africa

Industry Developments—From Generic to R&D-based Companies

Industry Developments—From Generic to R&D-based Companies (continued)

Oilfield Chemicals—Supporting Developments in the O&G Industry

Defining the Opportunities within Oilfield Chemicals

Oil and Gas Industry Challenges and Oilfield Chemical Opportunities

Emerging Service Models for Oilfield Chemicals

Opportunities for Oilfield Chemicals

Important Regions for Oilfield Chemicals

Innovation in Oilfield Chemicals

Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

Findings, Inferences, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (continued)

Our Research Methodology

CEO 360°—7 Perspectives

Technology Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Global Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Economic Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Customer Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Competitive Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Best Practices Perspective and its Importance to the Chemicals Industry

Industry Perspective and its Importance in the Chemicals Industry

Legal Disclaimer

Market Engineering Methodology

Additional Sources of Information on the Chemicals Scorecard

Partial List of Companies Interviewed

Learn More—Next Steps

US Fractionation Additions and Expansions

US Fractionation Addition and Expansions (continued)

Proposed Polyethylene Plants in North America

Ethane Pipeline Projects

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—APAC

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—APAC (continued)

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—United States

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—United States (continued)

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—United States (continued)

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—United States (continued)

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—United States (continued)

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—LATAM

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—Europe

Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals Projects—Europe (continued)

REACH Regulation Comparison

GCC Plastic Conversion Companies

GCC Plastic Conversion Companies (continued)

China—Coal to Olefins Flow Diagram

Polyethylene Plant Start-ups in China

Major Nanomaterials and Functions

Potential Application of Gold Nanoparticles as Catalyst

Global Chemical Producers and Consumers

Chemical Producers—Competitive Ranking

Global Agrochemical Projects

Global Agrochemical Projects (continued)

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