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Global Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol Market 2016-2020

About Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene oxide is a chemically reactive material. It is used for manufacturing ethylene glycols, glycol ethers, ethanolamines, surface-active agents, and polyether polyols. Ethylene glycol is a clear, viscous, versatile organic compound that is a hydroscopic liquid at room temperature. It is used in the manufacture of polyester films, fibers and PET resins, and antifreeze agent for water-based coolants.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market to grow at a CAGR of 5.82% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from several applications of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol in different end-user segments.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • DOW
  • Huntsman
  • Shell
  • SABIC
Other prominent vendors
  • AkzoNobel
  • Farsa Chemical
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Ineos Oxide
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Reliance Industries
  • Sinopec
Market driver
  • Growing demand for antifreeze agents in automobile sector
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Environmental and health-related concerns
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Major vendors developing feedstock flexibility
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market: BASF, DOW, Huntsman, Shell, and SABIC.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AkzoNobel, Farsa Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Ineos Oxide, LyondellBasell Industries, Reliance Industries, and Sinopec.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Major vendors developing feedstock flexibility will be a trend for market growth. Prominent vendors in the market are investing significantly in the expansion of their ethylene capacities to benefit from the abundant and inexpensive natural gas liquids feedstock in different regions. International oil and gas companies are also investing in the development of infrastructure to export the natural gas feedstock. The increased production capacity and the low cost of ethylene production can cause an oversupply of ethylene in the market, thereby reducing the prices. Feedstock selection depends on the availability and pricing of the feeds; lower feed cost boosts profitability. The flexibility of the feedstock will allow plants to switch partially to oil-based or gas-based feeds.”

According to the report, growing demand for antifreeze agents in automobile sector will be a driver leading to market growth. Increasing industrialization, development of infrastructure, and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are increasing the demand for antifreeze agents in the market. The antifreeze agents market in India is anticipated to grow at 6% over the forecast period due to the growth in the automobile and oil sectors. The global automotive antifreeze agents market is projected to post a CAGR of 6.19% between 2015 and 2020 to reach $720 million in 2020.

Further, the report states that shortage of raw materials will be a challenge for the market. Natural gas and crude oil are the prime raw materials for the production of ethylene glycol. Their availability and supply are crucial for the smooth production of ethylene glycol products. The market is facing a shortage of raw materials, which will affect the demand and supply of ethylene glycol in the market. This is due to constant fluctuations in the prices of crude oil, which is essential in the production of ethylene glycol.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, DOW, Huntsman, Shell, SABIC, AkzoNobel, Farsa Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Ineos Oxide, LyondellBasell Industries, Reliance Industries, Sinopec.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2015-2019 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Ethylene oxide market by application
    • Table Ethylene oxide market by application
    • Ethylene glycol
    • Ethoxylates
    • Ethanolamines
    • Polyols
    • Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethylene glycol market by application
    • Table Ethylene glycol market by application 2015
    • Table Ethylene glycol market by application 2020
    • Polyester fibers
      • Table Polyester fiber segment in global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Polyester resins
      • Table Polyester resins segment in global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Antifreeze agents
      • Table Antifreeze agents segment in global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Polyester films
      • Table Polyester films segment in global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Others
      • Table Others segment in global ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market by geography
      • Table Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market by geography 2015
      • Table Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market by geography 2020
    • APAC
      • Table Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market in APAC 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market in Americas 2016-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Shale gas production in US 2010-2015 (trillion cubic feet)
      • Table Retail and food services sales in US 2010-2015 ($ trillions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol market in EMEA 2016-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Extensive use of ethylene oxide in medical sterilization
    • Growing demand for PET bottles
    • Growing demand for antifreeze agents in automobile sector
      • Table Global vehicle production statistics 2015
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Volatility of raw material prices
      • Table Crude oil prices 2010-2016 ($ per barrel)
    • Shortage of raw materials
    • Environmental and health-related concerns
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Major vendors developing feedstock flexibility
    • Emerging demand for polyester fibers in APAC
      • Table Major polyester producing countries
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Product offering
      • Table BASF: Key takeaways
    • Dow Chemical
      • Table Dow Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Dow Chemical: Product offerings
      • Table Dow Chemical: Key takeaways
    • Huntsman
      • Table Huntsman: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Huntsman: Product offerings
      • Table Huntsman: Key takeaways
    • Shell
      • Table Shell: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Shell: Product offering
      • Table Shell: Key takeaways
    • SABIC
      • Table Sabic: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table SABIC: Product offering
      • Table Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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