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Global Leather Chemicals Market 2017-2021

About Leather Chemicals

Leather chemicals are used in the treatment of animal hides in order to produce leather. Many chemicals are used in leather processing to make it durable and give an aesthetic appeal. Leather chemicals are generally required in different stages of leather processing, which include beamhouse, tanning, finishing, water repellents, and drum dyeing. Leather is an essential material for accessory products. The high demand for leather is attributed to the high requirement for products such as footwear, apparels, garments, and upholstery of automotive and furniture.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global leather chemicals market to grow at a CAGR of 4.23% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global leather chemicals market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Leather Chemicals Market 2017-2021, 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
  • LANXESS
  • Stahl Holdings
  • Schill+Seilacher
  • TFL
Other prominent vendors
  • Balmer Lawrie
  • Chemtan
  • DyStar
  • Elementis
  • Heim Leather Chem
  • Kemia Tau
  • ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ
Market driver
  • Cost-effectiveness of leather chemicals and leather-based products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Environmental hazards of leather chemicals
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising export of leather
  • 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Leather Chemicals Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global leather chemicals market: BASF, LANXESS, Stahl Holdings, Schill+Seilacher, and TFL.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Balmer Lawrie, Chemtan, DyStar, Elementis, Heim Leather Chem, Kemia Tau, and ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is rising export of leather. The export of leather is increasing at a rapid rate globally. The global leather and leather goods exports crossed $1 billion in 2015. Bangladesh is the biggest exporter of leather shoes, travel bags, wallets, belts, and finished leather products. The Indian leather industry is also gaining popularity in the US market.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is cost-effectiveness of leather chemicals and leather-based products. In the process of leather-based product manufacturing, leather chemicals are used in the leather processing stages. These chemicals are used for beam housing, tanning, dyeing, and many other processes. The techniques that are used for the manufacturing of leather chemicals are cost-effective and can be easily practiced in the laboratory. Chemicals used during the processing of leather are biocides, surfactants, degreasers, fungicide, nitrogen-containing compounds, chromium compounds, zirconium, sulfuric acid, sulfates, sulfides, and caustic soda. These chemicals are easily available and are cost-effective.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is environmental hazards of leather chemicals. Leather chemicals includes mineral salts, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives, various oils, dyes, and finishes. Some of them are cyanide-based, which are very harmful for the environment. Most leather produced in the US is chrome-tanned, where all wastes containing chromium are considered hazardous. Tannery effluent contains large amounts of pollutants, including salt, lime sludge, sulfides, and acids. The process of tanning stabilizes the collagen or protein fibers in skins, which protects leather from wear and tear.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, LANXESS, Stahl Holdings, Schill+Seilacher, TFL, Balmer Lawrie, Chemtan, DyStar, Elementis, Heim Leather Chem, Kemia Tau, and ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Stages of leather processing
  • Market landscape
    • Global leather chemicals market
      • Table Global leather chemicals market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global leather chemicals market by application
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by application 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by application 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global leather chemicals market by footwear
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by footwear 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by footwear 2016-2021
    • Global leather chemicals market by furniture
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by furniture 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by furniture 2016-2021
    • Global leather chemicals market by automotive sector
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by automotive sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by automotive sector 2016-2021
      • Table Portfolio of the leather chemicals used in automobiles
    • Global leather chemicals market by others
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by others 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global leather chemicals market by type
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by type 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global leather chemicals market by wet-end leather
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by wet-end leather 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by wet-end leather 2016-2021
    • Global leather chemicals market by leather finishing
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by leather finishing 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global leather chemicals market by leather finishing 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global leather chemicals market by geography
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global leather chemicals market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Leather chemicals market in APAC
      • Table Leather chemicals market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Leather chemicals market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Leather chemicals market in Europe
      • Table Leather chemicals market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Leather chemicals market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Leather chemicals market in North America
      • Table Leather chemicals market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Leather chemicals market in North America 2016-2021
    • Leather chemicals market in ROW
      • Table Leather chemicals market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Leather chemicals market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Usage of different footwear in APAC 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Automotive interior material market in APAC 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global footwear consumption 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global automotive production by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising export of leather
      • Table Indian exports to other countries 2016
    • Growing demand from aviation industry
    • Growing preference for environment-friendly solutions
    • Growing technological advances in manufacturing process
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table BASF: Product portfolio of wet-end products
      • Table BASF: Product portfolio of finished products
    • LANXESS
      • Table LANXESS: Geographic segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table LANXESS: Product portfolio
    • Stahl Holdings
      • Table Stahl Holdings: Business segmentation 2016
      • Table Stahl Holdings: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Stahl Holdings: Product portfolio for leather industry
    • Schill+Seilacher
      • Table Schill+Seilacher: Business segmentation by product
      • Table Schill+Seilacher: Products in leather chemicals
    • TFL
      • Table TFL: Business segmentation by chemicals
      • Table TFL: Business segmentation by technologies
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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