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Global Oleochemicals Market 2017-2021

Global Oleochemicals Market 2017-2021

About Oleochemicals

Oleochemicals are chemical compounds that are extracted from the hydrolysis or methylation of fats and oils of both plants and animals. The basic oleochemicals include fatty acids, fatty alcohols, fatty amines, and glycerol. Oleochemicals are the potential alternatives to petrochemical products.The raw materials from which oleochemicals are obtained are:

  • Vegetable oils – sourced from soybeans, palm kernels, cotton seeds, copra, ground nuts, sunflower seeds, rapeseeds, linseeds, and castor beans.
  • Animal oils and fats – sourced from tallow and other animals, fish oils, and lard.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global oleochemicals market to grow at a CAGR of 6.42% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global oleochemicals market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Oleochemicals 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
  • Cargill
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Wilmar International
Other prominent vendors
  • 3F Industries
  • (formerly, Foods Fats and Fertilizers)
  • Berg + Schmidt
  • Ecogreen Oleochemicals
  • Evyap-Oleo
  • Evonik Industries
  • Godrej Industries
  • KAO CORPORATION
  • Kraton Corporation
  • Oleon
  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals
  • Vegetable Vitamin Foods Company
  • TerraVia Holdings
Market driver
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuating raw material prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Government agencies promoting environment-friendly products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Oleochemicals Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global oleochemicals market: BASF, Cargill, Emery Oleochemicals, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Procter & Gamble, and Wilmar International

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 3F Industries, Berg + Schmidt, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Evyap-Oleo, Evonik Industries, Godrej Industries, KAO CORPORATION, Kraton Corporation, Oleon, Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Vegetable Vitamin Foods Company, and TerraVia Holdings.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Government agencies promoting environment-friendly products. Green practices in industries are increasing and are being driven by the various benefits which include increased cost saving, favorable regulations by government agencies, and increasing profitability. The green industry primarily focuses on making a profit but with minimal or negligible harmful impact on the environment. In the past few decades, there has been an increasing concern over the impact of the chemical industry on the global environment. The major concerns include acid rains, increase in the level of greenhouse gases, ozone layer depletion, air pollution, and effect of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on water bodies.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). REACH is a regulation of the European Union, formed for the protection of human health and environment from the risks caused by the negative impacts of chemicals. It has laid certain rules in the European market to ensure that surfactants and detergents are fully biodegradable. This is promoting the use of oleochemicals rather than the traditional petrochemicals as raw materials.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Fluctuating raw material prices. Vegetable oils and animal fats are the primary raw materials used in manufacturing oleochemicals. Another growing application of vegetable oil and animal fat are in manufacturing biofuels. However, there are certain issues related to the use of vegetable oil and animal fat as biofuels, which is hindering the oleochemical raw material supply and pricing. Animal fats are used as a raw material primarily in the North American and European oleochemical markets. The major disadvantage of animal fat is that the supply is inelastic. This is primarily because farmers and ranchers do not raise their animals for fat. The year-over-year production rate is marginally flat for the past ten years.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Cargill, Emery Oleochemicals, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Procter & Gamble, and Wilmar International, 3F Industries, Berg + Schmidt, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Evyap-Oleo, Evonik Industries, Godrej Industries, KAO CORPORATION, Kraton Corporation, Oleon, Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Vegetable Vitamin Foods Company, and TerraVia Holdings.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global oleochemicals market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview: Global oleochemicals market by application
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by application 2016
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by application 2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for soaps and detergents
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for soaps and detergents 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for soaps and detergents 2016-2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for polymers
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for polymers 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for polymers 2016-2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for personal care and pharmaceuticals
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for personal care and pharmaceuticals 2016 and 2021($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for personal care andpharmaceuticals 2016-2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for lubricants and greases
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for lubricants and greases 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for lubricants and greases 2016-2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for food and beverage
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for food and beverage 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for food and beverage 2016-2021
    • Global oleochemicals market for other applications
      • Table Global oleochemicals market for other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market for other applications 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Overview: Global oleochemicals market by product type
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by product type 2016
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by product type 2021
    • Global oleochemical market by fatty acids
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by fatty acids 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market by fatty acids 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of fatty acids
    • Global oleochemical market by fatty alcohol
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by fatty alcohol 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market by fatty alcohol 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of fatty alcohol
    • Global oleochemical market by glycerol
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by glycerol 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market by glycerol 2016-2021
      • Table Process of obtaining glycerol by hydrolysis
      • Table Process of obtaining glycerol by transesterification
      • Table Applications of glycerol
    • Global oleochemical market by fatty amines
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by fatty amines 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market by fatty amines 2016-2021
      • Table Applications of fatty amines
    • Global oleochemical market by other types
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by other types 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global oleochemicals market by other types 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: Global oleochemicals market by geography
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by geography 2016
      • Table Global oleochemicals market by geography 2021
    • Oleochemicals market in APAC
      • Table Oleochemicals market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Oleochemicals market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Oleochemicals market in Americas
      • Table Oleochemicals market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Oleochemicals market in Americas 2016-2021
    • Oleochemicals market in EMEA
      • Table Oleochemicals market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Oleochemicals market in EMEA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Government agencies promoting environmentfriendly products
    • Recyclability of paper
    • Increasing awareness regarding personal grooming and cosmetics
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by products
      • Table BASF: Product segmentation by chemistry
      • Table BASF: Oleochemical products
    • Cargill
      • Table Cargill: Business segmentation
      • Table Cargill: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Emery Oleochemicals
      • Table Emery Oleochemicals: Business units
      • Table Emery Oleochemicals: Business segmentation and products offered underOleo Basics
    • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Product portfolio
    • Procter & Gamble
      • Table Procter & Gamble: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Procter & Gamble: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Procter & Gamble: Products of oleochemicals
    • Wilmar International
      • Table Wilmar International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Wilmar International: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Wilmar International: Oleochemical plants
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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