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Global Polyols Market 2015-2019

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market Overview
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market Research Process
    • Research Methodology
      • Table Market Research Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Overview
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Application
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Geography
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Product
    • Market Size and Forecast by Revenue
      • Table Global Polyols Market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Market Size and Forecast by Volume
      • Table Global Polyols Market 2014-2019 (million tons)
    • Five Forces Analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Product
    • Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Product 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market By Product 2014 and 2019
    • Global Polyether Polyols Market
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Polyether Polyols Market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global Polyester Polyols Market
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Polyester Polyols Market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
        • Table Segmentation of Aromatic Polyester Polyols by End Use
        • Table Segmentation of Aliphatic Polyester Polyols by End Use
        • Table Flexible Foam and Rigid Foam by Use 2014
  • Market Segmentation by Application
    • Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Application 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of Global Polyols Market By Application 2014 and 2019
    • Global Polyols Market for Polyurethane Flexible Foam
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Polyols Market for Polyurethane Flexible Foam 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global Polyols Market for Polyurethane Rigid Foam
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Polyols Market for Polyurethane Rigid Foam 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global Polyols Market for CASE
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Polyols Market for CASE 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Geographical Segmentation
    • Segmentation of Global Polyols Market by Geography 2014 and 2019
      • Table Global Polyols Market by Geography 2014 and 2019
    • Polyols Market in APAC
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Polyols Market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Polyols Market in Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Polyols Market in Europe 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Polyols Market in North America
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Polyols Market in North America 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Buying Criteria
  • Market Growth Drivers
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
      • Key News
      • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Key Vendors
      • Table Key Vendors in Global Polyols Market
    • Other Prominent Vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • BASF
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business/Product Segmentation
        • Table BASF: Business Segmentation 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table BASF: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table BASF: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Bayer MaterialScience
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Bayer MaterialScience: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Bayer MaterialScience: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Bayer MaterialScience: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Cargill
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Cargill: Business Segmentation 2013
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Cargill: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Chemtura
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Chemtura: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Chemtura: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Chemtura: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Dow
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Dow: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Dow: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Dow: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Emery Oleochemicals
      • Key facts
      • Business Overview
      • SWOT analysis
    • Huntsman
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Huntsman: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Huntsman: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Huntsman: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Itoh Oil Chemicals
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Lonza Group
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Lonza Group: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Lonza Group: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Lonza Group: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mitsui Chemicals
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Royal Dutch Shell
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Shell: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Shell: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Shell: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Stepan Co.
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Stepan Co.: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Stepan Co.: Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Stepan Co.: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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Global Polyols Market 2015-2019

About Polyols

Polyols are one of the main ingredients of polyurethane foams. Polyol is an alcohol that contains multiple hydroxyl groups. Polyols are segmented into polyether and polyester polyols. Polyether polyols are manufactured by the propoxylation of a polyhydric alcohol in the presence of a catalyst. Bio-based polyols are expected to boost the global polyols market, as global companies are investing in R&D to produce bio-based polyols on a commercial scale. Polyols are used in coatings, adhesives, sealants, artificial leather, and medical devices.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global polyols market to grow at a CAGR of 8.91% by revenue over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

Technavio’s report, Global Polyols Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on various types of production techniques, applications, and demand-supply dynamics in various geographies. The report provides comments on both the existing market landscape and its growth prospects over the forecast period. The report further includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The report further provides data based on the following:

  • Product type (polyether polyols and polyester polyols)
  • Application (polyurethane rigid foam, polyurethane flexible foam, and CASE)
  • Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, and ROW)
Key Vendors
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Cargill
  • Chemtura
  • Dow
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Huntsman
  • Itoh Oil Chemicals
  • Lonza Group
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Stepan
Other Prominent Vendors
  • Expanded Polymer Systems
  • Manali Petrochemicals
  • Perstorp
  • Tosoh
  • Market Driver
    • Growing Demand for Novel Packaging Materials
    • For a full, detailed list, view our report
    Market Challenge
    • Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials
    • For a full, detailed list, view our report
    Market Trend
    • Growing Demand for Bio-based and Green Polyols
    • For a full, detailed list, view our report
    Key Questions Answered in this Report
    • What will the market size be in 2019 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 Polyols Market 2015-2019

    Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Polyols Market: BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Chemtura, Dow, Emery Oleochemicals, Huntsman, Itoh Oil Chemicals, Lonza Group, Mitsui Chemicals, Royal Dutch Shell and Stepan

    Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Expanded Polymer Systems, Manali Petrochemicals, Perstorp andTosoh

    Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “CO2-based polyols are used to replace synthetic polyols, as they yield products with a minimal carbon footprint. When produced on a commercial scale, CO2 costs are favorable, as they are cheaper than petroleum-based raw materials. In terms of performance, polycarbonate polyols enhance the durability and strength of polyol products. The addition of CO2 in the existing production process of polyols produces foam with greater tear and higher tensile strengths, thereby increasing the weight bearing capacity. This results in improved cohesive strength and weather-resistance in adhesives and coatings.”

    According to the report, transit of goods is expensive and can also cause damage to the goods, especially medical devices and other fragile items. Polyurethane packaging foams are form fitting cushions that uniquely secure and protect the item during transit. They are cost-effective and are widely used to transport household goods, electronic devices, delicate glassware, and huge industrial parts. Polyurethane foams can save time by providing custom fit containers with each shipment. They are available in different densities, colors, and are most suitable for multi drop requirements. Polyurethane foam polyols can be designed by pressing and cutting or can be used as simple blocks.

    Further, the report states that the price fluctuation of these materials will have an impact on production costs. Manufacturers are opting for alternative solutions, which will in turn hamper the growth of the market.

    Companies Mentioned

    BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Chemtura, Dow, Emery Oleochemicals , Huntsman, Itoh Oil Chemicals, Lonza Group, Mitsui Chemicals, Royal Dutch Shell, Stepan, Expanded Polymer Systems, Manali Petrochemicals, Perstorp, Tosoh

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