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Global Propylene Oxide Market 2017-2021

About Propylene Oxide

Propylene oxide is an organic, colorless, and volatile liquid at normal temperature and pressure. It is manufactured from raw materials, such as propene, isobutene, propanol, and butanol. The compound is highly flammable and reactive. It reacts violently with ammonia, chlorine, and strong oxides and acids causing fire and explosion hazards. It is generally used as an intermediate to produce numerous commercial materials. The largest application of propylene oxide is for deriving polyether polyols and propylene glycols. Polyether polyols are one of the main components used in the manufacture of polyurethanes that are widely used in apparel, building and construction, composite wood, and automotive applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global propylene oxide market to grow at a CAGR of 3.71% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global propylene oxide market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of propylene oxide.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Propylene Oxide 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
  • Asahi Glass
  • BASF
  • The Dow Chemical
  • Huntsman International
  • Royal Dutch Shell
Other prominent vendors
  • INEOS
  • Balchem
  • SKC
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Viswaat Chemicals
  • Repsol
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • SABIC
  • Tokuyama
Market driver
  • Rise in the demand for polyurethane applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Advances in technology
  • 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 Propylene Oxide Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global propylene oxide market: Asahi Glass, BASF, The Dow Chemical, Huntsman International, and Royal Dutch Shell

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: INEOS, Balchem, SKC, Sumitomo Chemical, Viswaat Chemicals, Repsol, LyondellBasell Industries, SABIC, and Tokuyama.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Advances in technology. Propylene oxide is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of many chemical products, such as propylene glycols and polyether polyols. However, the production processes involved in the manufacture of propylene oxide, chlorohydrin, and styrene monomer process have many disadvantages. For example, the chlorohydrin process generates an enormous amount of salt water waste and chlorinated by-products.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Rise in the demand for polyurethane applications. Polyurethanes are made from propylene oxides. The polyurethane market mainly drives the global propylene oxide because of the demand from its end-users and its various applications. It has unique properties when compared with that of rubber, metal, or plastic.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Volatility in raw material prices. The prices of crude oil affect the manufacturing cost of many chemicals. Propylene oxide is generally derived from propylene or propanol that is again derived from crude oil. Hence, the price of propylene oxide is directly dependent on crude oil prices. Generally, vendors face many problems because the supply of the raw materials, fluctuations in demand, and the pricing volatility are dependent on the propylene oxide market. Chemicals involved in the manufacture of propylene oxide are also derived from crude oil, which is impacting the propylene oxide production.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Glass, BASF, The Dow Chemical, Huntsman International, Royal Dutch Shell, INEOS, Balchem, SKC, Sumitomo Chemical, Viswaat Chemicals, Repsol, LyondellBasell Industries, SABIC, and Tokuyama.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Classification of propylene
  • Market landscape
    • Global propylene oxide market
      • Table Global propylene oxide market 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of the global propylene oxide market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global propylene oxide market by application
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by application 2016
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by application 2021
    • Global propylene oxide market in polyether polyols segment
      • Table Global propylene oxide market in the polyether polyols segment in 2016 and 2021(million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market in the polyether polyols segment 2016-2021
    • Global propylene oxide market in propylene glycols segment
      • Table Global propylene oxide market in the propylene glycols segment in 2016 and 2021(million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market in the propylene glycols segment 2016-2021
    • Global propylene oxide market in others segment
      • Table Global propylene oxide market in the others segment in 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market in the others segment 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by preparation
    • Global propylene oxide market by preparation
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by preparation 2016
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by preparation 2021
    • Global propylene oxide market by chlorohydrin method
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by chlorohydrin method in 2016 and 2021 (millionmetric tons)
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market by chlorohydrin method 2016-2021
    • Global propylene oxide market by styrene monomer method
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by styrene monomer method in 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market by styrene monomer method 2016-2021
    • Global propylene oxide market by tertiary butyl alcohol method
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by tertiary butyl alcohol method 2016 and 2021
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market by tertiary butyl alcohol method 2016-2021
    • Global propylene oxide market by cumene-based method
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by cumene-based method in 2016 and 2021
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market by cumene-based method 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global propylene oxide market by geography
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by geography 2016
      • Table Global propylene oxide market by geography 2021
    • Propylene oxide market in APAC
      • Table Propylene oxide market in APAC 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of propylene oxide market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Propylene oxide market in the Americas
      • Table Propylene oxide market in the Americas 2016 and 2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of Propylene oxide market in the Americas 2016-2021
      • Table Production capacity of key vendors in the US
    • Propylene oxide market in Europe
      • Table Propylene oxide market in Europe 2016 and 2021(million metric tons)
      • Table Forecast of propylene oxide market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Propylene oxide market in MEA
      • Table Global propylene oxide market in MEA 2016 and 2021
      • Table Forecast of global propylene oxide market in MEA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Advances in technology
    • Capacity expansion in APAC and MEA
      • Table Production capacity expansion in APAC and MEA
    • Growing demand in coolant and anti-freeze
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Glass
      • Table Asahi Glass: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Asahi Glass: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical
      • Table The Dow Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical: Geography segmentation of revenue 2016
    • Huntsman International
      • Table Huntsman International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Huntsman International: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Royal Dutch Shell
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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