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Global Stearic Acid Market 2017-2021

About Stearic Acid

Stearic acid is a waxy solid saturated fatty acid that contains 18-carbon chain. It naturally occurs in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, animal and vegetable fats, and in the milk of several mammals. The chemical formula of stearic acid is C17H35CO2H. Commercially used stearic acid is a mixture of approximately equal amounts of stearic and palmitic acid and small amounts of oleic acid. It is mainly used in the manufacturing soaps and detergents and cosmetics such as shampoos, shaving products, and creams.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global stearic acid market to grow at a CAGR of 4.42% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global stearic acid market for 2017-2021. 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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Stearic Acid 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
  • Akzo Nobel
  • BASF
  • Godrej Industries
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Wilmar International
Other prominent vendors
  • 3F GROUP
  • Cayman Chemical
  • Chemceed
  • Croda International
  • Deeno Group
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • IOI Corporation Berhad
  • Jarchem Industries
  • Kao
  • KLK OLEO
  • Nimir Industrial Chemicals
  • Nissan Chemical America Corporation
  • Oleon
  • Pacific Oleo Chemicals
  • Stepan
  • TAIKO KIKAI INDUSTRIES
  • VVF
Market driver
  • Increasing industrial growth in APAC, Latin America, and MEA
  • 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
  • Use of stearic acid in metal processing and candle manufacturing
  • 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 Stearic Acid Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global stearic acid market: Akzo Nobel, BASF, Godrej Industries, Procter & Gamble, and Wilmar International.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 3F GROUP, Cayman Chemical, Chemceed, Croda International, Deeno Group, Emery Oleochemicals, IOI Corporation Berhad, Jarchem Industries, Kao, KLK OLEO, Nimir Industrial Chemicals, Nissan Chemical America Corporation, Oleon, Pacific Oleo Chemicals, Stepan, TAIKO KIKAI INDUSTRIES, and VVF.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is use of stearic acid in metal processing and candle manufacturing. Major vendors are investing in the R&D activities for widespread application of stearic acid. This has led to the use of stearic acid in applications such as metal processing and candle manufacturing.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing industrial growth in APAC, Latin America, and MEA. The stearic market in APAC, Latin America, and MEA are experiencing a phase of rapid industrialization. Increased affordability of middle class people, availability of abundant labor, government support in providing ease of credit for establishing manufacturing setups, and suitable environment conditions in these regions are the key reasons for vendors expanding and establishing new industries in these regions.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is volatility in raw material prices. Highly unstable prices in the commodities market are putting financial pressure on many producers of stearic acid. Stearic acid is extracted from animal and vegetable fats and oils. In addition, synthesized from petrochemicals contribute to 65% of the production. Stearic acid is extracted by the process of hydrogenation of vegetable oils, cotton seeds, and animal and vegetable fats. Under high pressure and high temperature, the hydrolysis of fats and oils form triglycerides.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, BASF, Godrej Industries, Procter & Gamble, Wilmar International, 3F GROUP, Cayman Chemical, Chemceed, Croda International, Deeno Group, Emery Oleochemicals, IOI Corporation Berhad, Jarchem Industries, Kao, KLK OLEO, Nimir Industrial Chemicals, Nissan Chemical America Corporation, Oleon, Pacific Oleo Chemicals, Stepan, TAIKO KIKAI INDUSTRIES, and VVF.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Global stearic acid market
      • Table Global stearic acid market in 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global stearic acid market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global stearic acid market segmentation by applications
      • Table Global stearic acid market by application in 2016
      • Table Global stearic acid market by application in 2021
      • Table Global stearic acid by application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
    • Global stearic acid market by soaps and detergents
      • Table Global stearic acid market by soaps and detergents 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid market by soaps and detergents 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid market by intermediates
      • Table Global stearic acid market by intermediates 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid market by intermediates 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid market by rubber processing
      • Table Global stearic acid market by rubber processing 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid by rubber processing 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid market by personal care
      • Table Global stearic acid market by personal care 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid market by personal care 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid market by textiles
      • Table Global stearic acid market by textiles 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid market by textiles 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid by lubricants
      • Table Global stearic acid market by lubricants 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid by lubricants 2016-2021
    • Global stearic acid market by others
      • Table Global stearic acid by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global stearic acid by others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Stearic acid market segmentation by geography
      • Table Stearic acid market by geography in 2016
      • Table Stearic acid market by geography in 2021
      • Table Stearic acid by region in 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
    • Stearic acid market in APAC
      • Table Stearic acid market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Stearic acid market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Stearic acid market in Americas
      • Table Stearic acid market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Stearic acid market in Americas 2016-2021
    • Stearic acid market in Europe
      • Table Stearic acid market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Stearic acid market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Stearic acid market in MEA
      • Table Stearic acid market in MEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Stearic acid in MEA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global personal use products consumption
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of stearic acid in metal processing and candle manufacturing
    • Growing application in lead-acid batteries
    • Innovations and R&D activities for developing biobased products
    • Threat of organic products
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Akzo Nobel
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Revenue by end-user segment 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel product portfolio in stearic acid
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF product portfolio in stearic acid
    • Godrej Industries
      • Table Godrej Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Godrej Industries product portfolio in stearic acid
    • Procter & Gamble
      • Table Procter & Gamble: business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Procter & Gamble: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table P&G chemicals product portfolio
    • Wilmar International
      • Table Wilmar International: business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Wilmar International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Wilmar International product portfolio in stearic acid agents
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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