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Global Specialty Chemicals Market - Segmented by Type, Technology, Function, and Application - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Specialty Chemicals Market - Segmented by Type, Technology, Function, and Application - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The global specialty chemicals market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.08% during the forecast period of 2018–2023. Asia-Pacific is estimated to lead the market owing to its rapid economic and industrial growth, especially in the paints and coating industry segment.

Growing Demand for High-performance Coatings

The demand for high-performance coatings is increasing due to various applications in the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, mining, marine, paper & pulp, and architectural & construction industry, to protect metal materials, tanks, concrete structures, pipes, and processing equipment. The growing power sector is fueling demand for higher performance chemicals. As the trend to improve the aesthetic value of constructions and architectures increases, this demands the use of high-performance coatings. As these coatings are also environment-friendly, there is an increasing trend towards using sustainable products to reduce emissions. This is increasing the need for environment-friendly coatings and water-based coatings.

Paints and Coating has Highest Market Share

There is growth in infrastructure development in emerging economies of Asia-Pacific, along with the rise in automotive production in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Also, the increase in furniture production around the globe and revival of the construction industry in countries, such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, and Sweden are some of the major factors driving the demand for the paints and coating industry.

The flavors & fragrance segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR. Due to the growth of the building & construction industry around the globe, construction chemicals and adhesives & sealant segments are also estimated to grow at a significant rate.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

Asia-Pacific had the highest market share of around 42% of global specialty chemicals market in 2017. The electronics market of Asia-Pacific has experienced a surge in the recent past with innovations and advanced technology implementations, driving the specialty chemicals market in the region. The major sealants manufacturing companies have their manufacturing plants in China, which accounts for 59% of the Asia-Pacific region. All the above factors, when added up with high development in manufacturing and construction industry, helps the Asia-Pacific region to dominate the market, as these are major consumers of specialty chemicals.

Notable Developments in the Market

February 2018: Nexeo Solutions, a leader in chemicals and plastics distribution, announced that it would expand its business relationship with Solvay to distribute home care surfactant and polymer products into the North American market.
August 2017: Lanxess dropped out of bidding for Akzo Nobel specialty chemicals unit.

Major players include BASF SE, DowDuPont, W.R. Grace & Co., Wacker Chemie AG, and Solvay, amongst others.

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1. Introduction
                1.1 New Scope of Applications in End-user Industries
                1.2 Scope of the Market
                1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
                3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
                3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
                                3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                                3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
                                3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
                                3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
                                3.2.5 Competitive Rivalry
4. Market Dynamics
                4.1 Drivers
                                4.1.1 Growing Demand for High-performance Coatings
                                4.1.2 Continuous Shale Gas Development Boosting Demand for Polyolefin Catalysts
                                4.1.3 Emerging New Applications in Existing  End-user Industries
                                4.1.4 Dynamic Economic Development in Asia-Pacific
                4.2 Restraints
                                4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations Governing Specialty Chemicals
                4.3 Opportunities
                                4.3.1 Growing R&D Activities for the Development of Innovative Products
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
                5.1 Adhesives & Sealants (Segmented by Technology)
                                5.1.1 Waterborne Adhesives
                                5.1.2 Solvent-borne Adhesives
                                5.1.3 Hot Melt Adhesives
                                5.1.4 Reactive Adhesives
                                5.1.5 Sealants
                5.2 Catalysts (Segmented by Function)
                                5.2.1 Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
                                5.2.2 Petroleum Refining Catalysts
                                5.2.3 Polymerization Catalysts
                5.3 Construction Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.3.1 Commercial
                                5.3.2 Industrial
                                5.3.3 Infrastructure
                                5.3.4 Residential
                5.4 Cosmetic Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.4.1 Hair Care
                                5.4.2 Skin Care
                                5.4.3 Oral Care
                                5.4.4 Personal Hygiene
                                5.4.5 Others
                5.5 Dyes, Inks, & Pigments (Segmented by Type)
                                5.5.1 Inks
                                5.5.2 Dyes
                                5.5.3 Organic Pigments
                                5.5.4 Inorganic Pigments
                5.6 Electronic Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.6.1 Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits
                                5.6.2 Printed Circuit Boards
                5.7 Flavors & Fragrances (Segmented by Type)
                                5.7.1 Flavors
                                5.7.2 Fragrances
                5.8 Food Additives (Segmented by Type)
                                5.8.1 Natural Additives
                                5.8.2 Synthetic Additives
                5.9 Foundry Chemicals (Segmented by Application Sector)
                                5.9.1 Iron & Steel
                                5.9.2 Non Ferrous Metals
                5.10 lndustrial & lnstitutional Cleaners (Segmented by Application)
                                5.10.1 General Purpose Cleaners
                                5.10.2 Floor Care Products
                                5.10.3 Ware-washing Detergents
                                5.10.4 Disinfectants & Sanitizers
                                5.10.5 Laundry Care Products
                                5.10.6 Vehicle Wash Products
                                5.10.7 Hand Cleansers
                5.11 Lubricants & Oil Additives (Segmented by Type)
                                5.11.1 Bio-based Lubricants
                                5.11.2 Mineral Oil Lubricants
                                5.11.3 Synthetic Lubricants
                                5.11.4 Greases
                5.12 Mining Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.12.1 Blasting & Drilling
                                5.12.2 Mineral Processing
                                5.12.3 Water & Waste Treatment
                                5.12.4 Others
                5.13 Oilfield Chemicals (Segmented by Type)
                                5.13.1 Biocides
                                5.13.2 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
                                5.13.3 Demulsifiers
                                5.13.4 Polymers
                                5.13.5 Surfactants
                5.14 Paints & Coatings (Segmented by Application)
                                5.14.1 Industrial Coatings
                                5.14.2 Architectural Coatings
                                5.14.3 Specialty Coatings
                5.15 Plastic Additives (Segmentation by Plastic Type)
                                5.15.1 Commodity Plastics
                                5.15.2 Engineering and High Performance Plastics
                5.16 Rubber Processing Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.16.1 Tire
                                5.16.2 Non-Tire
                5.17 Specialty Polymers (Segmentation by Type)
                                5.17.1 Specialty Elastomers
                                5.17.2 Specialty Composites
                                5.17.3 Specialty Thermoplastics
                                5.17.4 Specialty Thermosets
                5.18 Textile Chemicals (Segmented by Application)
                                5.18.1 Apparels
                                5.18.2 Automotive Textiles
                                5.18.3 Geo-textiles
                                5.18.4 Home Furnishing
                                5.18.5 Industrial Textiles
                                5.18.6 Smart-Textiles for Military & Defense
                5.19 Water Treatment Chemicals (Segmented by Function)
                                5.19.1 Biocides & Disinfectants
                                5.19.2 Coagulants & Flocculants
                                5.19.3 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
                                5.19.4 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents
                                5.19.5 pH Adjusters & Softeners
                                5.19.6 Other Chemicals
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
                6.1 Asia-Pacific                              
                                6.1.1 China
                                6.1.2 India
                                6.1.3 Japan
                                6.1.4 South Korea
                                6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
                                6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
                6.2 North America
                                6.2.1 United States
                                6.2.2 Canada
                                6.2.3 Mexico
                                6.2.4 Rest of North America
                6.3 Europe
                                6.3.1 Germany
                                6.3.2 United Kingdom
                                6.3.3 Italy
                                6.3.4 Sweden
                                6.3.5 France
                                6.3.6 Russia
                                6.3.7 Rest of Europe
                6.4 South America
                                6.4.1 Brazil
                                6.4.2 Argentina
                                6.4.3 Rest of South America
                6.5 Middle-East & Africa
                                6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
                                6.5.2 South Africa
                                6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
                7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
                7.2 Market Share Analysis**
                                7.2.1 Adhesives & Sealants
                                7.2.2 Paints & Coatings
                                7.2.3 Specialty Polymers
                                7.2.4 Water Treatment Chemicals
                                7.2.5 Oilfield Chemicals
                                7.2.6 Lubricants & Oil Additives
                                7.2.7 Construction Chemicals
                7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products and Services, and Recent Developments)
                8.1 3M
                8.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.
                8.3 Albemarle Corporation
                8.4 American Water Chemicals, Inc.
                8.5 Archroma
                8.6 Ashland
                8.7 Asian Paints
                8.8 Baker Hughes Incorporated
                8.9 BASF SE
                8.10 Berger Paints India Limited
                8.11 DowDuPont
                8.12 Ecolab
                8.13 Emery Oleochemicals
                8.14 Evonik Industries AG
                8.15 Exxon Mobil Corporation
                8.16 Ferro Corporation
                8.17 FMC Corporation
                8.18 Formosa Plastics Group
                8.19 FUCHS
                8.20 GENERAL ELECTRIC
                8.21 H.B. Fuller Company
                8.22 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
                8.23 Huntsman International LLC
                8.24 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
                8.25 Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
                8.26 Kurita Water Industries Ltd
                8.27 L’Oréal
                8.28 Lonza
                8.29 Merck KGaA
                8.30 Pidilite Industries Ltd
                8.31 PPG Industries, Inc.
                8.32 Procter & Gamble
                8.33 Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
                8.34 Shell
                8.35 Sika AG
                8.36 Solvay
                8.37 The Lubrizol Corporation
                8.38 Unilever
                8.39 W.R. Grace & Co.
                8.40 Wacker Chemie AG
                *List not Exhaustive
9. Future of the Market
10. Disclaimer

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