Glycerin Market

Glycerin Market

Glycerin - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)

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Published: 2020 ID: SMRC19260

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Glycerin Market is accounted for $2.66 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $5.46 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period. Increased demand for biodiesel and improved command for glycerin across different end-use industries are the major factors propelling the market growth. However, oversupply of glycerin and low profitability are hampering the market growth.

Glycerin is mostly used in cosmetics and personal care products to improve the softness and moisture content of the skin. It is found in facial moisturizer, sunscreen, facial treatments, makeup, hair care, shaving cream etc. It has a cooling result on the skin and it acts as a humectant that prevents the premature thrashing of moisture from cosmetic products.

Based on the process, the transesterification segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth due to have a larger share compared to other processes. By geography, Asia Pacific is likely to have a huge demand due to covering a wide variety of industries, such as makeup, personal hygiene, etc. China is becoming the major market in terms of cosmetics and skincare products, globally. Continuous development in population is one more factor fueling the demand for personal care products, and detergents in the country, which, in turn, is augmenting the market studied.

Some of the key players profiled in the Glycerin Market include Emery Oleochemicals, Avril Group, Cargill Incorporated, Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. Kg, Croda International PLC, Godrej Industries, IOI Oleochemicals, KAO Corporation, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, P&G Chemicals, PT Smart TBK, PT. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations TBK, The DOW Chemical Company (Olin Corporation), Vitusa Products Inc. and Wilmar International Ltd.

Grades Covered:
• Pharmaceutical Grade
• Technical Grade
• United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade

Processes Covered:
• Transesterification
• Fat Splitting
• Saponification  

Sources Covered:
• Biodiesel
• Soaps
• Synthetic
• Vegetable Oils
• Fatty Acid & Fatty Alcohol
• Petroleum
• Animal Fat

Forms Covered:
• Crude
• Refined

Applications Covered:
• Industrial
• Chemical Intermediates
Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023 and 2027
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary     
2 Preface     
 2.1 Abstract     
 2.2 Stake Holders    
 2.3 Research Scope    
 2.4 Research Methodology   
  2.4.1 Data Mining   
  2.4.2 Data Analysis   
  2.4.3 Data Validation   
  2.4.4 Research Approach   
 2.5 Research Sources    
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources  
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources  
  2.5.3 Assumptions   
3 Market Trend Analysis    
 3.1 Introduction    
 3.2 Drivers     
 3.3 Restraints    
 3.4 Opportunities    
 3.5 Threats     
 3.6 Application Analysis   
 3.7 Emerging Markets    
 3.8 Impact of Covid-19    
4 Porters Five Force Analysis    
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers   
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers   
 4.3 Threat of substitutes   
 4.4 Threat of new entrants   
 4.5 Competitive rivalry    
5 Global Glycerin Market, By Grade   
 5.1 Introduction    
 5.2 Pharmaceutical Grade   
 5.3 Technical Grade    
 5.4 United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade  
6 Global Glycerin Market, By Process   
 6.1 Introduction    
 6.2 Transesterification    
  6.2.1 Enzyme Catalyzed Transesterification 
  6.2.2 Base Catalyzed Transesterification 
  6.2.3 Acid Catalyzed Transesterification 
 6.3 Fat Splitting    
 6.4 Saponification    
7 Global Glycerin Market, By Source   
 7.1 Introduction    
 7.2 Biodiesel     
 7.3 Soaps     
 7.4 Synthetic     
 7.5 Vegetable Oils    
 7.6 Fatty Acid & Fatty Alcohol   
 7.7 Petroleum    
 7.8 Animal Fat    
8 Global Glycerin Market, By Form   
 8.1 Introduction    
 8.2 Crude     
 8.3 Refined     
9 Global Glycerin Market, By Application   

 9.1 Introduction    
 9.2 Industrial     
  9.2.1 Alkyd Resins   
  9.2.2 Automotive   
  9.2.3 Food & Beverages   
  9.2.4 Personal Care and Cosmetics  
  9.2.5 Healthcare   
  9.2.6 Drink    
  9.2.7 Cigarette    
  9.2.8 Medical    
  9.2.9 Polyether Polyols   
  9.2.10 Tobacco Humectants  
  9.2.11 Consumer Goods   
 9.3 Chemical Intermediates   
  9.3.1 1,3 Propanediol   
  9.3.2 Acrolein    
  9.3.3 Epichlorohydrin   
  9.3.4 Glycerol Carbonate   
  9.3.5 Glycol Substitute   
  9.3.6 Propylene Glycol   
10 Global Glycerin Market, By Geography   
 10.1 Introduction    
 10.2 North America    
  10.2.1 US    
  10.2.2 Canada    
  10.2.3 Mexico    
 10.3 Europe     
  10.3.1 Germany    
  10.3.2 UK    
  10.3.3 Italy    
  10.3.4 France    
  10.3.5 Spain    
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe   
 10.4 Asia Pacific    
  10.4.1 Japan    
  10.4.2 China    
  10.4.3 India    
  10.4.4 Australia    
  10.4.5 New Zealand   
  10.4.6 South Korea   
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific   
 10.5 South America    
  10.5.1 Argentina   
  10.5.2 Brazil    
  10.5.3 Chile    
  10.5.4 Rest of South America  
 10.6 Middle East & Africa   
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia   
  10.6.2 UAE    
  10.6.3 Qatar    
  10.6.4 South Africa   
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa  
11 Key Developments     
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers   
 11.3 New Product Launch   
 11.4 Expansions    
 11.5 Other Key Strategies   
12 Company Profiling     
 12.1 Emery Oleochemicals   
 12.2 Avril Group    
 12.3 Cargill Incorporated    
 12.4 Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. Kg   
 12.5 Croda International PLC   
 12.6 Godrej Industries    
 12.7 IOI Oleochemicals    
 12.8 KAO Corporation    
 12.9 Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad   
 12.10 P&G Chemicals    
 12.11 PT Smart TBK    
 12.12 PT. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations TBK  
 12.13 The DOW Chemical Company (Olin Corporation) 
 12.14 Vitusa Products Inc.    
 12.15 Wilmar International Ltd.  

List of Tables      
1 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Region (2017-2027) ($MN) 
2 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Grade (2017-2027) ($MN) 
3 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical Grade (2017-2027) ($MN)
4 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Technical Grade (2017-2027) ($MN)
5 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade (2017-2027) ($MN)
6 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Process (2017-2027) ($MN)
7 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Transesterification (2017-2027) ($MN)
8 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Enzyme Catalyzed Transesterification (2017-2027) ($MN)
9 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Base Catalyzed Transesterification (2017-2027) ($MN)
10 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Acid Catalyzed Transesterification (2017-2027) ($MN)
11 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Fat Splitting (2017-2027) ($MN)
12 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Saponification (2017-2027) ($MN)
13 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Source (2017-2027) ($MN) 
14 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Biodiesel (2017-2027) ($MN)
15 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Soaps (2017-2027) ($MN) 
16 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Synthetic (2017-2027) ($MN)
17 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Vegetable Oils (2017-2027) ($MN)
18 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Fatty Acid & Fatty Alcohol (2017-2027) ($MN)
19 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Petroleum (2017-2027) ($MN)
20 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Animal Fat (2017-2027) ($MN)
21 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Form (2017-2027) ($MN) 
22 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Crude (2017-2027) ($MN) 
23 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Refined (2017-2027) ($MN)
24 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Application (2017-2027) ($MN)
25 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Industrial (2017-2027) ($MN)
26 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Alkyd Resins (2017-2027) ($MN)
27 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Automotive (2017-2027) ($MN)
28 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Food & Beverages (2017-2027) ($MN)
29 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Personal Care and Cosmetics (2017-2027) ($MN)
30 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2017-2027) ($MN)
31 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Drink (2017-2027) ($MN) 
32 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Cigarette (2017-2027) ($MN)
33 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Medical (2017-2027) ($MN)
34 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Polyether Polyols (2017-2027) ($MN)
35 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Tobacco Humectants (2017-2027) ($MN)
36 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Consumer Goods (2017-2027) ($MN)
37 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Chemical Intermediates (2017-2027) ($MN)
38 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By 1,3 Propanediol (2017-2027) ($MN)
39 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Acrolein (2017-2027) ($MN)
40 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Epichlorohydrin (2017-2027) ($MN)
41 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Glycerol Carbonate (2017-2027) ($MN)
42 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Glycol Substitute (2017-2027) ($MN)
43 Global Glycerin Market Outlook, By Propylene Glycol (2017-2027) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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