Propylene Oxide - Global Market Outlook (2017-2023)
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Propylene Oxide Market is expected to grow from $12.54 billion in 2016 to reach $19.72 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 6.7%. Growing demand from the major end-use industries such as automotive, construction, packaging, textile and furnishing is projected to positively influence the global propylene oxide market over the forecast period. The global propylene oxide market is mainly driven by growing demand for polyether polyols, increasing applications of propylene oxide, rising demand for polyether polyols for the production of polyurethanes, huge infrastructural spending in emerging regions and increasing demand for automotive products. Restraints for the global propylene oxide market include high raw material prices, toxic nature of propylene oxide, emerging alternatives of propylene oxide and negative effects on environment and human health.
Propylene oxide is primarily used as intermediate chemical in production of rigid foams, injection moldings, adhesives, coatings, flexible foams and elastomers. Increasing consumption of the propylene oxide in the production of polyalkylene glycols, propylene glycol ethers and propylene glycols is further expected to boost up the global propylene oxide market. Propylene oxide is used to manufacture flexible foams for furniture, bedding, carpet underlay and seat cushioning in automotive applications; and polyurethanes to produce rigid foams for thermal insulation in the construction industry, packaging & commercial refrigeration.
Chlorohydrins process is the largest manufacturing processes segment of the propylene oxide market. Chlorohydrins process is the oldest production process and it is used by several companies in production of propylene oxide. Whereas, hydrogen peroxide process segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2023 due to technological developments by top market players for the production of propylene oxide. By application, the polyether polyols segment dominated the market in 2016 due to growing demand for polyurethane foams which are used in construction, textile and automotive applications.
Growing demand for propylene oxide from major end-use industries is touted to bolster the global market growth over the forecast period. High growth in building & construction industry in India, China, Brazil, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE in the past few years is expected to bolster the global propylene oxide market. Furthermore, automotive industry is projected to grow rapidly in emerging countries such as India, China, Mexico and Brazil, thereby aiding the market growth.
Asia pacific is currently the largest market and is expected to dominate over the forecast period owing to its demand from various verticals such as building & construction, packaging, automotive and textile & furnishing. In addition, emerging manufacturing base for propylene oxide in China, and extensive availability of raw materials in China and India is likely to propel the demand for propylene oxide in this region. North America is expected to witness considerable growth due to technological advancements by key players and growing automotive and electronics sectors.
Some of the key companies profiled in the report include Asahi Glass Co., Balchem, BASF SE, DOW Chemical Company, Huntsman International, Ineos Group Limited, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings, Manali Petrochemical Limited, Repsol, Royal Dutch Shell, Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation, SKC, Sumitomo Chemicals Co and Tokuyama Corporation.
Manufacturing Processes Covered:
• Chlorohydrin Process
• Cumene-based Process
• Hydrogen Peroxide Process
• Styrene Monomer Process
• TBA Co-Product Process
• Glycol Ethers
• Polyether Polyols
• Propylene Glycols
• Other Applications
• Chemical & Pharmaceutical
• Building & Construction
• Textile & Furnishing
• Other Verticals
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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