In 2018, the global plasticizers market was valued at $13,967.9 million, and it is expected to reach $16,700.6 million by 2024, witnessing a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2019–2024). Phthalate plasticizers accounted for more than 65.0% revenue share in the global market, in 2018, owing to the high demand for these in various end-use applications, including coatings, home appliances, and flexible machine tools.
During the forecast period, the demand for non-phthalate plasticizers is expected to witness the faster growth in the market. The growth of this product category is majorly driven by the increase in the demand for environmental-friendly plasticizers in the North American and European regions. In addition, the APAC plasticizers market is also in a transition phase, wherein the demand for non-phthalate plasticizers is expected to grow during the forthcoming period.
Increasing construction activities and demand for related products are driving the growth of the plasticizers market
The demand for plasticizers is growing at a significant rate, owing to their use as a raw material for the production of construction material, such as pipes and tubes, roof and wall insulation, and building interiors. In addition, the global construction industry has witnessed recovery and stable growth in the past five years, which has been mirrored by the increasing population and growing urbanization rate across the globe. In countries such as China, India, and Brazil, the growing urbanization rate is expected to boost the plasticizer demand for producing building materials for cladding, roofing, flooring, and several other construction applications, thereby driving the plasticizers market.
Segmentation Analysis of Plasticizers Market
Geographical Analysis of Plasticizers Market
Geographically, Asia Pacific (APAC) dominated the plasticizers market, accounting for over 60.0% share in 2018, in terms of both value and volume. This significant market size and predicted growth are attributed to the region’s high-volume manufacturing industry, particularly automotive, chemicals, electrical & electronics, and construction, all of which use plasticizers to make the end product smooth and flexible. Thus, the wide usage of plasticizers in the region is projected to further boost the market growth over the coming years.
Competitive Landscape of Plasticizers Market
The plasticizers market is highly dispersed in nature, and only one market player had a double-digit market share in 2018. UPC Technology Corporation was the largest player in the market, followed by BASF SE, in 2018. The Taiwan-based UPC Technology Corporation maintains a strong global presence via sales operations in Taiwan, China, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, and New Zealand. With the continuously increasing demand for plasticizers, several other companies are coming up with several strategic plans, including mergers and acquisitions, facility expansions, and new products.
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For instance, in October 2018, Perstorp Holding AB announced an expansion project for the production capacity of a non-phthalate polyester plasticizer, named Pevalen, which was expected to be initiated in 2019. This project will increase the production of plasticizers to 50,000 tons per year.
The key players in the global plasticizers market include UPC Technology Corporation, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, LG Chem Ltd., KLJ Group, Arkema SA, Perstorp Holding AB, and Lanxess AG.
Plasticizers Market Segmentation
Market Segmentation by Product
Market Segmentation by End Use
Market Segmentation by Region