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Water is a prerequisite for life on Earth. The growing human population increases water consumption and enforces usages of water with higher salt content. Industry and municipalities are increasingly using both coastal (seawater) and inland water sources with high salt levels. Industrial, mining and thermoelectric applications also directly use saline water. Mega cities face great pressure to cope with enormous amounts of waste water, which needs to be processed using various chemicals before it can be reused.
Widespread use of surfactants, surface active agents, and chemicals from household and cosmetics products to industrial processes and products, has prompted suppliers and users to develop highly integrated business relationships across the surfactants value chain. Surfactant markets and products are constantly evolving, providing opportunities and challenges. The Surfactants Report Suite will enable you to stay on top of changes within this market and related industries.
Crude oil and natural gas are, and have long been, the primary feedstocks for the global chemical industry. But renewable chemical feedstocks are beginning to challenge fossil fuel dominance. Natural fats, oil, starches and sugars are well-established feedstocks for oleochemicals and biofuels. More recently, these plant-derived feedstocks have emerged as starting materials for commodity chemicals, novel chemicals and plastics.
Major growth drivers for performance plastics reside in automotive manufacturing where lightweighting is taking place to increase fuel efficiency and cut emissions. Compared to commodity plastics, performance plastics exhibit superior mechanical properties and improved chemical resistance, especially when exposed to high temperatures or other extreme conditions.
Oxo chemicals play an important role in today’s world. These intermediate and derivative products (aldehydes converted into alcohols, acids and others) are used in surface coatings, solution polymers and solvents just to name a few. They are found in major end-use markets such as construction and remodeling, automotive production, and in original equipment manufacturing (OEM). Major factors that will help shape the oxo chemicals market will include economic conditions and environmental regulation.
Today, the nylon chain is a fragile supply chain, driven by different factors. For example, regional capacity dynamics surrounding Nylon 6 have created a low-cost center of excellence in Asia with all parties focused on servicing customers in that region. Outside of Asia, however, high-value opportunities still remain for the strategically focused player. Nylon 6,6 constraints with adiponitrile have also created opportunities for new players, which may serve as the catalyst for regional change.
The Mining Reports Suite helps producers and consumers understand mining chemicals market drivers, industry dynamics and key players by providing a comprehensive overview that supports strategic decision making.
The Mineral Reports Suite helps producers and consumer understand mineral market drivers, industry dynamics and key players by providing a comprehensive overview that supports strategic decision making.
The industrial gas market has experienced strong growth due to improving economies, increased energy demand, climate control initiatives and healthcare needs in developing and developed regions. The rapid expansion of infrastructure in Asian economies will consume significant quantities of industrial gases to produce large volumes of steel. The growing need for alternate energy sources will be met by large-scale gasification plants and gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids and coal-to-chemicals plants, which will require enormous quantities of oxygen. Regulatory demands for cleaner fuels from the transportation sector will drive the demand for hydrogen while oil recovery activities will see increasing quantities of carbon dioxide used.
The industrial coatings market will continue to experience significant changes over the next few years due to several factors. Industry consolidation will occur, particularly within mature regions. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations will drive the development of new coatings technologies. Higher standards of living in developing regions will promote greater consumption of goods.
Today, consumers demand and enjoy a food supply that is flavorful, nutritious, safe, convenient, colorful and affordable. Food additives help make this possible. They add nutritional value, extend product shelf life, and enhance color, texture and taste.
As the world’s population increases, the need for food and the nutrients to produce food will correspondingly increase. Although crop prices and purchase timing may affect short-term demand, growth is definite in the medium to long term. Demand for food directly influences fertilizer production. As developing nations improve their economies, there is a shift in dietary habits from traditional rice-based carbohydrate rich grain production to high protein-based foods. The increase in meat consumption will drive the livestock production, which consumes crops like corn, which in turn increases the requirement for fertilizer.
Globally, tire and tired products consume 70% of all elastomers. Other major markets associated with elastomers include wire/cable insulation, roofing membranes, automotive mechanical goods, medical applications, appliance parts, footwear and sport equipment. Expansion in these markets will continue in regions where you will find a growing middle class.
The decorative coatings market will continue to experience significant changes over the next few years due to industry consolidation in mature regions and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. The latter will drive the shift from solvent-borne to waterborne technologies, leading to changes in resins used.