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Stearates (Calcium Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Aluminum Monostearate and Others) Market for Pharmaceutical, Plastic & Rubber Processing, Building & Construction, Paints & Coatings and Other End-users - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

 
Over the past few years, demand for stearates has been rising in industries such as pharmaceutical, personal care and textile. Stearates are salts or esters of fatty acids. These are manufactured through direct reaction of stearic acid with metal oxides and hydroxides. Stearates are used in various industries, as they exhibit properties such as good lubrication, foam inhibition, gelling capacity and water repellence. Furthermore, stearates act as acid scavengers and release agents. 
 
Based on products, the market for stearates has been classified into calcium stearate, sodium stearate, zinc stearate, magnesium stearate and aluminum monostearate, among others. Sodium and calcium stearate have been the majorly consumed stearates over the past few years. The market for stearates is primarily driven by increasing demand for additives in the plastic & rubber processing industry. Stearates are used in the plastic & rubber processing industry as these offer excellent lubricating, gelling, stabilizing, and anti-caking properties. They also reduce the extruder pressure required during the compounding of polyolefins and PVC. Furthermore, rise in demand for stearates in the building & construction industry is considered as the key driving factor for market growth. Stearates are added to cement and mortar as they enhance water repellent properties. However, increasing prices of raw materials coupled with lack of consumer awareness, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, is expected to hamper market growth in the next few years.
 
Sodium stearate dominated the stearates market, accounting for over 25% of the global demand in 2013. Sodium stearate is used as stabilizer and for processing purposes in the plastic & rubber processing industry. Calcium stearate is also anticipated to gain market share over the next few years. It is considered a direct replacement for lead stearate, which is likely to phase out by early 2016. Calcium stearate is used as lubricating and releasing agent in the plastic & rubber processing industry. Magnesium stearate is estimated to be one of the fastest growing product segments during the forecast period. It is primarily employed in the pharmaceutical industry. Magnesium stearate can also be used as processing aid in paints & coatings. Other stearates (such as lithium stearate) are projected to exhibit stable market growth over the next few years.
 
In terms of demand, the plastic & rubber processing industry has been dominating the stearates market in the past few years. Stearates are used as anti-caking agent in rubber processing, and as lubricating agent in plastic processing. Growth in the plastic & rubber industry in Asia Pacific is projected to drive the stearates market during the forecast period.
 
In terms of demand, Asia Pacific was the largest market for stearates, accounting for over 45% share in 2013. Increasing demand for stearates in plastic & rubber processing and building & construction industries is likely to drive the market in the region. India and China are expected to dominate the demand for stearates in Asia Pacific. Europe followed Asia Pacific in terms of demand for stearates in 2013. Demand for stearates is rising in the region, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. However, environmental regulations regarding stearates are likely to hamper market growth in the region. North America is anticipated to witness stable demand for stearates over the next few years. Rise in demand for stearates in the building & construction industry is estimated to boost market growth in the region. Growth in the building & construction industry in Brazil and the Middle East is projected to propel demand for stearates in Rest of the World.
 
Companies such as Baerlocher GmbH, FACI S.p.A., Norac Additives Inc., Ferro Corporation, Dover Chemical Corporation, Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, PMC Biogenix, Inc. and Sun Ace Kakoh (Pte.) Ltd. are the major manufacturers in the stearates market. Most manufacturers in the industry offer calcium stearate, magnesium stearate and zinc stearate, among others.

 
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Research Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
      1.2.1 Global Stearates Market Segmentation, by Product Segment, End-User, and Region
1.3 Research Scope
      1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Abbreviations
      1.4.2 Currency Rates
 
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Stearates Market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
 
Chapter 3 Stearates Market - Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 High Demand for Additives in Plastics & Rubber Industry
              3.3.1.1 Global Plastics Consumption, by End-user, 2013 (% Share)
              3.3.1.2 Global Plastic Additives Market, 2013-2020 (Million Tons) (US$ Bn)
      3.3.2 Rise in Demand for Stearates in Building & Construction Industry
              3.3.2.1 Global Building & Construction Market Revenue, 2013–2020 (US$ Bn)
3.4 Market Restraints
      3.4.1 Rising Raw Material Prices and Environmental Regulations and Lack of Consumer Awareness Associated With Stearates
              3.4.1.1 Raw Material Prices, Vegetable and Tallow Oil, (US$ Per Metric Ton)
3.5 Market Opportunities
      3.5.1 Increasing Demand from End-Users such as Pharmaceutical, Textiles, and Personal Care
              3.5.1.1 Global Personal Care Market Revenue, 2013–2020 (US$ Bn)
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
      3.6.4 Threat from Substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Stearates: Market Attractiveness Analysis
      3.7.1 Global Stearates: Market Attractiveness Analysis
3.8 Stearates: Company Market Share Analysis
      3.8.1 Global Stearates: Company Market Share Analysis, 2013
 
Chapter 4 Stearates Market – Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Global Stearates Market: Product Segment Overview
      4.1.1 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by Product Segment, 2013 & 2020
4.2 Calcium Stearate
      4.2.1 Global Calcium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.3 Sodium Stearate
      4.3.1 Global Sodium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.4 Zinc Stearate
      4.4.1 Global Zinc Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.5 Magnesium Stearate
      4.5.1 Global Magnesium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.6 Aluminum Monostearate
      4.6.1 Global Aluminum Monostearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.7 Others
      4.7.1 Global Other Stearates Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
 
Chapter 5 Stearates Market – End-user Analysis
5.1 Global Stearates Market: End-user Overview
      5.1.1 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by End-users, 2013 & 2020
5.2 Pharmaceutical
      5.2.1. Global Stearates Demand for Pharmaceutical, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
      5.2.2 OTC
              5.2.2.1 Global Stearates Demand for OTC, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
      5.2.3 Rx
              5.2.3.1 Global Stearates Demand for Rx, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.3 Plastic & Rubber Processing
      5.3.1 Global Stearates Demand for Plastic & Rubber Processing, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.4 Building & Construction
      5.4.1 Global Stearates Demand for Building & Construction, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.5 Paints & Coatings
      5.5.1 Global Stearates Demand for Paints & Coatings, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.6 Others
      5.6.1 Global Stearates Demand for Other End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
 
Chapter 6 Stearates Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global Stearates Market: Regional Overview
      6.1.1 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by Region, 2013 & 2020
6.2 North America
      6.2.1 North America Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.2 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.2.3 North America Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.4 North America Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.5 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.2.6 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.2 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.3.3 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.4 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.5 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.3.6 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.4.3 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.4 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.5 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.4.6 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
      6.5.1 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.2 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.5.3 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.4 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.5 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
      6.5.6 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
 
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 American eChem Inc.
7.2 Baerlocher GmbH
7.3 Corporación Sierra Madre S.A. de C.V.
7.4 Dover Chemical Corporation
7.5 FACI S.p.A.
7.6 Ferro Corporation
7.7 Hummel Croton, Inc.
7.8 Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
7.9 Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V.
7.10 Nitika Pharmaceutical Specialities Private Limited (Nitika Chemicals)
7.11 Norac Additives, Inc.
7.12 Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG
7.13 PMC Biogenix, Inc.
7.14 Sun Ace Kakoh (Pte.) Ltd.
7.15 The HallStar Company

List of Figures 
 
FIG. 1 Global Stearates Market Segmentation, by Product Segment, End-User, and Region
FIG. 2 Global Stearates Market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 3 Stearates: Value Chain Analysis
FIG. 4 Global Plastics Consumption, by End-user, 2013 (% Share)
FIG. 5 Global Plastic Additives Market, 2013-2020 (Million Tons) (US$ Bn)
FIG. 6 Global Building & Construction Market Revenue, 2013–2020 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 7 Raw Material Prices, Vegetable and Tallow Oil, (US$ Per Metric Ton)
FIG. 8 Global Personal Care Market Revenue, 2013–2020 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 9 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
FIG. 10 Stearates: Market Attractiveness Analysis
FIG. 11 Global Stearates: Company Market Share Analysis, 2013
FIG. 12 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by Product Segment, 2013 & 2020
FIG. 13 Global Calcium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Sodium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Zinc Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Global Magnesium Stearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Aluminum Monostearate Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Other Stearates Market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by End-users, 2013 & 2020
FIG. 20 Global Stearates Demand for Pharmaceutical, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Global Stearates Demand for OTC, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Global Stearates Demand for Rx, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 Global Stearates Demand for Plastic & Rubber Processing, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 Global Stearates Demand for Building & Construction, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 25 Global Stearates Demand for Paints & Coatings, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 26 Global Stearates Demand for Other End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 27 Global Stearates Market Volume Share, by Region, 2013 & 2020

List of Tables
 
TABLE 1 Global Stearates Market Snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers for Stearates Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints For Stearates Market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 4 North America Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 5 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 7 North America Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 8 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 North America Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 11 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 13 Europe Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 14 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Europe Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 17 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 19 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 20 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Asia Pacific Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 23 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by Product Segment, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 25 RoW Stearates Market Volume, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 26 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by End-users, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 27 RoW Stearates Market Revenue, by Pharmaceutical Sub-segments, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)

 
The report analyzes and forecasts the stearates market on the global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2013 along with forecast between 2014 and 2020 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). It includes drivers and restraints for the stearates market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The report also offers an analysis of opportunities available in the stearates market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data, which has been verified by primary and secondary resources.
 
We have included a detailed value chain analysis in order to provide a comprehensive view of the stearates market. Value chain analysis provides details such as integration in the market, distribution channels, applications and end-users for the market. An analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the stearates market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape of the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users in the market are benchmarked based on their market size, compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), general attractiveness and company market share. We have also incorporated company market share analysis to provide detailed analysis of the market.
 
The study provides a decisive view of the stearates market by segmenting it in terms of product segment and end-users. Product segment and end-users have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the CAGR for the market has been estimated between 2014 and 2020. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Similar segmentation is also provided for major countries in the regions mentioned above. The report also includes demand for individual product segment and end-users across all the regions.
 
The report provides detailed competitive outlook that includes profiles of key players operating in the global stearates market. Key players profiled in the report include Baerlocher GmbH, FACI S.p.A., Norac Additives Inc., Ferro Corporation, Dover Chemical Corporation, Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, PMC Biogenix, Inc., Sun Ace Kakoh (Pte.) Ltd., Hummel Croton Inc., and The HallStar Company. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, brand/product portfolio, financial overview, business strategy, and key/recent developments related to the market. 
 
Constant currency rates have been considered while forecasting the market. Prices of stearates and product segments vary in each region; hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. The same price for each end-user has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by product segment and end-user in each region. Models and estimates have been used to produce comprehensive data sets when hard data was not available. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual product and end-user segments and integrating them to arrive at the global market. Product segment and end-users have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the consumption of products in the regional market.
 
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities. 
 
The market has been segmented as below:
 
Stearates Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Calcium stearate
  • Sodium stearate
  • Zinc stearate
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Aluminum monostearate
  • Others (Including lithium stearate, etc.)
Stearates Market - End-user Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical
    • OTC
    • Rx
  • Plastic & rubber processing
  • Building & construction
  • Paints & coatings
  • Others (Including paper & pulp, etc.)
Stearates Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (Including Latin America, Middle East and Africa)


 
 
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