Anti-static Agents Market: Key Insights
Despite witnessing slow growth across developed nations, demand for anti-static agents will increase in the forthcoming years as their sales opportunities rise in emerging economies. Plastic substrates are often coated with anti-static agents to make their surface more conductive and dissipate static energy. As per Transparency Market Research (TMR), the increasing application of plastics across the automotive and electronics industries will subsequently boost demand for anti-static agents. Besides this, the increasing use of plastics in the packaging industry will augur well for the global anti-static agents market.
As per TMR, the global anti-static agents market was valued at US$316.7 mn in 2014. The market is expected to reach US$530.5 mn by the end of 2023, rising at a CAGR of 5.9% between 2015 and 2023.
Increasing Use of Polypropylene across Industries to Fuel Demand for Anti-static Agents
Based on application, the global anti-static agents market is segmented into polyvinyl chloride, high density polyethylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, low density polyethylene, polypropylene, and others. Of these, the others segment, which includes linear low density polyethylene dominated the market, holding a share of 20% in 2014. Polypropylene emerged as the second-largest segment with a share of 19.9% in the same year. It is a widely used plastic across industries such as automotive, packaging, textiles, electrical. Due to its structural properties and effective functionality, application of polypropylene is expected to surge considerably in the near future. The increasing demand for polypropylene will subsequently boost sales of anti-static agents.
In the same year, high density polyethylene (HDPE) emerged as the third-largest application segment. The market is also expected to gain from the rising use of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in automotive, consumer electronics, and rigid packaging industries is expected to considerably fuel demand from the segment in the forthcoming years. Apart from this, TMR expects the demand for anti-static agents in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) segment to rise as well. As the consumption of PVC increases in the packaging and construction sectors it is expected to fuel demand for anti-static agents in response.
Rapid Industrialization in Asia Pacific to Seal the Region’s Position as Market Leader
Regionally, Asia Pacific led the global anti-static agents market in 2014 with a share of about 49.8% in 2014. Furthermore, TMR expects this region to exhibit the fastest growth during the forecast period. The increasing population in Asia Pacific, favorable government policies, and rising per capita income are the key factors fuelling demand for anti-static agents from Asia Pacific. The anti-static agents sales in Asia Pacific is poised to surge in response to the rapid growth witnessed in the automotive, electronics, plastics, and textile industries across the emerging economies of the region.
China emerged as the most lucrative market for anti-static agents in Asia Pacific in 2014. The rapid industrialization witnessed in the regions boosts sales opportunities for anti-static agents. In the same year, Europe emerged as the second-largest regional market for anti-static agents. However, TMR expects this regional market to exhibit sluggish growth during the forecast period. Stringent government regulations and trade policies imposed on use of plastics as raw materials limits scope for expansion of the anti-static agents market in Europe. Nevertheless, increasing use of these components in recycled plastic industry will enable the market to maintain steady growth in Europe.
The global anti-static agents market exhibit a consolidated vendor landscape. Some of the leading players operating in the market include AkzoNobel N.V., BASF SE., Cytec Industries Inc., Croda Internationalplc., ClariantAG, and ArkemaS.A.
Anti-static agents are used as plastic additives to minimize static buildup on a plastic substrate. Ethoxylated alkamines, quaternary ammonium salts, alkylsulfonate, and fatty acid esters are key product segments of the global anti-static agents market. These functional agents are extensively consumed in various plastic processing applications. Polypropylene (PP), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high density polyethylene (HDPE), and polystyrene (PS) are few of the major application segments of the global anti-static agents market. Polypropylene (PP) was the largest application segment of the anti-static agents market in 2014. However, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) are expected to create significant growth opportunities for the anti-static agents market during the forecast period. Rising usage of bio-based resources are likely to be potential substitutes for anti-static agents,derived from petrochemicals, by the end of 2023.
The report estimates and forecasts the anti-static agents market on the global, regional, and country level. The study provides forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Thousand).
The study offers a comprehensive view of the anti-static agents market by dividing it into product segments such as ethoxylated alkamines, alkylsulfonate, fatty acid esters, quaternary ammonium salts, and others. In terms of application, the global anti-static agents market has been segmented into polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and others. Application segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Thousand). Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for anti-static agents in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, the report includes country-level analysis in terms of volume and revenue for product and application segments. Key countries such as the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, as well as ASEAN and GCC are incorporated in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual products and applications in all regions and countries.
The report comprises a comprehensive value chain analysis that provides a broad view of the market. Value chain analysis also provides detailed information about value addition at each stage of the value chain. The report covers drivers and restraints for the anti-static agents market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, it includes the study of opportunities in the anti-static agents market at the global level.
The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to gauge the degree of competition in the anti-static agents market. The report encompasses a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein applications have been analyzed based on attractiveness. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated to derive general attractiveness of the market. The report includes price trend analysis of raw materials (fatty acids, ethylene oxide, and amines) and anti-static agents from 2014 to 2023.
Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.
In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of the research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and reinforcing our secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
The report covers a detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Akzo Nobel N.V., BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Cytec Industries Inc., Evonik Industries AG, and Clariant AG. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview.
This report segments the global anti-static agents market as follows:
- Anti-static Agents Market – Product Segment Analysis
- Ethoxylated alkamines
- Fatty acid esters
- Quaternary ammonium salts
- Others (Including polyether, etc.)
- Anti-static Agents Market – Application Analysis
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
- High density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Others (Including linear low density polyethylene [LLDPE)], etc.)
- Anti-static Agents Market – Regional Analysis
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
- North America