The consistent growth witnessed in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and automobile industry has upheld the demand for microcrystalline wax. The growing per capita income and urban population in developing nations will help maintain the momentum in the global microcrystalline wax market.
One of the three natural forms of wax derived from petroleum refining, microcrystalline wax is a mixture of solid and saturated hydrocarbons. An upcoming Transparency Market Research report offers emerging and established players with first-hand information about the global microcrystalline wax market. It gives detailed insights on the market’s overview, size, share, key trends, regional analysis, major competitors, and forecast for 2018-2026.
Global Microcrystalline Wax Market: Key Trends
The global microcrystalline wax market is witnessing numerous positive trends. Microcrystalline wax possesses higher meting point, molecular weight, density, and viscosity along with better elasticity than paraffin wax. Due to this, it finds applications in the adhesives, automobile, cosmetics, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, jewelry, rubber, and sports equipment industries.
The product optimizes the flow and viscosity of adhesives, and enhances their thermal stability, crystallization rates, and bond strength. These adhesives are used in construction, footwear, food packaging, and automobiles. Additionally, the product’s adhesive properties makes it ideal to reduce friction in ice hockey sticks and snowboards. The growing popularity of ice hockey and other winter sports will provide a major boost for the global microcrystalline wax market.
Further, microcrystalline wax’s excellent binding property provides dimensional stability to metals during their casting. This drives its demand in the automobile industry. It is also used in manufacturing tires.
In the pharmaceutical and personal care industry, it is used in lipsticks, cold creams, and ointments. Microcrystalline wax’s abilities to carry medication and pigments, lubricate, and provide protection from moisture makes it a natural base for these products.
Besides the above factors, the growing fondness among people for artificial jewelry and scented candles will also drive the global microcrystalline wax market.
While there are numerous drivers for the global microcrystalline wax market, substitutes to wax and volatile petroleum prices are its major challenges.
Global Microcrystalline Wax Market: Regional Analysis
The global microcrystalline wax market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific has been leading the global microcrystalline market so far, and is projected to remain the frontrunner in the estimated period. Changing lifestyles and increasing attention towards health and personal care in developing nations are driving the market in this region. North America and Europe are expected to maintain the growth momentum in the coming years. Brazil, another developing nation in South America, is projected to acquire significant market share.
Global Microcrystalline Wax Market: Competitive Dynamics
A few prominent players in the global microcrystalline wax market are Koster Keunen Inc., Sonneborn, Shell Group, Strahl & Pitsch Inc, and Alfa Chemical Ltd., among others. Existing players in the food packaging, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals industry are identifying ways to manufacture their own microcrystalline wax. This would reduce their dependency on manufacturers.
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- Customer Experience Maps
- Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
- Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
- Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey
The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.
The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
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The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:
1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?
2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?
3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?
4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?
5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?
6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?
7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?
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