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Natural Oil Polyol Market: Snapshot

Polyols find extensive usage as raw materials in the manufacture of polyurea and polyurethane, both important compounds with vast applications in industries such as construction, paints and coatings, furnishing, and automotive. While a significant share of the global polyol production still heavily involves petroleum and petroleum-derived feedstock, the rising demand for cleaner and environment friendly polyols is bringing about a dynamic shift in the scenario. Production of polyols from natural oils is increasingly gaining traction and the global natural oil polyol is swiftly becoming one of the key arms of the global polyol industry.

Natural oil polyols, as the name suggests, are derived from a variety of natural oil sources and hold an impressive environment friendliness quotient owing to their non-polluting, bio-based raw materials. Key varieties of plant oils as well as animal oils used to manufacture polyols include soy oil, palm oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil, olive oil, mustard oil, lard, and tallow. However, the demand for plant oil polyols is presently much higher than that for animal oil polyols.

In this report, Transparency Market Research suggests that the global market for natural oil polyol will exhibit a promising CAGR of 9.3% over the period between 2014 and 2020. At this rate, the market is expected to rise from a valuation of US$3.88 bn in 2013 to an opportunity of US$7.22 bn by 2020.

Soy Oil Polyol Segment to Continue to Account for Massive Share in Global Revenues

In terms of the source of the natural oil used to manufacture polyols, the report segments the global natural oil polyol market into soy oil, castor oil, palm oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, mustard oil, and olive oil. Of these, the segment of soy oil accounted for the dominant share of the global natural oil polyol market in 2013 and is likely to retain dominance owing to vast domestic production in a number of industrialized economies and low cost.

Castor oil followed the segment of soy oil in terms of use for the production of natural oil polyols in 2013 and is also expected to hold on to its leading spot over the forecast period owing to excellent physical features of the polyols derived from it. Specific to production of oil in specific regions, the usage of different types of oil for the production of polyols is also likely to follow the same pattern as past years, with soy oil to be more preferred in North America and Europe while palm and castor oils to find more demand in Asia Pacific.

North America Market to Continue its Bullish Run

From a geographical standpoint, the market for natural oil polyol in regions such as North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, has been examined in the report. Of these, the market in North America accounted for the dominant share of nearly 45% of the global natural oil polyol market. The region

This report covers the forecast and analysis of the natural oil polyol market on global and regional levels. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with the forecast from 2014 to 2020, based on both volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints of the natural oil polyols market, along with the impact of these factors on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the market on global and regional levels. 
In order to provide users of this report with a comprehensive view of this market, we have included a detailed value chain analysis. An analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on the market size, growth rate and general attractiveness. Market overview of additives and reactants that are combined with natural oil polyols in order to produce polyurethanes have been included in the study.
Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for commonly utilized grades of natural oil polyol has been considered and customized product pricing has not been included. Demand for natural oil polyol has been derived by analyzing the global and regional natural oil output. Demand for natural oil from oleochemicals market and subsequently natural oil polyol market has been considered. The natural oil polyol market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. Forecasts have been based on expected demand from NOP product segments. Price trends of different kinds of feedstock natural oils such as soy oil, castor oil, palm oil and sunflower oil over a period of eight years have been considered. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual product segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Product segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption. Inflation was not part of the study while estimating and calculating market demand.
Several primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study. Some of the secondary sources, which were consulted, were OneSource, Factiva, Biodiesel Magazine, Chemistry and Technology of Polyols for Polyurethanes by Mihail Ionescu, Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications by Amar K. Mohanty, Renewable Polyols: Competitiveness of Palm Oil Based Polyol by Jens Eulitz, Dennis Y.J. Chong and M.Y. Tan, United Soybean Board, Plastics Technology Magazine, company annual reports and publications among many others.
The study provides a decisive view of the natural oil polyol market by segmenting the market based on regions. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). This segmentation includes demand for individual product segments in all the regions.
The report gives a detailed competitive outlook including market shares and company profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Cargill Incorporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Bayer Material Science, Jayant Agro Organics Ltd., Biobased Technologies LLC, Emery Oleochemicals and Huntsman Corporation Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis, and recent developments.
Natural Oil Polyol Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Soy oil polyol
  • Castor oil polyol
  • Palm oil polyol
  • Canola oil polyol
  • Sunflower oil polyol
  • Others (Including olive oil polyol, corn oil polyol, mustard oil polyol, etc.)
Natural Oil Polyol Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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