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Global Market Study on Dimer Acid: Distilled and Hydrogenated Segment to Witness High Growth by 2021

Report Description

Dimer acid, often referred to as dimerized fatty acids, are a class of dicarboxylic acids that are synthesized by clay catalysed oilgomerization of unsaturated fatty acids (C18). Unsaturated fatty acids that form the raw material for dimer acids are obtained from natural sources including tall oil fatty acids, rapeseed oil, cottonseed oil, and soybean oil, among the others. Dimer acid based products find application across a diverse set of industries including paints & coatings, adhesives and oilfield chemicals among the others. Depending on the purity of the final product and the processes to which it is subjected to, these dimer acids may be standard, distilled and distilled & hydrogenated dimer acids. The primary application areas of dimer acids include reactive polyamides, non-reactive polyamides, oilfield chemicals, and other miscellaneous applications such as lubrication, metal working fluids, etc.

The key drivers identified in the dimer acid industry include its wide-ranging applications in end-use industries, such as adhesives, paints & coatings, and oilfield chemicals. These industries are expected to witness sustained growth in the future, owing to which the demand for dimer acid is expected to increase. Another factor that is expected to drive the dimer acid industry is the strong economic growth in emerging regions, especially Asia Pacific. Although PMR maintains a positive outlook on the dimer acid industry, fluctuations in the price of vegetable oil can impede the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is emerging as the most attractive region for dimer acids market during the forecast period, as raw material for production of dimer acids is easily available, along with the growing demand for dimer acids in the region itself, and due to the region's overall economic development.

To understand and assess the opportunities in this market, the report is categorically divided into three main market analysis sections, i.e., by product type, by application, and by region. The report analyses the global dimer acid market in terms of market value (US$ Mn) and volume (Mt Tons).

The report begins with an overview of the global dimer acid market, appraising the dimer acid market performance in terms of revenue and volume, followed by PMR’s analysis of key trends, drivers and restraints witnessed in the global dimer acid market. Impact analysis of key growth drivers and restraints based on the weighted average model is included in the report to equip the client with crystal clear decision-making insights.

The subsequent section analyzes the dimer acids market as per product type and presents a forecast for the period of 2015─2021.

Product types assessed in the report include

  • Standard
  • Distilled 
  • Distilled & Hydrogenated

The next section of the report analyses the global dimer acid market on the basis of applications. 

Applications assessed in the report include

  • Non-Reactive Polyamides
  • Reactive Polyamides
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Others

The report further analyzes the market based on regions and presents the forecast in terms of value for the next six years.

Regions assessed in the report include

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

 Some of the market players featured in this section include

  • Arizona Chemicals Company, LLC
  • Oleon NV
  • Croda International Plc.
  • BASF SE
  • Shandong Huijin Chemical Co. Ltd
  • Jiangsu Yonglin Oleochemical Co., Ltd.

To calculate the market size, the report considers various aspects based on secondary research. Furthermore, data points such as regional split and market split by product types, applications and qualitative inputs from primary respondents have been incorporated to arrive at appropriate market estimates. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue of the global dimer acid market. 

Given the characteristics of the market, PMR triangulates the data via a different analysis based on the supply side, demand side, and dynamics of the oleochemicals (parent) market. However, quantifying the market across the above-mentioned segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalizing them after the forecast has been completed.

In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyse on the basis of key parameters such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth to understand the predictability of the market and to identify the right opportunities across the dimer acid market.

The dimer acid market competitive landscape is included to provide a dashboard view of the companies producing dimer acids. The report contains company profiles of some of the players operating in global dimer acid market.

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