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
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World