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Metallic Stearate Market Future Scope, Opportunities with Strategic Growth and Top Players Are Dover Chemical Corp, Baerlocher USA, Valtris Specialty Chemicals, Brenntag

North America, led by Canada, Mexico and the U.S. metallic stearate market size should witness gains at over 4% during forecast timeframe and is largest market segment in terms of revenue.


Sellbyville, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/02/2019 -- Rising metallic stearate demand in plastics, rubber, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and paints & coating industry should drive metallic stearate market. These intermediates are widely used as lubricant, plastic stabilizers and mold release agent in these industries. Recent upsurge in cosmetics and plastics industry owing to technological development mainly in Asia Pacific and North America along with rising demand for metallic stearate should fuel industry growth.

Global zinc stearates product segment from cosmetic application will witness strong gains at over 6% during forecast period owing to its usage in formulation of products including mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, eyeshadow and blushers. It is generally used for its lubricating properties along with its ability to stop emulsions separating into liquid components and oil. Zinc stearate market is also expected to grow due to its astringent and antiseptic properties.Metallic Stearate Market size will exceed USD 7 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Metallic stearates are defined as metal salt of stearic acid, an 18-carbon chain fatty acid which is commonly prepared by reacting stearic acid and metal salt such as metal hydroxides and oxides. Rubber and polymer industries are key application segment for these products due to its acid scavenging, hydrophobic and gelling properties.

Metallic stearate market from polymer application should surpass USD 1.5 billion by 2024 due to its ability to improve surface texture of plastic along with improved function ability. Growth of plastic industries in Asia Pacific should draw sizeable demand for these products. Continuous rise in industrial activities such as construction and manufacturing along with economic boost should fuel metallic stearate market size.

Comapny Profile :

1. Dover Chemical Corp
2. Baerlocher USA
3. Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG
4. Valtris Specialty Chemicals
5. Brenntag Specialties, Inc.
6. Allan Chemical Corporation
8. PMC Biogenix
9. Sun Ace Kakoh (Pte) Ltd.
10. Seoul Fine Chemical Industries
13. Nimbasia Stabilizers - India
14. James M. Brown Ltd

The competitive spectrum of metallic stearate market is indeed diverse, complete with a plethora of companies striving to augment the commercialization scope of this vertical. Enumerated below is a gist of the instances that have impacted metallic stearate industry in recent times:

In 2017, leading specialty chemical manufacturing company, Peter Greven disclosed its plan to extend its reach across U.S. with the acquisition of Norac Additives LLC. This acquisition will help the German oleochemical producer to strengthen its position in North America metallic stearate market pertaining to the value addition to its plastic additives and metallic soaps manufacturing portfolio. Reportedly, with the ever-increasing economic development and surge in the investment in healthcare infrastructure across U.S., this German company will gain commendable benefits ahead in metallic stearate market.

In another instance, a leading player in the metallic stearate market, Valtris Specialty Chemicals has acquired Akcros Holdings Limited in 2016. Akcros is one of the well-known suppliers of chemical additives for processing and production of paints, coatings, and polymers mainly across North America and Europe. This strategic acquisition has opened multiple new avenues for the company with the addition of different product ranges and a highly versatile customer base. In fact, this specialty chemical manufacturer, with this acquisition, is touted to strengthen its market position in North America as well as Europe metallic stearate industry. Moreover, Akcros is also well-known for its excellent R&D capabilities and product offerings that will also prove to be fruitful for Valtris to improve its future prospects.

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In 2015, Univar USA Inc. purchased 100 percent stakes of Chemical Associates Inc., which prominently manufactures and distributes metallic stearates, calcium stearate, stearic acid, and many other chemical products. Through this acquisition, Univar had been touted to bring additional value to the firm's pivotal markets such as food, personal care, sanitation, lubricants, adhesives, coatings, and cleaning.
The on-going strategic involvement of companies in the enhancement of the existing product portfolio and the extension of their regional reach is slated to generate profitable business opportunities over the years ahead. The rise in the manufacturing capabilities of the companies over the last few years will also remarkably fulfil the increasing product demand. For the record, the overall metallic stearate market size is anticipated to cross a respectable revenue collection of USD 7 billion by the end of 2024.

Global metallic stearate market is driven by rising demand for PVC (poly vinyl chloride) and other polymers. Use of these products in manufacturing different polymers such as polystyrene, polyolefin and phenolic resins will drive metallic stearate market growth. They are also widely used in manufacturing soaps and detergents owing to its hydrophilic properties which prevent moisture absorption and agglomeration.

Calcium stearate segment size should grow at a rate of over 5.5% during projected timeframe. This rise in demand for this product can be ascribed to its use in paper production, lubricant and food application. It is commonly used in medical drugs and food in the form of stabilizer or emulsifier depending on its applicability. It is regarded as safe for human consumption making its useful in production of tablets and capsules as it prevents chemicals from sticking to each other during transportation and manufacturing phases.

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Global magnesium stearate demand from pharmaceutical application is expected to surpass 30 kilo tons by 2024. It can be attributed to its pharmaceutical excipient status meaning its incorporation among the FDA list of 40 official categories of excipients. It can be commercially produced from vegetable oil sources including palm and cottonseed oil. These products are also widely used as food additives driving metallic stearate market revenue.

Global metallic stearate industry is moderately fragmented with key market players including Dover Chemical, Baerlocher, FACI, Peter Greven and Norac Additives sharing over 40% of the global metallic stearate market. Other industry participants include PMC Biogenix, Nimbasia Stabilizers, Lumega, IRRH Specialty Chemicals. Companies strive to move ahead strategizing for mergers & acquisition and partnerships to expand its regional presence along with extending its product portfolio.

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