Increasing concern about adverse effects of plastics on the environment and volatile raw material prices are likely to restrain growth of the polypropylene market. Polypropylene manufacturers are shifting their focus toward biobased polypropylene and are likely to provide significant opportunities by 2023.
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/23/2015 -- Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer that can be readily formed by catalytic polymerization of propylene. Manufacture of polypropylene is largely dependent on the availability of raw materials. This, in turn, is dependent on crude oil and natural gas reserves. Polypropylene possesses beneficial properties such as high surface hardness, good tensile strength, and strong chemical resistance. As a result, it has gradually replaced other polyolefins in several applications. It is one of the most versatile polymers used in packaging, automobile, construction, electrical & electronics, and medical industries. Rising demand for polypropylene in the packaging industry is likely to augment the global polypropylene market in the next few years. Additionally, rising demand for lightweight vehicles is expected to drive growth of the polypropylene market during the forecast period. However, growing environmental issues and volatile raw material prices are projected to hamper growth of the market during the forecast period. Biobased polypropylene is likely to offer immense opportunities to polypropylene manufacturers from 2015 to 2023.
This report provides detailed analysis of the global polypropylene market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2023. The market has been forecast for the period between 2015 and 2023, considering 2014 as the base year. The study also comprises drivers and restraints of the market and upcoming opportunities during the forecast period. The report offers detailed value chain analysis in order to measure value addition at each stage of the polypropylene value chain right from raw material suppliers to end-users. The report comprehends market attractiveness analysis and company market share analysis in order to provide a complete view of the market. The report analyzes the overall competition in the market through Porter's Five Forces Model to study the impact of buyers, suppliers, new entrants, degree of competition, and substitutes. The report includes global average price trend analysis of polypropylene from 2014 to 2023.
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The polypropylene market has been segmented on the basis of end-use industries, i.e., packaging, automotive, consumer products, electrical & electronics, construction, and others. Key regions considered in the report include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Each of these regions has been further analyzed on country level based on end-use demand for polypropylene from 2014 to 2023. The market numbers in the report have been derived based on demand for raw polypropylene in various end-user industries across all regions.
Secondary research sources referred for the study include company annual reports, investor presentations, safety data sheets, product description sheets, and SEC filings. In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. Major sources referred for this study include ICIS, FDA, Platts Magazine, Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association, and Plastemart Magazine. These helped validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Primary research further developed the analysis team's expertise and market understanding. Top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate the global polypropylene market from 2014 to 2023. The report also offers key primary findings of the global polypropylene market shared by key industry participants.
The report comprises profiles of key players operating in the global polypropylene market. These profiles include company details, business overview, product portfolio, key competitors, business strategies, and recent developments such as acquisitions, mergers, expansion, or product launch. Key companies include BASF SE, Braskem, Borealis AG, Sinopec, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, Total S.A., SABIC, INEOS Group Holdings, Japan Polypropylene Corporation, PetroChina Company Limited, and LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
The report segments the global polypropylene market as follows:
Polypropylene Market - End-user Analysis
Electrical & electronics
Others (Including medical, agriculture, furniture, etc.)
Polypropylene Market - Regional Analysis
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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