Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market Study Report 2010-2025

05 Sep, 2018 | Prismane Consulting | 200 Pages

Scope of the Report:

This market study describes the Linear Alpha Olefins global market, with focus on major countries and their subsequent demand for different applications. The study covers demand analysis for regions like North America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Central & South America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa and major countries like the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. The market is segmented mainly according to the application in synthesis of Polyethylene Comonomers, Poly-alpha olefins, Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oilfield Chemicals and others.

Areas covered in the report:

  • Linear Alpha Olefins Market data in term of volume and value for each application at regional and country level will be provided.
  • Linear Alpha Olefins Market analysis for demand at regional and country level
  • Business opportunity assessment
  • Macro-economic factors like GDP, population and world economic integration
  • Strategic issues and recommendations
  • Target markets

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the Linear Alpha Olefins market?
  • How is the market evolving by demand, segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2025 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Historical and future price trends for Linear Alpha Olefins.

Companies Covered

  • Shell Chemicals
  • INEOS
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC
  • SABIC
  • Evonik Industries
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Sasol Limited
  • Qatar Chemical Company Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Idemitsu Kosan Chemical Company
  • Sinopec Group
  • Other Manufacturers

Executive Summary:

Linear Alpha Olefins (LAOs) are straight-chain hydrocarbons. They are characterized by a double bond in the terminal or alpha position. The production of linear alpha-olefins (LAOs) yields an entire range of even-numbered carbon chain-length LAOs varying from four carbons (butene-1) to more than thirty carbons (expressed as C30+).

The industrially important alpha-olefins are

  • Butene-1,
  • Hexene-1,
  • Octene-1
  • Higher LAOs (decene-1, dodecene-1, tetradecene-1, hexadecane-1, octadecene-1 and higher blends of C20-C24, C24-C30, and C20-C30 ranges).

The biggest outlet for LAOs are their use as comonomers for polyethylene production while other important end-uses include lubricants, plasticizers, oil-field & fine chemicals, detergent intermediates, lubricants, polybutene-1, pulp & paper and additives amongst others. The production of LAOs can be divided into either Full range Alpha olefins or on-purpose LAOs. The major techonologies used is the ethylene oligomerisation.

The current global demand for total LAOs has more than doubled, from 2.0 million tons in 1995. Historically, the overall demand witnessed an aggregate growth rate of 4.0% in the last 15 years, mainly supported by the strong demand from polyethylene and detergent alcohols as well as lubricants. The demand for LAOs was affected in 2008 with the market contracting by almost 5%, however, the market recovered in 2009 and by 2010; the demand bounced back to pre-economic downturn levels.

Historically demand for LAOs has mainly come in from the polyethylene segment, closely followed by detergents and lubricants. The demand from polyethylene has increased from 40% in 1995 to nearly 60% in 2015, as the global demand for polyethylene witnessed strong growth rates over the past decade. This has resulted in a lowered share from detergent alcohols and lubricants which declined from 13-14% of the total LAOs demand in 1995 to 10% in 2015. The other applications have more or less maintained their share in the global LAOs demand in the past 15 years.


In the long term forecast till 2025, the demand from polyethylene is likely to reach 63% of the total LAOs demand and further increase to 65% of the total demand by 2030. On the other hand, the demand from detergent alcohols and lubricant applications will decline in the coming years to reach 8% each by 2025. The other applications are likely to maintain a similar share as witnessed in history, till the end of the forecast period. Prismane ConsultingÕs LAOs integrated market model has tracked all LAOs with their production, demand-supply, and process-technologies for all full range and on-purpose capacities.

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Introduction to Linear Alpha Olefins Market
¥ Product Description
¥ Materials, Grades & Properties
¥ Industry Structure
¥ Value Chain
¥ Market Dynamics
¥ Drivers
¥ Restraints
¥ Opportunities
¥ Challenges
Note: In this section Prismane Consulting highlights and presents its views on Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges.
2. STUDY COVERAGE & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Study Coverage
2.1.1. Regions covered
¥ North America
U.S., Canada, Mexico
¥ Western Europe
Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Rest of Western Europe
¥ Central & Eastern Europe
Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
¥ Asia-Pacific
China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Rest of Asia-Pacific
¥ Central & South America
Brazil, Rest of Central & South America
¥ Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa
2.1.2. Types Covered
¥ 1-Butene
¥ 1-Hexene
¥ 1-Octene
¥ 1-Decene
¥ Others

2.1.3. End-Use Applications Covered
¥ Polyethylene co-monomers
¥ Poly-alpha Olefins (PAOÕs)
¥ Oxo-alcohols
¥ Surfactants & Intermediates
¥ Lubricants
¥ Fine Chemicals
¥ Oil field Chemicals
¥ Others
2.2. Research Methodology
¥ Approach
¥ Assumptions
¥ Years Considered
¥ Historic : 2010-2016
¥ Current : 2017
¥ Forecast : 2018-2025
2.3. Data Sources
3. MANUFACTURING PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY
¥ Raw Material / Feedstock Consideration
¥ Process descriptions
4. PLANTS AND PROJECTS ANALYSIS (2010-2025)
4.1. Producing Companies, Capacity, By Region/ Country
¥ North America
¥ Western Europe
¥ Central & Eastern Europe
¥ Asia-Pacific
¥ Central & South America
¥ Middle East & Africa
Note: This section includes the key market players along with their historic Linear Alpha Olefins manufacturing capacities in different countries and locations. New projects and speculative capacities are included at a country level.
5. DEMAND-SUPPLY ANALYSIS (HISTORICAL AND FORECAST)
5.1. Global Demand Analysis (2010-2025)
¥ Production Capacity
¥ Production
¥ Net Exports
¥ Demand
¥ Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in Kilo tons
¥ Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in USD Million
5.2. Demand-Supply Analysis Ð By Region/Country (2010-2025)
5.2.1. North America
¥ Production Capacity
¥ Production
¥ Net Exports
¥ Demand
¥ North America Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in Kilo tons
¥ North America Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in USD Million
¥ U.S.
¥ Production Capacity
¥ Production
¥ Net Exports
¥ Demand
¥ U.S. Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in Kilo tons
¥ U.S. Linear Alpha Olefins Market, by Type (1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene and others), by End-Use Applications (Polyethylene Co-monomers, Poly-alpha OlefinÕs (PAOÕs), Oxo-alcohols, Surfactants & Intermediates, Lubricants, Fine Chemicals, Oil field Chemicals and others) in USD Million
Note: Similar analysis has been provided for all key countries.
¥ Canada
¥ Mexico
5.2.2. Western Europe
¥ Germany
¥ France
¥ Italy
¥ United Kingdom
¥ Spain
¥ Rest of Western Europe
5.2.3. Central & Eastern Europe
¥ Russia
¥ Czech Republic
¥ Poland
¥ Turkey
¥ Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
5.2.4. Asia-Pacific
¥ China
¥ Japan
¥ India
¥ South Korea
¥ Taiwan
¥ Indonesia
¥ Thailand
¥ Malaysia
¥ Singapore
¥ Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.5. Central & South America
¥ Brazil
¥ Rest of Central & South America
5.2.6. Middle East & Africa
¥ Saudi Arabia
¥ South Africa
¥ Rest of Middle East & Africa
6. SUPPLIER PROFILE
6.1. Linear Alpha Olefins Manufacturer Profiles/ Analysis
¥ Shell Chemicals
¥ INEOS
¥ Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
¥ Royal Dutch Shell PLC
¥ SABIC
¥ Evonik Industries
¥ ExxonMobil Corporation
¥ Sasol Limited
¥ Qatar Chemical Company Ltd.
¥ PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group
¥ The Dow Chemical Company
¥ Idemitsu Kosan Chemical Company
¥ Sinopec Group
¥ Other Manufacturers
Note: This section includes company information, company financials, manufacturing bases, and operating regions. Company financials have been mentioned only for those companies where financials were available in SEC Filings, annual reports or company websites. All the reported financials in this report are in U.S. Dollars. Financials reported in other currencies have been converted using average currency conversion rates.
7. MARKET OVERVIEW
7.1. Market Study Summary
Note: Prismane ConsultingÕs major findings are summarized in this section
8. MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
8.1. World integration
8.2. Population
9. CONCLUSION & PRISMANE CONSULTINGÕS STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS
9.1. Conclusion
9.2. Prismane ConsultingÕs Strategic Recommendations
¥ Marketing & Distribution
¥ Strategic Partnerships / Alliances / Joint Venture and a Systems Approach to Selling
¥ Global Presence and China
¥ Trade Names/Advertising
¥ Internet presence
¥ Other Factors

Companies Covered




  • Shell Chemicals

  • INEOS

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC

  • SABIC

  • Evonik Industries

  • ExxonMobil Corporation

  • Sasol Limited

  • Qatar Chemical Company Ltd.

  • The Dow Chemical Company

  • Idemitsu Kosan Chemical Company

  • Sinopec Group

  • Other Manufacturers

Olefins, alkenes,Ê 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecene, 1-tetradecene, 1-hexadecene, 1-octadecene, polyethylene co-monomers, poly-alpha Olefins (PAOÕs), oxo-alcohols, surfactants & intermediates, lubricants, fine chemicals, oil field chemicals
Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market Study Report 2010-2025
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