Global Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market Study Report 2014-2025

Executive Summary :-

 OBCs sought as an alternative to elastomers like Styrene Block Copolymers (SBC). Further, OBCs are used along with Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) in the form of blends and in foam applications. It can also be used as a replacement of EPDM in compounded thermoplastic olefins (TPO). OBCs are widely used as compatibilizer in PP/HDPE blends.

Olefinic Block Polymers are of two types:

  • 1. Polyethylene Based: Polyethylene based OBCs are polymers of alternating polyethylene and ethylene/ ?-olefin copolymer blocks. It is currently manufactured under the brand name INFUSE by Dow Chemicals.

  • 2. Polypropylene Based: Polypropylene based OBCs contain blocks of isotactic polypropylene and ethylene propylene copolymer. It is currently manufactured under the brand name INTUNE by Dow Chemicals.

The global OBCs market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 10.0% between 2017 and 2025. Asia-Pacific is the biggest market at global level in 2017 accounting for almost 67% of the global demand on account increase in athletic footwear market and shift of the footwear manufacturing from North America and Europe to Asia-Pacific regions like China, India, Vietnam, South Korea and other South East Asian Countries.

North America is estimated to account for 13.4% OBCs consumption at a global level while Western Europe s share is estimated to be around 10.8%. The other regions like Central & Eastern Europe, Central & South America and Middle East & Africa together account for 8.9%.

Key demand drivers for OBCs especially INFUSE OBCs have been their application in the footwear industries, hot melt adhesives (HMA) and pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). In 2017, Footwear applications constituted the largest demand for OBCs accounting for nearly 50% of the total demand followed by adhesives applications accounting for around 27% of the total demand. Houseware applications accounted for about 11% of the total demand. All other applications including, infrastructure constituted about 5-8% each of the total demand.

This market study describes the Olefinic block copolymer (OBC) 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., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., China, Japan, India and South Korea. The market is segmented mainly according to the application in footwear, adhesives, houseware, infrastructure, and others. OBC Market data in term of volume and value for each application at regional and country level will be provided.

  • OBC 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

Key Questions Answered:

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the OBC 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 OBC.

Companies Covered:

  • The Dow Chemical Company

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1. Introduction to Olefinic Block Copolymers 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., Rest of North America
      • Western Europe
        • Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Rest of Western Europe
      • Central & Eastern Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
        • China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific
      • Central & South America
      • Middle East & Africa
    • 2.1.2. Applications Covered
      • Footwear
      • Adhesives
      • Houseware
      • Infrastructure
      • Others
  • 2.2. Research Methodology
    • Approach
    • Assumptions
    • Years Considered
      • Historic : 2014-2016
      • Current : 2017
      • Forecast : 2018-2025
  • 2.3. Data Sources

3. MANUFACTURING PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY

  • Raw Material / Feedstock Consideration
  • Process descriptions

4. DEMAND ANALYSIS (HISTORICAL AND FORECAST)

  • 4.1. Global Demand Analysis (2014-2025)
    • Production Capacity
      • Production
      • Demand
    • Global OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in Kilo tons
    • Global OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in USD Million
  • 4.2. Demand-Supply Analysis - By Region/Country (2014-2025)
    • 4.2.1. North America
      • Production Capacity
        • Production
          • Demand
            • North America OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in Kilo tons
            • North America OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in USD Million
              • U.S.
                • Production Capacity
                  • Production
                  • Demand
              • U.S. OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in Kilo tons
              • U.S. OBC Market, By Application (Footwear, Adhesives, Houseware, Infrastructure, and others) in USD Million

Note: Similar analysis has been provided for all key countries.

  • Rest of North America
  • 4.2.2. Western Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • 4.2.3. Central & Eastern Europe
  • 4.2.4. Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • 4.2.5. Central & South America
  • 4.2.6. Middle East & Africa

5. SUPPLIER PROFILE

  • 5.1. Olefinic Block Copolymers Manufacturer Profiles/ Analysis
    • DowDuPont

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.

6. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • 6.1. Market Study Summary

Note: Prismane Consulting s major findings are summarized in this section

7. MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

  • 7.1. World integration
  • 7.2. Population

8. CONCLUSION & PRISMANE CONSULTING S STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS

  • 8.1. Conclusion
  • 8.2. Prismane Consulting s 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

This market study describes the Olefinic block copolymer (OBC) 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., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., China, Japan, India and South Korea. The market is segmented mainly according to the application in footwear, adhesives, houseware, infrastructure, and others. OBC Market data in term of volume and value for each application at regional and country level will be provided.

  • OBC 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

Key Questions Answered:

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the OBC 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 OBC.

Companies Covered:

  • The Dow Chemical Company


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