Global Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market Study Report 2014-2030

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.

Scope of Report 

The Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) report describes the global Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
    at regional and country level
•  Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market analysis for capacity and demand, 
    at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment

1. Introduction
2. Terms & Conditions of Use
3. Explanatory Notes
             •  Market Coverage
                  -  Applications
                  -  Regions
                  -  Countries
             •  Years Considered
                  -  Historical  - ( 2014 – 2018)
                  -  Base - (2019)
                  -  Mid-Term - (2020 – 2025)
                  -  Long-Term - (2020 – 2030)
             •  Abbreviations & Definitions
             •  Conversion Factors
             •  Data Sources
4. Market Synopsis 
              •  Market Evolution
              •  Demand Overview
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Strategic Issues
              •  End-use Trends
              •  Growth Forecast
5. Global Economic Outlook
              •  GDP and Demographics
              •  Monetary & Fiscal Policies
6. Energy Outlook
              •  Crude Oil
              •  Natural Gas
              •  Electricity Prices
7. End-use Sector Performance
              •  Footwear
              •  Consumer Goods
              •  Construction
              •  Others
8. Introduction to Olefinic Block Copolymer and Market Overview 
              •  Product Description
              •  Grades & Properties
              •  Raw Material
              •  Manufacturing Process
              •  Environmental Issues
              •  Value Chain
              •  Applications
9. Market Dynamics and Industry Trends 
              •  Market Dynamics
                  -  Drivers
                  -  Restraints
                  -  Opportunities
                  -  Challenges
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10. Global Olefinic Block Copolymer Demand Analysis By Applications, (Volume, Value) (2014–2030)
              • Strategic Issues
              • Demand Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Driving Force Analysis
                             •  Global Olefinic Block Copolymer Market, By Application
                                     •  Footwear
                                     •  Adhesives
                                     •  Houseware
                                     •  Infrastructure
                                     •  Others
11. Demand Analysis and Market Review, By Region, By Country (Volume, Value), (2014 – 2030)
              • Strategic Issues
              • Demand Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Olefinic Block Copolymer Market, By Application
Note: Demand Analysis has been provided for all major Regions / Countries as mentioned below. The demand (consumption) split by Application has been provided for each of the countries/regions in Volume (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million).
             •     North America
                                •  USA
                                •  Canada
                                •  Mexico
             •     Western Europe
                                •  Germany
                                •  France
                                •  Italy
                                •  United Kingdom
                                •  Spain
                                •  Rest of Western Europe
             •     Central & Eastern Europe
                                •  Russia
                                •  Poland
                                •  Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
             •     Asia-Pacific
                                •  China
                                •  Japan
                                •  India
                                •  South Korea
                                •  Rest of Asia-Pacific
             •     Central & South America
             •     Middle East & Africa
Note: CAGR will be calculated for all the applications to arrive at the regional/global demand growth for the forecast period (2020 – 2030)
12. Business Opportunity Assessment 
              •  Market Attractiveness Assessment
              •  Prospective & Target Market Study
13. Strategic Recommendation & Suggestions
              •  Strategic Recommendations and Critical Factors for Success
              •  Success Factors
              •  Marketing and Distribution
              •  Marketing
              •  Niche Marketing
              •  Government Schemes
              •  Subsidy
              •  Strategic Partnerships / Alliances / Joint Venture 
              •  Multiple Plants and Stocking Points
              •  Global Presence and China
              •  Technological Innovation
              •  Advertising
              •  Other Factors
14. Pricing Analysis
              •  Average Prices
              •  Price Forecast
15. Pain Points
Note: This section will focus on the pain points that the end-user industries face. The pain points may be related to grades, cost, pricing, product characteristics, laws and product acceptance, substitute products, demand issues ranging from raw material to technology supply.
16. Company Analysis
              •  Olefinic Block Copolymer Manufacturers Profiles/ Company Analysis
              •  Basic Details
              •  Headquarter, Key Markets
              •  Ownership
              •  Company Financial
              •  Manufacturing Bases
              •  Global Turnover
              •  Total Employee
              •  Product Portfolio / Services / Solutions
              •  Business Strategies
              •  Key Success Factors
              •  Recent Developments
              •  Patents, technical distinction or know-how, and competitive information
              •  End-User Customers – General information 
              •  SWOT 
             Companies Covered - 
              •  Dow-Dupont
              •  Eastman Chemicals
              •  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. Company profiles may include manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.
17. Approach & Research Methodology
              •  Approach
              •  Research Methodology
              •  Prismane Consulting Market Models
              •  Assumptions & Limitations
18. Appendices
             •  Target Markets
             •  Demand - Regions
             •  Demand - Countries

Scope of Report 

The Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) report describes the global Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
    at regional and country level
•  Olefinic Block Copolymer (OBC) Market analysis for capacity and demand, 
    at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment


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