Global Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) Market Study Report 2014-2030

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 Consulting s LAOs integrated market model has tracked all LAOs with their production, demand-supply, and process-technologies for all full range and on-purpose capacities.

Scope of Report 

The Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) report describes the global Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) 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 Types and Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
    at regional and country level
•  Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) 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
                  -   Types
                  -   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
              •  Chemical
              •  Industrial
              •  Others
8. Introduction to Linear Alpha Olefins 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 Linear Alpha Olefins Demand Analysis By Type, 
By Applications, (Volume, Value) (2014–2030)
               • Strategic Issues
               • Demand Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Driving Force Analysis
                             •  Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market, By Type
                                       •  1-Butene
                                       •  1-Hexene
                                       •  1-Octene
                                       •  1-Decene
                                       •  Others
                             •  Global Linear Alpha Olefins Market, By Application
                                       •  Polyethylene co-monomers
                                       •  Poly-alpha Olefins (PAO s)
                                       •  Oxo-alcohols
                                       •  Surfactants & Intermediates
                                       •  Lubricants
                                       •  Fine Chemicals
                                       •  Oil field Chemicals
                                       •  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 (%)
                             •  Linear Alpha Olefins Market, By Type
                             •  Linear Alpha Olefins Market, By Application
Note: Demand Analysis has been provided for all major Regions / Countries as mentioned below. The demand (consumption) split by Type and 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
              •  Linear Alpha Olefins 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 - 
              •  Shell Chemicals
              •  INEOS
              •  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
              •  Royal Dutch Shell PLC
              •  Idemitsu Kosan Chemical Company
              •  The Dow Chemical Company
              •  SABIC
              •  Evonik Industries
              •  ExxonMobil Corporation
              •  Sasol Limited
              •  Sinopec Group
              •  Qatar Chemical Company Ltd.
              •  PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim 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. 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 Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) report describes the global Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) 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 Types and Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
    at regional and country level
•  Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) 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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