Global Butene-1 Market Study Report, 2014 - 2025

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 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 this time period, 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 2013, 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 2013. 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.

The applications of Butene-1 include polyethylene, polybutene-1, valeraldehyde, 1, 2 butylene oxide amongst other applications. The polyethylene market is a major driver for butene-1 market and polybutylene-1 market to some extent. Polyethylene has huge demand in packaging industry and in manufacturing of pipes, while polybutylene-1 finds its demand in consumer goods and automotives interior & exterior. Asia-Pacific region accounts highest market for butene-1 whereas; North America, MEA and Western Europe are expected to witness substantial market growth. China is dominant producers and consumers of butene-1 due to availability or raw material and key manufacturers in country. Butene-1 percentage demand within the total LAOs demand has increased from 30% in 2005 to about 35% in 2017, mainly on the back of polyethylene demand. Butene-1 can be used as a comonomer both for solution and gas phase production of polyethylene. However, it should be noted that butene-1 is being substituted by hexene-1 in the recent years as hexene-1 provides a better quality end product at the same cost. 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.

This market study describes the butene-1 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, Taiwan, Indonesia,Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. The market is segmented mainly according to the application in synthesis of Polyethylene Co-monomer, Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and
others. Butene-1 Market data in term of volume and value for each application
at regional and country level will be provided.


 Butene-1 Market data in term of volume and value for each application at regional and country level will be provided.

  • Butene-1 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 butene-1 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 butene-1.

Companies Covered

  • Chevron Phillips Chemicals
  • Innovene
  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell Chemical
  • Texas Petrochemical
  • BP Chemicals
  • Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • PetroChina Company Limited
  • ONGC
  • Praxair
  • Other Manufacturers

1. INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1. Introduction to Butene-1 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, Poland, Czech Republic, 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. Applications Covered
      • Polyethylene Co-monomer
        • LLDPE
        • HDPE
      • Valeraldehyde
      • Polybutene-1
      • 1,2-Butylene Oxide
      • 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. PLANTS AND PROJECTS ANALYSIS (2014-2025)

  • 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 Alkylene Carbonate manufacturing capacities in different countries and locations. New projects and speculative capacities are included at a country level.

5. DEMAND ANALYSIS (HISTORICAL AND FORECAST)

  • 5.1. Global Demand Analysis (2014-2025)
    • Producing companies and capacities
      • Demand
    • Global Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and Others) in Kilo tons
    • Global Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and Others) in USD Million
  • 5.2. Demand Analysis-By Region/Country (2014-2025)
    • 5.2.1. North America
      • Producing companies and capacities
        • Demand
        • North America Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and Others) in Kilo tons
        • North America Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and Others) in USD Million
          • U.S.
            • Producing companies and capacities
              • Demand
          • U.S. Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and Others) in Kilo tons
          • U.S. Butene-1 Market, by Application (Polyethylene Co-monomer(LLDPE and HPE), Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide 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
    • Poland
    • Czech Republic
    • 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. Butene-1 Manufacturer Profiles/ Analysis
    • ChevronPhillips Chemicals
    • Innovene
    • ExxonMobil
    • Shell Chemical
    • Texas Petrochemical
    • BP Chemicals
    • Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore
    • China National Petroleum Corporation
    • PetroChina Company Limited
    • ONGC
    • Praxair
    • 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 Consulting s major findings are summarized in this section 7.2. Target Markets 7.3. Business Opportunity Assessment

8. MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

  • 8.1. World integration
  • 8.2. Population

9. CONCLUSION & PRISMANE CONSULTING S STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS

  • 9.1. Conclusion
  • 9.2. 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 butene-1 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, Taiwan, Indonesia,Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. The market is segmented mainly according to the application in synthesis of Polyethylene Co-monomer, Valeraldehyde, Polybutene-1, 1,2-Butylene oxide and
others. Butene-1 Market data in term of volume and value for each application
at regional and country level will be provided.


 Butene-1 Market data in term of volume and value for each application at regional and country level will be provided.

  • Butene-1 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 butene-1 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 butene-1.

Companies Covered

  • Chevron Phillips Chemicals
  • Innovene
  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell Chemical
  • Texas Petrochemical
  • BP Chemicals
  • Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • PetroChina Company Limited
  • ONGC
  • Praxair
  • Other Manufacturers


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