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Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids

  • February 2015
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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global market for natural fatty acids reached nearly $17.1 billion and $18.3 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% to $25.7 billion for the period 2014-2019.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets for oleochemicals, including natural fatty acids, biodiesel and methyl esters, glycerine, as well as derivatives such as soaps, dimers, branched fatty acids, and fatty alcohols.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.
Examination of applications by end market, such as household, personal care, oil field, and lubricants.
Discussion of current and potential legislation that will affect the industry.
Coverage of consumer trends that drive many of the end markets, such as cleaning, beauty, and food.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

As the social condition of citizens in the developing nations rises so too will the demand from these communities for more premium and westernized products, reflecting the higher standard of living status.

Oleochemicals, such as fatty acids, will be a vital link in the supply chain as their outstanding functionality and versatility make them ideal to be used in a multitude of applications. On top of this, the high reactivity of this acid enables the production of a range of derivatives that can be tailored to meet the needs of a number of end-using industries, working with the formulators to produce the ideal blend of functionality and performance.

The range of derivatives is dependent on the reaction site used. Derivatives can be produced using the acid functionality such as saponification, esterification, ethoxylation or amination, while derivatives based on the unsaturation include isomerization, dimerization, epoxidation and hydrogenation acids.

Fatty acids and their derivatives have a range of functionality that can be used to support the move away from the petrochemical-based platform that is reliant on the rapidly reducing fossil fuel industry since all the easy oil has been extracted and the remaining oil is more inaccessible, more remote and located in more inhospitable environments. While the equivalent renewable biorefinery-type platform has a long way to go to be commercially viable and suitable to replace the petrochemical platform, oleochemicals will be a major contributor to such development. For instance the ester derivatives have the functionality of surfactancy, lubricity and solvency, which deliver the following benefits:
The ability to reduce the surface tension between a polar and an apolar medium, which is important for cleaning and emulsification.
The ability to reduce friction, which is needed for lubricant applications.
The ability to dissolve chemicals, which is key to providing a greener solvent substitution for cleaning.
This report provides an understanding of how the composition of various fats and oils transform into the range, quality and types of acids produced and the applications for which those acids can be used. It explores the various attributes of different acid types and how these cuts compete with synthetic formed products from the petrochemical route and the major applications outlets.

This study will reveal the developments and research that demonstrate the green credentials of the oleochemical family and how these credentials are changing the environmental profile of the chemical-using industry. This is helpful to the transformation from that of a major polluter to an industry working in harmony with its environment to meet the needs of the current generation without detrimental effects on its surroundings that would impact the generations to come.

The study is divided into a number of sections and covers the following fatty acid types:
Stearic acid.
Distilled fatty acids.
Fractionated fatty acids.
Polyunsaturated acids, including tall oil fatty acids.
Oleic acids.
The fatty acid oleochemical business is important for the following reasons:
It is a major source of surfactants, which are starting materials for the detergent, cleaning and personal care industries.
The functionality and performance combination enables formulators to deliver tailored solutions to meet a variety of customers’ needs.
It is an important cornerstone in the development of a sustainable chemical platform to reduce the reliance on fossil-fuel-based chemistry.
It promotes the development of green chemistry that is environmentally friendly.
Conversion of solid fats and liquid vegetable oils into a straight chain saturated or unsaturated carboxylic acid can be used in edible and nonedible markets.

Table Of Contents

Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids

Chapter- 1: Introduction - Complimentary 6

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYSTS' CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2

Table Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FATTY ACIDS, THROUGH 2019
Figure Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FATTY ACIDS, 2013-2019

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW OF THE INDUSTRY 68

INTRODUCTION
WHAT ARE OLEOCHEMICALS?
FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES
FUNCTIONALITY AND BUILDING BLOCKS
RAW MATERIALS
FATTY ACIDS AND GLYCERIN
LEGISLATION
TRENDS AND IMPACTS

Chapter- 4: OVERVIEW OF MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS FOR NATURAL FATTY ACIDS 72

INTRODUCTION
CHANGING NATURE OF OLEOCHEMICAL PRODUCERS
OLEOCHEMICAL BASE FAMILY
GREEN CHEMISTRY
MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE
FATTY ACID GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OVERVIEW
APPLICATIONS FOR OLEIC ACID AND ITS SIMPLE DERIVATIVES
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
FATTY ACID TYPES
PRICES
DEMAND BY APPLICATION
CAPTIVE COMPARED TO MERCHANT
SURFACTANT ALTERNATIVES BASED ON FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY
RAW MATERIAL OVERVIEW
SPLIT OF FATS AND OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID
BIODIESEL IMPACT ON RAW MATERIAL AVAILABILITY
ANIMAL RAW MATERIAL
TROPICAL OILS OVERVIEW
SOFT OILS OVERVIEW
CRUDE TALL OIL
TOTAL RAW MATERIAL PICTURE FOR THE FATTY ACID INDUSTRY
GLYCERIN

Chapter- 5: LEGISLATION 19

INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION

Chapter- 6: TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY OF FATTY ACIDS 30

HISTORY
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF FATTY ACIDS
SOURCES OF FATTY ACIDS
PRODUCTION OF FATTY ACIDS FROM FATS AND OILS
GLYCERIN BACKGROUNDS AND PROCESSES
FATTY ACIDS REACTIONS AND DERIVATIVES

Chapter- 7: PATENTS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES, TRENDS IN FATTY ACID TECHNOLOGY 19

INTRODUCTION
HIGHLIGHTS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
PATENT SEARCH

Chapter- 8: COMPANY PROFILES 96

INTRODUCTION
MAJOR GLOBAL NATURAL FATTY ACIDS PLAYERS
COMPANY PROFILES

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FATTY ACIDS, THROUGH 2019
Table 1 : AN OVERVIEW OF OLEOCHEMICALS
Table 2 : NATURAL SATURATED FATTY ACIDS WITH CARBON CHAIN LENGTH, CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND EXAMPLES OF ORIGIN
Table 3 : NATURAL UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS WITH CARBON CHAIN LENGTH, CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND EXAMPLES OF ORIGIN
Table 4 : WORLD PRODUCTION OF OILS AND FATS BY SOURCE, THROUGH 2019
Table 5 : WORLD PRODUCTION OF OILS AND FATS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 6 : COMPOSITION AND PROPERTIES OF NATURAL OILS AND FATS
Table 7 : SELECTED PROPERTIES OF SATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 8 : SELECTED PROPERTIES OF UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 9 : PROPERTIES OF GLYCERIN
Table 10 : EXAMPLE OF PROPERTIES OF TOFA
Table 11 : SELECTION OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS WITH AN IMPACT IN THE FATTY ACIDS AND DERIVATIVES INDUSTRY
Table 12 : CAPACITY CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Table 13 : SNAPSHOT OF BASE FATTY ACID CAPACITY BY REGION, 2013
Table 14 : BASE FATTY ACID CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 15 : TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR OLEIC ACID AND ITS SIMPLE DERIVATIVES
Table 16 : REAL DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES, 2012-2015
Table 17 : SPLIT OF FATTY ACID TYPES ACROSS REGIONS IN TERMS OF CONSUMPTION, 2013
Table 18 : EXAMPLES OF DISTILLED FATTY ACIDS
Table 19 : EXAMPLES OF POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 20 : DFA AND PUFA MANUFACTURING SALES, THROUGH 2019
Table 21 : EXAMPLES OF FRACTIONATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 22 : FFA MANUFACTURING SALES, THROUGH 2019
Table 23 : EXAMPLES OF STEARIC FATTY ACIDS
Table 24 : STEARIC ACID MANUFACTURING SALES, THROUGH 2019
Table 25 : EXAMPLES OF OLEIC FATTY ACIDS
Table 26 : OLEIC ACID MANUFACTURING SALES, THROUGH 2019
Table 27 : AVERAGE PRICE OF FATTY ACIDS, THROUGH 2019
Table 28 : MANUFACTURERS' FATTY ACID CONSUMPTION BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019
Table 29 : ANIMAL FEED MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 30 : COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 31 : FATTY ACID SALES TO DETERGENT MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 32 : EMULSION POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 33 : LUBRICANT MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 34 : ORE PROCESSING CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 35 : RESIN MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 36 : TEXTILE SOFTENER MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 37 : RUBBER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 38 : WAX PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 39 : COMPARISON OF MINERAL OIL VS. FATTY ACID ESTERS FOR LUBRICANT APPLICATIONS
Table 40 : TYPICAL DIMER AND ISOSTEARIC ACIDS YIELD
Table 41 : COMMON TYPES OF FATTY ACID HYDROPHOBES
Table 42 : DERIVATIVES MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 43 : OTHERS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 44 : PERCENTAGE OF RAW MATERIAL BASED FATTY ACID CONSUMED, 2013-2019
Table 45 : CHOICE OF MATERIAL FOR SELECTED FATTY ACIDS
Table 46 : TROPICAL OILS PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2012
Table 47 : ANIMAL FATS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 48 : FATTY ACID MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL FATS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 49 : TROPICAL OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 50 : TROPICAL OILS FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 51 : SOFT OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 52 : SOFT OILS FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 53 : CRUDE TALL OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 54 : CRUDE TALL OIL FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 55 : RAW MATERIAL CONSUMPTION IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 56 : FATTY ACID MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 57 : GLYCERIN PRODUCTION FROM NATURAL FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019
Table 58 : GLOBAL BIODIESEL PRODUCTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2013
Table 59 : MAJOR ESTABLISHED GLYCERIN APPLICATIONS
Table 60 : EMERGING GLYCERIN APPLICATIONS
Table 61 : AVERAGE GLYCERIN PRICE PER METRIC TONNE, 2005-2013
Table 62 : GLYCERIN SALES BASED ON NATURAL FATTY ACID PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2019
Table 63 : ABPR RISK CATEGORIES
Table 64 : EXAMPLES OF SATURATED FATTY ACIDS AND TWO EXAMPLES OF UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 65 : EXAMPLES OF UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Table 66 : FATTY ACID PATENTS, BY ASSIGNEE/INVENTOR

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FATTY ACIDS, 2013-2019
Figure 1 : BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE OLEOCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Figure 2 : SATURATED FATTY ACID
Figure 3 : UNSATURATED FATTY ACID
Figure 4 : GLYCERIN MOLECULE
Figure 5 : ESTER MOLECULE: THE ''R'' IS THE VARIABLE, COMMONLY AN ACID ''REST'' GROUP
Figure 6 : ETHANAMIDE, AN EXAMPLE OF AN AMIDE MOLECULE
Figure 7 : AMINES
Figure 8 : SULFONATE
Figure 9 : ESTIMATED WORLD PRODUCTION OF FATS AND OILS BY SOURCE, 2013
Figure 10 : ESTIMATED VEGETABLE/ANIMAL FATS AND OILS, 2013 AND 2019
Figure 11 : ESTIMATED PERCENTAGE OF USAGE OF OILS AND FATS, 2000 AND 2013
Figure 12 : SPLITTING COLUMN
Figure 13 : RSPO ENTRY PAGE FOR PLAYERS IN THE PALM OIL PRODUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN
Figure 14 : SNAPSHOT OF BASE FATTY ACID CAPACITY, BY REGION, 2013
Figure 15 : BASE FATTY ACID CONSUMPTION BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 16 : REAL DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES, 2012-2015
Figure 17 : DFA AND PUFA MANUFACTURING SALES, 2013-2019
Figure 18 : FFA MANUFACTURING SALES, 2013-2019
Figure 19 : STEARIC ACID MANUFACTURING SALES, 2013-2019
Figure 20 : OLEIC ACID MANUFACTURING SALES, 2013-2019
Figure 21 : MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY SEGMENT, 2013-2019
Figure 22 : ANIMAL FEED MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 23 : COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 24 : FATTY ACID SALES TO DETERGENT MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 25 : EMULSION POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 26 : LUBRICANT MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS, BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 27 : ORE PROCESSING CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 28 : RESIN MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 29 : TEXTILE SOFTENER MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 30 : RUBBER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 31 : WAX PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 32 : MAJOR FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES
Figure 33 : DERIVATIVES MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 34 : OTHERS MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF FATTY ACIDS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 35 : PERCENTAGE OF RAW MATERIAL BASED FATTY ACID CONSUMED, 2013-2019
Figure 36 : SPLIT ACROSS TROPICAL OILS, 2013-2019
Figure 37 : TROPICAL OILS PRODUCTION, 2007-2014
Figure 38 : ANIMAL FATS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 39 : FATTY ACID MANUFACTURERS' CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL FATS BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 40 : TROPICAL OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 41 : TROPICAL OILS FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 42 : SOFT OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 43 : SOFT OILS FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 44 : CRUDE TALL OILS CONSUMED IN FATTY ACID PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 45 : CRUDE TALL OIL FATTY ACID MANUFACTURING SALES BY REGION, 2013-2019
Figure 46 : GLOBAL BIODIESEL PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2008-2013
Figure 47 : AVERAGE GLYCERIN PRICE PER METRIC TONNE, 2005-2013
Figure 48 : GLYCERIN MANUFACTURING SALES BASED ON NATURAL FATTY ACID PRODUCTION, 2013-2019
Figure 49 : FIRST EXAMPLE OF GHS LABELING
Figure 50 : SECOND EXAMPLE OF GHS LABELING
Figure 51 : THE PRINCIPLE MODEL OF HISTORIC OIL LAMP HAS ALWAYS REMAINED THE SAME
Figure 52 : VISUALIZATION CIS AND TRANS
Figure 53 : A TRIGLYCERIDE MOLECULE (C63H12 2O6)
Figure 54 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF SOAP BOILING PROCESS
Figure 55 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF TWITCHELL PROCESS
Figure 56 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF AUTOCLAVE OR IN-BATCH SPLITTING
Figure 57 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF COLGATE-EMERY SPLITTING PROCESS
Figure 58 : FATTY ACID AND GLYCERIN PRODUCING REACTIONS
Figure 59 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF DISTILLATION PROCESS
Figure 60 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF HYDROGENATION PROCESS
Figure 61 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF A COMMON ESTERIFICATION PROCESS
Figure 62 : SIMPLE VISUALIZATION OF TRANSESTERIFICATION PROCESS
Figure 63 : MARKET SHARES OF GLOBAL MAJOR PLAYERS, 2013
Figure 64 : ESTIMATED FUTURE SHARES OF GLOBAL MAJOR PLAYERS

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