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Scorecard for the Global Chemicals Industry

  • February 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 264 pages

Strategic Analysis of the Top Industry Trends and Evaluation of High-growth Opportunities

Scope Overview

•In this scorecard, analysis of the global chemicals market is provided, including an overview of key trends and opportunities.
•The pharmaceutical, associated life sciences, and biocides industries have not been included.
•Actionable insights are provided for each issue-based analysis.

Overall Industry Outlook

Basic Chemicals
•Petrochemicals: olefins (ethane, propane, butane), aromatic (benzene, xylene, toluene)
•Inorganic bulk: halogens (chlorine, bromine)

•Plastic (polyethylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene)
•Fibers (nylon, polyester, acrylic)

Specialty Chemicals
•Fine chemicals (active ingredients)
•Performance chemicals (flavors and fragrances)

Industry-specific Chemicals
•Oilfield chemicals

The Basic Building Blocks of the Industry

Product Categories : Adhesives, Alkyd resins, Solvents, Corrosion inhibitors, Textiles Ink, adhesives Shampoos, detergents, soaps Paints Coatings Pipes, hoses, wire coating, Coolant, antifreeze, Films, packaging, bottles, Paint remover, Plastics, Tire and rubber, Lubricant additives, Solvent, industrial cleaners
Manufacturing Sectors : Apparel and accessories, Beverages and tobacco products, Chemicals, Computers and electronics, Fabricated metal products, Food and kindred products, Leather and allied products, Machinery, except electrical, Nonmetallic mineral products, Paper, Petroleum and coal products, Pharmaceutical, Plastics and rubber products, Primary metal manufacturing, Printer matter and related, Textiles and mill products, Transportation equipment, Wood products

Ammonia Outlook
Significant focus on food security is driving the development of ammonia-based fertilizers. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of xx% to xx% by 2020.

Methanol Outlook
The growing developments in gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology globally and blending fuel mandates will drive the growth of methanol.

Light Olefins—Ethylene Outlook
The demand for low-cost feedstock supplies will drive the growth of ethylene which is forecast to increase at xx times the gross domestic product (GDP) through 2017.

Table Of Contents

Scorecard for the Global Chemicals Industry
Executive Summary
A Sustaining Promise?—The United States to Become an Petrochemical Hub by 2020
The 40:30 Ratio—Setting the Stage for the European Chemical Factories of the Future
Green Chemistry—Sustainable Chemical Production on Steroids
The Case of Synergy—Vertical Integration from Basic to Specialty Chemicals Will Open a $900 Billion Market by 2020
Beyond BRIC—A Growth Formula for Success in the Emerging Chemicals Industry
Chemical Logistics—Nimbleness is the Name of the Game
Small is the New Big—Process Intensification to Optimize Energy, Environment, and Safety
Chemicals in the Middle East—Creation of the Downstream Value Parks
Nanochemicals—The Next Paradigm Shift in Chemicals Production and Utilization
Chemical Evolution in the BRIC Region—A Regulatory Approach to Sustain Competitiveness in the Chemicals Industry
‘Rebalancing Innovation'—Sustainable Industry-specific Chemicals Setting the Stage for Competitive Strategy
Future Perspectives
Appendix for US as a Petrochemical Hub
Appendix for Green Chemistry
Appendix for Chemical Logistics
Appendix for Chemicals in the Middle East
Appendix for Chemicals in BRIC
Appendix for Nanochemicals
Appendix for Emerging Markets
Appendix for Agrochemicals

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