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Global Polymeric Polyols Industry

  • June 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polymeric Polyols in Thousand Pounds by the following Product Types: Polyether polyols, and Polyester polyols. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 57 companies including many key and niche players such as -

BASF Group
Bayer AG
Chemtura Corp.
Daicel Corporation
Huntsman International LLC

Table Of Contents

Global Polymeric Polyols Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Polyols - An Introduction II-1
Developing Regions: At the Forefront of Growth II-2
Table 1: Developing Vis-a-vis Developed Regions: Real GDP
Growth Rates Across Various Countries (2012-2015F) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Polyurethane Demand - A Key Growth Determinant II-3
Table 2: Global Polyurethanes Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Demand by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: Global Polyurethane Market by End-use Segment
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Adhesives and Sealants, Coatings, Elastomers, Flexible Foam,
Moulded Foam, Rigid Foam, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Improvement in GDP, Economic Recovery Bode Well for the
Polyols Market II-5
Key Players II-5

2. MARKET DYNAMICS OF POLYURETHANE - THE LARGEST END-USER OF POLYOLS II-7
Favorable Prospects for Polyurethane in Building Insulation II-7
Meeting Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets: Demand Driver for
Insulation Market II-7
Table 4: Global Insulation Market by Type (2013) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of
Insulation - Foamed Plastics Insulation, Fiberglass
Insulation, Mineral Wool Insulation, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: Global Insulation Market by Geographic Region (2013 and
2018) - Breakdown of Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle
East, and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Construction Industry: Key Indicator of Polyol-derived
Polyurethane Potential II-8
Strong Construction Activity in Developing Countries to Lend
Traction to Global Market II-10
Building Renovations to Boost Demand for Polyurethane Foam
Insulation II-10
Construction Industry Drives Growth of the Rigid PU Foams Market II-11
Green Buildings: Favorable Prospects for Polymer Foams II-11
Polymer Foams in Furniture Market: Positive Outlook II-12
Table 6: Global Furniture Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Value by Furniture Category -
Furniture Components, Hotel Furniture, Office Furniture, and
Residential Furniture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 7: Global Middle Class Population (2012 and 2030):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Select
Regions/Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Mattresses: A Major Market for Polymer Foams II-13
Table 8: Global Mattresses Market by Geographic Region (2013 and
2018) - Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) for
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin
America, Rest of World and the US (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14
Polymer Foams in Packaging Industry II-15
Table 9: Global Protective Packaging Market by Geographic
Region (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Automotive Foams Market: Focus on Safety and Comfort II-15
Table 10: Worldwide Production of Passenger Cars and
Commercial Vehicles by Geographic Region/Country (2013) (in
Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

3. KEY MARKET TRENDS II-17
Global Demand for Green Polyols on the Rise II-17
Bio Polyols Grab High Market Interest II-17
Biopolyol-based Adhesives Witness Increasing Demand II-18
Soy Polyols Demand Gains Momentum II-18
Polyurethane Recycling for Production of Polyols Gains Traction II-19
Polyester Polyols Derived from Recycled PET to Gain Popularity
for Coating Applications II-19
CO2-based Polyol Production Technology to Gather Steam II-19
Polyol Blend Resins - A Potentially Lethal Mix II-20
Increasing Demand for Aliphatic and Aromatic Polyester Polyols II-20
Table 11: Global Aromatic Polyester Polyols Consumption by
Geographic Region (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and
EMEA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 12: Global Aliphatic Polyester Polyols Consumption by
Geographic Region (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and
EMEA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-22
Polymeric Polyols: Polyether Polyols Vs. Polyester Polyols II-22
Select Types of Polyols II-22
Aliphatic Polyester Polyols II-22
Aromatic Polyester Polyols II-23
Polytetramethylene Ether Glycols (PTMEG or PTHF) II-23
Castor Oil-based Polyols II-23
Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadienes (HTPB's) II-24
Polycaprolactone Polyols II-24
Polyurethanes - A Key End-use of Polyol II-24
Flexible Polyurethane Foam II-25
Rigid Polyurethane Foams (RPUFs) II-25

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-26
Novomer Unveils Converge Polypropylene Carbonate (PPC) Polyol II-26
Vertellus Specialties Launches Polycin® XP - 100 LV and
Polycin® XP - 200 LV II-26
McCullough Adds Stepan's Liquid Polyester Polyols to
Industrial Product Portfolio II-26
Perstorp Launches Capaâ„¢ Polyols for Chinese Coating Companies II-26
Dow Chemical Company Launches VORAPELâ„¢ Moisture and Chemical
Repellant Polyols II-26
INVISTA Launches TERRINâ„¢ Polyols II-26
CECA Introduces Polyols and Surfactants for Coatings II-26
Piedmont Chemical Unveils Sustainable Polyester Polyols for
Urethane Foams II-27
Dow Unveils VORANOLâ„¢ 223-060LM Polyether Polyol for Adhesives II-27

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
Jayant Agro-Organics Enters into JV with Mitsui Chemicals and
Itoh Oil Chemicals II-28
Dow Partners with KODA for Supplying Polyols and Isocyanates II-28
Bayer MaterialScience Announces Plans to Construct CO2-based
Polyols Plant in Germany II-28
Huntsman Inks Partnership Agreement with Tebodin to Expand
Polyol Facility II-28
HORN Expands Distribution Partnership with BASF II-28
COIM to Expand Polyester Polyols Production Capacity II-28
Bayer MaterialScience Expands Polyether Polyols Plant
Capacities in the US II-28
Saudi Aramco Energy Invests in Novomer II-29
Shell to Upgrade Singapore Polyols Production Facility II-29
IMPAG Collaborates with Altropol II-29
INVISTA Specialty Materials Announces Plans to Expand Terate®
HT Polyols Production Capacity II-29
Emery Oleochemicals Establishes Eco-Friendly Polyols (EP)
Business Unit II-29
Advent Divests Oxea to Oman Oil II-29
Huntsman Completes Acquisition of Oxid II-29
Shenyang Chemical Takes over Shandong Bluestar II-29
Dow Announces Plans to Increase Polyol and Copolymer Capacity
at Texas Facilities II-29
Dow Announces Plans to Add Polyether Polyols Facility at Map
Ta Phut, Thailand II-30
Arkema Acquires Alkoxylate Business from Seppic II-30
Calumet Specialty Products Acquires Hercules' Synlube Business II-30
Huntsman Acquires EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S II-30
BioBased Technologies Takes over Soyol® Polyols from Rhino
Linings Corporation II-30
Saudi Basic Industries and Shell Plan Expansion of Polyols
Plant at Saudi Petrochemical Company II-30
PCC Rokita Establishes Polyols IV II-30
Palmer International and BioBased Technologies Enter into a
Strategic Alliance II-30
IMCD Takes over Altropol Polyols Distribution in South Africa
and Europe II-31
Nanjing Zhongshan Establishes New Polyether Polyols
Manufacturing Facility Shandong II-31
Dongda Terminates Operations of Propylene Oxide and Polyether
Polyols based in Shandong II-31

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-32
BASF Group (Germany) II-32
Bayer AG (Germany) II-32
Chemtura Corp. (US) II-33
Daicel Corporation (Japan) II-33
Huntsman International LLC (US) II-33
Nanjing Hongbaoli Co., Ltd. (China) II-33
Perstorp Holding AB (Sweden) II-34
Shell Chemicals Ltd. (UK) II-34
SINOPEC Shanghai Gaoqiao Company (China) II-34
Stepan Co. (US) II-35
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-35

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 14: World Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyether Polyols by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 17: World Historic Review for Polyether Polyols by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyether Polyols by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyester Polyols by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 20: World Historic Review for Polyester Polyols by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyester Polyols by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Polyurethane Foam: The Largest End-user of Polyols III-1
Impact of Recession on the Polyurethane Foam Market III-1
Polyurethane Foam in Furniture Market III-2
Post-Recession Construction Industry Revival to Play
Significant Role on Demand for Polyurethane Foams III-2
Table 22: Residential Construction Sector in the US
(2007-2013E): Number of Housing Starts by Type -
Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 23: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$ Billion)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Demand for Polyurethane Foams Insulation on the Rise III-4
Thermal Insulation Market Poised to Grow in US, Benefitting
PU Foam Market III-5
Energy Conservation Regulations Propel Insulation Materials
Market III-5
American Taxpayer Relief Act 2012 Drives Demand for Insulation III-6
Resurgent Auto Industry to Spur Consumption of Polymeric Foams III-6
Stringent Regulatory Standards Drives Demand for Innovative
Automotive Seats III-6
Product Launches III-7
Strategic Coporate Developments III-8
Select Key Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 24: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 25: The US Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 26: The US 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

2. CANADA III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Current and Future Analysis III-14
Robust Construction Market Drives Demand for Polyurethane III-14
Table 27: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2013): Breakdown
of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols
and Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 29: Canadian Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 30: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

3. JAPAN III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
A Review of the Polyurethane Foams Market in Japan III-19
Table 31: Japanese Rigid PU Foam Market by End-Use
Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
Appliances, Furniture, Housing, Non-Housing, Tanks and Pipes,
Transportation and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 32: Japanese Flexible PU Foam Market by End-Use
Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
Bedding, Furniture, Transportation, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Disaster Recovery Efforts Drives Growth for Construction,
Triggers Demand for Polyurethane and Polyols III-20
Table 33: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2008-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Robust Automotive Production Drives the Polyurethane Market III-20
Table 34: Japanese Automotive Production Statistics
2008-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
Daicel Corporation - A Key Japanese Player III-22
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 35: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols
and Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 36: Japanese Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 37: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

4. EUROPE III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
New Product Developments to Drive Growth in Polyurethane
Foams Market III-25
PU Foams Market - Benefiting from Regulatory Specifications III-25
Construction Industry - An Insight III-26
Table 38: Projected Growth in the West European
Construction Market by Country: 2014-2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
Insulation and Building Needs Drive Demand for Polyurethane III-27
Housing Scenario in Europe III-27
New Energy Regulations: Opportunities Abound the Insulation
Market III-27
New EU Legislation Brings Good News for Insulation Market III-28
Renovation Market - A Major Driver for Insulation III-28
Central and Eastern Europe - The New Focus for Growth III-29
Europe's Struggling Auto Sector III-29
Table 39: Passenger Cars Production in Select European
Countries: 2008-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 40: Commercial Vehicle Production in Select European
Countries: 2008-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 41: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polymeric Polyols by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 42: European Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 43: European 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 44: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols
and Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 45: European Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 46: European 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

4a. FRANCE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
Strategic Corporate Development III-38
Product Launch III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 47: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 48: French Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 49: French 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

4b. GERMANY III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Current and Future Analysis III-42
Construction Industry to Boost Polyurethane Insulation Market III-42
Strategic Corporate Development III-42
Select Key Players III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 50: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 51: German Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 52: German 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

4c. ITALY III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Current and Future Analysis III-47
Strategic Corporate Development III-47
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 53: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 54: Italian Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 55: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
Construction Industry in the UK III-51
Table 56: Residential Construction in the UK (2007-2012E):
Number of Housing Starts in ‘000 Units (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51
Shell Chemicals Ltd. - A Key UK Player III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 57: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 58: The UK Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 59: The UK 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

4e. SPAIN III-56
A.Market Analysis III-56
Impact of Eurocrisis: Spain's Construction Takes the Biggest
Blow III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 60: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 61: Spanish Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 62: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

4f. RUSSIA III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Polyurethane Foam Finds Increasing Number of Applications in
Heat Insulation Applications III-60
Construction Industry's Expansion Plans Bodes Well for
Polyurethane III-60
Strong Growth in Auto Industry: Opportunities Ahead III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 63: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 64: Russian Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 65: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Strategic Corporate Development III-64
Perstorp Holding AB - A Key Player in Rest of Europe Region III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 66: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 67: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 68: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-68
A.Market Analysis III-68
Asia-Pacific to Spearhead Growth in Building Insulation Market III-68
Asia-Pacific Continues to be the Growth Engine of the Global
Automotive Market III-68
Robust Construction Activity in Asia-Pacific to Spearhead
Growth III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 69: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Geographic Region - China,
India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols
by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 71: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 74: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

5a. CHINA III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Growing Demand for Polyether Polyols in the Chinese Market III-76
Table 75: Chinese Exports of Polyols by Destination
Countries (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports
for Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 76: A List of the Leading Exporters of Polyols in
China (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 77: A List of Select Chinese Polyol Facilities with
Production Capacities (2014) III-78

Table 78: Polyether Polyol Prices in China for the Year
2014 III-78

Table 79: Import Prices of Polyether Polyols in China for
the Year 2014 III-78

Table 80: Export Prices of Chinese Polyether Polyols for
the Year 2014 III-79
A Review of the Polyurethane Foam Plastics Segment III-79
Expandable Polyurethane (EPU) Foams III-79
Skyrocketing Prices of Conventional Flexible Polyols III-80
Chinese Polyether Polyol Market Impacted by Rising Propylene
Oxide Prices III-80
Insulation Market in China: An Overview III-80
Building Insulation Landscape in China - A Glance III-81
Residential and Non-Residential Construction Activities
Augur Well for Growth III-82
Healthy Growth in the Automotive Industry, Beneficial for
Polyols Market III-82
Protective Packaging: Opportunities for Polymer Foams III-82
Table 81: Protective Packaging Market in China (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Packaging Type
- Foamed Plastics, Paperboard Protectors, Protective
Mailers, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83
Strategic Corporate Development III-83
Product Launch III-83
Select Key Players III-84
B.Market Analytics III-85
Table 82: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 83: Chinese Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 84: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-87

5b. INDIA III-88
A.Market Analysis III-88
An Overview of the Indian Polyol Market III-88
Robust Automotive Production Lends Traction to the
Polyurethane Market III-89
Steady Recovery in Construction Activity III-89
Strategic Corporate Development III-90
B.Market Analytics III-90
Table 85: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 86: Indian Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols by
Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 87: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-93
A.Market Analysis III-93
Strategic Corporate Development III-93
B.Market Analytics III-94
Table 88: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-97
A.Market Analysis III-97
Construction Sector in the Middle East: A Review III-97
Strategic Corporate Development III-97
B.Market Analytics III-98
Table 91: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 92: The Middle East Historic Review for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 93: The Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-100

7. LATIN AMERICA III-101
A.Market Analysis III-101
Latin American Automobile Market - A Brief Review III-101
B.Market Analytics III-102
Table 94: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Geographic Region - Brazil
and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 95: Latin American Historic Review for Polymeric
Polyols by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

Table 96: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 97: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

Table 98: Latin American Historic Review for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 99: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-107

7a. BRAZIL III-108
A.Market Analysis III-108
Healthy Automotive Sector Provides Lucrative Opportunities
for Polyurethane and Polyols III-108
B.Market Analytics III-109
Table 100: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols
and Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

Table 101: Brazilian Historic Review for Polymeric Polyols
by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110

Table 102: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric
Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-111

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-112
Market Analysis III-112
Table 103: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment -
Polyether Polyols and Polyester Polyols Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 104: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Polyether Polyols and
Polyester Polyols Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

Table 105: Rest of Latin America 15-Year Perspective for
Polymeric Polyols by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for Polyether Polyols and Polyester
Polyols Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-114


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 57 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 60)

The United States (19)
Japan (10)
Europe (16)
- France (1)
- Germany (6)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (4)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (13)
Latin America (1)
Middle East (1)

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