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The report studies the overall Americas polyether polyols market and its segments derived on the basis of applications and countries. The market data for these segments is provided in terms of volume (kilotons) and value (USD million). The market size of polyether polyols was estimated to be $3,238.5 million in 2014, and is projected to grow with a CAGR of around 6.8% from 2014 to 2020. The important applications include flexible foams, rigid foams, and others (CASE). The flexible foams segment has the highest share among the applications of polyether polyols in Americas, especially in the U.S. and is expected to witness rapid growth in future.

The report on Americas polyether polyols market highlights the value chain analysis with respect to polyether polyols raw materials, manufacturers, and end-users. The value chain describes the key contributors to the materials market at different stages from product development to end use. It represents the top players that are contributing to the Americas polyether polyols industry.

The report further highlights as the market drivers and inhibitors as well as the upcoming market opportunities. The key drivers include budding demand for derivatives, growing automotive industry, and the increasing coating and construction activities. The inhibitors for market growth are maturity of the product and its relation with the crude oil price trend. As key application industries, such as the construction, automotive, and electronics industries gradually recover from the impacts of global recession, the demand for polyether polyols is expected to increase in Americas.

The key companies in this market are Perstorp AB (Sweden), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Bayer AG (Germany), and others. These companies are consistently focusing on expanding their production capacity to achieve a competitive advantage and thereby serving the customers more effectively. Investments in capacity expansion, followed by acquisitions, were the most preferred strategies by the top players in 2013 & 2014. In addition, new product/technology launches and agreements were also adopted by the companies to grow in this market.

The U.S. accounted for about the highest consumption of 71% in 2014. The market for polyether polyols in Brazil is expected to register the highest growth rate among all countries in this region.

The report also presents a competitive landscape of the market, highlighting different strategies and developments including mergers & acquisitions, expansions, and agreements undertaken by the leading market players in recent years. It also includes in-depth profiles of the leading market players.

Scope of the Report

On the Basis of Applications:
- Flexible Foams
- Rigid Foams
- Others (CASE)


On the Basis of Countries:
- U.S.
- Brazil
- Rest of Americas

Table Of Contents

Americas Polyether Polyol Market by Application, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast (2013-2020)
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 10
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 11
1.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION and COVERAGE 12
1.3 STAKEHOLDERS 12
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 13
2.1 INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM OF POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET 13
2.2 ARRIVING AT THE AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET SIZE 14
2.2.1 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 15
2.2.2 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 16
2.2.3 DEMAND SIDE APPROACH 17
2.3 ASSUMPTIONS 18
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 19
4 MARKET OVERVIEW 21
4.1 INTRODUCTION 21
4.2 MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 21
4.3 KEY MARKET DYNAMICS 23
4.4 DEMAND SIDE ANALYSIS 25
5 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 26
5.1 INTRODUCTION 27
5.2 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY 29
5.3 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN RIGID FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY 30
5.4 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY 32
6 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 34
6.1 INTRODUCTION 35
6.2 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET 37
6.2.1 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 37
6.3 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET 39
6.3.1 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 39

7 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 42
7.1 POLYETHER POLYOL MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS 42
7.2 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 44
7.3 AGREEMENT/JOINT VENTURE 44
7.4 NEW PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY LAUNCH 46
7.5 EXPANSION 47
7.6 OTHER DEVELOPMENTS 48
8 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY COMPANY 49
(Overview, Financials, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
8.1 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 49
8.2 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION 53
8.3 BAYER AG 57
8.4 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 59
8.5 STEPAN COMPANY 62
8.6 BASF SE 66
8.7 PERSTORP AB 71
8.8 VERTELLUS SPECIALTIES INC. 76
*Details on overview, financials, product and services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted company
9 APPENDIX 78
9.1 CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS 78
9.1.1 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS 78
9.1.2 LOW-COST SOURCING LOCATIONS 78
9.1.3 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK 78
9.1.4 IMPACT ANALYSIS 78
9.1.5 TRADE ANALYSIS 78
9.1.6 HISTORICAL DATA AND TRENDS 78
9.2 RELATED REPORTS 79
9.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 80
9.3.1 RT SNAPSHOTS 81



LIST OF TABLES

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TABLE 1 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS PEER MARKET SIZE, 2013 (USD MN) 15
TABLE 2 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS APPLICATION MARKET, 2014 (KT) 17
TABLE 3 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 21
TABLE 4 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MN) 23
TABLE 5 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 23
TABLE 6 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2013-2020 (USD MN) 24
TABLE 7 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KT) 24
TABLE 8 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: BY APPLICATION 2013-2020 (USD MN) 25
TABLE 9 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MN) 28
TABLE 10 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 28
TABLE 11 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2020 (USD MN) 30
TABLE 12 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KT) 30
TABLE 13 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET IN RIGID FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2020 (USD MN) 31
TABLE 14 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET IN RIGID FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2020 (KT) 31
TABLE 15 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2020 (USD MN) 32
TABLE 16 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2013-2020 (KT) 32
TABLE 17 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (USD MN) 35
TABLE 18 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2020 (KT) 36
TABLE 19 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MN) 38
TABLE 20 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 38
TABLE 21 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MN) 40
TABLE 22 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT) 40
TABLE 23 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014 (%) 43
TABLE 24 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 44
TABLE 25 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: AGREEMENT/JOINT VENTURE 44
TABLE 26 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: NEW TECHNOLOGY LAUNCH 46
TABLE 27 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: EXPANSION 47
TABLE 28 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: OTHER DEVELOPMENTS 48
TABLE 29 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 50
TABLE 30 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 50
TABLE 31 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2010-2014 (USD MN) 53
TABLE 32 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 53
TABLE 33 BAYER AG: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 57
TABLE 34 BAYER AG: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 57
TABLE 35 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013(USD MN) 60
TABLE 36 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 60
TABLE 37 STEPAN COMPANY: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 63
TABLE 38 STEPAN COMPANY: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 63
TABLE 39 BASF SE: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 67
TABLE 40 BASF SE: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 67
TABLE 41 PERSTORP AB: KEY OPERATIONS DATA, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 72
TABLE 42 PERSTORP AB: KEY FINANCIALS, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 72



LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: SEGMENTATION and COVERAGE 12
FIGURE 2 POLYETHER POLYOL MARKET: INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM 13
FIGURE 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 14
FIGURE 4 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 15
FIGURE 5 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 16
FIGURE 6 DEMAND SIDE APPROACH 17
FIGURE 7 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET SNAPSHOT 20
FIGURE 8 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: GROWTH ASPECTS 21
FIGURE 9 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2020 23
FIGURE 10 POLYETHER POLYOLS: APPLICATION MARKET SCENARIO 27
FIGURE 11 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 (USD MN) 27
FIGURE 12 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2019 (KT) 28
FIGURE 13 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN FLEXIBLE FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014-2020 (USD MN) 29
FIGURE 14 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET IN RIGID FOAM, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014-2020 (USD MN) 31
FIGURE 15 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014-2020 (USD MN) 32
FIGURE 16 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: GROWTH ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014-2020 (USD MN) 35
FIGURE 17 AMERICAS POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: GROWTH ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY,
2014-2020 (KT) 36
FIGURE 18 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 (USD MN) 37
FIGURE 19 U.S. POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: APPLICATION SNAPSHOT 38
FIGURE 20 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 (USD MN) 39
FIGURE 21 BRAZIL POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: APPLICATION SNAPSHOT 41
FIGURE 22 POLYETHER POLYOLS MARKET: COMPANY SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014 (%) 42
FIGURE 23 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 49
FIGURE 24 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: REVENUE, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 51
FIGURE 25 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION: REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 53
FIGURE 26 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION: REVENUE, 2010-2014 (USD MN) 54
FIGURE 27 BAYER AG: REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 57
FIGURE 28 BAYER AG: REVENUE, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 58
FIGURE 29 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 59
FIGURE 30 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: REVENUE, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 60
FIGURE 31 STEPAN COMPANY: REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 63
FIGURE 32 STEPAN COMPANY: REVENUE, 2010-2013 (USD MN) 64
FIGURE 33 BASF SE: REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 67
FIGURE 34 BASF SE: REVENUE, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 67
FIGURE 35 PERSTORP AB: REVENUE MIX, 2013 (%) 71
FIGURE 36 PERSTORP AB: REVENUE, 2009-2013 (USD MN) 72



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