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The market for specialty chemicals is estimated to grow due to the increasing demand from end user industries such as construction, automotive, plastic, and electronics. Huge demand from Asia-Pacific region and increasing R&D activities to develop new products is also major driving factors of the specialty chemicals market. The factors restraining the market growth are volatile raw material price and environmental regulations regarding the use of certain specialty chemicals.

The specialty chemicals market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.42% between 2015 and 2020. Asia-Pacific is also expected to witness the highest growth between 2015 and 2020. This region is the largest and fastest-growing market for specialty chemicals with a CAGR of 6.35% expected between 2015 and 2020. A significant demand from developing countries such as China and India is driving the global specialty chemicals market. Moreover, advancements in electronics industry in major electronics producing countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan has resulted in a solid turnaround in the consumption of specialty chemicals in the region. Most of the growth in China and India is being fuelled by rising investments in infrastructure development and construction projects in these countries.

The specialty chemicals report estimates the market for 2014 and projects its expected demand till 2020. It also provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the specialty chemicals market. Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases have been used to identify and collect information that is useful for this extensive commercial study. The primary sources for the report includes experts from related industries and suppliers who have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess prospects of the specialty chemicals market.

The report analyzes the specialty chemicals market trends and forecasts till 2020. The market size has been provided in terms of value ($Million). The report also identifies prominent players and provides analysis for each player in terms of company overview, financials, products & services offered, recent developments, and company strategy.

Scope of the report
This research report categorizes the global market for specialty chemicals on the basis of type market, function, and region in terms of values and analyzes trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of type: The market for specialty chemicals is segmented by type of specialty chemicals, such as advanced ceramic materials, construction chemicals, electronic chemicals, food additives, mining chemicals, oilfield chemicals, pesticides, plastic additives, printing inks, rubber processing chemicals, specialty paper chemicals, textile chemicals, specialty surfactants, specialty polymers, water management chemicals. Each of these types has been further described in detail in the report with forecasts of market sizes in terms of value, as well.

On the basis of function: The market for specialty chemicals is segmented by functions, such as antioxidants, biocides, catalysts, enzymes, separation membranes, specialty coatings, and specialty pigments, among others. Each function is further described in detail in the report with forecasts of market sizes in terms of value as well.

On the basis of region: The specialty chemicals market by type and application is segmented by key regions—Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Table Of Contents

Specialty Chemicals Market by Type, by Function - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 19
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 19
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 19
1.3 MARKETS SCOPE 20
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 20
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT 20
1.4 CURRENCY and PRICING 21
1.5 LIMITATIONS 21
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 21
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 22
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 23
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 23
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 23
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 24
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 24
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 25
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primaries 25
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 26
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 26
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 27
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 27
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS 28
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 29
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 32
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITY FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MANUFACTURERS 32
4.2 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET GROWING AT A FAST PACE 33
4.3 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS 33
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
5.2.1 BY TYPE 36
5.2.2 BY FUNCTION 37
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.3.1 DRIVERS 39
5.3.1.1 Focus on Innovation 39
5.3.1.2 Huge demand from Asia-Pacific 39
5.3.1.3 Growth in end-use industries 39
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.3.2.1 Volatile raw material costs 40
5.3.2.2 Stringent regulations governing the specialty chemicals market 41
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITY 41
5.3.3.1 development of environmental-friendly products 41
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 43
6.1 INTRODUCTION 43
6.2 RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS 43
6.2.1 CRUDE OIL 43
6.2.2 NAPTHA 43
6.2.3 ETHANE 44
6.2.4 PROPANE 45
6.2.5 BUTANE 45
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 46
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 47
6.3.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 47
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 47
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 48
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 48
7 SPECIALTY CHEMICAL MARKET, BY TYPE 49
7.1 INTRODUCTION 50
7.2 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS 51
7.2.1 INTRODUCTION 51
7.2.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 51
7.2.3 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 52
7.2.4 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY FUNCTIONALITY 53
7.3 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS 54
7.3.1 INTRODUCTION 54
7.3.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 54
7.3.3 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 55
7.3.4 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET, BY TYPE 56
7.4 ADHESIVES 57
7.4.1 INTRODUCTION 57
7.4.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 58
7.4.3 RESTRAINTS 58
7.4.4 OPPORTUNITIES 59
7.4.5 ADHESIVES MARKET, BY REGION 59
7.5 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS 60
7.5.1 INTRODUCTION 60
7.5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 60
7.5.3 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 62
7.5.4 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET, BY TYPE 63
7.6 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS 64
7.6.1 INTRODUCTION 64
7.6.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 64
7.6.3 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 65
7.6.4 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET, BY FUNCTIONALITY 66
7.7 PESTICIDES 67
7.7.1 INTRODUCTION 67
7.7.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 67
7.7.3 PESTICIDES MARKET, BY REGION 68
7.7.4 PESTICIDES MARKET, BY APPLICATION 69
7.8 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS 70
7.8.1 INTRODUCTION 70
7.8.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 70
7.8.3 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 71
7.8.4 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 72
7.9 ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIALS 73
7.9.1 INTRODUCTION 73
7.9.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 73
7.9.3 ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIALS MARKET, BY REGION 75
7.9.4 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 76
7.9.5 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY MATERIAL 76
7.9.6 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY CLASS 77
7.10 PLASTIC ADDITIVES 78
7.10.1 INTRODUCTION 78
7.10.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 78
7.10.3 PLASTIC ADDITIVES MARKET BY REGION 79
7.10.4 PLASTIC ADDITIVES MARKET, BY APPLICATION 80
7.11 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS 81
7.11.1 INTRODUCTION 81
7.11.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 81
7.11.3 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 83
7.11.4 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 84
7.12 SPECIALTY OILFIELDS CHEMICALS 85
7.12.1 INTRODUCTION 85
7.12.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 86
7.12.3 OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 87
7.12.4 OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 88
7.13 TEXTILE CHEMICALS 89
7.13.1 INTRODUCTION 89
7.13.2 TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION 89
7.13.3 TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET, BY TYPE 90
7.14 FOOD ADDITIVES 91
7.14.1 INTRODUCTION 91
7.14.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 91
7.14.3 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET, BY REGION 92
7.14.4 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET, BY TYPE 93
7.15 PRINTING INKS 94
7.15.1 INTRODUCTION 94
7.15.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 94
7.15.3 PRINTING INKS MARKET, BY REGION 95
7.16 SPECIALTY POLYMERS 96
7.16.1 INTRODUCTION 96
7.16.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 96
7.16.3 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET BY REGION 98
7.16.4 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET, BY TYPE 99
8 GLOBAL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET, BY FUNCTION 100
8.1 INTRODUCTION 101
8.2 ANTIOXIDANTS 102
8.3 BIOCIDES 104
8.4 CATALYSTS 107
8.5 SPECIALTY ENZYMES 109
8.6 SEPARATION MEMBRANES 111
8.7 SPECIALTY COATINGS 113
8.8 SPECIALTY PIGMENTS 116
8.9 SURFACTANT 118
8.10 DEMULSIFIER 121
9 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 123
9.1 INTRODUCTION 124
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 126
9.3 EUROPE 127
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 128
9.5 ROW 129
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 130
10.1 OVERVIEW 130
10.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY 131
10.3 MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA 131
10.4 MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN 2014 132
10.5 HENKEL AG and CO. KGAA AND CLARIANT AG: THE LEADING PLAYERS 133
10.6 COMPETITIVE SITUATION and TRENDS 133
10.6.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH 133
10.6.2 EXPANSION 134
10.6.3 MERGER and ACQUISITION 135
10.6.4 AGREEMENT 135
10.6.5 OTHERS 136
11 COMPANY PROFILES 137
(Overview, Financial*, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 ALBEMARLE CORPORATION 137
11.2 AKZONOBEL N.V. 140
11.3 ASHLAND INC. 144
11.4 BASF SE 147
11.5 CHEMTURA CORPORATION 151
11.6 CLARIANT AG 154
11.7 CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC. 158
11.8 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG 161
11.9 HENKEL AG and CO. KGAA 165
11.10 SOLVAY SA 169
11.11 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 172
11.12 BAYER AG 177
11.13 CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY 180
11.14 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION 182
11.15 FERRO CORPORATION 184
11.16 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION 186
11.17 NOVOZYMES 189
11.18 PPG INDUSTRIES 191
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies
12 APPENDIX 194
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 195
12.2 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 197
12.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 198
12.4 RELATED REPORTS 199


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 RISING END-USE INDUSTRIES IS PROPELLING THE GROWTH OF THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET 40
TABLE 2 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ARE RESTRAINING THE MARKET GROWTH 41
TABLE 3 DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS IS A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY IN THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET 42
TABLE 4 CRUDE OIL PRICES, BY TYPE, 2011-2016 ($/BARREL) 43
TABLE 5 GLOBAL NAPHTHA PRICES, 2013-2020 ($/TON) 44
TABLE 6 GLOBAL ETHANE PRICES, 2013-2020 ($/BARREL) 44
TABLE 7 GLOBAL PROPANE PRICES, 2013-2020 ($/BARREL) 45
TABLE 8 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 50
TABLE 9 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS DRIVERS 51
TABLE 10 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS RESTRAINTS 51
TABLE 11 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS OPPORTUNITY 52
TABLE 12 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 52
TABLE 13 SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY FUNCTIONALITY,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 53
TABLE 14 INCREASING DEMAND FOR WATER AND ITS TREATMENT IS DRIVING THE WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET 54
TABLE 15 ALTERNATIVE WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES IS A RESTRAINT FOR THE WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET 55
TABLE 16 INCREASING DEMAND IN EMERGING ECONOMIES IS AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET 55
TABLE 17 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 56
TABLE 18 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 57
TABLE 19 ADHESIVES MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 58
TABLE 20 ADHESIVES MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 58
TABLE 21 ADHESIVES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 59
TABLE 22 ADHESIVES MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 60
TABLE 23 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 60
TABLE 24 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 61
TABLE 25 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 61
TABLE 26 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 62
TABLE 27 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 63
TABLE 28 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 64
TABLE 29 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 64
TABLE 30 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 65
TABLE 31 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 66
TABLE 32 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET, BY FUNCTIONALITY,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 66
TABLE 33 PESTICIDES MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 67
TABLE 34 PESTICIDES MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 67
TABLE 35 PESTICIDES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 68
TABLE 36 PESTICIDES MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 69
TABLE 37 PESTICIDES MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 69
TABLE 38 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 70
TABLE 39 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 70
TABLE 40 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 71
TABLE 41 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 71
TABLE 42 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 72
TABLE 43 ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 73
TABLE 44 ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 74
TABLE 45 ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 74
TABLE 46 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIAL, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 75
TABLE 47 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION;
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 76
TABLE 48 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY MATERIAL,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 77
TABLE 49 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIALS MARKET, BY CLASS, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 77
TABLE 50 RAPID INDUSTRIALIZATION and URBANIZATION, A SIGNIFICANT MARKET DRIVER 78
TABLE 51 STRINGENT REGULATIONS and POLICIES ACT AS MAJOR MARKET RESTRAINTS 79
TABLE 52 THE PLASTIC ADDITIVES MARKET IS PAVING THE WAY FOR NEW GROWTH AVENUES IN THE PACKAGING APPLICATION 79
TABLE 53 PLASTIC ADDITIVES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 80
TABLE 54 PLASTIC ADDITIVES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 80
TABLE 55 GROWING DEMAND IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS DRIVING THE CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET 81
TABLE 56 VOLATILE RAW MATERIAL PRICES IS THE MAJOR CONSTRAINT OF THE CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET 82
TABLE 57 GROWING DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS IS A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY 82
TABLE 58 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 84
TABLE 59 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 85
TABLE 60 SPECIALTY OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 86
TABLE 61 OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 86
TABLE 62 OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 88
TABLE 63 OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 88
TABLE 64 TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 90
TABLE 65 TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 90
TABLE 66 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 91
TABLE 67 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 91
TABLE 68 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 92
TABLE 69 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 93
TABLE 70 FOOD ADDITIVES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE; 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 93
TABLE 71 PRINTING INKS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 94
TABLE 72 PRINTING INKS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 94
TABLE 73 PRINTING INKS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 95
TABLE 74 PRINTING INKS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 96
TABLE 75 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020) 96
TABLE 76 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020) 97
TABLE 77 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020) 97
TABLE 78 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 98
TABLE 79 SPECIALTY POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 99
TABLE 80 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 101
TABLE 81 ANTIOXIDANTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 103
TABLE 82 ANTIOXIDANTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 104
TABLE 83 BIOCIDES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 105
TABLE 84 BIOCIDES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 106
TABLE 85 BIOCIDES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 106
TABLE 86 CATALYSTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 107
TABLE 87 CATALYSTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 108
TABLE 88 SPECIALTY ENZYMES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 109
TABLE 89 SPECIALTY ENZYMES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 110
TABLE 90 SPECIALTY ENZYMES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 111
TABLE 91 SEPARATION MEMBRANES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 112
TABLE 92 SEPARATION MEMBRANES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 113
TABLE 93 SPEACIALTY COATINGS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 114
TABLE 94 SPEACIALTY COATINGS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 115
TABLE 95 SPECIALTY PIGMENTS MARKET SIZE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 116
TABLE 96 SPEACIALTY PIGMENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 117
TABLE 97 SURFACTANT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 118
TABLE 98 SURFACTANT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 119
TABLE 99 SURFACTANT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 120
TABLE 100 DEMULSIFIER MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 121
TABLE 101 DEMULSIFIER MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 122
TABLE 102 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION) 125
TABLE 103 NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 126
TABLE 104 EUROPE: SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 127
TABLE 105 ASIA PACIFIC: SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 ($MILLION) 128
TABLE 106 ROW: SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 129
TABLE 107 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH, 2013-2015 133
TABLE 108 EXPANSION, 2010-2014 134
TABLE 109 MERGER and ACQUISITION, 2010-2015 135
TABLE 110 AGREEMENT, 2013-2015 135
TABLE 111 AKZ NOBEL N.V.: SEGMENTS and PRODUCTS 141
TABLE 112 CHEMTURA CORPORATION: PRODUCTS and SEGMENTS 152
TABLE 113 CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.: PRODUCTS and SEGMENTS 159
TABLE 114 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG: PRODUCTS and SEGMENTS 162
TABLE 115 SOLVAY SA: PRODUCT TYPES and BRANDS 169
TABLE 116 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: PRODUCTS and ITS DESCRIPTIONS 173


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 22
FIGURE 2 KEY DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 23
FIGURE 3 KEY DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES 24
FIGURE 4 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS, BY COMPANY TYPE, DESIGNATION and REGION 25
FIGURE 5 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 26
FIGURE 6 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 27
FIGURE 7 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 28
FIGURE 8 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS FUNCTION SNAPSHOT, BY VALUE, 2015 VS. 2020 29
FIGURE 9 CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MARKET FOR INVESTMENTS 30
FIGURE 10 ASIA PACIFC IS ESTIMATED TO BE THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SPECILATY CHEMICAL BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 31
FIGURE 11 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITY IN THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET 32
FIGURE 12 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET: FAST GROWTH EXPECTED BETWEEN
2015 AND 2020 33
FIGURE 13 INCREASING POPULATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION TO BOOST DEMAND FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICALS BETWEEN 2015 TO 2020 33
FIGURE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE MAJOR MARKET FOR SPECIALTY COATINGS 34
FIGURE 15 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY TYPE 36
FIGURE 16 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY FUNCTION 37
FIGURE 17 OVERVIEW OF THE MARKET FORCES GOVERNING THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET 38
FIGURE 18 AVERAGE CRUDE OIL PRICES, 2014-2015 ($/BARREL) 40
FIGURE 19 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS (2015) - VOLATILE FEEDSTOCK PRICES and NARROW MARGINS ARE IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY 46
FIGURE 20 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SPECIALTY MINING CHEMICALS 52
FIGURE 21 ASIA-PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE 55
FIGURE 22 ADHESIVES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ($MILLION) 59
FIGURE 23 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ($MILLION) 62
FIGURE 24 SPECIALTY PAPER CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ($MILLION) 65
FIGURE 25 PESTICIDES MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ($MILLION) 68
FIGURE 26 RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION) 71
FIGURE 27 ADVANCED CERAMICS MATERIAL MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ($MILLION) 75
FIGURE 28 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET OF PLASTIC ADDITIVES 79
FIGURE 29 NORTH AMERICA WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE LARGEST, CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS 83
FIGURE 30 ASIA-PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE IN THE OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET 87
FIGURE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR TEXTILE CHEMICALS 89
FIGURE 32 EUROPE IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR FOOD ADDITIVES 92
FIGURE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE FROM
2015 TO 2020 95
FIGURE 34 EUROPE WILL REMAIN THE LARGEST MARKET OF SPECIALTY POLYMERS 98
FIGURE 35 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, BY FUNCTION 101
FIGURE 36 ASIA-PACIFIC TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN THE ANTIOXIDANTS MARKET, (2015-2020) 102
FIGURE 37 RUBBER and LATEX IS THE LARGEST APPLICATION OF ANTIOXIDANTS 103
FIGURE 38 NORTH AMERICA IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR BIOCIDES 104
FIGURE 39 WATER TREATMENT IS THE LARGEST AND FASTEST APPLICATION OF BIOCIDES 105
FIGURE 40 NORTH AMERICA IS THE LARGEST CATALYSTS MARKET IN 2015 107
FIGURE 41 REFINERY CATALYSTS IS THE FASTEST GROWING TYPE OF CATALYSTS 108
FIGURE 42 NORTH AMERICA IS THE LARGEST SPECIALTY ENZYMES MARKET 109
FIGURE 43 PHARMACEUTICAL IS THE LARGEST APPLICATION FOR SPECIALTY ENZYMES 110
FIGURE 44 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SEPARATION MEMBRANES 111
FIGURE 45 ULTRAFILTRATION APPLICATION TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE FROM 2015 TO 2020 112
FIGURE 46 ASIA-PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SPECIALTY COATINGS 114
FIGURE 47 AUTOMOTIVE OEM APPLICATION IS TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE, FROM 2015 TO 2020 115
FIGURE 48 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SPECIALTY PIGMENTS 116
FIGURE 49 CLASSIC ORGANIC IS THE MOST WIDELY USED SPECIALTY PIGMENTS TYPE 117
FIGURE 50 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE LARGEST MARKET OF SPECIALTY PIGMENTS 118
FIGURE 51 CATIONIC SURFACTANTS ARE THE MOST WIDELY USED TYPE 119
FIGURE 52 ROW IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR SEPARATION MEMBRANES 121
FIGURE 53 REGIONAL SNAPSHOT-ASIA-PACIFIC IS EMERGING AS A NEW HOTSPOT 124
FIGURE 54 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE (VALUE), BY COUNTRY (2015-2020) 124
FIGURE 55 ASIA-PACIFIC: HIGHEST GROWTH RATE BETWEEN 2015 and 2020 125
FIGURE 56 COMPANIES PRIMARILY ADOPTED ORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGIES SUCH AS NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH AND EXPANSION 130
FIGURE 57 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES IN GLOBAL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET,
2013-2015 131
FIGURE 58 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA MADE IT THE MOST ACTIVE REGION DURING 2010-2014 131
FIGURE 59 SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET DEVELOPMENTAL SHARE, 2013-2015 132
FIGURE 60 MARKET DEVELOPMENTS, BY COMPANY, 2013-2015 133
FIGURE 61 ALBEMARLE CORPORATION: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 137
FIGURE 62 ALBEMARLE CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 139
FIGURE 63 AKZONOBEL N.V.: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 140
FIGURE 64 AKZO NOBEL EXPANCEL: SWOT ANALYSIS 143
FIGURE 65 ASHLAND INC: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 144
FIGURE 66 ASHLAND INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 146
FIGURE 67 BASF SE: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 147
FIGURE 68 BASF SE: SWOT ANALYSIS 150
FIGURE 69 CHEMTURA CORPORATION: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 151
FIGURE 70 CHEMTURA CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 153
FIGURE 71 CLARIANT AG: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 154
FIGURE 72 CLARIANT AG: SWOT ANALYSIS 157
FIGURE 73 CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 158
FIGURE 74 CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 160
FIGURE 75 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 161
FIGURE 76 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG: SWOT ANALYSIS 164
FIGURE 77 HENKEL AG and CO. KGAA: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 165
FIGURE 78 HENKEL AG and CO. KGAA: SWOT ANALYSIS 168
FIGURE 79 SOLVAY SA: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 169
FIGURE 80 SOLVAY SA: SWOT ANALYSIS 171
FIGURE 81 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 172
FIGURE 82 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY: SWOT ANALYSIS 176
FIGURE 83 BAYER AG: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 177
FIGURE 84 CHEVRON PHILLIPS: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 180
FIGURE 85 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 182
FIGURE 86 FERRO CORPORATION: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 184
FIGURE 87 HUNTSMAN CORPORATION: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 186
FIGURE 88 NOVOZYMES: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 189
FIGURE 89 PPG INDUSTRIES: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 191

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