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Global Adipic Acid Industry

  • September 2016
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Adipic Acid in Thousand Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-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 25 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Asahi Kasei Corporation
Ascend Performance Materials, LLC
BASF SE
BioAmber, Inc.
Genomatica, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Global Adipic Acid 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 Adipic Acid Market: End-Use Sector Dynamics to Set the Pace of Growth.............. II-1 Major Applications of Adipic Acid in a Nutshell II-2 Increasing Demand for Nylon 6,6 to Fuel Consumption of Adipic Acid.............. II-2 Polyurethane - The Fastest Growing Application Market for Adipic Acid.............. II-3 Stable Economic Outlook to Extend Growth Opportunities in Adipic Acid Market.............. II-3 Table 1: World Real GDP Growth by Country (2014-2017) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 Asia-Pacific Leads Adipic Acid Market II-5 Production Scenario.............. II-6 Table 2: Global Market for Adipic Acid (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region/Country - China, Europe, USA, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 Competitive Landscape..............II-7 Table 3: Leading Producers in the Global Adipic Acid Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for Ascend, BASF, INVISTA/Koch, Shandong Huantai Bohui, Solvay/Rhodia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: World Adipic Acid Production Capacities of Major Producers by Region for 2014 (In ‘000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-8 Import - Export Statistics..............II-9 Table 5: Global Exports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Exports Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 6: Global Imports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Imports Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS and ISSUES..............II-11 Bio-based Adipic Acid: A Cost-effective and Eco-Friendly Alternative to Adipic Acid..............II-11 NREL Study Achieves Conversion of Lignin-derived Compounds into Adipic Acid..............II-12 Automotive Industry - Increasing Use of Nylon 6,6 in Vehicles Fuels Adipic Acid Demand..............II-12 Table 7: Global Market for Light Vehicles (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Usage Volume by Type of Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-13

Table 8: Lighweighting Agenda of Major Automotive OEMs - Weight Reduction Targets (in kg) by Model for the Period 2013 through 2020.............. II-13 Emissions Regulations Landscape in Major Countries/Regions II-14 Table 9: World Production of Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles: Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000' Units for Years 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-14 Growing Use of Nylon 6,6 in Carpets Presents Opportunities for Adipic Acid Market.............. II-15 Rising Production of Footwear in Asia-Pacific Drives Demand for Adipic Acid based Polyurethanes II-15 Table 10: Footwear Production by Geographic Region (2014): Percentage Breakdown by Volume for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, and South America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 Growth in Electronics Manufacturing Activity to Raise Demand for Adipic Acid.............. II-16 Food Additives: A Small yet Promising Application Market for Adipic Acid.............. II-17

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-18 Adipic Acid - Introduction..............II-18 Physical and Chemical Properties II-18 Problems Faced During Transportation II-18 Toxicological Facts.............. II-19 Effect on Human Health..............II-19 Adipic Dihydrazide..............II-19 Physical and Chemical Properties II-19 Adiponitrile.............. II-19 Physical and Chemical Properties II-19 Typical Composition..............II-20 Raw Materials Scenario..............II-20 Cyclohexane.............. II-20 D-Glucose.............. II-20 Phenol - An Intermediate for Adipic Acid II-20 Production Processes..............II-21 Table 11: World Adipic Acid Production (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Process Type - Cyclohexane-based Process, Benzene-based Process and Phenol-based Process (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21 Applications of Adipic Acid..............II-21 Nylon Plastic Material Manufacture II-22 No-Clean Soldering Process..............II-22 Nucleating Agent and New Proton Source II-22 Other Applications.............. II-22 End-Use Segments: An Overview..............II-23 Nylon 6/6.............. II-23 Polyurethane Resins..............II-23 Plasticizers.............. II-23 Other Applications.............. II-24 Adipic Acid Use in Food..............II-24 Table 12: Level of Adipic Acid in Food Categories - Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Condiments and Relishes, Dairy Product Analogs, Fats and Oils, Frozen Dairy Desserts, Gelatin and Puddings, Gravies, Meat Products, Snack Foods and Others.............. II-24 A Glance at the Past Technology Trends II-24 At Nagoya University..............II-24 US Plants Adopt New Technique II-25 New Process from Mitsubishi Chemical II-25 Efforts to Restrict the Emission of Nitrous Acid II-25 Development of Bolt-on Technology with N2O II-25 Environment-Friendly Process to Produce Adipic Acid II-26 Mitsubishi Develops New Process for Adipic Acid II-26 New Patented Process to Manufacture Xenol Polyester II-26 New Single Step Process..............II-26 Emission Issues.............. II-26

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-27 Johnson Matthey and Rennovia Initiates Production of Adipic Acid at Mini-Plant.............. II-27 INVISTA to Shut Down Adipic Acid Plant in Texas II-27 Genomatica Develops Complete Process Technologies II-27 ADM Inks Agreement with Rennovia II-27

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-28 Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)..............II-28 Ascend Performance Materials, LLC (US) II-28 BASF SE (Germany).............. II-28 BioAmber, Inc. (Canada)..............II-29 Genomatica, Inc. (US)..............II-29 Huafon Group Co., Ltd. (China) II-29 INVISTA (US).............. II-30 LANXESS AG (Germany)..............II-30 PetroChina Company Limited (China) II-30 Radici Partecipazioni SpA (Italy) II-31 Rennovia, Inc. (US).............. II-31 Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (China) II-31 Shandong Hongye Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (China) II-31 Solvay SA (Belgium).............. II-32 Sumitomo Shoji Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-32 Taiyuan Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd. (China) II-32 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-33 Verdezyne, Inc. (US)..............II-33

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-34 Volume Analytics.............. II-34 Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 14: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-35

Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 By End-Use Segments..............II-37 Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid in Nylon 6/6 by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 17: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Nylon 6/6 by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 18: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Nylon 6/6 by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-39

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid in Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-40

Table 20: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 21: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid in Plasticizers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-43

Table 23: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Plasticizers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Plasticizers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-45

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-46

Table 26: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-48 Value Analytics.............. II-49 Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 29: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-50

Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Value for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Market Overview.............. III-1 Environmental Concerns Drive to Shift Focus onto Bio-based Adipic Acid.............. III-1 Increasing Use of Nylon 6,6 in Automotive Industry Augurs Well for Adipic Acid..............III-2 Table 31: North American Nylon Market (2014-2020): Nylon Usage in Thousand Tons in Automotive Industry (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-2 Carpets and Rugs: Significant Market for Adipic Acid based Nylon 6,6.............. III-2 Table 32: US Market for Carpet and Rug Fiber Consumption (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Production Capacity..............III-3 Table 33: US Adipic Acid Market (2014): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons by Leading Producers - Ascend, Inolex and Koch Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-4 Import and Export Scenario..............III-4 Table 34: US Exports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Exports Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 35: US Imports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Imports Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 Strategic Corporate Developments III-5 Key Players.............. III-6 B.Market Analytics..............III-8 Table 36: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-8

Table 37: US Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 38: US 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-10

2. CANADA.............. III-11 A.Market Analysis.............. III-11 Current and Future Analysis..............III-11 EXIM Statistics.............. III-11 Table 39: Canadian Exports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Exports Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 40: Canadian Imports of Adipic Acid (2014 and 2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Imports Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 BioAmber, Inc. - A Key Player..............III-12 B.Market Analytics..............III-13 Table 41: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-13

Table 42: Canadian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-14

Table 43: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

3. JAPAN.............. III-16 A.Market Analysis.............. III-16 Current and Future Analysis..............III-16 Key Players.............. III-16 B.Market Analytics..............III-17 Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-17

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-18

Table 46: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

4. EUROPE.............. III-20 A.Market Analysis.............. III-20 Current and Future Analysis..............III-20 Market Overview.............. III-20 Table 47: Production Capacity of Major Adipic Acid Producers in Europe (2014) (In ‘000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-21 B.Market Analytics..............III-22 Table 48: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid 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 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-22

Table 49: European Historic Review for Adipic Acid 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 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 50: European 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-24

Table 51: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-25

Table 52: European Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-26

Table 53: European 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-27

4a. FRANCE.............. III-28 Market Analysis.............. III-28 Table 54: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-28

Table 55: French Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 56: French 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-30

4b. GERMANY.............. III-31 A.Market Analysis.............. III-31 Current and Future Analysis..............III-31 Table 57: German Adipic Acid Market (2014): Production Capacity of Major Producers - BASF, Lanxess and Radici (in Thousand Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 Key Players.............. III-32 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 58: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-33

Table 59: German Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: German 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-35

4c. ITALY.............. III-36 A.Market Analysis.............. III-36 Current and Future Analysis..............III-36 Radici Partecipazioni SpA - A Key Player III-36 B.Market Analytics..............III-37 Table 61: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-37

Table 62: Italian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 63: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-39

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-40 Market Analysis.............. III-40 Table 64: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-40

Table 65: UK Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 66: UK 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-42

4e. SPAIN.............. III-43 Market Analysis.............. III-43 Table 67: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-43

Table 68: Spanish Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 69: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-45

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-46 Market Analysis.............. III-46 Table 70: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-46

Table 71: Russian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 72: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-48

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-49 A.Market Analysis.............. III-49 Current and Future Analysis..............III-49 Table 73: Ukraine Adipic Acid Market (2014): Production Capacity for SSME Azot and Rivneazot (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-49 Solvay SA (Belgium) - A Key Player III-49 B.Market Analytics..............III-50 Table 74: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 75: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-51

Table 76: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-53 A.Market Analysis.............. III-53 Current and Future Analysis..............III-53 Market Overview.............. III-53 Table 77: Production Capacity of Non-Chinese Producers of Adipic Acid Producers in Asia-Pacific (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-54 Increasing Automotive Production Activity Bodes Well for Market Growth.............. III-54 Footwear Manufacturing Presents Opportunities for Adipic Acid Market.............. III-54 B.Market Analytics..............III-55 Table 78: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 79: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-56

Table 80: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 81: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 82: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-59

Table 83: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

5a. CHINA.............. III-61 A.Market Analysis.............. III-61 Market Overview.............. III-61 Polyurethane and Nylon 6,6 - The Two Major Downstream Products for Adipic Acid..............III-61 China: The World's Largest Adipic Acid Producer III-62 Table 84: Production Capacity (kt/a) of Leading Adipic Acid Producers in China (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-63

Table 85: Adipic Acid Production Capacity in China (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Capacity by Region - Chongqing, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Xinjiang and Zhejiang (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 86: New Production Capacities for Adipic Acid in China (2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 87: Operational Status of Adipic Acid Production Plants in China (As of March 2016) III-66 Focus Shifts to Development of Eco-Friendly Production Processes for Adipic Acid..............III-66 Adipic Acid Pricing Continues to Fluctuate III-67 Import-Export Scenario..............III-67 Table 88: Chinese Exports of Adipic Acid (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume by Destination Country - Singapore, Taiwan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-67 Key Players.............. III-67 B.Market Analytics..............III-69 Table 89: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-69

Table 90: Chinese Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 91: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-71

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-72 A.Market Analysis.............. III-72 Current and Future Analysis..............III-72 India.............. III-72 B.Market Analytics..............III-73 Table 92: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 93: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-74

Table 94: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA.............. III-76 Market Analysis.............. III-76 Table 95: Middle East and African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 96: Middle East and African Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-77

Table 97: Middle East and African 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

7. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-79 Market Analysis.............. III-79 Table 98: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 99: Latin American Historic Review for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 100: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-82

Table 101: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 102: Latin American Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-84

Table 103: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

7a. BRAZIL.............. III-86 Market Analysis.............. III-86 Table 104: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 105: Brazilian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-87

Table 106: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-88

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-89 Market Analysis.............. III-89 Table 107: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 108: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-90

Table 109: Rest of Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 25 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 28)

The United States (7) Canada (1) Japan (4) Europe (7) - Germany (2) - Italy (1) - Spain (1) - Rest of Europe (3) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)

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