Global Polyols Industry

  • February 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polyols in Million Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Industrial Applications, Food & Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products, and Others. 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 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 66 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF Group, BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Bayer AG, Cargill, Inc., Chemtura Corp., Corn Products U.S., Daicel Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman Corp., Lonza Microbial Control, Nanjing Hongbaoli Co., Ltd., Perstorp AB, Roquette Freres, Shell Chemicals Ltd., SINOPEC Shanghai Gaoqiao Company, and Stepan Co. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents





I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Industrial Applications I-3
Food and Confectionery I-4
Pharmaceuticals I-4
Cosmetics I-4
Oral-Care Products I-4
Other End-Use Applications I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET SNAPSHOTS II-1
Prelude II-1
Trends and Issues II-1
Economic Recession Impacts the Market II-1
Changing Trends II-1
Food and Confectionery Products Drive Growth in Polyols Market II-2
Natural Oil Polyols Grab High Market Interest II-2

2. PRODUCT PROFILE II-3
Introduction to Polyols II-3
Popular Names for Polyols II-3
Production Process II-3
Applications II-3
Safety Issues II-4
Calorie Comparison with Sugar II-4
Table 1: FDA Permitted Calorific Values of Polyols for
Sorbitol, Xylitol, Maltitol, Isomalt, Lactitol, Mannitol,
Erythritol, and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Basic and Specialty Polyols II-5
Polyols for Industrial Applications: Polyether Polyols Vs
Polyester Polyols II-5
Thanol II-5
Castor Oil Polyols II-5
Gylcerin in Polyols II-5
Using Sorbitol to Develop Other Polyols II-6
Polyols Used as Sweeteners (Sugar Alcohols) II-6
Sorbitol II-6
Xylitol II-6
Mannitol II-7
Maltitol II-7
Isomalt II-7
Lactitol II-7
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates (HSH) II-7

3. END-USE SEGMENTATION II-8
Industrial Applications II-8
Polyol Applications Specifically Connected to Polyurethane: II-8
Sealants II-9
New Low Monol Polyether Polyols Enhance Polyurethane Sealants II-9
Polyol Prepolymers Used in Component-Applied Coatings II-9
SAA Polyols Enhance Characteristics of Paints II-9
Cross-Linked Polyols in Cotton/Polyester Fabrics II-9
Industrial Applications of Sorbitol II-9
Food and Confectionery II-10
Sweeteners (Food Additives) II-10
Second Generation Polyol Sweeteners Set to Grow II-10
Sorbitol II-10
Xylitol II-11
Mannitol II-11
Maltitol II-11
Isomalt II-11
Lactitol II-11
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates (HSH) II-12
Pharmaceuticals II-12
Cosmetics II-12
Oral-Care Products II-12
Others II-12

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-13
Shell Chemicals Introduces Caradol MD 250-10 Polyol II-13
Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Launches New
Specialty Alkyds Line II-13
BMS Develops New Process for Direct Production of Vegetable
Oil-Based Polyether Polyols II-13
Momentive Performance Materials Introduces New Low- Emission
Niax Products II-14

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-15
Tego Launches New Aliphatic Isocyanate Chemistry-Based PU Polyols II-15
Cognis Introduces New Branched Sovermol 815 Bio-based Polyols II-15
Corn Products Introduces New ERYSTA Brand, Erythritol/
Erythritol-Based Sweetening Systems II-15
Bio-Base and Osaka University Research Team Develop Polyols
from Plant Materials II-15
BASF Polyurethanes Launches New PUR Polyols, Lupra nol Balance 50 II-16
Cognis Introduces New ‘Green’ Polyol, Sovermol 1092 II-16
Bayer Material Science Develops New Ultracel U3000 Polyol II-16
Dow Polyurethanes Launches Renuva Renewable Resource Technology II-16
Perstorp Unveils Oxymer® Range of Polycarbonate Diols II-17
Bayer Develops a New Natural Oil Polyols Technology II-17
Perstorp Introduces Robracâ„¢ Polyols II-17
Bayer Launches ULTRACEL® U3000 High Resilience Polyol II-17

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-18
Lonza Takes over Arch Chemicals II-18
Stepan Acquires Alfa Systems’ Polyester Polyols Manufacturing
Plant II-18
Gulshan Polyols and Salil Industries Merge II-18
Petrochemical and Rabigh Refining to Establish New Polyol Plant II-18
Shandong Dongda Chemical Industry Increases Polyether Polyols
Manufacturing Capacity II-19
Shaoxing Hengfeng Polyurethane Industry Establishes New
Manufacturing Plants II-19
Dow Formulated Systems Establishes New Polyol Plant II-19
EA Juffali and Brothers Enter into Partnership with Dow
Formulated Systems II-19
Huntsman and Jurong Ningwu Chemical Enter into Joint Venture II-19
Dow Acquires Rohm and Hass II-20
Petro-Rabigh to Achieve Full Capacity in Petrochemicals Output II-20
Bayer MaterialScience to Establish PMPO Facility II-20
Chemtura Employs ChemPoint.com Services II-21
Petopur Sets Up New Technology-Based Polyol Production Plant II-21
Bayer MaterialScience and Michel Baule Merge Cast Elastomers
Businesses II-21
HOM Furniture Collaborates with Cargill's BiOH® Polyols II-22
BASF Renames Elastogran Group as BASF Polyurethanes II-22

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-23
Asahi Glass to Merge with its Subsidiaries II-23
The Dow Chemical Takes Over Pacific Plastics from Siam Cement II-23
Cargill to Establish Biobased Polyols Facility II-23
Stepan Divests Certain Urethane System Operations II-23
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals to Establish Chloromethane Facility II-24
Shell Chemicals Expands Polyols Production Capacity II-24
Gulshan Polyols Merges with Gulshan Sugars and Chemicals II-24
Perstorp Acquires Polyols Business of Zibo Linzi Yongliu
Chemical Industry II-24
Dow to Use Bayer’s New Polyols Technology II-24
Dow Chemical Acquires Pacific Plastics II-25
Corn Products International Acquires Remaining Stake in Getec
Guanabara Química II-25
Perstorp Acquires Zibo Linzi Yongliu II-25
Huntsman Signs Agreement with Basic Chemical Industries II-25

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-26
BASF Group (Germany) II-26
BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany) II-26
Bayer AG (Germany) II-26
Cargill, Inc. (US) II-27
Chemtura Corp. (US) II-27
Corn Products U.S. (US) II-28
Daicel Corporation (Japan) II-28
Dow Chemical Company (US) II-28
Huntsman Corp. (US) II-29
Lonza Microbial Control (US) II-29
Nanjing Hongbaoli Co., Ltd. (China) II-29
Perstorp AB (Sweden) II-30
Roquette Freres (France) II-30
Shell Chemicals Ltd. (UK) II-30
SINOPEC Shanghai Gaoqiao Company (China) II-30
Stepan Co. (US) II-31

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-32
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
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 Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 3: World Historic Review for 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 Million lbs for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for 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 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Industrial Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 6: World Historic Review for Polyols in Industrial
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in Industrial
Applications 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Food and Confectionery by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 9: World Historic Review for Polyols in Food and
Confectionery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in Food and
Confectionery 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 12: World Historic Review for Polyols in Pharmaceuticals
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in
Pharmaceuticals 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Cosmetics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 15: World Historic Review for Polyols in Cosmetics by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in Cosmetics
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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Oral-Care Products by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 18: World Historic Review for Polyols in Oral-Care
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in Oral-Care
Products 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World Historic Review for Polyols in Other End-Uses
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyols in Other
End-Uses 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Demand for Alternative Sweeteners on the Rise III-1
Low-Calorie Sweeteners Gain Popularity III-1
B.Market Analytics III-2
Table 23: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 24: US Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use Segment
- Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 25: US 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

2. CANADA III-5
A.Market Analysis III-5
Erythritol: Striking Market Opportunities III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 26: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications,
Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 27: Canadian Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 28: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

3. JAPAN III-9
Market Analytics III-9
Table 29: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications,
Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 30: Japanese Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 31: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

4. EUROPE III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Demand for Sugar-free Products Accelerates Growth in
European Polyols Market III-12
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 32: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polyols by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for
Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 33: European Historic Review for Polyols by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 34: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications,
Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 35: European Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 36: European 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 37: European 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4a. FRANCE III-19
Market Analytics III-19
Table 38: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 39: French Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 40: French 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End- Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4b. GERMANY III-22
Market Analytics III-22
Table 41: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 42: German Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 43: German 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4c. ITALY III-25
Market Analytics III-25
Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 45: Italian Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 46: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-28
Market Analytics III-28
Table 47: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 48: UK Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use Segment
- Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 49: UK 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4e. SPAIN III-31
Market Analytics III-31
Table 50: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 51: Spanish Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 52: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4f. RUSSIA III-34
Market Analytics III-34
Table 53: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 54: Russian Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 55: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-37
Market Analytics III-37
Table 56: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial
Applications, Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals,
Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 57: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 58: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Growing Demand for Polyether Polyols in the Chinese Market III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 59: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial
Applications, Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals,
Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 60: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 61: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-44
Market Analytics III-44
Table 62: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications,
Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 63: Middle East Historic Review for Polyols by End-Use
Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 64: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

7. LATIN AMERICA III-47
Market Analytics III-47
Table 65: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polyols by End-Use Segment - Industrial
Applications, Food and Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals,
Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million lbs for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 66: Latin American Historic Review for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Industrial Applications, Food and
Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care
Products and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million lbs for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 67: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Polyols by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Industrial Applications, Food and Confectionery,
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 66 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 84)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 30
Canada 3
Japan 9
Europe 24
France 3
Germany 7
The United Kingdom 4
Italy 1
Spain 2
Rest of Europe 7
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 16
Latin America 2
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