1 INTRODUCTION 12
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 12
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 13
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 13
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 14
1.4 CURRENCY 14
1.5 UNITS CONSIDERED 14
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 14

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 15
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 15
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 16
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 16
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 16
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 17
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 18
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 18
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 19
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 21
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 22
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 22
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 22

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 23

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 26
4.1 SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MCA MARKET 26
4.2 MCA MARKET, BY APPLICATION 26
4.3 MCA MARKET, BY PRODUCT FORM 27
4.4 APAC: MCA MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND COUNTRY 27
4.5 MCA MARKET SHARE, BY REGION 28

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 29
5.1 INTRODUCTION 29
5.1.1 DRIVERS 29
5.1.1.1 Increasing demand for carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) 29
5.1.1.2 Growing demand for agrochemicals 30
5.1.2 OPPORTUNITIES 30
5.1.2.1 High demand from the construction industry of emerging economies 30
5.1.3 CHALLENGES 31
5.1.3.1 Harmful effects of MCA exposure 31
5.2 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 31
5.2.1 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 32
5.2.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 32
5.2.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 33
5.2.4 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 33
5.2.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 33

6 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 34
6.1 INTRODUCTION 34
6.2 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF THE GDP GROWTH RATE OF MAJOR ECONOMIES 34
6.3 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 35
6.3.1 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA 35
6.3.2 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN EUROPE 35
6.3.3 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN APAC 35

7 MCA MARKET, BY PRODUCT FORM 36
7.1 INTRODUCTION 37
7.2 CRYSTALLINE 38
7.3 LIQUID 38
7.4 FLAKES 38

8 MCA MARKET, BY APPLICATION 39
8.1 INTRODUCTION 40
8.2 CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE (CMC) 41
8.3 AGROCHEMICALS 42
8.4 SURFACTANTS 42
8.5 THIOGLYCOLIC ACID (TGA) 42
8.6 OTHERS 42

9 MCA MARKET, BY REGION 43
9.1 INTRODUCTION 44
9.2 APAC 45
9.2.1 CHINA 48
9.2.2 INDIA 49
9.2.3 JAPAN 51
9.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 52
9.2.5 INDONESIA 53
9.2.6 REST OF APAC 54
9.3 NORTH AMERICA 55
9.3.1 US 57
9.3.2 CANADA 58
9.3.3 MEXICO 59
9.4 EUROPE 60
9.4.1 GERMANY 62
9.4.2 FRANCE 63
9.4.3 UK 64
9.4.4 ITALY 65
9.4.5 SPAIN 66
9.4.6 REST OF EUROPE 67
9.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 68
9.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 69
9.5.2 TURKEY 70
9.5.3 UAE 72
9.5.4 SOUTH AFRICA 73
9.5.5 REST OF MEA 74
9.6 SOUTH AMERICA 75
9.6.1 BRAZIL 76
9.6.2 ARGENTINA 77
9.6.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 78

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 80
10.1 INTRODUCTION 80
10.2 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 80
10.2.1 JOINT VENTURE 80
10.2.2 ACQUISITION 81
10.3 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS 81

11 COMPANY PROFILES 83
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 AKZONOBEL 83
11.2 CABB 85
11.3 DAICEL 86
11.4 SHANDONG MINJI CHEMICAL 88
11.5 PCC 89
11.6 ARCHIT ORGANOSYS 91
11.7 DENAK 92
11.8 KAIFENG DONGDA CHEMICAL COMPANY 93
11.9 MERIDIAN CHEM-BOND 94
11.10 NIACET 95
11.11 OTHER PLAYERS 96
11.11.1 S R DRUGS AND INTERMEDIATES 96
11.11.2 HENAN HDF CHEMICAL COMPANY 96
11.11.3 ANUGRAH IN-ORG 96
11.11.4 PUYANG TIANCHENG CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 96
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies

12 APPENDIX 97
12.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 97
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 98
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 101
12.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 103
12.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 104
12.6 RELATED REPORTS 104
12.7 AUTHOR DETAILS 105

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF GDP GROWTH RATE, BY KEY COUNTRY, 2016-2021 34
TABLE 2 CONTRIBUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO GDP IN NORTH AMERICA, 2014- 2016 (USD BILLION) 35
TABLE 3 CONTRIBUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO GDP IN EUROPE (USD BILLION) 35
TABLE 4 CONTRIBUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO GDP IN APAC (USD BILLION) 35
TABLE 5 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT FORM, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 37
TABLE 6 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT FORM, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 37
TABLE 7 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 40
TABLE 8 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 41
TABLE 9 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 45
TABLE 10 MCA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 45
TABLE 11 APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 46
TABLE 12 APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 13 APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 47
TABLE 14 APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 15 CHINA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 48
TABLE 16 CHINA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 48
TABLE 17 INDIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 49
TABLE 18 INDIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 50
TABLE 19 JAPAN: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 51
TABLE 20 JAPAN: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 21 SOUTH KOREA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 52
TABLE 22 SOUTH KOREA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 23 INDONESIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 53
TABLE 24 INDONESIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 25 REST OF APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 54
TABLE 26 REST OF APAC: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 54
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 55
TABLE 28 NORTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 29 NORTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 56
TABLE 30 NORTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 31 US: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 57
TABLE 32 US: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 33 CANADA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 58
TABLE 34 CANADA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 58
TABLE 35 MEXICO: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 59
TABLE 36 MEXICO: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 37 EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 60
TABLE 38 EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 39 EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 61
TABLE 40 EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 41 GERMANY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 62
TABLE 42 GERMANY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 43 FRANCE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 63
TABLE 44 FRANCE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 63
TABLE 45 UK: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 64
TABLE 46 UK: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 47 ITALY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 65
TABLE 48 ITALY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 65
TABLE 49 SPAIN: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 66
TABLE 50 SPAIN: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 51 REST OF EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (KILOTON) 67
TABLE 52 REST OF EUROPE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015—2022 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 53 MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 68
TABLE 54 MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 55 MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 69
TABLE 56 MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 57 SAUDI ARABIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 70
TABLE 58 SAUDI ARABIA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 59 TURKEY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 71
TABLE 60 TURKEY: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 61 UAE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 72
TABLE 62 UAE: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 63 SOUTH AFRICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 73
TABLE 64 SOUTH AFRICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 65 REST OF MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 74
TABLE 66 REST OF MEA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 67 SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 75
TABLE 68 SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 69 SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 76
TABLE 70 SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 71 BRAZIL: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 77
TABLE 72 BRAZIL: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 73 ARGENTINA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 78
TABLE 74 ARGENTINA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 75 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 79
TABLE 76 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 77 JOINT VENTURE, 2013-2017 80
TABLE 78 ACQUISITION, 2013-2017 81

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 MCA MARKET SEGMENTATION 13
FIGURE 2 MCA MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 15
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 19
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 20
FIGURE 5 MCA MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 21
FIGURE 6 CMC APPLICATION TO LEAD THE MCA MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 24
FIGURE 7 CRYSTALLINE FORM TO LEAD THE MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 24
FIGURE 8 APAC TO BE THE LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING MARKET DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 25
FIGURE 9 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MCA MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 26
FIGURE 10 CMC APPLICATION TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST MARKET SHARE, 2017-2022 (KILOTON) 26
FIGURE 11 CRYSTALLINE FORM TO LEAD THE MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 (KILOTON) 27
FIGURE 12 CMC WAS THE LARGEST APPLICATION SEGMENT OF THE APAC MCA MARKET IN 2016 27
FIGURE 13 APAC ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST MARKET SHARE IN 2016 28
FIGURE 14 OVERVIEW OF FACTORS GOVERNING THE MCA MARKET 29
FIGURE 15 MCA MARKET: PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 31
FIGURE 16 CRYSTALLINE TO BE THE LARGEST PRODUCT FORM BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 37
FIGURE 17 CMC TO BE THE LARGEST APPLICATION BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 40
FIGURE 18 INDIA TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING MCA MARKET 44
FIGURE 19 APAC: MCA MARKET SNAPSHOT 46
FIGURE 20 NORTH AMERICA: MCA MARKET SNAPSHOT 55
FIGURE 21 GERMANY TO BE THE LEADING EUROPEAN MCA MARKET 60
FIGURE 22 AKZONOBEL LED THE MCA MARKET IN 2016 81
FIGURE 23 AKZONOBEL: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 83
FIGURE 24 AKZONOBEL: SWOT ANALYSIS 84
FIGURE 25 DAICEL: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 86
FIGURE 26 DAICEL: SWOT ANALYSIS 87
FIGURE 27 PCC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 89
FIGURE 28 PCC: SWOT ANALYSIS 90
FIGURE 29 ARCHIT ORGANOSYS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 91