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|September 12, 2012 05:25 PM EDT||
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
Oleochemicals are chemicals derived from oils and fats of both plant and animal origin. Common raw materials used in the manufacturing of oleochemicals include animal fat or tallow, soybean oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and rapeseed oil in North America. Oleochemicals are mostly consumed in the manufacturer of end-user products. Oleochemicals are used directly or as derivatives. They are used as stabilizers and plasticizers in the plastic industry and are the basic raw material for soaps and detergents; they are also used as a key ingredient in personal care products. Growing demand for bio-based chemicals drives the market growth.
•The oleochemicals market in North America is mature. New end-user applications in the refined glycerin segment are expected to keep the market stable.
•The major restraint inhibiting market growth is fluctuating feedstock prices, as they directly affect oleochemical pricing.
•The North American market for oleochemicals was an estimated $xx million in 2011. In 2018, the market size is expected to reach $xx million at a CAGR of xx percent (2011–2018).
•Fatty acids hold the highest market share in terms of volume and revenue and account for xx percent of the total market. Moreover, this trend is observed throughout the forecast period of 2012 to 2018.
•The major challenge in this market is overcapacity. Effective strategies need to be developed to deal with the overcapacity of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and refined glycerin, as this has greatly affected profitability.
•The top three companies have a total volume of xx thousand metric tons (MT), accounting for xx percent of the total North American oleochemical market.
•In terms of revenue, the fatty acids market leader is the Emery Oleochemicals group with a market share of xx percent of the total market.
•The market leader in fatty alcohols and glycerin is P&G Chemicals with market shares of xx percent and xx percent, respectively.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary 4
Market Overview 9
Total Market —
External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints 15
Forecasts and Trends 23
Market Share and Competitive Analysis 38
Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications 45
CEO's 360 Degree Perspective 47
Fatty Acids Segment Breakdown 49
Fatty Alcohols Segment Breakdown 70
Refined Glycerin Segment Breakdown 87
The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications) 103
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