Global Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 74
  • SKU: IRTNTR14389

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This industry research report identifies Akzo Nobel, BASF, Huntsman International, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, and Royal Dutch Shell as the key vendors in the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market. This industry research report also presents a comprehensive analysis of the market by application (polyster fibers, PET, antifreeze and coolants, and others) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Overview of the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market

Research analysis on the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market identifies the growth of the automotive industry to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on this market’s growth. There is an increase in the usage of MEF antifreeze and coolants in the automotive industry. This will consequently demand the need for MEG. In adddition to the growing investments and technological advancements, the automotive industry is also witnessing a rising demand for commercial vehicles and lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles. This will subsequently drive the need for antifreeze and coolants, which will in turn, increase the demand for MEG. According to Technavio’s market research analysts, this market will grow at a CAGR of more than 6% by 2021.

With the increase in focus on sustainability and the availability of favorable government regulations for green procurement policies, the coming years will witness the demand for bio-based MEG, especially from the textile industries. Additionally, the demand from the packaging industry for biodegradable films will also lead to the need for bio-based MEG. Our research analysis predicts that this rising preference for bio-based MEG will be one of the latest trends that will gain traction in the MEG market during the next four years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market has the presence of a considerable number of vendors and appears to be highly competitive. The MEG market is competitive and the vendors mainly compete based on factors such as operational costs, innovation, price, and product quality. To offer better products to the end users, the players in this marketpace are focusing on developing advanced technologies.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Akzo Nobel
  • BASF
  • Huntsman International
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • Royal Dutch Shell

The other prominent vendors in the market are Chemtex Speciality, India Glycols, LOTTE CHEMICAL, MEGlobal, NAN YA PLASTICS, Reliance Industries, and SABIC.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the MEG market

  • Polyster fibers
  • PET
  • Antifreeze and coolants

During 2016, the polyster fibers segment accounted for the major shares of this market. The wide usage of polyster fibers in automobiles and aircraft bodies, textile, packaging, luggage, furnishing, and appliances is a major factor driving the growth prospects of theMEG market in this segment.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the MEG market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

This market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the MEG market by 2021. The region has the presence of a large number of textiles and fiber manufacturers who manufacture sportswear, casual wear, and various other apparel. This will be a major factor fueling the growth prospects of the market in this region.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global mono ethylene glycol (MEG) market?

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by application

  • Global MEG market by application
  • Global MEG market for polyester fibers
  • Global MEG market for PET
  • Global MEG market for antifreeze and coolants
  • Global MEG market for other applications

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global MEG market by geography
  • MEG market in APAC
  • MEG market in North America
  • MEG market in Europe
  • MEG market in ROW

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

  • Bio-based MEG: Sustainable production
  • New capacities for growing market
  • Rising use of MEG as deicing agent

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Key market vendors
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • Akzo Nobel
  • BASF
  • Huntsman International
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • Royal Dutch Shell

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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