Global Polyols Market 2018-2022

  • Published: Aug 2018
  • Pages: 125
  • SKU: IRTNTR21576

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The global polyols market size will grow by USD 12.44 billion during 2018-2022. This industry research report provides a detailed analysis of the market based on application (flexible polyurethane foams, rigid polyurethane foams, and CASE), type (polyether polyols and polyester polyols), and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The report analyzes the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several polyols manufacturers including BASF, Cargill, Incorporated, DowDuPont, LANXESS, Mitsui Chemicals, and Shell International.

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Global polyols industry overview

The increasing demand for polyols in the automotive and construction industries is driving the market. Polyols are crucial for manufacturing polyurethane foams, which are used in many end-user sectors such as the automotive and construction industries. With expanding automotive and construction industry market, the demand for polyurethane foam is also rising, in turn, driving the global polyols market.

Also, the use of alternative blowing agents is positively impacting the global polyols market. Blowing agents such as HCFCs and HFCs are getting phased out because of their harmful effects on the environment. However, polyurethane foams produced by polyols can be used as alternatives for blowing agents, which drive several end-users to adopt it and invest in the market. The increasing demand for polyols in the automotive and construction industries coupled with the use of alternative blowing agents is driving the polyols market growth at a CAGR of close to 9% during the forecast period.

Top polyols companies covered in this market research report

The global polyols market is moderately concentrated. The market is in the initial stage of the growth phase and the competition is expected to become less intense by the end of the forecast period. By offering a complete analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and with information on the products offered by the companies, this polyols industry analysis report will aid clients to identify new growth opportunities and design new growth strategies.

The report offers a detailed analysis of several leading polyols companies including:

  • BASF
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • DowDuPont
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Shell International

 Polyols market segmentation based on application

  • Flexible polyurethane foams
  • Rigid polyurethane foams
  • CASE

Based on application, flexible polyurethane foams held the largest share of the global polyols market in 2017. The market share of this segment will continue to dominate the market throughout the next five years.

Polyols market segmentation based on region

  • The Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC accounted for the largest polyols market share in 2017. This region will witness an increase in its market share and remain the market leader for the next five years.

Key highlights of the global polyols market for the forecast years 2018-2022:

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2018-2022
  • Detailed information on factors that will accelerate the growth of the polyols market during the next five years
  • Precise estimation of the global polyols market size and its contribution to the parent market
  • Accurate predictions on upcoming trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • The growth of the polyols industry across the Americas, APAC, and EMEA
  • A thorough analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information on several vendors
  • Comprehensive details on factors that will challenge the growth of polyols companies

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Primary sources

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  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

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  • 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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