Global Performance Chemicals Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 73
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This market research report analyzes AkzoNobel, Arkema, BASF, Dow Chemical, and Evonik as the key vendors in the global performance chemicals market. This report presents a detailed segmentation of the market by type (agrochemicals, polymer additives, construction chemicals, electronic chemicals, industrial and institutional cleaners, surfactants, specialty coatings, lubricant and oilfield chemicals, textile chemicals, food additives, and others) and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global performance chemicals market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global performance chemicals market will grow at a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. The limited availability of arable land and growth in the demand for meeting food sufficiency targets have necessitated the improvement of agricultural yields at a faster pace. Such growing requirements to increase the crop yield across the globe is propelling the use of performance chemicals. Herbicides constitute the largest share of the agrochemicals market, accounting for approximately 48% of the total consumption. Factors such as increasing efforts on the production of high-value crops such as horticultural crops will augment the usage of such specialty chemicals during the forecast period. In addition, the performance chemicals and materials also play a significant role in reducing production costs for end-market producers by minimizing wastage and maintenance costs.

At present, the performance chemicals business is in its transition phase. Initially, this industry was controlled by the chemical companies based in Europe, North America, and Japan. However, with trade liberalization, the rapid development of the industrialized economies in Asia, the growth of process technology, and the increasing standards of living in many developing countries, the global chemical industry has shifted towards Asia and the Middle East. These regions have proved a favorable place for this market’s growth mainly due to the availability of cheap feedstocks such as petrochemical, low labor costs, and rapid economic development. Of late, the vendors based in India and China have become major players in the performance chemical market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is highly fragmented due to the presence of several international, regional, and local vendors. The regional and local players regulate the market in many emerging and less developed countries by offering cost-effective and high-performance chemicals for niche applications. However, these small vendors are facing a tough challenge owing to the expansion of global players in these regions. Competition in this market will intensify during the forecast period with the increase in technological innovations and product development. With international vendors showcasing inorganic growth through M&As, small players need to focus on end-user requirements, and modify their business operations to suit the needs of end-users.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • AkzoNobel
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Evonik

Other prominent vendors in the performance chemicals market include Ashland, Bayer, Clariant, Huntsman, and Solvay-Rhodia.

Segmentation by type and analysis of the performance chemicals market

  • Agrochemicals
  • Polymer additives
  • Construction chemicals
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Industrial and institutional cleaners
  • Surfactants
  • Specialty coatings
  • Lubricant and oilfield chemicals
  • Textile chemicals
  • Food additives

The agrochemicals segment will continue its dominance in the performance chemicals market during the forecast period and is anticipated to occupy more than 16% of the total market share. The rise in global population, decreasing arable land, and the consequent requirement to improve crop yield are the major drivers for the growth of the agrochemicals segment. The use of agricultural products for industrial applications such as polymer production and fuel blending will increase the demand for agricultural commodities, resulting in new opportunities for the application of agrochemicals in the coming years.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the performance chemicals market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC will be the largest region in the performance chemicals market and is likely to occupy around 41% of the overall market revenue by 2020. The rise in industrial activities across food, agriculture, cosmetics, and other manufacturing sectors in developing countries, mainly China and India is contributing significantly to the growth of performance chemicals market. In addition, the introduction of improved water treatment technologies such as ion-exchange resins will accelerate the demand for performance chemicals in the industrial water treatment segment in the coming years.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global performance chemicals market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global performance chemicals market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global performance chemicals market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global performance chemicals market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global performance chemicals market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by type

  • Global performance chemicals market by type
  • Global polymer additives market
  • Global construction chemicals market
  • Global electronic chemicals market
  • Global industrial and institutional cleaners market
  • Global surfactants market
  • Global specialty coatings market
  • Global lubricant and oilfield chemicals market
  • Global textile chemicals market
  • Global food additives market
  • Global other performance chemicals market

PART 07: Market segmentation by geography

  • Global performance chemicals market by geography
  • Performance chemicals market in APAC
  • Performance chemicals market in EMEA
  • Performance chemicals market in Americas

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Major market vendors
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • AkzoNobel
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Evonik Industries

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16: Explore Technavio


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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