Global Succinic Acid Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Jul 2017
  • Pages: 72
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This market research study identifies BioAmber, KAWASAKI KASEI CHEMICALS, Myriant, Reverdia, and Succinity as the leading players in the global succinic acid market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by end user (plasticizers, cosmetics and personal care, PBS or PBST, polyurethane, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, coatings and pigments, and others) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Overview of the global succinic acid market

According to Technavio’s market research report, the global succinic acid market will grow rapidly at a CAGR of more than 27% during the forecast period. One of the key factors that will stimulate the growth of the market during the estimated period is the emergence of bio-based and renewable raw materials. The manufacture of succinic acid from bio-based materials is increasing. Renewable resources, biomass, and bio-based raw materials include starch and vegetable crop derivatives. Biomass includes grass, trees, plants, and other organic materials such as animal meat and other tissues. The over-dependence on petroleum-based plastics is declining due to the increasing use of bioplastics in numerous applications such as packaging and domestic goods. This will boost the popularity of bio-based and renewable raw materials. Additionally, to ensure a sustainable future, industries are also focusing on installing well-developed, self-sufficient, and advanced integrated biorefineries.

The production of succinic acid is made possible through sustainable feedstocks such as glucose, sucrose, and bio-based glycerol by introducing new biotechnological courses. Also, bio-based succinic acid is extensively preferred over petroleum based succinic acid because they help in the reduction of the carbon footprint. Succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol are used to produce biopolymers such as polybutylene succinate (PBS). It offers plastic manufacturers an efficient binding agent for biopolymer compounds. The rising demand for PBS is identified as one of the key trends that will gain traction in the global succinic acid market in the forthcoming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The succinic acid market is characterized by the presence of small and medium scale vendors. These vendors are increasingly competing against each other based on factors such as innovation, price, operational cost, and product quality. The prominent in the bio-based succinic acid market players are extensively focusing on the adoption of strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to eliminate the threat of rivalry.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • BioAmber
  • Myriant
  • Reverdia
  • Succinity

Other prominent vendors in the market include Anhui Sunsing Chemicals, Anqing Hexing Chemical, Gadiv Petrochemical Industries, New Japan Chemical, Nippon Shokubai, Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, and Thirumalai Chemicals.

Segmentation by end user and analysis of the succinic acid market

  • Plasticizers
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • PBS or PBST
  • Polyurethane
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Coatings and pigments

The pigments and coatings segment accounted for the majority market share during 2016. Succinic acid is increasingly used in pigments and coatings for aesthetic requirements. The segment will continue to be the largest end-user to this market during the next four years as well. The increase in environmental regulations and the growing governmental pressure will drive the demand for pigments and coatings, in turn, fueling the demand for bio-based succinic acid.

Segmentation by geography and analysis of the succinic acid market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

The adoption of succinic acid is increasing in cosmetics products, lubricating oils, solvents, coatings, metals, polyurethanes, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages sectors in South Korea. Succinic acid has several applications across various industries as it is an intermediate chemical. The demand for succinic acid will continue to increase in APAC by 2021 due to the presence of lenient regulations in countries such as India and China.

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 succinic acid market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global succinic acid market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global succinic acid market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global succinic acid market?
  • What are the 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 succinic acid 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
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by end user

  • Overview: Global succinic acid market by end user
  • Global succinic acid market for coatings and pigments
  • Global succinic acid market for pharmaceuticals
  • Global succinic acid market for food and beverages
  • Global succinic acid market for polyurethane
  • Global succinic acid market for PBS/PBST
  • Global succinic acid market for cosmetics and personal care
  • Global succinic acid market for plasticizers
  • Global succinic acid market for others

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global succinic acid market by geography
  • Succinic acid market in Europe
  • Succinic acid market in APAC
  • Succinic acid market in North America
  • Succinic acid market in ROW

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

  • Rising demand for polybutylene succinate
  • Succinic acid as a substitute for adipic acid in making PU

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Major market vendors
  • BioAmber
  • Myriant
  • Reverdia
  • Succinity
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: 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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