Specialty Oleochemicals Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2020 - 2027

The global Specialty Oleochemicals market size is expected to be worth around US$ 36.1 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Specialty Oleochemicals market size was valued at US$ 20.0 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

The fluctuating petrochemical price is one of the major factors driving the shift in the trend toward sustainable chemicals.

The consumption of specialty oleochemicals is expected to rise significantly in the coming years as a consequence of increasing demand for food, pharmaceutical, and personal care products. The demand for personal care products has witnessed growth due to an increase in disposable income, product innovation, and high market penetration in the last few years.

The growing need for biodegradable products, along with the implementation of stringent regulations on the use of petrochemicals, is anticipated to affect the market positively over the forecast period. The volatility of essential oil prices and increasing concerns regarding food security in many developing nations have raised the threat of using vegetable oil for industrial purposes.

Report Highlights

Product Insights

Specialty esters are an alternative to chemicals and materials that are manufactured using petroleum for various applications. These chemicals help manufacturers and consumers adhere to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidelines, which emphasizes the use of biobased resources in environmentally sensitive applications to decrease carbon footprint.

Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) is a derivative of fatty acid ester. It is manufactured by the transesterification of methanol and fats (vegetable oils, waste cooking oils, or animal fats) in the presence of sodium methoxide or sodium hydroxide as a catalyst. FAME is used for the production of biodiesel and detergents and is superior to conventional fossil fuel in terms of its sulfur content, carbon emission, and biodegradability.

Glycerol esters, also known as acylglycerols or glycerides, are formed by the reaction between glycerol and fatty acids. Food-grade glycerol is significantly used in the production of ice creams, chewing gums, flavored beverages, and cosmetics. Glycerol has three hydroxyl groups, which can be esterified to form triglycerides, diglycerides, and monoglycerides. These are further used for the production of glycerol monostearate (GMS), medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), oleates, glycerol di-stearate, and other glycerides.

Application Insights

In personal care and cosmetics, specialty oleochemical derivatives/formulations find application in creams, skincare, sun care, hair care, and oral care products. The growing demand for organic and anti-aging products to maintain a youthful appearance is driving the need for personal care products. This, in turn, is expected to trigger the demand for specialty oleochemicals derivatives in personal care and cosmetics application segment. Over the past decade, this industry has shown continuous growth coupled with increasing shelf space in supermarkets, hypermarkets, retail stores, and boutique stores across the world.

The consumer goods segment comprises of products such as perfumes, soaps, shampoos, cleaners, and detergents, where specialty oleochemicals are directly consumed by consumers in accordance with their needs. The shifting consumer preference toward use of less toxic and natural ingredients in household cleaners, detergents, plastics products is expected to drive the specialty oleochemicals market over the forecast period.

In the food processing segment, specialty oleochemical derivatives are used in frozen foods, confectionery, and beverage processing. Alcohol ethoxylates sulfates, sucrose esters, and glycerol esters are some of the specialty oleochemical derivatives that are majorly used in the food processing industry. Shifting consumer preference for healthier diet intake and consumer inclination toward weight loss programs is expected to steer product demand in food additives and processing applications over the long term.

The textiles segment comprises chemical agents that are used in fiber finishing, textile printing, fabric softener, and coning fall applications. Specialty oleochemical derivatives are used as microbial agents, antistatic agents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, dyeing agents, and lubricants. The ongoing technological innovation in textile processing and spinning is anticipated to urge fabric processors to incorporate multifunctional products to enhance their textile operations over the long term.

Regional Insights

In 2019, Asia Pacific dominated the market for specialty oleochemicals and is likely to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the presence of a large number of manufacturers in Malaysia and Indonesia. The abundance of raw materials such as palm oil and palm kernel oil coupled with huge captive consumption in the region has been motivating manufacturers to increase their capacities in the region. The trend is expected to drive the market for specialty oleochemicals in the region over the forecast.

Favorable regulatory policies by Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) with the aim to promote sustainable chemicals and petrochemical alternatives are expected to drive the growth of the market for specialty oleochemicals in Europe. The growing demand for biodiesel on account of rising petroleum prices in the region is expected to drive the demand for glycerin over the forecast period. In addition, increasing demand for biodiesel as an alternative to conventional petroleum diesel is expected to drive the demand for specialty oleochemicals, such as glycerin and methyl ester sulfonate, over the forecast period.

In North America, stringent government regulations regarding the usage of petroleum-based products owing to their harmful environmental effects have fostered the demand for specialty oleochemicals in the region. Rising demand from several end-use industries, including personal care cosmetics, healthcare, food processing, is expected to augment product consumption.

Key Players

Emery Oleochemicals; Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Inc.; KLK Oleo; Oleon NV; and Wilmar International Ltd.

Market Segmentation

Specialty Oleochemicals Product Outlook 

  • Specialty Esters

  • Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

  • Glycerol Esters

  • Alkoxylates

  • Fatty Amines

  • Others

Specialty Oleochemicals Application Outlook

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics

  • Consumer Goods

  • Food Processing

  • Textiles

  • Paints & Inks

  • Industrial

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

  • Polymer & Plastics Additives

  • Others

Specialty Oleochemicals Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • U.K.

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Netherlands

    • Russia

    • Switzerland

    • Poland

    • Sweden

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Malaysia

    • Singapore

    • Indonesia

    • Taiwan

    • Australia

  • Central & South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

  • Middle East & Africa

    • UAE

    • Saudi Arabia

    • South Africa

The Specialty Oleochemicals market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Specialty Oleochemicals market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Specialty Oleochemicals market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Specialty Oleochemicals market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Specialty Oleochemicals market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Specialty Oleochemicals capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Specialty Oleochemicals by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Specialty Oleochemicals market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Specialty Oleochemicals market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Specialty Oleochemicals market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Specialty Oleochemicals industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Specialty Oleochemicals market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Specialty Oleochemicals market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Specialty Oleochemicals market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Specialty Oleochemicals market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Specialty Oleochemicals. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Specialty Oleochemicals. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Specialty Oleochemicals are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

Table of Content

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Research Objective

1.2. Scope of the Study

1.3. Definition

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Approach

2.2. Data Sources

2.3. Assumptions & Limitations

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

3.1. Market Snapshot

Chapter 4. Market Variables and Scope 

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Market Classification and Scope

4.3. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.3.1. Raw Material Procurement Analysis 

4.3.2. Sales and Distribution Channel Analysis

4.3.3. Downstream Buyer Analysis

Chapter 5. Market Dynamics Analysis and Trends

5.1. Market Dynamics

5.1.1. Market Drivers

5.1.2. Market Restraints

5.1.3. Market Opportunities

5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

5.2.1. Bargaining power of suppliers

5.2.2. Bargaining power of buyers

5.2.3. Threat of substitute

5.2.4. Threat of new entrants

5.2.5. Degree of competition

Chapter 6. Competitive Landscape

6.1.1. Company Market Share/Positioning Analysis

6.1.2. Key Strategies Adopted by Players

6.1.3. Vendor Landscape List of Suppliers List of Buyers

Chapter 7. Global Specialty Oleochemicals Market, By Product

7.1. Specialty Oleochemicals Market, by Product Type, 2020-2027

7.1.1. Specialty Esters Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

7.1.2. Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

7.1.3. Glycerol Esters Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

7.1.4. Alkoxylates Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

7.1.5. Fatty Amines Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

7.1.6. Others Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

Chapter 8. Global Specialty Oleochemicals Market, By Application

8.1. Specialty Oleochemicals Market, by Application, 2020-2027

8.1.1. Personal Care & Cosmetics Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.2. Consumer Goods Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.3. Food Processing Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.4. Textiles Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.5. Paints & Inks Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.6. Industrial Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.7. Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.8. Polymer & Plastics Additives Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

8.1.9. Others Market Revenue and Forecast (2016-2027)

Chapter 9. Global Specialty Oleochemicals Market, Regional Estimates and Trend Forecast

9.1. North America

9.1.1. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027)

9.1.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.1.3. U.S. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.1.4. Rest of North America Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.2. Europe

9.2.1. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027)

9.2.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.2.3. UK Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.2.4. Germany Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.2.5. France Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.2.6. Rest of Europe Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.3. APAC

9.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027)

9.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.3.3. India Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.3.4. China Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.3.5. Japan Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.3.6. Rest of APAC Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.4. MEA

9.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027)

9.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.4.3. GCC Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.4.4. North Africa Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.4.5. South Africa Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.4.6. Rest of MEA Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.5. Latin America

9.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027)

9.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.5.3. Brazil Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

9.5.4. Rest of LATAM Market Revenue and Forecast, by Product (2016-2027) Market Revenue and Forecast, by Application (2016-2027)

Chapter 10. Company Profiles

10.1. Emery Oleochemicals

10.1.1. Company Overview

10.1.2. Product Offerings

10.1.3. Financial Performance

10.1.4. Recent Initiatives

10.2. Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

10.2.1. Company Overview

10.2.2. Product Offerings

10.2.3. Financial Performance

10.2.4. Recent Initiatives

10.3. KLK Oleo

10.3.1. Company Overview

10.3.2. Product Offerings

10.3.3. Financial Performance

10.3.4. Recent Initiatives

10.4. Oleon NV

10.4.1. Company Overview

10.4.2. Product Offerings

10.4.3. Financial Performance

10.4.4. Recent Initiatives

10.5. Wilmar International Ltd.

10.5.1. Company Overview

10.5.2. Product Offerings

10.5.3. Financial Performance

10.5.4. Recent Initiatives

Chapter 11. Research Methodology

11.1. Primary Research

11.2. Secondary Research

11.3. Assumptions

Chapter 12. Appendix

12.1. About Us

12.2. Glossary of Terms

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