Glycerol Market by Source, by Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2012

01 Aug, 2013, 12:34 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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The growth of the global biodiesel industry in recent years has created a somewhat over supply of glycerol in the global market. Glycerol is majorly obtained as a by-product of biodiesel production via trans-esterification process. Earlier, glycerol was produced mainly using synthetic processes but with the evolution of biodiesel industry, synthetic processes were replaced by trans-esterification process (production of glycerol via biodiesel) which resulted in 66.2% of the total glycerol being obtained from the biodiesel industry in 2011. Glycerol supply from biodiesel process is expected to surge over the next five years owing to the increasing penetration of biofuels in mainstream applications. Other commercial sources of glycerol include fatty acids, fatty alcohols and from the soap industry via a saponification process.

This report measures, estimates, analyzes and forecasts the global glycerol demand. This study provides demand estimates and forecast in terms of volumes as well as revenues for the period from 2011 to 2018. The report showcases various factors which are driving and restraining the global market and also includes the opportunities which are expected to drive the market in the near future.

The glycerol market has also been segmented on the basis of various production sources including biodiesel, fatty acids, fatty alcohols and others. The study also evaluates glycerol potential as a platform for renewable chemicals including propylene glycol, epichlorohydrin and 1,3-propranediol.

Key glycerol applications estimated and forecasted in this study include personal care, pharmaceuticals, alkyd resins, polyether polyols and others. Glycerol demand has also been analyzed from a regional perspective, providing estimate and forecast for key regional markets including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Market Overview
Chapter 4 Global Glycerol Market, by Production Source
Chapter 5 Global Glycerol Market, by Application
Chapter 6 Geographic Analysis
Chapter 7 Glycerol as a Platform Chemical for Potential Applications
Chapter 8 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned

- Croda
- Dial Corporation
- Dow Chemicals
- Emery Oleochemicals
- Godrej Industries Ltd.
- IOI Group Oleochemicals
- Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
- Proctor & Gamble Chemicals
- Sofiprotéol Group
- Wilmar International

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