NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Graft polyols are a stable colloidal dispersion of styrene acrylonitrile polymer particles in polyether polyols. These are widely used in the manufacture of flexible polyurethane foams. Graft polyols improve the load-bearing properties of flexible foam by modifying the viscosity and density. They also impart high resilience in polyurethane foams. Polyurethane foams formulated from graft polyols are extensively used in carpets, cushions, mattresses, furniture, automotive seating, and protective packaging. Hence, graft polyols are employed in numerous end-user industries such as furniture, automotive, packaging, and others. Asia Pacific held the largest share of the graft polyols market in terms of demand, followed by Europe and North America in the past few years. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global graft polyols market during the forecast period.
The report estimates and forecasts the graft polyols market on the global, regional, and country level. The study provides forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). The report comprises an exhaustive analysis of the value chain, which provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the graft polyols market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The report analyzes opportunities in the graft polyols market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources.
The report includes Porter's Five Forces Model to analyze the degree of competition in the graft polyols market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report includes price trend analysis for raw materials and graft polyols from 2014 to 2023.
The study provides a comprehensive view of the graft polyols market by dividing it into regional segments such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Regional segments have been further analyzed on country level. Key countries such as the U.S., Germany, Italy, the U.K., France, Spain, China, Brazil, and South Africa have been included in the study. The market has been estimated from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn).
The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include BASF SE, Oltchim S.A., The Dow Chemical Company, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Limited). Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview.
Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.
In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team's expertise and market understanding.
This report segments the global graft polyols market as follows:
Graft Polyols Market – Regional Analysis
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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