Asia-Pacific Bio-based Succinic Acid Market - Segmented by Application and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)


MAY 2018

Asia-Pacific Bio-based Succinic Acid Market - Segmented by Application and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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The market for bio-based succinic acid in Asia-Pacific is expected to register a significant growth during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023.This tremendous growth is significantly driven by the increase in the number of emerging applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Increasing Applications for Succinic Acid Derivatives

The potential consumption of succinic acid as starting feedstock for extensive array of products, such as polymers, food products, metals, pharmaceuticals, coatings, fibers, solvents, lubricating oils, diesel fuel oxygenates, and cosmetics, is the major market driver, which is successful in the development of technology for bio-based succinic acid production. Recently, bio-based succinic acid is gaining significance as a replacement for petroleum-based succinic acid owing to the renewability and the eco-friendly property which is are the key tools for the bio-based succinic acid to increase its market share in the Asia-Pacific succinic acid market in the forecast period.

1,4-Butanediol (BDO) & Derivatives Application Segment to Dominate the Market

Among the major applications, 1,4-butanediol (BDO) & its derivatives are the largest market for bio-based succinic acid with more than 55% share of the Asia-Pacific market. BDO is an industrial chemical which can be used as a solvent starting material for many important industrial chemicals, such as γ-butyrolactone (GBL), tetrahydrofuran (THF), 2-pyrrolidone (2-P), and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Additionally, BDO can be combined with the succinic acid to make biodegradable plastics polybutylene succinate (PBS) and poly (butylene succinate-co-butylene terephthalate), which has found many potential applications.


China to Dominate the Market

China registered the largest share with more than 60 % of the bio-based succinic acid market in Asia-Pacific. The increasing demand from the pharmaceutical, automotive, and personal care industries are providing a great opportunity for the bio-based succinic acid market to continue the fast pace of growth. Moreover, the product is an intermediate and is bio-degradable in nature, therefore, it has been widely accepted by the industries for various purposes, such as food packaging, paints, and polymer resins, among others. The large market size coupled with the huge market growth of the bio-based succinic acid in the country, is quite instrumental in the expansion of the Asia-Pacific bio-based succinic acid market.

Key Developments in the Market

  • June 2017: Bioamber Inc. launched BIO-SA, a pharmaceutical grade, for its bio-succinic acid.

Major Players: BioAmber Inc., Myriant Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Koninklijke DSM N.V., and Anqing Hexing Chemical Co.Ltd, among others.

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  • Identify the current and future prospects of the Asia-Pacific bio-based succinic acid market in the developed and emerging markets
  • Analyze various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis
  • Information on the segment that is expected to dominate the market
  • Identify the country that is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period
  • Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players
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1. Introduction

                1.1 Research Phases

                1.2 Study Deliverables

                1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

                3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

                3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

                                3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                                3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                3.2.5 Degree of Competition

                3.3 Technological Snapshot

4. Market Dynamics

                4.1 Drivers

                                4.1.1 Increasing Applications for Succinic Acid Derivatives

                                4.1.2 Rapidly Growing Demand for Bio-based Succinic Acid in China

                                4.1.3 Rising Demand for Bio-based Chemicals

                4.2 Restraints

                                4.2.1 High Manufacturing Costs and Premium Pricing of Bio-based Succinic Acid

                                4.2.2 Volatility in Prices of Raw Materials

                                4.2.3 Early Stage Market for Renewable Chemicals

                4.3 Opportunities

                                4.3.1 Replacing Butane-Based Maleic Anhydride and Phthalic Anhydride

                                4.3.2 Growing Expansion and Investment Projects

                                4.3.3 Shifting Focus towards Bio-based Biodegradable Plastics

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)

                5.1 By Application

                                5.1.1 Industrial

                                       1,4-Butanediol (BDO)& Derivatives



                                       Resins, Coatings, Pigments, Dyes & Inks

                                       Solvents & Lubricants

                                       De-Icer Solutions


                                5.1.2 Pharmaceutical

                                5.1.3 Personal Care

                                5.1.4 Paints and Coatings

                                5.1.5 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)

                6.1 China

                6.2 India

                6.3 Japan

                6.4 South Korea

                6.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape

                8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

                8.2 Market Share Analysis**

                8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)

                9.1 Anqing Hexing Chemical Co. Ltd

                9.2 BASF Corporation

                9.3 BioAmber Inc.

                9.4 Corbion

                9.5 DowDuPont

                9.6 Kawasaki Kasei Chemicals

                9.7 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

                9.8 Lixing Chemical

                9.9 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

                9.10 Myriant Corporation.

                9.11 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd

                9.12 PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

                9.13 Reverdia

                9.14 Roquette

                9.15 Succinity GmbH

                *List not exhaustive

10. Disclaimer

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