Europe Polymer Emulsion Market - Segmented by Product Type, Application, End-user Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Europe Polymer Emulsion Market - Segmented by Product Type, Application, End-user Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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The polymer emulsion market in the European region is expected to register a CAGR of 6.12% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The market is driven by many factors, such as stringent government regulations regarding emissions and the increasing demand from the construction and automotive industries.

Strict Government Regulations Driving the Market

Emulsion polymerization produces polymers with high molecular weight and very less viscosity which reduces VOCs emission. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are the major problem of environmental concerns, therefore governments are enacting stringent policies to either curtail or completely ban them which is driving the market. In European countries, the decorative paint industry is bound to follow their own national legislation, which is based on the European Paints Directive 2004/42/EC. It controls the VOC content in decorative paints, thus reducing their environmental impact. Therefore, this regulation has made companies across Europe to shift toward low VOC materials in paints & coatings industry, thereby driving the market.

Vinyl Acetate - the Fastest Growing Segment

Based on product type, acrylic emulsion has a share of 42%. However, vinyl acetate is expected to be the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 8.72% due to the growing applications in end-user industries, such as building & construction, automotive, etc. Increasing consumer preference for aesthetics along with resistance to inclement weather is driving the vinyl segment in the manufacture of architectural paints & coatings. This is because it increases aesthetic appeal and provides high resistance.  Also, the growing construction industry in the United Kingdom, after a period of slumps, is also expected to drive the market for vinyl acetate.

Germany - the Dominant Country

Germany is the largest market in Europe with a share of more than 35%. Germany, being the largest market for paints & coatings in Europe, uses large quantities in the transportation sector. There is also a high demand from the automotive sector, especially, for ICE rail car paints, which uses paints with low VOC. The growing rail market in Germany is increasing the demand for polymer emulsions, and is expected to drive the market in the forecast period.


Major Players: 3M, Akzo Nobel N.V., Arkema SA, BASF SE, Celanese Corp, Clariant, DowDuPont, Royal DSM NV, Synthomer plc, Wacker Chemie AG, and ZEON Corporation, amongst others.

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1. Introduction

              1.1 Scope of the Report

              1.2 Research Phases

              1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

              3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

              3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Force 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 within the Industry

              3.3 Technological Snapshot

                             3.3.1 Production Process

                            3.3.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis

              3.4 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics

              4.1 Drivers

                             4.1.1 Strict Government Regulations Regarding VOCs

                             4.1.2 Growing Railway Sector

                             4.1.3 Other Drivers

              4.2 Restraints

                             4.2.1 Stringent Regulations on Butadiene

                             4.2.2 Decreasing Demand in Off-shore Applications

                             4.2.3 Other Restraints

              4.3 Opportunities

                             4.3.1 Growing Research on Water-based Paints in Anti-corrosive Applications

                             4.3.2 Other Opportunities

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

              5.1 By Product Type

                             5.1.1 Acrylics

                             5.1.2 Polyurethane (PU) Dispersions

                             5.1.3 Styrene Butadiene (SB) Latex

                             5.1.4 Vinyl Acetate

                             5.1.5 Others

              5.2 By Application

                             5.2.1 Adhesives & Carpet Backing

                             5.2.2 Paper & Paperboard Coatings

                             5.2.3 Paints & Coatings

                             5.2.4 Others

              5.3 By End-user Industry

                             5.3.1 Building & Construction

                             5.3.2 Chemicals

                             5.3.3 Automotive

                             5.3.4 Textile

                             5.3.5 Others

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

              6.1 Germany

              6.2 France

              6.3 Italy

              6.4 United Kingdom

              6.5 Rest of Europe

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, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)

              9.1 3M 

              9.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.

              9.3 Arkema SA

              9.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation

              9.5 BASF SE

              9.6 Celanese Corp

              9.7 Clariant 

              9.8 Cytec Industries Inc

              9.9 DIC Corp

              9.10 Dairen Chemical

              9.11 DowDupont

              9.12 Eni SpA

              9.13 JSR Corp

              9.14 Lubrizol Corp

              9.15 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

              9.16 Nuplex Industries Ltd

              9.17 Reichhold Inc

              9.18 Royal DSM NV

              9.19 Sumitomo Chemical

              9.20 Synthomer plc (Formerly Yule Catto)

              9.21 Synthos SA

              9.22 Wacker Chemie AG

              9.23 ZEON Corporation

               *List not exhaustive

10. Disclaimer

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