Specialty Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Paints and Coatings - Application; Catalysts - Function; Construction Chemicals - Application; Cosmetic Chemicals - Application; Dyes, Inks, and Pigments - Type; Electronic Chemicals - Application; Water Treatment Chemicals - Function; Food Additives - Type; Agrochemicals - Type; Industrial and Institutional Cleaners - Application; Lubricant Additives - Product Type; Mining Chemicals - Function; Oilfield Chemicals - Application; Adhesives and Sealants - Technology; Plastic Additives - Plastic Type; Rubber Processing Chemicals - Application; Specialty Polymers; Textile Chemicals - Type; and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016-2025

Base Year:

2019

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

CAGR:

4 %

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Market Overview

The market for specialty chemicals is expected to register a CAGR of around 4%, during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the robust growth of construction activities, especially in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & African regions, and the growth of oil exploration and production activities. On the flip side, increasing environmental regulations and decreasing fossil fuel reserves are the restraints hampering the growth of the market studied.

  • Paints and coatings dominated the specialty chemicals market, and is expected to grow during the forecast period, with robust growth in the construction industry, which is majorly driven by the growth in residential construction across the world.
  • Growing R&D for developing new products is likely to provide an opportunity for the market studied, over the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, owing to the huge customer base, leading to high demand for specialty chemicals, increasing industrial production, and robust growth of the construction sector in the region.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the specialty chemicals market report includes:

Paints and Coatings
Dynamics
Application
Architectural
Automotive
Industrial
Wood
Other Applications
Catalysts
Dynamics
Function
Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
Petroleum Refining Catalysts
Polymerization Catalysts
Construction Chemicals
Dynamics
Application
Commercial
Industrial
Infrastructure
Residential
Public Space
Cosmetic Chemicals
Dynamics
Application
Hair Care
Skin Care
Oral Care
Personal Hygiene
Other Applications
Dyes, Inks, and Pigments
Dynamics
Type
Inks
Dyes
Organic Pigments
Inorganic Pigments
Electronic Chemicals
Dynamics
Application
Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits
Printed Circuit Boards
Water Treatment Chemicals
Dynamics
Function
Flocculants
Coagulants
Biocides and Disinfectants
Defoamers and Defoaming Agents
pH Adjusters and Softeners
Other Functions
Food Additives
Dynamics
Type
Natural Additives
Synthetic Additives
Agrochemicals
Dynamics
Type
Fertilizers
Herbicide
Fungicide
Insecticide
Nematicide
Molluscicide
Other Crop Protection Chemicals
Industrial and Institutional Cleaners
Dynamics
Application
General Purpose Cleaners
Disinfectants and Sanitizers
Laundry Care Products
Vehicle Wash Products
Lubricant Additives
Dynamics
Product Type
Dispersants and Emulsifiers
Detergents
Oxidation Inhibitors
Extreme-pressure Additives and Anti-wear Additives
Viscosity Index Modifiers
Friction Modifiers
Corrosion Inhibitors
Other Product Types
Mining Chemicals
Dynamics
Function
Flotation Chemicals
Extraction Chemicals
Grinding Aids
Oilfield Chemicals
Dynamics
Application
Drilling and Cementing
Workover and Completion
Well Stimulation
Production
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Adhesives and Sealants
Dynamics
Technology
Water-borne Adhesives
Solvent-borne Adhesives
Hot-melt Adhesives
Reactive Adhesives
Other Adhesives
Sealants
Plastic Additives
Dynamics
Plastic Type
Polyethylene (PE)
Polystyrene (PS)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyamide (PA)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polycarbonate (PC)
Other Plastic Types
Rubber Processing Chemicals
Dynamics
Application
Tire
Non-tire
Specialty Polymers
Dynamics
Textile Chemicals
Dynamics
Type
Coating and Sizing Chemicals
Colorants and Auxiliaries
Finishing Agents
Desizing Agents
Others
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Spain
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Paints and Coatings Segment to Dominate the Market Demand

  • The paints and coatings segment dominated the share in the specialty chemicals market. The growth of the segment is extensively driven by the robust performance of the construction industry, across the world.
  • The Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern regions are expected to witness huge demand for paints and coatings, owing to significant investments being made into the construction sector.
  • In Asia-Pacific, the growth of the construction sector is majorly driven by rising in residential construction projects, in order to meet the accommodation requirements of the growing population.
  • The Middle East & African region, on the other hand, have been witnessing a huge rise in industrial and institutional construction. The Middle Eastern countries, such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, have been trying to expand its tourism, healthcare, and manufacturing industry, with an intention to reduce their economic dependence on the oil and gas industry.
  • Besides, increasing renovation projects in North America and the recovery of construction activities in Europe are likely to drive the growth of the global construction industry.
  • Hence, all such favorable trends in the global construction sector are expected to drive the demand for, and growth of, the paints and coating market, during the forecast period. This is expected to drive the demand for specialty chemicals.

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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the specialty chemicals market, and is likely to retain its position during the forecast period, due to robust growth of the construction sector, increasing demand for cosmetic products, growing investment and production in the increasing electrical and electronics industry output, increasing demand for adhesives and plastics from the packaging industry, and increasing installations of water treatment systems from the industries in the region.   
  • The growth of the Asia-Pacific construction sector is majorly driven by the expansion of the service sector, leading to an increase in the demand for office spaces, an increase in residential construction projects, and inflow of investments from multi-national companies to set up industrial base in the region. Such factors are likely to increase the demand for paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, and specialty polymers in the region, during the forecast period.
  • The cosmetic industry is also witnessing strong growth in demand in the region, which is fueled by the increased usage of cosmetic products, due to rising demand for anti-aging cosmetic products from baby boomers and X generation, western culture influence on youth, increased women employment, and continuous innovation of products attracting the masses. This is increasing cosmetic production in the region, leading to a rise in demand for cosmetic chemicals.
  • Hence, all such favorable trends are collectively likely to drive the growth of the specialty chemicals market in the region, during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The specialty chemicals market is highly fragmented, with numerous players holding a significant share of the market. Some of the noticeable players in the market include 3M, BASF SE, H.B. Fuller, Huntsman International LLC, and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, among others.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    2. 4.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.2.5 Degree of Competition

    3. 4.3 Raw Material Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Paints and Coatings

      1. 5.1.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.1.2 Application

        1. 5.1.2.1 Architectural

        2. 5.1.2.2 Automotive

        3. 5.1.2.3 Industrial

        4. 5.1.2.4 Wood

        5. 5.1.2.5 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Catalysts

      1. 5.2.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.2.2 Function

        1. 5.2.2.1 Chemical Synthesis Catalysts

        2. 5.2.2.2 Petroleum Refining Catalysts

        3. 5.2.2.3 Polymerization Catalysts

    3. 5.3 Construction Chemicals

      1. 5.3.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.3.2 Application

        1. 5.3.2.1 Commercial

        2. 5.3.2.2 Industrial

        3. 5.3.2.3 Infrastructure

        4. 5.3.2.4 Residential

        5. 5.3.2.5 Public Space

    4. 5.4 Cosmetic Chemicals

      1. 5.4.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.4.2 Application

        1. 5.4.2.1 Hair Care

        2. 5.4.2.2 Skin Care

        3. 5.4.2.3 Oral Care

        4. 5.4.2.4 Personal Hygiene

        5. 5.4.2.5 Other Applications

    5. 5.5 Dyes, Inks, and Pigments

      1. 5.5.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.5.2 Type

        1. 5.5.2.1 Inks

        2. 5.5.2.2 Dyes

        3. 5.5.2.3 Organic Pigments

        4. 5.5.2.4 Inorganic Pigments

    6. 5.6 Electronic Chemicals

      1. 5.6.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.6.2 Application

        1. 5.6.2.1 Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits

        2. 5.6.2.2 Printed Circuit Boards

    7. 5.7 Water Treatment Chemicals

      1. 5.7.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.7.2 Function

        1. 5.7.2.1 Flocculants

        2. 5.7.2.2 Coagulants

        3. 5.7.2.3 Biocides and Disinfectants

        4. 5.7.2.4 Defoamers and Defoaming Agents

        5. 5.7.2.5 pH Adjusters and Softeners

        6. 5.7.2.6 Other Functions

    8. 5.8 Food Additives

      1. 5.8.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.8.2 Type

        1. 5.8.2.1 Natural Additives

        2. 5.8.2.2 Synthetic Additives

    9. 5.9 Agrochemicals

      1. 5.9.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.9.2 Type

        1. 5.9.2.1 Fertilizers

        2. 5.9.2.2 Herbicide

        3. 5.9.2.3 Fungicide

        4. 5.9.2.4 Insecticide

        5. 5.9.2.5 Nematicide

        6. 5.9.2.6 Molluscicide

        7. 5.9.2.7 Other Crop Protection Chemicals

    10. 5.10 Industrial and Institutional Cleaners

      1. 5.10.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.10.2 Application

        1. 5.10.2.1 General Purpose Cleaners

        2. 5.10.2.2 Disinfectants and Sanitizers

        3. 5.10.2.3 Laundry Care Products

        4. 5.10.2.4 Vehicle Wash Products

    11. 5.11 Lubricant Additives

      1. 5.11.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.11.2 Product Type

        1. 5.11.2.1 Dispersants and Emulsifiers

        2. 5.11.2.2 Detergents

        3. 5.11.2.3 Oxidation Inhibitors

        4. 5.11.2.4 Extreme-pressure Additives and Anti-wear Additives

        5. 5.11.2.5 Viscosity Index Modifiers

        6. 5.11.2.6 Friction Modifiers

        7. 5.11.2.7 Corrosion Inhibitors

        8. 5.11.2.8 Other Product Types

    12. 5.12 Mining Chemicals

      1. 5.12.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.12.2 Function

        1. 5.12.2.1 Flotation Chemicals

        2. 5.12.2.2 Extraction Chemicals

        3. 5.12.2.3 Grinding Aids

    13. 5.13 Oilfield Chemicals

      1. 5.13.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.13.2 Application

        1. 5.13.2.1 Drilling and Cementing

        2. 5.13.2.2 Workover and Completion

        3. 5.13.2.3 Well Stimulation

        4. 5.13.2.4 Production

        5. 5.13.2.5 Enhanced Oil Recovery

    14. 5.14 Adhesives and Sealants

      1. 5.14.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.14.2 Technology

        1. 5.14.2.1 Water-borne Adhesives

        2. 5.14.2.2 Solvent-borne Adhesives

        3. 5.14.2.3 Hot-melt Adhesives

        4. 5.14.2.4 Reactive Adhesives

        5. 5.14.2.5 Other Adhesives

        6. 5.14.2.6 Sealants

    15. 5.15 Plastic Additives

      1. 5.15.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.15.2 Plastic Type

        1. 5.15.2.1 Polyethylene (PE)

        2. 5.15.2.2 Polystyrene (PS)

        3. 5.15.2.3 Polypropylene (PP)

        4. 5.15.2.4 Polyamide (PA)

        5. 5.15.2.5 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

        6. 5.15.2.6 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

        7. 5.15.2.7 Polycarbonate (PC)

        8. 5.15.2.8 Other Plastic Types

    16. 5.16 Rubber Processing Chemicals

      1. 5.16.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.16.2 Application

        1. 5.16.2.1 Tire

        2. 5.16.2.2 Non-tire

    17. 5.17 Specialty Polymers

      1. 5.17.1 Dynamics

    18. 5.18 Textile Chemicals

      1. 5.18.1 Dynamics

      2. 5.18.2 Type

        1. 5.18.2.1 Coating and Sizing Chemicals

        2. 5.18.2.2 Colorants and Auxiliaries

        3. 5.18.2.3 Finishing Agents

        4. 5.18.2.4 Desizing Agents

        5. 5.18.2.5 Others

    19. 5.19 Geography

      1. 5.19.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.19.1.1 China

        2. 5.19.1.2 India

        3. 5.19.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.19.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.19.1.5 ASEAN Countries

        6. 5.19.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.19.2 North America

        1. 5.19.2.1 United States

        2. 5.19.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.19.2.3 Mexico

        4. 5.19.2.4 Rest of North America

      3. 5.19.3 Europe

        1. 5.19.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.19.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.19.3.3 Italy

        4. 5.19.3.4 France

        5. 5.19.3.5 Spain

        6. 5.19.3.6 Rest of Europe

      4. 5.19.4 South America

        1. 5.19.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.19.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.19.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.19.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.19.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.19.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.19.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

      1. 6.2.1 Adhesives and Sealants

      2. 6.2.2 Agrochemicals

      3. 6.2.3 Construction Chemicals

      4. 6.2.4 Lubricant Additives

      5. 6.2.5 Mining Chemicals

      6. 6.2.6 Oilfield Chemicals

      7. 6.2.7 Paints and Coatings

      8. 6.2.8 Specialty Polymers

      9. 6.2.9 Water Treatment Chemicals

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 AECI

      3. 6.4.3 Afton Chemical

      4. 6.4.4 Akzo Nobel N.V.

      5. 6.4.5 Albemarle Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Albemarle Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Archroma

      8. 6.4.8 Arkema Group

      9. 6.4.9 Ashland

      10. 6.4.10 Asian Paints

      11. 6.4.11 Axalta Coating Systems

      12. 6.4.12 Baker Hughes Company

      13. 6.4.13 BASF SE

      14. 6.4.14 Berger Paints India Limited

      15. 6.4.15 Buckman

      16. 6.4.16 Chevron Corporation

      17. 6.4.17 Clariant

      18. 6.4.18 Corteva

      19. 6.4.19 Covestro AG

      20. 6.4.20 DIC Corporation

      21. 6.4.21 Dow

      22. 6.4.22 DSM

      23. 6.4.23 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      24. 6.4.24 Eastman Chemical Company

      25. 6.4.25 Ecolab

      26. 6.4.26 Evonik Industries AG

      27. 6.4.27 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      28. 6.4.28 Ferro Corporation

      29. 6.4.29 Flint Group

      30. 6.4.30 FMC Corporation

      31. 6.4.31 GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

      32. 6.4.32 H.B. Fuller Company

      33. 6.4.33 Halliburton

      34. 6.4.34 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      35. 6.4.35 Hexcel Corporation

      36. 6.4.36 Huntsman International LLC

      37. 6.4.37 Infineum International Limited

      38. 6.4.38 Kemira

      39. 6.4.39 KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.

      40. 6.4.40 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

      41. 6.4.41 LafargeHolcim

      42. 6.4.42 LANXESS

      43. 6.4.43 Lonza

      44. 6.4.44 MAPEI S.p.A.

      45. 6.4.45 Merck KGaA

      46. 6.4.46 NIPSEA GROUP

      47. 6.4.47 Nouryon

      48. 6.4.48 Nutrien Ltd.

      49. 6.4.49 Pidilite Industries Ltd

      50. 6.4.50 PPG Industries Inc.

      51. 6.4.51 Procter & Gamble

      52. 6.4.52 RPM International Inc.

      53. 6.4.53 SABIC

      54. 6.4.54 Schlumberger Limited

      55. 6.4.55 Sika AG

      56. 6.4.56 Solenis

      57. 6.4.57 Solvay

      58. 6.4.58 Syngenta

      59. 6.4.59 The Chemours Company

      60. 6.4.60 The Lubrizol Corporation

      61. 6.4.61 The Sherwin-Williams Company

      62. 6.4.62 Venator Materials PLC

      63. 6.4.63 Veolia

      64. 6.4.64 W. R. Grace & Co.

      65. 6.4.65 Wacker Chemie AG

      66. 6.4.66 Yara

  7. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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