Global Propylene Oxide Market, by Application (Polyether Polyols, Propylene Glycol, Fumigation, Adhe

Published Date: | Report Code : CH192073


The Propylene Oxide Market is expected to promise high growth owing to the increasing demand of application base for polyurethane materials in developing regions in recent years. Increasing demand from End-Use Industries including automotive, building & construction, food & beverages, oil & gas, and others are expected to drive the growth of the market.

Propylene oxide is an organic compound prepared from propylene with two processes namely hydro-chlorination and oxidation. Propylene oxide is primarily used as a precursor to organic compounds such as polyether polyol, propylene glycol, and others that are building blocks in plastics such as polyurethane. Polyether polyol is key in the production of polyurethane that has a number of applications across various industries such as automotive. Propylene glycol is one of the key chemicals used in paints, adhesives, grouts, coatings, and waterproofing materials. Propylene oxide has been also used as an insecticide and anti-microbial fumigant in dry fruits such as almonds, spices, and other food products in several countries.

Segment Insights

Automotive, building & construction, food & beverages, and oil & gas are some of the key end users for propylene oxide for various applications such as propylene glycol, polyether polyol, and others.

Some of the key Impact Factors:

  • Growing application base for polyurethane materials

  • Infrastructural development in developing a region

Regional Analysis

On the basis of the region, the propylene oxide market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe being some of major markets are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe.  This region has been witnessing a number of transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines with regard to environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on.

The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in the propylene oxide market during the forecast period. This demand is with regard to the growth of major end-use industries such as automotive, building & construction, food & beverages, oil & gas, and others. Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and so on. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region.  Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for the propylene oxide market. There has been an increasing number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for the propylene oxide market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Companies Covered: The Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, BASF SE, Lyondell Basell N.V., Repsol S.A

Market Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Polyether Polyol

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Fumigation

  • Adhesives & Sealants

  • Oil Demulsifiers

  • Others

By End-Use Industry:

  • Automotive

  • Building & Construction

  • Food & Beverages

  • Oil & Gas

  • Others

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

  • Western Europe

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

  • Eastern Europe

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Material

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

  • Middle East

    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Application

    • By End-Use Industry

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