Rising demand for PVC products, auto sector growth, infra development to drive global plasticizers market


  • Plasticizers are additives that increase a materials viscosity and plasticity and are usually combined with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or other polymers to impart unique properties. Growing demand for PVC products, expanding automotive industry, rapid urbanization and construction projects around the world will boost market demand. Growth could be hampered by stringent government regulations, environmental concerns and high cost of production. Research on bio-based plasticizers is likely open growth opportunities in the near future. The global plasticizer market size is estimated to grow at a steady rate from 2016 to 2024. To know more about the product segmentation, diverse applications, the growth sectors & leading market and the laggards, read Rising demand for PVC products, auto sector growth, infra development to drive global plasticizers market
  • Plasticizers are compounds incorporated in a polymer matrix to increase its flexibility and improve the chemical properties. Earlier phthalate-based plasticizer represented 85% of the total plasticizers market. However, stringent government regulations and rising health concerns of the consumers have stimulated the demand of bio-plasticizers. To assure sustainability, end users are looking for safe, bio-degradable and non-phthalate-based plasticizers. Bio-based plasticizers are produced from vegetable based raw materials derived from soya bean oil, linseed oil, castor oil, etc, and are used as an alternative of petroleum based plasticizers. Bio-based plasticizers are widely used as additives in PVC resins, cables, vinyl flooring, wire jacketing, automobile parts etc. To know more about the various application segments, emerging applications, the high demand segments, restraining factors, growth opportunities, etc, read in Ban on phthalate-based plasticizers in consumer goods, food packaging and medical products leads to development of bio-based alternatives
  • Cellulose plastics are bioplastics manufactured using cellulose or derivatives of cellulose manufactured using softwood trees. Major applications include thermoplastics, extruded films, eyeglass frames, electronics, sheets, rods, molding materials, etc. Discussed are a  breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that is half cellulose will help meet sustainability and performance needs;
    cellulose-based products resulting from sugar beet processing, addressing the need for more sustainable raw materials from a variety of industries, such as food and healthcare, as well as the coatings and construction sectors;
    a biodegradable alternative to polymers currently used in 3D printing materials, a new study has found, Read in Cellulose-based plastics address need for more sustainable raw materials from food, healthcare, coatings and construction
  • Flame retardants have become an essential safety protocol especially in industries like construction, electronic and automotive. Rapid industrialization has simultaneously increased the need for stringent security measures, along with safety of expensive equipment and tools that are susceptible to ignition and fire hazards. Flame retardants are used to reduce this risk in a broad range of products such as laptops, smart phones, TV sets, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and printed wiring boards. Asia Pacific dominated the market over the past few years, followed by Western Europe and North America. To know more about the largest end users, the growth segments, the emerging applications, the high growth regions, etc, read End user safety and legislations push global demand for flame retardants
  • Polymer concrete is also called latex-modified concrete or polymer-Portland-cement concrete. The addition of polymers in concrete mixtures increases thermal stability and mechanical strength, and also improves resistance to chemical attack and water intrusion. Polymer concrete is also used as a replacement for cement in many applications, due to its superior characteristic properties, such as high compressive strength, low permeability, fast curing, high resistance to chemical attack, high resistance to abrasion, and high impact strength. Polymer concrete consists of adhesive properties which help to repair both polymer and cement-based concrete. The polymer compound used makes concrete more durable and safer than other concretes, but it is also more expensive. Read more in Rise in Infrastructure in MENA and Asia Pacific boost demand for Polymer Concrete