Linear alpha olefins, also known as normal alpha olefins, are alkenes with a terminal double bond between the first and the second carbon atom and a chemical formula CXH2X. In 1960s, they were produced by the thermal cracking of waxy paraffin found in crude oils. Nowadays, they are produced on an industrial level by a process of oligomerization of ethylene. The main uses of linear alpha olefins are as co-monomers in polyethylene production, in the manufacture of poly alpha olefins (used in synthetic lubricants) and in the production of oxo alcohols (used largely in detergents and plasticizers). A recent application of C14 is as an on-land drilling fluid base stock as it is biodegradable and has a significant environmental advantage over other drilling fluids. During 2009-2016, the global Linear Alpha Olefin market grew at a CAGR of around 4.1%. The consumption of Linear Alpha Olefin is driven by the LLDPE, detergents and HDPE industries which account for the majority of its consumption. The report by Expert Market Research entitled “Linear Alpha Olefin Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray in the Linear Alpha Olefin market.
Historical market trends for the linear alpha olefin industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global linear alpha olefin market into the following regions – North America, Western Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Japan and Other Asia. North America currently represents the largest market. On the basis of end-use, the global linear alpha olefin market has been segmented as LLPDE, detergents, HPDE, lubricants, LDPE, plasticizers, fine chem and oil field chemical. LLDPE currently represent the biggest end use industry for linear alpha olefins.
The value chain analysis of linear alpha olefins has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analysing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation on the competitive landscape of the linear alpha olefin industry has also been provided. The report also covers the global import and export trends of linear alpha olefins with Belgium being the largest importer and the United States being the largest exporter.
This report provides an exhaustive insight into the manufacturing of linear alpha olefins. Factors such as chemical reactions involved, process flow, raw material requirements, mass balance and various manufacturing steps have been thoroughly discussed in the report. The report also provides a comprehensive market evaluation of the major feedstocks required for manufacturing linear alpha olefin viz. ethylene. For feedstock, the report provides price trends, market breakup by end-use, market breakup by region and its key manufacturers.
The following are the key questions answered by this report:
- What are the market trends for the global linear alpha olefin market?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for linear alpha olefin?
- What are the key application areas for linear alpha olefin?
- Who are the key manufacturers in the linear alpha olefin market?
- What are the price trends of linear alpha olefin?
- What are the raw material requirements for the manufacturing of linear alpha olefin?
- What are the chemical reactions involved during the manufacturing of linear alpha olefin?
- Who are the major importers and exporters of linear alpha olefin?
- What is the value chain analysis of the linear alpha olefin industry?
- What are the market trends of major feedstocks?
- What are the price trends of major feedstocks?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for major feedstocks?
- What are the key application areas for various feedstocks?
- Who are the key players for various feedstocks?
In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the linear alpha olefin industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complimented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.
Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.