Global Plasticizer Market - Segment Analysis, Opportunity Assessment, Competitive Intelligence and Industry Outlook, 2016-2023

A Plasticizer is a chemical substance that is being added to another material such as plastic, to make it resistant, flexible, and easy to handle. More than 300 types of plasticizers are available across the market, among which only 50-100 are currently being used commercially. The most common type of plasticizers that are being used are phthalates and adipates.

Plasticizers are primarily being added to the polymer matrix to increase its flexibility and improve the chemical properties of the final product. Moreover, the addition of a plasticizer in materials can lower the glass transition temperature, melt viscosity, and elastic modulus of the polymer. They primarily act as additives that increase the plasticity or fluidity of a material. They can further enhance the properties of materials such as concrete, clays, and other related products.

The plasticizer market is expected to reach US$ 1021.2 million by 2023, growing with a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The market is growing due to the high demand for plasticizers in various applications such as consumer goods, flooring & wall coverings, coated fabrics, wire & cable, and film & sheet. In addition to these, rapid urbanization and increasing construction projects across the globe where the product is used as an additive for concrete and other polymers and also in the production of wires and cables, will further accelerate the growth of the market.

This plasticizer market report covers an in-depth analysis of the market including statistical and subjective data points, along with the key market drivers and opportunities & restraints that have positive or negative effects on the overall global market. An exclusive coverage has been provided for market drivers and challenges & opportunities for a country-level market in the respective regional segments. The report comprises a competitive analysis of the key players functioning in the market and covers in-depth data related to the competitive landscape of the market and the recent strategies & products that will assist or affect the market in the near future.

Global Plasticizer Market Size, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

Global Plasticizer Market

The global plasticizer market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. Based on types, the market is categorized into phthalates, terephthalates, trimellitates, epoxides, phosphates, sebacates, extenders, aliphatic dibasic esters, and others. Based on applications, the plasticizer market has been segregated into flooring & wall, film & sheet coverings, wires & cables, coated fabrics, consumer goods, and others (medical, sports, & adhesive & sealants applications).

Global Plasticizer Market Segmentation Scope

By Grade

  • Phthalates
  • Terephthalates
  • Trimellitates
  • Epoxides
  • Phosphates
  • Sebacates
  • Extenders
  • Aliphatic Dibasic Esters
  • Extenders
  • Others.

By Application

  • Flooring & Wall
  • Film & Sheet Coverings
  • Wires & Cables
  • Coated Fabrics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others 

The flooring & wall segment is dominating the plasticizers market during the forecast period

The flooring & wall covering segment is dominating the global plasticizers market in the year 2018 due to an increase in construction across the globe, along with increased need for renovation and maintenance of existing buildings, which are fostering the market growth. Plasticizers are being used extensively for coverings due to their viscosity reducing property, and fast fusers.

Moreover, their use will increase due to increasing consumer preference for new designs in coverings and floor walls in their buildings. As the economic conditions of people are improving, the application of plasticizers in production of wires & cables and consumer goods is also expected to increase in the coming years.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the plasticizers market owing to an increasing demand for flexible PVC in the region. Rising construction activities and the growing demand for automotive are expected to fuel the market growth for plasticizers. China was the largest market for plasticizers in the Asia-Pacific in 2016. Further, increasing construction activities in developing countries such as China and India are projected to enhance the demand for PVC cladding and roofing. Plasticizers are widely used to manufacture flexible PVC roofing membranes. Thus, these factors are likely to boost the plasticizers market in this region.


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Rest of Europe

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Rest of APAC

Latin America



Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

Southern Africa

Northern Africa


Rest of Middle East & Africa

The key players operating in the global plasticizer market includes Orica Ltd., Adeka Corporation, Clariant International Ltd., Grupa Azoty S.A., Aekyung Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Sasol Ltd., Blue Sail Chemical Group, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Teknor Apex, Amines & Plasticizers Ltd., and others. The global plasticizer market is a competitive market due to the presence of various international, regional, and local vendors.

The demand for plasticizer is expected to increase over the coming years due to rising investments in R&D by key players such as Clariant International Ltd., Grupa Azoty S.A., and others. To expand the market, majority of vendors are adopting new technologies and product launches to gain competitive advantage in the global market. The plasticizer market is largely driven by new product launches and acquisitions.

The competition in the global plasticizer market is intense as various international and regional vendors are providing the new technology to various end-use industries for the expansion of the market. Plasticizer vendors are emphasizing on investing in R&D facilities to increase technology development. The key players and emerging vendors have improved manufacturing techniques and enhanced their products to have a competitive edge over others. Furthermore, companies are involved in acquisitions and expansion to improve their product offerings and increase the production process.


Key questions answered

  • What is the market value of the overall market and its segments?
  • What is the market value and volume at the regional and the country level?
  • What are the key segments and sub-segments in the market?
  • Which is the largest sub-segment in each segment in the scope of the study?
  • What are the attractive segments and geographies to invest in?
  • What are the macroeconomic indicators impacting the country's dynamics?
  • Which are the major players present in each region and their key strategies?

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Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report Description

1.1.1 Purpose of the Report

1.1.2 Target Audience

1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings

1.2 Research Scope

1.3 Research Methodology

1.3.1 Phase I – Secondary Research

1.3.2 Phase II – Primary Research

1.3.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review

1.3.4 Approach Adopted Top-Down Approach Bottom-Up Approach

1.3.5 Assumptions

1.4 Market Segmentation Scope

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Market Summary

2.1.1 Global Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Plasticizers Market

2.2 Market Dynamics

2.3 Global Plasticizers Market, by Segment, 2018

2.3.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2018, (Units) (US$ Mn)

2.3.2 Global Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2018, (Units) (US$ Mn)

2.3.3 Global Plasticizers Market, by Region, 2018 (Units) (US$ Mn)

2.4 Premium Insights

2.4.1 Plasticizers Market In Developed Vs. Developing Economies, 2018 vs 2023

2.4.2 Global Plasticizers Market: Regional Life Cycle Analysis

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics

3.1 Market Overview

3.2 Market Drivers

3.2.1 Increase in the demand for flexible PVC

3.2.2 Rising demand from construction industry

3.2.3 Driver 3

3.3 Market Restraints

3.3.1 Stringent Regulations on the use of phthalates plasticizers

3.3.2 Restraint 2

3.4 Market Opportunities

3.4.1 Growing demand for eco-friendly plasticizers

3.4.2 Opportunity 2

3.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.5.1 Analyst’s Views

3.6 Industry SWOT Analysis

Chapter 4 Global Plasticizers Market, by Type

4.1 Market Overview, by Type

4.1.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.1.2 Incremental Opportunity, by Type, From 2018-2023

4.2 Phthalates

4.2.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Phthalates, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.3 Terephthalates

4.3.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Terephthalates, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.4 Trimellitates

4.4.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Trimellitates, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.5 Epoxides

4.5.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Epoxides, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.6 Phosphates

4.6.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Phosphates, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.7 Sebacates

4.7.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Sebacates, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.8 Aliphatic Dibasic Esters

4.8.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Aliphatic Dibasic Esters, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.9 Extenders

4.9.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Extenders, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

4.10 Others

4.10.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Others, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Global Plasticizers Market, by Application

5.1 Market Overview, by Application

5.1.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.1.2 Incremental Opportunity, by Application, From 2018-2023

5.2 Film & Sheet Coverings

5.2.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Film & Sheet Coverings, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.3 Flooring & Wall

5.3.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Flooring & Wall, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.4 Wires & Cables

5.4.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Wires & Cables, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.5 Coated Fabrics

5.5.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Coated Fabrics, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.6 Consumer Goods

5.6.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Consumer Goods, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

5.7 Others

5.7.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Others, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Global Plasticizers Market, by Region

6.1 Market Overview, by Region

6.1.1 Global Plasticizers Market, by Region, 2016-2023, (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.2 Attractive Investment Opportunity, by Region, 2018

6.3 North America Plasticizers Market

6.3.1 North America Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.3.2 North America Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.3.3 United States Country Profile United States Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.3.4 Canada Country Profile Canada Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.3.5 Mexico Country Profile Mexico Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4 Europe Plasticizers Market

6.4.1 Europe Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.2 Europe Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.3 United Kingdom Country Profile United Kingdom Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.4 Germany Country Profile Germany Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.5 France Country Profile France Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.6 Italy Country Profile Italy Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.7 Spain Country Profile Spain Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.4.8 Rest of Europe Rest of Europe Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5 Asia Pacific Plasticizers Market

6.5.1 Asia Pacific Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.2 Asia Pacific Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.3 China Country Profile China Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.4 Japan Country Profile Japan Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.5 India Country Profile India Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.6 Indonesia Country Profile Indonesia Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.7 Thailand Country Profile Thailand Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.5.8 Rest of Asia Pacific Rest of Asia Pacific Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.6 Latin America Plasticizers Market

6.6.1 Latin America Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.6.2 Latin America Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.6.3 Brazil Country Profile Brazil Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.6.4 Argentina Country Profile Argentina Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.6.5 Rest of Latin America Rest of Latin America Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7 Middle East & Africa Plasticizers Market

6.7.1 Middle East & Africa Plasticizers Market, by Type, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7.2 Middle East & Africa Plasticizers Market, by Application, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7.3 Southern Africa Southern Africa Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7.4 Northern Africa Northern Africa Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7.5 GCC GCC Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

6.7.6 Rest of Middle East & Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa Plasticizers Market, 2016-2023 (Units) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Competitive Intelligence

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Players Evaluated During the Study

7.3 Market Players Present in Market Life Cycle

7.4 Top 5 Players Comparison

7.5 Market Positioning of Key Players, 2018

7.6 Market Players Mapping

7.6.1 By Type

7.6.2 By Application

7.6.3 By Region

7.7 Strategies Adopted by Key Market Players

7.8 Recent Developments in the Market

7.8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership, New Product Developments

7.9 Operational Efficiency Comparison by Key Players

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

8.1 Arkema S.A.

8.1.1 Arkema S.A. Overview

8.1.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Arkema S.A.

8.1.3 Arkema S.A. Products Portfolio

8.1.4 Arkema S.A. Financial Overview

8.1.5 Arkema S.A. News/Recent Developments


8.2.1 BASF SE Overview

8.2.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in BASF SE

8.2.3 BASF SE Products Portfolio

8.2.4 BASF SE Financial Overview

8.2.5 BASF SE News/Recent Developments

8.3 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.

8.3.1 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. Overview

8.3.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.

8.3.3 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. Products Portfolio

8.3.4 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. Financial Overview

8.3.5 Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. News/Recent Developments

8.4 Dow Chemical Company

8.4.1 Dow Chemical Company Overview

8.4.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Dow Chemical Company

8.4.3 Dow Chemical Company Products Portfolio

8.4.4 Dow Chemical Company Financial Overview

8.4.5 Dow Chemical Company News/Recent Developments

8.5 LG Chem Ltd.

8.5.1 LG Chem Ltd. Overview

8.5.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in LG Chem Ltd.

8.5.3 LG Chem Ltd. Products Portfolio

8.5.4 LG Chem Ltd. Financial Overview

8.5.5 LG Chem Ltd. News/Recent Developments

8.6 Evonik Industries AG

8.6.1 Evonik Industries AG Overview

8.6.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Evonik Industries AG

8.6.3 Evonik Industries AG Products Portfolio

8.6.4 Evonik Industries AG Financial Overview

8.6.5 Evonik Industries AG News/Recent Developments

8.7 ExxonMobil Chemical

8.7.1 ExxonMobil Chemical Overview

8.7.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in ExxonMobil Chemical

8.7.3 ExxonMobil Chemical Products Portfolio

8.7.4 ExxonMobil Chemical Financial Overview

8.7.5 ExxonMobil Chemical News/Recent Developments

8.8 Eastman Chemical Company

8.8.1 Eastman Chemical Company Overview

8.8.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Eastman Chemical Company

8.8.3 Eastman Chemical Company Products Portfolio

8.8.4 Eastman Chemical Company Financial Overview

8.8.5 Eastman Chemical Company News/Recent Developments

8.9 Ineos Group

8.9.1 Ineos Group Overview

8.9.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in Ineos Group

8.9.3 Ineos Group Products Portfolio

8.9.4 Ineos Group Financial Overview

8.9.5 Ineos Group News/Recent Developments

8.10 UPC Group

8.10.1 UPC Group Overview

8.10.2 Key Stakeholders/Person in UPC Group

8.10.3 UPC Group Products Portfolio

8.10.4 UPC Group Financial Overview

8.10.5 UPC Group News/Recent Developments

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