Acid Copolymers Market - Forecast(2022 - 2027)

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Acid Copolymers Market Overview

Acid Copolymers Market size is forecast to reach US$58 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2021-2026 due to increasing demand for cement admixtures, oil & gas exploration, water treatment chemicals, drilling fluids, and other applications. Acid copolymers are also used in cosmetic products due to their thickness properties. Apart from this, increasing consumption of surfactant water treatment chemicals in the oil & gas industry is estimated to grow the market size of acid copolymers during the forecast period. According to Energy Shale Gas Production, the total natural gas production is projected to contribute 30% and more than 75% in Canada & Mexico, respectively by 2040. Hence, all such factors are expected to grow the consumption of the chemicals such as acrylic acid, maleic acid, ethylene vinyl acetate, and others, which is further expected to increase the demand for acid copolymers market.

Impact of COVID-19

However, during the year 2020, major sectors saw a steady decline in growth owing to the decrease in transportation during the lockdown. The manufacturing activities were also closed from the first quarter of 2020 which reduced the consumption of acid copolymers. Also, the lack of crude oil production is limiting the production of acid copolymers. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil production fell by 8% in 2020. Hence, such factors are limiting the production as well as consumption of acid copolymers. 

Report Coverage

The report “Acid Copolymers Market – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Acid Copolymer Industry.

By Type: Ethylene Acid Copolymer, Methacrylic Acid Copolymer, Acrylamide/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, and Others.
By Application: Packaging, Building Panels, Water Treatment Chemicals, Cosmetics (Hair Care, Skin Care, Others), Adhesives and Sealant, Coatings, Cement, and Others.
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America), and RoW (Middle East and Africa) .

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominates the market of acid copolymers due to the increasing demand for water treatment, packaging, cosmetic products, and others application in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Increasing consumption of surfactants in oil & gas exploration and production is estimated to grow the demand for acid copolymers.
  • The United States is the largest oil & gas consumer in the world. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil production is expected to rise on average 11.1 million b/d in 2021 and 12.0 million b/d in 2022.
  • Apart from this, volatility in crude oil prices is hampering the market scenario as copolymers are derived from petrochemical products.


Figure: North America Acid Copolymer Market, 2021-2026 (US$ Billion)

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Acid Copolymers Market Segment Analysis – By Type

Ethylene acid copolymer type segment held the largest share in the global acid copolymer market in 2020. Ethylene acid copolymer resin provides an outstanding bonding to metal which makes this bond reliable. Ethylene acid copolymer is used in the production of drilling fluids and cost-effective foil adhesive for a range of applications. These factors are expected to drive the acid copolymer market growth.

Acid Copolymers Market Segment Analysis – By Application

Water treatment chemicals has dominated the market for acid copolymers market in 2020 and is growing at a CAGR of 4% during 2021-2026 owing to the rise in consumption for water treatment chemicals, including scale and corrosion inhibitors and surfactants. Surfactants are widely used in exploration, production, and drilling fluids. Thus, increasing oil & gas exploration is expected to increase the consumption of surfactants which, in turn, increasing demand for acid copolymers. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the oil and gas industry is expected to attract US$ 25 billion investments in exploration and production by 2022. Therefore, the increasing investment in oil & gas production will influence the growth of acid copolymers. 

Acid Copolymers Market Segment Analysis – By Geography 

North America dominated the acid copolymers market with more than 30% in 2020 due to the increasing demand for acid copolymers for water treatment chemicals and building panels in the region. Acid copolymers are used in metalized building panels, thus increasing building permits in North America is estimated to the growing demand for acid copolymers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, new residential construction including building permits and housing completions is expected to reach 1.7 million and 1.4 million, respectively in 2021 and 2020. Apart from this, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), oil and gas companies will invest C$27.3 billion in 2021 which increases the consumption of surfactants for drilling fluids. Therefore, growing consumption and investment are supporting the demand for acid copolymer in the region.

Acid Copolymers Market Drivers

Growing Building and Construction Activities

Due to its binding properties, acid copolymers are used in building panels. According to the US Census Bureau, new housing unit construction was 11,471 thousand units in 2019 in the United States, which reached 3,642 units in 2020. Moreover, according to the Federal National Mortgage Association, housing starts were expected to jump with 1 million new homes in 2021. Additionally, according to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the real estate market of India is expected to grow USD 1trillion by 2030. Hence, all such factors will influence the demand for metal bonding in the building which, in turn, is expected to grow the market size of acid copolymers. 

Growing Consumption in Cosmetic Products

Acid copolymers are used in cosmetic products as binders, hair fixatives, suspending agents, viscosity-increasing agents, thickeners, and emulsion stabilizers. Hence, the increasing cosmetic sector is estimated to grow the consumption of acid copolymers chemical such as maleic acid in personal care products. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the cosmetic market size is forecast to reach US$ 20 billion by 2025. On the other hand, when cosmetics are applied to the skin, acid copolymers do not irritate the skin due to their low absorption rate. Hence, these factors are increasing the usage of acid copolymers in cosmetics. 

Acid Copolymers Market Challenges

Volatility in Raw Material Prices

Ethylene, acrylic acid, and other building block copolymer derived produced from renewable sources and as an alternative to its current production from petrochemicals. According to BP static, Oil prices declined US$64.21/bbl in 2019 as compared with US$71.31/bbl in 2018. Thus, due to fluctuation of oil prices may hamper the prices of ethylene and acrylic acid copolymers, which may hamper the acid copolymer market. 

Acid Copolymers Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the acid copolymers market. Major players in the Acid Copolymers Market include:

  1. The Dow Chemical Company
  2. ExxonMobil
  3. Solvay
  4. BASF SE
  5. Michelman
  6. Newpark Resources Inc.
  7. Honeywell International Inc.
  8. Lyondellbasell
  9. Clariant
  10. Tytan Organics, and among others.

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1. Acid Copolymers Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope 
2. Acid Copolymers Market- Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Application
    2.3 Key Trends by Geography
3. Acid Copolymers Market– Comparative analysis 
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Acid Copolymers Market- Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Acid Copolymers Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Acid Copolymers Market- Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes 
7. Acid Copolymers Market– Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies 
8. Acid Copolymers Market– By Type (Market Size -$Billion)
    8.1 Ethylene Acid Copolymer
    8.2 Methacrylic Acid Copolymer
    8.3 Acrylamide/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
    8.4 Others
9. Acid Copolymers Market– By Application (Market Size -$Billion)
    9.1 Packaging
    9.2 Building Panels
    9.3 Water Treatment Chemicals
    9.4 Cosmetics
        9.4.1 Hair Care 
        9.4.2 Skin Care 
        9.4.3 Others
    9.5 Adhesive And Sealant
    9.6 Coatings
    9.7 Cement 
    9.8 Others
10. Acid Copolymers Market- By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 North America
        10.1.1 USA
        10.1.2 Canada
        10.1.3 Mexico
    10.2 Europe
        10.2.1 UK
        10.2.2 Germany
        10.2.3 France
        10.2.4 Italy
        10.2.5 Netherlands
        10.2.6 Spain
        10.2.7 Russia
        10.2.8 Belgium
        10.2.9 Rest of Europe
    10.3 Asia-Pacific
        10.3.1 China
        10.3.2 Japan
        10.3.3 India
        10.3.4 South Korea
        10.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        10.3.6 Indonesia
        10.3.7 Taiwan
        10.3.8 Malaysia
        10.3.9 Rest of APAC
    10.4 South America
        10.4.1 Brazil
        10.4.2 Argentina
        10.4.3 Colombia
        10.4.4 Chile
        10.4.5 Rest of South America
    10.5 Rest of the World
        10.5.1 Middle East
            10.5.1.1 Saudi Arabia
            10.5.1.2 UAE
            10.5.1.3 Israel
            10.5.1.4 Rest of the Middle East
        10.5.2 Africa
            10.5.2.1 South Africa
            10.5.2.2 Nigeria
            10.5.2.3 Rest of Africa
11. Acid Copolymers Market– Entropy
    11.1 New Product Launches
    11.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Acid Copolymers Market– Industry/Segment Competition Landscape Premium
    12.1 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    12.2 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    12.3 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    12.4 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    12.5 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
    12.6 Company Benchmarking- Major Companies
13. Acid Copolymers Market– Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
14. Acid Copolymers Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    14.1 Company 1
    14.2 Company 2
    14.3 Company 3
    14.4 Company 4
    14.5 Company 5
    14.6 Company 6
    14.7 Company 7
    14.8 Company 8
    14.9 Company 9
    14.10 Company 10 and more
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