Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Forecast(2020 - 2025)

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Global Phthalic Anhydride Market size is forecast to reach $7.33 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during 2020-2025 owing to rise in utilization of polyvinyl chloride and polyester resins in end industries such as construction, electronics, equipment manufacturers, marine and automobile. The major factor driving the phthalic anhydride industry during the forecast period includes its increasing applications in wire & cable, swimming pool liners, roofing membrane, coated fabrics manufacturing. The wide usage of phthalic anhydride as a precursor to phthalate esters and as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride industries is driving the phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.

Report Coverage
The report: “Global Phthalic Anhydride Market – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the global phthalic anhydride Industry. 

By Process Type: O-Xylene Catalytic Oxidation, and Napthalene Catalytic Oxidation
By Application: Plasticizer, Polyester Resin, Alkyd Resin, Polyester Polyols, Dyes, Medicine, Insecticides, and Others
By End Use Industry: Automotive & Transportation, Building & Construction, Paints & Coatings, Marine, Electrical & Electronics, Plastics, Agriculture, and Others
By Geography: North-America, South-America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW

Key Takeaways
  • Asia Pacific dominates the global phthalic anhydride market, owing to the rising demand for lightweight materials such as PVC plasticizer in the automotive, aeronautics, construction and consumer good sectors in the region. According to OICA, in 2018 the production of light commercial vehicles has increased by 10.2 % in APAC. 
  • Owing to the extensive properties of alkyd resins such as corrosion and thermal resistant, there is an increasing demand of alkyd resins, which is likely drive the global phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period. Also, the increasing application of phthalic anhydride such as flame retardants, dyes and pigment is anticipated to drive the market.
  • Phthalic anhydride derivatives such as unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, detergents, insecticide and herbicide have varied applications due to which there is an increasing demand of phthalic anhydride from various end-users, which is further expected to drive the global phthalic anhydride market in the coming years.
  • Stringent government regulations regarding environmental exposure such as Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), is anticipated to restrain the growth of phthalic anhydride market over the forecast period. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic most of the countries has gone under lockdown, due to which operations of various industries such as automotive and construction has been negatively affected, which is hampering the global phthalic anhydride market growth.

By Process Type – Segment Analysis
Phthalic Anhydride is produced from two main sources i.e. o-xylene and naphthalene. It is anticipated that O-Xylene catalytic oxidation process is mostly preferred as naphthalene catalytic oxidation process has lower feed utilization and higher priced feedstock. The high concentration of o-xylene in the feed gas also leads to removal of undesired by products and minimized burning of Phthalic Anhydride, which results in lower investment and operational costs. Moreover, the oxidation process of o-xylene permits a simpler feed system, because of its liquid state, than that of the oxidation process of naphthalene, which is the major factor driving the o-xylene process demand in phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.

By Application – Segment Analysis
The Plasticizer segment holds the largest share in the global phthalic anhydride market in 2019, owing to its extensive properties such as flexible, bendable and durable, which ensures its high performance for a longer tenure. There is an increasing demand of phthalic anhydride from wire & cable, film & sheet, paint & coating, transportation and medical industries, for manufacturing PVC compounds such as packaging films, floor & wall covering, hoses, medical devices, cables & wire insulations, automotive units and synthetic leather. Thus, the ease of use of phthalate plasticizers at low-cost rates and wide usage in various industries are the major reasons driving the phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.

By End Use Industry – Segment Analysis
The Building & Construction sector holds the largest share in the global phthalic anhydride market in 2019 and is growing at a CAGR of 4.9%, owing to increasing usage of phthalic anhydride for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) production. Due to the extensive properties of Polyvinyl chloride such as low cost, high strength, and dimensional stability, the demand for PVC is increasing in the building and construction sectors for applications such as flooring, wiring and plumbing.  The building and construction activities are expanding at a lucrative rate across the world. According to the US Census Bureau, in February 2020 total construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,366,697 which is 6.0 percent above the February 2019 rate of 1,288,951.  According to European Commission, the total construction investment in Germany increased by 9.5% over 2008-2015. The building and construction activities are also increasing owing to the various government initiatives such as Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Thus with the increasing building and construction sector the demand for polyvinyl chloride will also increase, which is anticipated to propel the global phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.

By Geography – Segment Analysis
Asia Pacific region holds the largest share in the global phthalic anhydride market in 2019 up to 52%, owing to the increasing demand of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) based components from countries such as China and India, where the consumption of plastic is huge and is growing at a significant rate. According to International Trade Centre (ITC), in 2018 India held the largest share of 17.8% in world imports of phthalic anhydride i.e. worth USD 158,974 while only 3.1% of exports were made. Also, Korea, republic of held the largest share of 23.1% while Taipei, Taiwan held the second largest share of 12% in world export of phthalic anhydride. Thus the increasing consumption of phthalic anhydride in the region from various end use industries such as automotive and construction, is likely to drive the phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.

Drivers – Global Phthalic Anhydride Market

  • Growing Applications Of Phthalic Anhydride
Phthalic anhydride is often used as a monomer for synthetic resins such as alkyd resins, glyptal and the polyester resins, which are used for heat-resistant paints, marine coatings and insulation varnishes applications. Phthalic anhydride is also used as a precursor of anthraquinone, phthalein, rhodamine, phthalocyanine, fluorescein, and xanthene dyes, which are used for medical diagnosis research. Also, Phthalic anhydrides are used to yield antibiotic for bowel surgery and for infections of the colon such as phenolphthalein, benzoic acid, phthalylsulfathiazole and orthophthalic acid. Moreover, phthalic anhydride is an important chemical intermediate in the plastics industry from which numerous phthalate esters are derived that function as plasticizers in synthetic resins. These extensive properties and applications of phthalic anhydride act as a driver for the phthalic anhydride market. 

  • Extensive Properties of Phthalic Anhydride
The growing demand of phthalic anhydride from the automotive, aviation, construction, and furniture industries because of its properties such as lightweight, chemical rotting, high transparency, resistant to weather, corrosion, abrasion and impact resistance acts as a driver for phthalic anhydride market. The plasticizers are generally used in various end sue industries as they increase the polymers flexibility and elongation or ease of processing by reducing the cohesive intermolecular forces along the polymer chains. Also, PVC plasticizers are being widely used in the automotive and aviation sector as it can be cut, shaped, welded and joined easily in a variety of styles. These extensive properties of phthalic anhydrides act as a driver for phthalic anhydride market during the forecast period.
Challenges – Global Phthalic Anhydride Market

  • Health Hazards Due To Exposure of Phthalic Anhydride
Exposure to phthalic anhydride may occur by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract on short term exposure while the long term exposure may cause skin sensitization, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, rhino conjunctivitis, bronchitis, and irritation of the skin and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.  In addition, exposure to phthalic anhydride vapor causes congestion, irritation, and injury to lung cells. These health hazards of phthalic anhydride may restrain the global phthalic anhydride market growth during the forecast period.

Market Landscape 
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the phthalic anhydride market. In 2019, the market of phthalic anhydride has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the phthalic anhydride market are Polynt S.P.A., Stepan Company, Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., BASF SE, Hongxin Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Aekyung Petrochemical Co. Ltd., I G Petrochemicals Limited, Koppers Inc., Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Inc., UPC Technology Corporation, Asian Paints, Shandong Hongxin Chemical Co. Ltd. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches
  • In January, 2018 Thirumalai Chemicals announced to establish its manufacturing plant of phthalic anhydride with capacity of about 60,000 tonnes per annum at Dahej in Gujarat, India.
  • In May, 2018 I G Petrochemicals Limited announced about Brownfield expansion of PA 4 Plant by 2019. The company also announced to introduce specialty plasticizers to further strengthen the company’s positioning.

1. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key Trends by Process Type
    2.3 Key Trends by Application
    2.4 Key Trends by End-Use
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Landscape
    3.1 Comparative analysis 
        3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
        3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Top startup company Analysis by
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Market Shares
        4.1.4 Market Size and Application Analysis
        4.1.5 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium) 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case studies of successful ventures
    5.4 Customer Analysis - Top companies
6. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Market Opportunities
    6.4 Porters five force model
        6.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.4.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.4.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.4.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.4.5 Threat of substitutes 
7. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market -Strategic analysis
    7.1 Value chain analysis
    7.2 Opportunities analysis
    7.3 Market life cycle
    7.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
8. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market – By Process Type (Market Size -$Million, KT)
    8.1 O-Xylene Catalytic Oxidation 
    8.2 Napthalene Catalytic Oxidation
9. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market – By Application (Market Size -$Million, KT)
    9.1 Plasticizer
    9.2 Polyester Resin
    9.3 Alkyd Resin
    9.4 Polyester Polyols
    9.5 Dyes
    9.6 Medicine
    9.7 Insecticides
    9.8 Others
10. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market – By End Use Industry (Market Size -$Million, KT)
    10.1 Automotive & Transportation
    10.2 Building & Construction
    10.3 Paints & Coatings
    10.4 Marine
    10.5 Electrical & Electronics
    10.6 Plastics
    10.7 Agriculture
    10.8 Others
11. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / KT)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S.
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 South America
        11.2.1 Brazil
        11.2.2 Argentina
        11.2.3 Colombia
        11.2.4 Chile
        11.2.5 Rest of South America
    11.3 Europe
        11.3.1 U.K
        11.3.2 Germany
        11.3.3 France
        11.3.4 Italy
        11.3.5 Netherland
        11.3.6 Spain
        11.3.7 Russia
        11.3.8 Belgium
        11.3.9 Rest of Europe
    11.4 Asia Pacific
        11.4.1 China
        11.4.2 Japan
        11.4.3 India
        11.4.4 South Korea
        11.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
        11.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
    11.5 ROW
        11.5.1 Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of South Africa
12. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market- Entropy
    12.1 New Product Launches
    12.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
13. Market Share Analysis (Premium)
    13.1 Market Share by Country- Top companies
    13.2 Market Share by Region- Top companies
    13.3 Market Share by type of Product / Product category- Top companies
    13.4 Market Share at global level- Top companies
    13.5 Best Practices for companies
14. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market- List of Key Companies by Country (Premium)
15. Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Company Analysis
    15.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
    15.2 Company 1
    15.3 Company 2
    15.4 Company 3
    15.5 Company 4
    15.6 Company 5
    15.7 Company 6
    15.8 Company 7
    15.9 Company 8
    15.10 Company 9
    15.11 Company 10 and more
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List of Tables

1 US Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Size 2018
2 Canada Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Share 2018
3 Brazil Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Outlook 2019 - 2023
4 Mexico Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Research 2018
5 Germany Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Trends 2019 - 2023 
6 France Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Growth 2019 - 2023 
7 UK Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Demand 2019 - 2023 
8 Italy Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Segmentation 2018
9 Russia Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Analysis 2019 - 2023
10 China Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Revenue 2019 - 2023
11 Japan Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Volume 2019 - 2023
12 South Korea Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Potential 2019 - 2023
13 India Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Leaders 2018
14 Saudi Arabia Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Forecast 2019 - 2023 
15 Kuwait Global Phthalic Anhydride Market Value 2018

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