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Market Research Reports: Microcrystalline Wax and Petrolatum

Microcrystalline Wax and Petrolatum: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities
Published December 2014
Base Year: 2014
Forecasts to 2019

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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: Global with regional insights


    Global supplies of microcrystalline wax and petrolatum continue to shrink due to the reduction in API Group I, and specifically brightstock production capacity. On the other hand, demand for microcrystalline wax and petrolatum continues to be strong helped by the economic recovery in many parts of the world. The resultant rise in prices has motivated wax de-oilers, blenders, specialty wax producers, and other market participants to seek alternatives. The interplay of supply and demand drivers and the penetration of alternate materials will set the direction of this product market.

    This report will help subscribers to:

    • Assess global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum supply by region
    • Assess global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum demand by region, industry, and product type
    • Analyze applications, demand, and pricing trends
    • Analyze the global trade in microcrystalline wax and petrolatum
    • Analyze the impact of alternatives to microcrystalline waxes and petrolatum
    • Evaluate key suppliers in terms of their products, technology, and business focus
    • Understand the unmet needs of microcrystalline wax and petrolatum consumers and discover the key success factors and barriers in this industry
    • Evaluate the market opportunities, challenges, and threats for this industry
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Executive Summary

    Global Microcrystalline Wax
    • Global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum capacity and production by region
    • Production split by technical grades and pharmaceutical grades
    • Forecast global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum supply, 2014 to 2019
    Global Petrolatum Market
    • Global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum demand by region
    • Global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum demand by industry
    • Key applications
    • Growth drivers and restraints
    • Forecast global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum demand, 2014 to 2019
    Supplier Profiles
    • ARG
    • Asian Oil Company
    • Calumet
    • CEPSA
    • Dong Nam Petrochemical
    • Gandhar Oil
    • H&R
    • Hebei Feitian Petrochemical Group
    • HollyFrontier
    • IGI
    • Lukoil
    • Mol Group
    • Nippon Seiro
    • Petrobras
    • Raj Petro
    • Sasol Wax
    • Shell
    • Sinopec Jingmen Petrochemical
    • Sinopec Nanyang Petrochemical
    • Sonneborn
    Each profile covers the following:
    • Business background
    • Microcrystalline wax and petrolatum production capacity, hydrogenation capacity, and product specifications
    • Sourcing and nature of raw materials
    • Sales
    • Business focus-regions and industries
    • Growth plans and outlook
    • SWOT analysis
  • Scope
  • Microcrystalline Wax and Petrolatum: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities provides a detailed analysis of microcrystalline wax and petrolatum market in terms of supply, demand, market space, pricing developments, substitute products, trends, and growth.

    • Global in nature and provides regional and enduse industry wise segmentation
    • Provide the current market scenario, as well as the industry outlook in terms of supply and demand growth, shifts in product quality, substitution, and pricing
    • An evaluation of the market attractiveness in terms of market opportunities, threats, and challenges
    • The base year for the study is 2014
    • Provide supply and demand forecasts for 2019
  • Key Benefits
  • Subscribers of this report will gain an understanding of the global microcrystalline wax and petrolatum market in terms of its size, growth, trends, opportunities, challenges, and threats. Specifically, the report helps subscribers to:

    • Develop business strategies by understanding the global demand, supply, pricing, and market trends of microcrystalline wax and petrolatum business
    • Understand the impact of declining petroleum wax supply on this business
    • Design and develop products and marketing strategies for the end-use industries by assessing unmet needs and barriers to entry
    • Identify end-use markets and applications with high potential for growth and the challenges and barriers for catering these opportunities
    • Evaluate key market opportunities and challenges facing the business
  • Methodology
  • Kline’s approach places principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. Building on our 50-plus years in the business and leveraging our worldwide network of offices, our teams of seasoned professionals draw upon pragmatic industrial and commercial experience to understand and interpret global impacts and local perspectives.

    Primary Research
    We Know Who to Talk to. We Know How to Listen.

    A high number of in-depth discussions are conducted by each analyst. All interviews are done with true industry insiders.

    Kline’s analysts draw upon pragmatic experience to understand global impacts and local perspectives. Our interviews engage experts across all pertinent fields and sectors including:

    • Distributors
    • Government agencies
    • Marketers/manufacturers
    • Retailers
    • Suppliers
    • Trade organizations

    Secondary Research
    We Know Where to Look – Mining the Details.

    Analysis is further supplemented by secondary research, consisting of constant tracking of annual company reports, national statistics bureaus, trade/ industrial/professional associations, and the like.

    Relevant developments are diligently followed and their impact closely monitored. Reports also draw upon non-confidential data from Kline’s internal database, consisting of over half a century’s syndicated research.

    Comprehensive Market Intelligence
    We Know How to Verify.

    Data are rigorously analyzed, cross-checked, distilled, and validated. Kline’s proven methodology allows exceptionally effective, precise, and reliable market intelligence procurement and assessment, giving subscribers a solid foundation on which to grow, refine, and expand their business with confidence.

    Kline Credentials

    Kline is a leading global management consulting and market research firm offering the complete spectrum of services. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years.

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