Global demand for emulsion polymers is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year to 13.3 million metric tons (dry basis) in 2016. In developing nations such as China and India, demand will benefit from strong economic growth and increased penetration of waterborne technology in the coatings and adhesives industry.
This study analyzes the $26.1 billion world emulsion polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market (e.g., coatings, adhesives), polymer (e.g., acrylics, styrene-butadiene latex, vinyl acetate polymers), world region and for 15 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry participants, including BASF, Dow Chemical and Styron.