US soy chemical demand will grow 7.8 percent annually through 2013, driven by the continued penetration of biodiesel, and by the adoption of alternatives to traditional, petrochemical-based materials in manufacturing. Soy oil derivatives such as methyl soyate, polyols, soy-based foamed plastics, waxes and fatty acids hold particularly good prospects.
This study analyzes the $1.9 billion US soy chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, with forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., methyl soyate, epoxidized products, soy waxes, soy fatty acids, polyols, vitamin E, isoflavones, lecithin, refined industrial soy oil) and market (e.g., biodiesel, foods and beverages, plastics, printing inks and toner).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including Archer-Daniels-Midland, Ag Processing and Cargill.