World Emulsion Polymers

Gains in demand will be driven by accelerating construction and industrial activity, and by the ongoing displacement of solventborne coatings and adhesives with water-based types.

World demand to rise 4.6% annually through 2018

Global demand for emulsion polymers is forecast to advance 4.6 percent per year to 12.6 million metric tons in 2018, driven by accelerating growth in construction spending, manufacturing output, and paper and paperboard production. In particular, rebounding construction activity in North America and Western Europe -- both intensive regional consumers of emulsions -- will propel market advances. In addition, the ongoing displacement of solventborne coatings and adhesives with water-based types -- which are manufactured using emulsion polymers -- is expected to continue in virtually all parts of the world.

Asia/Pacific region to remain largest market

The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest regional consumer of emulsion polymers, bolstered by growth in the massive Chinese market. Meanwhile, India and Malaysia are forecast to see the fastest annual gains of any major market through 2018. In India, double-digit annual growth in the paint and coatings market will underpin advances, spurred by expanding use of water-based packaging and industrial coatings, as well as the increasing penetration of latex paint in rural markets as per capita incomes rise. Demand in Malaysia will be boosted by robust growth in the country’s huge export-oriented latex gloves industry, as well as by the increased substitution of nitrile gloves for natural latex types worldwide.

Paint and coatings to be fastest growing market

Of the major markets for emulsions, the paint and coatings segment is projected to achieve the most rapid annual growth through 2018, climbing 5.8 percent per year. Ongoing concerns about the health and environmental hazards posed by solvent-based coatings will continue to drive the use of waterborne technologies. In addition, improvements in the performance characteristics of latex paint are expected to increase its use in industrial and maintenance coating applications.

The general purpose adhesives market is expected to grow at an average pace, rising 4.5 percent per year through 2018. Expanding packaging industries and construction spending -- particularly in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions -- coupled with the growing adoption of waterborne technologies will boost consumption growth. However, suppliers of emulsion polymers will continue to face competition from producers of other low VOC adhesive technologies such as hot melts. Below average annual advances are projected for the global paper and paperboard coatings market for emulsion polymers, largely due to highly mature coated paper industries in North America and Western Europe.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Emulsion Polymers, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market (e.g., coatings, adhesives), product (e.g., acrylics, styrene-butadiene latex, vinyl acetate polymers), world region, and for 16 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry participants, including BASF, Dow Chemical and Trinseo.

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  1. World Emulsion Polymers

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Global Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Paint & Coatings Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD PAINT & COATINGS PRODUCTION BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Paper & Paperboard Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION BY REGION

      8. 3.8 World Adhesives Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD ADHESIVES DEMAND BY REGION

      9. 3.9 World Tufted Carpets & Rugs Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD TUFTED CARPET & RUG PRODUCTION BY REGION

      10. 3.10 Emulsion Technology

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    4. 4 MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 4.2 Coatings

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        1. Table | WORLD COATINGS MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

        2. 4.2.1 Paint & Coatings

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          1. Table | WORLD PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

        3. 4.2.2 Paper & Paperboard Coatings

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          1. Table | WORLD PAPER & PAPERBOARD COATINGS MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

      3. 4.3 Adhesives

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        1. Table | WORLD ADHESIVES MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

        2. 4.3.1 General Purpose Adhesives

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          1. Table | WORLD GENERAL PURPOSE ADHESIVES MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

        3. 4.3.2 Carpet Backing Adhesives

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          1. Table | WORLD CARPET BACKING ADHESIVES MARKET FOR EMULSION POLYMERS

      4. 4.4 Other Markets

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        1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR EMULSION POLYMERS IN OTHER MARKETS

      5. 4.5 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART III-2 WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY REGION, 2003-2023

      6. 4.6 Production & Trade

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    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 WORLD EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

      2. 5.2 Acrylics

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        1. 5.2.1 Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | WORLD ACRYLIC EMULSION DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 5.2.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD ACRYLIC EMULSION DEMAND BY REGION

        3. 5.2.3 Suppliers & Market Share

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          1. CHART IV-2 WORLD ACRYLIC EMULSION MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 5.3 Styrene-Butadiene Latex

        $381.00

        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Type & Market

          $153.00

          1. Table | WORLD STYRENE-BUTADIENE LATEX DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD STYRENE-BUTADIENE LATEX DEMAND BY REGION

        3. 5.3.3 Suppliers & Market Share

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          1. CHART IV-3 WORLD STYRENE-BUTADIENE LATEX MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 5.4 Vinyl Acetate Polymers

        $353.00

        1. 5.4.1 Demand by Type & Market

          $170.00

          1. Table | WORLD VINYL ACETATE EMULSION DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Region

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD VINYL ACETATE EMULSION DEMAND BY REGION

        3. 5.4.3 Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

          1. CHART IV-4 WORLD VINYL ACETATE EMULSION MARKET SHARE, 2013

      5. 5.5 Other Emulsion Polymers

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        1. 5.5.1 Demand by Type & Market

          $164.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER EMULSION POLYMERS BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. 5.5.2 Regions & Suppliers

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER EMULSION POLYMERS BY REGION

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 6.1 North America: Economic Overview

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      2. 6.2 North America: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 6.3 North America: Products & Markets

        $123.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART V-2 NORTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 6.4 United States

        $414.00

        1. 6.4.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 United States: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $138.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 United States: Products & Markets

          $210.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 6.5 Canada

        $303.00

        1. 6.5.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 Canada: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $89.00

          1. Table | CANADA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Canada: Products & Markets

          $149.00

          1. Table | CANADA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 6.6 Mexico

        $277.00

        1. 6.6.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 Mexico: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 Mexico: Products & Markets

          $113.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,864.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

        $103.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Products & Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART VI-2 WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 7.4 Germany

        $314.00

        1. 7.4.1 Germany: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.4.2 Germany: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $98.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 Germany: Products & Markets

          $155.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 7.5 Italy

        $248.00

        1. 7.5.1 Italy: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.5.2 Italy: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $91.00

          1. Table | ITALY: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 Italy: Products & Markets

          $86.00

          1. Table | ITALY: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 7.6 France

        $261.00

        1. 7.6.1 France: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.6.2 France: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 France: Products & Markets

          $130.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 7.7 United Kingdom

        $251.00

        1. 7.7.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.7.2 United Kingdom: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 United Kingdom: Products & Markets

          $106.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 7.8 Spain

        $245.00

        1. 7.8.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Spain: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Spain: Products & Markets

          $92.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

        $298.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Other Western Europe: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $91.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Other Western Europe: Products & Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 7.9.4 Other Western Europe: Countries

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,350.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

        $96.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Products & Markets

        $105.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        2. CHART VII-2 ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 8.4 China

        $358.00

        1. 8.4.1 China: Economic Overview

          $85.00

        2. 8.4.2 China: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $132.00

          1. Table | CHINA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.4.3 China: Products & Markets

          $140.00

          1. Table | CHINA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 8.5 Japan

        $317.00

        1. 8.5.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.5.2 Japan: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $122.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.5.3 Japan: Products & Markets

          $123.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 8.6 South Korea

        $272.00

        1. 8.6.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.6.2 South Korea: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $96.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.6.3 South Korea: Products & Markets

          $106.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 8.7 Malaysia

        $229.00

        1. 8.7.1 Malaysia: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.7.2 Malaysia: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MALAYSIA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.7.3 Malaysia: Products & Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | MALAYSIA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 8.8 India

        $288.00

        1. 8.8.1 India: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.8.2 India: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $92.00

          1. Table | INDIA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.8.3 India: Products & Markets

          $115.00

          1. Table | INDIA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      9. 8.9 Indonesia

        $269.00

        1. 8.9.1 Indonesia: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.9.2 Indonesia: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.9.3 Indonesia: Products & Markets

          $116.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      10. 8.10 Other Asia/Pacific

        $343.00

        1. 8.10.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $91.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.10.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Products & Markets

          $109.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.10.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Countries

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,711.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $673.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.1.3 Central & South America: Products & Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 9.1.4 Brazil

          $255.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 9.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $220.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $744.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.2.3 Eastern Europe: Products & Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 9.2.4 Russia

          $281.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 9.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $249.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $294.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Emulsion Polymer Supply & Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: EMULSION POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 9.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Products & Markets

          $106.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: EMULSION POLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,611.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $87.00

        1. Table | WORLD EMULSION POLYMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $282.00

        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD EMULSION POLYMER MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 10.3 Industry Restructuring

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Competitive Strategies

        $134.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 10.5 Research & Development

        $82.00

      6. 10.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Company Profiles

        $4,799.00

        1. 10.7.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $130.00

        2. 10.7.2 Allnex Sàrl

          $171.00

        3. 10.7.3 AP Resinas SA de CV

          $82.00

        4. 10.7.4 Archroma Management LLC

          $113.00

        5. 10.7.5 Arkema SA

          $168.00

        6. 10.7.6 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $112.00

        7. 10.7.7 BASF SE

          $398.00

        8. 10.7.8 BATF Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        9. 10.7.9 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $166.00

        10. 10.7.10 Celanese Corporation

          $229.00

        11. 10.7.11 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        12. 10.7.12 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $92.00

        13. 10.7.13 Dairen Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 10.7.14 DIC Corporation

          $105.00

        15. 10.7.15 Dow Chemical Company

          $170.00

        16. 10.7.16 Dow Corning Corporation

          $180.00

        17. 10.7.17 Eni SpA

          $90.00

        18. 10.7.18 Hansol Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        19. 10.7.19 Hengshui Xinguang Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        20. 10.7.20 JSR Corporation

          $89.00

        21. 10.7.21 KCK Emulsion Polymers Limited

          $82.00

        22. 10.7.22 Mallard Creek Polymers Incorporated

          $120.00

        23. 10.7.23 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $132.00

        24. 10.7.24 Nantex Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 10.7.25 Nuplex Industries Limited

          $96.00

        26. 10.7.26 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $201.00

        27. 10.7.27 Reichhold Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 10.7.28 Royal DSM NV

          $98.00

        29. 10.7.29 Saiden Chemical Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        30. 10.7.30 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        31. 10.7.31 Synthomer plc

          $267.00

        32. 10.7.32 Synthos SA

          $115.00

        33. 10.7.33 3M Company

          $158.00

        34. 10.7.34 Trinseo SA

          $263.00

        35. 10.7.35 Valspar Corporation

          $83.00

        36. 10.7.36 Wacker Chemie AG

          $307.00

        37. 10.7.37 ZEON Corporation

          $96.00

        38. 10.7.38 Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Company Limited

          $82.00

      8. 10.8 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $123.00

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