Research and Markets: Global Alpha Olefin Market, 2018: 1-Butene, 1-Hexene, 1-Octene, 1-Decene, 1-Dodecene 1-Tetradecene, C16-18, C20

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Alpha Olefin Market by Type & Applications - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018" report to their offering.

Linear alpha olefins are vital industrial alpha-olefins, which include 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecene, 1-tetradecene, 1-hexadecene, 1-octadecene and higher blends of C20-C24, C24-C30, and C20-C30 ranges. In 2013, the alpha olefin C4, C6, and C8 captured a maximum share of the total volume. The demand for 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene will continue to dominate due to high growth in the end-user applications industry such as polyethylene.

The global alpha olefin demand is anticipated to grow by 4.2% annually to reach 4.6 million metric tons by 2018. Major drivers for the market are growth in polyethylene industry, and increasing capacity expansions. Bio-based alpha olefins are currently under the research and development phase, but are likely to gain momentum in the next decade which may be an upcoming opportunity for the manufacturers.

There are various applications of alpha olefins that ranges from polyethylene (LLDPE, HPDE), synthetic lubricants, detergent intermediates, oilfield chemicals, paper industry, and additives. Alpha olefin manufacturers have to cater to a wide variety of customers' demands. LLDPE and HDPE captured around half of the market share in the total applications share. 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene are widely used in polyethylene co-monomers. 1-decene is used to make poly alpha olefins while 1-dodecene is used in detergent alcohols and poly alpha olefins.

Scope of the Report


The alpha olefin market is segmented on the basis of applications as LLDPE, HDPE, detergent alcohols, and synthetic lubricants. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each application.

Product Type

C4 (1-butene), C6 (1-hexene), C8 (1-octene), C10 (1-decene), C12 (1-dodecene), C14 (1-tetradecene), C16-C18, and C20+

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Market Overview

5 Alpha Olefins Market, By Type

6 Alpha Olefin Market, By Application

7 Alpha Olefin Market, By Geography

8 Competitive Landscape

9 Company Profiles

- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Lp
- Evonik Industries Ag
- Exxonmobil Chemical Company
- Godrej Industries Ltd
- Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd
- Ineos Oligomer
- Linde Ag
- Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim
- Qatar Chemical Company Limited
- Royal Dutch Shell Plc
- Sasol
- Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic)
- The Dow Chemical Company

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Sector: Process and Materials


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Process and Materials