Research and Markets: Global Alpha Olefin Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2013-2018

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Alpha Olefin Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2013-2018" report to their offering.

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.

The alpha olefin market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% over the next five years and reach 4.6 million metric tons by 2018. North America will continue to dominate the market demand due to bulk of investments and expansion plans of alpha olefins such as 1-hexene and 1-octene in this region.

The alpha olefin market is extremely competitive. In terms of the global market, the industry comprises of many several market participants with a few market leaders globally. In this global market, there are established players such as Shell Chemical Limited (U.K.), Chevron Philips Chemical Co. (U.S.), Ineos Oligomers (U.S.), Sasol (South Africa), and Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Russia). These top players have a significant controlling share in the market.

This report studies and forecasts the alpha olefin market till 2018. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions such as: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World. Market estimations have been provided in terms of consumption volume (tons) and market revenue (USD). The global as well as regional markets have been segmented by applications such as LLDPE, HDPE, detergent alcohols, synthetic lubricants, and others.

Scope of the Report


  • HDPE
  • Ddetergent alcohols
  • Synthetic lubricants

Product Type:

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

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Premium Insights
  4. Market Overview
  5. Alpha Olefin 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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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


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