Plasticizers Market: Segmentation Analysis and Forecasts by Technavio

Technavio has published a new report on the global plasticizers market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire)

LONDON--()--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global plasticizers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% through 2021.

This research report titled ‘Global Plasticizers Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Plasticizers are used to soften and add flexibility to a material. They serve various functions in the rubber and plastics industries. Plasticizers are predominantly used in combination with PVC and other polymers to offer unique technological and physical properties for applications such as floor and wall coverings, wires and cables, film and sheets, and coated fabric.

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Technavio’s analysts categorize the global plasticizers market into three major segments by type. They are:

  • Low-phthalates
  • High-phthalates
  • Non-phthalates

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The top three segments based on type of the global plasticizers market are discussed below:

Global low-phthalate plasticizers market

The consumption of plasticizers differs from region to region based on the various types. For instance, the consumption trend in APAC showcases a mix of all the plasticizers. APAC is the largest consumer of low-phthalates, particularly DOP, as there is a lack of legislative initiatives, owing to the rising PVC demand in the region.

According to Chandrakumar Badala Jaganathan, a lead plastics, polymers, and elastomers research analyst from Technavio, “The demand for plasticizers is dominated by DOP, which is likely to decline in the coming years owing to growing health and environment concerns regarding its exposure. DOTP is likely to have the strongest growth in the coming years, owing to its high toxicological profile and it being a direct replacement for DINP and DOP in many applications due to its low volatility.”

Global high-phthalate plasticizers market

High-phthalate plasticizers contain 7-13 carbon atoms in their chemical backbone. This gives them increased durability. Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), and dipropylheptyl phthalate (DPHP) are the most commonly used high-phthalate plasticizers.

“High-phthalate plasticizers are witnessing increasing demand from APAC, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. These regions are the largest and the fastest-growing markets. However, high-phthalate plasticizers are witnessing restricted demand from Europe and North America, due to stringent regulations and norms,” says Chandrakumar.

Global non-phthalate plasticizers market

Increasing awareness regarding the environment and safety during the application of phthalates is leading to the demand for non-phthalates. The key vendors are focusing on developing non-phthalate plasticizers that abide by the restrictions on endocrine disrupting chemicals in containers, food utensils, packaging, and toys.

Non-phthalates are prominently used in packaging, containers, and food utensils for oil resistance, non-volatility, and non-migration compared to DEHP (DOP). Non-phthalate plasticizers include adipic acid polyester, trimellitic acid, epoxy ester, and benzoic acid series.

The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:

  • BASF
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Evonik Industries
  • ExxonMobil
  • LG Chem

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Release Summary

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global plasticizers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% through 2021.


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 844 364 1100
UK: +44 203 893 3200