Glycerol Market is Expected to Reach USD 2.1 Billion in 2018: Transparency Market Research

  Glycerol Market is Expected to Reach USD 2.1 Billion in 2018: Transparency
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  ALBANY, New York, March 13, 2013

ALBANY, New York, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (
http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com ) " Glycerol Market by Source
(Biodiesel, Fatty Acids & Fatty Alcohols), by Applications (Personal Care,
Alkyd Resins, Polyether Polyols, Others), Downstream Opportunities (Propylene
Glycol, Epichlorohydrin, 1, 3 Propanediol and Others) - Global Industry
Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 ," the global
demand for glycerol was 1,995.5 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach
3,060.4 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2012 to 2018. In
terms of revenues, glycerol demand is expected to reach USD 2.1 billion in
2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018.

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http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/glycerol.market.html

Growing demand from the major end use industries such as personal care,
pharmaceuticals and foods & beverages is expected to drive glycerol demand
over the next five years. In addition, over the last three years, glycerol has
been increasingly explored as a platform chemical for a host of renewable
chemical intermediates. However; uncertainty of feedstock supply, coupled with
low refining margins have emerged as a key challenge for market participants.


Over supply of glycerol in recent times owing to the surge in biodiesel
production has resulted in glycerol prices holding steady. Some of the
potential applications which are currently under investigation in the global
market include production of propylene glycol (PG), epichlorohydrin (ECH), and
1,3-propanediol (PDO) using glycerol. These compounds are traditionally
manufactured using conventional feedstock (petro-based) but glycerol helps in
producing these compounds in a more environmental friendly manner and has the
potential to be more economical compared to synthetic counterparts. Many
companies such as Archer Daniel Midland (ADM), Solvay, and Dow Chemical
Company have already ventured into producing PG, ECH and PDO using glycerol as
their main feedstock.

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Asia Pacific is the leading consumer of glycerol and accounted for
approximately 36% of the total glycerol consumed in 2011. Rapidly changing
consumer lifestyle, mainly in emerging economies of China and India is one of
the major factors behind the growing demand for glycerol in the region.

Personal care and pharmaceutical industry are key application segments for
glycerol, accounting for over 37% of the total glycerol consumed in 2011. Food
and beverages industry is expected to be the fastest growing market for
glycerol, at an estimated CAGR of 7.3% from 2012 to 2018.

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The global market for glycerol is dominated by South East Asian (mainly
Malaysian) companies such as IOI Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Emery
Oleochemicals and Wilmar International. Some of the other companies operating
in the market include Sofiproteol Group, Procter & Gamble, and Croda.

The study estimates and forecasts the market for glycerol by its production
from various sources both in terms of volumes and revenues from 2011 to 2018.
The report also estimates and forecasts various applications of glycerol from
2011 to 2018. The report segments the global glycerol market as:

  *Glycerol Market, by Production Source:
  *Biodiesel
  *Fatty Acids
  *Fatty Alcohols
  *Soap Industry
  *Glycerol Market, by Application:

       *Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals
       *Alkyd Resins
       *Foods and Beverages
       *Polyether Polyols
       *Tobacco Humectants
       *Other (including explosives, textile, paper etc)

  *Glycerol Market, by Geography:

       *North America
       *Europe
       *Asia Pacific
       *Rest of the World (RoW)

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