Polyols Market Analysis and Forecast to 2031: By Type (Polyether, Polyester), Application (Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Others), End-User (Carpet Backing, Packaging, Furniture, Others), and Region

Polyols are a class of molecules that contain multiple hydroxyl groups. They are used in a variety of applications including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Polyols can be derived from natural sources or synthesized from other chemicals. Common examples of polyols include sorbitol, xylitol, and glycerol.

Polyols are generally soluble in water and have a sweet taste. They are often used as sugar substitutes in food and beverage products. Polyols are also used as humectants, emollients, and thickeners in cosmetics and personal care products. In addition, polyols are used as active ingredients in some medications.

Key Trends

There are several key trends in Polyols technology.

One is the development of more efficient production processes. This has led to the development of new catalysts and reaction conditions that can produce Polyols more efficiently.

Additionally, new methods for the purification and characterization of Polyols have been developed. These methods allow for a more accurate determination of the structure and properties of Polyols.

Additionally, new uses for Polyols have been developed, such as in the production of plastics and in the food industry.

Key Drivers

The key drivers of the Polyols market are the growing demand for flexible polyurethane foam in the furniture and bedding industries, and the increasing use of polyurethane in the automotive industry.

Flexible polyurethane foam is used in a variety of applications, including furniture, bedding, and automotive seats. The furniture industry is the largest market for flexible polyurethane foam, accounting for more than 40% of total demand.

The bedding industry is the second largest market, accounting for approximately 30% of demand.

The automotive industry is the third largest market for flexible polyurethane foam, accounting for approximately 20% of demand. Automotive seats are the largest application for polyurethane foam in the automotive industry, accounting for more than 60% of total demand.

Restraints & Challenges

The key restraints and challenges in the polyols market include volatile raw material prices, stringent government regulations, and health concerns associated with the use of polyols.

Volatile raw material prices: Polyols are derived from a variety of raw materials, such as propylene oxide, ethylene oxide, and sugar. The prices of these raw materials are highly volatile, which can impact the cost of polyols.

Stringent government regulations: The use of polyols is regulated by various government bodies, such as the European Union and the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Health concerns: Some studies have suggested that the use of polyols may be associated with a variety of health problems, such as gastrointestinal problems, tooth decay, and headaches.

Market Segments

The polyols market is segmented by type, application, end-user, and region. By type, the market is classified into polyether, and polyester. Based on application, it is bifurcated into flexible polyurethane foam, rigid polyurethane foam, and others. On the basis of the end-user, it is divided into the carpet backing, packaging, furniture, and others. Region-wise, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

Key Players

The global polyols market includes players such as Ecogreen Oleochemicals GmbH, Archer Daniels Midland, Mitsubishi- Kagaku Foods, Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, American International Foods, Cargill Inc., BASF SE, Covestro AG, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, The Dow Chemical Company, and others.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Market Introduction
1.1. Objectives of the Study
1.2. Market Definition and Research & Scope
1.3. Research Methodologies
1.4. Market Estimation Techniques

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Summary
2.2. Key Highlights of the Market

Chapter 3. Polyols Market Outlook
3.1. Polyols Market Segmentation
3.2. Market Dynamics
3.2.1. Market Drivers
3.2.1.1. Driver 1
3.2.1.2. Driver 2
3.2.1.3. Driver 3
3.2.2. Market Restraints
3.2.2.1. Restraint 1
3.2.2.2. Restraint 2
3.2.3. Market Opportunities
3.2.3.1. Opportunity 1
3.2.3.2. Opportunity 2
3.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.3.1. Threat of New Entrants
3.3.2. Threat of Substitutes
3.3.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.4. Bargaining Power of Supplier
3.3.5. Competitive Rivalry
3.4. PESTLE Analysis
3.5. Value Chain Analysis
3.5.1. Raw Material Suppliers
3.5.2. Manufacturers
3.5.3. Wholesalers and/or Retailers
3.6. Impact of the Russia and Ukraine War on the Global Polyols Market

Chapter 4. Economic Impact of COVID-19
4.1. Overall Impact of COVID-19
4.2. Impact of COVID On the Global Polyols Market
4.3. Economic Impact Analysis

Chapter 5. Polyols Market by Type
5.1. Market Overview
5.2. Polyether
5.2.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
5.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
5.3. Polyester
5.3.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
5.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 6. Polyols Market by Application
6.1. Market Overview
6.2. Flexible Polyurethane Foam
6.2.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.3. Rigid Polyurethane Foam
6.3.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.4. Others
6.4.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
6.4.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 7. Polyols Market by End-Use
7.1. Market Overview
7.2. Carpet Backing
7.2.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.2.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.3. Packaging
7.3.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.3.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.4. Furniture
7.4.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.4.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.5. Others
7.5.1. Market Size and Forecast, 2021-2031 ($Million)
7.5.2. Market Size and Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($Million)

Chapter 8. Polyols Market, by Region
8.1. Overview
8.2. North America
8.2.1. Key Market Trends and Opportunities
8.2.2. North America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.3. North America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.4. North America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.5. North America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6. The U.S.
8.2.6.1. The U.S. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6.2. The U.S. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.6.3. The U.S. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7. Canada
8.2.7.1. Canada Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7.2. Canada Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.7.3. Canada Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8. Mexico
8.2.8.1. Mexico Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8.2. Mexico Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.2.8.3. Mexico Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)

8.3. Europe
8.3.1. Key Market Trends and Opportunities
8.3.2. Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.3. Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.4. Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.5. Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6. Germany
8.3.6.1. Germany Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6.2. Germany Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.6.3. Germany Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7. France
8.3.7.1. France Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7.2. France Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.7.3. France Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8. U.K.
8.3.8.1. U.K. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8.2. U.K. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.8.3. U.K. Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9. Spain
8.3.9.1. Spain Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9.2. Spain Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.9.3. Spain Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10. Italy
8.3.10.1. Italy Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10.2. Italy Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.10.3. Italy Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11. Rest of Europe
8.3.11.1. Rest of Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11.2. Rest of Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.3.11.3. Rest of Europe Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)

8.4. Asia-Pacific
8.4.1. Key Market Trends and Opportunities
8.4.2. Asia-Pacific Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.3. Asia-Pacific Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.4. Asia-Pacific Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.5. Asia-Pacific Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6. China
8.4.6.1. China Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6.2. China Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.6.3. China Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7. India
8.4.7.1. India Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7.2. India Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.7.3. India Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8. Japan
8.4.8.1. Japan Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8.2. Japan Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.8.3. Japan Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9. South Korea
8.4.9.1. South Korea Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9.2. South Korea Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.9.3. South Korea Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10. Rest of APAC
8.4.10.1. Rest of APAC Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10.2. Rest of APAC Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.4.10.3. Rest of APAC Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)

8.5. Rest of the World
8.5.1. Key Market Trends and Opportunities
8.5.2. Rest of the World Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.3. Rest of the World Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.4. Rest of the World Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.5. Rest of the World Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Country, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6. Latin America
8.5.6.1. Latin America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6.2. Latin America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.6.3. Latin America Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7. Middle East
8.5.7.1. Middle East Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7.2. Middle East Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.7.3. Middle East Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8. Africa
8.5.8.1. Africa Polyols Market Size and Forecast by End-Use, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8.2. Africa Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Application, 2021-2031, ($Million)
8.5.8.3. Africa Polyols Market Size and Forecast by Type, 2021-2031, ($Million)

Chapter 9. Competitive Landscape
9.1. Market Overview
9.2. Market Share Analysis/Key Player Positioning
9.3. Developmental Strategy Benchmarking
9.3.1. New Product Development
9.3.2. Product Launches
9.3.3. Business Expansions
9.3.4. Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
9.3.5. Mergers and Acquisitions

Chapter 10. Company Profiles
10.1. Ecogreen Oleochemicals Gmbh
10.1.1. Company Snapshot
10.1.2. Financial Performance
10.1.3. Product Offerings
10.1.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.1.5. SWOT Analysis
10.2. Archer Daniels Midland
10.2.1. Company Snapshot
10.2.2. Financial Performance
10.2.3. Product Offerings
10.2.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.2.5. SWOT Analysis
10.3. Mitsubishi- Kagaku Foods
10.3.1. Company Snapshot
10.3.2. Financial Performance
10.3.3. Product Offerings
10.3.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.3.5. SWOT Analysis
10.4. Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
10.4.1. Company Snapshot
10.4.2. Financial Performance
10.4.3. Product Offerings
10.4.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.4.5. SWOT Analysis
10.5. American International Foods
10.5.1. Company Snapshot
10.5.2. Financial Performance
10.5.3. Product Offerings
10.5.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.5.5. SWOT Analysis
10.6. Cargill Inc.
10.6.1. Company Snapshot
10.6.2. Financial Performance
10.6.3. Product Offerings
10.6.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.6.5. SWOT Analysis
10.7. BASF SE
10.7.1. Company Snapshot
10.7.2. Financial Performance
10.7.3. Product Offerings
10.7.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.7.5. SWOT Analysis
10.8. Covestro AG
10.8.1. Company Snapshot
10.8.2. Financial Performance
10.8.3. Product Offerings
10.8.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.8.5. SWOT Analysis
10.9. Royal Dutch Shell Plc
10.9.1. Company Snapshot
10.9.2. Financial Performance
10.9.3. Product Offerings
10.9.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.9.5. SWOT Analysis
10.10. The Dow Chemical Company
10.10.1. Company Snapshot
10.10.2. Financial Performance
10.10.3. Product Offerings
10.10.4. Key Strategic Initiatives
10.10.5. SWOT Analysis

*The list of companies is subject to change during the final compilation of the report

 

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Polyether
  • Polyester

By Application

  • Flexible Polyurethane Foam
  • Rigid Polyurethane Foam
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Carpet Backing
  • Packaging
  • Furniture
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

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