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Polybutene Market By Application (Fuel And Lubricant Additives, Adhesives, Lubricants, Electrical Insulation, Cosmetics, Personal Care Products, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis 2017 – 2025

Polybutene is a polymer that is derived from isobutylene. Polybutene is a colorless to a pale yellow viscous liquid. It has a slight characteristic odor or is odorless and tasteless. It is also known as a liquid oligomer, which has applications as a plasticizer for various applications in the market. It is a plasticizer for high molecular weight polymers such as polyethylene, lubricants, and carriers. Polybutene is colorless and is available in various grades on the market. It is differentiated based on steps by characteristics such as molecular weight, and the qualities with high molecular weight are known to have increased viscosity.

Polybutene is often known to be similar to but different from polybutylene. Polybutene is manufactured by the cationic polymerization process of butylenes, which consists of mixed C4 feedstock known as streams. The mixed C4 feedstock is derived from different sources, including FCC cracker streams and refinery streams. These streams consist of butane-1, butane-2, and isobutylene, which are then included to a certain degree in the polymer chain.

The research and development activities have continued to find new opportunities for polybutene. However, the advantages of polybutene make it vulnerable to a wide range of applications in end-user industries. Non-toxic, non-drying, UV-stable, permanently tacky, corrosion-preventive, and thermal stability are some of its advantages, which have led to the use of polybutene in various end-user industries worldwide. The significant applications of polybutene are fuel and lubricant additives, adhesives, lubricants, electrical insulation, cosmetics, and personal care products, among others.

Growing demand for polybutene from end-user industries worldwide is the major driving factor for the growth of the global polybutene market. The advantageous properties of polybutene have attracted the attention of manufacturers across the worldwide market for various applications. Therefore, polybutene is expected to experience high growth shortly. Asia-Pacific is one of the significant emerging markets globally. It accounted for a major market share of polybutene due to high demand from the petroleum industries in the region.

The region's high demand for fuel and lubricant additives and lubricants is driving the market growth of polybutene in Asia-Pacific. Other areas such as Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa are expected to follow the Asia Pacific in terms of demand for polybutene during the forecast period. Therefore, high demand is reported for polybutene from various end-user industries worldwide.

The polybutene market was valued at US$ 1,827.0 Mn in 2016 and is expected to reach US$ 2,733.9 Mn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period of 2017–2025.

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled "Polybutene Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025" is to provide company executives, industry investors, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them to make informed strategic decisions regarding the opportunities in the global polybutene market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Polybutene Vendors
  • Other Intermediaries
  • Institutional Research Scholars

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global polybutene market, growth, and size. It also estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, considering the abovementioned factors.

Based on types of application, the polybutene market is classified into the following types:

  • Fuel and lubricant additives
  • Adhesives
  • Lubricants
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal care products
  • Others (wrap films, etc.)

Polybutene is a polymer that is derived from isobutylene. Polybutene is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless pale yellow viscous liquid. It is differentiated based on grades by characteristics such as molecular weight, and the rates with high molecular weight are known to have increased viscosity. Polybutene is available in various stages on the market. It is also known as a liquid oligomer, which has applications as a plasticizer for multiple applications in the market. It is a plasticizer for high molecular weight polymers such as polyethylene, lubricants, and carriers.

Polybutenes are used for metallurgical oil, 2-cycle engine lubricant, compressor oil, and viscosity index enhancers. It is also used in metallurgical oil. The demand for wrap films increases as industries develops and household income increases. Wrap films used to be a mixed product of LDPE and EVA but are now being substituted for LLDPE. Polybutene is used for the condenser, and the jelly compound is used because it has no impurities and superior electrical insulating properties. Polybutene is used as an adhesive in many industrial applications. Polybutene partially replaces tackifier, so it is economical. Personal care products like lip gloss and roll-on deodorants can be formulated with polybutene.

Demand for polybutene is expected to grow using clean-burning two-stroke oils to meet new global emission and performance requirements. Market is also expected to increase for metalworking lubricants and greases.

Based on geography, the global polybutene market is segmented into the following categories:

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • rest of the APA
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • GCC 
  • rest of MEA

Growing demand for polybutene from end-user industries worldwide is the major driving factor for the growth of the global polybutene market. In addition, the advantageous properties of polybutene have attracted the attention of manufacturers across the worldwide market for various applications.

Asia-Pacific is one of the major emerging markets globally. It accounted for a significant market share of polybutene due to high demand from the petroleum industries in the region. The region's high demand for fuel and lubricant additives and lubricants is driving the market growth of polybutene in Asia-Pacific. China is the primary producer of polybutene in the region. Therefore, high demand is observed for polybutene from Asia Pacific.

Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa are other attractive market for polybutene due to the rise in disposable income of people, infrastructural development, and rising demand for automobiles. Other regions, such as Europe and North America, are expected to follow Asia-Pacific in terms of need for polybutene during the forecast period. Therefore, high demand is reported for polybutene from various end-user industries worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Polybutene Market is expected to reach US$ 2,733.9 Mn In 2025.

The Polybutene Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 6.6%

The report is forecasted from 2017 To 2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

BASF SE, Dongfang Hongye Chemical Co., Ltd, Daelim Industrial, INEOS Group Holdings S.A.,Infineum International Limited, Lubrizol Corporation are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  May 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58038
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