DUBLIN, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/—The “Alpha-Methylstyrene Market by Application(ABS, Para-Cumylphenol, Adhesives & Coatings, Waxes), Purity(Assay above 99.5% & Between 95% to 99.5%), Region - Global Forecast to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The alpha-methylstyrene market is projected to grow from USD 473 million in 2019 to USD 543 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 2.8% from 2019 to 2024.

Increased demand for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), which uses alpha-methylstyrene, from various end-use industries such as automotive and electronic appliances is one of the key factors driving the growth of the alpha-methylstyrene market across the globe. The generation of hazardous wastes during the production of alpha-methylstyrene acts as a major restraint for the growth of the alpha-methylstyrene market during the forecast period.

The ABS segment is projected to be lead the alpha-methylstyrene market in terms of both, value and volume during the forecast period. 

Based on application, the ABS segment led the alpha-methylstyrene market in 2018 in terms of both, value and volume. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the excellent properties such as heat stability and impact resistance offered by ABS that are further improved by using alpha-methylstyrene in its production. These properties make ABS a preferred material in various end-use industries such as automotive and electronic appliances.

The assay above 99.5% segment is projected to lead the alpha-methylstyrene market in terms of both, value and volume from 2019 to 2024. 

Based on purity, the assay above 99.5% segment accounted for the largest share of the alpha-methylstyrene market in 2018. Purity above 99.5% indicates that the chemical mixture contains over 99.5% of pure alpha-methylstyrene. Higher the purity level of alpha-methylstyrene, higher is the number of applications, wherein it can be used. Alpha-methylstyrene with purity above 99.5% is used as a heat stabilizer for ABS, as a solvent in the plastics industry, and as a pigment and paint adhesive agent in adhesives & coatings, waxes, and tackifiers. It is also used in the food and cosmetics industries. Alpha-methylstyrene is used as an antioxidant, a modified polyester, and an alkyd resin.

Asia Pacific is projected to lead the alpha-methylstyrene market during the forecast period, in terms of both, value and volume.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to lead the alpha-methylstyrene market from 2019 to 2024, in terms of both, value and volume. The rising disposable income of the middle-class population and growing demand for automobile and consumer durables in the region contribute to the growth of the alpha-methylstyrene market in Asia Pacific. The market in this region is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2024, in terms of value, owing to the increased demand for alpha-methylstyrene from countries such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

Furthermore, as a part of the qualitative analysis of the alpha-methylstyrene market, the research provides a comprehensive review of drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the market across the globe.

It also discusses competitive strategies adopted by the leading market players such as INEOS Group Holding S.A. (Switzerland), AdvanSix (US), Rosneft (Russia), Altivia Corp. (US), SI Group Inc. (US), DOMO Chemicals (Belgium), Kumho P&B Chemicals (South Korea), Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp. (Taiwan), Yangzhou Lida Chemicals (China), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Solvay SA (Belgium), and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Alpha-Methylstyrene Market
4.2 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market, By Region
4.3 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market in Asia Pacific, By Application and Country
4.4 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market: Major Countries

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Segmentation
5.3 Market Dynamics
5.3.1 Drivers
5.3.1.1 Increasing Demand for Resins and Additives Using Alpha-Methylstyrene From the Asia Pacific Region
5.3.1.2 Rising Demand for ABS Resins From the Growing Electronic/Electrical Appliances and Automotive Industries
5.3.2 Restraints
5.3.2.1 Generation of Hazardous Wastes During the Production of Alpha-Methylstyrene
5.3.2.2 Lack of Compatibility With Oxidizing Agents
5.3.3 Opportunities
5.3.3.1 Increasing Demand for Consumer Goods From Emerging Economies
5.3.3.2 Ongoing Shale Oil/Tight Oil Exploration Activities
5.3.4 Challenges
5.3.4.1 Health and Safety Concerns Associated With the Exposure to Alpha-Methylstyrene and Its Derivatives
5.3.4.2 Volatility in the Prices of Raw Materials
5.4 Economic Indicators
5.4.1 Industry Outlook
5.4.1.1 Automotive
5.4.1.2 Aerospace
5.4.1.3 Electronics
5.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.5.3 Threat of Substitutes
5.5.4 Threat of New Entrants
5.5.5 Rivalry Among Existing Competitors

6 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market, By Application
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Resin
6.2.1 ABS is the Largest and Fastest Growing Application Segment
6.3 Para-Cumylphenol
6.3.1 Para-Cumylphenol Accounted for the Second Largest Share in the Global AMS Market
6.4 Adhesives & Coatings
6.4.1 Growing Demand for Adhesives and Coating From End-Use Industries Such as Automotive, Electronics, Building & Construction is Expected to Drive the AMS Market
6.5 Waxes
6.5.1 Waxes Application Segment Accounted for A Major Share in the Global AMS Market
6.6 Others

7 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market, By Purity
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Assay Above 99.5%
7.2.1 Assay Above 99.5% Purity Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in the Global AMS Market
7.3 Between 95% and 99.5%
7.3.1 High Demand From the ABS, Styrene-Butadiene Rubber and Adhesives is Expected to Drive the Between 95% to 99.5% Purity Segment

8 Alpha-Methylstyrene Market, By Region
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Asia Pacific
8.2.1 China
8.2.1.1 China Accounted for the Highest Share in the Global Alpha-Methylstyrene Market
8.2.2 India
8.2.3 Japan
8.2.4 South Korea
8.2.5 Taiwan
8.2.6 Malaysia
8.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Germany
8.3.2 France
8.3.3 Italy
8.3.4 UK
8.3.5 Russia
8.3.6 Spain
8.3.7 Rest of Europe
8.4 North America
8.4.1 Us
8.4.2 Canada
8.4.3 Mexico
8.5 Middle East & Africa
8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
8.5.2 Qatar
8.5.3 UAE
8.5.4 South Africa
8.5.5 Kuwait
8.5.6 Rest of Middle East & Africa
8.6 South America
8.6.1 Brazil
8.6.2 Argentina
8.6.3 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Competitive Landscape Mapping
9.3 Competitive Benchmarking
9.4 Overview
9.5 Competitive Situation & Trends
9.6 Market Share Analysis

10 Company Profiles
10.1 INEOS Group Holdings S.A.
10.2 AdvanSix Inc.
10.3 Cepsa
10.4 Rosneft
10.5 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
10.6 Solvay SA
10.7 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
10.8 Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
10.9 Versalis SPA
10.10 Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp.
10.11 The Plaza Group Inc.
10.12 Novapex
10.13 DOMO Chemicals
10.14 Omskiy Kauchuk
10.15 SI Group, Inc.
10.16 Prasol Chemicals Private Limited
10.17 Yangzhou Lida Chemical Co. Ltd.
10.18 Altivia Corporation

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