Global Specialty Chemicals Market 2021-2026

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    Chemical specialties are employed in accordance with their function or performance. As a result, they are sometimes called “performance” chemicals or “formulator” chemicals, as well as “effect” chemicals. They may be single compounds or combinations known as formulations.


    The physical and chemical properties of the individual molecules and the formed mixes of the mixtures affect the product. In commercial applications, those businesses are more often than not supplying new technical solutions to their clients through specialized customer care.


    Cursory access to feedstocks, higher operating costs, obsolete technology/process, insufficient R&D investment & a bad reputation among end customers, are other obstacles for local specialty chemicals manufacturers. Besides legislative measures, Indian players should join together and aggressively seek to prevent global competition for joint investments.


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    A complex, interconnected industry produces specialty chemicals. More strictly speaking, specialty chemicals are compounds which are marketed rather than composed on the basis of their performance or function.


    They can be individual-chemical entities or formulations whose make-up greatly impacts customer’s performance and processing. Intensive expertise and continuous innovation are needed in the chemicals sector for products and services.


    On the other hand, commodity chemicals are only marketed according to their chemical makeup. They are single chemicals. A supplier’s commodity product is usually easily replaced



    S No Overview of Development Development Detailing Region of Development Possible Future Outcomes
    1 India’s Cosmo Speciality Chemicals launches Superwash POL for textiles Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Cosmo Films Ltd, has launched Superwash POL – a dye transfer inhibitor to prevent bleeding and staining – for the textile industry. The special formulated agent provides an amphiphilic character with polar groups and hydrophilic properties with un-polar groups preventing the dye bleeding and redeposition on white or differently coloured textiles. India This would enhance operational capability





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    1 Q1-2022 American global food corporation Cargill with an aim to expand its bio industrial business acquired British speciality chemicals company Croda International for $ 1 billion.
    2 Q1-2022 German speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries introduced TEGO RC 1442, a cationic ultraviolet curing release system designed for the fast curing pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications.
    3 Q4-2021 BASF launched Thermoplastic Polyurethane material Elastollan for the high-performance and sustainable drop-in solution for premium synthetic leather applications.


    The speciality chemicals are used on the basis of their function and performance. The continuous research and development have made goods with optimum and sophisticated characteristics easier to produce. This is one of the main drivers of the market’s growth.


    Strong demand from Asian nations such as India and China has emerged due to increasing industrialization. Investments in Asia-Pacific building and infrastructure project have increased. Asia-Pacific is therefore seen by specialty chemical producers as a desirable location.


    The largest specialty chemical market in the Asia Pacific region. In terms of value that is closely followed by Europe, the North American specialty chemicals industry ranks second.


    New opportunities on the specialized market are projected to be created via the development of green, specialty chemicals at competitive costs.


    In growing economies such as China, India and Brazil, specialty chemicals have tremendous potential, which might provide the producers with a chance to increase their production in these countries.


    Increasing population levels and increasing food consumption are further demanding agrochemicals to improve crop productivity and protection, which would further stimulate growth of the specialty chemical market during the forecast period.


    In addition, farmers are more aware of the use of agrochemicals in agriculture fuels to promote market expansion. As urbanization and industrialization rise, there will also be a decline in farmland, resulting in a surge in Agro-chemicals need to enhance agricultural yields per acre of land.


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    The Global Specialty Chemicals Market can be segmented into following categories for further analysis.


    Specialty Chemicals Market By Technology Type

    • Antioxidants
    • Biocides
    • Catalysts
    • Enzymes
    • Separation Membranes
    • Speciality Coatings
    • Speciality Pigments


    Specialty Chemicals Market By Usage Application

    • Agrochemicals
    • Flavour Ingredients
    • Fragrances Ingredients
    • Dyes & pigments
    • Personal care active ingredients
    • Water treatment chemicals
    • Construction chemicals
    • Surfactants
    • Textile chemicals
    • Bio-based chemicals
    • Polymer additives
    • Oil field chemicals
    • Paper & pulp chemicals
    • Electronic chemicals
    • Specialty polymers
    • Pharmaceutical Ingredients


    Specialty Chemicals Market By Regional Classification

    • Asia Pacific Region – APAC
    • Middle East and Gulf Region
    • Africa Region
    • North America Region
    • Europe Region
    • Latin America and Caribbean Region




    SI No Timeline Company Developments
    1 Q1-2022 Clariant Clariant sold its pigment business for Heubach Group and SK Capital Partnersfor CHF 805 million.
    2 Q1-2022 Aether Industries Speciality chemicals manufacturer in India Aether Industries filed for IPO and expected to raise INR 1,000 crore. The company’s sales revenue grew to INR 450 crore in fiscal year 2021 whereas INR 302 crore in FY 2020.
    3 Q4-2021 BASF German multinational chemical company BASF plans to invest in Uvinul A Plus production, and it will be built at the Care Chemicals Jinshan production site in China with a capacity of 1500 to tons per year.
    4 Q4-2021 Inhance Technologies Leading provider of sustainable polymer material Inhance Technologies acquired specialty chemicals and materials producer Advance Research Chemicals. 


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    The technology under the specialty chemicals sector has been focusing upon varied levels of improvement in the process control requirements to achieve better quality and chemical performance .


    For start-outs, shutdowns and transitions between operating modes, manual processes are generally employed.


    Paper-based systems are usually used to handle recipes, operational objectives, and product standards for raw materials. The use of customized tablets for planning production, ordering and communication of guidelines is regularly done.


    The primary portion of key tasks, including troubleshooting, product monitoring and quality certification, remains comprehensive data collection.


    Low visibility during the actual manufacturing process of the final quality and performance metrics restricts the capacity to reactive or even discover pending differences.


    In order to compute the batch progress towards completion, real-time monitoring employs a mix of direct measurements and values, therefore reducing batch cycle time.


    The ideal practice of Golden Batch Profiling mentioned above shows the current batch trajectory relative to that of a flawlessly manufactured reference batch, which permits consistency from batch to batch. Procedural and recipe control, allows the start-up, shutdown and transition operations to be more uniform.


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    SI No Timeline Company Developments
    1 Q1-2022 Anupam Rasayan Manufacturing of specialty chemicals in India Anupam Rasayan signed a $95 million deal of five year, to supply its speciality chemical products to one of the top ten multinational national crop protection companies. 
    2 Q2-2021 Albemarle Corporation Global specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corporation hiked its prices for Catalysts global business due to increased energy costs.
    3 Q2-2021 Privi Speciality Chemicals Global leader in the aroma chemical industry, Privi Speciality Chemicals’ sales revenue increased by 14% to INR 353 crore in the second quarter of 2021.


    However, the disruptive nature of the chemical sector is an extremely high share of the projected changes in the future years. Many of these predicted trends are directly connected to ongoing business model digitization.


    Many development advancements are also evidently related to sustainability issues and ideas of the cycle economy (e.g., renewable raw materials, renewable energy, carbon capture, biorefineries, bioplastics).


    They have a massive influence on technologies, product portfolios, structures of value creation, and business models in the chemical industry, as well as on its clients and suppliers.


    BASF SE has been developing varied technologies of specialty chemicals under its chemical manufacturing division of operations. It has been focused upon better technological advancement in various fields of engineering. It has most recently influenced and brought upon a speciality chemical under the Emission regulation decrease focus.


    Recently, these emission restrictions included private vehicles. In order to reach these objectives, most European OEMs rely on the well-established Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. AdBlue® by BASF is focused on decrease of these nitric oxide emissions.


    It is a high purity urea solution that was injected directly into the exhaust gas and functions as a reduction agent of 32,5 percent. The ammonia then reacts to elemental nitrogen and water with the catalyst’s nitric oxides; both are the natural components of the air which humans respire. Therefore, the emission can minimise the number of nitric oxides.


    Clariant AG is part of the most recent development of speciality chemicals which are focused upon the aviation and its requirements analysis based problems. Clariant has developed De-/Anti-Icing Fluids, which fulfil all international has produced 3 Classes of De-Icing fluids which fall under speciality chemical manufacturing operations of the company.


    The Fluids are water/glycol mixtures with a glycol content of at least 80%, which contain a corrosion inhibition package. These fluids have been used for many years to remove ice, snow, and frost (De-Icing).


    They offer only very limited protection against further icing due to freezing precipitation. These classes vary upon the De-icing operability they possess and the further Anti icing operations.



    Sl no Topic
    1 Market Segmentation
    2 Scope of the report
    3 Abbreviations
    4 Research Methodology
    5 Executive Summary
    6 Introduction
    7 Insights from Industry stakeholders
    8 Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
    9 Disruptive innovation in the Industry
    10 Technology trends in the Industry
    11 Consumer trends in the industry
    12 Recent Production Milestones
    13 Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
    14 COVID-19 impact on overall market
    15 COVID-19 impact on Production of components
    16 COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
    17 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2021-2026
    18 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2021-2026
    19 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2021-2026
    20 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2021-2026
    21 Product installation rate by OEM, 2021
    22 Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
    23 Competition from substitute products
    24 Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
    25 New product development in past 12 months
    26 M&A in past 12 months
    27 Growth strategy of leading players
    28 Market share of vendors, 2021
    29 Company Profiles
    30 Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers
    31 Conclusion
    32 Appendix


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