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Specialty & Fine Chemicals

In recent times the chemical industry has seen a significant trend towards low-volume high-value chemicals and materials. These are generally referred to as specialty or performance chemicals. In addition, we also possess a team of domain experts, focusing on the fine chemical space. Grand View Research publishes industry reports, market sizing and forecast studies and market potential studies for key industries including,

  • Agrochemicals
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Renewable chemicals
  • Specialty, bio-based and water soluble polymers
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Food additives, nutricosmetics, flavors and fragrances
  • Catalysts and enzymes

 

Research Reports in Specialty & Fine Chemicals

Aerosol Market Analysis By Application (Personal Care, Household, Paint, Medical) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

December 2014

Aerosols are majorly used in deodorants, room fresheners, paints and medical products due to their ability to hold liquid droplets in pressurized form. Growing demand for personal care and household products is expected to drive aerosol market...

Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market Analysis By Application (Packaging, Technical, Consumer Goods) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

December 2014

Bio based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market has vast opportunities for participating companies as currently commercialized product is 30% sustainable, derived using bio MEG and petroleum derived PTA. Companies have invested significant sum...

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Market Analysis By Application (Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

December 2014

Coenzyme Q10 is a 1,4 benzoquinone that is responsible for electron transport and aerobic cellular respiration in organisms. The compound is also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone. CoQ10 is primarily found in high energy requirement organs such as...

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Powder Market Analysis By Product (Linear, Cross-Linked), By Application (PVC Modifier, Automotive, Construction, Footwear, Consumer Goods) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

November 2014

Increasing high quality plasticizers demand owing to additional mechanical properties is expected to be the key driver for global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) powder market. Increasing modified plastics demand in high end applications such as...

Oleochemicals Market Analysis By Product (Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol, Glycerol) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

November 2014

Growing demand for biodegradable and sustainable products on account of reducing reliance on petrochemicals is expected to remain a key driving factor for global oleochemicals market. Volatile price of petrochemical derived products on account of...

Specialty And High Performance Films Market Analysis By Product (Polyester, Nylon, Fluoropolymer, Polycarbonate), By Application (Barrier, Safety, Decorative, Microporous), By End-Use (Packaging, Personal Care, Electrical & Electronics, Automotive, Construction) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

November 2014

Growing demand for durable & high tensile packaging materials with chemical resistant properties has led to the growth of specialty & high performance films market. Packaging market developments, especially, flexible packaging for food...

Synthetic Paper Market Analysis By Product (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene, High-Density Polyethylene), By Application (Label, Non-Label) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

October 2014

Global synthetic paper market demand is expected to witness sharp growth due to their physical characteristics including durability and high tear resistance, along with superior chemical properties, make them ideal for labeling applications....

Food Colorants Market Analysis By Product (Synthetic, Natural, Natural Identical, Caramel), By Application (Food, CSDs, Non Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

September 2014

Food colorants are substances, pigments or dyes that are added to foodstuffs or beverages in order to add color and are used domestically as well as commercially in the form of paste, gel, powders or liquids. Food colorants market has common...

Low Profile Additives (LPA) Market Analysis By Product (PVAc, PMMA, PS, HDPE), By Application (SMC/BMC, Pultrusion, RTM) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

September 2014

Low profile additives are thermoplastic/elastomeric polymers that are added to polyester or glass composites during formulation in order to improve surface finish and avoid shrinkage. Composites undergo high volumetric shrinkage during...

Flower Essence Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Flower essence is a plant remedy used to heal mental and emotional breakdowns and helps in growing inner strength with the purpose of resolving disorders needed to meet today’s challenging environment. The mixture only contains molecular traces of actual substance and are primarily vibrational in nature like homeopathic remedies, has no toxicity and hence it...

Catalyst Market Analysis By Product (Heterogeneous, Homogenous), By Material (Zeolites, Metals, Chemical Compounds), By Application (Refinery, Chemical Synthesis, Polymer, Environment) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Catalysts are additional substances in a chemical reaction which increase rate of reaction for one or more reactants. They are essential for all possible chemical reactions that take place in the industry mainly in synthetic organic chemical...

Alcohol Enzymes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Alcohol enzymes is an enzyme group that occurs in organisms to facilitate hydrolysis and ease the inter conversion between alcohol and aldehydes due to the reduction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. They are used as catalysts in the process of conversion of complex molecules in different metabolic reactions. Alcohol enzymes find applications in various end...

Glycerol Market From Biodiesel, Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols For Personal Care, Alkyd Resins, Polyether Polyols Applications, Downstream Opportunities And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Glycerol is a sweet, colorless, viscous, sugar polyol compound displaying hygroscopic and soluble properties. Also called as glycerine/ glycerin, it is a core component of all triglycerides. Glycerols can be synthetic or natural based depending...

Sorbitol Market By Product (Liquid, Crystal), By Application (Oral Care, Vitamin C, Diabetic & Dietetic Food & Beverages, Surfactants), By End User (Personal Care & Cosmetics, Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical), Downstream Opportunities (Ethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Isosorbide) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Sorbitol is a sugar polyhydroxyl alcohol having natural existence in certain fruits. It can also be synthetically prepared from glucose and it is commercially available in liquid and crystal form. It caters to a range of end user industries such...

Organic Personal Care Market Analysis By Products (Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care, Cosmetics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Organic personal care market envelops a wide range of products including skin care, hair care, oral care, cosmetics and other niche segments. Major characteristic of this market, which also acts as a major pull for consumers, is the natural...

Superplasticizers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing cement concrete demand possessing high workability & fluidity properties along with low water requirement has led to superplasticizers market growth. Improving global infrastructure coupled with technological advancements in terms of rapid and durable constructions is expected to have a positive impact on superplasticizers market over the next few...

Bio-Based Adipic Acid Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Bio-based adipic acid market is expected to register significant growth on account of increasing demand for production of industrial chemicals through sustainable means. The market is still in nascent stages with companies focused R&D to develop manufacturing capabilities to produce bio-based adipic acid on an industrial scale. Rennovia, Verdezyne, Bio-Amber...

BioLubricants Market Analysis By Raw material (Vegetable oil, Animal oil), By Application (Automotive, Hydraulic, Process, De-molding, Lubricating, Chainsaw, Compressor, Turbine, Industrial gear, Metal working), By End Use (Industrial, Commercial transport, Consumer Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Bio-Lubricants or Bio-based Lubricants or Bio-Lubes are non-toxic biodegradable products that are used in applications such as automotive oils, hydraulic oils, process oils, de-molding oils, lubricating greases, chainsaw oils, compressor oils,...

Bio Based Polymethylmethacrylate (Bio PMMA) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Increasing demand for sustainable polymers and growing application scope are expected to remain key driving factors for the bio based polymethylmetahcrylate (PMMA) market. Volatile petrochemical prices coupled with depleting fossil fuel reserves is expected to significantly augment bio PMMA market growth over the forecast period. Bio PMMA products are cheaper in...

Bio Based Functional Polymers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Global increase in use of renewable products coupled with depleting petrochemical resources is expected to remain a key factor for bio based functional polymers market growth over the next six years.  Bio based functional polymers are derived from agricultural feedstock such as corn and potatoes which reduces the dependency on petrochemical products. Initially...

Bio Based Construction Polymers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Global increase in adoption of renewable products coupled with growing infrastructure spending is expected to remain a key driver for bio-based construction polymers market over the next six years. Key applications include concrete moulds, bridge bearings, floorings anchor fixings, FRP bridge section, cladding panel, glazing sealant and concrete jointing....

Starch Polymers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Shift in trend towards reducing reliance on petrochemical products is expected to remain a key driving factor for global starch polymers market over the next six years. Starch consists of highly branched polysaccharide amylopectin & linear polysaccharide amylase and is derived from photosynthesis in plants that includes rice wheat, corn and potato. Increasing...

Fluorosilicic Acid Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Fluorosilicic acid, an organic liquid, is a by-product of phosphoric acid and hydrogen fluoride. It is usually used in toothpastes, and also for fluoridation of water for maintaining fluoride level in water by municipal corporations. Tooth decay can be prevented by maintaining the fluoride levels. Fluorosilicic acid is liquid in nature, hence it is easy to handle...

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market Analysis By Water Soluble Applications (Detergent Packaging, Agrochemical Packaging, Laundry Bags, Embroidery), Polarizer Application (LCD Panels) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) films are manufactured using vinyl acetate monomer. PVA is resistant to oil, solvent and grease. It is a superior adhesive and its water soluble properties make it ideally suited for use in packaging application. PVA films...

Food Coating Ingredients Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing processed food industry is expected to have a major impact on food coating ingredients market growth over the next six years. Processed food industry growth is majorly driven by countries of Western Europe, Australia and North America. In addition, increasing per capita income and changing lifestyle in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil is...

Frozen Bakery Additives Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Frozen bakery additives are substances that are added during the processing of frozen bakery products. Additives help to increase the shelf life of the product. Additives ensure that the safety, wholesomeness, attractiveness and nutrition of the product remain intact. The global frozen bakery additives market has witnessed high growth in the past years. This may be...

Architectural Coatings Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Increasing infrastructure spending coupled with escalating demand for high performance and durable coating materials for construction components is expected to drive global architectural coatings market. These coatings are employed to prevent corrosion & rusting of metallic parts of tanks, radiators, fences and metal furniture. Architectural coatings also find...

Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Shift in trend to replace PVC (polyvinyl chloride) owing to growing environmental concerns in major end use industries such as automotive and construction around the world has been boosting the demand for TPOs (thermoplastic polyolefins) in the...

Copolyester Elastomers (COPEs) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Medical) Trend And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Shift in trend towards replacing metals, rubbers and polymers which are hazardous to the environment has been acting as one of the primary factors driving the demand for thermoplastic elastomers in the recent past. Copolyester elastomers (COPEs) emerged as one of the fastest growing member of the thermoplastic elastomer family. Growing...

Styrenic Block Copolymer (SBCs) Market Analysis By Product (SBS, SIS, HSBC), By Application (Paving and Roofing, Footwear, Advanced Materials, Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Styrenic block copolymers commonly known as SBCs are the largest consumed member of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family. SBCs are used for variety of application which requires high performance polymers. SBCs have properties similar to that of...

Isobutanol Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The global isobutanol market is expected to witness significant growth as a biofuel owing to its growing preference as a substitute for ethanol in gasoline blends due its high energy density. Isobutanol is used as an immediate raw material in the production of isobutyl acetate. Isobutyl acetate is used widely in the production of lacquer and coatings along with...

Natural Oil Polyols (NOP) Market Analysis By Product (Soy Oil Polyols, Castor Oil Polyols, Palm Oil Polyols, Canola Oil Polyols, Sunflower Oil Polyols) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Shift in industry trend towards development of bio-based products in order to reduce dependency on petrochemicals is expected to remain a key driving factor for global natural oil polyols market. Castor oil, soy oil, sunflower oil and palm oil...

Bio-Based Ethylene Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

High feedstock prices and growing environmental concerns have driven the industry’s focus towards the development of its bio-based alternative through sources. IARC classifies ethylene as a class III carcinogen. Stringent regulations by agencies such as REACH, FDA and EPA regarding the ethylene biodegradability has resulted increased R&D focus on...

Lactic Acid And Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) Market Analysis By Application (Packaging, Agriculture, Transport, Electronics, Textiles) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Lactic acid or 2-hydroxy propanoic acid is a colorless (or yellowish) syrupy liquid which is miscible with water and alcohol. Lactic acid production involves carbohydrate fermentation in the presence of an excess of calcium carbonate. Raw...

Enzymes Market Analysis By Product (Carbohydrase, Proteases, Lipases, Polymerases & Nucleases) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Enzymes are biological molecules which function as catalyst and are responsible for accelerating the specificity and speed of metabolic reactions. Increasing global population and lifestyle trends have had a positive impact on global processed...

Salicylic Acid Market Analysis By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Food & Preservative, Cosmetics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) naturally found in the bark of willow tree. In addition, small traces of the acid are also found in fruits, flowers and roots of several plants. Commercially, salicylic acid is made from phenol by...

Specialty Enzymes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Specific yield optimization and catalytic reaction properties of specialty enzymes are expected to drive its demand over the next six years. Pharmaceutical manufacturers across the globe have incorporated these specialty enzymes on account of their expanding applications particularly in processing fine chemicals and pure pharmaceutical drugs. Shift in trend towards...

Biosurfactants Market Analysis By Product (Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, MES, APG, Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters) And Segment Forecast To 2020

April 2014

Surfactants are usually amphiphilic organic compounds containing both hydrophobic group (tail) and hydrophilic groups (head). Bio-surfactants are surfactants in which at least one of the two groups (hydrophilic or hydrophobic) is obtained from...

Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA) Market Potential Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Furandicarboxylic acid or FDCA is an oxidized furan derivative and is a highly stable compound. Owing to its potential of being used as a substitute to a wide variety of petrochemicals such as adipic acid and terephthalic acid, there has been...

Fluorotelomers Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Fluorotelomers are primarily fluorocarbon based telomers or oligomers, manufactured by telomerization. Fluorotelomers find applications in fire fighting foams, food packaging, stain resistance and textiles. Fluorotelomers are also applied to food...

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Carboxymethyl Cellulose is synthesized by reaction of cellulose (alkali-catalyzed) with chloroacetic acid. CMC is used as viscosity modifier in food science. It is also used in non-food products like toothpaste, personal lubricants, laxatives, water-based paints, diet pills, textile sizing, detergents and various paper products. Properties CMC are non-toxicity,...

Amaranth Oil Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Global shift in trend towards decreasing dependency on petrochemical based products is expected to remain a key driving factor for amaranth oil market growth over the next six years. Increasing demand for bio based products from personal care and cosmetic industries is expected to significantly augment amaranth market growth over the forecast period.  Amaranth...

Bio-based Polyethylene (PE) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Bio-based PE is used in packaging applications such as carry bags, plastic films and bottles. Volatile prices coupled with limited availability of crude oil are expected to force polymer manufacturers to develop bio-based alternatives including bio-based PE. In addition, renewable nature of bio-based PE makes it an eco-friendly substitute to chemical counterparts...

Bio-based Emulsion Polymers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Rising demand for durable and high performance biopolymers has been critical for bio-based emulsion polymers market growth. Development of bio-based polymers such as vinyl acetate, styrene butadiene (SB) latex, and acrylonitrile has also fueled the requirement of emulsion polymerization of these polymers. Volatile petrochemical feedstock prices and abundantly...

Levulinic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Levulinic acid, also known as 4-oxopentanoic acid, is an organic compound which is classified as a keto acid. Its physical form is a white crystalline solid and is soluble in water, ethanol, and diethyl ether, but is insoluble in aliphatic...

Fluorochemicals Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Fluorochemicals find numerous applications across a host of industries including refrigeration, aluminum production, blowing agents and others. Broadly, fluorochemicals can be classified as fluorocarbons, fluoropolymers and inorganics....

Biofuel Enzymes Market Analysis By Product (Amylases, Industrial Lipases), By Application (Biodiesel, Starch/Corn Based Ethanol, Lignocellulosic Ethanol/Biofuels) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Biofuels are the renewable and sustainable source of fuels which are mainly formed by waste plant and animal matter. Biofuel enzymes are biological catalysts which alter and speed up the ongoing reactions and increases productivity, performance...

Bio Succinic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Succinic acid is a chemical intermediary and is expected to develop as a platform chemical in a broad range of applications varying from niche segments such as food additive and personal care to large applications such as plasticizers, resins,...

1, 4-Butanediol Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Butanediol as a whole may refer to four different isomers of butanediol, 1,2-butanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol and 2,3-butanediol. Out of the four compounds mentioned above, 1,4-butanediol (1,4 BDO) is widely used leading to it being...

Activated Carbon Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

This market study estimates and analyzes the global activated carbon industry. Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal, is a processed non graphite porous form of carbon formed by activation of carbonaceous material such as sawdust,...

Chromium Phosphate Market Analysis By Application (Architectural Coatings, Corrosion Inhibitor Coatings, Medical) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

This market study estimates and analyzes the global chromium phosphate industry. Chromium phosphate can also be termed as chromium orthophosphate of phosphoric acid or chromium (III) salt; it is insoluble in water. It is primarily used in the...

Bio-Based Polypropylene (PP) Technology Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing environmental concerns regarding the use of synthetic (petroleum derived) plastics have been prompting the industry to shift their focus towards developing new technologies for manufacturing plastics using renewable resources. One of the most widely used plastic includes polypropylene. Polypropylene is a polymer of propylene, a basic petrochemical product....

Bio-Based Polyurethane Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The quest to reduce reliance on petroleum derived products has been acting as one of the major factors driving the demand for bio-based products. Bio-based polyurethane, a member of this large bio-based products family has been gaining popularity in the recent times owing to its environmental friendly characteristics and its wide spread applications.  ...

Bioplastics Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Bioplastics refer to a family of plastics which are derived from bio-based material such as plant and animals rather than petroleum. These materials could be biodegradable or non biodegradable in nature. The development of these materials is expected to significantly save the consumption of petroleum for manufacturing of plastics. Furthermore, the improvement in...

Nutricosmetics Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Nutritional supplements supporting the structure and function of the skin are referred to as nutricosmetics. These nutricosmetics are consumed orally in both solid (pills) and liquid forms. Some of the major ingredients of nutricosmetics include vitamins (A, B6 and E), sterol esters, co-enzyme Q10, omega-3 fatty acids, lycopene, soy isoflavone proteins,...

Bio-Based Propylene Glycol (PG) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The global chemical industry has been heavily dependent on fossil fuel for producing variety of petrochemical products. However, growing awareness regarding the benefits renewable chemistry offers, the industry is now shifting its focus towards developing bio-based chemicals. Companies are now striving to achieve sustainability in the long run by developing and...

Polymer Excipients Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Excipients are generally inactive substances used as binders for active ingredients in therapeutic drugs. Often, the active ingredients are not absorbed by the body and hence the use of excipients is essential for the efficient delivery of the drug. The substance being inactive in nature does not have a therapeutic effect on the working of the medicine. In...

Dodecanedioic Acid (DDDA) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Dodecanedioic acid commonly known as DDDA is a dicarboxylic acid used in variety of application such as corrosion inhibitors, painting materials, surfactants and antiseptics. However, the largest addressable market for DDDA is in the production of polyamide 6,12. DDA is traditionally produced using butadiene by the means of multi step chemical process....

Alcohol Excipients Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

An excipient is generally an inactive substance used as binders for the active ingredients in pharmaceuticals. The active substances are often not absorbed by the body and for this reason they are mixed with inactive substances (excipients) which allow absorption by the human body. In addition, the excipients also help in maintaining the dosage and balance of the...