The plastic antioxidants market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2017 to 2022, in terms of value. Asia-Pacific was the largest market for plastic antioxidants in 2016. The growing demand for plastics in countries, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India from the packaging, building & construction, medical, and automotive industries is expected to fuel the growth of plastic antioxidants in the region. The market is evolving with major players playing a crucial role in the development of the new and advanced products. Key players in the market include BASF (Germany), Songwon (South Korea), and ADEKA (Japan).
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Players in the plastic antioxidants market are mainly concentrating on expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions to meet the growing demand from various end-use industries. Expansions help the companies to meet the growing demand for plastic antioxidants in regions such as Asia-Pacific and South America. BASF, Songwon, and ADEKA Corporation have a major share in the plastic antioxidants market.
BASF is focused on expansions to meet the growing demand in the market. In March 2017, the company announced plans to build a new plastic additives plant in Shanghai, China to increase the production of antioxidants and associated blends. The expansion helped the company to meet the growing demand for plastic antioxidants in Asia-Pacific. In 2016, the company announced its plans to invest more than USD 212.1 million to increase the capacity of its global plastic additives production network and meet the growing demand for antioxidants and light stabilizers.
Songwon is focused on new product launches and agreements to meet the growing demand for plastic antioxidants. In August 2017, the company launched nonylated diphenylamine antioxidants SONGNOX L670 and liquid phenolic antioxidants SONGNOX L135. In February 2017, Songwon signed an agreement with Biesterfeld, a leading distributor of plastics and specialty chemicals in Turkey for the distribution of Songwon’s comprehensive range of polymer stabilizers for the automotive, packaging, appliance, and coatings industries in Turkey.
ADEKA focuses on expansions to strengthen its market position in the plastic antioxidants market. In August 2016, the company established a new subsidiary, ADEKA Fine Chemical (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. in China to manufacture and sell polymer additives.
Plastic Antioxidants Market by Polymer Resin (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), Antioxidants Type (Phenolic, Phosphite & Phosphonite, Antioxidant Blends) – Global Forecast to 2022