Fluorotelomers are fluorocarbon-based oligomers or telomeres produced by telomerization. A number of fluorotelomers and their compounds are a source of environmentally persistent perfluorinated carboxylic acids such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoate (PFNA). Various types of fluorotelomers are used in the industry are fluorotelomers alcohol and fluorotelomers acrylate. Fluorotelomers are used in a wide range of applications such as leather protectants, textiles, stain-resistant carpeting, food packaging and fire fighting foams. Fluorotelomer coatings are used in fast-food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, candy wrappers, and pizza box liners.
Increasing demand for firefighting foams is major factors driving the fluorotelomers market. In addition, rising textile market is expected to trigger the growth of this industry in the forecast period. However, increasing consciousness regarding the toxicity of certain fluorotelomers alcohols in food packaging industry is expected to hamper the growth of fluorotelomers market.
The report includes the detailed competitive landscape of the global fluorotelomers market and an analysis of Porter’s five forces model for the fluorotelomers market has also been included. It includes company market share analysis, the product portfolio of the major industry participants. The report provides detailed segmentation of the fluorotelomers market based on product, application, and region segment.
The fluorotelomers market is segmented on the basis of product into fluorotelomer alcohols, acrylates, iodides and others. Fluorotelomer alcohol was the leading segment of the fluorotelomers market in 2015. Key application market for fluorotelomers includes food packaging, textiles, fighting foams and other. Fighting foams and textiles application was the major application segment of this market in 2015.
Major regional segments analyzed in this study include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India, and Brazil. North America is one of the dominating segments in the fluorotelomers market.
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include DuPont, Fluorous Technologies Inc., Fluoryx Inc., Daikin America, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Clariant, and Wilshire Technologies.
This report segments the global fluorotelomers market as follows:
Fluorotelomers Market: Product Segment Analysis
- Fluorotelomer Alcohols
- Acrylates, Iodides
Fluorotelomers Market: Application Segment Analysis
- Food Packaging
- Fighting Foams
Fluorotelomers Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East And Africa