|Market Size in 2021||Market Forecast in 2028||CAGR (in %)||Base Year|
|USD 1.9 Billion||USD 4.0 Billion||10.5%||2021|
Polyalkylene Glycol Market
The global polyethylene glycol market size was worth around USD 1.9 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 4.0 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 10.5% between 2022 and 2028. The report analyzes the global polyalkylene glycol market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the polyalkylene glycol market.
Ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, or copolymers of these are used to make polyalkylene glycol. These offer more performance advantages and are used to replace petroleum-based lubricants. Polyalkylene Glycol is more viscous, has a higher viscosity index, a lower vapor pressure, a higher flash point, and has higher solvency when compared to petroleum-based lubricants. They are also less likely to produce tar and sludge and have lower metal and ash contents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—also known as COVID-19—a pandemic in March 2020. As a significant global preventive action against COVID-19, vaccines were produced with exceptional speed, and since December 2020, many millions of doses of numerous vaccines have been administered globally. In general, serious allergic reactions to vaccines are quite uncommon and are either brought on by the vaccine or its excipients. To support and enhance the qualities of the active components in vaccines, medications, and other products, excipients are required. The majority of studies on immediate-type hypersensitivity to excipients have been made about polyethylene glycols (PEGs), also known as macrogols (E1521) and the structurally related polysorbates. Therefore, the use of polyethylene glycols in vaccines and drugs positively influenced the polyalkylene glycol market in the COVID-19 era.
Increasing use of polyalkylene glycol in lubricants to drive the market
Because polyalkylene glycol is excellent for metal-on-metal applications with operating temperatures ranging from -40°C to 200°C, it is used as a base oil for lubricants such as gear lubricants, metalworking lubricants, refrigeration oil, and hydraulic fluids, among others. They are also used in situations requiring thermal stability and elastomeric compatibility at high temperatures. The development of high-performance lubricants for many end-use industries, including automotive, textile, food & beverage, and others, is being supported by the global lubricants industry participants' use of synthetic base oils. Leading lubricant manufacturers are creating PAG-based hydraulic and gear lubricants, including Shell, Castrol, Cargill, and Exxon. In October 2020, Shell Plc increased its lubricants business and added a few fire-resistant fluids based on polyalkylene glycol (PAG) to its product line. In end-use industries, these items are made to operate superbly even under difficult situations. Thus, driving the global polyalkylene glycol market growth.
The availability of substitute products might hamper the market
There are many alternatives to polyalkylene glycol, including polyalphaolefin (PAO), artificial esters, ionic fluids, and more. The expansion of the global polyalkylene glycol market is being restrained by replacements since they have comparable chemical characteristics, functionality, and other characteristics like temperature range, viscosity, and more. The production of lubricants frequently substitutes polyalphaolefin (PAO). In terms of mineral oil solubility, polyalkylene glycol is inferior to polyalphaolefin because only some mineral oils are soluble in it, but polyalphaolefin is completely soluble in them. When compared to polyalphaolefin, the rolling wear feature of polyalkylene glycol is weaker. Additionally, the average cost of polyalkylene glycol ranges from about USD 2,800 to much more when comparing prices. While the average cost of polyalphaolefin per metric tonne is between USD 2,500 and USD 3,000. Thus, the aforementioned reasons are expected to limit the market growth during the forecast period.
Increasing demand for food-grade industrial lubricants is expected to drive market
During the forecast period, the demand for food-grade industrial lubricants is anticipated to increase significantly in the food processing sector. This is mostly due to a shift in demand for automated factories and lubrication systems. Common uses for polyalkylene glycol include metalworking fluids, food-grade lubricants, quenchants, and lubricants for hydraulic and compressor equipment. It is projected that these factors will produce profitable opportunities for the global polyalkylene glycol market.
The global polyalkylene glycol market is segmented based on type, application, and region
Based on the type, the global market is bifurcated into Polyethylene Glycol [PEG] and Polypropylene Glycol [PPG]. Polypropylene Glycol [PPG] held the largest market share in 2021 and is expected to show its dominance during the forecast period. As it is used to create a range of foams, including hard, spray, and flexible, PU foam is one of PPG's biggest customers. Additionally, it is frequently utilized as a lubricant and in deicing agent formulations in the automotive and aviation industries. Strong global demand for PU foam and lubricants will therefore have a beneficial impact on business growth. On the other hand, Polyethylene Glycol [PEG] is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to its adaptable qualities, which make it desirable for widespread application across industries like plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. PEG is additionally utilized in lubricant formulations and functional fluids in the industrial, refrigeration, aerospace, and automotive industries.
Based on the application, the global polyalkylene glycol market is categorized into polyurethane foam, functional fluids, lubricants, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and surface active agents. The lubricants segment held the largest market share in 2021 and is expected to show similar trends over the projection period. This is due to the higher performance provided by PAG-based lubricants, which aid in achieving high performance in powerful vehicle engines, aircraft, marine applications, and automotive applications under difficult circumstances. Additionally, they are favored over their more established competitors because of their environmental friendliness.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Name||Polyalkylene Glycol Market Research Report|
|Number of Pages||168|
|Key Companies Covered||BASF SE, Dow, INEOS, SABIC, DuPont, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Bayer AG, Clariant, Huntsman International LLC, and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. among others.|
|Segments Covered||By Product Type, By Application, and By End Use|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)|
|Countries Covered||North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
|Historical Year||2016 to 2020|
|Forecast Year||2022 - 2028|
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The Asia Pacific dominates the market during the forecast period
The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the global polyalkylene glycol market in 2021 and is expected to grow during the forecast period. The presence of major manufacturers such as China National Petroleum Corporation, BP Plc (Castrol), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, and ExxonMobil Corporation is the major factor that drives the market growth in the region. Moreover, Developing countries like China and India are producing more passenger cars, which is boosting the market's expansion over the projected period. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the total automobile production in China reached 2,60,82,220 units in 2021, an increase from 2,52,25,242 units in 2020, and 2,57,20,665 units in 2019 respectively. Furthermore, the increasing disposable income of the population is one of the significant aspects that propel the market growth.
North America is expected to grow at a significant pace during the forecast period owing to the prevalence of substantial PU foam and lubricants demand in the U.S. Additionally, the existence of prominent players in the pharmaceutical industry propels the market growth in the region.
The global polyalkylene glycol market is dominated by players like BASF SE, Dow, INEOS, SABIC, DuPont, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Bayer AG, Clariant, Huntsman International LLC, and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. among others.
The global polyalkylene glycol market is segmented as follows:
The global polyalkylene glycol market cap may grow owing to the increasing use of polyalkylene glycol in lubricants. The development of high-performance lubricants for many end-use industries, including automotive, textile, food & beverage, and others, is being supported by the global lubricants industry participants' use of synthetic base oils.
According to Zion Market Research, the global polyalkylene glycol market size was worth around USD 1.9 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 4.0 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 10.5% between 2022 and 2028.
The global polyalkylene glycol market growth is expected to be driven by the Asia Pacific. It is currently the world’s highest revenue-generating market owing to the increasing industrialization.
The global polyalkylene glycol market is dominated by players like BASF SE, Dow, INEOS, SABIC, DuPont, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Bayer AG, Clariant, Huntsman International LLC and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. among others.
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