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North America 1-Octene Market by Application (Lldpe, Plasticizers, Surfactants, Pulp And Paper, Lubricants And Others) & By Geography (U.S., Canada And Mexico) - Analysis and Forecast (2013-2019)

  • Report Code: 1- 1003
  • Publish Date: Jul 2015
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The North American 1-octene market was valued at $788.6 million in 2014 and is projected to witness a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period, 2014 to 2019. In terms of volume, the North American 1-octene market recorded a consumption of 434.1 KT in 2014 and is projected to witness a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period.


1-octene is a type of linear alpha-olefin. It is produced primarily by two main methods which include oligomerization of ethylene and by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. It is a colorless liquid which is flammable. It is less dense than water and is insoluble in it. It has a sweet odor.

LLDPE is the leading application of 1-octene and held the largest share in the North American 1-octene market in 2014.  This is due to its increased popularity of LLDPE as compared to LDPE and HDPE. LLDPE also has very versatile usage and is used in plastic wraps, toys, pipes, and wires & cables, among others.


The shale gas boom is the major driver for this market as it allows increased production of ethane, which further increases the production of 1-octene. The versatility and superiority of LLDPE as compared to other applications such as LDPE and HDPE is another reason for growth of the North American 1-octene market as LLDPE occupies more than half of the market. Synthetic lubricants application segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period owing to implementation of the stringent environmental regulations in the coming years. Other driver is the usage of the bio-based alpha olefins which is predicted to fuel the growth of the North American 1-octene market. 


The various applications of 1-octene discussed in this report are LLDPE, plasticizers, surfactants, pulp & paper, and lubricants. Other applications of 1-octene are in oilfield, chemical intermediate, and poly alpha olefins.


The U.S. led the North American 1-octene market in 2014 and accounted for a market share of 85.1%. It was followed by Canada, which accounted for a market share of 8.0%.


An in-depth market share analysis, in terms of revenue, of the top companies is also included in the report. These numbers are arrived at based on the key facts, annual financial information from SEC filings, annual reports, and interviews with industry experts, key opinion leaders such as CEOs, directors, and marketing executives. A detailed market share analysis of the key players in the North American 1-octene market has been covered in this report. The major companies operating in the North America 1-octene market are Chevron Phillips Chemical Company(U.S.), Sasol Ltd.(South Africa), Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), INEOS Oligomers (Switzerland), the Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Nizhnekamskneftekhim(Russia).

1 Introduction
1.1 Objective of the study
1.2 Market Definitions
1.3 Market Segmentation & Aspects Covered
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Assumptions (Market Size, Forecast, etc)

2 Executive Summary


3 Market Overview


4 1-octene-North America, By Applications
4.1 Split By Geography
4.1 1-octene-USA by Applications
4.1 1-octene-Canada by Applications
4.1 1-octene-Mexico by Applications
4.2 1-octene-North America-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
4.2.1 1-octene-North America-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), By Geographies 1-octene-USA-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 1-octene-Canada-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 1-octene-Mexico-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
4.3 1-octene-North America-Surfactants
4.3.1 1-octene-North America-Surfactants, By Geographies 1-octene-USA-Surfactants 1-octene-Canada-Surfactants 1-octene-Mexico-Surfactants
4.4 1-octene-North America-Pulp & Papers
4.4.1 1-octene-North America-Pulp & Papers, By Geographies 1-octene-USA-Pulp & Papers 1-octene-Canada-Pulp & Papers 1-octene-Mexico-Pulp & Papers
4.5 1-octene-North America-Plasticizers
4.5.1 1-octene-North America-Plasticizers, By Geographies 1-octene-USA-Plasticizers 1-octene-Canada-Plasticizers 1-octene-Mexico-Plasticizers
4.6 1-octene-North America-Lubricant
4.6.1 1-octene-North America-Lubricant, By Geographies 1-octene-USA-Lubricant 1-octene-Canada-Lubricant 1-octene-Mexico-Lubricant


5 1-octene-North America, By Geographies
5.1 1-octene-USA
5.1.1 1-octene-USA, By Applications 1-octene-USA-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 1-octene-USA-Surfactants 1-octene-USA-Pulp & Papers 1-octene-USA-Plasticizers 1-octene-USA-Lubricant
5.2 1-octene-Canada
5.2.1 1-octene-Canada, By Applications 1-octene-Canada-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 1-octene-Canada-Surfactants 1-octene-Canada-Pulp & Papers 1-octene-Canada-Plasticizers 1-octene-Canada-Lubricant
5.3 1-octene-Mexico
5.3.1 1-octene-Mexico, By Applications 1-octene-Mexico-Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 1-octene-Mexico-Surfactants 1-octene-Mexico-Pulp & Papers 1-octene-Mexico-Plasticizers 1-octene-Mexico-Lubricant

1-octene is the second-most popular alpha olefin and holds 22% of the global market shares. It is a colorless liquid, insoluble in water, and has a sweet odor. The linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) is the most famous application of 1-octene. It is used in the making of plastic bags, stretch wrap, toys, covers, pipes, buckets, plastic wraps, and so on. Plasticizers, the second-biggest application, are used in PVC, clay, concrete, wires, synthetic leathers, and others. Surfactants are used in foaming agents, emulsifiers, and wetting agents.


The North America 1-octene market, in terms of volume, is projected to reach by 531.3 KT by 2019 from 434.1 KT in 2014, at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2014 to 2019. In terms of value, the market is projected to reach $1.05 billion by 2019 from $788.6 million in 2014, at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to 2019.


The rise in shale gas production is the primary reason for the growth of this market. More shale gas means more ethane, and hence more ethylene and more 1-octene. The LLDPE application segment holds majority of the market shares and is the second-highest growing segment, resulting in the market being dependent on it for growth. Synthetic lubricants are the fastest growing application segment while bio-based alpha olefins have positive growth prospect in the future. Major restraint of the market is the fluctuating prices of ethylene due to the rapid changes in petroleum prices. This makes strategy formulation difficult.


Based on application, the 1-octene market has been segmented into LLDPE, plasticizers, surfactants, pulp and paper, and lubricants. The LLDPE segment held the largest market share of 56.4% in terms of value in 2014. This segment is expected to continue dominating the market, growing at the highest CAGR of 6.2% in terms of value during the forecast period. Its consumption was $445.1 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $602.3 million by 2019.


The major participants operating in the North America 1-octene market are Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (U.S.), Sasol Ltd. (South America), Royal Dutch Shell PLC (Netherlands), INEOS Oligomers (Switzerland), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Russia).

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