Global Information, Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "World Emulsion Polymers" by The Freedonia Group.
According to a new report from Freedonia, "world demand for emulsion polymers is forecast to rise 5.2 percent per year to 12.8 million metric tons in 2014." Increasing demand for latex polymers worldwide will fuel gains in this market. Latex polymers are utilized in the production of water-based adhesives, paints, and coatings.
In developing nations (i.e. India and China) consumption of emulsion polymers is rapidly rising due to robust economic growth and steady replacement of solvent-based coatings and adhesives with waterborne products. Meanwhile in developed nations, embracing stricter environmental regulations regarding volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions will continue to push demand for emulsions in the waterborne coatings and paints segment.
Other trends presented in this report:
- Acrylics, accounting for 37% of total demand, are expected to stay at the top of emulsion polymer product types through 2014.
- Vinyl acetate emulsions (for adhesives and water-based coatings) should also experience healthy gains in demand.
- Slower-growing markets include adhesives for paper coatings and carpet backing.
- Asia-Pacific region has risen to the top of the consumer market for emulsions.
- Western Europe and North America to post subpar gains, nevertheless both should see substantial improvement from recent past performance.