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World Fluorochemicals

World demand to rise nearly 4% annually through 2018

Global demand for fluorochemicals is forecast to accelerate, rising nearly four percent per year through 2018. Robust global growth in aluminum demand, due in part to the increasing use of aluminum in motor vehicles, will lead to strong gains in inorganic and specialty fluorochemical demand. The rapid adoption of high performance fluoropolymers in motor vehicles and advanced manufacturing will also contribute to healthy global fluorochemical growth, albeit from a much smaller volume base. Despite strict, ongoing regulations, fluorocarbon demand will continue to increase at a healthy pace, reflecting strong demand for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, especially in the developing world. However, faster growth will be limited by the development of fluorocarbon alternatives, and the efforts by a number of developing countries to begin implementing the Montreal Protocol.

Growth in manufacturing to boost demand

Global aluminum production is forecast to grow significantly, due in large part to the increased use of aluminum as an alternative to steel in cars and light trucks. As a result, consumption of aluminum fluoride, a key component in the aluminum smelting process, will increase, boosting demand for inorganic fluorochemicals overall. Additionally, rising production of semiconductors, advanced batteries and other electronic components will fuel demand for specialty gases and other high-value, inorganic and specialty fluorochemicals.

Fluoropolymers to see rapid gains from a small base

Fluoropolymers will see the most rapid gains in volume demand, albeit from a small base, driven by expanding opportunities for high-performance materials in the motor vehicle, chemical processing, electronics, and coatings markets, especially in developing parts of the world where their intensity of use remains low. Fluoropolymers will continue to account for a disproportionately high portion of value demand.

Despite the ongoing impact of the Montreal Protocol and growing regulatory scrutiny of HFCs in developed countries, demand for fluorocarbons will remain healthy due to greater production of cooling and refrigeration equipment. The Protocol's phaseout schedule will continue to cause demand shifts in the fluorocarbon segment. Going forward, HFCs will experience robust demand growth as HCFCs are phased out throughout the developed world and begin a gradual step-down process in developing economies. However, even HFCs have come under scrutiny for their contribution to global climate change, which will limit faster gains as nonfluorinated alternatives are developed.

China to offer best growth opportunities

China will continue to be the largest and one of the fastest growing markets for fluorochemicals, and will account for over half of the overall increase in fluorochemical volume demand through 2018. Only India will post faster growth for fluorochemical volume demand through 2018, although from a much smaller base. Both the Eastern Europe and Africa/ Mideast regions will experience healthy growth through the forecast period, due in large part to higher primary aluminum output in those regions. In addition, while demand growth in Western Europe, North America, and Central and South America will be modest, it will signify an improvement from recent declines or flat growth.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Fluorochemicals, presents historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product type and application for six regions and 15 countries. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 50 competitors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Population Outlook
  • World Fixed Investment Outlook
  • World Manufacturing Outlook
  • World Motor Vehicle Overview
    • World Motor Vehicle Park
    • World Motor Vehicle Production
  • World Cooling & Refrigeration Outlook
    • Cooling Equipment
    • Commercial Refrigeration
    • Residential Refrigeration
  • World Foamed Plastic Insulation Outlook
  • World Primary Aluminum Outlook
  • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
    • Environmental Impact
    • Montreal Protocol
    • Kyoto Protocol

III. OVERVIEW

  • Product Overview
    • Inorganics & Specialties
    • Fluorocarbons
      • HFCs
      • HCFCs
      • Other
    • Fluoropolymers
  • Market Overview
    • Refrigerants
      • Commercial
      • Residential
      • Motor Vehicles
    • Aluminum Production
    • Blowing Agents
    • Other
  • Regional Overview
    • Demand
    • Production
    • Trade Flows

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • Economic Overview
  • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Fluorochemical Demand
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • Economic Overview
  • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Fluorochemical Demand
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Other Western Europe

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Economic Overview
  • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Fluorochemical Demand
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Other Asia/Pacific

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Economic Overview
    • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
    • Fluorochemical Demand
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
  • Eastern Europe
    • Economic Overview
    • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
    • Fluorochemical Demand
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Economic Overview
    • Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
    • Fluorochemical Products
    • Fluorochemical Markets
    • Fluorochemical Suppliers

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Market Share
  • Industry Restructuring
  • Competitive Strategies
    • Product Focus/Specialization
    • Product Differentiation
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
  • Marketing & Distribution

Company Profiles

  • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
  • Arkema SA
  • Asahi Glass Company Limited
  • Central Glass Company Limited
  • Changshu 3F Fluorochemical Industry, see Shanghai 3F New Materials
  • Daikin Industries Limited
  • Dongyue Group Limited
  • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
  • DuPont-Mitsui Fluorochemicals, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Mitsui Chemicals
  • Formosa Daikin Advanced Chemicals, see Daikin Industries
  • Honeywell International Incorporated
  • INOX Air Products, see Air Products and Chemicals
  • Jiangxi Datang Chemicals, see Daikin Industries
  • Limited Electronics South Africa State Owned, see South African Nuclear Energy
  • MDA Manufacturing, see Daikin Industries
  • Mexichem SAB de CV
  • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
  • Necsa, see South African Nuclear Energy
  • Pelchem State Owned, see South African Nuclear Energy
  • Shandong Huaxia Shenzhou New Materials, see Dongyue Group
  • Shanghai 3F New Materials Company Limited
  • Solvay SA
  • South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • Other Companies in the World Fluorochemical Industry

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • World Fluorochemical Demand

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Region
  • World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
  • World Motor Vehicle Park by Region
  • World Motor Vehicle Production by Region
  • World Cooling Equipment Shipments by Region
  • World Refrigeration & Freezer Production by Region
  • World Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand
  • World Primary Aluminum Production by Region
  • Ozone Depletion & Global Warming Potentials for Selected Fluorocarbons

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • World Inorganic & Specialty Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Region
  • World Fluorocarbon Demand by Product, Market, & Region
  • World HFC Demand by Product, Market, & Region
  • World HCFC Demand by Product, Market, & Region
  • World Other Fluorocarbons Demand by Product, Market, & Region
  • World Fluoropolymer Demand by Product & Region
  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • World Refrigerant Market for Fluorochemicals by Application, Product, & Region
  • World Commercial Refrigerant Market for Fluorochemicals by Region
  • World Residential Refrigeration Market for Fluorochemicals by Region
  • World Motor Vehicle Refrigerant Market for Fluorochemicals by Sector, Product, & Region
  • World Aluminum Market for Fluorochemicals by Region
  • World Blowing Agent Market for Fluorochemicals by Product & Region
  • World Other Markets for Fluorochemicals by Market & Region
  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Region
  • World Fluorochemical Production by Region
  • World Fluorochemical Net Exports, Stock Change, & Reuse by Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • North America: Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Market
  • United States: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • United States: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • United States: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Canada: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Canada: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Mexico: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Mexico: Fluorochemical Demand by Market

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Market
  • Germany: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Germany: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Germany: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Italy: Flurorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Italy: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • France: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • France: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • France: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Spain: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Spain: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Market

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Market
  • China: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • China: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • China: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Japan: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Japan: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • India: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • India: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • India: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • South Korea: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • South Korea: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Australia: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Australia: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Australia: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand by Market

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Market
  • Brazil: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Brazil: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Other Central & South America: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Other Central & South America: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product & Market
  • Russia: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Russia: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Other Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Market
  • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Demand by Product
  • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Demand by Market

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Fluorochemical Sales by Company, 2013
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Primary Aluminum Production by Region, 2003-2023

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2013: Volume vs. Value
  • World Fluorocarbon Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Market, 2013
  • World Fluorochemical Demand by Region, 2013
  • World Fluorochemical Production by Region, 2013

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Fluorochemical Demand by Country, 2013
  • United States: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Canada: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Mexico: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Country, 2013
  • Germany: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Italy: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • France: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Spain: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • United Kingdom: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Other Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand by Country, 2013
  • China: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Japan: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • India: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • South Korea: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Australia: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Brazil: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Other Central & South America: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Russia: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Other Eastern Europe: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023
  • Africa/Mideast: Fluorochemical Demand by Product, 2003-2023

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Fluorochemical Market Share, 2013
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