1 INTRODUCTION 17
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 17
1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION 17
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 18
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 18
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 19
1.4 CURRENCY CONSIDERED 19
1.5 LIMITATIONS 19
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 20

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 21
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 21
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 22
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 22
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 23
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 23
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 24
2.1.2.3 Break down of primary interviews 24
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 25
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 25
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 26
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 27
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 28

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 29

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 33
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET 33
4.2 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET, BY REGION 33
4.3 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET IN ASIA PACIFIC, BY APPLICATION AND COUNTRY 34
4.4 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET: MAJOR COUNTRIES 35
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5 MARKET OVERVIEW 36
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.3.1 DRIVERS 38
5.3.1.1 Increasing demand for resins and additives using alpha-methylstyrene from the Asia Pacific region 38
5.3.1.2 Rising demand for ABS resins from the growing electronic/electrical appliances and automotive industries 39
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.3.2.1 Generation of hazardous wastes during the production of alpha-methylstyrene 40
5.3.2.2 Lack of compatibility with oxidizing agents 40
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 41
5.3.3.1 Increasing demand for consumer goods from emerging economies 41
5.3.3.2 Ongoing shale oil/tight oil exploration activities 41
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.3.4.1 Health and safety concerns associated with the exposure to alpha-methylstyrene and its derivatives 41
5.3.4.2 Volatility in the prices of raw materials 41
5.4 ECONOMIC INDICATORS 43
5.4.1 INDUSTRY OUTLOOK 43
5.4.1.1 Automotive 43
5.4.1.2 Aerospace 43
5.4.1.3 Electronics 45
5.5 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 46
5.5.1 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 47
5.5.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 47
5.5.3 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 47
5.5.4 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 48
5.5.5 RIVALRY AMONG EXISTING COMPETITORS 48

6 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 49
6.1 INTRODUCTION 50
6.2 ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE STYRENE (ABS) RESIN 51
6.2.1 ABS IS THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING APPLICATION SEGMENT 51
6.3 PARA-CUMYLPHENOL 53
6.3.1 PARA-CUMYLPHENOL ACCOUNTED FOR THE SECOND LARGEST SHARE IN THE GLOBAL AMS MARKET 53
6.4 ADHESIVES & COATINGS 54
6.4.1 GROWING DEMAND FOR ADHESIVES AND COATING FROM END-USE INDUSTRIES SUCH AS AUTOMOTIVE, ELECTRONICS, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE AMS MARKET 54
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6.5 WAXES 55
6.5.1 WAXES APPLICATION SEGMENT ACCOUNTED FOR A MAJOR SHARE IN THE GLOBAL AMS MARKET 55
6.6 OTHERS 56

7 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET, BY PURITY 57
7.1 INTRODUCTION 58
7.2 ASSAY ABOVE 99.5% 59
7.2.1 ASSAY ABOVE 99.5% PURITY SEGMENT ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE GLOBAL AMS MARKET 59
7.3 BETWEEN 95% AND 99.5% 60
7.3.1 HIGH DEMAND FROM THE ABS, STYRENE-BUTADIENE RUBBER, AND ADHESIVES IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE BETWEEN 95% TO 99.5% PURITY SEGMENT 60

8 ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE MARKET, BY REGION 61
8.1 INTRODUCTION 62
8.2 ASIA PACIFIC 63
8.2.1 CHINA 66
8.2.1.1 China accounted for the highest share in the global alpha-methylstyrene market 66
8.2.2 INDIA 67
8.2.2.1 Growing demand for ABS from the automotive and electronic appliances industries is expected to drive the Indian AMS market 67
8.2.3 JAPAN 68
8.2.3.1 Japan accounted for the second largest share in the Asia Pacific AMS market 68
8.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 69
8.2.4.1 High demand for ABS is expected to drive the AMS market in South Korea 69
8.2.5 TAIWAN 70
8.2.5.1 Taiwan being one of the major producer and exporter of ABS has ultimately created a high demand for AMS 70
8.2.6 MALAYSIA 71
8.2.6.1 High demand for ABS in Malaysia is expected to drive the AMS market 71
8.2.7 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 72
8.3 EUROPE 72
8.3.1 GERMANY 74
8.3.1.1 High demand for ABS from the end-use industries such as automotive, electronic appliances and aerospace is expected to drive the AMS market 74
8.3.2 FRANCE 76
8.3.2.1 France accounted for the third largest share in the European AMS market 76
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8.3.3 ITALY 77
8.3.3.1 Italy is one of the major producer of ABS, thus creating a high demand for AMS 77
8.3.4 UK 78
8.3.4.1 UK accounted for the second largest share in the European AMS market 78
8.3.5 RUSSIA 79
8.3.5.1 Russia is one of the major producer of AMS in the European region 79
8.3.6 SPAIN 80
8.3.6.1 Spain being one of the major producer of ABS in the European region is expected high demand for AMS 80
8.3.7 REST OF EUROPE 81
8.4 NORTH AMERICA 82
8.4.1 US 84
8.4.1.1 US being one of the major producer and exporter of ABS globally, accounted for the highest share in the North American AMS market 84
8.4.2 CANADA 86
8.4.2.1 Canada accounted for the second largest share in the North American AMS market 86
8.4.3 MEXICO 87
8.4.3.1 High demand for ABS from the growing automotive industry is expected to drive the AMS market in Mexico 87
8.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 88
8.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 89
8.5.1.1 Saudi Arabia accounted for the largest share in the Middle East & Africa AMS market 89
8.5.2 QATAR 91
8.5.2.1 Qatar accounted for the second largest share in the Middle East & Africa AMS market 91
8.5.3 UAE 92
8.5.3.1 Rising demand for ABS from the automotive, electronic, buidling & construction, etc. industries is expected to drive the UAE AMS market 92
8.5.4 SOUTH AFRICA 93
8.5.4.1 The rising demand for ABS from industries such as automotive and electrical & electronic industries is expected to drive the South Africa AMS market 93
8.5.5 KUWAIT 94
8.5.5.1 Kuwait aacounted for the fourth largest share in the South Africa AMS market 94
8.5.6 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 95
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8.6 SOUTH AMERICA 96
8.6.1 BRAZIL 98
8.6.1.1 Brazil accounted for the largest share in the South America AMS market 98
8.6.2 ARGENTINA 99
8.6.2.1 Argentina accounted for the second largest share in the South America AMS market 99
8.6.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 100

9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 101
9.1 INTRODUCTION 101
9.2 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE MAPPING 101
9.2.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 101
9.2.2 INNOVATORS 101
9.2.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 101
9.2.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 102
9.3 COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING 103
9.3.1 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 103
9.3.2 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE 104
9.4 OVERVIEW 105
9.5 COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS 106
9.5.1 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 106
9.5.2 ACQUISITIONS & JOINT VENTURES 106
9.5.3 EXPANSIONS 107
9.6 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 108
10 COMPANY PROFILES 110
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
10.1 INEOS GROUP HOLDINGS S.A. 110
10.2 ADVANSIX INC. 113
10.3 CEPSA 115
10.4 ROSNEFT 118
10.5 MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL HOLDINGS CORPORATION 120
10.6 SOLVAY SA 122
10.7 MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC. 124
10.8 KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD. 126
10.9 VERSALIS SPA 128
10.10 TAIWAN PROSPERITY CHEMICAL CORP. 129
10.11 THE PLAZA GROUP INC. 130
10.12 NOVAPEX 131
10.13 DOMO CHEMICALS 132
10.14 OMSKIY KAUCHUK 133
10.15 SI GROUP, INC. 134
10.16 PRASOL CHEMICALS PRIVATE LIMITED 135
10.17 YANGZHOU LIDA CHEMICAL CO. LTD. 136
10.18 ALTIVIA CORPORATION 137
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
11 APPENDIX 138
11.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 138
11.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 141
11.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 143
11.4 RELATED REPORTS 143
11.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 144