Global Plasticizers Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

This procurement report offers key insights on the best practices for supplier selection and the strategies for category management.

  • Published: Sep 2017
  • Pages: 93
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14532
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Key Features of Report

 

Supply Market Insights
Procurement Best Practices
Cost Saving Opportunities
Pricing Models
Negotiation Strategies
Category Risk Analysis
Key Supplier Analysis
Supplier Capability Matrix

 

Plasticizers - Category Spend Analysis

 

The plasticizers procurement report identifies the growing demand for plasticizers from end-use industries such as construction to drive the demand for plasticizers. The global construction industry is witnessing year on year growth of 3%-5%, which has resulted in a direct increase in demand for plasticizers, where it is used in pipes, adhesives and sealants, and cables and tires.

Furthermore, superplasticizers, which have superior water absorbing properties, are being widely utilized for the manufacture of ready-made concrete. The construction industry is adopting this type of concrete as it provides improved strength and workability. Plasticizers are mixed in a range of 0.1%–0.4% by weight of cement used, resulting in a reduction of water content and enhancement of workability in the cement mixtures.

Plasticizers - Procurement Best Practices

 

Buyers should engage with suppliers who can assist them in selecting suitable plasticizers that are capable of meeting their application-specific requirements. Assistance also includes providing comparison software to buyers through which they can differentiate various plasticizers based on chemical and physical properties such as melting point, flash point, specific gravity, refractive index, vapor pressure, and viscosity. Suppliers can also help the buyers in the assessment of the effect of a plasticizer on end-product in terms of properties such as viscosity, volatility, tensile strength, and percentage of elongation.

Plasticizers - Procurement Challenges

 

The health issues related to phthalate plasticizers has prompted buyers to shift to non-phthalate plasticizers such as trioctyl trimellitate trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM)[AC1] , epoxy, and adipates. The move towards non-phthalate plasticizers is further encouraged by supportive government policies, which limit the use of phthalate plasticizers.

However, this plasticizers procurement report highlights the high cost of non-phthalate plasticizers to be one of the key challenges faced by buyers in the market. The higher price point of non-phthalate plasticizers is delaying the transition from phthalate plasticizers. SpendEdge analysts expect that long-term business agreements between buyers and suppliers will bring down the cost of non-phthalate plasticizers and aid in successfully moving away from the use of phthalate plasticizers.

PART 1: CATEGORY AT A GLANCE

  • TAKEAWAY 01 | Market Overview
  • TAKEAWAY 02 | Demand and Supply Snapshot
  • TAKEAWAY 03 | Key Market Dynamics
  • TAKEAWAY 04 | Supply Market Highlights
  • TAKEAWAY 05 | Pricing Insights
  • TAKEAWAY 06 | Procurement Insights

PART 2:  SCOPE OF THE REPORT

  • Category Definition
  • Research Methodology

PART 3: MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Category Spend Analysis
  • Category Maturity by Regions
  • Demand-Supply Shifts
  • Regional Demand-Supply Snapshot
  • Market Developments
  • Regional Impact of Trends
  • Key Category Growth Drivers and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Major Category Growth Constraints and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Key Current Technological Innovations
  • Major Regulatory Frameworks
  • Strategic Sustainability Practices
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • PESTLE Analysis

PART 4: SUPPLY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Supplier Operational Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Operational Capability Matrix
  • Supplier Functional Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Functional Capability Matrix
  • Key Clients/Partners
  • Supplier Cost Breakup
  • Supplier Positioning Matrix

PART 5: PRICING INSIGHTS

  • Pricing Models Snapshot
  • Pricing Models – Pros and Cons
  • Indicative Pricing

PART 6: PROCUREMENT INSIGHTS

  • Major Category Requirements
  • Major Procurement Pain Points
  • Category Sourcing Evolution Matrix
  • Procurement Best Practices
  • Cost-saving Opportunities
  • Supplier Selection Criteria
  • Category Negotiation Strategies
  • SLA Terms
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria
  • Category Risk Analysis

PART 7: TOP FIVE SUPPLIERS

  • The Dow Chemical
  • BASF
  • LG Chem
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Evonik Industries

PART 8: APPENDIX

  • Glossary
  • Key Notes
  • About Us

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

INFORMATION SOURCES

Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings

DATA ANALYSIS

SpendEdge INSIGHTS

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