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Chemical Licensing Market by Type (C1 Derivatives, C2 Derivatives, C3 Derivatives, C4 Derivatives) End-Use Industry (Oil & Gas, Chemical), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8506
Pages: 180

Chemical Licensing Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis (2021-2026):

The chemical licensing industry is predicted to rise from USD 10.28 billion in the year 2021 to USD 13.93 billion by the end of year 2026, with a current CAGR of 5.5% over the foreseen period. Chemical licensing is a branch of intellectual property licensing whereby industrial end-users may own the rights to use a particular chemical technology. Technology licenses are growing strongly in the secondary industry.

Falling crude oil prices and growing calls for chemical derivatives are driving calls for various technologies. Population expansion, manufacturing sector expansion, and escalated regulatory requirements in the chemical industry are key factors predicted to drive the expansion of the chemical licensing market. The growing call for various carbon derivatives and the introduction of efficient technologies for the production of these derivatives are other factors driving the chemical licensing market. Chemical licensing involves supplying proprietary technologies to manufacturers to carry out any manufacturing process or activities related to the oil and gas industry. Chemical technology licenses ensure that technologies employed in manufacturing processes are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The license involves the supply of proprietary chemical technologies to manufacturers for the implementation of the manufacturing process. This license guarantees that the technologies employed in the manufacturing processes are economical and respectful of the environment. These licenses are required for refining in the oil and gas industry and for the manufacture of chemicals in all industry segments.

Chemical Licensing Market Trends

The derivative C2 is widely employed in the chemical licensing market. To reduce emissions and decrease in the case of perchloroethylene, solvent markets tend to be mature due to environmental pressures. Therefore, this will be reflected in the behavior of the derivatives segment C2. The use of licenses is most marked in process technology for chemical and petrochemical products. The developments are linked to enormous expansion, the changes are reflected in the widespread licensing of chemical process technology. Chemical registration is becoming highly important with the emergence of a class of companies specializing in process design and engineering that play an important role in the development and diffusion of process innovations. Escalatingcall for petrochemicals from developing countries and strict environmental regulations are driving market expansion.

Recent Developments in the Chemical Licensing Market:

  • Richman Chemical, Inc. today announced the creation of a new advisory services division to help chemistry-based startups evaluate new technologies and establish strategic relationships with service providers and regulatory experts, technology licensing organizations and potential investors.
  • Toyota has introduced a latest program to license its intellectual property to interested people. Toyota IP Solutions has a goal to promote and work as an access point for patent licensing to US and worldwide firms.

Chemical Licensing Market Drivers:

Market expansion drivers include the escalating number of chemical manufacturing industries, post-processing industries, and escalatingly stringent government regulations regarding the impacts of these industries on the environment. This licensing process is experiencing strong expansion in the downstream industry due to falling crude oil prices and escalatedcall for chemicals. However, escalated environmental awareness and stringent regulatory scenarios are likely to drive the market forward for years to come. Due to escalatingly stringent regulations imposed by the government in various regions, manufacturers are focusing on developing sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies for the production of chemicals. The chemical licensing market is likely to be driven by strong call for medical drugs and pharmaceuticals around the world in the future. The increase in chronic diseases among the world's population is predicted to drive the chemical licensing market in the coming years. Manufacturers involved in the manufacture of drugs for the medical and pharmaceutical industry must have a chemical license for them. Furthermore, it is estimated that technological advances in the chemical industry to meet the needs and calls of consumers will further drive this market in the coming years.

Chemical Licensing Market Restraints:

The high price of chemical making techniques is hampering the expansion of the chemical licensing industry.

Opportunities in the Chemical Licensing Market:

Factors driving the chemical licensing market include a growing number of chemical manufacturing industries around the world, escalated oil and gas exploration activities, and the growing need for more industries. post-processing and a strict regulatory scenario regarding the effects of manufacturing processes on the environment. The adoption of licensing for chemicals is currently very limited and the higher cost of licensing technologies acts as a constraint on the market. However, growing environmental awareness and tighter regulatory policies are predicted to drive the market for years to come. Chemical licensing involves patenting the proprietary technology of each chemical manufacturing company, which is sustainable in nature and respectful of the environment. Tight government regulations in some countries and the growing need for an additional number of downstream industries are likely to have a positive impact on the development of the chemical licensing market during the foreseen period.

Challenges in the Chemical Licensing Market:

The limited adoption of licenses for chemicals and the higher cost of chemical manufacturing technologies are the main challenges for the industry.

Chemical LicensingMarket Segmentation:

By type:

  • C1 Derivatives
  • C2 Derivatives
  • C3 Derivatives
  • C4 Derivatives

The C2 derivatives segment is the largest segment of the chemical licensing market. Polyethylene and EDC-PVC manufacturing technologies are included in the C2 derivative and are in great call on the market.

By end user:

  • Oil and gas
  • Chemical

Oil and gas was the largest end-use industry in the chemical licensing market. The growing call for oil and gas has led to advancements and innovation in the oil and gas industry, it is one of the key factors in the expansion of the chemical licensing market.

Chemical Licensing Regional Analysis:

  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America 
  • Middle East & Africa 

By region, Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the highest rate in the worldwide chemical licensing market during the foreseen period. This expansion can be attributed to the growing number of small and medium-sized companies with different chemical manufacturing and production facilities in the region. Rapid industrialization and improved production efficiency are predicted to further boost the region's chemical licensing market in the future. North America had a substantial share of revenues from the worldwide chemical licensing market, due to the faster adoption of new technologies by the region's chemical industry.

Asia-Pacific is the world's largest chemical licensing market. The region is also predicted to be the rapidly expanding chemical licensing market during the foreseen period, due to growing call for process licensing from secondary industries in the region. The growing number of refineries in countries such as India, China and South Korea would boost the call for the chemical licensing market in the region in the near future. North America is the second largest consumer market for chemical licenses in the world. Europe is also a major consumer of the chemical licensing market. Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are predicted to provide lucrative expansion opportunities for the chemical licensing market in the coming years. The chemical licensing market in the Middle East and Africa is driven largely by the expansion of the oil and gas processing and downstream industries in the region.

Chemical Licensing Market Key Players:

Some industry players operating in the global chemical licensing market include Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, Johnson Matthey, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical, LyondellBasell, and Shell, among others.


1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Type                              

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 C1 Derivatives        

                                5.1.3 C2 Derivatives        

                                5.1.4 C3 Derivatives        

                                5.1.5 C4 Derivatives        

                                5.1.6  Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Type    

                                5.1.7  Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Type  

                                5.1.8  Market Share Analysis, By Type    

                5.2 End-Use Industry                     

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Oil               

                                5.2.3 Gas             

                                5.2.4 Chemicals

                                5.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By End-Use Industry            

                                5.2.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By End-Use Industry          

                                5.2.7 Market Share Analysis, By End-Use Industry            

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type

                                       By End-Use Industry

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type

                                       By End-Use Industry

                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type

                                       By End-Use Industry

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 Chevron Philips Chemical Company                 

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 Eastman Chemical Company                               

                8.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation                      

                8.4 Huntsman Corporation                          

                8.5 Johnson Matthey                    

                8.6 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation                      

                8.7 Nova Chemicals Corporation                               

                8.8 Sumitomo Chemical                

                8.9 LyondellBasell                           

                8.10 Shell                            

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  • Global,Regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

  • Segment-level analysis in terms of by product type,by end users,along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail

  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics

  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis

  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development

  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment

  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies

  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions

  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market


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