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Polymerization Initiator Market - By Type (Persulfate, Peroxides, Azo Compounds, Others), By Application (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)) & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) – Global Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast | 2021 - 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 9799
Pages: 155

Polymerization Initiator Market Trends, Growth & Forecast (2021 - 2026)

The global Polymerization Initiator Market is foreseen to progress from USD 4.4 billion in 2021 to USD 6.2 billion by 2026, at a yearly development rate of 6.3% during the forecast period.

The initiators are used in radical polymerization to regulate or maintain the initiation by heat or light. In the case of free-radical polymerization, the type of initiator to be used depends on 2 main reasons that Are solubility and decomposition temperature. The initiator soluble in the solvent, and the decomposition temperature of the particular initiator should also be below, or at the boiling point of the solvent being used with meanwhile performing polymerization. Initiators are widely used in application such as polyethylene (C2H4) n, polypropylene (C3H6) n, polystyrene (C8H8) n and other.

Recent Developments 

July 2019 in Turkey, United Initiators acquired hundred percent shares of hidrojen peroksit A.S., which is a single plant producing different qualities of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The organization helpful for increase its product portfolio means analysis can provide nuanced views on a stock type, company growth prospects, profit margin drivers, income contributions, market leadership, and operational risk and serve several non-polymer applications like textiles, mining, water treatment, and farming. The company will also be investing in improving the efficiency of the plant and increase the capacity of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in the coming years.

Polymerization Initiator Market Drivers and Restraints 

The Polymerization initiators are utilized in radical polymerization in order to process the initiation through light and heat. The free-radical polymerization, the kind of Polymerization initiator to be utilized upon 2 important fundamental reasons is decomposition temperature and solubility. The initiators are mostly dissolvable insolvent & decomposition temperature of the specific initiator in a like manner be lower than, or at the breaking point of the dissolvable being utilized with conducting polymerization.

By type, the propylene (C3H6) n homopolymer is mainly utilized a useful level as it displays a high strength to weight proportion. It is more grounded and stronger than polypropylene (C3H6) n copolymer and represents effective weldability and chemical resistance means the strength of a material to protect against chemical attack or solvent reaction. The end-use applications are healthcare, pipes, textile, electrical, packaging, and the automobile industry are main applications.

Polymerization persulfates (K2S2O8), the fastest-growing component is the collection of active compounds that contain a group of peroxide (H2O2) for sulfur in their sub-atomic structure. The electrochemical procedures are Persulfates, also known as Alkali Metal Salts. These persulfates discharge oxygen (O2), which is the reason these mixes are utilized as initiators and oxidizing operators. The physical appearance of the persulfate types depends on the oxidation prerequisites means required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist and cost as the practical contributing of these materials continues as before, and these are utilized reciprocally in a large application. There are three sorts of persulfates, viz., potassium (K), ammonium (NH₄⁺), and sodium (Na).

Polymerization initiators are a source of any chemical species that are used in polymerization reaction initiators that react with a monomer to form an intermediate compound and they are capable of linking immediately one after another with a large number of other monomers into a polymeric compound. The Polymerization initiators have active species present in chemical structures, and active species are generated by external stimuli means originates from outside the organism like heat or irradiation. The surge in demand from end-use verticals like automotive and packaging is promoting the growth in the polymerization initiator market.

The growth of polymers is contributed to the increasing demand for various countries, including China, the United States, and Germany. The increasing demand from various end-use industries like construction, automotive, and packaging is promoting the business. The increased polymer demand in the industry is also supporting the expansion of the global market.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Product, Type, Consumption, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

 BASF (Germany), Arkema (France), AkzoNobel (Netherlands), Celanese (US), United Initiators (Germany), LANXESS (Germany), and Adeka Corporation (Japan)

Polymerization Initiator Market

Polymerization Initiator Market is segmented into the following categories as per the research report until 2026.

Polymerization Initiator Market - By Type

  • Persulfate

  • Peroxides

  • Azo Compounds

  • Others

Polymerization persulfates (K2S2O8) are a group of chemically active compounds means a soluble chemical compound that can bind non-covalently to the Collaboration Target and they contain one peroxide group per sulfur (H2S2O8) in their molecular structure.

Polymerization Initiator Market - By Application

  • Polyethylene

  • Polypropylene

  • Polyvinyl Chloride

  • Polystyrene

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

  • Others

Polypropylene is used to exhibit a high strength-to-weight ratio that means material's strength divided by its density. It is also known as the strength-to-weight ratio. It is stiffer & stronger than polypropylene (C3H6) n copolymer and good chemical resistance and weldability.

Polymerization Initiator Market – By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • APAC

  • MEA

  • South America

The Asia Pacific region polymer industry is estimated to expand in the upcoming years over the forecast period and is likely to present various opportunities for foreign investors. The American Chamber of Commerce Singapore and US Chamber of Commerce, about nineteen percent of Asia Pacific countries are planning to shift their business from China into their region. Indonesia is one of the most attractive countries for business expansion and others followed by Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand. The low-cost labor availability in countries is adding advantage for Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam region.

Polymerization Initiator Market includes the list of key market players

  1. Arkema

  2. Lanxess

  3. BASF SE

  4. LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

  5. Celanese Corporation

  6. United Initiators

  7. Adeka Corporation

  8. MPI Chemie B.V.

  9. NOF Corporation

  10. PeroxyChem

  11. Merck KGaA

  12. Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd

  13. Pressure Chemical Co.

  14. The AKP Chemical

  15. Dongsung Holdings

  16. Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd

1. Introduction                             

              1.1 Market Definition                  

              1.2 Scope of the report               

              1.3 Study Assumptions               

              1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                        

2. Research Methodology                                       

              2.1 Analysis Design                      

              2.2 Research Phases                    

                             2.2.1 Secondary Research          

                             2.2.2 Primary Research 

                             2.2.3 Data Modelling     

                             2.2.4 Expert Validation 

              2.3 Study Timeline                       

3. Report Overview                                    

              3.1 Executive Summary               

              3.2 Key Inferencees                     

4. Market Dynamics                                   

              4.1 Impact Analysis                      

                             4.1.1 Drivers     

                             4.1.2 Restaints 

                             4.1.3 Opportunities       

              4.2 Regulatory Environment                     

              4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                         

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                

              5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                   

                             5.1.1 Market share analysis       

                             5.1.2 Products/Service  

                             5.1.3 Regional Presence

              5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                    

              5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                     

6. Market Segmentation                                          

              6.1 Polymerization Initiator Market, By Type                     

                             6.1.1 Persulfate

                             6.1.2 Peroxides

                             6.1.3 Azo Compounds   

                             6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

              6.2 Polymerization Initiator Market, By Application                       

                             6.2.1 Polyethylene         

                             6.2.2 Polypropylene      

                             6.2.3 Polyvinyl Chloride

                             6.2.4 Polystyrene           

                             6.2.5 ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)         

                             6.2.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.2.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                     

              7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region               

              7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                         

                             7.2.1 By Country            



                             7.2.2 By Type    

                             7.2.3 By Application      

              7.3 Europe                      

                             7.3.1 By Country            






                                  Rest of Europe

                             7.3.2 By Type    

                             7.3.3 By Application      

              7.4 Asia Pacific                

                             7.4.1 By Country            




                                  South Korea

                                  South East Asia

                                  Australia & NZ

                                  Rest of Asia-Pacific

                             7.4.2 By Type    

                             7.4.3 By Application      

              7.5 Latin America                         

                             7.5.1 By Country            




                                  Rest of Latin America

                             7.5.2 By Type    

                             7.5.3 By Application      

              7.6 Middle East and Africa                        

                             7.6.1 By Country            

                                  Middle East


                             7.6.2 By Type    

                             7.6.3 By Application      

8. Key Player Analysis                                

              8.1 Arkema                     

                             8.1.1 Business Description         

                             8.1.2 Products/Service  

                             8.1.3 Financials

                             8.1.4 SWOT Analysis     

                             8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                             8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

              8.2 Lanxess                     

              8.3 BASF SE                     

              8.4 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.                        

              8.5 Celanese Corporation                          

              8.6 United Initiators                    

              8.7 Adeka Corporation                

              8.8 MPI Chemie B.V.                    

              8.9 NOF Corporation                   

              8.10 PeroxyChem                         

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                              


              List of Tables                   

              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

  • The segment-level analysis in terms of By type, application 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

  1. Global Polymerization Initiator Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  2. Global Polymerization Initiator Market By Type, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  3. Global Persulfate Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  4. Global Peroxides Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  5. Global Azo Compounds Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  6. Global Polymerization Initiator Market By Application, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  7. Global Polyethylene Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  8. Global Polypropylene Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  9. Global Polyvinyl Chloride Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  10. Global Polystyrene Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  11. Global ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

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