Alkylates Market Expected to Grow 1.3x as Demand in Aviation Industry Gradually Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

NEW YORK, October 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — According to a study published by Fact.MR, the global market for alkylates is expected to reach US$78.1 billion by the end of 2021. In response to the rapid advancement of the manufacturing sector and the growing demand from the automotive and aviation industries, the market is expected to reach the top 100 billion US dollars by 2031, growing at a stable CAGR of 2.5%.

The expansion seen in the aviation industry is driven by the increase in passenger and cargo air traffic worldwide. According to a report by the International Civil Aviation Organization, around 4.5 billion passengers were carried on schedule in 2019, resulting in around 38.3 million aircraft departures worldwide. Since alkylate is widely used in the production of aviation fuel, the increase in air travel will provide immense sales opportunities for market players.

Some of the major market players are investing heavily in expanding their production capacity by installing new alkylation units. For example, Hengli Petrochemical, a company based in Chinaannounced the installation of a new STRATCO alkylation unit at its new integrated paraxylene crude petrochemical and refining plant in July 2020. The unit helps the company to produce 300,000 tons/year of high quality alkylate. Driven by such developments in the landscape, the market is expected to total 100 billion US dollars until 2031.

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According to Fact.MR, the application in solvents is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% through 2031, sealing its dominance in the market. The steady increase in demand for solvents in biotechnology, chemical laboratories and other industries will enhance the application possibilities of alkylates in the years to come.

“With the growing demand for cleaner-burning gasoline blending components, major manufacturers are emphasizing research and development (R&D) to optimize the sulfuric acid alkylation process to reduce the rate of acid consumption when blending high octane motor gasoline. These efforts are expected to facilitate market growth in the coming years,” says a Fact.MR analyst.

Main takeaways from the Alkylate Market analysis

  • The United States is expected to become the highest paying market in North Americarepresenting nearly 40% of global sales at the end of 2031.
  • Germany should remain a dominant market in Europegrowing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the assessment period 2021-2031.
  • Chinahome to the world’s fastest growing civil aerospace and aviation services industry, is expected to account for nearly 50% of global alkylate demand through 2031.
  • India is estimated to emerge as a very lucrative market for alkylates in Asia Pacificexpanding at a CAGR of 2% between 2021 and 2031.
  • Based on end use, the aerospace industry is expected to lead the segment, with sales growth projected at a CAGR of 2% through 2031.

Key factors

  • The increase in public investment in the agro-technology industry and the rapid expansion of the aviation and automobile industries in India and China is expected to propel alkylate demand into the Asia Pacific Marlet.
  • Rising demand for hybrid cars and rapid growth in air passenger traffic globally will drive the market growth.

Key Constraints

  • High capital investments required in alkylation units and complex production have resulted in high cost of alkylate which, in turn, hampers market growth.
  • The availability of effective and inexpensive anti-knock agents such as iron pentacarbonyl, methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT), ferrocene and others is hampering sales of alkylate.

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Competitive landscape

Some of the leading manufacturers in the global alkylates market are Reliance, Marathon Petroleum, ExxonMobil, and LUKOIL, according to Fact.MR. The major players are focusing on expanding their production capacities and setting up new manufacturing facilities to meet the increase in demand in various key industries. For example,

  • In January 2019, Royal Dutch Shella multinational oil and gas company, announced the start of production of its fourth unit of alpha-olefins (AO) at the manufacturing site of Geismar, Louisiana. The expansion will help the company increase its total production capacity from 425,000 tons per year to 1.3 million tons per year.
  • In March 2021Lummus Technology, a leading licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, has announced the launch of a new CD startupAlky® C5 alkylation unit in its refinery in Norco, Louisiana. The capacity of the new alkylation complex is 17,000 BPSD of Alkylates products.

Some of the Major Market Players Featured by Fact.MR are:

  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • PJSC Lukoil Oil Company
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Honeywell International Plc.
  • Janex S.A.
  • Neste Oyj
  • Soltex inc.
  • Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd

More valuable information about Alkylate Marlet

Fact.MR, in its new report, offers an unbiased analysis of the global alkylates market, analyzing forecast statistics to 2021 and beyond. The survey reveals growth projections in the Alkylates market with detailed segmentation:

    • Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Process
    • Hydrofluoric acid alkylation process
    • Others
    • Aviation Alkylate
    • Automotive Alkylate
    • Alkylate for agriculture
    • Alkylate for electronics
    • Others
    • Solvents
    • Synthetic surfactants and sulfonates
    • Specialty Lubricants
    • Functional fluids
    • Additives
    • Others

Key questions addressed in the Alkylate Market report

  • The market study also highlights the predicted sales growth of the Alkylates market between 2021 and 2031
  • The report offers an overview of the demand outlook for alkylates for 2021-2031
  • Alkylates market share analysis of major companies in the industry and coverage of strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, collaborations or partnerships, etc.
  • The Alkylate Market analysis identifies key growth drivers, restraints, and other forces impacting prevailing trends and evaluation of current and forecast market size and technological advancements within the industry

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