Global Amorphous Polyalphaolefin (APAO) Technology and Markets to 2023 - Technological Advancements, Strategic Analysis, Collaboration and Partnerships, Product Launches & Geographic Expansion

11/30/2018, 3:02 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Dublin, Nov. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Amorphous Polyalphaolefin (APAO): Technology and Global Markets to 2023" report has been added to's offering.

The global market of amorphous polyalphaolefin (APAO) is expected to grow modestly and exceed REDACTED through 2023, growing at a CAGR of REDACTED during the forecast period of 2018 to 2023.

APAO is anamorphous copolymer that is produced by the process of copolymerization of alphaolefin in thepresence of a special catalyst such as a Zeigler-Natta catalyst. APAO includes polymers such as amorphous hexene (APH), copolymer amorphous ethylene (APE), homopolymer amorphous propylene (APP), amorphous butene (APB), and terpolymer ethylene. APAO-based adhesives have gained prominence in various manufacturing industries, including building and construction, packaging, personal hygiene, bookbinding, automotive, and woodworking.

APAO has significant properties such as quick setting time, resistance to moisture and can be used in various environmental conditions. As a result, it makes it ideal to be used as base polymers in hot-melt adhesives, paper laminating, elastomer extenders in sealants, and pressure sensitive adhesives. Advantages of APAO includes low odor, heat stability, cohesion, and excellent binding with substrates. APAO can be applied by using different methods such as spraying, extrusion, rolls coating, slot coating, and pumping. Further, APAO-based hotmelt adhesive is widely used in the production of automotive parts due to its capability of forming ideal bonds, which are needed for the contraction and expansion of the vehicle parts.

Amorphous polyalphaolefin is increasingly being adopted for varied purposes to serve a wide range of industries such as automotive, furniture, packaging, nonwoven hygiene, electronics, and footwear. It comprises a useful blend of chemical and physical properties required to form a versatile material used in various adhesives including hot-melt adhesives (HMAs). It is prepared through direct reactor synthesis and is used in HMAs in large amounts. The benefits of APAO include resistance to moisture, chemicals and UV; corrosion inhibition; and ample availability of feedstock.

In addition, it has excellent thermal stability, significant adhesion and hot tack properties. The ability to bond with various substrates, cohesion and gas barrier behavior are also a few significant properties of APAO. In addition, it has significant adhesion ability for various substrates such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane foam, paper, fiber, and nonwovens. However, poor adhesion to low surface energy and smooth surface substrates and limited strength are some of the limitations of APAO.

APAO is gaining popularity across the globe due to its wide range of applications, low cost adhesive technology, and significant thermal stability. It plays a key role as an adhesive agent for various applications in hygiene, including feminine hygiene, baby diapers, adult incontinence, gowns and drapes, mattress protector pads, dental bibs, meat pads, and pet training pads. Its automotive applications are increasingly gaining momentum due to significant growth of the automotive market.

Its unique features such as inherent moisture resistance, good UV stability, significant thermal stability, and ability to function even in high temperature makes it a ubiquitous material. Additionally, it has considerable demand from furniture industry due to its low cost, high initial tack, significant cohesion, flexibility, high productivity, and significant strength. It is widely used in foam lamination, panel lamination, mattress ticking, foam bonding, edge lamination, drawer liners, and other furniture applications.

Moreover, corrosion inhibition and moisture resistance are some other properties, which makes APAO a significant material for varied purposes. It enables to protect core of the cables, sustain wide range of temperature and has significant applications in varied domains. It has an anticorrosive property that tends to protect metal from corrosion. Several characteristic properties of APAO such as chemical inertness and anti-UV properties protect the products or components from reacting with the UV-rays. Therefore, these properties make APAO a very useful material for HMAs.

Report Includes

  • A detailed overview and an industry analysis of Amorphous Polyalphaolefin (APAO) technology
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017 to 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Information on new technology and applications of APAO-based adhesives
  • Identification of manufacturers, key end users and industries which will affect the major market trends
  • Examination of regulatory aspects, current and developing technologies, and opportunities
  • Company profiles of major market players, including 3M, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dymax Corp., Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, and Uniseal

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Custom Research
Related Research Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
APAO Technology at a Glance
Raw Material Analysis
Molecular Structure for APAO and Properties
Application of Homopolymers of Polypropylene
Application of Copolymer
Application of Ethylene Propylene Rubber
Applications of Terpolymer Ethylene, Propylene and 1-Butene
Market Drivers
Huge Demand from Construction and Automotive Industries
Growing Demand for Lightweight and Low-Emission Automobiles
Rising Demand in Packaging Industries
Rising Demand for Personal-Hygiene Products
Regular Fluctuations in the Raw Material Supply
Health-Related Problems with Hot-Melt Wax
Increasing Demand for Disposable Hygiene
Growing Popularity of Hot-Melt Adhesives
APAC Emerging as a Lucrative Region for the Growth of APAO Market
Mixing APAO with Wax, Resins and Other Additives

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Product Type
Homopolymers of Polypropylene
Copolymers of Propylene and Ethylene
Copolymers of Propylene and 1-Butene or Other Higher a-Olefins
Terpolymers of Ethylene, Propylene and 1-Butene

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Method
Roll Coating
Slot Die Coating

Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Application
Personal Hygiene
Wire and Cable
Building and Construction

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of APAC
South Korea
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape
Eastman Chemical Co.
Huntsman Corp.
Illinois Tool Works
The Dow Chemical Co.
Technological Advancements in APAO
Strategic Analysis
Collaboration and Partnerships
Product Launch
Geographic Expansion

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • Adtek
  • Arkema
  • Ashland
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bond Tech Industries
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Delo
  • Dymax Corp.
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Forest Chemical Group S.A.
  • Franklin International Inc.
  • Gitace Adhesives Technology
  • Glue Machinery Corp.
  • Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Orient Yige New Material Co. Ltd.
  • H.B. Fuller Co.
  • Henkel Ag & Co. KGAA
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Jowat SE
  • Liaoyang Liaohua Qida Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Lord Corp.
  • Mactac LLC
  • Mapei
  • Nanpao Resin
  • Rextac LLC.
  • Rmp International Inc.
  • Royal Adhesives And Sealants
  • Sika Group
  • Sun Crown Adhesives
  • Texyear Industrial Adhesives Pvt. Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Uniseal
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Wang Cheong Adhesives
  • Wisdom Adhesives

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