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Hydrocarbon Waxes Market

Hydrocarbon Waxes Market

Hydrocarbon Waxes Market, Forecast, Trend, Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Hydrocarbon Waxes Market

About the Report

The global hydrocarbon waxes market is poised to expand at approximately 3% CAGR to surpass a valuation of US$ 5 billion by 2031, with growth majorly led by extensive application across the paints & coatings industry. However, plastic additives are slated to generate equally high expansion prospects. Demand is seen to be increasing for compound hydrocarbon waxes as well as single type hydrocarbon waxes across regions.

Opportunities also abound across the cosmetics & personal care segment, attributed to their excellent skin protection properties and invulnerability to oxidation or rancidity. This new report by Fact.MR tracks the global sales of hydrocarbon waxes in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the chemicals & materials domain in general, and hydrocarbon waxes demand in particular.

Historical Trends vs Future Market Projections

Hydrocarbon waxes have been experiencing high uptake across several industrial domains, including the cosmetics & personal care industry, packaging and electrical insulation respectively. Hence, the landscape has been accruing impressive gains since many years.

While growth prospects were impacted in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prospects eventually appeared bright as key verticals such as automotive experienced significant developments, especially heightened personal vehicle sales. Future growth will be heavily influenced by increase in construction activities, which is generating demand for paints & coatings and advanced plastics. Overall, the market is expected to expand at approximately 3% CAGR through 2031.

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How is Increasing Automotive Production Pivoting Expansion of Hydrocarbon Wax Manufacturers?

As urbanization rates surge globally, demand for public and private transport infrastructure is increasing, paving the way for the expansion of the global automotive industry, which is generating high demand for such raw materials as rubber, steel and other metals.

Consequently, demand for hydrocarbon waxes is also increasing, as it being primarily deployed across the aforementioned co-dependent industries to improve manufacturing and production processes. Furthermore, materials such as high-grade plastics are also being used to manufacture key automotive accessories and spare parts, the manufacturing of which is stimulating demand for hydrocarbon waxes.

What are the Growth Prospects for Hydrocarbon Waxes in the Cosmetics Industry?

The ever-increasing demand for premium beauty and skincare products has generated widespread opportunities for manufacturers in the hydrocarbon waxes market. Personal care product manufacturers are running marketing campaigns on digital and traditional media to highlight the advantages of hydrocarbon waxes.

Paraffin wax, a hydrocarbons-derived wax, is found to have a melting point close to natural human body temperature, implying that products made with this wax easily spread upon contact with the skin. Hence, key cosmetics manufacturers are incorporating paraffin wax into their product offerings.

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What are the Challenges to Expansion of the Market for Hydrocarbon Waxes?

While hydrocarbon waxes are finding heightened applications across numerous industries, there are certain challenges which could act as impediments to market growth. A major challenge is the advent of natural and organic waxes ushered in due to heightened environmental concerns associated with synthetic waxes.

Hydrocarbon waxes are comparatively less environmentally-friendly as they are manufactured from non-renewable sources such as petroleum. Hence, key players are emphasizing on more eco-friendly alternatives such as beeswax and other plant-based material.

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Country-wise Analysis

Why is U.S Considered an Attractive Market for Hydrocarbon Wax Suppliers?

The United States is expected to emerge as one of the most lucrative investment destinations for hydrocarbon waxes players, attributed to its extensive uptake across the paints & coatings industry, mostly due to increasing demand for housing projects.

As the population in the country expands, the government is increasingly spending on residential projects, which is inclining demand for paints & coatings which are highly durable and long-lasting. Moreover, they are also deployed across the food & beverage packaging sector, comprising 30% of the total wax uptake.

Will China Emerge as a Lucrative Market for Hydrocarbon Waxesin Asia?

As the domestic construction sector booms, demand for high-grade plastics and paints & coatings is experiencing a major upswing across China. Several mega-infrastructure projects are in the pipeline, such as the Nahui New City (US$ 4.5 billion), Xiangjiaba Dam (US$ 6.3 billion) and the Beijing South Railway Station (US$ 6.3 billion).

Such projects are bolstering prospects for hydrocarbon waxes as they are primarily expected to be deployed across essential construction material to be used for these initiatives. A number of regional level manufacturers currently operate within the Chinese market, such as Meryer (Shanghai) Chemical Technology Co. Ltd., Chemact Petrochemicals Ltd. and Dailan Chaoda among others.

How are Hydrocarbon Wax Manufacturers Making Inroads into India?

India is anticipated to generate credible growth opportunities, mostly in the rubber production and manufacturing segment. Bulk of this produced rubber is utilized by the automotive industry to manufacture tires and other components.

Hydrocarbon wax provides effective ozone protection, a key reason behind its surging popularity across the country. Additionally, major construction companies are also utilizing hydrocarbon waxes to improve material quality.

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Which is the Dominant Application Area for Hydrocarbon Waxes?

Hydrocarbon waxes for plastic additives are expected to generate high sales in the long-run, as key manufacturing industries seek to leverage advanced plastic manufacturing technologies to enable significant cost savings.

Hydrocarbon waxuses include manufacturing PVC/HDPE plastics, which are especially used in construction material due to their lightweight, durability, versatility, and enhanced strength.

Competitive Landscape

Prominent developments associated with key hydrocarbon wax manufacturers are as follows:

  • In February 2021, Sasol Ltd. collaborated with GrnCat, a waste management solutions company, to develop a solution for recovering wax from spent catalysts, in keeping with its priority SDG: Responsible Production & Consumption
  • In July 2019, A F Sutter & Company Ltd received the ISO 9001 Certification for recognizing its commitment to employ quality management systems which deliver excellence, quality and reliability for its wax production business

*This list is indicative- full details about prominent market players is available upon request.

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Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

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

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia & CIS
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Sasol Ltd.
  • ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Kerax Limited
  • Faith Industries Limited
  • Poth Hille & Company Limited
  • Strahl & Pitsch Inc.
  • Blended Waxes Inc.
  • Calwax LLC
  • Goyel Chemicals Corporation
  • Valan Wax Products Limited
  • A F Suter & Company Limited
  • Mat-Chem
  • King Honor International Ltd.

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Application

    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Lubricating Adhesives
    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Plastic Additives
    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Rubber
    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Paints & Coatings
    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Metal working Fluids
    • Hydrocarbon Waxes for Other Applications
  • Region

    • North America
      • U.S
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • U.K
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Russia & CIS
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

Hydrocarbon Waxes Market - Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the hydrocarbon waxes market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with offering hydrocarbon waxes.

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies manufacturing hydrocarbon waxes, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of hydrocarbon waxes across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of hydrocarbon waxes during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative markets for hydrocarbon waxes?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of the market?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the hydrocarbon waxes industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for hydrocarbon waxes are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global hydrocarbon waxes market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the hydrocarbon waxes market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for hydrocarbon waxes has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value and volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of hydrocarbon waxes, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering hydrocarbon waxes has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the hydrocarbon waxes market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

Sasol Ltd., Faith Industries Limited, Kerax Limited, ExxonMobil Corp., Calwax LLC, King Honor International Ltd., and Goyel Chemicals Corporation are some major manufacturers profiled in Fact.MR’s report.
The Asia Pacific region is expected to attract bulk of global investments in hydrocarbon waxes, with countries such as India and China expected to experience major upswing.
Plastic additives manufacturing comprises bulk of the demand for hydrocarbon waxes.
The global hydrocarbon waxes market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 5 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of around 3% over the next ten years.

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Is the market research conducted by Fact.MR?

Yes, the report has been compiled by expert analysts of Fact.MR, through a combination of primary and secondary research. To know more about how the research was conducted, you can speak to a research analyst.

What research methodology is followed by Fact.MR?

Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

What are the sources of secondary research?

Fact.MR conducts extensive secondary research through proprietary databases, paid databases, and information available in the public domain. We refer to industry associations, company press releases, annual reports, investor presentations, and research papers. More information about desk research is available upon request.

Who are the respondents for primary research?

Fact.MR speaks to stakeholders across the spectrum, including C-level executives, distributors, product manufacturers, and industry experts. For a full list of primary respondents, please reach out to us.

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