The Global Industrial Gas Business

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The global market for industrial gases was valued at $66.7 billion in 2014. The market is expected to grow from $68.7 billion in 2015 to $80.9 billion in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

-An overview of the industrial gas business, which includes data on supply of and demand for industrial gases by type, technology, and application in current U.S. dollars for major global regions.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
-Discussion of the importance of the industrial gas industry to the overall global economy.
-Reviews of major products and applications.
-Descriptions of current and emerging technologies for the production, distribution, and end use of industrial gases.
-Examinations of government environmental and energy regulations as they apply to industrial gases, and descriptions of environmental regulation changes and the agencies involved.
-Identification of market segments by product type, type of end user, application, production technology, purity grade, region, distribution channel, and supply mode (e.g., pipeline, cylinder, etc.).
-Company profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study provides a critical view of the global markets for industrial gases, including demand scenarios. It assesses the roles of industrial gases as key factors in almost all major markets that account for more than 50% of the global gross domestic product. It quantifies demands for industrial gases by category, product type, application, purity and technology, as well as the relationships between major consumers and producers.

Focus is placed on major challenges to long-term development of the industrial gas economy and various technologies. These include the numerous processing stages and the ways they relate to consumption and demand patterns. Another objective of this report is to provide a critical evaluation of the current status of industrial gas markets and the ways recent environmental legislation and technological breakthroughs will affect them.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Nearly three years have passed since BCC Research published its last analysis of the global industrial gas business. Meanwhile, market conditions have remained in a state of flux, as the world’s major economies have made uneven progress in emerging from the global recession that began in 2008. In addition to macroeconomic trends, some markets that were once considered promising (e.g., hydrogen-powered vehicles) now show less potential. BCC Research therefore considers it important to update the earlier report’s findings and conclusions regarding the size and structure of the industrial gas market.

The key component of industrial gas production involves the separation of air or the generation of synthesis gas (syngas), which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Carbon dioxide is also the main byproduct. Syngas can be produced from any carbon-based feedstock (e.g., hydrocarbons, coal, petroleum coke, biomass), but the lowest-cost routes to syngas are currently based on natural gas. Initially, syngas-generation technology was applied to the conversion of coal-based feedstocks into syngas. Over the years, however, the technology has witnessed significant improvements in reactor design and product recovery, and this has enabled the economic use of natural-gas feedstocks.

Industrial gases are also produced as byproducts of other manufacturing activities, such as natural-gas processing and steel, cement and lime production. Efficient recovery and recycling are also being practiced for hydrogen and helium. Therefore, the use of industrial gases will continue to increase. They will be used to support greener processes in petrochemicals, agrochemicals and renewable energy production. BCC Research believes the use of industrial gases will make significant progress through 2020 as increasingly stringent environmental legislation is enforced.

Keeping the air clean and promoting energy security will be two key priorities for policymakers over this time period. Higher-purity transportation fuels will become mandatory, and harmful chemical emissions will be drastically cut. Industrial gases will offer metals producers, electronic component manufacturers, petroleum refiners, specialty chemical manufacturers and automakers the flexibility to meet international requirements for cleaner products. Therefore, the major reasons for this study are:
-To assess and quantify the current global industrial gas market and its demands.
-To investigate and evaluate future markets for industrial gases in agriculture, mining and oil, gas, electronic-component manufacturing, construction, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, government programs, services and health to show how technological advances will affect global industrial gas demand.
-To determine the extent of the impact of industrial gas developments on the petroleum industry, as well as to identify major trends and shifts in the industry and relate these to future demand for industrial gases.

CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study contributes to the diversity underlying the strength of the industrial gas industry. This helps it withstand economic cycles and enables it to stay ahead of general trends, including economic downturns, by relying on its stronger market segments. Practical realities challenging environmental legislation have resulted from the widespread use of industrial gases in manufacturing. Today, many processes require high-quality industrial gas feed, in some cases, to chemically combine and thus form new products, and in others, to provide a reducing atmosphere to prevent oxidation. More recent developments in fuel cell technology have provided yet another interesting twist to the industrial gas market, now driven by a need for reduced emissions in road transportation. Under these conditions, industrial gases offer the potential for making a significant contribution to the global push for clean fuels while helping industrialized countries to meet international targets. To this end, the study will be useful to:
-Marketing managers.
-Senior petrochemical executives.
-Gas majors.
-Decision makers from international governments.
-Process licensors and engineering contractors.
-Plant and operations directors.
-Engineering and technology manufacturers and providers.
-Process and technology support advisors.
-Petrochemical and refining management specialists.
-Logistical, supply chain and e-business specialists.
-Corporate, project and trade finance specialists.
-Strategic planners and forecasters.
-New product and business developers.
-Decision makers from the chemical and energy industries and end users (e.g., oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, chemical companies). Automotive companies.
-Fuel cell developers and government agencies.
-Trade associations.
-Environmental consultants.
-Equipment manufacturers and process designers.
-Hydrogen plant manufacturers and equipment support companies.
-Venture capitalists, those involved in research and development work, and academic institutions.

SCOPE AND FORMAT
This study presents data on supply of and demand for industrial gases by type, technology and application in current U.S. dollars for the major global regions. The report starts with an overview describing the importance of the industrial gas industry in relation to the overall global economy. Major products and applications are then reviewed.

The next section contains a detailed description of current and emerging technologies for the production, distribution and end use of industrial gases. The government environmental and energy regulation scene is discussed as it applies to industrial gases, and there are descriptions of environmental regulation changes and the agencies involved.

The core of the report is an analysis of the industrial gas market’s size and segmentation from 2014 through 2020. The market is segmented by product type, end-user type, application, production technology, purity grade, region, distribution channel and supply mode (e.g., pipeline, cylinder).

The report concludes with an analysis of the structure of the industrial gas industry, including its major players, market shares, and merger and acquisition trends. Patents relating to industrial gases are analyzed, and another chapter contains profiles of companies involved in the industrial gas business.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from industry sources, including industrial gas manufacturers, distributors and users. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources, including trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases, to produce the projections contained in this report. The base year for analysis and projection is 2014 and market projections were developed for 2015 through 2020. These projections are based on a consensus among the primary contacts combined with BCC Research’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective. The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the section on market size and segmentation. All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2014 constant dollars.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 5     $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END-USE SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END-USE SEGMENT, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 3     $172
IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL GASES
PRINCIPAL INDUSTRIAL GAS TYPES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Chapter- 4: TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 42 $2406
INDUSTRIAL GAS PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES
END-USER TECHNOLOGIES

Chapter- 5: MARKETS AND MARKETING 61 $3494
SUMMARY
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END USER TYPE
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY APPLICATION
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PURITY GRADE

Chapter- 6: INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY REGION 9 $515
EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
ASIA-PACIFIC
INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL AND SUPPLY MODE
MARKETING
Table 23 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Figure 18 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014 VS. 2020

Chapter- 7: GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION 11     $630
INTRODUCTION
U.S.
EUROPEAN UNION
JAPAN
CHINA
INDIA
OTHER COUNTRIES
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS

Chapter- 8: INDUSTRIAL GAS HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES 4 $229
INDUSTRIAL GAS HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES
INDUSTRIAL GAS TRAINING COURSES FOR INDUSTRIAL SECTORS
SAFETY
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
ENVIRONMENT
QUALITY

Chapter- 9: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE     4 $229
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS
OWNERSHIP TRENDS

Chapter- 10: PATENT ANALYSIS 2 $115
Table 27 : U.S. PATENT AWARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS-PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2014
Figure 25 : U.S. PATENT AWARD TRENDS FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2014

Chapter- 11: COMPANY PROFILES 14 $802
COMPONENT AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
FABRICATION AND CONSTRUCTION
ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDERS
LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS AND OPERATORS
PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS
MANUFACTURERS OF FUEL CELLS AND COMPONENTS

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END-USE SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE DATA FOR VARIOUS CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIAL GASES
Table 2 : TECHNICAL-GRADE INDUSTRIAL GAS PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
Table 3 : AIR-SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON: CRYOGENIC VERSUS NONCRYOGENIC PROCESSES
Table 4 : HYDROTREATING REACTIONS OF DIFFERENT REFINERY SYSTEMS
Table 5 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 6 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END-USE SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 7 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2020
Table 8 : GLOBAL NITROGEN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL OXYGEN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 11 : GLOBAL ARGON MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 12 : GLOBAL LIQUID AND SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 13 : GLOBAL GASEOUS CARBON DIOXIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : GLOBAL SYNTHESIS GAS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 15 : GLOBAL ACETYLENE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 16 : GLOBAL HELIUM MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : GLOBAL SPECIALTY GAS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 19 : GAS MIXTURES BY APPLICATION
Table 20 : GLOBAL RARE GAS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY PURITY GRADE, THROUGH 2020
Table 23 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKETS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS SALES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL AND REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY SUPPLY MODE, 2014-2020
Table 27 : U.S. PATENT AWARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS-PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2014

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY END-USE SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET TRENDS, 2014-2020
Figure 2 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 3 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY PRODUCT, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 4 : GLOBAL NITROGEN MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 5 : GLOBAL OXYGEN MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 6 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 7 : GLOBAL ARGON MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 8 : GLOBAL LIQUID AND SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 9 : GLOBAL GASEOUS CARBON DIOXIDE MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 10 : GLOBAL SYNTHESIS GAS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 11 : GLOBAL ACETYLENE MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 12 : GLOBAL HELIUM MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 13 : GLOBAL LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 14 : GLOBAL SPECIALTY GAS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 15 : GLOBAL RARE GAS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 16 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 17 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY PURITY GRADE, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 18 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 19 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET SHARE BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 20 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR DISTRIBUTORS OF INDUSTRIAL GASES BY REGION, 2014-2020
Figure 21 : U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL FUNDING, FY2004-FY2014
Figure 22 : OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY HYDROGEN BUDGET, FY2014
Figure 23 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF JOINT UNDERTAKING HYDROGEN INVESTMENTS BY AREA, 2008-2013
Figure 24 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GAS MARKET BY LEADING SUPPLIERS, 2014
Figure 25 : U.S. PATENT AWARD TRENDS FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, 2010-2014

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