1 INTRODUCTION 15
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 15
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 15
1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 16
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 16
1.4 CURRENCY 17
1.5 UNITS CONSIDERED 17
1.6 LIMITATIONS 17
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 17

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 18
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 19
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 20
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 20
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 21
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 21
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 22
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 23
2.3.1 ASSUMPTIONS 24

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 25

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COALESCING AGENT MARKET 29
4.2 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY REGION 29
4.3 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION 30
4.4 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY COUNTRY 30
4.5 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE 31

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 32
5.2.1 DRIVERS 33
5.2.1.1 Increasing demand from growing end-use industries 33
5.2.1.2 Rapid urbanization in emerging economies 33
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 33
5.2.2.1 High production cost of coalescing agent 33
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 34
5.2.3.1 Rising demand for environment-friendly coalescing agents 34
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 34
5.2.4.1 Compliance with stringent regulations and standards 34

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 35
6.1 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 35
6.1.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 35
6.1.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 36
6.1.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 36
6.1.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 36
6.1.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 36
6.2 MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW AND KEY TRENDS 37
6.2.1 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF GDP 37

7 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE 38
7.1 INTRODUCTION 39
7.2 HYDROPHILIC COALESCING AGENT 40
7.3 HYDROPHOBIC COALESCING AGENT 41

8 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION 42
8.1 INTRODUCTION 43
8.2 PAINTS & COATINGS 44
8.3 ADHESIVE & SEALANTS 45
8.4 INKS 46
8.5 PERSONAL CARE INGREDIENT 47
8.6 OTHERS 48

9 COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY REGION 49
9.1 INTRODUCTION 50
9.2 APAC 53
9.2.1 CHINA 55
9.2.1.1 Rising demand for high-performance coatings coupled with strong economic growth to drive the demand for coalescing agents 55
9.2.2 JAPAN 56
9.2.2.1 Rising demand for environment-friendly products to drive the market 56
9.2.3 INDIA 57
9.2.3.1 Rapid urbanization and increasing construction and automotive production to drive the demand for coalescing agents 57
9.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 57
9.2.4.1 Growing paints & coatings industry to drive the demand for coalescing agents 57
9.2.5 INDONESIA 58
9.2.5.1 Growing industrial and construction activity to drive the
demand for coalescing agent 58
9.2.6 REST OF APAC 59
9.3 EUROPE 60
9.3.1 GERMANY 62
9.3.1.1 Strong economic growth and continuous expansion of
end-use industries drive the coalescing agent market 62
9.3.2 FRANCE 63
9.3.2.1 Recovery of economy and stringent regulations on emission of
VOC supports the demand for coalescing agent 63
9.3.3 UK 64
9.3.3.1 Growing demand from end-use industries such as construction
and automotive drives the coalescing agent market 64
9.3.4 ITALY 64
9.3.4.1 Slow growth in country's economy due to weakening demand
and inflation may impact the market 64
9.3.5 SPAIN 65
9.3.5.1 Strong economic growth in line with growing end-use industries
to drive the coalescing agent market in the country 65
9.3.6 RUSSIA 66
9.3.6.1 Improving private & public investment and construction activities
will increase the demand for coalescing agent 66
9.3.7 TURKEY 66
9.3.7.1 Improving private & public investment and construction activities
will increase the demand for coalescing agent 66
9.3.8 REST OF EUROPE 67
9.4 NORTH AMERICA 68
9.4.1 US 70
9.4.1.1 Strong economic growth and rising demand for eco-friendly coalescing agents 70
9.4.2 CANADA 71
9.4.2.1 Rising demand from automotive & construction industries 71
9.4.3 MEXICO 72
9.4.3.1 Increasing investments in end-use industries and strong
economic growth 72
9.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 73
9.5.1 SAUDI ARABIA 75
9.5.1.1 Efforts to diversify oil-based economy and strong economic
growth will increase the demand 75
9.5.2 SOUTH AFRICA 76
9.5.2.1 Rebound in South African economy will drive demand for
coalescing agent 76
9.5.3 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 77
9.6 SOUTH AMERICA 78
9.6.1 BRAZIL 80
9.6.1.1 Rebound in economic growth likely to boost demand for
coalescing agent in paints & coatings 80
9.6.2 ARGENTINA 81
9.6.2.1 Financial aid from IMF to revive economic growth and drive
demand in automotive & construction industries 81
9.6.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 82

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 83
10.1 INTRODUCTION 83
10.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATION AND TRENDS 85
10.2.1 EXPANSIONS 85
10.2.2 ACQUISITIONS 86

11 COMPANY PROFILES 87
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
11.1 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 87
11.2 DOWDUPONT 90
11.3 BASF SE 93
11.4 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG 96
11.5 ELEMENTIS PLC 98
11.6 SYNTHOMER PLC 100
11.7 CELANESE CORPORATION 102
11.8 CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC 103
11.9 CARGILL, INCORPORATED 105
11.10 ARKEMA GROUP 107
11.11 ADDITIONAL COMPANY PROFILES 109
11.11.1 STEPAN COMPANY 109
11.11.2 OXEA GMBH 109
11.11.3 RUNTAI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 109
11.11.4 ADDAPT CHEMICALS B.V. 109
11.11.5 PATCHAM FZC 110
11.11.6 CHEMOXY INTERNATIONAL LTD. 110
11.11.7 XF TECHNOLOGIES INC. 110
11.11.8 HALLSTAR 110
11.11.9 KRISHNA ANTIOXIDANTS PVT. LTD. 111
11.11.10 ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS 111
11.11.11 KING INDUSTRIES, INC. 111
11.11.12 CYTEC (SOLVAY) 112
11.11.13 SINO-JAPAN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 112
11.11.14 RUDOLF GMBH 112
11.11.15 OXITENO 112
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 113
12.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 113
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 114
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 116
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 118
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 118
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 119

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF PER CAPITA GDP (USD) 37
TABLE 2 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 39
TABLE 3 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 39
TABLE 4 HYDROPHILIC COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 40
TABLE 5 HYDROPHILIC COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 40
TABLE 6 HYDROPHOBIC COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 41
TABLE 7 HYDROPHOBIC COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 41
TABLE 8 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 43
TABLE 9 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 44
TABLE 10 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE IN PAINTS & COATINGS, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 44
TABLE 11 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE IN ADHESIVE & SEALANTS, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 45
TABLE 12 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE IN INKS, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 46
TABLE 13 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE IN PERSONAL CARE INGREDIENT, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 47
TABLE 14 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 48
TABLE 15 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (TON) 50
TABLE 16 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 17 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 51
TABLE 18 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 19 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 52
TABLE 20 COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 21 APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (TON) 54
TABLE 22 APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 54
TABLE 23 APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 54
TABLE 24 APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 25 APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 55
TABLE 26 CHINA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 56
TABLE 27 JAPAN: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 56
TABLE 28 INDIA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 57
TABLE 29 SOUTH KOREA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 58
TABLE 30 INDONESIA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 58
TABLE 31 REST OF APAC: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 59
TABLE 32 EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (TON) 61
TABLE 33 EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 34 EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 2016-2023 (TON) 61
TABLE 35 EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 36 EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 62
TABLE 37 GERMANY: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 63
TABLE 38 FRANCE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 63
TABLE 39 UK: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 64
TABLE 40 ITALY: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 65
TABLE 41 SPAIN: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 65
TABLE 42 RUSSIA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 66
TABLE 43 TURKEY: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 67
TABLE 44 REST OF EUROPE: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 67
TABLE 45 NORTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (TON) 69
TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 47 NORTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 69
TABLE 48 NORTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 49 NORTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 70
TABLE 50 US: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 70
TABLE 51 CANADA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 71
TABLE 52 MEXICO: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 72
TABLE 53 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (TON) 74
TABLE 54 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 55 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 74
TABLE 56 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 57 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 75
TABLE 58 SAUDI ARABIA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 75
TABLE 59 SOUTH AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 76
TABLE 60 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 77
TABLE 61 SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (TON) 79
TABLE 62 SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 63 SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON) 79
TABLE 64 SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 65 SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 80
TABLE 66 BRAZIL: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 80
TABLE 67 ARGENTINA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 81
TABLE 68 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: COALESCING AGENT MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2016-2023 (TON) 82
TABLE 69 EXPANSIONS, 2016-2018 85
TABLE 70 ACQUISITIONS, 2016-2018 86

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 MARKET SEGMENTATION 16
FIGURE 2 COALESCING AGENT MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 18
FIGURE 3 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 21
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 21
FIGURE 5 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 22
FIGURE 6 COALESCING AGENT MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 23
FIGURE 7 HYDROPHILIC SEGMENT TO LEAD THE OVERALL COALESCING AGENT MARKET 25
FIGURE 8 PAINTS & COATINGS TO BE THE LARGEST APPLICATION 26
FIGURE 9 APAC WAS THE LARGEST COALESCING AGENT MARKET IN 2017 27
FIGURE 10 INDIA TO BE FASTEST-GROWING COALESCING AGENT MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 28
FIGURE 11 GROWING PAINTS & COATINGS SEGMENT TO DRIVE THE COALESCING AGENT MARKET 29
FIGURE 12 APAC TO BE FASTEST-GROWING COALESCING AGENT MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 29
FIGURE 13 PAINTS & COATINGS IS THE LARGEST APPLICATION OF COALESCING AGENT MARKET 30
FIGURE 14 INDIA TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST CAGR BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023 30
FIGURE 15 HYDROPHILIC DOMINATED OVERALL COALESCING AGENT MARKET 31
FIGURE 16 COALESCING AGENT MARKET DYNAMICS 32
FIGURE 17 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 35
FIGURE 18 HYDROPHILIC TO DOMINATE OVERALL COALESCING AGENT MARKET BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023 39
FIGURE 19 PAINTS & COATINGS TO BE THE LARGEST APPLICATION OF COALESCING AGENT BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023 43
FIGURE 20 APAC TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST CAGR IN THE COALESCING AGENT MARKET 50
FIGURE 21 APAC MARKET SNAPSHOT: INDIA ESTIMATED TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET, 2018-2022 53
FIGURE 22 EUROPE MARKET SNAPSHOT: TURKEY ESTIMATED TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET, 2018-2022 60
FIGURE 23 NORTH AMERICA: US TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET FOR COALESCING AGENT BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023 68
FIGURE 24 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: SAUDI ARABIA TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET FOR COALESCING AGENT 73
FIGURE 25 SOUTH AMERICA: BRAZIL TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET FOR COALESCING AGENT 78
FIGURE 26 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS 83
FIGURE 27 COMPANIES PRIMARILY ADOPTED INORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGIES (2016-2018) 84
FIGURE 28 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 87
FIGURE 29 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY: SWOT ANALYSIS 88
FIGURE 30 DOWDUPONT: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 90
FIGURE 31 DOWDUPONT: SWOT ANALYSIS 92
FIGURE 32 BASF SE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 93
FIGURE 33 BASF SE: SWOT ANALYSIS 94
FIGURE 34 EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 96
FIGURE 35 ELEMENTIS PLC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 98
FIGURE 36 ELEMENTIS PLC: SWOT ANALYSIS 99
FIGURE 37 SYNTHOMER PLC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 100
FIGURE 38 SYNTHOMER PLC: SWOT ANALYSIS 101
FIGURE 39 CELANESE CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 102
FIGURE 40 CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 103
FIGURE 41 CARGILL, INCORPORATED: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 105
FIGURE 42 ARKEMA GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 107