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    Polyalkylene Glycol Market Growth Analysis | 2022-28

    Polyalkylene Glycol Market Growth Analysis | 2022-28
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    Polyalkylene Glycol Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, & Industry Analysis – 2 See more...

    Market Insights

    The polyalkylene glycol market is expected to grow from USD 2.04 billion in 2021 to reach USD 4.3 billion by 2028 at an impressive CAGR of 11.07% during the forecast period.


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    What is polyalkylene glycol?

    Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) can be manufactured to be either water-soluble or water-insoluble and is generally used in lubricant applications and other end-user industries such as automotive, construction, personal care, and pharmaceutical. PAGs are clear, colorless, and odorless liquids that are non-toxic and biodegradable. PAGs are also resistant to oxidation and thermal degradation.

    Polyalkylene Glycol Market Report Overview

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 4.3 Billion

    Market Size in 2021

    USD 2.04 Billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    CAGR of 11.07%

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period



    PAGs have several unique properties that make them desirable for use in lubricants and other industrial applications. They have a high viscosity index, which means that their viscosity changes less with temperature compared to other lubricant types. This property makes PAGs particularly suitable for use in extreme temperature conditions. PAGs also have a low coefficient of friction and good wear resistance, which makes them effective in reducing friction and preventing wear in mechanical systems.

    PAGs are also used in personal care and pharmaceutical products as emulsifiers, solubilizers, and viscosity modifiers. They are known for their ability to provide long-lasting moisturization and improve skin feel in cosmetic formulations.

    Market Dynamics

    These factors are expected to boost the demand for the market in the coming years:

    • Rising demand for polyurethane foam and increasing demand for PAG-based lubricants in automobiles and refrigerator oils.
    • Due to its superior properties when compared to petroleum lubricants, as well as its versatility as a chemical intermediate and surface-active agent.


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    Key Players

    Some of the key players in the market are-

    • BASF SE
    • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
    • Bayer AG
    • Clariant International Ltd.
    • Huntsman International LLC
    • INEOS Group AG
    • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
    • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
    • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    • The Dow Chemical Company.

    Segments Analysis

    Product Trend

    The market is segmented as polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, and others. Polypropylene glycol is estimated to account for the largest share of the market during the forecast period owing to its wide utilization in automotive and aviation industries as a lubricant and in deicing agent formulations. On the other hand, polyethylene glycol is expected to witness significant growth in the market on account of its versatile features making it desirable for various applications across industries including automotive, personal care, pharmaceutical, and chemical.

    Application Trend

    The market is segmented as polyurethane foam, functional fluids, lubricants, personal care, pharmaceuticals, surface active agents, and others. Polyurethane foam is estimated to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period on account of its extensive utilization across various industries such as construction, automotive, refrigeration, and aerospace. Lubricants are also estimated to witness significant demand in the market owing to their superior performance and eco-friendly nature.

    Regional Insights

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the leading region in the market owing to rapid industrialization and urbanization, strong growth in the construction industry, growing demand for PU foams, and an increase in disposable income, eventually boosting the demand for various end-user industries, thereby fueling the regional market growth during the forecast period.


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    Further, North America is estimated to witness significant progress in the market over the assessment period on account of the growing demand for PU foams and lubricants in the U.S. and the growing pharmaceutical industry in the region.


    The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market. 

    The polyalkylene glycol market is segmented into the following categories:

    By product type:

    • Polyethylene Glycol
    • Polypropylene Glycol
    • Others

    By application type:

    • Polyurethane Foam
    • Functional Fluids
    • Lubricants
    • Personal Care
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Surface Active Agents
    • Others

    By region:

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico) 
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Spain, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)


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    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth analysis of the polyalkylene glycol market.

    How lucrative is the future?

    The market forecast and trend data and emerging trends.

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional and country-level historical data and forecasts.

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast.

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape and Market share analysis.

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces, PEST and Life cycle analysis.

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges.

    Will I get the information on my specific requirement?

    10% free customization.

    Customization Option

    Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players).
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players).


    • Current market segmentation of any one of the product types by application type.  

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Polyalkylene glycol can be manufactured to be either water soluble or water insoluble and are generally used in lubricant applications and other end-user industries such as automotive, construction, personal care, and pharmaceutical.

    The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.07 % during the upcoming five years.

    Major factors such as rising demand for polyurethane foam and increasing demand for PAG-based lubricants in automobiles and refrigerator oils are expected to accelerate the demand of the market during the assessment period.

    The market size is estimated to grow from USD 2.04 Bn in 2021 to USD 4.3 Bn by 2028.

    Asia-Pacific is expected to have the largest share of the market during the assessment period.

    BASF SE, Bayer AG, Clariant International Ltd., DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Huntsman International LLC, INEOS Group AG, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, and The Dow Chemical Company. are the key companies in the market.

    The polyethylene glycol segment has the largest share of the market during the estimated time.

    The study period of the market is 2016-2028.


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