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The Catalytic Process Industries in China: Markets, Technologies & Strategic Implications-Update 2019


Proposal for New Multi-Client Study Series

 TCGR and CNCIC to Update their Technical, Market, Competitive and Structural Assessment of
Catalyst Development and Production/Supply in China…

View Proposal Here (PDF format)

“The Catalytic Process Industries in China: Markets, Technologies & Strategic Implications – Update 2019”

Produced as a series of reports – the first in 2005 and the initial Update in 2013 – The Catalyst Group Resources’ (TCGR’s) and the China National Chemical Information Center‘s (CNCIC’s) “The Catalytic Process Industries in China: Markets, Technologies & Strategic Implications” were historic, insightful, and actionable documents capturing catalyst market sizes, growth rates and participants in China.  The multi-client study series were comprised of four (4) “stand alone,” but integrated reports on the Chinese market, each dedicated to a major catalytic process area: refining, petrochemical/chemical, polymerization and environmental (mobile and stationary) and provided analysis of the market size, growth factors, trade issues, pricing factors and R&D efforts of an increasingly important industry. Strategies and recommendations were provided in order for Western and other Asian companies to evaluate opportunities and begin participation.

Since it has been nearly six (6) years since the most recent Update (in 2013), the catalytic process industries in China now need to be re-analyzed and segment reports updated in light of dramatic changes in technology, supply, security and political/regional influences. In its proposed ”Update 2019,” TCGR and CNCIC will again delineate important changes to the landscape, the economics and the industry implications based on technology advances and manufacturing/production capabilities that have taken place in China over the past 6 years. The TCGR/CNCIC “team” will work inside China and gather locally (on the ground) information on the supply/demand, producers and the structure and changes (trends) expected over the next 5-10 years. TCGR/CNCIC will also document the supply chain by process and relationships between organizations.  In addition to the statistical information, TCGR/CNCIC will provide local and outside interpretation of the business in catalysts (as an industry) and how the end-users are driving change.

In this series of catalyst industry reports, the Chinese catalyst and catalytic process industries will be broken into four (4) major “segments” and documented with regard to the following topics:

  • Refining: Fluid Catalytic Cracking; Reforming; Hydrocracking; Hydroprocessing; Other (including Isomerization, Lubes, etc.)
  • Petrochemical/Chemical: Aromatic; Organic Synthesis; Oxidation; Syngas & Derivatives; Hydrogenation & Dehydrogenation
  • Polymerization: Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Elastomers; PVC; PS; ABS; PET
  • Environmental: Mobile; Stationary

Each of the four segment reports will be a “stand alone” but integrated strategic assessment of the current situation in China. Reports will document market sizes, suppliers and buyers, industry structure, price trends and trade flows as well as technological developments and the competitive landscape. Analyses will be provided so that resultant opportunities are identified and characterized, including notable hurdles. Conclusions and recommendations will be made with specific action steps to be considered for short-term implementation.

Particular attention will be given to how the industry segment operates within China as well as how, and to what degree, it interacts with global companies (customers, suppliers, etc.). There will also be highlighted differences between methods and operations of Chinese companies relative to Western and/or other Asian participants.  In developing its assessment, TCGR/CNCIC will also note indigenous R&D and process technology directions that differ from their Western counterparts. These analyses will be insightful for those contemplating future investment in PRC.

A key need/justification for this study, and one that the team of TCGR and CNCIC is uniquely capable of delivering, is a comprehensive technical, market and strategic/competitive assessment of catalysts and catalytic processes in China with its effect on producers, supply chains, relationships and competitiveness in such a way that identifies opportunities and shapes future directions. This study series is a “by the industry, for the industry” assessment and a “must have” for future success in the catalytic process industries globally!

This proposed multi-client study is scheduled for completion in four segments between Sept. – Nov. 2019.

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Additional information, including the complete study proposal, the preliminary Table of Contents and the Order Form, is available via the link below or by contacting Mr. John Murphy of TCGR at +1.215.628.4447 or jmurphy@catalystgrp.com or Ms. Pearl Ma of CNCIC at +86.10.6444.4034 or majw@cncic.cn.

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As it does in each of its industrially-focused select-client studies, TCGR will seek input from “charter” subscribers (i.e., those who sign up prior to study launch, scheduled on or before June 7, 2019) to help shape the report’s final scope/TofC by delineating areas of particular interest as depicted in Sections III, IV and V in the preliminary TofC.

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 The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR) and the China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC) are uniquely qualified to provide this catalyst industry report series. TCGR is the leading global catalyst industry consulting organization with more than 35 years of experience serving a global client base. The CNCIC is China’s leading data and information provider, with proven capabilities in data gathering and industry evaluation. Together, the “team” of these two organizations provides complimentary capabilities in a unique industry service available through this multi-subscriber report series.

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