IBISWorld’s Plasticizers Procurement Research Report helps simplify the purchasing process. This report provides tools such as pricing trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions to help you work with internal stakeholders and executives to manage the procurement process for your company. With this information, your company will be able to make credible and knowledgeable decisions regarding purchasing Plasticizers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Plasticizers - Recent Price Trend

Prices for plasticizers have been increasing at an estimated average annual rate of 1.1% from 2014 to 2017. In addition to the rising price, price volatility has been moderate, which has made it more difficult for buyers to estimate their plasticizer costs. The economic recovery has been spurring a strong increase in demand for plasticizers, giving suppliers leverage to raise prices. A...


Plasticizers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for plasticizers is low. Plasticizers are sold as liquid stored in drums to be added to other materials. Seeing as plasticizers are often bought in large quantities, oftentimes weighing multiple tons, buyers need a significant amount of storage space. Plasticizers must also be stored in a controlled environment for safety reasons so as not to ruin the integrity of the...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of plasticizers. Also known as dispersants or water reducers, plasticizers are colorless, odorless chemical additives that increase the flexibility, durability and workability of a material to make it easier to handle. Plasticizers are used in garden hoses, intravenous medicine bags and shower curtains, but there are thousands of other applications. The primary buyers of plasticizers include plastic manufacturers, chemical companies and construction companies. This report excludes other additives, such as preservatives or dyes. Rubber products and alternative plasticizers, such as water vapor or liquid ammonia, are also excluded.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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