1 Suppliers and customers in the detergent alkylate MARKET need up-to-date MARKET information and analysis to support successful business strategies, and Colin A. Houston & Associates (CAHA) has developed a product to meet this need. The monthly LAB MARKET REPORT and DATABASE is available to subscribers on a secure internet website accessible via password. The LAB MARKET REPORT is designed to bring together in one concise publication all the news of interest to LAB MARKET participants. It has been published since January 2001, and offers current information on the entire LAB value chain from raw materials to detergents and other end uses. Each issue includes: Prices LAB prices in North America, West Europe, Asia and the Middle East regions are reported in each issue. n-Paraffin prices are reported regularly based on Asian merchant MARKET developments. Current kerosene jet fuel pricing in North America, West Europe and Asia are reported in each issue as a benchmark, with commentary on benzene movements during the past month.
2 MARKET News Country or region specific MARKET news addresses such topics as population growth, trends in disposable income, per capita consumption of detergents, washing practices, and so on. Sulfonator news includes new plants, closures, upgrades and expansions, M&A activities, alliances, etc. Formulation Watch covers changes in household and non-household detergent formulations due to novel technology, price and availability of competing raw materials, and environmental concerns, among other topics. Technology provides breaking news about new technology that may impact LAB, LABS or raw materials such as n-paraffin, for example. Environmental and Regulatory issues supplies the latest news involving environmental concerns, studies, or legislation involving LAB or competing materials, such as fatty alcohol, which may impact consumption of LAB in a specific country or region.
3 CAHA's approach to this feature is to REPORT on key developments. CAHA is a recognized authority on detergent alkylates, having provided MARKET Research and consulting in this area in depth for over 30 years. CAHA has published numerous multiclient studies of the global detergent alkylate MARKET , and many regional surfactant studies, in addition to its proprietary work in surfactant intermediates, surfactants and detergents. CAHA has also published directly relevant multiclient studies: Detergent Alkylates - World Markets, 2006-2016 in August 2000, Detergent Alkylates - World Markets, 2006-2016 in November 2007, and Normal Paraffins - World Markets, 2007-2017 in February 2009. Recently, CAHA published a new multiclient study, Detergent Alkylates - World Markets to 2025. Regional LAB MARKET Analysis An analysis of the LAB MARKET is included for each region. In-depth coverage of the following topics is provided: Supply reviews LAB producer locations, technology, and current capacity in the region with comments on plant expansions, closures, new projects or changes in technology.
4 Supply/Demand Balance presents a snapshot of demand, production, net exports (net imports), and industry operating rates in the region. In addition, an analysis of key demand drivers and factors that may affect the future supply/demand balance is included. Regional analyses are included for North America (including Mexico), Latin America, Central and West Europe, Asia/Pacific, East Europe and Africa/Middle East. Feature Articles A range of relevant feature articles is included. Each one offers a timely and concise review of the subject without entering into excruciating historical content but, nevertheless, provides sufficient content and coverage to give an accurate understanding. Materials focus is an analysis of the MARKET for important material such as normal Paraffin, internal and alpha-olefins, BAB, for example. Country profiles provide an occasional in-depth analysis of a specific country's alkylate MARKET .
5 Countries such as China, India, Mexico, Turkey, Vietnam, South Africa and Egypt have been profiled. For each country, an analysis incorporating population, GDP, washing practices, LAB and BAB demand and growth in consumption is offered. More detailed breakdowns of household vs non-household, trends, supply of LAB, imports/exports, sulfonation capacity and other relevant topics are an integral part. MARKET share between Unilever, P&G and other participants is included. Competing technologies such as alcohols, AOS, MES, etc., are part of the scope. Customer profiles are detailed profiles of specific LAB customers. Technology focus Each technology is introduced in its most basic elements and/or form. Reference to a patent or technical paper presented at a conference may be included. Then a more MARKET -oriented discussion on the potential impact of the analyzed technology on a particular regional MARKET or application is offered.
6 The analysis includes barrier to entry due to formulation issues, environmental issues, feedstock prices and availability, industry structure and other relevant factors. Special topics presents an analysis of a topic related to the LAB MARKET , such as gas-to-liquids projects or MES developments. LAB Capacity Update - supplies newsbriefs about changes in LAB capacity, along with new project announcements and their statuses. Normal Paraffin Capacity Update - covers newsbriefs about changes in n-paraffin capacity and the status of new projects. The LAB DATABASE is available to subscribers and contains the complete list of detergent alkylate producers with capacities and historical regional supply/demand balances back to 2001. Historical prices and new project statuses are included. This database is presented in MS Excel format and is available on CAHA's LAB website.
7 ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Subscriptions to the LAB MARKET REPORT AND DATABASE are available on a calendar year basis for twelve issues per calender year. Further information about this REPORT may be found at , or contact us at the address below. 262 Eastgate Drive, 323, Aiken, SC 29803 Phone: 803-226-0350 email.