The Global Market for Carbon Black to 2025

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Carbon black is industrially manufactured in the form of hundreds of defined commercial grades that vary in their primary particle size, aggregate size and shape, porosity, surface area, and chemistry. The global demand for carbon black is over 13 million tons per annum, mainly for application as reinforcing fillers in tires, automotive non-tire and general rubber products. Other smaller markets include paints and coatings, printing inks and toners and plastics. High value opportunity markets have been identified in conductive materials, ESD shielding, batteries and advanced insulation.

The industry will face significant challenges in the coming years from environmentally friendly and advanced materials that are currently prohibitively expensive for large scale usage, but represent a significant future market threat as the trend towards other materials is expected to grow. Carbon blacks will continue to dominate the rubber market over the next few years but face competition from precipitated silica and other materials in tire applications. This trend may be partially offset by growth in the market for specialty carbon black grades in markets such as:

  • colour pigments in plastic, paints and inks.
  • ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers.
  • conductive battery additives.
  • wire and cable insulation.
  • fillers to impart electrical conductivity to polymers for electrostatic dissipative and conductive applications.

Report contents include:

  • In-depth analysis of the global carbon black market broken down by applications, tonnage and region.
  • Assessment of current and future markets for applications of carbon black including new and high value applications.
  • Pricing.
  • Historical data for the global carbon black market.
  • Market growth forecasts to 2025.
  • Key challenges for the carbon black market.
  • Assessment of competitive threats to the carbon black market.
  • Profiles of 27 carbon black producers including products and revenues.

Published August 2017 | 155 pages  | Price: £1500   | Download table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY…………………………………………………………. 14

  • 1.1    The current market…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
  • 1.2    Innovation in the carbon black market……………………………………………………………………………. 17
  • 1.3    Market growth to 2025……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
  • 1.4    Market threat from other materials…………………………………………………………………………………. 20
    • 1.4.1     Competition from precipitated silica in the tire industry………………………………………….. 20
    • 1.4.2     Competition from nanomaterials…………………………………………………………………………….. 20
      • 1.4.2.1       Graphene………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
      • 1.4.2.2 Nanocellulose ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….20
  • 1.5    Automotive tires the dominant end user market……………………………………………………………… 21
    • 1.5.1     Competition……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 22
    • 1.5.2     Innovation………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
    • 1.5.3     Green tires……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
  • 1.6    Key market trends 2016 to 2017…………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
    • 1.6.1     Green carbon black pigments………………………………………………………………………………… 25
    • 1.6.2     Specialty carbon black……………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
  • 1.7    Global market size and revenues 2014 to 2025……………………………………………………………… 28

2    RESEARCH METHODOLOGY……………….. 30

  • 2.1    Scope of the report…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30
    • 2.1.1     Objective of the report……………………………………………………………………………………………. 30
    • 2.1.2     Methodology…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 30

3    INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. 32

  • 3.1    Carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
    • 3.1.1     Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 32
      • 3.1.1.1       Particle size distribution…………………………………………………………………………………. 33
      • 3.1.1.2       Structure-Aggregate size……………………………………………………………………………….. 34
      • 3.1.1.3       Surface chemistry………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
      • 3.1.1.4       Agglomerates………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
      • 3.1.1.5       Colour properties…………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
      • 3.1.1.6       Porosity………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
  • 3.2    Manufacturing processes……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 37
    • 3.2.1     Furnace Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………….. 37
    • 3.2.2     Channel Process……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
    • 3.2.3     Acetylene Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
    • 3.2.4     Lampblack Process………………………………………………………………………………………………… 39
    • 3.2.5     Thermal black process…………………………………………………………………………………………… 39
    • 3.2.6     Recycling of scrapped tires through pyrolysis………………………………………………………… 40
    • 3.2.7     Other processes…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41

4    THE CARBON BLACK INDUSTRY………………………………………….. 42

  • 4.1    The market in 2017………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 42
  • 4.2    The market in 2025………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 43
  • 4.3    Environmental issues……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 44
  • 4.4    Specialty carbon black……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
  • 4.5    Markets for carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
    • 4.5.1     Traditional markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
    • 4.5.2     Growth markets……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
    • 4.5.3     Specialty carbon black markets……………………………………………………………………………… 50
    • 4.5.4     Green carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
    • 4.5.5     Pricing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 53
    • 4.5.6     Mergers and acquisitions……………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
  • 4.6    Market supply chain……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 55

5    GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS, REVENUES AND FORECAST……… 56

  • 5.1    CURRENT MARKET ANALYSIS 2016 TO 2017……………………………………………………………. 56
  • 5.2    MARKET GROWTH PROSPECTS TO 2025…………………………………………………………………. 60
  • 5.3    MARKET DRIVERS……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
  • 5.4    MARKET CHALLENGES……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
  • 5.5    CARBON BLACK MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS………………………………………………………….. 64
    • 5.5.1     Tires……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 66
      • 5.5.1.1       Greening of tires……………………………………………………………………………………………. 66
      • 5.5.1.2       Competition from precipitated silica……………………………………………………………….. 67
      • 5.5.1.3       Graphene as a potential replacement……………………………………………………………. 68
    • 5.5.2     Non-Tire Rubber (Industrial rubber)……………………………………………………………………….. 70
    • 5.5.3     Plastics…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 73
    • 5.5.4     Paints and coatings………………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
    • 5.5.5     Printing inks and toners………………………………………………………………………………………….. 78
    • 5.5.6     Other………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 81
    • 5.5.7     High value applications………………………………………………………………………………………….. 84
      • 5.5.7.1       Conductive materials……………………………………………………………………………………… 84
      • 5.5.7.2       Batteries………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 84
      • 5.5.7.3       Insulation……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 85
  • 5.6    REGIONAL MARKETS…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 87
    • 5.6.1     Asia-Pacific…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 87
    • 5.6.2     Europe……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 90
    • 5.6.3     North America………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 93
    • 5.6.4     Rest of the world…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 96

6    CARBON BLACK MARKET BUSINESS TRENDS 2016 TO 2017… 98

7    COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS……………………………………………………. 103

  • 7.1    Key players…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 103
  • 7.2    Market share analysis…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 104

8    CARBON BLACK PRODUCER PROFILES…………………………….. 105 to 151 (27 company profiles including products, markets and revenues)

9    OTHER PRODUCERS…………………………….. 152

TABLES

  • Table 1 Specialty carbon black grades……………………………………………………………………………………….. 46
  • Table 2 Pricing of carbon black…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 53
  • Table 3 Market supply chain for carbon black…………………………………………………………………………….. 55
  • Table 4 Market drivers for the carbon black industry………………………………………………………………….. 62
  • Table 4 Market challenges for the carbon black industry……………………………………………………………. 63
  • Table 5 Carbon black non-tire applications…………………………………………………………………………………. 70
  • Table 6 Grades of carbon black used in the non-tire industrial rubber industry………………………….. 71
  • Table 7 Carbon black plastics applications…………………………………………………………………………………. 73
  • Table 8 Carbon black paints and coatings applications………………………………………………………………. 76
  • Table 9 Carbon black printing inks and toners applications………………………………………………………… 79

FIGURES

  • Figure 1 Main global rubber carbon black producers market share……………………………………………. 16
  • Figure 2 Main global specialty carbon black producers market share………………………………………… 17
  • Figure 3 Global market for carbon black (metric tons), 2014 to 2025…………………………………………. 28
  • Figure 4 Global market for carbon black (Millions $), 2014 to 2025……………………………………………. 29
  • Figure 5 Electron microscope image  of carbon black………………………………………………………………… 33
  • Figure 6 Particle size distribution………………………………………………………………………………………………… 34
  • Figure 7 Structure- Aggregate Size/Shape Distribution………………………………………………………………. 34
  • Figure 8 Surface Chemistry – Surface Functionality Distribution………………………………………………… 35
  • Figure 9 Porosity – Pore Size Distribution………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
  • Figure 10 Furnace black Process ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
  • Figure 11 Channel Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………………. 38
  • Figure 12 Acetylene Black Process…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
  • Figure 13 Lampblack Process…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
  • Figure 14 Thermal black process……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40
  • Figure 15 Recycling via pyrolysis……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41
  • Figure 16 Global market in 2016 by applications………………………………………………………………………… 57
  • Figure 17 Global Market in 2016 by end user industry……………………………………………………………….. 58
  • Figure 18 Global market for carbon black (metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………………………………….. 60
  • Figure 19 Global market for carbon black (Millions $), 2014 to 2025………………………………………….. 61
  • Figure 20 Global carbon black market by application in 2016 (Millions $)…………………………………… 64
  • Figure 21 Global carbon black market by application in 2016 (Metric tons $)…………………………….. 65
  • Figure 22 Global carbon black market by application to 2025 (Millions $)………………………………….. 65
  • Figure 23 Global carbon black market by application to 2025 (Metric tons $)…………………………….. 65
  • Figure 24 Global market for carbon black in tires (Millions $), 2014 to 2025………………………………. 68
  • Figure 25 Global market for carbon black in tires (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………………………. 69
  • Figure 26 Global market for carbon black in non-tire rubber (Millions $), 2014 to 2025……………… 71
  • Figure 27 Global market for carbon black in non-tire rubber (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025…………… 72
  • Figure 28 Global market for carbon black in plastics (Millions $), 2014 to 2025…………………………. 74
  • Figure 29 Global market for carbon black in tires (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………………………. 75
  • Figure 30 Global market for carbon black in paints and coatings (Millions $), 2014 to 2025………. 77
  • Figure 31 Global market for carbon black in paints and coatings (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025……. 77
  • Figure 32 Global market for carbon black in printing inks and toners (Millions $), 2014 to 2025… 79
  • Figure 33 Global market for carbon black in printing inks and toners (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025 80
  • Figure 34 Global market for carbon black in other markets (Millions $), 2014 to 2025……………….. 82
  • Figure 35 Global market for carbon black in other markets (Metric tons), 2014 to 2025…………….. 82
  • Figure 36 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Millions $)…………………………………… 87
  • Figure 37 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………………………………… 88
  • Figure 38 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by application (Millions $)……………. 88
  • Figure 39 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by appliction (Metric tons)…………… 89
  • Figure 40 European market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Millions $)……………………………………… 90
  • Figure 41 European market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………………………………… 91
  • Figure 42 European market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by application (Millions $)……………….. 92
  • Figure 43 European market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by appliction (Metric tons)………………. 92
  • Figure 44 North American market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Millions $)…………………………….. 93
  • Figure 45 North American market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………………………….. 94
  • Figure 46 North America market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by application (Millions $)……….. 94
  • Figure 47 North America market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 by appliction (Metric tons)……….. 94
  • Figure 48 Rest of the world market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Millions $)…………………………… 96
  • Figure 49 Rest of the world market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………………………… 97
  • Figure 50 Carbon black market share, by producer………………………………………………………………….. 104
The Global Market for Carbon Black to 2025
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