The demand for carbon black continues to witness significant growth, driven by diverse applications ranging from tire manufacturing to various industrial processes, as well as rapidly expanding regional markets (e.g. India and Southeast Asia). Virgin carbon black, produced from fossil fuels, is widely used as a pigment in plastics, paints, printing inks and coatings. It also offers electrical conductivity, UV protection, increasing resistance to thermal degradation, and can be used as a reinforcing filler in rubber.
The Global Market for Carbon Black 2024-2034 forecasts global demand for carbon black across traditional and emerging markets like tires, plastics, energy storage, coatings, filtration and more - from 2018 to 2034. Multiple carbon black varieties are analyzed from traditional furnace/thermal feedstock grades to specialty, recovered and renewable offerings.
Regional demand analysis covers Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Middle East/Africa geographies. The report profiles over 60 leading producers, highlighting products, production capacities, technologies and target markets. Latest industry developments in areas like methane pyrolysis, circular carbon, tire recycling, renewable carbon black and sustainability targets are assessed.
Carbon black industry evolution, manufacturing processes, raw material supply chains and integrated business models are reviewed to project future industry growth and restructuring potentials. Pricing evolution analysis is provided across feedstocks, traditional carbon black types and niche recovered/renewable grades.
Emerging market opportunities in 3D printing, high-performance plastics, next-generation tires, filtration media, food contact and gas storage leveraging carbon black additives are examined to identify prospects. Competitor analysis evaluates the diversification and forward integration strategies amongst merchant suppliers and downstream rubber/plastics companies. Technology adoption roadmaps across automotive, industrials and green construction relevant to carbon black are also considered as demand drivers.
Sustainable innovation and greener manufacturing are becoming increasingly important, driven by consumer demand and legislation such as the plastic packaging tax. As the demand for carbon black surges, it is important to reflect on its environmental impact and look for more sustainable solutions.
Report contents include:
Global carbon black market demand analysis from 2018 to 2034 – volumes and revenues
Demand forecasting for specialty, recovered and renewable carbon black
Competitor landscape across over 60 market players. Companies profiled include Birla Carbon, Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black Co., Monolith, Orion S.A., Our Carbon, Pyrum Innovations, and Tokai Carbon. A full list is provided in the table of contents.
Review of major markets – tires, rubber, plastics, coatings, energy storage etc.
Emerging opportunities in 3D printing, filtration, food contact, gas storage
Development of alternative carbon blacks
The role of sustainable carbon black in current and future markets
Commercial production analysis covering capacities, technologies, assets
Carbon black types overview – furnace, thermal, methane pyrolysis etc.