US Corrosion Inhibitors Market

  • February 2013
  • -
  • Freedonia
  • -
  • 207 pages

US demand to increase 4% per annum through 2017

US demand for corrosion inhibitors is forecast to expand 4.0 percent per year through 2017 on a value basis, supported primarily by an expanding economy, increasing chemical production, and rising oil and natural gas output. Additionally, rising construction spending will support demand for corrosion inhibitors used in cement and concrete, coatings, and metal applications. The corrosion inhibitors industry will continue to respond to evolving trends including environmental concerns about popular corrosion inhibitors such as nitrites and molybdates, and sustained pricing volatility for molybdates, by investing in the development of new, less costly products with improved performance and better environmental profiles. Organic corrosion inhibitors will be the primary beneficiary of these trends as they have been the focus of much of the new product development. Value growth will also be aided by the introduction of new hybrid products that include additional functions other than corrosion protection.

Market environment factors restricting demand growth

With government estimates of the annual cost of corrosion exceeding three percent of GDP, corrosion prevention remains a high priority for a number of different sectors in the US economy. However, despite significant need for corrosion protection in many industries, pressures such as environmental concerns, price volatility, and new product developments have influenced the amount, types, and availability of certain types of corrosion inhibitors. Additionally, industries that are intensive users of water that require treatment with corrosion inhibitors, such as chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining, are reducing the amount of water used per unit produced, influencing the types and amounts of corrosion inhibitors being consumed.

Closed loop cooling systems to benefit nitrites, hybrids

Environmental concerns over process and waste waters have prompted many industries to implement closed loop cooling systems to address these issues. As a result, traditional products such as nitrites that function very well in closed systems have increased in demand while new hybrid products have been developed that can offer corrosion protection along with other functional qualities.

Further growth in this area will also be supported by the power industry’s transition away from older coal-fired plants toward new natural gas plants due to regulations requiring the use of closed loop systems on new plants. However, the growing use of different cooling systems such as dry-cooling, hybrid drywet cooling, and cooling with fluids other than water will have a moderating effect.

Price increases have reduced demand for molybdate & other types

Pricing issues have also been a major concern over the past decade as some inhibitors have significantly increased in price. For example, molybdates, despite being popular cooling water additives, have seen demand decline as molybdate prices soared between 2002 and 2007.

While molybdate prices moderated from 2007 to 2012, they remain high compared to other corrosion inhibitors, and pressure to develop molybdate free alternatives will restrain demand for molybdates going forward.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are available in the upcoming Freedonia industry study, Corrosion Inhibitors, priced at $5100. It presents historical data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles more than 30 players in the US industry, including Ashland, Chemtura, Ecolab Nalco, GE, and Lubrizol.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Macroeconomic Environment 4
Demographics 8
Construction Trends 11
Residential Building Construction Expenditures 14
Housing Starts 16
Housing Stock 19
Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 22
Improvements and Repairs 24
Nonresidential Building Stock 25
Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 28
Nonbuilding Construction Stock 29
Highway Spending 30
Agricultural Trends 32
Waste Stream Overview 37
Environmental and Regulatory Issues 39
Raw Material Considerations 44
Resins 45
Other Raw Materials 48
Pricing Trends 49
Foreign Trade 51
Imports 53
Exports 55
World Market 57

III. PRODUCTS 60

General 60
Area Demand 61
Value Demand 64
Geotextiles 67
Demand by Market 70
Product Characteristics 71
Demand by Type 72
Nonwovens 73
Wovens and Knits 77
Geomembranes 81
Demand by Market 83
Product Characteristics 85
Polyethylene Materials 87
All Other Materials 88
Producers 90
Geogrids 91
Demand by Market 92
Product Characteristics 93
Producers 94
Other Geosynthetics 95
Geonets 96
Geosynthetic Clay Liners 98
Preformed Geocomposites 101
All Other 102
Geocells 103
Geofoams 104
Miscellaneous Geosynthetics 106
Geosynthetics Demand by Material 107

IV. MARKETS 109

General 109
Area Demand by Market 109
Value Demand by Market 112
Transportation Infrastructure 115
Demand by Product 117
Market Characteristics 119
Construction 121
Demand by Product 122
Market Characteristics 124
Stabilization and Reinforcement 125
Drainage and Filtration 126
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 127
Landfills 129
Demand by Product 131
Market Characteristics 133
Liquid Containment 134
Demand by Product 135
Market Characteristics 137
Other Markets 138
Mining 140
Oil and Gas 141
Coal Ash Containment 142

V. REGIONS 144

General 144
Regional Demographics and Economic Trends 145
Population Patterns 145
Economic Outlook 148
Construction Activity 151
Geosynthetics Demand by Region 153
Northeast 156
New England 160
Middle Atlantic 162
Midwest 164
East North Central 170
West North Central 172
South 173
South Atlantic 177
East South Central 179
West South Central 180
West 182
Mountain 186
Pacific 188

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 190

General 190
Industry Composition 191
Market Share 194
Competitive Strategies 197
Research and Development 200
Marketing 201
Distribution 203
Mergers and Acquisitions 204
Cooperative Agreements 207
Company Profiles 211
ADS Incorporated 212
AFITEX-TEXEL Geosynthetics, see ADS
AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH 215
AMCOL International Corporation 217
Belton Industries Incorporated 219
Bridgestone Corporation 221
Burke Industries, see Mannington Mills
Carthage Mills Incorporated 222
CETCO, see AMCOL International
Colbond, see Low and Bonar
Colloid Environmental Technologies, see AMCOL
International
Consolidated Divisions Incorporated 225
CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC 226
Conwed Plastics, see Leucadia National
Cooley Group Holdings Incorporated 229
CSI Geosynthetics, see Leggett and Platt
Don and Low, see Thrace Plastics
Dow Chemical Company 230
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 232
Environmental Fabrics Incorporated 234
Environmental Protection Incorporated 235
Fiberweb plc 237
Firestone Specialty Products, see Bridgestone
Glen Raven Incorporated 239
GSE Holding Incorporated 241
Hallaton Incorporated 244
Hanes Geo Components, see Leggett and Platt
HUESKER Synthetic GmbH 245
In-Line Plastics LC 247
Inteplast Group Limited 248
Leggett and Platt Incorporated 249
Leucadia National Corporation 252
Low and Bonar plc 254
Lumite, see Thrace Plastics
LyondellBasell Industries NV 256
Mannington Mills Incorporated 257
NAUE GmbH and Company KG 259
Nilex Incorporated 261
North American Green, see Tensar
Performance Fabrics and Fibers, see AGRU
Kunststofftechnik
Plastatech Engineering Limited 263
Poly-America LP 264
Poly-Flex, see Poly-America
Presto Geosystems, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Price and Company, see Leggett and Platt
Propex Operating Company LLC 266
Raven Industries Incorporated 268
Reef Industries Incorporated 270
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 271
Royal Ten Cate NV 273
Saint-Gobain 276
SKAPS Industries 277
Solmax International Incorporated 279
Strata Systems, see Glen Raven
SynTec, see GSE Holding
TENAX International BV 280
TenCate Geosynthetics North America, see Royal Ten
Cate
Tensar Corporation 282
Texel, see ADS
Thrace Plastics Company SA 286
Watersaver, see Consolidated Divisions
World-Pak, see Inteplast Group



LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 7
2 Population and Households 11
3 Construction Expenditures 13
4 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 15
5 Housing Starts 19
6 Housing Stock by Type 21
7 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 24
8 Nonresidential Building Improvement and Repair Expenditures 25
9 Nonresidential Building Stock 27
10 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 29
11 Nonbuilding Construction Stock 30
12 Highway Spending by Type 32
13 Agricultural Indicators 36
14 Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recovery, and Disposal 39
15 Raw Material Demand 44
16 Geosynthetics Pricing 50
17 Geosynthetics Foreign Trade 53

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS

1 Geosynthetics Area Demand by Product 63
2 Geosynthetics Value Demand by Product 66
3 Geotextiles Demand by Type and Market 70
4 Nonwoven Geotextiles Demand 76
5 Woven and Knit Geotextiles Demand 79
6 Geomembranes Demand 83
7 Geogrids Demand 92
8 Other Geosynthetics Demand by Product and Market 96
9 Geosynthetics Demand by Material 108

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Geosynthetics Area Demand by Market 111
2 Geosynthetics Value Demand by Market 114
3 Transportation Infrastructure Geosynthetics Demand 117
4 Construction Geosynthetics Demand 122
5 Landfill Geosynthetics Demand 131
6 Liquid Containment Geosynthetics Demand 135
7 Other Markets Geosynthetics Demand 139

SECTION V -- REGIONS

1 Population by Region 148
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 151
3 Construction Expenditures by Region 153
4 Geosynthetics Demand by Region 155
5 Northeast Geosynthetics Demand by Subregion and Market 160
6 Midwest Geosynthetics Demand by Subregion and Market 169
7 South Geosynthetics Demand by Subregion and Market 177
8 West Geosynthetics Demand by Subregion and Market 186

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Geosynthetics Sales by Company, 2012 193
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 207
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 209



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2012 22
2 World Geosynthetics Demand, 2012 59

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS

1 Geosynthetics Area Demand by Product, 2012 64
2 Geosynthetics Value Demand by Product, 2012 67

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Geosynthetics Area Demand by Market, 2012 112
2 Geosynthetics Value Demand by Market, 2012 115

SECTION V -- REGIONS

1 Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 2012 156

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Geosynthetics Market Share by Company, 2012 195

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