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The masterbatch market is estimated to have accounted for USD 8.35 billion in 2014 and is projected to reach USD 12.61 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.0% between 2015 and 2020. The market is largely driven by the increased demand from the end-use industries such as packaging, consumer goods, and others.

“Color masterbatch to dominate the market with largest market share”
Color masterbatch is the most popular type of masterbatch. The demand of color masterbatch is mainly driven by the need of end-use industries such as packaging, consumer goods, textiles, and automotive to differentiate their products in the market. These end-use industries rely heavily on color for their marketing and branding strategies. Color masterbatch offers these companies the option of using customized colors. It is the largest segment of the masterbatch market, in terms of volume and value. The demand of color masterbatch can be attributed to the growing need of end-use industries to make their products visually appealing for customers.

“Packaging segment to capture the largest share of the masterbatch market”
The increase in movement of goods owing to globalization, liberalization, changing consumer lifestyles, and economic development has led to the increase in demand for better protection and handling of goods. The availability of wide variety of plastics and their adherence to regulatory standards make plastics the most extensively used material in packaging. Plastics also help provide better aesthetics to packaging as they offer ease in providing the required color, shape, size, utility, printing, weight, protection, and others. The growth of plastics in the packing industry is driving the demand of masterbatch. It is widely used in the plastics industry for coloring. The growing importance of color in marketing and branding activities is further fueling growth of the masterbatch market.

In the process of determining and verifying the market size for several segments and subsegments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted as follows:
- By Company Type: Tier 1 (50%), Tier 2 (37%), and Tier 3 (13%).
- By Designation: C-level (46%), Director Level (33%), and Others (21%)
- By Region: North America (34%), Europe (31%), Asia-PacificA(23%), and RoW (12%).

The various key players profiled in the report includes A. Schulman, Inc. (U.S.), Cabot Corporation (U.S.), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Polyone Corporation (U.S.), Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece), Ampacet Corporation (U.S.), Hubron International Ltd. (U.K.), Kunststof-Kemi Skandinavia A/S (Denmark), Polyplast Müller GmbH (Germany), and Tosaf Group (Israel).

The report will help the leading players/new entrants in this market in the following ways:
1. This report segments the masterbatch market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and the subsegments across different verticals and regions.
2. The report helps stakeholders to understand the pulse of the market and provides them information on key market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
3. This report will help stakeholders to better understand the competitor and gain more insights to improve their position in the business. The competitive landscape includes new product developments, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions.

Table Of Contents

Masterbatch Market by Type and by Application - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 15
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 15
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 15
1.2.1 MARKETS COVERED 16
1.2.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 16
1.3 CURRENCY AND PRICING 17
1.4 LIMITATIONS 17
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 17
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 18
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 20
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 21
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 24
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 25
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 25
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MASTERBATCH MARKET 29
4.2 MASTERBATCH MARKET: REGIONAL SEGMENTS 30
4.3 MASTERBATCH MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 31
4.4 MASTERBATCH MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS 32
4.5 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY TYPE 32
4.6 MASTERBATCH MARKET: DEVELOPING VS. DEVELOPED NATIONS 33
4.7 FASTEST-GROWING MARKETS, BY APPLICATION 33
4.8 LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 34
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5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 37
5.3.1 DRIVERS 37
5.3.1.1 Increasing use of plastics as a substitute for conventional materials 37
5.3.1.2 Widely preferred coloring method 38
5.3.1.3 Industrialization in Asia-Pacific and Latin America 38
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 38
5.3.2.1 Cost competitiveness of color matching 38
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 39
5.3.3.1 Innovations in additive masterbatch 39
5.3.3.2 Growth in Eastern Europe 39
5.4 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 40
5.5 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 41
5.5.1 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 41
5.5.2 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 42
5.5.3 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 42
5.5.4 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 42
5.5.5 INTENSITY OF RIVALRY 42
6 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY TYPE 43
6.1 INTRODUCTION 44
6.2 COLOR MASTERBATCH 46
6.3 ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH 48
6.4 WHITE MASTERBATCH 50
6.5 BLACK MASTERBATCH 52
6.6 FILLER MASTERBATCH 54
7 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY APPLICATION 56
7.1 INTRODUCTION 57
7.2 PACKAGING 58
7.3 BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION 60
7.4 CONSUMER GOODS 62
7.5 AUTOMOTIVE 63
7.6 TEXTILES 65
7.7 OTHERS 66
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8 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY REGION 68
8.1 INTRODUCTION 69
8.2 ASIA-PACIFIC 71
8.2.1 CHINA 74
8.2.2 INDIA 76
8.2.3 JAPAN 78
8.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 80
8.2.5 TAIWAN 82
8.3 EUROPE 84
8.3.1 GERMANY 86
8.3.2 FRANCE 88
8.3.3 ITALY 90
8.3.4 BENELUX 92
8.3.5 POLAND 94
8.3.6 U.K. 96
8.4 NORTH AMERICA 98
8.4.1 U.S. 100
8.4.2 CANADA 102
8.4.3 MEXICO 104
8.5 SOUTH AMERICA 106
8.5.1 BRAZIL 108
8.5.2 ARGENTINA 110
8.5.3 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA 112
9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 115
9.1 OVERVIEW 115
9.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES: THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY 116
9.3 EUROPE: THE MOST ACTIVE REGION, 2011-2015 116
9.4 MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS RECORDED IN 2013 117
9.5 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A.: THE MOST ACTIVE PLAYER BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015 118
9.6 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 119
9.6.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 119
9.6.2 EXPANSIONS 120
9.6.3 MERGERS and ACQUISTIONS 120
9.6.4 CONTRACTS and AGREEMENTS 121
9.6.5 JOINT VENTURES 122
9.6.6 RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT 122
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10 COMPANY PROFILES 123
(Overview, Financial*, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)
10.1 INTRODUCTION 123
10.2 A. SCHULMAN, INC. 124
10.3 CABOT CORPORATION 127
10.4 CLARIANT AG 129
10.5 POLYONE CORPORATION 132
10.6 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A. 135
10.7 AMPACET CORPORATION 138
10.8 HUBRON (INTERNATIONAL) LTD. 139
10.9 KUNSTSTOF-KEMI SKANDINAVIA A/S 140
10.10 POLYPLAST MÃœLLER GMBH 141
10.11 TOSAF GROUP 142
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies
11 APPENDIX 143
11.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 143
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 144
11.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 147
11.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 148
11.5 RELATED REPORTS 149


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY TYPE 36
TABLE 2 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY APPLICATION 36
TABLE 3 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 44
TABLE 4 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 45
TABLE 5 COLOR MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 46
TABLE 6 COLOR MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 7 ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 48
TABLE 8 ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 9 WHITE MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 51
TABLE 10 WHITE MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 11 BLACK MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 52
TABLE 12 BLACK MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 13 FILLER MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 54
TABLE 14 FILLER MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 15 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 57
TABLE 16 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 58
TABLE 17 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 59
TABLE 18 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 19 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 61
TABLE 20 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 21 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER GOODS SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 62
TABLE 22 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER GOODS SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 63
TABLE 23 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 64
TABLE 24 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 25 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN TEXTILES SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 65
TABLE 26 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN TEXTILES SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 27 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 67
TABLE 28 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS SEGMENT, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 29 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 70
TABLE 30 MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 73
TABLE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 73
TABLE 34 ASIA-PACIFIC: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 35 CHINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 74
TABLE 36 CHINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 37 CHINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 75
TABLE 38 CHINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 39 INDIA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 76
TABLE 40 INDIA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 41 INDIA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 77
TABLE 42 INDIA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 43 JAPAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 78
TABLE 44 JAPAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 45 JAPAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 79
TABLE 46 JAPAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 47 SOUTH KOREA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 80
TABLE 48 SOUTH KOREA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 80
TABLE 49 SOUTH KOREA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 81
TABLE 50 SOUTH KOREA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 51 TAIWAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 82
TABLE 52 TAIWAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 53 TAIWAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 83
TABLE 54 TAIWAN: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 55 EUROPE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 84
TABLE 56 EUROPE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 57 EUROPE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 85
TABLE 58 EUROPE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 59 GERMANY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 86
TABLE 60 GERMANY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 61 GERMANY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 87
TABLE 62 GERMANY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 63 FRANCE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 88
TABLE 64 FRANCE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 65 FRANCE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 89
TABLE 66 FRANCE: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 67 ITALY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 90
TABLE 68 ITALY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 69 ITALY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 91
TABLE 70 ITALY: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 91
TABLE 71 BENELUX: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 92
TABLE 72 BENELUX: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 73 BENELUX: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 93
TABLE 74 BENELUX: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 75 POLAND: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 94
TABLE 76 POLAND: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 94
TABLE 77 POLAND: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 95
TABLE 78 POLAND: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 79 U.K.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 96
TABLE 80 U.K.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 81 U.K.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 97
TABLE 82 U.K.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 97
TABLE 83 NORTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 99
TABLE 84 NORTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 85 NORTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 99
TABLE 86 NORTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 100
TABLE 87 U.S.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 100
TABLE 88 U.S.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 101
TABLE 89 U.S.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 101
TABLE 90 U.S.: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 101
TABLE 91 CANADA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 102
TABLE 92 CANADA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 102
TABLE 93 CANADA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 103
TABLE 94 CANADA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 103
TABLE 95 MEXICO: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 104
TABLE 96 MEXICO: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 104
TABLE 97 MEXICO: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 105
TABLE 98 MEXICO: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 99 SOUTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 106
TABLE 100 SOUTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 101 SOUTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 107
TABLE 102 SOUTH AMERICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 108
TABLE 103 BRAZIL: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 108
TABLE 104 BRAZIL: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 105 BRAZIL: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 109
TABLE 106 BRAZIL: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 107 ARGENTINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON) 110
TABLE 108 ARGENTINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 110
TABLE 109 ARGENTINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 111
TABLE 110 ARGENTINA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 111 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 112
TABLE 112 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 113 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (KILOTON) 113
TABLE 114 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA: MASTERBATCH MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 114
TABLE 115 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2015 119
TABLE 116 EXPANSIONS, 2011-2015 120
TABLE 117 MERGERS and ACQUISTIONS, 2011-2015 120
TABLE 118 CONTRACTS and AGREEMENTS, 2011-2015 121
TABLE 119 JOINT VENTURES, 2011-2015 122
TABLE 120 RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT, 2011-2015 122


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 MASTERBATCH MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 18
FIGURE 2 MASTERBATCH MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 24
FIGURE 3 ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH MARKET TO REGISTER HIGH GROWTH RATE BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 26
FIGURE 4 ASIA-PACIFIC AND EUROPE ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN 2014 27
FIGURE 5 ASIA-PACIFIC TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 27
FIGURE 6 INDIA AND CHINA TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 28
FIGURE 7 MASTERBATCH MARKET TO REGISTER HIGH GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 29
FIGURE 8 ASIA-PACIFIC PROJECTED TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 30
FIGURE 9 CHINA ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE MASTERBATCH MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 31
FIGURE 10 INDIA TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 32
FIGURE 11 COLOR MASTERBATCH MARKET TO CONTRIBUTE MAJOR SHARE DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 32
FIGURE 12 LUCRATIVE MARKETS FOR MASTERBATCH: INDIA 33
FIGURE 13 MASTERBATCH HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH GROWTH IN THE EMERGING ECONOMIES 33
FIGURE 14 POTENTIAL HIGH GROWTH IN ASIA-PACIFIC FOR MASTERBATCH 34
FIGURE 15 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES GOVERN THE MASTERBATCH MARKET 37
FIGURE 16 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS FOR MASTERBATCH 40
FIGURE 17 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 41
FIGURE 18 COLOR MASTERBATCH TO DOMINATE THE MARKET BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 44
FIGURE 19 ASIA-PACIFIC CAPTURES THE LARGEST MARKET SHARE BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 46
FIGURE 20 ASIA-PACIFIC TO REGISTER HIGHEST GROWTH RATE FOR ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH 48
FIGURE 21 WHITE MASTERBATCH TO REGISTER HIGH-GROWTH IN ASIA-PACIFIC BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 50
FIGURE 22 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE FASTEST GROWING MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 52
FIGURE 23 ASIA-PACIFIC TO REGISTER HIGH GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 54
FIGURE 24 PACKAGING SEGMENT TO CAPTURE LARGEST SHARE OF THE MARKET BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 57
FIGURE 25 ASIA-PACIFIC ACCOUNTS FOR MAJOR SHARE OF THE MARKET IN PACKAGING SEGMENT 58
FIGURE 26 GROWING BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES DRIVING THE DEMAND IN HIGH GROWTH REGIONS 60
FIGURE 27 EUROPE TO REGISTER SLOW GROWTH DURING FORECAST PERIOD 62
FIGURE 28 ASIA-PACIFIC TO CONTINUE DOMINATING THE MARKET BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 63
FIGURE 29 ASIA-PACIFIC PROJECTED TO BE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET BETWEEN
2015 AND 2020 65
FIGURE 30 NORTH AMERICAN MASTERBATCH MARKET TO REGISTER SLUGGISH GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 66
FIGURE 31 REGIONAL SNAPSHOT (2015-2020) - RAPIDLY GROWING MARKETS ARE EMERGING AS NEW STRATEGIC LOCATIONS 69
FIGURE 32 MASTERBATCH MARKET IN CHINA HAS THE HIGHEST GROWTH POTENTIAL 70
FIGURE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SNAPSHOT: CHINA AND INDIA TO REGISTER HIGH GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 72
FIGURE 34 EUROPEAN MARKET SNAPSHOT: GERMANY TO CONTINUE DOMINATING THE MARKET 84
FIGURE 35 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. ACCOUNTS FOR THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE REGION'S MARKET 98
FIGURE 36 SOUTH AMERICA MARKET SNAPSHOT: BRAZIL IS THE MOST LUCRATIVE MARKET 106
FIGURE 37 MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA MASTERBATCH MARKET TO WITNESS STEADY GROWTH 112
FIGURE 38 COMPANIES PRIMARILY ADOPTED ORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGIES 115
FIGURE 39 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES IN THE MASTERBATCH MARKET, 2011-2015 116
FIGURE 40 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES MADE EUROPE THE MOST ACTIVE REGION 116
FIGURE 41 MASTERBATCH MARKET DEVELOPMENTAL SHARE, 2011-2015 117
FIGURE 42 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, BY COMPANY, 2011-2015 118
FIGURE 43 REGIONAL REVENUE MIX OF THE MAJOR MARKET PLAYERS 123
FIGURE 44 A. SCHULMAN, INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 124
FIGURE 45 A. SCHULMAN, INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 126
FIGURE 46 CABOT CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 127
FIGURE 47 CABOT CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 128
FIGURE 48 CLARIANT AG: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 129
FIGURE 49 CLARIANT AG: SWOT ANALYSIS 131
FIGURE 50 POLYONE CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 132
FIGURE 51 POLYONE CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 134
FIGURE 52 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 135
FIGURE 53 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A.: SWOT ANALYSIS 137

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