World Masterbatch Industry

  • January 2015
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 443 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Masterbatch in US$ Million and Thousand Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Others. The Global market is also quantified in volume terms by the following Product Types: White Masterbatch, Black Masterbatch, Additive Masterbatch, and Color Masterbatch The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 142 companies including many key and niche players such as -

A. Schulman, Inc.
Americhem, Inc.
Ampacet Corporation
BASF
Cabot Corporation

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Masterbatch: An Integral Color Imparting Component II-1
Table 1: Global Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type - Additive
Masterbatch, Black Masterbatch, Color Masterbatch, and White
Masterbatch (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Rising Demand for Plastic Products Surges Demand for Masterbatch II-3
Table 2: Global Per Capita Consumption of Plastics by Select
Country/Region for 2013 (in Kgs) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Global Plastics Production (2009-2013) (In Million
Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: Worldwide Plastics Production (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country/Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Economy and Feedstock Availability Influence Growth Trends in
Plastics Industry II-4
Asia-Pacific: Huge Opportunities for Growth II-5
Demand Rises for Masterbatch in the Middle East II-6
Material Shortages and Price Increases are Already Evident II-6
Competitive Landscape II-7
Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Masterbatch Market
(2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand for Clariant
International Ltd, PolyOne Corporation, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Additive Masterbatch Products Offered by Select Manufacturers II-8

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS and ISSUES II-10
Impact of Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-10
Improvement in Global GDP Performance Bodes Well for the Market II-11
Table 6: World Real GDP Growth by Region/Country: 2012-2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Innovation to Kindle Market Growth II-13
Cooling Masterbatch for Greenhouse Film Applications II-13
Test Specimen to Gain Perspective on Masterbatch Prior to
Full-Scale Production II-13
Helian and Eastman Chemical Produce Styrene-Free and Low-Odor
Polymer for 3D Market II-13
TenasiTech Developing High-Functioning Additives II-14
Graphene: The Latest Find in Masterbatches Market II-14
Masterbatch from Recycled Tape - A New Technique II-14
Evolving Plastic Packaging Market Fuels Demand for
Sophisticated Masterbatches II-15
Green Trend Makes Waves in Plastic Packaging II-15
Growing Focus on Lightweight Vehicles Spurs Demand for
Masterbatch II-16
Table 7: World Production of Passenger Cars (2013 and 2018):
Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 8: World Production of Commercial Vehicles (2013 and
2018) - Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17
Growing Demand for Masterbatch in Building and Construction Market II-17
Masterbatches in Medical Devices: Facilitating Economical
Production II-18
Plastic Use in Consumer Electronics Industry Drives Demand for
Masterbatch II-19
Search for High Quality Masterbatch Carrier Polymers Continues II-19
Bio-Compatible Masterbatch: A Market to Mine II-19
Biodegradable Polymers: Opportunities in Store for Bio-
Masterbatches II-20
Table 9: World Market for Biodegradable Polymers by
Geographic Region (2014 and 2020) - Breakdown of Annual
Consumption in Thousand Pounds for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
Masterbatch for PLA to Witness Sturdy Growth II-21
Table 10: US Market for Polylactic Acid (PLA) in the
Biodegradable Polymers Industry: Breakdown of Annual Sales
in Million Pounds for Years 2010 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Colored Masterbatch: Gaining Traction II-22
Nanotechnology to Play Key Role in Masterbatch Market II-22
Silver-Based Anti-Microbial Masterbatches Gain Popularity II-22
New Masterbatch Technology for use in uPVC Processing II-22
Optimizing Pigment Dispersion and Mixing Characteristics
through Twin Screw Extruders II-23
Factors Affecting the Formulations and Cost of Masterbatches II-23
Growing Use of Flame Retardant Masterbatches II-23

3. PRODUCT/END-USE OVERVIEW II-24
Definition II-24
Advantages of Masterbatch Over Other Coloring Compounds II-24
Manufacturing Process II-24
Classification by Type II-25
White Masterbatches II-25
Black Masterbatches II-25
Color Masterbatches II-26
Additive Masterbatches II-26
Classification by End-Use II-26
Automotive II-27
Construction II-27
Packaging II-28
Other End-Use Segments II-28
Consumer Goods and Electronic Appliances II-28
Fiber Applications II-29
Sports and Leisure Applications II-29

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INNOVATIONS II-30
Clariant Introduces HiFormer Liquid Masterbatch Line in Europe II-30
Sierra Resins Launches Envirobleâ„¢ Range of Masterbatches II-30
Burgess Introduces Standard Range of Universal Masterbatches II-30
Burgess Colours and Compounds Unveils Scented Masterbatches II-30
Tosaf Group Unveils Cooling Masterbatch - IR8783PE II-30
Clariant Launches CESA® absorb Masterbatch II-30
Americhem Launches Nvisionâ„¢ Masterbatches II-30
Symphony Environmental Technologies Develop Mosquito Repellant
Masterbatch II-31
Clariant Launches ColorWorks® Multicolor Masterbatch Series II-31
Metabolix Launches Range of Biodegradable Color Masterbatches II-31
Tosaf Group Launches Range of Anti-Fogging Additives II-31
PolyOne Unveils OnCapâ„¢ Range of Light Shield Additives II-31
Grafen Chemicals Unveils GMB-UTM Graphene Masterbatches II-31
Clariant Introduces Masterbatch Products Compliant with
Pharmaceutical Standards II-31
Americhem Launches eCapâ„¢ High Performance Polymers II-31
Ampacet Introduces Range of Flame Resistant Masterbatches II-32
Clariant Unveils Heat Resistant Masterbatches - REMAFIN® Cool
Black II-32
Toyo Ink India Launches Lipolax Range of Masterbatches II-32
AddMix Unveils Masterbatch Tablets for Special Effects II-32
Ampacet Launches Masterbatches in Chalky Pastel Hues II-32
PPC Adds MicroBlok® Z to its Range of Antimicrobial Products II-32
Dow Corning Launches Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier Series II-32
BASF Polyurethanes Unveils Anti-Static PU Granular Masterbatch II-32
PolyOne Introduces Healthcare Solutions Range II-33
RePINMasterbatches Introduces Environment- Friendly Masterbatches II-33
Americhem Launches Black Masterbatch Range II-33
PolyFusion Unveils SafeTouch® Masterbatch with Antimicrobial
Properties II-33
RePINMasterbatches Unveils COLOR-PRO PET Masterbatches II-33
HeiQ Materials and Huntsman Introduce Pure Masterbatch Range II-33
PCC to Introduce SoluPLAsâ„¢ TN 920259 Blue Tint Masterbatch II-33
Americhem Launches Nigrosine Masterbatches II-33
Clariant Masterbatches Launches New Liquid Vehicle Technology
for Masterbatches II-34
Americhem Launches nFinityâ„¢ Masterbatches for Synthetic Turf II-34
PolyOne Unveils OnColorâ„¢ Fibercolormasterbatch Solutions II-34
Plastics Color Expands Use of FlamaSol FRâ„¢ Flame Retardant
Technology II-34
Arkema Introduces Kynar® PVDF Masterbatch II-34
Americhem Launches nShieldâ„¢ Antimicrobial Masterbatches II-34
Blend Colours Launches Flame Retardant Masterbatches II-34
RTP Introduces Special Effect Color Masterbatches Line for
Sheet and Film Applications II-34
Cabot Unveils Transfinity Elastomer Composite Masterbatch II-34

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-35
Clariant Chemicals Establishes Manufacturing Plant in Sydney II-35
PolyOne Inaugurates Masterbatch Manufacturing Facility in India II-35
A. Schulman Acquires Australian Masterbatch Producer Compco II-35
Clariant Chemicals Takes Over Plastichemix Industries II-35
Julio Garcia e Hijos to Commence Operations of Concentrados y
Compuestos II-35
A. Schulman Takes Over Specialty Plastics Business of Ferro
Corporation II-35
Clariant to Double Masterbatch Production Capacity in Indonesia II-35
Clariant International Establishes Production Unit in Poland II-35
Ampacet Corporation Takes Over ACA II-36
Colloids Plastics to Establish Masterbatch Production Plant in
China II-36
Americhem to Double Production Capacity in China II-36
ROWA Masterbatch and Bayer MaterialScience Develop ROWALID®-ASX II-36
BASF Inks Agreement with Audia for Selling Liquid Masterbatch
Business II-36
Toyo Ink Group Sets Up Masterbatch Facilities in India and
Indonesia II-36
PPC Announces Plans to Expand Production Capacity in Illinois II-36
Bankim Plast to Double Production of White Masterbatches II-36
PPC Expands Production Capacity through New Extrusion Equipment II-37
Clariant to Expand Business Operations in Emerging Markets II-37
Tasnee Inks JV Agreement with Clariant for Masterbatch
Production in Saudi Arabia II-37
Cooper Tire and Rubber and INSA to Develop Silica Masterbatch
Technology II-37
The Gabriel-Chemie Group to Expand Production Facilities in
Russia II-37
Juffali PolyOne Masterbatch Establishes Production Plant in
Jeddah II-37
Clariant Enters into Collaboration with Süd-Chemie Airsec II-37
Hubron Enters into Partnership with ColorChemie France II-37
RePINMasterbatches Expands Business Operations in the UAE II-38
Al Alhi Holding Group Inks International JV Agreement with
RePINMasterbatches II-38
RTP Company Establishes Technical Centre in Shenzhen II-38
A. Schulman Takes Over ECM Plastics II-38
BASF Plastic Additives Inks Agreement with Astra Polymers II-38
Lifocolor Farben Takes Over MicroColorMasterbatch II-38
Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires Plasticolors and Colortrend,
Forms Chromaflo II-38
RTP Inks Sales and Manufacturing Agreement with Nanobiomatters
Industries II-38
Rajiv Plastics Expands Masterbatch Production Capacity II-39
IQAP and AIJU Collaborate to Develop New Masterbatches II-39
A. Schulman Takes Over Elian II-39
Cabot Relocates Masterbatch Facility from Hong Kong to China II-39

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-40
A. Schulman, Inc. (USA) II-40
A. Schulman Custom Compounding NE (USA) II-40
Americhem, Inc (USA) II-41
Ampacet Corporation (USA) II-41
BASF (Germany) II-42
Cabot Corporation (USA) II-42
Clariant International Ltd (Switzerland) II-43
Colortech, Inc. (Canada) II-43
Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd (Japan) II-44
DIC Corporation (Japan) II-44
Dongguan JinZhen Plastic Masterbatch Co., Ltd (China) II-45
Dow Corning Corporation (USA) II-45
Multibase SA (France) II-45
Foshan Laicai Plastic Masterbatch Co., Ltd. (China) II-46
GABRIEL-CHEMIE Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria) II-46
Hubron (International) Ltd (UK) II-46
Ingenia Polymers Corporation (Canada) II-47
Italmaster Belgium NV (Belgium) II-47
PolyOne Corporation (USA) II-47
Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece) II-48
Polyplast Muller Group (Germany) II-48
RTP Company (USA) II-49
TABB Packaging Solutions, LLC (USA) II-49
Teknor Apex Company (USA) II-49
The Ravago Group (Belgium) II-50

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-51
Dollar Analytics II-51
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 12: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch in Automotive Sector by Geographic Region/Country -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 15: World Historic Review for Masterbatch in Automotive
Sector by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch in
Automotive Sector by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch in Packaging Sector by Geographic Region/Country -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 18: World Historic Review for Masterbatch in Packaging
Sector by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch in
Packaging Sector by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch in Construction Sector by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 21: World Historic Review for Masterbatch in
Construction Sector by Geographic Region/Country - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch in
Construction Sector by Geographic Region/ Country -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch in Other Sectors by Geographic Region/Country -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 24: World Historic Review for Masterbatch in Other
Sectors by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch in Other
Sectors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65
Volume Analytics II-66
Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 27: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by Product Type - White, Black, Additive, and
Color Masterbatches Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 30: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Product
Type - White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Plastic Industry Growth to Augur Well for Masterbatch Market III-1
Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Practices III-1
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4
Key Players III-5
B.Market Analytics III-11
Value Analytics III-11
Table 32: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 33: US Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other
Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 34: US 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13
Volume Analytics III-14
Table 35: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 36: US Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

2. CANADA III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Outlook III-15
Key Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-17
Value Analytics III-17
Table 37: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 38: Canadian Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 39: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19
Volume Analytics III-20
Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

3. JAPAN III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Market Overview III-21
Table 42: Japanese Plastic Market by Raw Material (2014E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Raw
Material (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 43: Japanese Plastic Market (2014E): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Consumption Volume by End-Use Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
Key Players III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Value Analytics III-23
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 46: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25
Volume Analytics III-26
Table 47: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 48: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4. EUROPE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Challenging Conditions Affect Producer Margins III-27
Positive Outlook for Plastics Industry: Opportunity for
Masterbatch Producers III-28
Table 49: Plastics Production in Europe (2009-2013) (In
Million Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 50: European Plastic Market by Country (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) for Austria,
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands,
Poland, Spain, UK, and Rest of Europe (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 51: European Plastics Market by Type of Resin (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) for HDPE,
LDPE, PET, PP, PS, PVC, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 52: European Plastics Market by End-Use Segment
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) for
Agriculture, Automotive, Building and Construction,
Electrical and Electronics, Packaging, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Regulatory Landscape III-30
Product Launches III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Value Analytics III-32
Table 53: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by Country/ Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 54: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 55: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 56: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 57: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 58: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37
Volume Analytics III-38
Table 59: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by Country/ Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 60: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 61: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4a. FRANCE III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Outlook III-41
Strategic Corporate Developments III-41
Multibase Sa - A Key Player III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Value Analytics III-43
Table 62: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 63: French Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other
Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 64: French 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45
Volume Analytics III-46
Table 65: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 66: French Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

4b. GERMANY III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Market Overview III-47
Table 67: Plastics Market in Germany (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption (Volume) by End-Use Segment -
Automotive, Construction, Electrical and Electronics,
Furniture, Houseware, Packaging, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
Strategic Corporate Developments III-48
Key Players III-48
B.Market Analytics III-50
Value Analytics III-50
Table 68: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 69: German Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other
Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 70: German 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52
Volume Analytics III-53
Table 71: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 72: German Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4c. ITALY III-54
Market Analysis III-54
Value Analytics III-54
Table 73: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 74: Italian Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 75: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56
Volume Analytics III-57
Table 76: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 77: Italian Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Outlook III-58
Table 78: UK Plastic Demand by End-use Sector (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Packaging,
Construction Products, Electrical, Household Electronics,
Transport, Medical, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58
Product Launches III-58
Hubron (International) Ltd - A Key Player III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Value Analytics III-60
Table 79: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 80: UK Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other
Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 81: UK 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62
Volume Analytics III-63
Table 82: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 83: UK Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4e. SPAIN III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Strategic Corporate Development III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
Value Analytics III-65
Table 84: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 85: Spanish Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 86: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67
Volume Analytics III-68
Table 87: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 88: Spanish Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

4f. RUSSIA III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Outlook III-69
Strategic Corporate Development III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Value Analytics III-70
Table 89: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 90: Russian Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 91: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72
Volume Analytics III-73
Table 92: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 93: Russian Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-74
A.Market Analysis III-74
Outlook III-74
Strategic Corporate Developments III-74
Key Players III-75
B.Market Analytics III-78
Value Analytics III-78
Table 94: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,
Packaging, Construction and Other Segments Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 95: Rest of European Historic Review for Masterbatch
by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction
and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 96: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for
Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Volume Analytics III-81
Table 97: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 98: Rest of European Historic Review for Masterbatch
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-83
A.Market Analysis III-83
Market Overview III-83
China Leads the Way in Asia-Pacific III-83
Demand for Color Masterbatch to Outpace Other Masterbatch Types III-84
B.Market Analytics III-85
Value Analytics III-85
Table 99: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Masterbatch by Country/ Region - China, India,
South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 100: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - China, India, South Korea, Thailand,
Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 101: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch
by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 102: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,
Packaging, Construction and Other Segments Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 103: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 104: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-90
Volume Analytics III-91
Table 105: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Masterbatch by Country/ Region - China, India,
South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 106: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Masterbatch by
Country/Region - China, India, South Korea, Thailand,
Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 107: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch
by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

5a. CHINA III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
Market Overview III-94
Economic Slowdown Affects Masterbatch Market III-94
Cost Cutting Measures Continue to Persist III-95
Multi-Functional Masterbatch Products Come into Focus III-95
Growth in Engineering Plastics and Thermoplastic Elastomers:
Potential for Masterbatches III-96
Modified Masterbatch Market: Gaining Momentum III-96
CPCIF Proposes to Classify Color Masterbatches into Plastic
Processing Sector III-96
Competition Heats Up in Chinese Masterbatch Market III-96
Strategic Corporate Developments III-97
Key Players III-98
B.Market Analytics III-99
Value Analytics III-99
Table 108: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 109: Chinese Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 110: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-101
Volume Analytics III-102
Table 111: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 112: Chinese Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

5b. INDIA III-103
A.Market Analysis III-103
Outlook III-103
Indian Plastic Industry: Set for Rapid Growth III-103
Favorable Prospects for Masterbatch Market III-103
Producers Focus on Expanding Production Activity III-104
Gujarat: The Hub of Masterbatch Production in India III-105
Key Statistics III-106
Table 113: Indian Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 114: Indian Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 115: Indian Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 116: Indian Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Sector (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 117: Indian Masterbatch Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Polymer Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107
Product Launches III-108
Strategic Corporate Developments III-108
Key Players III-109
B.Market Analytics III-111
Value Analytics III-111
Table 118: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 119: Indian Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 120: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Ch

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