Global Masterbatch Industry

  • June 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 404 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 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 142 companies including many key and niche players such as A. Schulman, Inc., A. Schulman Custom Compounding NE, Americhem, Inc., Ampacet Corporation, BASF, Chromaflo Technologies LLC, Clariant International Ltd., Colortech, Inc., Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., DIC Corporation, Dongguan JinZhen Plastic Masterbatch Co., LTD., Dow Corning Corporation, Multibase SA, Ferro Corporation, GABRIEL-CHEMIE Gesellschaft m.b.H., Hubron (International) Ltd., Ingenia Polymers Corporation, Italmaster Belgium NV, PolyOne Corporation, ColorMatrix, Plastika Kritis S.A., Polyplast Muller Group, RTP Company, TABB Packaging Solutions, LLC, Teknor Apex Company, and The Ravago Group.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

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
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Plastics Industry: Economy and Feedstock Availability Influence
Growth Trends II-2
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-3
Western Countries Give Way to the Developing World II-4
Asia-Pacific: Huge Opportunities for Growth II-4
Unprecedented Demand for Masterbatch in the Middle East II-5
Material Shortages and Price Increases Are Already Evident II-5
Construction Activity in Developing Countries Spurs Growth II-5
European Debt Crisis Moderates Growth in the Auto Industry II-6
Consolidation Activity Continues in the Masterbatch Market II-7
Table 1: World Market for Masterbatch (2010): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS and ISSUES II-8
High Preference for Plastics Surges Demand for Masterbatch II-8
Table 2: Global Per Capita Consumption of Plastics by Select
Country/Region for 2012 (in Kgs) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8
Innovation to Kindle Market Growth II-8
Growing Focus on Lightweight Vehicles Spurs Demand for
Masterbatch II-9
Evolving Plastic Packaging Market Fuels Demand for
Sophisticated Masterbatches II-9
Green Trend Makes Waves in Plastic Packaging II-10
Masterbatches in Medical Devices: Facilitating Economical
Production II-10
Search for High Quality Masterbatch Carrier Polymers Continues II-10
Bio-Compatible Masterbatch: A Market to Mine II-11
Biodegradable Polymers: A Measure of Opportunities in Store
for Bio-Masterbatches II-11
Table 3: World Market for Biodegradable Polymers by
Geographic Region (2012 and 2015P): Breakdown of Sales in
Thousand Pounds by US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Masterbatch for PLA to Witness Sturdy Growth II-12
Table 4: 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-12
Colored Masterbatch: Gaining Traction II-13
Nanotechnology to Play Key Role in Masterbatch Market II-13
Optimizing Pigment Dispersion and Mixing Characteristics
through Twin Screw Extruders II-13
Factors Affecting the Formulations and Cost of Masterbatches II-13
Growing Use of Flame Retardant Masterbatches II-14

3. PRODUCT/END-USE OVERVIEW II-15
Definition II-15
Advantages of Masterbatch Over Other Coloring Compounds II-15
Manufacturing Process II-15
Classification by Type II-15
White Masterbatches II-16
Black Masterbatches II-16
Color Masterbatches II-16
Additive Masterbatches II-16
Classification by End-Use II-17
Masterbatch Usage in Automotive Industry II-17
Construction II-18
Packaging II-18
Other End-Use Segments II-19

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INNOVATIONS II-21
HeiQ Materials and Sukano Introduce Pure Masterbatch Range II-21
PolyOne Introduces Healthcare Solutions Range II-21
RePINMasterbatches Introduces Environment-Friendly Masterbatches II-21
PolyFusion Unveils New Antimicrobial Masterbatch II-21
RePINMasterbatches Releases COLOR-PRO PET Masterbatches II-22
Americhem Launches Nigrosine Masterbatches II-22
PolyOne Unveils OnColorâ„¢ Fibercolormasterbatch Solutions II-22
Plastics Color Expands Use of FlamaSol FRTM Flame Retardant
Technology II-23
Americhem Launches nFinityâ„¢ Masterbatches for Synthetic Turf II-23
Arkema Introduces New Foam Masterbatch II-23
Americhem Releases nShieldâ„¢ Antimicrobial Masterbatches II-24
Cabot Unveils Transfinity Elastomer Composite Masterbatch II-24
RTP Introduces Special Effect Color Masterbatches Line for
Sheet and Film Applications II-24
PCC to Introduce SoluPLAsâ„¢ TN 920259 Blue Tint Masterbatch II-25
PolyOne Customizes Smartbatchâ„¢ Masterbatch and OnColorâ„¢
Colorant Solutions for New Range Rover Evoque Project II-25
Clariant Masterbatches Launches New Liquid Vehicle Technology
for Masterbatches II-25
Americhem Unveils Masterbatch Technologies II-26
Clariant Introduces Mevopur-branded Antimicrobial Masterbatches II-26
A. Schulman Extends Portfolio of Specialty Antimicrobial and
Antibacterial Masterbatch Solutions II-26
Viba Group Introduces Range of Masterbatches II-26
Teknor Apex Unveils Terraloy® MB-90001A1 Masterbatch II-27
Clariant Masterbatches Launches ColorForwardâ„¢ Tool II-27
Clariant Masterbatches to Launch Additive and Color Solutions
Range II-27
Clariant Unveils MEVOPUR® Masterbatches and Compounds II-27
Teknor Apex Introduces Terraloyâ„¢ 90000 Series Masterbatches II-27
Clariant Showcases Masterbatches in South America and China II-28
RTP Unveils New Customizable Special Effects Masterbatches II-28
PolyOne and Dow Plastics Additives Collaborate to Launch
OnCapâ„¢ BIO L Masterbatches II-28
VIBA Laboratories Introduces VIBATAN Masterbatches II-29
PCC Launches SoluPLAsâ„¢ Range of Masterbatches and Additive
Concentrates II-29
Imagico India Unveils Masterbatches for UV/EB Coatings and Inks II-30
Silvergate Introduces New Color/Fragrance Masterbatches Line II-30
Cromex to Launch Sustainable Development Product Ranges Globally II-30
Americhem to Launch New Array of Custom Additive and Color
Masterbatches II-31
Clariant International Introduces New Eco-friendly Flame
Retardant Masterbatches II-31
Ampacet Launches UV Absorber Masterbatch II-31
Ampacet Introduces Antioxidant Masterbatch II-32
Polyone Introduces Range of Color Masterbatches II-32
Teknor Apex's Bioplastics Division Develops Palletized
Additive Masterbatches II-33
Chroma Launches New Range of Biodegradable Masterbatches II-33
Ampacet Launches Ultrachrome Masterbatch II-33
Polyvel Launches New Masterbatches Series II-34
Colorant Chromatics Introduces Range of Masterbatches II-34
Chroma Introduces Color Masterbatch II-34
Arkema Unveils Carbon Nanotube Masterbatches II-35
Frilvam Unveils Nucleating Masterbatch II-35
Clariant Masterbatches Introduces MEVOPUR® range of
Performance and Color Masterbatches II-35
Viba Group Introduces Antishrinkage Masterbatch II-36
Clariant Masterbatches Offers Anti-termite Additives II-36
Silvergate Plastics Launches SilvaFrost Masterbatch II-36
Clariant Introduces Compostable Masterbatches II-36
Clariant International to Introduce Novel Brand of Compounds
and Masterbatches II-37
Sukano Launches Biopolymer Masterbatch II-37
Tosaf Compounds Unveils New Range of Flame- retardant
Masterbatches II-37
Tosaf Compounds Launches New Masterbatches II-38
Velox Introduces Masterbatch from Polyram II-38

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-39
Hubron Enters into Partnership with ColorChemie France II-39
RePINMasterbatches Commences UAE Operations II-39
Juffali PolyOne Masterbatch Establishes Production Plant in
Jeddah II-39
Clariant Enters into Collaboration with Süd-Chemie Airsec II-39
Clariant and Melitek Sign Distribution Agreement II-40
Chromaflo Technologies Establishes Entity in India II-40
Plasticolors and Colortrend Merge to Form Chromaflo Technologies II-41
A. Schulman Takes Over ECM Plastics II-41
A. Schulman Takes Over Elian II-41
Nieves Industrial Sales Inks Agreement with Plastics Color II-42
Al Alhi Holding Group Inks International JV Agreement with
RePINMasterbatches II-42
BASF Plastic Additives Inks Agreement with Astra Polymers II-42
LifocolorFarben Takes Over MicroColorMasterbatch II-42
RTP Inks Sales and Manufacturing Agreement with Nanobiomatters
Industries II-43
FBW Commences Operations of Coperion’S Standard Twin Screw
Compounders II-43
Rajiv Plastics Expands Masterbatch Production Capacity II-44
IQAP and AIJU Collaborate to Develop New Masterbatches II-44
Julio Garcia e Hijos to Commence Operations of Concentrados y
Compuestos II-44
RTP Company Commences Technical Centre in Shenzhen II-44
PolyOne Takes Over ColorMatrix Group II-45
Nuplex Industries to Take Over AcquosMasterbatch II-45
Polyvel Enters into Collaboration with Rowa II-45
Cabot Performance Products (Tianjin) Establishes Tianjin
Masterbatch Plant II-46
Polymer-Chemie Takes Over Masterbatch Winter Herstellungs-und
Vertriebs II-46
Chroma Inks Agreement with Evive II-46
Silanotex Inks Agreement with Reinste Nano Ventures II-47
Penn Color Establishes New Plant in Venray II-47
Cereplast and Euroink Romania Sign Distribution Agreement II-47
Plasties Color Set Up Compounding Facility II-47
Gabriel Chemie Increases Production Capacity in Russia II-48
Clariant International to Enhance Masterbatch Operations II-48
A. Schulman to Add New Manufacturing Line to Brazil Plant II-48
PolyOne Acquires Uniplen Indústria de Polímeros II-48
Matrix Plastics to Deploy Leistritz Maxx Masterbatch Extruder II-49
Arkema Selects Bioplastics Unit of Teknor Apex as New
Masterbatches Supplier II-49
Ampacet Europe Installs New Manufacturing Facility II-49
Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Clariant Masterbatch Merge II-49
A. Schulman Acquires McCann Color II-49
A. Schulman Acquires Mash Compostos Plasticos II-50
A. Schulman Acquires ICO II-50
Addcomp Establishes US Masterbatch Distribution Facility II-51
Plastic Color to Establish Masterbatch Plant II-51
Americhem to Expand Processing Capabilities II-51
Cereplast and RI.ME. Masterbatch Ink Supply Contract II-52
A. Schulman Extends Commercialization of POLYBATCH® DUL Matte
Masterbatch Products II-52
Cabot to Stop Production at Italy Masterbatch Plant II-52
Clariant Masterbatches Establishes Manufacturing Plant II-53
JCM Technologies Selects DataLase® PACKMARK™ Masterbatch II-53
BUSS AG to Develop Buss Kneader MX II-54
Cabot Corporation Opens Masterbatch Production Unit II-54
Green Compounding to Establish Masterbatch Plant II-54

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-55
A. Schulman, Inc. (USA) II-55
A. Schulman Custom Compounding NE (USA) II-55
Americhem, Inc (USA) II-56
Ampacet Corporation (USA) II-56
BASF (Germany) II-57
Cabot Corporation (USA) II-57
Chromaflo Technologies LLC (USA) II-58
Clariant International Ltd (Switzerland) II-58
Colortech, Inc. (Canada) II-59
Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd (Japan) II-59
DIC Corporation (Japan) II-59
Dongguan JinZhen Plastic Masterbatch Co., LTD (China) II-60
Dow Corning Corporation (USA) II-60
Multibase SA (France) II-60
Ferro Corporation (USA) II-61
GABRIEL-CHEMIE Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria) II-61
Hubron (International) Ltd (UK) II-61
Ingenia Polymers Corporation (Canada) II-62
Italmaster Belgium NV (Belgium) II-62
PolyOne Corporation (USA) II-62
ColorMatrix (USA) II-63
Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece) II-63
Polyplast Muller Group (Germany) II-63
RTP Company (USA) II-64
TABB Packaging Solutions, LLC (USA) II-64
Teknor Apex Company (USA) II-64
The Ravago Group (Belgium) II-65

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-66
Dollar Analytics II-66
Table 5: 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 in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 6: 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 in US$ Million for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 7: 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
2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 9: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage 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 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 12: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage 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 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 15: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage 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 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 18: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage 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 in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage 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 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80
Volume Analytics II-81
Table 20: 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 Volume
Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 21: 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 Volume Consumption in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by Product Type - White, Black, Additive, and
Color Masterbatches Independently Analyzed with Volume
Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 24: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Product
Type - White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches
Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches for Years
2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86



III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Practices III-1
Product Launches III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-22
Value Analytics III-22
Table 26: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 27: US Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other
Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 28: US 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2004, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24
Volume Analytics III-25
Table 29: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 30: US Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed with
Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

2. CANADA III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Key Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Value Analytics III-27
Table 31: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 32: Canadian Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 33: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2004, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29
Volume Analytics III-30
Table 34: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in
Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 35: Canadian Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

3. JAPAN III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current and Future Analysis III-31
Product Launch III-31
Key Players III-31
B.Market Analytics III-33
Value Analytics III-33
Table 36: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,
Construction and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 37: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and
Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 38: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive, Packaging, Construction and Other Segments for
Years 2004, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35
Volume Analytics III-36
Table 39: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in
Thousand Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 40: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed
with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4. EUROPE III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current and Future Analysis III-37
Challenging Conditions Affect Producer Margins III-37
Benelux - A Key European Market III-38
Regulation III-38
B.Market Analytics III-40
Value Analytics III-40

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