World demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2015

Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.7 percent per year through 2015 to 1.35 million metric tons. Gains will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia/ Pacific region (especially China), and recovery in demand in the US, Western Europe and Japan following declines in these three areas in the 2000s. Demand for rubber processing chemicals strongly tracks rubber consumption trends. As standards of living improve throughout the developing world, motor vehicle ownership rates will continue to rise and lead to increased demand for tire rubber, the main market for rubber chemicals. Motor vehicle sales will also benefit from recovery in much of the developed world that witnessed recession or stagnation in recent years. Non-tire rubber chemical demand will benefit from continuing industrialization in the developing world.

China to be fastest growing rubber chemical market

Rubber chemical demand in China is projected to grow 8.1 percent per year through 2015 to around 580,000 metric tons. Gains will benefit from healthy growth in both tire and non-tire rubber demand, with the former rising especially strongly. The US, Japan and Western Europe are all expected to see a reversal from the declines experienced between 2000 and 2010. However, growth in all three will be less than one percent per year through 2015, reflecting market maturity in rubber consuming sectors.

Antidegradants demand to grow 4.7% annually

Demand for antidegradants (which improve rubber’s resistance to the effects of oxidation, ozone, heat, sunlight and mechanical stress) is projected to grow 4.7 percent per year through 2015 to 810,000 metric tons. Antidegradant demand will be fueled by both expansion in its major applications (tires and industrial rubber products), as well as continuing efforts to improve performance and lengthen service lives of rubber goods. One factor that will counter increasing antidegradant usage is the faster growth in demand for natural rubber versus synthetic rubber. Natural rubber has natural anti-oxidative properties and requires less antioxidant loadings than synthetic rubber to achieve similar properties.

Accelerator demand to outpace rubber consumption

Accelerator demand will exceed 415,000 metric tons in 2015. These chemicals, which control the vulcanization process, are required in all vulcanized rubber products. As such, demand tends to track overall rubber consumption. However, accelerator demand will outpace rubber consumption due to the above-average gains forecast for secondary or ultra accelerators. These chemicals, which are used with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and latex compounds, offer rapid cure rates and are believed to be less toxic than primary accelerators. Demand for other processing chemicals, including processing aids, adhesion promoters and blowing agents, among numerous others, will reach 130,000 metric tons in 2015. Processing aids, used to improve plasticity and molding properties of rubber, are expected to see high growth due to the increased usage of natural rubber. Natural rubber is difficult to process due to low plasticity, and thus requires more processing aids.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study presents historical demand data (2000, 2005 and 2010) plus forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type of rubber, chemical, world region and for 24 countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles global industry competitors such as Akzo Nobel, BASF and DuPont.

Table Of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
World Economic Environment 5
Recent Economic Performance 6
World Economic Outlook 8
World Population Overview 12
Motor Vehicle Production 13
Motor Vehicles in Use 17
World Tire Production 19
Rubber Consumption Overview 21
Rubber Consumption by Region 22
Rubber Consumption by Type 24
Rubber Consumption by Market 27
Environmental and Regulatory Overview 29

III. OVERVIEW 32

General 32
Demand by Region 34
Demand by Market 37
Tires 40
Non-Tire Rubber Products 47
Demand by Type of Rubber 51
Synthetic Rubber 53
Natural Rubber 55
Demand by Type of Chemical 56
Antidegradants 57
Accelerators 65
Processing Aids and Other Rubber Processing Chemicals 71

IV. NORTH AMERICA 77

Market Environment 77
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 79
Suppliers 81
United States 82
Canada 88
Mexico 92

V. WESTERN EUROPE 97

Market Environment 97
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 99
Suppliers 101
Belgium 102
France 107
Germany 112
Italy 117
The Netherlands 122
Spain 127
United Kingdom 131
Other Western Europe 136

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 141

Market Environment 141
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 144
Suppliers 145
China 146
India 153
Indonesia 158
Japan 163
Malaysia 167
South Korea 173
Taiwan 177
Thailand 181
Other Asia/Pacific 185

VII. OTHER REGIONS 190

Central and South America 190
Market Environment 190
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 192
Argentina 195
Brazil 199
Other Central and South America 203
Eastern Europe 207
Market Environment 207
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 209
Suppliers 210
Czech Republic 211
Poland 215
Russia 219
Other Eastern Europe 223
Africa/Mideast 227
Market Environment 227
Rubber Processing Chemical Demand 229
Suppliers 231
South Africa 232
Turkey 235
Other Africa/Mideast 239

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 243

General 243
Market Share and Industry Concentration 244
Acquisitions, Divestitures and Industry Restructuring 248
Marketing and Competitive Strategies 251
Manufacturing 252
Research and Development 253
Company Profiles 256
Arkema SA 257
Bann Química Limitada 260
Behn Meyer Holding AG 261
Chemtura Corporation 263
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation 266
Darmex, see LANXESS
DUSLO as 267
Eliokem, see OMNOVA Solutions
Emerald Performance Materials LLC 268
Emery Oleochemicals Group 270
General Química, see Repsol YFP
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 271
Korea Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited 273
LANXESS AG 275
Linkwell Rubber Chemicals Company Limited 280
MLPC International, see Arkema
OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated 282
Repsol YPF SA 283
Rhein Chemie Rheinau, see LANXESS
Rhodia, see Solvay
Safic-Alcan SAS 285
Sinopec, see China Petroleum and Chemical
Solutia Incorporated 286
Solvay SA 289
Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited 292
Vanderbilt (RT) Company Incorporated 294

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11
2 World Population by Region 13
3 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region 17
4 World Motor Vehicles in Use by Region 19
5 World Tire Production by Region and Type 21
6 World Rubber Consumption by Region 24
7 World Rubber Consumption by Type 26
8 World Rubber Consumption by Market 28

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Region 36
2 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Market 39
3 World Tire Market for Rubber Processing Chemicals 42
4 Passenger Tread Tire Recipe 44
5 Passenger Tread Tire Side-Wall and Shoulder Recipe 45
6 Passenger Tire Apex Recipe 46
7 Passenger Tire Innerliner Recipe 47
8 World Non-Tire Market for Rubber Processing Chemicals 50
9 Non-Tire Rubber Product Recipes 51
10 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Type of Rubber 53
11 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand in Synthetic Rubber 54
12 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand in Natural Rubber 56
13 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type of Chemical 57
14 World Rubber Antidegradant Demand by Type 58
15 Antidegradant Types and Functions 60
16 World Rubber Accelerator Demand by Type 67
17 Accelerator Types and Functions 68
18 World Processing Aids and Other Rubber Processing Chemicals
Demand by Type 72
19 Types and Functions of Other Rubber Processing Chemicals 75

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 79
2 North America: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 81
3 United States: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 84
4 United States: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 86
5 Canada: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 90
6 Canada: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 91
7 Mexico: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 94
8 Mexico: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 96

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 99
2 Western Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 101
3 Belgium: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 104
4 Belgium: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 106
5 France: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 109
6 France: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 111
7 Germany: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 114
8 Germany: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 116
9 Italy: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 119
10 Italy: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Type and Market 121
11 The Netherlands: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 124
12 The Netherlands: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 126
13 Spain: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 129
14 Spain: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Type and Market130
15 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 133
16 United Kingdom: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 135
17 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Rubber
Processing Chemicals 137
18 Other Western Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type, Market and Country 139

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 143
2 Asia/Pacific: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 145
3 China: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 149
4 China: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 151
5 India: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 155
6 India: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Type and Market 157
7 Indonesia: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 160
8 Indonesia: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 162
9 Japan: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 165
10 Japan: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 166
11 Malaysia: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 170
12 Malaysia: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 172
13 South Korea: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 175
14 South Korea: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 176
15 Taiwan: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 179
16 Taiwan: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 180
17 Thailand: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 183
18 Thailand: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 184
19 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 187
20 Other Asia/Pacific: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 188

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Market Environment for Rubber
Processing Chemicals 192
2 Central and South America: Rubber Processing Chemical
Demand by Type and Market 194
3 Argentina: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 196
4 Argentina: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 198
5 Brazil: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 200
6 Brazil: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 202
7 Other Central and South America: Market Environment
for Rubber Processing Chemicals 204
8 Other Central and South America: Rubber Processing Chemical
Demand by Type and Market 206
9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 208
10 Eastern Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 210
11 Czech Republic: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 213
12 Czech Republic: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 214
13 Poland: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 216
14 Poland: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 218
15 Russia: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 221
16 Russia: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 222
17 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Rubber
Processing Chemicals 225
18 Other Eastern Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 226
19 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 229
20 Africa/Mideast: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 231
21 South Africa: Market Environment for Rubber Processing
Chemicals 233
22 South Africa: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 235
23 Turkey: Market Environment for Rubber Processing Chemicals 237
24 Turkey: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 238
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Rubber
Processing Chemicals 241
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand
by Type and Market 242

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Rubber Processing Chemical Sales by Company, 2010 245
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 250

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand by Region, 2010 37

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Rubber Processing Chemical Sales by Company, 2010 246

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