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November 15, 2012

Notch updates reports on precipitated silica and rubber chemicals

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals, Silica — Notch @ 4:17 pm

Recent reports from Notch Consulting include bi-annual updates of the Precipitated Silica Market Update and the Rubber Chemicals Market Update.

The Silica Market Update reports on current conditions and future prospects for the global precipitated silica industry. The October 2012 issue is 31 pages with 11 tables detailing silica demand by region, market, and application, current pricing by application and region (US, EU, China), nameplate production capacity by company and country, and recent and proposed capacity expansion projects. As always, the report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet providing extensive supplemental data, including demand by market, demand by country, and production capacity by company. NOTE: This update includes a fully updated and comprehensive list of Chinese producers, plant locations, and annual capacity. The report provides annual demand for all years 2007 through 2011, as well as forecasts for 2012 and 2015. Market segments covered in the report include tires, non-tire rubber, dentifrice, nutrition/health (food, ag feed, pharma, and cosmetics), and industrial (paper, battery separators, paints/coatings, other applications). Applications are reinforcing fillers, abrasives, thickeners, anticaking agents, carriers, extending fillers, battery separators, matting/flatting agents, antiblocking agents, and defoamers. Average pricing is provided for various grades for the US, the European Union and China.

The Rubber Chemicals Market Update covers current conditions and future prospects for the global rubber chemicals industry. The report provides detailed coverage of antidegradants (6PPD/IPPD, TMQ, and other antioxidants), accelerators, and other chemicals (including adhesion promoters, retarders, anti-scorch agents, tackifiers, homogenizing agents, stabilizers, and peptizers). The August 2012 issue is 34 pages with 14 tables. As always, the report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet that provides regional demand data, current and past production capacity for leading suppliers, and a list of recent and proposed capacity expansions. Quarterly demand provided for the years 2008 through 2011. Annual demand data provided for all years 2000 through 2011, with forecasts for 2012, 2015, and 2025. Data are provided at the global and regional levels, as well as for the 20 largest national markets. The report also provides global production capacity by company for 6PPD/IPPD, TMQ, and accelerators, as well as details on recent and pending capacity projects in the industry, including both expansions and closures. Capacity data are provided for all years 2005-2011 for PPDs and TMQ, and for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 for accelerators. Accelerator capacity is also broken out by sulfenamides, thiazoles, and ultra/secondary.

Below please find overviews of the two reports:
Precipitated Silica Market Update

Rubber Chemicals Market Update

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