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Plastics Additives

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Abbreviations9
Summary10
Introduction16
Overview of the plastics additives industry18
North America18
Structure of the industry18
Company profiles24
Albemarle Corporation24
Chemtura Corporation28
Operating characteristics32
Research and development32
Manufacturing and technology32
Marketing32
Cost structure and profitability33
Government regulations34
Trends and opportunities36
Western Europe37
Structure of the industry37
Company profiles41
Baerlocher GmbH41
BASF (formerly Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.)42
Clariant International AG43
Operating characteristics45
Research and development45
Manufacturing and technology46
Marketing47
Cost structure and profitability48
Government regulations48
Trends and opportunities49
Japan51
Structure of the industry51
Company profile53
ADEKA Corporation53
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd54
Operating characteristics55
Research and development55
Manufacturing and technology55
Marketing56
Cost structure and profitability56
Government regulations58
Trends and opportunities59
China60
Structure of the industry60
Operating characteristics61
Research and development61
Manufacturing and technology61
Government regulations62
Trends and opportunities63
Product types and markets64
Products and functions64
Antioxidants64
Aromatic amines64
Hinderd phenols64
Organophosphites/phosphonites65
Thioesters65
Other65
Antistatic agents65
Chemical blowing agents66
Flame retardants67
Aluminum trihydroxide (ATH)69
Antimony oxide69
Brominated compounds69
Chlorinated compounds69
Organophosphorus compounds70
Other70
Heat stabilizers70
Lead stabilizers71
Mixed metal stabilizers71
Organic-based stabilizers71
Organotin stabilizers71
Secondary heat stabilizers72
Impact modifiers/processing aids72
Light stabilizers73
Lubricants and slip additives74
Fatty acid derivatives74
Other75
North America75
Product summary75
Antioxidants77
Consumption and markets77
Hindered phenols78
Organophosphites78
Thioesters78
Other78
Blends and one packs79
Market participants79
Prices81
Future trends and strategic issues81
Antistatic agents82
Consumption and markets82
Market participants83
Prices84
Future trends and strategic issues85
Chemical blowing agents85
Consumption and markets85
Market participants86
Prices87
Future trends and strategic issues87
Flame retardants88
Consumption and markets88
Aluminum trihydroxide89
Halogenated organophosphorus compounds89
Nonhalogenated organophosphorus compounds90
Brominated compounds90
Antimony oxide91
Magnesium hydroxide91
Chlorinated compounds92
Boron compounds92
Other92
Market participants93
Prices96
Future trends and strategic issues96
Heat stabilizers97
Consumption and markets97
Organotin stabilizers98
Mixed metal salts98
Lead stabilizers99
Organic-based stabilizers99
Market participants99
Prices100
Future trends and strategic issues100
Impact modifiers and processing aids101
Consumption and markets101
Market participants102
Prices104
Future trends and strategic issues104
Light stabilizers104
Consumption and markets104
Market participants105
Prices106
Future trends and strategic issues106
Lubricants and slip additives107
Consumption and markets107
Market participants108
Prices109
Future trends and strategic issues110
South America110
Product summary110
Market participants111
Western Europe113
Product summary113
Antioxidants113
Consumption and markets113
Market participants115
Prices115
Future trends and strategic issues116
Antistatic agents117
Consumption and markets117
Market participants118
Prices118
Future trends and strategic issues119
Chemical blowing agents120
Consumption and markets120
Market participants121
Prices122
Future trends and strategic issues122
Flame retardants123
Consumption and markets123
Aluminum trihydroxide123
Organophosphorus compounds124
Brominated compounds125
Chlorinated compounds126
Antimony trioxide127
Other128
Market participants128
Prices131
Future trends and strategic issues132
Heat stabilizers133
Consumption and markets133
Market participants137
Price139
Future trends and strategic issues140
Impact modifiers140
Consumption and markets140
Market participants142
Prices143
Future trends and strategic issues143
UV light stabilizers143
Consumption and markets143
Market participants144
Prices145
Future trends and strategic issues146
Lubricants and slip additives146
Consumption and markets146
Market participants147
Prices149
Future trends and strategic issues149
Central and Eastern Europe150
Product summary150
Market participants151
Middle East and Africa151
Product summary151
Market participants152
Japan153
Product summary153
Antioxidants155
Consumption and markets155
Market participants156
Prices157
Future trends and strategic issues158
Antistatic agents159
Consumption and markets159
Market participants159
Prices160
Future trends and strategic issues161
Chemical blowing agents161
Consumption and markets161
Market participants162
Prices163
Future trends and strategic issues163
Flame retardants164
Consumption and markets164
Market participants166
Prices168
Future trends and strategic issues168
Heat stabilizers169
Consumption and markets169
Market participants171
Prices172
Future trends and strategic issues172
Impact modifiers and processing aids173
Consumption and markets173
Market participants173
Prices174
Future trends and strategic issues175
Light stabilizers175
Consumption and markets175
Market participants176
Prices177
Future trends and strategic issues177
Lubricants and slip additives178
Consumption and markets178
Market participants178
Prices180
Future trends and strategic issues180
China181
Product summary181
Antioxidants181
Consumption and markets181
Market participants183
Prices184
Future trends and strategic issues185
Antistatic agents185
Consumption and markets185
Market participants186
Prices186
Future trends and strategic issues187
Chemical blowing agents187
Consumption and markets187
Other Asia188
India188
Republic of Korea190
Taiwan191
Other Asia193

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