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Rubber-Processing Chemicals

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Abbreviations6
Executive summary15
Summary16
North America19
Central and South America20
Europe, Middle East, and Africa21
China23
Japan24
South Korea25
Taiwan27
World overview29
Rubber industry29
The rubber-processing chemicals industry31
North America32
Rubber supply/demand32
Natural rubber (NR)33
Synthetic rubber (SR)36
End-use markets41
The rubber-processing chemicals industry45
Industry structure45
Operating characteristics46
Research and development47
Manufacturing47
Marketing48
Cost structure48
Profitability48
Government regulations49
Trends and opportunities50
Critical factors for success51
Rubber-processing chemicals markets51
Summary51
Products and functions52
Antidegradants52
Accelerators53
Other54
Consumption and markets54
Market participants58
Prices61
Future trends and strategic issues61
Central and South America62
Rubber supply/demand62
Rubber-processing chemicals markets65
Western Europe68
Rubber supply/demand68
Natural rubber (NR)69
Synthetic Rubber (SR)69
End-use markets72
Tires73
Tire producers74
Car production74
Nontire segment75
Corporate activities78
The rubber-processing chemicals industry85
Corporate activities86
LANXESS AG92
Eastman/Flexsys94
Addivant95
Operating characteristics96
Research and development96
Manufacturing97
Raw material97
Processes97
Captive production98
Marketing98
Profitability and cost structure99
Government regulations 100
Trends and opportunities 102
Market drivers 104
Critical factors for success 104
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 105
Summary 105
Products and functions 106
Antidegradants 107
Accelerators 108
Other 109
Blowing agents 109
Polymerization regulators/inhibitors 109
Shortstops 109
Peptizers 110
Retarders 110
Consumption and markets 110
Trade 113
Imports 113
Exports 114
Market participants 115
Prices 120
Future trends and strategic issues 122
Central and Eastern Europe 124
Rubber supply/demand 124
Natural rubber (NR) 125
Synthetic rubber (SR) 125
End-use markets 127
Tires 127
Tire producers 127
Car production 127
Nontire segment 129
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 130
Corporate activities 130
Operating characteristics 130
Trends and opportunities 131
Market drivers 131
Critical factors for success 131
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 131
Consumption and markets 131
Trade 133
Imports 133
Exports 134
Market participants 136
Prices 138
Future trends and strategic issues 138
Middle East and Africa 139
Rubber supply/demand 139
Rubber production capacity 139
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 140
Consumption and markets 140
Market participants 142
China 143
Rubber supply/demand 143
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 145
Industry structure 145
Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology Co., Ltd. 146
Operating characteristics 146
Research and development 146
Manufacturing 146
Marketing 149
Profitability and cost structure 149
Trends and opportunities 149
Critical factors for success 150
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 151
Consumption and markets 152
Antidegradants 152
Accelerators 154
Other 157
Market participants 157
4-Aminodiphenylamine derivatives 163
Insoluble sulfur 165
Sulfenamides 166
Prices 167
Rest of Asia 168
Rubber supply/demand 168
Japan 168
South Korea 177
Taiwan 184
Other 188
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 188
Industry structure 188
Operating characteristics 190
Research and development 190
Manufacturing 190
Marketing 192
Cost structure 192
Profitability 192
Government regulations 193
METI 193
Nitrosamine 193
PRTR 194
Other 194
Trends, opportunities, and critical factors for success 195
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 195
Japan 195
Consumption and markets 195
Antidegradants 196
Accelerators 197
Other rubber-processing chemicals 198
Market participants 199
Prices 202
Future trends and strategic issues 202
South Korea 202
Industry structure 202
Consumption and markets 203
Market participants 205
Future trends and strategic issues 205
Taiwan 205
Industry structure 205
Consumption and markets 206
Market participants 208
Future trends and strategic issues 208
Other Asia 208
Consumption and markets 208
Market participants 209
Antidegradants 209
Accelerators 209
Insoluble sulfur 210
Prices 210

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