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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Table of contents3
Abbreviations6
Executive summary7
Specialty chemical markets by region7
Specialty chemicals segments by growth rate10
Status of the specialty chemicals industry13
Introduction15
Definition of specialty chemicals15
Segments of the specialty chemicals industry15
Purpose and scope of this report16
Overlaps in specialty chemical market segments17
Research methodology19
Macroeconomic developments21
Trends in selected end-use industries24
Automotive26
Chemical production27
Construction31
Electronics33
Fibers and textiles34
Food37
Household and personal care products38
Mining39
Paper40
Thermoplastics42
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry45
Industry structure45
Major players47
Largest end-use markets50
Trends and success factors50
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals54
North America54
Status and outlook54
General status of the economy58
GDP58
Unemployment59
Manufacturing and construction60
Automotive production62
Raw material prices63
Chemical trade deficit63
Mergers and acquisitions64
Central and South America66
Status and outlook66
Mergers and acquisitions71
Western Europe72
Status and outlook72
Mergers and acquisitions77
Government regulations79
REACH79
RoHS/WEEE directives80
EU emissions trading system81
Biocidal Product Regulation81
Trends and opportunities82
Central and Eastern Europe82
Status and outlook82
Trends and opportunities87
Middle East and Africa88
Status and outlook88
Trends and opportunities92
Japan93
Status and outlook93
Mergers and acquisitions98
Trends and opportunities99
China101
Status and outlook101
General status of the economy106
Manufacturing and construction109
Automotive production109
Mergers and acquisitions110
Other Asia111
Status and outlook111
Mergers and acquisitions118
Overview of specialty chemicals segments120
Market-directed specialty chemicals120
Construction chemicals120
Cosmetic chemicals122
Electronic chemicals124
Semiconductors and IC process chemicals126
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials128
Feed additives130
Food additives132
Imaging chemicals and materials134
Toner raw materials136
Thermal printing chemicals138
Industrial and institutional cleaners140
Lubricating oil additives141
Mining chemicals143
Nutraceutical ingredients146
Oil field chemicals147
Plastics additives150
Printing inks152
Rubber-processing chemicals155
Specialty paper chemicals157
Synthetic lubricants161
Textile chemicals163
Water management chemicals165
Functional specialty chemicals167
Adhesives and sealants167
Antioxidants170
Biocides172
Catalysts175
Petroleum refining and chemical process catalysts176
Emission control catalysts181
Corrosion inhibitors185
Flame retardants186
Flavors and fragrances188
Specialty coatings190
Thermosetting powder coatings192
High-performance anticorrosion coatings196
Radiation curable coatings198
Specialty polymers201
Engineering thermoplastics203
Specialty films206
High-performance thermoplastics208
Specialty surfactants210
Water-soluble polymers212
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