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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry

Table of Contents

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Executive summary
Specialty chemical markets by region
Specialty chemicals segments by growth rate
Status of the specialty chemicals industry
Introduction
Definition of specialty chemicals
Segments of the specialty chemicals industry
Purpose and scope of this report
Overlaps in specialty chemical market segments
Research methodology
Macroeconomic developments
Trends in selected end-use industries
Automotive
Chemical production
Construction
Electronics
Fibers and textiles
Food
Household and personal care products
Mining
Paper
Thermoplastics
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry
Industry structure
Major players
Largest end-use markets
Trends and success factors
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals
North America
Status and outlook
General status of the economy
Manufacturing and construction
Automotive production
Raw material prices
Chemical trade deficit
Mergers and acquisitions
Central and South America
Status and outlook
Mergers and acquisitions
Western Europe
Status and outlook
Mergers and acquisitions
Government regulations
REACH
RoHS/WEEE directives
EU emissions trading system
Biocidal product regulation
Trends and opportunities
Central and Eastern Europe
Status and outlook
Trends and opportunities
Middle East and Africa
Status and outlook
Trends and opportunities
Japan
Status and outlook
Mergers and acquisitions
Trends and opportunities
China
Status and outlook
General status of the economy
Manufacturing and construction
Automotive production
Mergers and acquisitions
Other Asia
Status and outlook
Mergers and acquisitions
Overview of specialty chemicals segments
Market-directed specialty chemicals
Construction chemicals
Cosmetic chemicals
Electronic chemicals
Semiconductors and IC process chemicals
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials
Food additives
Imaging chemicals and materials
Toner raw materials
Thermal printing chemicals
Photographic chemicals
Industrial and institutional cleaners
Lubricating oil additives
Mining chemicals
Nutraceutical ingredients
Oil field chemicals
Plastics additives
Printing inks
Rubber-processing chemicals
Specialty paper chemicals
Synthetic lubricants
Textile chemicals
Water management chemicals
Functional specialty chemicals
Adhesives and sealants
Antioxidants
Biocides
Catalysts
Petroleum refining and chemical process catalysts
Emission control catalysts
Corrosion inhibitors
Flame retardants
Flavors and fragrances
Specialty coatings
High-performance anticorrosion coatings
Radiation curable coatings
Thermosetting powder coatings
Specialty polymers
Engineering thermoplastics
High-performance thermoplastics
Specialty films
Specialty surfactants
Water-soluble polymers
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