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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry

Table of Contents

Executive summary7
Specialty chemical markets by region9
Specialty chemicals segments by growth rate11
Definition of specialty chemicals17
Segments of the specialty chemicals industry17
Purpose and scope of this report18
Overlaps in specialty chemical market segmemts19
Research methodology20
Macroeconomic developments22
Crude oil24
Exchange rates25
Trends in selected end-use industries25
Chemical production28
Fibers and textiles35
Household and personal care products38
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry44
Industry structure44
Major players45
Largest end-use markets48
Trends and success factors49
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals52
North America52
Status and outlook52
General status of the economy56
Automotive production57
US manufacturing and construction58
Trends and opportunities59
Mergers and acquisitions59
Central and South America61
Status and outlook61
Trends and opportunities66
Mergers and acquisitions66
Western Europe66
Status and outlook66
Mergers and acquisitions72
Government regulations76
RoHS/WEEE directives77
EU emissions trading system78
Circular Economy Strategy79
Biocidal product regulation79
Trends and opportunities80
Central and Eastern Europe81
Status and outlook81
Trends and opportunities87
Middle East and Africa87
Status and outlook87
Trends and opportunities94
Status and outlook95
Mergers and acquisitions99
Trends and opportunities 100
China 101
Status and outlook 101
General status of the economy 106
Automotive production 107
Mergers and acquisitions 108
Trends and opportunities 109
Other Asia 110
Status and Outlook 110
Mergers and acquisitions 114
Trends and opportunities 115
Overview of specialty chemicals segments 116
Market-directed specialty chemicals 116
Construction chemicals 116
Cosmetic chemicals 117
Electronic chemicals 119
Semiconductors and IC process chemicals 121
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials 122
Feed additives 124
Food additives 125
Imaging chemicals and materials 127
Toner raw materials 128
Thermal printing chemicals 130
Industrial and institutional cleaners 132
Lubricating oil additives 133
Mining chemicals 135
Nutraceutical ingredients 137
Oil field chemicals 138
Plastics additives 141
Printing inks 142
Rubber-processing chemicals 144
Specialty paper chemicals 146
Synthetic lubricants 148
Textile chemicals 150
Water management chemicals 152
Functional specialty chemicals 154
Adhesives and sealants 154
Antioxidants 156
Biocides 158
Catalysts 160
Petroleum refining and chemical process catalysts 161
Emission control catalysts 166
Corrosion inhibitors 169
Flame retardants 171
Flavors and fragrances 173
Specialty coatings 175
High-performance anticorrosion coatings 176
Thermosetting powder coatings 179
Radiation curable coatings 181
Specialty polymers 183
Engineering thermoplastics 184
Specialty films 186
High-performance thermoplastics 189
Surfactants 191
Water-soluble polymers 193

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