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The Top 10 US Specialty Chemicals Companies: Response to Recession, Growth Strategies and SWOT Analysis Product Image

The Top 10 US Specialty Chemicals Companies: Response to Recession, Growth Strategies and SWOT Analysis

  • ID: 1287900
  • July 2010
  • Region: United States
  • 97 Pages
  • Scripp Business Insights

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Albemarle
  • Cabot
  • Colorcon
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Hexion
  • MORE

The specialty chemicals operations of major US players remained relatively resilient during the downturn compared to their other business lines. The 2005-09 period also witnessed a considerable rise in consolidation activities among US companies. Some players are focused on backward integration of operations whilst others are aiming to offload non-core franchises. Consolidation is in part prompted by fluctuations in raw material prices and rising competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The report profiles major US players in the specialty chemical segment and elucidates trends associated with these companies, and insights into the opportunities and threats facing them.. This report provides detailed profiles of ten leading US specialty chemicals companies, containing descriptions of business, financial performance, growth strategies and SWOT analysis.

Key features of this report

- Key drivers and resistors to growth of leading US specialty chemicals companies.
- Common industry characteristics in strategies and performance of US specialty chemicals companies.
- Analysis of financial performance and growth strategies of leading specialty chemicals companies READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Albemarle
  • Cabot
  • Colorcon
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Hexion
  • MORE

Executive summary
Competitive dynamics
Huntsman
Ashland
Chemtura
Rockwood
Albemarle
Cabot
W. R. Grace
Ferro Corporation
Cytec Industries
Lubrizol

Chapter 1 Introduction
Introduction
Methodology

Chapter 2 Competitive dynamics
Summary
Introduction
Defining specialty chemicals
Global specialty chemicals market
Competitive positioning of major US specialty chemicals companies
Trends
Drivers and resistors
US specialty chemicals demonstrated resilience during recession
US chemicals lead pre-recessionary consolidation
Slow shift towards natural, renewable raw materials

Chapter 3 Huntsman
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
Partnerships and alliances
Emerging markets focus
SWOT analysis

Chapter 4 Ashland
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
Emerging markets focus
Acquisitions and divestments
SWOT analysis

Chapter 5 Chemtura
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
Restructuring operations
Partnerships and alliances
SWOT analysis

Chapter 6 Rockwood
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
New product launches
Alliances and partnerships
Acquisitions and divestments
SWOT analysis

Chapter 7 Albemarle
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
New product launches
Alliances and acquisitions
SWOT analysis

Chapter 8 Cabot
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
New product launches
Partnerships and alliances
SWOT analysis

Chapter 9 W. R. Grace
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
SWOT analysis

Chapter 10 Ferro Corporation
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
SWOT analysis

Chapter 11 Cytec Industries
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
New product launches
Acquisitions and divestments
SWOT analysis

Chapter 12 Lubrizol
Summary
Company overview
Recent financial performance
Performance by business segments
Performance of specialty chemicals business
Growth strategies
New product launches
SWOT analysis

Chapter 13 Other major companies
DuPont
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
Dow Chemical Company
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
Colorcon
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
International Specialty Products
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
Sensient
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
Hexion
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations
FMC
Company overview
Specialty chemicals operations

Appendix
Definitions
Abbreviations
Index

Table of figures
Figure 1: Business Insights’ chemical industry matrix
Figure 2: Drivers and resistors of the specialty chemicals industry
Figure 3: Revenue growth index of US specialty chemicals companies, 2007–09
Figure 4: Huntsman’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 5: Huntsman SWOT analysis
Figure 6: Ashland’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 7: Ashland SWOT analysis
Figure 8: Chemtura’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 9: Chemtura SWOT analysis
Figure 10: Rockwood's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 11: Rockwood SWOT analysis
Figure 12: Albemarle's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 13: Albemarle SWOT analysis
Figure 14: Cabot's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 15: Cabot SWOT analysis
Figure 16: W. R. Grace's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 17: W. R. Grace SWOT analysis
Figure 18: Ferro Corporation's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 19: Ferro Corporation SWOT analysis
Figure 20: Cytec Industries' consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 21: Cytec Industries SWOT analysis
Figure 22: Lubrizol's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Figure 23: Lubrizol SWOT analysis

Table of tables
Table 1: Global specialty chemicals market size ($bn), 2009–14
Table 2: Key financials of US specialty chemicals players, 2009
Table 3: Financial performance of specialty chemicals and non-specialty operations of US companies, 2007–09
Table 4: Illustrative examples of green products from US specialty chemicals companies
Table 5: Huntsman snapshot
Table 6: Huntsman’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 7: Financial performance of Huntsman’s business units, 2009
Table 8: Huntsman’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 9: Financial performance of Huntsman’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 10: Ashland snapshot
Table 11: Ashland’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 12: Financial performance of Ashland’s business units, 2009
Table 13: Ashland’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 14: Financial performance of Ashland’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 15: Chemtura snapshot
Table 16: Chemtura’s consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 17: Financial performance of Chemtura’s business units, 2009
Table 18: Chemtura’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 19: Financial performance of Chemtura’s specialty chemicals business, 2007–09
Table 20: Rockwood snapshot
Table 21: Rockwood's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 22: Financial performance of Rockwood’s business units, 2009
Table 23: Rockwood’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 24: Financial performance of Rockwood’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 25: Albemarle snapshot
Table 26: Albemarle's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 27: Financial performance of Albemarle's business units, 2009
Table 28: Albemarle specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 29: Financial performance of Albemarle’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 30: Cabot snapshot
Table 31: Cabot's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 32: Financial performance of Cabot's business units, 2009
Table 33: Cabot's specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 34: Financial performance of Cabot's specialty chemicals business, 2007–09
Table 35: W. R. Grace snapshot
Table 36: W. R. Grace's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 37: Financial performance of W. R. Grace’s business units, 2009
Table 38: W. R. Grace’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 39: Financial performance of W. R. Grace’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 40: Ferro Corporation snapshot
Table 41: Ferro Corporation's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 42: Financial performance of Ferro Corporation’s business units, 2009
Table 43: Ferro Corporation’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 44: Financial performance of Ferro Corporation’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09
Table 45: Cytec Industries snapshot
Table 46: Cytec Industries' consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 47: Financial performance of Cytec Industries’ business units, 2009
Table 48: Cytec Industries’ specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 49: Financial performance of Cytec Industries’ specialty chemicals business, 2007–09
Table 50: Lubrizol snapshot
Table 51: Lubrizol's consolidated financial performance, 2005–09
Table 52: Financial performance of Lubrizol’s business units, 2009
Table 53: Lubrizol’s specialty chemicals portfolio
Table 54: Financial performance of Lubrizol’s specialty chemicals business, 2005–09

- Huntsman
- Ashland
- Chemtura
- Rockwood
- Albemarle
- Cabot
- W. R. Grace
- Ferro Corporation
- Cytec Industries
- Lubrizol
- DuPont
- Dow Chemical Company
- Colorcon
- International Specialty Products
- Sensient
- Hexion
- FMC

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