Growth in Construction Sector
The global construction sector is expected to expand over the next decade to a nominal value of more than USD 6.0 trillion. The driving force behind this is the Asian construction market. This market will account for the largest share in the construction market in the world, as governments look to develop infrastructure that has seen years of underinvestment in an effort to unlock more sustainable economic growth. Other regions, such as South America, Middle East & Africa will register robust growth, as governments remain committed to infrastructure investment. The key areas of expected growth in construction market are transport, energy, social infrastructure, schools, hospitals, defense infrastructure, etc. This rapid growth in the construction industry will act as a potential driver for the carbon black market.
Tires and Industrial Rubber Products – The fastest growing segment by usage
Carbon Black is required majorly in tires of automotive vehicles as a filler and as a strengthening reinforcing agent. The stable growth of automotive production in North America has increased the demand for carbon black from the tires and industrial products segment. Additionally, with the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and electronic vehicles in the region, the demand for carbon black shall further rise during the forecast period. Other than tires, it is also required for various molded and extruded industrial rubber products, such as conveyor belts, gaskets, air springs, grommets, vibration isolation devices, and hoses. Global carbon black market is witnessing an increasing trend of specialty carbon black, which provides enhanced conductivity, viscosity, and UV protection. The market for specialty carbon blacks is also expected to grow due to increase in requirements for non-rubber products. Moreover, as special blacks commands higher price, they are beneficial for sellers as they can offer better margins.
Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market
Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest market for carbon black in the world, with a 37% share. Globally, Asia Pacific is known for manufacturing cheapest carbon black. This is driving the companies in North America and Europe to shift their manufacturing facilities to Asia-Pacific region. The low labor and lands costs in Asia-Pacific region are likely to shift the focus of the manufacturer’s attention from North America and Europe. Majority of the demand emanates from emerging economies, such as China and India, on account of expansion of tire manufacturing facilities and growth in the construction sector.
Notable Developments in Market
March 2018: Himadri Specialty Chemical Ltd. Was to invest 1000 crore in carbon black business in West Bengal
September 2017: Cabot Corporation and DowDuPont celebrated groundbreaking of new manufacturing plant to become leading producer of fumed silica. The manufacturing facility is expected to complete by 2020
Major Players: Birla Carbon, Cabot Corporation, Asahi Carbon Co. Ltd., Columbian Chemicals Co., Continental Carbon Company, Evonik Industries AG, and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, amongst others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Trade Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Rising demand from tire industry
4.1.2 Growth in construction sector
4.1.3 Huge demand from emerging countries
4.2.1 Substitution by Silica
4.2.2 Environmental concerns
4.3.1 Research to reduce cost and improve quality
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Furnace black
5.1.2 Gas Black
5.1.3 Lamp black
5.1.4 Thermal black
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Tires and Industrial Rubber Products
126.96.36.199 Film & Sheet
188.8.131.52 Pressure Pipe
184.108.40.206 Molded parts
5.2.3 Toners and Printing Inks
5.2.5 Textile Fibers
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 United Arab Emirates
6.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis***
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 Asahi Carbon Co. Ltd.
8.2 Birla Carbon
8.3 Cabot Corporation
8.4 Cancarb (Tokai Carbon)
8.5 China Synthetic Rubber Corporation
8.6 Columbian Chemicals
8.7 Continental Carbon Company
8.8 Evonik Industries
8.9 Himadri Chemicals and Industries Lim
8.10 Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black Inc.,
8.11 Longxing Chemical Stock Co, Ltd
8.12 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
8.13 Nigerian National Petroleum Corpora
8.14 Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical
8.15 OCI Company Ltd.
8.16 OMSK Carbon Group
8.17 Orion Engineered Carbons
8.18 Phillips Carbon Black Ltd.
8.19 PrJSC Kremenchug
8.20 Qingdao Evonik Chemicals Co. Ltd.
8.21 Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co.
8.22 Suzhou Baohua Carbon Black
*List Not Exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Asahi Carbon Co. Ltd.
- Birla Carbon
- Cabot Corporation
- Cancarb (Tokai Carbon)
- China Synthetic Rubber Corporation
- Columbian Chemicals
- Continental Carbon Company
- Evonik Industries
- Himadri Chemicals and Industries Lim
- Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black Inc.
- Longxing Chemical Stock Co Ltd
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- Nigerian National Petroleum Corpora
- Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical
- OCI Company Ltd.
- OMSK Carbon Group
- Orion Engineered Carbons
- Phillips Carbon Black Ltd.
- PrJSC Kremenchug
- Qingdao Evonik Chemicals Co. Ltd.
- Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co.
- Suzhou Baohua Carbon Black