Plastics Additives

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary8
Summary9
Introduction 13
Abbreviations 15
Overview of the plastics additives industry 16
North America 16
Structure of the industry16
Company profiles 20
Albemarle Corporation 20
Chemtura Corporation (now LANXESS) 23
Operating characteristics 24
Research and development 24
Manufacturing and technology 24
Marketing 25
Cost structure and profitability 25
Government regulations 25
Trends and opportunities 27
Western Europe 28
Structure of the industry 28
Company Profiles 32
Baerlocher GmbH 32
BASF (formerly Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.) 33
Clariant International AG 33
Operating characteristics 35
Research and development 35
Manufacturing and technology 36
Marketing 36
Cost structure and profitability 37
Government regulations 37
Trends and opportunities 38
Japan 40
Structure of the industry 40
Company profiles 42
ADEKA Corporation 42
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. 43
Operating characteristics 43
Research and development 43
Manufacturing and technology 44
Marketing 44
Cost structure and profitability 45
Government regulations 47
Trends and opportunities 48
China 48
Structure of the industry 48
Operating characteristics 49
Research and development 49
Manufacturing and technology 49
Government regulations 49
Trends and opportunities 51
Product types and markets 52
Products and functions 52
Antioxidants 52
Aromatic amines 52
Hindered phenols 52
Organophosphites/phosphonites 53
Thioesters 53
Other 53
Antistatic agents 53
Chemical blowing agents 54
Flame retardants 55
Aluminum trihydroxide (ATH) 56
Antimony oxide 56
Brominated compounds 57
Chlorinated compounds 57
Organophosphorus compounds 57
Other 58
Heat stabilizers 58
Lead stabilizers 58
Mixed metal stabilizers 58
Organic-based stabilizers 59
Organotin stabilizers 59
Secondary heat stabilizers 59
Impact modifiers/processing aids 59
Light stabilizers 60
Lubricants and slip additives 61
Fatty acid derivatives 61
Other 62
North America 62
Product summary 62
Antioxidants 64
Consumption and markets 64
Hindered phenols 64
Organophosphites 64
Thioesters 65
Other 65
Blends and one packs 65
Market participants 65
Prices 66
Future trends and strategic issues 67
Antistatic agents 67
Consumption and markets 67
Market participants 68
Prices 69
Future trends and strategic issues 69
Chemical blowing agents 70
Consumption and markets 70
Market participants 70
Prices 71
Future trends and strategic issues 71
Flame retardants 71
Consumption and markets 71
Aluminum trihydroxide 72
Halogenated organophosphorus compounds 73
Nonhalogenated organophosphorus compounds 74
Brominated compounds 75
Magnesium hydroxide 78
Antimony oxides 78
Chlorinated compounds 78
Boron compounds 79
Other 79
Market participants 79
Prices 81
Future trends and strategic issues 82
Heat stabilizers 83
Consumption and markets 83
Organotin stabilizers 84
Mixed metal salts 84
Lead stabilizers 85
Organic-based stabilizers 85
Market participants 85
Prices 85
Future trends and strategic issues 85
Impact modifiers and processing aids 86
Consumption and markets 86
Market participants 88
Prices 88
Future trends and strategic issues 88
Light stabilizers 89
Consumption and markets 89
Market participants 89
Prices 90
Future trends and strategic issues 90
Lubricants and slip additives 90
Consumption and markets 90
Market participants 91
Prices 92
Future trends and strategic issues 92
South America 93
Product summary 93
Market participants 93
Western Europe 96
Product summary 96
Antioxidants 96
Consumption and markets 96
Market participants 97
Prices 98
Future trends and strategic issues 99
Antistatic agents 99
Consumption and markets 99
Market participants 100
Prices 101
Future trends and strategic issues 101
Chemical blowing agents 102
Consumption and markets 102
Market participants 103
Prices 104
Future trends and strategic issues 104
Flame retardants 104
Consumption and markets 104
Aluminum trihydroxide 105
Organophosphorus compounds 105
Brominated compounds 106
Chlorinated compounds 107
Antimony trioxide 108
Other 108
Market participants 109
Prices 112
Future trends and strategic issues 112
Heat stabilizers 113
Consumption and markets 113
Market participants 116
Price 118
Future trends and strategic issues 118
Impact modifiers 119
Consumption and markets 119
Market participants 120
Prices 120
Future trends and strategic issues 12121
UV light stabilizers 121
Consumption and markets 121
Market participants 122
Prices 122
Future trends and strategic issues 123
Lubricants and slip additives 123
Consumption and markets 123
Market participants 124
Prices 126
Future trends and strategic issues 126
Central and Eastern Europe 127
Product summary 127
Market participants 127
Middle East and Africa 128
Product summary 128
Market participants 129
Japan 130
Product summary 130
Antioxidants 131
Consumption and markets 131
Market participants 132
Prices 133
Future trends and strategic issues 134
Antistatic agents 134
Consumption and markets 134
Market participants 135
Prices 136
Future trends and strategic issues 136
Chemical blowing agents 137
Consumption and markets 137
Market participants 138
Prices 138
Future trends and strategic issues 138
Flame retardants 139
Consumption and markets 139
Market participants 141
Prices 142
Future trends and strategic issues 143
Heat stabilizers 143
Consumption and markets 143
Market participants 145
Prices 146
Future trends and strategic issues 146
Impact modifiers and processing aids 146
Consumption and markets 146
Market participants 147
Prices 148
Future trends and strategic issues 149
Light stabilizers 149
Consumption and markets 149
Market participants 150
Prices 151
Future trends and strategic issues 151
Lubricants and slip additives 151
Consumption and markets 151
Market participants 152
Prices 154
Future trends and strategic issues 154
China 154
Product summary 154
Antioxidants 155
Consumption and markets 155
Market participants 156
Prices 157
Future trends and strategic issues 158
Antistatic agents 158
Consumption and markets 158
Market participants 159
Prices 159
Future trends and strategic issues 160
Chemical blowing agents 160
Consumption and markets 160
Market participants 161
Prices 163
Future trends and strategic issues 163
Flame retardants 163
Consumption and markets 163
Market participants 165
Prices 167
Future trends and strategic issues 167
Heat stabilizers 168
Consumption and markets 168
Market participants 169
Prices 171
Future trends and strategic issues 171
Impact modifiers 171
Consumption and markets 171
Market participants 172
Prices 174
Future trends and strategic issues 174
Light stabilizers 174
Consumption and markets 174
Market participants 175
Prices 176
Future trends and strategic issues 176
Lubricating and slip additives 177
Consumption and markets 177
Market participants177
Prices 178
Future trends and strategic issues 179
Other Asia 179
India 179
South Korea 181
Taiwan 182
Other Asia 184
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