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Plastics Additives

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 10
Summary 12
Introduction 15
Abbreviations 17
Overview of the plastics additives industry 19
North America 19
Structure of the industry 19
Company profiles 27
Albemarle Corporation 27
LANXESS 30
Operating characteristics 31
Research and development 31
Manufacturing and technology 32
Marketing 32
Cost structure and profitability 33
Government regulations 33
Trends and opportunities 37
Western Europe 38
Structure of the industry 38
Company Profiles 43
Baerlocher GmbH 43
BASF 45
Clariant International AG 46
Operating characteristics 47
Research and development 47
Manufacturing and technology 49
Marketing 49
Cost structure and profitability 50
Government regulations 50
Trends and opportunities 52
Japan 54
Structure of the industry 54
Company profiles 56
ADEKA Corporation 56
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. 57
Operating characteristics 58
Research and development 58
Manufacturing and technology 59
Marketing 59
Cost structure and profitability 59
Government regulations 61
Trends and opportunities 63
Mainland China 64
Structure of the industry 64
Operating characteristics 65
Research and development 65
Manufacturing and technology 65
Government regulations 65
Trends and opportunities 66
Product types and markets 68
Products and functions 68
Antioxidants 68
Aromatic amines 68
Hindered phenols 68
Organophosphites/phosphonites 69
Thioesters 69
Other 69
Antistatic agents 70
Chemical blowing agents 71
Flame retardants 71
Aluminum trihydroxide (ATH) 73
Antimony oxide 73
Brominated compounds 74
Chlorinated compounds 74
Organophosphorus compounds 74
Other 75
Heat stabilizers 75
Lead stabilizers 75
Mixed metal stabilizers 75
Organic-based stabilizers 76
Organotin stabilizers 76
Secondary heat stabilizers 76
Impact modifiers/processing aids 76
Light stabilizers 77
Lubricants and slip additives 78
Fatty acid derivatives 78
Other 79
North America 79
Product summary 79
Antioxidants 81
Consumption and markets 81
Hindered phenols 81
Organophosphites 81
Thioesters 82
Other 82
Blends and one packs 82
Market participants 82
Prices 83
Future trends and strategic issues 84
Antistatic agents 85
Consumption and markets 85
Market participants 85
Prices 86
Future trends and strategic issues 86
Chemical blowing agents 86
Consumption and markets 86
Market participants 87
Prices 87
Future trends and strategic issues 88
Flame retardants 88
Consumption and markets 88
Aluminum trihydroxide 89
Halogenated organophosphorus compounds 90
Nonhalogenated organophosphorus compounds 92
Brominated compounds 94
Magnesium hydroxide and huntite/hydromagnesite 95
Melamine and derivatives 95
Molybdenum compounds 96
Intumescent phosphates 96
Red phosphorus 96
Antimony oxides 96
Chlorinated compounds 97
Boron compounds 97
Others 97
Market participants 98
Prices 99
Future trends and strategic issues 99
Heat stabilizers 100
Consumption and markets 100
Organotin stabilizers 101
Mixed metal salts 101
Lead stabilizers 102
Organic-based stabilizers 102
Market participants 102
Prices 102
Future trends and strategic issues 103
Impact modifiers and processing aids 103
Consumption and markets 103
Market participants 105
Prices 105
Future trends and strategic issues 106
Light stabilizers 106
Consumption and markets 106
Market participants 106
Prices 107
Future trends and strategic issues 107
Lubricants and slip additives 107
Consumption and markets 107
Market participants 109
Prices 109
Future trends and strategic issues 110
Central and South America 110
Product summary 110
Market participants 111
Western Europe 112
Product summary 112
Antioxidants 113
Consumption and markets 113
Market participants 114
Prices 115
Future trends and strategic issues 115
Antistatic agents 116
Consumption and markets 116
Market participants 117
Prices 117
Future trends and strategic issues 118
Chemical blowing agents 119
Consumption and markets 119
Market participants 120
Prices 120
Future trends and strategic issues 120
Flame retardants 121
Consumption and markets 121
Aluminum trihydroxide 122
Organophosphorus compounds 123
Brominated compounds 123
Chlorinated compounds 125
Antimony trioxide 125
Other 126
Market participants 126
Prices 129
Future trends and strategic issues 129
Heat stabilizers 131
Consumption and markets 131
Market participants 135
Price 136
Future trends and strategic issues 136
Impact modifiers 137
Consumption and markets 137
Market participants 138
Prices 139
Future trends and strategic issues 140
UV light stabilizers 140
Consumption and markets 140
Market participants 141
Prices 142
Future trends and strategic issues 142
Lubricants and slip additives 142
Consumption and markets 142
Market participants 143
Prices 145
Future trends and strategic issues 145
Central and Eastern Europe 146
Product summary 146
Market participants 146
Middle East 147
Product summary 147
Market participants 148
Africa 149
Product summary 149
Market participants 150
Northeast Asia 150
Japan 150
Product summary 150
Antioxidants 152
Consumption and markets 152
Market participants 153
Prices 154
Future trends and strategic issues 155
Antistatic agents 155
Consumption and markets 155
Market participants 156
Prices 157
Future trends and strategic issues 157
Chemical blowing agents 158
Consumption and markets 158
Market participants 159
Prices 160
Future trends and strategic issues 160
Flame retardants 161
Consumption and markets 161
Market participants 163
Prices 165
Future trends and strategic issues 165
Heat stabilizers 166
Consumption and markets 166
Market participants 168
Prices 169
Future trends and strategic issues 169
Impact modifiers and processing aids 169
Consumption and markets 169
Market participants 170
Prices 171
Future trends and strategic issues 172
Light stabilizers 172
Consumption and markets 172
Market participants 173
Prices 174
Future trends and strategic issues 175
Lubricants and slip additives 175
Consumption and markets 175
Market participants 175
Prices 177
Future trends and strategic issues 177
Mainland China 177
Product summary 177
Antioxidants 178
Consumption and markets 178
Market participants 179
Prices 181
Future trends and strategic issues 181
Antistatic agents 182
Consumption and markets 182
Market participants 182
Prices 183
Future trends and strategic issues 184
Chemical blowing agents 184
Consumption and markets 184
Market participants 185
Prices 187
Future trends and strategic issues 187
Flame retardants 187
Consumption and markets 187
Market participants 190
Prices 191
Future trends and strategic issues 192
Heat stabilizers 192
Consumption and markets 192
Market participants 193
Prices 195
Future trends and strategic issues 196
Impact modifiers 196
Consumption and markets 196
Market participants 197
Prices 199
Future trends and strategic issues 199
Light stabilizers 199
Consumption and markets 199
Market participants 201
Prices 201
Future trends and strategic issues 202
Lubricating and slip additives 202
Consumption and markets 202
Market participants 203
Prices 203
Future trends and strategic issues 204
Other Asia 204
India 204
South Korea 207
Taiwan 208
Southeast Asia 210
Revisions 213
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