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Rubber-Processing Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 8
Summary 10
North America 12
Central and South America 14
Europe, Middle East, and Africa 15
China 17
Japan 18
South Korea 20
Taiwan 22
Abbreviations 25
World overview 31
Rubber industry 31
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 32
North America 34
Rubber consumption 34
Natural rubber (NR) 35
Synthetic rubber (SR) 38
End-use markets 42
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 47
Industry structure 47
Operating characteristics 48
Research and development 49
Marketing 50
Cost structure 50
Profitability 51
Government regulations 51
Critical factors for success 52
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 53
Products and functions 53
Antidegradants 53
Accelerators 54
Other 55
Consumption and markets 56
Market participants 59
Prices 63
Future trends and strategic issues –63
Central and South America 64
Rubber supply/demand 64
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 68
Western Europe 71
Rubber supply/demand 71
Natural rubber (NR) 72
Synthetic rubber (SR) 73
End-use markets 75
Tires 76
Tire producers 77
Car production 78
Nontire segment 79
Corporate activities 82
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 93
Corporate activities 94
LANXESS AG 100
Eastman/Flexsys 103
Addivant/SI Group 105
Operating characteristics 106
Research and development 106
Manufacturing 107
Raw material 107
Processes 108
Captive production 108
Marketing 108
Profitability and cost structure 109
Government regulations 110
Trends and opportunities 113
Market drivers 115
Critical factors for success 116
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 116
Summary 116
Products and functions 118
Antidegradants 118
Accelerators 119
Other 121
Blowing agents 121
Polymerization regulators/inhibitors 121
Shortstops 121
Peptizers 122
Retarders 122
Consumption and markets 122
Market participants 126
Prices 132
Trade 135
Imports 135
Exports 136
Future trends and strategic issues 138
Central and Eastern Europe 140
Rubber supply/demand 140
Natural rubber (NR) 141
Synthetic rubber (SR) 142
End-use markets 143
Tires 143
Tire producers 143
Car production 144
Nontire segment 145
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 146
Corporate activities 146
Operating characteristics 146
Trends and opportunities 146
Market drivers 147
Critical factors for success 147
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 147
Consumption and markets 147
Market participants 148
Prices 151
Trade 151
Imports 151
Exports 152
Future trends and strategic issues 154
Middle East and Africa 155
Rubber supply/demand 155
Rubber production capacity 155
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 156
Consumption and markets 156
Market participants 158
China 159
Rubber supply/demand 159
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 163
Industry structure 163
Sennics Co., Ltd. 164
Operating characteristics 164
Research and development 164
Manufacturing 164
Marketing 167
Profitability and cost structure 167
Trends and opportunities 167
Critical factors for success 169
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 170
Consumption and markets 172
Antidegradants 172
Accelerators 175
Other 178
Market participants 178
4-Aminodiphenylamine derivatives 1854,185
Insoluble sulfur 186
Sulfenamides 187
Prices 188
Rest of Asia 190
Rubber supply/demand 190
Japan 190
South Korea 200
Taiwan 207
Other 211
The rubber-processing chemicals industry 212
Industry structure 212
Operating characteristics 214
Research and development 214
Manufacturing 215
Marketing 217
Cost structure 217
Profitability 218
Government regulations 219
METI 219
Nitrosamine 219
PRTR 219
Other 220
Trends, opportunities, and critical factors for success 220
Rubber-processing chemicals markets 221
Japan 221
Consumption and markets 221
Antidegradants 222
Accelerators 223
Other rubber-processing chemicals 225
Market participants 226
Prices 229
Future trends and strategic issues 229
South Korea 229
Industry structure 229
Consumption and markets 230
Market participants 232
Future trends and strategic issues 233
Taiwan 233
Industry structure 233
Consumption and markets 233
Market participants 236
Future trends and strategic issues 236
Other Asia 237
Consumption and markets 237
Market participants 237
Antidegradants 237
Accelerators 238
Insoluble sulfur 238
Prices 238
Revisions 240
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