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Specialty Paper Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Executive summary 12
Summary 13
Abbreviations 19
The pulp and paper industry 21
Global demand 21
Market participants 24
Issues and trends 25
Overview of the specialty paper chemicals industry 27
North America 27
Structure of the industry 27
Major participants 28
Mergers and acquisitions 30
Operating characteristics 32
Research and development 32
Manufacturing and technology 32
Marketing and customer service 32
Profitability and cost structure 34
Government regulations 34
Trends and opportunities 36
Critical factors for success 36
Europe 36
Structure of the industry 36
Major participants 40
Mergers and acquisitions 42
Operating characteristics 42
Research and development 42
Manufacturing and technology 44
Marketing 45
Profitability and cost structure 46
Government regulations 47
Biocides 47
Bleaching chemicals 48
Chelating agents 48
Wet-strength resins 49
Trends and opportunities 49
Critical factors for success 55
Mainland China 57
Structure of the industry 57
Major participants 60
Operating characteristics 62
Research and development 62
Marketing 62
Government regulations 63
Trends and opportunities 64
Critical factors for success 64
Japan 65
Structure of the industry 65
Major participants 66
Operating characteristics 66
Research and development 66
Manufacturing and technology 67
Marketing 67
Profitability and cost structure 68
Government regulations 68
Trends and opportunities 69
Critical factors for success 69
Specialty paper chemical products and functions 71
Pulp and fiber treatment chemicals 72
Bleaching specialties 72
Deinking agents 73
Enzymes 76
Processing aids 78
Biocides 78
Defoamers 79
Pitch- and deposit-control agents 80
Retention and drainage aids 83
Functional chemicals 86
Dry-strength additives 86
Dyes, pigments, and fluorescent whitening agents 87
Pigment binders 88
Sizes 91
Specialty coatings 93
Wet-strength resins 93
Specialty paper chemical markets 95
World summary 95
North America 96
Pulp and fiber treatment chemicals 97
Bleaching specialties 97
Consumption and markets 97
Market participants 98
Prices 99
Future trends and strategic issues 99
Deinking agents 99
Consumption and markets 99
Market participants 100
Prices 101
Future trends and strategic issues 101
Processing aids 101
Pitch- and deposit-control agents 101
Consumption and markets 101
Market participants 102
Prices 102
Future trends and strategic issues 102
Retention and drainage aids 103
Consumption and markets 103
Market participants 103
Prices 104
Future trends and strategic issues 104
Defoamers 104
Consumption and markets 104
Market participants 105
Prices 106
Future trends and strategic issues 106
Biocides 107
Consumption and markets 107
Market participants 107
Prices 108
Functional chemicals 108
Pigment binders 108
Consumption and markets 108
Market participants 110
Prices 110
Future trends and strategic issues 110
Dry-strength additives 111
Consumption and markets 111
Market participants 111
Prices 112
Future trends and strategic issues 112
Wet-strength resins 112
Consumption and markets 112
Market participants 113
Prices 113
Future trends and strategic issues 114
Sizes 114
Consumption and markets 114
Market participants 115
Prices 116
Future trends and strategic issues 116
Dyes, pigments, and fluorescent whitening agents 116
Consumption and markets 116
Market participants 117
Prices 117
Future trends and strategic issues 117
Specialty coatings 118
Consumption and markets 118
Major participants 119
Prices 119
Future trends and strategic issues 119
Central and South America 120
Consumption and markets 120
Market participants 121
Western Europe 124
Pulp and fiber treatment chemicals 125
Bleaching specialties 125
Consumption and markets 125
Market participants 126
Prices 127
Future trends and strategic issues 128
Deinking agents 128
Consumption and markets 128
Market participants 129
Prices 129
Future trends and strategic issues 129
Enzymes 130
Consumption and markets 130
Market participants 130
Prices 130
Future trends and strategic issues 131
Processing aids 131
Retention and drainage aids 131
Consumption and market 131
Market participants 132
Prices 132
Pitch- and deposit-control agents 133
Consumption and markets 133
Market participants 133
Prices 134
Biocides 134
Consumption and markets 134
Market participants 136
Prices 137
Future trends and strategic issues 138
Defoamers 139
Consumption and markets 139
Market participants 139
Prices 140
Future trends and strategic issues 140
Functional chemicals 140
Pigment binders 140
Consumption and markets 141
Market participants 143
Prices 144
Future trends and strategic issues 144
Dry-strength additives 146
Consumption and markets 146
Market participants 146
Prices 147
Future trends and strategic issues 148
Dyes, pigments, and fluorescent whitening agents 148
Consumption and markets 149
Market participants 150
Prices 151
Future trends and strategic issues 151
Sizes 151
Consumption and markets 151
Market participants 153
Prices 153
Future trends and strategic issues 153
Wet-strength resins 153
Consumption and markets 154
Market participants 154
Prices 155
Future trends and strategic issues 155
Specialty coatings 155
Consumption and markets 155
Major participants 156
Prices 157
Indian Subcontinent 157
India 157
Bangladesh and Pakistan 157
Northeast Asia 158
Mainland China 158
Pulp and fiber treatment chemicals 159
Bleaching specialties 159
Consumption and markets 159
Market participants 160
Prices 162
Future trends and strategic issues 162
Deinking agents 162
Consumption and markets 162
Market participants 163
Prices 164
Future trends and strategic issues 164
Processing aids 165
Retention and drainage aids 165
Consumption and markets 165
Market participants 165
Prices 166
Future trends and strategic issues 167
Biocides 167
Consumption and markets 167
Market participants 168
Prices 169
Future trends and strategic issues 169
Defoamers 170
Consumption and markets 170
Market participants 170
Prices 171
Future trends and strategic issues 172
Pitch- and deposit-control agents 172
Consumption and markets 172
Market participants 172
Prices 172
Functional chemicals 173
Pigment binders 173
Consumption and markets 173
Market participants 173
Prices 175
Future trends and strategic issues 175
Dry-strength additives 175
Consumption and markets 175
Market participants 175
Prices 176
Future trends and strategic issues 176
Sizes 177
Consumption and markets 177
Market participants 178
Prices 178
Future trends and strategic issues 178
Dyes, pigments, and fluorescent whitening agents 179
Consumption and markets 179
Market participants 180
Prices 182
Wet-strength resins 182
Consumption and markets 182
Market participants 182
Prices 183
Future trends and strategic issues 183
Specialty coatings 184
Consumption and markets 184
Major participants 184
Prices 184
Future trends and strategic issues 185
Japan 185
Pulp and fiber treatment chemicals 185
Bleaching specialties 185
Consumption and markets 186
Market participants 186
Prices 186
Future trends and strategic issues 187
Deinking agents 187
Consumption and markets 187
Market participants 188
Prices 188
Future trends and strategic issues 188
Processing aids 188
Defoamers 188
Consumption and markets 190
Market participants 191
Prices 191
Future trends and strategic issues 192
Retention and drainage aids 192
Consumption and markets 192
Market participants 193
Prices 193
Future trends and strategic issues 193
Biocides 193
Consumption and markets 194
Market participants 194
Prices 194
Future trends and strategic issues 194
Pitch- and deposit control agents 195
Consumption and markets 195
Market participants 195
Prices 195
Functional chemicals 195
Dry-strength additives 195
Consumption and markets 196
Market participants 196
Future trends and strategic issues 196
Pigment binders 196
Consumption and markets 197
Market participants 197
Prices 198
Future trends and strategic issues 198
Sizes 198
Consumption and markets 199
Market participants 200
Prices 200
Future trends and strategic issues 201
Dyes, pigments, and fluorescent whitening agents 201
Consumption and markets 202
Market participants 202
Prices 202
Future trends and strategic issues 203
Wet-strength resins 203
Consumption and markets 203
Market participants 204
Prices 204
Future trends and strategic issues 204
Specialty coatings 204
Consumption and markets 204
Major participants 205
Prices 206
Future trends and strategic issues 206
South Korea 206
Taiwan 207
Southeast Asia 208
Indonesia 208
Thailand 208
Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam 209
Oceania 210
Revisions 211
Data Workbook 212
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