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Specialty Chemicals Industry Overview

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
The specialty chemicals industry in 2020 99
Industry outlook for 2021 and beyond 1212
Abbreviations 18
Introduction 19
Definition of specialty chemicals 19
Segments of the specialty chemicals industry 19
Purpose and scope of this report 20
Overlaps in specialty chemical market segments 21
Research methodology 22
Macroeconomic developments 24
Crude oil 25
Exchange rates 26
Trends in selected end-use industries 27
Automotive 29
Chemical production 30
Construction 32
Electronics 35
Fibers and textiles 35
Food 37
Household and personal care products 39
Mining 40
Paper 41
Thermoplastics 42
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry 45
Industry structure 45
Major players 46
Largest end-use markets 49
Trends and success factors 50
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals 53
North America 53
Status and outlook 53
General status of the economy 57
Mergers and acquisitions 59
Trends and opportunities 62
Central and South America 63
Status and outlook 63
Trends and opportunities 67
Western Europe 67
Status and outlook 67
General status of the economy 73
Mergers and acquisitions 75
Trends and opportunities 81
Central and Eastern Europe 83
Status and outlook 83
General status of the economy 88
Trends and opportunities 89
Middle East and Africa 90
Status and outlook 90
Middle East 94
Africa 97
General status of the economy 100
Middle East 100
Africa 101
Mergers and acquisitions 102
Middle East 102
Africa 102
Trends and opportunities 102
Mainland China 103
Status and outlook 103
General status of the economy 110
Mergers and acquisitions 112
Trends and opportunities 114
Japan 114
Status and outlook 114
Mergers and acquisitions 118
Trends and opportunities 119
Other Asia 120
Status and outlook 120
South Korea 124
Taiwan 126
India 127
Southeast Asia 129
Mergers and acquisitions 130
South Korea 131
Taiwan 131
Trends and opportunities 131
Overview of specialty chemicals segments 132
Market-directed specialty chemicals 132
Construction chemicals 132
Cosmetic/personal care chemicals 135
Electronic chemicals 138
Semiconductors and IC process chemicals 140
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials 143
Feed additives 144
Food additives 148
Industrial and institutional cleaners 151
Lubricating oil additives 153
Mining chemicals 156
Nutraceutical ingredients 159
Oil field chemicals 162
Plastics additives 165
Printing inks 167
Rubber-processing chemicals 170
Specialty paper chemicals 172
Synthetic lubricants 175
Textile chemicals 178
Water management chemicals 181
Functional specialty chemicals 183
Antioxidants 183
Biocides 186
Catalysts 189
Petroleum refining and chemical process catalysts 191
Emission control catalysts 197
Corrosion inhibitors 200
Flame retardants 203
Flavors and fragrances 205
Specialty adhesives and sealants 209
Specialty coatings 212
High-performance anticorrosion coatings 214
Thermosetting powder coatings 217
Radiation-curable coatings 220
Specialty polymers 223
Engineering thermoplastics 226
Specialty films 229
High-performance thermoplastics 232
Surfactants 236
Water-soluble polymers238
Revisions 242
Data Workbook 243
Notice 244
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