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Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
The specialty chemicals industry in 20199
The specialty chemicals industry in 202011
Industry outlook 13
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 23
Crude oil 25
Exchange rates 26
Trends in selected end-use industries 27
Automotive 28
Chemical production 30
Construction 32
Electronics 35
Fibers and textiles 35
Food 37
Household and personal care products 39
Mining 40
Paper 41
Thermoplastics 43
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry 46
Industry structure 46
Major players 47
Largest end-use markets 51
Trends and success factors 53
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals 56
North America 56
Status and outlook 56
General status of the economy 60
Automotive production 62
US manufacturing and construction 63
Mergers and acquisitions 64
Trends and opportunities 67
Central and South America 68
Status and outlook 68
Trends and opportunities 72
Western Europe 73
Status and outlook 73
General status of the economy 79
Mergers and acquisitions 81
Government regulations 88
REACH 89
RoHS/WEEE directives 90
Circular economy strategy 91
Biocidal product regulation 92
Trends and opportunities 93
Central and Eastern Europe 95
Status and outlook 95
General status of the economy 99
Trends and opportunities 100
Middle East and Africa 101
Status and outlook 101
General status of the economy 105
Mergers and acquisitions 107
Trends and opportunities 109
Mainland China 109
Status and outlook 109
General status of the economy 116
Industrial production 117
Automotive production 118
Mergers and acquisitions 120
Trends and opportunities 121
Japan 122
Status and outlook 122
Mergers and acquisitions 126
Trends and opportunities 128
Other Asia 129
Status and outlook 129
Mergers and acquisitions 134
Trends and opportunities 134
Overview of specialty chemicals segments 135
Market-directed specialty chemicals 135
Construction chemicals 135
Cosmetic/personal care chemicals 138
Electronic chemicals 142
Semiconductors and IC process chemicals 144
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials 147
Feed additives 149
Food additives 153
Industrial and institutional cleaners 156
Lubricating oil additives 159
Mining chemicals 162
Nutraceutical ingredients 164
Oil field chemicals 167
Plastics additives 170
Printing inks 173
Rubber-processing chemicals 176
Specialty paper chemicals 178
Synthetic lubricants 181
Textile chemicals 184
Water management chemicals 187
Functional specialty chemicals 190
Antioxidants 190
Biocides 193
Catalysts 197
Petroleum refining and chemical process catalysts 198
Emission control catalysts 203
Corrosion inhibitors 207
Flame retardants 210
Flavors and fragrances 213
Specialty adhesives and sealants 217
Specialty coatings 220
High-performance anticorrosion coatings 223
Thermosetting powder coatings 226
Radiation-curable coatings 228
Specialty polymers 231
Engineering thermoplastics 234
Specialty films 237
High-performance thermoplastics 240
Surfactants 244
Water-soluble polymers 246
Revisions 249
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