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Specialty Chemicals Industry Overview

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
The specialty chemicals industry in 2021 99
Industry outlook for 2022 and beyond 1111
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 33
Electronics 35
Fibers and textiles 36
Food 38
Household and personal care products 40
Mining 41
Paper 42
Thermoplastics 43
Overview of the specialty chemicals industry 46
Industry structure 46
Major players 47
Largest end-use markets 49
Trends and success factors 51
Regional status and outlook for specialty chemicals 54
North America 54
Status and outlook 54
General status of the economy 57
Mergers and acquisitions 59
Trends and opportunities 62
Central and South America 62
Status and outlook 62
Trends and opportunities 66
Western Europe 66
Status and outlook 66
General status of the economy 72
Mergers and acquisitions 74
Trends and opportunities 81
Central and Eastern Europe 82
Status and outlook 82
General status of the economy 87
Trends and opportunities 89
Middle East and Africa 89
Status and outlook 89
Middle East 93
Africa 96
General status of the economy 99
Mergers and acquisitions 101
Trends and opportunities 101
Mainland China 102
Status and outlook 102
General status of the economy 108
Mergers and acquisitions 111
Trends and opportunities 112
Japan 113
Status and outlook 113
Mergers and acquisitions 117
Trends and opportunities 118
Other Asia 119
Status and outlook 119
South Korea 123
Taiwan 125
India 126
Southeast Asia 128
Mergers and acquisitions 130
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 141
Printed circuit board chemicals and semiconductor packaging materials 143
Feed additives 145
Food additives 148
Industrial and institutional cleaners 151
Lubricating oil additives 154
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 208
Specialty coatings 211
High-performance anticorrosion coatings 215
Thermosetting powder coatings 218
Radiation-curable coatings 220
Specialty polymers 224
Engineering thermoplastics 227
Specialty films 230
High-performance thermoplastics 234
Surfactants 239
Water-soluble polymers 242
Revisions 245
Data Workbook 246
Notice 247
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