Carbon Black is used in tire and rubber products mainly. It also has specialty applications such as polymers, printing inks and coating, batteries and pigments. The market is developing throughout the BRIC nations and Asia in general. Carbon black business is driven by the automotive industry and the demand of carbon black into tires, both new and replacement tires.
The carbon black industry has come under increased pressure from environmental groups and governments as its production involves emitting greenhouse gases. This report delves into the environmental aspects, potential competition from alternatives to carbon black, the influence of low oil price on the business and innovations in the market.
This report provides intelligence and analysis on carbon black supply sources, demand drivers and trade. The report includes a 5 year history and 10 year forecast for all major producing regions listed below with new capacity additions documented. This report provides intelligence and analysis on carbon black supply sources, demand drivers and trade. The report also includes the tire, non-tire, specialty and other applications such as batteries, making use of intelligence within Petrochemical Reporters data base to obtain a detailed analysis of demand based on derivative consumption. An overview of each of the commercial technologies mentioned will be included in the appendix along with a detailed methodology.