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Global catalyst demand to reach $12 billion by 2010

World catalyst demand will increase to more than $12 billion in 2010, aided by a healthy world economy, and growing demand by the chemical, polymer and re-fining industries for more energy efficient processes and products. After experiencing robust growth in recent years due to rapidly rising prices, catalyst market value will moderate in the near term due to falling raw material and energy costs. Further out, growth will re-accelerate as price advances resume and companies continue to move to newer, higher-value and energy efficient products.

While a softer pricing environment will limit value advances, volume growth will expand a healthy 2.4 percent per year to more than five million tons in 2010. Gains will be concentrated in the Asia/Pacific, as well as other rapidly developing regions such as Africa/Mideast and Latin America, as new chemical and polymer production capacity is added in countries with low natural gas costs, and as demand for high-value refined products continues to rise in the rapidly expanding economies of China and India.

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Polymer catalysts to grow the fastest

Reflecting continued strong growth in polymer demand and production, polymer catalysts will experience the fastest gains. Single-site catalysts will achieve double digit advances as they find greater acceptance in new capacity additions, particularly in the Mideast where natural gas-rich nations such as Iran and Saudi Arabia are rapidly expanding their polymer capacity. Refining catalyst growth will be healthy, aided by strong volume gains and a continued improvement in fluid catalytic cracking catalyst prices. However, the return of sulfuric acid prices in North America closer to historical levels will limit overall faster advances. Slower gains in North America and Western Europe will be offset by rapid growth in the Asia/Pacific and other developing regions as rising per capita incomes boost gasoline demand, and as developing countries begin imposing stricter sulfur regulations to fight air pollution. Chemical synthesis catalyst demand growth will also be healthy, led by strong growth in enzymes and biocatalysts used in the production of ethanol, particularly in North America. Organic synthesis and hydrogetation catalysts will also experience healthy gains, though demand for oxidation catalysts will trail the average. Weakness in Western Europe will be offset by expanding production in China and India, and rapid growth in the Africa/Mideast region where basic organic and petrochemical production account for a greater share of chemical output.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are available in a new Freedonia industry study. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) plus forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by type (e.g., alkylation, organic synthesis, hydroprocessing, oxidation, hydrogenation, Ziegler-Natta, synthesis gas, FCC); market, material, six world regions and 28 countries. The study also reviews the market environment, assesses market share and profiles global players.

INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
World Economic Outlook
Recent Economic Performance
Macroeconomic Outlook
World Population Outlook
World Manufacturing Outlook
World Petroleum Refining Outlook
World Polymer Outlook
Environmental & Regulatory Outlook
Relationship of per Capita Catalyst Use to per Capita GDP
Catalyst Technology
Chemical Synthesis
Polymerization
Petroleum Refining
Pricing
III. CATALYST MATERIALS
General
Metals
Base Metals
Precious Metals
Organometallic Materials
Chemicals
Peroxides
Acids
Amines & Other Chemicals
Zeolites
Enzymes & Other Materials
IV. CATALYST PRODUCTS & MARKETS
General
Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
Organic Synthesis Catalysts
Oxidation Catalysts
Synthesis Gas Catalysts
Hydrogenation Catalysts
Other Chemical Synthesis Catalysts
Polymerization Catalysts
Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
Reaction Initiators
Single-Site Catalysts
Other Polymerization Catalysts
Urethane Catalysts
Chromium Catalysts
Petroleum Refining Catalysts
Hydroprocessing Catalysts
Hydrotreating
Hydrocracking
Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts
Alkylation Catalysts
Reforming & Other Petroleum Refining Catalysts
Regional Overview
V. NORTH AMERICA
North America: Economic Overview
North America: Catalyst Demand
United States
Canada
Mexico
VI. WESTERN EUROPE
Western Europe: Economic Overview
Western Europe: Catalyst Demand
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Belgium
Netherlands
Spain
Other Western Europe
VII. ASIA/PACIFIC
Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand
Japan
China
South Korea
India
Taiwan
Other Asia/Pacific
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
VIII. OTHER REGIONS
Other Regions: Economic Overview
Other Regions: Catalyst Demand
Latin America
Brazil
Other Latin America
Argentina
Colombia
Venezuela
Eastern Europe
Russia
Other Eastern Europe
Poland
Hungary
Africa/Mideast
Saudi Arabia
Other Africa/Mideast
Iran
Kuwait
Qatar
South Africa
IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Industry Restructuring
Cooperative Agreements
Research & Development
Marketing & Distribution
Competitive Strategies
Company Profiles
Adcats, see BASF AG
Advanced Refining Technologies,
see Chevron and Grace (WR)
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
Akzo Nobel NV
Albemarle Corporation
Almatis, see BASF
Arkema SA
Basell AF SCA
BASF AG
Bayer AG
Borealis AG
BP plc
Chemtura Corporation
Chevron Corporation
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
CRI/Criterion, see Royal Dutch Shell
Criterion Catalysts & Technologies, see Royal Dutch Shell
Crompton, see Chemtura
Davison Catalysts, see Grace (WR)
Davy Process Technologies, see Johnson Matthey
Degussa AG
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Chemical Company
Engelhard, see BASF
Equistar Chemicals, see Lyondell Chemical
Eurecat, see Albemarle
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fabrica Carioca de Catalisadores, see Albemarle
FMC Corporation
GE Silicones, see General Electric
General Electric Company
GLCC Laurel, see Chemtura
Goldschmidt Polyurethane Additives, see Degussa
Grace (WR) & Company
Great Lakes Chemical, see Chemtura
Haldor Topsoe A/S
Heesung-Engelhard, see BASF
Honeywell International Incorporated
Innovene, see INEOS Group
INEOS Group Limited
Johnson Matthey plc
LANXESS AG
Lyondell Chemical Company
Millennium Chemicals, see Lyondell Chemical
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
NE Chemcat, see BASF
Nikki-Universal Company, see Honeywell International
Nippon Aluminum Alkyls,
see Albemarle and Mitsui Chemicals
Nippon Ketjen, see Albemarle
Novolen Technology, see Lyondell Chemical
OM Group Incorporated
Polytrade, see Zoom Developers
PQ Corporation
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Saltigo, see LANXESS
Scientific Design, see Sued-Chemie
Single-Site Catalysts, see Grace (WR)
Starck (HC), see Bayer
Sued-Chemie AG
Total SA
Univation Technologies LLC
UOP, see Honeywell International
Zoom Developers Private Limited
Other Companies Mentioned in Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
2 World Population by Region
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
4 World Refined Petroleum Product Output by Region
5 World Polymer Production
6 Chemical Synthesis Processes
7 Polymers & Polymerization Processes
8 Petroleum Refining Processes
SECTION III -- CATALYST MATERIALS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Material
2 World Metal Catalyst Demand
3 World Base Metal Catalyst Demand
4 World Precious Metal Catalyst Demand
5 World Organometallic Catalyst Demand
6 World Chemical Catalyst Demand
7 World Peroxide Catalyst Demand
8 World Acid Catalyst Demand
9 World Amine & Other Chemical Catalyst Demand
10 World Zeolite Catalyst Demand
11 World Enzyme & Other Catalyst Demand
SECTION IV -- CATALYST PRODUCTS & MARKETS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Market
2 World Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand
3 World Organic Synthesis Catalyst Demand
4 World Oxidation Catalyst Demand
5 World Synthesis Gas Catalyst Demand
6 World Hydrogenation Catalyst Demand
7 World Other Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand
8 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand
9 World Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Demand
10 World Reaction Initiator Catalyst Demand
11 World Single-Site Catalyst Demand
12 World Other Polymerization Catalyst Demand
13 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand
14 World Hydroprocessing Catalyst Demand
15 World Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Demand
16 World Alkylation Catalyst Demand
17 World Reforming & Other Petroleum Refining
Catalyst Demand
18 World Catalyst Demand by Region
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America Macroeconomic Indicators
2 North America Catalyst Demand
3 United States Macroeconomic Indicators
4 United States Catalyst Demand
5 Canada Macroeconomic Indicators
6 Canada Catalyst Demand
7 Mexico Macroeconomic Indicators
8 Mexico Catalyst Demand
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Western Europe Catalyst Demand
3 Germany Macroeconomic Indicators
4 Germany Catalyst Demand
5 France Macroeconomic Indicators
6 France Catalyst Demand
7 United Kingdom Macroeconomic Indicators
8 United Kingdom Catalyst Demand
9 Italy Macroeconomic Indicators
10 Italy Catalyst Demand
11 Belgium Macroeconomic Indicators
12 Belgium Catalyst Demand
13 Netherlands Macroeconomic Indicators
14 Netherlands Catalyst Demand
15 Spain Macroeconomic Indicators
16 Spain Catalyst Demand
17 Other Western Europe Macroeconomic Indicators
18 Other Western Europe Catalyst Demand
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Asia/Pacific Catalyst Demand
3 Japan Macroeconomic Indicators
4 Japan Catalyst Demand
5 China Macroeconomic Indicators
6 China Catalyst Demand
7 South Korea Macroeconomic Indicators
8 South Korea Catalyst Demand
9 India Macroeconomic Indicators
10 India Catalyst Demand
11 Taiwan Macroeconomic Indicators
12 Taiwan Catalyst Demand
13 Other Asia/Pacific Macroeconomic Indicators
14 Other Asia/Pacific Catalyst Demand
SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Other Regions Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Other Regions Catalyst Demand
3 Latin America Macroeconomic Indicators
4 Latin America Catalyst Demand
5 Brazil Macroeconomic Indicators
6 Brazil Catalyst Demand
7 Other Latin America Macroeconomic Indicators
8 Other Latin America Catalyst Demand
9 Eastern Europe Macroeconomic Indicators
10 Eastern Europe Catalyst Demand
11 Russia Macroeconomic Indicators
12 Russia Catalyst Demand
13 Other Eastern Europe Macroeconomic Indicators
14 Other Eastern Europe Catalyst Demand
15 Africa/Mideast Macroeconomic Indicators
16 Africa/Mideast Catalyst Demand
17 Saudi Arabia Macroeconomic Indicators
18 Saudi Arabia Catalyst Demand
19 Other Africa/Mideast Macroeconomic Indicators
20 Other Africa/Mideast Catalyst Demand
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Catalyst Sales by Company, 2005
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Catalyst Use per Capita/GDP per Capita Relationship, 2005
SECTION III -- CATALYST MATERIALS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Material, 2005
SECTION IV -- CATALYST PRODUCTS & MARKETS
1 World Catalyst Demand by Market, 2005
2 World Chemical Synthesis Catalyst Demand by Type, 2005
3 World Polymerization Catalyst Demand by Type, 2005
4 World Petroleum Refining Catalyst Demand by Type, 2005
5 World Catalyst Demand by Region, 2005
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America Catalyst Demand, 2005
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe Catalyst Demand, 2005
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific Catalyst Demand, 2005
SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Other Regions Catalyst Demand, 2005
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Catalyst Market Share, 2005

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