Rubber Processing Chemicals Market Size By Product (Accelerators, Flame Retardants, Anti-Degradants, Processing Aids), By Application (Tire, Non-Tire) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2025
Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is forecast to exceed USD 5.31 billion; according to a new research report.
Growing construction activities across the globe shall propel the rubber processing chemicals (rubber chemicals) market in near future. Increasing rate of urbanization in the emerging economies is likely to fuel the construction industry growth over the forecast period. In construction industry, rubber is used in floor coverings, sound insulation, roofing materials and sealants. In addition, increasing applications of rubber in allied industries is anticipated to augment the product demand in next few years.
Excessive use of rubber chemicals is hazardous to human health and environment, due to which its usage is highly regulated by the environment protection agencies. Increasing awareness about environment is likely to hamper the product demand in near future.
Anti-degradants were the major product segment in 2017 and is forecast to grow with a prominent CAGR. Anti-degradant rubber chemicals demand from the tire segment has been increasing rapidly from past few years. It improves rubber's resistance to the effects of oxidation, sunlight, ozone, heat and mechanical stress. Accelerator segment held the largest market share in rubber processing chemicals market in 2017. It shall grow with a significant CAGR during the forecast timespan. Accelerators are used to increase the speed of rubber production and quality.
Tire segment accounted for the largest share of rubber chemicals market in 2017. Rubber processing chemicals demand in tire is likely to grow with a significant pace in near future. Rapidly growing automobile industry is likely to spur the demand for tires during the forecast period. Owing to the increasing construction activities, non-tire application segment is poised to gain prominence over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific created a major chunk of product demand in past and it is likely to grow with highest growth rate over the forecast timeframe. This can be attributed to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in this region. According to the recent OICA reports, more than 50% of global vehicles (passenger and commercial, both) are manufactured in Asia Pacific. Europe was second largest in rubber processing chemicals market in 2017 in terms of volume. Presence of a well-established automobile industry in Germany, France, Italy and UK, drives a major portion of Europe rubber processing chemicals demand and is likely to continue in future.
Many giant multinational and medium-scale companies are operating in the rubber processing chemicals market. Some prominent players functional in the industry include Kumho Petrochemicals, BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Solvay S.A., AkzoNobel N.V., Emerald Performance Materials, Sumitomo Chemicals, Linkwell, R.T. Venderbilt Holding Company, Inc., Pukhraj Additives LLP and Merchem Ltd. Major players working in the rubber chemical market are having joint ventures with local manufacturers to increase their global presence. For instance, in May 2012, LANXESS started a nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) plant in China. It is opened with Taiwan?s TSRC Corporation in a 50:50 joint venture. Both companies have invested USD 50 million each. This plant is having an annual capacity 30,000 metric tons.
Rubber processing chemicals research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD million from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:
Rubber processing chemicals market, product by application
Rubber processing chemicals market by application
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