Global demand for rubber processing chemicals will rise 4.7 percent yearly to 1.4 million metric tons in 2015. China will remain the largest and fastest growing market. Accelerators and processing aids will be among the fastest growing types, while antidegradants will remain the largest segment.
This study analyzes the 1.1 million metric ton world rubber processing chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type of rubber (synthetic, natural), chemical (e.g., antidegradants, accelerators, processing aids), market (tires, non-tire rubber products), world region and for 27 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market shares and profiles 19 industry players, including LANXESS, Solutia and Chemtura.