World demand for rubber processing chemicals will increase 4.2 percent annually year to 842,000 metric tons in 2006. Antidegradants and accelerators will grow the fastest based on consistent efforts to improve performance and lengthen the service lives of tires and rubber goods. The Asia/Pacific and North America regions will lead gains.
This study analyzes the 686,000 metric ton world rubber processing chemicals industry. It presents historical data for 1992, 1996 and 2001 and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by type of rubber (synthetic and natural); by type of chemical (e.g., antidegradants, accelerators, processing aids); by market (tire and non-tire); by world geographic region and for 26 individual countries.
The study also examines the economic and market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 19 companies including Flexsys NV, Bayer, Uniroyal Chemical, Bann Quimica, DUSLO, RTV Vanderbilt, and Sumitomo Chemical.