Chemicals

Ned Zimmerman
Meet Ned Zimmerman

Chemicals Group Leader

Ned authors and supervises industry studies in our Chemicals Group, and has more than 10 years of experience with Freedonia. Ned earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a BS in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College.

Since our founding in 1985, Freedonia has been recognized as an authoritative market research source for the chemical industry. Our wide range of coverage includes broad applications and products such as industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetic and toiletry chemicals, enzymes, amines and hydrogen. Freedonia’s industry market research includes market size, forecasts, product and market segmentations, related economic indicators and regulatory analysis, market share estimates, a discussion of industry structure, and profiles of the leading companies.

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  • Cement & Concrete Additives

    3455

    Cement & Concrete Additives presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by type of additive (fiber, chemical, mineral) and market (nonresidential building, residential building, highway and street, other). Th...

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  • Specialty Surfactants

    3448

    Specialty Surfactants presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) in personal care products (personal soaps, cosmetics/toiletries) and cleaning products (house- hold, industrial/institutional). Demand is also ...

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  • World Refining Catalysts

    3444

    World Refining Catalysts presents historical data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) for supply and demand by application (fluid catalytic cracking, hydroprocessing, alkylation, reforming, other) and material (metal, acid, zeolites)...

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  • World Rubber Processing Chemicals

    3434

    World Rubber Processing Chemicals presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by market (tires and tire products, non-tire rubber products) and product (antidegradants, accelerators, processing aids a...

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  • Solvents

    3429

    This study examines the US solvents market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (alcohols, hydrocarbons, ketones, glycols, esters, chlorinated solvents, soy oil and derivatives, other)...

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  • Lawn & Garden Consumables

    3422

    Lawn & Garden Consumables presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product (fertilizers, pesticides, growing media, seeds, mulch, other), market (residential, government & institutional, commercial &...

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  • Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Chemicals

    3424

    This study analyzes the US I&I cleaning chemical market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by market (industrial, commercial, institutional), product and raw material (biocides, solvents, chlor-alkal...

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  • World Paint & Coatings

    3418

    This study analyzes the world paint and coatings industry. It presents historical data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) for supply and demand, as well as demand by market and formulation, for six regions and 23 countries....

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  • World Enzymes

    3417

    This study analyzes the world enzyme market. It presents historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) for supply and demand, as well as demand by type and market, in 6 regions and 15 countries....

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  • World Activated Carbon

    3404

    This study analyzes the global activated carbon industry. It presents historical data (2005, 2010, and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by type (e.g., powdered, granular), application (e.g., water treatment, food and beverage processing, mining, ph...

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  • Corrosion Inhibitors

    3409

    This study analyzes US demand for corrosion inhibitors. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by application (e.g., water treatment, process and product additives), market (e.g., petroleum refining, uti...

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  • World Flavors & Fragrances

    3397

    Global demand for flavors and fragrances is forecast to grow 3.9 percent annually, reaching $26.3 billion in 2020. Flavor blends will remain the largest segment, while essential oils and natural extracts will grow the fastest. The Asia/Pacific and Afr...

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  • Medical & Dental Adhesives & Sealants

    3390

    Demand for medical and dental adhesives and sealants in the US is forecast to rise 5.1 percent annually to $2.1 billion in 2019, driven mainly by an aging population. Internal medical uses will remain the dominant and fastest growing application. The ...

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  • Home & Garden Pesticides

    3384

    US demand for home and garden pesticides will grow 3.1 percent yearly to $2.4 billion in 2020. Insecticides will remain dominant while fungicides and other products such as animal repellents and rodenticides will grow the fastest. Household applicatio...

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  • World Adhesives & Sealants

    3377

    Global demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to rise 4.5 percent per year through 2019 to 20.2 million metric tons, valued at $64 billion. Packaging will remain the leading outlet, while construction will capture increased share. Reactive adhe...

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  • World Cement & Concrete Additives

    3358

    Global demand for cement and concrete additives will rise 7.2 percent annually through 2019 to $24 billion. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market, while the Africa/Mideast region and Central and South America will grow the fastest. Ch...

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  • World Battery Materials

    3350

    Global demand for battery materials will rise 8.3 percent annually to $46.8 billion in 2019. Chemicals will be the fastest growing materials, led by lithium and nickel used in Li-Ion and Ni-MH batteries. China will remain the fastest growing market....

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  • Amines

    3330

    US demand for amines will expand 2.1 percent per year to 3.2 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $3.8 billion. Agricultural chemicals will remain the fastest growing market, driven by increased use of herbicide-resistant crops that require greater amoun...

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  • Paint & Coatings

    3317

    US demand for paint and coatings is forecast to grow 3.8 percent annually to 1.4 billion gallons in 2019. Architecture will remain the largest market and grow the fastest. Water-based formulations will remain dominant and continue to gain market share...

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  • Water Treatment Chemicals

    3322

    Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2 percent per year to $7.5 billion in 2019, with volume reaching 15.5 billion pounds. Foam control agents and coagulants and flocculants will be the fastest growing water treatment c...

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  • Pharmaceutical Chemicals

    3280

    US demand for pharmaceutical chemicals will rise 6.5 percent annually to $46.9 billion in 2019. Hormones will be the fastest growing products, led by active ingredients of anticancer, antidiabetic, and hormone replacement formulations. Central nervous...

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  • Drilling Products & Services

    3286

    US demand for oil and gas drilling products and services is forecast to increase to $71 billion in 2019, reflecting average annual gains of 3.0 percent. Services will remain the dominant segment while fluids will grow the fastest. The Eastern and West...

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  • Enzymes

    3285

    Enzyme demand in the United States is forecast to increase 3.0 percent annually to $2.2 billion in 2019. Changes in the medical and pharmaceutical industries will result in strong gains in enzymes used in the research and biotechnology, in vitro diagn...

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  • World Dyes & Organic Pigments

    3264

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (disperse dyes, reactive dyes, acid dyes, direct dyes, basic dyes, azo pigments, phthalocyanine pigments), market (textiles, printing inks, plast...

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  • World Lawn & Garden Consumables

    3265

    World demand for lawn and garden consumables will rise 3.7 percent annually to $19.5 billion in 2019. North America will remain the dominant market, while the Asia/Pacific region will grow the fastest. Seeds and growing media will be the fastest growi...

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    344 Pages
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  • World Oilfield Chemicals

    3249

    World demand for oilfield chemicals is forecast to increase 6.0 percent annually to $33 billion in 2019. North America will remain by far the dominant market, while Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast markets grow the fastest from small bases. Drilling fl...

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    429 Pages
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  • World Flame Retardants

    3258

    World flame retardant demand will rise 4.6 percent annually through 2018 to 2.8 million metric tons. China will be the fastest growing market and remain the largest, while North America will outpace developed regions. Alumina trihydrate will remain th...

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  • Adhesives & Sealants

    3257

    US demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion. Reactive adhesives and sealants will be the fastest growing types. The construction market will lead gains, while...

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  • Surfactants

    3247

    US demand for surfactants will rise 3.2 percent per year to 10.9 billion pounds in 2018, valued at $14.4 billion. Industrial markets will grow the fastest, benefiting specialty surfactants the most. Personal care products will also offer good market o...

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  • Construction Chemicals

    3239

    This study presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product (protective coatings and sealers, caulks and adhesives, cement and asphalt additives, grouts and mortars, polymer flooring, and sprayed polyurethane...

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  • World Catalysts

    3217

    World demand for catalysts will grow 4.8 percent per year to $20.6 billion in 2018. Growth will be led by a rebound in the chemical and polymer industries, most notably in developed economies hit hard by the recession. The fastest advances, however, w...

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  • World Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Chemicals

    3207

    Global demand for I&I cleaning chemicals is projected to increase 4.3 percent per year to $46.3 billion in 2018. The fastest growth will occur in healthcare, due to a rise in the number of hospital stays and concerns about healthcare-associated infect...

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  • World Fluorochemicals

    3200

    Global demand growth for fluorochemicals is forecast to accelerate, rising 3.8 percent per year to 3.8 million metric tons in 2018. China will continue to be the largest and one of the fastest growing markets, with only India experiencing more rapid g...

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  • Biocides

    3211

    Demand for specialty biocides in the US is forecast to rise 4.0 percent per year to $3.9 billion in 2018. A construction rebound will benefit the wood preservation and paint and coatings markets, while consumer spending and manufacturing gains will su...

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  • Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids

    3187

    US synthetic lubricant and functional fluid demand will rise 6.8 percent yearly to $6.3 billion in 2018. Engine oils will account for the largest share of gains, while Group III base oils will remain the fastest growing type. The energy and power gene...

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  • Lawn & Garden Consumables

    3183

    US demand for packaged lawn and garden consumables will rise 3.4 percent annually to $9.0 billion in 2018. Fertilizer will remain the largest type while growing media and seeds will increase the fastest. Organic formulations will outpace the dominant ...

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  • World Hydrogen

    3165

    World consumption of captive and merchant hydrogen is projected to increase 3.5 percent annually through 2018 to more than 300 billion cubic meters. Gains will be driven by the increasing use of hydrogen in refinery hydroprocessing, especially in deve...

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    331 Pages
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  • Wood Protection Coatings & Preservatives

    3150

    Demand for wood protection coatings and preservatives will rise 4.5 percent per year through 2018 to $4.8 billion. Gains will be driven by a rebound in residential construction. The dominant coatings segment will continue to outpace preservatives. Woo...

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  • Well Stimulation Materials

    3160

    US demand for well stimulation materials will climb 10.6 percent annually to $15.2 billion in 2018. Efforts to improve well productivity and develop unconventional resources will continue to change the product mix. Proppants are the largest material t...

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  • Solvents

    3169

    US demand for solvents is expected to increase at a 1.5 percent annual pace through 2018 to 11 billion pounds. Growing environmental concerns and regulatory pressure will drive demand for "green" solvents that are derived from renewable raw ...

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  • World Activated Carbon

    3172

    World demand for activated carbon is projected to rise 8.1 percent per year to 2.1 million metric tons in 2018, driven by tightening pollution regulations and rising manufacturing activity. North America will remain the largest activated carbon market...

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  • Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Chemicals

    3148

    Demand for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals in the US is forecast to rise more than three percent per year through 2018 to $11.5 billion. Disinfectants and sanitizers will be the fastest growing product segment. The commercial mar...

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  • World Cement & Concrete Additives

    3130

    Global demand for cement and concrete additives will rise 9.3 percent annually to $21.2 billion in 2017. All regions will post strong growth, while the Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market. Chemical additives will post strong growth base...

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  • World Paint & Coatings

    3135

    Global demand for paint and coatings will rise 5.2 percent annually to 51.6 million metric tons in 2017, valued at $186 billion. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest growing market and account for half of global demand by 2017. ...

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  • Excipients

    3146

    Demand for pharmaceutical excipients in the US is projected to rise 4.3 percent per year to $2.0 billion in 2018. Gains will accelerate as excipients play a larger role in bringing additional value to pharmaceutical products by improving properties su...

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  • World Amines

    3100

    World demand for amines will rise 3.8 percent annually to 7.0 million metric tons in 2017. Advances will be led by China and other developing economies throughout Asia, the Africa/Mideast region and South America. Based on their versatility, low cost ...

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  • World Water Treatment Chemicals

    3122

    World water treatment chemical demand will rise 5.8 percent per year to $30.6 billion in 2017. The fastest growth will occur in developing regions, driven by rising industrial water quality standards, more complex manufacturing processes, and efforts ...

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  • World Enzymes

    3104

    World enzyme demand will rise 6.3 percent annually to $7 billion in 2017. Rising per capita incomes in large countries such as China and India will support consumer demand for higher value goods, such as detergents and food products, which can be made...

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  • Battery & Fuel Cell Materials

    3115

    US demand for battery and fuel cell materials is expected to grow 4.3 percent annually through 2017 to $6.1 billion. Polymers and chemicals will lead gains. Material usage in secondary batteries will outpace that in primary batteries, while fuel cells...

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    240 Pages
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  • Oilfield Chemicals

    3065

    US demand for oilfield chemicals is forecast to increase 2.1 percent annually through 2017 to $10.5 billion. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) products and drilling fluid products will grow the fastest. Gains in value terms will be strong for commodity and ...

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