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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  • Water Treatment Chemicals

    3072

    Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to advance 3.2 percent annually to $6.7 billion (15.1 billion pounds) in 2017. The energy and mining markets will grow the fastest. Scale control agents will be the fastest growing products, w...

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  • Flavors & Fragrances

    3044

    The US market for flavors and fragrances will grow 4.6 percent yearly to $7.1 billion in 2017. Flavor and fragrance blends will remain the largest categories based on rising demand and regular reformulation of goods that contain flavors and fragrances...

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  • Paint & Coatings

    3073

    US demand for paint and coatings will rise 4.2 percent annually to 1.5 billion gallons in 2017. The architectural market will remain dominant and grow the fastest, with the residential segment offering the best opportunities. The manufacturing market ...

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  • Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemicals

    3043

    Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 6.1 percent annually to $1.6 billion in 2017. Organosulfur compounds will see significant growth as antimicrobial agents in products such as water-based architectural pa...

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  • Activated Carbon

    3018

    US demand for activated carbon will rise 11.2 percent per year to 1.3 billion pounds in 2017, driven by the EPA's new mercury removal standards. Industrial air purification will be the fastest growing application, surpassing water treatment as the lar...

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  • Specialty Plastic Additives

    3016

    US demand for specialty plastic additives is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annually to 4.0 billion pounds in 2017, driven by a rebound in the key construction market. Processing aids and property modifiers are expected to be the fastest growing types, ...

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  • Lubricant Additives

    3020

    This study analyzes the US lubricant additives industry. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., deposit control additives, viscosity modifiers, antiwear and extreme pressure additives, fric...

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  • Corrosion Inhibitors

    2994

    US demand for corrosion inhibitors will rise 4.1 percent annually to $2.5 billion in 2017. The oil and gas industry's continued expansion of horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing well stimulation in shale formations will drive advances in demand....

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  • Adhesives & Sealants

    2982

    US demand for adhesives and sealants will rise 2.2 percent per year to 9.8 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $11.9 billion. Natural adhesives and sealants will remain the largest product segment, while reactive and hot melt types grow the fastest. Sol...

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  • World Water Disinfection Products

    2992

    World demand for water disinfection products will rise 5.5 percent annually to $7.7 billion in 2016. China and the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions will be the fastest growing markets. A shift in the product mix from elemental chlorine towards ...

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  • World Aquaculture: Feed, Equipment & Chemicals

    2999

    After several decades of rapid expansion, world demand for aquaculture supplies and equipment is expected to grow 7.4 percent per year to $63.6 billion in 2017 at the farm gate level. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the dominant market, with the k...

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  • World Catalysts

    2989

    World demand for catalysts will rise 5.8 percent per year to $19.5 billion in 2016. Rapid growth will occur in both Asia and the Middle East. Brazil will lead strong growth in Central and South America. Polymerization catalysts will experience the fas...

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  • World Flame Retardants

    2987

    World demand for flame retardant additives is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 2.6 million metric tons in 2016. The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be largest and fastest growing market, accounting for over half of world demand in 2016. B...

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  • World Fuel Additives

    2977

    The world fuel additives market will rise 8.0 percent yearly to $59.4 billion in 2016. The rapidly growing fuel market in China will drive gains, especially as fuel standards in China become stricter and additive treat rates rise. Deposit control addi...

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  • Amines

    2962

    US demand for amines will rise 2.4 percent annually to 3.1 billion pounds in 2016, valued at $4.3 billion. Healthy demand for alkylamines and ethanolamines as intermediates in pesticide active ingredient production will drive above average increases i...

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  • World Oilfield Chemicals

    2973

    World demand for oilfield chemicals is expected to increase 8.9 percent annually to $28 billion in 2016. The US will remain the largest market based on its many mature wells and rapid growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Brazil will...

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  • Solvents

    2925

    US solvents demand will continue to rebound from its recessionary lows, rising 1.5 percent per year in volume terms through 2016 to 10.9 billion pounds. Growth in consumer oriented markets and regulations aimed at solvent volatility and toxicity will ...

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

    2945

    World demand for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals will rise 4.7 percent yearly to $44.4 billion in 2016. North America and Western Europe will remain dominant but developing regions will grow faster. Disinfectants and sanitizers w...

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  • Home & Garden Pesticides

    2947

    US demand for home and garden pesticides is projected to increase 3.2 percent per year to $2.3 billion in 2016. Insecticides and fungicides will be the fastest growing types. Household applications will outpace lawn and garden uses, promoted by increa...

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  • Flame Retardants

    2926

    US flame retardant demand will rise 6.0 percent yearly to 1.1 billion pounds in 2016. The shift toward lower cost non-halogenated types will be offset by their higher loading levels. Boron compounds will grow the fastest based on rapid gains in cellul...

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  • World Flavors & Fragrances

    2952

    Flavor and fragrance demand will rise 4.4 percent annually to $26.5 billion in 2016. The most robust gains will be realized in the developing economies of the Asia/Pacific region, Central and South America, and the Africa/Mideast region. Increasing co...

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  • World Agricultural Pesticides

    2902

    World demand for formulated agricultural pesticides is forecast grow 3.8 percent annually through 2016 to $59 billion. The fastest growth is expected in developing countries of Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia. Product demand will benefit from ...

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  • World Hydrogen

    2895

    Global demand for hydrogen is projected to increase 4.1 percent annually through 2016 to 286 cubic meters. Chemical manufacturing will be the fastest growing market while petroleum refining will remain dominant. The Asia/Pacific region will continue a...

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  • Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Chemicals

    2916

    Demand in the US for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals will increase 3.7 percent per year to $11 billion in 2016. Disinfectants and sanitizers and hand cleansers will be the fastest growing products. The manufacturing market will l...

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  • World Nanomaterials

    2871

    World demand for nanomaterials will rise more than two-and-a-half times to $5.5 billion in 2016. Nanotubes, nanoclays and quantum dots will be the fastest growing types. The energy storage and generation and construction markets will offer the best gr...

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  • Lawn & Garden Consumables

    2891

    US packaged lawn and garden consumables demand will rise 3.3 percent yearly to $8.8 billion in 2016. Pesticides and fertilizers will remain the top segments, with fertilizers, seeds and growing media the fastest growing. Organic formulations will outp...

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  • World Fluorochemicals

    2869

    Global demand for fluorine-containing chemicals is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to 3.5 million metric tons in 2016. Gains will be fueled by increasing production of refrigeration and cooling equipment worldwide, as well as by an acceleration ...

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  • Specialty Fuel Additives

    2874

    US demand for specialty fuel additives will grow 4.8 percent yearly to $1.6 billion in 2016. Cold flow improvers will lead gains due to the mandated use of more biodiesel, while deposit control agents will remain the most common type. Gasoline will re...

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  • World Activated Carbon

    2878

    World demand for activated carbon will rise 10.3 percent annually through 2016 to 1.9 million metric tons. Gains will be driven mainly by more government controls on power plant and factory emissions in the US and China. India will surpass Germany to ...

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  • Pesticides

    2877

    US demand for formulated pesticide products is forecast to increase 2.6 percent per year to $12.1 billion in 2016. Gains will be driven in part by rising demand for new formulations used in multiple settings. Herbicides will remain the largest product...

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  • Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals

    2865

    US demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals will rise 4.9 percent yearly to $9.4 billion in 2016. Botanical extracts will lead gains based on their favorable natural profile, which many consumers perceive as being more healthful and beneficial than ...

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  • World Rubber Processing Chemicals

    2863

    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 an...

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  • Well Stimulation Materials

    2867

    US demand for well stimulation materials is forecast to rise 10.2 percent annually to nearly $12 billion in 2016. Growth will be driven by continued advances in hydraulic fracturing technology designed to increase the productivity of both new and exis...

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  • Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids

    2842

    Demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is forecast to climb 8.6 percent per year to $7.4 billion in 2015. Engine oil will remain the fastest-growing product type. Group III base oils and polyalphaolefins (PAOs) will be the fastest growi...

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  • World Paint & Coatings

    2845

    Global paint and coatings demand will rise 5.4 percent yearly to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market and will grow the fastest. The key architectural segment will lead gains worldwide. High-solids f...

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  • World Cement & Concrete Additives

    2841

    World demand for cement and concrete additives is projected to increase 8.3 percent annually to $15.8 billion in 2015. Gains will be bolstered by cement markets in developed regions, which consume much higher volumes of additives per ton of cement tha...

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  • Alternative Sweeteners

    2819

    US demand for alternative sweeteners is expected to advance 3.3 percent annually through 2015 to $1.4 billion. Gains will be led by relatively new entrants such as the stevia extract reb-A. The more mature products -- high intensity sweeteners (such a...

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  • Cosmeceuticals

    2758

    Demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase 5.8 percent annually through 2015. Injectables and skin care products will see the fastest growth, based on anti-aging benefits. Among chemicals, antioxidants will remain the largest category, ...

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  • Excipients

    2736

    US excipients demand will advance 3.9 percent yearly through 2015, driven by continued growth in US pharmaceutical production and the increasing importance of excipients in drug formulation. Polymers will remain the top-selling type based on their use...

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  • World Fertilizers

    2726

    World demand for fertilizers is projected to increase 3.8 percent per year through 2014. The Asia/Pacific will continue to control the largest portion of global fertilizer demand and post above-average gains. Single-nutrient fertilizers will remain th...

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  • Automotive Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants

    2714

    US automotive coating, adhesive and sealant demand will rise 9.4 percent annually through 2014 as motor vehicle output recovers from the recent downturn. Coatings will remain the dominant segment, with water-based, powder and radiation-curable types l...

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  • World Lawn & Garden Consumables

    2678

    Global lawn and garden consumables demand will grow 4.3 percent annually through 2014. Gains will be influenced by the dominant US market, while developing regions grow the fastest from a smaller base. Seeds, fertilizers and growing media will provide...

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  • Enzymes

    2670

    US demand for enzymes will rise 4.8 percent annually to 2014. Gains will be driven by continued expansion of higher-value specialty enzymes in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, research and biotechnology, and biocatalysts. In the biofuels segment, growth ...

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  • World Industrial Gases by Type, Market, & Region, 4th Edition

    2659

    Global demand for industrial gases will increase eight percent annually through 2014. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the fastest growing based on its ever expanding manufacturing base. The Africa/Mideast region will also exceed average growth rat...

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  • Cement & Concrete Additives

    2657

    US cement and concrete additive demand will rise 9.9 percent annually through 2014. The residential building market will grow the fastest, followed by highway and street uses based on continued federal transportation spending. Chemical additives will ...

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  • Drilling Products & Services

    2655

    US demand for drilling products and services will rise 8.1 percent annually through 2014, as oil and gas drilling activity benefit from relatively high oil prices and US efforts to reduce reliance on foreign energy sources. Services will account for m...

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  • Refinery Chemicals

    2629

    US refinery chemical demand will rise five percent annually through 2014, driven by the use of new, higher-value products which offer enhanced performance. Merchant hydrogen will remain the largest product type and grow the fastest. Petroleum treatmen...

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  • World Architectural Paint

    2604

    Global demand for architectural paint will rise 3.6 percent annually through 2013. The fastest gains will arise in emerging markets, mostly in Asia. The North American market will benefit from a recovery in the US housing market. Water-based formulati...

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  • World Carbon Black

    2596

    World demand for carbon black is forecast to rise 4.3 percent annually through 2013. Growth in the non-tire rubber product market will outpace growth in the dominant motor vehicle tire sector, while the smaller special blacks market will rise the fast...

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  • Food & Beverage Additives

    2607

    US demand for food and beverage additives is forecast to expand 3.5 percent annually through 2014. Flavor products and alternative sweeteners will remain the largest product types, while nutraceuticals (e.g., vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, probi...

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