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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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