US pulp and paper chemical demand will reach 19.8 million tons in 2011 based on rising paper and board production, the use of recycled paper and demand for brighter paper and board. Higher-priced specialty additives will lead gains due to their ability to lower pollution and production costs and improve quality.
This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US pulp and paper chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by product type (e.g., specialty additives, fillers and coating pigments, bleaching and deinking chemicals, pulping chemicals); and end user (e.g., paper mills, paperboard mills, pulp mills and deinking plants).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 00 major players including Eka Chemicals (Akzo Nobel), BASF, Kemira, Dow Chemical, Hercules, Imerys, Minerals Technologies, ERCO Worldwide (Superior Plus Income Fund), DuPont and JM Huber.