World Activated Carbon

Gains will be driven by more stringent pollution controls in the US and China, and expanding production of edible oils, beverages, and sweeteners in much of the rest of the world.

World demand to advance 10.3% yearly through 2016

World demand for activated carbon is expected to increase more than ten percent per year through 2016 to 1.9 million metric tons. This high rate of growth will be attributable to a number of factors, though regulatory changes in the US will be the largest single driver. China’s activated carbon market will also rise rapidly as the country’s Twelfth Five- Year Plan (2011-2015) seeks to improve water and air quality in the nation. Expanding production of edible oils, beverages, and sweeteners will stimulate growth in much of the rest of the world, but overall demand will rise more slowly than in the US and China.

New rules to spur worldleading gains in US demand

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placed into force new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) in 2011. These rules require drastic reductions in mercury emitted from coal-fired power plants, industrial boilers, and portland cement kilns, among other sources. Activated carbon is widely accepted to be the most economical and effective method for controlling these emissions, and enormous amounts of activated carbon will be needed to do so. Further regulatory changes, such as the implementation of the EPA’s Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule in 2012, limit the allowable concentration of a variety of chemicals in US drinking water. The new rules will spur world-leading growth in US activated carbon demand between 2011 and 2016, with overall sales expected to more than double.

The activated carbon market in China will be driven by more than regulation, and will advance at a slightly lower rate than sales in the US. While implementation of the newest Five-Year Plan will bolster activated carbon use, gains will also come from increasing consumption by industry, as demand for activated carbon rises faster than the world average. The Twelfth Five-Year Plan will also lead to greater use of activated carbon in water treatment and in air purification. Consumption of activated carbon at the household level in point-ofuse tap water filtration systems will also boost demand.

Several other nations will also experience rapid growth. For instance, India is expected to surpass Germany to become the fourth largest market for activated carbon in 2016 (behind Japan), with sales rising on increased food and beverage manufacturing and increased levels of water treatment. Many other nations in the Asia/Pacific region, along with many in Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the Africa/Mideast region, will exceed historical growth levels as industrial, water treatment and food and beverage production markets for activated carbon grow.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 1.2 million metric ton global activated carbon industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (e.g., powdered, granular), application (liquid phase, gas phase), market (e.g., industrial, water treatment, food and beverage processing, motor vehicle, pharmaceutical and medical), world region and for 17 countries.

The study also evaluates company market share, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry participants, including Calgon Carbon, Norit and MeadWestvaco.

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  1. World Activated Carbon

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Global Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Fixed Investment Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Demographic Overview

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        1. 3.4.1 World Population Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.4.2 World Urbanization Patterns

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          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Nonagricultural Water Use Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD NONAGRICULTURAL WATER USE BY REGION (billion cubic meters)

      7. 3.7 World Food & Beverage Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY EGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Sweeteners Overview

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      9. 3.9 World Pharmaceuticals Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      10. 3.10 World Motor Vehicle Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand units)

      11. 3.11 Technology

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        1. 3.11.1 Characteristics

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        2. 3.11.2 Feedstock

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        3. 3.11.3 Activation & Regeneration

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        4. 3.11.4 New Product Development

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        5. 3.11.5 Competitive Materials & Technology

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      12. 3.12 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Production

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON SHIPMENTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Production Capacity & Utilization

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      5. 4.5 Reactivation & Regeneration Capacity

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      6. 4.6 International Trade

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      7. 4.7 Pricing Patterns

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON PRICES BY REGION (dollars per metric ton)

    5. 5 WORLD PRODUCT & MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Demand by Type

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.2.1 Powdered

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          1. Table | WORLD POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.2.2 Granular

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          1. Table | WORLD GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 5.2.3 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER ACTIVATED CARBON TYPES BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.3.1 Liquid Phase

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          1. Table | WORLD LIQUID PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.3.2 Gas Phase

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          1. Table | WORLD GAS PHASE ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.4.1 Industrial

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          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD AIR PURIFICATION DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.4.2 Water Treatment

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          1. Table | WORLD WATER TREATMENT DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD DRINKING WATER DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD OTHER WATER TREATMENT MARKETS DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

        4. 5.4.3 Food & Beverage Processing

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          1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD SWEETENER PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

        5. 5.4.4 Motor Vehicle

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          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

        6. 5.4.5 Pharmaceutical & Medical

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          1. Table | WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

        7. 5.4.6 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS DEMAND FOR ACTIVATED CARBON (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 6.1 North America: General

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        1. Table | NORTH AERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 6.2 North America: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 North America: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 United States

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        1. Table | UNITED STATES -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | UNITED STATES -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED STATES -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Canada

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        1. Table | CANADA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | CANADA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CANADA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Mexico

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        1. Table | MEXICO -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | MEXICO -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | MEXICO -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: General

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 Germany

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        1. Table | GERMANY -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | GERMANY -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | GERMANY -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 United Kingdom

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | ITALY -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | ITALY -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | FRANCE -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | FRANCE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | SPAIN -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SPAIN -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 8.4 China

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        1. Table | CHINA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | CHINA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CHINA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 8.5 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | JAPAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | JAPAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 8.6 South Korea

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 8.7 India

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        1. Table | INDIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | INDIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | INDIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 8.8 Taiwan

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        1. Table | TAIWAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | TAIWAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | TAIWAN -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 8.9 Indonesia

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        1. Table | INDONESIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | INDONESIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | INDONESIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      10. 8.10 Australia

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        1. Table | AUSTRALIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | AUSTRALIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      11. 8.11 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Central & South America

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        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.1.3 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL -- CTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | BRAZIL -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | BRAZIL -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.1.4 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.2.3 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | RUSSIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | RUSSIA -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- ACTIVATED CARBON MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Activated Carbon Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- ACTIVATED CARBON SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Activated Carbon Market Outlook

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- ACTIVATED CARBON DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 General

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      2. 10.2 Industry Composition & Market Share

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        1. Table | WORLD ACTIVATED CARBON SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

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      4. 10.4 Manufacturing Trends

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      5. 10.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 10.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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      8. 10.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 10.8.1 ADA Carbon Solutions LLC

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        2. 10.8.2 ADA-ES Incorporated

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        3. 10.8.3 Albemarle Corporation

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        4. 10.8.4 Arkema SA

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        5. 10.8.5 Calgon Carbon Corporation

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        6. 10.8.6 Carbon Activated Corporation

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        7. 10.8.7 Carbon Resources LLC

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        8. 10.8.8 CPL Carbon Link Limited

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        9. 10.8.9 Desotec NV-SA

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        10. 10.8.10 Donau Chemie AG

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        11. 10.8.11 Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon Company Limited

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        12. 10.8.12 Futamura Chemical Company Limited

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        13. 10.8.13 Grupo Clarimex SA de CV

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        14. 10.8.14 Hayleys plc

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        15. 10.8.15 Indo German Carbons Limited

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        16. 10.8.16 International Chemical Investors SE

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        17. 10.8.17 Jacobi Carbons AB

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        18. 10.8.18 Kuraray Company Limited

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        19. 10.8.19 Kureha Corporation

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        20. 10.8.20 MeadWestvaco Corporation

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        21. 10.8.21 Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited

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        22. 10.8.22 Norit NV

          $333.00

        23. 10.8.23 Osaka Gas Company Limited

          $323.00

        24. 10.8.24 Pacific Activated Carbon Company Incorporated

          $323.00

        25. 10.8.25 PT Intan Prima Group

          $323.00

        26. 10.8.26 Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Company Limited

          $323.00

        27. 10.8.27 Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Company Limited

          $323.00

        28. 10.8.28 Shinkwang Chemical Industry Company Limited

          $323.00

        29. 10.8.29 Siemens AG

          $356.00

        30. 10.8.30 Silcarbon Aktivkohle GmbH

          $323.00

        31. 10.8.31 Veolia Environnement SA

          $323.00

      9. 10.9 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $323.00

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