World Catalysts

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Growth will be led by a rebound in the chemical and polymer industries, most notably in developed economies, and more stringent regulations that favor higher-value catalyst products.

World demand to rise 4.8% annually through 2018

Demand for catalysts will grow 4.8 percent per year to $20.6 billion in 2018. Growth will be led primarily by a rebound in the chemical and polymer industries, most notably in developed economies hit hard by the recession. The fastest advances, however, will be in the developing world, where rising income levels and vehicle ownership rates and rapid industrialization will encourage capacity expansion in all catalyst-consuming markets. Across the board a more stringent regulatory environment will support a shift in the catalyst product mix toward higher-value catalyst products that are highly efficient, facilitate product differentiation, and provide flexibility to manufacturers. However, despite tightening fuel sulfur regulations in large developing markets such as China and India, growth in petroleum refining catalyst demand will be restrained as global efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency lead to weak growth in refined product consumption.

Polymerization catalysts to rise at healthy pace

Polymerization catalyst demand will rise at a healthy pace in response to accelerating global polymer production. However, the commodity nature of many polymers and varying raw material costs will encourage a focus on product differentiation that will drive a shift in the polymer catalyst product mix, especially in developed regions. Demand for polymer catalysts will be strong in Asia and the Middle East where low-cost, commodity polymer capacity will continue to expand. In North America and Western Europe, polymer production growth will be more modest, but manufacturers in those regions will focus more on specialized products in order to remain competitive on a global scale, resulting in increased demand for Ziegler-Natta and single-site catalysts.

Higher-value types favored in chemical synthesis

Regional shifts in feedstocks will lift demand for generally higher-value chemical synthesis catalysts. In China, abundant coal resources and a focus on coal-to-olefins technology will support demand for synthesis gas. The shale gas boom and low natural gas prices in North America will fuel a similar shift in that region. Additionally, demand for synthesis gas catalysts, especially those used in the production of hydrogen, will be fueled by growing hydrogen demand in the petroleum refining industry, where hydrogen plays a key role in reducing sulfur content in fuels and helping manufacturers produce more valuable petroleum products. An increased focus on sustainability, regulatory efforts to reduce chemical waste, and the continued development of structurally complex active pharmaceutical ingredients will also drive a shift toward higher-value products such as biocatalysts.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $16.3 billion world catalyst industry. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by material (e.g., metals, organometallic materials, chemicals, zeolites, enzymes), product (e.g., organic synthesis, oxidation, synthesis gas, hydrogenation, hydroprocessing, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, Ziegler-Natta, reaction initiators), market, (e.g., chemical synthesis, petroleum refining, polymerization), world region, and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including BASF, WR Grace, and Johnson Matthey.

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  1. World Catalysts

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD CATALYST DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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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

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Chemical Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Petroleum Refining Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT OUTPUT BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Polymer Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POLYMER PRODUCTION BY REGION

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Outlook

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      9. 3.9 Relationship of Per Capita Catalyst Use to Per Capita GDP

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        1. CHART II-1 CATALYST USE PER CAPITA/GDP PER CAPITA RELATIONSHIP, 2013

      10. 3.10 Catalyst Technology

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        1. 3.10.1 Chemical Synthesis

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          1. Table | CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS PROCESSES

        2. 3.10.2 Petroleum Refining

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          1. Table | PETROLEUM REFINING PROCESSES

        3. 3.10.3 Polymerization

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          1. Table | POLYMER & POLYMERIZATION PROCESSES

      11. 3.11 Pricing

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    4. 4 CATALYST MATERIALS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

      2. 4.2 Metals

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        1. Table | WORLD METAL CATALYST DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Base Metals

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          1. Table | WORLD BASE METAL CATALYST DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Precious Metals

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          1. Table | WORLD PRECIOUS METAL CATALYST DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Organometallic Materials

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        1. Table | WORLD ORGANOMETALLIC CATALYST DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Chemicals

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL CATALYST DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Peroxides

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          1. Table | WORLD PEROXIDE CATALYST DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Acids

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          1. Table | WORLD ACID CATALYST DEMAND

        4. 4.4.3 Amines & Other Chemicals

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          1. Table | WORLD AMINE & OTHER CHEMICAL CATALYST DEMAND

      5. 4.5 Zeolites

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        1. Table | WORLD ZEOLITE CATALYST DEMAND

      6. 4.6 Enzymes & Other Materials

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        1. Table | WORLD ENZYME & OTHER CATALYST DEMAND

    5. 5 CATALYST PRODUCTS & MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 5.2 Chemical Synthesis Catalysts

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION

        2. CHART IV-2 WORLD CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Organic Synthesis Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD ORGANIC SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND

        4. 5.2.2 Oxidation Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD OXIDATION CATALYST DEMAND

        5. 5.2.3 Synthesis Gas Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD SYNTHESIS GAS CATALYST DEMAND

        6. 5.2.4 Hydrogenation Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD HYDROGENATION CATALYST DEMAND

        7. 5.2.5 Other Chemical Synthesis Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS CATALYST DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Petroleum Refining Catalysts

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        1. Table | WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION

        2. CHART IV-3 WORLD PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.3.1 Hydroprocessing Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD HYDROPROCESSING CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION

        4. 5.3.2 Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING CATALYST DEMAND

        5. 5.3.3 Alkylation Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD ALKYLATION CATALYST DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION

        6. 5.3.4 Reforming & Other Petroleum Refining Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD REFORMING & OTHER PETROLEUM REFINING CATALYST DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Polymerization Catalysts

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        1. Table | WORLD POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION

        2. CHART IV-4 WORLD POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.4.1 Ziegler-Natta Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYST DEMAND

        4. 5.4.2 Reaction Initiators

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          1. Table | WORLD REACTION INITIATOR CATALYST DEMAND

        5. 5.4.3 Single-Site Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD SINGLE-SITE CATALYST DEMAND

        6. 5.4.4 Other Polymerization Catalysts

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER POLYMERIZATION CATALYST DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Regional Overview

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        1. 5.5.1 Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART IV-5 WORLD CATALYST DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        2. 5.5.2 Production & Trade

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    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 6.1 North America: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

      2. 6.2 North America: Catalyst Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 6.3 United States

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        1. 6.3.1 United States: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 United States: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Canada

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        1. 6.4.1 Canada: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CANADA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 6.4.2 Canada: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | CANADA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Mexico

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        1. 6.5.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | MEXICO: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 6.5.2 Mexico: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | MEXICO: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Catalyst Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Germany

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        1. 7.3.1 Germany: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | GERMANY: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.3.2 Germany: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | GERMANY: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 7.4 France

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        1. 7.4.1 France: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | FRANCE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.4.2 France: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | FRANCE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 United Kingdom

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        1. 7.5.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.5.2 United Kingdom: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 Italy

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        1. 7.6.1 Italy: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | ITALY: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.6.2 Italy: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | ITALY: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 The Netherlands

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        1. 7.7.1 The Netherlands: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.7.2 The Netherlands: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 Belgium

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        1. 7.8.1 Belgium: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | BELGIUM: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.8.2 Belgium: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | BELGIUM: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 Spain

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        1. 7.9.1 Spain: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | SPAIN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.9.2 Spain: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | SPAIN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 7.10 Other Western Europe

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        1. 7.10.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 7.10.2 Other Western Europe: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 8.3 China

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        1. 8.3.1 China: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CHINA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.3.2 China: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 8.4 Japan

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        1. 8.4.1 Japan: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | JAPAN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.4.2 Japan: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | JAPAN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 8.5 South Korea

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        1. 8.5.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.5.2 South Korea: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 8.6 India

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        1. 8.6.1 India: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | INDIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.6.2 India: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | INDIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 8.7 Taiwan

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        1. 8.7.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.7.2 Taiwan: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 8.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 8.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 8.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 8.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Catalyst Demand by Country

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CATALYST DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Central & South America

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        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.1.3 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | BRAZIL: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.1.4 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.2.3 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | RUSSIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Catalyst Demand

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 9.3.3 Saudi Arabia

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          1. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 9.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

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          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST MARKET INDICATORS

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CATALYST DEMAND BY MARKET

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 General

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        1. Table | SELECTED WORLD CATALYST SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 10.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD CATALYST MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 10.3 Industry Restructuring

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 10.5 Research & Development

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      6. 10.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 10.7 Competitive Strategies

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      8. 10.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 10.8.1 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

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        2. 10.8.2 Akzo Nobel NV

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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 BASF SE

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        6. 10.8.6 Bayer AG

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        7. 10.8.7 Borealis AG

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        8. 10.8.8 Chemtura Corporation

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        9. 10.8.9 Chevron Corporation

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        10. 10.8.10 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $82.00

        11. 10.8.11 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

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        12. 10.8.12 Clariant International Limited

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        13. 10.8.13 Dow Chemical Company

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        14. 10.8.14 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

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        15. 10.8.15 Eastman Chemical Company

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        16. 10.8.16 Evonik Industries AG

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        17. 10.8.17 Exxon Mobil Corporation

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        18. 10.8.18 FMC Corporation

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        19. 10.8.19 Grace (WR) &Company

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        20. 10.8.20 Haldor Topsøe A/S

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        21. 10.8.21 HC Starck GmbH

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        22. 10.8.22 Honeywell International Incorporated

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        23. 10.8.23 INEOS Group AG

          $99.00

        24. 10.8.24 Johnson Matthey plc

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        25. 10.8.25 LANXESS AG

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        26. 10.8.26 LyondellBasell Industries NV

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        27. 10.8.27 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 10.8.28 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $126.00

        29. 10.8.29 Novozymes A/S

          $134.00

        30. 10.8.30 OM Group Incorporated

          $129.00

        31. 10.8.31 PQ Holdings Incorporated

          $103.00

        32. 10.8.32 Royal Dutch Shell plc

          $181.00

        33. 10.8.33 Total SA

          $82.00

        34. 10.8.34 Univation Technologies LLC

          $82.00

      9. 10.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $163.00

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