World Rubber Processing Chemicals

Growth will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia/Pacific region (especially China), and recovery in demand in the US, Western Europe and Japan following their recent declines.

World demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2015

Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.7 percent per year through 2015 to 1.4 million metric tons. Growth will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia/ Pacific region (especially China), and recovery in demand in the US, Western Europe and Japan following declines in all three areas between 2005 and 2010. Rubber chemical demand in China is projected to grow 8.1 percent per year through 2015 to more than 575,000 metric tons. Gains will benefit from healthy growth in both tire and non-tire rubber demand, with the latter rising especially strongly. The US, Japan and Western Europe are all expected to see a reversal from the declines experienced between 2005 and 2010. However, growth in all three is projected to be less than one percent per year through 2015, reflecting market maturity in rubber consuming sectors.

Antidegradants demand to grow 4.6% annually

Demand for antidegradants (which improve rubber’s resistance to the effects of oxidation, ozone, heat, sunlight and mechanical stress) is projected to grow 4.6 percent per year through 2015 to nearly 825,000 metric tons. Antidegradant demand will be fueled by both expansion in its major applications (tires and industrial rubber products) and continuing efforts to improve performance and lengthen service lives of rubber goods. One factor that will counter increasing antidegradant usage is the faster growth in demand for natural rubber versus synthetic rubber. Natural rubber has inherent antioxidative properties and requires lower antioxidant loadings than synthetic rubber to achieve similar properties.

Accelerator demand will exceed 415,000 metric tons in 2015. These chemicals, which control the vulcanization process, are required in all vulcanized rubber products. As such, demand tends to track overall rubber consumption. However, accelerator demand growth will outpace rubber consumption gains due to the above-average gains forecast for secondary or ultra-accelerators, which offer rapid cure rates, are used with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and latex compounds, and are believed to be less toxic than primary accelerators.

Demand for other processing chemicals -- including processing aids, adhesion promoters and blowing agents, among numerous others -- will reach almost 130,000 metric tons in 2015. Processing aids, used to improve plasticity and molding properties of rubber, are expected to see above average gains due to faster growth in usage of natural rubber. Natural rubber is difficult to process due to low plasticity, and therefore requires greater loadings of processing aids.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 1.1 million metric ton world rubber processing chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type of rubber (synthetic, natural), chemical (e.g., antidegradants, accelerators, processing aids), market (tires, non-tire rubber products), world region and for 27 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market shares and profiles 19 industry players, including LANXESS, Solutia and Chemtura.

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  1. World Rubber Processing Chemicals

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Environment

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Economic Performance

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Population Overview

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

      4. 3.4 Motor Vehicle Production

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

      5. 3.5 Motor Vehicles in Use

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY REGION (million units)

      6. 3.6 World Tire Production

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        1. Table | WORLD TIRE PRODUCTION BY REGION & TYPE (million units)

      7. 3.7 Rubber Consumption Overview

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        1. 3.7.1 Rubber Consumption by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 3.7.2 Rubber Consumption by Type

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 3.7.3 Rubber Consumption by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Overview

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Tires

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          1. Table | WORLD TIRE MARKET FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | PASSENGER TREAD TIRE RECIPE (radial tire)

          3. Table | PASSENGER TREAD TIRE SIDE-WALL & SHOULDER RECIPE

          4. Table | PASSENGER TIRE APEX RECIPE

          5. Table | PASSENGER TIRE INNERLINER RECIPE

        3. 4.3.2 Non-Tire Rubber Products

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          1. Table | WORLD NON-TIRE MARKET FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | NON-TIRE RUBBER PRODUCT RECIPES (parts per hundred rubber - PHR)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Type of Rubber

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE OF RUBBER (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.1 Synthetic Rubber

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND IN SYNTHETIC RUBBER (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.2 Natural Rubber

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND IN NATURAL RUBBER (thousand metric tons)

      5. 4.5 Demand by Type of Chemical

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE OF CHEMICAL (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.5.1 Antidegradants

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER ANTIDEGRADANT DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | ANTIDEGRADANT TYPES & FUNCTIONS

        3. 4.5.2 Accelerators

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER ACCELERATOR DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | ACCELERATOR TYPES & FUNCTIONS

        4. 4.5.3 Processing Aids & Other Rubber Processing Chemicals

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          1. Table | WORLD PROCESSING AIDS & OTHER RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | TYPES & FUNCTIONS OF OTHER RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: Market Environment

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

      2. 5.2 North America: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 North America: Suppliers

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      4. 5.4 United States

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        1. Table | UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Canada

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        1. Table | CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | CANADA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

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        1. Table | MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | MEXICO: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Market Environment

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Suppliers

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      4. 6.4 Belgium

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        1. Table | BELGIUM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | BELGIUM: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | FRANCE: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Germany

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        1. Table | GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | GERMANY: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | ITALY: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 The Netherlands

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        1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 6.9 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | SPAIN: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      10. 6.10 United Kingdom

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      11. 6.11 Other Western Europe

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE, MARKET & COUNTRY (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Suppliers

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      4. 7.4 China

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        1. Table | CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | CHINA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | INDIA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Indonesia

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        1. Table | INDONESIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | INDONESIA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | JAPAN: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Malaysia

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        1. Table | MALAYSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | MALAYSIA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 South Korea

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      10. 7.10 Taiwan

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        1. Table | TAIWAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | TAIWAN: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      11. 7.11 Thailand

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        1. Table | THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | THAILAND: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      12. 7.12 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Market Environment

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Suppliers

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        4. 8.1.4 Argentina

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          1. Table | ARGENTINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | ARGENTINA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.1.5 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | BRAZIL: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.1.6 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Market Environment

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Suppliers

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        4. 8.2.4 Czech Republic

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          1. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

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          1. Table | POLAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | POLAND: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.2.6 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | RUSSIA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        7. 8.2.7 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Rubber Processing Chemical Demand

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Suppliers

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        4. 8.3.4 South Africa

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          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.3.5 Turkey

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          1. Table | TURKEY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | TURKEY: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.3.6 Other Africa/Mideast

          $198.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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      2. 9.2 Market Share & Industry Concentration

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions, Divestitures & Industry Restructuring

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Marketing & Competitive Strategies

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      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

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      6. 9.6 Research & Development

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      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.7.1 Arkema SA

          $245.00

        2. 9.7.2 Bann Química Limitada

          $82.00

        3. 9.7.3 Behn Meyer Holding AG

          $110.00

        4. 9.7.4 Chemtura Corporation

          $208.00

        5. 9.7.5 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 9.7.6 DUSLO as

          $82.00

        7. 9.7.7 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $103.00

        8. 9.7.8 Emery Oleochemicals Group

          $83.00

        9. 9.7.9 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

          $82.00

        10. 9.7.10 Korea Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited

          $114.00

        11. 9.7.11 LANXESS AG

          $476.00

        12. 9.7.12 Linkwell Rubber Chemicals Company Limited

          $86.00

        13. 9.7.13 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $103.00

        14. 9.7.14 Repsol YPF SA

          $82.00

        15. 9.7.15 Safic-Alcan SAS

          $88.00

        16. 9.7.16 Solutia Incorporated

          $167.00

        17. 9.7.17 Solvay SA

          $216.00

        18. 9.7.18 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

          $161.00

        19. 9.7.19 Vanderbilt (RT) Company Incorporated

          $135.00

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