Global demand for textile chemicals will reach $19 billion in 2012. Colorants and auxiliaries will remain the biggest product segment, while faster gains will be seen in finishing chemicals. The Asia/Pacific region, particularly China and India, will remain the largest consumer of textile chemicals, and is also forecast to grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $16.6 billion world textile chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., colorants and auxiliaries, coating and sizing chemicals, finishing chemicals), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 22 major national markets.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 56 industry players, including Clariant International, DyStar and Huntsman.