The Global Market for Carbon Black to 2025

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Carbon black (CB) is industrially manufactured in the form of hundreds of defined commercial grades that vary in their primary particle size, aggregate size and shape, porosity, surface area, and chemistry.

Demand for carbon black is mainly for application as reinforcing fillers in tires, automotive non-tire and general rubber products. Other smaller markets include paints and coatings, printing inks and toners and plastics.

High value opportunity markets have been identified for specialty carbon blacks conductive materials, ESD shielding, batteries and advanced insulation.

Report contents include:

  • In-depth analysis of the global carbon black market broken down by applications, tonnage and region.
  • Assessment of current and future markets for applications of carbon black including recycled carbon black and specialty carbon black markets.
  • Pricing.
  • Historical data for the global carbon black market.
  • Market growth forecasts to 2025.
  • Key challenges for the carbon black market.
  • Assessment of competitive threats to the carbon black market.
  • Profiles of 34 carbon black producers including product, production capacities and revenues.

Published November 2017 | 90 pages  | Price: £1000 | Table of contents

The Global Market for Carbon Black to 2025
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY…………………………………………………………. 11

  • 1.1    The current market…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
  • 1.2    Innovation in the carbon black market……………………………………………………………………………. 12
  • 1.3    Market threat from other materials…………………………………………………………………………………. 12
    • 1.3.1     Competition from precipitated silica in the tire industry………………………………………….. 12
    • 1.3.2     Competition from nanomaterials…………………………………………………………………………….. 13
  • 1.4    Automotive tires the dominant end user market……………………………………………………………… 15
  • 1.5    Key market trends 2016 to 2017…………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
    • 1.5.1     Specialty carbon black……………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
    • 1.5.2     Recovered carbon black (rCB)……………………………………………………………………………….. 16
  • 1.6    Global market size and revenues, 2014 to 2025…………………………………………………………….. 17

2    RESEARCH METHODOLOGY………………………………………………… 19

  • 2.1    Scope of the report…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
  • 2.1.1     Objective of the report……………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
  • 2.1.2     Methodology…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

3    INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. 20

  • 3.1    Carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
  • 3.1.1     Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
    • 3.1.1.1       Particle size distribution…………………………………………………………………………………. 21
    • 3.1.1.2       Structure-Aggregate size……………………………………………………………………………….. 22
    • 3.1.1.3       Surface chemistry………………………………………………………………………………………….. 23
    • 3.1.1.4       Agglomerates………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
    • 3.1.1.5       Colour properties…………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
    • 3.1.1.6       Porosity………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
    • 3.1.1.7       Physical form…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
  • 3.2    Manufacturing processes……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
    • 3.2.1     Furnace Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
    • 3.2.2     Channel Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
    • 3.2.3     Acetylene Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
    • 3.2.4     Lamp Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………………. 29
    • 3.2.5     Thermal black process…………………………………………………………………………………………… 30
    • 3.2.6     Other processes…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
      • 3.2.6.1       Gas black………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 31
      • 3.2.6.2       Pyrolysis………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 31

4    THE CARBON BLACK INDUSTRY………………………………………….. 32

  • 4.1    The market in 2017………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 32
  • 4.2    Specialty carbon black……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 33
  • 4.3    Markets for carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
    • 4.3.1     Traditional markets…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 35
    • 4.3.2     Growth markets……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
    • 4.3.3     Green carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
    • 4.3.4     Pricing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 35
  • 4.4    MARKET SUPPLY CHAIN……………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
  • 4.5    MARKET DRIVERS……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
  • 4.6    MARKET CHALLENGES……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
  • 4.7    CARBON BLACK MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS………………………………………………………….. 40
    • 4.7.1     Tires and automotive……………………………………………………………………………………………… 42
      • 4.7.1.1       Competition from precipitated silica……………………………………………………………….. 44
    • 4.7.2     Non-Tire Rubber (Industrial rubber)……………………………………………………………………….. 48
    • 4.7.3     Specialty Carbon Black………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
      • 4.7.3.1       Plastics………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 52
      • 4.7.3.2       Paints and coatings……………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
      • 4.7.3.3       Printing inks and toners…………………………………………………………………………………. 54
      • 4.7.3.4       Other……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
  • 4.8    REGIONAL MARKETS…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
    • 4.8.1     Asia-Pacific…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
      • 4.8.1.1       China……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 60
      • 4.8.1.2       India………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
    • 4.8.2     Western Europe……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 62
    • 4.8.3     North America………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 63
    • 4.8.4     Rest of the world…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 64

5    CARBON BLACK MARKET BUSINESS TRENDS 2016 to 2017… 66

6    COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS……………………………………………………… 67

  • 6.1    Key players…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 67
  • 6.2    Market share analysis…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 67

7    CARBON BLACK PRODUCER PROFILES………………………………. 69 (34 company profiles)

TABLES

  • Table 1: Applications of graphene and carbon nanotubes in rubber and tires……………………………. 13
  • Table 2 Global carbon black forecast…………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
  • Table 3 Commercially available carbon black grades…………………………………………………………………. 20
  • Table 4 Properties of carbon black and influence on performance…………………………………………….. 21
  • Table 5 Carbon black compounds………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
  • Table 6 Furnace black process…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 26
  • Table 7 Channel black process-method, advantages and disadvantages………………………………….. 27
  • Table 8 Acetylene black process-method, advantages and disadvantages………………………………… 28
  • Table 9 Lamp black process-method, advantages and disadvantages………………………………………. 29
  • Table 10 Thermal black process-method, advantages and disadvantages………………………………… 30
  • Table 11 Pricing of carbon black………………………………………………………………………………………………… 36
  • Table 12 Carbon black prices……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 36
  • Table 13 Market supply chain for carbon black…………………………………………………………………………… 37
  • Table 14 Market drivers for the carbon black industry………………………………………………………………… 38
  • Table 15 Demand for carbon black, by market, 2014-2025, million metric tons………………………….. 41
  • Table 16: Market drivers for CB in the tire industry…………………………………………………………………….. 44
  • Table 17 Global market for carbon black in tires (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025………………….. 47
  • Table 18 Carbon black non-tire applications………………………………………………………………………………. 48
  • Table 19 Global market for carbon black in non-tire rubber (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025…. 49
  • Table 20 Global demand for specialty carbon black 2014-2016 by market, million metric tons….. 51
  • Table 21 Properties of Carbon Black utilized in EDLCs………………………………………………………………. 55
  • Table 22 Principal carbon black suppliers, by region………………………………………………………………….. 58
  • Table 23 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………………………………. 60
  • Table 24 Main carbon black producers in China and production capacities……………………………….. 60
  • Table 25 Main carbon black producers in India and production capacities…………………………………. 61
  • Table 26 Western Europe market demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)……………. 63
  • Table 27 North American demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………………………. 64
  • Table 28 Rest of the world market demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………… 65
  • Table 29: Carbon black market business trends 2016-2017………………………………………………………. 66
  • Table 30: Carbon black market share, by leading producers……………………………………………………… 67

FIGURES

  • Figure 1 Global Carbon Black Market 2016, End User Markets…………………………………………………. 11
  • Figure 2: Antistatic graphene tire………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
  • Figure 3 Global carbon black market for tires, 2016…………………………………………………………………… 15
  • Figure 4 Global market for specialty carbon black, by end user demand……………………………………. 16
  • Figure 5 Global market for carbon black (metric tons), 2014 to 2025…………………………………………. 18
  • Figure 6 Electron microscope image of carbon black…………………………………………………………………. 21
  • Figure 7 Different shades of black, depending on the surface of Carbon Black………………………….. 22
  • Figure 8 Structure- Aggregate Size/Shape Distribution………………………………………………………………. 23
  • Figure 9 Surface Chemistry – Surface Functionality Distribution………………………………………………… 23
  • Figure 10: Sequence of structure development of Carbon Black………………………………………………… 24
  • Figure 11 Carbon Black pigment in Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) polymer……………………. 25
  • Figure 12 Furnace black Process……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
  • Figure 13 Channel Black Process………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28
  • Figure 15 Lampblack Process…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 30
  • Figure 16 Thermal black process……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
  • Figure 17 Global market for carbon black in 2016 by market……………………………………………………… 32
  • Figure 18 Applications of specialty carbon black………………………………………………………………………… 33
  • Figure 19 Global carbon black market by application in 2016 (million Metric tons)…………………….. 40
  • Figure 20 Demand for carbon black, by market, 2014-2025, million metric tons………………………… 41
  • Figure 21 Break-down of raw materials (by weight) used in a tire………………………………………………. 43
  • Figure 22 Precipitated silica in car tires………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
  • Figure 23 Passenger car and light truck replacement tire market 2016-2017 (million units)……….. 45
  • Figure 24  Commercial vehicle replacement tire market 2016-2017 (million units)…………………….. 46
  • Figure 25 Global Market for Carbon Black in tires, by type 2016………………………………………………… 46
  • Figure 26 Global market for carbon black in tires (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025…………………. 47
  • Figure 27 Global market for carbon black in non-tire rubber (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025… 49
  • Figure 28 Global Market for specialty carbon black, by type 2016……………………………………………… 50
  • Figure 29 Global demand for specialty carbon black 2014-2016 by market, million metric tons…. 51
  • Figure 30 Global market for carbon black in plastics (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………. 52
  • Figure 31 Global market for carbon black in paints and coatings (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 53
  • Figure 32 Global market for carbon black in printing inks and toners (Million metric tons), 2014 to 2025……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
  • Figure 33 Demand for carbon black by regional market 2016…………………………………………………….. 56
  • Figure 34 Demand for carbon black by regional market 2014-2025, metric tons………………………… 57
  • Figure 35 CB capacity by region 2006-2018………………………………………………………………………………. 58
  • Figure 36 Asia-Pacific market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………………………………… 59
  • Figure 37 China market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………………………………………. 61
  • Figure 38 India market for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………………………………………… 62
  • Figure 39 Western Europe market demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)…………… 63
  • Figure 40 North American demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………………………… 64
  • Figure 41 Rest of the world market demand for carbon black 2014 to 2025 (Metric tons)………….. 65
  • Figure 42 Main global rubber carbon black producers market share by capacity……………………….. 68