Calcium Carbonate: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 03, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn - Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is an inorganic mineral that finds extensive use as functional and commercial filler in plastic, paper, rubber, coatings, light chemicals, and architectural materials, among others. Along with talc and kaolin, the mineral is extensively used in metalloid mineral applications. Dynamics of the global calcium carbonate market are closely linked to the trends in the paper, automotive, plastics, and construction industries, which are significantly affected by cyclical fluctuations of the global economy. With major end markets affected by uncertain economic conditions, consumption of calcium carbonate declined during the recession years. In particular, the demand for precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) fell drastically owing to the steep decline in paper output in the US and Europe. The market is expected to make steady recovery and post growth in the long run, driven led by the material’s increasing use in paper industry, and the continuous shift of paper mills from acid-based to alkaline-based process technology. Growth would also be driven by the rising demand for nano calcium carbonate and precipitated calcium carbonate.
As stated by the new market research report on Calcium Carbonate, Asia-Pacific represents the largest and the fastest growing market for calcium carbonate, globally, with rapid progress of plastics and paper industries expected to drive future growth. Rise in paper production, establishment of new paper mills and increase in mineral loadings of paper to cut down pulp usage are expected to drive demand for both GCC and PCC. China, in particular, is expected to remain a major contributor to growth, owing to the material’s rising use in paper and paperboard manufacturing sectors. On the other hand, calcium carbonate market in developed regions is expected to grow at a relatively moderate pace.
Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) represents the largest and the fastest growing product segment in the global calcium carbonate market. While the demand for GCC from Asian countries is expected to be robust, North America and Europe are expected to register lackluster growth. Paper and plastics are the major end-use markets for GCC. In the paper making sector, GCC continues to generate demand for paper coating applications and as fillers. Paper manufactured using GCC leads to a high quality product and does not cause wastage. GCC is also commonly used as filler in the plastics industry. On the other hand, growth in the Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) market would be driven by the increasing number of paper mills and rising demand from plastics sector. Asia-Pacific offers huge opportunities for growth with China’s surging domestic demand for paints and plastics in the construction industry. Increasing consumption of PCC in paper and rubber industries is also expected to offer favorable opportunities in China. In North America and Europe, establishment of satellite plants augurs well for the PCC market.
Key players profiled in the report include Excalibar Minerals LLC, Huber Engineered Materials, Imerys, Maruo Calcium Co. Ltd., Minerals Technologies Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Okutama Kogyo Co. Ltd., Omya AG, Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co. KG, and Solvay S.A.
The research report titled “Calcium Carbonate: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, and strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America). Product segments analyzed include Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC). The GCC and PCC markets are further analyzed by end-use markets – Paper, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Plastics, and Others.
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