Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – The global heat stabilizers market is expected to witness growth in revenues backed by strong demand from the end-use construction segment. Demand for heat stabilizers is also influenced by the plastics industry, particularly polyvinyl chloride (PVC), largely utilized in the construction industry. As the PVC products that use heat stabilizers are mainly utilized for construction purpose, the state of the construction industry in each geographic region tends to exert a significant impact on the world market. The global economic crunch weakened growth momentum in major Western markets of North America and Western Europe. Recession induced economic and business pressures resulted in slow growth in the housing and construction markets, which in turn led to a considerable weakening in demand for PVC products. With the effects of recession fading away, the global heat stabilizer market registered modest growth since 2010. Resurgence in growth fundamentals such as GDP, improvement in liquidity situation, urbanization, growth in consumer demand, increased infrastructure expenditure and expected recovery in the construction segment are key factors anticipated to put the growth impetus back on track for heat stabilizer market.
Environmental concerns and related legislations drive economic incentives for adoption of energy saving technologies and products. Consequently, energy efficient, safe, and long-lasting heat stabilizers are increasingly being demanded, in place of pollutant-heavy metal stabilizers. Lead stabilizers, once widely used as a major stabilizer variant, are anticipated to witness major erosion in growth in near future as consumers shift to more environmentally stable alternatives. There is increasing pressure to replace cadmium and Lead Stabilizers with lighter metals such as tin, calcium and mixed metal stabilizers. The mixed metal stabilizers and calcium organic stabilizers are projected to garner a significant share of the demand in the future, buoyed by increasing concerns over environmental issues. While the European vinyl industry has set a target to be lead-free in wire/cable applications by the year 2015, finding an appropriate and cost-effective alternative would be a daunting task. In other developed regions such as the US and Japan, tin stabilizers are increasingly being used in pipe formulations.
A large majority of end-use industries are anticipated to shift completely to lead-free stabilizing systems that would entirely change the composition of the global heat stabilizer market Over the coming years, lead-based stabilizers are likely to be phased out from the PVC production scenario and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. Going forward, Light stabilizers particularly HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers) and Organic Stabilizers are other variants that are anticipated to witness dynamic development in the coming years. However, the transition from harmful lead stabilizers to eco-friendly alternatives would call for higher production costs, due to expensive potential replacement solutions such as calcium organic stabilizers.
Asia-Pacific represents the largest and fastest growing region in the global Heat Stabilizers market, as stated by the new research report. The Asian market is poised to race ahead at a strong CAGR of about 5.0% through 2018, driven by rapid expansion in building and residential units in key developing nations such as China and India, increasing spending capacity and presence of large relatively untapped regional markets. With an expansion in construction and infrastructure sector, the region has been witnessing a rising demand for PVC additives in the recent years. Asian PVC industry is fast catching up with the trends prevailing in the American and European markets and is focusing on production of mixed metal and tin stabilizers for export purposes. In China, market for heat stabilizers, light stabilizers, modifiers, and UV stabilizers is touching a new high with an upsurge in demand and expansion in production capacities for majority of market players.
Key players profiled in the report include Akcros Chemicals, AM Stabilizers Corporation Baerlocher GmbH, BASF SE, Chemtura Corporation, Cytec Industries, Inc., and Dow Chemical Corp., among others.
The research report titled “Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive market overview, impact of recession, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the years 2010 through 2018 in volume terms (tons) for geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Key product segments analyzed include Lead Stabilizers, Tin Stabilizers, Mixed Metal Stabilizers and Organic Stabilizers. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2004 through 2009.
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