Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (Vocus) October 27, 2010
Development of efficient heat stabilizers is considered a breakthrough since it paved the way for commercialization of PVC in numerous applications. Heat stabilizers are the most essential aspect of all PVC formulations as these high-performance additives protect polymers from thermal degradation during processing. The additives shield plastics from changes in color and loss of certain mechanical and electrical properties as a result of exposure to heat.. Factors such as technical requirements of the PVC products, regulatory approvals and cost influence the choice of heat stabilizer. Type of heat stabilizer employed to a great extent depends on the application as well as geographic region of the world. Majority of rigid PVC applications such as pipes, siding window profiles and other sheet products manufactured in the US are treated with organotin stabilizers. However, the percentage of tin depends mainly on product end-use. Pipe stabilizers contain lower tin levels than profile stabilizers. Asia represents the most promising market for PVC additives worldwide. With an expansion in construction and infrastructure sector, the region has been witnessing rising demand for PVC additives in the recent years. Global players are shifting their base to Asia, in an attempt to grab a share of the rapidly growing Asian PVC additives market. Asia is likely to dominate the global PVC market in the coming years, with robust increase in consumption.
Health and safety regulations worldwide have a significant impact on the market for heat stabilizers. There is increasing pressure on the additives business to replace lead and cadmium-based stabilizers and stabilizers which use solvents, especially in flexible PVC applications. This has resulted from rising concerns about damage caused to the environment. The human angle cannot be ignored, since numerous health related problems are also being created, as these additives can be harmful to workers. Demand for lead-free stabilizers is growing rapidly, driven by decreasing demand and rising costs of lead based stabilizers
Global economic meltdown jolted the heat stabilizers market across the various regions during 2008-2009. Demand for all kinds of heat stabilizers including lead, tin, mixed and organic declined in almost all the developed markets including the US, Europe, Canada and Japan. However, the manufacturers of heat stabilizers garnered considerable business in few of the developing regions such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America, among others, which displayed strong demand for heat stabilizers. Going forward, the market is expected to revive by 2011, and grow at a healthy rate in the subsequent years.
Asia-Pacific reigns as the single largest market for heat stabilizers, as stated by the new market research report on Heat Stabilizers. Europe and the US are other important markets. Asia-Pacific is also forecast to lead the way as the fastest growing region for the period 2007-2015. Product wise, the Mixed Metal Stabilizers segment is the clear market leader garnering the largest share of the total heat stabilizers market. However, in terms of market potential, Organic Stabilizers segment is slated to be the most promising, racing ahead at the fastest compounded growth rate through 2015.
Key players profiled in the report include Akcros Chemicals, Albemarle Corporation, Arkema, Arkema Beijing Chemical Co., Ltd, Baerlocher GmbH, BASF SE, Chemtura Corporation, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holdings, Inc., Cytec Industries, Inc., Ferro Corporation, Halstab, among others.
The research report titled “Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market overview, product overview, product innovations, recent industry activity, and profiles of market players worldwide. Analysis and overview is presented for major geographic markets such as US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Market analytics are provided in terms of terms of volume (tons) for product segments including Lead Stabilizers, Tin Stabilizers, Mixed Metal Stabilizers and Organic Stabilizers. The study also presents historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2000 through 2006.
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