Heat Stabilizer Market to Grow Over 4% Annually, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Manufacturers of heat stabilizers are under pressure to replace lead and cadmium-based stabilizers, due to rising concerns about the environmental damage caused by these stabilizers. Exposure to lead and cadmium is considered a major source of life threatening ailments. Global heat stabilizers market, estimated at 695 thousand tonnes is likely to post a CAGR of over 4%.

Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report

Heat stabilizers are the most essential aspect of all PVC formulations. These high-performance additives protect polymers from thermal degradation during processing. High processing temperatures result in dehydrochlorination of PVC, leading to an 'unzipping' effect thereby causing degradation. The problem is further compounded by emission of hydrogen chloride during dehydrochlorination, which acts as a catalyst further speeding up the process. Development of efficient heat stabilizers is considered a breakthrough since it paved the way for commercialization of PVC in numerous applications. These additives protect plastics from changes in color and loss of certain mechanical and electrical properties as a result of exposure to heat. Mixed metal stabilizers market represents the largest segment of global heat stabilizers market, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Global organic heat stabilizers market is expected to be nearly 40 thousand tonnes by 2010. Heat stabilizer market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to grow at approximately 7%. North America and Europe account for nearly 45% of the global heat stabilizers market. United States tin stabilizers market is estimated at 57 thousand tonnes.    

Major players in heat stabilizer market include Akzo Nobel, Akcros, Ferro, Baerlocher, OM Group, Chemtura Corporation, Hamond, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Arkema (Formerly Atofina Chemicals), and Rohm & Hass.

"Heat Stabilizers: A Global Strategic Business Report", published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. analyzes major segments including lead stabilizers, tin stabilizers, mixed metal stabilizers and organic stabilizers. The report also provides profiles of leading players and presents recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, as well as other strategic industry activities. Detailed analysis is provided for major geographic markets including United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and rest of world.

For more details about this research report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/MCP-1495.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world's largest market research publishers. The company employs over 700 people worldwide and publishes more than 880 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers a range of over 60,000 smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

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