Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Reach 1.07 Million Tons by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Driven by demand from the tire and auto industries, the market for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to exhibit strong growth trends over the next few years. Consumption is projected to reach about 1.07 million tons by 2010.

Rubber Processing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report

Rubber chemicals form an integral part of the global rubber industry. The chemicals effectively enhance product life; resilience and other relevant properties of rubber, protecting from wear and tear and other abrasions. Trends in the key tire and automotive industries affect global demand. Rubber chemicals are also used in other non-tire automotive applications Technological advancements and industry-wide consolidation in the tire industry led to stunted growth and pressured margins in the recent past. Asia/Pacific is expected to emerge as a major market driving global growth. China is the fastest growing market with growth stemming from rapid industrialization and improved standards of living. Demand for radial tires, automotive components, water proofing materials and industrial rubber products are key factors propelling market expansion.

Asia is the largest market for rubber processing chemicals worldwide, estimated at close to 400 thousand tons in 2007 as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Europe is the second largest regional market followed by United States at third position. The three regions collectively account for over 80 percent of the global rubber processing chemicals market. The global and regional markets are expected to register CAGRs ranging between 2% and 9%. Tires constitute the major end-use market for rubber processing chemicals accounting for about 65% of overall consumption. Antidegradants represents the largest segment with sales estimated at 530 thousand tons in 2007. Boost in demand for the chemicals would stem from emerging markets for industrial rubber products and tires.

Market participants include Chemtura, Eliokem, Flexsys, Kawaguchi Chemical, Noveon, Lanxess, Ouchishinko Chemical Industrial, R. T. Vanderbilt Company, Seiko Chemical and Sumitomo Chemical.

"Rubber Processing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, competition, end-use applications, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, alliances and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for major geographic markets such as United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Asia, and rest of world. Analytics are provided in terms of product segments including Antidegradants, Accelerators and Other Rubber Processing Chemicals. The study also presents historic data for an insight into market evolution over the past fifteen years.

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