Furnace carbon black industry and market analysis covering the period 2011 to 2030. Industry coverage includes production capacities, trends and industry drivers. Market coverage includes international trade, segmental drivers, volumes, market prices and market values.
An overview of the furnace carbon black industry leads into a more detailed analysis of the manufacturing landscape. This looks at key manufacturers and the geographical spread of global manufacturing capacity. This is followed by analysis of manufacturer’s financial performance, manufacturing cost and manufacturing developments.
Carbon black market dynamics are then addressed for the primary market segments of tire, rubber goods (MRG) and plastics where consideration is given to drivers such as global megatrends, material developments, legislation and product differentiation. Market dynamics is completed with a brief look at the other market segments comprising of inks, coatings and numerous other niche applications.
International trade looks at the balance of production and demand and allows some high level benchmarking for market pricing. This is followed by a more detailed analysis of market pricing via RCCL’s proprietary market price modelling system which is benchmarked against actual market prices for China, Europe and North America for referenced rubber, plastic and specialist grades.
The key focus of the report is a detailed look at historic, current and projected future volumes in the primary market segments of tire, rubber goods and plastics and ‘other’ segments. Detailed projections are provided for future volumes based on the mix of market drivers already outlined. The market volumes are then combined with regional and segmental pricing estimates to determine market values.
The report concludes with a section looking at global and regional supply versus demand, this section also includes detailed analysis of several topical market related issues for India and North America.
The executive summary provides extensive conclusions and key takeaways for the report. This is designed for easy transfer into management presentations.