Organics is the fastest growing sector in the global personal care industry. Organic hair care products are replacing synthetic hair care products. The demand for chemically clean hair care products has grown considerably in recent years due to rising consumer awareness about the possible dangers of harmful chemicals used in synthetic hair care products.
The construction chemicals market is majorly driven by the growing end-user industries such as building and construction industry. The major factors driving the growth of construction industry are urbanization and industrialization. Swift developments in the developing economies such as Asia Pacific, especially in India and China has led to increased use of advanced products in the construction sector. Therefore, high quality materials such as waterproofing chemicals are used on a large scale in the construction industry, thereby, boosting growth for global waterproofing chemicals market worldwide.
Hygiene awareness among the population has led to gradual changes in the standards and living of the population in developed as well as developing economies. High demand for disposable hygiene products is reported in the market. Baby diapers are expected o experience high demand due to the absorption capacity of superabsorbent polymers. Superabsorbent polymers are expected to retain liquid of almost 800 times of its own weight. This property of superabsorbent polymers has led to its application in wide range of industries such as agriculture, medical, water treatment, etc.
Salicylic Acid is an organic acid available since centuries globally. It is a colorless and odorless crystalline powder. It is extracted naturally from the bark of willow tree. Since centuries people are using salicylic acid as a medicinal product to reduce fever, aches and pains. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it an important acid in the pharmaceutical industry.
The worldwide plastomer market is predicted to touch 6.5029 billion US dollars mark by end of the year 2022. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of 7.2% during the forecasted period. The raw materials for Plastomer comprises of natural gas. Polyolefins are generated by process of polymerization in which the short chain hydrocarbons are polymerized in the presence of catalysts to produce long chain polymers. The value chain of the global plastomer market begins through supply of primary raw materials.
Growing health awareness among the population in both the developed and developing economies has changed the food consumption patterns of people. The busy lifestyle of people has led to high demand for processed foods and drinks. People now prefer nutrition over tasty food which has given rise to increased demand for packaged food products. Fumaric acid is used on a large scale in the food industry. Fumaric acid is used as a food additive, flavor enhancer and improves the quality of food. It is used as a preservative for packaged foods and is also used in manufacture of bakery, breads, confectionary, desserts, etc.
Citric acid is the most widely used food acidulant. The acid and its derivatives are also ingredients in personal care products, pharmaceuticals, detergents and cleaners, and industrial applications. Food safety, rising demand for innovative food and beverages product are some of the factors driving the market growth.
The global market for beta carotene is witnessing growth on the back of rising health concerns and increased importance of intake of beta carotene. Moreover, shift in trends towards natural ingredients is another factor driving towards the market growth. But, due to excessive intake of beta carotene can also causes various effects on the human body therefore it is recommend to consumed in prescribed quantities only.
Lactic acid which is produced by the fermentation of starch is widely used as flavour enhancer, preservatives and acidulant in food and beverages. Lactic acid also aids the starting material for polylactic acid (PLA), a biodegradable polymer. Growing environmental concerns and rising demand for green packaging are some of the majors driving the market growth. Moreover, volatility the prices of crude oil is another major factor contributing towards market growth.
Acrylic acid is produced predominantly via two stage oxidation of propylene. Approximately around 5% of propylene is consumed in the production of acrylic acid. Acrylic acid is available in two grades: technical grade and glacial grade.
Functional and structural parts for various applications can now be made from thermoplastic resin such as Polyphthalamide (PPA). Polyphthalamide can now be seen in large number of industries ranging from automobiles, electronic to personal care products and machines and appliances. Heat resistant property of PPA distinguished technical injection molded plastics through dimensional stability even at high temperatures. Apart from properties such as chemical resistance, heat resistance and flame retardant, PPA also helps in less uptake of moisture.
Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the most potential applications of lactic acid. It is a biodegradable lactic acid based polymer. It is the most common bio plastic in use today. It is widely used in packaging application followed by catering and technical material applications.
The worldwide alpha olefins market was evaluated at 7,552 million US dollars during year 2014. Growing demand for polyethylene from packaging sector is predicted to remain a main aspect for global alpha olefins market in future. The rising demand for polyalphaolefin in synthetic lubricants owing to reduced wear and tear of engine is predicted to enhance the demand for alpha olefins in future.
Camphor is a flammable, waxy, transparent or white solid which has a brawny aromatic odor. The origin of camphor comes from a large evergreen tree known as camphor laurel which is found in Asia. It is also known as kapur tree which is a timber tree in the same region. Apart from its natural origin, camphor can be synthetically produced from turpentine oil.Camphor is a flammable, waxy, transparent or white solid which has a brawny aromatic odor. The origin of camphor comes from a large evergreen tree known as camphor laurel which is found in Asia. It is also known as kapur tree which is a timber tree in the same region. Apart from its natural origin, camphor can be synthetically produced from turpentine oil. Synthetic camphor is available in the form of powder, tablets and blocks.
N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) is a colorless liquid which when impure appears to be yellow. It is miscible with almost all organic solvents and water. It is known by many other names such as N-Methylpyrrolidone, N-Methylpyrrolidinone which is also known as Pharmasolve and 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone. N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone fit in the group of dipolar aprotic solvents which include dimethyl sulfoxide and dimethylformamide. It has the property of dissolve diverse metals and hence is used on a large scale in plastics and petrochemical industries. They also have applications in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and paints & coatings industries.
Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide which is also known as white powdered starch derivative. It is a food additive that belongs to the group of complex sugar. Production of maltodextrin is carried out through partial hydrolysis of grain starch which includes wheat, corn, rice and potatoes. This method abscond the product with less than 20% of sugar therefore it is also used in sugar substitutes such as Equal and Splenda. Maltodextrin is known to have bland flavor and smooth texture.
Hazardous waste material is any material which on improper disposal may cause threat to the environment. These waste materials can be generated through variety of sources such as manufacturing units, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare companies among other end-use industries globally. These wastes include infectious, corrosive, oxidizing, radioactive and explosive waste. Therefore, this kind of waste is termed as hazardous waste as it can cost a great loss to humans and animals.
Acetic acid is one of the raw material used in the manufacturing of chemicals such as vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), acetate esters and acetic anhydride. These chemicals are further used in various end users industries such as automobile, construction, textiles among others. This report includes overall acetic acid market by its application and by geography.
The study covers the basic overview of the hyaluronic acid market such as introduction, classification, and supply chain among others. In addition, to understand the competitiveness of the market porter’s five force analysis is also included.
Fermentation technology has been a long favored biological process due to its simplicity of reaction, low costs, versatility of application and high specificity. Industries have complimented the basic principle of fermentation with advance in techniques and genetic engineering.
Dimer acids, or dimerized fatty acids, are dicarboxylic acids prepared by dimerizing unsaturated fatty acids obtained from tall oil, usually on clay catalysts. The study is segment by product type, by application and by geography.
Butyric acid is a colorless chemical used in various applications such as animal feed, chemical intermediate, food and flavors, pharmaceuticals and others. In 2014, animal feed accounted for 40% share of the total market in terms of value and projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. However, food and flavors segment is projected to witness highest growth rate during the forecast period.
Corn oil is much known as healthy edible oil and is widely used as cooking oil worldwide. Corn oil has various therapeutic properties which makes it vulnerable for its use in various applications. It is also known to provide various health benefits which such as, it lowers the cholesterol, improves heart health, and lowers blood pressure and as emollient for skin among others.
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) was studied initially by Friedel and Crafts by reacting benzene with sulphur in the presence of aluminum chloride. The end product obtained through this reaction was a weak polymer with some extra sulphur linkages. Further, the scientists carried out experiments using related organo sulfur compounds and diphenyl sulfide.
This report on global chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) detection equipment studies the overall market scenario, current trends, market size, future prospects, competition for the overall CBRNE detection equipment market. For the purpose of this study, the global CBRNE detection equipment market is studied by threat type, by detection systems and equipment, and geographical distribution.
UV cured resins are used in various end-user industries such as packaging, electronics, building & construction and automotive among others. Packaging industry is reported to have significant impact on the UV cured resins market. UV cured resins are majorly used for label printing in the packaging industry. North America dominated the market for UV cured resins inks market due to high demand from the packaging sector in the region. High consumption of packaged food and beverage is the major factor driving the market of UV cures resins market in the region.
Sodium thiocyanate is a chemical compound which appears to be colorless or white powder. This powder easily dissolves in ethanol, water and acetone. It is a rhombic system crystal which has relative density 1.735 and melting point of 287 degree Celsius. Sodium thiocyanate decomposes on heating under light and produces harmful fumes of sulfur oxide, cyanides and nitrogen oxides. It reacts vigorously with strong bases, acids and strong oxidants.
Monoethylene is a colorless, odorless liquid which is known as the daughter product of ethylene oxide. Diethylene oxide and triethylene dioxide are the coproducts obtained in the manufacturing process of monoethylene glycol. Monoethylene glycol is widely used in various end-user industries. The major applications of monoethylene glycol range from textile industry to packaging industry.
Growing demand for lightweight aircrafts in the defense industry has boosted high demand for carbon fibers in the market. Carbon fibers are gaining high demand from the global market due to its beneficial properties such as high tensile strength, heat resistant and manufacturing flexibility among others. These properties have led to high demand from various end-user industries in the global market. Automotive industry accounted as the second largest application segment of global carbon fibers market in 2015. Rising concerns for fuel efficient has boosted market demand for carbon fibers due to its lightweight material property.
Textile is simply defined as a flexible woven material which consists of network of artificial and natural fibers called as yarn or threads. Textiles which are made from various materials are obtained from four main sources such as mineral, animal, plant and synthetic. These textiles consist of large number of chemicals which are used in the manufacture of these textiles.
Poly Alpha Olefin (PAO) is hydrogenated olefin oligomers which are manufactured by the catalytic polymerization of linear alpha olefins. PAO are well defined colorless liquids with wax free combination of molecules of predetermined chain length. Poly Alpha Olefin (PAO) are synthesized by a two step reaction sequence from linear alpha olefins, derived from ethylene.
Aromatic solvents are the solvents which are used on a large scale in wide range of end-user industries. These solvents are soluble in various soluble solvents with a typical aroma. On the basis of products, aromatic solvents are segmented into toluene, xylene, benzene and others. These aromatic solvents are used in a wide range of end-user industries.
Erucamide is a long chain carboxylic acid amide. It has to a great extent replaced the use of oleamide due to its beneficial properties such as resistant to high heat. This property of erucamide is due to the higher operating temperatures in the newer polymers. Erucamide is primarily used as a slip additive and an antiblocking agent. It is also used for waterproofing and paper coating compositions.
Base oil is generally referred as the refined petroleum synthetic or mineral material that is produced by a refinery to a required set of specifications. Base oils are generally used to manufacture products which include motor oil, metal processing fluids and lubricating greases. They have a boiling point of range 550 and 1050 F which consists hydrocarbons with carbon atoms. Base oils normally make up 70% to 90% of a lubricant’s formulations.
Curcumin is a bright yellow color is derived from curcuminoids which are fat soluble, polyphenolic pigments. Curcumin is also known as turmeric extract. Curcumin is present in two tautomeric forms such as enol and keto. The enol form of curcumin is energetically stable in liquids and solid phase. The beneficial properties of curcumin have led to high demand in various ne d-user industries in the market.
Paints & coatings are applied to the surface of any object for two major reasons; protection or decoration. Paints & coatings are generally referred to as substrate which can be used as function or decorative material. These coatings are primarily used as a protective substrate for various applications in a number of end-user industries. Coatings offer benefits such as corrosion and wear resistance, adhesion and wetability among others.
Peracetic acid is the mixture of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid in a watery solution. It is a colorless liquid having a low pH value and piercing odor. Peracetic acid is produced by either by oxidation of acethaldehyde or by a reaction between acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide.
Ferromanganese was first found in the year 1872 by Lambart von Pantz. He produced ferromanganese in a blast furnace with high manganese content which was hardly possible. This achievement led the company with international recognition, along with a gold medal in Venna at 1873 World Exposition.
Zinc chloride is a deliquescent salt, white in color which forms acidic solutions in polar organic solvents such as acetone, ether, ethanol, and with water. It is also known to be hygroscopic and therefore needs to be protected from water vapor or any other sources of moisture. Neutral solutions of zinc chloride can be prepared with zinc chloride and acetone.
Inorganic lime sulfur was first used in the year 1886 in the United States as a wash to control scale insects, and fumigated with hydrogen cyanide. The product has been widely used in horticulture and rose plantations in admiration of its quick and robust effectiveness in controlling bacterial fungi, molds, mildew, twig border, spider mites, rust and other conditions. In veterinary applications, lime sulfur dips are used for cats, dogs and horses. It is most often used for treatments of external parasites and ringworm (dermatophytosis).
Adipic acid is an organic compound which is most commonly used to produce industrial fibers. It is a synthetic dicarboxylic acid produced from oxidation of various fats. It is majorly used as a raw material for manufacturing of nylon. It is also used in the chemical industry as a raw material for manufacturing of coatings, detergents and also as a plasticizer.
One of the major factor driving the global market for 1, 3 –Diphenylguanidine is the rising demand from the rubber industry 1, 3 –Diphenylguanidine. 1, 3 –Diphenylguanidine is mainly used as accelerators for vulcanization of rubber. It is also used as a secondary accelerator with thiazoles and sulphenamides in natural rubber and styrene-butadiene rubber compounds. Rubber is a material which is used in many applications such as tires in automobiles, footwear industries and so on.
Malic acid, it is adicarboxylic acid which is used an active ingredient in many food products. Malic acid exhibits the properties such as controlling the microorganisms’ growth, adjusting pH, and also flavour enhancement which makes it highly preferable for usage in the food and beverage industry. It also imparts a very pleasant flavor when added in food and beverages. Therefore, it is significantly used in the food and beverage industry where it is used in various products such as bakery products, fruit juices, sports drinks, carbonated beverages, desserts and frozen specialities.
Flax is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It is a member of linaceae family. Flax is grown across the globe including India, Canada, U.S, and China and all over Europe. Flax oil is also known as linseed oil which are sold as varnish in hardware stores. Linseed and flaxseed are often used interchangeably however there is a significant difference. When flax used for human consumption it is referred by flaxseed and linseed is referred when it has been used for industrial purposes. The largest planted areas of flax seed are in Canada, U.S, Russia, China and Kazakhstan.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) is a prebiotic ingredient which has been used as a sweetener over the last few years mainly in the food & beverage industry. The product is projected to replace various sweeteners from the food & beverage industry such as xylitol, aspartame and sucralose on account of its cost effectiveness and superior properties. Furthermore, the FOS is considered to be less harmful when added to numerous products as compared to its other counterparts.
Growing power and cement industries is the major factor driving the market growth. However, rising demand for petcoke from steel and aluminum industries is another factor propelling the market demand over the forecast period. The other vital advantage that pet coke carries is its high calorific value as compared to natural gas and coal. It is regarded as being more cost competitive than natural gas and coal. Approval by regulatory agencies such as EPA and CRS to use petcoke in various industrial applications is projected to drive the market over the coming years due to its non-toxic nature.
Salt has been one of the earth’s most essential and abundant minerals since the dawn of time. Salt, also known as sodium chloride is used on large scale for a wide range of applications in the market. It is an important part of human life and it is also used for large number of end-user industries in the market. Industrial salts are majorly used for applications which include chemical processing, agriculture, road de-icing, water softening other applications such as food processing and animal feed among others.
Octane is an alkane and hydrocarbon with formula C8H18 and structural formula CH3(CH2)6CH3. It has many isomers which are also known as structural isomers which differentiate from each other by the amount and location of branching in the carbon chain. Isooctane is usually used as a standard value in the octane rating scale. Octane is colloquially used as a short term for octane rating which is one among the characteristic of octane’s branched chain isomers which include isooctane.
D – Limonene is an isomer of limonene which has a pleasant lemon like aroma. It is the most common terpene used in the chemical industry. D – Limonene is a major constituent in several citrus oils which include lemon, orange, mandarin and grapefruit. The pleasant aroma of d – limonene makes it applicable in wide range of end-user industries such as personal care products and cleaning products for electric and electronic items, furnishing and air care products among others. It is also used as food additive for flavor. Hence, high demand is experienced from wide range of end-user industries worldwide.
During the last decade global availability of pepper has increased substantially. There are three types of pepper, black, white and green. The two main types of pepper sold are black and white. Black peppercorns are dried ripe berries of the Piper nigrum plant and white peppercorns that are dehusked berries. Green pepper are preserved in brine or vinegar and sometimes sold as a delicacy.
Polybutene is a polymer which is derived from isobutylene. Polybutene is a colorless to pale yellow viscous liquid. It is has slight characteristic odor or is odorless and tasteless. It is also known as a liquid oligomer which has application as a plasticizer for various applications in the market. It is used as a plasticizer for high molecular weight polymers such as polyethylene, lubricants and carriers among others.
Over the past two decades the amount of imports and exports in essential oils increased extensively, from about just over US$ 600 million in 1990 to more than US$ 4.0 billion in 2010. Most of the trade in essential oils takes place in the European Union (EU), South America, the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA), and East Asia with very little trade happening in Africa and in particular the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
Synthetic lubricants are high performance lubricants which are used for equipments which run faster and hotter to meet productivity demands. Synthetic lubricants have been in the market since 70 years and have been used by Germany and U.S. to make the equipments run in harsh environments. The importance of synthetic lubricants has been recognized by the end-user industries in the last 20 years and has been promoting the use of synthetic lubricants worldwide.
Aramid refers to an acronym of aromatic polyamide used for available mainly in fibers and paper form. Aramid paper is available as insulation paper and structural materials paper. Aramid paper offers excellent strength, light weight, low deformation, high temperature resistance, electrical insulation and corrosion and flame resistance. This makes these products well suited for various applications across electrical and industrial sectors. Aramid paper is popularly used in electric insulation, communication equipment and honeycomb structures.
Krill oil is basically an oil extracted from a species of Antarctic krill. The two of most significant components in krill oil include phospholipid derived fatty acids and omega 3 fatty acids. It is generally extracted with the help of solvent or solvent free extraction. Rising benefits of krill oil for various applications such as animal feed, baby formula, functional food, and others is expected to expand the growth of krill oil market during the forecast period.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are extensive chain of omega 3 fatty acids that are in ample amount in fish. Thus human body requires omega 3 in order to function properly. Over the past few years, the demand for omega 3 has grown at a rapid pace due to its wide variety of benefits suitable for human body. Increasing consumer health consciousness along with rising investment in clinical research and development is anticipated to further strengthen the growth of omega 3 market in future.
Telluric acids exist in both monoclinic and cubic crystalline forms. There are several methods of preparation, treating tellurium and tellurous acid with strong oxidants. Telluric acid is a weak acid which is dibasic, forming hydrogen tellurate salts with weaker base and tellurate salts with strong base or upon hydrolysis of tellurates in water.
Sodium propionate is the sodium salt of propionic acid, which is an organic acid formed during the chemical degradation of sugar. It come in white crystalline solid or powder forms, widely used chemical in the food industry. It helps to prevent the growth of mold and some bacteria, thus prolonging the shelf life of packaged foods. According, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA and The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) sodium propionate is generally recognized as safe when used as a food additive.
Corrosion is the deterioration of metal which is caused by the reaction of the metal and environment. Corrosion can be dangerous for household as well as industrial environments. Dangerous of all corrosion is that at industrial place where corrosion takes place in electrical power plants or chemical processing plants. Plants shutdowns can occur due to corrosion. Hence, corrosion needs to be taken care of on timely basis.
Luxury is the new trend in market due to increase in domestic income of people worldwide. Rising developments in the industrial sector has led to growth of many end-user industries such as personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemical among others. People can afford luxury products over standard products and hence, high demand is observed for luxury products in the global market. Growing demand for perfumes and fragrance products has led to high growth of the personal care products industry. This has in turn led to strong demand for catechol from the personal care products industry in the market. Other industries such as agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals also follow personal care products industry in terms of demand for catechol worldwide.
The production and consumption of fossil fuel has grown drastically, leading to increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Soybean chemicals are considered as a steady and positive alternative to the conventional chemicals derived from crude oil or petroleum. Therefore, the demand of soy-based chemicals is projected to grow at a significant rate over the next six years. The two most common derivatives of soybean are soy milk and soy oil. Soy milk is widely used in the food industry and on the other hand soy oil is widely used in the production of biodegradable plastics, biodiesel and cosmetics industry.
A solvent is a substance with an ability to dissolve, suspend or extract other materials. Typically, solvents are in liquid form but can also be available in the form of gases and solids. Industrial solvents are considered as one of the most valuable and useful products for various end user industries and manufacturing companies. Industrial solvents are mainly used in cleaning, degreasing, and thinning oil-based paints. But, prolong exposure to some of the industrial solvents can lead to adverse health effects. Huge quantities of industrial solvents are also used in oil refining and recovery, polymer and fuel additives.
Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) is derived from plants and is 100% recyclable and bio – based polymer. It has the potential to replace conventional resources based durable material polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Polyethylene furanoate has better barrier and mechanical properties when compared to polyethylene terephthalate. It can also be considered as the next generation polyester.
Cosmetic ingredients market has showcased an upliftment over the past few years due to increasing consciousness among consumers to enhance their physical appearances. Cosmetic ingredients are generally a set of ingredients which are utilized in the formulation of cosmetics. It has been notified that increasing awareness towards clean label cosmetic products has led to development for eco-friendly cosmetic products. This will boost up the demand for cosmetic ingredients all across the globe in future.
The global copper oxychloride market was valued at US$ 248Mn in 2015, and is expected to reach US$ 343Mn by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2016 to 2023. Copper oxychloride, which is also known as basic cupric chloride, having chemical formula CuCl23Cu(OH)2is found in natural minerals and also produced synthetically. On the basis of applications, global copper oxychloride is segmented into fungicide, colorants and pigments, commercial feed supplement and others (reagent, catalyst, etc.).
Modern firing techniques require modern kiln furniture, and higher energy costs have driven the desire for energy efficient products in recent years. Manufacturers of advance ceramics have become aware of important role that kiln furniture plays in the quality and economics of finished products. There are two fundamental requirements of kiln furniture: the kiln furniture arrangement should physically with stand the firing cycle and after surviving the cycle, kiln furniture should not affect, damage or ruin the finished product being fired.
Thermal spray coating technologies are highly versatile and used for an extremely wide range of applications. Thermal spray coating is a generic term for a group of processes that utilize a heat source to melt material in powder, wire or rod form which is used for coating required surface. Metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics and composites are some coating materials available for thermal spraying.
The global market for powder coating is projected to grow significantly for the next six years owing to its various superior properties when compared to conventional paints and rising demand for powder coating from various end use sectors such as automotive, furniture and appliances among others. Support from regulatory bodies such as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is also contributing towards market growth.
Growing world population is fuelling demand for food and thus, leading improvement in agriculture. Analyzing world population, it is anticipated to reach around 8 billion by 2030 and around 9 billion by 2050. This is further expected to generate substantial demand for appetite, thereby agriculture will play an important or key role in global economy.
Isostearic acid consumption has gradually increased in the market due to increasing automotive and industrial activities driving demand for it. On the basis of applications, global isostearic acid market is segmented into Personal Care, Chemical Esters, Lubricant & Greases and others. Lubricant & Greases market accounted for larger share of global isostearic acid market.
SLAG is a broad term covering all non-metallic co products resulting from the separation of a metal from its ore, its chemistry and morphology depends on the metal being produced and the solidification process used. Ferrous lags can be broadly categorized as ferrous (iron/steel) and non-ferrous (copper, lead/zinc) depending on the industry from which they come. Depending on the iron and steel production process different slag types can be manufactured like blast furnace slag, basic oxygen furnace slag, electric arc furnace slag, secondary metallurgical slag and other slags. Based on the application global ferrous slag market is divided into pipe bedding, aggregates, hydraulic bound mixes, filter media, agricultural and others applications.
Graphite is flexible and has both metallic and non-metallic properties making it suitable for diverse industrial applications. The non-metallic properties include chemical inertness, high thermal resistance and lubricity, whereas metallic properties include thermal and electrical conductivity. The global graphite market is segmented into natural graphite and synthetic graphite. Based on the application global graphite market is divided into refractories, lubricants & crucible, foundry facing, batteries and others. According to industry experts, refractories is expected to remain the key driver for graphite market coupled with increasing demand for batteries and foundry facing owing to rapid industrialization especially in Asian countries.
Surfactants are briefly defined as a material used to reduce surface tension between a liquid and a solid or between two liquids when used in very low concentrations. They are used in various end use applications such as home care, personal care, food processing, and oilfield chemicals among others.
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Global Chemicals Market Analysis
The global chemicals market is made up of two key sections. One section consist of basic chemicals and another section consists of chemicals utilized in synthesis. Chemicals are bifurcated into different sub sections that includes bulk chemicals, raw materials, feed stock and basic chemicals.
Bulk chemicals are used to create other chemical items and manufactured commodities. Raw materials comprise of base materials and are utilized in manufacturing of oil and gas. Feed stock is produced from main raw materials and utilized in the processing plants. Basic chemicals like plastics and resins are utilized for industrial purposes.
Provided the potential health and ecological risks involved in the emission of chemicals in environment, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) has recognized branches of chemical market with most pressing requirement for emission scenario documents. The main objective of emission scenario documents is to record the manufacture of chemicals from the source till its final use in order to evaluate or calculate the proportion of waste produced by each chemical and thus measure the risk involved in it. Recent company priorities includes synthetic rubber, base pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, plastics and perfumes.
Chemicals are utilized across a large number of industries and items like paint, printing ink and pesticides and exist in various formats adapted for particular uses. Primary chemicals refer to bulk chemicals and products that involve large output at lesser costs. Secondary chemicals comprise of lesser output at greater prices and can be bifurcated into specialty chemicals as well as fine chemicals.
Fine chemicals includes relatively lesser output with higher costs and are employed as intermediates to manufacture chemical items like pharmaceuticals and detergents.
Specialty chemicals are devised for performing a particular purpose by using primary chemicals with less output at higher costs. Adhesives, sealants and plastic additives come under this section. Industrial chemicals sometimes included in the bulk chemicals section are utilized in chemical procedures such as photographic chemicals and dyes.
Petrochemicals are chemical compounds produced from petroleum. Other chemical kinds includes customer care items like detergents and perfumes as well as life science items used in biotechnology to produce crops like pesticides and pharmaceuticals.
The specialty chemicals industry in US is worth almost about 185 billion dollars as per the reports by a reputed market research agency. The leading industry section comprising of paints and coatings was valued at about 50 billion dollars or almost about 28% of the global specialty chemicals industry sector. Industrial growth was predicted to register a slow growth with a sales forecast valued under 230 billion dollars by the end of year 2015.
The global chemicals industry diminished at the time of economic crises and it was predicted to witness a rise in demand with economic recovery. Market growth will also be encouraged by cost cutting initiatives. As about one tenth of the industry demand in the chemicals industry comes from the automobile sector and another one tenth from housing sector, financial recovery in the global market depends on how nice these sections perform economically. Further, the renewable chemicals industry was expected to accrue a revenue of more than 76 billion dollars in year 2015 as per the research reports of a reputed market research firm.