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Black figures: Ceresana's new market study about the world market for Carbon Black


No Carbon Black, no road traffic: A large amount of Carbon Black is needed for tire manufacturing. In a variety of other rubber goods, it serves mainly as a filler. Carbon black is used as a pigment for plastics, paints and coatings as well as for printing inks. In the currently released second ...


Phosphate and Alternatives: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Chelating Agents


Chelating agents are useful and at times controversial chemicals that are used in large quantities. They can bind heavy metals in food, for example, or prevent lime to deposit from washing water. Chelating agents are used above all in detergents and cleaners to lower water hardness, but also for ...


Strong fibers: Ceresana presents market study on polyamides


Tear-resistant fibers, unbreakable components: Polyamides are among the most versatile plastics. Especially the types polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 are important. They vary in their chemical constitution. "In 2014, global revenues of 24.4 billion US$ were achieved with these two polyamide types", ...


Clean growth: Ceresana publishes second market report on surfactants


Surfactants facilitate the removal of dirt and enable to finely mix water and oil. These surface active chemical substances are used in every household but also serve for numerous industrial applications. "In 2014, a worldwide turnover of 33.2 billion US$ was achieved with surfactants" says ...


HDPE plastics on growth course: Ceresana presents third market report on high-density polyethylene


Milk bottles, water pipes, films or fireworks: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is used for a wide range of products. The versatile plastic serves for example for the production of packaging and hollow bodies of all kinds, household goods but also technical parts and construction products. "In ...


The Basis for Polyester and Polyurethane: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Toluene


Fuel additives or solvents, basis for polyurethane plastics or explosives: Toluene is used in a wide variety of applications. "The market volume is considerable", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: "In 2013 toluene worth US$24.5 billion was sold worldwide." A new ...


Innovative Materials: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers


Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are as elastic as rubber, but at the same time as easy to process as standard plastics. "TPE can be melted, repeatedly deformed, and recycled", explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. "Therefore, thermoplastic elastomers are among the ...


Growth Potential: Ceresana Forecasts Chances for Polypropylene


Polypropylene (PP) can be found everywhere: in packaging materials and household items, in clothing as much as in vehicles and countless other products. "About 55.1 million tonnes of polypropylene were consumed in 2013. Thus PP is the second-best selling type of plastic after polyethylene", ...


Prices Under Pressure: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Propylene


Propylene is the second most important petrochemical feedstock: Direct applications include, besides the plastic polypropylene, production of important chemicals such as propylene oxide, acrylonitrile, cumene, butyraldehyde, and acrylic acid. „About 85 million tonnes of propylene were consumed ...


Productive: Ceresana analyzes the European market for fertilizers


Agricultural fertilizing becomes more and more targeted and sparing. Demand for fertilizers rises nonetheless in environmentally friendly Europe, albeit not as dynamically as in the past. "We forecast consumption to increase by, on average, 1.5% per year", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The ...


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