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Established Classic: Ceresana Presents Fifth Report on the Global Market for Pol …

Polypropylene is one of the world's most widely produced standard plastics, second only to polyethylene. “Polypropylene can be processed using various techniques and is used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothing, and vehicles,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. The market research company analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fifth time. The latest report expects revenues for this type of plastic

Green Dynamics: New Ceresana Report on the Global Printing Inks Market

Digital printing and digitization of media: The market for printing inks is affected by disruptive changes but also offers new opportunities. “Even in countries where the total demand for printing inks is stagnating or declining, there are certain growth segments,” reports Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The market research company already examined the global printing inks market for the third time: the different application areas and printing processes as well

Energy-Saving With Foam Panels: New Ceresana Report on the European Market for I …

Opinions on building insulation are far apart: an important contribution to reducing energy consumption and climate protection - or an inefficient waste, if not a fire hazard? “For producers and dealers, insulation materials are definitely very promising,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana says. “In Europe alone, market volume amounted to about 232 million cubic meters in 2018.” This is the third time that Ceresana has conducted

Strong Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Fillers

Fillers not only make many products cheaper, they often also improve their properties, such as stability, weather-resistance, and electrical conductivity. Ceresana has already analyzed the global market for these important materials several times. Now, the market research company publishes a study on the European fillers market for the first time: European demand for ground calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), kaolin, talc, carbon black, and other fillers will presumably

Lifesavers in Demand: Ceresana Publishes New Market Report on Flame Retardants

In the event of fire, additives can provide the decisive seconds for rescue. “Flame retardants delay the ignition of flammable materials such as plastics, textiles or wood,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. “They slow down the spread of fire.” For the sixth time, Ceresana analyzed the global market for brominated and chlorinated flame retardants as well as for ATH, organophosphates, ATO, and other types. About 2.26 million tonnes of

Solid and Moldable: Ceresana Expects Further Growth for Polystyrene and EPS

One of the oldest plastic types is still of great economic importance: about 90 years ago, polystyrene was first produced in Germany. To this day, most yogurt cups are made of polystyrene. Since 1950, polystyrene has also been foamed and marketed as, for example, “Styropor”. Ceresana examined the global market for polystyrene (PS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS). The analysts expect global sales generated with these plastics, i.e. PS and EPS

Stable Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Stabilizers

Stabilizers are chemicals needed for many plastic and rubber products. They enable a safe production and processing; they protect plastics and rubbers against the effects of heat, UV light or oxygen. The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for these indispensable additives already for the fourth time. “The revenues generated with stabilizers are likely to reach a volume of USD 5.5 billion until 2025,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of

Necessary Additives: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plasticizers

Plasticizers are one of the best-selling chemicals. They are needed to make brittle plastics, rubbers, paints and coatings as well as adhesives more smooth, flexible, and soft. “PVC floors, cables, plastic toys or packaging – many everyday products contain plasticizers,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. “Even deodorants and perfumes require these additives.” The latest, already fifth plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this

Indestructible Plastic: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC

Sunlight, acid or salt water: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can withstand practically anything and is almost indestructible. PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues to increase: The most current and already fifth PVC market report by Ceresana expects demand to increase to about 56.2 million tonnes until 2026. Hard and Soft, Rigid and Flexible A distinction

Solid Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Rigid Plastic Packaging

Convenience products and delivery services are stirring up the market for plastic packaging: “Sales of highly processed foods, ready meals, and ready-to-eat meals are growing considerably” says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana. “Manufacturers are dealing with a complex market that is influenced by many different factors: new consumption patterns, product innovations, government regulations, but also, for example, substitution effects between individual plastics or packaging types.” A

Auxiliary Materials without Alternatives: Ceresana Study on the Global Market fo …

Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new applications” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The market research company analyzed the complete world market for all major plastic additives for the second time: fillers,

Rich Growth: Ceresana Examines the Global Market for Paints and Coatings

They are more than their appearance: Paints and coatings are more and more often equipped with anti-bacterial properties when they are used in hospitals and doctor’s surgeries; they help to inhibit the spread of dangerous germs. “Facade coatings can also be more than just colorful”, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana. “Some of them use the lotus effect and clean themselves. Other coatings protect materials, for

Innovative All-Rounders: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Silicones

Flexible without plasticizers, heat and cold resistant, skin-friendly, water-repellent but permeable to water vapor: Silicones offer characteristics that cannot be fulfilled by any other plastics. In many industrial branches, these innovative materials are used for diverse products. “The most important types of silicones are silicone elastomers, silicone oils, and silicone resins”, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. “Application areas are construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, medical

Flexible and Resistant to Crack: Ceresana Study on the Growing Global Market for …

Booming megacities and digitization, but also climate change and environmental concerns are changing the world. Especially IT companies are hyped in the media. However, it is less known that manufacturers of plastic pipes, for example, also benefit from the change. Whether it is the protection of newly laid communications infrastructure, reliable and hygienic waste water disposal and potable water supply or more efficient irrigation for agriculture: PE pipes can meet

Growth-to-Go: Ceresana’s Current Report on the World Market for Plastic Caps a …

Changing consumer patterns revolutionize the packaging industry. The trend towards on-the-go products, for example, is driving demand for resealable packaging, especially in the food sector. The current, already second study on the world market for plastic caps and closures by Ceresana examines in detail the demand for the different types of closures: screw caps, flip-top closures, disc-top closures, dispensers, spays, lids, and overcaps. In the upcoming eight years, analysts at

High-Performance Lightweights: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Engineerin …

Inner values are often more important than appearance: Engineering plastics are utilized for bearings or wheels, gaskets, insulators, housings, and many other applications and are characterized by special physical and chemical properties. For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers: almost 21.5 million tonnes of these plastic types are consumed every year. “For years, engineering plastics have already

Colorful World: Ceresana Analyzes the Pigment Market

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the entire pigment market already for the fifth time: 10 million tonnes were sold worldwide in 2017. “The majority was utilized in the industry of Asia-Pacific”, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute. “Due to above-average growth rates, demand in this region will presumably rise to almost 6.3 million tonnes until 2025. Reaching market shares of 16.5 % and 13.2 % respectively,

Elastic and Heatable: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elas …

Melting, repeatedly deforming, and recycling: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) can be processed just like conventional standard plastics when reheated. At room temperature however, TPE plastics have the same mechanical properties as vulcanized elastomers: They are elastic, pliable, and flexible like rubber. In its current study, Ceresana analyzes the market for these innovative materials already for the second time: In 2017, about 4.7 million tonnes of thermoplastic elastomers were used worldwide. Market Data

Beautiful Growth: New Report by Ceresana on the European Market for Paints and C …

Paints and coatings do not only make our lives more colorful and beautiful; they also protect materials and significantly increase the durability of many objects. Regarding vehicles, coatings serve as corrosion protection. Furthermore, they can be self-cleaning and antibacterial. Ceresana analyzed the European market for paints and coatings already for the third time: In 2017, almost 9 million tonnes of these products were utilized. Rising Demand on the Part of

Lightweight, Resistant, and Versatile: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for P …

Plastic pipes increasingly replace pipelines made of aluminum, concrete, cast iron, copper or steel: Due to their low weight and resistance against corrosion and chemicals, the volume of the plastic pipes market grows almost everywhere. The importance of the individual application areas varies significantly in regard to the different pipe types and materials. The most important PVC pipe applications are sewage disposal, potable water supply, and cable protection. Ceresana has

Uptrend of the Stand-Up Pouches: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Bags an …

Should single use carrier bags be banned? Discussions on this topic increase in the media of many countries. More and more countries try to banish lightweight plastic bags in particular from retail or at least to reduce their consumption. However, not only carrier bags belong to the sector bags and sacks: The current Ceresana bags and sacks market report, which is already the second edition, also provides extensive information on

Proven White Pigments: Third Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Titanium D …

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) along its whole value-added chain already for the third time. The most important natural resources for titanium dioxide are the minerals ilmenite and rutile. Ilmenite producers gain it from ore deposits or from sand that contains heavy metals. Natural rutile is formed primarily by the crystallization of magma with high titanium and low iron contents or by

Building and Saving: New Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Insulation Mat …

Oil and gas are very valuable and should not be used for heating carelessly. Energy-efficient construction and renovation become increasingly important: Around the world, countries set up diverse support programs for a better insulation of buildings. For the second time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for insulation material. The new study offers a complete overview on materials used in the construction industry for thermal and sound insulation in particular:

Solid and Flexible: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Synthetic Rubbers

Elastically deformable plastics are necessary for many technical applications but also for various everyday objects. Per year, more than 12.7 million tonnes of these types of polymers are consumed worldwide. Ceresana analyzed the global market for synthetic rubbers already for the third time. These include styrene-butadiene rubber, butadiene rubber, ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, chlorobutadiene, and polyisoprene. The current study deals with data for the years starting in 2009 and forecasts

Energy Saving with Perspective: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plastic …

Modern, efficient plastic windows perform important tasks such as automated ventilation, thermoregulation, or burglar control within the context of “smart homes”. They reduce heat loss and thus energy consumption of the building – this helps saving resources and money. Therefore, their market share is increasing in most countries. Already for the second time, Ceresana publishes a study on the global market for plastic windows used in buildings. The analysts of

Elastic Growth: Ceresana Study on the World Market for Butadiene Rubber

As measured by the global turnover, butadiene rubber (BR) is the second most important rubber after styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). BR is formed by the polymerization of butadiene. Products made of BR offer very high resilience, good insulation properties, abrasion resistance, and remain flexible at low temperatures. According to the most recent study by the market research institute Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 3.44 million tonnes

Hot Wheels: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) is the best-selling synthetic rubber and for decades, has been indispensable for many applications. In everyday life, SBR is mainly found in vehicle tires. According to a recent market study by Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 5.1 million tonnes. More than half of global demand is generated in the region Asia-Pacific. Analysts at Ceresana expect the global market volume of SBR to

Necessary Black: Ceresana Study on the Global Market for Carbon Black

Carbon Black is utilized as a filler in tires and numerous other products made of rubber. In plastics, printing inks, paints, and coatings, carbon black is used as a black pigment. Ceresana examined the global carbon black market already for the third time. “We expect a positive development of demand until 2025”, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company: “Then, total consumption is likely to amount to over

Brilliant Prospects: Ceresana Examines the World Market for PUR-Paints

Polyurethane coatings offer excellent optical properties, such as high gloss and brilliance. Polyurethanes (PUR) are reaction products of polyisocyanate curing agents with several polymers, e.g. with polycarbonates. Polyurethane-based two-component coatings are very solid, offer good resistance to aggressive chemicals, weathering, and mechanical stress. Ceresana examined the global market for PUR paints and coatings in detail: The market research institute forecasts revenues generated with these products to rise to approx. USD

Useful Alcohols: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Solvents

Solvents play a major role in industrial production: They can dissolve, dilute, and, in a very fine distribution, absorb other substances without changing them chemically. Solvents (sometimes also called dissolvents) are mainly used in the paints and varnishes, print inks, and adhesives industry but also, for example, as an ingredient of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and detergents. Substances that cause unpleasant odors, explosive vapors, as well as health and environmental damages are

Promising Packaging: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Printing Inks

How can manufacturers of printing inks hold their own in their shrinking market? The rapid ascent of online printing plants has revolutionized the printing industry in recent years. “In more and more segments, digital printing is more efficient and faster than analogue printing processes”, says Oliver Kutsch, managing director of the market research institute Ceresana. “Besides substitution effects between the particular printing processes, especially publication printing is exposed to a

Essential Ingredients: Ceresana’s Fifth Report on the Global Market for Filler …

Fillers do not only make numerous products cheaper, often, they also greatly improve the properties of the filled materials. The market research company Ceresana analyzes the complete market for fillers for the fifth time already: Worldwide demand for ground calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), kaolin, talc, carbon black, and other fillers will presumably amount to about 75 million tonnes in 2024. The market researchers of Ceresana expect revenues

Durable and Reliable: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Adhesives and Seal …

Polyurethanes (PUR) are plastics resulting from a polyadditional reaction of polyisocyanates with polyols and are either hard and porous or soft and elastic depending on its production. Different kinds of PUR are needed for reactive, thermally activated, hot melt, dispersion, and solvent-borne adhesives. These adhesives are for example used to bond car front spoilers, sandwich constructions, and facade elements, to glue metal brackets, or to seal electronic casings. PUR Sealants

Lifesavers in Plastics: Ceresana Analyzes the World Market for Flame Retardants

The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is. “Flame retardants can delay the development of a fire,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: “They provide the fire department and those affected with crucial minutes and seconds for the rescue. Flame retardants act chemically and physically by interrupting the incineration process in different phases.” Ceresana analyzed the world market for

Flexible, Firm, and Light as a Feather: Ceresana Study on the European Market fo …

Because of the ban on imports of European plastic waste impeded by China at the beginning of 2018, Europeans urgently need to find another solution. The EU commission, for example, is considering a “plastics tax”. An EU directive against lightweight plastic carrier bags has already contributed to a reduction of consumption in many countries. Until 2030, all packaging in the EU ought to be reusable and made of recyclable materials.

Decoration and Protection: Ceresana Examines the Global Market for Paints and Co …

The automotive industry is a dynamically growing market for paints and coatings: Global vehicle stock already amounts to almost 1.3 billion units and more than 95 million new registrations are currently added every year. Traditionally, the automotive sector is highly exigent regarding quality and properties of the coatings that are utilized. For the first time, the market research company Ceresana analyzed the market for automotive paints and coatings in regard

Versatile Protection: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Biocides

Biocides protect industrial and consumer goods but also water from damages caused by viruses, bacteria, algae, or other undesired organisms. Ceresana analyzed the global market for chemicals for disinfection, material protection, preservation, and pest control already for the second time. “They are added to the respective end products in only relatively small amounts”, explains  Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. ”Nevertheless, revenues of about USD 6.6 billion were generated with biocides

Waterproof Figures: Ceresana Study on the European Market for Plastic Pipes

Sewage systems have been around for about 5000 years. However, not everywhere: In France, for instance, more than 5 million households are not connected to the public sewage network. In rural areas in particular, the sewage infrastructure in Europe still has to be expanded. In the cities, it is less about new construction than about replacing old piping systems. For sewage, potable water, cable protection, gas piping, and other applications,

PET on the Rise: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Rigid Plastic Contain …

Plastic containers are available in the most diverse designs, shapes, and materials and can be used in a wide variety of applications. “These products of daily life are the result of continuous research and optimization; the requirements are constantly increasing,” Ceresana’s CEO Oliver Kutsch explains. The market research institute has analyzed the European market for rigid plastic containers. In many applications, plastics replace other materials such as glass or metal:

Clean Figures: New Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Surfactants

Surfactants can form a foam, facilitate the removal of dirt, and enable the mixture of water and oil. Despite concerns of environmentalists, these surface active chemicals are found in almost every household and are also used in numerous industrial applications. "In 2016, a worldwide turnover of almost 31 billion US-dollars was achieved with surfactants" says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research insitute Ceresana. “We expect another growth of revenues

Well-Established Market Report: Second Ceresana Study on the European Market for …

Push-Pull, Twist-Top, Snip-Tip, or Toggle-Swing? The selection of caps and closures is hardly straightforward nowadays, and new varieties for beverages, cosmetics, and other goods are constantly being developed. Ceresana analyzed the European market for plastic caps and closures already for the second time. Simple standard screw caps are still sold most frequently, however, caps and closures with an increased functionality gain importance in individual application areas. The analysts of Ceresana

Splicing Numbers: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Adhesives

Adhesives are growing more important in industrial products, in the construction industry, in sports and leisure articles, and in many other segments. For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market: Almost 14 million tonnes of adhesives are consumed worldwide. According to the latest study, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 3.6% per year until 2024. Vinyls beat Acrylics The most important type of product in 2016 were vinyl adhesives with

Energy-Efficient Construction: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Windows …

Approximately 40% of total energy demand in Europe are consumed in buildings, a majority thereof for heating and warm water. To improve energy efficiency, insulation of house walls or roofs is discussed frequently. However, even the best insulation is useless when thermal bridges are not taken into consideration. Already today, windows and doors are able to contribute considerably to energy saving, for example, by integrating special insulation cores directly into

Strong Figures: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Polyethylene-HDPE

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the type of polyethylene offering the highest rigidity and least flexibility. The rigid and slightly hard plastic is highly suitable for a broad range of applications such as rigid containers and tubes as well as a variety of everyday household goods such as flasks, clothes pins, or handles of dishwashing brushes. Further, HDPE is processed into films. Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world

Insulate Europe: Ceresana Analyzes the Market for Insulation Materials

The catastrophic major fire at Grenfell Tower in London led to a public discussion about the safety of insulation material. This is a great challenge for the producers. Energy efficiency and insulation material will continue to be a trending topic in many countries with various state regulations and funding programs. Ceresana analyzed the complete European market for insulation material already for the second time. The new study offers a complete

Controversial Mass Products: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plasticizer …

Large amounts of plasticizers are processed to make brittle plastics, elastomers, paints and varnishes, as well as adhesives smooth, flexible or even useful in the first place. The latest, already fourth, plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this controversial but so far indispensable material to increase to about 9.75 billion tonnes worldwide until 2024. Persistent Phthalates Since phthalates are considered as harmful to health and environment

Proven Standard Plastic: Ceresana Publishes New Study on Polypropylene

Polypropylene (PP) is the second most important standard plastic after polyethylene, compatible with many processing technologies, and used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothes, and vehicles. Ceresana analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fourth time. The latest report of the market research company expects the demand for this type of plastics to grow by, on average, 3% per year until 2024. Polypropylene

Expanding Market: Ceresana Publishes New Report on EPS Foam

The tragic fire catastrophe of the Grenfell Tower in London directed the public attention towards building envelopes. The discussion concerning the safety of facades and insulation material is a challenge especially for manufacturers of EPS, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana: “Expandable polystyrene is mainly used by the construction industry for thermal or sound insulation.” For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for

Concentrated Figures: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plastic Masterbatc …

More than 4 million tonnes of plastic masterbatches were consumed worldwide in 2016. The masterbatches industry in Asia-Pacific accounted for about 40% of global demand in 2016. This region generated about one third of total revenues, North America almost 24% and Western Europe 19%. Ceresana expects total revenues generated with masterbatches to increase by 3.7% per year until 2024. The current study examines concentrates in a plastic matrix: white, black,

Burgeoning Bioplastics: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Bags and Sacks

In the case of the popular environmental issue of light-weight plastic carrier bags, first consequences of the corresponding EU directive can be observed: Today, most states of the European Union have regulations to reduce the consumption of plastic bags. Carrier bags made of paper are frequently exempt from these regulations; their manufacturers could become the ones who benefit from the EU directive. Ceresana analyzed the complete European market for bags

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