Energy-Saving With Foam Panels: New Ceresana Report on the European Market for Insulation Material
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 an objective and numerical study of the European market for insulation materials used in the construction industry. Mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene-based insulation material (EPS and XPS) as well as polyurethane (PUR/PIR) are used for thermal and sound insulation in particular. Insulation Material – No Uniform Market The respective development of the construction industry, especially building construction, as well as national regulations and subsidy programs for energy efficiency, can lead to different market dynamics in different countries. The ...
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Established Classic: Ceresana Presents Fifth Report on the Global Market for Polypropylene
Polypropylene is one of the world’s most widely produced standard plastics, second only to polyethylene. “PP 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 to grow by, on average, 4.9% per year until 2026. Packaging Producers Are Major Consumers The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2018 was flexible packaging: A total of 16.4 million tonnes were processed in films, bags, and sacks. Another 15.5 million tonnes of polypropylene were used for the production of rigid packaging, such as containers and lids for food and beverages, chemicals as well as industrial and household products. Demand in the application areas consumer goods and fibers ...
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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 flame retardants were processed worldwide in 2018. Construction Sector and Electrical Industry Are the Largest Sales Markets The construction industry is the most important application area of flame retardants: About 30% of global demand originate in this segment. Flame retardants are often used for insulation foams. In 2017, the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is. Electrics and electronics is the second largest application area, accounting for a global demand of 534,000 tonnes ...
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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 as the individual printing ink types. The market data are presented in detail in the current study, for example for demand for inkjet printing inks in the segment label printing. Until 2025, analysts at Ceresana expect an average growth of the global market for printing inks by 1.3% per year. Green Printing: Water-Based and Radiation-Curing Inks Profit Growing health and environmental awareness is leading to the development of new printing inks and processing methods, for example the use of UV ...
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Beautiful Growth: New Report by Ceresana on the European Market for Paints and Coatings
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 the Construction Industry Architectural paints are the largest application area of paints and coatings. Residential construction has a rising demand for facade and interior wall paints, yet, large commercial construction and infrastructure projects provide for a positive development of revenues. The market researchers of Ceresana forecast that about 58% of all paints and coatings will be utilized in the construction industry in 2025. Application for industrial goods is decisively affected by the economic situation of individual countries. In this segment, ...
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Uptrend of the Stand-Up Pouches: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Bags and Sacks
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 garbage bags and sacks, heavy duty and industry sacks as well as pouch packaging for foodstuffs. Many different influential factors affect this complex market. Besides several plastic types, the study also deals with bags and sacks made of paper. Industrial Bags Strongly Dependent on Economy Demand for heavy duty and industry sacks depends to a large extent on the economic development of the respective countries. Trade links are very important for transport packaging: Demand can profit from free trade agreements ...
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Elastic and Heatable: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers
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 on Thermoplastic Elastomers Demand for TPE is strongly focused on the largest economic powers: Currently, processors in China, the USA, Japan, and Germany combined account for about two thirds of global demand. Production of TPE is dominated by manufacturers in Asia: More than 56% of global production takes place in this region. Second largest producer is North America, followed by Western Europe. TPE Uses Given their versatility and easy processing, TPE are predominantly used in the automotive industry: About ...
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Proven White Pigments: Third Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Titanium Dioxide
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 the metamorphosis of titanium-bearing sediments or magmatites. Synthetic rutile and titanium slag are made from ilmenite. Titanium Dioxide Uses In 2017, 15 million tonnes of ilmenite, rutile, and titanium slag were processed worldwide. 60% thereof were utilized for the production of pigments. For other end products, such as technically pure titanium, electrical conductors, and chemical intermediates, 7% were utilized. The rest, 33% were used for further refinement into synthetic rutile and titanium slag. Titanium Dioxide Pigments While only a few ...
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Solid and Flexible: Ceresana Analyzes the World 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 data until 2025. Vehicle Tires are Main Application The most important sales market for synthetic rubber in 2017 was the segment tires: 58% of total global demand were accounted for by applications in original equipment and replacement tires. Rubbers are also used for numerous other products in the automotive industry: for example for hoses, cables, seals as well as window and door profiles. For the automotive segment, the analysts of Ceresana expect an increase of global rubber demand by 3.0% ...
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Building and Saving: New Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Insulation Material
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: Mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene insulation material (EPS and XPS), and polyurethane (PUR).   Climate Protection and Energy Conservation   Insulation materials have a high market potential: Ceresana’s analysts expect a total demand of more than 578 million cubic meters in 2025. In general, thermal insulation is supposed to minimize heat loss and thus, energy consumption in cold climate regions. However, in warmer climates, insulation is also used as a heat barrier. Rising energy prices and state regulations to prevent climate-changing greenhouse gases or to conserve energy will lead to a higher ...
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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 per year. The region Asia-Pacific accounted for over 57% of global revenues, followed at a large distance by North America and Western Europe. Ceresana expects the revenues generated with BR to increase by, on average, 4.1% per year until 2025. Tires and Plastic Modification Are Main Applications The dominating sales market for BR is the segment automotive tires with a share of about 73% of total global demand. Besides SBR, natural rubber, and carbon black, BR is the most important ...
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Energy Saving with Perspective: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plastic Windows
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 Ceresana expect global demand to advance 3.5% per year until 2024. Integrated Insulation Cores Increase Efficiency Window profiles made of plastic are usually made from PVC. Modern windows have multiple insulating chambers that increase thermal insulation. Product portfolios range from simple two-chamber systems to complex ten-chamber systems. The number of chambers is a major factor in the energy efficiency of the finished window. But also window profiles with integrated insulation core, for example made of hard EPS foam or PUR ...
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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 increase by 2.0% per year until 2025. Butadiene and Styrene Styrene-butadiene rubber is a copolymer consisting of the chemicals butadiene and styrene. SBR is produced by emulsion polymerization (E-SBR) or by solution polymerization (S-SBR). E-SBR is accounting for about 72% of total demand. The smaller S-SBR market, however, is accounting for much more dynamic growth rates of 3.8% per year. Tires Are the Most Important Application The most important sales market for SBR in 2017 was the segment tires: More ...
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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 15 million tonnes of carbon black.” Highest Demand in Asia-Pacific The industry in the region Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 62% of total global carbon black consumption in 2017. Due to above-average growth rates, its market share will increase to about 65% until 2025. In Asia, China is by far the major consumer of carbon black utilizing 4.7 million tonnes. Ceresana forecasts another growth of Chinese demand for the years to come. The region accounting for the second highest carbon ...
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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 controversial and increasingly targeted by the legislature. Ceresana analyzed the global market for solvents already for the fourth time. Paint Industry Looking for Alternatives The largest consumers of solvents are manufacturers of paints and varnishes, followed at a considerable distance by producers of printing inks. Demand on the part of the pharmaceutical industry ranked third, followed by utilization in cosmetics and adhesives. Other important applications are chemical manufacturing processes, cooling circuits, dry-cleaning, and deicers. However, a trend away from solventborne ...
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