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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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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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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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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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 of surfactants of, on average 3.1% per year.” Ceresana analyzed this market already for the third time. Foam Does Not Equal Foam Surfactants are made from petroleum derivatives but can also be obtained from natural raw materials such as sugar, vegetable oils or vegetable soaps. This study by Ceresana examines anionic, cationic, non-ionic, and other surfactants. The report provides important figures such as demand, import, and export both for these main groups and for individual product types. Anionic surfactants are ...
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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 a demand volume of over 4 million tonnes, followed at a great distance by acrylic adhesives in second place. There is a wide variety of vinyl adhesives. Products based on polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) are among the most important ones. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), manufactured from polyvinyl acetate, is used as an adhesive for porous materials, such as paper, cardboard, wood, cork, and leather. Main consumers of vinyl adhesives are the paper, packaging, wood processing and construction industries that use ...
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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 market for HDPE. The current study expects a growth of the HDPE demand of, on average, 2.7% p.a. Until 2024. Western Europe Growing Again The Asia-Pacific region is by far the largest consumer of HDPE with a global market share of about 45%. This region will experience the most dynamic growth in the upcoming eight years, however, not in the same extent as in the past. The development in Western Europe is reverse: While the HDPE market only registered marginal ...
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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 – Keeping It Fresh   The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2016 was flexible packaging with a demand volume of 17.66 million tonnes. Widely spread every-day products such as shrink-wrap packaging, shopping bags, and packaging for cigarettes or snacks are included. The production of rigid packaging, such as yoghurt cups, containers, bottles, and closures of all kinds ranked second. Since it is one of the most versatile packaging materials, polypropylene can assert itself against the competition of ...
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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 and sacks already for the second time. Heavy duty and industry sacks are also included. Demand for More Commitment of Laggards The analysts of Ceresana expect the European market for bags and sacks made of polyethylene films, other plastic films, woven plastics as well as paper to reach a volume of approx. 8.77 million tonnes in 2024. Polyethylene is by far the most frequently used material. The implementation of the EU directive for the reduction of light-weight plastic carrier bags ...
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European Adherence: New Report by Ceresana on the Adhesives Market
Where in the past screwing and riveting were very common, nowadays adhesives win over more and more application areas. „In 2016, almost 3.2 million tonnes of adhesives were consumed in Europe“, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The market research company Ceresana analyzed the market for adhesives in Europe which includes Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey already for the third time. The new study examines in detail the adhesive types: vinyls, acrylics, polyurethane, elastomers, epoxy, and other types. Information regarding demand, production, import, and export since 2008 are offered for the 23 individual countries – and forecasts up to 2024 in addition. According to the latest study of Ceresana, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 1.9% per year until 2024. Vinyl Bonds Europe The most important type of adhesives in 2016 were vinyls reporting a volume of 1.1 million tonnes. Vinyls offer a broad range. Polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) adhesives are ...
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Rubber Makes the World Go Round: Ceresana Analyzes the Market for Synthetic Rubber
Making cuts into the bark of rubber trees would not get us far anymore: By now, traffic runs above all on synthetic rubber. The automotive industry is by far the main customer for elastically deformable plastics. This is one conclusion of the new report of the market research company Ceresana which analyzes the global market for synthetic rubbers for the second time now. „Every year, more than 12.6 million tonnes of these materials are consumed all over the world“, announces Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. „Demand is rising especially in the region Asia-Pacific which consumes already more than half of all rubbers produced.“ The market study provides extensive data starting 2006 and forecasts data until 2022. Tires Are the Most Important Sales Market In 2014, almost 60% of all rubbers were processed for tires. Elastic materials are essential for the automotive industry but also for many other application areas, for ...
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Foam and More: Ceresana Explores the World Market for Polyurethanes
Polyurethanes are durable, dimensionally stable and exceptionally versatile; they can be soft and elastic but also hard and brittle. Therefore, PUR plastics are used in a wide range of applications: for car seats and mattresses, skis and shoe soles, sponges and carpet coatings, elastomeres, paints and coatings, but also for adhesives and sealants. Correspondingly high is the demand: In 2014, a worldwide turnover of US$ 50 billion was achieved with PUR. A new study of the market research company Ceresana expects the sales to rise until 2022 by on average 4.8% p.a. – by that, US$ 74 billion can be reached. Growth Market Construction Industry The prime area of application of polyurethane is the construction industry where PUR is mainly used as insulation and assembly foam. Producers of plastic benefit from the recent discussion on climate protection or rather from the increasing importance of energy efficiency and conserving of resources. ...
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Black figures: Ceresana’s new market study about the world market for carbon black
Without carbon black there would be 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 issue of the Market Study Carbon Black, Ceresana’s market researchers forecast a dynamic growth of global demand for carbon black. By 2022, its volume is expected to rise to more than 15 million tonnes. Strongest Increase in Demand for Pigments The most important application area for carbon black are tires made of SBR (styrene butadiene rubber), BR (butadiene rubber) as well as natural rubber. This segment accounted for around 70% of the overall demand in 2014. The production of rubber goods for the segment Industry and Construction ranked second. Carbon black is processed in ...
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Strong paper is a strong partner for e-commerce: Ceresana analyzes the European market for corrugated board and cartonboard packaging
Excellent product protection whilst being of low weight as well as an outstanding stockability: Corrugated board is very well suited for shipping packaging. Corresponding manufacturers are profiting from the rapidly growing e-commerce revenues. The market research institute Ceresana has now analyzed the entire European market for corrugated board, solid board and cartonboard packaging. This includes cans, fiber drums and similar products made of rigid paper in addition to the popular rectangular cartonbard packaging. Ceresana’s analysts expect that the European demand for this packaging will rise to a total of about nearly 39 million tonnes by 2021. Shelf Ready The growing competition from Internet trade is already having a significant impact on stationary retail trade. It is therefore all the more important to design the local workflow as efficiently as possible and to present the products in an ideal way. In this context, shelf ready and retail ready packaging made of ...
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