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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Strong Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Fillers
KONSTANZ, Germany, 2019-Jul-08 — /EPR Network/ — 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 increase to about 18 million tonnes in 2026. Elastomer Producers Are Major Consumers In the current filler study, the individual application areas are analyzed in detail. The most important applications for fillers are the production and processing of paper, plastics, paints and varnishes, elastomers as well as adhesives and sealants. The main use in Western and Eastern Europe is quite different: In Western Europe, most fillers are used in the paper industry, while ...
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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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Solid and Moldable: Ceresana Expects Further Growth for the Polystyrene (PS) and Extruded Polystyrene (EPS) Market
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 combined, will rise to more than USD 37.3 billion until 2026. Polystyrene Universe: PS, GPPS, HIPS, XPS Polystyrene (PS) includes general purpose polystyrene, high impact polystyrene, and extruded polystyrene. Advantageous characteristics of PS, e.g. surface gloss, impact resistance, resistance to stress cracking, and flow properties allow for a broader range of applications compared to EPS. Global PS demand reached a volume of approx. 11.2 million tonnes in 2018. PS is mainly used in the packaging industry. Additionally, it is often ...
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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 controversial but so far indispensable material to increase to about 10.5 billion tonnes worldwide until 2026. Alternatives to Phthalates Are in Demand Since phthalates are considered as harmful to health and environment and were already banned from many applications, processors of plasticizers are increasingly looking for phthalate-free alternatives. However, DEHP (bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate) was still the most frequently used plasticizer type in 2018 with 3.24 million tonnes. About one third of the plasticizer market was accounted for by the phthalates DINP (diisononyl ...
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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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Lightweight, Resistant, and Versatile: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC Pipes
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 already analyzed the global market for plastic pipes several times. Now, the research analysts present a PVC pipes market report for the first time. Ceresana expects the total production of PVC pipes manufacturers to increase by, on average, 3.7% per year until 2025. Versatile PVC Pipe Applications The highest growth rates of the upcoming years are likely to be registered by agriculture PVC pipes rather than by pipes in the real estate sector. Regular irrigation of agricultural crops continues to ...
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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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Jeryl Bright Former „Word Up“ Member Releases New Single
Original member of the group CAMEO and former Sony recording artist debuts hit single „FIGHT“ Atlanta, GA, Sep 26, 2018 — The Artist Jeryl Bright, has released his debut single entitled „FIGHT,“ written and produced by Jeryl Bright and co with David Lee Spradley. Bright, who was a vocalist and trombonist with the platinum selling funk group Cameo, has partnered with Kobalt Music Group to distribute his independent label (Bizcuit Records) products. FIGHT, also comes with a bonus track, „When hearts Cry“ and is the first release from his forthcoming album title „Nostalgia.“ Fight touches on Bright finding his inner strength to continue on with the struggles that comes with everyday life, trusting in self and never giving up on your beliefs, sticking to his roots in commercial music, the track is funky and suggest there’s always hope, featuring a rap segment from rapper „Playa T.“ Grammy winner and longtime ...

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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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