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Global Masterbatch Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Masterbatch in US$ Million and Thousand Tons by the following end-use segments: Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Others (includes Consumer Goods consumer goods

Any tangible commodity purchased by households to satisfy their wants and needs. Consumer goods may be durable or nondurable. Durable goods (e.g., autos, furniture, and appliances) have a significant life span, often defined as three years or more, and
, and Electronic Appliances among Others). The global market is also quantified by the following product types: White Masterbatch, Black Masterbatch, Additive additive

In foods, any of various chemical substances added to produce desirable effects. Additives include such substances as artificial or natural colourings and flavourings; stabilizers, emulsifiers, and thickeners; preservatives and humectants (moisture-retainers); and
 Masterbatch, and Color Masterbatch. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 140 companies including many key and niche players such as A. Schulman, Inc., Americhem, Inc., Ampacet Corporation, Ampacet (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cabot Corporation Cabot Corporation is a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. It operates in four segments: the Carbon Black Business, the Metal Oxides Business, the Supermetals Business, and the Specialty Fluids Business. Cabot's headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. , Clariant International Ltd., Colortech, Inc., ColorMatrix, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., DIC DIC diffuse intravascular coagulation; disseminated intravascular coagulation.

DIC
abbr.
disseminated intravascular coagulation


Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) 
 Corporation, Dongguan JinZhen Plastic Masterbatch Co., LTD., Dow Corning Dow Corning is a multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, USA. Dow Corning specializes in silicon and silicone-based technology, offering more than 7,000 products and services. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Inc.  Corporation, Multibase SA, ECM (1) (Enterprise Change Management) See version control and configuration management.

(2) (Error Correcting Mode) A Group 3 fax capability that can test for errors within a row of pixels and request retransmission.
 Plastics, Inc., Ferro Corporation, GABRIEL-CHEMIE Gesellschaft m.b.H.., Hubron (International) Ltd., Ingenia Polymers, Inc., Italmaster Belgium, PolyOne Corporation, PlastiColors, Plastika Kritis, Polyplast Muller Group, RTP (1) (Rapid Transport Protocol) The protocol used in IBM's High Performance Routing (HPR) system.

(2) (Realtime Transport Protocol) An IP protocol that supports real time transmission of voice and video.
 Company, TABB Packaging Solutions, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, The Ravago Group, and Teknor Apex Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL URL
 in full Uniform Resource Locator

Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program.
 research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level Reporting Level

A level of ownership of a specific futures position wherein the holders exceed the stated amounts and are required by the CFTC to submit daily reports.

Also known as reporting limit.
 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4

Current Market Scenario: A Synoptic syn·op·tic   also syn·op·ti·cal
adj.
1. Of or constituting a synopsis; presenting a summary of the principal parts or a general view of the whole.

2.
a. Taking the same point of view.

b.
 Review 4

Masterbatch: An Integral Color Imparting im·part  
tr.v. im·part·ed, im·part·ing, im·parts
1. To grant a share of; bestow: impart a subtle flavor; impart some advice.

2.
 Component 4

Recession Impact in Retrospect 4

Opportunities Beyond the Recession 5

Developed Markets Lag Behind, Developing Markets Show Promise 6

Material Shortages and Price Increases Are Already Evident 6

Outlook 6

Noteworthy Trends & Drivers 7

High Preference for Plastics Surges Demand for Masterbatch 7

Table 1: Global Per Capita [Latin, By the heads or polls.] A term used in the Descent and Distribution of the estate of one who dies without a will. It means to share and share alike according to the number of individuals.  Consumption of Plastics by Select

Country/Region for the Year 2010 (in Kgs) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Innovation to Kindle A portable e-book device from Amazon.com that provides wireless connectivity to Amazon for e-book downloads as well as Wikipedia and search engines. Using Sprint's EV-DO cellphone network, dubbed WhisperNet, wireless access is free. It also includes a built-in dictionary.  Market Growth Post Recession 8

Bio-Compatible Masterbatch: A Market to Mine 8

Rising Popularity of Biodegradable biodegradable /bio·de·grad·a·ble/ (-de-grad´ah-b'l) susceptible of degradation by biological processes, as by bacterial or other enzymatic action.

bi·o·de·grad·a·ble
adj.
 Polymers: A Measure of

Opportunities In Store for Bio-Masterbatches 8

Opportunity Indicators 9

Table 2: World Market for Biodegradable Polymers by

Geographic Region (2010 & 2013): Breakdown of Sales in

Thousand Pounds by US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of

World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Masterbatch for PLA (Programmable Logic Array) A type of programmable logic chip (PLD) that contained arrays of programmable AND and OR gates. PLAs are no longer used. See PLD.

(language, music) Pla - A high-level music programming language, written in SAIL.
 to Witness Sturdy Growth 10

Table 3: US Market for Polylactic Acid polylactic acid /poly·lac·tic ac·id/ (-lak´tik) a hydrophobic hydroxy acid polymer that is formed into granules and used as a surgical dressing for dental extraction sites.  (PLA) in the

Biodegradable Polymers Industry: Breakdown of Annual Sales

in Thousand Pounds for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Eco-Friendly Formulations Coming to the Fore 10

Nanotechnology to Play Key Role in Masterbatch Industry 10

Optimizing Pigment pigment, substance that imparts color to other materials. In paint, the pigment is a powdered substance which, when mixed in the liquid vehicle, imparts color to a painted surface.  Dispersion dispersion, in chemistry
dispersion, in chemistry, mixture in which fine particles of one substance are scattered throughout another substance. A dispersion is classed as a suspension, colloid, or solution.
 and Mixing Characteristics

through Twin Screw Extruders 11

Western Nations Look to China and India to Drive Growth 11

Consolidation Continues to Mark the Industry 11

Factors Affecting the Formulations & Cost of Masterbatches 12

Market Share Findings 12

Table 4: World Market for Masterbatch (2010): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 12

3. PRODUCT/END-USE OVERVIEW 13

Definition 13

Advantages of Masterbatch Over Other Coloring Compounds 13

Manufacturing Process 13

Classification by Type 14

White Masterbatches 14

Black Masterbatches 14

Color Masterbatches 14

Additive Masterbatches 14

Classification by End-Use 15

Masterbatch Usage in Automotive Industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.  15

Construction 16

Packaging 16

Other End-Use Segments 17

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INNOVATIONS 19

Clariant Showcases Masterbatches in South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  and China 19

RTP Unveils New Customizable Special Effects special effects, in motion pictures, cinematographic techniques that create illusions in the audience's minds as well as the illusions created using these techniques.  Masterbatches 19

PolyOne and Dow Plastics Additives Collaborate to Launch

OnCap(TM) BIO bi·o  
n. pl. bi·os Informal
1. A biography.

2. A biographical sketch or outline.
 L Masterbatches 19

VIBA Laboratories Introduces VIBATAN Masterbatches 20

PCC Launches SoluPLAs(TM) Range of Masterbatches and Additive

Concentrates 20

Imagico India Unveils Masterbatches for UV/EB Coatings and Inks 21

Teknor Apex Launches PLA Modifier (programming) modifier - An operation that alters the state of an object. Modifiers often have names that begin with "set" and corresponding selector functions whose names begin with "get".  21

Silvergate Introduces New Color/Fragrance Masterbatches Line 21

Cromex to Launch Sustainable Development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union  Product Ranges Globally 21

Americhem to Launch New Array of Custom Additive and Color

Masterbatches 22

Clariant International Introduces New Eco-friendly Flame

Retardant re·tar·dant  
adj.
Acting or tending to retard. Often used in combination: flame-retardant pajamas for children; a fire-retardant security chest.
 Masterbatches 23

Ampacet Launches UV Absorber Masterbatch 23

Ampacet Introduces Antioxidant antioxidant, substance that prevents or slows the breakdown of another substance by oxygen. Synthetic and natural antioxidants are used to slow the deterioration of gasoline and rubber, and such antioxidants as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), butylated hydroxytoluene  Masterbatch 23

Polyone Introduces Range of Color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.

See also: Color
 Masterbatches 24

Teknor Apex's Bioplastics Division Develops Palletized

Additive Master batches 24

Chroma Launches New Range of Biodegradable Masterbatches 24

Ampacet Launches Ultrachrome Masterbatch 25

Polyvel Launches New Masterbatches Series 25

Colorant col·or·ant  
n.
Something, especially a dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else.

adj.
Of or being a subtractive primary color.
 Chromatics chro·mat·ics  
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of color.



chroma·tist n.
 Introduces Range of Masterbatches 26

Chroma Introduces Color Masterbatch 26

Arkema Unveils Carbon Nanotube See nanotube.  Masterbatches 26

Frilvam Unveils Nucleating Masterbatch 27

Clariant Masterbatches Introduces MEVOPUR range of

Performance and Color Masterbatches 27

Viba Group Introduces Antishrinkage Masterbatch 27

Clariant Masterbatches Offers Anti-termite Additives 27

Silvergate Plastics Launches SilvaFrost Masterbatch 28

Clariant Introduces Compostable Masterbatches 28

Clariant International to Introduce Novel Brand of Compounds

and Masterbatches 29

Sukano Launches Biopolymer bi·o·pol·y·mer
n.
A macromolecule, such as a protein or nucleic acid, that is formed in a living organism.



biopolymer

any protein or nucleic acid produced by a living organism.
 Masterbatch 29

Tosaf Compounds Unveils New Range of Flame-retardant

Masterbatches 29

Tosaf Compounds Launches New Masterbatches 29

Velox Introduces Masterbatch from Polyram 30

Ampacet Introduces ABS (Automatic Backup System) See backup program.  Light Diffuser dif·fus·er  
n.
1. One that diffuses, as:
a. A light fixture, such as a frosted globe, that spreads light evenly.

b. A medium that scatters light, used in photography to soften shadows.

c.
 Masterbatch 30

RTP Company Launches Fluoropolymer A fluoropolymer is a polymer that contains atoms of fluorine. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, acids, and bases.

Fluoropolymers were discovered serendipitously in 1938 by Dr. Roy J. Plunkett.
 Color Masterbatches for

Wire & Cable 31

Americhem Launches Color Trends 31

Clariant Masterbatches Introduces Enigma Enigma

Device used by the German military to encode strategic messages before and during World War II. The Enigma code was first broken by the Poles in the early 1930s, so that German messages were eventually intercepted and deciphered by Allied code-breakers during the war.
 Fade-brand Special

Effects and Color-Travel Effects 31

Ampacet Corp. Launches Brushed Brilliance 32

Ampacet Corporation Launches Masterbatch Colorants 32

Americhem Introduces Complete Range of Antimicrobial antimicrobial /an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al/ (-mi-kro´be-al)
1. killing microorganisms or suppressing their multiplication or growth.

2. an agent with such effects.
 

Masterbatches 33

Americhem Introduces Smallest Color and Additive Minipellets 33

RTP Unveils Array of MPFP Color Masterbatches 33

Lubrizol Conductive conductive

having the quality of readily conducting electric current.


conductive flooring
flooring or floor covering made specially conductive to electrical current, usually by the inclusion of copper wiring that is earthed
 Polymers Unveils Masterbatch Compounds 33

Colloids Introduces D-K Color Masterbatches 34

Ciba and Gabriel-Chemie Roll Out Maxithen PPSYS 34

Clariant Launches RENOL Colored Masterbatches 34

Rhein Chemie Rheinau Unveils CNT (Carbon NanoTube) See nanotube.  Masterbatches 34

Frilvam Introduces PRISMA PRISMA Probing Rotation and Interior of Stars: Microvariability and Activity
PRISMA Preparation of Regional Industry for the Single Market (EU) 
 UG SILVER 82669 Masterbatch 35

Silvergate Plastics launches ColourFrost 35

Gabriel-Chemie Unveils Numerous Additive Masterbatches 35

Colour Tone Introduces PET-Based White Masterbatch 35

Silvergate Plastics Rolls Out Silvergate CCM CCM Contemporary Christian Music
CCM Critical Care Medicine
CCM County College of Morris (New Jersey)
CCM Chama Cha Mapinduzi (political party, Tanzania)
CCM CORBA Component Model
 Masterbatch 35

Gabriel-Chemie Unveils PPSYSM Masterbatch Array 36

Gabriel-Chemie Rolls Out Maxithen Biol Masterbatches 36

Americhem Develops New Masterbatch 36

Ampacet Launches New Masterbatches 36

RTP and PMB PMB Private Message Board
PMB Print Measurement Bureau
PMB Performance Measurement Baseline
PMB Private Mail Box (non-USPS)
PMB Plant and Microbial Biology
PMB Private Mailbox
PMB Physics in Medicine and Biology
 Unveils Antimicrobial Masterbatches 36

Ingenia Polymers Launches New Masterbatches and Functional

Compounds 37

RTP Launches Melt-Processed Fluoropolymer Color Masterbatches 38

Premier Finishes Launches Anti-Bacterial Masterbatch 38

Renol Develops Color Masterbatches with Flame Retardance 38

Frilvam Launches Nucleating Masterbatches 38

ECM Biofilms Develops Masterbatch Pellets 38

Clariant Masterbatches Expands Range of Functional Additive

Masterbatches 39

Dutral Introduces EPR EPR Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
EPR Extended Producer Responsibility
EPR Electronic Patient Record(s)
EPR Emergency Preparedness and Response (US DHS)
EPR Endpoint Reference
EPR Ethylene-Propylene Rubber
 Masterbatches 39

Imagico Launches Highly Pigmented pigmented /pig·ment·ed/ (pig-ment´id) colored by deposit of pigment.

pig·ment·ed
adj.
Colored as the result of a deposit of pigment.
 Masterbatches 39

Riken Vitamin Develops Masterbatch 40

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 41

Gabriel Chemie Increases Production Capacity in Russia 41

Clariant International to Enhance Masterbatch Operations 41

A. Schulman to Add New Manufacturing Line to Brazil Plant 41

Cabot Establishes Black Masterbatch Production Facility 41

PolyOne Acquires Uniplen Industria de Polimeros 41

Matrix Plastics to Deploy Leistritz Maxx Masterbatch Extruder 42

Arkema Selects Bioplastics Unit of Teknor Apex as New

Masterbatches Supplier 42

Ampacet Europe Installs New Manufacturing Facility 42

Ciba Specialty Chemicals “Ciba” redirects here. For the pre-1971 company, see Novartis.

Ciba Specialty Chemicals is a chemical company based in and near Basel, Switzerland. It was formed as the non-pharmaceuticals elements of Novartis were spun out in 1997, following the merger in the
 and Clariant Masterbatch Merge 42

A. Schulman Acquires McCann Color 42

A. Schulman Acquires Mash Compostos Plasticos 43

A. Schulman Acquires ICO ICO Icon (File Name Extension)
ICO In Case Of
ICO Information Commissioner's Office (UK)
ICO Instituto de Crédito Oficial (Spain: Official Credit Institute) 
 43

Addcomp Establishes US Masterbatch Distribution Facility 44

Plastic Color to Establish Masterbatch Plant 44

Americhem to Expand Processing Capabilities 44

Cereplast and RI.ME. Masterbatch Ink Supply Contract 45

A. Schulman Extends Commercialization of POLYBATCH DUL DUL Dial-up User List
DUL Dial-Up Line (network access point via dial-up telephone/DSL lines)
DUL Did You Like
DUL Dial up Link
DUL Dialup User List
 Matte

Masterbatch Products 45

Cabot to Stop Production at Italy Masterbatch Plant 46

Clariant Masterbatches Establishes Manufacturing Plant 46

LANXESS to Manufacture ESBR-BMB Masterbatch in Brazil 46

JCM JCM Journal of Clinical Microbiology
JCM Journal of Chinese Medicine
JCM Japan Collection of Microorganisms
JCM Joint Common Missile
JCM Journal of Conceptual Modeling
JCM Joint Commission Meeting
JCM Journal of Composite Materials
JCM Job Characteristics Model
 Technologies Selects DataLase PACKMARK(TM) Masterbatch 47

BUSS AG to Develop Buss Kneader knead  
tr.v. knead·ed, knead·ing, kneads
1. To mix and work into a uniform mass, as by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands: kneading dough.

2.
 MX 47

Cabot Corporation Opens Masterbatch Production Unit 47

Green Compounding to Establish Masterbatch Plant 48

A. Schulman to Set up Masterbatch Production Facility in India 48

A. Schulman Upgrades Production Plant 48

SteriTouch and Performance Masterbatches Develop Antimicrobial

Masterbatch 48

Clariant International Plans to Build Masterbatch Production

Plant 49

Supreme Petrochem Signs Memorandum of Understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment.  with

Ultrabatch 49

Arkema to Establish Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Facility 49

Gilticolor Establishes New Production Plant 49

Distrupol Ireland and Cabot Ink Distribution Contract 49

Grafe Group to Expand Production Facility 49

Clariant to Purchase Assets of Euromaster 50

Ampacet Sets Up Color Masterbatch Facility 50

Korea GNC GNC General Nutrition Centers
GNC Gas Natural Comprimido (Argentina)
GNC Guidance, Navigation, and Control
GNC Grand National Championship (ATV racing)
GNC Global Navigation Chart
 to Form Joint Venture with Jindi Chemical Sci-Tech 50

Sukano Sets Up New Facility 50

Clariant Commences Production at Chinese Factory 51

NuSil Extends Biocompatibility biocompatibility

the quality of not having toxic or injurious effects on biological systems.

biocompatibility 1. The extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material elicits an immune or other response in a recipient 2.
 Support 51

Clariant Purchases Ricon Colors and Rite Systems 51

RTP Initiates Global Expansion Program 51

Nanocyl Expands Collaboration with Velox 51

Vita Group Acquires Silvergate Plastics 52

Shreyas Enters into Partnership with German Luvomax 52

Toyo Ink to Increase Production Capacity 52

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 53

A. Schulman, Inc. (USA) 53

Americhem, Inc (USA) 53

Ampacet Corporation (USA) 54

Ampacet (Thailand) Co. Ltd (Thailand) 54

BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
BASF Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German chemical products company)
BASF Builders Association of South Florida
 (Germany) 55

Cabot Corporation (USA) 55

Clariant International Ltd (Switzerland) 56

Colortech, Inc. (Canada) 56

ColorMatrix (USA) 57

Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd (Japan) 57

DIC Corporation (Japan) 57

Dongguan JinZhen Plastic Masterbatch Co., LTD (China) 58

Dow Corning Corporation (USA) 58

Multibase SA (France) 58

ECM Plastics, Inc (USA) 59

Ferro Corporation (USA) 59

GABRIEL-CHEMIE Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria) 59

Hubron (International) Ltd (UK) 60

Ingenia Polymers, Inc. (Canada) 60

Italmaster Belgium 60

PolyOne Corporation (USA) 60

PlastiColors (USA) 61

Plastika Kritis (Greece) 61

Polyplast Muller Group (Germany) 61

RTP Company (USA) 62

TABB Packaging Solutions, LLC (USA) 62

The Ravago Group (Belgium) 62

Teknor Apex Company (USA) 62

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 64

Dollar Analytics 64

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch by Geographic Region - North America, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 64

Table 6: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Geographic

Region - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch Usage in Automotive Sector by Geographic Region -

North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 9: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage in

Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - North America,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 68

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage in

Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for North America, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 69

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch Usage in Packaging Sector by Geographic Region -

North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 12: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage in

Packaging Sector by Geographic Region - North America, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 71

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage in

Packaging Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for North America, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 72

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch Usage in Construction Sector by Geographic Region

- North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 15: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage in

Construction Sector by Geographic Region - North America,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 74

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage in

Construction Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for North America, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 75

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch Usage in Other Sectors by Geographic Region -

North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 18: World Historic Review for Masterbatch Usage in

Other Sectors by Geographic Region - North America, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch Usage in

Other Sectors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003,

2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Volume Analytics 79

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch by Geographic Region - North America, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 21: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Geographic

Region - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003,

2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch by Product Type - White, Black, Additive, and

Color Masterbatches Independently Analyzed with Volume

Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 24: World Historic Review for Masterbatch by Product

Type - White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches

Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand

Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 83

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

White, Black, Additive, and Color Masterbatches for Years

2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

8. NORTH AMERICA 85

A.Market Analysis 85

Current & Future Analysis 85

Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Lean manufacturing is the production of goods using less of everything compared to mass production: less human effort, less manufacturing space, less investment in tools, and less engineering time to develop a new product.  Practices 85

Product Launches 85

Strategic Corporate Developments 96

Select Players 99

B.Market Analytics 106

Value Analytics 106

Table 26: North American North American

named after North America.


North American blastomycosis
see North American blastomycosis.

North American cattle tick
see boophilusannulatus.
 Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,

Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 27: North American Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 28: North American 15-Year Perspective for

Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Volume Analytics 109

Table 29: North American Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption

in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 30: North American Historic Review for Masterbatch

Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

9. JAPAN 111

A.Market Analysis 111

Current & Future Analysis 111

Product Launch 111

Strategic Corporate Development 111

Select Players 111

B.Market Analytics 113

Value Analytics 113

Table 31: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 32: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 33: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 115

Volume Analytics 116

Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

10. EUROPE 118

A.Market Analysis 118

Current & Future Analysis 118

Strategic Corporate Development 118

B.Market Analytics 119

Value Analytics 119

Table 36: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by Country/Region - France, Germany, UK,

Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 37: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by

Country/Region - France, Germany, UK, Spain, and Rest of

Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 38: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

France, Germany, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 121

Table 39: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sale in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 40: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 41: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other End-Use

Segments for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Volume Analytics 125

Table 42: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by Country/Region - France, Germany, UK,

Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 43: European Historic Review for Masterbatch by

Country/Region - France, Germany, UK, Spain, and Rest of

Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume

Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 44: European 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

in Thousand Tons for France, Germany, UK, Spain, and Rest

of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

10a. FRANCE 128

A.Market Analysis 128

Current & Future Analysis 128

Product Launch 128

Strategic Corporate Developments 128

Multibase SA - A Key Player 129

B.Market Analytics 130

Value Analytics 130

Table 45: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 46: French Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use

Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other

Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 131

Table 47: French 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 132

Volume Analytics 133

Table 48: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 49: French Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

10b. GERMANY 135

A.Market Analysis 135

Current & Future Analysis 135

Product Launch 135

Strategic Corporate Developments 135

Select Players 136

B.Market Analytics 137

Value Analytics 137

Table 50: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 51: German Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use

Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other

Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 138

Table 52: German 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Volume Analytics 140

Table 53: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 54: German Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

10c. ITALY 142

A.Market Analysis 142

Current & Future Analysis 142

Product Launches 142

Strategic Corporate Developments 144

B.Market Analytics 145

Value Analytics 145

Table 55: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 145

Table 56: Italian Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 57: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 147

Volume Analytics 148

Table 58: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 59: Italian Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

10d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 150

A.Market Analysis 150

Current & Future Analysis 150

Product Launches 150

Strategic Corporate Developments 151

Hubron (International) Ltd - A Key Player 152

B.Market Analytics 153

Value Analytics 153

Table 60: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 61: UK Historic Review for Masterbatch by End-Use

Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other

Segments Independently1 Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 154

Table 62: UK 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 155

Volume Analytics 156

Table 63: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand

Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 156

Table 64: UK Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed with

Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through

2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

10e. SPAIN 158

A.Market Analysis 158

Current & Future Analysis 158

Strategic Corporate Development 158

B.Market Analytics 159

Value Analytics 159

Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging,

Construction, and Other Segments Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 67: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 161

Volume Analytics 162

Table 68: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption in

Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 69: Spanish Historic Review for Masterbatch Analyzed

with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

10f. REST OF EUROPE 164

A.Market Analysis 164

Current & Future Analysis 164

Product Launches 164

Strategic Corporate Developments 168

Select Players in Rest of Europe 171

B.Market Analytics 173

Value Analytics 173

Table 70: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,

Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 71: Rest of European Historic Review for Masterbatch

by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction,

and Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 72: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for

Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

Volume Analytics 176

Table 73: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption

in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

Table 74: Rest of European Historic Review for Masterbatch

Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177

11. ASIA-PACIFIC 178

A.Market Analysis 178

Current & Future Analysis 178

Market Overview 178

China: A Key Market 179

Economic Crisis Shifts Demand to Local Markets 179

Factors Affecting Growth of Masterbatch Industry in China 180

Cost Cutting Measures Continue to Persist 180

Competition Heats Up in Chinese Masterbatch Market 180

Competitive Landscape 181

India 181

Key Statistics 181

Table 75: Indian Masterbatch Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 181

Table 76: Indian Masterbatch Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 181

Table 77: Indian Masterbatch Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Application (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

Table 78: Indian Masterbatch Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Sector

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

Table 79: Indian Masterbatch Market (2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Polymer Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

Outlook 183

Product Launches 183

Strategic Corporate Developments 183

Select Asian Players 185

B.Market Analytics 188

Value Analytics 188

Table 80: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,

Packaging, Construction and Other Segments Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 188

Table 81: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 189

Table 82: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch

by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments

for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 190

Volume Analytics 191

Table 83: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch by Country/Region - China, South

Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand

Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 191

Table 84: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Masterbatch by

Country/Region - China, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and

Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with

Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through

2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 192

Table 85: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch

by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption in Thousand Tons for China, South Korea,

Thailand, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years

2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 193

12. REST OF WORLD 194

A.Market Analysis 194

Current & Future Analysis 194

Product Launches 194

Strategic Corporate Developments 196

B.Market Analytics 199

Value Analytics 199

Table 86: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch by End-Use Segment - Automotive,

Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 199

Table 87: Rest of World Historic Review for Masterbatch by

End-Use Segment - Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and

Other Segments Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in

US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 200

Table 88: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Masterbatch

by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Automotive, Packaging, Construction, and Other Segments

for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 201

Volume Analytics 202

Table 89: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Masterbatch Analyzed with Volume Consumption

in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 202

Table 90: Rest of World Historic Review for Masterbatch

Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Thousand Tons for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 203

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 140 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 154)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  32

Canada 2

Japan 6

Europe 48

France 2

Germany 9

The United Kingdom 13

Italy 6

Spain 1

Rest of Europe 17

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 61

Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.  1

Africa 1

Middle-East 3

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