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Article citation: , (2012) "Publications", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 41 Iss: 4, pp. -
Surfactants lower the surface tension of a liquid, so that usually non-mixable liquids can be mixed. The market research institute Ceresana Research expects the global surfactant market to generate revenues of more than US$41 billion in 2018 – translating to an average annual growth of 4.5 per cent. With a roughly 37 per cent share of global consumption, Asia-Pacific is the largest surfactant outlet, followed by North America and Western Europe.
Over the next eight years, shares in demand of the individual world regions will shift significantly. The analysts from Ceresana forecast countries in Asia-Pacific to increase their shares in the global surfactant market – mainly at the expense of Western Europe and North America. In addition, South America will see strong growth, above all because of massive increases in production in Brazil.
Global demand for anionic surfactants was approximately 6.5 million tonnes in 2010. Anionic and non-ionic surfactants combined account for roughly 85 per cent of global demand for surfactants. “We expect non-ionic surfactants to register the strongest growth between 2010 and 2018,” says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. Despite this global trend to non-ionic surfactants, anionics will remain the most widely used surfactants, especially in Africa, the Middle East, and Asian countries, with the exception of Japan and South Korea.
Most important buyers worldwide include manufacturers of household cleaners and detergents. Their demand for surfactants is projected to rise by 2.6 per cent per year until 2018. However, mainly emerging and developing countries will boost this trend: rising prosperity in these countries will result in an increasing per-capita consumption of household cleaners and detergents. Moreover, the trend from soaps towards synthetic detergents is increasing as well. “This trend, which can especially be seen in Asia-Pacific, contrasts the stagnating or declining consumption in North America and Western Europe,” adds Oliver Kutsch. The world’s most comprehensive market report from Ceresana analyzes how surfactant consumption will develop in individual markets.
Surfactant use is expected to see the biggest gain in the body care and cosmetic markets. Ceresana forecasts consumption in Asia-Pacific to grow by 4.3 per cent and consumption in South America to rise by 4.8 per cent annually. Industrial cleaners accounted for just less than 9 per cent of global consumption in 2010. Body care products and cosmetics had a 9.5 per cent share. Other industrial applications, such as agrochemicals, photo chemicals, oil field chemicals, construction materials, foodstuffs, adhesives, lubricants as well as metalworking, mining, and pulp and paper, accounted for approximately 11 per cent of worldwide consumption.
This comprehensive guide offers the decisive advance in knowledge. It comprises more than 640 pages, 122 colored graphs, and 168 tables. An eight-year review as well as production, revenue, and demand forecasts up to 2018 provide the information and tools to help you make important business decisions. All data are split by application areas, surfactant types, and countries.
Chapter 1 offers the most important information on the different types of surfactants, their production methods, characteristics, raw materials, application areas, environmental and health aspects as well as legal situations.
Chapter 2 provides a presentation and analysis of the surfactant market – including forecasts up to 2018: demand, revenues, and production of each surfactant type are explained in detail. Moreover, you will gain insight into the development of individual regions and global market dynamics.
Chapter 3 offers extensive analyses for 19 countries: production, imports, exports, and demand, split by surfactant types and applications. Applications include cleaners and detergents, industrial cleaners, body care and cosmetics, textiles and leather, paints and plastics as well as other industrial applications.
Chapter 4 is an in-depth analysis of the application areas of surfactants: data on demand development, split by Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Chapter 5 offers detailed information on production, demand, and revenues of the individual surfactant types. Products covered include anionic, non-ionic, cationic, and other surfactants.
Chapter 6 is a useful list of producers: 127 profiles of surfactant manufacturers – clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, product base, and brand names. Manufacturers include Air Products & Chemical, Akzo Nobel, BASF, China National Petroleum Corporation, Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa), Croda International, Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours, Evonik Industries, Hansa Group, Huntsman International, Kao, Lion Corporation, Oxiteno, Rhodia, Sasol, and The Dow Chemical (www.ceresana.com/en/market-studies/chemicals/surfactants).
Ceresana is the most trusted market research company for the industry. The expert team provides reliable and comprehensive market analyses and forecasts, which help customers to compete the best in their market segment. Several 1,000 companies from more than 55 countries already profit from the global market intelligence to achieve and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage. Ceresana offers multi-client reports as well as single-client studies, tailored to specific business requirements. Highest quality services help companies to increase revenues, reduce risks, and strengthen your market position. The Ceresana business analysts are specialists in markets such as chemicals, plastics, additives, commodities, industrial components, packaging, and construction materials.
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Ceresana Research expects the global PVC market to reach revenues of more than US$65 billion in 2019. Now that the global recession has ended, the construction industry will again boost demand for PVC. The average annual growth rate of 3.3 per cent seen in the past eight years is likely to be surpassed in future. The market experts from Ceresana forecast PVC demand to increase at an average annual rate of 3.9 per cent over the next years.
With a roughly 53 per cent share of global consumption, Asia-Pacific is the largest PVC outlet, followed by North America and Western Europe. Shares in demand of the individual world regions will shift significantly over the next eight years. The analysts from Ceresana expect countries in Asia-Pacific to increase their shares in the global PVC market – mainly at the expense of industrial countries. In contrast, emerging and developing countries will benefit from an increasing per-capita consumption of plastic products. Moreover, the construction industry is boosting in these countries, where many PVC products are used in civil and structural engineering.
Changes in regional demand will also have an effect on the production structure of manufacturers. The global PVC capacity of about 50 million tonnes is projected to be expanded by 13 million tonnes by 2019. Almost 80 per cent of these new capacities will be created in the Asia-Pacific region.
The most comprehensive report worldwide analyzes how PVC use will develop in individual markets. Most important buyers include manufacturers of pipes and conduits; they accounted for 39 per cent of global PVC demand in 2011. PVC plastic profiles accounted for just less than 20 per cent. Films and sheets had an 18 per cent share. Cables and cable sheathing made up 7 per cent of global PVC demand in 2011. Flooring had a 4 per cent share. Other industrial applications include automotive coatings, medical products like infusion bags, as well as shoes. They accounted for approximately 13 per cent of global demand.
All application areas will see similar demand development over the upcoming eight years. As a result, shares of the individual application areas will shift only slightly by 2019. Pipes and conduits will see the smallest increase in demand of 3.7 per cent per year. However, this sector will remain the largest PVC outlet by 2019.
Chapter 1 is a concise overview of the different production methods and processing techniques of PVC. In addition, this chapter provides the most important information on PVC’s characteristics, raw materials, additives, fillers, application areas, recycling and disposal methods, environmental and health issues as well as legal situations.
Chapter 2 is a presentation and analysis of the global PVC market. It provides in-depth analyses on demand, production and capacities, as well as revenue and price development. Moreover, you will gain insight into the development of individual regions and global market dynamics.
In Chapter 3, 41 countries are analyzed in detail: PVC demand, revenues, production, and imports and exports during past eight years. In addition, this chapter provides forecasts up to 2019 on PVC demand, revenues, production, imports, and exports.
Chapter 4 is an in-depth analysis of the individual application areas of PVC, such as pipes and conduits, profiles, films and sheets, cables and cable sheathing, flooring, and other applications. All data on demand development are split by Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Chapter 5 is a useful list of producers that provides profiles of PVC manufacturers – clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, capacities, and brand names. In-depth profiles have been compiled on 125 manufacturers, such as Formosa Plastics Group, Georgia Gulf Corporation, Hanwha Chemical Company, INEOS Group Ltd, LG Chem Ltd, Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd, Sinopec Corporation, and SolVin S.A. (www.ceresana.com/en/market-studies/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride).
The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and host and combine the properties of various materials to improve device performance. “Coatings for biomedical applications” provides an extensive review of coating types and surface modifications for biomedical applications.
The first part of the book explores a range of coating types and their biomedical applications. Chapters look at hydrophilic, mineral, and pyrolytic carbon coatings in and ex vivo orthopaedic applications and finally at surface modification and preparation techniques. Part two presents case studies of orthopaedic and ophthalmic coatings, and biomedical applications including vascular stents, cardiopulomonary by-pass equipment, and ventricular assist devices.
“Coatings for biomedical applications” is a resource to researchers, scientists, and engineers in the biomedical industry. It will also benefit anyone studying or working within the biomedical sector, particularly those specialising in biomedical coatings.
The book provides an extensive review of coating types and surface modifications for biomedical applications; chapters look at hydrophilic coatings for biomedical applications in and ex vivo, mineral coatings for orthopaedic applications, pyrolytic carbon coating and other commonly-used biomedical coatings; and it presents case studies of orthopaedic and ophthalmic coatings, and biomedical applications including vascular stents, cardiopulomonary by-pass equipment, and ventricular assist devices.