The Future of Carbon Black to 2023

A detailed data-driven examination of the current and future supply, demand and consumption of carbon black in all key end-use applications

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 11 Jun 2018
Product format: Hard copy, Digital copy
  • Global consumption of carbon black from all feedstocks will reach 14.8 million tonnes in 2018. This market is examined in-depth in the new Smithers Rapra report The Future of Carbon Black to 2023; including growth factors in the global economy and end-use sectors that will push this market to nearly 18.0 million tons in 2023.
  • Smithers Rapra’s quantitative analysis segments the current and future across multiple key metrics – feedstock type, end-use application, geographic region and over 50 national markets.
  • Drawing on an exclusive research program this is further contextualised by analysis of the impact of broader economic trends; regulatory developments; technology evolution and shifting market priorities in tires and other key end-use applications.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • Over 120 data tables and figures dissecting the worldwide market for carbon black feedstocks and grades across the period 2018-2023 by value ($ million) and volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Exclusive insight into the evolving trends in the rubber and tire industry, and their impact on selection and use of carbon black.

What methodology is used?

The Future of Carbon Black to 2023 is founded on an exclusive primary and secondary research program covering all phases of the carbon black production industry.

The capacity information was developed from multiple media sources, company reports, industry associations and websites. This was then combined with trade statistics from official forces and governmental import/export agencies and cross-referenced with Smithers Rapra’s own extensive database spanning the global tire, rubber, plastics and inks markets.

This was further verified through a primary research with key companies active in the carbon black market in 2018.

This was further confirmed and contextualised by extensive secondary research; including scrutiny of industry publications; regional and local news organisations; press releases; patent and technical literature data stores; attendance at key industry conferences and trade shows.

What will you discover?

  • Future growth in production, consumption and imports of carbon black across the period 2018-2023.
  • Profiles of key individual countries and regions, giving a definitive picture of their commercial landscape and detailing changes in installed capacity for carbon black.
  • Drawing on Smithers Rapra’s in-depth studies of the tire market, analysis of the how industry trends like tire recycling and lower rolling resistance will drive future use of carbon black in this critical sector.

Who should buy this report?

  • Carbon black producers
  • Carbon black processors and equipment suppliers
  • Carbon black traders
  • Users of carbon black in the tire and other end-use segments
  • Industry consultants

Table of Contents

Tables of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction and methodology
    • Overview
    • Scope
    • Objective
    • Methodology
    • Glossary and definitions

Carbon black market trends 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Carbon black nomenclature and structure
  • Carbon black physical characteristics
    • Transport, handling, and storage
    • Carbon black pricing
  • Key market drivers for the carbon black industry 2018-2023
    • Trends in the global automotive and tire industries
    • Trends in other end-use sectors
      • Non-tire rubber goods
      • Plastics and printing inks
    • Mergers and acquisitions in carbon black industry
    • New capacity in carbon black supply
    • Competition from alternative filler materials
      • Precipitated silica
      • Agricultural/food waste
      • Carbon nanotubes
    • Regulations
      • Environmental emissions
      • Substance restriction legislation

Carbon black technology trends 2018-2023

  • Introduction
  • Conventional carbon black processes/grades
    • Bone black
    • Lamp black
    • Gas black
    • Furnace black
    • Acetylene black
    • Thermal black
    • Plasma black
  • Technology trends
    • Pyrolysis black; recovered/recycled carbon black
    • Alternative feedstocks for carbon black
    • Refinements of carbon black processes
    • Post treatment and surface modification
    • Market deployment of alternative filler materials
      • Precipitated silica
      • Carbon nanotubes

Carbon black feedstock markets 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Feedstock markets
    • Acetylene
    • Coal-based carbon black oils
    • Ethylene bottom oil
    • Decant oil
    • Natural gas
  • Carbon black feedstock trends 2018-2023

Carbon black end-use application markets 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • End-use applications
    • Tires
    • Mechanical rubber goods (MRG)
    • Specialty
    • Polymer
    • Inks and toners
    • Coatings and paints
    • Others
  • Carbon black end-use market trends 2018-2023

Geographic markets for carbon black 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Carbon black market byregion
    • North America
    • North America demand
    • North America capacity
    • North America supply, demand and trade
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • US
  • South America
    • South America demand
    • South America capacity
    • South America supply, demand and trade
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Columbia
    • Venezuela
    • Other South America
  • Western Europe
    • Western Europe demand
    • Western Europe capacity
    • Western Europe supply, demand and trade
    • Benelux
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Portugal Spain
    • Sweden
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Eastern Europe demand
    • Eastern Europe capacity
    • Eastern Europe supply, demand and trade
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Hungary
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Turkmenistan
    • Ukraine
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Asia-Pacific demand
    • Asia-Pacific capacity
    • Asia-Pacific supply, demand and trade
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • South East Asia
    • Other Asia-Pacific
  • Africa and Middle East
    • African demand
    • African capacity
    • African supply, demand and trade
    • Middle East demand
    • Middle East capacity
    • Middle East supply, demand and trade

Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures

  • Global carbon black demand by region 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black importers 2017 ($ million; ‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black exporting countries, 2017 ($ million; ‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top five market trends for carbon black 2018–2023
  • Top five technology trends for carbon black 2018–2023
  • Global carbon black demand by application 2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black demand by region/selected country 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black consuming countries, 2017, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black producers, 2013–2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black capacity additions, firm and planned projects, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black producing countries 2017 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black producing countries, 2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black trade by region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • The structure of carbon black
  • Representative aggregate diameter histograms of furnace carbon blacks N110, N350, N650 and N762 (as manufactured)
  • Carbon black structures
  • Typical properties of carbon blacks produced by different processes
  • ASTM first digit classification
  • Carbon blacks technical specification
  • Carbon blacks technical specification
  • Violation records, May 2017
  • Weighted average price of carbon black 2009–16, global and selected regions, $/ton
  • Carbon black representative particle size
  • Crude Brent pricing versus global average weighted carbon black price, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • China export volume and average weighted carbon black price ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Process flow diagram, representative of carbon black process using soft and hard carbon black production
  • Carbon black feedstock production 2013–16 by major feedstock producer (%, by volume)
  • Carbon black feedstock shares, by feedstock type 2006, 2016 (%, by volume)
  • Specification typical of coal tar derived carbon black feedstock
  • Specification typical of ethylene bottom oil derived carbon black feedstock
  • Specification typical of fluid catalytic cracking derived carbon black feedstock
  • Global carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Selected carbon blacks demand by application 
  • Generic car tire material composition
  • Global ties sales by tire type, 2013-2023 (units/$ million)
  • Global ties sales by geographic region, 2013-2023 (units/$ million)
  • Global carbon black demand by application, 2017 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black demand by application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black demand by application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Schematic representation of a generic radial type tire
  • Global carbon black demand by region/selected country, 2013-2023 ( ‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black consuming countries, 2017 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black demand by region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black trade by region/major producing country, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black importers worldwide 2016 ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Top 10 carbon black exporting countries worldwide 2016 ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Global carbon black supply, demand and trade, (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Western Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Western Europe – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • France – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • France – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • France – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Germany – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Germany – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Germany – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Italy – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Italy – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Italy – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Western Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Other Western Europe – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Eastern Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Russia – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Russia – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Russia – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Eastern Europe – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Other Eastern Europe – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Asia-Pacific – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Asia-Pacific – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • China – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • China – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • China – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • India – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • India – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • India – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Japan – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Japan– Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Japan – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South Korea – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South Korea – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • South Korea – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South East Asia – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South East Asia – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • South East Asia – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other Asia-Pacific – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Other Asia-Pacific – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • North America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • North America – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Canada – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Canada – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Canada – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Mexico – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Mexico – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Mexico – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • US – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • US – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • US – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • South America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South America – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • South America – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Brazil – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Brazil – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Brazil – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other South America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other South America – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($million)
  • Other South America – Carbon black supply demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Africa – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Africa – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Africa – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Africa – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Middle East – Carbon black demand by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East – Carbon black capacity, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Middle East – Carbon black supply, demand and trade, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)