Innovation and Protection: Ceresana Publishes Completely Revised Analysis of the Global Market for Antioxidants

The world market for antioxidants will reach a volume of almost 7,4 billion US-dollars by 2020.

Konstanz, Germany, November 22, 2013 --( Synthetic antioxidants are indispensable additives in numerous industries. They are used to, e.g., maintain quality and durability of products. Even though antioxidants are applied in very small quantities, their type, amount, and purity have a notable impact on the physical properties as well as processing, durability, and often also economic viability of the final product. Many plastics, for example, would only exhibit limited durability if no antioxidants were used.

Plastics and Rubbers Are Increasing Demand

Major consumers of antioxidants in the industrial sector are Plastics, Rubbers, and Fuels. Antioxidants are also indispensable for many lubricants, adhesives, and cosmetics. "These segments will generate an aggregated market volume of about US$7.4 billion with antioxidants," explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. On the one hand, continuous development of new, more effective antioxidants negatively affected global demand. Positive effects, however, outweigh these as global demand for plastic and rubber products keeps increasing.

Focus on Synthetic Antioxidants

Antioxidants inhibit the autoxidation of substances by intervening in reactions of free radicals. They are molecules that can prevent or delay the oxidation of other molecules by hindering the reaction with atmospheric oxygen or other chemicals. Both natural as well as synthetic antioxidants are added to many products. This study exclusively focuses on synthetic antioxidants for industrial use.

Detailed Market Analysis and Structured Presentation

The international market research institute Ceresana analyzed the market for synthetic antioxidants as a whole as well as demand in the individual application areas Plastics, Rubbers, Fuels, and Other Applications. This study not only contains demand and revenues generated in individual countries, but also an analysis of demand for antioxidants in the most important types of plastics and rubber, split by region. The completely revised and updated second edition of Ceresana's Antioxidant study includes all current and relevant data and facts regarding this market. With the processed information, producers, processors, and traders as well as all other market participants obtain the basis for their strategic and operational planning.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides a presentation and analysis of the global antioxidants market – including forecasts up to 2020: for the world and each region, demand and revenues will be explained.

Chapter 2 offers an analysis of demand for and revenues generated with antioxidants in the 18 largest countries, and also examines demand in the segments Plastics, Rubbers, Fuels, and Other Applications in detail.

Chapter 3 is devoted to an analysis of demand in the regions Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East / Africa, split by the application areas Plastics, Rubbers, Fuels, and Other Applications. This chapter also includes regional demand split by the plastics polypropylene, polyethylene, the styrene-based plastics ABS/PS/EPS, and other plastics. Also, demand in Rubber is analyzed split by Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Natural Rubber, and other synthetic rubbers.

Chapter 4 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of antioxidants, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, products, and applications. Extensive profiles are given for 43 manufacturers, for example: Adeka, Albemarle, Clariant, Cytec, Eastman, Innospec, Korea Kumho, Lanxess, Lubrizol, Omnova, SI Group, Songwon, and Sumitomo.

About Ceresana:

Ceresana is a leading international market research and consultancy company for the industrial sector and operates branch offices in Constance, Vienna and Hong Kong. For more than 10 years, it has been supplying several thousand customers from 55 countries with up-to-date market intelligence. Extensive market knowledge creates new prospects for strategic and operational decisions.

Ceresana's clients profit from practical consulting services, tailor-made single-client studies and more than 40 independent multi-client market studies.

The Ceresana business analysts are specialists in markets chemicals, plastics, additives, commodities, industrial components, packaging, and construction materials.
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