According to the report, the revenues generated with stabilisers are likely to reach a volume of 5.5 billion dollars until 2025. The report also highlights the significance of liquid metal soaps as well as other products.
Constance/Germany – Stabilisers are chemicals needed for many plastic and rubber products. They enable safe production and processing; they protect plastics and rubbers against the effects of heat, UV light or oxygen. The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for these indispensable additives already for the fourth time. “The revenues generated with stabilisers are likely to reach a volume of 5.5 billion dollars until 2025,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains.
Other Countries, Other Stabilisers
Stabilisers are usually based on lead, tin or calcium. The current report by Ceresana also closely examines liquid metal soaps and other products. Lead-based stabilisers are increasingly replaced by calcium- or tin-based products, which lead to a shift of market shares of the particular product categories. Ceresana expects global consumption of calcium-based stabilisers to increase by 3.9 % per year.
Global demand for tin-based stabilisers is likely to amount about 231,000 tonnes in 2025. Lead-based stabilisers have completely disappeared from the market in the European Union. But also in other regions, increasing demand for more environmentally friendly alternatives is perceivable. In Europe, calcium-based stabilisers are by far the most popular type. In contrast, North America utilises tin stabilisers most frequently. In total, Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for stabilisers accounting for a share of 57 %, followed by Western and Eastern Europe.
Stabilisers for Various Applications
Worldwide, the most important application area for stabilisers is the plastics industry, the production and processing of PVC in particular. The highest amount of stabilisers is currently utilised in the production of plastic pipes: about 375,000 tonnes in 2017. Production of profiles ranked second, followed by the segment cables, films, and flooring. Sales of these products depend to a large extent on the construction sector.
Thus, the development of the construction industry is of paramount importance to the demand for stabilisers. For example, growing environmental awareness leads to an increasing use of energy-efficient plastic profiles worldwide, which in turn increases demand for stabilisers on the part of this sector. Until 2025, Ceresana expects an annual growth rate of 2.6 % in the segment profiles. In Western and Eastern Europe, the application profiles dominate the overall market; in Asia-Pacific stabilisers are mainly used for pipes.
The Study in Brief:
Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global stabiliser market, including forecasts up to 2025: For each region of the world, demand in tonnes and revenues in US dollars and euros are given for each region of the world. Furthermore, global and regional demand per product type and application area is analyzed. Tin stabilisers, lead stabilisers, calcium-based stabilisers as well as liquid mixed metal stabilisers and other products are scrutinized. The application areas examined are pipes, profiles, films, wires & cables, flooring, and other applications.
In chapter 2, stabiliser demand, revenues as well as demand split by application areas and split by stabiliser types are analyzed in detail for 16 countries. Additionally, 63 important manufacturers of stabilisers are introduced.
Chapter 3 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of stabilisers, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, product types, and application areas. Extensive profiles of the most important manufacturers are given, including BASF, DIC Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries, Lanxess, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Solvay, and Sumitomo Chemical Co.