The global filler market is dominated by lime: Natural calcium carbonate (GCC) is the most widely used filler, with a market share of around 35%. Ceresana expects an annual growth rate of 2.3% for GCC up to 2030. By far the biggest consumer of GCC is the plastics industry, followed by paints, coatings and paper. Also among the best-selling fillers is precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which has many properties identical to GCC. PCC is most commonly used in paper manufacture, followed by its use in paints and coatings. With a worldwide consumption of 11,
million tons, carbon black ranks second in the filler market after GCC and ahead of PCC. The most important customer for carbon black is the rubber industry, which uses carbon black as a reinforcing filler that significantly increases the wear resistance of tire rubber, for example.
Carbon Black for China
There are significant differences in the market for fillers in the various parts of the world: While in Western Europe, use in the paper industry accounts for 31% of total consumption, in Asia it is 18%. In contrast, producers of elastomer products in Asia hold about 31% of the filler market, while in Western Europe this share is only 18%. In the new market research, Ceresana takes a detailed look at the regional and national characteristics of filler demand for different application areas.
Chapter 1 provides an overview and analysis of the global market for fillers, including a forecast up to 2030: consumption and sales of fillers are explained for each region of the world. The product categories considered are: natural calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), carbon black, kaolin, talcum powder, other fillers. In addition, these application areas are analyzed: Plastics, elastomers, paper, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants.
Chapter 2 provides a detailed analysis of filler sales and consumption for the 16 largest national markets. Demand is broken down by individual applications and product categories; consumption of different product types is also examined for each application area.
Chapter 3 contains company profiles of the major filler manufacturers, structured by contact information, sales, profit, product lines, production site, brief profile and product type. Detailed profiles are provided by 113 manufacturers such as 20 Microns Ltd, Huber Engineered Materials, Imerys SA, Kärntner Montanindustrie GmbH (KMI), Lhoist S.A., LKAB Minerals AB, Minerals Technologies Inc, Omya International AG and Quartzwerke GmbH.