Carbon black is a finely divided black colored powder produced by thermal decomposition or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as natural gas, coal gas and petroleum oil. It is produced as black-colored colloidal particles through processes such as furnace black process, channel process and acetylene process. Carbon black is primarily used as a dyeing agent in the textile industry.
This report comprises in-depth analysis and forecast of the carbon black market for textile fibers on a global as well as regional level. It includes forecast for the period from 2013 to 2019 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the regional and global markets. The study also analyzes various factors driving and restraining the growth of the carbon black market for textile fibers. A detailed analysis of the impact of these drivers and restraints on the growth of the market during the forecast period has been included. Furthermore, the report analyzes the opportunities available in the market during the forecast period at the global and regional level.
The report includes a value chain analysis to understand the industry. The value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various players involved in the carbon black market for textile fibers, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Porter’s Five Forces model has been used to determine the degree of competition in the industry during the forecast period. Furthermore, a market attractiveness analysis has been conducted to analyze the end-user segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period based on their market size and growth rate.
The carbon black market for textile fibers has been segmented based on products. These include polyester, nylon, acrylic and others such as olefins. Based on end-users, the carbon black market for textile fibers has been segmented into apparels, home textiles and others including protective clothing, automobile, agriculture, etc. Detailed analysis for all the segments in the regional and global markets, and forecast based on current and future trends of the industry in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million) have been included in the report. The average price of carbon black is varied according to regions and countries. However, it is kept constant for different product segments and end-users as numerous grades of carbon black with different price points are used in almost all product segments and end-users. This report covers the data pertaining to the carbon black market for synthetic textile fibers only and the market data pertaining to natural textile fibers such as cotton, wool, etc. have not been considered in this report.
Inflation is not a part of pricing in this report. Prices of carbon black market for textile fibers vary in each region and country. Hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region and country. The average price for each product segment and end-user has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global, regional and country basis. This report provides the market size of carbon black market for textile fibers for 2011 and 2012, and forecast for the next six years. The global carbon black market for textile fibers market size is given in terms of both volume as well as revenue. Market volumes are defined in kilo tons and market revenue is in USD million. Market numbers are estimated based on various product segments of carbon black market for textile fibers and key end-user markets. Market size and forecast for each major product segment and end-user is provided in the context of the global, regional and country level market.
Regionally, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Demand for carbon black for textile fibers has been analyzed and forecast for a period of six years. The report also covers profiles of leading companies in the carbon black market for textile fibers. Companies profiled in the report include Cabot Corporation, Philips Caron Black Ltd., Birla Carbon and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Various attributes of these companies such as company overview, SWOT analysis, business strategies and recent developments form the core of the company profiles section.
The report segments the global carbon black market for textile fibers as follows: