Stabilizers are chemicals needed for many plastic and rubber products. They enable a 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 analysts expect stabilizer revenues to increase to a volume of USD 5.5 billion by 2025.
Different Countries, Different Stabilizers
Stabilizers are usually based on lead, tin or calcium. The report also closely examines liquid metal soaps and other products. Lead-based stabilizers are increasingly replaced by calcium- or tin-based products, which leads to a shift of market shares of the particular product categories. Ceresana expects global consumption of calcium-based stabilizers to increase by 3.9% per year. Global demand for tin-based stabilizers is likely to amount about 231,000 tonnes in 2025. Lead-based stabilizers 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 stabilizers are by far the most popular type. In contrast, North America utilizes tin stabilizers most frequently. In total, Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for stabilizers accounting for a share of 57%, followed by Western and Eastern Europe.
Stabilizers for Various Applications
Worldwide, the most important application area for stabilizers is the plastics industry, the production and processing of PVC in particular. The highest amount of stabilizers is currently utilized in the production of plastic pipes: about 375,000 tonnes in 2017. Production of profiles ranked second, followed by the segments 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 stabilizers. For example, growing environmental awareness leads to an increasing use of energy-efficient plastic profiles worldwide, which in turn increases demand for stabilizers 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 dominates the overall market; in Asia-Pacific stabilizers are mainly used for pipes.
The Stabilizer Market Study in Brief:
Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global stabilizer 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.
The following stabilizer types are examined in detail:
- Tin Stabilizers
- Lead Stabilizers
- Calcium-based Stabilizers
- Liquid Mixed Metal Stabilizers and Other Products
Application areas analyzed in this study are:
- Wires & Cables
- Other Applications
In chapter 2, stabilizer demand, revenues as well as demand split by application areas and split by stabilizer types are analyzed in detail for 16 countries. Additionally, 63 important manufacturers of stabilizers are introduced.
Chapter 3 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of stabilizers, 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 SE, DIC Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Lanxess AG, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nan Ya Plastics Corp., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Solvay S.A., and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.