Europe Carbon Black Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Process, Grade Type, Demand & Supply, End-User Industries, Distribution Channel, Demand by Country, 2015-2035

Format: Online | Last Updated: Mar 2022

[Online Quarterly Update] Europe Carbon Black Market experienced significant growth as its demand reached 2.05 million tonnes in 2021 and it is anticipated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period (2023-35).
 
Carbon black is nearly pure elemental carbon, usually found as a fine powder or in pellet form. Various functional groups are combined on the surface of carbon black. By modifying its surface properties, we can change the compound’s characteristics. The properties of carbon black also depend on the ratio of primary and secondary feedstock and air, which should be carefully monitored to get the desired properties. 
 
Carbon black is produced industrially using a mixture of gaseous or liquid hydrocarbons which are easily vaporized. Raw materials which can be used for carbon black manufacturing include certain fractions of coal tar oils and petrochemical oils from petroleum refining or the production of Ethylene from Naphtha. The primary feedstock, called carbon black feedstock (CBFS) or carbon black oil (CBO), comprises heavy hydrocarbons (C12 and higher compounds) and other higher compounds. Carbon black is manufactured by the incomplete decomposition of heavy hydrocarbons under controlled conditions. The various manufacturing processes differ from each other depending on the arrangement of heat and decomposition stages. More than 90% of carbon black produced worldwide is manufactured through the furnace black process.
 
Depending on the function and purpose of carbon black, it can be categorized as carbon black for rubber, carbon black pigment, and conductive carbon black. Speciality carbon black has a wide variety of end-uses and demand is largely driven by the development of the coatings, polymers, and printing industries. Demand for speciality carbon black in the coatings and polymers industries is mainly influenced by the levels of industrialization, infrastructure, construction, and car ownership. The major factor affecting the demand for rubber carbon black for the Tires industry is the number of replacement & original equipment tires produced.
 
Revival of the global automotive industry coupled with expanding non-rubber applications including application in paints, inks, coatings, masterbatches and conductive polymers created an increased demand for carbon black during 2015-21. Establishing a carbon black production facility requires a lot of capital input which restricts the entry of small players in the business. The majority of the European carbon black market is dominated by companies with sizeable cash flows. Global companies in Europe have production facilities spread across various countries, which allows the establishment of strong control in the European market. These companies are Birla Carbon, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A, Omsk Carbon Group and Cabot Corporation. These companies employ different strategies for different regions to increase market penetration. 
 
The increasing demand for Carbon Black in a wide range of the End-user industries such as Tyres, Mechanical Rubber Goods, Plastics & Polymers, Printing Inks & others (Paints, etc), is largely driven by the development of the tire and mechanical rubber goods industries. Demand for rubber carbon black in mechanical rubber goods is mainly influenced by vehicle trends, construction activity and general industrial production. Carbon black is used in the tyre industry to enhance the mechanical properties of tyres by reinforcing natural rubber and increasing the strength and resistance to abrasion. With the growth of the automobile industry globally, tyre production output is expected to increase as a result of which the tyre industry is estimated to account for about 70% of the carbon black market by 2035. The primary application for speciality grade of Carbon Black is Coatings in the large number of industrial sectors such as Automotive & Transportation, Architectural & Transportation. In Polymer segments it is used in making Wires & Cables, Pipes, Adhesives & Sealants, Engineering Plastics, Synthetic Fibres, Film & Thermal Insulation. Other applications are Printing & Packaging for inks, toner, inkjet and Building & Construction materials and Special applications in Batteries, Refractory Materials & Non-woven Textiles. Another segment that utilizes MRG is in the manufacturing of Belts, Hoses, Precision Sealing Systems, Solid & Bicycle Tires & Rollers, Rubber Cables, Rubber Food & Pharmaceuticals.
  
Among different countries, Germany is anticipated to be the most lucrative market for Carbon Black suppliers with a share of around 35%, and the country will maintain its dominance over the others in the forecast period as well. The regional dominance was mainly due to the presence of dominating & emerging automotive industries which are among the major consumers of carbon Black. Leading general rubber goods companies Continental AG and Freudenberg Group are headquartered in Germany, owing to which a large amount of carbon black is consumed by Germany. Europe markets are expected to grow rapidly over the coming years owing to rising demand from end-use industries such as Tires, Mechanical Rubber Goods, Plastics & Polymers, Printing Inks, Others (Paints, etc). Europe, Russia, Germany & France, being the leading Carbon Black producers are observing the highest consumption of carbon black in the Europe market share and are expected to continue their dominance. France was the second-largest regional market in 2021 followed by Russia, Italy, UK, Spain & Poland.
 
Major players operating in the Europe Carbon Black market include Omsk Carbon Group (Russia), JSC Nizhnekamsk Carbon Black Plant (PJSC Tatneft) (Russia), JSC Yaroslavskiy Tekhnicheskiy Uglerod (YATU) (Russia), Ivanovo Carbon Black And Rubber JSC (Russia), PJSC Kazanorgsintez, Sosnogorsk GPP (Gazprom) (Russia), JSC Tuymazytekhglerod (Russia), JSC Kremenchug Carbon Black Plant (Ukraine), Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH (Germany), Orion Engineered Carbons S.r.l. (Italy), Orion Engineered Carbons Sp. z o.o (Poland), Norcarb Engineered Carbons AB (Orion Engineered Carbons S.A) (Sweden), Cabot Corporation (France), Birla Carbon Europe GmbH (Germany), Birla Carbon Spain, S.L.U. (Spain), Birla Carbon Italy S.R.L (Italy), Birla Carbon Hungary Ltd. (Hungary), Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s (Belgium), Black Bear Carbon B.V (Netherland), & Others.
 
Years considered for this report:
 
Historical Period: 2015-2020
Base Year: 2021
Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period: 2023–2035
 
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Objective of the Study: 
 
• To assess the demand-supply scenario of Carbon Black which covers production, demand and supply of Carbon Black market in europe.
• To analyse and forecast the market size of Carbon Black.
• To classify and forecast Carbon Black market based on application, Type, end-use and regional distribution.
• To identify drivers and challenges for Carbon Black market.
• To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Carbon Black market.
• To identify and analyse the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of Carbon Black.
 
 
To extract data for Carbon Black market, primary research surveys were conducted with Carbon Black manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and end users. While interviewing, the respondents were also inquired about their competitors. Through this technique, ChemAnalyst was able to include manufacturers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. Moreover, ChemAnalyst analyzed various end user segments and projected a positive outlook for Europe Carbon Black market over the coming years. 
 
ChemAnalyst calculated Carbon Black Europe demand by analyzing the historical data and demand forecast which was carried out considering the demand from end use industries, greenfield and brownfield expansion coupled with considering the raw materials prices used for production of Carbon Black. ChemAnalyst sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, association reports, annual reports, etc., were also studied by ChemAnalyst. 
 
Key Target Audience:

• Carbon Black manufacturers and other stakeholders
• Organizations, forums, and alliances related to Carbon Black distribution
• Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
• Market research organizations and consulting companies
 
The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as Carbon Black manufacturers, customers, and policy makers. The study would also help them to target the growing segments over the coming years (next two to five years), thereby aiding the stakeholders in taking investment decisions and facilitating their expansion.
 
Report Scope:
 
In this report, Carbon Black market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:
 
Attribute
Details
Market size volume in 2021
2.05 million tonnes
Market size volume by 2035
4.16 million tonnes
Growth Rate
CAGR of 5.81% from 2022 to 2035
Base year for estimation
2021
Historic Data
2015 – 2020
Forecast period
2023 – 2035
Quantitative units
Demand in Million Tonnes and CAGR from 2022 to 2035
 
Report coverage
Demand & supply parameters, Major players, Competitive analysis, Import Export Analysis

Segments covered
Type (Rubber segment & Specialty Segment)
End-Use (Tyres, Mechanical Rubber Goods, Plastics & Polymers, Printing Inks & others)
Sales Channel (Direct Sale, Indirect Sale)
Process (Furnace Black Process, Thermal Black Process)
 
Country scope
Russia; Poland; Germany; Belgium; France; United Kingdom; Spain; Italy; Sweden; Czech Republic; Portugal; Belarus; Netherlands; Hungary; Slovakia
 
Key companies profiled
Omsk Carbon Group (Russia), JSC Nizhnekamsk Carbon Black Plant (PJSC Tatneft) (Russia), JSC Yaroslavskiy Tekhnicheskiy Uglerod (YATU) (Russia), Ivanovo Carbon Black And Rubber JSC (Russia), PJSC Kazanorgsintez, Sosnogorsk GPP (Gazprom) (Russia), JSC Tuymazytekhglerod (Russia), JSC Kremenchug Carbon Black Plant (Ukraine), Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH (Germany), Orion Engineered Carbons S.r.l. (Italy), Orion Engineered Carbons Sp. z o.o (Poland), Norcarb Engineered Carbons AB (Orion Engineered Carbons S.A) (Sweden), Cabot Corporation (France), Birla Carbon Europe GmbH (Germany), Birla Carbon Spain, S.L.U. (Spain), Birla Carbon Italy S.R.L (Italy), Birla Carbon Hungary Ltd. (Hungary), Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s (Belgium), Black Bear Carbon B.V (Netherland), & Others.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the Europe market size and growth rate of Carbon Black? 

The global market size of Carbon Black is 2.05 million tonnes as of 2021, and it is growing with a healthy CAGR of 5.81%.

What are the major end-use industries of Carbon Black? 

Carbon Black is widely used in a wide range of end use industries such as Tyres, Mechanical Rubber Goods, Plastics & Polymers, Printing Inks & Others (Paints, etc))

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