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Fillers and Extenders for Plastics: Global Markets to 2022

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BCC Research

Published Date : Mar 2018

Category :

Plastics

No. of Pages : 127 Pages

Summary

Plastic fillers and extenders are types of plastic additives primarily used to bulk up the plastic, reduce cost and enhance properties such as stiffness, dimensional stability, weathering, surface smoothness and temperature resistance. Fillers and extenders are used to decrease the consumption of expensive binder material and to enhance the properties of plastic. Plastic fillers and extenders improve the performance of plastics in a way that cannot be achieved by other resin ingredients and reinforcement materials alone. Plastic fillers and extenders are also used to improve processing, mechanical and physical properties such as stiffness, hardness and thermal insulation. In plastics, there are two types of fillers and extenders used to improve the performance of products: inert fillers and active fillers. Inert fillers are also referred to as bulk fillers and are used to reduce cost by decreasing the amount of plastic resin used. Inactive fillers and extenders are used to improve physical and mechanical properties such as strength, hardness, thermal stability, chemical resistance and appearance.

Fillers and extenders are blended into a polymer melt or mixture to extend the volume. Since fillers are often inexpensive inorganic chemicals such as calcium carbonate, they cost less than plastic resins. Adding fillers can reduce the cost of the compound if adding the filler does not significantly reduce the properties of the plastics compound. In some cases, a filler can also improve properties and performance, in the same way that foaming plastics produce better products at lower cost. In this case, the filler is also a reinforcement.

When compared to other additives and plastic resins, fillers and extenders are the least expensive ingredients to reinforce plastics. In plastic parts, filled resins shrink less than unfilled resins, so the addition improves the dimensional control of molded parts.

Plastic fillers and extenders are of two types, organic and inorganic. Organic fillers and extenders contain organic and natural particulates and solid fibers that can be acicular, fibrous irregular, or flakey and are used in plastics such as thermoplastics. Tree bark flour, cottonseed hulls, kenaf flour, rice hull flour, soy bean flour, rice hull grit and wheat chaff are some of the organic fillers used in plastics. Mineral fillers are a sub category of inorganic filler and are comprised of ground rocks, and refined, natural and synthetic minerals. Calcium carbonate, kaolin, dolomite, silicates, mica, carbon black and talc are examples of inorganic mineral fillers. In this report, only inorganic mineral fillers are considered. They are used predominantly due to cost and performance benefit. Some of the most commonly used plastic fillers are:

Carbon black: A common extender used in rubbers derived from synthetic elastomers to produce wearresistant and strong products. Carbon black extenders are mixed with polymers in several ways, such as impregnation with polymer solutions and melts or mixing in a roller mill.

Calcium carbonate: The most widely used inorganic filler, Common grades of calcium carbonate filler are extracted from marble and limestone and are usually used in automobile plastic parts. It is available in a variety of particle sizes and at lower cost compared to other inorganic fillers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Introduction
Study and Objectives
Scope of the Report
Intended Audience
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
Introduction
Recent Development in Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Factors Driving the Growth of Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Booming Plastic Market in Asia-Pacific
Increasing Demand for Lightweight Automotive Materials
Increasing Use of Plastics across Industries
Positive Downstream Oil and Gas Industry Outlook in the Middle East
Factors that Impede the Growth of Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Regulatory Issue Regarding Disposal of Plastics
Environmental Hazards of Limestone Mining
Major Trends Observed in the Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Developments in Nanocomposites and Nano Clays
Backward Integration
Factors Affecting the Plastics Fillers and Extenders Industry
Volume Cost of Raw Material
Globalization
New Technology and Product Development
Inter-Material Competitive Trends
Emerging Economies
Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Type
Overview
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)
Introduction
Extraction Process
Advantages and Disadvantages
Applications and Usage
Global GCC Market
Talc
Introduction
Property, Benefit and Usage
Global Talc Market
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)
Introduction
Advantages and Disadvantages
Global PCC Market
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Kaolin
Introduction
Global Kaolin Market
Application and Usage
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Titanium Dioxide
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Carbon Black
Introduction
Carbon Black Supply Chain
Global Carbon Black Market
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Others
Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by End-User Industry
Overview
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Wires and Cables
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Major Functions Fillers and Extenders Provide for Wires and Cables:
Transportation
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Construction
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Packaging
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Medical Devices
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Others
Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Application
Overview
Major Plastic Resins
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Global Market Share for Fillers by Application
Polyvinyl Chloride
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Polyethylene
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Polypropylene
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Polystyrene
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Introduction
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Others
Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region
Overview
Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Overview
GDP Growth, China vs. India vs. World, 2005-2016
Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market, by End-User Industry
Asia-Pacific Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Driving Factors for Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
North America
North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Overview
Annual GDP Growth, North America, 2005-2016
North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by End-User Industry
North American Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Driving Factors for North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Europe
European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Overview
Annual GDP Growth, European Union vs. World, 2005-2016
European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by End-User Industry
European Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Driving Factors For European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
South America
South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Overview
GDP Growth, Brazil vs. Chile vs. World, 2005-2016
South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by End-user Industry
South American Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Driving Factors For South American Plastic Fillers And Extenders Market
Middle East and Africa
Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Overview
GDP Growth, South Africa vs. Saudi Arabia vs. World, 2005-2016
Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by End-User Industry
Driving Factors For Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers And Extenders Market
Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape
Industry Structure and Overview
Market Strategies Adopted by Key Players
News Pertaining to Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
AMERICAN TALC COMPANY
Business Overview
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Business Overview
Evonik Industries AG Financials (in USD million)
Evonik Industries AG Business Segmentation (2016)
Evonik Industries AG Regional Segmentation (2016)
Developments and Strategies
GCR GROUP (GRANIC)
Business Overview
HOFFMANN MINERAL GMBH
Business Overview
Developments and Strategies
IMERYS
Business Overview
Financials (in USD million)
Imerys Business Segmentation (2016)
Imerys Regional Segmentation (2016)
Developments and Strategies
J.M. HUBER CORPORATION
Business Overview
Developments and Strategies
KAMIN LLC. / CADAM
Business Overview
KARNTNER MONTANINDUSTRIE GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Business Overview
LKAB MINERALS
Business Overview
Developments and Strategies
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Business Overview
Business Overview
Minerals Technologies, Inc. Financials (in USD million)
Minerals Technologies, Inc. Business Segmentation (2016)
Minerals Technologies, Inc Regional Segmentation (2016)
Developments and Strategies
NANOBIOMATTERS INDUSTRIES S.L.
Business Overview
OMYA AG
Business Overview
Developments and Strategies
QUARZWRKE GROUP
Business Overview
UNIMIN CORPORATION
Business Overview
Developments and Strategies
Chapter 10 List of Abbreviations

List of Table

List of Tables
Summary Table A : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Region through 2022
Summary Table B : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Region through 2022
Table 1 : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Type through 2022
Table 2 : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 3 : Chemical Families of Fillers for Plastics
Table 4 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Type through 2022
Table 5 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Type through 2022
Table 6 : Global GCC Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 7 : Global GCC Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 8 : Global Talc Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 9 : Global Talc Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 10 : Global PCC Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 11 : Global PCC Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 12 : Global Kaolin Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 13 : Global Kaolin Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 14 : Global Titanium Dioxide Market Volume Share for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 15 : Global Titanium Dioxide Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 16 : Global Carbon Black Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 17 : Global Carbon Black Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 18 : Global Others Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 19 : Global Others Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 20 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by End-User Industry through 2022
Table 21 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by End-User Industry through 2022
Table 22 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Wires and Cables by Region through 2022
Table 23 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Wires and Cables by Region through 2022
Table 24 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Transportation by Region through 2022
Table 25 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Transportation by Region through 2022
Table 26 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Construction by Region through 2022
Table 27 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Construction by Region through 2022
Table 28 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Packaging by Region through 2022
Table 29 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Packaging by Region through 2022
Table 30 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Medical Devices by Region through 2022
Table 31 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Medical Devices by Region through 2022
Table 32 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Other Segments by Region through 2022
Table 33 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Other Segments by Region through 2022
Table 34 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Application through 2022
Table 35 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Application through 2022
Table 36 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in PVC by Region through 2022
Table 37 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in PVC by Region through 2022
Table 38 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polyethylene by Region through 2022
Table 39 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polyethylene by Region through 2022
Table 40 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polypropylene by Region through 2022
Table 41 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polypropylene by Region through 2022
Table 42 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polystyrene by Region through 2022
Table 43 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polystyrene by Region through 2022
Table 44 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene by Region through 2022
Table 45 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene by Region through 2022
Table 46 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Others by Region through 2022
Table 47 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Others by Region through 2022
Table 48 : Global Market Volume for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 49 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region through 2022
Table 50 : Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Type through 2022
Table 51 : Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 52 : North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 53 : North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 54 : European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Type through 2022
Table 55 : European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 56 : South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Type through 2022
Table 57 : South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 58 : Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Type through 2022
Table 59 : Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type through 2022
Table 60 : News Pertaining to Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market
Table 61 : Products: Evonik Industries AG
Table 62 : Evonik Industries AG: Company Financials
Table 63 : Products: HOFFMANN MINERAL GMBH
Table 64 : Products: Imerys.
Table 65 : Imerys: Company Financials
Table 66 : Products: J.M. Huber Corporation
Table 67 : Products: LKAB Minerals
Table 68 : Products: Minerals Technologies, Inc.
Table 69 : Minerals Technologies, Inc.: Company Financials
Table 70 : Products: Omya AG
Table 71 : Products: Unimin Corporation

List of Chart

List of Figures
Summary Figure B : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Region, 2016-2022
Summary Figure A : Global Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Volume by Region 2016-2022
Figure 1 : Thermoplastic Planned Capacity Increase, 2012 -2017
Figure 2 : Plastic Resins and Composites in Light Vehicles
Figure 3 : GCC Petrochemicals Production, 2007-2015
Figure 4 : Global Market Volume Share for Fillers by Type 2016
Figure 5 : Global GCC Market Volume Share by End-User Products, 2016
Figure 6 : Global GCC Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 7 : Global Talc Market Volume Share by End-User Products, 2016
Figure 8 : Global Talc Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 9 : Global PCC Market Volume Share by End-User Products, 2016
Figure 10 : Global PCC Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 11 : Global Kaolin Market Volume Share by End-User Products, 2016
Figure 12 : Global Kaolin Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 13 : Global Titanium Dioxide Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 14 : Carbon Black Supply Chain
Figure 15 : Global Carbon Black Market Volume Share by End-User Products, 2016
Figure 16 : Global Carbon Black Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 17 : Global Others Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 18 : Global Market Volume Share for Fillers by End-User Industry, 2016
Figure 19 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Wires and Cables by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 20 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Transportation by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 21 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Construction by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 22 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Packaging by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 23 : Global Market Share for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Medical Devices, 2016
Figure 24 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Medical Devices by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 25 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Other Segments by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 26 : Major Plastic Resins
Figure 27 : Global Market Volume Share for Fillers by Application, 2016
Figure 28 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in PVC by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 29 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polyethylene by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 30 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polypropylene by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 31 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Polystyrene by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 32 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 33 : Global Market for Plastic Fillers and Extenders in Others by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 34 : Global Market Share for Fillers, by Region, 2016
Figure 35 : GDP Growth, China vs. India vs. World, 2005-2016
Figure 36 : Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Share by End-User Industry, 2016
Figure 37 : Asia-Pacific Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 38 : Annual GDP Growth, North America, 2005-2016
Figure 39 : North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Share by End-User Industry, 2016
Figure 40 : North American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 41 : Annual GDP Growth, European Union vs. World, 2005-2016
Figure 42 : European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Share by End-User Industry, 2016
Figure 43 : European Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 44 : GDP Growth, Brazil vs. Chile vs. World, 2005-2016
Figure 45 : South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market Share by End-User Industry, 2016
Figure 46 : South American Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 47 : GDP Growth, South Africa vs. Saudi Arabia vs. World, 2005-2016
Figure 48 : Middle Eastern and African Plastic Fillers and Extenders Market by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 49 : Evonik Industries AG: Business Segmentation
Figure 50 : Evonik Industries AG: Regional Segmentation
Figure 51 : Imerys: Business Segmentation
Figure 52 : Imerys: Regional Segmentation
Figure 53 : Minerals Technologies, Inc.: Business Segmentation
Figure 54 : Minerals Technologies, Inc.: Regional Segmentation

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