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l Demand for carbon black in the paint and coatings industry will increase from 66,000 metric tons in 1999 to 88,000 metric tons in 2009, according to a new study published by the Freedonia Group. Non-rubber applications, referred to as special blacks, accounted for 6.3% of world carbon black consumption in 1999. Other special black applications include plastics and printing inks.
While plastic and printing ink applications will account for 75% of special black demand in 2004, the Freedonia Group reports that the paint and coatings market is a major end-use for carbon black in developed regions. The lack of paint and coatings markets in many developing nations mitigates the importance of this end-use on a world level, according to the report.
For more information on this study, contact the Freedonia Group, 767 Beta Dr., Cleveland, OH, 44143-2326; (440) 684-9600; Fax: (440) 646-0484; or Web: www.freedonia.com.