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Evolving Quality and Production Needs of the Paper Industry Drive the Global Paper and Pulp Chemicals Market Featured

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2014-10-06 222231 gia inc logoGIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Pulp and Paper Chemicals markets. Global market for Pulp and Paper Chemicals is projected to reach US$38.7 billion by 2020, driven by evolving quality and production needs of the paper industry, increasing demand for specialty papers and expanding consumption in developing countries.

Pulp and paper chemicals comprises various types of chemicals used in processing of wood and pulp and is inclusive of chemicals used in the production of coated and specialty papers. Chemicals enhance the quality of finished paper. Paper is manufactured from virgin pulp, used paper and other paper scrap. Sizing agents and paper strengthening chemicals prevent absorption of water and ink onto the paper surface and increase its quality. Wet-strength resins are used for certain grades of paper to lend strength even during wet conditions. Coating chemicals are used for maintaining the thinness, specifically for commercial printing purposes. Starch and latex constitute the two major binding chemicals, while calcium carbonate and kaolin provide necessary coloring. Dispersing and defoaming agents disperse the pigments evenly in high concentration and low viscosity.

The paper chemicals market is expected to grow at a higher rate than the paper industry, as these chemicals have evolved over the years to provide enhanced features to the end product as well as make paper production more cost effective. Gradual shifts from traditionally acidic to alkaline or neutral papermaking along with replacement of chlorine based bleaching with chlorine-free processes resulted in various changes in the manufacturing process and chemical usage over the years. However, despite the incorporation of new and advanced chemicals into the process system in order to meet quality, production, and lower water consumption requirements, the paper industry is still in search of better chemicals that can enhance quality, production, efficiency, process stability, and environmental benefits. Recycling, environmental compliance, and the advent of alternative media represent key challenges for market growth.

Specialty papers have emerged as a lucrative segment for the paper industry amidst declining demand for graphic papers as well as the rapid proliferation of electronic media and digital data storage. Demand for specialty papers in packaging applications including labels and flexible packaging, as well as printing applications including thermal papers and inkjet papers are expected to benefit market prospects in the near term. Developing countries are driving demand for specialty papers owing to the growing consumption of postage stamp, currency, cheque/check and security papers, as well as the increasing usage of specialty papers in electrical and infrastructure applications.

As stated by the new market research report on Pulp and Paper Chemicals, Europe represents the largest market worldwide, closely followed by Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 3.8% over the analysis period. Expanding population, steady economic growth, increased urbanization, rapid industrialization, rising infrastructure development, and growing production and consumption of paper represent key growth drivers in the region.

Key players covered in the report include Akzo Nobel NV,    Archroma, Ashland Inc., BASF SE, Buckman Laboratories International Inc., ERCO Worldwide, Evonik Industries AG, FMC Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC., Imerys SA, Kemira Oyj, Nalco Holding Company, Omya AG, Solvay SA, Styron, and Synthomer PLC, among others.

The research report titled “Pulp and Paper Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in dollars for all major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil, and Rest of Latin America). Product Segments analyzed in the report include Pulping & Deinking Chemicals, Bleaching Chemicals, Starches, Internal Sizing Agents, Surface Sizing Agents, Paper Coating Chemicals, Retention & Drainage Aids, and Others.

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