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Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled “UV Light Stabilizer Market – North America Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” which observes that the UV light stabilizer demand in North America in 2012 was worth USD 44.9 million and is estimated to reach USD 61.5 million by the end of 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018. The U.S. dominated the North America UV light stabilizer market, accounting for close to 85% of the total demand in 2011.
UV light stabilizers are the additives, generally used to impart UV resistance properties to wood preservation coatings. Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and UV Absorber (UVA) are the two predominantly used UV light stabilizer additives for wood coatings. Wood usually consists of lignin, which undergoes discoloration and decomposition on constant exposure to ultra violet radiation. Hence wood products are protected by using UV light stabilizers in wood coatings.
The growth of the UV light stabilizer market in the U.S. is mainly driven by growing demand for UV resistant wood coatings from housing and commercial construction and the furniture industry. The U.S. was the leading UV light stabilizer market in North America in terms of both production and consumption, followed by Mexico with 9.2% share in total volume consumption in 2011. Mexico is also expected to be the fastest growing market for UV light stabilizers in the region and it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2012 to 2018. Presently, Mexico is relatively an underdeveloped market for wood coatings.
However, housing and construction industry is expected to exhibit rapid growth in the near future as a consequence of economic development in the country. This in turn is expected to drive the demand for UV resistant wood coating and thus for UV light stabilizers. The increasing penetration of nanotechnology in the coatings industry, especially for TiO2 and ZnO2 based nano-UV light stabilizers are expected to present significant opportunities in the market over the next five years.
Decking and flooring application dominated stabilizer consumption accounting for 24.4% of the total demand in 2011. Another important application market for UV light stabilizers was furniture and interiors, which accounted for 23.3% share of total UV light stabilizer volume consumed in 2011. Recovery in housing and growth in residential spending were identified as the major driving factors for the growth of furniture and interior industry which in turn is expected to drive the demand for UV light stabilizers.BASF SE, AkzoNobel NV, BYK, Clariant, and Chemtura Corp. are some of the leading industry participants in the industry.
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Ethanolamines Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018
Ethanolamines (ETA) are a group of compounds such as carbinoxamine, clemastine, dimenhydrinate, diphenhydramine, and doxylamine that act both as primary amines as well as primary alcohols since they comprise of a hydroxyl group in their chemical structure. ETA are corrosive, colorless, flammable, viscous, and toxic liquids used in solutions and dispersions to scrub acids, as feedstock material in the manufacture of detergents, emulsification agents, varnishes & polishes, and as other chemical intermediaries.
China and United States are expected to lead the market in global consumption generating the largest revenues. The major industry segments where ETA are used are herbicides, personal care industry, textiles, detergents, agrochemicals, gas treatment, metal cleaning, and wood preservatives. Herbicides are expected to lead the industry segments in consumption of ETA by 2018 followed by detergents, personal care, and metal cleaning.
The primary drivers of the ethanolamines market are the increasing demand in the herbicides, detergent, and personal care industries. Along with this, low cost of production, ever-rising demand in the developing economies of Asia-Pacific and Europe are major factors resulting in growing sales and revenues in the ETA market. The main factors holding back the ETA market are volatility in the prices of raw materials, time-consuming manufacturing processes that are still in use, regulations governing handling and transport of ethanolamines, most of which are classified as health and environment hazards.
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