1 INTRODUCTION 18
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 18
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 18
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 19
1.3.1 MARKET SEGMENTATION 19
1.3.2 REGIONS COVERED 19
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 20
1.4 CURRENCY 21
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED 21
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 21

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 22
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 22
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 23
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 23
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 24
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 24
2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights 25
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 25
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 26
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 26
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 27
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 28
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS 29

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 30

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 34
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MASTERBATCH MARKET 34
4.2 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY TYPE 34
4.3 APAC MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND COUNTRY 35
4.4 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY REGION 35
4.5 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY COUNTRY 36
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5 MARKET OVERVIEW 37
5.1 INTRODUCTION 37
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 37
5.2.1 DRIVERS 38
5.2.1.1 Replacement of metals with plastics in automotive applications 38
5.2.1.2 Widely preferred coloring method 38
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 38
5.2.2.1 Availability of low quality and cheaper products 38
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 39
5.2.3.1 Growth in emerging economies 39
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 39
5.2.4.1 Non-biodegradability of plastics 39
5.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 40
5.3.1 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 40
5.3.2 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 41
5.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 41
5.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 41
5.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 42
5.4 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 42
5.4.1 GDP TRENDS AND FORECAST OF MAJOR ECONOMIES 42

6 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY TYPE 44
6.1 INTRODUCTION 45
6.2 COLOR MASTERBATCH 46
6.2.1 STANDARD COLOR 46
6.2.2 SPECIALTY COLOR 47
6.2.2.1 Metallic 47
6.2.2.2 Pearlescent 47
6.2.2.3 Fluorescent 47
6.2.2.4 Phosphorescent 47
6.2.3 TAILOR-MADE COLORS 47
6.2.3.1 Growing focus towards increasing the quality and consistency of end-use products drive the market for tailor-made colors 47
6.3 ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH 48
6.3.1 ANTIMICROBIAL ADDITIVE 48
6.3.2 ANTIOXIDANT ADDITIVE 48
6.3.2.1 Primary 48
6.3.2.2 Secondary 48
6.3.2.3 Primary & Secondary 48
6.3.3 FLAME RETARDANT 49
6.3.4 UV STABILIZER 49
6.3.5 FOAMING AGENT/BLOWING AGENT 49
6.3.6 OPTICAL BRIGHTNER 49
6.3.7 NUCLEATING AGENT 49
6.3.7.1 Increasing demand for nucleating agent in plastic processing applications to drive the market for masterbatch 49
6.4 WHITE MASTERBATCH 50
6.4.1 INCREASING MANUFACTURE OF CONSUMER PLASTIC PRODUCTS IS FUELING THE WHITE MASTERBATCH MARKET 50
6.5 BLACK MASTERBATCH 51
6.5.1 HIGH DEMAND IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS IMPACTING THE BLACK MASTERBATCH MARKET 51
6.6 FILLER MASTERBATCH 52
6.6.1 THE USE OF FILLER REDUCES THE COST OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS, THEREBY DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR FILLER MASTERBATCH 52

7 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY POLYMER 54
7.1 INTRODUCTION 55
7.2 POLYPROPYLENE 56
7.2.1 GREATER EFFICIENCY, SMOOTHNESS, AND DISPERSION ABILITY OF PP-BASED MASTERBATCH ARE INCREASING ITS USE IN PLASTIC PRODUCTS 56
7.3 LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE & LINEAR LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 57
7.3.1 THE HIGHER COMPATIBILITY OF LDPE AND LLDPE WITH MASTERBATCH ENABLES THE PRODUCTION OF A WIDE RANGE OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS 57
7.4 HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 58
7.4.1 HGH STRENGTH TO DENSITY RATIO OF THIS POLYMER IS DRIVING THE MARKET 58
7.5 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE 59
7.5.1 EASY AVAILABILITY AND LOW PRICE OF PVC ARE PROPELLING THE MARKET GROWTH 59
7.6 POLYURETHANE 60
7.6.1 HIGH FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH OF PUR ARE INCREASING ITS DEMAND IN AUTOMOTIVE, FURNITURE, CONSTRUCTION, AND FOOTWEAR APPLICATIONS 60
7.7 POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE 61
7.7.1 RISING DEMAND IN PACKAGING APPLICATIONS IS LIKELY TO DRIVE THE MARKET 61
7.8 POLYSTYRENE 62
7.8.1 EXCELLENT THERMAL & DIMENSIONAL STABILITY OF PS ARE FACILITATING MARKET GROWTH 62
7.9 OTHERS 63
7.9.1 POLYCARBONATE 63
7.9.2 ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE STYRENE 63
7.9.3 POLYAMIDE 63
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8 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY APPLICATION 65
8.1 INTRODUCTION 66
8.2 PACKAGING 68
8.2.1 RIGID PACKAGING 68
8.2.2 FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 68
8.2.2.1 Growing focus towards retaining aroma and providing barrier against moisture to fuel the growth of the masterbatch market 68
8.3 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 69
8.3.1 PIPES & FITTINGS 69
8.3.2 DOORS & WINDOWS 69
8.3.3 FENCES & FENESTRATIONS 69
8.3.4 SIDING 69
8.3.4.1 Increasing demand to improve product durability and consistency to drive the masterbatch market 69
8.4 CONSUMER GOODS 70
8.4.1 ELECTRONICS 70
8.4.2 FURNITURE 70
8.4.3 FOOTWEAR 71
8.4.3.1 Increasing demand of thermoplastic materials in footwear to drive the growth of masterbatch market 71
8.5 AUTOMOTIVE 72
8.5.1 EXTERIOR 72
8.5.2 INTERIOR 72
8.6 TEXTILE 73
8.6.1 GROWING DEMAND FOR ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH IN TEXTILES IS DRIVING THE MARKET 73
8.7 AGRICULTURE 74
8.7.1 TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE THE MARKET 74
8.8 OTHERS 75

9 MASTERBATCH MARKET, BY REGION 76
9.1 INTRODUCTION 77
9.2 APAC 78
9.2.1 CHINA 82
9.2.1.1 Presence of major manufacturing industries in China is increasing the demand for masterbatch 82
9.2.2 JAPAN 83
9.2.2.1 Increasing demand for color and additive masterbatches are driving the market in the country 83
9.2.3 INDIA 84
9.2.3.1 India is estimated to be the fastest-growing masterbatch market, globally 84
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9.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 85
9.2.4.1 Growing consumption of plastics in the country to drive the demand for masterbatch 85
9.2.5 TAIWAN 86
9.2.5.1 Presence of large plastics manufacturing industry is fueling the market growth 86
9.2.6 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 87
9.2.6.1 Rising demand for packaging applications is contributing to the growth of the market 87
9.2.7 INDONESIA 88
9.2.7.1 Growing demand for plastics in the building & construction and food packaging industries is likely to boost the market 88
9.3 EUROPE 89
9.3.1 GERMANY 93
9.3.1.1 Increase in automotive production acts as an opportunity for masterbatch manufacturers 93
9.3.2 ITALY 94
9.3.2.1 Growth in the demand for packaging in the food & beverage industry will drive the market 94
9.3.3 FRANCE 95
9.3.3.1 Large plastics manufacturing and packaging sectors are driving the masterbatch market 95
9.3.4 SPAIN 96
9.3.4.1 Increasing demand for thermoplastics in automotive applications will boost the masterbatch market 96
9.3.5 UK 97
9.3.5.1 Stringent government regulations and slow economic growth to result in low demand for masterbatch 97
9.3.6 BENELUX 98
9.3.6.1 The food packaging industry is the key driver of the masterbatch market in these countries 98
9.3.7 POLAND 99
9.3.7.1 Growth in the manufacturing sector is likely to facilitate market growth 99
9.4 NORTH AMERICA 100
9.4.1 US 104
9.4.1.1 Presence of established players is driving the masterbatch market 104
9.4.2 MEXICO 105
9.4.2.1 Increasing manufacturing activities are driving the masterbatch market 105
9.4.3 CANADA 106
9.4.3.1 Canada is the third-largest masterbatch market in North America 106
9.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 107
9.5.1 IRAN 110
9.5.1.1 The growth of the industrial sector will significantly impact the masterbatch market 110
9.5.2 SAUDI ARABIA 111
9.5.2.1 The growing demand for plastics from the building & construction industry is driving the market 111
9.5.3 SOUTH AFRICA 112
9.5.3.1 Increasing demand from the automotive industry is boosting the market 112
9.6 SOUTH AMERICA 113
9.6.1 BRAZIL 117
9.6.1.1 Growing population and increase in consumer spending are driving the market 117
9.6.2 ARGENTINA 118
9.6.2.1 Rising per capita consumption of plastics is fueling the market 118
9.6.3 CHILE 119
9.6.3.1 The growth in construction and automotive industries aid the market growth 119
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 120
10.1 INTRODUCTION 120
10.2 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING (OVERALL MARKET) 121
10.2.1 TERMINOLOGY/NOMENCLATURE 121
10.2.1.1 Visionary leaders 121
10.2.1.2 Dynamic differentiators 121
10.2.1.3 Emerging companies 121
10.2.1.4 Innovators 122
10.2.2 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 123
10.2.3 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE 123
10.3 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING (SMSE) 124
10.3.1 TERMINOLOGY/NOMENCLATURE 124
10.3.1.1 Progressive companies 124
10.3.1.2 Responsive companies 124
10.3.1.3 Dynamic companies 124
10.3.1.4 Starting blocks 124
10.3.2 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 126
10.3.3 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE 127
10.4 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 128
10.4.1 CLARIANT AG 128
10.4.2 AMPACET CORPORATION 128
10.4.3 A. SCHULMAN, INC. 128
10.4.4 POLYONE CORPORATION 129
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10.5 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 129
10.5.1 EXPANSION 129
10.5.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH 130
10.5.3 PARTNERSHIP & AGREEMENT 131
10.5.4 ACQUISITION 132

11 COMPANY PROFILES 133
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
11.1 CLARIANT AG 133
11.2 AMPACET CORPORATION 136
11.3 A. SCHULMAN, INC. 138
11.4 POLYONE CORPORATION 141
11.5 CABOT CORPORATION 143
11.6 PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A. 145
11.7 PLASTIBLENDS INDIA 146
11.8 HUBRON INTERNATIONAL 148
11.9 TOSAF GROUP 149
11.10 PENN COLOR, INC. 150
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
11.11 OTHER COMPANIES 151
11.11.1 RTP COMPANY 151
11.11.2 O’NEIL COLOR & COMPOUNDING 151
11.11.3 AF COLOR 151
11.11.4 HIGH TECHNOLOGY MASTERBATCHES S.L. 151
11.11.5 PRAYAG POLYTEC PVT LTD. 151
11.11.6 AMERICHEM INC. 151
11.11.7 ASTRA POLYMERS COMPOUNDING CO., LTD. 151
11.11.8 CHANGZHOU PULAIKE HONGMEI MASTERBATCH CO., LTD 152
11.11.9 CONSTAB POLYOLEFIN ADDITIVE GMBH 152
11.11.10 ALOK MASTERBATCH 152
11.11.11 VANETTI S.P.A 152
11.11.12 DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD. 152
11.11.13 GABRIEL-CHEMIE GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. 152
11.11.14 RAJIV PLASTIC INDUSTRIES 152
11.11.15 MEILIAN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 152
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12 APPENDIX 153
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 153
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 156
12.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 158
12.4 RELATED REPORTS 158
12.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 159