The future of the talc market looks promising with opportunities in the plastic, paper, and paint & coating applications. The global talc market is expected to reach an estimated $1.7 billion by 2021 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021. The major drivers of growth for this market are increasing usage of plastics in automotive and growth in demand for paint and coatings in construction and industrial sectors.

Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the global talc industry, include growing production of specialty micronized grade talc for plastic and increasing demand for talc in lightweight automotive plastic parts.

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The study includes the talc market size, and forecast for the global talc market through 2021, segmented by application, type of deposit, and region as follows:

Talc market by application [Volume (M lbs. / Kilotons) and $M shipment analysis from 2010 to 2021]:
Paper Plastic Ceramics Paint & Coating Roofing Cosmetic Others

Talc market by type of deposit [Volume (M lbs. / Kilotons) and $M shipment analysis from 2010 to 2021]:
Talc Chlorite Talc Carbonate Others

Talc market by region [Volume (M lbs. / Kilotons) and $M shipment analysis from 2010 to 2021]:
North America Europe Asia Pacific Rest of World

Talc companies profiled in this market report include Imerys, Mondo Minerals, Minerals Technologies, Nippon Talc, and American Talc Company are among the major suppliers of the global talc market.

Lucintel predicts that the global talc market demand for plastics is likely to experience the highest growth in the forecast period supported by growing demand for lightweight plastics in the automotive industry.

Within the talc market, talc carbonate is expected to remain the largest market. Talc carbonate provides lower viscosity and better scrub resistance than others type of talc, which is expected to spur growth for this segment over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest region due to its higher production of paper and plastic.

Some of the features of “Growth Opportunities in the Global Talc Market 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis” include:
Market size estimates: Growth opportunities in the global talc market in terms of value ($M) and volume (Kilotons) shipmentTrend and forecast analysis: Global talc market trend (2010-2015) and forecast (2016-2021) by region and segmentSegmentation analysis: Global talc market size from 2010 to 2021 by application, and deposit typeRegional analysis: Global talc market breakdown by key regions of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World.Growth opportunities: Analysis of growth opportunities in different application, deposit, and regions of talc market.Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, competitive landscape, and expansion strategies of the talc suppliers.Emerging applications: Emerging applications of talc in the global talc market. Analysis of the competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.
This report answers following 11 key questions:

Q.1 What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth opportunities for global talc market by applications (paper, plastic, ceramics, paint & coating, roofing, cosmetic, and other), type of deposit (talc chlorite, talc carbonate, and others), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)?
Q.2 Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3 Which regions will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the talc market?
Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to the global talc market?
Q.6 What are emerging trends in the global talc market and reasons behind them?
Q.7 What are some changing demands of customers in the talc market?
Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which talc companies are leading these developments?
Q.9 Who are the major talc suppliers? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
Q.10 What are some of the competitive products and processes of talc companies in this area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via materials / product substitution?
Q.11 What M&A activities by the major talc suppliers in the last 5 years?