PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1063150
PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1063150
The global anti-tack agents market size was worth US$ XX Million in 2021 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2022-2029).
An anti-tack agent is a chemical compound used to eliminate the self-adhesive property of rubber. Uncured, non-vulcanized rubber has a form of stickiness termed as a tack. Rubber has long-chain polymers with a helical structure and it creates cohesion with another rubber surface on contact, known as tackiness. To prevent this phenomenon, anti-tacking agents are used. Stearates, fatty acid esters, fatty acid amides, silicone polymers and soaps are some examples of anti-tacking agents.
The demand for anti-tacking agents is mainly driven by the rising demand from the rubber industry, especially for tires and footwear. The fluctuating prices of raw materials for anti-tacking agents will be a key challenge for the market's growth.
Increasing demand from the rubber industry
Vehicle production is increasing globally, fueled by growing demand for cars and other passenger vehicles in the emerging markets. Emerging markets globally are experiencing high population and economic growth. The sustained high growth has created favorable socio-economic conditions for a rising middle class with increased purchasing power. It has led to a rise in the purchase of new automobiles, thus creating a surge in demand for new vehicles.
The rising vehicle production has led to increasing demand for tires, tubes, gaskets and other rubber automotive components. Tire and tube manufacturing industries are the single largest users of rubber. The global footwear industry also utilizes rubber on a large scale. The growing demand from the rubber industry is one of the key drivers for the global anti-tacking agents market.
Increasing price fluctuations in raw materials
The most common anti-tacking agents used in industries globally are stearates. Stearates are salts of stearic acids. Stearic acid is a saturated monobasic acid synthesized by the hydrolysis of animal fat or the hydrogenation of cottonseed or vegetable oil. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil. Palm oil production is heavily concentrated in three countries, namely, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, which account for 88% of the global production.
Changing weather patterns and labor disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to decreased harvests increasing palm oil prices. Therefore, the price of raw materials depends on a variety of external factors and is subject to wild fluctuation. The ability of the anti-tack agent manufacturers to meet global demand is jeopardized by the price fluctuations and supply chain uncertainties. The price fluctuations of raw materials for anti-tack agents are a key challenge for the growth of this market.
COVID-19 impact analysis
The global chemical industry experienced sharp declines in production and sales in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments globally imposed lockdowns to curb the pandemic's spread and many industrial plants had to suspend or scale down operations temporarily. The chemical industry depends on a steady supply of different raw materials. COVID-19 pandemics' knock-on effects on the global supply chains have caused shortages of essential raw material components in the chemical industry.
It has led to long lead times and reduced production rates, even after the complete lifting of pandemic-related restrictions. Many manufacturers and distributors are struggling to meet demand, driving up prices for anti-tack agents in the short term. The pandemic will have a negligible impact on the long-term growth of the anti-tack agents market since the demand from the rubber industry, especially on the back of increasing global vehicle production, will remain strong in the coming years.
The global anti-tack agents market is segmented into product type, application, end-user and region. The anti-tack agents market is segmented into tires and tubes, medical gloves, hoses, wire & cables, belting, footwear, gasket and seals, molded rubber goods and others based on application. Anti-tack agents are chiefly used to treat uncured rubber compounds to prevent them from sticking together while in storage. Tires and tubes dominate this segment since it is the single largest user of rubber.
Asia-Pacific is leading in the global anti-tack agents market. The region accounts for the largest market share, primarily due to major emerging markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and developed markets like Japan and South Korea.
China is also the largest vehicle producer globally. It produced 20 million passenger cars and 5 million commercial vehicles in 2020, accounting for 32% of the world's production. China is the largest consumer of natural rubber, consuming 4.7 million metric tons, around 40% of the world's annual output, primarily for its tire and tube manufacturing industries. The presence of other major automobile producers such as Japan and India in the region also contributes to market share. India is the second-largest consumer of rubber after China, consuming 807,000 metric tons of rubber. Hence, the Asia-Pacific will continue to have the largest market share in the global anti-tack agents market.
The global anti-tack agents market is competitive due to the availability of a wide variety of proprietary anti-tacking agents available from different companies. Some of the major players contributing to the growth in the segment are Schill + Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH, Lion Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd, Baerlocher GmbH, Chem-Trend L.P., McGee Industries Inc., Hallstar, Ferro-Plast S.r.l, Lotrec AB, Hans W. Barbe Chemische Erzeugnisse GmBH, Kettlitz-Chemie GmBH & Co. KG. The significant players adopt several growth strategies such as new product launches, joint ventures and collaborations, contributing to global growth in the industry.
Schill + Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH
Overview: Schill + Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH is a chemical company specializing in performance chemicals and additives for the plastic and rubber industries. It has a presence in more than 40 countries globally. The company was founded in 1877 and has headquarters in Hamburg and Stuttgart, Germany.
Product Portfolio: Struktol MR 700 is an anti-tacking agent for granulated rubber. It is an aqueous solution of polyether and auxiliary substances. It is an opaque and colorless liquid in appearance.
Key Developments: In 2021, Schill + Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH released Struktol Permarelease 120, which is a water-based proprietary anti-tacking agent specially formulated for molded rubber components.
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Target Audience 2022
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