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U.S. Carbon Black Market is Poised to Experience Huge Growth from 2024 to 2032

The U.S. carbon black market size was valued at USD 3.48 billion in 2022 and may exhibit a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period. The U.S. is known to be one of the biggest bases for the hydrocarbon processing industry, which produces massive volumes of carbon black. This type of carbon is an almost pure form of carbon and is produced through partial combustion or thermal decomposition of hydrocarbons. The country also has massive reserves of the raw materials required to produce carbon black. It possesses a unique feature – having a high capacity to take in ultraviolet (UV) light and transform it into heat. This feature makes it less susceptible to wear & tear and improves its rolling resistance. These factors are expected to accelerate the U.S. carbon black market growth in the coming years.

Fortune Business Insights™ displays this information in a report titled, “U.S. Black Carbon Market, 2023-2030.”

 

Segmentation:

Furnace Black Process to Gain Traction Due to High Production of Black Carbon

Based on process type, the market is segmented into furnace black, thermal black, acetylene black and others. The furnace black segment accounted for the largest U.S. carbon black market share in 2022 and is predicted to maintain its dominant position during the forecast period as well due to high rate of production of black carbon which is used to reinforce rubber products.

Standard Grade Carbon Black to be Extensively Used Due to Its Wide Applications in Tire Industry

Based on grade, the market is segmented into standard grade and specialty grade. The standard grade segment captured the biggest share of the market in the past and might remain a dominant segment during the forecast period as well. The segment’s growth is attributed to the strong use of standard grade carbon black in the production of tires and other rubber products.

Carbon Black Use to Increase With Rising Production of Tires

Based on application, the market is segmented into tire, non-tire rubber, plastics, inks & toners, and others. The tire application segment is anticipated to hold a leading market share as the production of tires has increased considerably in recent years, and this form of pure carbon black forms a crucial component in the tire manufacturing process.

Drivers and Restraints:

Growing Preference for Natural Gas-based Carbon Black Production to Augment Market Progress

The producers of tires and carbon black across the U.S. are trying to overcome several environmental and economic challenges as the production process of this form of carbon emits large volumes of greenhouse gases. Many manufacturers are increasing their focus on sustainable solutions, such as producing carbon black with the help of natural gas. The U.S. has large reserves of natural gas, making it much easier to produce carbon black. Using natural gas in the production processes ensures that there are no greenhouse gas emissions. This major advantage will fuel the U.S. carbon black market development.

However, use of traditional production technologies to make carbon black might hinder the market growth.

Source- https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/u-s-carbon-black-market-108440 

COVID-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 outbreak adversely affected the market growth as people were forced to stay at home, which reduced the on-road traffic. The production of vehicles fell drastically during this period due to low demand for vehicles, which eventually decreased the production of tires. These factors restrained the U.S. market growth.

Competitive Landscape:

Major Companies to Implement Corporate Growth Strategies to Boost Their Competitive Edge

The market’s competitive landscape is quite promising due to the vast presence of reputed as well as emerging companies that cater to a wide range of applications. Some of these leading players include Cabot Corporation, Jiangxi Black Carbon, Orion Engineering Carbons, and Aditya Birla Group. These companies have dominated the market for quite some time and are implementing various strategies, such as partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to boost their competitive edge.

Key Industry Development:

  • December 2021: Monolith received funds worth USD 1.04 billion from the U.S. Department of Energy. This loan will be utilized by the company to expand its clean hydrogen and carbon black manufacturing capabilities in the country.

List of Key Players Mentioned in the Report:

  • Cabot Corporation (U.S.)
  • Aditya Birla Group (India)
  • Orion Engineering Carbons (Luxembourg)
  • Phillips Carbon Black (India)
  • Tokai Carbon (Japan)
  • Jiangxi Black Carbon (China)
  • Continental Carbon Company (U.S.)
  • Omsk Group (Russia)