North America Carbon Black Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Furnace Black, Gas Black, Lamp Black, and Thermal Black), Application (Tires and Industrial Rubber Products, Plastics, Toners and Printing Inks, Coatings, Textile Fibers, and Other Applications), and Geography (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America).

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - North America Carbon Black Market
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



>4 %

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Market Overview

The North America carbon black market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market is the increasing number of tire plants and expansion projects.

  • The increasing penetration of specialty carbon black is expected to drive the demand for the market during the forecast period.
  • Environmental concerns associated with the manufacturing of carbon black is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Growing investments on infrastructure in North America is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The North America carbon black market report includes:

Product Type
Furnace Black
Gas Black
Lamp Black
Thermal Black
Tires and Industrial Rubber Products
Toners and Printing Inks
Textile Fibers
Other Applications
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from the Tire Industry

  • Carbon black is used in tires primarily as a filler to enhance its various characteristics such as tread wear, fuel economy, longevity, etc.
  • Carbon black is mainly required in the inner liners, sidewalls, and carcasses. It has heat-dissipation capabilities when added to rubber compounds. It also improves handling, tread wear, fuel mileage, as well as provides abrasion resistance.
  • Carbon black is one of the most important industrial chemicals manufactured globally. Other than tires, it is also required for various molded and extruded industrial rubber products, such as conveyor belts, gaskets, air springs, grommets, vibration isolation devices, and hoses. It provides flex strength in such products.
  • The number of tire plants and expansion projects has increased in various parts of the United States, with South Carolina garnering a significant share of investments.
  • There is a continuous competition for the small farm tire market share. This is a developing market especially on the radial side.
  • This is to be supported with new plants and facility upgrades in the United States and Mexico. Additionally, with the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and electronic vehicles in the region, the demand for carbon black is expected to further increase during the forecast period.
North America Carbon Black Market - Segmentation

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United States is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The United States is the largest consumer of tires in the North American market. It is also the largest consumer of tires in the North American market.
  • Plastic production has been increasing at a steady pace in the United States owing to growth in the packaging industry.
  • Furthermore, a lot of tire manufacturers such as Triangle Tire and Nokian Tires have also expressed their interest to set up new plants in the United States, all of which is expected to boost the tire production in the country, which in turn will drive the market for carbon black in the United States.
  • Carbon black is furthermore, used as a color pigment in plastics, paints and coatings, printing inks etc. Plastic production has been increasing at a steady pace in the United States owing to growth in the packaging industry, which is supported by positive retail sales in the country.
  • The paints and coatings market in the United States too is growing at a steady rate owing to the growing demand from the construction, transportation, consumer appliances industry. Such positive growth is expected to drive the carbon black market in the United States through the forecast period.
North America Carbon Black Market - Regional Trend

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Competitive Landscape

The North American carbon black market is partially consolidated. Key players include Birla Carbon, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd, Cabot Corporation, and Orion Engineered Carbons, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growth in Tire Industry

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Penetration of Specialty Carbon Black

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Environmental Concerns Associated With the Manufacturing of Carbon Black

      2. 4.3.2 Shifting Focus of Manufacturers toward Asia-pacific Region

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Production Scenario

    7. 4.7 Import-Export Trend


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Furnace Black

      2. 5.1.2 Gas Black

      3. 5.1.3 Lamp Black

      4. 5.1.4 Thermal Black

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Tires and Industrial Rubber Products

      2. 5.2.2 Plastics

      3. 5.2.3 Toners and Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Textile Fibers

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Colaborations and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Birla Carbon

      2. 6.4.2 Cabot Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Continental Carbon Company

      4. 6.4.4 Imerys Graphite & Carbon

      5. 6.4.5 Koppers Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 OMSK Carbon Group

      8. 6.4.8 Orion Engineered Carbons

      9. 6.4.9 Phillips Carbon Black Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Pyrolyx

      11. 6.4.11 Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Investments on Infrastructure in North America

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Carbon Black Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Carbon Black Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

  • Birla Carbon
  • Phillips Carbon Black Ltd
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Orion Engineered Carbons
  • Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd

Are the major companies operating in North America Carbon Black Market.

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