North America Carbon Black Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)

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

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Market Overview

The North America carbon black market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.23% during the forecast period, 2019 - 2024. 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
Pressure Pipe
Film and Sheet
Molded Parts
Tonners and Printing Inks
Paints and Coatings
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 mainly required in the tires of automotive vehicles. It is used as a filler and a reinforcing agent.
  • 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.

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The United States is expected to hold the majority share of the market in the region

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. Carbon black is 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. This is expected to drive the demand for carbon black in the United States.


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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, Orion Engineered Carbons, and Sid Richardson Carbon And Energy Limited.

Major Players

  1. Birla Carbon
  2. Phillips Carbon Black Ltd
  3. Cabot Corporation
  4. Orion Engineered Carbons
  5. Tokai Carbon Co

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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

        1. Pressure Pipe

        2. Film and Sheet

        3. Molded Parts

      3. 5.2.3 Tonners and Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Paints and Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Textile Fibers

        1. Nylon

        2. Polyester

        3. Acrylic

      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 Incorporated

      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 AG

      11. 6.4.11 Sid Richardson Carbon And Energy Limited

      12. 6.4.12 Tokai Carbon Co.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Investments on Infrastructure in North America

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