This report, from Stratview Research, studies the talc market over the trend period of 2012 to 2017 and the forecast period of 2018 to 2023. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
The Talc Market: Highlights
The global talc market offers a healthy growth opportunity in the entire ecosystem over the next five years and will reach an estimated value of US$ 3.1 billion in 2023. Talc serves a wide array of applications owing to its excellent properties, such as resistance to heat, electricity, acids, oil, and grease adsorption. The material is widely used to enhances the properties, such as stiffness, thermal conductivity, impact resistance, creep resistance, and chemical resistance, of materials or parts used in various end-use industries. Excellent properties, increasing plastics content in the automotive industry, and growing demand for paint & coatings are the major factors that are driving the global talc market.
Talc is used to serve different functions in different applications. For instance; talc is used as a filler in the pulp & paper industry whereas it is used as a lubricant in the cosmetics industry, as an additive in the food industry, and as a glidant in the pharmaceutical industry. It is also used as a pleurodesis agent to prevent pneumothorax or recurrent pleural effusion in medicines and acts as an effective dispersing agent and anti-caking agent and helps fertilizer plants and animal feeds to function efficiently.
The global talc market is segmented based on the deposit type as Talc Chlorite, Talc Carbonate, and others. Talc carbonate is projected to remain the largest segment of the market during the forecast period, driven by its high availability in the world, high talc content, and excellent purity. The deposit type is also likely to witness the highest growth over the next five years.
Based on the application type, the talc market is segmented into Pulp & Paper, Cosmetics, Plastics, Ceramics, Paints & Coatings, Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Others. Plastic is likely to remain the most dominant and fastest-growing application segment of the market over the next five years, driven by talc’s usage in a wide range of plastic applications including automobile parts, household appliances, electrical and electronic parts, and wood-plastic composite parts.
Stringent government regulations, such as CAFÉ Standards, are compelling the automakers to introduce lightweight parts into their vehicles to make them lighter in order to meet the fuel efficiency and carbon emission reduction targets. They (automakers) have been increasing the content of plastics into their vehicles, which is further boosting the demand for talc in plastic applications.
Based on the regions, Asia-Pacific is projected to remain the largest and fastest-growing market for talc over the next five years, driven by emerging economies, such as China and India. High automobile production, high building and construction activities, and increased industrial activities are the major growth drivers of the region’s demand for talc in the coming years. The region also owns the abundant resources of talc’s raw materials. North America and Europe are also likely to generate healthy demand for talc over the next five years.
The global talc market is marked by the limited number of players catering the demand from a wide array of end-use industries. The key players in the global talc market are Imerys SA, Mondo Minerals BV, Minerals Technologies Inc., IMI FABI, American Talc Company, Golcha Minerals (India) Pvt. Ltd., Magnesita Refratarios SA, Nippon Talc Co., Ltd., and Liaoning Aihai Talc Company Limited. Capacity expansion and collaboration with customers are the key strategies adopted by the key players to gain a competitive edge in the market.
This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact book, press release, journals, investor presentation, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data. We usually conduct more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in the all four regions and industry experts to obtain both the qualitative and quantitative insights.
This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights on the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:
The talc market is segmented into the following categories.
Global Talc Market by Deposit Type:
Global Talc Market by Application Type:
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