Business Intelligence & Market Research

Notch Consulting, Inc. is a consultancy focused on meeting the business intelligence and market research needs of the global specialty chemicals industry. Our primary focus is on supply and demand for raw materials used in the tire industry.

Notch provides customized and multi-client market research reports covering:
  • Macro Drivers 
  • Supply & Demand
  • Markets & Applications
  • Pricing
  • Competitors & Market Share
  • Production Capacity & Plant Expansions
  • Competitive Issues

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Notch Consulting is a leader in the Specialty Chemicals Industry providing market research reports.

Notch Reports

Providing market research reports covering: Carbon Black, Precipitated Silica, Rubber Chemicals, Insoluble Sulfur, and Rubber Tackifiers.

CARBON BLACK WORLD DATA BOOK
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Notch Consulting’s Carbon Black World Data Book is an essential resource for anyone involved in the carbon black industry. Published annually and updated quarterly, the report provides extensive proprietary data on carbon black capacity, capacity utilization, production, trade, demand, applications, market share, and pricing. 
The report includes these components:

  • Annual report (PDF)
  • Comprehensive Excel spreadsheet of all data
  • Mid-year Supply/Demand Update
  • Monthly price report (12 months), covering the US, EU, Brazil & China
  • Subscriber-only Special Topic Reports
Most recent edition: October 2022

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PROSPECTS FOR RECOVERED CARBON BLACK

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global market for recovered carbon black, a performance filler recycled from end-of-life tires. The report includes a demand forecast through 2030, as well as in-depth discussions of leading suppliers, joint ventures and collaborations, current capacity and planned capacity expanion projects, and the current state of tire pyrolysis technology. This report was written in cooperation with Wolfersdorff Consulting Berlin. The PDF report is 94 pages and the subscription includes a separate Excel spreadsheet with all data. 

Most recent edition: January 2022

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch report, contact us at info@notchconsulting.com. You may also telephone Notch at 413-253-3371. Reports are dispatched within 24 hours of payment. Orders are payable by check, ACH, wire transfer, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club International). Reports are delivered by email in printable PDF format (including a separate Excel spreadsheet).

Licensing: The purchase price includes a 'single-user license,' which means that only the party who purchased the report may use it. In order to share the report among multiple users within the organization, customers may purchase an Electronic Corporate Use License (ECUL). This license permits unlimited use of the report within your company, including permission to post the report on your intranet.

WORLD SPECIALTY BLACKS
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Covers the global market for specialty blacks, which are premium grades of carbon blacks used in non-rubber applications. Data provided include specialty blacks demand, prices, market value, production capacity by company and plant, major grades & product lines, and market share by company. World Specialty Blacks is an addendum to the Carbon Black World Data Book, and subscribers to the Data Book receive a discount on Specialty Blacks.


Data encompass the following types of carbon black:
  • Specialty furnace blacks (i.e., all furnace blacks used in non-rubber uses)
  • Modified furnace blacks (e.g., Ensaco)
  • Thermal blacks (including medium and fine thermal black)
  • Acetylene blacks
  • Gas & Lamp blacks
  • Superconductive blacks (e.g., Ketjenblack)
  • Carbon nanotubes (including single-wall and multiwall CNTs)
Data encompass the following markets:
  • Plastics (Film, Injection/Blow Molding, Wire/Cable, Pipe, Engineering, Fiber)
  • Conductive Polymers (Wire & Cable Semicon, ESD, EMI uses)
  • Ink & Toners (Publication Inks, Packaging Inks, Toners, Inkjets)
  • Batteries (Dry Cell, Lithium Ion, Lead Acid)
  • Other Markets (Adhesives, Mulch, Rubber Goods, Graphite/Carbon, Insulation)

Most recent edition: August 2022

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch report, contact us at info@notchconsulting.com. You may also telephone Notch at 413-253-3371. Reports are dispatched within 24 hours of payment. Orders are payable by check, ACH, wire transfer, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club International). Reports are delivered by email in printable PDF format (including a separate Excel spreadsheet).

Licensing: The purchase price includes a 'single-user license,' which means that only the party who purchased the report may use it. In order to share the report among multiple users within the organization, customers may purchase an Electronic Corporate Use License (ECUL). This license permits unlimited use of the report within your company, including permission to post the report on your intranet.
 

SILICA MARKET UPDATE
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The Silica Market Update covers current conditions and future prospects for the global precipitated silica industry. The report provides precipitated silica demand by region, market, and application, current pricing by application and region (US, EU, China), nameplate production capacity by company and country, and recent and proposed capacity expansion projects. The report also includes annual precipitated silica sales for leading suppliers by region and major application. The report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet providing extensive supplemental data, including demand by market, demand by country, and capacity by company and plant.

Most recent edition: October 2022

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch report, contact us at info@notchconsulting.com. You may also telephone Notch at 413-253-3371. Reports are dispatched within 24 hours of payment. Orders are payable by check, ACH, wire transfer, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club International). Reports are delivered by email in printable PDF format (including a separate Excel spreadsheet).

Licensing: The purchase price includes a 'single-user license,' which means that only the party who purchased the report may use it. In order to share the report among multiple users within the organization, customers may purchase an Electronic Corporate Use License (ECUL). This license permits unlimited use of the report within your company, including permission to post the report on your intranet.
 

WORLD MARKETS FOR RUBBER ANTIOXIDANTS
World Markets for Rubber Antioxidants is a new report from Notch that covers the global market for rubber antidegradants and antioxidants, including 6PPD, IPPD, TMQ, diphenylamines, and other types. The report provides antioxidant demand by product, market, and region, production capacity for leading suppliers, recent and proposed capacity expansions, and pricing. The report also includes rubber antioxidant sales by company. The subscription includes both a PDF report and a separate Excel spreadsheet that provides extensive additional data, including regional tables.

Coming December 2022

WORLD MARKETS FOR RUBBER ACCELERATORS
World Markets for Rubber Accelerators is a new report from Notch that covers the global market for rubber accelerators, including sulfenamides (CBS, TBBS, DCBS, NOBS), thiazoles (MBT, MBTS), ultra accelerators (dithiocarbamates, thiurams), DPG, and other types. The report provides accelerator demand by product, market, and region, production capacity for leading suppliers, recent and proposed capacity expansions, and pricing. The report also includes rubber accelerator sales by company. The subscription includes both a PDF report and a separate Excel spreadsheet that provides extensive additional data, including regional tables.

Coming December 2022

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch report, contact us at info@notchconsulting.com. You may also telephone Notch at 413-253-3371. Reports are dispatched within 24 hours of payment. Orders are payable by check, ACH, wire transfer, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club International). Reports are delivered by email in printable PDF format (including a separate Excel spreadsheet).

WORLD MARKETS FOR INSOLUBLE SULFUR
Provides a detailed analysis of the global market for insoluble sulfur, a vulcanizing agent used primarily in radial tires, belting, and hoses. The report provides insoluble sulfur demand by region, market, and grade, as well as pricing, production capacity, expansion projects, and annual sales by company. The report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet providing extensive supplemental data, including details on tire plant expansions worldwide.

Next update: coming November 2022

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch report, contact us at info@notchconsulting.com. You may also telephone Notch at 413-253-3371. Reports are dispatched within 24 hours of payment. Orders are payable by check, ACH, wire transfer, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diners Club International). Reports are delivered by email in printable PDF format (including a separate Excel spreadsheet).

Licensing: The purchase price includes a 'single-user license,' which means that only the party who purchased the report may use it. In order to share the report among multiple users within the organization, customers may purchase an Electronic Corporate Use License (ECUL). This license permits unlimited use of the report within your company, including permission to post the report on your intranet.
 

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Upcoming Conferences

Conference When Where Paper
Recovered Carbon Black Summit November 16-17, 2022 Berlin, Germany Prospects for rCB 
Tire Technology Expo 2023 March 21-23, 2023 Hanover, Germany Reinforcing Fillers
       

 

Past Conferences

Notch Consulting has presented papers at conferences worldwide for serveral decades and a recognized leader in market research reports.

Conference When Where
European Carbon Black Summit June 2022 Frankfurt, Germany
Tire Technology Expo 2022 May 2022 Hanover, Germany
Recovered Carbon Black Summit November 2021 Amsterdam
Carbon Black World September 2021 Charlotte, NC
Carbon Black China 2020 December 2020 Xiamen, Fujian, China
Recovered Carbon Black Congress September 2020 Online Forum
Tire Technology Expo 2020 February 2020 Hanover, Germany
Carbon Black Perspective in Asia Pacific November 2019 Bangkok, Thailand
Int'l Tar Association Annual Conference September 2019 Shanghai, China
Recovered Carbon Black Congress May 2019 Berllin, Germany
Carbon Black World September 2018 Dusseldorf, Germany
Carbon Black China April 2018 Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Carbon Black Perspective in Asia Pacific November 2017 Chennai, India  
Tire Tech Expo 2017 February 2017 Hannover, Germany
Platts Bunker & Residual Fuel Oil Conference June 2016 Houston, Texas
Carbon Black World 2016 May 2016 Fort Worth, Texas
Carbon Black China 2016 March 2016 Haikou, Hainan, China
Tire Tech Expo 2016 February 2016 Hannover, Germany
Carbon Black Perspective in Asia Pacific 2015 November 2015 Yokohama, Japan
Traction 2015 May 2015 Nashville, Tennessee
Tire Tech Expo 2015 February 2015 Cologne, Germany
Carbon Black World 2014 November 2014 Barcelona, Spain
Carbon Black China 2014 April 2014 Kunming, Yunnan, China
Tire Tech Expo 2014 February 2014 Cologne, Germany