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Carbon Black Sales to Exceed 11 Million m.t. in 2013

3:33 AM MST | March 3, 2010 | Alex Scott

Global sales of carbon black are forecast to rise 4.3%/year to 11.6 million m.t. in 2013, according to a report by Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), a market research firm. Gains will be exaggerated to some extent by the fact that growth will be rising off a relatively weak base in 2008, when a significant part of the world experienced the beginnings of recession, Freedonia says.   The vast majority of carbon black is used as reinforcement material in vulcanized rubber goods, with more than 60% devoted to automotive tires. Carbon black demand from the tire...

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