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 (including tire plant expansion activity);
  • 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 provides historical data from 2006 to 2016 and forecasts for all years from 2017 to 2021 as well as 2026.
The report includes these components:

  • Annual report
  • Comprehensive spreadsheet of all data
  • Quarterly supply/demand updates
  • Monthly price report
  • Subscriber-only Special Topic Reports
 

 

Most recent edition: September 2017
Next edition: June 2018

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch Consulting, Inc. 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, ASCH, 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. The report provides historical data from 2006 to 2016 and forecasts for all years from 2017 to 2021 as well as 2026. 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)
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)
  • Acetylene blacks
  • Batteries (Dry Cell, Lithium Ion, Lead Acid)
  • Other Markets (Adhesives, Mulch, Rubber Goods, Graphite/Carbon, Insulation)

Most recent edition: July 2017
Next edition: June 2018

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch Consulting, Inc. 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, ASCH, 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 is a bi-annual report on 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: July 2017
Next edition: June 2018

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch Consulting, Inc. 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, ASCH, 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.
 

RUBBER CHEMICALS MARKET UPDATE
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The Rubber Chemicals Market Update is published annually and covers current conditions and future prospects for the global rubber chemicals industry. The report provides detailed coverage of antidegradants (6PPD/IPPD, TMQ, and other antioxidants), accelerators, and other chemicals (including tackifiers, adhesion promoters, reinforcing resins, retarders and antiscorch agents, homogenizing agents, peptizers, and blowing agents). The report provides demand by product, market, and region, production capacity for leading suppliers, recent and proposed capacity expansions, and pricing. The report also includes rubber chemical sales in by company and major product segment. The PDF report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet that provides extensive additional data, including regional tables.

Most recent edition: July 2017
Next edition: June 2018

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch Consulting, Inc. 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, ASCH, 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 INSOLUBLE SULFUR
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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.

Most recent edition: December 2017

Ordering & Delivery: To order any Notch Consulting, Inc. 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, ASCH, 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
Carbon Black China 2018 April 16-20, 2018 Chengdu, Sichuan, China Carbon Black Global Outlook (Keynote)
Carbon Black World September 25-26, 2018 Dusseldorf, Germany Carbon Black Global Outlook

 

Past Conferences

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

Conference When Where  
Tire Technology Expo 2018 February 2018 Hannover, Germanuy  
Carbon Black Perspective in Asia Pacific 2017 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