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Focus on the World Bromine Market

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World Bromine Market

This report analyzes the US market for Bromine in Thousand Metric Tons. The Major End-Use Segments Analyzed are Flame Retardants, Drilling Fluids, Brominated Pesticides, Water-Treatment Chemicals, and Others. Annual forecasts are provided for the period of 2001 through 2015. The report profiles 29 companies including many key and niche players such as Albemarle Corporation, Arab Potash Company, Chemtura Corporation, Biolab Inc., Chemada Fine Chemicals Company Ltd., Hindustan Salts Limited, Israel Chemicals Limited, Dead Sea Bromine Company Ltd., Clearon Corporation, AmeriBrom, Inc., Jordan Bromine Company Ltd, Morre-Tec Industries Inc., Ocean Chemical Group, Solaris ChemTech Ltd., Tata Chemicals Ltd, Tetra technologies Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, and Tosoh Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources

METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. A US MARKET REPORT

1. Market Overview II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-1

Production II-1

Table 1: World Bromine Market (2005 & 2006): Annual Production in Thousand Metric tons by Country - United States, Israel, Jordan, China, Japan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1

Table 2: World Bromine Market (2006): Market Shares of Leading Companies - Dead Sea, Albemarle, Chemtura, Jordan Bromine Company (JBC), Dow Chemical and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Select Regional Markets II-2

Europe II-2

Table 3: European Bromine Market (2003-2005): Bromine Exports by Major European Countries (In Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 4: European Bromine Market (2003-2005): Bromine Imports by Major European Countries (In Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Jordan II-3

Israel II-3

2. Issues II-4

Alternatives to Methyl Bromide - Need of the Hour II-4

Legal Issues Related to Methyl Bromide II-4

Methyl Bromide II-4

Australia II-5

3. Product Overview II-6

Air Blowing Process II-6

Steaming Out Process II-6

Various forms of Bromine II-6

Calcium Bromide (CaBr2) II-6

Potassium Bromide (KBr) II-6

Methyl bromide II-7

Sodium bromide II-7

Applications of Bromine II-7

Water Purification II-8

Agriculture II-8

Photography II-8

Pharmaceutical Industry II-8

Automobile Industry II-8

Flame Retardants II-8

Kinds of Flame Retardants II-8

Brominated Flames Retardants II-9

Kinds of BFR II-9

Biocides II-9

4. Strategic Corporate Developments II-10

Israel Chemicals Acquires Water Treatment Business of Henkel II-10

Gulf Resources Inks Agreement with Wei Fang City Hanting Area II-10

Israel Chemicals to Acquire Biogema SA II-10

Gulf Resources to Buy the Assets of Shouguang City Renjia Area II-10

GUFR Signs an Agreement with Shouguang City Qinshuibo Area II-11

Chemtura Acquires Kaufman II-11

Albemarle Acquires Atofina's Business II-11

Albemarle Enhances Production Base II-11

ICIG Buys Albemarle's Thann Plant II-11

Chemtura Signs an Agreement with Tetra Technologies II-11

Pentair Filtration Bags Supply Contract from Defense Logistics II-12

5. Focus on Select Players II-13

Albemarle Corporation (US) II-13

Arab Potash Company (Jordan) II-13

Chemtura Corporation (US) II-13

Biolab Inc. (US) II-13

Chemada Fine Chemicals Company Ltd. (Israel) II-13

Hindustan Salts Limited (India) II-14

Israel Chemicals Limited (Israel) II-14

Dead Sea Bromine Company Ltd. (Israel) II-15

Clearon Corporation (US) II-15

AmeriBrom, Inc. (US) II-15

Jordan Bromine Company Ltd (Jordan) II-15

Morre-Tec Industries Inc (US) II-15

Ocean Chemical Group (UK) II-16

Solaris ChemTech Ltd. (India) II-16

Tata Chemicals Ltd (India) II-16

Tetra technologies Inc (US) II-16

The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-17

Tosoh Corporation (Japan) II-17

6. Market Analytics II-18

Table 5: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by End Use Segment - Flame Retardants, Drilling Fluids, Brominated Pesticides, Water-Treatment Chemical and Other End Uses Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 6: US Long Term Projections for Bromine by End Use Segment - Flame Retardants, Drilling Fluids, Brominated Pesticides, Water-Treatment Chemical and Other End Uses Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 7: US 10-Year Perspective for Bromine by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Flame Retardants, Drilling Fluids, Brominated Pesticides, Water-Treatment Chemical and Other End Uses for Years 2001, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 8: US Historic Review for Bromine Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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