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Focus on the World Metal Finishing Chemicals Market

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World Metal Finishing Chemicals Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, and Proprietary Additives & Others. The specific end-use segments discussed are Electronics & Electricals, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2003 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 150 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Chemical Company, Atotech Deutschland GmbH, C. Uyemura & Co., Ltd., Coral Chemical, Enthone-OMI, Elementis Chromium, Houghton International, Inc., Lonza Group, Lonza, Inc., MacDermid, Inc., McGean Specialty Chemicals Group, Metal Coatings International, Inc., and Quaker Chemical 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.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, 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

Product Categories I-3

End-Use Segments I-4

Definitions I-4

Plating Chemicals I-4

Conversion Coatings I-4

Cleaning Chemicals I-4

Proprietary Additives and Others I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Snapshots II-1

2. Market Overview II-3

Bright Prospects for Metal Finishing Chemicals II-3

3. Current and Future Analysis II-5

A Contemporary Picture of Global Finishing Industry II-5 Regional Dynamics II-5

Table 1: World Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): Geographic Regions (US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America) - Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Europe - The Undisputed Leader II-5

Asia-Pacific - Fastest Growth on the Cards II-6

Segmental Overview II-6

Plating Chemicals - Promising Outlook II-6

Electroless Processes Slated to Grow II-6

Proprietary Additives & Others - Fastest Growing Segment II-6

Cleaning Chemicals and Conversion Coatings II-6

Finishing Products in Appliance Industry II-7

Table 2: World Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): Product Groups (Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Others) - Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart). II-7

End-Use Segment Perspective II-7

Table 3: World Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): End-Use Segments (Electronics and Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Others) - Ranked by Growth (includes corresponding Graph/Chart). II-8

4. Key Market Trends II-9

Product Pointers II-9

Market Pointers II-9

Plaforization - Offering Advantages Over Conventional Treatment Processes II-9

E-Business and Chemical Industry - Profitable Combination II-10

Effect of E-Business on the Chemical Sector II-10

Scope for E-Business Development in the Chemical Industry II-11

Color Colors FinishingsAE Demand in Appliances Industry II-11

Better Finishing System for a Better Finishing Chemical II-11

Impact of Environmental Concerns II-12

5. Historic Review II-13

A Regional Perspective II-13

Segmental Overview II-13

End-Use Analysis II-13

6. Metal Finishing Industry - An Overview II-14

Commonly Used Chemicals II-14

Industry Categorization II-14

Tier 1 II-15

Tier 2A II-15

Tier 2B II-15

Tier 3 II-15

Tier 4 II-15

Types of Shops II-15

Job Shops II-16

Captive Shops II-16

Dominance of Small Specialty Job Shops II-16

7. Metal Finishing Process - An Overview II-17

Broad Categories of the Metal Finishing Process II-17

Plating Process II-17

Surface Finishing Processes II-17

Substrate Preparation Processes II-17

Processes Involved in Metal Finishing II-18

Physical Processes II-18

Chemical Processes II-18

Electrochemical Processes II-18

Manufacturing Waste II-18

The Stages Involved II-19

Surface Preparation II-19

Surface Treatment II-19

Post Treatment II-19

Types of Metal Finishing Processes II-19

Electroplating II-20

Electroless Plating and Immersion Plating II-20

Chemical and Electrochemical Conversion II-20

Other Surface Finishing Technologies II-21

Cladding II-21

Case Hardening II-21

Dip/Galvanizing II-21

Electropolishing II-22

Metallic Coatings (Vapor Deposition) II-23

8. Metal Finishing Chemicals - An Assessment II-24

Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Category II-24

Plating Chemicals - Largest Segment II-24

Electrolytic Plating Chemicals II-24

Zinc Electroplating II-24

Nickel Plating Chemicals II-24

E-Brite 757 - Bright Nickel Plating II-24

E-Brite 787 -- Ultra-Bright, Ultra-Rapid Leveling Nickel Plating II-25

E-Brite 700 SB -- A Sulfur-Free Plate for Duplex Nickel Plating II-25

Copper Plating Chemicals II-25

Chromium Plating II-25

E-Brite CR - A Bright Decorative Hexavalent Chrome Plating Process. II-25

Other Electrolytic Plating Chemicals II-25

Electrolytic Nickel Plating on Plastics and Other Nonconductors II-25

Silver Plating Chemicals II-26

E-Brite 50/50 - A Special Cyanide-Free Alkaline Silver Plating Process II-26 Tin Plating Chemicals II-26

E-BRITE 180 -- A Bright Acid Tin Plating Process. II-26

Brass Plating Chemicals II-26

E-Brite B-150 -- A Conventional Cyanide Plating Process. II-26

Cadmium Plating Chemicals II-26

Electroless Plating Chemicals II-26

Electroless Nickel Plating II-27

Benefits of Electroless Nickel Plating II-28

Limitations of Electroless Nickel Plating II-28

Electroless Copper Plating II-28

Other Electroless Plating II-29

Conversion Coatings II-29

Phosphates II-29

Cleaning Chemicals II-30

Alkaline Cleaners II-30

Mild Alkali Cleaners- Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) II-30

Moderately Strong Alkali Cleaners (Ammonia) II-30

Moderately Strong Alkali Cleaners (Borax) II-30

Moderately Strong Alkali Cleaners TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) II-30

Strong Alkali Cleaners - Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate) II-30

Very Strong Alkali Cleaners - Lye (Sodium hydroxide) II-31

Solvent Cleaners II-31

Solvent Varieties II-31

Water II-31

Organic Solvents II-31

Vapor Degreasing Chemicals II-31

Acid Cleaners II-32

Varieties of Acid Cleaners: II-32

Mild Acid Cleaners II-32

Strong Acid Cleaners II-32

Substitutes for Environmentally Harmful Products II-32

Proprietary Additives and Others II-33

9. Metal Finishing Chemicals by Substrates II-34

Metal Substrates II-34

Steel II-34

Aluminum II-34

Different types of extrusion finishes include II-34

Other Metal Substrates II-35

Plastic Substrates II-35

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) II-35

10. Major End-Use Market Analyses II-36

Electronics and Electrical II-36

General Market Trends II-36

State of the Art Electronic Components: Broadening Application Areas II-36

Circuit Technology: Evolving Rapidly II-37

Miniaturization: Present Trend in Passive Components II-37

Silicon-Based, Thin-Film Integrated Networks II-37

Integration: Norm of the Day II-37

Demand Marked by Integrated Circuits II-37

End-Use Applications on the Rise II-37

Electronics Market - Major Growth Driver II-37

Aerospace Market - Picking Up II-38

11. Environmental and Regulatory Concerns II-39

Environmental Concerns II-39

Pollution Prevention (P2) II-39

Hierarchy of P2 in the Metal Finishing Industry II-39

Priority One: Source Reduction II-39

Priority Two: Recycling and Reuse II-40

Priority Three: Enhanced Waste Water Treatment (WWTS) II-40

Pollution Prevention in Metal Finishing II-40

Plating II-40

Primary Chemicals II-40

Acids/Bases II-40

Cyanide Compounds II-40

Metal Compounds II-40

Cadmium II-41

Chromium II-41

Nickel II-41

Solvents II-41

Pollution Prevention Measures for Metal Finishing and Electroplating II-41

Metal Finishing Emissions II-42

Non-Polluting Technique for Metal Surface Finishing Pretreatment II-42

Cyanide in Metal Finishing: Its Management II-42

Chromium Emissions II-42

Viable Substitutes for Hexavalent Chromium II-42

Methylene Chloride Exposure II-43

Source Reduction II-44

Source Reduction and Reuse II-44

Prevention of Industrial Pollution at Source II-44

Source Reduction and Reuse Advantages II-45

Saving on Natural Resources II-45

Reduction in Waste Toxicity II-45

General Cost Reduction II-45

Waste Reduction Procedures II-45

Waste Management II-46

Waste Curtailment Procedures for Metal Plating Operations II-46

12. Product Launches II-48

Henkel Launches Pre-Painting Process II-48

METALAST Launches Anodizing Seal II-48

BASF Coatings Launches New Coating Process II-48

Henkel Introduces New Coating Chemicals II-48

Enthone Launches New Process for Copper Shielding II-49

Enthone Launches a New Acid Zinc Plating Technology II-49

PPG Unveils New Powder Coating Primer II-49

Rohm and Haas Launches New Dual Coat System II-49

Interpon Launches D3000 Fluromax Powder Coating II-50

EPI Unveils Metal Blackening Chemicals II-50

Atotech Develops Innovative Products II-50

Atotech Designs Cuprapulse XP7 II-50

Atotech Formulates Printoganth P II-50

Houghton Unveils Metal Alloy Spray Cleaner II-51

Alfa Aesar Launches VERTECO Organo-Titanates II-51

BASF Launches New Metal Finishing Substrate II-51

13. Recent Industry Activity II-52

Chemetall Takes Over Wirral Fospray's Chemical Division II-52

MacDermid Merges with Court Square and Weston Presidio II-52

Allied Plating Supplies gains US Army Contract II-52

OM Group Acquires Plaschem of Singapore II-52

Chemline Takes Over Steelcote Manufacturing II-52

Enthone Fully Acquires China Based Electroplating Companies II-53

Heatbath Acquires Chemtech II-53

MacDermid Takes Over Autotype II-53

Rosler Signs Pact with REM Chemicals II-53

CPC Pacts with MS Powder Systems II-53

Xstrata Alloys Ventures with SA Chrome II-54

Interpon Restructures Powder Coating Operations II-54

Elementis Acquires Sasol Servo II-54

Johnson Matthey Acquires Lancaster Synthesis II-54

Ampere Acquires McKee Specialties II-54

Tanaka Kikinzoku Pacts with Enthone to Boost EEJAAEs Business II-54

Ravak Establishes a New Metal Plating Plant II-55

14. Focus on Select Players II-56

Advanced Chemical Company (USA) II-56

Atotech Deutschland GmbH (Germany) II-56

C. Uyemura & Co., Ltd (Japan) II-56

Coral Chemical (USA) II-56

Enthone-OMI (UK) II-57

Elementis Chromium (USA) II-57

Houghton International Inc. (USA) II-57

Lonza Group (Switzerland) II-57

Lonza Inc. (US) II-58

MacDermid Inc. (USA) II-58

McGean Specialty Chemicals Group (USA) II-58

Metal Coatings International Inc. (USA) II-59

Quaker Chemical Corporation (USA) II-59

15. Global Market Perspective II-60

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 5: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 6: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 7: World 20 years Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Worldwide Metal Finishing Chemicals Market By Product Segment II-64

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Plating Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 9: World Long-Term Projections for Plating Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 10: World Historic Market Review for Plating Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 11: World 20 years Perspective for Plating chemicals by Geographic Region Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Conversion Coatings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 13: World Long-Term Projections for Conversion Coatings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 14: World Historic Market Review for Conversion Coatings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 15: World 20 Years Perspective for Conversion Coatings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Cleaning Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 17: World Long-Term Projections for Cleaning Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 18: World Historic Market Review for Cleaning Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 19: World 20 Years Perspective for Cleaning Chemicals by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Proprietary Additives & Others by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 21: World Long-Term Projections for Proprietary Additives & Others by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 22: World Historic Market Review for Proprietary Additives and Others by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 23: World 20 Years Perspective for Proprietary Additives & others by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79 Worldwide Metal Finishing Chemicals Market By End Use Segment II-80 Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Electronics and Electrical Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 25: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Electronics and Electrical Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 26: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Electronics and Electrical Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 27: World 20 years Perspective for Metal Finishing chemicals in Electronics and Electrical Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Aerospace by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 29: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Aerospace by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 30: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Aerospace Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 31: World 20 Years Perspective for Metal Finishing chemicals in Aerospace Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Motor Vehicle Equipment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 33: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Motor Vehicles Equipments by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 34: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Motor Vehicle Equipment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 35: World 20 Years Perspective for Metal Finishing chemicals in Motor Vehicle Equipment by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Industrial Machinery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 37: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Industrial Machinery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 38: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Industrial Machinery by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 39: World 20 Years Perspective for Metal Finishing chemicals in Industrial Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 41: World Long-Term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 42: World Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 43: World 20 Years Perspective for Metal Finishing chemicals in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current and Future Growth Avenues - A Bird's Eye view III-1

The US Finishing Industry - An Overview III-1

An Overview of the US Powder Coatings Market III-1

Monstrous Demand for Protective Coatings III-1

Product Segments - A Brief overview III-2

Plating Chemicals - The Declining Market III-2

Proprietary Additives & Others III-2

The Others - On a Bleak Growth III-2

Depressing End-Use Markets III-2

A Historical Perspective III-3

Segmental Overview III-3

End-Use Analysis III-3

Environmental Regulations: More Stringent Than Ever III-3

Water Regulations III-4

Air Regulations III-4

Product Launches III-5

Recent Industry Activity III-7

Key Players III-9

Advanced Chemical Company III-9

Coral Chemical III-9

Elementis Chromium III-10

Houghton International Inc. III-10

Lonza Inc. III-10

McGean Specialty Chemicals Group III-11

Metal Coatings International Inc. III-11

MacDermid Inc. III-12

Quaker Chemical Corp. III-12

B.Market Analytics III-13

Table 44: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 45: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 46: US Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 47: US Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 48: US Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 49: US Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 50: US 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 51: US 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. Canada III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

Market Snapshots III-17

Current and Future Prospects III-17

Product Segment Overview III-17

End-Use Analysis III-18

Historic Review III-18

Analysis by Product Segment III-18

Analysis by End-Use Segment III-18

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 52: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 53: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 54: Canadian Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 55: Canadian Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 56: Canadian Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 57: Canadian Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 58: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 59: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. Japan III-23

A.Market Analysis III-23

Current and Future Analysis III-23

Product Segments Overview III-23

End-Use Segment Overview III-23

Historical Review III-23

Product Segment Overview III-23

End-Use Segment Overview III-23

C. Uyemura & Co., Ltd - A Key Player III-24

B.Market Analytics III-24

Table 60: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 61: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 62: Japanese Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 63: Japanese Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 64: Japanese Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 65: Japanese Historic Market Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 66: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-27

Table 67: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-28

4. Europe III-29

A.Market Analysis III-29

Current and Future Analysis III-29

Regional Outlook III-29

Table 68: European Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Analysis by Product Segment III-29

Table 69: European Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): Product Groups Ranked by Growth - Proprietary Additives & Others, Plating Chemicals, Cleaning Chemicals, and Conversion Coatings (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

End-Use Segment Overview III-30

Aerospace Industry III-30

Electronics and Electrical III-30

Table 70: European Market for Metal Finishing Chemicals (2003-2010): End-Use Segments Ranked by Growth - Aerospace, Electronics and Electrical, Industrial Machinery, Motor Vehicle Equipment and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

A Historic Review III-31

A Regional Perspective III-31

Product Segment Overview III-31

End-Use Analysis III-31

B.Market Analytics III-32

Table 71: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region- France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 72: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 73: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 74: European Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region- France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 75: European Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 76: European Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 77: European Historical Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region- France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 78: European Historical Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 79: European Historical Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 80: European 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 81: European 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012(includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 82: European 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-39

4a. France III-40

A.Market Analysis III-40

Product Segment Overview III-40

End-Use Overview III-40

B.Market Analytics III-41

Table 83: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 84: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 85: French Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 86: French Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 87: French Historic Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 88: French Historical Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 89: French 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets for 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-44

Table 90: French 20-Year Perspective for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segments - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets for Years 1993, 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-44

4b. Germany III-45

A.Market Analysis III-45

By Product Segment III-45

By End-Use Overview III-45

Environmental Issues III-45

Atotech Deutschland GmbH - A Key Player III-45

Product Launches III-46 B.Market Analytics III-47

Table 91: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 92: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 93: German Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 94: German Long-term Projections for Metal Finishing Chemicals by End Use Segment - Electronics & Electrical, Aerospace, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Industrial Machinery and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 95: German Historic Review for Metal Finishing Chemicals by Product Group - Plating Chemicals, Conversion Coatings, Cleaning Chemicals, Proprietary Additives & Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1993 through 2002 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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