Tire application accounted for the major share of the overall carbon black market, followed by non-tire rubber application. Carbon black is majorly used as reinforcing filler in tires. It improves life span of tires as it conducts heat away from the tread and belt area of tires.
Furnace black is the fastest-growing type in the overall carbon black market. The use of furnace black (a type of carbon black) is increasing as its manufacturing process enables mass production with different particle sizes and structures.
Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market for carbon black, followed by Europe. The high demand in the Asia-Pacific region can be attributed to the rising consumption of tires, rubber, and plastic products. The carbon black market in Asia-Pacific is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period due to the easy availability of feedstocks such as petroleum based crude oil, coal tar, mineral/vegetable oils, acetylene gas, and natural gas in the region.