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Research and Markets: North America Calcium Carbonate Market 2015-2019 – Dwindling Limestone Reserves and Stricter Regulations Impacting ROI of Vendors

By Business Wire News   


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Calcium Carbonate Market in North America 2015-2019” report to their offering.

The calcium carbonate market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 6.87% during 2014-2019.

Calcium carbonate is a chemical commodity that is usually categorised into two segments: GCC and PCC. It is used majorly in industrial end uses. The mineral is versatile in its usage, and can be used as a filler, pigment, acid regulating agent, food supplement and also as an industrial raw material. Paper, and the plastic industry are the consumers of this mineral. Calcium carbonate is also used extensively as an additive for thermoplastics and in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) applications. It plays a vital role in determining the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency of various other end user industries.

The increasing downstream integration by major vendors is a key trend observed in this market. Most vendors are resorting to downstream integration to prepare customized products for various applications because of increased competition and shrinking margins.

According to the report, one driver that augments growth in this market is the increased use of calcium carbonate in paper manufacturing. Approximately 10%-25% of calcium carbonate is used in the manufacture of wide varieties of paper products such as corrugated boards, newspaper, copier paper, and hygiene products. The mineral acts as the most economical filler and pigment in paper manufacturing.

Further, the report states that the growing demand for kaolin as substitute is a major challenge faced by this market. Kaolin is a silicate mineral that has various industrial uses similar to those of calcium carbonate. Kaolin exhibits properties such as low shrink capacity and good opacity. As a result, it is preferred over calcium carbonate in paper production.

The report provides data on the following segments of the market:

  • Type
  • Countries
  • Application
  • End-use

Key Vendors

  • Imerys
  • J.M. Huber
  • Omya
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • Solvay

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Arkema
  • Carmeuse
  • Excalibar Minerals
  • Graymont
  • Great Lakes Calcium
  • IMI Fabi
  • Lhoist
  • Mineral Technologies
  • Mississippi Lime Company

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. List of Abbreviations
  3. Scope of the Report
  4. Market Research Methodology
  5. Market Landscape
  6. Calcium Carbonate Market in North America
  7. Market Segmentation by Type
  8. Market Segmentation by Application
  9. Market Segmentation by End-User
  10. Key Leading Countries
  11. Market Growth Drivers
  12. Drivers and their Impact
  13. Market Challenges
  14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  15. Market Trends
  16. Trends and their Impact
  17. Vendor Landscape
  18. Key Vendor Analysis

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