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US Natural Polymers Industry


General 217Market Share 218Acquisitions & Divestitures 224Marketing Strategies 228Channels of Distribution 229Research & Development 230Competitive Strategies 232Cooperative Agreements 233Company Profiles 236Akzo Nobel NV 237Allergan Incorporated 241AmberWorks, see CargillAmerican Excelsior Company 242Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 244Arizona Chemical Company LLC 246Ashland Incorporated 247AVEBE UA 251BASF SE 253Borregaard ASA 255Cargill Incorporated 256Cereplast Incorporated 263Cognis, see BASFCorn Products International, see IngredionCP Kelco US, see Huber (JM)Croda International plc 266CSM NV 268Danisco A/S, see DuPont (EI) de NemoursDow Chemical Company 270DuPont (EI) de Nemours 274Economy Polymers & Chemicals 277FMC Corporation 278Frutarom Industries, see ICC IndustriesGenzyme, see SanofiHuber (JM) Corporation 282ICC Industries Incorporated 287Importers Service Corporation 288Ingredion Incorporated 289JRS Pharma, see Rettenmaier (J.) & SöhneJungbunzlauer AG 291Manildra Group 292Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation 293Metabolix Incorporated 295MGP Ingredients Incorporated 297National Starch, see IngredionNatureWorks, see CargillNovaMatrix, see FMCNovamont SpA 300Orkla ASA 301Penn Carbose Incorporated 302Purac biochem, see CSMRettenmaier (J.) & Söhne GmbH & Company KG 303Rhodia, see SolvaySanofi 305SE Tylose, see Shin-Etsu ChemicalSeagarden ASA 307Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited 308Solvay SA 310Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH 313Tanac SA 314TIC Gums Incorporated 315Vertellus Specialties Incorporated 317Wacker Chemie AG 319Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 321



1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 12

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 15

4 Manufacturers' Shipments 18

5 Selected Natural Polymer Prices 22

6 Natural Polymer Foreign Trade 31 SECTION III -- MARKETS

1 Natural Polymer Demand by Market 33

2 Food & Beverage Shipments 37

3 Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers

by Application & Product 40

4 Confection & Baked Goods Demand for Natural Polymers 43

5 Dairy & Dessert Demand for Natural Polymers 46

6 Other Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers 48

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