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Global Petroleum, Natural And Synthetic Waxes Industry

US Wax Market Recovers Post Recession III-1

Synthetic Waxes to Fuel Growth III-1

Vegetable Oil-Based Wax Steps In As Petroleum Wax Reserves

Dwindle III-2

Soy Candles Gain Momentum III-2

A Highly Concentrated Market III-2

Table 21: US Synthetic Wax Market by Leading Players (2008 -

A Historic Perspective): Market Share Breakdown for

Honeywell, Westlake, Clariant, Baker Petrolite, BASF, Dow

Corning, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Supply Scenario III-3

Table 22: US Supply of Waxes: 2007-2011 (In Thousand

Barrels) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Major Wax Supplying Countries to the US III-4

Petroleum & Mineral Waxes Market III-4

Tightened Supply of Petroleum Waxes III-4

Increasing Use in Smaller Niche Markets to Sustain Market

Growth III-4

Positive Growth Opportunities in Cosmetics III-4

Increasing use of Petroleum Wax Blends for Value-Added

Applications III-5

Petrolatum Demand on the Rise III-5

Escalating Oil Prices Adversely Affect Scented Candles III-5

Montan Wax Demand Steady Due to Higher Use in Specialized

Applications III-5

Natural Waxes Market III-5

Steady Growth Forecast III-5

Market Driven by Consumer Preference for 'Natural' Cosmetics III-6

Beeswax Market Trails on Positive Note III-6

Lanolin Regulations - A Potential Selling Point III-6

End-Use Analysis III-6

Industrial Markets III-6

Industrial Markets - The Largest End-Use Sector III-6

Table 23: US Market for Waxes by Industrial Applications

(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by

End-Use Industries for Plastics & Rubber, Paper &

Paperboard, Adhesives, Inks & Coatings, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Widespread Use of Commodity Type Waxes in Traditional

Industrial Applications To Continue III-7

Consumer Markets III-7

Consumer Markets to Expand III-7

Candle Industry to Stimulate Growth III-7

Export & Import Scenario III-8

Table 24: US Paraffin Wax Exports by Country of Destination

(2009-2011): Breakdown of Value Exports for Mexico, Canada,

China, India, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil,

Taiwan, and Others (in US$ Thousand) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

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