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Engineering Resins, Polymer Alloys and Blends: Global Markets

  • April 2017
  • 201 pages
  • BCC Research
Report ID: 1161275


Table of Contents

• The global engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market reached 26.3 billion pounds in 2016. The market should reach over 27.9 billion pounds by 2017 and nearly 36.9 billion pounds in 2022, with a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 5.7%.
• The polycarbonate market should reach nearly 10.2 billion pounds in 2015 and 13.8 billion pounds in 2022, with a CAGR of 6.3%.
• The polyamides market should reach 7.6 billion pounds in 2015 and 10.0 billion pounds in 2022, with a CAGR of 5.6%.

Study Goals and Objectives
This report is an update of a BCC Research report published in March 2015. Its objective to provide a detailed analysis of engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends. Usage of these resins will be segmented into numerous applications and analyses. The report will include some intracompetition of these resins among themselves, along with selected commodity thermoplastics and thermosets.

Reasons for Doing the Study
Traditional engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends have been used for decades and yet there are few studies that provide detailed analysis of all of the major materials involved in terms of plant capacities, markets by application, new technologies and products, and rationales for anticipated growth.

Since the previous edition of this report was published, the market has continued to evolve in terms of producers and suppliers, products, grades, applications, competitive materials, technologies and global economic conditions. Thus, there is clearly a need for an updated appraisal of the engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market and its dynamics.

Scope of Report
In this report, engineering resins include traditional varieties such as polyamides, polycarbonates, polyacetals, (reinforced) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT); along with alloys/blends such as polycarbonate-ABS (PC/ABS), polyphenylene oxide/high-impact polystyrene (PPO-HIPS), polyphenylene oxide/polyamides (PPO/polyamide) and polycarbonate-PBT (PC/PBT).
Higher-performance engineering resins covered include polysulfones, poly(phenylene-sulfide) (PPS), polyketones and liquid crystal polymers.

The key applications covered include the automotive market segmented by under-the-hood, external and interior products; electronic/electrical markets; medical devices and products; building and construction materials; appliances; plastic rigid food packaging; and several key smaller markets, including optical lenses and aviation products.

A comprehensive review was undertaken of literature relating to engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends, their applications and technologies, and significant new developments. Supplier trade literature, texts and monographs were also included in the review.

Further information was obtained from producers, suppliers and molders of engineering resins/polymer alloys/blends, along with representatives of the trade press.

Intended Audience
This report should be of interest to a wide audience of companies and others following the huge global engineering thermoplastic market led by polyamides and polycarbonates.

There is also a great deal of interest in other important engineering thermoplastics, including polyketones, polyimides, liquid crystal polymers, polyacetals, polysulfones and polyphenylsulfides. The use of all of these materials is increasing at a significant rate.

There are also many companies in the plastics business interested in the large polymer alloy/blend market that are critically important to many large global businesses, including electronics, automotive and medical devices.

Led by the automotive industry, numerous large and important markets utilize these materials, including medical, electronic/electric and building and construction.

Geographic Breakdown
In this report, the geographic regions considered for market analysis include, and only include:
• Americas
• Europe
• Asia-Pacific

Summary and Highlights
The global engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market was estimated at 26.3 billion pounds in 2016, and it is projected to increase to 27.9 billion pounds in 2017 and then to nearly 36.9 billion pounds by 2022.

Growth rates are typically in the 4%-6% range. The market is led by polycarbonates, followed by polyamides; these two resins accounted for nearly 64% of the total market in 2016. Their market share is expected to increase to 65% by 2022.

The Asia-Pacific region comprises the largest regional segment, with more than 53% of the total market, followed by the Americas and Europe. Over the next five years, the Asia-Pacific segment will increase its market share to 55%.

Prominent global producers and suppliers of engineered resins/polymer alloys/blends include BASF, Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Sciences), Celanese, DSM Engineering, DuPont, Sabic Innovative Plastics (Sabic IP) and Solvay Advanced Polymers.

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