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The Plastics Compounding Market

  • November 2015
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This BCC Research report covers the compounding of major thermoplastic resins. The high-volume commodity resins include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyesters (primarily PET). This report also includes an introduction to thermoplastic elastomers and some biocompounds—plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons. Forecast given for the period 2015-2020.

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Highlights

The North American market for thermoplastic compounds reached 87.33 billion pounds in 2014. This market is expected to grow from 88.78 billion pounds in 2015 to 100.2 billion pounds by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% over the next five years.

Resin producers as a segment will increase from 50.91 billion pounds in 2015 to 56.33 billion pounds by 2020, increasing at a CAGR of 2.0% from 2015 through 2020.

Processors as a segment will grow from 30.59 billion pounds in 2015 to 35.60 billion pounds in 2020 increasing at a 3.1% CAGR for the period 2015-2020.

BACKGROUND

This report is an update of one published in November 2013 by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer who has written many BCC Research reports on plastics.
The term plastics in this report refers to thermoplastic organic polymers, also commonly called resins. The majority of the plastics discussed in this study are large-volume commodity resins produced from petrochemical feedstocks; they include familiar resins and resin families:

Polyethylenes (PEs of several types).
Polypropylene (PP).
Polystyrene (PS).
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and its copolymers.
Thermoplastic polyesters (the most common one of which is polyethylene terephthalate or PET).

We also include in this study some more specialty engineering resins such as polyamides (nylons) and polycarbonate. To be thorough, we also include an introduction to some newer biopolymers made from biological instead of petrochemical feedstocks, as well as thermoplastic elastomers.

The subject of this study is plastics compounding. What is compounding? As plastic resins leave the chemical polymerization reactor in which they are formed, they are “neat” polymers; that is, they are essentially pure compounds consisting only of the molecules of the polymer produced. Some of these resins, like PVC, are almost
impossible to process as neat polymers; additional chemicals and other materials must be added to make them commercially useful. For other resins, like high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that can be satisfactorily processed in neat form, in virtually all cases some additive or additives are used, such a colorants, to add color to the formed
product like an HDPE white milk bottle or a colored motor oil bottle, or a UV absorber to prevent discoloration from exposure to sunlight.

This process of adding other materials is defined as compounding, or, the creation of a compound, a mixture. The additives that are added to neat polymers include colorants, stabilizers, flame retardants, impact modifiers, plasticizers and dozens of others, including a lot of important fillers and reinforcements.

Plastic compounding is a big business that is done by three different kinds of companies. These companies are usually grouped either as resin producers, plastics processors (that is, firms that process and shape resins and compounds by injection or blow molding, thermoforming, and extruding) and independent compounders. Some
companies perform more than one of these activities.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

commodity resins include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyesters (primarily PET). Engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) covered include polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), nylons (polyamides), polycarbonates, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymers (ABS) and some real specialties like polyacetals and polysulfones. This report also includes an introduction to thermoplastic elastomers and some biocompounds—plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons. It excludes thermosetting resins, since they have different chemistries and are usually processed differently.

The plastics compounding market is segmented by each of the above resins and by each of the three plastics compounding groups. Applications and markets by volume in pounds or value in dollars are estimated for the years 2014, 2015, and a five-year forecast to 2020. Major resin producers, key plastics processors and independent compounders are identified. We discuss the activities, product lines and other information for the major independent compounders.

Table Of Contents

The Plastics Compounding Market
THE PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET
PLS018E
November 2015
Charles Forman
Project Analyst
ISBN: 1-62296-181-1
BCC Research
49 Walnut Park, Building 2
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
BACKGROUND 2
SCOPE OF THE REPORT 3
REASONS FOR DOING STUDY 3
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 4
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 4
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 4
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 5
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY TABLE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 8
SUMMARY FIGURE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, 2014-2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 8
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 10
INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 10
BACKGROUND 10
ADDITIVES 11
TYPES OF COMPOUNDERS 12
CHAPTER 4 RESINS 15
OVERVIEW 15
TABLE 1 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN BY PLASTIC TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 15
POLYETHYLENE 19
FIGURE 1 19
LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 19
HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 20
LINEAR LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 20
POLYETHYLENE COMPOUNDING 21
POLYETHYLENE PRODUCERS 21
LDPE 22
HDPE 22
LLDPE 22
MARKET 23
Low-Density Polyethylene 23
TABLE 2 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR LDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 23
High Density Polyethylene 24
TABLE 3 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR HDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 24
Linear Low Density Polyethylene 24
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR LLDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 24
POLYPROPYLENE 25
POLYPROPYLENE COPOLYMERS 25
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS 26
POLYPROPYLENE PROPERTIES 26
POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUNDING 27
POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS 28
MARKET 28
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR POLYPROPYLENE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION
POUNDS)
28
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE 29
FORMS AND GRADES OF PVC 30
CHLORINATED PVC 30
APPLICATIONS FOR PVC 30
TABLE 6 SOME TYPICAL RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS 31
TABLE 7 SOME TYPICAL FLEXIBLE PVC APPLICATIONS 31
PVC PROCESSING 32
Extrusion 32
Calendering 32
Dispersion/Liquid Handling 32
PVC PRODUCERS 32
PVC COMPOUNDING 33
MARKET 33
TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR PVC BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 33
PVC'S ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 34
Dioxins 34
Phthalate Plasticizers 34
Vinyl Chloride Monomer 35
Recycling 35
POLYSTYRENE 36
GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE 36
Characteristics of General Purpose Polystyrene 36
Rubber-Modified Polystyrene 37
POLYSTYRENE PRODUCERS 37
POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING 37
TABLE 9 FABRICATION METHODS AND SOME USES FOR POLYSTYRENE 38
MARKET 38
TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR POLYSTYRENE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION
POUNDS)
38
POLYSTYRENE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 39
THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS 39
MAJOR PET APPLICATIONS 40
PET COMPETITION PRICING 40
MODIFIED PET RESINS 40
PET PRODUCERS 41
MARKET 42
TABLE 11 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER (PET) BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER,
THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS)
43
ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS 43
POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE 43
PBT Properties 44
PBT Producers 44
POLYAMIDES (NYLONS) 44
Major Types of Polyamides 45
Nylon 66 45
Nylon 6 45
Other Polyamides 46
Polyamide Producers 46
POLYCARBONATES 46
Types of Polycarbonates Available 47
Polycarbonate Property Advantages and Disadvantages 47
Polycarbonate Market Factors and Problems 48
Polycarbonate Producers 49
ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS) 49
ABS Properties 49
ABS Grades 50
ABS Applications 50
ABS Producers 50
OTHER ENGINEERING RESINS 51
Polyacetals 51
Polysulfones 51
Polyimides 52
Polyphenylene Sulfide 52
Polyketones 53
Polyphenylene Oxides 53
MARKET 53
TABLE 12 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH
2020 (BILLION POUNDS)
54
THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS 54
THERMOPLASTIC OLEFINS 55
COPOLYESTER TYPES 55
THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANES 56
STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS 56
CHAPTER 5 BIOCOMPOUNDS 58
TABLE 13 EXAMPLES OF BIOPLASTICS (%) 59
STARCH-BASED PLASTICS 60
PRODUCERS 60
APPLICATIONS 61
POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE (PHA) 61
PRODUCERS 62
POLYHYDROXYBUTYRATE (PHB) 62
POLYLACTIDE (POLYLACTIC ACID, OR PLA) PLASTICS 62
PRODUCERS 63
APPLICATIONS 64
CASTOR OIL POLYMERS 64
CELLULOSE 65
SOYBEAN OILS 65
BIO-DERIVED POLYETHYLENE 66
1,3-PROPANEDIOL (PDO) 66
PRODUCERS 66
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOPLASTICS 67
CHAPTER 6 PLASTICS ADDITIVES 71
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 71
TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTICS ADDITIVES BY MAJOR
TYPES, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 72
ADDITIVE USAGE IN THERMOPLASTICS 73
TABLE 15 SELECTED ADDITIVE USAGE IN THERMOPLASTICS 73
ANTISTATIC AGENTS 74
TYPES OF ANTISTATIC AGENTS 74
Internal Antistatic Agents 74
External (Topical) Antistatic Agents 75
ANTISTATIC AGENT DEVELOPMENTS 75
ANTIOXIDANTS 75
ANTIOXIDANT DEVELOPMENTS 76
Clariant Masterbatches 76
Ampacet Corporation 76
Milliken and Co. 76
BIOCIDES 76
BIOCIDE DEVELOPMENTS 77
BLOWING AGENTS 77
PHYSICAL BLOWING AGENTS 77
CHEMICAL BLOWING AGENTS 78
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST 78
TABLE 16 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC BLOWING AGENTS BY
TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 78
DEVELOPMENTS IN BLOWING AGENTS 79
COLORANTS 79
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 79
MASTERBATCHES 80
PRECOLORED RESIN 80
DRY COLOR 80
LIQUID COLOR 80
SINGLE PIGMENT CONCENTRATES (SPC) 81
ISSUES IN PLASTIC COLORING 81
DEVELOPMENTS IN PLASTIC COLORING 82
COUPLING AGENTS 82
DEFOAMING AGENTS 83
EMULSIFIERS 83
FLAME/FIRE RETARDANTS 83
ORGANIC BROMINE COMPOUNDS 85
ANTIMONY OXIDE 86
ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE (ATH) 86
CHLORINATED COMPOUNDS 86
MOLYBDENUM AND MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS 86
PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS 87
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST 87
TABLE 17 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC FLAME RETARDANTS
BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 87
FLAME RETARDANT REGULATORY ISSUES 88
Bioaccumulation 88
Toxicity 88
Persistence 88
DEVELOPMENTS IN FLAME RETARDANTS 88
HEAT STABILIZERS 89
ANTIMONY MERCAPTIDES 90
MIXED METAL HEAT STABILIZERS 90
LEAD-BASED HEAT STABILIZERS 90
ORGANOTIN HEAT STABILIZERS 90
ORGANOSULFIDE HEAT STABILIZERS 91
DEVELOPMENTS IN HEAT STABILIZERS 91
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST 91
TABLE 18 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR HEAT STABILIZERS BY
CHEMISTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 91
IMPACT MODIFIERS 92
ACRYLIC IMPACT MODIFIERS 92
CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE AND OTHER ELASTOMERS 92
DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPACT MODIFIERS 92
LUBRICANTS 93
CHEMICALS USED 93
PLASTICIZERS 93
DEVELOPMENTS IN PLASTICIZERS 94
PVC PROCESSING AIDS 95
SLIP AGENTS 95
SURFACTANTS 96
THICKENERS 96
THIXOTROPES 96
UV STABILIZERS 96
PLASTIC RESISTANCE TO UV 97
CHEMICAL TYPES OF UV STABILIZERS 97
Benzophenones 97
Benzotriazoles 97
Hindered Amines 98
Others 98
OXYGEN DEGRADATION INITIATORS 98
CHAPTER 7 FILLERS AND REINFORCEMENTS 100
PROPERTY PROFILES 101
CHARACTERISTICS OF FILLERS/REINFORCEMENTS 101
TABLE 19 PROFILES OF FILLER/REINFORCEMENT CHARACTERISTICS 102
TABLE 20 OVERVIEW OF CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS OF
FILLERS/REINFORCEMENTS 102
FILLER/REINFORCEMENT USAGE WITH SPECIFIC RESINS 103
TABLE 21 OVERVIEW OF FILLER/REINFORCEMENT USAGE WITH DIFFERENT
THERMOPLASTICS 103
REINFORCEMENTS 104
GLASS FIBER REINFORCEMENTS 104
Types of Glass Fibers 105
Sizing 105
Glass Fiber Varieties 105
Recent Developments in Glass Fibers 106
Market Estimate and Forecast 107
TABLE 22 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS GLASS
FIBER*, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 107
CARBON FIBER REINFORCEMENTS 107
Manufacture 108
Product Types 108
Applications 108
Carbon Fiber Producers 109
TABLE 23 GLOBAL CARBON FIBER SUPPLIERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITY, 2020
(MILLION POUNDS) 109
Market Estimate and Forecast 110
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR PAN-BASED CARBON FIBERS BY KEY
MARKETS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 110
New Developments in Carbon Fiber 110
CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCEMENTS 111
Types of Carbon Nanotubes 112
Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes 112
Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes 113
Properties of Carbon Nanotubes 113
Electrical 113
Thermal 113
Strength 113
Toxicity 113
Carbon Nanotube Manufacture 114
Arc Discharge 114
Laser Ablation 114
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) 114
Controlled Flame Environments 115
Carbon Nanotube Applications 115
Automotive Applications 115
Electrical Applications 115
Medical Applications 116
Packaging Applications 116
Structural Applications 116
Carbon Nanotube Producers and Production 116
Market Estimate and Forecast 117
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBE-REINFORCED POLYMERS,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 117
New Developments in Carbon Nanotubes 118
NATURAL FIBER REINFORCEMENTS 118
Types of Natural Fiber Reinforcements 119
Wood Fibers 119
Kenaf 119
Coir 120
Henequen 120
Bamboo 120
Rice Hulls/Husks 120
Applications 120
Natural Fiber Producers 121
Market Estimate and Forecast 121
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FIBER-PLASTIC COMPOSITES, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 121
New Developments 122
NONFIBROUS REINFORCEMENTS 122
Talc 122
Grades 123
Applications 123
New Developments 123
Mica 123
Properties 124
Applications 124
Wollastonite 124
Applications 125
Nanoclays/Nanocomposites 125
Applications 125
Nanoclay Producers 126
New Developments 126
INORGANIC FILLERS 126
ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE 126
Properties 126
Grades 127
BARIUM SULFATE 127
CALCIUM CARBONATE 127
Grades 127
Applications 128
New Developments 128
CALCIUM SULFATE 128
Applications 128
KAOLINS 129
Grades 129
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 129
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC FILLERS BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 130
CHAPTER 8 MASTERBATCHES 132
OVERVIEW 132
DEFINITION 132
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 132
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST 133
TABLE 28 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC MASTERBATCHES,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 133
SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS 134
CHAPTER 9 MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 137
SELECTION CRITERIA 137
TYPES OF MATERIALS 137
TYPES OF COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT 138
BATCH MIXING EQUIPMENT 138
High-Shear Mixers 138
Roll Mills 139
Internal Mixers 139
High-intensity Mixers 139
Thermokinetic Mixers 139
Other Types of Equipment Used in Batch Mixing 139
Tumbling Blenders 139
Impelling Blenders 140
Paste Mixers 140
TABLE 29 BATCH COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT 140
CONTINUOUS COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT 140
Continuous Systems 141
Single-Screw Extruders 141
Twin-Screw Extruders 141
Two-Stage Extruders 141
SIZE-REDUCTION EQUIPMENT 141
Dicers 142
Pelletizers 142
MAJOR COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS 142
TABLE 30 MAJOR COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS 142
CHAPTER 10 TYPES OF COMPOUNDERS 145
TOLL COMPOUNDING 145
CUSTOM COMPOUNDING 146
PROPRIETARY COMPOUNDING 146
CONCENTRATE COMPOUNDING 146
AFFILIATED COMPOUNDING AND COMPOUNDERS 146
CHAPTER 11 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 148
RESIN PRODUCERS 148
PROCESSORS 149
IMPORTANT VARIABLES AND CONSIDERATIONS 150
LEADING PLASTICS PROCESSORS 150
TABLE 31 LEADING BLOW MOLDERS ($ BILLIONS) 151
TABLE 32 LEADING INJECTION MOLDERS ($ BILLIONS) 151
TABLE 33 LEADING PIPE, PROFILE AND TUBING EXTRUDERS ($ BILLIONS) 152
TABLE 34 LEADING FILM/SHEET PRODUCERS ($ BILLIONS) 152
TABLE 35 LEADING THERMOFORMERS ($ BILLIONS) 153
TABLE 36 LEADING ROTATIONAL MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS) 153
INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS 154
TRENDS 154
LEADING THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS 155
TABLE 37 LEADING NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS AND
CONCENTRATE PRODUCERS (%) 156
CHAPTER 12 COMPOUNDING COMPANY PROFILES 158
AARON INDUSTRIES CORP. 158
ACLO COMPOUNDERS 158
ACTON TECHNOLOGIES INC. 159
ADELL PLASTICS INC. 159
ADDIVANT 159
ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC. 160
AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INC. 160
AKCROS CHEMICALS INC. 161
ALPHAGARY CORP. 161
AM STABILIZERS CORP. 162
AMCO POLYMERS 162
AMERICAN COMPOUNDING SPECIALTIES LLC 162
AMERICHEM INC. 163
AMETEK WESTCHESTER PLASTICS 163
AMPACET CORP. 164
AMPLAS COMPOUNDING INC. 164
AMTOPP DIVISION 165
ASAHI KASEI PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA 165
ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC 165
AXIALL CORP. 166
BASF CORP. 166
BAY POLYMER CORP. 167
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE/COVESTRO 167
BAYSHORE VINYL COMPOUNDS 168
BIRCH PLASTICS INC. 169
CHROMA CORP. 169
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD., MASTERBATCHES DIVISION 169
COLORTECH INC. 170
DECEUNINCK NORTH AMERICA LLC 170
THE DOW CHEMICAL CO. 171
DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC. 171
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND CO. 172
DYNEON LLC 172
EMERALD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC 173
EMS-CHEMIE (NORTH AMERICA) INC. 173
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. 173
FERRO CORP. 174
FOSTER CORP. 174
HERITAGE PLASTICS INC. 175
INFINITY LTL ENGINEERED COMPOUNDS 175
INVISTA 176
KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. 176
THE LUBRIZOL CORP. 176
LYONDELLBASELL ADVANCED POLYOLEFINS 177
MILLIKEN and CO./MILLIKEN CHEMICAL 178
MRC POLYMERS INC. 178
MUEHLSTEIN NORTH AMERICA 179
MULTIBASE INC. 179
NOVA POLYMERS INC. 179
O'NEIL COLOR AND COMPOUNDING 180
OXFORD POLYMERS 180
PERFORMANCE COMPOUNDING LLC 181
PLASTIC RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY INC. 181
PLASTICOMP INC. 181
THE PLASTICS GROUP OF AMERICA 182
PLASTICS PLUS INC. 182
POLYFIL CORP. 182
POLYFUSION LLC 183
POLYMER RESOURCES LTD. 183
POLYONE CORP. 184
POLYRAM U.S.A. AND CANADA 184
RHEIN CHEMIE ADDITIVES 185
RIVERDALE GLOBAL 185
ROSCOM INC. 185
RTP COMPANY 186
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS/LNP 187
A. SCHULMAN INC. 187
SO.F.TER. USA USA 188
STANDRIDGE COLOR CORP. 188
TECHMER PM LLC/TECHMER ES 188
TECHNICAL POLYMERS LLC 189
TEKNI-PLEX INC. 189
TEKNOR APEX CO. 190
THEMIX PLASTICS INC. 190
WELLMAN ENGINEERING RESINS 191
CHAPTER 13 APPENDIX COMMON ACRONYMS 193

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 8
TABLE 1 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN BY PLASTIC TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 15
TABLE 2 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR LDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 23
TABLE 3 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR HDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 24
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR LLDPE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 24
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR POLYPROPYLENE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION
POUNDS)
28
TABLE 6 SOME TYPICAL RIGID PVC APPLICATIONS 31
TABLE 7 SOME TYPICAL FLEXIBLE PVC APPLICATIONS 31
TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR PVC BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 33
TABLE 9 FABRICATION METHODS AND SOME USES FOR POLYSTYRENE 38
TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR POLYSTYRENE BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION
POUNDS)
38
TABLE 11 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER (PET) BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER,
THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS)
43
TABLE 12 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC
RESIN FOR ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH
2020 (BILLION POUNDS)
54
TABLE 13 EXAMPLES OF BIOPLASTICS (%) 59
TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTICS ADDITIVES BY MAJOR
TYPES, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 72
TABLE 15 SELECTED ADDITIVE USAGE IN THERMOPLASTICS 73
TABLE 16 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC BLOWING AGENTS BY
TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 78
TABLE 17 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC FLAME RETARDANTS BY
TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 87
TABLE 18 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR HEAT STABILIZERS BY
CHEMISTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 91
TABLE 19 PROFILES OF FILLER/REINFORCEMENT CHARACTERISTICS 102
TABLE 20 OVERVIEW OF CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS OF
FILLERS/REINFORCEMENTS 102
TABLE 21 OVERVIEW OF FILLER/REINFORCEMENT USAGE WITH DIFFERENT
THERMOPLASTICS 103
TABLE 22 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS GLASS
FIBER*, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 107
TABLE 23 GLOBAL CARBON FIBER SUPPLIERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITY, 2020
(MILLION POUNDS) 109
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME FOR PAN-BASED CARBON FIBERS BY KEY
MARKETS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 110
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBE-REINFORCED POLYMERS,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR NATURAL FIBER-PLASTIC COMPOSITES, THROUGH
2020 ($ MILLIONS) 121
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC FILLERS BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 130
TABLE 28 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR PLASTIC MASTERBATCHES,
THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS) 133
TABLE 29 BATCH COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT 140
TABLE 30 MAJOR COMPOUNDING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS 142
TABLE 31 LEADING BLOW MOLDERS ($ BILLIONS) 151
TABLE 32 LEADING INJECTION MOLDERS ($ BILLIONS) 151
TABLE 33 LEADING PIPE, PROFILE AND TUBING EXTRUDERS ($ BILLIONS) 152
TABLE 34 LEADING FILM/SHEET PRODUCERS ($ BILLIONS) 152
TABLE 35 LEADING THERMOFORMERS ($ BILLIONS) 153
TABLE 36 LEADING ROTATIONAL MOLDERS ($ MILLIONS) 153
TABLE 37 LEADING NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS AND
CONCENTRATE PRODUCERS (%) 156

LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY FIGURE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET VOLUME FOR THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDS BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, 2014-2020 (BILLION POUNDS) 8
FIGURE 1 19

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