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World Bisphenol A Industry

  • February 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bisphenol A in US$ Million by the following End-Use Segments: Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 33 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Bayer AG
Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.
Haverhill Chemicals LLC
Kumho P&B Chemicals, Inc.
LG Chem Ltd.

Table Of Contents

World Bisphenol A Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Polycarbonate Resins I-3
Epoxy Resins I-3
Other Applications I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Curtain Raiser II-1
Recession in Retrospect II-1
Recession Tames Down Epoxy Resins Market II-2
Global Financial Downturn Tempers Growth of Engineering
Plastics Market II-2
Current and Future Analysis II-3
Analysis by Geographic Region II-3
Analysis by End-Use Segment II-3
Production Scenario II-4
Table 1: Global Bisphenol A Market by Leading Players (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity for Bayer,
Dow, Hexion, Kumho PandB, LG Chem, Mitsui Chemicals, Nan Ya
Plastics, SABIC, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

2. MAJOR TRENDS II-5
Demand-Supply Scenario Proving Beneficial for Regional Players
in Emerging Markets II-5
Asia, Led by China, to Spearhead Growth of Global BPA Market II-5
Table 2: Global BPA Market (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region - US,
Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
BPA Demand Continues to Spur Phenol and Acetone Production and
Consumption II-6
Table 3: Global Phenol Market (2012 and 2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region - US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: Global Phenol Market by End Use Segment (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Bisphenol A,
Caprolactam, Phenolic Resins, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 5: Global Acetone Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region - US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 6: Global Acetone Market by End Use Segment (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Bisphenol A,
Direct Solvent, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, Methyl Methacrylate
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
BPA Production Technology Undergoes Major Changes II-8
Ban on BPA Impacts Baby Feeding Bottles Market II-9
Table 7: Global Baby Bottles Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share by Geographic Region - Asia-Pacific
(Excl China), China, Europe, Latin America, North America and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
French BPA Ban Sounds Alarm Bells for Canned Food Exporters II-9
BPA Ban Opens New Avenues for Innovative Players II-11
Table 8: Global Packaging Coatings Market by Leading Players
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volumes for
Valspar and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 9: Global Packaging Coatings Market by Geographic
Region (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume for
Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 10: Global Packaging Coatings Market by Type (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Usage for Flexible Packaging, Glass,
Liquid Cartons, Metal, Paper-Based Containers, Rigid Plastic
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Large-Scale BPA Producers to Thrive, Despite BPA Ban in Food
Contact Materials II-13
Table 11: Global BPA Percentage Consumption in Controversial
End-use Segments (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Glass Packaging Manufacturers Keen to Profit from BPA Controversy II-14

3. INSIGHTS INTO MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-15
Demand Trends from Downstream Applications Influence BPA Demand II-15
A Report Card for Major BPA End-Use Markets over the Recent Past II-15
Medical Plastics Demand Set to Rise II-16
Wind Energy Market Offers High Growth Prospects II-16
Optical Data Storage Looks Beyond CDs and DVDs II-17
Demand Conditions Brighten Up for Polycarbonate II-18
Automotive Applications to Boost PC Demand II-18
Construction and Medical Industries Drive PC Demand II-18

4. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE II-19
Global Regulatory Scenario II-19
Major Associations II-19
Regulations Status in Select Countries at a Glance II-20

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-23
Introduction II-23
Synthesis II-23
Chemical Properties of BPA II-24
Applications II-24
Polycarbonate Plastic II-24
Properties of Polycarbonate Plastics II-25
Epoxy Resins II-25
Other Applications II-25
The Origin of Bisphenol A II-25

6. BISPHENOL A SCORECARD II-27
Sources of BPA Exposure II-27
Food Packaging II-27
Drinking Water II-27
Fresh Food II-27
Skin Absorption II-27
Potential Health Concerns Related to BPA Exposure II-27
Effects on Human Health II-27
Obesity II-28
BPA Leaching Casts a Shadow on Infant Health II-29
Environmental Hazards II-29
Research Studies Corroborate Harmful Effects of BPA II-29
Lang Study II-29
BPA Discharge Dependent on Temperature II-30
BPA Leads to Arrhythmias II-30
Other Studies II-30
A Peek at Select BPA-Related Researches/Studies II-31

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-32
Mitsui to Wind Up Operation of Manufacturing Facilities in Japan II-32
Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals Commences Phenol and Acetone
Plants in Shanghai II-32
Mitsui Commences Hi-Bis Plant Expansion II-32
PYPC Inks Contract with Badger for BPA Plant II-32

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33
Bayer AG (Germany) II-33
Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-33
Haverhill Chemicals LLC (US) II-34
Kumho PandB Chemicals, Inc. (South Korea) II-34
LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea) II-35
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-35
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) II-36
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (US) II-37
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-38
SABIC (Saudi Arabia) II-38
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-39

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-41
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 13: World Historic Review for Bisphenol A by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 14: World 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015
and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43
By End-Use Segment II-44
Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A in Polycarbonate Resins by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 16: World Historic Review for Bisphenol A in
Polycarbonate Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 17: World 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A in
Polycarbonate Resins by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A in Epoxy Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 19: World Historic Review for Bisphenol A in Epoxy
Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 20: World 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A in Epoxy
Resins by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 22: World Historic Review for Bisphenol A in Other
End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A in Other
End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Scenario III-1
Major Trends III-1
BPA Demand Lends Momentum to the US Phenols Market III-1
Table 24: US Phenol Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume by End Use Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
The US FDA Approves Use of Bisphenol A III-2
Consumption of BPA Products Pave Way to High Health Care Costs III-2
French BPA Ban to Hurt US Exports III-3
BPA Market Witnesses Significant Changes in Trade Dynamics III-3
Table 25: US Exports of 4, 4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
(Bisphenol A, Diphenylolpropane) and its Salts by Country
in US$ Thousand (2011-2013) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 26: US Imports of 4, 4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
(Bisphenol a, Diphenylolpropane) and its Salts by Country
in US$ Thousand (2011-2013) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5
Automotive Glazing Industry Opens New Growth Avenues III-6
Production Scenario III-6
Table 27: Leading BPA Producers in the US with Production
Capacities in ‘000 Metric Tons Per Annum (2013) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Regulatory Overview III-7
Perspective on the US Regulatory Scenario for Toxic Chemicals III-7
Social Movements Affecting Demand for BPA-based Products III-7
Major Social Movements Organizations Focusing on Banning BPA III-8
Landmark Events in the Evolution of the BPA Market III-9
US State-wise Restrictions on BPA at a Glance III-11
Select Key Players III-14
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins,
Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 29: US Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 30: US 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

2. CANADA III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
Regulatory Overview III-19
BPA Baby Bottles Banned III-19
Government Limits Release of BPA into the Environment III-19
Trade Scenario III-20
Table 31: Canadian Exports of 4, 4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
(Bisphenol A, Diphenylolpropane) and its Salts by Country
in US$ (2012 and 2013) III-20

Table 32: Canadian Imports of 4, 4'-Isopropylidenediphenol
(Bisphenol a, Diphenylolpropane) and its Salts by Country
in US$ (2012 and 2013) III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 33: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 34: Canadian Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 35: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

3. JAPAN III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
Regulatory Overview III-24
Strategic Corporate Development III-24
Select Key Players III-24
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 36: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 37: Japanese Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 38: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4. EUROPE III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
Regulatory Overview III-30
BPA Manufacturers to Adopt Strategies to Stay Afloat in the
Sluggish Market III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 39: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 40: European Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 41: European 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 42: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 43: European Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 44: European 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4a. FRANCE III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current and Future Analysis III-37
Regulatory Overview III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 45: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 46: French Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 47: French 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4b. GERMANY III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current and Future Analysis III-41
Regulatory Overview III-41
Strategic Corporate Development III-41
Bayer Ag - A Major Player III-41
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 48: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 49: German Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 50: German 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4c. ITALY III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 52: Italian Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 53: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 54: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins,
Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 55: UK Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 56: UK 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

4e. SPAIN III-52
Market Analysis III-52
Table 57: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 58: Spanish Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 59: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. RUSSIA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Ojsc Kazanorgsintez - A Key Player III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 60: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 61: Russian Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 62: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current and Future Analysis III-59
Regulatory Overview in Select Markets III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 63: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 64: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 65: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
Asia-Pacific BPA Market Witnesses Unstable Demand/Supply
Scenario III-63
Competition III-64
Table 66: Leading BPA Producers in Asia-Pacific (2013):
Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64
Key Statistics III-65
Table 67: Asia-Pacific Phenol Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region
- China, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Acetone Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region
- China, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 69: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by Geographic Region - China, South
Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
Geographic Region - China, South Korea, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 71: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for China, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 74: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

5a. CHINA III-72
A.Market Analysis III-72
Current and Future Analysis III-72
Market Overview III-72
Table 75: Chinese BPA Market (2014 and 2015): Annual Capacity
Expansions by Company in Thousand Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72
Regulatory Overview III-73
Major Trends III-73
China Begins Transition from BPA Importer to BPA-Surplus
Market III-73
Table 76: Chinese 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol
A) and Salts Market (2010-2014): Imports and Exports Volume in
Thousand Kilograms (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 77: Chinese 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol
A) and Salts Market (2010-2014): Imports and Exports Value in
US$ Thousand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74
Trade Scenario to Change Significantly III-74
Chinese Reliance on Phenol Imports to Decrease III-74
Table 78: Chinese Phenol Consumption by End-use
Application (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Consumption Volume by Alkyl Phenol, Bisphenol A, Phenolic
Resins, Salicylic Acid, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75
China Plays Lead Role in Global Epoxy Resin Industry III-75
Strategic Corporate Developments III-75
Select Major Players III-76
B.Market Analytics III-77
Table 79: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate
Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 80: Chinese Historic Review for Bisphenol A by End-Use
Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 81: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

5b. SOUTH KOREA III-80
A.Market Analysis III-80
Current and Future Analysis III-80
Select Major Players III-80
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 82: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 83: South Korean Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 84: South Korean 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-85
A.Market Analysis III-85
Current and Future Analysis III-85
Regulatory Overview of Select Markets III-85
Indian BPA Demand to Surge III-85
Select Key Players III-85
B.Market Analytics III-87
Table 85: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 86: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Bisphenol
A by End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy
Resins, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 87: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Bisphenol A by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

6. LATIN AMERICA III-90
A.Market Analysis III-90
Current and Future Analysis III-90
Regulatory Overview III-90
B.Market Analytics III-91
Table 88: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 89: Latin American Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 90: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

7. REST OF WORLD III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
Current and Future Analysis III-94
Regulatory Overview in Select Markets III-94
Select Key Players III-94
B.Market Analytics III-96
Table 91: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Bisphenol A by End-Use Application -
Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 92: Rest of World Historic Review for Bisphenol A by
End-Use Application - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 93: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Bisphenol A
by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and
Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 33 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 38)

The United States (8)
Japan (7)
Europe (5)
- Germany (3)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (15)
Middle East (3)

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