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Growing Performance Requirements and Lightweighting Drive Adoption

This research service identifies the main market drivers, restraints, and technology trends affecting the European and North American high-performance plastics market in the transportation industry. The end-user sectors covered are automotive, aviation, railway, and marine. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided at sub-segment (polymer) level for each segment for the period 2011–2021. At the sub-segment level, the analysis focuses on market dynamics in North America and Europe. Competitive structure and market share data have been provided for each polymer type. The base year is 2014 and the forecast period is from 2015 to 2021.

Key Findings

- The automotive sector is the largest consumer, by volume, of high-performance plastics in the transportation industry. As the aviation sector places high emphasis on performance, there is growing adoption of high-performance plastics to replace metals.
- High-performance plastics offer lightweighting, fuel efficiency, environmental sustainability, and design freedom to the transportation industry as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive and aviation sectors, in particular, seek metal replacement materials.
- Growing environmental concerns and regulatory trends to reduce carbon footprint have steered the focus of OEMs to continuously reduce fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from vehicles.
- Railway and marine sectors are only in the early stages of adopting high-performance plastics because of competition and the high material cost of these plastics. Commodity thermoplastics, thermosets, and metal matrix composites (MMCs) are the lower-cost alternatives to high-performance plastics in the transportation industry.
- The market for high-performance plastics is highly consolidated, with a very small number of participants controlling large market shares—resulting in high supplier power. Market entry barriers are high due to the need for technical know-how and large initial investments.

Table Of Contents

European and North American High-Performance Plastics Market in the Transportation Industry
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Key Findings
Executive Summary—Strategic Factsheet
Market Engineering Measurements
CEO's Perspective

2. MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
Market Definitions
Geographic Scope
Key Questions this Study will Answer
Market Segmentation

3. FORECASTS AND TRENDS—TOTAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS MARKET IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

Forecasts and Trends—Total High-Performance Plastics Market in the Transportation Industry
Market Engineering Measurements
Forecast Assumptions
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Value Chain
Product Matrix

4. MARKET SHARE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

Market Share and Competitive Analysis
Market Share—Polyketones
Market Share—PPS
Market Share—Sulfone Polymers
Market Share—Thermoplastic Polyimides
Market Share—PPA
Competitive Environment
Competitive Factors and Assessment

5. HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

High-Performance Plastics in the Automotive Sector
High-Performance Plastics in the Automotive Sector—Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
Market Drivers
Drivers Explained
Market Restraints
Restraints Explained
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

6. POLYKETONES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Polyketones Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

7. PPS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

PPS Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

8. SULFONE POLYMERS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Sulfone Polymers Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

9. PPA SEGMENT ANALYSIS

PPA Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

10. THERMOPLASTIC POLYIMIDES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Thermoplastic Polyimides Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

11. HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS MARKET IN THE AVIATION SECTOR

High-Performance Plastics Market in the Aviation Sector
High-Performance Plastics in the Aviation Sector—Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
Market Drivers
Drivers Explained
Market Restraints
Restraints Explained
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

12. POLYKETONES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Polyketones Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion by Region
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

13. PPS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

PPS Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

14. SULFONE POLYMERS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Sulfone Polymers Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

15. THERMOPLASTIC POLYIMIDES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Thermoplastic Polyimides Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

16. HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR

High-Performance Plastics in the Railway Sector
High-Performance Plastics in the Railway Sector—Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
Market Drivers
Drivers Explained
Market Restraints
Restraints Explained
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

17. POLYKETONES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Polyketones Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

18. PPS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

PPS Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

19. SULFONE POLYMERS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Sulfone Polymers Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment by Application Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends and Forecast

20. THERMOPLASTIC POLYIMIDES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Thermoplastic Polyimides Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion

21. HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS IN THE MARINE SECTOR

High-Performance Plastics in the Marine Sector
High-Performance Plastics in the Marine Sector—Overview
Market Engineering Measurements
Market Drivers
Drivers Explained
Market Restraints
Restraints Explained
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type

22. POLYKETONES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Polyketones Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion
23. PPS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

PPS Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion
24. SULFONE POLYMERS SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Sulfone Polymers Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion
25. THERMOPLASTIC POLYIMIDES SEGMENT ANALYSIS

Thermoplastic Polyimides Segment Analysis
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast by Region Discussion
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Plastic/Composite
Pricing Trends, Forecast, and Discussion
26. THE LAST WORD

The Last Word
The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer
27. APPENDIX

Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology
Partial List of Companies Interviewed
Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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