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Global Specialty polymers market is showing a high growth worldwide with a compound annual growth rate of 5.9%. Rising demand for high performance polymers as a result of its superior properties including corrosion resistance, resistance to wear, endurance limit, electrical insulation and thermal stability is expected to propel market growth over the forecast period.

Specialty polymers are polymeric additives which are used to induce desired properties in polymers for enhanced performance. These are currently used in less quantity but are charged at a premium price from the consumer. Specialty polymers may be used in a wide range of industries including construction, electronics, pharmaceutical and automotives. Construction and electronics were the largest application segments accounting for majority demand for specialty polymers in 2014 and are expected to be the fastest growing in the following period.

Asia Pacific is expected to show lucrative growth on account of economic development along with increasing disposable income, thereby contributing to the growth of numerous industries including automotive, construction and infrastructure in China and India. Moreover, increasing high government spending on infrastructure and robust industrialization in the region is expected to stimulate market growth. India is expected to witness high growth rates in the market demand for specialty polymers owing to the “Make in India” campaign which is encouraging foreign players to set up manufacturing facilities in India.

Companies profiled in the Specialty polymers market report include Ashland, BASF, Croda, Evonik Industries, PolyOne, Rhodia, Solvay Group, among others.


Specialty polymers market is expected to witness significant growth owing to increasing applications in electronics and construction industry mainly in Asia Pacific. In addition, growing usage of specialty polymers in wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, automotives and cosmetics is expected to drive demand over the next six years.


Volatility in raw material prices fluctuation in prices of raw materials is expected to restrain market growth over the next six years. Also, replacement due to technological advancement is seen as a market restraint for this market.

What the report contains

The report elucidates the situation of Specialty polymers around the world and studies its markets by end-user industry which include Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings, Electrical & Electronics, Medical & Safety and Others; and by Type – Specialty elastomers, Specialty composites, Specialty thermoplastics and Specialty thermosets.

Lastly, the report is divided by geography - North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America and Middle-East & Africa (MEA); where-in the market share of each region is analyzed and estimates are provided for the next 5 years.

Table Of Contents

Global Specialty Polymers Market - Segmented by Material Type, Product Type, Application, and Geography - Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)
1. Introduction

1.1 Description

1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Speciality Polymer Market

3.1 Overview

3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 5 Force Analysis

3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

3.3.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics

4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Increasing disposable income in emerging regions especially APAC

4.1.2 Increasing applications in electronics and construction industry

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 Technological advancements

4.2.2 Volatility in raw material prices

4.3 Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis

5.1 By Type

5.1.1 Specialty elastomers Silicone Acrylate Olefin Fluoroelastomers Chemically modified Halogenated elastomers Specialty styrene block copolymers High performance nitrile Others

5.1.2 Specialty composites

5.1.3 Specialty thermoplastics

5.1.4 Specialty thermosets

5.2 By End-User Industry

5.2.1 Automotive and Transportation

5.2.2 Consumer Goods

5.2.3 Building and Construction

5.2.4 Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings

5.2.5 Electrical and Electronics

5.2.6 Medical and Safety

5.2.7 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)

6.1 Asia-Pacific

6.1.1 China

6.1.2 India

6.1.3 Japan

6.1.4 South Korea

6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

6.2 North America

6.2.1 United States

6.2.2 Canada

6.2.3 Mexico

6.2.4 Rest of North America

6.3 Europe

6.3.1 Germany

6.3.2 United Kingdom

6.3.3 Italy

6.3.4 France

6.3.5 Rest of Europe

6.4 South America

6.4.1 Brazil

6.4.2 Argentina

6.4.3 Rest of South America

6.5 MEA

6.5.1 Saudi Arabia

6.5.2 South Africa

6.5.3 Rest of MEA

7. Competitive Landscape

7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

7.3 Market Share Analysis

7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Recent Developments)

8.1 Ashland

8.2 BASF

8.3 Croda

8.4 Evonik Industries

8.5 PolyOne

8.6 Rhodia

8.7 Solvay Group

8.8 3M

8.9 Alpek

8.10 AmeriLux International

8.11 A.Schulman

8.12 DSM

8.13 …(not an exhaustive list)

9. Disclaimer

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