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Engineering plastics are being used increasingly in number of markets – from packaging, building & construction, to electrical & electronics, automotive & transportation, furniture & bedding, sports & leisure and a number of other segments. At present, electrical & electronics and consumer goods are the major markets. Automotive & transportation and construction are the two promising application areas for engineering plastics. The major trend driving the engineering plastics market is the growing demand of these plastics in the developing countries, such as India, China and Brazil. In 2012 production of engineering plastics amounted to 218.88 million tons.

The global engineering plastics market was valued at USD 61,817.63 million in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 91,780.50 million by 2020, showing a compound annual growth rate of 8.23%. Asia-Pacific currently dominates the market for engineering plastics, followed by North America and Europe. The developing countries of South America and Asia-Pacific are expected to increase their market shares, owing to the growing purchasing power in these regions.

Europe and North America are expected to remain interesting locations for research and development; they are, additionally, important as sales markets. However, the establishment of new production capacities is favored in the Middle East region. Emerging countries from Asia, South America, Middle-East and various developing regions from Europe have been witnessing sizeable growth prospects for engineering plastics.

The growing trend towards lighter vehicles, lower emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency is expected to drive the consumption growth of engineering plastics in the automotive and transportation industry. The high growth of sales of passenger cars in the emerging markets, such as China and India, is also expected to boost the market. The industry is expected to face certain challenges, such as regulatory standards to reduce CO2 emissions, fluctuation of crude oil prices, and product commoditization.

The global engineering plastic market is characterized by the presence of numerous international and regional players, resulting in a highly competitive market environment. The top seven players in the market accounted for more than 20% of the total share in 2015. An overwhelming majority of companies in this market focus on just one or two end-use markets and have annual sales of less than USD 10 million.

The leading players in the market are BASF, SABIC, DuPont, Covestro, Royal DSM, and Solvay Plastics. These players have many subsidiaries that run either product-specific or country-specific operations. Other important players in the market are Arkema, Mitsubishi Engineering, Plastic Corp. and Evonik Industries.

Our forecasts are based on the latest news:

DSM NV is setting up enhanced facilities in Asia Pacific (China and India) to keep up with growing demands from the market

Solvay Engineering Plastics to open testing lab in Shanghai, to be able to meet the growing demand from the chinese market

Kolon BASF innoPOM Inc. - a joint venture established by Kolon Plastics and BASF, to target the Engineering plastics market

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the Global Engineering Plastics Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Global Engineering Plastics market on both global and regional scales
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

Table Of Contents

Global Engineering Plastics Market Segmented by Product, Application and Geography (2015-2020)
1. Introduction

1.1 Description

1.2 Research Methodology

1.3 Report Outline

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Overview

3.1 Current Market Scenario

3.2 Factors Driving the Engineering Plastics Market

3.2.1 Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials

3.2.2 Growing Demand for Lighter and Flexible Products in a Range of Industries

3.2.3 Companies Focusing on RandD to Develop Newer and Better Engineering Plastics

3.3 Restraints for the Engineering Plastics Market

3.3.1 Raw Material Price Volatility

3.4 Opportunities for the Engineering Plastics Market

3.4.1 Innovative Product Approaches by Companies

3.4.2 Introduction of “Green Vehicles” a Key to Future Growth

3.5 Porter's Five Forces

3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

3.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

3.5.5 Degree of Competition

3.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.7 Patent Analysis

3.8 Raw Material Analysis

4. Market Segmentation

4.1 By Product

4.1.1 Fluoropolymers Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)

4.1.2 Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene

4.1.3 Polyamides Nylon 6 Nylon 6,6 Other Polyamides

4.1.4 Polycarbonates

4.1.5 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

4.1.6 Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends)

4.1.7 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

4.1.8 Styrene Copolymers (ABS and SAN)

4.1.9 Thermoplastic Polyesters (PET and PBT) Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Copolyesters (PETG/PCTG)

4.1.10 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

4.1.11 Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

4.1.12 Polyimides (PI)

4.1.13 Other Engineering Plastics

4.2 By Application

4.2.1 Automotive and Transportation

4.2.2 Building and Construction

4.2.3 Consumer Goods and Appliances

4.2.4 Electrical and Electronics

4.2.5 Industrial and Machinery

4.2.6 Packaging

4.2.7 Other Applications

5. Regional Market Analysis

5.1 North America

5.1.1 United States

5.1.2 Canada

5.1.3 Mexico

5.1.4 Rest of North America

5.2 Europe

5.2.1 France

5.2.2 Germany

5.2.3 Italy

5.2.4 United Kingdom

5.2.5 Russia

5.2.6 Nordic Countries

5.2.7 The Netherlands

5.2.8 Spain

5.2.9 Rest of Europe

5.3 Asia-Pacific

5.3.1 China

5.3.2 India

5.3.3 Japan

5.3.4 South Korea

5.3.5 Australia and New Zealand

5.3.6 ASEAN Countries

5.3.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific

5.4 South America

5.4.1 Argentina

5.4.2 Brazil

5.4.3 Colombia

5.4.4 Chile

5.4.5 Rest of South America

5.5 Middle-East and Africa

5.5.1 Saudi Arabia

5.5.2 South Africa

5.5.3 Qatar

5.5.4 Rest of MEA

6. Policies and Regulations

7. Competitor Analysis

7.1 Market Shares of Leading Global Players

7.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Global Players

7.3 MandAs, JVs, Agreements, and Collaborations

8. Company Profiles

8.1 A. Schulman Inc.

8.2 Arkema SA

8.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation

8.4 Ashland Inc.


8.6 CCP Composites

8.7 Celanese Corporation

8.8 Chemtura Corporation

8.9 Chi Mei Corporation

8.10 Chevron Phillips Chemical

8.11 Covestro - (Bayer Material Science)

8.12 Daicel Corporation

8.13 DuPont

8.14 Dyneon Llc

8.15 Eastman Chemical Company

8.16 Evonik Industries AG

8.17 Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation

8.18 Honeywell Resins and Chemicals

8.19 Ineos Group

8.20 Lanxess AG

8.21 LG Chemicals

8.22 Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation

8.23 Nova Chemicals Corporation

8.24 PolyOne Corporation

8.25 Polyplastics Co. Ltd

8.26 Rochling Group

8.27 Royal DSM NV

8.28 SABIC

8.29 Solvay Plastics

8.30 Styrolution Group

8.31 Styron

8.32 Teijin Chemicals Limited

8.33 The Dow Chemical Company

9. Disclaimer

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