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2013 Plastics Research Review

  • December 2013
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FOREWORD

Research Reviews from BCC Research provide market professionals with concise market coverage within a specific research category. These Research Reviews include portions of several market research reports that were published in 2013, and are an efficient way for market professionals to keep up with the general market developments of 2013.
Please note that page references in the text are to pages in the original, complete report, and do not reflect the actual page numbers in this Research Review.

This 2013 Plastics Research Review includes excerpts from the following reports:
• PLS005K EMI/RFI: Materials and Technologies.
• PLS007E Plastics for Healthcare Packaging.
• PLS018D The Plastics Compounding Market.
• PLS020C Engineering Resins, Polymer Alloys and Blends: Global Markets.
• PLS025E Biodegradable Polymers.
• PLS052A Global Markets for Polyolefin Resins.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

• The global market for EMI/RFI shielding is expected to reach nearly $5.1 billion in 2012 and $5.2 billion in 2013. Total market value is expected to reach nearly $6 billion in 2018 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% for the five-year period 2013 to 2018.
• The global plastic healthcare packaging market was nearly 9.6 billion pounds in 2012 and slightly more than 10 billion pounds in 2013. It is expected to increase and reach more than 13 billion pounds by 2018, which corresponds to a 5.6% CAGR for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.
• The estimated distribution of compounded thermoplastic resins in North America reached 89.8 billion pounds in 2012. This total is expected to grow 90.9 billion pounds in 2013 and 102.3 billion pounds in 2018 at a CAGR of 2.4% for the period of 2013-2018.

Table Of Contents

2013 Plastics Research Review
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 ABOUT BCC RESEARCH REVIEWS 2

FOREWORD 2

CHAPTER 2 EMI/RFI: MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES (REPORT PLS005K) 4

INTRODUCTION 4
STUDY OBJECTIVES 4
SCOPE AND FORMAT 4
METHODOLOGY 5
CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY 5
INTENDED AUDIENCE 5
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 5
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 6
SUMMARY 6
TABLE 1 GLOBAL EMI/RFI SHIELDING BY METHOD, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 6
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL EMI/RFI SHIELDING BY METHOD, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
OVERVIEW OF EMI/RFI 8
SYMBOLS AND TERMINOLOGY 8
TABLE 2 SI UNITS AND THEIR SYMBOLS 9
TABLE 3 SI PREFIXES AND THEIR SYMBOLS 10
ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY 10
RADIATION 10
CONDUCTION 11
IMPEDANCE 11
SUMMARY FIGURE 11
ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) 11
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS 12
TABLE 4 FREQUENCY LEVELS AND BAND NAMES 13
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE 13
TABLE 5 EMI TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS 13
SUMMARY OF DEFINITIONS AND RANGES 14

CHAPTER 3 PLASTICS FOR HEALTHCARE PACKAGING (REPORT PLS007E) 16

INTRODUCTION 16
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 16
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 16
INTENDED AUDIENCE 16
SCOPE OF REPORT 17
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 18
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 18
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 18
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 18
TABLE 6 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN IN TERMS OF
VOLUME, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 19
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, IN TERMS OF
VOLUME, 2012-2018 (MILLION LBS) 20
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 21
CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND 22
MARKETING 23
OVERVIEW 23
LARGE PURCHASING/MARKETING GROUPS CHANGING THE FACE OF
MEDICAL DEVICE MARKETING 24
OFFSHORE COMPETITION 24
CONTRACT PACKAGING 24
INDUSTRY AND PRODUCT TRENDS 25
OVERVIEW 25
SPECIFIC TRENDS 25
TABLE 7 PREDICTED EFFECTS OF TRENDS ON PLASTICS USED IN HEALTHCARE
PACKAGING 26
CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS AND LIFESTYLES 26
HEALTHCARE COST CONTAINMENT 27
OVERVIEW 27
MANAGED CARE 28
COST REIMBURSEMENT 28
HOSPITALS 28
PHYSICIANS, SURGEONS, ETC. 29
DRUG COSTS 29
GENERIC DRUGS 30
Background 30
Sales of Generic Products 31
Generic Substitution 31
Positive Aspects 31
OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS (OTC) 31
HOME HEALTHCARE 32
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL 32
CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION AND RESTRUCTURING 33

CHAPTER 4 THE PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET (REPORT PLS018D) 35

INTRODUCTION 35
BACKGROUND 35
SCOPE OF THE REPORT 35
INTENDED AUDIENCE 36
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 37
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 37
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 37
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 38
SUMMARY 38
TABLE 8 ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDING VOLUME, THROUGH 2018 (BILLION LBS) 39
FIGURE 3 ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDING VOLUME, 2012-2018 (BILLION LBS) 39
OVERVIEW OF PLASTIC COMPOUNDING 40
INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 40
BACKGROUND 40
ADDITIVES 41
TYPES OF COMPOUNDERS 42

CHAPTER 5 ENGINEERING RESINS, POLYMER ALLOYS AND BLENDS: GLOBAL MARKETS (REPORT PLS020C) 45

INTRODUCTION 45
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 45
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 45
SCOPE OF REPORT 45
METHODOLOGY 46
INTENDED AUDIENCE 46
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 46
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 46
SUMMARY 47
TABLE 9 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY
RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 47
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY
RESIN TYPE, 2012-2018 (MILLION LBS) 48
OVERVIEW OF ENGINEERING RESINS 48
BACKGROUND/HISTORICAL 49
PERFORMANCE AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS 49
TABLE 10 SELECTED PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ENGINEERING RESINS 49
TABLE 11 IMPACT OF MORPHOLOGY ON ENGINEERING RESIN PROPERTIES 50
PROCESSING 50
TESTING 50
TABLE 12 SELECTED ENGINEERING RESIN ASTM TESTS 51
ENGINEERING RESINS BY TYPE 52
OVERVIEW 52
POLYAMIDES 53
BACKGROUND 53
PROPERTIES 53
MAJOR TYPES OF POLYAMIDES 54
Polyamide 66 54
Polyamide 6 54
TABLE 13 COMPARISONS OF POLYAMIDE 6 AND POLYAMIDE 66 PROPERTIES 54
Other Polyamides 55
Polyamide 4/6 55
Polyamide 6/9 55
Polyamide 6/10 and Polyamide 6/12 55
Polyamide 11 56
Polyamide 12 56
Reinforced Polyamides 56
Clear Grades 56
PROCESSING 57
ALLOYING/BLENDING OF POLYAMIDES 57
POLYAMIDE FILMS 57
Overview 57
Polyamide Film Applications 58
GLOBAL POLYAMIDE PRODUCERS 58
TABLE 14 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED
CAPACITIES 59
CAPACITY ADDITIONS AND OTHER CHANGES 60
DSM Increases Capacity for New Polyamides 60
Arkema Increases Production of Rilsan Polyamides 60
Ube Begins Polyamide Production in South America 60
DuPont Goes Ahead with Asian Polyamide Expansion Plans 60
Lanxess Plans New Polyamide Plant 61
Evonik to Build Polyamide 12 Plants in Asia and Europe 61
Rhodia Ups Polyamide Production 61
Arkema Increases Polyamide Capacities in Asia 61
BASF Expands Polyamide Capacity 61
BASF Buys South American Polyamide Business 61
Russian-Based Polyamide 62
GLOBAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 62
TABLE 15 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 62
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 63
TABLE 16 GLOBAL POLYAMIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION
LBS) 63
TABLE 17 GLOBAL POLYAMIDE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 64
NEW POLYAMIDE DEVELOPMENTS 64
Polyamide Eyewear Frames 64
Brighter LEDs with Polyamide 46 64
Polyamide 6,6 Meets Drinking Water Standards 64
Tough Polyamides via Crosslinking 64
Filament-Wound Polyamides for Compressed Air Tanks 65
Appliance Connector made from Flame-Retardant Polyamides 65
Castor Oil Sources for New Polyamide Grades 65
Polyamides Made from Natural Fiber 65
New Polyamide Materials for Fuel Containment Applications 65
New Polyamides for Notebook Products 65
DuPont's Zytel Polyamide Aimed at Automotive Market 65
Large Polyamide Oil Pans Available 66
Polyamide Dampens Noise in Sports Cars 66
Polyamide Spare Wheel Frame 66
New Line of Renewably Resourced High-Temperature Polyamides 66
Polyamides for Laser Sintering 66
New Polyamides for "Crash Optimization" 66
Automotive Thermoforming 66
Polyamide Composites for Autos 67
Possible Polyamide 12 Shortages 67
Thermoformed Polyamide for Marine Applications 67
Thermoformed Polyamide for Automotive Applications 67
Glass-Filled Thermoformed Polyamide 68
More High-Temperature Polyamides 68
More Alternatives to Polyamide 612 68
More Heat-Resistant Polyamides 68
Polyamide Photovoltaic Mounting Systems 68
Polyamides Provides Needed Requirements for Ball Bearings 68
POLYPHTHALAMIDES (PPA) 69
Background 69
Properties and Applications 69
Producers 69
Market Estimates and Forecasts 70
New Developments 70
Polyphthalamide Moves into Auto Applications 70
New Grades of Polyphthalamide Have High Flow and Reflectivity 70
Improved Corrosion-Resistant PPA Grades 71
Flexible PPA Replaces Metal Tubing in Auto Applications 71
Solvay PPA Grades Effective in Auto Electronics 71
POLYCARBONATES 71
OVERVIEW 71
TYPES OF POLYCARBONATES AVAILABLE 71
PROPERTIES 72
Overview 72
Advantages and Disadvantages 72
PROCESSING 72
ALLOYS/BLENDS 73
MARKETING 73
FIBER-REINFORCED POLYCARBONATES 73
BRIEF REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS 73
OTHER APPLICATIONS AND DETAILS 74
POLYCARBONATE SHEET 75
Overview 75
Definitions 76
Specific Products Used in Glazing 76
Other Specific Examples of Plastic Glazing Products 77
Use in Greenhouses 77
Skylights 77
Overview 77
Use of Glass 77
Use of Plastics 78
Overview 78
Plastic Types 78
Glass and Plastic Combinations 78
Skylight Configurations 78
POLYCARBONATE FILMS AND PROPERTIES 78
POLYCARBONATE FILM APPLICATIONS 79
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 80
TABLE 18 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 80
TABLE 19 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED
PRODUCTS 81
RECENT PRODUCER AND CAPACITY ACTIVITIES 82
Overview 82
Producer Agreements 82
Bayer Expansions 82
Asia Becomes the Major Source of Polycarbonate 83
Saudi Arabia-Based Polycarbonate 83
Sabic IP Activities 83
OTHER NEW POLYCARBONATE-RELATED DEVELOPMENTS 83
Antimicrobial Polycarbonates for Medical Devices 83
High-Brightness LEDs Use Polycarbonates 83
Aircraft Interiors Use Polycarbonate Sheet 83
Low-Heat-Release Polycarbonate for Aircraft Applications 83
Polycarbonates for Improved Light Diffusion 84
Very Thin V-0 Polycarbonate 84
Medical Hollow Polycarbonates 84
Polycarbonates for Optical Disks 84
Polycarbonates for Auto Sun Roofs 84
Polycarbonates for Fluorescent Light Bulbs 84
Bayer Material Science Moves toward Polycarbonate Glazing 84
Advances in Polycarbonate Films 85
Polycarbonate Sheet for Blast Protection 85
Bayer Buys Arkema's Polycarbonate Sheet Business 85
Polycarbonate Resolves Train Seat Backs Flammability Issues 85
IMPACT OF BISPHENOL ON POLYCARBONATE USAGE 85
Overview 85
The BPA Issue 86
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 86
Overview 86
TABLE 20 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 87
Automotive 87
TABLE 21 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 88
POLYACETALS 88
BACKGROUND 88
GRADES 88
PROPERTIES 89
PROCESSING 89
PRODUCERS 89
TABLE 22 GLOBAL POLYACETAL PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 90
TABLE 23 KEY GLOBAL POLYACETAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 91
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS 91
TABLE 24 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS 91
NEW PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS 92
Higher Impact Polyacetals 92
Blow-Molded Polyacetals 92
Long-Glass Reinforced Polyacetals 92
Polyacetals for Medical Devices 92
Lower Weight Polyacetals 92
Polyacetals Meet VOC Auto Specifications 93
Polyacetals for Gears, Pipes and Hoses 93
Polyacetal Sheet for Thermoforming 93
Polyacetals for Medical Devices 93
Polyacetals for Passenger Safety 93
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 93
TABLE 25 GLOBAL POLYACETAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 94
TABLE 26 GLOBAL POLYACETAL AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 94
THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS 94
BACKGROUND 94
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE 95
Background 95
Major Applications 95
Modified PET Resins 95
Other Properties and Grades 96
Glycol-Modified PET Copolyester (PETG) 96
Engineering-Grade PET 96
Reinforced PET 97
PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 97
TABLE 27 TOP 10 GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS 98
TABLE 28 GLOBAL KEY PET ENGINEERING GRADE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMES 98
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 99
TABLE 29 GLOBAL ENGINEERED PET MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 99
TABLE 30 GLOBAL ENGINEERED PET AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT,
THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 99
POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE 100
Background 100
Properties 100
Applications 100
Producers 101
TABLE 31 KEY GLOBAL PBT PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 101
PET and PBT Competitive Scenario 102
Market Estimates and Forecasts 102
TABLE 32 GLOBAL PBT MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 103
TABLE 33 GLOBAL PBT AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 103
PET AND PBT NEW PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS 103
Advances in PETG Sheet 103
PBT for Fuel Tanks 104
Flame-Retardant PBTs 104
PBTs with Short Cycle Times 104
Non-Halogen PBT Resins for Electronic Products 104
PBTs Developed for MIDs 104
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS 104
BACKGROUND 104
PROPERTIES 105
APPLICATIONS 105
Background 105
Electronic/Electrical 106
LCP FIBER-REINFORCED PRODUCTS 106
PRODUCERS 106
TABLE 34 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED
CAPACITIES 107
NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND PRODUCTS 107
Liquid Crystal Polymer Electronic Connectors 107
Low-Chlorine LCPs for Electrical Parts 107
DuPont Sells LCP Business 108
Connector Moldings Made from LCPs 108
Thermoformed LCPs 108
New Reinforced LCP Grades 108
LCPs Provide High-Heat Resistance 108
MIDs Using LCPs 108
LCPs for Thin-Wall Electronic Applications 109
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 109
TABLE 35 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 109
POLYSULFONES 110
BACKGROUND 110
TYPES OF POLYSULFONES 110
Overview 110
Polyarylsulfones 111
Grades 111
Properties 111
APPLICATIONS OF POLYSULFONES 112
Background 112
Electrical/Electronic Applications 112
Further Application Details 112
Clear Polysulfone Applications 113
POLYSULFONE PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 113
PRODUCER SCENARIO 113
TABLE 36 GLOBAL CAPACITY OF POLYSULFONE POLYMERS 114
NEW PRODUCT AND MARKET DEVELOPMENTS 114
Polysulfone Firefighter Helmets 114
BASF Develops Low-Friction Polysulfones 114
New Clear Polysulfones 114
New Medical Applications for Polysulfones 114
Solvay and RTP Join Forces for Polysulfone Products 115
BASF Activities 115
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 115
TABLE 37 GLOBAL POLYSULFONE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 115
POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS) 116
BACKGROUND 116
PROPERTIES 116
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES 117
THERMOFORMED POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDES 117
APPLICATIONS 118
OTHER TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS 118
PRODUCERS 119
TABLE 38 GLOBAL CAPACITIES OF POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE POLYMERS 119
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 119
TABLE 39 GLOBAL POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 120
NEW PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS 120
PPS for Electronic Applications 120
PPS Moves into Complex Blowmolding 120
PPS for Thin-Wall Molding 120
Blowmolded PPS for High-Temperature Auto Applications 120
Chevron Phillips Product Line Expansion 121
POLYIMIDES/PEI/PAI 121
BACKGROUND 121
PROPERTIES 121
EARLY ELECTRONIC/ELECTRIC APPLICATIONS 121
VESPEL PARTS 122
A MAJOR ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC APPLICATION - DIELECTRIC INTERLAYERS 123
POLYIMIDE FILMS 123
POLYETHERIMIDES (PEIS) 124
Background 124
Properties 124
Producers 124
Chemistry 125
Applications 125
POLYAMIDES-IMIDES 125
Overview 125
Properties 126
Applications 126
Competitive Scenario 126
REVIEW OF OVERALL POLYIMIDE APPLICATIONS 126
KEY POLYIMIDE PRODUCTS AND PRODUCERS 127
NEW POLYIMIDE PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS 127
Polyamides-Imides Increase Wear Resistance 127
Carbon Fiber PEI Replaces Aluminum 127
Polyimide Blends Provide Very High Heat Stability 127
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 127
TABLE 40 GLOBAL OTHER ENGINEERING POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2018 (1) (MILLION LBS) 128
POLYKETONES 128
BACKGROUND 128
PROPERTIES 128
POLYKETONE COMPOSITES 129
APPLICATIONS 129
APPLICATIONS BY INDUSTRY 129
PEEK FILM APPLICATIONS 129
PRODUCERS 130
CAPACITIES 130
TABLE 41 GLOBAL PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES OF POLYKETONES 131
NEW PEEK PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS 131
Cut-Sheet PEEK 131
New Forms of PEEK for Medical Applications 131
New Lower Cost/High-Performance Polyketones 131
New PEEK Masterbatches 132
Higher Performance PEEK at Lower Cost 132
Housings made from PEEK Protect Sensors in Difficult Environments 132
PEEK with Fluoropolymers Provide Excellent Wear Characteristics 132
Polyketones Improve Wear Rates 132
New Medical-Grade PEEK Products 132
More PEEK Usage in Medical Applications 133
New PEEK Products in Dentistry 133
An Exceptional "Tough" PEEK Resin 133
PEEK Resins and Carbon Nanotubes 133
Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) Activities 133
PEEK for Implantable Medical Devices 133
PEEK Pipette Tips 134
PEEK Cervical Implants 134
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 134
TABLE 42 GLOBAL POLYKETONE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 134

CHAPTER 6 BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS (REPORT PLS025E) 136

INTRODUCTION 136
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 136
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 136
SCOPE OF REPORT 136
SOURCES 137
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 137
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 137
SUMMARY 138
TABLE 43 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS) 138
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
2013-2019 (MILLION LBS) 139
BACKGROUND 140
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 140
BIO-BASED 140
DEGRADABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE 141
"COMPOSTABLE" AND "BIODEGRADABLE" ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE 142
CONCLUSIONS 142
AS AN ADDENDUM 143

CHAPTER 7 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR POLYOLEFIN RESINS (REPORT PLS052A) 145

INTRODUCTION 145
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 145
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 146
SCOPE OF REPORT 146
INTENDED AUDIENCE 146
METHODOLOGY 146
INFORMATION SOURCES 146
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 147
RELATED REPORTS 147
SUMMARY 147
TABLE 44 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 147
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($
BILLIONS) 147
LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING MARKETS 148
LARGEST POLYOLEFIN MARKETS 148
FASTEST-GROWING POLYOLEFIN MARKETS 149
SIGNIFICANT TRENDS 150
OVERVIEW OF POLYOLEFIN RESINS 151
DEFINITION OF THE INDUSTRY 151
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS 151
INTERNATIONAL TARGETS AND REGULATIONS 152
CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION REDUCTION 152
GLOBAL TARIFFS 153
CHINA'S 12TH FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR OLEFINS 153
REACH 154



LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 GLOBAL EMI/RFI SHIELDING BY METHOD, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 6
TABLE 2 SI UNITS AND THEIR SYMBOLS 9
TABLE 3 SI PREFIXES AND THEIR SYMBOLS 10
TABLE 4 FREQUENCY LEVELS AND BAND NAMES 13
TABLE 5 EMI TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS 13
TABLE 6 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN IN TERMS OF
VOLUME, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 19
TABLE 7 PREDICTED EFFECTS OF TRENDS ON PLASTICS USED IN HEALTHCARE
PACKAGING 26
TABLE 8 ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDING VOLUME, THROUGH 2018 (BILLION LBS) 39
TABLE 9 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY
RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 47
TABLE 10 SELECTED PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ENGINEERING RESINS 49
TABLE 11 IMPACT OF MORPHOLOGY ON ENGINEERING RESIN PROPERTIES 50
TABLE 12 SELECTED ENGINEERING RESIN ASTM TESTS 51
TABLE 13 COMPARISONS OF POLYAMIDE 6 AND POLYAMIDE 66 PROPERTIES 54
TABLE 14 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 59
TABLE 15 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 62
TABLE 16 GLOBAL POLYAMIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION
LBS) 63
TABLE 17 GLOBAL POLYAMIDE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 64
TABLE 18 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 80
TABLE 19 KEY GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED
PRODUCTS 81
TABLE 20 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 87
TABLE 21 GLOBAL POLYCARBONATE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 88
TABLE 22 GLOBAL POLYACETAL PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 90
TABLE 23 KEY GLOBAL POLYACETAL PRODUCERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS 91
TABLE 24 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS 91
TABLE 25 GLOBAL POLYACETAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION
LBS) 94
TABLE 26 GLOBAL POLYACETAL AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 94
TABLE 27 TOP 10 GLOBAL PET PRODUCERS 98
TABLE 28 GLOBAL KEY PET ENGINEERING GRADE PRODUCERS AND TRADE NAMES 98
TABLE 29 GLOBAL ENGINEERED PET MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 99
TABLE 30 GLOBAL ENGINEERED PET AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 99
TABLE 31 KEY GLOBAL PBT PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES 101
TABLE 32 GLOBAL PBT MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS) 103
TABLE 33 GLOBAL PBT AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 103
TABLE 34 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED
CAPACITIES 107
TABLE 35 GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 109
TABLE 36 GLOBAL CAPACITY OF POLYSULFONE POLYMERS 114
TABLE 37 GLOBAL POLYSULFONE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
(MILLION LBS) 115
TABLE 38 GLOBAL CAPACITIES OF POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE POLYMERS 119
TABLE 39 GLOBAL POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2018 (MILLION LBS) 120
TABLE 40 GLOBAL OTHER ENGINEERING POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2018 (1) (MILLION LBS) 128
TABLE 41 GLOBAL PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES OF POLYKETONES 131
TABLE 42 GLOBAL POLYKETONE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION
LBS) 134
TABLE 43 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH
2019 (MILLION LBS) 138
TABLE 44 GLOBAL POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2016 ($ BILLIONS) 147



LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL EMI/RFI SHIELDING BY METHOD, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE 11
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PACKAGING MARKET BY RESIN, IN TERMS OF
VOLUME, 2012-2018 (MILLION LBS) 20
FIGURE 3 ESTIMATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF NORTH AMERICAN THERMOPLASTIC
COMPOUNDING VOLUME, 2012-2018 (BILLION LBS) 39
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY
RESIN TYPE, 2012-2018 (MILLION LBS) 48
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013-2019
(MILLION LBS) 139
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL SIZE FOR POLYOLEFIN MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2010-2016 ($
BILLIONS) 147

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane Films Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Films Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

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TPU Films Market: Scope of the Study The report estimates and forecasts the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between ...


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