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Abstract

Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in the US

Following a volatile period, the Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry experienced solid demand over the five years to 2016. The industry, which relies on demand from downstream manufacturers and the construction sector, benefited from increased construction and manufacturing activity, though low product prices negatively impacted revenue. The prices of raw materials, such as crude oil, were also volatile over the five years to 2016. Crude oil prices quickly recovered from recessionary lows, reaching record levels in 2012. Much like the current period, growing downstream markets are expected to support industry demand over the five years to 2021, although rising input prices and a strengthening US dollar will constrain growth.

This industry manufactures resins, plastic materials (i.e. polymers) and synthetic rubber. This includes thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins and synthetic rubber. Raw material inputs are sourced from chemical industries and industries involved in the production of petroleum-based feedstock.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.



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Table Of Contents

Plastic and Resin Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS and MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products and Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology and Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation and Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON and GLOSSARY


MAJOR COMPANIES

The Dow Chemical Company

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