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Global Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Industry

  • February 2016
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Industries: Automotive, Electronics/Electrical, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 50 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Almaak International GmbH
BASF SE
China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd.
Covestro AG
Celanese Corporation

Table Of Contents

Global Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Automotive Industry..............I-3 Electrical and Electronics..............I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW.............. II-1 PBT - A Versatile Thermoplastic Engineering Polymer II-1 Market Outlook.............. II-2 Asia-Pacific Leads the PBT Market in Terms of Production and Consumption.............. II-2 Table 1: PBT Resin Market Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region/ Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-3 China and India Represent Major PBT Markets in Asia-Pacific II-3 Market Pricing and Trends..............II-4

2. MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5 Developments in Automotive Electronics Drives Opportunities for PBT.............. II-5 Table 2: Automotive Electronics as a Percentage of Vehicle Production Cost (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: Increasing Electronic Content in Automobiles as a Percentage of Vehicle Value (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-6 Trend towards Lighter weight Vehicles Benefits PBT Demand II-7 Table 4: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown by Types of Plastic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-8

Table 5: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown by Geographic Region - Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-8

Table 6: Plastics as % of Total Vehicle Weight for 1980, 2000, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 Development of PBT with HR Grades Supports Overcoming Challenges II-8 Growth in Automotive Sales to Drive Opportunities for PBT II-9 Table 7: Global Market for Passenger Cars (2015, 2018 and 2020): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10 Fiber Optic Cables: A Lucrative Growth Market II-11 Table 8: Global Used Bandwidth (2012 and 2018): Breakdown by Internet and Private Networks (in Tbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-12

Table 9: World Internet Users Distribution by Geographic Region (2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12 Manufacturer Focus on Production of Bio-based and EcoFriendly PBT Grades Gains Traction..............II-13 PBT Grades with High Flow Characteristics Gain Attention in Electrical and Electronics Industry II-14 PBT Gains from the Resurgence in Demand in Household Appliances Sector..............II-14 Compliance as Food and Water Contact Materials Result in Development of New PBT Grades II-15 Growth in Sight for Nanoparticle-Based PBT Market II-15 Ludwigshafen Introduces PBT capsules Retain Freshness in Coffee II-16 Innovations in Usage of PBT in Production of Carpet Yarn II-16 Market Challenges.............. II-16 Competition from Other Products II-16 Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies Poses a Challenge for PBT Growth..............II-16

3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE..............II-18 Leading PBT Manufacturers Worldwide II-18

4. PBT- PRODUCT OVERVIEW..............II-19 Introduction.............. II-19 Physical and Chemical Properties of PBT II-19 Advantages and Limitations of PBT..............II-19 Advantages.............. II-19 Limitations.............. II-20 Historic Background.............. II-20 Similarity and Differences between PBT and PET II-20 PBT vs. Polyester Alloy..............II-20 Comparison of PBT with Other Polymers II-21 Comparison of Polyester Properties of Other Linear Polyesters II-21 Co-Polymer of PBT.............. II-21 PBT Value Chain.............. II-22 PBT Manufacturing Process..............II-22 Continuous Polycondensation (DMT route) II-22 Continuous Polycondensation (PTA route) II-23 Comparison of PTA Process with DMT Process II-23 Discontinuous Polycondensation..............II-24 Solid-state Polycondensation (SSP) II-24 Additives Used for Compounding PBT into Engineering Plastics II-24 PET Upcycling.............. II-24 Major Enduse Markets for PBT..............II-25 Automotive Industry..............II-25 Electrical and Electronics..............II-25 Industrial Applications..............II-26 Consumer and Household Appliances II-26

5. RAW MATERIAL MARKET REVIEW..............II-27 1,4 Butanediol.............. II-27 Introduction.............. II-27 Butanediol Market by Region..............II-27 Major End-Use Markets..............II-27 Table 10: Global Butanediol (BDO) Market by End-use Application (2014): Percentage Breakdown of BDO Consumption for THF, PBT, GBL, PU, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-28 BDO Overcapacity Thwarts Global Pricing II-28 Dimethyl Terephthalate: An Introduction II-28

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS II-29 Evonik Industries Launches New VESTODUR® Halogen-Free PBT Grade for Optical Fiber Jackets II-29 BASF Launches New Fiber-Reinforced Ultradur® PBT II-29 LANXESS Launches New PBT and PA Line II-29 BASF Unveils Novel Grades of PBT for Coffee Packaging and Automotive Sectors.............. II-29

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-30 BASF to Increase Production of PA and PBT in Germany II-30 Sipchem Commences New PBT Plant..............II-30 Bayer Names MaterialScience Division as Covestro II-30 SEMIKRON Uses Ultradur PBT from BASF to Produce MiniSKiiP Dual Power Semiconductor Modules..............II-30 Indorama Ventures Takes Over Majority Stake in SASA II-30 BASF Expands Production Capacity of Performance Materials in China.............. II-30 BASF Begins Compounding Plant Construction in South Korea II-31 Toray Develops Partially Bio-Based PBT Using BDO II-31 Lanxess Produces Bio-Based PBT II-31

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-32 Almaak International GmbH (Germany) II-32 BASF SE (Germany).............. II-32 China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd. (China) II-32 Covestro AG (Germany)..............II-33 Celanese Corporation (US)..............II-34 Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-34 DSM Engineering Plastics (Netherlands) II-34 DuPont China Holding Co. Ltd (China) II-35 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (US) II-35 Enviroplas, Inc. (US)..............II-35 Evonik Industries AG (Germany) II-36 International Diol Company (Saudi Arabia) II-36 Jiangsu Heshili New Material Co., Ltd. (China) II-36 Lanxess AG (Germany)..............II-37 LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea)..............II-37 Longkou Dawn Engineering Plastic Co Ltd (China) II-37 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-38 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-38 Polyone Corporation (USA)..............II-38 Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-39 Radici Group (Italy)..............II-39 SABIC (Saudi Arabia)..............II-39 SABIC Innovative Plastics Holding BV (Netherlands) II-40 SASA Polyester Sanayi A.S. (Turkey) II-40 SRF Limited (India).............. II-40 Toray Industries Inc. (Japan)..............II-41 WinTech Polymer Ltd (Japan)..............II-41 Yingkou Kanghui Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (China) II-41

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-42

Global Market for PBT by Geographic Region II-42

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 12: World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 13: World 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-44

Global Market for PBT by Automotive End-Use Application II-45

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Automotive End-Use Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-45

Table 15: World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Automotive End-Use Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 16: World 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Automotive End-Use Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Global Market for PBT by Electronics/Electrical End-Use Application.............. II-48

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Electronics/ Electrical End-Use Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-48

Table 18: World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Electronics/Electrical End-Use Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-49

Table 19: World 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Electronics/Electrical End-Use Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-50

Global Market for PBT by Other End-Use Applications II-51

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-51

Table 21: World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 22: World 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current and Future Analysis..............III-1 Growth in Large Appliances Manufacturing Spurs Demand for PBT III-1 Corporate Development..............III-2 Key Players.............. III-2 B.Market Analytics..............III-4 Table 23: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-4

Table 24: US Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 25: US 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

2. CANADA.............. III-7 Market Analysis.............. III-7 Table 26: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-7

Table 27: Canadian Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 28: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

3. JAPAN.............. III-10 A.Market Analysis.............. III-10 Key Players.............. III-10 B.Market Analytics..............III-12 Table 29: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-12

Table 30: Japanese Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 31: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4. EUROPE.............. III-15 A.Market Analysis.............. III-15 Market Overview.............. III-15 Table 32: Price of PBT in Europe (Sep-2014 - Sep-2015) (In Euro/Tonne).............. III-15 B.Market Analytics..............III-16 Table 33: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-16

Table 34: European Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 35: European 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

European PBT Market by End-Use Applications III-19

Table 36: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

Table 37: European Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-20

Table 38: European 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4a. FRANCE.............. III-22 Market Analysis.............. III-22 Table 39: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-22

Table 40: French Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 41: French 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-24

4b. GERMANY.............. III-25 A.Market Analysis.............. III-25 Product Launches..............III-25 Strategic Corporate Developments III-26 Key Players.............. III-26 B.Market Analytics..............III-29 Table 42: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-29

Table 43: German Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 44: German 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4c. ITALY.............. III-32 A.Market Analysis.............. III-32 Radici Group - A Key Player..............III-32 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 45: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-33

Table 46: Italian Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 47: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-36 Market Analysis.............. III-36 Table 48: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-36

Table 49: UK Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 50: UK 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-38

4e. SPAIN.............. III-39 Market Analysis.............. III-39 Table 51: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-39

Table 52: Spanish Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 53: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-42 Market Analysis.............. III-42 Table 54: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-42

Table 55: Russian Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 56: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-44

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-45 A.Market Analysis.............. III-45 Corporate Development..............III-45 Key Players.............. III-45 B.Market Analytics..............III-47 Table 57: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 58: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 59: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-50 A.Market Analysis.............. III-50 Asia-Pacific Dominates PBT market Driven by Incredible Growth in China and India..............III-50 B.Market Analytics..............III-51 Table 60: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-51

Table 61: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-53

Asia-Pacific Market for PBT by End-Use Applications III-54

Table 63: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 64: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-55

Table 65: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

5a. CHINA.............. III-57 A.Market Analysis.............. III-57 China - The Largest and Fastest Growing PBT Market III-57 Corporate Development..............III-58 Key Players.............. III-58 B.Market Analytics..............III-60 Table 66: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-60

Table 67: Chinese Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 68: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

5b. INDIA.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 A Promising Market for PBT Materials III-63 Challenges.............. III-63 SRF Limited - Select Player..............III-64 B.Market Analytics..............III-65 Table 69: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-65

Table 70: Indian Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 71: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

5c. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-68 A.Market Analysis.............. III-68 Corporate Development..............III-68 LG Chem Ltd. - A Leading Player in South Korea III-68 B.Market Analytics..............III-69 Table 72: South Korea Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 73: South Korea Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 74: South Korea 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-71

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-72 A.Market Analysis.............. III-72 Key Players in Taiwan..............III-72 B.Market Analytics..............III-73 Table 75: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 76: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-74

Table 77: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

6. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-76 A.Market Analysis.............. III-76 Latin America - An Overview..............III-76 B.Market Analytics..............III-77 Table 78: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 79: Latin American Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 80: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-79

Latin American Market for PBT by End-use Applications III-80

Table 81: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 82: Latin American Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-81

Table 83: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

6a. BRAZIL.............. III-83 Market Analysis.............. III-83 Table 84: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-83

Table 85: Brazilian Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 86: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-85

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-86 Market Analysis.............. III-86 Table 87: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 88: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-87

Table 89: Rest of Latin America 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

7. REST OF WORLD.............. III-89 A.Market Analysis.............. III-89 Corporate Development..............III-89 Key Players.............. III-89 B.Market Analytics..............III-90 Table 90: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/ Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 91: Rest of World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 92: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Polybutylene Terephthalate by End-Use Applications - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Automotive, Electronics/Electrical and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-92

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 50 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 57)

The United States (9) Japan (7) Europe (15) - Germany (8) - Italy (3) - Rest of Europe (4) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (23) Middle East (3)

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