Global Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Industry

  • April 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 298 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) in Thousand Metric Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 37 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF SE, Bayer AG, Celanese Corporation, DSM Engineering Plastics, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., DuPont China Holding Co. Ltd., International Diol Company, Lanxess AG, Longkou Dawn Engineering Plastic Co Ltd., Lurgi Zimmer GmbH, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, Polyplastics Co., Ltd., SABIC, SABIC Innovative Plastics Holding BV, Toray Industries Inc., and WinTech Polymer Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Market Primer II-1
Market in Recession Times II-1
Signs of Recovery II-2
Noteworthy Market Developments II-3
End Users Necessitate New Product Developments II-3
HR Grades for Automotive Electronics Segment II-3
Halogen Free Flame Retardants for E and E Industry II-3
PBT Usage in Laser Welding II-4
Growth in Sight for Nanoparticle-Based PBT Market II-4
Eco-Friendly Innovations to Improve Market Base II-5
PTA Arises as a New Feedstock for PBT II-5
Market Pricing II-6
Competition from Other Products II-6
Competitive Landscape II-6
Leading PBT Manufacturers Worldwide II-6
Table 1: Global market for Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
(2010): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Production
Capacity by Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7

2. PBT- PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-8
Introduction II-8
Physical and Chemical Properties of PBT II-8
Advantages and Limitations of PBT II-8
Historic Background II-9
Similarity and Differences between PBT and PET II-9
PBT vs. Polyester Alloy II-9
Comparison of PBT with Other Polymers II-10
Comparison of Polyester Properties of Other Linear Polyesters II-10
Co-Polymer of PBT II-11
PBT Value Chain II-11
PBT Manufacturing Process II-11
Continuous Polycondensation (DMT route) II-12
Continuous Polycondensation (PTA route) II-12
Comparison of PTA Process with DMT Process II-13
Discontinuous Polycondensation II-13
Solid-state Polycondensation (SSP) II-13
PET Upcycling II-13

3. RAW MATERIAL MARKET REVIEW II-14
1,4 Butanediol II-14
Introduction II-14
Butanediol Market by Region II-14
Table 2: Global Butanediol Market (2009): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Consumption of Butanediol in
Tetrahydrofuran by Region for US, Western Europe, Japan, and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Major End-Use Markets II-15
Table 3: Global Butanediol Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment -
Tetrahydrofuran, Polubutylene Terephthalate,
?-Butyrolactone, Poluyurethanes and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Dimethyl Terephthalate: An Introduction II-16

4. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS II-17
Major Markets II-17
Table 4: Global PBT Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Volume Consumption by End-Use Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
PBT Use as Engineering Plastic II-18
Additives Used for Compounding PBT into Engineering Plastics II-19
PBT Use as Carpet Yarn II-19
PBT as Textile for Fibers and Filament II-19
Comparison of PBT with other Polyesters in the Manufacturing
of Textile II-20
Automotive Industry - A Key End-Use Market II-20
Engineered Plastics in Automotive Industry II-21
Table 5: Global Automotive Plastics Market (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Material Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Electrical and Electronics II-22
Household Appliances II-22
Audio and Video Equipment II-22
Miscellaneous II-22
Electric Lighting and Wiring Equipment II-22
Semiconductors II-23
Building/Construction II-23

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS II-24
BASF Unveils Ultradur S4090 GM11 II-24
Polyplastics and WinTech Polymer Develop DURANEX II-24
BASF Expands Product Line II-24
RTP Introduces APWA Range of Additives II-25
RadiciGroup Introduces Raditer B ERV300T KB and Raditer B
RV300 KB II-25
AGY Introduces Novel Applications for Glass Rovings II-25
SABIC Innovative Plastics Unveils SHF Valox PBT Resins II-25
Azelis Plastics UK Launches Polybutylene Terephthalates from
Chang Chuan Plastics II-26
DSM Engineering Plastics Introduces Arnite® TV4 260SXF II-26
DSM Engineering Plastics Rolls Out Arnite® TV4 261
Polybutylene Terephthalate II-26
Lanxess Rolls Out Pocan and Durethan II-26
DSM Engineering Plastics Introduces Arnite T XG510 PBT Halogen
Free II-26
DSM Engineering Plastics Introduces Halogen-free PBT II-27

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
Toyobo Acquires DIC’s Polybutylene Terephathalate Business Unit II-28
China Petrochemical International Bags Licensing Contract from
Hitachi Plant Technologies II-28
Ticona Polymers to Stop PBT Production II-28
DuPont Enters into Supply Agreement with PolyOne II-28
FCI Enters into Collaboration with BASF II-29
Underwriters Laboratories Purchases Bayer’s Thermoplastics
Testing Center from Bayer MaterialScience II-29
DSM Engineering Plastics Establishes New Facility II-29
Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fiber to Establish New PBT Plant II-30
Ashland Distribution Signs Distribution Agreement with Eurotec
Engineering Plastics II-30
Chroma Selects Resinal II-30
Ashland Distribution Inks Agreement with Eurotec Engineering
Plastics II-30
Nanocyl Expands Distribution Agreement with Velox II-30
Cyclics Expands Production Capacities II-31
Ultrapolymers Expands Products Range II-31
Bosch Enters into Partnership with BASF II-31
SO.F.TER Takes Over Matrixx II-31
Lurgi Zimmer Obtains Contract to Construct PBT Plant II-32
Konstantin Grcic Collaborates with BASF and Plank II-32

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33
BASF SE (Germany) II-33
Bayer AG (Germany) II-33
Celanese Corporation (US) II-33
DSM Engineering Plastics (Netherlands) II-34
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (US) II-34
DuPont China Holding Co. Ltd (China) II-34
International Diol Company (Saudi Arabia) II-35
Lanxess AG (Germany) II-35
Longkou Dawn Engineering Plastic Co Ltd (India) II-35
Lurgi Zimmer GmbH (Germany) II-35
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-36
Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-36
SABIC (Saudi Arabia) II-36
SABIC Innovative Plastics Holding BV (Netherlands) II-36
Toray Industries Inc. (Japan) II-37
WinTech Polymer Ltd (Japan) II-37

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-38
Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 7: World Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Polybutylene
Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Impact of Recession III-1
Green Packaging - Provides Ample Opportunity III-1
Leading Players III-1
Table 9: North American market for Polybutylene
Terephthalate (PBT) (2010): Percentage Market Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading Players
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 10: US Engineered Plastic Market (2009): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Key Manufacturers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 12: US Historic Review for Polybutylene Terephthalate
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

2. CANADA III-5
Market Analytics III-5
Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 14: Canadian Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

3. JAPAN III-7
A.Market Analysis III-7
Table 15: PBT Market in Japan by End-Use: (2010) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 16: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 17: Japanese Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

4. EUROPE III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Market Overview III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 18: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 19: European Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 20: European 15-Year Perspective for Polybutylene
Terephthalate by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003,
2011, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-13
Market Analytics III-13
Table 21: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate by Geographic Region -
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 22: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed by Geographic Region - China and Rest
of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 23: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polybutylene
Terephthalate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

5a. CHINA III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Market Overview III-16
Table 24: PBT Consumption Share in China by End-Use
Industry (2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17
Recession Comes as a Blessing in Disguise III-17
Engineered Plastics Market III-17
Import Scenario III-17
Table 25: Chinese Imports of PBT (1H 2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Imports from Country of Origin -
Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, SA, South Korea and Other
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
B.Market Analytics III-18
By Volume III-18
Table 26: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 27: Chinese Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
By Value III-20
Table 28: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 29: Chinese Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Indian Plastic Industry Scenario III-22
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 30: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with
Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 31: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

6. REST OF WORLD III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Latin America - An Overview III-26
Table 32: PBT Market in Latin America by Region (2010)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 33: Leading Players in Latin American PBT Market
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Sabic,
Ticona, DuPont, BASF, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 34: PBT Market in Latin America by End-Use Industry
(2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 35: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Polybutylene Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 36: Rest of World Historic Review for Polybutylene
Terephthalate Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 37 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 46)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 9
Japan 6
Europe 11
Germany 6
Italy 2
Rest of Europe 3
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 18
Middle-East 2
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