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World High Temperature Plastics Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Temperature Plastics in US$ Million by the following End-Use Industries: Automobile, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical, and Others. The report also analyzes the total global market and the US and European market for High Temperature Plastics by the following product segments: Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance PA, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones, and Polysulfones. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 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 91 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3M
Arkema Group
Asahi Glass Company, Ltd.
BASF SE
Bayer MaterialScience AG

Table Of Contents

World High Temperature Plastics 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
Product Segments I-4
Fluoropolymers I-4
Polyimides I-4
High Performance Polyamides I-4
Polyphenylene Sulfides I-4
Liquid Crystal Polymers I-5
Polyketones I-5
Polysulfones I-5
End Use Applications I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Resurgence in Global Economy Extends Optimistic Outlook for
2014 and Beyond II-1
Impact of Economic Crisis II-2
Current and Future Analysis II-3
Analysis by Product Segment II-3
HTPs Make Conventional Material Obsolete II-3
Potential Opportunity from Extreme High Temperature
Thermoplastics II-4
Innovations: Cornerstone of HTP Market Development II-4
Competitive Landscape II-4
Table 1: High Temperature Plastics Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for Celanese,
Daikin, DuPont, SABIC, Solvay and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

2. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SELECT PRODUCT SEGMENTS II-6
Fluoropolymers Market II-6
Table 2: Global Fluoropolymers Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Type of Fluoropolymer
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Innovation Sustains PTFE Market II-6
PTFE - Pricing Dynamics II-6
PolyVinylidine DiFluoride (PVDF) Market II-7
Regional Market Perspective II-7
Table 3: World Fluoropolymers Market by Region/Country
(2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for US,
Europe and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 4: World Fluoropolymers Market by Region/ Country
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Europe
and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
End-Use Markets Spur Demand II-8
Rising Demand for Fluoropolymers in Healthcare Sector II-9
Table 5: Global Fluoropolymer Demand in Medical Industry by
Geographic Region (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Asia-Pacific, North America, Western Europe, and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Fluoropolymer Pricing Trends in the Recent Past II-9
Falling Capacity of Resin Producers Results in Supply
Shortage in Recent Past II-10
Fluoropolymer Raw Materials - An Overview II-10
Regulations Affect Fluoropolymer Supply II-10
Competitive Landscape II-11
Table 6: World Fluoropolymers Market (2012): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Leading Players for
3M/Dyneon, Asahi Glass, Daikin, DuPont, Solvay and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Polyimides II-12
Overview II-12
Strong Demand on Cards for Polyimide Films II-12
Polyimide Films Find Use in Medical Sector II-12
High Performance Polyamides II-12
Polyphthalamide - Driving HPPA Growth II-12
Table 7: World High Performance Polyamides Market by Type
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Polyphthalamide, Nylon 46 and MXD-6 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Market II-13
Impact of Recession II-13
End-Use Markets Fuel Growth Prospects II-14
Table 8: World Polyphenylene Sulfides Market by End-Use
Sector (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Automobiles, Electrical and Electronics, Domestic
Appliances, Industrial Equipment and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Electronic and Electrical II-14
Automotive II-15
Industrial II-15
Filters and Filter Bags II-15
Aerospace II-15
Competitive Landscape II-16
Table 9: World Polyphenylene Sulfide Market (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading
Producers for Celanese, Chevron Phillips, China Lumena New
Materials, DIC, Toray and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) II-16
Market Overview II-16
Unique Features to Enhance Consumption II-17
Aromatic Ketone Polymers II-17
Polyetheretherketones (PEEK) II-18
Key End-Use Markets II-18
Competitive Landscape II-19
Table 10: World Polyaryletheretherketone (PEEK) Polymer
Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Nameplate Production
Capacity by Leading Producers for Evonik, Panjin Zhongrun
High Performance Polymer, Solvay and Victrex (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

3. A GLANCE AT SELECT END-USE MARKETS II-20
Electronics and Electrical II-20
Bright Future for HTPs in Electronics II-20
Automotive II-21
An Introduction II-21
Focus on Reducing Vehicle Weight II-21
Under-the-Hood Components - A Promising Market II-22
Auto Industry Remains Upbeat Despite European Debt Crisis II-22
Table 11: Global Automotive Market: Passenger Cars and
Commercial Vehicles Production (In ‘000 Units) for Years
2013, 2015F and 2018F (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Global Automotive Market: Passenger Cars and
Commercial Vehicles Sales (In ‘000 Units) for Years 2013,
2015F and 2018F (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Aerospace II-23
Medical/Healthcare II-24

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-25
A Backdrop II-25
Table 13: General Melting Points, Processing Temperatures and
Continuous Use Temperature of Polymers II-25
Processing of HTPs II-25
Injection Molding II-26
Injection Molding Process II-26
Disadvantage of Injection Molding II-26
Injection Blow Molding II-26
Extrusion II-26
Extrusion Process II-26
Extrusion Blow Molding II-27
HTPs - Product Segments II-27
Fluoropolymers II-28
Introduction II-28
Key Features of Fluoropolymers II-28
Fluoropolymer Segments II-28
Melt Fluoropolymers II-28
Paste Fluoropolymers II-29
End-Use Markets II-29
Fluoropolymer Product Types II-29
Select Fluoropolymers and Their Trade Names II-29
PTFE II-30
Processing II-30
Forms of PTFE and Their End-Use Markets II-31
PCTFE (Polychlorotrifluoroethylene) II-31
PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) II-31
FEP (Fluorinated ethylene propylene) II-32
ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) II-32
ECTFE (Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene) II-32
PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy) II-32
Polyimides II-32
Synthesizing of Polyimide II-33
Ethynyl Group Polyimides II-33
High Performance Polyamides II-33
Polyamides II-33
Polyphenylene Sulfides II-34
End-Use Applications II-34
Liquid Crystal Polymers II-35
Key Features of LCPs II-35
New Class of LCPs II-35
End-Use Markets II-36
Polyketones II-36
Types of Polyketones II-36
Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) II-36
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) II-36
Other Polymers II-36
Processing of Polyketones II-36
Key Features of Polyketones II-37
Polysulfones II-37

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-38
Royal DSM Unveils Range of High Performance Polyamides II-38
Polyonics Launches LML for Automotive Applications II-38
Nexam Chemical Holding Launches NEXIMID® HT-R II-38
Solvay Launches Kalix HPPA Series II-38
Solvay Unveils High Stiffness Grade PEEK-KetaSpire® II-38
BASF Introduces Ultramid® Comprising Renewable Resources II-38
CAPLINQ Corporation Announces Plans to Launch LINQTAPE Range
of Polyamide Tapes II-38
Arkema Unveils Line of Engineered High Temperature Plastics II-39
Hyosung Corporation Introduces Polyketone II-39
PolyOne Corporation Introduces Colorant Chromatics Solutions II-39
RadiciGroup Launches Radistrong PA 6 and PA66 Polyamides II-39
Brady Corporation Launches Range of Harsh Weather Tolerant
Polyamides II-39
BASF Introduces HyGentic® Antimicrobial Technology II-39
FKuR Kunststoff Introduces GMO-free BIO-FLEX Products II-39
BASF Develops Range of High Performance Plastics II-39
Lonza and Novoset Launch Next Generation of Thermoset Polyimides II-40
Applied Plastics Introduces PTFE Natural Non-Flake Small
Diameter Forming Mandrels II-40
Dow Chemical Company Introduces New Products II-40
General Plastics to Introduce New HT Tooling Board Series and
Aerospace-Grade Foam Boards II-40
BASF Unveils First Application of Polyamide Ultramid® Endure II-40
Rhodia Engineering Plastics Unveils I-ton Thermoplastic Hand
Pallet Truck II-40
Evonik Unveils Bio-Based Fiber and Bio-Based Polyamides II-40
DuPont Rolls Out DuPont™ Teflon® Fluoropolymer Foam Resin II-40
Arkema Launches Ultra-Flexible Rilsan® High Temperature Grade II-41
Intertronics Introduces New Polytec Polyimide Adhesives II-41
Toray Develops Positive-Tone Photosensitive Polyimide Coating
Material II-41

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-42
Solvay Specialty Polymers Acquires Ryton® PPS Business of
Chevron Phillips Chemical II-42
Celanese Corporation Takes Over Cool Polymers II-42
Toray Industries Establishes First PSP Plant in South Korea II-42
Lanxess Establishes Polyamide Manufacturing Plant in Belgium II-42
DIC Announces Plans to Establish PPS Compounds Facility in China II-42
Celanese Corporation to Expand Production Facilities in China II-42
Nexam Chemical Holding Procures Order for High Temperature
Resin from Clean Sky Project II-42
Royal DSM Incorporates Stanyl ForTii to Develop LED Array Holder II-43
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products Receives NORSOK M-710
Approval II-43
Three Companies Enter into a License Agreement over ThermHex
Technology II-43
SK Chemicals and Teijin Chemicals Enter into Joint Venture II-43
FLEXcon and NeXolve Enter into Strategic Partnership to
Develop New Polymer Films II-43
BASF Extends Production Capacity of Ludwigshafen Verbund Facility II-43
Schulman to Take Over ECM Plastics II-43
James Walker Group Acquires Jaeger Seals II-43
Lumena and DSM Engineering Plastics Enter into Agreement II-44
Lumena Expands Operations II-44
DuPont Expands Production Capacity for Kapton Polyimides Films
Brand II-44
Rhodia and Rochling Collaborate for Manufacturing Auto Parts II-44
Rosti Acquires McKechnie Engineered Plastics II-44
Polyplastics Acquires LCP Leuna Carboxylation Plant II-44
BASF Takes Over Mazzaferro II-44
Lanxess to Establish Polyamide Facility in Germany II-44
HaloPolymer Expands and Modernizes Production Facilities in
Russia II-45
Rhodia Enters into Partnership with Avantium for Developing
Bio-Based Polyamides II-45
Royal DSM Establishes Production Facility for Stanyl®ForTii™
Polyamide II-45
Arkema Extends Production Capacity of Changshu Facility II-45
Arkema to Extend Fluoropolymers Production Capacity of Pierre-
Benite Facility II-45
HaloPolymer Holding Establishes HaloPolymer Trading II-45
Solvay Expands Capacity of Specialty Polymers Production in India II-45
Escontrol Selects VICTREX® ST™ High-Performance Polymer II-45

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-46
3M (US) II-46
Arkema Group (France) II-46
Asahi Glass Company, Ltd. (Japan) II-46
BASF SE (Germany) II-47
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) II-47
Celanese Corporation (US) II-48
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (US) II-48
China Lumena New Materials Corp. (China) II-49
Daikin Industries Ltd (Japan) II-49
DIC Corporation (Japan) II-49
Dongyue Group Limited (China) II-50
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-50
DSM Engineering Plastics B.V (The Netherlands) II-50
DuPont Performance Polymers (US) II-51
EMS-Grivory (Switzerland) II-51
Evonik Industries AG (Germany) II-52
Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-52
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) II-52
Performance Plastics Ltd. (US) II-53
Polyplastics Co, Ltd. (Japan) II-53
Radici Partecipazioni SpA (Italy) II-54
SABIC Innovative Plastics (US) II-54
The Solvay Group (Belgium) II-54
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-55
Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) II-55
Victrex Plc (UK) II-56

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-57
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 15: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Japan, Europe and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59
Market by Product Segment (Value Sales) II-60
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers,
Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene
Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and
Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 18: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal
Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance
Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62
Market by End-Use Application (Value Sales) II-63
Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Automobile Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 21: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Automobile Industry by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Automobile Industry by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Electrical/ Electronics Industry
by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 24: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Electrical/ Electronics Industry by Geographic Region - US,
Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Electrical/ Electronics Industry by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Chemical/Industrial Uses by
Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 27: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Chemical/Industrial Uses by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Chemical/ Industrial Uses by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Aerospace Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 30: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Aerospace Industry by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Aerospace Industry by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Medical Industry by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 33: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Medical Industry by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Medical Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics in Other Industries by Geographic
Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 36: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
in Other Industries by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics in Other Industries by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80
Market by Product Segments (Volume Sales) II-81
Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers,
Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and
Other HPPAs), Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 39: World Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs),
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones
and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance
Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs), Polyphenylene
Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and
Polysulfones Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Fluoropolymers Market: A Brief Overview III-1
Table 41: US Fluoropolymers Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Sales for PTFE, FEP, PVDF,
Fluoroelastomers and Others by End-Use Markets -
Electrical/ Electronics, Chemical Processing, Automobile
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
End-Use Markets III-2
An Account of Major End-Use Industries of Engineered
Plastics in the US III-3
Table 42: US Market for Engineering Plastics in Electrical and
Electronics Applications (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Resin Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Chinese Players - A Cause of Concern III-4
Competitive Scenario III-4
Table 43: US High Temperature Plastics Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for
Celanese, CPChem, Daikin, DuPont, SABIC, Solvay, Victrex
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Fluoropolymers Market III-5
Table 44: US Fluoropolymers Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for Arkema,
Daikin, DuPont, Dyneon/3M, Solvay, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 45: US PVDF Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Leading Players for Arkema, Dyneon/3M,
Solvay and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 46: US FEP Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Leading Players for DuPont, Solvay and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 47: US Fluoroelastomers Market (2012): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for Daikin,
DuPont, Dyneon/3M, Solvay and Others(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 48: US Market for Other Fluoropolymers (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for
AGC Chemicals, Daikin, DuPont, Solvay and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Polyphenylene Sulfides Market - Leading Producers III-6
Table 49: US Market for Polyphenylene Sulfides (2012):
Percentage Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity by
Leading Producers for Chevron Phillips and Celanese/
Fortron (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Regulatory Environment III-7
Biocompatibility of Medical Devices III-7
Regulations Uplift Fluoropolymers III-7
New Method to Recycle Plastics III-7
Product Introductions/Innovations III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-8
Focus on Select Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-13
Value Sales III-13
Table 50: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides,
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 51: US Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 52: US 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 53: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry - Automobile,
Electrical/ Electronics, Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace,
Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 54: US Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by End-Use Industry - Automobile, Electrical/Electronics,
Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 55: US 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by End-Use Industry - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics,
Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18
Volume Sales III-19
Table 56: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides
(Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs), Polyphenylene Sulfides,
Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 57: US Historic Review for High Temperature Plastics
by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs),
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 58: US 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales by Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs),
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
Fluoropolymers Market by Segment III-22
Value Sales III-22
Table 59: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Fluoropolymers by Product Segment - PTFE, FEP, PVDF,
Fluoroelastomers and Other Fluoropolymers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 60: US Historic Review for Fluoropolymers by Product
Segment - PTFE, FEP, PVDF, Fluoroelastomers and Other
Fluoropolymers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 61: US 15-Year Perspective for Fluoropolymers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
PTFE, FEP, PVDF, Fluoroelastomers and Other Fluoropolymers
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Volume Sales III-25
Table 62: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Fluoropolymers by Product Segment - PTFE, FEP, PVDF,
Fluoroelastomers and Other Fluoropolymers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 63: US Historic Review for Fluoropolymers by Product
Segment - PTFE, FEP, PVDF, Fluoroelastomers and Other
Fluoropolymers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 64: US 15-Year Perspective for Fluoropolymers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by
PTFE, FEP, PVDF, Fluoroelastomers and Other Fluoropolymers
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

2. JAPAN III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current and Future Analysis III-28
Product Launch III-28
Strategic Corporate Developments III-28
Focus on Select Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 65: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides,
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones
and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 66: Japanese Historic Review for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides,
High Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 67: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance
Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for High Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry -
Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics, Chemical/ Industrial,
Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 69: Japanese Historic Review for High Temperature
Plastics by End-Use Industry - Automobile,
Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/ Industrial, Aerospace,
Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 70: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by End-Use Industry - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics,
Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

3. EUROPE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Euro Crisis and Beyond III-38
Table 71: GDP Growth Rates in Select European Nations 2012-
2015P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-39
European High Performance Plastics III-39
Table 72: European High Temperature Plastics Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Fluoropolymer, LCP,
PPS and Polyketone by End-Use Market - Automobile,
Industrial, Electrical/Electronics and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Rising Use of Plastics in Automobiles III-40
Select Regional Markets III-40
The United Kingdom III-40
An Innovation Driven Plastic Sector III-41
Table 73: UK Plastic Demand by End-Use Sector (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Packaging,
Construction Products, Electrical, Household Electronics,
Transport, Medical, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41
Plastic Packaging Market to Exhibit Growth in Long Term III-41
Germany III-42
Russian Fluoropolymer and Fluorocarbon Statistics III-42
Table 74: Russian Fluoropolymers Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Demand by End-Use Industry - Chemistry
and Petrochemistry, Machine Building, Electronics,
Construction, Oil Production, Cable Industry, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 75: Russian Fluorocarbon Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Demand by Application Areas - Foaming
Agent, Fire-fighting, and Refrigerant (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Competitive Landscape III-43
Table 76: European Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) Market
(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading
Players for DuPont, Celanese and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 77: European Polyphenylene Sulfides (PPS) Market
(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading
Players for Chevron Phillips, Celanese and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 78: European Polyketone Market (2012): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for Victrex and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 79: European High Performance Polyamide (PA11/12)
Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Leading Players for Arkema, Evonik, EMS Grivory and Ube
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 80: European High Performance Polyamide (PPA) Market
(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading
Players for DuPont, Solvay, EMS Grivory and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 81: European Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Market
(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading
Players for DuPont, Solvay, Daikin, Dyneon/3M, Asahi and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 82: European Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Market
(2012): Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales by Leading
Players for Arkema, Solvay and Kureha (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
Product Introductions/Innovations III-46
Strategic Corporate Developments III-48
Focus on Select Players III-50
B.Market Analytics III-54
Value Sales III-54
Table 83: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides,
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 84: European Historic Review for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides,
High Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 85: European 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 86: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for High Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry -
Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics, Chemical/ Industrial,
Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 87: European Historic Review for High Temperature
Plastics by End-Use Industry - Automobile,
Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/ Industrial, Aerospace,
Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 88: European 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by End-Use Industry - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics,
Chemical/ Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59
Volume Sales III-60
Table 89: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides
(Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs), Polyphenylene Sulfides,
Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 90: European Historic Review for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers, Polyimides,
High Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other
HPPAs), Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 91: European 15-Year Perspective for High Temperature
Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High
Performance Polyamides (Polyphthalamide and Other HPPAs),
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4. REST OF WORLD III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
Focus on Select Regional Markets III-63
China - A Haven for Mining New Opportunities III-63
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) III-63
Table 92: Chinese PPS Demand by End-Use Application
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Filter Bags, Automotive, Electronics and Electrical,
Industrial, Aerospace, and Coatings (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 93: Leading Producers of PPS Resins in China by
Nameplate Capacity (2011-Historic Data) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
Polyimide III-65
Liquid Crystal Polymers III-65
Fluoropolymers III-66
Foreign Players Flock to China III-66
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) III-66
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Holds Lion's Share III-66
Table 94: PTFE Consumption in China by End-Use
Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Chemicals, Industrial and Processing;
Membranes and Films; Consumer Coating; and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 95: Chinese PTFE Industry Analyzed with Capacity,
Production and Utilization Rates for Years 2010 through
2011 (Historic Data) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 96: Leading PTFE Producers in China (2011-Historic
Data): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity
for Dongyue, Zhonghao Chengguang, 3F, Jiangsu Meilan,
Zhejiang Jusheng, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68
Plastic Films: The Material of Choice III-68
India III-68
India Extends Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese PTFE Imports III-69
South Korea III-69
PPS Market III-69
HPPA Market III-69
Fluorochemicals - Key Statistics III-69
Table 97: South Korean Fluorochemical Market by
Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for
Refrigerant, Blowing Agent, Component, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69
Mexico III-70
Overview of Plastics Industry III-70
Product Introduction III-70
Strategic Corporate Developments III-70
Focus on Select Players III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Value Sales III-73
Table 98: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for High Temperature Plastics by Product Segment -
Fluoropolymers, Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides,
Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers,
Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 99: Rest of World Historic Review for High
Temperature Plastics by Product Segment - Fluoropolymers,
Polyimides, High Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene
Sulfides, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and
Polysulfones Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 100: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for High
Temperature Plastics by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Fluoropolymers, Polyimides,
High Performance Polyamides, Polyphenylene Sulfides, Liquid
Crystal Polymers, Polyketones and Polysulfones Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 101: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for High Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry -
Automobile, Electrical/ Electronics, Chemical/
Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 102: Rest of World Historic Review for High
Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry - Automobile,
Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/ Industrial, Aerospace,
Medical and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 103: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for High
Temperature Plastics by End-Use Industry - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Automobile, Electrical/
Electronics, Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical and
Other End-Use Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 91 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 117)

The United States (38)
Canada (1)
Japan (21)
Europe (38)
- France (4)
- Germany (13)
- The United Kingdom (5)
- Italy (2)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (12)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (17)
Middle East (2)

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