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Global Methyl Methacrylate Industry

  • October 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methyl Methacrylate in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Acrylic Plastics & Resins (Cast & Extruded Sheets, and Molding Powders & Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 27 companies including many key and niche players such as Arkema Group, Asahi Kasei Chemicals, BASF SE, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Cyro LLC, Formosa Plastics Corp., Heilongjiang Longxin Chemical Co Ltd., Honam Petrochemicals Corp., Kaohsiung Monomer Company Ltd., Kuraray Co., Ltd., LG MMA Corp., Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Lucite International Ltd., Lucite International Americas, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and The Dow Chemical Company. 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

Global Methyl Methacrylate 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


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET DYNAMICS II-1
Snapshot of Methyl Methacrylate Consumption II-1
Market Highlights II-1
Competitive Landscape II-2
Table 1: Worldwide MMA Production (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region -
Japan, China, Europe, US and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Leading Players in Global MMA Market (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Players-
Mitsubishi Rayon/Lucite International, Evonik Industries, Dow
Chemical, Sumitomo Chemicals, LG MMA, Asahi Kasei, Jilin
Chemical and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Leading Global MMA Manufacturers (2010): Major
Production Sites and Annual Production Capacities in Thousand
Metric Tons II-3
MMA Production Process and Leading Manufacturers II-4
Current and Future Scenario II-4
By Geographic Region II-4
By End-use Segment II-4
Impact of Recession on MMA Market II-4
Post-recession Scenario II-5
End-use Industries Grapple with MMA Shortage II-5
Manufacturers Gear Up Production Capacities to Meet Surging
Demand II-5
Impact of Eurodebt Crisis on MMA Supply and Demand II-6
Crisis Slows Down European MMA Industry II-6
Asian Producers Caught on Wrong Foot II-6
US MMA Buyer Exercise Caution II-7

2. MAJOR TRENDS II-8
PMMA to Grab Bigger Share of Automotive Plastics Market II-8
Table 4: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2011)
Percentage Share Breakdown by Types of Plastic -
Polypropylene, Polyurethanes, ABS, Composites, HDPE,
Polycarbonates and PMMA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Geographic Region - Asia
Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Global Financial Fragility Dents PMMA Demand and Prices II-9
MMA Prices Remain Volatile in Europe and Asia Despite Lax Demand II-9
Developing Countries Experience Brisk Growth II-10
Manufacturers Relocate Production to Low-Cost Regions II-10
Asian Demand and New Applications Bolster PMMA Demand II-10

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-12
Introduction II-12
Composition II-12
Physical/Chemical Properties II-12
Properties of Methyl Methacrylate II-13
End-Use Markets for MMA Derivatives II-13
MMA Resins II-14
Properties II-14
MMA for Protein Purification II-14
Polymer Concrete II-14
Poly Methyl Methacrylate II-14
Polymerization of MMA II-15
Applications II-15
Production Process II-16
Select Production Processes of MMA II-17
Acetone - A Key Raw Material II-17
Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH) Process II-17
Methcrylonitrile (MAN) Process II-17
Synthesis from Coal-Derived Syngas II-17
Isobutylene or T-Butanol Process II-18
Palladium-Catalyzed Process II-18
Synthesis Gas and Ethylene II-18
Asahi Chemical's Process II-18
Mitsubishi's Process II-18
Eastman Chemical's Three-Phase Syngas Process II-18
Lucite International's Alpha Process II-19
Health Hazards II-19
General Hazards II-19
Incidence of Cancer II-20
Neurotoxicity II-20
Hazardous to Animals II-20
Harmful to Aquatic Organisms II-20
Harmful to Terrestrial Organisms II-20
Abiotic Effects II-20

4. END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-21
End-Use Segmentation II-21
Acrylic Resins and Plastics II-21
Surface Coatings II-21
Impact Modifiers II-22
Emulsion Polymers II-22
Mineral-Based Sheets II-22
Higher Methacrylates II-22
Polyester Modifiers II-22
Others II-22

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-23
Lucite to Restart Full Production at Beaumont MMA Plant II-23
Mitsubishi Rayon and SABIC to Set Up World's Largest MMA Plant II-23
Arkema Sets up Arkema Coating Resins II-23
ENGlobal Secures EPC Contracts from Lucite International II-23
Mitsubishi Chemical Takes Over Mitsubishi Rayon II-24
Mitsubishi Rayon to Sell Stake in Lucite China II-24
Siam Cement Group Resumes Construction Work II-24

6. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-25
Evonik Takes Over Methacrylate Business of Arkema II-25
Dow Chemical Acquires Rohm and Haas II-25
Mitsubishi Rayon Acquires Lucite International II-25
Mitsubishi Chemical to Acquire Mitsubishi Rayon II-25
Saudi International Petrochemical Enters into Joint Venture
with Hanwha Chemical II-26
Tennant Company Enters into Partnership with ChemMasters II-26
Sabic and Sipchem Sign Deal II-26
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Deploys Enhanced MMA Process at Kawasaki
Plant II-26
Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco to Expand PetroRabigh
Petrochemical Complex II-26
Lucite International Expands Plant Capacity II-27
Evonik Commences Production at Shanghai Plant II-27
Lucite International Inaugurates New MMA Plant II-27
Arkema Closes its France Plant II-27
Daesen MMA Corporation Commences Production II-27
Sumipex TechSheet Commences Operations in Taiwan II-28
Mitsubishi Rayon Closes its Japan Plant II-28
PTT Asahi Chemical to Build Petrochemical Complex II-28

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-29
Arkema Group (France) II-29
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp (Japan) II-29
BASF SE (Germany) II-29
Evonik Industries AG (Germany) II-30
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-30
Evonik Cyro LLC (US) II-30
Formosa Plastics Corp. (Taiwan) II-31
Heilongjiang Longxin Chemical Co., Ltd. (China) II-31
Honam Petrochemical Corp. (South Korea) II-31
Kaohsiung Monomer Company Ltd (Taiwan) II-31
Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-32
LG MMA Corp. (Korea) II-32
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc. (Japan) II-32
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-32
Lucite International Ltd. (UK) II-33
Lucite International Americas (US) II-33
Thai MMA Co., Ltd (Thailand) II-33
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) II-34
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-34
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-35

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 7: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Acrylic Plastics and Resins by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 10: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Acrylic Plastics and Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Acrylic Plastics and Resins by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cast and Extruded Sheets (Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by
Region by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 13: World Historic Review for Cast and Extruded Sheets
(Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Cast and Extruded
Sheets (Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Molding Powders and Resins (Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 16: World Historic Review for Molding Powders and Resins
(Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Molding Powders and
Resins (Acrylics Plastics and Resins) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Surface Coatings by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 19: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Surface Coatings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Surface Coatings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Impact Modifiers by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Impact Modifiers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Impact Modifiers Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Emulsion Polymers by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Emulsion Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Emulsion Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Mineral-Based Sheets by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 28: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Mineral-Based Sheets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Mineral-Based Sheets by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Higher Methacrylates by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 31: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Higher Methacrylates by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Higher Methacrylates by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Polyester Modifiers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 34: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Polyester Modifiers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Polyester Modifiers by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate in Other End-Use Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 37: World Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate in
Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate in
Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Scenario III-1
Market Trends III-1
Acrylic Resins Register Healthy Growth III-1
Production Scenario III-2
Table 39: US MMA Production (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Production Capacity by Leading Manufacturers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-2
Key Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 40: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics
and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and
Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion
Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates,
Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 41: US Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate by
End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 42: US 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Methacrylate by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets
and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact
Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

2. CANADA III-7
A.Market Analysis III-7
Current and Future Scenario III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 43: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic
Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding
Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers,
Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 44: Canadian Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate
by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 45: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Current and Future Scenario III-11
Production Scenario III-11
Table 46: Japanese MMA Production (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Major Manufacturers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Key Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 47: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic
Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding
Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers,
Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 48: Japanese Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate
by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 49: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current and Future Scenario III-18
Volatile Economic Conditions Push Up MMA Prices in Europe III-18
A Snapshot of Russian MMA Market III-18
Key Statistics III-19
Table 50: European PMMA Resins Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown By End-Use Applications (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 51: Europe MMA Production Capacity (2010): Percentage
Breakdown By Select Producers (Capacity in kt) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Strategic Corporate Development III-19
Key Players III-20
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Methacrylate 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 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 53: European Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate
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
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 55: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic
Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding
Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers,
Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 56: European Historic Review for Methyl Methacrylate
by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 57: European 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Scenario III-29
By Geographic Region III-29
By End-use Segments III-29
Highlights III-29
Table 58: Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players in
Asian MMA Market (2011) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29
MMA Prices Display Signs of Stability Following Continuous
Decline III-30
Southeast Asian Demand for GP-MMA Wanes in Favor of Optical
PMMA III-30
Overview of Chinese MMA Market III-30
Consumption Scenario III-30
Lethargic Demand for Domestic MMA/PMMA in China III-31
Weak Domestic Demand Softens MMA Prices in China in 2010 III-31
Gradually Moving Towards Novel Technologies III-31
Production Capacity III-32
Table 59: Chinese MMA Production (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Leading Manufacturers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Strategic Corporate Development III-32
Key Players III-32
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methyl Methacrylate by Geographic Region -
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methyl
Methacrylate by Geographic Region - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment -
Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and
Molding Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact
Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and
Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and
Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion
Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates,
Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 65: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current and Future Scenario III-41
Strategic Corporate Development III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 66: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic
Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding
Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers,
Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 67: Middle East Historic Review for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and
Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and
Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion
Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates,
Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 68: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

7. LATIN AMERICA III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Current and Future Scenario III-45
Market Overview III-45
Key Player III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 69: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methyl Methacrylate by End-Use Segment -
Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and
Molding Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact
Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher
Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 70: Latin American Historic Review for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Acrylic Plastics and
Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and
Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion
Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates,
Polyester Modifiers and Other End-Use Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 71: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Methyl
Methacrylate by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and
Extruded Sheets and Molding Powders and Resins), Surface
Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based
Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers and Other
End-Use Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 27 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 36)

The United States (5)
Japan (6)
Europe (8)
- France (2)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Spain (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (15)
Latin America (1)
Middle-East (1)

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