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Plastics and Polymers Global Market Briefing 2018

Plastics and Polymers Global Market Briefing 2018

  • April 2018
  • 37 pages
  • ID: 5376913
  • Format: PDF
  • By The Business Research Company

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Polymers & plastics are some of the most important and most widely used chemical products in industry and consumer markets.Polymers /plastics are produced by chemically linking one or more “link” chemicals to produce long chains of strongly connected chemicals called polymers.

They are used for manufacturing consumer products, such as coatings, lubricants, consumer goods, aerospace, building materials etc. Polymers and plastics are being used as an alternative to traditional metal or mineral based products due to their cost-effectiveness, high performance and low weight.

Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 38.3% share in the market. This was because of the packaging industry (which accounts for about 40% of plastics consumption) is concentrated in Asia-Pacific., Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry accounts for about 40% of global packaging industry, which results in a large market size.
Western Europe was the second largest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 21.2% share in the market. This can be attributed to high levels of consumer awareness and maturity in the region, which allows polymers to be used extensively in daily use products such as waste bags and loose-fill packaging materials.
Middle East was the smallest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 4.0% share in the market.

Rising Preference for Bio based Plastics
The bio based plastic is gaining prominence among the users and manufacturers recently.Bio based plastics have a very high degree of recyclable potential and are made from renewable or non-petroleum raw materials.

Cost optimization are made up of driving the demand for bio based plastics.Industries such as the packaging industry has been leading the adoption of the bio-based plastics for processed food packaging.

For instance, Coca-Cola, a global beverages brand has started to pack its products in 100% bioplastic and aims to achieve a complete switchover by 2020.On a global scale, the bioplastics production is expected to more than double between 2017 and 2019.

While 3.4 million tonnes was produced in 2017, the production in 2019 is forecasted to be 7.8 million tonnes.

The Plastics and Polymers Global Market Briefing 2018 from The Business Research Company provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global plastics and polymers market.

Reasons to Purchase
• Fully updated for 2018.
• Identify growth segments and opportunities.
• Facilitate decision making on the basis of historic and forecast data and understand the drivers and restraints on the market.
• Develop strategies based on likely future developments.
• Gain a global perspective on the development of the market.

Description
The Plastics and Polymers Global Market Briefing 2018 from The Business Research Company covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market.

The market characteristics section of the report defines and explains the market.

The market size section gives the plastics and polymers market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future.

Drivers and restraints looks at the external factors supporting and controlling the growth of the market.

Market segmentations break down the key sub sectors which make up the market. The regional breakdowns section gives the size of the market geographically.

Competitive landscape gives a description of the competitive nature of the market, market shares, and a description of the leading companies. Key financial deals which have shaped the market in the last three years are identified.

The trends and strategies section highlights the likely future developments in the plastics and polymers market and suggests approaches.

Scope
Markets Covered: Nylon, Polyester and Synthetic Fibers; Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Polyurethane; Rubber; Bioplastics; Expandable Polystyrene; Polystyrene; Polycarbonate; ABS
Companies Mentioned: DowDupont Inc.; LyondellBasell Industries N.V.; Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC); Covestro AG; LG Chem; Total SA; BASF SE; Ineos Chemicals; Borealis Group; Huntsman Corporation
Geographic scope: Asia Pacific, North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa.
Time series: Five years historic and forecast.
Data: Market value in $ billions
Data segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments.
Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report is sourced using end notes.

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