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Thermoplastic Elastomers - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 338530
  • February 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 461 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Thermoplastic Elastomers in Thousands of Tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, and Thermoplastic Vulcanizates. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2001 through 2010. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 96 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Elastomer Systems, A. Schulman, Inc, Arkema Inc, Bayer MaterialScience AG, British Vita Plc, VTC Elastoteknik AB, Chemtura Corporation, Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Dexco Polymers LP, DSM Elastomers, DuPont Performance Elastomers, Dynasol, Freudenberg-NOK, GE Plastics, GLS Corporation, Kraton Polymers, Kuraray Co., Ltd, Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation, Merquinsa, Multibase SA, Noveon Inc, Polimeri Europa, PTS Plastic Technologie Service GmbH, Polyone Corp, RTP Company, Solvay Engineered Polymers, Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd, Teknor Apex, The Dow Chemical Company, Toyobo Co Ltd, Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA, and Zeon Chemicals.

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THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

II.
1. Market Outlook II-1
Table 1: World Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers (2001-
2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific (includes corresponding Graph
/Chart) II-1

Table 2: World Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers (2001-
2010): Product Segments Ranked by CAGR
Styrene Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Thermoplastic
Polyolefins (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

2. Market Trends II-3
Styrene Block Copolymers Retain Major Share II-3
Table 3: US Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 &
2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for
Adhesives, Asphalt Modification, Modified Bitumen Roofing,
Polymer Modification, Fibers, Footwear, Consumer Goods and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 4: Japanese Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for
2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for
Adhesives, Polymer Modification, Footwear, Asphalt
Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 5: European Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for
2004 & 2005(E): Percentage Breakdown by Major End-Use Sector
for Footwear, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Adhesives/Coatings,
Asphalt Modification, Polymer Modification, Automotive and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 6: Styrenic Block Copolymers Market in Asia-Pacific
for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector
for Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Adhesives/ Coatings,
Modified Bitumen Roofing and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5
TPEs Continue to Outpace Rubber and Thermoplastics II-5
Sports and Consumer Goods
The Fastest Growing End-Use Segments II-5
Automotives Drive TPE Growth II-5
Resin Market on a Consolidate Spree II-6
Asian Countries Adding Pace to TPE Demand II-6
China’s Automotive Manufacturing Base Boosts TPE Market II-6

3. Product Overview II-7
T P Es
The Potential Elastomers? II-7
Classification of Thermoplastic Elastomers II-8
Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBS) II-8
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs) II-8
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs) II-8
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs) II-9
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers (TPEE) II-9
Others II-9
Elastomeric Alloys II-9
Melt Processible Rubber (MPR) II-10
Impact Modified Polypropylene II-10
Elastomeric Polyamides II-10
Thermoplastic Elastomers Vs. Thermoset Elastomers II-10
Advantages of Thermoplastic Elastomers Over Thermoset Rubbers II-10
New Developments in TPEs II-11
Drifting Designs II-11
Breakthrough in Product Enhancements II-11
Dynamic TPVs II-11

4. Product Launches/Developments II-13
TPE Solutions Introduces TPE with Rare Hardness II-13
Bayer MaterialScience Introduces High-Performance TPUs II-13
Sartomer Introduces Poly bd 2035 TPU Resin II-13
Dow Chemical Unwraps New Plastomers and Elastomers for Film
Converters II-13
Ticona Enhances Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer Range II-13
RadiciGroup Introduces Herafex A and E II-13
Arch Chemicals Unwraps Three Products II-14
Teknor Presents Series of Vinyl Compounds II-14
GLS International Presents New Collection of Thermoplastic
Elastomers II-14
Teknor Apex Launches New Range of Flex alloy Thermoplastic
Elastomers II-14
Deuceuninck Uncovers Glazing Technology II-14
Nova Chemicals Crafts Superior Styrene-Maleic Copolymers for
Automotives II-14
Bayer Introduces New Range TPUs for Footwear II-14
Kuraray Unveils Septon V Series Hydrogenated Styrene TPE II-15
Crompton Corp Unveils Aqueous Adhesive II-15
New Grades of TPU from Merquinsa II-15
Kraton A from Kraton II-15
GLS Introduces TPEs with Varying Levels of Softness II-15
Zeon Chemicals Ventures into TPV Market II-15
ATOFINA Extends its TPE Range II-15
RTP Co Launches New Elastomer Resins II-16
VTC Rolls Out Dryflex T Range II-16
TPSiV Thermoplastic Elastomers from Dow Corning II-16
New Range of Elastomers from DuPont Dow II-16
Schulman’s Elastomers Product Line Expands II-16
Freudenberg-NOK GP Unveils Elastomers for Liquid Injection
Molding II-16
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES) Broadens its Product Line II-16

5. Recent Industry Activity II-17
GE Bayer Silicones to Augment Capacity II-17
Georgia-Columbian Chemicals to Erect Carbon Black Facility in
Brazil II-17
Septon, US Subsidiary of Kuraray to Amplify Capacity II-17
Apollo Management Acquires Part of Eastman’s Coatings II-17
Cytec Plans to Acquire UCBs Chemicals Business II-17
Cray Valley Aims Acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s UV/Electron Beam
Resin II-17
Bayer MaterialScience Signs Agreement with Plastic
Technologie Service II-18
Lion Chemical Acquires DSM Copolymer’s SBR Plant II-18
Kraton Polymers Rambles SBS Output II-18
APA Teams Up with TPE Solutions to Make Elastomers II-18
Braun Formenbau Changes Name II-18
Network Polymers Enhances Distribution Line, Adds Nycoa Products II-18
Cooper-Standard Substitutes Rubber with TPE II-18
Mitsui and Polymer-Chemie Enter Joint Venture II-19
Mitsui Plans a New EPDM Plant II-19
Cabot Purchases Joint Venture Firm II-19
Hi-Tech Rubber Forms Alliance with Two Sister Companies II-19
Hi-Tech Acquires Inland Technologies II-19
American Rubber Products Plans Closure of Rubber Facility II-19
West Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Drug-injection Products II-20
Gallina Relocates Polycarbonate Making to US II-20
Alcopack Group Starts New Production Line II-20
Molded Plastic Components Augments Capacity II-20
PerkinElmer Makes Deal with Malvern II-20
British Vita Acquires Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri’s TPE
Business II-20
GLS Bonds With M. Holland II-20
DSM Engineering to Set up New Facility II-21
Noveon Begins New TPU Plant II-21
Ticona Plans Riteflex Elastomers Capacity Expansion II-21
Krauss-Maffei Opens New Office in China II-21
Netsal Starts Independent Operations in China II-21
Crompton Merges with Great Lakes Chemical II-21
Kuraray’s New TPE Facility Commences Operations II-21
Noveon Disposes its Solvent-Based Polyurethane Line II-21
DIC Plans Closure of EPDM Plant in Japan II-22
Solvay Acquires Thermoplastic Rubber Systems II-22
Oil States Acquires Elastomer Assets from CDI II-22
PolyOne and Merquinsa Join Forces to Develop OnFlex-U II-22
Texas Pacific Group Acquires KRATON Polymers from Ripplewood II-22
Noveon Purchases Assets of Thermedics Polymer II-22
Lee Chang Acquires Polimeri II-22
KRATON Polymers Expands Capacity in Brazil II-23
GE Plastics Collaborates with GLS II-23
British Vita Gets Hold of Polytex SAS II-23
DSM Elastomers Americas Closes its EPDM Unit II-23
Ter Hell Plastic GmbH Inks Pact with GLS Corp II-23
DuPont Dow Inks a Deal with PolyOne Noveon Acquires Assets of
Gemoplast II-23
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES), Hydro S&S and Sei Woo
Rubber Works in Alliance II-23
PTS Plastic in Alliance with Teknor Apex II-24
GLS Inks Pact with BASF Corp II-24
Advanced Elastomer Systems NV/SA Inks a Deal with
Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SpA II-24

6. Focus on Select Players II-25
Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P (US) II-25
A. Schulman, Inc (US) II-25
Arkema Inc (US) II-25
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) II-25
British Vita Plc (UK) II-26
VTC Elastoteknik AB (Sweden) II-26
Chemtura Corporation (US) II-26
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan) II-26
Dexco Polymers LP (US) II-27
DSM Elastomers (The Netherlands) II-27
DuPont Performance Elastomers (US) II-27
Dynasol (Spain) II-27
Freudenberg-NOK (US) II-27
GE Plastics (US) II-28
GLS Corporation (US) II-28
Kraton Polymers (US) II-28
Kuraray Co., Ltd (Japan) II-28
Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation (Taiwan) II-28
Merquinsa (Spain) II-29
Multibase SA (France) II-29
Noveon Inc (US) II-29
Polimeri Europa (Italy) II-29
PTS Plastic Technologie Service GmbH (Germany) II-30
Polyone Corp (US) II-30
RTP Company (US) II-30
Solvay Engineered Polymers (US) II-30
Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd (Japan) II-30
Teknor Apex (US) II-31
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-31
Toyobo Co Ltd (Japan) II-31
Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA (Italy) II-32
Zeon Chemicals (Japan) II-32

7. Global Market Perspective II-33
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 8: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers
by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-
Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 9: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991,
1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Styrenic Block Copolymers by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 11: World Historic Review for Styrenic Block Copolymers
by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 12: World 20-Year Perspective for Styrenic Block
Copolymers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991,
1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Polyolefins by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 14: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Polyolefins
by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 15: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Polyolefins by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991,
1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart)II-28 II-39

Table 17: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 18: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (
excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991,
1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region
US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 20 : World Historic Review for Other Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 21: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991,
1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Table 22: US Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers for 2004 &
2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for
Automotive, Industrial, Building and Construction,
Adhesives/Coatings, Consumer Goods and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 23: US Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004
& 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for
Adhesives, Asphalt Modification, Modified Bitumen Roofing,
Polymer Modification, Fibers, Footwear, Consumer Goods and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 24: US Thermoplastic Elastomers Market for 2004 & 2005
(E): Market Share of Leading Manufacturers for Kraton
Polymers, Advanced Elastomer Systems, DuPont, Noveon Inc,
GLS Corp., Basell and Others (includes corresponding Graph
/Chart) III-3
Focus on Select Players III-4
Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P III-4
A. Schulman, Inc III-4
Arkema Inc III-4
Chemtura Corporation III-4
Dexco Polymers LP III-4
DuPont Performance Elastomers III-4
Freudenberg-NOK III-4
GE Plastics III-5
GLS Corporation III-5
Kraton Polymers III-5
Noveon Inc III-5
PolyOne Corp III-6
RTP Company III-6
Solvay Engineered Polymers III-6
Teknor Apex III-6
The Dow Chemical Company III-6
Product Launches/Developments III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 26: US Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by
Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 27: US 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

2. Canada III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Strategic Corporate Development III-16
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic
Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 29: Canadian Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through
2000includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 30: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

3. Japan III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Table 31: Japanese Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for
2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for
Adhesives, Polymer Modification, Footwear, Asphalt
Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18
Focus on Select Players III-19
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha III-19
Kuraray Co., Ltd III-19
Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd III-19
Toyobo Co Ltd III-19
Zeon Chemicals III-19
Product Launch III-20
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic
Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 34: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

4. Europe III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Table 35: European Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers:
Countries Ranked by CAGR (2001-2010)
France, Germany,
Italy, UK and Spain (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 36: European Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers:
Product Segments Ranked by CAGR (2001-2010)
Styrene Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Thermoplastic
Polyolefins (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 37: European Thermoplastic Elastomers Market for
2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Segment
for Automotive, Footwear, Bitumen Modification, Adhesives/
Coatings, Polymer Modification, Wire & Cable and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 38: European Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers
2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by Major End-Use
Sector for Footwear, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Adhesives/
Coatings, Asphalt Modification, Polymer Modification,
Automotive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Significant Developments in European TPE Market III-25
Focus on Select Players III-25
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) III-25
British Vita PLC (UK) III-25
VTC Elastoteknik AB (Sweden) III-26
DSM Elastomers (The Netherlands) III-26
Dynasol (Spain) III-26
Merquinsa (Spain) III-26
Multibase SA (France) III-27
Polimeri Europa (Italy) III-27
PTS Plastic Technologie Service GmbH (Germany) III-27
Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA (Italy) III-27
Product Launches/Developments III-28
Strategic Corporate Developments III-29
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 39: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region
France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 40: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic
Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 41: European Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Geographic Region
France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 42: European Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 43: European 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest
of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 44: European 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

4a. France III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Table 45: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic
Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 46: French Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 47: French 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

4b. Germany III-36
Market Analysis III-36
Table 48: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 49: German Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 50: German 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

4c. Italy III-38
Market Analysis III-38
Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 52: Italian Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 53: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

4d. The United Kingdom III-40
Market Analysis III-40
Table 54: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment- Styrenic Block
Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 55: UK Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers
by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 56: UK 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

4e. Spain III-42
Market Analysis III-42
Table 57: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic
Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic
Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 58: Spanish Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment- Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 59: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

4f. Rest of Europe III-44
Market Analysis III-44
Table 60: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment -
Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins,
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 61: Rest of European Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 62: Rest of European 20-Year Perspective for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5. Asia-Pacific III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Table 63: Styrenic Block Copolymers Market in Asia-Pacific
for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector
for Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Adhesives, Modified
Bitumen Roofing and Others (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-46

TABLE 64: Thermoplastic Elastomers Market in China (2003):
Market Shares of Leading Producers by Volume of Production

Jilin Chemical Industrial Stock Co Ltd, Beijing Yanshan
Petrochemical Industrial Stock Co Ltd, Qilu Petrochemical
Industrial Corp, Daqing Petrochemical Corp, Sinopec
Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Corp and Maoming
Petrochemical Corp (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart). III-47
Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation
Key
Taiwanese Player III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments III-47
B.Market Analytics III-48
Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment -
Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins,
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 67: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic
Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets
for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

6. Rest of World III-50
Market Analysis III-50
Table 68: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment -
Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins,
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-50

Table 69: Rest of World Historic Review for Thermoplastic
Elastomers by Product Segment
Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 70: Rest of World 20-Year Perspective for
Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment
Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers,
Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and
Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

IV. COMPETITION

1. A. Schulman, Inc. (USA) IV-1
Table 71: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Nine
Months Ended, May) (In US$ millions) IV-2

Table 72: Annual Sales Analysis by Segments: 2003-2004
(In US$ millions) IV-3

Table 73: Quarterly Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
millions) IV-3

Table 74: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical Region:
2003-2004 (In US$ millions) IV-3
2. Aicar SA (Spain) IV-5
3. Albis Plastic GmbH (Germany) IV-6
Albis North America (USA) IV-6
Albis Plastique France Sarl (France) IV-8
4. AlphaGary Corporation (USA) IV-9
5. Ariel Industries
Applied Polymers Div (Australia) IV-9
6. Arkema SA (France) IV-10
Arkema SA (France) IV-30
Table 75: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
billion) IV-30
7. Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan) IV-34
Table 76: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-35

Table 77: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-36

Table 78: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2003-2004 (In ¥ billion) IV-36
8. Ashland Distribution Company (USA) IV-40
Table 79: Half-Yearly Sales Comparison by Quarters:
2003-2004 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-40
9. Bada AG (Germany) IV-41
10. Basell NV (The Netherlands) IV-42
11. BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) IV-44
Table 80: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1)
(In € billion) IV-51

Table 81: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2004-2005 (Q1) (In € billion) IV-52
Table 82: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2004-2005 (Q1) (In € billion) IV-52
Table 83: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
billion) IV-52

Table 84: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2003-2004
(In € billion) IV-52

Table 85: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In € billion) IV-53

Table 86: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical Region:
2003-2004 (In € billion) IV-53
BASF Corporation (USA) IV-62
Table 87: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-63
Basf Aktiengesellschaft’s Part (Germany) IV-70
12. Billion Plastics Private Limited (India) IV-71
13. British Vita PLC (UK) IV-72
Table 88: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In £
million) IV-74

Table 89: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In £ million) IV-74

Table 90: nnual Sales Analysis by Geographical Region:
2003-2004 (In £ million) IV-74
VTC Elastoteknik AB (Sweden) IV-76
14. Celanese AG (Germany) IV-78
Table 91: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (H1)
(In € million) IV-79

Table 92: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-
2005 (H1) (In € million) IV-80

Table 93: Annual Sales Analysis: 2002-2003 (In €
million) IV-80

Table 94: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2002-2003
(In € million) IV-80

Table 95: Annual Sales Analysis by Gseographic Regions:
2002-2003 (In € billion) IV-80
Ticona GmbH (Germany) IV-83
Ticona (USA) IV-86
15. Chemtura Corporation (USA) IV-88
16. Degussa AG-High Performance Polymers Div . (Germany) IV-89
17. Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan) IV-90
Table 96: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
million) IV-91

Table 97: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2003-2005 (In ¥ million) IV-92
18. Dexco Polymers LP (USA) IV-99
19. Diamond & Network Polymers, Inc. (USA) IV-100
20. Dieter Westrich Kunststofftechnik (Germany) IV-101
21. Dow Chemical Company, The (USA) IV-102
Table 98: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-105

Table 99: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-
2005 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-105

Table 100: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2004-2005 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-106

Table 101: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-106

Table 102: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In US$ million) IV-106
Dow Corning Corporation (USA) IV-113
Multibase SA (France) IV-115
Multibase, Inc. (USA) IV-115
22. DSM NV (The Netherlands) IV-116
Table 103: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (H1)
(In € million) IV-120

Table 104: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segments:
2004-2005 (H1) (In € million) IV-121

Table 105: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
million) IV-121

Table 106: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2003-2004 (In € million) IV-121

Table 107: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2003-2004 (In € million) IV-121
DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers BV (The Netherlands) IV-124
DSM Idemitsu Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-125
23. Dynasol Elastomeros (Spain) IV-127
24. E. I. Du Pont DE Nemours and Company (USA) IV-129
Table 108: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1)
(In US$ billion) IV-131

Table 109: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
Billion) IV-131

Table 110: Quarterly Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
billion) IV-132

Table 111: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment : 2003-2004
(In US$ billion) IV-132

Table 112: Annual Sales Analysis By Geographic Region :
2003-2004 (In US$ billion) IV-132
Dupont Dow Elastomers LLC (USA) IV-143
25. Ein Gal
Polyurethane (Israel) IV-149
26. EMS Chemie AG (Germany) IV-149
27. Equistar Chemicals Lp (USA IV-150
28. ExxonMobil Chemical Company (US) IV-154
Table 113: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-154
Advanced Elastomer Systems LP (USA) IV-162
ExxonMobil Chemical Central Europe GmbH (Germany) IV-165
29. Firestone Polymers (USA) IV-167
30. Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG (Germany) IV-168
31. Freudenberg-Nok (USA) IV-169
32. Galstaff Multiresine SpA (Italy) IV-172
33. GE Plastics (USA) IV-173
GE Plastics GmbH (Germany) IV-176
LNP Engineering Plastics, Inc. (USA) IV-177
34. GLS Corporation (USA) IV-180
35. Hadjilucas SA (Greece) IV-181
36. Helsa-Werke Helmut Sandler GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany) IV-182
37. Hitech Polymers, Inc. (USA) IV-183
38. Huntsman Corporation
39. First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1) IV-184
Table 114: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1)
(In US $ million) IV-186
Table 115: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Product
Segment: 200-2005 (Q1) (In US$ million) IV-186
Table 116: Annual Sales Analysis: 2002-2004 (In US $
million) IV-186

Table 117: Annual Sales Analysis by Product Segment:
2003-2004 (In US$ million) IV-186

Table 118: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2003-2004 (In US$ million) IV-187
Huntsman (Germany) GmbH Betriebssttte Osnabrck (Germany) IV-191
40. I.P.U. Industries Ltd. (Israel) IV-192
41. Icopal GmbH (Germany) IV-193
42. Interchemol SP. Z O.O (Poland). IV-193
43. Interorgana GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany) IV-194
44. Jilin Chemical Industrial Company Limited (China) IV-196
Table 119: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
billion) IV-196

Table 120: Annual Sales Analysis By Product Segment:
2003-2004 (In US$ billion) IV-196
45. JPS Industries, Inc. (USA) IV-197
Table 121: Half-Yearly Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-198

Table 122: Half-Yearly Sales Analysis by Business
Segment: 2003-2004 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-199
46. J-Von (USA) IV-200
47. Keelson Company (USA) IV-200
48. Krahn Chemie GmbH (Germany) IV-201
49. Kraiburg TPE GmbH (Germany) IV-202
Kraiburg TPE Corporation (USA) IV-202
50. Kraton Polymers, Inc . (USA) IV-203
51. Kuo Paoch Technology & Material Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) IV-205
52. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-206
Table 123: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In ¥
million) IV-206

Table 124: Annual Sales Comparison by Segment: 2004-
2005 (In ¥ million) IV-207
Table 125: Annual Sales Comparison by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ million) IV-207
Kuraray Holdings USA, Inc. (USA) IV-216
53. KVS Eckert & Woelk GmbH (Germany) IV-217
54. Lanxess AG (Germany) IV-218
Table 126: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1)
(In € million) IV-218

Table 127: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2004-2005 (Q1) (In € million) IV-218
Table 128: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2004-2005 (Q1) (In € million) IV-219
Table 129: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
million) IV-219
Lanxess Corporation (USA) IV-220
55. Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corp. (Taiwan) IV-223
56. LG Chem Ltd. (Korea) IV-226
57. Lucobit Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) IV-228
58. Lyondell Chemical Company (USA) IV-229
Table 130: Half Yealy Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-231

Table 131: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004
-2005 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-231

Table 132: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-231
59. Maoming Petrochemical Corporation (China) IV-234
60. Melitek A/S (Denmark) IV-235
61. Merquinsa (Spain) IV-237
62. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) IV-240
Table 133: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Q1)
(In ¥ million) IV-242

Table 134: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2005-2006 (Q1) (In ¥ million) IV-242

Table 135: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
million) IV-243

Table 136: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ million) IV-243

Table 137: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In ¥ million) IV-243

Table 138: Annual Sales Analysis by Region: 2003-2004
(In ¥ million) IV-243
63. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) IV-248
Table 139: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In ¥
billion) IV-248

Table 140: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2003-2004 (In ¥ billion) IV-249

Table 141: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2003-2004 (In ¥ billion) IV-249
Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc. (USA) IV-256
64. Mugyanta-Dorolac Vegyipari Kft. (Hungary) IV-257
65. Nippon Kasei Chemical Company Limited (Japan) IV-258
Table 142: Annual Sales Analysis: 2002-2004 (In ¥
billion) IV-259
66. Noveon, Inc. (USA) IV-260
Table 143: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-261
67. Oil States Industries, Inc. (USA) IV-265
68. Perstorp Chemitec SpA (Italy) IV-266
69. Plastor, SPOL. S R.O (Czech Republic). IV-267
70. Pleiger Handel GmbH & CO. KG (Germany) IV-268
71. Polimeri Europa SpA (Italy) IV-269
Table 144: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
million) IV-270

Table 145: Annual Sales Analysis by Division: 2003-2004
(In € million) IV-270

Table 146: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2003-2004 (In € million) IV-270
72. Polykemi AB (Sweden) IV-272
73. Polyone Corporation (USA) IV-273
Table 147: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Nine
Months Ended, September) (In US$ million) IV-274

Table 148: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004
-2005 (Nine Months Ended, September) (In US$ million) IV-275

Table 149: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In US$
million) IV-275

Table 150: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In US$ million) IV-275

Table 151: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2003-2004 (In US$ million) IV-275
Polyone Th Bergmann GmbH (Germany) IV-281
74. PTS Plastic Technologie Service Marketing
& Vertriebs
-GmbH (Germany) IV-282
75. Ravago Plastic Germany GmbH (Germany) IV-283
76. Reichelt Chemietechnik GmbH + Co. (Germany) IV-284
77. Repsol YPF SA (Spain) IV-285
Table 152: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003
-2004 (H1) (In € billion) IV-286
Table 153: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2003-2004 (H1) (In € billion) IV-287
78. Resin Express AG (Switzerland) IV-290
79. Rowa France Sarl (France) IV-291
80. RTP Company (USA) IV-292
81. S.I.Q. Italiana Srl (Italy) IV-296
82. Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Corporation (China) IV-296
83. Solvay SA (Belgium) IV-297
Table 154: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Q1)
(In € million) IV-298

Table 155: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
million) IV-298

Table 156: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In € million) IV-298
Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc. (USA) IV-306
84. Spartech Corporation (USA) IV-310
Table 157: Half-Yearly Sales Comparison: 2003-2004 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-311

Table 158: Half-Yearly Sales Comparison by Segment:
2003-2004 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-311
85. Stami France (France) IV-315
86. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-316
Table 159: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Q1)
(In ¥ billion) IV-317
Table 160: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Business
Segment: 2005-2006 (Q1) (In ¥ billion) IV-318
Table 161: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-318

Table 162: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-318

Table 163: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2003-2004 (In ¥ billion) IV-319

Table 164: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical
Region: 2003-2004 (In ¥ billion) IV-319
Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc. (USA) IV-326
87. Synergy Multibase Ltd. (India) IV-327
88. Tecnovinil SpA (Italy) IV-327
89. Teknor Apex Company (USA) IV-328
Singapore Polymer Corporation (Pte) Ltd. (Singapore) IV-332
90. Thyssenkrupp Elastomertechnik GmbH (Germany) IV-335
91. Toyobo Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-337
Table 165: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In ¥
billion) IV-338
92. Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA (Italy) IV-340
93. VI-Chem Corporation (USA) IV-342
94. W & M Kunststoff-Technik GmbH (Germany) IV-345
95. Wacker-Chemie GmbH (Germany) IV-346
Table 166: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2004 (In €
million) IV-347

Table 167: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segments:
2003-2004 (In € million) IV-347
Wacker Silicones (USA) IV-349
96. Zeon Chemicals LP (USA) IV-350

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