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Specialty Films - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 338545
  • March 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 852 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Specialty Films in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Polyester Films, Nylon Films, Polycarbonate Films, Fluoropolymer Films, and Other Specialty Films (Incl. Polyimides) The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 917 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3M Company, Bayer AG, Bayer MaterialScience AG, Bekaert Specialty Films, Bemis Associates, Inc., Biaxis Oy Ltd, American Biaxis Inc., CPFilms, Inc., Dow Chemical, DuPont, DuPont Teijin Films, Eastman Chemical Company, Garware Polyester Limited, Griffon Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., Hyosung Corp., Kaneka Corporation, Kolon Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., Polyplex Corporation Ltd, Polyplex (Thailand) Public Company Limited, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Sealed Air Corporation, SKC Co., Ltd. Teijin Ltd., Toray Industries Incorporated, Toyobo Co., Ltd., UNITIKA Ltd., and Westlake Plastics Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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SPECIALTY FILMS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Polyester (PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate) Films I-4
Nylon Films I-4
Polycarbonate Films I-4
Fluoropolymer Films I-4
Other Specialty Films I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. Market Snapshots II-1

2. Market Overview II-2
Analysis by Geographic Region II-2
Europe - The Largest Specialty Films Market II-2
Asia-Pacific - The Hub of Future Market Growth II-2
Table 1: Worldwide Market for Specialty Films (2000-2010):
Geographic Regions Ranked by Growth - Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Europe, US, Canada, Japan, and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Analysis by Product Type II-3
Polyester Films - The Undisputed Leader II-3
Table 2: Global PET Market (2004-2010) in 000 tons
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Polycarbonate Films Rank Second II-3
Table 3: Worldwide Market for Specialty Films (2000-2010):
Product Types Ranked by Growth - Polyester, Nylon
Fluoropolymers, Polycarbonate and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Market Highlights II-3

3. Industry Overview II-5
Specialty Films Outlook Brightens II-5
Specialty Films - A Niche Market II-5
Asia Leads in Polyester Production II-6
Specialty Film Industry Faces More Challenges II-6
Digital Era and Asian Crisis Squeeze Polyester Film Market II-6
Polyester Film Recovers from Doldrums II-6
Growing Importance of High-Barrier Packaging II-7
End-Use Market Scenario II-7
Current Scenario of High-Performance Barrier Films II-7

4. Market Trends II-8
Excess Capacity Bothers Biaxially Oriented Polyester Film Market II-8
Asia-Pacific and Latin America - Offering High Growth Potential II-8
Changing Dynamics Drive Growth of Specialty Films II-8
Consolidation - The New Trend II-8
Increasing Share of Offshore Low-cost Products in Developed
Regions II-9
Two Prominent Strategies II-9
Growth Drivers II-9
Cost and Performance Pressures Spur Growth II-9
Market Rigidity Gratifies Margins of Industry Majors II-10
Polyester Films Drive Specialty Film Growth II-10
Technological Developments - A Decisive Factor to Enhance Profits II-10
Barrier Films - Bright Prospects in Healthcare Industry II-10
Case-Ready Packaging Boosts Barrier Film Consumption II-11
Flexible Packaging Gains Ground II-11
Flexible Printed Circuits Jack PI Growth II-11
Specialty Films in Textile Market II-11
Safety and Security Films - Mirroring growth II-12
PET Price Trends II-12

5. A Segmental Review II-13
Polyester Films - The Largest Specialty Films Segment II-13
Extruded and Metallized Films II-13
Competitive Scenario II-14
Nylon Films II-14
Polycarbonate Films II-14
Fluoropolymer Films II-14
Other Films II-15

6. Product Overview II-16
Specialty Films II-16
Major Categories of Specialty Films II-16
Polyester Films II-16
Manufacturing Process of Polyester Film II-17
End-Use Applications of PET Films II-17
Polyester Film End-Use Markets II-18
Competitors to PET Films II-18
Nylon Films II-18
Polycarbonate Films II-18
Major End-Use Applications II-18
Polyimide Films II-19
A Review of Raw Materials for Specialty Films II-19
Polyester (PET-Polyethylene Terephthalate) II-19
Characteristics II-19
Sources of PET II-19
Nylon II-19
Polycarbonate II-20
Fluoropolymers II-20
Classification of Films by Functionality II-20
Barrier Films II-20
Moisture Barrier Films II-21
Vapor Barrier Films II-21
Oxygen Barrier Films II-21
Decorative Films II-22
Conductive Films II-22
Safety and Security Films II-22
Surface Films II-23
Breathable Films II-23
Light Control Films II-24
Aclar Film II-24
End-Use Applications of Aclar II-24

7. Flexible Packaging - A Major End-Use Market II-26
Recent Trends in the Industry II-26
Raw Materials Pressurize Profitability II-27

8. Product Introductions/Launches II-28
3M Adds New Designs to Window Film Fasara Line II-28
3M Launches New Prestige Series Ultra II-28
DuPont Introduces Optilon Anti Reflective Film II-28
Technicote Launches 2 mil Clear Laser Printable Polyester II-28
Toray Plastics Launches Two New CPP Sealant Films II-29
Arlon Introduces New PVC Film DPF 4560-GTX with Bubble-
Release Adhesive II-29
DSM Engineering Launches Breathable-Grade AVT Films II-30
Victrex Launches Versatile Film APTIV™ II-30
Toray Plastics Develops Lumirror FA5 Matte Polyester Film II-30
Toray Plastics Introduces ‘Barrialox’ 1011EG-C1 Barrier
Performance Film II-31
AF Baricol Introduces BARIPET FL-45 Lidding Film II-31
Omniflex Launches New Range of Ether-Amide Films II-31
GBC Films Introduces 7100 Metalized PET Films in Europe II-32
Toray Develops Multiple Optical Functions- Integrating Films II-32
SKC Develops Fancylite Film with Nano-Thick Layers II-32
Sealed Air Rolls Out Cryovac RD-45 Shrink Film II-33
Arlon Introduces Digitally Printed Film DPF 4590MT II-33
Toray Plastics Rolls Out Lumilid Xls5 Printable Lidding Film II-33
MacDermid Autotype Introduces New Sigmagraf UVjet AM Film II-34
MacDermid Autotype Launches New Film for Mercedes II-34
GE Introduces New Ultem 5000B Film II-34
Kuraray Develops New Retort Resistant Kurarister II-34
EVALCA Introduces KURARISTER Gas Barrier Film II-35
Honeywell Introduces Superior Moisture Barrier Film, AclarFlex II-35
Honeywell Launches New Moisture Barrier Film II-35
BSF Unveils Solar Gard® LX 70 II-35
BSF Introduces Hilite 70 II-35
Creative Film Introduces Brushed Metal Films II-36

9. Recent Industry Activity II-37
3M Acquires Stake in PolyMask II-37
SKC Commences Construction of Optical Film Facility in Poland II-37
SKC Enters into a Joint Venture Agreement with Rohm and Haas II-37
Rohm Acquires Light Management Films Operations of Kodak II-38
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics II-38
Victrex and Covalence Form Partnership to Produce Pressure
Sensitive Tapes II-38
InterCrossIP Enters into a License Agreement with SFU and
Ceimig for PMOD II-39
Solvay Solexis Signs Agreement with Thin Film Electronics II-39
Klöckner Divests Flexible Films Business II-39
Ube Expands Polyimide Film Production Capacity II-40
Bayer MaterialScience Snaps Up Taiwan Based Ure-Tech Group II-40
Anhui Tongae Completes Construction of PET Film Facility II-40
Viapack Acquires P&O Packaging II-41
Polyplex Plans Capacity Expansion of PET Films II-41
SKC Commences Operations at New Chemical Film Production Center II-41
Shinkong Takes Over Lofo II-41
Bayer to Set Up a Polycarbonate Film Factory in Thailand II-42
Sigdopack Establishes New Facility to Manufacture BOPA Films II-42
Clopay Acquires Finotech II-42
Argotec Invests in TPU Films Business II-42
DSM Intensifies Nylon Production II-42

10. Focus on Select Players II-43
3M Company (USA) II-43
Bayer AG (Germany) II-43
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) II-43
Bekaert Specialty Films (USA) II-44
Bemis Associates Inc. (USA) II-44
Biaxis Oy Ltd. (Finland) II-44
American Biaxis Inc. (Canada) II-45
CPFilms Inc. (USA) II-45
Dow Chemical (USA) II-45
DuPont (USA) II-46
DuPont Teijin Films (USA) II-46
Eastman Chemical Company (USA) II-46
Garware Polyester Limited (India) II-47
Griffon Corporation (USA) II-47
Honeywell International Incorporated (USA) II-47
Hyosung Corp. (South Korea) II-48
Kaneka Corporation (Japan) II-48
Kolon Industries Inc. (Korea) II-48
Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. (USA) II-48
Polyplex Corporation Ltd. (India) II-49
Polyplex (Thailand) Public Company Ltd. II-49
SABIC Innovative Plastics (USA) II-49
Sealed Air Corporation (USA) II-50
SKC Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-50
Teijin Ltd. (Japan) II-50
Toray Industries Incorporated (Japan) II-51
Toyobo Co., Ltd (Japan) II-51
UNITIKA Ltd. (Japan) II-51
Westlake Plastics Company (USA) II-52

11. Global Market Perspective II-53
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Specialty Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 5: World Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Polyester Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 8: World Long-Term Projections for Polyester Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyester Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Nylon Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 11: World Long-Term Projections for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Nylon Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Polycarbonate Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 14: World Long-Term Projections for Polycarbonate Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Polycarbonate Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Fluoropolymer Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 17: World Long-Term Projections for Fluoropolymer Films
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Fluoropolymer Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Films by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 20: World Long-Term Projections for Other Films by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 to 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Films by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Cutthroat Competition Among Players III-1
Recovery of Polyester Films III-1
Growth Drivers III-1
Growing Performance Needs in End-Use Sector III-1
Barrier Films Drive Plastic Films Demand III-2
Demand Spurs for Metallized Films, Biodegradable Films and
Water Soluble Films III-2
Price- A Key Factor in Specialty Films for Packaging Sector III-2
High-Performance Plastic Films- A Niche Market III-2
Strong Growth for Polycarbonate Film Market III-2
Polyethylene Resins - A Stable Market III-2
Surface Security Films Gaining Momentum III-3
Major Specialty Film Trends III-3
Drivers for Innovation in Specialty Films III-3
End-Use Applications of Specialty Films: A Market Study by
Product Type III-3
Flexible Packaging - The Largest End- Use Market III-3
Competitive Landscape of Flexible Packaging Industry III-4
Challenges in the Flexible Packaging Business III-4
Select Players III-4
Product Introductions/Launches III-10
Strategic Developments III-16
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 22: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon,
Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 23: US Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 24: US 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

2. Canada III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Overview and Outlook III-20
American Biaxis Inc. - A Key Player III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 26: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 27: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and
Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

3. Japan III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Overview and Outlook III-23
Product Launches/Recent Industry Activity III-23
Select Players III-24
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 28: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 29: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 30: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and
Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

4. Europe III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Analysis by Region III-28
Table 31: European Market for Specialty Films: Geographic
Regions Ranked by Growth (2000-2010) -Germany, UK, France,
Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Analysis by Product Type III-28
Table 32: European Market for Specialty Films: Product
Types Ranked by Growth (2000-2010) - Nylon, Fluoropolymers,
Polyester, Polycarbonate, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
An Overview of European Specialty Films Market III-29
Product Launches III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments III-30
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 33: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 34: European Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 35: European 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 36: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 37: European Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 38: European 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and
Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

4a. France III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 39: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 40: French Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 41: French 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

4b. Germany III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Overview and Outlook III-39
Key Players III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 42: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 43: German Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 44: German 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

4c. Italy III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Overview and Outlook III-42
Key Players III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 45: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 46: Italian Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 47: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

4d. United Kingdom III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 48: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon,
Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 49: UK Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 50: UK 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

4e. Spain III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 51: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 52: Spanish Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 53: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

4f. Russia III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 54: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 55: Russian Long-Term Projections for Specialty Films
by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 56: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Films by
Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues for
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers, and Other
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

4g. Rest of Europe III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Recent Industry Activity III-51
Biaxis Oy Ltd. (Finland) - A Key Player III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 57: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type -
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 58: Rest of Europe Long-Term Projections for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 59: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers, and Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

5. Asia-Pacific III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Overview and Outlook III-55
Asian Countries Grab Lion’s Share in Polyester Production III-55
Effect of Asian Crisis III-55
PET Film Industry in India III-55
Indian Polyester Exports Scenario III-56
Select Players III-56
Strategic Developments/Product Launches III-58
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester,
Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 61: Asia-Pacific Long-Term Projections for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers, and Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

6. Latin America III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Overview and Outlook III-62
Recent Industry Activity III-62
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 63: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type -
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 64: Latin American Long-Term Projections for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 65: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Specialty
Films by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers, and Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

7. Rest of World III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 66: Rest of the World Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Specialty Films by Product Type -
Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 67: Rest of the World Long-Term Projections for
Specialty Films by Product Type - Polyester, Nylon,
Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 68: Rest of the World 10-Year Perspective for
Specialty Films by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Revenues for Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate,
Fluoropolymers, and Other Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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