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Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications (Automotive, Consumer, Electrical & Electronic, Medical, Optical Media, Packaging & Sheet & Film) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018

  • ID: 2754959
  • February 2014
  • 183 Pages
  • Markets and Markets
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bayer Material Science
  • Chi Mei Corporation
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Lg Chem
  • Nudec.S.A.
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • MORE

Polycarbonate is a dominant engineering plastic. It upholds the image of commodity plastics due to the high consumption and its applicability in a varied range of industries. The PC market experiences strong growth that is expected to become robust in the future. This growth is due to its tremendous physical properties that make it an efficient replacement for traditional plastics and other materials.

PC resins market is experiencing huge growth, which is expected to continue in the near future, mainly driven by the highly growing Asia-Pacific region and intense efforts at the customer's end to provide better products. Significant amount of investments are made by various market players in order to be prepared to serve the high potential regions in future. Presently, Asia-Pacific and Western Europe are the largest consumers of PC resins.

The key drivers of the industry are its applicability in electrical & electronic manufacturing and increased use of in automotive applications. Bisphenol A residue in PC packaging is a restraining factor that prevails in the market, which limits the consumption. Increasing penetration in various applications such as medical equipment, READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bayer Material Science
  • Chi Mei Corporation
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Lg Chem
  • Nudec.S.A.
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • MORE

1 Introduction
1.1 Key Take-Aways
1.2 Report Description
1.3 Stakeholders
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Market Size
1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
1.4.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights
3.1 Polycarbonate Market Segments
3.2 Polycarbonate Market Dynamics
3.3 Polycarbonate Market Outlook
3.4 Polycarbonate Market By Application

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.2.1 Producers
4.2.2 Suppliers & Distributors
4.2.3 End-User Markets
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Drivers
4.3.1.1 Growing Demand For Blu-Ray Discs
4.3.1.2 Growing Demand From The Automotive Industry
4.3.2 Restraint
4.3.2.1 Residual Bpa In Food Packaging
4.3.3 Opportunities
4.3.3.1 Demand From Id Card Applications
4.3.3.2 High Application In The Electrical & Electronics
4.3.4 Winning Imperatives
4.3.4.1 High Growth Scenario In The Asia-Pacific Region
4.3.5 Burning Issues
4.3.5.1 Switching To Non-Phosgene Methods
4.4 Market Share Analysis
4.5 Porter'S Five Force Analysis
4.5.1 Supplier'S Power
4.5.2 Threat Of New Entrants
4.5.3 Threat Of Substitutes
4.5.4 Buyer'S Power
4.5.5 Degree Of Competition

5 Polycarbonate Resin Market, By Application
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Automotive
5.3 Consumer
5.4 Electrical & Electronic
5.5 Medical
5.6 Optical Media
5.7 Packaging
5.8 Sheet & Film
5.9 Others

6 Polycarbonate Market, By Geography
6.1 Introduction
6.1.1 North America
6.1.1.1 U.S.
6.1.1.2 Canada
6.1.1.3 Mexico
6.1.2 Western Europe
6.1.2.1 Germany
6.1.2.2 France
6.1.2.3 Italy
6.1.2.4 Spain
6.1.2.5 U.K.
6.1.3 Asia-Pacific
6.1.3.1 China
6.1.3.2 India
6.1.3.3 Japan
6.1.3.4 South Korea
6.1.3.5 Taiwan
6.1.4 Row
6.1.4.1 Brazil
6.1.4.2 Russia

7 Bio-Based Polycarbonate

8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Introduction
8.2 New Product Launch: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
8.3 Maximum Developments In 2010 & 2012
8.4 Asia-Pacific: Region With Maximum Developments
8.5 Bayer Material Science Ag, Sabic Ip, Styron: The Leading Market Participants

9 Company Profiles
9.1 Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
9.2 Bayer Material Science
9.3 Chi Mei Corporation
9.4 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
9.5 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
9.6 Lg Chem
9.7 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
9.8 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
9.9 Nudec.S.A.
9.1 Sabic Innovative Plastics
9.11 Samyang Corporation
9.12 Styron
9.13 Sumika Styron Polycarbonate Limited
9.14 Teijin Ltd.
9.15 Unigel S.A.

List Of Tables

Table 1 PC Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 2 PC Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 3 PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 4 PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 5 PC: Major Blends & Their Applications
Table 6 Automotive Production, By Country, 2012
Table 7 Electronic Equipment Production, By Geography, 2012
Table 8 PC Industries & Their Applications
Table 9 PC Properties
Table 10 Automotive: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 11 Consumer: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 12 Electrical & Electronic: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 13 Medical: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 14 Optical Media: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 15 Packaging: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 16 Sheet & Film: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 17 Others: PC Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 18 North America: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 19 North America: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 20 North America: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 21 U.S.: Major Trade Markets
Table 22 U.S.: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 23 U.S.: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 24 Canada: Major Trade Markets
Table 25 Canada: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 26 Canada: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 27 Mexico: Major Trade Markets
Table 28 Mexico: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 29 Mexico: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 30 Western Europe: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 31 Western Europe: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Western Europe: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 33 Germany: Major Trade Markets
Table 34 Germany: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 35 Germany: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 36 France: Major Trade Markets
Table 37 France: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 38 France: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 39 Italy: Major Trade Markets
Table 40 Italy: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 41 Italy: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 42 Spain: Major Trade Markets
Table 43 Spain: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 44 Spain: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 45 U.K.: Major Trade Markets
Table 46 U.K.: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 47 U.K.: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 51 China: Major Trade Markets
Table 52 China: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 53 China: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 54 India: Major Trade Markets
Table 55 India: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 56 India: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 57 Japan: Major Trade Markets
Table 58 Japan: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 59 Japan: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 60 South Korea: Major Trade Markets
Table 61 South Korea: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 62 South Korea: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 63 Taiwan: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 64 Taiwan: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 65 Row: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 66 Brazil: Major Trade Markets
Table 67 Brazil: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 68 Brazil: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 69 Russia: Major Trade Markets
Table 70 Russia: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 71 Russia: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 72 PC: Bio-Based Brands

List Of Figures

Figure 1 PC: Market Segments
Figure 2 PC: Market Dynamics
Figure 3 PC: Drivers Vs Restraints
Figure 4 PC: Porter'S Five Forces Analysis
Figure 5 PC: Regional Market Life Cycle
Figure 6 PC Market Overview, By Geography, 2011–2018
Figure 7 PC Market Share By Application, 2012 Vs 2018
Figure 8 Value Chain Analysis Of Polycarbonate Resins
Figure 9 Impact Analysis Of Major Drivers On The PC Market
Figure 10 Impact Analysis Of Major Restraint On The PC Market
Figure 11 Impact Analysis Of Major Opportunities On The PC Market
Figure 12 PC Market Share, By Company'S Capacity, 2013
Figure 13 Porter's Five Force Analysis
Figure 14 PC Market Consumption Share, By Application, 2012
Figure 15 PC Market Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 16 North America: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 17 Western Europe: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 18 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 19 Row: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 20 PC: Market Strategy Distribution, By Geography, 2010-2013
Figure 21 PC: Market Developments, By Growth Strategy, 2010–2013
Figure 22 PC: Market Growth Strategies, By Geography, 2010–2013
Figure 23 PC: Market Activity Share, By Company, 2010–2013

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bayer Material Science
  • Chi Mei Corporation
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Lg Chem
  • Nudec.S.A.
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • MORE

Polycarbonate resin is one of the dominant engineering plastics which is gaining an image of commodity plastic due to the rising consumption of the plastic. PC has been the most preferred material for the manufacture of optical discs. The optical disc market has evolved from basic CDs to blu-ray discs. PC has been used in most of the optical media forms namely CD, DVD, HD DVD, and the current blu-ray. These blu-ray discs have witnessed double digit year-on-year consumption growth in the last five years assuring the healthy consumption optical grade PC. The material is in the nascent stage for the commercialization of bio-based raw material. The increase in the production of bio-based PC would help the material to penetrate into markets that currently hurdle the growth of PC because of bisphenol-A residue. The auto glazing technology is an opportunity for the growth of the PC material in the automotive industry.

The PC market is driven by replacing plastics that don't possess the same optical properties and to other physical attributes that PC has. Increasing R&D efforts are expected to increase the efficiency of PC and other PC blends making them suitable for a myriad of applications. The effectiveness of PC in automotive and electrical & electronic markets promises the growth of PC in the long-term future. Polycarbonate is highly recyclable that is an addition to the rest of its properties. PC has been well perceived in various dominant end-user markets and is expected to penetrate and grow their share in the engineering plastics market, in the near future.

The global polycarbonate resin market's revenue was estimated to be worth $12.1 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach $18.3 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2013 to 2018. The APAC region dominated the global polycarbonate resin market, bestowing 61.7% of the total revenue in 2012. China and the U.S. shared 47.2% of the total PC consumption in 2012. The Indian PC consumption for end-use applications is expected to grow at 6.7% from 2013 to 2018.

Market players are concentrating on expanding their geographical reach for success. Other development strategies that the market players are engaged in are agreements & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and new product launches & developments. The PC industry is contemplating high research activities to create new blends and processing methodologies to minimize cost and increase versatility of the PC product types1. One of the major problems is the wide price range that makes choosing the material very difficult and application hard to derive optimal cost effectiveness.

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- Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
- Bayer Material Science
- Chi Mei Corporation
- Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
- Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
- Lg Chem
- Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
- Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
- Nudec.S.A.
- Sabic Innovative Plastics
- Samyang Corporation
- Styron
- Sumika Styron Polycarbonate Limited
- Teijin Ltd.
- Unigel S.A.

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