Engineering and High Performance Plastics

  • ID: 224960
  • Book
  • 188 Pages
  • Smithers Information Ltd
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Engineering and high performance polymers cover a wide spectrum of materials from well-established plastics such as nylon and ABS to developing polymers such as LCP and PEEK. They are valued, amongst other things, for their temperature resistance, strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance in many demanding applications. Engineering and high performance polymers experienced high growth during the second half of the 1990s because of high demand for IT/telecom products and automotive components. Product and applications development and substitution of traditional materials were also key drivers of growth. However, during the last two years consumption fell dramatically due to the downturn in key end user markets and lower world economic activity.

This report discusses the different types of engineering and high performance polymers, their key performance properties, applications and the trends in material developments. The principal polymer types covered are: polyamide, polybutylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, polymethyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer, polyetheretherketone, polyoxymethylene, polyphenylene sulfide, polyetherimide, polyphenylene oxide, polysulfone and liquid crystal polymer.

Five end use markets are analysed: automotive, electrical & electronics, industrial, consumer and 'other markets', including medical. Each end-use section includes a detailed examination of consumption trends by polymer type for major world regions, current applications, plus market and technology developments.

The major world suppliers of engineering and high performance polymers, production capacities, geographic scope and corporate developments, are also examined in detail.
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1 Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 The Report

1.3 Methodology

1.4 About the Author

2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global Market Forecasts

2.2 Material Trends

2.3 Regional Trends

2.4 Technology Tends

2.5 Market Trends

2.6 Competitive Tends

3 Overview of Engineering and High Performance Plastics

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Polyamide (PA)

3.3 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

3.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

3.5 Polycarbonate (PC)

3.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

3.7 Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

3.8 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

3.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

3.10 Polyetherimide (PEI)

3.11 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

3.12 Polyphenylene Sulfone (PPSU)

3.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

3.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

3.15 Polyphthalamide (PPA)

3.16 Polyarylamide

3.17 Polyamide-imide (PAI)

3.18 Developing Materials

3.18.1 Cyclic Olefin Copolymers

3.18.2 Syndiotactic Polystyrene

3.18.3 Cyclic Butylene Terephthalate (CBT)

3.18.4 Copolycarbonate

4 Global Demand for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

4.1 Total World Demand

4.1.1 Economic Background

4.1.2 The Total World Market

4.2 Demand Trends by Polymer Type, 1999-2002

4.2.1 Polyamide (PA)

4.2.2 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

4.2.3 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

4.2.4 Polycarbonate (PC)

4.2.5 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

4.2.6 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

4.2.7 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

4.2.8 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

4.2.9 Polyetherimide (PEI)

4.2.10 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

4.2.11 Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)

4.2.12 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

5 Automotive Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Future Prospects for the World Automotive Industry

5.3 Future Trends for Engineering Polymers in Automotive Markets

5.3.1 Recycling of End-of-Life-Vehicles EU Directive

5.3.2 Proposed EU Legislation to Reduce Fuel Emissions

5.3.3 Development of Mono-Material Systems

5.4 Polyamide

5.5 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

5.6 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

5.7 Polycarbonate (PC)

5.8 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

5.9 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

5.10 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

5.11 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

5.12 Polyetherimide (PEI)

5.13 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

5.14 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

5.15 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

5.16 Polyphthalamide (PPA)

6 Electrical and Electronics Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Trends and Market Drivers

6.3 Future Prospects for the World E&E Industry

6.4 Developments in Industry Regulations and Standards

6.4.1 The EU Directive on Electrical & Electronics Waste

6.4.2 EU Directive (IEC-60335-1) on Unattended Domestic Appliances

6.5 Polyamide

6.6 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

6.7 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

6.8 Polycarbonate (PC)

6.9 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

6.10 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

6.11 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

6.12 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

6.13 Polyetherimide (PEI)

6.14 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

6.15 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

6.16 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

6.17 Polyphthalamide (PPA)

7 Industrial Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Future Prospects for Industrial Markets

7.3 Polyamide

7.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

7.5 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

7.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

7.7 Polycarbonate (PC)

7.8 Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)

7.9 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

7.10 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

7.11 Polyetherimide (PEI)

7.12 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

7.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

7.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

8 Consumer Product Markets for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

8.1 Introduction

8.1.1 Washing Machines

8.1.2 Vacuum Cleaners

8.1.3 Cookers

8.1.4 Fridges

8.1.5 Microwave Ovens

8.1.6 Food Containers

8.1.7 Lawnmowers

8.1.8 Electric Irons

8.1.9 Shavers

8.1.10 Fryers

8.1.11 Personal Hygiene

8.1.12 Food Mixers

8.2 Future Prospects for the Consumer Products Market

8.3 Market Trends

8.3.1 Growing Use of Special Effects Resins

8.4 Polyamide

8.5 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

8.6 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

8.7 Polycarbonate (PC)

8.8 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

8.9 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

8.10 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

8.11 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

8.12 Polyetherimide (PEI)

8.13 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

8.14 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

9 Other Markets for Engineering and High Performance Plastics

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Future Prospects for the Medical Devices Market

9.3 Polyamide

9.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

9.5 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

9.6 Polycarbonate (PC)

9.7 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

9.8 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

9.9 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

9.10 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

9.11 Polyetherimide (PEI)

9.12 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

9.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

9.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

10 Leading World Suppliers of Engineering and High Performance Plastics

10.1 Overview

10.2 Polyamide (PA)

10.2.1 Major Suppliers

10.2.2 Products

10.3 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

10.3.1 Major Suppliers

10.3.2 Products

10.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

10.4.1 Major Suppliers

10.4.2 Products

10.5 Polycarbonate (PC)

10.5.1 Major Suppliers

10.5.2 Products

10.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)

10.6.1 Major Suppliers

10.6.2 Products

10.7 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

10.7.1 Major Suppliers

10.7.2 Products

10.8 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)

10.8.1 Major Suppliers

10.8.2 Products

10.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

10.9.1 Major Suppliers

10.9.2 Products

10.10 Polyetherimide (PEI)

10.10.1 Major Suppliers

10.10.2 Products

10.11 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)

10.11.1 Major Suppliers

10.11.2 Products

10.12 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)

10.12.1 Major Suppliers

10.12.2 Products

10.13 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

10.13.1 Major Suppliers

10.13.2 Products

10.14 Polyphthalamide (PPA)

10.14.1 Major Suppliers

10.14.2 Products

Directory of Major Suppliers

Abbreviations and Acronyms
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