Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 4.3% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over 289.7 Thousand Metric Tons to the region's size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over 240.8 Thousand Metric Tons worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) will reach a market size of 508.7 Thousand Metric Tons by the close of the analysis period. As the world’s second largest economy and the new game changer in global markets, China exhibits the potential to grow at 9% over the next couple of years and add approximately 2.5 Million Metric Tons in terms of addressable opportunity for the picking by aspiring businesses and their astute leaders. Presented in visually rich graphics are these and many more need-to-know quantitative data important in ensuring quality of strategy decisions, be it entry into new markets or allocation of resources within a portfolio. Several macroeconomic factors and internal market forces will shape growth and development of demand patterns in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. All research viewpoints presented are based on validated engagements from influencers in the market, whose opinions supersede all other research methodologies.
Competitors identified in this market include, among others,
- BASF SE
- Celanese Corp.
- Chi Mei Corp.
- Covestro AG
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Eastman Chemicals Company
- Evonik Industries AG
- Formosa Plastics Corp.
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Huntsman Corp.
- Lanxess AG
- LG Chem
- Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
- WinTech Polymer Ltd.
- Radici Partecipazioni SpA
- Royal DSM N.V.
- SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC
- Teijin Ltd.
- Continental Structural Plastics Inc.
- Toray Industries Inc.
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
A Quick Primer
Recent Market Activity
Current & Future Analysis
Engineering Plastics Emerge as Critical Material for Automotive Industry
Emerging Markets to Propel Demand for Engineering Plastics
Improving Economy Buoys General Market Optimism
Years 2016 and 2017 in Retrospect
2018 Global Economic Outlook
Stability in Global Manufacturing PMI Infuses New Confidence
While Fiscal Cliff Concerns Recede to Background, Improving Economy Augurs Well for the Market
Market to See New Growth in Key End-Use Sectors
Higher Demand from Automotive Sector Charms the Market
Rise in Automotive Production Augurs Well for Engineering Plastics Market
Demand from Electrical & Electronics Remains Northbound
Appliances Seek More of Engineering Plastics
Aerospace Looks at Engineering Plastics in Search of Low-Weight Materials
Global Competitor Market Shares
Engineering Plastics Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2020 & 2029
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
BASF SE (Germany)
Celanese Corporation (USA)
Chi Mei Corp. (Taiwan)
Covestro AG (Germany)
DowDuPont Inc. (USA)
Eastman Chemicals Company (USA)
Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
Honeywell International Inc. (USA)
Huntsman Corporation (USA)
Lanxess AG (Germany)
LG Chem (South Korea)
Polyplastics Co., Ltd. (Japan)
WinTech Polymer Ltd. (Japan)
Radici Partecipazioni SpA (Italy)
Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands)
SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC (USA)
Teijin Ltd. (Japan)
Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (USA)
Toray Industries Inc. (Japan)
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Focus on Innovation Steers Growth
Sustainability Emerges as Key Consideration
Engineering Plastics Demonstrate Faster Growth than Commodity Plastics in Medical Applications
Heat-Resistant Engineering Plastics Replace Steel in Hot Water Tanks
Blends - Gaining Ground
High Cost Remains a Key Impeding Factor for Engineering Polymers Resins
Demand Conditions Brighten Up for Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate Panels Make Structures Energy Efficient
Asia - The Leading Polycarbonate Producer
SABIC and Covestro Dominate Global Polycarbonate Production
Electronics Account for Higher Share of the Total PC Demand
Automotive Applications to Boost PC Demand
Lightweight Polycarbonate for Windows of Vehicles
PC Seeks New Opportunities in the Medical Sector
Durability Extends Advantage for PC in Water Bottles
Europe Establishes Norms for PC Sheet
ABS Facing Stiff Competition from Other Engineering Plastics Focuses on Niche Market
Taiwan Leads the Global ABS Production
Nylon Aims New Highs
Nylon Seeks Potential Opportunity in Engine Parts
Automotive Drives Global Polyacetal Demand
Polyplastics Dominates Polyacetal Production
Polyacetal Preferred for Producing Mechanical Parts Because of Excellent Mechanical Properties
Healthy Growth Projected in Thermoplastic Polyesters and Low Volume Resins
Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins and Their Growing Usage
Demand for Thermoplastic Polyester in Medical Applications to Grow
PPS Sees Improved Opportunities
PPS Competes with Nylon in Under-the-Hood Applications
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
III. MARKET ANALYSIS
GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS
Market Facts & Figures
US Engineering Plastics Market Share (in %) by Company: 2020 & 2025
Market Facts & Figures
European Engineering Plastics Market: Competitor Market Share Scenario (in %) for 2020 & 2025
REST OF EUROPE
REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF LATIN AMERICA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
REST OF MIDDLE EAST
Total Companies Profiled: 112