Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is a synthetic resin, produced from the polymerization of the vinyl chloride. It is the third most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. It is classified into two prime categories namely thermoplastic resins and thermosetting resins. PVC owing to its high tensile strength, ease of processing and blending, and flame resistant properties, is being used in numerous end-user industries such as automotive; electrical & electronics; building & construction; packaging; footwear; and others. Vinyl monomer is manufactured from ethylene and chlorine, monomers are converted to polymer by catalytic action, polymer is compounded by additives, and compounded PVC is used to make products and are sold to consumers after finishing.
PVC is available in two forms, namely, flexible and rigid. The flexible PVC is used in numerous applications such as electrical cable insulation plumbing, inflatable products, medical devices, and signage. However, the rigid PVC, owing to its nature is majorly used in profile applications in windows and door, and construction (in the form of pipes). Additionally, the rigid PVC is also used in the manufacturing of bottles; cards such as membership cards, ID cards, and bank card; and non-food packaging.
The market is driven by numerous factors such as usage of high-performance plastics to reduce the vehicle weight and for enhancing the fuel economy, growing demand from the construction industry, and rising application in the healthcare industry and medical devices market. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as volatility in raw material prices, and hazardous in nature. The aforementioned factors may act as a hindrance for the growth of the market.
The Europe polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is segmented on the basis of product type, stabilizer type, application, and end-user industry. By product type, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is segmented into pipes & fittings; film & sheets; wire & cables; bottles; profiles, hose & tubing; and others. By stabilizer type, the global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is segmented into lead based stabilizers (Pb stabilizers), barium based stabilizers (Ba-Zn stabilizers), calcium based stabilizers (Ca-Zn stabilizers), and tin based stabilizers (Sn stabilizers). By application, the market is segmented into rigid PVC (clear rigid PVC and non-clear rigid PVC), flexible PVC (clear flexible PVC and on-clear flexible PVC), low-smoke PVC and chlorinated PVC. On the basis of end-user industry, the Europe polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is segmented into various segments: building & construction, automotive, electrical & electronics, packaging, footwear, healthcare, and others.
The compounded PVC market is segmented on the basis of product type and end-user industry. By product type, the global compounded PVC market is segmented into pipes & fittings; film & sheets; wire & cables; bottles; profiles, hose & tubing; and others. On the basis of end-user industry, the Europe compounded PVC market is segmented into various segments: building & construction, automotive, electrical & electronics, packaging, footwear, and others.
The market has also been segmented on the basis of geography into Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe. In terms of revenue, in 2015, Germany dominated the Europe polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market with a market share of XX%, follwed by United Kingdom and Italy.
Furthermore, the increasing usage of and demand for recycled PVC, and accelerating usage in electric vehicles will offer numerous opportunities in the growth of the Europe Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) market. Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are Shin-Etsu Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Solvay, Occidental, and Ineos.
Key Deliverables in the Study
- Market analysis for the Europe Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) market, with country specific assessments and competition analysis on country and national scale
- Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints
- Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a country and regional scale
- Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
- Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Europe Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) market on both country and regional scales
- A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
- A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
- Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the countries that are still untapped
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1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Europe Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market
3.1 Industry Value Chain
3.2 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Service
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 High Performance Plastics to Reduce Vehicle Weight and Enhance Fuel Economy
4.1.2 Increasing Application in Healthcare Industry and Medical Devices Market
4.2.1 Economic Uncertainity in Brexit
4.2.2 Hazardous in Nature
4.3.1 Accelerating Usage in Electric Vehicles
4.3.2 PVC Recycling
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 PVC Market
5.1.1 By End-User Industry
188.8.131.52 Building & Construction
184.108.40.206 Electrical & Electronics
5.1.2 By Product type
220.127.116.11 Pipes & Fittings
18.104.22.168 Film & Sheets
22.214.171.124 Wire & Cables
126.96.36.199 Profiles, Hose, & Tubing
5.1.3 By Application Type
188.8.131.52 Rigid PVC
184.108.40.206.1 Clear Rigid PVC
220.127.116.11.2 Non-Clear Rigid PVC
18.104.22.168 Flexible PVC
22.214.171.124.1 Clear Flexible PVC
126.96.36.199.2 Non-Clear Flexible PVC
188.8.131.52 Low-Smoke PVC
184.108.40.206 Chlorinated PVC
5.1.4 By Stabilizer Type
220.127.116.11 Lead Based Stabilizers (Pb Stabilizers)
18.104.22.168 Barium Based Stabilizers (Ba-Zn Stabilizers)
22.214.171.124 Calcium Based Stabilizers (Ca-Zn Stabilizers)
126.96.36.199 Tin Based Stabilizers (Sn Stabilizers)
5.2 Compounded PVC
5.2.1 By End-User Industry
188.8.131.52 Building & Construction
184.108.40.206 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.2 By Product type
220.127.116.11 Pipes & Fittings
18.104.22.168 Film & Sheets
22.214.171.124 Wire & Cables
126.96.36.199 Profiles, Hose, & Tubing
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.2 United Kingdom
6.5 Rest of Europe
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 BASF SE
8.2 Axiall Corp.
8.4 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
8.5 Formosa Plastics Group
8.6 Huntsman Corp.
8.7 Ineos Chlorvinyls Ltd.
8.8 Kem One
8.10 Mexichem S.A.B.
8.11 Occidental Petroleum Corp.
8.12 Recticel SA
8.13 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Limited
8.14 The DOW Chemical Co.
8.15 Westlake Chemical Corporation
8.16 Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.
(List Not Exhaustive)
- BASF SE
- Axiall Corp.
- E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
- Formosa Plastics Group
- Huntsman Corp.
- Ineos Chlorvinyls Ltd.
- Kem One
- Mexichem S.A.B.
- Occidental Petroleum Corp.
- Recticel SA
- Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Limited
- The DOW Chemical Co.
- Westlake Chemical Corporation
- Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.