The report has been prepared and presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format with numerous tables and charts/figures. The report provides a detailed study of the applications and global and regional markets for all types of plastics additives as well as the plastics additives industry. The report’s in-depth look at the consolidation and globalization of the plastics processing industry may allow additive manufacturers and suppliers to establish themselves in all the major regions. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.
The supply and pricing of raw materials and the basic feedstock of various plastics additives have been fluctuating greatly with the run-up in prices of raw materials and energy. This aspect of the plastics processing industry has also been studied and analyzed in detail.
The environmental/regulatory aspects of different types of plastics additives continue to present concerns as well as opportunities to additive suppliers. The effects of these factors on the supply chain, value and demand for additives have also been studied in detail.
- 75 data tables and 15 additional tables
- An overview of the global as well as regional markets for plastics additives
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 to 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
- Evaluation of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities
- Insight into the supply and pricing of raw materials, as well as information concerning the basic feedstock of various plastics additives
- Information about the environmental and regulatory aspects of different types of plastics additives
- A look at the effects of various factors on the supply chain, value, and demand for plastics additives
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including Adeka Corp., BASF SE, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., The Dow Chemical Co., Eastman Chemical Co., Holliday Pigments SA, KOLON Plastics Inc., Lucite International Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Regain Polymers Ltd. and Wilshire Technologies, Inc.
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Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope and Format
2 Summary and Highlights
3 Market and Technology Background
Importance of the Industry
Life Cycle Assessment of Plastics Additives
Life Cycle Stages of Plastics Additives
Technology Life Cycle
History of Plastics and Plastics Additives
Polystyrene and PVC
Acrylic, Polyethylene, etc.
Development of Plastics Additives
Recent Developments in Plastics Additives
Key Material-Related Trends in Additives
Key Environmental Trends in Additives
Regulations in the Use of Plastics Additives
Regulatory Areas in Plastics Processing
4 Market for Plastics Additives by Technology
Importance of Plastics and the Plastics Industry
Global Production of Plastics
Global Production of Plastics in Various Regions
Global Market for Plastics Additives
Regional Markets for Plastics Additives
Global Market for Plasticizers
Regional Markets for Plasticizers
Global Market for Flame Retardants
Regional Markets for Flame Retardants
Global Market for Heat Stabilizers
Regional Markets for Heat Stabilizers
Global Market for Fillers
Regional Markets for Fillers
Global Market for Impact Modifiers
Regional Markets for Impact Modifiers
Global Market for Antioxidants
Regional Markets for Antioxidants
Global Market for Colorants
Regional Markets for Colorants
Global Market for Lubricants
Regional Markets for Lubricants
Global Market for Light Stabilizers
Regional Markets for Light Stabilizers
Global Market for Blowing Agents
Regional Markets for Blowing Agents
Global Market for Biocides
Regional Markets for Biocides
Global Market for Antistatic Agents
Regional Markets for Antistatic Agents
Global Market for Miscellaneous Plastics Additives
Regional Markets for Miscellaneous Plastics Additives
5 Market for Plastics Additives by Application
Global Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
Regional Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
Asia-Pacific Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
European Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
North American Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
Rest of World Market for Applications of Plastics Additives
Plasticizer Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Plasticizers in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Plasticizers in Various Industries
Flame Retardant Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Flame Retardants
Global Market for Applications of Flame Retardants in Various Industries
Heat Stabilizer Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Heat Stabilizers in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Heat Stabilizers in Various Industries
Filler Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Fillers in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Fillers in Various Industries
Impact Modifier Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Impact Modifiers in Various Products
Global Marker for Applications of Impact Modifiers in Various Industries
Antioxidant Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Antioxidants in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Antioxidants in Various Industries
Colorant Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Colorants in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Colorants in Various Industries
Lubricant Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Lubricants in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Lubricants in Various Industries
Light Stabilizer Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Light Stabilizers in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Light Stabilizers in Various Industries
Blowing Agents Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Blowing Agents in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Blowing Agents in Various Industries
Biocides Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Biocides in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Biocides in Various Industries
Antistatic Agent Application Markets
Global Market for Applications of Antistatic Agents in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Antistatic Agents in Various Industries
Application Markets for Miscellaneous Additives
Global Market for Applications of Miscellaneous Additives in Various Products
Global Market for Applications of Miscellaneous Additives in Various Industries
Overview of Plastics and Their Manufacture
Overview of the Plastics Industry
Main Classification of Plastics
Different Types of Plastics
Classification of Plastics Additives
Description of Plastics Additives
Internal and External Plasticizers
Types of Plasticizers
Applications of Flame Retardants
Basic Properties of Fillers
Types of Fillers
Common Fillers in Plastics
Types of Antioxidants
Applications of Antioxidants
Choice of Colorants
Types of Lubricants
Applications of Light Stabilizers in Polyolefins
Applications of Light Stabilizers in Other Polymers
Applications of Blowing Agents
Applications of Antistatic Additives
Fragrances (Odorants and Deodorants)
Mold Release Agents
Defoaming Agents and Foaming Agents
Biodegradable Plastics Additives
Applications of Plastics Additives in Automobiles
Developments in the Use of Plastics in Automobiles
Plastics Additives in Other Transportation Applications
Plastics in Packaging
Plastics in Building and Construction Applications
Plastics in Electrical and Electronics Applications
Plastics in Appliances
Plastics in Medical Applications
Plastics in Miscellaneous Applications
7 Industry Structure and Competitive Analysis
Factors Affecting the Plastics Additives Industry
Acquisitions and Mergers
New Technology and Product Development
Intermaterial Competitive Trends
Health and Environmental Issues
Resin Production/Demand and Pricing of Feedstocks
Supply Chain Shifts
Factors Influencing Growth Opportunities
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Plastics Industry
New Developments in Plastics Additives
Development of New Types of Plastics Additives
8 Profiles of Plastics Additives Manufacturers
Adell Plastics Inc.
Advanced Elastomer Systems Lp
Advansource Biomaterials Corp.
Aei Compounds Ltd.
Aekyung Chemical Co. Ltd.
AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
Akcros Chemicals Ltd.
Albis Plastics Gmbh
Amco Polymers Llc
American Polymers Corp.
Anhui Wanwei Group Co. Ltd.
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc.
Ascend Performance Materials Operations Llc
Ashley Polymers Inc.
Asia Polymer Corp.
Astra Polymers Compounding Co. Ltd.
Aurora Plastics Inc.
Avantium Technologies Bv
Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc.
Bamberger Polymers Inc.
Bayshore Vinyl Compounds
B.I. Chemicals Inc.
Biome Bioplastics Ltd.
Bio-Tec Environmental Llc
Birch Plastics Inc
Braskem America Inc.
Brueggemann Chemical Kg
Cabopol - Polymer Compounds S.A.
Carmel Olefins Ltd.
Carolina Color Corp.
Chandra Asri Petrochemical
Chemson Polymer-Additive Ag
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co
China General Plastics Corp.
China National Bluestar Group Co. Ltd.
Clariant International Ag
Color-Chem International Corp.
Croda International Plc
Cytec Industries Inc.
Diamond Polymers Inc.
The Dow Chemical Co.
Dow Corning Corp.
Dow Plastics Additives Ltd.
Dupont Performance Elastomers Llc
Eastman Chemical Co.
Emerald Performance Materials Llc
Emerson & Cuming Composite Materials Inc.
Emery Oleochemicals Group
Endex Polymer Additives Inc.
Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc.
Epaflex Polyurethanes S.R.L.
Evonik Industries Ag
Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. Inc.
Geba Kunststoffcompounds Gmbh
Grafe Advanced Polymers Gmbh
Heritage Plastics Inc.
Holliday Pigments Sa
Hubei Nanxing Polymer Additives Co. Ltd.
Huron Technologies Inc.
Hybrid Plastics Inc.
Hyperion Catalysis International
Icl Industrial Products
Ico Polymers North America Inc.
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
I. Stern And Co.
Japan Polypropylene Corp.
J.M. Huber Corp.
Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc.
Keystone Aniline Corp.
King Plastics Corp.
Kolon Plastics Inc.
Kolortek Co. Ltd.
Kraton Polymers Llc
Kuraray America Inc.
Kw Plastics Inc.
Lion Idemitsu Composites Co. Ltd.
Lotte Chemical Corp.
Ltl Color Compounders Inc.
Lucent Polymers Inc.
Lucite International Group Ltd.
Lyondellbasell Industries Nv
M.A. Hanna Color
The Matrixx Group Inc.
Mexichem Specialty Compounds Inc.
Microban International Ltd.
Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Inc.
Momentive Performance Materials (Mpm)
Mrc Polymers Inc.
Mytex Polymers Inc.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Ovation Polymers Inc.
Oxford Performance Materials Inc.
Plastics Color Corp. (Pcc)
The Plastics Group Of America
Pmc Global Inc.
Prabhu Poly Color Ltd.
Primex Color, Compounding & Additives
Regain Polymers Ltd.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau Gmbh
Sakai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic)
B. Schoenberg & Co.
A. Schulman Inc.
S&E Specialty Polymers
Shanghai Furuihe Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
Specialty Minerals Inc.
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
Sun Chemical Group Bv
Techno Polymer Co. Ltd.
Teknor Color Co.
Ter Hell Plastics Gmbh
Thai Plastics And Chemicals Public Co.
Tosaf Compounds Ltd.
Tp Composites Inc.
Tse Industries Inc.
Ube Industries Ltd.
Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc.
United Plastics Group Inc.
Velsicol Chemical Llc
Wellman Engineering Resins Llc
Willow Ridge Plastics Inc.
Wilshire Technologies Inc.
Zeon Chemicals LP
9 Appendix A
List of Manufacturers/Suppliers of Plastic Additives
10 Appendix B
List of U.S. Patents Covering Plastics Additives
11 Appendix C
New Plastics Additive Products Developed
12 Appendix D
Regulations for the Use of Plastics and Plastics Additives
Regulations Concerning Applications of Plastics
Food Processing Industry
Food Packaging Materials
Electrical and Electronics Industry
13 Appendix E
Organizations Regulating the Use of Plastics Additives in Plastics
14 Appendix F
Glossary of Terms Used with Abbreviations
Plastics and plastics products affect many activities of daily life. Most consumer goods, including luxury items, contain plastics in one form or another. The growing economy and consumer spending on goods containing plastics further support demand for plastics. Research efforts are ongoing, and innovations in plastics are expected to continue to replace many conventional materials. As a result, the outlook for the plastics market is a very positive one.
Additives used to modify the properties and enhance the performance of plastics contribute to their success. Improvements in the performance of plastics would not have been possible without the use of additives in the processing of polymers.
From 2002 to 2007, the plastics industry in developed countries experienced reduced profit margins, due to rapidly increasing feedstock prices, product life cycle maturity, loss of market share to emerging markets, and regulatory pressures. In 2007, the plastics industry regained some of its profitability; however, the global recession, in the second half of 2008, resulted in decreased production of plastics and subsequently a decrease in demand for plastics additives. These decreases continued through 2009. The plastics industry recovered in 2010 and subsequently so did the market for plastics additives. In 2015 and 2016, the plastics industry has regained its momentum and is poised for a greater future,
which will further stimulate the plastics additives industry.
An increase in the construction of homes and other building structures and new design trends in housing construction have increased the market for the most commonly used type of plastics, polyvinyl chloride, and subsequently has increased demand for plastics additives such as the plasticizers used in PVC formulation. Additionally, sales of rigid PVC products are growing more quickly than flexible PVC, and this is expected to increase the market for additives such as impact modifiers and lubricants. Plasticizers are the most commonly used type of plastics additive, and their use is connected to the increase in the market for flexible PVC products. While phthalates are currently the most widely used plasticizer, phthalates with improved safety profiles will likely replace toxic compounds such as diethylhexyl phthalate. The second most widely used additive, flame retardants, will experience very strong growth due to the surging electrical and electronics market.
- 4Plas Ltd
- A&C Catalysts
- A. Schulman Inc.
- Accurel Systems
- Addiplast Sas
- Adeka Corp.
- Adell Plastics Inc.
- Advanced Elastomer Systems Lp
- Advansource Biomaterials Corp.
- AEI Compounds Ltd.
- Aekyung Chemical Co. Ltd.
- AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
- Akcros Chemicals Ltd.
- Akro-Plastics Gmbh
- Akzonobel Nv
- Albemarle Corp.
- Albis Plastics Gmbh
- Amco Polymers Llc
- American Polymers Corp.
- Ampacet Corp.
- Anhui Wanwei Group Co. Ltd.
- Arkema Inc.
- Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
- Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc.
- Ascend Performance Materials Operations Llc
- Ashley Polymers Inc.
- Asia Polymer Corp.
- Astra Polymers Compounding Co. Ltd.
- Auriga Polymers
- Aurora Plastics Inc.
- Avantium Technologies Bv
- Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc.
- Axiall Corp.
- B. Schoenberg & Co.
- B.I. Chemicals Inc.
- Baerlocher Gmbh
- Bamberger Polymers Inc.
- Basf Se
- Bayer Ag
- Bayshore Vinyl Compounds
- Bio-Tec Environmental Llc
- Biocote Ltd.
- Biome Bioplastics Ltd.
- Birch Plastics Inc
- Blackwell Plastics
- Borealis AG
- Borsodchem Zrt
- Braskem America Inc.
- Brueggemann Chemical Kg
- Byk-Chemie Gmbh
- Cabopol - Polymer Compounds S.A.
- Cabot Corp.
- Carmel Olefins Ltd.
- Carolina Color Corp.
- Celanese Corp.
- Chandra Asri Petrochemical
- Chemson Polymer-Additive Ag
- Chemtura Corp.
- China General Plastics Corp.
- China National Bluestar Group Co. Ltd.
- Clariant International Ag
- Color-Chem International Corp.
- Colorite Polymers
- Croda International Plc
- Cytec Industries Inc.
- Diamond Polymers Inc.
- Dow Corning Corp.
- Dow Plastics Additives Ltd.
- Dupont Co.
- Dupont Performance Elastomers Llc
- Eastman Chemical Co.
- Emerald Performance Materials Llc
- Emerson & Cuming Composite Materials Inc.
- Emery Oleochemicals Group
- Endex Polymer Additives Inc.
- Engelhard Corp.
- Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc.
- Epaflex Polyurethanes S.R.L.
- Evonik Industries Ag
- Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. Inc.
- Ferro Corp.
- Geba Kunststoffcompounds Gmbh
- Grafe Advanced Polymers Gmbh
- Halstab Division
- Heritage Plastics Inc.
- Holliday Pigments Sa
- Hubei Nanxing Polymer Additives Co. Ltd.
- Huron Technologies Inc.
- Hybrid Plastics Inc.
- Hyperion Catalysis International
- I. Stern And Co.
- Icl Industrial Products
- Ico Polymers North America Inc.
- Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
- Italmatch Chemicals
- J.M. Huber Corp.
- Japan Polypropylene Corp.
- Jsc Kaustik
- Kaneka Corp.
- Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc.
- Keystone Aniline Corp.
- King Plastics Corp.
- Kolon Plastics Inc.
- Kolortek Co. Ltd.
- Kraton Polymers Llc
- Kuraray America Inc.
- Kw Plastics Inc.
- Lanxess Ag
- Lion Idemitsu Composites Co. Ltd.
- Lotte Chemical Corp.
- Ltl Color Compounders Inc.
- Lucent Polymers Inc.
- Lucite International Group Ltd.
- Lyondellbasell Industries Nv
- M.A. Hanna Color
- Mexichem Specialty Compounds Inc.
- Microban International Ltd.
- Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Inc.
- Milliken Chemical
- Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Inc.
- Mitsui Chemicals
- Momentive Performance Materials (Mpm)
- Mrc Polymers Inc.
- Mytex Polymers Inc.
- Occidental Petroleum Corp.
- Ovation Polymers Inc.
- Oxford Performance Materials Inc.
- Plastics Color Corp. (Pcc)
- Plasticshemix Industries
- PMC Global Inc.
- Polyone Corp.
- Prabhu Poly Color Ltd.
- Primex Color, Compounding & Additives
- Regain Polymers Ltd.
- Rhein Chemie Rheinau Gmbh
- S&E Specialty Polymers
- Sabo S.P.A.
- Sakai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
- Sanitized Ag
- Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic)
- Shanghai Furuihe Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
- Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
- Specialty Minerals Inc.
- Steritouch Ltd.
- Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Sun Chemical Group Bv
- Techno Polymer Co. Ltd.
- Teknor Color Co.
- Ter Hell Plastics Gmbh
- Thai Plastics And Chemicals Public Co.
- The Dow Chemical Co.
- The Matrixx Group Inc.
- The Plastics Group Of America
- Tosaf Compounds Ltd.
- TP Composites Inc.
- TSE Industries Inc.
- UBE Industries Ltd.
- Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc.
- United Plastics Group Inc.
- Velsicol Chemical Llc
- Wellman Engineering Resins Llc
- Willow Ridge Plastics Inc.
- Wilshire Technologies Inc.
- Zeon Chemicals LP