Engineering plastics typically possess superior properties, such as high dimensional stability, enhanced resistance to heat and chemicals and greater mechanical strength. Since each category of engineering plastics offers unique properties, their application in the range of end-use industries has been growing significantly.
Increased demand for light-weight, flexibility and durability of the materials have enabled the penetration of engineering plastics into sectors that were hitherto, unexplored or not thought viable, including automotive & transportation, building & construction, consumer goods & appliances, electrical & electronics and industrial machinery and packaging, among others. In these industries, engineering plastics are being increasingly utilized as substitutes for conventional materials, such as metal and wood. Companies have been engaged in extensive research and development activities focused on developing improved grades of engineering plastics, which is anticipated to increase the scope of their utilization to a greater extent. Innovation in products has become the standard strategy adopted by major players in this sector, who are also engaging in mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and expansions into unexplored markets
In terms of product, demand for styrene copolymers (ABS & SAN) is the largest while, on the application front, consumer goods & appliances have the highest number of end-users. Asia-Pacific constitutes the largest, as well as, the fastest growing global market for engineering plastics. However, the developed markets of North America and Europe are likely to exhibit slower growth over the analysis period. Automotive & transportation and building construction are two of the more promising application areas for engineering plastics. The market is segmented by product types (Fluoropolymers, Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene, Polyamides, Polycarbonates, Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends), Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS), Styrene Copolymers (ABS & SAN), Thermoplastic Polyesters (PET & PBT) and Other engineering plastics), by their application (Automotive & Transportation, building & construction, consumer goods & appliances, electrical & electronics, industrial & machinery and packaging) and by their geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America). The prime players in this market are BASF SE, Bayer Material Science, Poly Plastic Co. Ltd, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastic Corporation.
Engineering plastics are replacing the traditional materials as there is demand for lighter, more flexible and innovative products.
The raw materials used in this industry are expensive and there are strict environmental norms curbing the use of plastics
Key Deliverables in the Study?
1) Market Definition for the specified topic along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.
2) Market analysis of the Europe Engineering plastics Market with region specific assessments and competition analysis on both the global and regional scales.
3) Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.
4) Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market shares.
5) Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Europe Engineering plastics Market on both global and regional scale.
6) A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Europe Engineering Plastics Market
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Patent Analysis
3.3 Raw Material Analysis
3.4 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Force Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials
4.1.2 Increasing Popularity of Bio-Based Pet
4.1.3 Growing Demand for Lighter & Flexible Products in Range of Industries
4.1.4 Companies Focusing on R&D to Develop Improved Engineering Plastics
4.2.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices
4.2.2 Economic Uncertainity in Brexit
4.3.1 Innovative Product Applications
4.3.2 Accelerating Usage in Green Vehicles
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product
22.214.171.124 Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
126.96.36.199 Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
188.8.131.52 Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
184.108.40.206 Nylon 6
220.127.116.11 Nylon 66
5.1.5 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
5.1.6 Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends)
5.1.7 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
5.1.8 Styrene Copolymers (ABS & SAN)
5.1.9 Thermoplastic Polyesters
18.104.22.168 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
22.214.171.124 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
126.96.36.199 Copolyesters (PETG/PCTG)
5.1.10 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
5.1.11 Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
5.1.12 Polyimides (PI)
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Automotive & Transportation
5.2.2 Building & Construction
5.2.3 Consumer Goods & Appliances
5.2.4 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.5 Industrial & Machinery
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.2 United Kingdom
6.6 Nordic Countries
6.7 The Netherlands
6.9 Rest of Europe
7. Policies and Regulations
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles
9.1 A. Schulman Inc.
9.2 Arkema SA
9.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation
9.4 Ashland Inc.
9.5 BASF SE
9.6 CCP Composites
9.7 Celanese Corporation
9.8 Chemtura Corporation
9.9 Chi Mei Corporation
9.10 Chevron Phillips Chemical
9.11 Covestro AG
9.12 Daicel Corporation
9.14 Dyneon LLC
9.15 Eastman Chemical Company
9.16 Evonik Industries AG
9.17 Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation
9.18 Honeywell Resins and Chemicals
9.19 Ineos Group
9.20 Lanxess AG
9.21 LG Chemicals
9.22 Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation
9.23 Nova Chemicals Corporation
9.24 PolyOne Corporation
9.25 Polyplastics Co. Ltd.
9.26 Rochling Group
9.27 Royal DSM NV
9.29 Solvay Plastics
9.30 Styrolution Group
9.32 Teijin Chemicals Limited
9.33 The Dow Chemical Company