The market is driven by factors like increasing use of PMMA microspheres in lighting fixtures and the growing global demand for LCD/LED screens. However, this market faces certain downsides due to its high production costs and a threat posed from substitute materials. These factors may act as an obstruction to the growth of the market.
The global PMMA Microspheres market, on the basis of applications is broadly segmented into Anti-inhibitor, cosmetic additive, ceramic porogen, modified plastic additive, paints & inks additive, matting agent, light diffusing agent and other applications. On the basis of end-user industry, the market is divided into LCD/LED, films, sheet metal, cosmetics, medical, ceramics, plastics, paints & coatings and rubber industry. Among these segments, the medical & healthcare industry has the highest market share of XX% and is expected to be the fastest growing sector in the forecast period. This is due to the increased use of the product as fillers in cosmetic surgeries and bulking agents for tissues.
The market has also been geographically segmented into APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA. In terms of consumption in 2015, APAC led the market with a share of xx.xx%. It was followed by Europe and North America. The large manufacturing capacities in Asia-Pacific have made the region an area of immense potential and opportunities.
The advancements in medical science & technology provide great opportunities for the growth of PMMA microspheres market. Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products and continuous product developments are 3M, Cospheric LLC, Polysciences Inc. and MicroChem.
Market analysis for the Global PMMA Microspheres Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
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 global 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 Global PMMA Microspheres market on both global 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 regions that are still untapped
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. PMMA Microspheres Market
3.1 Market definition & overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness Porters 5 Force Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Demand for PMMA Microspheres for Cosmetic Surgery
4.1.2 Increasing Usage in Lighting Fixtures
4.1.3 Growing Global Demand for LCD/ LED screens
4.2.1 Rising Threat from Substitute Materials
4.2.2 High Production Costs
4.2.3 Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials
4.3.1 Advancements in Medical Science & Technology
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Light Diffusing Agent
5.1.2 Matting Agent
5.1.3 Anti Inhibitor
5.1.4 Cosmetic Additive
5.1.5 Ceramic Porogen
5.1.6 Modied Plastic Additive
5.1.7 Paints & Inks Additive
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 LCD/ LED
5.2.3 Sheet Metal
5.2.8 Paints & Coatings
5.2.9 Rubber industry
6. Regional Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle-East and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa
7. Future of the PMMA Microspheres Market
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
9.2 Cospheric LLC
9.3 EPRUI Nanoparticles & Microspheres Co. Ltd.
9.4 Goodfellow USA
9.5 Heyo Enterprises Co., Ltd.
9.6 Imperial Microspheres
9.7 J Color Chemicals
9.8 J Microns Technology Co., Ltd.
9.9 Matsumoto Yushi Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
9.10 Microbeads AS
9.13 Phosphorex, Inc.
9.14 Polysciences, Inc.
9.15 Sekisui Plastics
9.16 Sunjin Chemical Co., Ltd.