Global Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Resin Market - Segmented by Type, End-User Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4514841
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 147 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Mar 31st 2019
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  • 3M
  • Ashland Inc.
  • CCP Composites
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Elix Polymers
  • LG Chemicals
  • MORE
The global acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin market is currently valued at USD 26.359 billion in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 35.819 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. North America is expected to lead the market owing to its rapid growth in the automotive and ceramic industries, while Asia-Pacific offers the highest growth rate.

ABS materials, owing to their structural formulations, offer various favorable properties, such as high and moderate impact resistance, ease of processing, and chemical inertness, in addition to being lightweight. However, the discovery of more viable and inert polymeric blends has lowered the consumption trends of ABS in various end-user industries.

Soaring Demand in Automotive and Ceramic Industries

Major drivers propelling the growth of the global ABS resin market are the increased integration of high performance plastics in the automotive industry for sustainable measures as well as rapidly growing demand in electronics and electrical applications. The automobile segment is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. The construction sector is expected to witness a stable growth rate. The increase in the purchasing power of the middle-class population leads to an increase in the demand for its application in electrical and electronics sector, which is further driving the ABS resin market.

The major challenge faced by this market is the development of sustainable products, which can replace ABS resin applications in several areas. The manufacturing process of ABS resins leads to emission of solid waste gases that are harmful to human beings and strictly violate environmental regulations.

North American Region Leading the Market

In terms of consumption, North America leads the current ABS market. North America and Europe present saturated markets for ABS, and Asia-Pacific offers the highest growth rate due to the rise in consumption of electrical & electronics appliances for the forecast period (2018 - 2023).

Notable Developments in the Market:

March 2018: Gigaset to choose ELIX Polymers in the manufacturing of its products in home alarm systems.

February 2018: Electric and hybrid vehicles likely to minimize the use of poly-plastics found in the cars of the future. Ready-to-implement automotive plastic as per the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

Major Players: Covestro, Chei Mei, INEOS, SABIC, and Styrolution Group, amongst others.

Reasons to Purchase the Report

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Countries expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period
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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Raw Material Analysis
3.4 Price Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand from Automotive sector
4.1.2 Accelerating Usage in Production of Ceramic Products
4.1.3 Growing Applications in Electronics and Construction Industry
4.1.4 Abundant Availability of Feedstock Derived from Natural Gas and Crude Oil Processing
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Increase in Substitutes to ABS Due to Change in Temperature and Atmospheric Humidity
4.2.2 Stringent Environmental Regulations
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Innovative Applications and Products in Automobile Segment
4.3.2 Growing R&D for Innovative Applications and Products
4.3.3 Increased Fabrication of Medical Instruments Using ABS Plastics

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By End-user Industry
5.1.1 Automobile
5.1.2 Aerospace
5.1.3 Construction
5.1.4 Electricals & Electronics
5.1.5 Medical
5.1.6 Material Handling and Conveying
5.1.7 Oil & Gas/Chemical Processing
5.1.8 Others (Alternative Energy, Defense)
5.2 By Grade Type
5.2.1 Flame-retardant Grade
5.2.2 Impact
5.2.3 Platable
5.2.4 Gloss High Gloss Low Gloss
5.2.5 Flow Low Flow High Flow
5.2.6 Composite Grades Glass Fiber Reinforced Carbon Fiber Reinforced EMI Shielding Grades (Carbon Fiber, SS Fiber, Others) Others (Nylon, Rubber Modified, Wood, Others)

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 US
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 UK
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Spain
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
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 Qatar
6.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.1 3M
8.2 Arkema
8.3 Ashland Inc.
8.5 Covestro
8.6 Chemtura Corporation
8.7 Chei Mei Corporation
8.8 Elix Polymers
8.9 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
8.10 Lanxess Aktiengesellschaft
8.11 LG Chemicals
8.12 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
8.13 Plunkett’s Chemicals
8.14 SABIC
8.15 Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation
8.16 INEOS
8.17 The Dow Chemical Company
8.18 Nova Chemicals Corporation
8.19 CCP Composites
8.20 Styron
8.21 Teijin Limited

9. Disclaimer
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  • 3M
  • Arkema
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Chei Mei Corporation
  • Elix Polymers
  • Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
  • Lanxess Aktiengesellschaft
  • LG Chemicals
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • Plunkett’s Chemicals
  • Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Nova Chemicals Corporation
  • CCP Composites
  • Styron
  • Teijin Limited
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