Strong Demand for Polycarbonate Plastics
Bisphenol A is extensively used in the production of polycarbonate plastics. Polycarbonate plastics are widely used in the production of food & beverage containers, impact resistant eye glass lenses, streetlight globes, medical devices, electrical & electronic components, household appliances, automotive parts, telephones, and safety & sports helmets. Besides this, polycarbonate sheets are used in signboards, windows & window protection, roofing structures, walkways, greenhouses, and construction glazing & skylights. The increasing construction activities, and production of automotive; medical devices, tools & equipment; and containers, bottles & canned packaging for food & beverage packaging, around the world, has led to the rise in demand for polycarbonate plastics, which is driving the demand for BPA to produce polycarbonate plastics.
Rising Concerns over Health Hazards Posed by BPA
With several studies, it is found that BPA application in the plastics used in food containers, baby toys, water bottles, etc. can cause health hazards to babies, as well as adults. The studies revealed that use of BPA-based products in such products can cause variety of health issues, from prostate cancer & breast cancer to early puberty, decreased fertility, neurological problems, and changes immune system. With all such increasing concerns among the consumers, the demand for BPA free products has started increasing, which is likely to serve as a restraint for the market.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market
Asia-Pacific holds the largest share of the market and is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period. Growing industrial applications of BPA products, primarily in countries, such as, China, India, and Japan, are expected to drive the Asia-Pacific BPA market. With the increasing investments and rapid growth in the industries, such as food & beverage, electronic devices, etc. and boom in construction activities in the region, the application of bisphenol A is expected to increase in the production of food & beverages containers, polycarbonate sheets and electronic devices, further driving the market demand during the forecast period. Besides this, North America and Europe are expected to register moderate growth, with significant applications of BPA in automotive and wind energy sectors, during the forecast period.
Key Developments in the Market
May 2017: LG Chem Ltd. started commercial operation of a new unit, which utilizes Badger’s proprietary advanced residue recovery technology, in the LG Chem’s existing bisphenol-A (BPA) facilities in Yeosu, Korea
Major Players - Convestro AG, DowDuPont Inc., Mitsui Chemical Inc., SABIC Innovative Plastics and LG Chem Ltd., amongst others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
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 Feedstock Analysis
3.3.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis
3.8 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Strong Demand for Polycarbonate Plastics
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Epoxy Resins from Various End-user Industries
4.2.1 Ban on BPA in Food Contact Materials in the United States and Europe
4.2.2 Rising Concerns Over Health Hazards Posed by BPA
4.3.1 Untapped Market of BPA in Rotor-blade Composites
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Polycarbonate Resins
5.1.2 Epoxy Resins
5.1.3 Usnaturated Polyester Resins
5.1.4 Flame Retardants
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
6.1.6 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
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 ALTIVIA Petrochemicals, LLC
9.2 China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd.
9.3 Convestro AG
9.4 DowDuPont Inc.
9.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation
9.6 Hexion Inc.
9.7 Kumho P&B Chemicals, Inc
9.8 LG Chem Ltd.
9.9 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
9.10 Mitsui Chemical Inc.
9.11 SABIC Innovative Plastics
9.12 Samyang Innochem Corporation
9.13 Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals, Co., Ltd.
9.14 Vinmar International India Private Limited
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- ALTIVIA Petrochemicals LLC
- China National BlueStar (Group) Co LTD.
- Convestro AG
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Formosa Plastics Corporation
- Hexion Inc.
- Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc.
- LG Chem Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
- Mitsui Chemical Inc.
- SABIC Innovative Plastics
- Samyang Innochem Corporation
- Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals
- Co. LTD.
- Vinmar International India Private Limited