South America Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market - Segmented by Product Type, End-User Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4520223
  • Report
  • Region: South America
  • 118 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Alpek
  • Bamberger Polymers
  • DAK Americas Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Indorama Ventures PCL
  • MORE
The South American polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is expected to witness a CAGR of approximately 3% during the forecast period, majorly driven by rising demand of sustainable and recyclable PET from the food & beverage and packaging industries.

PET Recyclable Properties Driving the Market

PET is recycle-friendly as its polymer chains breakdown at a low temperature, resulting in minimal degradation of the polymer chain during the recycling process. This ensures that the PET can be recycled many times before it ultimately becomes unfeasible for further recycling. This feature further improves PET’s sustainability for recovering and reusing resources and energy. This loop of recycling PET bottles into food-grade containers is one of the most desirable means of extending environmental benefits and the sustainability of PET as a packaging material. The PET recycling index in Brazil is estimated to be higher than the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Portugal.

Food and Beverage Industry Dominated in Market

The South American polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market, based on the end-user industry, can be broadly segmented into food & beverages, automotive, electrical & electronics, healthcare, consumer appliances, and others. The food & beverage industry has dominated the South America PET market, due to huge demand for PET resins for the manufacturing of bottles for soft drinks and other beverages. The Brazilian beer market is the third largest across the globe and produces 14 billion liters per year. The acquisition of Kirin by Heineken is further likely to drive the South America PET market.

Brazil Contributing to the Largest Share in South America

Brazil is the leading country in terms of consumption in the South America region, due to the huge demand from the food & beverage industry. About 72% of the PET resin demand was from the bottle application, driven by the beverage bottles for mineral water, carbonated soft drinks, ready to drink tea, and functional, dairy, and energy drinks. It is expected that light weight PET bottle trend will continue in future as it is cost saving. The country is also among the major markets for PET bottles collection and recycling.

Notable Developments

In May 2017, Alpek has announced to acquire the Brazilian PET producer, PQS, which has the production capacity of 450,000 tons per year.

Major Players: Indorama Ventures PCL, Alpek, BASF SE, Tricon, and Eastman Chemical Company amongst others.

Reason to Purchase this Report

To understand the impact of various product type on the market

Analyzing various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis

To understand the dominating product type and end-user industry in the market

Countries expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players.

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  • Alpek
  • Bamberger Polymers
  • DAK Americas Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Indorama Ventures PCL
  • MORE
1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Force 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
3.3.2 Trends
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis
3.8 Upcoming Projects
3.9 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand for Sustainable and Recyclable Material
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Antidumping Petitions from the US PET Producers
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Increasing Use of Bio-based PET Products

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Bottles
5.1.2 Films and sheets
5.1.3 Food Packaging
5.1.4 Others
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Food & Beverage
5.2.2 Automotive
5.2.3 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.4 Healthcare
5.2.5 Consumer Appliances
5.2.6 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Brazil
6.2 Argentina
6.3 Chile
6.4 Rest of South America

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)
9.1 M&G Polimeros
9.2 Indorama Ventures PCL
9.3 Alpek
9.6 Lotte Chemical
9.7 Tricon
9.8 Eastman Chemical Company
9.9 Bamberger Polymers
9.10 DAK Americas, Inc.
* List not exhaustive

10. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability of public domain
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  • M&G Polimeros
  • Indorama Ventures PCL
  • Alpek
  • Lotte Chemical
  • Tricon
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Bamberger Polymers
  • DAK Americas Inc.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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