Engineering Plastics

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Engineering Plastics

Growth in the US engineering plastics market will total 2.6% annually through 2019 in volume terms. Advances will be driven by performance advantages of engineering resins over commodity plastics and other materials. Trends toward weight reduction in motor vehicles to meet fuel efficiency standards will also boost sales.

This report segments the Engineering Plastics industry by Resin and Market. Data is provided in million pounds and million US dollars.

Engineering Plastics Resins include:

Nylon

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

Polycarbonate

Thermoplastic Polyester

Polyacetal

Fluoropolymers

Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE)

Others (Sulfone Polymers, PPS, Polyimides)

Nylon will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for fluoropolymers, driven by opportunities in applications such as lithium-ion batteries, solar panels, and wire & cable.

Major Engineering Plastics Markets include:

Motor Vehicles

Electrical & Electronic

Medical & Consumer

Construction

Industrial

Motor Vehicles was the leading outlet in 2014. The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the construction market, fueled by a strong rebound in building construction activity.

The US engineering plastics industry is highly concentrated, reflecting the significant financial commitment required to attain competitive economies of scale and development of proprietary technologies. Major suppliers include Arkema, Ascend Performance Materials, BASF, Bayer, Celanese, DuPont, Honeywell, INEOS, SABIC, and Solvay.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Consumer Spending Patterns
Manufacturing Outlook
Electrical & Electronics Outlook
Electronic & Computer Equipment
Appliances
Building Construction Trends
Motor Vehicle Trends
Plastic Resin Outlook
Competitive Materials
Historical Market Trends
Pricing Trends
Regulatory & Environmental Issues
Recycling Activity
Foreign Trade
International Activity
III. RESINS
General
Nylon
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Medical & Consumer
Industrial
Packaging
Construction & Other
Producers & Capacity
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
Markets
Electrical & Electronics
Motor Vehicles
Construction
Medical & Consumer
Industrial & Other
Producers & Capacity
Polycarbonate
Markets
Electrical & Electronic
Medical & Consumer
Motor Vehicles
Construction
Industrial & Other
Producers & Capacity
Thermoplastic Polyesters
Polybutylene Terephthalate
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Liquid Crystal Polymers & Other
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Medical & Consumer
Other Markets
Polyacetal
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Industrial
Electrical & Electronic
Other Markets
Producers & Capacity
Fluoropolymers
Polytetrfluoroethylene
Polyvinylidene Fluoride
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Other Fluoropolymers
Markets
Industrial
Electrical & Electronic
Medical & Consumer
Other Markets
Producers
Polyphenylene Oxide
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Other Markets
Producers
Sulfone Polymers
Markets
Medical & Consumer
Electrical & Electronic
Industrial
Other Markets
Producers
Polyphenylene Sulfide
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Other Markets
Producer & Capacity
Polyimides
Markets
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Other Markets
Producers
Other Resins
Polyetherketones
All Other Resins
IV. MARKETS
General
Motor Vehicles
Engine & Mechanical
Interior
Structural & Exterior
Resins
Electrical & Electronic
Appliances
Electronic Products
Optical Media
Wire & Cable
Electronic Components & Other Applications
Resins
Medical & Consumer
Medical
Recreational Products
Other Uses
Resins
Construction
Glazing & Skylights
Pipe & Fittings
Lighting & Other Uses
Resins
Industrial
Applications
Resins
Other Markets
Packaging
Other Transportation Equipment
Furniture & Fixtures
All Other
Resins
V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Composition
Market Share
SABIC
DuPont
Solvay
Bayer
Ascend
BASF
Honeywell
Celanese
INEOS Group
Mergers & Acquisitions
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Research & Development
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
A. Schulman, see Schulman (A.)
Arkema SA
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Ascend Performance Materials LLC
BASF SE
Bayer AG
Celanese Corporation
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Cool Polymers, see Celanese
Daikin Industries Limited
DSM Engineering Plastics, see Royal DSM
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
ECM Plastics, see Schulman (A.)
EMS-Chemie Holding AG
Evonik Industries AG
Fortron Industries, see Celanese and Kureha
Honeywell International Incorporated
INEOS Group AG
Korea Engineering Plastics, see Celanese
Kureha Corporation
LANXESS AG
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
Network Polymers, see Schulman (A.)
Nylon Corporation of America
Polymeric Resources Corporation
PolyOne Corporation
Polyplastics, see Celanese
Royal DSM NV
RTP Company
SABIC Innovative Plastics, see Saudi Basic Industries
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Schulman (A.) Incorporated
Solvay SA
Spartech, see PolyOne
Styrolution Group, see INEOS Group
Styron, see Trinseo
3M Company
Topas Advanced Polymers, see Celanese
Toray Industries Incorporated
Trinseo SA
Victrex plc
Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures
3 Manufacturers’ Shipments
4 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Shipments
5 Electronic & Computer Product Shipments
6 Appliance Shipments
7 Building Construction Expenditures
8 Motor Vehicle Indicators
9 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand
10 Engineering Plastics Markets, 2004-2014
11 Engineering Plastics Pricing
12 Foreign Trade in Engineering Plastics
SECTION III -- RESINS
1 Engineering Plastics Demand by Resin
2 Nylon Supply & Demand
3 Nylon Demand by Market
4 Nylon Demand in Motor Vehicle Markets
5 Nylon Demand in Electrical & Electronics Markets
6 Nylon Demand in Medical & Consumer Markets
7 Nylon Capacity, 2014
8 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Supply & Demand
9 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Demand by Market
10 ABS Demand in Electrical & Electronic Markets
11 ABS Demand in Motor Vehicle Markets
12 ABS Demand in Construction Markets
13 ABS Demand in Medical & Consumer Markets
14 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Capacity, 2014
15 Polycarbonate Supply & Demand
16 Polycarbonate Demand by Market
17 Polycarbonate Demand in Electrical & Electronics Markets
18 Polycarbonate Demand in Medical & Consumer Markets
19 Polycarbonate Demand in Motor Vehicle Markets
20 Polycarbonate Demand in Construction Markets
21 Polycarbonate Capacity, 2014
22 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand by Resin
23 Polybutylene Terephthalate Capacity, 2014
24 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand by Market
25 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand in Motor Vehicle Markets
26 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand in Electrical & Electronic Markets
27 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand
28 in Medical & Consumer Markets
29 Polyacetal Supply & Demand
30 Polyacetal Demand by Market
31 Polyacetal Capacity, 2014
32 Fluoropolymer Supply & Demand
33 Fluoropolymer Demand by Market
34 Polyphenylene Oxide Demand
35 Polyphenylene Oxide Demand by Market
36 Sulfone Polymer Demand
37 Sulfone Polymer Demand by Market
38 Polyphenylene Sulfide Demand
39 Polyphenylene Sulfide Demand by Market
40 Polyphenylene Sulfide Capacity, 2014
41 Polymides Demand
42 Polymides Demand by Market
43 Other Engineering Plastics Demand by Type
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Engineering Plastics Demand by Market
2 Motor Vehicle Market for Engineering Plastics by Application
3 Motor Vehicle Market for Engineering Plastics by Resin
4 Electrical & Electronics Market for Engineering Plastics by Application
5 Electrical & Electronics Market for Engineering Plastics by Resin
6 Medical & Consumer Market for Engineering Plastics by Application
7 Medical & Consumer Market for Engineering Plastics by Resin
8 Construction Market for Engineering Plastics by Application
9 Construction Market for Engineering Plastics by Resin
10 Industrial Market for Engineering Plastics
11 Industrial Market for Engineering Plastics by Resin
12 Other Markets for Engineering Plastics by Application
13 Other Markets for Engineering Plastics by Resin
SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Engineering Plastics Sales by Company, 2014
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Engineering Plastics Market, 2004-2014
SECTION III -- RESINS
1 Engineering Plastics Demand by Resin, 2014
2 Nylon Demand by Market, 2014
3 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Demand by Market, 2014
4 Polycarbonate Demand by Market, 2014
5 Thermoplastic Polyester Demand by Market, 2014
6 Polyacetal Demand by Market, 2014
7 Fluoropolymer Demand by Market, 2014
8 Polyphenylene Oxide Demand by Market, 2014
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Engineering Plastics Demand by Market, 2014
2 Motor Vehicle Market for Engineering Plastics by Application, 2014
3 Electrical & Electronic Market for Engineering Plastics
4 by Application, 2014
5 Medical & Consumer Market for Engineering Plastics
6 by Application, 2014
7 Construction Market for Engineering Plastics
8 by Application, 2014
SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Engineering Plastics Market Share, 2014
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