Miniaturization of Electronic Components Driving the Market
LCP has a unique combination of high stiffness, high-temperature resistance, and high flow properties. Due to these high flow properties, they can be injection-molded into thin-wall components. The LCPs are particularly well suited to the growing trend of miniaturization in the electronics industry. The applications include connectors with high pin density, surface mounting devices, and other microelectronic devices. The growing use of the miniature components in smartphones, tablets, and various other electronic products is likely to drive the LCP market during the forecast period.
Electrical & Electronics the Dominating End-user Industry
The electrical & electronics components industry is the largest end user for liquid crystal polymers, followed by automotive industry. Nearly three-fourths of the market share is held by the electrical & electronics sector. The downsizing and thinning of electronics components for their utilization in smartphones and the new emerging applications such as LEDs are likely to drive the market in the coming years. The increasing focus on the development of lightweight vehicles is likely to drive the demand for LCPs in the automotive industry at a high rate.
Lightweight Vehicles Driving the Asia-Pacific Market at a High Rate
In terms of consumption, Asia-Pacific held the major market share in 2017, followed by North America. China alone accounted for nearly half of the market share in 2017, due to huge demand from the electronics and electrical manufacturing industry. This region is also expected to witness the highest growth rate with increase in automotive manufacturing facilities in China and India. The increasing focus by the government on the usage of lightweight and high-performance materials to comply with emission standards and improve fuel efficiency is likely to further drive the market in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.
In December 2017, Apple announced the adoption of speedy LCP flexible circuit board tech across major product lines in 2018
Major Players: Celanese Corporation, Polyplastics Co., Ltd, Solvay SA., Kuraray Co., Ltd, and Toray International, Inc., among others.
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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 Technological Snapshot
3.3.1 Production Process
3.4 Regulatory Policies Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Miniaturization of Electrical & Electronic Components
4.1.2 Development of Lightweight Materials for Automobile Components
4.3.1 Potential in Medical and Home Appliances Market
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis - (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electrical & Electronics
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 North America
6.1.1 United States
6.1.4 Rest of North America
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.5 NORDIC Countries
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3.4 South Korea
6.3.5 ASEAN Countries
6.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of MEA
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 Celanese Corporation
9.2 Polyplastics Co., Ltd
9.3 Solvay SA
9.4 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
9.5 Toray International, Inc.
9.6 Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd
9.7 JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
9.8 Kuraray Co., Ltd
9.9 RTP Company
9.10 Calsak Corporation
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Celanese Corporation
- Polyplastics Co. Ltd.
- Solvay SA.
- Kuraray Co. Ltd.
- Toray International Inc.
- Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
- Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry Ltd.
- JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
- RTP Company
- Calsak Corporation