The North American Market for Plastics Compounding

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  • Report
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 179 Pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Am Stabilizers Corp.
  • Bay Polymer Corp.
  • Ferro Corp.
  • Penn Color Inc.
  • Polyram U.S.A. and Canada
  • MORE
Report Scope:

This report covers the compounding of major thermoplastic resins. The high-volume commodity resins include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyesters (primarily PET). Engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) covered include polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), nylons (polyamides), polycarbonates, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymers (ABS) and some real specialties like polyacetals and polysulfones. This report also includes an introduction to thermoplastic elastomers and some biocompounds-plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons. It excludes thermosetting resins since they have different chemistries and are usually processed differently.

The plastics compounding market is segmented by each of the above resins and by each of the three plastics compounding groups. Applications and markets by volume in pounds or value in dollars are estimated for the years 2016 and 2017 and a five-year forecast to 2022. Major resin producers, key plastics processors and independent compounders are identified. We discuss the activities, product lines and other information for the major independent compounders.

Our market estimates are based on manufacturers’ total revenues and are mostly for markets for the United States or North America.

Other features in this report include the following:
  • Review of key plastics additives used in plastics compounding.
  • Important information on major fillers/reinforcements.
  • Developments in carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes for reinforcement of thermoplastics.
  • Advances in natural fiber reinforcements.
  • Regulatory and environmental developments shaping compounds, ranging from phthalate plasticizers to halogenated flame retardants.
  • Key suppliers of plastics additives and fillers/reinforcements.
  • Notes of some recent advances in plastics compounding and machinery.
Report Includes:
  • 21 data tables and 16 additional tables
  • An overview of the global plastics compounding market
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022.
  • Coverage of the major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs); resins, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene, polystyrene, and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs): the major representatives being nylons, polycarbonates, polyacetals, PET, and PBT; the report also includes bio compounds, or plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons.
  • Identifications of major resin producers, key plastics processors, and independent compounders, along with activities, product lines, and estimated sales for the major independent compounders.
  • Reviews of key plastics additives used in plastics compounding and advances in plastics compounding equipment.
  • Information on major fillers/reinforcements.
  • Developments in carbon fibre and carbon nanotubes, and advances in natural fibres.
  • Company profiles of major key players in the market, including Advanced Composites Inc., Basf Corp., Clariant International Ltd., The Dow Chemical Co., ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Plastics Plus Inc. and Polymer Resources Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Am Stabilizers Corp.
  • Bay Polymer Corp.
  • Ferro Corp.
  • Penn Color Inc.
  • Polyram U.S.A. and Canada
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Source
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Trends

  • Developments
  • Plastics Users
  • Bioplastic Resins
  • Plastic Additives
  • Fillers and Reinforcement
  • Masterbatch

Chapter 3 Overview

  • Introduction and Definitions
  • Background
  • Additives
  • Types of Compounders

Chapter 4 Resins

  • Overview
  • Polyethylene
  • Low-Density Polyethylene
  • High-Density Polyethylene
  • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
  • Polyethylene Compounding
  • Polyethylene Producers
  • Market
  • Polypropylene
  • Polypropylene Copolymers
  • Typical Applications
  • Polypropylene Properties
  • Polypropylene Compounding
  • Polypropylene Producers
  • Market
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Forms and Grades of PVC
  • Chlorinated PVC
  • Applications for PVC
  • PVC Processing
  • PVC Producers
  • PVC Compounding
  • Market
  • PVC's Environmental Issues
  • Polystyrene
  • General Purpose Polystyrene
  • Polystyrene Producers
  • Polystyrene Processing
  • Market
  • Polystyrene Environmental Issue
  • Thermoplastic Polyesters
  • Major PET Applications
  • PET Competition Pricing
  • Modified PET Resins
  • PET Producers
  • Market
  • Engineering Thermoplastics
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate
  • Polyamides (Nylons)
  • Polycarbonates
  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
  • Other Engineering Resins
  • Market
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Thermoplastic Olefins
  • Copolyester Types
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
  • Styrene Block Copolymers

Chapter 5 Biocompounds

  • Starch-based Plastics
  • Producers
  • Applications
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)
  • Producers
  • Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)
  • Polylactide (Polylactic Acid, or PLA) Plastics
  • Producers
  • Applications
  • Castor Oil Polymers
  • Cellulose
  • Soybean Oils
  • Bio-derived Polyethylene
  • 1, 3-Propanediol (PDO)
  • Producers
  • New Developments in Bioplastics

Chapter 6 Plastic Additives

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Additive Usage in Thermoplastics
  • Antistatic Agents
  • Types of Antistatic Agents
  • Antistatic Agent Developments
  • Antioxidants
  • Antioxidant Developments
  • Biocides
  • Biocide Developments
  • Blowing Agents
  • Physical Blowing Agents
  • Chemical Blowing Agents
  • Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Developments of Blowing Agents
  • Colorants
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Masterbatches
  • Precolored Resin
  • Dry Color
  • Liquid Color
  • Single Pigment Concentrates (SPC)
  • Issues in Plastic Coloring
  • Developments in Plastic Coloring
  • Coupling Agents
  • Defoaming Agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Flame/Fire Retardants
  • Organic Bromine Compounds
  • Antimony Oxide
  • Alumina Trihydrate (ATH)
  • Chlorinated Compounds
  • Molybdenum and Magnesium Compounds
  • Phosphorus Compounds
  • Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Flame-Retardant Regulatory Issues
  • Developments in Flame Retardants
  • Heat Stabilizers
  • Antimony Mercaptides
  • Mixed-Metal Heat Stabilizers
  • Lead-based Heat Stabilizers
  • Organotin Heat Stabilizers
  • Organosulfide Heat Stabilizers
  • Developments of Heat Stabilizers
  • Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Impact Modifiers
  • Acrylic Impact Modifiers
  • Chlorinated Polyethylene and Other Elastomers
  • Developments in Impact Modifiers
  • Lubricants
  • Chemicals Used
  • Plasticizers
  • Developments in Plasticizers
  • PVC Processing Aids
  • Slip Agents
  • Surfactants
  • Thickeners
  • Thixotropes
  • UV Stabilizers
  • Plastic Resistance to UV
  • Chemical Types of UV Stabilizers
  • Oxidation Disintegration Initiators

Chapter 7 Fillers and Reinforcements

  • Property Profiles
  • Characteristics of Fillers and Reinforcements
  • Filler/Reinforcement Usage with Specific Resins
  • Reinforcements
  • Glass Fiber Reinforcements
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforcements
  • Carbon Nanotube Reinforcements
  • Natural Fiber Reinforcements
  • Nonfibrous Reinforcements
  • Inorganic Fillers
  • Alumina Trihydrate
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Sulfate
  • Kaolins
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 8 Masterbatches

  • Overview
  • Definition
  • Industry Structure
  • Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Some New Developments

Chapter 9 Machinery and Equipment

  • Selection Criteria
  • Types of Materials
  • Types of Compounding Equipment
  • Batch Mixing Equipment
  • Continuous Compounding Equipment
  • Size-Reduction Equipment
  • Major Compounding Equipment Manufacturers

Chapter 10 Types of Compounders

  • Toll Compounding
  • Custom Compounding
  • Proprietary Compounding
  • Concentrate Compounding
  • Affiliated Compounding and Compounders

Chapter 11 Industry Structure

  • Resin Producers
  • Processors
  • Important Variables and Considerations
  • Leading Plastics Processors
  • Independent Compounders
  • Trends
  • Leading Thermoplastic Compounders

Chapter 12 Company Profiles

  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Aaron Industries Corp.
  • ACLO Compounders
  • Acton Technologies Inc.
  • Addivant
  • Adell Plastics Inc.
  • Advanced Composites Inc.
  • AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
  • AM Stabilizers Corp.
  • AMCO Polymers
  • Americhem Inc.
  • Ametek Westchester Plastics
  • Ampacet Corp.
  • Amtopp Division
  • Ascend Performance Materials Llc
  • Axiall Corp.
  • BASF Corp.
  • Bay Polymer Corp.
  • Birch Plastics Inc.
  • Chroma Corp.
  • Clariant International Ltd., Masterbatches Division
  • Colortech Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Deceuninck North America Llc
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Dsm Engineering Plastics Inc.
  • Dyneon Llc
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours And Co.
  • Emerald Performance Materials Llc
  • Ems-Chemie (North America) Inc.
  • Exxonmobil Chemical Co.
  • Ferro Corp.
  • Foster Corp.
  • Heritage Plastics Inc.
  • Infinity Ltl Engineered Compounds
  • Invista
  • Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
  • The Lubrizol Corp.
  • Lyondellbasell Advanced Polyolefins
  • Mexichem Specialty Compounds Inc.
  • Mrc Polymers Inc.
  • Muehlstein North America
  • Nova Polymers Inc.
  • Penn Color Inc.
  • Plastic Recycling Technology Inc.
  • Plasticomp Inc.
  • The Plastics Group Of America
  • Plastics Plus Inc.
  • Polyfil Corp.
  • Polyfusion Llc
  • Polymer Resources Ltd.
  • Polyone Corp.
  • Polyram U.S.A. And Canada
  • Rhein Chemie Additives
  • Roscom Inc.
  • Rtp Company
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics/Lnp
  • Standridge Color Corp.
  • Techmer Pm Llc/Techmer Es
  • Technical Polymers Llc
  • Tekni-Plex Inc.
  • Teknor Apex Co.
  • Themix Plastics Inc.
  • Valtris Specialty Chemicals
  • Wellman Engineering Resins

Chapter 13 Appendix: Acronyms

List of Tables
Summary Table : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 1 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin, by Plastic Type, Through 2022
Table 2 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for LDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 3 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for HDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 4 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for LLDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 5 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Polypropylene, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 6 : Some Typical Rigid PVC Applications
Table 7 : Some Typical Flexible PVC Applications
Table 8 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for PVC, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 9 : Fabrication Methods and Some Uses for Polystyrene
Table 10 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Polystyrene, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 11 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Thermoplastic Polyester (PET), by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 12 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Engineering Thermoplastics, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 13 : Examples of Bioplastics
Table 14 : North American Market Volume for Plastics Additives, by Major Types, Through 2022
Table 15 : Selected Additive Usage in Thermoplastics
Table 16 : North American Market Volume for Plastic Blowing Agents, by Type, Through 2022
Table 17 : North American Market Volume for Plastic Flame Retardants, by Type, Through 2022
Table 18 : North American Market Volume for Heat Stabilizers, by Chemistry, Through 2022
Table 19 : Profiles of Filler/Reinforcement Characteristics
Table 20 : Overview of Characteristics and Applications of Fillers/Reinforcements
Table 21 : Overview of Filler/Reinforcement Usage with Different Thermoplastics
Table 22 : North American Market Volume for Reinforced Plastics Glass Fiber,* by Type, Through 2022
Table 23 : Global Carbon Fiber Suppliers and Estimated Capacity, 2022
Table 24 : Global Market Volume for PAN-Based Carbon Fibers, by Key Markets, Through 2022
Table 25 : Global Market for Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers, by Type, Through 2022
Table 26 : Global Market for Natural Fiber-Plastic Composites, by Type, Through 2022
Table 27 : North American Market Volume for Plastic Fillers, by Type, Through 2022
Table 28 : North American Market Volume for Plastic Masterbatches, by Type, Through 2022
Table 29 : Batch Compounding Equipment
Table 30 : Major Compounding Equipment Manufacturers
Table 31 : Leading Blow Molders
Table 32 : Leading Injection Molders
Table 33 : Leading Pipe, Profile and Tubing Extruders
Table 34 : Leading Film/Sheet Producers
Table 35 : Leading Thermoformers
Table 36 : Leading Rotational Molders
Table 37 : Leading North American Thermoplastic Compounders and Concentrate Producers

List of Figures
Summary Figure : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, 2016-2022

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  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • Aaron Industries Corp.
  • Aclo Compounders
  • Acton Technologies Inc.
  • Addivant
  • Adell Plastics Inc.
  • Advanced Composites Inc.
  • Agc Chemicals Americas Inc.
  • Am Stabilizers Corp.
  • Amco Polymers
  • Americhem Inc.
  • Ametek Westchester Plastics
  • Ampacet Corp.
  • Amtopp Division
  • Ascend Performance Materials Llc
  • Axiall Corp.
  • Basf Corp.
  • Bay Polymer Corp.
  • Birch Plastics Inc.
  • Chroma Corp.
  • Clariant International Ltd., Masterbatches Division
  • Colortech Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Deceuninck North America Llc
  • DSM Engineering Plastics Inc.
  • Dyneon Llc
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co.
  • Emerald Performance Materials Llc
  • Ems-Chemie (North America) Inc.
  • Exxonmobil Chemical Co.
  • Ferro Corp.
  • Foster Corp.
  • Heritage Plastics Inc.
  • Infinity Ltl Engineered Compounds
  • Invista
  • Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
  • Lyondellbasell Advanced Polyolefins
  • Mexichem Specialty Compounds Inc.
  • Mrc Polymers Inc.
  • Muehlstein North America
  • Nova Polymers Inc.
  • Penn Color Inc.
  • Plastic Recycling Technology Inc.
  • Plasticomp Inc.
  • Plastics Plus Inc.
  • Polyfil Corp.
  • Polyfusion Llc
  • Polymer Resources Ltd.
  • Polyone Corp.
  • Polyram U.S.A. and Canada
  • Rhein Chemie Additives
  • Roscom Inc.
  • RTP Company
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics/Lnp
  • Standridge Color Corp.
  • Techmer Pm Llc/Techmer Es
  • Technical Polymers Llc
  • Tekni-Plex Inc.
  • Teknor Apex Co.
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • The Lubrizol Corp.
  • The Plastics Group of America
  • Themix Plastics Inc.
  • Valtris Specialty Chemicals
  • Wellman Engineering Resins
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