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Polyphenylene Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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  • 120 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5176750
The market for polyphenylene is expected to register a CAGR of about 5% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are the increasing demand for hybrid electric vehicles and its growing usage in the electrical and electronics industry. On the flip side, a slowdown in the global conventional automotive production and unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are hindering the growth of the market.
  • Applications in 5G circuit boards are expected to offer various opportunities for the growth of the market.
  • The automotive and transportation segment is likely to dominate the market, owing to the growing demand for hybrid vehicles.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market, with the largest consumption from China, Japan, South Korea, and India.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Automotive and Transportation Segment

Polyphenylene is processed into its derivatives, like polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyphenylene oxide (PPO), and polyphenylene ether (PPE). Polyphenylene derivatives are preferred in electric auto parts that require higher temperature stability.
  • In recent years, PPS successfully replaced metal, aromatic nylons, phenolic polymers, and bulk molding compounds in a wide variety of engineered vehicle components.
  • Polyphenylene derivatives become the ideal choice for automotive parts that are exposed to high temperatures. These can provide high strength while being light in weight. These are used in vehicle components, like electrical connector, ignition system, lighting system, fuel system, hybrid vehicle inverter components, and piston.
  • Growing demand for hybrid vehicles in the automotive sector may also ensure the demand for polyphenylene.
  • The growing aerospace industry is also expected to increase the demand for polyphenylene and its derivatives.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

Asia-Pacific represents the largest market for polyphenylene. In countries, like China, Japan, South Korea, and India, the demand for polyphenylene has been increasing due to the established industrial base in the region.
  • Asia-Pacific is also expected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period, with increasing demand from industries, like automotive and transportation, and electrical and electronics. Even though the Chinese automotive market declined in 2019, the electric vehicle segment witnessed huge growth.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, the governments have adopted favorable policies toward the adoption of electric vehicles and the expansion of manufacturing infrastructure pertaining to electric vehicles. This, in turn, is anticipated to provide a huge impetus to the electric vehicle market in the region, during the forecast period. Increasing standards of living in Asian countries have also led to increased awareness among the people for electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is also the dominant producer of electrical and electronics across the world, with countries, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia, contributing toward it. India is also emerging as a manufacturing hub for electronic products in Asia . This established industry is expected to attract demand for polyphenylene and its derivatives from the region.
  • Polyphenylene derivatives, like polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), are used as electrical and electronics components in connectors, coil formers, bobbins, terminal blocks, relay components, moulded bulb sockets for electrical power station control panels, brush holders, motor housings, and thermostat parts and switch components.
  • Some of the major companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region are DIC Corporation and Kureha Corporation.
  • Thus, rising demand from the aforementioned end-user industries is expected to drive the growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Competitive Landscape

The polyphenylene market is partially consolidated with the presence of both international and domestic players. The major companies include Ensinger, Solvay SA, SABIC, Celanese Corporation, and DIC Corporation.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2 Reasearch Methodology3 Executive Summmary
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Usage in Electrical and Electronics Industry
4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Hybrid Electric Vehicles
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Slowdown in the Global Conventional Automotive Production
4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Supplier
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrant
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Regulatory Policies
5 Market Segmentation
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
5.1.2 Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO)
5.1.3 Polyphenylene Ether (PPE)
5.2 End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electrical and Electronic Industry
5.2.2 Automotive and Transportation Industry
5.2.3 Other End-user Industries
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Mexico Canada
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Merger and Acquisitions, Joint ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**
6.3 Strategies adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Biesterfeld AG
6.4.2 Celanese Corporation
6.4.3 Chevron Philips Chemical Company
6.4.4 DIC Corporation
6.4.5 Emco Industrial Plastics
6.4.6 Ensinger
6.4.7 Initz (JV of SK Chemicals and Teijin)
6.4.8 Kureha Corporation
6.4.9 LG Chem
6.4.10 Lyondellbasell
6.4.11 Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
6.4.12 Nagase America LLC
6.4.13 Polyone Corporation
6.4.14 RTP Company
6.4.15 SABIC
6.4.16 Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
6.4.17 Solvay
6.4.18 Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd
6.4.19 Toray Industries Inc.
6.4.20 Tosoh Corporation
7 Market Opportunities and Future Trends
7.1 Applications in 5G Circuit Board
7.2 Other Opportunities

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Biesterfeld AG
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Chevron Philips Chemical Company
  • DIC Corporation
  • Emco Industrial Plastics
  • Ensinger
  • Initz (JV of SK Chemicals and Teijin)
  • Kureha Corporation
  • LG Chem
  • Lyondellbasell
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
  • Nagase America LLC
  • Polyone Corporation
  • RTP Company
  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Solvay
  • Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Tosoh Corporation