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Engineering Plastics - A Global Market Overview

NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Engineering Plastics - A Global Market Overview http://www.reportlinker.com/p01154088/Engineering-Plastics---A-Global-Market-Overview.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic

The emerging regions such as Asia, South America, Middle-East and developing regions from Europe have been witnessing sizeable growth prospects for engineering plastics. Growing purchasing power in the developing economies is seen as a key driver of demand for engineering plastics in these regions. Primary drivers for the same include hitherto unexplored opportunities of replacing metals not only in automobiles, but also in the areas of household appliances, construction and infrastructure, to name a few. For example, Asian economy has been thriving primarily due to advancements in the traditional sectors of automobiles, building and construction, business machines, electrical & electronics, household appliances, telecommunications and transportation. Engineering Plastics are being widely employed in auto parts, consumer goods and electrical & electronics applications.

Engineering Plastics covered in this report include Styrene Copolymers - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and Styrene Acrylonitrile (ABS & SAN), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyamide (PA), Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene (POM), Thermoplastic Polyesters - Polybutylene Terephthalate ad Polyethylene Terephthalate (PBT & PET), Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends), Fluoropolymers (PTFE & Other FPs), Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) and Other High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics (HPETPs) including Polyketones (PEEK & PEKK), Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs), Polyimide (PI) and High Temperature Polyamides (HT-PA).

Market for Engineering Plastics application areas analyzed in the study include automotive, electrical & electronics, building & construction, consumer goods & appliances, industrial applications and other. The report estimates and projects the global market for engineering plastics for the period 2010-2020, in terms of volume (metric tons) as well as value (US$ million) by geographic regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.

Global market for engineering plastics, estimated at 19.6 million metric tons in 2012, is further projected to maintain a CAGR of over 5% during 2012-2020 in reaching 29.1 million metric tons by 2020. In terms of value, demand for engineering plastics is projected to register a corresponding CAGR of 7.9% in reaching US$113.7 billion by 2020 from an estimated US$67 billion in 2013 and a forecast US$72.5 billion in 2014.

This 539 page, global market report includes 342 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of the market. The statistical tables represent the data for the global market by product type, geographic region and end-use applications of engineering plastics.The report covers the brief business profiles of 38 key global players and 58 major players across North America – 21; Europe – 28; Asia-Pacific – 61; and Rest of World – 3. The report also provides the listing of the companies and institutions that are engaged in research and development, processing, supplies and distribution of engineering plastics. The global list covers the addresses, contact numbers and the website addresses of 401 companies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART A: GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. INTRODUCTION1.1 Product Outline1.1.1 What Are Engineering Plastics?1.1.2 Classification of Engineering Thermoplastics1.1.2.1 Amorphous Thermoplastics1.1.2.2 Semi-Crystalline Thermoplastics1.1.3 Types of Engineering Plastics1.1.3.1 Styrene Copolymers - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)1.1.3.2 Polycarbonate (PC)1.1.3.3 Polyamide (PA)1.1.3.3.1 Nylon 6/6 or PA 661.1.3.3.2 Nylon 6 or PA 61.1.3.4 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)1.1.3.5 Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene (POM)1.1.3.6 Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT & PET)1.1.3.7 Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends)1.1.3.8 Fluoropolymers (PTFE & Other FPs)1.1.3.8.1 Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)1.1.3.8.2 Other FluoropolymersPolychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF)Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer (PFA)Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF)1.1.3.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)1.1.3.10 Other High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics (HPETPs)1.1.3.10.1 PolyketonesPolyetheretherketone (PEEK)Polyaryletherketones (PAEK)1.1.3.10.2 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)1.1.3.10.3 Polyimides (PI)1.1.3.10.4 High Temperature Polyamides (HT-PA)1.1.4 Engineering Plastics (2012) Global Market by Product Type

2. END-USE APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING PLASTICS2.1 Automotive2.2 Electrical & Electronics2.3 Building & Construction2.4 Consumer Goods and Appliances2.5 Industrial Applications2.6 Other Applications

3. KEY MARKET TRENDS3.1 Emerging Regions Exhibit Good Growth Potential for Engineering Plastics3.1.1 Asian Tigers All Set to "Roar"3.1.2 South America: Not to be Left Behind3.1.3 Companies' Initiatives3.2 Penetration of Green Vehicles Portends High Growth Potential for Engineering Plastics3.2.1 Propelling Forces3.2.2 Requisite Materials3.2.3 "Green" Vehicles and Applications of Engineering Plastics3.2.4 Strategies of Plastic Producers to Take a Share of the Pie3.3 Sustainability through Bio-Based Engineering Plastics3.3.1 Bio-Based Engineering Plastics Developments from Players' Perspective3.4 Developments in Medical Implant Solutions Using Engineered Plastics

4. KEY GLOBAL PLAYERSA. Schulman, IncArkema SAAsahi Glass Co LtdAsahi Kasei CorporationBASF SEBayer Materialscience AGCelanese CorporationChevron Phillips Chemical Company LPChi Mei CorporationDaicel CorporationDaikin Industries LtdDyneon LLC (A 3M Company) E. I. Dupont De Nemours & CoEastman Chemical CompanyEnsinger GmbHEvonik Industries AG Grupo RepolIneos ABS ( USA) CorporationInvistaKurarayLanxess AGLG Chem LtdMitsubishi Engineering Plastics CorporationMitsui Chemicals IncRöchling GroupRoyal DSM NVSABIC Innovative Plastics US LLCShanghai Bluestar New Chemical Materials Co LtdShanghai Genius Advanced Material Co LtdSolvay SAStyron LLCSumitomo Chemical Co LtdTeijin Chemicals LimitedToray Industries, IncToyobo Co LtdUBE Industries LtdVictrex PlcYunnan Yuntianhua Co Ltd

5. KEY BUSINESS TRENDSTeijin Chemicals and SK Chemicals in CollaborationSouth Korean Polymer Development Center Opened by Bayer MaterialScienceSABIC's Post-Industrial Recycled (PIR) Material Used by Renault in Fabricating FendersMitsui Chemicals and Kemira Sign a Licensing AgreementAltuglas International and NatureWorks Enter into a Marketing PartnershipUltramid B Polyamide 6 Capacity Expanded by BASFNovel Polycarbonate Range from Bayer MaterialScience for FurnitureFiat 500L MPV Equipped with SABIC's PC Automotive GlazingVESTAMID NRG Introduced by EvonikEvonik and Grolman Nordic AS Form a Cooperation AgreementSABIC's NORYL GTX Resin Chosen by Mitsubishi Motors CorporationSinterline Polyamide 6 Powder for Laser Sintering Launched by SolvayVictrex to Enhance Capacity for VICTREX PAEK PolymersFuel Tank Solution from A. Schulman's DivisionSecond Compounding Line of Evonik Commissioned in ChinaBASF and TenCate Advanced Composites in a PartnershipPolycarbonate Offerings for LED Lighting Systems Expanded by Bayer MaterialScienceBASF's Ultramid Endure Debuts on the Application ArenaBASF and SGL Group in a Co-Development PactBayer MaterialScience and Hi-Bis GmbH Form Joint VentureToray Setting Up New Indonesian Resin Compounding BaseNew Brand Logo Mark for Toray's Proprietary NANOALLOY TechnologyProduction Capacity Enhanced by Ube in Spanish FacilityULGLAZE System for High-Volume Plasma Coating from SABIC and ULVACDuPont Opens Innovation Center in the USDuPont Performance Polymers Extends Zytel Long-Chain Polyamide RangeLANXESS Polyamide 6 Material Used for Transmission Oil Pan in Audi Sports CarMAGNUM SLG ABS from Styron Chosen by Volkswagen for Low Gloss Interior PartsNova Petrene Appointed as Exclusive Brazilian Distributor by VictrexPolyplastics Acquires LCP Leuna Carboxylation Plant GmbHVersalis' Asian Presence ReinforcedNovel Thermoplastic for Railway Seat Backs and Covers from SABICLANXESS Acquires Bond-Laminates GmbHIndian Specialty Polymers Production Capacity Enhanced by SolvayAscent to Setup Compound Manufacturing Unit in AsiaNovel Engineering Plastics, Metallization Inks Showcased by BASF at EU PVSEC 2012A. Schulman Acquires ECM Plastics, Inc, Divests Compounding FacilityRavago Takes Over Acumen Engineering Orange, Texas Plant Chosen by INVISTA for Launching its New Nylon TechnologyMAYWO Kunststoff GmbH Acquired by RöchlingEngineering Plastics from BASF to be Employed in Drinking Water ApplicationsIndorama Ventures Acquires PT. Polypet Karyapersada of IndonesiaWorldwide Sales of Resins to be Undertaken by PolyplasticsPolycarbonate Plant 2 Completed by Samsung Cheil IndustriesPartnership Between DuPont and SIM-Drive Corp Enhances Range of Electric Vehicle TechnologyRhodia, Valeo and PSA Peugeot Citroën Collaborate to Demonstrate Eco-Friendliness of Recycled Technyl PolyamideRevolutionary Engineering Plastic Material Launched by Quadrant at Semicon West 2012Bio-Paraxylene Offtake Agreement Formed Between Toray and GevoLow VOC Acetal Grade Plastic Developed by Asahi KaseiEvonik and Ampaglas Plastics Group of South Africa Set Up a Joint VentureMazzaferro's Polyamide Polymer Operations Taken Over by BASFDSM and China Lumena New Materials Corp Enter into an AgreementVersalis the New Name of Eni's Chemical DivisionInnovative Nylon Intermediates Technology Unveiled by INVISTALANXESS Initiates Construction of New High-Tech Plastics Facility in BelgiumBASF's Ultramid HRX Being Used for VW's Thermostat HousingArkema's US-Based Polycarbonate Sheet Operations Acquired by Bayer MaterialScienceBayer MaterialScience in Collaboration with Great Wall MotorsChinese Launch of INVISTA's Premium TORZEN Engineering Polymers BrandTORZEN Marathon Nylon Engineering Polymers from INVISTASABIC Extends LEXAN PC RangeVictrex and Umeco in a Marketing PartnershipEvonik's Range of VESTAMID Terra Polyamides Obtain "Bio-Based" CertificationEurotec AS Chooses VESTAMID HTplus M1000 for Gearshift LeversNew Range of Care Products Launched by EvonikPolyplastics and Ticona in a Worldwide Resin Branding AgreementKorea Engineering Plastics Expands OperationsEngineering Plastic Polymer Plant to be Constructed by Indian Oil in PanipatSSTPC Lays Foundation for New Plant in TianjinSABIC and CK Technologies Collaborate for Assisting Volvo Trucks North AmericaArkema Extends Rilsan HT RangeOgapora Selects Eastman Tritan Copolyester for its BeveragewareNylatron WP for Wear Pad Grade Applications Introduced by QuadrantTwo New Resins for Medical Devices Launched by StyronEscontrol Chooses VICTREX ST Polymer Over PTFE in Electrode Insulator Connector for High Pressure VesselsEvonik's VESTAKEEP PEEK Utilized in Dental ApplicatorSABIC's Brazilian and Argentine Facilities Cleared for Producing Biocompatible ResinsDuPont Zytel PLUS Nylon Adopted by Tata ToyoExpansion of LANXESS' Indian OperationsRhodia and Avantium Establish a PartnershipA. Schulman Forms Distribution Agreement with ELIX Polymers SLBASF and INEOS Establish Joint VentureSABIC Signs MoU for Engineering Thermoplastics Compounding Unit in ChinaLANXESS Focusing on Lightweight ThermoplasticsSABIC Acquires Equity Stake in Automotive Innovation JV INPROWorld's Largest POM Manufacturing Unit Inaugurated by CelaneseDSM Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese UHMWPE Fiber ProducerNitriflex Distribuidora Appointed Brazilian Distributor by Asahi KaseiDIC Corp Commences Expansion of PPS Polymer Production CapacityPolyplastics Develops Product to Expand its VECTRA RangeTeijin's Polycarbonate Resin Used by Citroen DS5 for Plastic GlazingDurable, Lightweight VICTREX Pipes Based on VICTREX PEEK from VictrexPolyplastics Expands Malaysian POM FacilityPolyplastics' Expansion Initiatives in ChinaLANXESS Intensifies Chinese ActivitiesDSM and KuibyshevAzot Form Strategic Cooperation in Russia Solvay and Avantium in a Co-Development AgreementInnovative Automotive Seats Material from Asahi Kasei PlasticsPortable Electronics Market "Colored" by Mitsubishi Engineering PlasticsA. Schulman Acquires Majority Stake in Surplast SAArkema Divests Medical PEKK Operations while Consolidating Industrial PEKK OperationsEuropean Engineering Plastics Compounding Capacity Expanded by BASFSABIC Enhanced its Range of Polycarbonate Offerings by Adding SABIC PC ResinSABIC Expands PC Production Capacity in ChinaDuPont Performance Polymers' Expansion Initiatives in AsiaRhodia Teams Up with FaureciaInnovative Alternative for Nylon from Asahi KaseiPolycarbonate for New Doha International Airport Supplied by StyronX-Ray Visible/Detectable Detectathene Super XD Engineering Plastic Introduced by DetectametFood-Grade Engineering Plastics Launched by QuadrantAdditional Production Line Boosts A. Schulman's Brazilian FacilitySamyang Corp's Hungarian Plant InauguratedBASF Offers Two Novel Ultramid High Speed Grades and Enhanced ULTRASIM Simulation MethodSABIC Innovative Plastics and IAV GmbH in CollaborationRhodia Acquires Engineering Plastics Operations of PI IndustriesRhodia Enhances Polymer ProductionSolvay Completes Rhodia AcquisitionPI Industries' Indian Engineering Plastics Division Acquired by RhodiaUS Production of PET Film Consolidated by DuPont Teijin FilmsDuPont-LANXESS JV Expands PBT Compounding CapacityDuPont Signs 2K Licensing Agreement with EvonikLANXESS Sets Up New Plant in Gastonia, North CarolinaAsahi Kasei Plastics' Investment for Expansion of ProductionSouth Korean Engineering Plastics Capacity of BASF ExpandsGreen Packaging Solutions from DSM Engineering PlasticsShandong ICD High Performance Fibre Co Ltd Acquired by DSMEastman Divests Performance Polymers PET OperationsBASF Launches Engineering Plastics for Medical TechnologyChinese Production Capacity of PET Film for Optical Use Enhanced by ToraySumika Styron Polycarbonate Ltd New Name of Polycarbonate Joint Venture Between Styron and SumitomoNew Plant in Cherokee County Set Up by RheTech Engineered PlasticsDSM and KuibyshevAzot Form Strategic Deal in RussiaBASF Increases Engineering Plastics Compounding Capacity in ChinaAkulon RC Launched by DSM Engineering Plastics

6. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW6.1 Global Engineering Plastics Market Overview by Product Type6.2 Global Engineering Plastics Product Type Market Overview by Geographic Region6.2.1 Styrene Copolymers - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and Styrene Acrylonitrile6.2.2 Polycarbonate6.2.3 Polyamide6.2.4 Polymethyl Methacrylate6.2.5 Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene6.2.6 Thermoplastic Polyesters6.2.7 Polyphenylene Oxide6.2.8 Fluoropolymers6.2.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide 6.2.10 Other High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics6.3 Global Engineering Plastics Market Overview by End-Use Applications6.3.1 Global Engineering Plastics End-Use Applications Market Overview by Product Types6.3.1.1 Styrene Copolymers - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and Styrene Acrylonitrile6.3.1.2 Polycarbonate6.3.1.3 Polyamide6.3.1.4 Polymethyl Methacrylate6.3.1.5 Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene6.3.1.6 Thermoplastic Polyesters6.3.1.7 Polyphenylene Oxide6.3.1.8 Fluoropolymers6.3.1.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)6.3.1.10 Other High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics

PART B: REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Global Engineering Plastics Market Overview by Geographic Region

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