Freedonia Focus on Thermoplastic Elastomers: United States
This report forecasts US thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) demand and shipments in metric tons to 2017. Demand is segmented by product in terms of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs), polyolefin elastomers (POEs), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), and other TPEs. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles; asphalt and roofing; adhesives, sealants, and coatings; consumer goods; and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided for 2002, 2007, and 2012; the various demand segments and total shipments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines product and market segments, discusses market drivers and constraints, and provides pertinent background on technology and global demand.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.