Freedonia Focus on Thermoplastic Resins: United States
This report forecasts US thermoplastic resin demand in pounds to 2017. Total demand is segmented by resin in terms of high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthlalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), and other thermoplastics. Aggregate demand in 2012 for the seven leading resin types is segmented by market as follows: packaging, consumer and institutional, construction, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; the various resin segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines resin and market segments, discusses market drivers and constraints, and provides pertinent background on trade, technology, and environmental and regulatory issues.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each resin 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 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.