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Plastics Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Plastics are manufactured from a wide range of synthetic organic solids to fabricate industrial and consumer products. Plastics are commonly high molecular weight polymers with performance or structural additives that improve the material quality or reduce the production costs for the plastic. Plastic monomers can be either synthetic or natural organic compounds.
The raw materials needed to create most plastics are derived from fossil fuels, petroleum or oil and natural gas namely, and are consequently known as petrochemicals. Renewable sources of raw materials and feedstocks for plastics production has been explored with biorenewable sources such as cellulose, starches, and oils, particularly algal oils.

Plastics can be classified as thermosetting polymers and thermoplastics depending upon their post-manufacturing malleability and flexibility, with thermosets capable of only one solidification process. Thermoplastics include polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Plastics can be further categorized by their chemical structure and molecular units that form the polymer side chains and back bones. Structural characteristics determine the performance features and durability of plastics and therefore determine industrial and commercial applications. Some significant categories include acrylics, polyesters, silicones, polyurethanes, and halogenated plastics. Acrylics are the basis of adhesives, paints, and construction materials. Polyester is used to make a number of fabrics, as well as tarpaulin, holograms, and liquid crystal displays. Silcones are used to make sealants, adhesives, lubricants, or insulations. Polyurethanes are used to make fibers, seals, carpet underlay, adhesives, and hard plastic parts for electronic instruments. Halogenated plastics are used as solvents, pesticides, and fire-resistant oils.

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Proppant Market by Type (Frac Sand, Ceramic & Resin Coated) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019
9/9/2014 | published by: MarketsandMarkets
... fracturing to keep the cracks open. There are three types of proppants namely frac sand proppant, resin coated proppant, and ceramic proppant. These three proppants also come in different variants depending upon the mesh size; ...  |  read more...
USD 4,650
Epoxy Resin Market by Application (Paints & Coating, Wind Turbine, Composites, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Adhesives) and Geography - Trends & forecasts to 2019
8/28/2014 | published by: MarketsandMarkets
... oxirane containing compound epichlorohydrin (ECH) and bisphenol A (in case of phenol epoxy resin). The DGEBA is the most common type of epoxy resin that is being used in the industry. Depending on the requirement, ...  |  read more...
USD 4,650
Vinyl Acetate (VAC) Markets - China
9/1/2014 | published by: Asia Market Information & Development Company
... grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term forecasts through ...  |  read more...
USD 4,000
SeeNews Research on Demand Manufacture of rubber and plastic products, Albania : Company Names, Contacts, Key Managers and Financial Figures
9/11/2014 | published by: SeeNews - Research & Profiles
... Contacts, Key Managers and Financial Figures SeeNews Research on Demand Manufacture of rubber and plastic products, Albania report provides you the most up-to-date and easy-to-use information of 40 companies, operating on the Manufacture of rubber ...  |  read more...
USD 280
Global Market for Polycarbonate - Forecast, Trends & Opportunities 2014-2020
9/1/2014 | published by: Taiyou Research
... a unique property that they can be easily molded and thermoformed and they are easy to work with as well. These properties have made polycarbonates quite attractive an option for many industries ranging from automobiles, ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
FRP Rebars Market in Construction Industry, by Type (GFRP & BFRP), by Application (Roads, Bridges & Tunnels, Electrical Isolation, Marine Structures & Water Fronts, Water Treatment Plants, MRI Rooms & Others) & by Region – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019
9/4/2014 | published by: MarketsandMarkets
... – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 FRP rebars market in construction industry is a large segment, worth several millions. The fiber reinforced polymer usually consists of a combination of reinforcement fibers and a polymer ...  |  read more...
USD 4,650
Global Nitrile Gloves Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)
9/1/2014 | published by: Daedal Research
... detailed analysis of nitrile gloves. It also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. The report provides detailed coverage of ...  |  read more...
USD 800
Portobello S.A. (PTBL3) - Company Capsule
9/15/2014 | published by: World Market Intelligence
... key facts, major products and services, financial ratios, key competitors, financial analysis, key employees as well as company locations and subsidiaries. Summary This report is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to ...  |  read more...
USD 75
Global Engineering Plastics Market : 2014-2018
9/10/2014 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... Such materials are used in a wide range of applications in industries such as Automotive and Transportation, Electrical and Electronics, Packaging, Appliances, and Consumer Goods. They are broadly classified into four types: ABA, fluoropolymers, PA, ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene Block Copolymer (SBS) Markets - China
9/1/2014 | published by: Asia Market Information & Development Company
... continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term ...  |  read more...
USD 4,000
Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN) Markets - China
9/1/2014 | published by: Asia Market Information & Development Company
... new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term forecasts through 2018 and ...  |  read more...
USD 4,000
Plastic & Rubber Product Manufacturing
9/1/2014 | published by: First Research, Inc.
... include US-based Berry Plastics, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Goodyear, and Newell Rubbermaid, as well as Amcor (Australia), Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France), Pirelli (Italy), and Reynolds Group Holdings (New Zealand). The global plastic and rubber product ...  |  read more...
USD 129
Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing
9/1/2014 | published by: First Research, Inc.
... polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). Major companies include Celanese, Chevron Phillips, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Huntsman, and Momentive Specialty Chemicals (all based in the US), along with Alfa (Mexico), BASF (Germany), China National Chemical Corporation, ...  |  read more...
USD 129
Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2015: Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies
9/3/2014 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence Market forecasts and Industry Statistics Industry Associations and Professional Societies List In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies Industry Glossary Buyer may register for free access to ...  |  read more...
USD 349.99
Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Trends & Statistics 2015: A Summary Version of Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2015
9/3/2014 | published by: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
... Pages: 50 Statistical Tables Provided: 13 Geographic Focus: Global A condensed market research report excerpted from Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2015, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and vital statistical tables. ...  |  read more...
USD 199.99
Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market 2014-2018
9/3/2014 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... terms of rigidity, hardness and heat resistance, and toughness by varying the monomer proportions. The unique material properties of ABS include impact resistance, chemical resistance, fire resistance, heat resistance, and dimensional stability. The exclusive properties ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
Polymer Group, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report
8/29/2014 | published by: MarketLine
... organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advantage. Project Description: MarketLines' Polymer Group, Inc. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports ...  |  read more...
USD 350
Goh Ban Huat Berhad (GBH) - Company Capsule
9/15/2014 | published by: World Market Intelligence
... contains a company overview, key facts, major products and services, financial ratios, key competitors, financial analysis, key employees as well as company locations and subsidiaries. Summary This report is a crucial resource for industry executives ...  |  read more...
USD 75
Perfect Plastic Sdn Bhd in Packaging Industry (Malaysia)
9/1/2014 | published by: Euromonitor International
... is looking to incorporate more environmentally-friendly materials to produce plastic packaging and remain competitive. Euromonitor International Local Company Profiles are a concise set of briefings detailing the strategic direction taken by a company. Discover key ...  |  read more...
USD 150
Growth Opportunities in the Global Tooling Composites Market 2014-2019 : Customer, Competitor, and Market Analysis
9/1/2014 | published by: Lucintel
... of the tooling composites market are higher costs of metallic counterparts, increase in demand for low weight tools, and decrease in lead time for part manufacturers. The composite tools are made either from glass fiber ...  |  read more...
USD 3,900
Global Polypropylene Foams Market : 2014-2018
8/27/2014 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... Corp., Reliance Industries Ltd., Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Sinopec Corp. Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Borealis, ConocoPhillips, Daquing Petrochemical, Dashanzi Petrochemical, Ducor Polypropylene, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Flint Hills Resources, Formosa Plastics, HMC ...  |  read more...
USD 2,500
Plastic Films and Sheets, Global
8/12/2014 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... YA PLASTICS CORPORATION and TAEKWANG INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. latest Plastic Films & Sheets Global analysis is perfect for investors to: ...  |  read more...
USD 1,425
Global Polyethylene Market : 2014-2018
8/27/2014 | published by: TechNavio - Infiniti Research Ltd.
... Corp., Reliance Industries Ltd., Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Sinopec Corp. Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Borealis, ConocoPhillips, Daquing Petrochemical, Dashanzi Petrochemical, Ducor Polypropylene, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Flint Hills Resources, Formosa Plastics, HMC ...  |  read more...
USD 3,000
Industrial Film Products in the United Kingdom
8/12/2014 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... INDUSTRIAL FILM LTD. Covering activities such as packaging, polyester, plastics, opp, printed and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. latest Industrial Film Products analysis is perfect for ...  |  read more...
USD 525
Injection Moulding Tools in the United Kingdom
8/12/2014 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... FERN PLASTIC PRODUCTS LTD. Covering activities such as injection moulding, toolmaking, plastic injection moulding, plastic moulding, moulding and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. latest Injection Moulding ...  |  read more...
USD 525
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