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Cast Polymers: Global Markets

Cast Polymers: Global Markets

The global market for cast polymers reached 209.7 million square meters in 2014.This market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% to reach 361.5 million square meters in 2020 from 229.2 million square meters in 2015 for the period 2015-2020.

This report provides:
A review of the global markets for cast polymers and related forecast trends and sales taking place in the market.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
Discussion covering important manufacturers, technologies, and factors influencing demand.
Breakdowns and analyses of the major regions Europe, Asia, North America, and others.
Detailed information covering applications for cast polymers including kitchens, countertops, lavatories, windows, and doors.
Evaluation of the industry's structure as well as its supply chain.
Types of cast polymers covered include cultured marble, cultured granite, cultured quartz, cultured onyx and other solid surface products.
Further breakdowns by polymer types: polyester, polyamide, PMMA, epoxy resin, and other resins.
Competitive analysis.
Profiles of major players in the industry


SCOPE OF THE STUDY

According to the International Cast Polymer Alliance (ICPA), cast polymers are man-made, chemically-bonded, mineral-filled, polymeric materials which are molded and hardened to a solid material in a variety of shapes that meet diverse design needs.

The ICPA divides cast polymers into three general categories based on the materials and manufacturing methods used: solid surface, engineered composites and engineered stone. This study covers the history, current status and forecast scenario for these three categories of polymers.

The report also analyzes the main applications of cast polymers, including countertops, sinks lavatories, vanities, shower receptors, bathtubs, enclosure sets, fireplace surrounds, window sills, wall panels, floor tiles, whirlpool baths and molding accents.

Regional markets, including China, Asia, Europe, North America and the rest of the world (ROW), have been researched and analyzed, as have the markets of major cast polymer consuming countries.

Technologies and raw material type (resins, fillers, pigments and additives) are also described in this report.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY MAIN PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY MAIN PRODUCT TYPE, 2014-2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
CHAPTER 3 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
HISTORY
BACKGROUND
LARGEST MARKETS
FASTEST-GROWING MARKETS
CHAPTER 4 RAW MATERIALS
PMMA
HISTORY
CONSUMPTION AND CAPACITY
TABLE 1 GLOBAL CAPACITY OF PMMA INDUSTRY BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION METRIC TONS)
REGIONAL CONSUMPTION OF PMMA RESIN
TABLE 2 GLOBAL PMMA RESIN MARKET BY REGION, 2015 (MILLION METRIC TONS)
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 3 GLOBAL PMMA RESIN MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2015 (MILLION METRIC TONS)
MASS POLYMERIZATION
MASS POLYMERIZATION PROCESS
FIGURE 1 PMMA MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW
Suspension Polymerization
FIGURE 2 PMMA SUSPENSION POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING
FLOW
Solution Polymerization
FIGURE 3 PMMA MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW
PERFORMANCE
TABLE 4 PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF PMMA AND IPMMA WITH OTHER RESINS
INDUSTRY LEADERS
ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE (ATH)
UPR
EPOXY
CALCIUM CARBONATE
PIGMENTS
ADDITIVES
CHAPTER 5 MANUFACTURING PROCESS
MIXING
REMOVING AIR
SOLIDIFYING
CUTTING AND FINISHING
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
MARKET AND INDUSTRY
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Characteristics
Comparison with Natural Stones and Cement Cultured Stones
TABLE 5 COMPARISON OF CAST POLYMER, NATURAL GRANITE, NATURAL MARBLE AND CEMENT CULTURED (CC) STONE
Characteristics of Cast Polymers
TABLE 6 COMPARISON BETWEEN CORIAN AND CAESARSTONE
Market Inhibitors
INDUSTRY
Overview
Consumers and Products
Manufacturers
Capacity
TABLE 7 GLOBAL CAPACITY FOR CAST POLYMERS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Trading
Future Trends
MARKET SEGMENTATION
GLOBAL CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
General Situation
Regional Market
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOLID SURFACE PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Industry Structure and Leading Players
Engineered Stone
General Situation
Regional Markets
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERED STONE BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Industry Players
Engineered Composites
General Situation
Regional Markets
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERED COMPOSITE BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
GLOBAL CAST POLYMER MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
China
Asia
Europe
North America
ROW
GLOBAL CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Market Base
Residential New Housing and Remodeling
TABLE 14 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN LEADING CAST POLYMER CONSUMING COUNTRIES, THROUGH 2020
(THOUSAND UNITS)
Nonresidential Markets
GLOBAL CAST POLYMER MARKET BY RESIN TYPE
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
UPR
PMMA
Other Resins
CHAPTER 7 CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET
BASIC INFORMATION
IMPORTANCE
METHODOLOGY
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gross Domestic Product
Population and Households
HOUSING MARKET
MARKET BASE
Housing Units
TABLE 16 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN CHINA, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
Cities and Towns
Rural Areas
New Housing Units
TABLE 17 NUMBER OF NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN CHINA, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
Nonresidential Buildings
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Marriages
Market Inhibitors
INDUSTRY
MANUFACTURERS AND CAPACITY
TABLE 18 CHINA'S CAPACITY FOR CAST POLYMERS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Nan'an, Fujian Province
Manufacturers
Current Situation
Hezhou, Guangxi Province
Manufacturers
Xi Wan (Ping Gui) Industrial Park
Wanggao Industrial Zone
Zhongshan Industrial Park
Status Quo
Yunfu, Guangdong Province
Neixiang, Henan Province
Other Regions
SALES
Domestic Market
International Trade
TABLE 19 CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Costs
Trade Issues
Natural Stone and Ceramic Tile
MARKET SEGMENTATION
CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 20 CHINA'S MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
Market
Raw Materials
Calcium Carbonate
ATH
UPR
PMMA
Industry Structure and Leading Players
Engineered Stone
General Situation
Market
TABLE 21 CHINA'S MARKET FOR ENGINEERED STONE BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Industry Players
Engineered Composites
CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 22 CHINA'S MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
East China
TABLE 23 EAST CHINA GDP AND GDP PER CAPITA, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/$/%)
Shanghai
Jiangsu
Zhejiang
Fujian
South China
TABLE 24 SOUTH CHINA GDP AND GDP PER CAPITA, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/$/%)
Guangdong
Guangxi
Middle China
TABLE 25 MIDDLE CHINA GDP AND GDP PER CAPITA, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/$/%)
North China
TABLE 26 NORTH CHINA GDP AND GDP PER CAPITA, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/$/%)
West China
TABLE 27 WEST CHINA GDP AND GDP PER CAPITA, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/$/%)
CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 28 CHINA'S MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Market Base
Residential New Housing and Remodeling
TABLE 29 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN CHINA, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
Nonresidential Markets
CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY RESIN TYPE
TABLE 30 CHINA'S MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
UPR
PMMA
Other Resins
CHINA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE
TABLE 31 CHINA'S MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPES, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Breton
First Generation: Engineered Composites
Second Generation: Solid Surface
Third Generation: Improved Solid Surface
Fourth Generation: Improved Solid Surface
CHAPTER 8 ASIA’S CAST POLYMER MARKET
STATUS QUO
GENERAL SITUATION
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Population and Households
HOUSING MARKET
MARKET BASE
Housing Units
TABLE 32 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN INDIA AND JAPAN, THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
Japan
India
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Market Inhibitors
INDUSTRY
MANUFACTURERS
SALES
Domestic Market
International Trade
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Costs
Trade
Natural Stone
MARKET SEGMENTATION
ASIA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 33 ASIAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
Market
Industry Structure and Leading Players
Engineered Stone
Market
Industry Players
Engineered Composites
ASIA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY COUNTRY
TABLE 34 ASIAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Japan
India
South Korea
Thailand
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Vietnam
Iran
Singapore
Malaysia
ASIA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 35 ASIAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Market Base
Residential New Housing and Remodeling
Nonresidential Markets
CHAPTER 9 EUROPE'S CAST POLYMER MARKET
BRIEF STATUS QUO
GENERAL SITUATION
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Western Europe
TABLE 36 WESTERN EUROPEAN GDP, THROUGH 2014 ($ BILLIONS)
Eastern Europe
TABLE 37 EASTERN EUROPEAN GDP, THROUGH 2014 ($ BILLIONS)
Population and Households
Western Europe
TABLE 38 WESTERN EUROPEAN POPULATION AND NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS, 2015 (MILLIONS)
Eastern Europe
TABLE 39 EASTERN EUROPEAN POPULATION AND NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS, 2015 (MILLIONS)
HOUSING MARKET
MARKET BASE
Housing Units
TABLE 40 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN GERMANY AND THE U.K., THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Market Inhibitors
INDUSTRY
MANUFACTURERS AND CAPACITIES
SALES
European Market
International Trade
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Labor Costs
Trade Issues
Natural Stone
MARKET SEGMENTATION
EUROPE'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 41 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
Market
Engineered Stone
Market
Industry Players
Engineered Composites
EUROPE'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 42 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Western Europe
Germany
Italy
U.K.
Spain
France
Netherlands
Belgium
Greece
Portugal
Eastern Europe
Russia
Turkey
Ukraine
Poland
Romania
Czech Republic
EUROPE'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 43 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Market Base
Residential New Housing and Remodeling
Nonresidential Markets
CHAPTER 10 NORTH AMERICA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET
STATUS QUO
GENERAL SITUATION
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Population and Households
HOUSING MARKET
MARKET BASE
Housing Units
TABLE 44 NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING UNITS IN THE U.S., THROUGH 2020 (THOUSAND UNITS)
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Market Inhibitors
INDUSTRY
MANUFACTURERS
SALES
Domestic Market
International Trade
GROWTH STRATEGIES
MARKET SEGMENTATION
NORTH AMERICA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 45 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
Market
Suppliers
Engineered Stone
Engineered Composites
NORTH AMERICA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY COUNTRY
TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
NORTH AMERICA'S CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 47 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
CHAPTER 11 CAST POLYMER MARKET IN REST OF WORLD (ROW)
STATUS QUO
GENERAL SITUATION
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
TABLE 48 ROW GDP GROWTH BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2014 ($ BILLIONS)
GDP Per Capita
TABLE 49 ROW GDP PER CAPITA BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2014 ($)
Population and Households
TABLE 50 ROW POPULATION AND NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLD UNITS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLIONS)
MARKET
MARKET DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
Market Drivers
Market Inhibitors
MARKET SEGMENTATION
ROW CAST POLYMER MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE
TABLE 51 ROW MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
Solid Surface
Market
Industry Structure and Leading Players
Engineered Stone
Market
Industry Players
Engineered Composites
ROW CAST POLYMER MARKET BY COUNTRY
TABLE 52 ROW MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
ROW CAST POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION
TABLE 53 ROW MARKET FOR CAST POLYMERS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION SQUARE METERS)
CHAPTER 12 COMPANY PROFILES
AGGLONORD S.R.L.
ARISTECH SURFACES
ASHLAND INC.
BELENCO
BITTO
CAESARSTONE
CAMBRIA CO.
CIMSTONE
COMPAC
COSENTINO S.A.
CXUN
DIRESCO
DUPONT
FALAT SANG ASIA CO.
FOSHAN BILLOW QUARTZ CO. LTD.
FOSHAN RONGGUAN
FUJIASHI (CHINA) PRODUCTS LTD.
FUJIAN PENGXIANG INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
GUANGXI LISHENG STONE
GULF STONE CO. S.A.O.G
HANWHA L&C SURFACES
HEZHOU HEYUAN POWDER ARTIFICIAL STONE DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
KURARAY
LG HAUSYS
NAN'AN GUANGTAIXIANG STONE CO. LTD
ORDAN
POKARNA LTD.
POLYNT COMPOSITES USA INC.
POLYSTONE
QUARELLA S.P.A.
ROMASTONE CO. LTD.
SAMSUNG SDI CO.
SANTA MARGHERITA S.P.A.
SC SIDERA STONE SA
SHANGHAI JIXIANG BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP CO. LTD.
SHANGHAI MEYATE GROUP
SHENGYUN COMPOUND STONE
SINOSTONE
STYLESTONE JOINT STOCK CO.
VICOSTONE JSC
SUNMOON
TECHNISTONE, A.S.
WANFENG COMPOUND STONE TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
WANSHENG ARTIFICIAL STONE
XINYUN
YUN'AN ZHISHENG STONE CO. LTD
CHAPTER 13 APPENDIX ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

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