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High-Performance Films: Global Markets

High-Performance Films: Global Markets

The global high-performance films market should reach $16.2 billion by 2021 from $11.2 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7%, from 2016 to 2021.

Report Includes
An overview of the global markets for high-performance films.
Analyses of global market trends with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
Identification of trends affecting high-performance polymer films and their major end-use application markets.
Application types of high performance films including packaging, electrical/electronics, automotive and photovoltaic.
A breakdown of end markets for high-performance films by material types, with sections devoted to each class of high-performance film.
A look at important factors such as film fabricators, converters, and distributors.
Profiles of leading companies in the industry.


Report Scope
High-performance films can be defined in any of several ways: volume, price, performance, end-use markets, resin types, or a combination of two or more of these characteristics.
For this study, high-performance films are defined as thin-gauge, mostly extruded or solution cast polymer sheets that meet at least one of the following criteria: pricing above commodity film levels, continuous-use temperature above commodity plastics, and end-uses requiring technical capability and thickness at or below 30 mils. These are films that are used primarily for their performance characteristics, not their price with emphasis on the markets and products with the greatest potential for growth.

Therefore, the distinguishing characteristics of high-performance films are as follows:
Relatively expensive.
Thin gauge (compared to sheet).
Special performance characteristics.
Significant applications other than packaging.
High-performance films are generally fabricated (or converted) in relatively small volumes (at least compared to commodity films). Much of their value is created after the film is extruded.

The focal point is on high-performance resins and their chemistries, including the following:
Polyesters, primarily PET. We use PET interchangeably with “polyester” throughout this report.
Polyolefin-based specialty film resins.
Polyamides (Nylons).
Polycarbonates (PCs).
Bioplastics, a newer group of plastics.
Fluoropolymers.
Acrylic films based on PMMA chemistry.
Polyimides (PIs).
Cyclic olefin copolymers (COCs).
Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN).
Liquid crystal polymers (LCPs).
Polysulfones.
Polyetherimides.

Basic polyolefins, such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), are not included in our scope since they are true commodities used in commodity films applications such as grocery and garbage bags. Also excluded are other commodity resins like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene. Specialty polyolefin-based films are included, particularly when multilayer construction is involved. These specialty films are ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), ionomers, polyvinylidene chloride (PVdC), polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and polymethyl pentene (PMP).

Fluoropolymer films are an important of this report. They include the following:
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Polyvinyl fluoride (PVF).
Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP).
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE).
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF).
Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA).
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE).
Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE).

The geographic scope of this report is the global market, including the U.S., Europe, China, Asia and others regions.

Market estimates are by resin volumes in millions of pounds rounded to the nearest million. We round to millions since, with so many similar products and applications, market estimates are not precise beyond millions of pounds, if that. Many applications markets for particular films are less than a million pounds, and we round estimated volumes greater than a half-million up to 1 million. Also, compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for table entries with small volumes may not match the 2016 and 2021 volumes because of rounding. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues.

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE OVERALL GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE, BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE, BY RESIN VOLUME, 2015-2021 (MILLION LBS)
CHAPTER 3 GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKETS BY MATERIALS, REGIONS AND FABRICATION
OVERVIEW
OVERALL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILM MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECASTS
GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILM MARKET BY RESIN
TABLE 1 GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE, BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET BY REGIONS
TABLE 2 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET BY FABRICATION METHODS
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY FABRICATION METHODS, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
Biaxial Orientation
Non-orientation
Uniaxial orientation
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
PET FILM SUPPLIERS
TABLE 6 POLYESTER FILM PRODUCERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
Electrical/Electronics
Photographic/Reprographic Films
X-ray Films
Packaging
Hot Stamping Films
Other Applications
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (GW)
TABLE 11 TOP 7 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES MANUFACTURERS, 2015 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYAMIDE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
TABLE 15 NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
NYLON FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
POLYCARBONATE (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATION
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATORS
POLYCARBONATE FILM APPLICATIONS
BIOPLASTIC FILMS
BIOPLASTICS PROPERTIES
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch-Based Plastic Films
Biobased Polyethylene
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Cellulosics
Biobased Polyamides
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILM BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILM BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) FILMS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP) FILMS
POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE (PEN) FILMS
POLYKETONE FILMS
CHAPTER 4 ASIAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET BY MATERIALS
OVERVIEW
OVERALL ASIAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS RESIN MARKET ESTIMATE
TABLE 26 OVERALL ASIAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 27 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
POLYESTER FILM SUPPLIERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
Electrical/Electronics
Photographic/Reprographic Films
X-ray Films
Packaging
Hot Stamping Films
Other Applications
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 28 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 29 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 30 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS
NYLON FILMS APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
POLYCARBONATE (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 31 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATION
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATORS
POLYCARBONATE FILM APPLICATIONS
BIOPLASTIC FILMS
BIOPLASTICS PROPERTIES
Polylactic acid (PLA)
Starch-Based Plastic Films
Biobased Polyethylene
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Cellulosics
Biobased Polyamides
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 32 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 33 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 34 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 35 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) FILMS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP) FILMS
POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE (PEN) FILMS
POLYKETONE FILMS
CHAPTER 5 CHINA'S HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKETS BY MATERIALS
OVERVIEW
CHINA'S HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILM RESIN MARKET ESTIMATE
TABLE 36 CHINA'S OVERALL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 37 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
PET FILM SUPPLIERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
Electrical/Electronics
Photographic/Reprographic Films
X-ray Films
Packaging
Hot Stamping Films
Other Applications
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 38 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 39 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 40 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
NYLON FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
POLYCARBONATE (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 41 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYCARBONATE FILMS FABRICATION
POLYCARBONATE FILMS FABRICATORS
POLYCARBONATE FILMS APPLICATIONS
BIOPLASTIC FILMS
BIOPLASTICS PROPERTIES
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch-Based Plastic Films
Biobased Polyethylene
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Cellulosics
Biobased Polyamides
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 42 CHINA'S MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 43 CHINA'S MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 44 CHINA'S MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 45 CHINA'S MARKET FOR ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) FILMS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP) FILMS
POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE (PEN) FILMS
POLYKETONE FILMS
CHAPTER 6 THE U.S. HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKETS BY MATERIALS
OVERVIEW
OVERALL U.S. HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS RESIN MARKET ESTIMATE
TABLE 46 OVERALL U.S. HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 47 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
PET FILM SUPPLIERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
Electrical/Electronics
Photographic/Reprographic Films
X-ray Films
Packaging
Hot Stamping Films
Other Applications
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 48 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 49 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 50 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
NYLON FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
POLYCARBONATE (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 51 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATION
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATORS
POLYCARBONATE FILM APPLICATIONS
BIOPLASTIC FILMS
BIOPLASTICS PROPERTIES
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch-Based Plastic Films
Biobased Polyethylene
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Cellulosics
Biobased Polyamides
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 52 U.S. MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 53 U.S. MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 54 U.S. MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 55 U.S. MARKET FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) FILMS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP) FILMS
POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE (PEN) FILMS
POLYKETONE FILMS
CHAPTER 7 EUROPEAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKETS BY MATERIALS
OVERVIEW
OVERALL EUROPEAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILM RESIN MARKET ESTIMATE
TABLE 56 OVERALL EUROPEAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 57 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
PET FILM SUPPLIERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
Electrical/Electronics
Photographic/Reprographic Films
X-ray Films
Packaging
Hot Stamping Films
Other Applications
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 58 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 59 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 60 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
NYLON FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
POLYCARBONATE (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 61 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
POLYCARBONATE FILM FABRICATION
POLYCARBONATE FILM SUPPLIERS
POLYCARBONATE FILM APPLICATIONS
BIOPLASTIC FILMS
BIOPLASTICS PROPERTIES
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch-Based Plastic Films
Biobased Polyethylene
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Cellulosics
Biobased Polyamides
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 62 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 63 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 64 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 65 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILM BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) FILMS
LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER (LCP) FILMS
POLYETHYLENE NAPHTHALATE (PEN) FILMS
POLYKETONE FILMS
CHAPTER 8 GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKETS BY APPLICATION
TABLE 66 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
PACKAGING
TABLE 67 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PACKAGING FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS
TABLE 68 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS/%)
AUTOMOTIVE
TABLE 69 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
PHOTOVOLTAIC
TABLE 70 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOTOVOLTAIC FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2021 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND TRENDS
MARKET PLAYERS
RESIN SUPPLIERS AND FILMS FABRICATORS
SUPPLIES AND MANUFACTURING GEOGRAPHY
GOVERNMENTAL EFFORTS AND REGULATIONS
NATURAL RESOURCES
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CONFLICTS
COMPETITION BETWEEN RESINS
CHAPTER 10 COMPANY PROFILES
3M CO. (MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING CO.)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, LLC (SOLVAY NEWARK)
ALTUGLAS INTERNATIONAL
ARKEMA INC.
BASF CORP.
BEMIS CO. INC.
BIAXIS PACKAGING SALES INC.
BIOAMBER
BRASKEM
CHI MEI CORP.
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORP. (CNPC)
CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO.
COORSTEK
CORBION
COVESTRO
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO LTD
DAIKIN AMERICA INC.
DEWAL INDUSTRIES INC.
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
DUPONT
DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.
EASTMAN KODAK CO.
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.
FILMQUEST GROUP INC.
FIRST PV MATERIAL
FORMOSA PLASTICS GROUP
HANWHA CHEMICAL CORP.
INVISTA INC.
JAPAN CORN STARCH CO.
KINGFA
KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM INC.
MITSUI CHEMICALS AMERICA INC.
MULTIFILM PACKAGING CORP.
NOVAMONT
PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC.
PIEDMONT PLASTICS INC.
POLIMERI EUROPA S.P.A.
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL)
RKW SE
RMS PACKAGING/AURORA SPECIAL EFFECT FILMS
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
SINOPEC GROUP
SKC INC.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
UBE AMERICA INC.
UNITIKA LTD.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP.
WESTLAKE PLASTICS
WUHAN HUALI ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CO.
ZEON CORPORATION
CHAPTER 11 APPENDIX: GLOSSARY

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