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High-Performance Films: Global Markets

High-Performance Films: Global Markets

The global market for high-performance (HP) plastic films was worth $9.7 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach nearly $14.0 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2014 and 2019.

This report provides:

An overview of the global markets for high-performance films.

Analyses of global market trends with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.

Identification of trends affecting high-performance polymer films and their major end-use application markets.

A breakdown of end markets for high-performance films by material types, with sections devoted to each class of high-performance film.

Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the industry.


SCOPE AND FORMAT

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 generally 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.

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 2014 and 2019 volumes because of rounding.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE OVERALL GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
SUMMARY FIGURE OVERALL GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (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 OVERALL GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET BY REGIONS
TABLE 2 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
GLOBAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET BY FABRICATION METHODS
TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY FABRICATION METHODS, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 8 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
TABLE 11 TOP 10 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES MANUFACTURERS, 2013 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 12 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA FILMS
BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYAMIDE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY REGION
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILM BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE
FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 27 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 29 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
TABLE 31 TOP 10 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES MANUFACTURERS IN 2013 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA FILMS
BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER (EVA)
ETHYLENE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER (EVOH)
OTHER POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 33 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 34 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 35 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 36 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 37 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 38 ASIAN MARKET ESTIMATE FOR ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 39 CHINA'S OVERALL HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 40 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 41 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-
PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 42 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
TABLE 44 TOP 10 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES MANUFACTURERS, IN 2013 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA FILMS
BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 46 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 47 CHINA'S MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 48 CHINA'S MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 49 CHINA'S MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 50 CHINA'S MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 51 CHINA'S MARKET FOR ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
OTHER HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
POLYIMIDE (PI) FILMS
CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC) FILMS
POLYETHERIMIDE (PEI) FILMS
POLYSULFONE (PSU) 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 52 OVERALL U.S. HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILlion LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 53 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
COMMERCIAL FACTORS
TECHNICAL FACTORS
PET FILM SUPPLIERS
PET FILM APPLICATIONS
TYPES OF POLYESTER FILMS
PET FILM PROCESSING
POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 54 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH- PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 55 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
TABLE 57 Top 10 photOvoltaic modules manufacturers, 2013 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 58 `GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA
FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 59 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TYPES OF POLYAMIDE FILMS
POLYAMIDE FILM FABRICATION
NYLON FILM SUPPLIERS/FABRICATORS
NYLON FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
CAN (PC) FILMS
POLYCARBONATE PROPERTIES
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 60 U.S. MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 61 U.S. MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 62 U.S. MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 63 U.S. MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 64 U.S. MARKET FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 65 OVERALL EUROPEAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS MARKET ESTIMATE BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
POLYESTER FILMS
BACKGROUND
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 66 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYESTER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 67 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 68 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYOLEFIN-BASED FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
Global Photovoltaic Modules Production
TABLE 69 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (GW)
Global EVA Consumption for Photovoltaic Modules
TABLE 70 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC EVA
FILMS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (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 71 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYAMIDE (NYLON) FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 72 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 73 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR BIOPLASTIC FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
BIOPLASTIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Other Applications
FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS
FLUOROPOLYMER PROPERTIES
FLUOROPOLYMER FILM FABRICATION
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST BY RESIN AND APPLICATION
TABLE 74 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
TABLE 75 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS BY RESIN VOLUME, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
ACRYLIC FILMS
SUPPLIERS AND BRANDS
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECAST
TABLE 76 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR PMMA ACRYLIC FILM BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (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 77 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
PACKAGING
TABLE 78 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PACKAGING FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS
TABLE 79 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019(MILLION LBS)
AUTOMOTIVE
TABLE 80 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION LBS)
PHOTOVOLTAIC
TABLE 81 GLOBAL MARKET ESTIMATE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOTOVOLTAIC FILMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2019 (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.)
AJEDIUM FILMS
ALTUGLAS INTERNATIONAL
ARKEMA INC.
BASF CORP.
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE FUNCTIONAL FILMS
BEMIS CO. INC.
BIAXIS PACKAGING SALES INC.
BIOAMBER
BRASKEM
CHI MEI CORP.
CHINA GREEN MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORP. (CNPC)
CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO.
COBURN GRAPHIC FILMS INC.
COORSTEK
DAIKIN AMERICA INC.
DEWAL INDUSTRIES INC.
DOW CHEMICAL CO., THE
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
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.
PURAC
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL)
RMS PACKAGING/AURORA SPECIAL EFFECT FILMS
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
SINOPEC GROUP
SKC INC.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
UBE AMERICA INC.
UNITIKA AMERICA CORP.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP.
WESTLAKE PLASTICS
WUHAN HUALI ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CO.
ZEON CHEMICALS LP
CHAPTER 11 APPENDIX: GLOSSARY

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