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2018 Plastics Research Review

2018 Plastics Research Review

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Cheap abundant natural gas has spurred the plastics industry to examine the economics of moving away from their current dependence on oil supplies. For continued reasons of adaptability and imperviousness to water durability, plastics have continued their reign as one of manufacturers’ most beloved material. The versatility and high resource efficiency of plastics have made plastics key material in strategic sectors such as packaging, transportation, building & construction, industrial, medical devices and in several other sectors.


Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 The North American Market for Plastics Compounding (Report PLS018F)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing Study
Scope of the Report
Methodology and Information Source
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC research Report
Summary
Developments
Plastics Users
Bioplastic Resins
Plastic Additives
Fillers and Reinforcement
Masterbatch
Introduction and Definitions
Background
Additives
Types of Compounders
Resins
Polyethylene
Low-Density Polyethylene
High-Density Polyethylene
Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
Polyethylene Compounding
Polyethylene Producers
Market
Polypropylene
Polypropylene Copolymers
Typical Applications
Polypropylene Properties
Polypropylene Compounding
Polypropylene Producers
Market
Polyvinyl Chloride
Forms and Grades of PVC
Chlorinated PVC
Applications for PVC
PVC Processing
PVC Producers
PVC Compounding
Market
PVC’s Environmental Issues
Polystyrene
General Purpose Polystyrene
Polystyrene Producers
Polystyrene Processing
Market
Polystyrene Environmental Issue
Thermoplastic Polyesters
Major PET Applications
PET Competition Pricing
Modified PET Resins
PET Producers
Market
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polybutylene Terephthalate
Chapter 3 Flexible Foam: Global Market (Report PLS091A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing Study
Scope of the Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Analyst’s Credentials
Related BCC research Report
Summary
Market and Technology Background
Market Definition
Evolution of the Flexible Foam Market
Future Trends in the Flexible Foam Market
New Developments
Raw Material Analysis
Value Chain
Product Lifecycle
Primary Interview Excerpt
Regional Trend Analysis
Key Issues
Form Factor
Market Dynamics
Drivers
Restraints
Opportunities
Slabstock
Chapter 4 Plastics Recycling: Global Markets Through 2023 (Report PLS031B)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing Study
Scope of the Report
Target Audience of the Study
Analyst’s Credentials
Methodology
Related BCC research Report
Summary
Market Attractiveness
Overview
Factors Affecting the Economics of Plastics Recycling
Plastics Recycling Industry
End Use Market
Recycling
Global Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Bottles
Chapter 5 Composites in Automotive Application (Report PLS081B)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of the Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Analyst’s Credentials
Related BCC Research Report
Summary
Market and Technology Background
General Description of Reinforced Polymer Composites
Material Types
Thermoset Composites
Thermoplastic Composites
Importance of Reinforced Polymer Composites
Role of Composites in Reducing Automotive Energy Consumption and Emissions
Motor Vehicle Production
Market Penetration
Composite Prices
Obstacles and Trade-Offs
Cost
Safety Aspects of Lightweight Materials
Durability/Reliability
Maintenance and Repair
Recycling and Sustainability
Crash Simulation
Conservatism
Special Types of Reinforced Polymer Composite
Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Composites
Materials
Automotive Applications
Chapter 6 Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics (Report PLS050E)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing Study
Scope of the Report
Target Audience of the Study
Methodology
Analyst’s Credentials
Related BCC research Report
Summary
Bioplastics Industry
History of Bioplastics
Recent Developments
Pros and Cons of Bioplastics
Case for Bioplastics
Case against Bioplastics
Bioplastics by Type of Resin
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Processing
Modifications
Applications
Chapter 7 Injection Molding: Global Markets and Technologies Through 2023 (Report PLS089A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing Study
Scope of the Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Analyst’s Credentials
Related BCC research Report
Summary
Market Technology and Background
History of Plastics Injection Molding
Definition of Plastics Injection Molding
Plastic Molding Techniques
Plastics Molding Processes
Blow Molding
Compression Molding
Film Insert Molding
Gas Assist Molding
Reactive Injection Molding (RIM)
Two Shot Injection Molding
Micro Injection Molding
Rotational Molding
Structural Foam Molding
Thermoforming
Injection Molding Versus Other Plastics Molding Processes
Thermoplastic Polymers Used in Plastics Injection Molding
Injection Molding Market by Polymer Type
Chapter 8 Appendix: List of Abbreviations
List of Tables
Table 1 : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 2 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin, by Plastic Type, Through 2022
Table 3 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for LDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 4 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for HDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 5 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for LLDPE, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 6 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Polypropylene, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 7 : Some Typical Rigid PVC Applications
Table 8 : Some Typical Flexible PVC Applications
Table 9 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for PVC, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 10 : Fabrication Methods and Some Uses for Polystyrene
Table 11 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Polystyrene, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 12 : North American Market Volume for Commodity Thermoplastic Resin for Thermoplastic Polyester (PET), by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Table 13 : Global Market for Flexible Foam, by Application, Through 2022
Table 14 : Global Market for Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, Through 2022
Table 15 : Global Market Volume of Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, Through 2022
Table 16 : Global Market Shares of Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, 2016
Table 17 : Global Market Volume Shares of Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, 2016
Table 18 : Global Market for Slabstock Flexible Foam, by Region, Through 2022
Table 19 : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Source Type, Through 2023
Table 20 : Global Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 21 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Type, Through 2022
Table 22 : Key Ingredients of Polyester Resin Formulations
Table 23 : Typical SMC/BMC Formulation
Table 24 : Trade Names of Key Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene
Table 25 : Typical Composite Applications in Motor Vehicles
Table 26 : Market Penetration Ratios for Reinforced Polymer Composites Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016–2022
Table 27 : Average Price of Composite Materials, by Vehicle Type, Through 2022
Table 28 : Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Table 29 : Automotive OEM – Carbon Fiber/CFRP Supplier Partnerships
Table 30 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 31 : Global PLA Suppliers
Table 32 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Region, Through 2023
Table 33 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Application, Through 2023
Table 34 : Global Market for Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, Through 2023
Table 35 : Injection Molding vs. Other Plastics Molding Processes
Table 36 : Classification of Plastic Products, by Type of Process
Table 37 : Advantages of Thermoplastic Versus Thermoset Processes
Table 38 : Global Market for Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, Through 2023
Table 39 : Global Market Shares for Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, 2018
Table 40 : Selected Plastic Resin Prices, January 2018
List of Figures
Figure 1 : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, 2016-2022
Figure 2 : Global Market for Flexible Foam, by Application, 2016-2022
Figure 3 : Reaction for Polyurethane Foam Production
Figure 4 : Value Chain for the Flexible Foam Market
Figure 5 : Product Lifecycle for the Flexible Foam Market
Figure 6 : Global Market for Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, 2016-2022
Figure 7 : Global Market Volume of Flexible Foam, by Form Factor, 2016-2022
Figure 8 : Global Market for Slabstock Flexible Foam, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 9 : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Source Type, 2017-2023
Figure 10 : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Type, 2016–2022
Figure 11 : Global Market Share of Automotive Vehicles’ Petroleum Consumption, 2014
Figure 12 : Global Automotive Sector Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2015
Figure 13 : Trends in Global Production of Motor Vehicles, 2016–2022
Figure 14 : Trends in Market Penetration Ratios for Reinforced Polymer Composites Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Figure 15 : Trends in Composite Prices, by Vehicle Type, 2016-2022
Figure 16 : Comparative Cost/Strength of Steel Versus Selected Composites for Vehicle Primary Structures
Figure 17 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 18 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 19 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 20 : Global Market for Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, 2017-2023
Figure 21 : Blow Molding Industrial Process Cycle
Figure 22 : Compression Molding Process Cycle
Figure 23 : Injection Compression Molding
Figure 24 : Injection Compression Molding Process Cycle
Figure 25 : Film Insert Molding Process Cycle
Figure 26 : Gas Assist Molding Process Cycle
Figure 27 : External Gas Assist Injection Molding Process Cycle
Figure 28 : Reactive Injection Molding Process Cycle
Figure 29 : Reactive Injection Molding Process Cycle
Figure 30 : Rotational Molding Process Cycle
Figure 31 : Multi-nozzle Low-pressure Structural Foam Plastic Molding Process Cycle
Figure 32 : Plastic Thermoforming Process Cycle
Figure 33 : Plastic Vacuum Thermoforming Process Cycle
Figure 34 : Plastic Pressure Thermoforming Process Cycle
Figure 35 : Plastic Mechanical Thermoforming Process Cycle
Figure 36 : Thermoplastic injection Molding Process
Figure 37 : Global Market for Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, 2017-2023
Figure 38 : Global Market Shares of Plastics Injection Molding, by Thermoplastic Polymer Type, 2018

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