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Custom Thermoplastic Compounding

Custom Thermoplastic Compounding

Growth in the US custom thermoplastic compounding market will total 3.2% annually through 2019 in volume terms. Advances will be driven by the increasingly technical nature of plastic processing, benefiting product offerings from custom compounders. An improved outlook for construction spending and wire & cable production will also boost demand.

This report segments the Custom Thermoplastic Compounding industry by Resin and Market. Data is provided in million pounds.

Custom Thermoplastic Compounded Resins include:
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polypropylene
Polyethylene
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)
Polystyrene

PVC will remain the largest of these through 2019. PVC will also see the fastest growth, driven by a strong rebound in construction activity.

Major Custom Thermoplastic Compounding Markets include:
Construction
Motor Vehicles
Consumer & Medical
Electrical & Electronic
Wire & Cable

Construction was the leading outlet in 2014. The most rapid gains through 2019 are also forecast for the construction market, fueled by healthy growth in applications such as pipe, siding, windows, and doors.

Because thermoplastics are compounded to suit specific end-user needs, a number of companies -- such as PolyOne and A. Schulman -- have recently utilized acquisitions to expand their presence in high value markets. Other major suppliers include Ampacet, Axiall, BASF, DuPont, LyondellBasell, Mitsui Chemicals (Advanced Composites), SABIC, Teknor Apex, and Washington Penn Plastic.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table CUSTOM COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Spending Outlook
      • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Thermoplastics Overview
      • Table THERMOPLASTICS & THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND
      • Table CHART II-1 THERMOPLASTICS & THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Thermoplastic Resins
      • Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Thermoplastic Compounding Overview
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-2 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS MARKET, 2004-2014
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS PRICING
    • Regulatory Considerations
    • Recycling Activity
    • International Activity
  • RESINS
    • General
      • Table COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART III-1 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014
      • Table CHART III-2 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS SHARE OF TOTAL THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • Table COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-3 COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Engineering Thermoplastics
      • Table COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-4 COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
      • Nylon
      • Polycarbonate
      • Other Engineering Thermoplastics
    • Polypropylene
      • Table COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-5 COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Polyethylene
      • Table COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-6 COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers
      • Table COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-7 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Polystyrene
      • Table COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-8 COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Other Thermoplastic Resins
      • Table OTHER COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND
      • Characteristics & Producers
      • Markets
        • Table OTHER COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Table CHART IV-2 COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS SHARE OF TOTAL THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Construction
      • Building Construction Outlook
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Resins
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
        • Table CHART IV-3 CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Motor Vehicle Outlook
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
      • Resins
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
        • Table CHART IV-4 MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION
    • Consumer & Medical
      • Consumer & Medical Products Outlook
        • Table CONSUMER & MEDICAL PRODUCT INDICATORS
      • Resins
        • Table CONSUMER & MEDICAL MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
        • Table CHART IV-5 CONSUMER & MEDICAL MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table CONSUMER & MEDICAL MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION
    • Electrical & Electronic Equipment
      • Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Resins
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
        • Table CHART IV-6 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION
    • Insulated Wire & Cable
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Outlook
        • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SHIPMENTS
      • Resins & Applications
        • Table WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
        • Table CHART IV-7 WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN, 2014
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS
      • Packaging
        • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table PACKAGING MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
      • Appliances
        • Table APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS
        • Table APPLIANCE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
      • Machinery
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
        • Table MACHINERY MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
      • All Other Markets
        • Table ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US SALES OF SELECTED CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 US CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Types of Compounders
      • Table CHART V-2 THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING INDUSTRY FLOWCHART, 2014
      • Processors
      • Independent Compounders
      • Resin Producers
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • ACI Plastics Incorporated
      • Adell Plastics Incorporated
      • Americhem Incorporated
      • AMETEK Incorporated
      • Ampacet Corporation
      • Asahi Kasei Corporation
      • Axiall Corporation
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Celanese Corporation
      • Clariant International Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Dow Corning Corporation
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • Ferro Corporation
      • HEXPOL AB
      • ICC Industries Incorporated
      • INEOS Group AG
      • Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated
      • LANXESS AG
      • LyondellBasell Industries NV
      • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
      • PolyOne Corporation
      • Ravago SA
      • Royal DSM NV
      • RTP Company
      • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
      • Schulman (A.) Incorporated
      • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited
      • SO.F.TER SpA
      • Standridge Color Corporation
      • Techmer PM LLC
      • Teknor Apex Company
      • 3M Company
      • Washington Penn Plastic Company Incorporated

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