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Engineering Plastics

Engineering Plastics

Growth in the US engineering plastics market will total 2.6% annually through 2019 in volume terms. Advances will be driven by performance advantages of engineering resins over commodity plastics and other materials. Trends toward weight reduction in motor vehicles to meet fuel efficiency standards will also boost sales.

This report segments the Engineering Plastics industry by Resin and Market. Data is provided in million pounds and million US dollars.

Engineering Plastics Resins include:
Nylon
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
Polycarbonate
Thermoplastic Polyester
Polyacetal
Fluoropolymers
Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE)
Others (Sulfone Polymers, PPS, Polyimides)

Nylon will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for fluoropolymers, driven by opportunities in applications such as lithium-ion batteries, solar panels, and wire & cable.

Major Engineering Plastics Markets include:
Motor Vehicles
Electrical & Electronic
Medical & Consumer
Construction
Industrial

Motor Vehicles was the leading outlet in 2014. The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the construction market, fueled by a strong rebound in building construction activity.

The US engineering plastics industry is highly concentrated, reflecting the significant financial commitment required to attain competitive economies of scale and development of proprietary technologies. Major suppliers include Arkema, Ascend Performance Materials, BASF, Bayer, Celanese, DuPont, Honeywell, INEOS, SABIC, and Solvay.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Spending Patterns
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Electrical & Electronics Outlook
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Electronic & Computer Equipment
        • Table ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
      • Appliances
        • Table APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS
    • Building Construction Trends
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Motor Vehicle Trends
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
    • Plastic Resin Outlook
      • Table PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Competitive Materials
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table ENGINEERING PLASTICS MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 ENGINEERING PLASTICS MARKET, 2004-2014
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table ENGINEERING PLASTICS PRICING
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
    • Recycling Activity
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table FOREIGN TRADE IN ENGINEERING PLASTICS
    • International Activity
  • RESINS
    • General
      • Table ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART III-1 ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014
    • Nylon
      • Table NYLON SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table NYLON DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-2 NYLON DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table NYLON DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS
        • Table NYLON DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKETS
        • Table NYLON DEMAND IN MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKETS
      • Producers & Capacity
        • Table NYLON CAPACITY, 2014
    • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
      • Table ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-3 ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table ABS DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS
        • Table ABS DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS
        • Table ABS DEMAND IN CONSTRUCTION MARKETS
        • Table ABS DEMAND IN MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKETS
      • Producers & Capacity
        • Table ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE CAPACITY, 2014
    • Polycarbonate
      • Table POLYCARBONATE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-4 POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKETS
        • Table POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKETS
        • Table POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS
        • Table POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN CONSTRUCTION MARKETS
      • Producers & Capacity
        • Table POLYCARBONATE CAPACITY, 2014
    • Thermoplastic Polyesters
      • Table THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Polybutylene Terephthalate
        • Table POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE CAPACITY, 2014
      • Polyethylene Terephthalate
      • Liquid Crystal Polymers & Other
      • Markets
        • Table THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-5 THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
        • Table THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS
        • Table THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS
        • Table THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND IN MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKETS
    • Polyacetal
      • Table POLYACETAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table POLYACETAL DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-6 POLYACETAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Producers & Capacity
        • Table POLYACETAL CAPACITY, 2014
    • Fluoropolymers
      • Table FLUOROPOLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Polytetrafluoroethylene
      • Polyvinylidene Fluoride
      • Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
      • Other Fluoropolymers
      • Markets
        • Table FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-7 FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Producers
    • Polyphenylene Oxide
      • Table POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-8 POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Producers
    • Sulfone Polymers
      • Table SULFONE POLYMER DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table SULFONE POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Producers
    • Polyphenylene Sulfide
      • Table POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Producers & Capacity
        • Table POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE CAPACITY, 2014
    • Polyimides
      • Table POLYMIDES DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table POLYMIDES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Producers
    • Other Resins
      • Table OTHER ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Polyetherketones
      • All Other Resins
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-2 MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION, 2014
      • Engine & Mechanical
      • Interior
      • Structural & Exterior
      • Resins
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
    • Electrical & Electronic
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-3 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION, 2014
      • Appliances
      • Electronic Products
      • Optical Media
      • Wire & Cable
      • Electronic Components & Other Applications
      • Resins
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
    • Medical & Consumer
      • Table MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-4 MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION, 2014
      • Medical
      • Recreational Products
      • Other Uses
      • Resins
        • Table MEDICAL & CONSUMER MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
    • Construction
      • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-5 CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION, 2014
      • Glazing & Skylights
      • Pipe & Fittings
      • Lighting & Other Uses
      • Resins
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
    • Industrial
      • Applications
        • Table INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS
      • Resins
        • Table INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION
      • Packaging
      • Other Transportation Equipment
      • Furniture & Fixtures
      • All Other
      • Resins
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US ENGINEERING PLASTICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 ENGINEERING PLASTICS MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Channels of Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Arkema SA
      • Asahi Kasei Corporation
      • Ascend Performance Materials LLC
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Celanese Corporation
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • Daikin Industries Limited
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • EMS-Chemie Holding AG
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • INEOS Group AG
      • Kureha Corporation
      • LANXESS AG
      • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated
      • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
      • Nylon Corporation of America
      • Polymeric Resources Corporation
      • PolyOne Corporation
      • Royal DSM NV
      • RTP Company
      • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
      • Schulman (A.) Incorporated
      • Solvay SA
      • 3M Company
      • Toray Industries Incorporated
      • Trinseo SA
      • Victrex plc
      • Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC

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