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Strategic Analysis of the European Market for High Performance Polymers and Phenolics in Automotive and Aviation Applications

Strategic Analysis of the European Market for High Performance Polymers and Phenolics in Automotive and Aviation Applications

High performance polymers are gaining momentum in automotive and aviation applications owing to their superior physical, chemical, and mechanical properties.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive and aviation industries are continuously looking to reduce weight. Meanwhile, polymer manufacturers, composite manufacturers, and component manufacturers are working closely together to develop components with improved durability and performance, while reducing component weight as compared to their metal counterparts.

High performance polymers such as polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyethyleneimine (PEI), and phenolics compete significantly amongst each other in a number of applications. It is, therefore, critical for material suppliers to offer an optimum price performance index for their products in order to facilitate their increased adoption in newer applications.

High temperature resistance, prolonged exposure to high temperatures, and resistance to acids and other chemicals remain critical for high performance polymers to penetrate automotive applications, as the under-the-hood segment presents significant opportunities.

Fire, smoke, and toxicity properties in aviation remain critical and the materials used in aviation applications are subjected to aggressive testing and certification processes. Material suppliers are, therefore, focusing on developing compliant products to remain competitive in the marketplace.

About this report

This market insight identifies the major drivers and restraints in the European high performance polymers market in the automotive and aviation industries. The study covers Eastern and Western Europe. It provides an in-depth analysis on high performance plastics such as polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polymethyl metha acrylate (PMMA), polyethyleneimine (PEI), and phenolics used in automotive and aviation applications with percentage splits across application segments. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts, pricing trends, and application segment analyses have been provided for each of the compound segments. The base year is 2013 and the forecast period ends in 2018. Three big predictions are offered about the future of the market.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview and Introduction
    • Market Scope and Definitions
      • Table Scope
  • High Performance Polymers and Phenolics Market in the Automotive Sector
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Market Characteristics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
  • PEEK Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PEEK Segment in the Automotive Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table PEEK Segment in the Automotive Sector: Average Price for PEEK, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • PPS Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PPS Segment in the Automotive Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table PPS Segment in the Automotive Sector: Average Price for PPS, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • PMMA Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PMMA Segment in the Automotive Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table PMMA Segment in the Automotive Sector: Average Price for PMMA, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • Phenolics Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phenolics Segment in the Automotive Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Phenolics Segment in the Automotive Sector: Average Price for Phenolics, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • High Performance Polymers and Phenolics Market in the Aviation Sector
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • FST Requirements in the Aviation Industry
    • Comparison of Characteristic Properties of Resins
      • Table HPP and Phenolics Market in the Aviation Sector: Comparison of Characteristic Properties, Europe, 2013
  • PEEK Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PEEK Segment in the Aviation Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table PEEK Segment in the Aviation Sector: Average Price for PEEK, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • PEI Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PEI Segment in the Aviation Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table PEI Segment in the Aviation Sector: Average Price for PEI, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • PPS Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PPS Segment in the Aviation Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table PPS Segment in the Aviation Sector: Average Price for PPS, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • Phenolics Segment Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phenolics Segment in the Aviation Sector: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table Phenolics Segment in the Aviation Sector: Average Price for Phenolics, Europe, 2010-2018
    • Application Trends
    • Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • Conclusions
    • Table of Acronyms Used

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