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Strategic Analysis of the European and North American Plastics Additives Market

Strategic Analysis of the European and North American Plastics Additives Market

The plastics additives market is driven by dynamic advancements in end-user industries, necessitating changes in plastic-product formulation.

Performance factors are further driven by customer demand for improved productivity, better cost-performance index, regulatory adherence, and health and environmental compliance. The plastics additives market is restrained by the regulations barring the use of certain chemical raw materials.

North America is witnessing heavy investments in resin production as plastics manufacturers try to leverage the low energy and feedstock prices resulting from the shale gas boom. This drives the demand for plastics additives such as antioxidants, where a majority of the demand arises from resin manufacturers.

The market is projected to grow as a result of increasing penetration of plastics in end-user industries. For instance, the automotive and aerospace industries are substituting metals with plastics and composites to reduce the vehicle weight.

The replacement trend is expected to increase the demand for plastics additives such as light stabilizers and antioxidants because the plastic products are exposed to high temperatures and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Hence, a higher dosage of antioxidants and light stabilizers is required to protect the plastic components.

The dynamic regulatory landscape and changing customer preferences compel additive manufacturers to constantly update their products.

About this report

This research service identifies the major industry drivers, restraints, regulatory trends, and technology trends affecting the European and North American plastics additives market. The product segments covered in this research are plasticizers, flame retardants, impact modifiers and processing aids, antioxidants, stabilizers, and organic peroxides. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided at a regional level for each segment from 2011 through 2021. At the segment level, the analysis focuses on market dynamics in North America and Europe. Competitive structure and market share data have been provided for each segment. The base year is 2014 and the forecast period ends in 2021.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Strategic Factsheet
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Definitions-Segmentation
    • Geographic Scope
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Regulatory Trends
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Plastics Additives Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
  • Forecast and Trends-Total Plastics Additives Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Plastics Additives Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Total Plastics Additives Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Plasticizers Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Plasticizers Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Plasticizers Segment-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Plasticizers Segment-European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Plasticizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Flame Retardants Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Flame Retardants Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Flame Retardants Segment-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Flame Retardants Segment-European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Flame Retardants Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Construction Spending in the US, North America, 2009-2013
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Rigid PVC Applications, North America, 2014
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Antioxidants Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Antioxidants Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Antioxidants Segment Analysis-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Antioxidants Segment Analysis-European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Plastics in Light Vehicles, Europe, 2000-2030
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Plastics in the Aerospace Industry, Europe, 2014
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Antioxidants Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Stabilizers Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Stabilizers Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Stabilizers Segment-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast-Heat Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast for Heat Stabilizers, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion-Heat Stabilizers
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type-Heat Stabilizers
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast-Heat Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast for Heat Stabilizers, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion-Heat Stabilizers
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast-Light Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast for Light Stabilizers, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion-Light Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Plastics in Light Vehicles, North America, 2014
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type-Light Stabilizers
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast-Light Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast for Light Stabilizers, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion-Light Stabilizers
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Stabilizers Segment-European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast-Heat Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast for Heat Stabilizers, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion-Heat Stabilizers
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type-Heat Stabilizers
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast-Heat Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast for Heat Stabilizers, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion-Heat Stabilizers
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast-Light Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Revenue Forecast for Light Stabilizers, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion-Light Stabilizers
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type-Light Stabilizers
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast-Light Stabilizers
      • Table Stabilizers Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast for Light Stabilizers, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion-Light Stabilizers
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Organic Peroxides Segment Analysis
    • Segment Overview and Introduction
    • Organic Peroxides Segment Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe and North America, 2014
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Organic Peroxides Segment-North American Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • Organic Peroxides Segment-European Market Analysis
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Organic Peroxides Segment: Pricing Trends and Forecast, Europe, 2011-2021
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Product Matrix
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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