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Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Market Analysis By Application (Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Market Analysis By Application (Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

Global liquid crystal polymers (LCP) market is expected to reach USD 1.23 billion by 2020. Shift in trend towards miniaturization of electrical components such as surface mount device and connectors is expected to drive global LCP market. Growing demand for lightweight, high performance materials from automotive industry in order to improve fuel efficiency is also expected to have a positive influence on the market growth. Lower welding strength and warpage associated with LCP is expected to remain a key challenge for market participants.

Electrical & electronics emerged as the leading application segment and accounted for 81.5% of total market volume in 2013. Growing engineering resins demand for manufacturing ultra-thin electrical components is expected to remain a key driving factor for this segment. LCP is favored over other engineering resins such as polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), nylon 46 and polyphthalamide (PPA) which has further propelled market growth. Electrical & electronics is also expected to witness the highest growth rate of 8.9% over the forecast period. LCP demand from automotive industry is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 7.3% from 2014 to 2020. Shift in trend towards adoption of lightweight, high performance materials from automotive industry particularly in the U.S. and Europe is expected to drive this segment.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

Global LCP demand was 46.1 kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to reach 81.7 kilo tons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2014 to 2020.

China was the leading regional market and accounted for 46.1% of total market volume in 2013. China is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period owing to rapid expansion of electronics & electrical industry in the nation. Other Asian countries such as India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are also expected to witness steady growth over the forecast period.

Industrial machinery applications include ceramic material substitutes and mass transfer packaging in chemical industries. Increasing industrial machinery demand particularly in China and other Asian countries is expected to complement regional market growth.

North American LCP market is expected to reach USD 241.4 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 7.3% from 2014 to 2020.

Global LCP market is highly consolidated with top four companies accounting for over three-fourth of total market. Some major companies operating in the global LCP market include Celanese Corporation, Polyplastics Co., Ltd, Solvay S.A and Sumitomo Chemical. Other companies include Toray International, Inc, Samsung Fine Chemicals and Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry Ltd.

For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the LCP market on the basis of application and region:

Global Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)

  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Automotive
  • Others
Global Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)
  • North America
  • Europe
  • China
  • Rest of Asia Pacific


Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)– Industry Summary and Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
Chapter 2. Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Industry Outlook
2.1. Market Segmentation
2.2. Market Size and Growth Prospects
2.3. LCP Value Chain Analysis
2.4. LCP Market Dynamics
2.4.1. Market driver analysis
2.4.1.1. Increasing miniaturization of electrical components
2.4.1.2. Automobile industry growth
2.4.2. Market restraint analysis
2.4.2.1. Warpage and low welding strength
2.5. Key Opportunities Prioritized
2.6. LCP – Company Market Share Analysis, 2013
2.7. Industry Analysis - Porter's
2.8. LCP Market PESTEL Analysis, 2013
Chapter 3. Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Application Outlook
3.1. Global LCP Market Share by Application, 2013 & 2020
3.2. Electronics & Electrical
3.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.2.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.3. Industrial Machinery
3.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.3.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.4. Automotive
3.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.4.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.5. Others
3.5.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
3.5.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
Chapter 4. Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Regional Outlook
4.1. Global LCP Market Share by Region, 2012-2020
4.2. North America
4.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.2.2. Market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.3. Europe
4.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.3.2. Market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.4. China
4.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.4.2. Market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.5. Rest of Asia Pacific
4.5.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020, (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.5.2. Market estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
Chapter 5. Competitive Landscape
5.1. Polyplastics Co., Ltd
5.1.1. Company Overview
5.1.2. Financial Performance
5.1.3. Product Benchmarking
5.1.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.2. Celanese Corporation
5.2.1. Company Overview
5.2.2. Financial Performance
5.2.3. Product Benchmarking
5.2.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.3. Sumitomo Chemical
5.3.1. Company Overview
5.3.2. Financial Performance
5.3.3. Product Benchmarking
5.3.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.4. Solvay S.A.
5.4.1. Company Overview
5.4.2. Financial Performance
5.4.3. Product Benchmarking
5.4.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.5. Toray International, Inc.
5.5.1. Company Overview
5.5.2. Financial Performance
5.5.3. Product Benchmarking
5.5.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.6. Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry Ltd.
5.6.1. Company Overview
5.6.2. Financial Performance
5.6.3. Product Benchmarking
5.6.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.7. Samsung Fine Chemicals
5.7.1. Company Overview
5.7.2. Financial Performance
5.7.3. Product Benchmarking
5.7.4. Strategic Initiatives
5.8. Shanghai PRET Composites Co., Ltd
5.8.1. Company Overview
5.8.2. Financial Performance
5.8.3. Product Benchmarking
5.8.4. Strategic Initiatives
Chapter 6. Methodology and Scope
6.1. Research Methodology
6.2. Research Scope & Assumptions
6.3. List of Data Sources
List of Tables
1. LCP – Industry Summary & Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
2. Global LCP market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
3. Global LCP market volumes estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
4. Global LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
5. Global LCP market volume estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
6. Global LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by application, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
7. LCP – Key market driver analysis
8. LCP – Key market restraint analysis
9. LCP market estimates and forecast from electronics & electrical, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
10. LCP volume estimates and forecast from electronics & electrical by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
11. LCP revenue estimates and forecast from electronics & electrical by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
12. LCP market estimates and forecast from industrial machinery, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
13. LCP market volume estimates and forecast from industrial machinery by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
14. LCP market revenue estimates and forecast from industrial machinery by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
15. LCP market estimates and forecast from automotives, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
16. LCP market volume estimates and forecast from automotives by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
17. LCP market revenue estimates and forecast from automotives by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
18. LCP market estimates and forecast from other applications, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
19. LCP market volume estimates and forecast from other applications by region, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
20. LCP market revenue estimates and forecast from other applications by region, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
21. LCP market estimates and forecast in furniture & interiors industry, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
22. North America LCP market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
23. North America LCP market volume estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (Kilo Tons)
24. North America LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (USD Million)
25. Europe LCP market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
26. Europe LCP market volume estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (Kilo Tons)
27. Europe LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (USD Million)
28. China LCP market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
29. China LCP market volume estimates and forecast by product, 2012-2020 (Kilo Tons)
30. China LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by product, 2012-2020 (USD Million)
31. Rest of Asia Pacific LCP market estimates and forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
32. Rest of Asia Pacific LCP market volume estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (Kilo Tons)
33. Rest of Asia Pacific LCP market revenue estimates and forecast by application, 2012-2020 (USD Million)
List of Figures
LCP market segmentation
Global LCP market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)
LCP - Value Chain Analysis
LCP - Market Dynamics
LCP-Company market share analysis, 2013
Key Opportunities - Prioritized
LCP – Porter’s Analysis
LCP – PESTEL Analysis
Global LCP market volume share by application, 2013 & 2020
Global LCP market volume share by region, 2013 & 2020

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