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Global Polybutylene Terephthalate Market 2016-2020

Global Polybutylene Terephthalate Market 2016-2020

About Polybutylene Terephthalate

PBT is a saturated polyester that is mainly obtained from butanediol (BDO) and terephthalic acid or dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). It is extensively used in the polymers and plastics industry because it offers high-performance blends like polyethylene terephthalate (PET), acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), and others. PBT offers a valuable combination of high technical properties and good dimensional stability because of its properties of low water absorption, high stiffness, and excellent resistance to heat.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global PBT market to grow at a CAGR of 6.39% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global PBT market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the consumption of PBT for various applications such as automotive, electrical and electronics, extrusion products, and consumer appliances.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • The Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global PBT Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • Celanese
  • DuPont
  • Lanxess
  • SABIC
  • Toray
Other prominent vendors
  • Almaak International
  • China National BlueStar
  • DSM
  • Evonik
  • Jiangsu Heshili New Material
  • Polyplastics
  • Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics
  • SASA Polyester Sanayi A.S.
Market driver
  • Growth in global automotive market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of sophisticated technology, consumer awareness, and acceptance for PBT
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of EVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global PBT Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global PBT market: BASF, Celanese, DuPont, Lanxess, SABIC, and Toray.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Almaak International, China National BlueStar, DSM, Evonik, Jiangsu Heshili New Material, Polyplastics, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics, and SASA Polyester Sanayi A.S.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend that will gain traction in the global PBT market is Miniaturization of electrical components. A massive drive toward miniaturization of electronic components and systems can be observed globally. The demand for small cables and electrical circuits is increasing in electrical and electronic components. Another key area where miniaturization is taking the forefront is reed sensors and planar transformers.”

According to the report, development of new product will drive growth in the market. PBT blends provide a balance of chemical resistance and mechanical strength at extreme temperature for a wide range of applications such as automotive and electrical and electronic. However, demand for more sustainable, eco-friendly, and green materials that have the same properties as PBT is arising in the market. To meet this demand, key vendors are investing in the R&D of highly recyclable PBT with excellent chemical and mechanical properties. The use of highly recyclable PBT blends is the key to developing more sustainable and green world for future applications.

Further, the report states that a major factor that adversely affects the growth of the global PBT market is the lack of sophisticated technologies to support the substitution of traditional petroleum-based polymers with bio-based PBT. This hinders the penetration of biodegradable PBT in many end-use application segments such as textile and packaging where traditional polymers are used. The development of an appropriate technology can bridge this gap, allowing the manufacture of high-performance based PBT that will enable many more end-user applications for bio-based PBT.



Companies Mentioned

BASF, Celanese, DuPont, Lanxess, SABIC, Toray, Almaak International, China National BlueStar, DSM, Evonik, Jiangsu Heshili New Material, Polyplastics, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics, SASA Polyester Sanayi A.S.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global PBT market
      • Table Global PBT market by application
      • Table Global PBT market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Outlook
    • Production process analysis
      • Table PBT: Production process diagram
    • Supply chain analysis
      • Table Supply chain analysis of PBT
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PBT market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table Global PBT market growth across geographies between 2015 and 2020
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table PBT value chain
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global PBT market by application
      • Table Global PBT market by application 2015
      • Table Global PBT market by application 2020
    • PBT market in electrical and electronics
      • Table PBT market in electrical and electronics 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • PBT market in automotive
      • Table Automotive in PBT market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • PBT market in household appliances
      • Table Household appliances in PBT market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table GDP per capita of China and India 2015-2020 ($)
    • Extrusion products in PBT market
      • Table Extrusion products in PBT market 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global PBT market by geography
      • Table Global PBT market by geography 2015
      • Table Global PBT market by geography 2020
      • Table Global PBT market by geography 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
    • PBT market in APAC
      • Table PBT market in APAC 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table GDP of China and India 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • PBT market in EMEA
      • Table PBT market in EMEA 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
      • Table EU motor vehicle trade by volume 2014 and 2015 (units)
    • PBT market in Americas
      • Table PBT market in Americas 2015-2020 (kilo metric tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Growth in global automotive market
      • Table Global automobile sales 2012-2015 (millions of units)
    • Development of engineering plastics
      • Table Global engineering plastics market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • New product development
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of sophisticated technology, consumer awareness, and acceptance for PBT
    • Fluctuations in raw material prices
      • Table Crude oil price 2009-2015 ($ per barrel)
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of EVs
      • Table EV sales in China 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
    • Miniaturization of electrical components
    • Replacement of metal parts with plastics in many applications
    • Increased demand for bio-based PBT
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Vendor product matrix
      • Table Vendor-product matrix for global PBT market
      • Table Key competitive factors
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Global PBT market: Major vendors 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Celanese
      • Table Celanese: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Celanese: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table DuPont: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Lanxess
      • Table Lanxess: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table Lanxess: Segmentation of revenue by geography 2015
    • SABIC
      • Table SABIC: Segmentation of revenue by business 2015
      • Table SABIC: PBT grades
    • Toray
      • Table Toray: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Toray: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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