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Global Polycarbonate Plastic Market 2017-2021

Global Polycarbonate Plastic Market 2017-2021

About Polycarbonate Plastic

Polycarbonate plastic is a transparent amorphous thermoplastic. It contains carbonate groups in its chemical structure. It is formed when bisphenol A reacts with carbonyl chloride in an interfacial process. Polycarbonate has physical properties like high toughness, outstanding transparency, and thermal stability; such properties make polycarbonate plastic one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polycarbonate plastic market to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polycarbonate plastic market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price for the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Polycarbonate Plastic Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Covestro
  • Chi Mei
  • LG Chem
  • Samsung SDI
Other prominent vendors
  • FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBRE CORPORATION
  • Idemitsu Kosan
  • Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics
  • TEIJIN
  • Trinseo
Market driver
  • Increasing popularity of thermoplastics against conventional materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuation in crude oil prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing investment in R&D
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Polycarbonate Plastic Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polycarbonate plastic market: Asahi Kasei, Covestro, Chi Mei, LG Chem, Samsung SDI.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBRE CORPORATION, Idemitsu Kosan, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics, TEIJIN, and Trinseo.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is growing investment in R&D. The growing competition in the global polycarbonate plastic market in recent years has exerted pressure on manufacturers to add value to their product offerings through increased investment in R&D. The resultant increase in technological developments and focus on R&D have led to new product innovations with polymers that are more functional, cost effective, and sustainable, thereby enabling the key players in the market to differentiate their products through enhanced performance.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increasing popularity of thermoplastics against conventional materials. Thermoplastics such as polycarbonate plastic are increasingly becoming a substitute for conventional materials such as metals, glass, and wood. The easy availability and cost benefit are increasingly making plastics an appropriate alternative to traditional materials, including glass, wood, stainless steel, and ceramics.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is fluctuation in crude oil prices. Crude oil is the major raw material source for polycarbonate plastic. The prices of raw materials such as polymers and resins have been fluctuating since 2005. Thus, the prices of these materials vary in tandem with natural gas and crude oil prices. The fluctuating cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastic is a major challenge for the global polycarbonate plastic manufacturers.



Companies Mentioned

Asahi Kasei, Covestro, Chi Mei, LG Chem, Samsung SDI, FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBRE CORPORATION, Idemitsu Kosan, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics, TEIJIN, and Trinseo.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market 2016 and 2021 (kilotons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market forecast 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market by application
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market by application 2016
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market by application 2021
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market in electrical and electronics segment
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market in electrical and electronics segment 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market in electrical and electronics segment 2016-2021
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market in automotive segment
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market in automotive segment 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market in automotive segment 2016-2021
      • Table Global four wheelers market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market in construction segment
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market in construction segment 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market in construction segment 2016-2021
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market in optical media segment
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market in optical media segment 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market in optical media segment 2016-2021
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market in other application segments
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market in other application segments 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global polycarbonate plastic market in other application segments 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global polycarbonate plastic market by geography
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market by geography 2016
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market by geography 2021
    • Polycarbonate plastic market in APAC
      • Table Polycarbonate plastic market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polycarbonate plastic market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Polycarbonate plastic market in Europe
      • Table Polycarbonate plastic market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polycarbonate plastic market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Polycarbonate plastic market in North America
      • Table Polycarbonate plastic market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polycarbonate plastic market in North America 2016-2021
    • Polycarbonate plastic market in ROW
      • Table Polycarbonate plastic market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polycarbonate plastic market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global motor vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Impact of drivers on key regions
      • Table Impact of drivers on key geography
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key regions
      • Table Impact of challenges on key geography
  • Market trends
    • Growing investment in R&D
    • Rising trend toward sustainable production
    • Increasing demand for polycarbonate plastic in electronics industry
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Global polycarbonate plastic market: Major vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Kasei
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Covestro
      • Table Covestro: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Covestro: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Chi Mei
      • Table Chi Mei: Product segmentation
    • LG Chem
      • Table LG Chem: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Chem: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Samsung SDI
      • Table Samsung SDI: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Samsung SDI: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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