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Worldwide LFRT Competitive Analysis andLeadership Study2015

The high performance characteristics of Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics (LFRT),compared to traditional and other competing materials, are likely to boost its demand in differentapplication segments. The LFRT market is shifting from a seller “push” to a buyer “pull” situation.

SABIC and Ticona are the market leaders with diversified product portfolio, strong geographicalreach and high strategic initiatives. Over the next five years suppliers, focusing on the emergingend-user industries and emerging countries are likely to capture larger market share in globalLFRT market.

Leading LFRT suppliers have started focusing on emerging end-use application industries, suchas transportation (heavy trucks, buses, and rails), and electrical & electronics. In the last fiveyears, suppliers have increased their production capacity in North America, Europe and AsiaPacific, mainly driven by the combining effects of increasing penetration level of thermoplasticcomposites and better cost-performance characteristics of LFRTs.

The companies producing LFRT are exploring market opportunities with starkly differentstrategies. Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, hasanalyzed the global LFRT market and has come up with a comprehensive research report,“Worldwide LFRT Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study 2015.” This report offers a fullcompetitive analysis from target markets to product mapping, and from selling strategy toproduction capabilities. This report have examined and profiled the world’s leading LFRTproducers in this report. Lucintel built profiles of each competitor based on the following criteria:

Company overview

  • Company Description and Business Segments LFRT business overview
  • LFRT Business Segments
  • Key Differentiators and Strengths Products and product positioning
  • LFRT Product Line Overview
  • Product Positioning in Market Segments Production
  • Global Manufacturing Operations
The resulting research report represents the most comprehensive strategic and tacticalassessment of the LFRT producers and competitive landscape available. In terms of the totalrevenue generated by leading LFRT producers, SABIC ranks number one, followed by Ticona(Part of Celanese). The larger companies also include Chisso/JNC, RTP Company,TechnoCompound.

The detailed analysis of each company offers a critical view into key strategic areas, including:
  • LFRT producer target markets
  • Key differentiators, strengths, competitors, and other insights
Designed for the composites industry professionals, financial services firms, and users of LFRT,

Lucintel's “Worldwide LFRT Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study 2015” is the industry’sfirst comprehensive examination of the LFRT producers’ competitive landscape.

The dynamics of the LFRT market extends beyond routine macroeconomic elements of supplyand demand. It is the relationship between the buyer's needs and the seller's capabilities as wellas the macroeconomic forces at work that affect the market. It is how well and how efficiently thesellers meet the needs of the buyers that determine long-term success.

In Lucintel's newest competitive research study on the world's leading LFRT producers,

“Worldwide LFRT Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study 2015”, we thoroughly profile theleaders with detailed competitive assessments. The detailed analysis of each company offers acritical view into key strategic areas, including:
  • LFRT producer target markets
  • Key differentiators, strengths, competitors
  • Product line overview, positioning, and mapping
  • Market position in global LFRT business
  • Revenue breakdown by market segments and regions
  • Global manufacturing operations
  • Innovation and market leadership
  • Marketing, sales, and organizational capabilities
  • Management commitment and track record
  • Financial strength
Collected from a series of primary vendor interviews and secondary sources, Lucintel alsoprovides its own scorecard for determining which of these companies is better aligned with futuremarket opportunities and which has the ability to gain additional market share. Using itsproprietary research methodology, Lucintel developed a comparative analysis named the

‘Lucintel Leadership Quadrant’ which identifies leaders and challengers in the LFRT market andrated each LFRT producer on two primary criteria as shown below:

1. Alignment with market opportunity

2. Ability to gain market share

Ability to gain market share was analyzed using following parameters:
  • Product portfolio
  • Financial strength
  • Asset position
  • Execution skill
  • Customer experience
Alignment with market opportunity was analyzed using following parameters:
  • Target growth markets
  • New product development
  • Corporate and functional strategy
  • Presence within the industry
This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and toolsneeded to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in thismarket. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and willsignificantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy,you need every advantage that you can find.


1. Competitive and Leadership Analysis
1.1: Introduction
1.2: Competitive Analysis
1.2.1: Product Mapping: Breadth of Product Offerings
1.2.2: Leadership Quadrant Analysis
2. Ticona Profile
2.1: Company Overview
2.1.1: Celanese Corporation Company Description and Business Segments
2.2: LFRT Business Overview
2.2.1: LFRT Business Segment
2.2.2: Key Differentiators and Strengths
2.3: Products and Product Positioning
2.3.1: LFRT Product Line Overview
2.3.2: Product Positioning in Market Segments
2.4: Markets and Market Positioning
2.4.1: Market Position in the Global LFRT Business
2.4.2: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segments
2.4.3: Revenue Breakdown by Regions
2.5: Production
2.5.1: Ticona Global Manufacturing Operations
2.6: Innovation and Market Leadership
2.7: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities
2.7.1: Marketing and Sales
2.7.2: Management Commitment and Track Record
2.8: Financial Strength
3. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
3.1: Company Overview
3.1.1: SABIC Company Description and Business Segments
3.2: LFRT Business Overview
3.2.1: LFRT Business Segment
3.2.2: Key Differentiators and Strengths
3.3: Products and Product Positioning
3.3.1: LFRT Product Line Overview
3.3.2: Product Positioning in Market Segments
3.4: Markets and Market Positioning
3.4.1: Market Position in Global LFRT Business
3.4.2: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segment
3.4.3: Revenue Breakdown by Region
3.5: Production
3.5.1: SABIC Europe BV Global Manufacturing Plants
3.6: Innovation and Market Leadership
3.7: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities
3.7.1: Marketing and Sales
3.7.2: Management Commitment and Track Record
3.8: Financial Strength
4. RTP Company Profile
4.1: Company Overview
4.1.1: RTP Company Description and Business Segments
4.2: LFRT Business Overview
4.2.1: LFRT Business Segment
4.2.2: Key Differentiators and Strengths
4.3: Products and Product Positioning
4.3.1: LFRT Product Line Overview
4.3.2: Product Positioning in Market Segments
4.4: Markets and Market Positioning
4.4.1: Market Position in Global LFRT Business
4.4.2: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segments
4.4.3: Revenue Breakdown by Regions
4.5: Production
4.5.1: RTP Global Manufacturing Operations
4.6: Innovation and Market Leadership
4.7: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities
4.7.1: Marketing and Sales
4.7.2: Management Commitment and Track Record
5. Chisso/JNC Profile
5.1: Company Overview
5.1.1: Chisso/JNC Corporation Description and Business Segments
5.2: LFRT Business Overview
5.2.1: LFRT Business Segment
5.2.2: Key Differentiators and Strengths
5.3: Products and Product Positioning
5.3.1: Product Line Overview
5.3.2: Product Positioning in Market Segments
5.4: Markets and Market Positioning
5.4.1: Market Position in Global LFRT Business
5.4.2: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segments
5.4.3: Revenue Breakdown by Regions
5.5: Production
5.5.1: Chisso Global Manufacturing Operations
5.6: Innovation and Market Leadership
5.7: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities
5.7.1: Marketing and Sales
5.7.2: Management Commitment and Track Record
6. TechnoCompound Profile
6.1: Company Overview
6.1.1: TechnoCompound Company Description and Business Segments
6.2: LFRT Business Overview
6.2.1: LFRT Business Segment
6.2.2: Key Differentiators and Strengths
6.3: Products and Product Positioning
6.3.1: Product Line Overview
6.3.2: Product Positioning in Market Segments
6.4: Markets and Market Positioning
6.4.1: Market Position in Global LFRT Business
6.4.2: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segments
6.4.3: Revenue Breakdown by Regions
6.5: Production
6.5.1: TechnoCompound Global Manufacturing Operations
6.6: Innovation and Market Leadership
6.7: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities
6.7.1: Marketing and Sales
6.7.2: Management Commitment and Track Record
List of Figures
Chapter 1. Competitive and Leadership Analysis
Figure 1.1: Industry-wide LFRT Product Map based on Fiber Type
Figure 1.2: Industry-Wide LFRT Product Map based on Resin Type
Figure 1.3: Industry-Wide LFRT Product Map based on Market Segments
Figure 1.4: Market Share of Global LFRT Suppliers in 2015
Figure 1.5: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in Automotive Segment in 2015
Figure 1.6: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in Industrial Segment in 2015
Figure 1.7: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in Consumer Goods Segment in 2015
Figure 1.8: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in North America in 2015
Figure 1.9: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in Europe in 2015
Figure 1.10: Market Share Analysis of LFRT Suppliers in Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World in 2015
Figure 1.11: LFRT Leaders’ Manufacturing Facilities
Figure 1.12: Relative Positions of Each LFRT Manufacturer in Four Quadrants
Chapter 2. Ticona Profile
Figure 2.1: Ticona LFRT Product Line by Type of Resin and Reinforcement
Figure 2.2: Ticona LFRT Product Line Offering by Market Segment
Figure 2.3: Ticona-LFRT Revenue by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 2.4: Market Share of Ticona-LFRT by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 2.5: Ticona LFRT Product Offerings by Region
Figure 2.6: Ticona LFRT Revenue by Region in 2015
Figure 2.7: Market Share of Ticona-LFRT by Region in 2015
Figure 2.8: Ticona LFRT Manufacturing Locations
Chapter 3. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Figure 3.1: SABIC’s LFRT Product Line by Type of Resin and Reinforcement
Figure 3.2: SABIC LFRT Product Line Offering by Market segment
Figure 3.3: SABIC LFRT Revenue by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 3.4: Market Share of SABIC LFRT by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 3.5: SABIC LFRT Product Line Offering by Region
Figure 3.6: SABIC LFRT Revenue by Region in 2015
Figure 3.7: Market Share of SABIC LFRT by Region in 2015
Figure 3.8: SABIC LFRT Manufacturing Locations
Chapter 4. RTP Company Profile
Figure 4.1: RTP LFRT Product Line by Type of Reinforcement and Resin
Figure 4.2: RTP LFRT Product Line Offering by Market Segment
Figure 4.3: RTP LFRT Revenues by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 4.4: Market Share of RTP LFRT Market Segment in 2015
Figure 4.5: RTP LFRT Revenues by Region in 2015
Figure 4.6: Market Share of RTP LFRT by Region in 2015
Figure 4.7: RTP’s LFRT Manufacturing Locations
Chapter 5. Chisso/JNC Profile
Figure 5.1: Chisso/JNC Product Line by Type of Fiber and Reinforcement
Figure 5.2: Chisso/JNC Product Line Offering by Market Segments
Figure 5.3: Chisso/JNC LFRT Revenue by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 5.4: Market Share of Chisso/JNC in LFRT by Market Segments in 2015
Figure 5.5: Chisso/JNC’s LFRT Revenue by Region in 2015
Figure 5.6: Chisso/JNC LFRT Market Share by Region in 2015
Figure 5.7: Chisso/JNC LFRT Manufacturing Locations
Chapter 6. TechnoCompound Profile
Figure 6.1: TechnoCompound LFRT Product Line by Type of Fiber and Reinforcement
Figure 6.2: TechnoCompound LFRT Product Line Offering by Market Segments
Figure 6.3: TechnoCompound LFRT-Revenue by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 6.4: Market Share of TechnoCompound in LFRT by Market Segment in 2015
Figure 6.5: TechnoCompound LFRT Revenue by Regions in 2015
Figure 6.6: TechnoCompound LFRT Market Share by Regions in 2015
Figure 6.7: TechnoCompound LFRT Manufacturing Locations
List of Tables
Chapter 1. Competitive and Leadership Analysis
Table 1.1: Properties of Various LFRT Materials
Table 1.2: Ranking of Suppliers Based on LFRT Revenue
Table 1.3: Ranking of Leaders in Automotive, Industrial Goods, and Consumer Goods Segments
Table 1.4: Ranking of leaders in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Table 1.5: Major Parameters of Lucintel’s Leadership Quadrant Analysis
Chapter 2. Ticona Profile
Table 2.1: Major LFRT Product Grades of Ticona
Table 2.2: Celanese Revenues and Operating Income Trend (Amounts in Millions of USD, Operating Margin in %)
Chapter 3. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Table 3.1: Major LFRT Product Grades of SABIC
Table 3.2: SABIC Revenues and Operating Income Trend (Amounts in Millions of USD)
Chapter 4. RTP Company Profile
Table 4.1: Major LFRT Product Grades of RTP Company
Chapter 5. Chisso/JNC Profile
Table 5.1: Major LFRT Product Grades of Chisso/JNC
Chapter 6. TechnoCompound Profile
Table 6.1: Major LFRT Product Grades of TechnoCompound

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