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Polycarbonate Resin Market by Application (Electrical & Electronics, Optical Media, Consumer, Automotive, Sheets, Films, Packaging, Medical, and Others) and by Region (Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and RoW) - Trends & Forecast to 2020

Polycarbonate Resin Market by Application (Electrical & Electronics, Optical Media, Consumer, Automotive, Sheets, Films, Packaging, Medical, and Others) and by Region (Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and RoW) - Trends & Forecast to 2020

Polycarbonate (PC) is a long-chain linear polyester containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. PC is best known for its impact resistance, but it also possesses properties, such as high optical transparency, high temperature limits, high-dimensional stability, and good electrical behavior. PCs are used in a number of applications due to their wide range of properties. These applications include electrical & electronics components, compact discs, digital versatile discs, eyeglasses, safety goggles, greenhouse enclosures, automobile headlights, outdoor fixtures, glazing, medical devices, and many others. Players in the PC market work closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users to develop new and innovative products tailored to their requirements. This helps in the development of new applications for PC and in the development of the overall PC market. This market is projected to reach a value of more than $16.4 billion by 2020.

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the PC market. It categorizes the PC market based on application and region. On the basis of application, electrical & electronics is estimated to be the largest application in 2014, and is projected to grow with the increased consumption of PC due to their excellent electrical properties. The increased usage of PC in the automotive industry, especially the increased popularity of PC in the glazing application, is the key driver of the PC market. The growth in the market is also influenced by the increased demand for Blu-Ray discs, which are made for PC. The fastest-growing application of the PC market is the medical application. The high growth in this application is also attributed to the high heat resistance property of PC, which allows it to be sterilized using any of the sterilization methods. The high impact resistance and inherent toughness of PC also reduce the risk of device failure, which could be life-threatening in certain cases of negligence. Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest consumer of PC in 2015, followed by the Western Europe.

The market size of each region [Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America and Rest of the World (RoW)] is projected for the year 2020 in the report. The report also segments these regions into countries, such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Germany, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Russia, and others, with a forecast of their market size along with their growth rates.

The leading players in the PC market, such as SABIC Innovative Plastics (U.S.), Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (Japan), Chi Mei Corporation (China), and others, are profiled in the report. The key players in this market have adopted various strategies to strengthen the market position and increase their market shares. New product launches and expansion are some of the main strategies adopted by the market players to achieve growth in the PC market.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS & LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PC RESIN MARKET
    • PC RESIN MARKET - TOP FIVE APPLICATIONS
    • PC RESIN MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
    • CHINA ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE POLYCARBONATE MARKET, 2015-2020
    • PC RESIN MARKET, BY APPLICATION & BY REGION
    • PC RESIN MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION (2015)
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • BY APPLICATION
      • BY REGION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • BURNING ISSUE
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PREVAILING TRENDS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IS THE MOST PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY ADOPTED BY MARKET PLAYERS, 2011-2015
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: UPCOMING STRATEGY TO INCREASE REGIONAL FOOTPRINT
  • PC RESIN MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • OPTICAL MEDIA
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN OPTICAL MEDIA APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN OPTICAL MEDIA APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • CONSUMER
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • SHEETS
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN SHEETS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN SHEETS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • FILMS
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN FILMS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN FILMS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • PACKAGING
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • MEDICAL
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • OTHERS
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
  • PC RESIN MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PC RESIN MANUFACTURING PLANTS (2015)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • TAIWAN
        • Table TAIWAN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table TAIWAN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • WESTERN EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • THE U.K.
        • Table U.K.: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table SPAIN: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • THE U.S.
        • Table U.S.: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
    • REST OF THE WORLD
      • Table ROW: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • RUSSIA
        • Table RUSSIA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table RUSSIA: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: PC RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES (2011-2015)
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS (2011-2015)
      • PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS
        • Table PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS (2011-2015)
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS (2011-2015)
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TEIJIN LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • CHI MEI CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBER CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
    • LG CHEM LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
    • SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERING
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • SAMYANG CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • THAI POLYCARBONATE CO. LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERING
    • TRINSEO LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERT
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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