Market Research Logo

Transparent Plastics Market by Type (PS, PP, PC, TPU, PVC, ABS, SAN, PMMA & Others), by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Others), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

Transparent Plastics Market by Type (PS, PP, PC, TPU, PVC, ABS, SAN, PMMA & Others), by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Others), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

The report on transparent plastics captures its global market size, in terms of volume and value. This market is growing at a rapid pace in Asia-Pacific and RoW. The demand for transparent plastics is driven by the following factors:

Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa are expected to grow at significant growth rates in the next five years. The growing population trend in Asia-Pacific and the increasing need for urbanization is anticipated to increase the global consumption of transparent plastics. Rapidly growing end-use industries, such as transportation, automotive, healthcare, and packaging, is driving the demand for transparent plastics in developing nations. For instance, the increasing demand for lighter automobiles and rapidly growing automotive industry in developing countries are the two factors driving the market for transparent plastics in the automotive industry. Transparent plastics are finding increasing acceptance in the building & construction industry as these are more sustainable and cost-effective solution compared to other materials. Thus, the increasing use of transparent plastics in building & construction industry, along with high growth of this sector in the developing nations, is driving the demand for transparent plastics.

Plastic materials are comparatively lighter than other alternative materials. These materials are easy to handle, customize, and mold and also have higher scratch resistance, thermal stability, impact strength, and resistance to abrasions. Various end-use industries are witnessing an increase in the consumption of transparent plastics due to the versatility of customization. A transparent resin can easily be customized by the use of colorants to create a translucent, transparent, or opaque package. It also allows end-users to utilize unique labeling that would not be effective with non-transparent resins. The flexible transparent plastics allow the end-users to customize the plastics according to their application requirements. In the current competitive environment, manufacturers aim at achieving competitive advantage over their rivals, which can be achieved through various properties of transparent packaging such as customization and unique packaging among others.

The market for transparent plastics has grown significantly during the last few years and is projected to grow at a rapid pace in the next five years. This market is mainly driven by the growing consumption in Asia-Pacific, RoW, and North America. Currently, North America is the largest market for transparent plastics, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing transparent plastics market across the world. The market in Asia-Pacific is projected to witness a CAGR of around 7.5%, in terms of value, between 2015 and 2020.

The report estimates the market size for transparent plastics in each region for 2015 and projects the demand for 2020. This report follows both, top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimate the market size for each sub-segment. It also provides a comprehensive review of the market dynamics, industry trends, and value chain for transparent plastics. In this report, secondary literatures have been used to collect the market information, and industry experts have been interviewed in order to verify the information.

Key manufacturers, such as SABIC Innovative Plastics (U.S.), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (U.K.), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Lanxess A.G. (Germany), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (U.S.), Evonik Industries (Germany), Bayer A.G. (Germany), PPG Industries (U.S.), and Teijin Ltd (Japan), have been profiled in detail.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY AND PRICING
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC
    • THE U.S. DOMINATES THE GLOBAL TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET
    • TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET: DEVELOPING VS. DEVELOPED NATIONS
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020)
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2015-2020)
        • Table TREATMENT OF POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC WASTE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, 2012
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020)
        • Table GROWTH OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, BY COUNTRY (2014-2020)
      • CHALLENGES
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2015-2020)
    • WINNING IMPERATIVES
      • PRODUCT INNOVATION AND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PRICE & COST ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • POLYCARBONATE
      • Table POLYCARBONATE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table POLYCARBONATE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PMMA
      • Table PMMA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PMMA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • POLYSTYRENE
      • Table POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • SAN & ABS
      • Table SAN & ABS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SAN & ABS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • TPU
      • Table TPU MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TPU MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PVC
      • Table PVC MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PVC MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • POLYPROPYLENE
      • Table POLYPROPYLENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table POLYPROPYLENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table OTHERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PACKAGING
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
      • Table PLASTICS IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:
      • Table BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • CONSUMER GOODS
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER GOODS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN CONSUMER GOODS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • HEALTHCARE
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN HEATHCARE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN HEALTHCARE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • OTHERS
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K.: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SPAIN: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • ROW
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • MIDDLE EAST
        • Table MIDDLE EAST: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table MIDDLE EAST: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY, 2011-2015
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEVELOPMENTS
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEVELOPMENTS, 2011-2015
      • AGREEMENTS, JOINT VENTURES, AND CONTRACTS
        • Table AGREEMENTS, JOINT VENTURES, AND CONTRACTS, 2011-2015
      • EXPANSIONS, RESTRUCTURINGS, AND INVESTMENTS
        • Table EXPANSIONS, RESTRUCTURINGS, AND INVESTMENTS, 2011-2015
      • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BASF SE
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • BAYER AG
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS US LLC
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES N.V.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS & CO
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • PPG INDUSTRIES
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • LANXESS A.G.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • TEIJIN LTD
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • RELATED REPORTS

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report