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Plasticizers in the US - Procurement Research Report

Plasticizers Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of plasticizers. Also known as dispersants or water reducers, plasticizers are colorless, odorless chemical additives that increase the flexibility, durability and workability of a material to make it easier to handle. Plasticizers are used in garden hoses, intravenous medicine bags and shower curtains, but there are thousands of other applications. The primary buyers of plasticizers include plastic manufacturers, chemical companies and construction companies. This report excludes other additives, such as preservatives or dyes. Rubber products and alternative plasticizers, such as water vapor or liquid ammonia, are also excluded.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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