The North American Market for Plastics Compounding

 Published On: Mar, 2018 |    No of Pages: 179 |  Published By: BCC Research | Format: PDF
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North American market volume for compounding of thermoplastic resins reached 92.9 billion pounds in 2017 and should reach 104.5 billion pounds by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% for the period of 2017-2022.

Report Includes

-21 data tables and 16 additional tables
-An overview of the global plastics compounding market
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022.
-Coverage of the major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs); resins, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene, polystyrene, and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs): the major representatives being nylons, polycarbonates, polyacetals, PET, and PBT; the report also includes bio compounds, or plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons.
-Identifications of major resin producers, key plastics processors, and independent compounders, along with activities, product lines, and estimated sales for the major independent compounders.
-Reviews of key plastics additives used in plastics compounding and advances in plastics compounding equipment.
-Information on major fillers/reinforcements.
-Developments in carbon fibre and carbon nanotubes, and advances in natural fibres.
-Company profiles of major key players in the market, including Advanced Composites Inc., Basf Corp., Clariant International Ltd., The Dow Chemical Co., ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Plastics Plus Inc. and Polymer Resources Ltd.

Report Scope

This report covers the compounding of major thermoplastic resins. The high-volume commodity resins include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and thermoplastic polyesters (primarily PET). Engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) covered include polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), nylons (polyamides), polycarbonates, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymers (ABS) and some real specialties like polyacetals and polysulfones. This report also includes an introduction to thermoplastic elastomers and some biocompounds—plastics that are made from plants instead of hydrocarbons. It excludes thermosetting resins since they have different chemistries and are usually processed differently.

The plastics compounding market is segmented by each of the above resins and by each of the three plastics compounding groups. Applications and markets by volume in pounds or value in dollars are estimated for the years 2016 and 2017 and a five-year forecast to 2022. Major resin producers, key plastics processors and independent compounders are identified. We discuss the activities, product lines and other information for the major independent compounders.

Our market estimates are based on manufacturers’ total revenues and are mostly for markets for the United States or North America. Other features in this report include the following:

-Review of key plastics additives used in plastics compounding.
-Important information on major fillers/reinforcements.
-Developments in carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes for reinforcement of thermoplastics.
-Advances in natural fiber reinforcements.
-Regulatory and environmental developments shaping compounds, ranging from phthalate plasticizers to halogenated flame retardants.
-Key suppliers of plastics additives and fillers/reinforcements.
-Notes of some recent advances in plastics compounding and machinery.
Chapter- 1: Introduction 7
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Source
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports

Chapter- 2: Summary and Trends 6 $250
Developments
Table Summary : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, Through 2022
Figure Summary : North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Compounds, by Type of Compounder, 2016-2022

Chapter- 3: Overview 4 $111
Introduction and Definitions
Background
Additives
Types of Compounders

Chapter- 4: Resins 40 $1,106
Overview
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polystyrene
Thermoplastic Polyesters
Engineering Thermoplastics
Thermoplastic Elastomers

Chapter- 5: Biocompounds 10 $277
Starch-based Plastics
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)
Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)
Polylactide (Polylactic Acid, or PLA) Plastics
Castor Oil Polymers
Cellulose
Soybean Oils
Bio-derived Polyethylene
1, 3-Propanediol (PDO)
New Developments in Bioplastics
Table 13 : Examples of Bioplastics

Chapter- 6: Plastic Additives 28 $774
Market Estimates and Forecasts
Additive Usage in Thermoplastics
Antistatic Agents
Antioxidants
Biocides
Blowing Agents
Colorants
Coupling Agents
Defoaming Agents
Emulsifiers
Flame/Fire Retardants
Heat Stabilizers
Impact Modifiers
Lubricants
Plasticizers
PVC Processing Aids
Slip Agents
Surfactants
Thickeners
Thixotropes
UV Stabilizers
Oxidation Disintegration Initiators

Chapter- 7: Fillers and Reinforcements 31 $857
Property Profiles
Characteristics of Fillers and Reinforcements
Filler/Reinforcement Usage with Specific Resins
Reinforcements
Inorganic Fillers

Chapter- 8: Masterbatches 3 $83
Overview
Definition
Industry Structure
Market Estimate and Forecast
Some New Developments

Chapter- 9: Machinery and Equipment 7 $194
Selection Criteria
Types of Materials
Types of Compounding Equipment
Major Compounding Equipment Manufacturers

Chapter- 10: Types of Compounders 2 $55
Toll Compounding
Custom Compounding
Proprietary Compounding
Concentrate Compounding
Affiliated Compounding and Compounders

Chapter- 11: Industry Structure 9 $249
Resin Producers
Processors
Independent Compounders

Chapter- 12: Company Profiles 29 $802
A. SCHULMAN INC.
AARON INDUSTRIES CORP.
ACLO COMPOUNDERS
ACTON TECHNOLOGIES INC.
ADDIVANT
ADELL PLASTICS INC.
ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC.
AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INC.
AM STABILIZERS CORP.
AMCO POLYMERS
AMERICHEM INC.
AMETEK WESTCHESTER PLASTICS
AMPACET CORP.
AMTOPP DIVISION
ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC
AXIALL CORP.
BASF CORP.
BAY POLYMER CORP.
BIRCH PLASTICS INC.
CHROMA CORP.
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD., MASTERBATCHES DIVISION
COLORTECH INC.
COVESTRO
DECEUNINCK NORTH AMERICA LLC
THE DOW CHEMICAL CO.
DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC.
DYNEON LLC
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND CO.
EMERALD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC
EMS-CHEMIE (NORTH AMERICA) INC.
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.
FERRO CORP.
FOSTER CORP.
HERITAGE PLASTICS INC.
INFINITY LTL ENGINEERED COMPOUNDS
INVISTA
KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC.
THE LUBRIZOL CORP.
LYONDELLBASELL ADVANCED POLYOLEFINS
MEXICHEM SPECIALTY COMPOUNDS INC.
MRC POLYMERS INC.
MUEHLSTEIN NORTH AMERICA
NOVA POLYMERS INC.
PENN COLOR INC.
PLASTIC RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY INC.
PLASTICOMP INC.
THE PLASTICS GROUP OF AMERICA
PLASTICS PLUS INC.
POLYFIL CORP.
POLYFUSION LLC
POLYMER RESOURCES LTD.
POLYONE CORP.
POLYRAM U.S.A. AND CANADA
RHEIN CHEMIE ADDITIVES
ROSCOM INC.
RTP COMPANY
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS/LNP
STANDRIDGE COLOR CORP.
TECHMER PM LLC/TECHMER ES
TECHNICAL POLYMERS LLC
TEKNI-PLEX INC.
TEKNOR APEX CO.
THEMIX PLASTICS INC.
VALTRIS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
WELLMAN ENGINEERING RESINS

Chapter- 13: Appendix: Acronyms 3 $83

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