Fluoropolymer Materials: Technologies and Global Markets

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Global consumption of fluoropolymers amounted to 702.7 million lbs. in 2014 and is projected to total 740.4 million lbs. in 2015. The market is expected to grow during the period 2015 to 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% to reach 969.1 million lbs. In 2020.

This report provides:

An overview of the global market and technologies for fluoropolymer materials.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.

Coverage of the fluoropolymer product family including:
-Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
-Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP)
-Polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF)
-Polyvinyl fluoride (PVF)
-Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE)
-Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
-Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE)
-Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
-Fluoroelastomers (FKM)
-Other fluoropolymers

The market's drivers and trends, specifically econmic, social, demographic, environmental, and technological influences.
Information on fluoropolymer companies, including their product, market and geographic focus, market share and recent corporate developments.
Analysis of end use sectors including transportation, electrical & electronics (electronic parts & components), industrial plant and machinery, building & construction, and other markets.
Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The principal goals of this study are to measure the current and future global fluoropolymers market and all major segments of that market; help readers form a comprehensive understanding of recent advances and trends in applications, technologies and global and regional markets for fluoropolymers; and identify the best opportunities for market growth.

A fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon-based polymer with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, acids and bases. Fluoropolymers are used in a wide range of applications due to their unique properties and distinct performance characteristics. Typical applications for fluoropolymers include electrical/electronic uses, piping, automotive fuel lines, chemical processing equipment and nonstick coatings for cookware.

Fluoropolymers have very good vapor barrier properties, allowing less than 0.1g of steam to penetrate a square meter of film per day at 38°C and 90% relative humidity. They are also highly resistant to both chemicals and water, and show stronger heat durability than most other polymers.

Fluoropolymers make up a family of thermoplastic resins analogous to polyethylene, in which some of the hydrogen atoms attached to the carbon chain are replaced by fluorine or fluorinated alkyl groups. In some cases, other halogens such as chlorine are also part of the molecule.

The most common commercial fluoropolymers are:
-PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) from the polymerization of tetrafluoro-ethylene and ethylene [C2H4].
-FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) from tetrafluoroethylene [C2F4] and hexafluoropropylene [C3F6].
-PFA (perfluoroalkoxy) from tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoropropyl vinyl ether [C3H7C4OF5].
-PCTFE (polychlorotrifluoroethylene) from chlorotrifluoro-ethylene monomer [C2F3CI].
-ECTFE (Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene) from chlorotrifluoroethylene and ethylene.
-ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) from alternating ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene units in the polymer main chain.
-PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) from vinylidene fluoride monomer.
-PVF (polyvinyl fluoride) from vinyl fluoride monomer [C2H3F].

Although fluoropolymers represent a small sub-sector of the global thermoplastics market, consumption is growing at a steady pace. Global demand is growing at an increasing rate due to world economic activity. With the Western fluoropolymer markets being mostly mature, the Asia-Pacific region is the main growth engine. Key end-use fluoropolymer markets, such as industrial and construction, are slow-growing with fluoropolymers having achieved high penetration rates for key applications. The transportation, electrical/electronic (E&E) markets present interesting growth opportunities for certain fluoropolymer types, such as PVDF and FEP. However, fluoropolymers’ growth potential is being restrained by their relative high cost and record price levels, as compared with many other high-performance plastics and elastomers. With prices at such high levels, deselection of fluoropolymers is a concern.

Key industry challenges identified in the report include:
-Securing long-term control over the fluoropolymer feedstock supply.
-Capitalizing on faster-growing fluoropolymer markets in China and India.
-Reducing fluoropolymer production costs.
-Expanding the application markets.
-Promoting environmental awareness and sustainable solutions.
-Meeting growing price competition from Chinese fluoropolymer producers.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
There are three main reasons for undertaking this study:
-Resin manufacturers need to understand market growth and technology trends for long-term business planning.
-Fluoropolymer processors need to understand the technology, markets and trends for the various end-use markets and applications.
-Brand owners need to understand the different technologies and performances of the various fluoropolymer materials.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
The intended audience of this report includes fluoropolymer feedstock and resin suppliers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, processors and brand owners.

SCOPE OF REPORT
This new BCC Research report on fluoropolymers will include market data, in U.S. dollar and consumption (million lbs.) terms, for the years 2014 and 2015, and market forecasts to 2020. Market data is presented by material, end-use sector and geographic region. The report also analyzes fluoropolymer technology developments, industry structure and market drivers and trends. Company profiles of the leading fluoropolymer resin companies and processors describe their product, market and geographic focus; market share; and recent corporate developments.

Principle fluoropolymer materials include:
-Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
-Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP).
-Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).
-Polyvinyl fluoride (PVF).
-Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE).
-Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA).
-Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE).
-Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE).
-Other fluoropolymers.
-Fluoroelastomers (FKM).

End-use markets covered in the report are:
-Transportation.
-Electrical and electronics (electronic parts and components).
-Industrial plants and machinery.
-Building and construction.
-Other markets (consumer products, including medical devices, cookware and bakeware, fabric protection, eyeglass lenses and packaging).

The geographic regions covered in the report are:
-Western Europe.
-Eastern Europe.
-North America.
-South and Central America.
-Asia-Pacific.
-Middle East and Africa.

INFORMATION SOURCES
The report is supported by an extensive program of desk/secondary and primary research based on many information sources, including interviews with fluoropolymer feedstock and resin suppliers, processors and machinery manufacturers; company websites and annual reports; online research; market reports; trade magazines; and official government statistics.

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 4 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 8 $446
DEFINITION OF THE FLUOROPOLYMER INDUSTRY
INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
THE FLUOROPOLYMER FAMILY
FLUOROPOLYMER PRODUCT TYPES -THE HOMOPOLYMERS
FLUOROPOLYMER PRODUCT TYPES-THE COPOLYMERS
FLUOROELASTOMERS

Chapter- 4: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND MARKET TRENDS 17 $947
INTRODUCTION
FLUOROPOLYMER FEEDSTOCK MARKETS
FLUOROPOLYMER RESIN INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS

Chapter- 5: FLUOROPOLYMERS: PRODUCTS, PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE 13 $724
OVERVIEW
POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE)
FLUORINATED ETHYLENE PROPYLENE (FEP)
POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVDF)
POLYVINYL FLUORIDE (PVF)
POLYCHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE (PCTFE)
PERFLUOROALKOXY (PFA)
ETHYLENE CHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE (ECTFE)
ETHYLENE TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (ETFE)
OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS
FLUOROELASTOMERS (FKM)
FABRICATION TECHNIQUES

Chapter- 6: MATERIAL AND APPLICATION MARKETS 32 $1783
OVERVIEW
POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE)
FLUORINATED ETHYLENE PROPYLENE (FEP)
POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVDF)
POLYVINYL FLUORIDE (PVF)
POLYCHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE (PCTFE)
PERFLUOROALKOXY (PFA)
ETHYLENE CHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE (ECTFE)
ETHYLENE TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (ETFE)
OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS
FLUOROELASTOMERS

Chapter- 7: END-USE MARKETS 34 $1895
OVERVIEW
TRANSPORTATION
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS
INDUSTRIAL
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
OTHER MARKET SECTORS

Chapter- 8: FLUOROPOLYMERS MARKET BY REGION 34 $1895
OVERVIEW
WESTERN EUROPE
EASTERN EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
ASIA-PACIFIC
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Chapter- 9: LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES 2 $111
PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID (PFOA)
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter- 10: COMPANY PROFILES 26 $1449
3M DYNEON
AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INC.
ARKEMA
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD.
DUPONT
ENSINGER GMBH
FLONTECH
FLUOROCARBON CO. LTD.
FLUOROTHERM POLYMERS INC.
FUXIN HENG TONG FLUORINE CHEMICALS CO. LTD.
GUARNIFLON SPA
GUJARAT FLUOROCHEMICALS LTD.
HALOPOLYMER OJSC
HINDUSTAN FLUOROCARBONS LTD.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
ISOFLON
JIANGSU MEILAN CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
JUHUA GROUP
KUREHA CORP.
MURTFELDT KUNSTSTOFFE GMBH & CO. KG
NEWAGE INDUSTRIES
PARKER HANNIFIN CORP.
QUADRANT ENGINEERING PLASTIC PRODUCTS
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SHAMROCK TECHNOLOGIES
SHANDONG DONGYUE POLYMER MATERIAL CO., LTD.
SHANGHAI HUAYI GROUP
SHANGHAI 3F NEW MATERIALS CO. LTD.
SIMONA AG
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS
THERMOSEAL INC.
WESTLAKE PLASTICS
ZEUS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS INC.
ZHEJIANG JUSHENG FLUORO CHEMICAL CO. LTD (SUBSIDIARY OF ZHEJIANG JUHUA CO. LTD).
ZHONGHAO CHENGUANG RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Chapter- 11: PATENTS 3 $167
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING 2,3,3,3-TETRAFLUOROPROPENE
DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE POLYMERS FOR USE IN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
FLEXIBLE LAMINATE STRUCTURE
LAN CABLES
FLUORINATED SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS
MELT-PROCESSIBLE FLUOROPOLYMERS HAVING LONG-CHAIN BRANCHES, METHODS OF PREPARING THEM AND USES THEREOF
METHOD OF COAGULATING AN AMORPHOUS FLUOROPOLYMER LATEX
ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND POLYMERS, INCLUDING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND DIKETONE-BASED POLYMERS
PERFLUOROETHER SEALANT COMPOSITIONS

Chapter- 12: KEY ACRONYMS 2 $111

List of Tables
Summary Table : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND MARKET SHARE OF LEADING FLUOROPOLYMER PRODUCERS, 2014
Table 2 : LEADING FLUOROPOLYMER PRODUCERS BY PRODUCT, 2014
Table 3 : SUMMARY OF KEY MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS
Table 4 : GDP GROWTH FORECASTS FOR MAJOR WORLD REGIONS, 2014-2020
Table 5 : TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF FLUOROPOLYMERS
Table 6 : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 7 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 8 : GLOBAL PTFE CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL PTFE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : GLOBAL PTFE CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 11 : LEADING GLOBAL PTFE RESIN PRODUCERS BY PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND MARKET SHARE, 2015
Table 12 : GLOBAL FEP CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 13 : GLOBAL FEP MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : GLOBAL FEP CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 15 : GLOBAL PVDF CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 16 : GLOBAL PVDF MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL PVDF CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : LEADING GLOBAL PVDF RESIN PRODUCERS BY PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND MARKET SHARE, 2015
Table 19 : GLOBAL PVF CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 20 : GLOBAL PVF MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : GLOBAL PVF CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : GLOBAL PCTFE CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 23 : GLOBAL PCTFE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : GLOBAL PCTFE CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : GLOBAL PFA CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL PFA MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : GLOBAL PFA CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 28 : GLOBAL ECTFE CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 29 : GLOBAL ECTFE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : GLOBAL ECTFE CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 31 : GLOBAL ETFE CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 32 : GLOBAL ETFE MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : GLOBAL ETFE CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 34 : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 35 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 36 : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 37 : GLOBAL FLUOROELASTOMER CONSUMPTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 38 : GLOBAL FLUOROELASTOMER MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 39 : GLOBAL FLUOROELASTOMER CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 40 : GLOBAL FLUOROPOLYMER CONSUMPTION BY END-USE SECTOR, THROUGH 2020
Table 41 : GLOBAL MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2008 TO 2014
Table 42 : GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION CONSUMPTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 43 : GLOBAL ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS CONSUMPTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 44 : GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL CONSUMPTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 45 : GLOBAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CONSUMPTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 46 : GLOBAL OTHER CONSUMPTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 47 : GLOBAL FLUOROPOLYMER CONSUMPTION MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 48 : GLOBAL FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020
Table 49 : WESTERN EUROPE CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 50 : WESTERN EUROPE FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 51 : FRANCE'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 52 : GERMANY'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 53 : ITALY'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 54 : SPAIN'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 55 : U.K. ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 56 : EASTERN EUROPE CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 57 : EASTERN EUROPE FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 58 : POLAND'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 59 : RUSSIA'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 60 : NORTH AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 61 : NORTH AMERICAN FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 62 : U.S. ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 63 : CANADA'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 64 : MEXICO'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 65 : SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 66 : SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 67 : BRAZIL'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 68 : ASIA-PACIFIC CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 69 : ASIA-PACIFIC FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 70 : CHINA'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 71 : INDIA'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 72 : JAPAN'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014
Table 73 : MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 74 : MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 75 : TURKEY'S ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, 2010-2014

List of Figures
Summary Figure : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF FLUOROPOLYMERS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015
Figure 2 : GLOBAL FLUOROPOLYMER CONSUMPTION MARKET SHARE BY END-USE SECTOR, 2015
Figure 3 : GLOBAL FLUOROPOLYMER CONSUMPTION MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2015


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