Fluoropolymers

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 258 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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US demand to grow 9.9% per annum through 2019
US demand for fluoropolymers is forecast to increase 9.9 percent per annum to $2.2 billion in 2019, with volume totaling over 190 million pounds. Advances will be stimulated by continued economic expansion, which will drive industrial output and boost construction activity.

PVF & PVDF will exhibit the most rapid growth
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is forecast to maintain its position as the leading product in both volume and value terms through 2019. Demand will benefit from widespread utilization in the large industrial processing market and expanding opportunities in emerging applications such as chemical processing and industrial filtration. However, the most robust gains are forecast for polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). PVF demand will rise rapidly from a relatively small base, fueled by stellar growth in the photovoltaic module segment despite greater competition from less expensive alternative materials. PVDF will control a greater share of the total market, advancing strongly through 2019 based on rebounding growth in the architectural coating segment, as well as heightened use in electronics, primarily advanced batteries.

Construction, electrical & electronic display markets to offer best opportunities
The industrial processing market will remain the largest outlet through the forecast period, benefiting from tighter performance requirements as more advanced materials are needed to withstand increasingly harsh operating conditions. However, more rapid gains are anticipated in the construction and the electrical and electronics markets. Fluoropolymer usage in architectural coatings will continue to rise due to a sanguine outlook for building construction, as well as the superior performance characteristics these materials possess over competing products. Above average advances in the electrical and electronic market will be fueled by a rebound in the product output overall and wire and cable production in par-ticular. Furthermore, strong growth in photovoltaic module production will offer opportunities for fluoropolymers as interest in alternative energy such as solar power swells due to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Films to be fastest growing application
Coatings and liners will remain the largest application through the fore-cast period, primarily due to expansive usage in protective coatings for wire and cable as well as construction materials. Films will post the fastest growth of all applications, fueled by growth in photovoltaic modules, healthcare packaging, and industrial filtration materials. Foam applications will also provide above average growth potential for fluoropolymers due to its versatility as insulation.

Study coverage
This Freedonia industry study, Fluoropolymers, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009, 2014) plus forecasts (2019, 2024) by product, appli-cation and market. The study also assesses key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 participants in the US industry.

INTRODUCTION viii

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Manufacturing Outlook 9
Historical Market Trends 13
Pricing Trends 16
Competitive Materials 18
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 19
International Activity 22
Foreign Trade 23
Imports 24
Exports 28

III. PRODUCTS 32
General 32
PTFE 36
Applications & Markets 39
Types 42
Granular 43
Fine Powder 45
Dispersion 46
Micronized Powder 49
FEP 50
Resin Demand 51
Applications & Markets 53
PVDF 55
Resin Demand 55
Applications & Markets 58
Fluoroelastomers 61
Applications & Markets 63
Types 66
Standard 67
Specialty 70
PVF 74
Other Fluoropolymers 76
Applications & Markets 77
Types 79
PFA 80
PCTFE 81
ETFE 82
ECTFE 83
All Other 84

IV. APPLICATIONS 89
General 89
Coatings & Liners 91
Mechanical Parts & Components 95
Films 98
Additives 102
Other Applications 105

V. MARKETS 108
General 108
Industrial Processing 110
Industrial Outlook 111
Fluoropolymer Demand 113
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Equipment 115
Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment 117
Other Industrial Processing 120
Electrical & Electronics 121
Electrical & Electronics Outlook 122
Fluoropolymer Demand 125
Wire & Cable 127
Photovoltaic Modules 131
Batteries & Fuel Cells 133
Transportation Equipment 135
Transportation Equipment Outlook 136
Fluoropolymer Demand 139
Motor Vehicles 141
Aerospace 143
Other Transportation Equipment 144
Construction 145
Construction Outlook 146
Fluoropolymer Demand 148
Architectural Coatings 150
Other Construction 152
Other Markets 154
Medical 156
Plastics & Elastomers 158
Cookware 159
Textiles 160
Lubricants 161
All Other 162

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 164
General 164
Market Share 165
Competitive Strategies 170
Product Differentiation 170
Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures 171
Strategic Partnerships 174
Manufacturing 177
Marketing & Development 178
Research & Development 179
Company Profiles 180
Afton Plastics 181
AGC Chemicals Americas, see Asahi Glass
Arkema SA 182
Asahi Glass Company Limited 186
Castle (AM) & Company 190
Chemours Company 192
Chicago Gasket Company 195
Cri-Tech, see Daikin Industries
Daikin Industries Limited 197
Dongyue Group Limited 201
Dow Corning Corporation 202
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 204
Edlon, see Pfaudler Process Solutions Group
Flontech USA LLC 205
Fluoro-Plastics Incorporated 206
Fluorotherm Polymers Incorporated 207
Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated 209
Halocarbon Products Corporation 213
HaloPolymer OJSC 214
Honeywell International Incorporated 216
Juhua Group Corporation 219
Kureha Corporation 220
MDA Manufacturing, see Daikin Industries
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation 222
Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated 224
NewAge Industries Incorporated 226
Page International Hose, see Parker-Hannifin
Parker-Hannifin Corporation 228
Pfaudler Process Solutions Group 232
Quadrant EPP USA, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
SABIC Innovative Plastics US, see Saudi Basic Industries
Saint-Gobain 235
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 239
Shamrock Technologies Incorporated 241
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited 243
Solvay SA 245
3M Company 248
Total Plastics, see Castle (AM)
Westlake Plastics Company 252
Whitford Corporation 253
Zeus Industrial Products Incorporated 256

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Manufacturers’ Shipments 13
3 Fluoropolymer Market, 2004-2014 15
4 Fluoropolymer Pricing 18
5 Fluoropolymer Foreign Trade 24
6 Fluoropolymer Imports by Source, 2009-2014 27
7 Table Fluoropolymer Exports by Destination, 2009-2014 30

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Product 34
2 PTFE Demand 38
3 PTFE Demand by Application & Market 41
4 PTFE Demand by Type 42
5 Granular PTFE Demand by Application & Market 44
6 Fine Powder PTFE Demand by Application & Market 46
7 Dispersion PTFE Demand by Application & Market 48
8 Micronized PTFE Demand 50
9 FEP Demand 53
10 FEP Demand by Application & Market 55
11 PVDF Demand 58
12 PVDF Demand by Application & Market 61
13 Fluoroelastomer Demand 63
14 Fluoroelastomer Demand by Application & Market 66
15 Fluoroelastomer Demand by Type 67
16 Standard Fluoroelastomer Demand by Application & Market 70
17 Specialty Fluoroelastomer Demand by Market 74
18 PVF Demand 76
19 Other Fluoropolymer Demand 77
20 Other Fluoropolymer Demand by Application & Market 79
21 Other Fluoropolymer Demand by Type 80

SECTION IV -- APPLICATIONS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Application 90
2 Coating & Liner Applications for Fluoropolymers 95
3 Mechanical Part & Component Applications for Fluoropolymers 97
4 Film Applications for Fluoropolymers 101
5 Additive Applications for Fluoropolymers 105
6 Other Applications for Fluoropolymers 107

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Market 109
2 Industrial Processing Indicators 113
3 Industrial Processing Markets for Fluoropolymers 115
4 Chemical & Pharmaceutical Equipment Market for Fluoropolymers 117
5 Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Market for Fluoropolymers 119
6 Other Industrial Processing Market for Fluoropolymers 121
7 Electrical & Electronics Indicators 125
8 Electrical & Electronic Markets for Fluoropolymers 127
9 Wire & Cable Market for Fluoropolymers 130
10 Photovoltaic Module Market for Fluoropolymers 132
11 Battery & Fuel Cell Market for Fluoropolymers 135
12 Transportation Equipment Shipments 138
13 Transportation Equipment Markets for Fluoropolymers 141
14 Construction Expenditures 148
15 Construction Market for Fluoropolymers 150
16 Architectural Coating Market for Fluoropolymers 152
17 Other Construction Market for Fluoropolymers 154
18 Other Markets for Fluoropolymers 155

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Fluoropolymer Sales by Company, 2014 165
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 173
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 176

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Fluoropolymer Market, 2004-2014 15
2 Fluoropolymer Imports by Source, 2014 28
3 Fluoropolymer Exports by Destination, 2014 31

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Product, 2014 35

SECTION IV -- APPLICATIONS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Application, 2014 91

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Fluoropolymer Demand by Market, 2014 110

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Fluoropolymer Market Share, 2014 166


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