World Thermoplastic Elastomers

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 380 |  Published By: Freedonia | Format: PDF
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World demand to rise 5.2% annually through 2019
Global demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to rise 5.2 percent per year to 6.7 million metric tons in 2019. Advances will be driven by ongoing product innovation on the part of TPE manufacturers and compounders, allowing these materials to penetrate new applications. TPEs will continue to replace metals, thermoset rubbers, and other thermoplastics because they offer easier and faster processing as well as functionality in demanding environments. Additionally, TPE demand will benefit from the ongoing push to reduce motor vehicle weight, particularly as automotive fuel economy standards around the world become more stringent. Healthy growth will also be fueled by advances in emerging markets, which will benefit from increased adoption of TPEs over competing materials in applications such as adhesives and industrial components.

Asia/Pacific region to lead growth
The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the largest market for TPEs through 2019, rising at an above average pace to account for over half of world demand. China, the world’s largest consumer of TPEs in volume terms, will continue to see more than seven percent annual growth in demand. Gains will also benefit from robust expansion in India and Southeast Asia, where manufacturing output is expected to rise strongly. TPE demand in North America and Western Europe will see modest slowing compared to the 2009-2014 period of economic recovery, although advances will remain solid. Other world regions will enjoy above-average gains in demand through 2019, particularly the Africa/ Mideast region, where current TPE consumption per capita is lowest.

SBCs to remain top segment; TPVs to grow the fastest
Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) will remain the leading TPE product type through 2019. SBC demand will benefit from healthy growth in adhesives and consumer products, although the large and mature footwear market will limit advances. The fastest gains are expected for thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), which are penetrating new applications in motor vehicle, consumer, and medical product markets. Smaller volume TPEs including copolyesters, fluoropolymers, and silicones are penetrating markets with strict regulatory and performance requirements. A resurgent motor vehicle industry will propel demand for thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs), although advances will be restrained by maturity in applications such as automotive bumper fascia.

Industrial products to be fastest growing market
Motor vehicles account for the largest portion of the world TPE market. Advances will be bolstered by increased automotive production in emerging markets, and by growth in the amount of TPE used per vehicle in North America and Western Europe. Automotive markets will also benefit from such technological enhancements as overmolding TPE thin skins to thermoplastics in interior components. Industrial products will experience the fastest gains in demand, as rising manufacturing activity in emerging markets will incorporate TPEs to improve ergonomic and soft-touch features for industrial equipment. Healthy growth will be seen in other market categories such as packaging, wire and cable, and consumer products. For these applications, TPEs offer property balance and a perceived environmental benefit over PVC.

Study coverage
This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Thermoplastic Elastomers, presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market and product for 6 world regions and 16 major countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players worldwide.
INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

General
World Economic Overview
Recent Historical Trends
World Economic Outlook
World Demographic Overview
World Consumer Spending Patterns
World Manufacturing Overview
World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook
World Construction Overview
Pricing Trends

REGIONAL OVERVIEW
General
Demand by Region
Production by Region
International Trade

PRODUCT OVERVIEW
General
Styrenic Block Copolymers
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers & Capacity
Thermoplastic Polyolefins
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers
Polyolefin Elastomers
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers
Copolyester Elastomers
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers
Other Thermoplastic Elastomers
Demand by Market
Demand by Region
Suppliers

MARKET OVERVIEW
General
Motor Vehicles
Consumer Goods
Asphalt & Roofing
Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings
Industrial Products
Other Markets

NORTH AMERICA
Economic Overview
Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand
United States
Canada
Mexico

WESTERN EUROPE
Economic Overview
Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Spain
Italy
Other Western Europe

ASIA/PACIFIC
Economic Overview
Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand
China
Japan
South Korea
India
Taiwan
Other Asia/Pacific

OTHER REGIONS
Central & South America
Economic Overview
Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand
Brazil
Other Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Economic Overview
Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand
Russia
Other Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast
Economic Overview
Supply & Demand
Market Outlook

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Technology & Manufacturing
Technology
Manufacturing
Competitive Strategies
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Cooperative Agreements
Marketing & Distribution
Marketing
Distribution
Company Profiles
Advanced Composites, see Mitsui Chemicals
AlphaGary, see Mexichem
APCO Suzhou, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Arkema SA
Asahi Kasei Corporation
BASF SE
Bayer AG
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
Celanese Corporation
Chi Mei Corporation
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
Citadel Plastics Holdings, see Schulman (A.)
Dawn Group Company Limited
DIC Covestro Polymer, see Bayer
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Dynasol Elastómeros, see Repsol
EMS-Chemie Holding AG
En Chuan Chemical Industries Company Limited
Eni SpA
Exxon Mobil Corporation
GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, see PolyOne
Huntsman Corporation
INEOS Group AG
Japan Polypropylene, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Keyuan Petrochemicals Incorporated
KRAIBURG Holding GmbH & Company KG
Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated
Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited
Kuraray Company Limited
LCY Chemical Corporation
LG Chem Limited
Lotte Versalis Elastomers, see Eni
Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
Lucent Polymers, see Schulman (A.)
LyondellBasell Industries NV
Mexichem SAB de CV
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
Multibase, see Dow Corning
OAO Voronezhsintezkauchuk, see SIBUR Holding PAO
PolyOne Corporation
Repsol SA
Royal DSM NV
Schulman (A.) Incorporated
SIBUR Holding PAO
Sinopec, see China Petroleum & Chemical
SO.F.TER. SpA
Styrolution Group, see INEOS Group
Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
Sunprene Thailand, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Taiwan Advanced Materials, see TSRC
Taiwan Sheen Soon, see BASF
Tecnoelastomeri, see Huntsman
Teknor Apex Company
TSRC Corporation
Versalis, see Eni
Wanhua Chemical Group Company Limited
ZEON Corporation

List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT
World Gross Domestic Product by Region
World Population by Region
World Personal Consumption Expenditures
World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
World Motor Vehicle Production by Region
World Construction Expenditures by Region
Thermoplastic Elastomer Pricing Trends

REGIONAL OVERVIEW
World Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand by Region
World Thermoplastic Elastomer Production by Region
World Thermoplastic Elastomer Net Exports by Region

PRODUCT OVERVIEW
World Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand by Product
World Styrenic Block Copolymer Demand by Market
World Styrenic Block Copolymer Demand by Region
World Thermoplastic Polyolefin Demand by Market
World Thermoplastic Polyolefin Demand by Region
World Polyolefin Elastomer Demand by Market
World Polyolefin Elastomer Demand by Region
World Thermoplastic Polyurethane Demand by Market
World Thermoplastic Polyurethane Demand by Region
World Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Demand by Market
World Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Demand by Region
World Copolyester Elastomer Demand by Market
World Copolyester Elastomer Demand by Region
World Demand for Other Thermoplastic Elastomer by Market
World Demand for Other Thermoplastic Elastomer by Region

MARKET OVERVIEW
World Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand by Market
World Motor Vehicle Markets for Thermoplastic Elastomers
World Consumer Goods Markets for Thermoplastic Elastomers
World Asphalt & Roofing Markets for Thermoplasti Elastomers
World Adhesive, Sealant, & Coating Markets for Thermoplastic Elastomers
World Industrial Product Markets for Thermoplasti Elastomers
Other World Markets for Thermoplastic Elastomers

NORTH AMERICA
North America: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
North America: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
United States: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
United States: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Canada: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Canada: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Mexico: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Mexico: Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand by Produc & Market

WESTERN EUROPE
Western Europe:  Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Western Europe: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Germany: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Germany: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
France: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
France: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
United Kingdom: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
United Kingdom: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Spain: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Spain: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Italy: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Italy: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Other Western Europe: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Other Western Europe: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market

ASIA/PACIFIC
Asia/Pacific: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Asia/Pacific: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
China: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
China: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Japan: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Japan: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
South Korea: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
South Korea: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
India: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
India: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Taiwan: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Taiwan:  Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Other Asia/Pacific: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Other Asia/Pacific: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market

OTHER REGIONS
Central & South America: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Central & South America: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Brazil: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Brazil: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Other Central & South America: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Other Central & South America: Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand by Product & Market
Eastern Europe: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Eastern Europe: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Russia: Thermoplastic Elastomer Supply & Demand
Russia: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Other Eastern Europe: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Other Eastern Europe: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market
Africa/Mideast: Thermoplastic Elastome Supply & Demand
Africa/Mideast: Thermoplastic Elastomer Deman by Product & Market

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Thermoplastic Elastomer Sales by Company, 2014
Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
Selected Cooperative Agreements

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