The Plastics Compounding Market Outside North America

 Published On: Jan, 2017 |    No of Pages: 163 |  Published By: BCC Research | Format: PDF
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The global market for thermoplastic compounds should reach 544.0 billion pounds by 2021 from 431.9 billion pounds in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%, from 2016 to 2021.

Report Includes

-An overview of the plastics compounding market outside of North America.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
-Coverage of the major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs); the resins include 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 machinery/equipment.
-Information on major fillers/reinforcements.
-Developments in carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes, and advances in natural fibers.

Report Scope

This report covers the compounding of major thermoplastic resins. The high-volume commodity resins include HDPE, low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, PP, PS, PVC and thermoplastic polyesters (primarily PET). Engineering thermoplastics covered include polybutylene terephthalate, nylons (PAs), PCs, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymers and some real specialties such as polyacetals and polysulfones. This report also includes an introduction to TPEs 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 U.S. dollars are estimated for the years 2015 and 2016 and for a five-year forecast through 2021. 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 estimates are mostly for the global market (excluding North America). This report breaks the global market down to five segments: China, Europe, Asia (excluding China), South America and the Rest of the World (ROW). The ROW market includes Africa and Oceania. The market of North America is discussed in another BCC Research report—PLS018E: The Plastics Compounding Market.

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 (CNTs) 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 4
BACKGROUND
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
REASONS FOR DOING STUDY
METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS (EXCLUDING NORTH AMERICA), BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, THROUGH 2021
Figure Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS (EXCLUDING NORTH AMERICA), BY TYPE OF COMPOUNDER, 2015-2021

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 15 $506
INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS
BACKGROUND
ADDITIVES
TYPES OF COMPOUNDERS
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
TYPES OF COMPOUNDERS
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Chapter- 4: RESINS 39 $1,316
OVERVIEW
POLYETHYLENE
POLYPROPYLENE
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
POLYSTYRENE
THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS
ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS
THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

Chapter- 5: BIOCOMPOUNDS 10 $337
STARCH-BASED PLASTICS
POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE
POLYHYDROXYBUTYRATE
POLYLACTIDE (POLYLACTIC ACID) PLASTICS
CASTOR OIL POLYMERS
CELLULOSE
SOYBEAN OILS
BIO-DERIVED POLYETHYLENE
1,3-PROPANEDIOL
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOPLASTICS
Table 14 : EXAMPLES OF BIOPLASTICS

Chapter- 6: PLASTICS ADDITIVES 24 $810
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
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PROCESSING AIDS
SLIP AGENTS
SURFACTANTS
THICKENERS
THIXOTROPES
ULTRAVIOLET STABILIZERS
OXYGEN DEGRADATION INITIATORS

Chapter- 7: FILLERS AND REINFORCEMENTS 31 $1,046
PROPERTY PROFILES
CHARACTERISTICS OF FILLERS/REINFORCEMENTS
FILLER/REINFORCEMENT USAGE WITH SPECIFIC RESINS
REINFORCEMENTS
INORGANIC FILLERS
MASTERBATCHES

Chapter- 8: GLOBAL PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET (EXCLUDING NORTH AMERICA) 16 $540
EUROPEAN PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET
ASIAN PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET
THE PLASTICS COMPOUNDING MARKET IN THE REST OF THE WORLD
Table 30 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS (EXCLUDING NORTH AMERICA) BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Figure 1 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS (EXCLUDING NORTH AMERICA) BY REGION, 2015-2021

Chapter- 9: COMPOUNDING COMPANY PROFILES 20 $675
ADDIVANT
AKCROS CHEMICALS INC.
AMCO POLYMERS
AMERICHEM INC.
ASAHI KASEI PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA
BASF CORP.
BOREALIS AG
BRASKEM
CHI MEI CORPORATION
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (CNPC)
COVESTRO
CHROMA CORP.
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD., MASTERBATCHES DIVISION
DAINICHISEIKA COLOR & CHEMICALS MFG. CO. LTD.
DECEUNINCK NORTH AMERICA LLC
THE DOW CHEMICAL CO.
DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC.
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND CO.
DYNEON LLC
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO.
FORMOSA PLASTICS GROUP
HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
INEOS STYROLUTION EUROPE GMBH
INVISTA
LG CHEM LTD
KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC.
LUBRIZOL CORP. (THE)
LYONDELLBASELL ADVANCED POLYOLEFINS
MUEHLSTEIN NORTH AMERICA
MULTIBASE INC.
POLYONE CORP.
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED (RIL)
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS/LNP
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
SINOPEC GROUP
SCHULMAN INC. (A.)
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS
TOYO STYRENE CO LTD
WO CHEONG PLASTIC PRODUCTS (SHENZHEN) CO LTD
XINJIANG TIANYE (GROUP) CO., LTD.
XINJIANG ZHONGTAI CHEMICAL (GROUP) CO., LTD.

Chapter- 10: APPENDIX: COMMON ACRONYMS 2 $67

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