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Engineering Plastics Market by Type (PC, ABS, PET & PBT, POM, Fluoropolymers and Others), Application (Automotive & Transport, Industrial & Machinery, Packaging, Consumer Appliances, and Others) - Global Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: October 2015
Report Code: CH 2640

 

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Engineering plastics are plastic materials that are generally used in applications which require high level of performance and exhibit superior properties such as high mechanical strength and heat & chemical resistance. Engineering plastics have better mechanical, thermal properties than the more commonly used commodity plastics. They have replaced traditional engineering materials such as wood or metal in many applications. Besides equaling or surpassing commodity plastics in strength and other properties, engineering plastics are much easier to manufacture. The increasing usage of engineering plastics to replace traditional material such as metals is expected to lead the market towards product innovation and material development. The global engineering plastics market is witnessing growth on account of increasing applications, technological advancements, and rapidly growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Automotive & transportation is the fastest-growing application for engineering plastics during the forecast period. Among the various types of engineering plastics, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) has the largest market share as of 2014 and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future.

This study aims at estimating the global market of engineering plastics for 2015 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2020. The report provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global engineering plastics market. It provides a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the market. On the basis of region, the market is segmented Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. Each of the regions is further segmented into by countries.

The market size for engineering plastics is projected to reach 97.2 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.6% during the period between 2015 and 2020. Asia-Pacific will be the growth driver of the market during the forecast period. China has the largest market share and is the second-fastest growing market in Asia-Pacific.

Competitive scenarios of the top players in the market have been discussed in detail. Leading players of the industry are also profiled with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. The leading players include BASF SE (Germany) , Covestro (Germany), Solvay SA (Belgium), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), E. I. DuPont (U.S.), LG Chem (South Korea), Sabic Innovative Plastics (Saudi Arabia), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Lanxess AG (Germany), and Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation (Japan), among others.

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global market for engineering plastics on the basis of type, application, and region.

On the basis of Type:

On the basis of type, the market is segmented as polycarbonates (PC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyamides (PA), thermoplastic polyesters (PET and PBT), polyacetals (POM), fluoropolymers, and others.

On the basis of Application:

On the basis of application, the market is segmented as automotive & transportation, electrical & electronics, industrial & machinery, packaging, consumer appliances, and others.

On the basis of Region

The market is segmented into regions, such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. Each of the regions is further segmented by key countries. Some of the major countries are the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, the U.K., Russia, China, India, and Japan.

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  • Detailed pricing analysis for each type of engineering plastics products

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  • Detailed patent analysis for engineering plastics market

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered
    1.4 Currency and Pricing
           1.4.1 Package Size
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunity for Engineering Plastics
    4.2 Engineering Plastics Market Share, By Type and Region
    4.3 Applications of Engineering Plastics, By Region
    4.4 Life Cycle Analysis, By Regions

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 33)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials in End-Use Applications
                    5.3.1.2 Growth of End-Use Industries
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Competition From Other Polymers
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Increasing Demand From Emerging Markets
           5.3.4 Challenge
                    5.3.4.1 Volatile Crude Oil Prices

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 40)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Engineering Plastics Market, By Type (Page No. - 45)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polycarbonates (PC)
    7.3 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
    7.4 Polyamides (PA)
    7.5 Thermoplastic Polyesters (PET & PBT)
    7.6 Polyacetals (POM)
    7.7 Fluoropolymers
    7.8 Others

8 Engineering Plastics Market, By Application (Page No. - 58)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Automotive & Transportation
    8.3 Electrical & Electronics
    8.4 Industrial & Machinery
    8.5 Packaging
    8.6 Consumer Appliances
    8.7 Other Applications

9 Engineering Plastics Market, By Region (Page No. - 69)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 U.K.
           9.3.2 Germany
           9.3.3 France
           9.3.4 Russia
           9.3.5 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 India
           9.4.3 Japan
           9.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 South America
           9.5.2 Middle East & Africa

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 107)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 New Product Launches: the Most Popular Growth Strategy Between 2013 and 2015
             10.2.1 New Product Launches
             10.2.2 Expansions
             10.2.3 Agreements & Collaborations
             10.2.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 117)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 BASF SE
     11.3 Covestro
     11.4 Celanese Corporation
     11.5 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
     11.6 Solvay SA
     11.7 LG Chem
     11.8 Sabic Innovative Plastics
     11.9 Evonik Industries AG
     11.10 Lanxess AG
     11.11 Mitsubishi Enginnering-Plastic Corporation

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 147)
     12.1 Key Expert Insights
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (84 Tables)

Table 1 Polycarbonates Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 2 Polycarbonates Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 3 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 4 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Polyamides Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 6 Polyamides Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million),
Table 7 Thermoplastic Polyesters Market Size2013–2020, (Kiloton)
Table 8 Thermoplastic Polyesters Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Polyacetals Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Polyacetals Market Size 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Fluoropolymers Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 12 Fluoropolymers Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Other Engineering Plastics Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Other Engineering Plastics Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Automotive & Transportation Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 16 Automotive & Transportation Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Electrical & Electronics Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 18 Electrical & Electronics Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Industrial & Machinery Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Industrial & Machinery Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Packaging Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Packaging Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Consumer Appliances Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Consumer Appliances Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Other Applications Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Other Applications Market Size, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Engineering Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Engineering Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Engineering Plastics Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 30 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 32 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 34 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 36 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Mexico: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Mexico: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Engineering Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 42 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 44 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 48 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Germany: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Germany: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 France: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 52 France: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Russia: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 54 Russia: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Rest of Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Rest of Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Asia-Pacific: Engineering Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 China: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 64 China: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 India: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 66 India: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 68 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 70 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 RoW: Engineering Plastics Market Size, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 72 RoW: Market Size, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 74 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 76 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 South America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 78 South America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 Middle East and Africa: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 80 Middle East and Africa: Market , By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 81 New Product Launches
Table 82 Expansions
Table 83 Agreements & Collaborations
Table 84 Partnerships


List of Figures (55 Figures)

Figure 1 Engineering Plastic Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Data Triangulation: Engineering Plastics Market
Figure 5 ABS Projected to Be the Dominant Type of Engineering Plastics During the Forecast Period
Figure 6 Automotive & Transportation Projected to Be Dominant Application of Engineering Plastics Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific Led the Engineering Plastics Market in 2014
Figure 8 Engineering Plastics Market Size, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Billion)
Figure 9 China to Be the Most Dominant Country and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene to Be the Most Dominant Type
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific Expected to Dominate the Global Engineering Plastics Market (2015-2020)
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Market Share Across All Applications in 2014
Figure 12 European Engineering Plastics Market Approaching Maturity Phase
Figure 13 Engineering Plastics Market Segmentation, By Type
Figure 14 Engineering Plastics Market Segmentation, By Application
Figure 15 Engineering Plastics Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 16 Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials in End-Use Applications is A Major Driving Factor of the Market
Figure 17 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value Added During Manufacturing and  Compounding & Processing
Figure 18 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 19 Polycarbonates is the Fastest Growing Market, 2015-2020
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific Projected to Be Fastest Growing Market for Polycarbonates Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific Projected to Dominate ABS Market During Forecast Period
Figure 22 RoW Projected to Be Fastest Growing Market for PA Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Lead PET & PBT Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific Projected to Be Fastest-Growing Market for POM Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific to Lead Fluoropolymers Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 26 Other Engineering Plastics Market to Be Dominated By Asia-Pacific During Forecast Period
Figure 27 Automotive Segment Projected to Remain the Largest Application for Engineering Plastics Till 2020
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Growth of Engineering Plastics Market in Automotive Segment Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Projected to Remain Fastest Growing Market for Engineering Plastics in Electrical & Electronics Segment Through 2020
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific Projected to Dominate Engineering Plastics Market in Industrial & Machinery Segment By 2020
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific Projected to Be Fastest-Growing Engineering Plastics Market in Packaging Segment Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific Projected to Dominate Engineering Plastics Market in Consumer Appliances Segment Till 2020
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific Will Continue to Dominate Engineering Plastics Market in Others Application Segment Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 34 Regional Snapshot – Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Hotspots
Figure 35 Engineering Plastics Market Snapshot, in Terms of Value, 2015-2020
Figure 36 North American Market Snapshot: Increase in Demand of Engineering Plastics, 2015–2020
Figure 37 Us Market Snapshot: Engineering Plastics Demand Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 38 European Market Snapshot: Country-Wise Demand of Engineering Plastics By Type, 2014
Figure 39 Asia-Pacific Snapshot: China Dominates the Demand of Engineering Plastics in Asia-Pacific
Figure 40 Asia Pacific Market Snapshot: Engineering Plastics Demand By Type
Figure 41 China Market Snapshot: Demand of Engineering Plastics Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 42 Solvay Was the Most Active Company Between 2013 and 2015, in Terms of Developments
Figure 43 Companies Adopted New Product Launches and Capacity Expansions as the Key Growth Strategies in the Last Three Years
Figure 44 Top Companies Adopted New Product Launch as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2013 & 2015
Figure 45 Key Growth Strategies for Acquiring Market Share, 2013–2015
Figure 46 Regional Revenue Mix of Leading Market Players
Figure 47 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Covestro: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Celanese Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Solvay SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 LG Chem: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Sabic Innovative Plastics: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Evonik Industries AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Lanxess AG: Company Snapshot

The global engineering plastics market is witnessing growth on account of increasing applications, technological advancements, and rapidly growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Engineering plastics are used in various industries. These plastic are generally used in applications where high mechanical strength and heat and chemical resistance is required. Engineering plastics have better mechanical and thermal properties than the more commonly used commodity plastics. They have replaced traditional engineering materials such as wood or metal in many applications. Besides equaling or surpassing commodity plastics in strength and other properties, engineering plastics are much easier to manufacture. The increasing usage of engineering plastics to replace traditional material such as metals is expected to lead the market towards product innovation and material development.

Globally, Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the engineering plastics market in 2014, followed by Europe and North America. China accounted for the largest share of the Asia-Pacific market at 65% whereas India is expected to register the highest growth rate in Asia-Pacific. China and other Asia-Pacific countries such as India and Japan also accounted for a significant share of the region’s market. The drivers of the industry are growth in end-use industries and replacement of traditional materials such as polypropylene, PVC, and polyethylene with engineering plastics.

New product launches and expansions are the key strategies on which the key market players are concentrating to expand their business. Companies operating in the market are also focusing on capacity expansion and merger & acquisition to tap market opportunities in applications such as automotive & transportation, electrical & electronics, industrial & machinery, packaging, consumer appliances, and others.

The key participants of the global engineering plastics market include BASF SE (Germany) , Covestro (Germany), Solvay SA (Belgium), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), E. I. DuPont (U.S.), LG Chem (South Korea), Sabic Innovative Plastics (Saudi Arabia), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Lanxess AG (Germany), and Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation (Japan).

Engineering Plastics Market

The report analyzes the market on the basis of market reach of each type and application in each major region and country. It also covers the key developments and strategies implemented by the major market players to sustain in this market.

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Client Consult Problem Statement :

MnM’s client who is a strong engineering plastics player in pre-coloured ABS and ABS specialties was interested in project involving “Assessment of Engineering Plastics market and database of injection molders in North America”. The key objective for the study involved:

  1. In-depth analysis of engineering plastics market by products (ABS, ASA and ABS blends) and their application for North America region (U.S., Canada and Mexico
  2. Production capacity, market share analysis, competitor benchmarking by product and application, market attractiveness by product type, end use industry and country , competitor analysis, production, consumption and import-export scenario by country
  3. The study also included providing database containing specified details (key person, contact details, molding unit location, plastics processed, products manufactured etc.) of injection molders in the North America region

Solution Provided:
  1. Methodology Adopted by MnM : MnM carried out this study through a combination of exten....
  1. Methodology Adopted by MnM : MnM carried out this study through a combination of extensive secondary research followed by primary discussions with Key Opinion Leaders, Engineering Plastics manufacturers and their customers. Market size estimation (usage of different types of Engineering Plastics in varied end user industries across North American region), value chain and key trend analysis across supply chain consisting of Engineering Plastics suppliers, their raw material suppliers, processors, and end users were identified thorough detailed secondary research. Interviews with Engineering Plastics manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and distributors to confirm type of Engineering Plastics and their volume & value, Interviews with compounders, processors & other intermediaries to confirm end application & value addition. Also Interviews with experts from end-users of Engineering Plastics like Automotive, Electronics, Medical, Toys, Extrusion Industry to verify the market numbers. Injection molders in North America were interviewed to prepare the database.
  2. Actual Solution Provided: -Through the detailed outcome of the study, we provided inputs on-
  • Market size of the Engineering Plastic industry in North America by product type, application and country
  • Production, consumption and trade data for U.S., Canada and Mexico
  • Competitor analysis and developments trends in the Engineering Plastics market in North America. Competitors benchmarking on the basis of product type and applications, SWOT analysis of the Engineering Plastics manufacturers

Value Delivered:

MnM’s client was able to understand the current scenario of the Engineering Plastics market in North America. Also, the market forecasts were provided to focus client’s attention to the high growth markets of various Engineering Plastics.

The competitive benchmarking also helped to understand the client’s present situation in the market and further helps the client to built short and long term strategies to gain the market share

The injection molders database of more than 500 molders helped the client to find out the customers in North America region

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