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Plastic Additives Market by Type (Plasticizers, Stabilizers, Flame Retardants, Impact Modifiers), Plastic (Commodity, Engineering, and High Performance Plastic), and by Application (Packaging, Construction, Consumer Goods, Automotive) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: March 2015
Report Code: CH 1184

 

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Plastics additives are all types of low molecular or polymeric, organic or inorganic substances which are added to a polymeric compound to render them more useful or provide them with specific properties. Plastic additives are substances that are added in polymer to improve their characteristics such as strength, durability, and heat sensitivity.

The plastic additives market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.0% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $45.5 billion by 2019. The growth will be driven by the increasing disposable income and rapid urbanization. The Asia-Pacific region remains the largest market for plastic additives, followed by North America. The Asia-Pacific market is estimated to be the key growth area due to increasing consumption of plastics by the growing middle-class and upper middle-class population in the region.

Packaging is estimated to be the largest application of the plastic additives market in 2013. Packaging and automotive segments are projected to have the highest growth rate in plastic additives market by application between 2014 and 2019. Flame retardants segment is estimated to grow at the fastest rate between 2014 and 2019 due to its increasing application in consumer goods segment and high loading factor. Commodity plastics are projected to continue its dominance in plastic additives market by 2019 as a result of its decreasing prices and wide applications in several end-use industries.

This report estimates the plastic additives market for 2014, and projects its expected market size till 2019. It also provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the plastic additives market. Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases are used to identify and collect information that is useful for this extensive commercial study. The primary sources experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of the plastic additives market.

Competitive scenarios of the top players in the plastic additives market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled the leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These top companies include Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), AkzoNobel N.V. (The Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Chemtura Corporation (U.S.), Clariant AG (Switzerland), The Dow Chemical Co. (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), Lanxess AG (Germany), and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. (South Korea) among others.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for plastic additives on the basis of type, plastic type, application, and region along with forecasting volume, value, and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of type: The plastic additives market is segmented on the basis of type, such as plasticizers, flame retardants, impact modifiers, heat & light stabilizers, and others. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecasts.

On the basis of plastic type: The plastic additives market is segmented on the basis of plastic type, such as commodity plastics, engineering plastics, and high performance plastics. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecasts.

On the basis of application: The plastic additives market is segmented on the basis of application, such as packaging, construction, consumer goods, automobile, and others. Each end-use industry is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecasts.

On the basis of region: Regional level segmentation is carried out for plastic additives market; it includes North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and RoW, and further for key countries in each region that include:

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • The Middle East & Africa

Table of Contents  
  
1 Introduction 
  1.1 Objectives Of The Study 
  1.2 Market Scope 
      1.2.1 Market Definition 
      1.2.2 Market Covered 
      1.2.3 Scope, By Region 
      1.2.4 Year Considered In The Report 
      1.2.5 Currency & Pricing 
      1.2.6 Package Size 
      1.2.7 Limitations 
  1.3 Stakeholders 

2 Research Methodology 
  2.1 Market Size Estimation 
  2.2 Market Crackdown & Data Triangulation 
  2.3 Market Share Estimation 
      2.3.1 Key Insights 
      2.3.2 Assumptions 

3 Executive Summary 
 
4 Premium Insights 
  4.1 Attractive Market Opportunity In Plastic Additives Market 
  4.2 Significant Plastic Additives Markets 
  4.3 Plastic Additives Market: Top Three Application Segments, 2019 
  4.4 Plastic Additives Market: By Type 
  4.5 Plastic Additives Market: By Polymer Type 
  4.6 Asia-Pacific Is The Largest Market For Plastic Additives 
  4.7 Market Attractiveness, By Country 
  4.8 Plastic Additives Market: By Application, 2014-2019 
  4.9 Plastic Additives Market: Life Cycle Analysis, By Region 
  4.10 Plastic Additives Market Trends & Forecast, By Region, 2012-2019 

5 Market Overview 
  5.1 Introduction 
  5.2 Market Segmentation 
      5.2.1 Plastic Additives Market, By Type 
      5.2.2 Plastic Additives Market, By Plastic Type 
      5.2.3 Plastic Additives Market, By Application 
      5.2.4 Plastic Additives Market, By Region 
  5.3 Market Dynamics 
      5.3.1 Drivers 
            5.3.1.1 Rising Disposable Income And Rapid Urbanization 
            5.3.1.2 Replacement Of Conventional Metals By Plastics In Various Applications 
            5.3.1.3 Huge Demand From Asia-Pacific Region 
      5.3.2 Restraints 
            5.3.2.1 Stringent Regulations Governing The Plastic Additives Market 
            5.3.2.2 Slow Economic Recovery 
      5.3.3 Opportunities 
            5.3.3.1 Untapped Opportunities Of Packaging Application In Emerging Markets 
            5.3.3.2 Growing Demand Of Plastic Additives From Medical And Agricultural Applications 
      5.3.4 Challenges 
            5.3.4.1 Uncertain Low Phthalate Plasticizer Demand In Asia-Pacific  
            5.3.4.2 Disposal Of Plastic Waste 
      5.3.5 Burning Issue 
            5.3.5.1 Emergence Of Bio-Plasticizers 

6 Industry Trends 
  6.1 Introduction 
  6.2 Value Chain Analysis 
  6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
      6.3.1 Threat From New Entrants 
      6.3.2 Threat From Substitutes 
      6.3.3 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers 
      6.3.4 Bargaining Power Of Buyers 
      6.3.5 Intensity Of Competitive Rivalry 
  6.4 Regulatory Framework 
      6.4.1 Plasticizers 
      6.4.2 Flame Retardants 
  6.5 Strategic Benchmarking 
      6.5.1 New Product Development 
      6.5.2 Expansion 

7 Plastic Additives Market, By Type 
  7.1 Introduction 
      7.1.1 Plasticizers 
            7.1.1.1 Emerging Non-Phthalates Segment Is Driving The Global Plasticizers Market 
      7.1.2 Stabilizers 
            7.1.2.1 Packaging And Consumer Goods Segment To Propel The Growth Of Stabilizers Market 
      7.1.3 Flame Retardants 
            7.1.3.1 Promising Asia-Pacific Region Is Contributing To The Growth Of Flame Retadants Market 
      7.1.4 Impact Modifiers 
            7.1.4.1 Demand From Automobile And Construction Applications Is Booting The Impact Modifiers Market 
      7.1.5 Others 
            7.1.5.1 Application In Commodity Plastics Is Stimulating The Demand For Others Segment Of Plastic Additives Market 
  7.2 Market Size & Projection 
      7.2.1 Flame Retardant Segment To Register The Highest Growth Rate In Next Five Years 

8 Plastic Additives Market, By Plastic Type 
  8.1 Introduction 
      8.1.1 Commodity Plastics 
            8.1.1.1 Polyolefins Are Contributing To The Growth Of Global Plastic Additives Market In Commodity Plastics 
      8.1.2 Engineering Plastics 
            8.1.2.1 Growing Demand From Packaging Application To Fuel The Plastic Additives Market In Engineering Plastics 
      8.1.3 High Performance Plastics 
            8.1.3.1 Automotive And Consumer Goods Segment To Fuel The Growth Of Plastic Additives Market In High Performance Plastics 
  8.2 Market Size & Projection 
      8.2.1 Commodity Plastics To Dominate The Global Plastic Additives Market 

9 Plastic Additives Market, By Application 
  9.1 Introduction 
      9.1.1 Packaging 
            9.1.1.1 Increasing Population In Asia-Pacific Region Drives The Plastic Additives Market In Packaging Segment 
      9.1.2 Construction 
            9.1.2.1 Asia-Pacific And South America Poised To Be The Two Major Regions For Plastic Additives Market In Construction Application 
      9.1.3 Automotive 
            9.1.3.1 Increasing Metal Replacements By Plastics In Automotive Industry To Drive The Plastic Additives Market 
      9.1.4 Consumer Goods 
            9.1.4.1 Rising Disposable Income & Increasing Demand For Electronic Goods In Asia-Pacific Is Giving Momentum To Plastic Additives In Consumer Goods 
      9.1.5 Others 
            9.1.5.1 Promising Agricultural And Medical Applications Is Contributing To The Growth Of Plastic Additives In Others Segment 
  9.2 Market Size & Projection 
      9.2.1 Packaging Segment Is Projected To Be The Largest Consumer Of Plastic Additives Market 

10 Plastic Additives Market, By Region 
   10.1 Introduction 
   10.2 North America 
        10.2.1 Overview 
        10.2.2 Market Size & Projection, By Application 
        10.2.3 Market Size & Projection, By Country 
                10.2.3.1 U.S.  
                10.2.3.2 Canada 
                10.2.3.3 Mexico 
   10.3 Europe 
        10.3.1 Overview 
        10.3.2 Market Size & Projection, By Application 
        10.3.3 Market Size & Projection, By Country 
               10.3.3.1 Germany  
               10.3.3.2 France 
               10.3.3.3 Italy 
               10.3.3.4 U.K. 
               10.3.3.5 Spain 
               10.3.3.6 Rest Of Europe 
   10.4 Asia-Pacific 
        10.4.1 Overview 
        10.4.2 Market Size & Projection, By Application 
        10.4.3 Market Size & Projection, By Country 
                10.4.3.1 China 
                10.4.3.2 India 
                10.4.3.3 Japan 
                10.4.3.4 South Korea 
                10.4.3.5 Rest Of Asia-Pacific 
   10.5 South America 
        10.5.1 Overview 
        10.5.2 Market Size & Projection, By Application 
        10.5.3 Market Size & Projection, By Country 
                10.5.3.1 Brazil 
                10.5.3.2 Argentina 
                10.5.3.3 Rest Of South America 
   10.6 The Middle East & Africa 
        10.6.1 Overview 
        10.6.2 Market Size & Projection, By Application 

11 Competitive Landscape 
   11.1 Introduction 
   11.2 Market Share Analysis, By Developments 
   11.3 Maximum Developments In 2013 
   11.4 Growth Strategies In The Global Plastic Additives Market 
   11.5 Albemarle Corp. & Basf Se: The Most Active Participants 
   11.6 Competitive Situation & Trends 
        11.6.1 New Product Development, 2011-2014 
        11.6.2 Expansion, 2011-2014 
        11.6.3 Agreements, 2011-2014 

12 Company Profiles 
   12.1 Introduction 
   12.2 Albemarle Corporation.  
        12.2.1 Business Overview 
        12.2.2 Products 
        12.2.3 Key Strategy 
        12.2.4 Recent Developments 
        12.2.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.2.6 Mnm View 
   12.3 Basf Se 
        12.3.1 Business Overview 
        12.3.2 Products 
        12.3.3 Key Strategy 
        12.3.4 Recent Developments 
        12.3.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.3.6 Mnm View 
   12.4 Clariant Ag.  
        12.4.1 Business Overview 
        12.4.2 Products 
        12.4.3 Key Strategy 
        12.4.4 Recent Developments 
        12.4.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.4.6 Mnm View 
   12.5 Chemtura Corporation.  
        12.5.1 Business Overview 
        12.5.2 Product 
        12.5.3 Key Strategy 
        12.5.4 Recent Developments 
        12.5.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.5.6 Mnm View 
   12.6 The Dow Chemical Company 
        12.6.1 Business Overview 
        12.6.2 Products 
        12.6.3 Key Strategy 
        12.6.4 Recent Developments 
        12.6.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.6.6 Mnm View 
   12.7 Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.  
        12.7.1 Business Overview 
        12.7.2 Products 
        12.7.3 Key Strategy 
        12.7.4 Recent Development 
        12.7.5 Swot Analysis 
        12.7.6 Mnm View 
   12.8 Bayer Ag 
        12.8.1 Business Overview 
        12.8.2 Products 
        12.8.3 Key Strategy 
        12.8.4 Recent Development 
   12.9 Akzonobel N.V.  
        12.9.1 Business Overview 
        12.9.2 Products 
        12.9.3 Key Strategy 
        12.9.4 Recent Development 
   12.10 Lanxess Ag 
        12.10.1 Business Overview 
        12.10.2 Products 
        12.10.3 Key Strategy 
        12.10.4 Recent Developments 
   12.11 Evonik Industries Ag 
        12.11.1 Business Overview 
        12.11.2 Products 
        12.11.3 Key Strategy 
        12.11.4 Recent Developments 
   12.12 Kaneka Corporation 
        12.12.1 Business Overview 
        12.12.2 Products 
        12.12.3 Key Strategy 
        12.12.4 Recent Developments 
13 Appendix 
   13.1 Discussion Guide 
   13.2 Introducing Rt: Real Time Market Intelligence 
   13.3 Available Customizations 
   13.4 Related Reports 
 
  
List of Tables  (84 Tables)
  
Table 1 Major Plastic Additives And Their Functions 
Table 2 Gdp Of The Top Ten Largest Economies, In Terms Of Ppp, 2020 
Table 3 Rapid Industrialization & Urbanization Is A Significant Market Driver 
Table 1 Regulations Against Plastic Waste, 2011-2013 
Table 2 Stringent Regulations & Policies Act As A Major Market Restraint 
Table 3 Impact Of Global Plastic Additives Retraints, 2014-2019 
Table 4 Plastic Additives Market Is Paving New Growth Avenues In Packaging Application 
Table 5 Disposing Of The Plastic Waste Is A Major Challenge For The Market 
Table 6 Some Of Bio-Based Plasticizers Producers For Pvc 
Table 7 Regulatory Authorities Governing The Flame Retardant Market 
Table 8 Types Of Plastic Additives And Their Descriptions 
Table 9 Examples Of Low & High Phthalates 
Table 10 Types Of Non-Phthalate Plasticizers 
Table 11 Major Applications For Flame Retardants 
Table 12 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 13 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 14 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Plastic Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 15 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Plastic Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 16 Applications Of Plastic Additives 
Table 17 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 18 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 19 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 20 Plastic Additives Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 21 Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 22 Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 23 Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 25 China: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 26 China: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 27 Japan: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 28 Japan: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 29 India: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 30 India: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 31 South Korea: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 32 South Korea: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 33 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 34 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 35 North America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 36 North America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 37 North America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 38 North America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 39 U.S.: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 40 U.S.: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 41 Mexico: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 42 Mexico: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 43 Canada: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 44 Canada: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 45 Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 46 Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 47 Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 48 Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 49 Germany: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 50 Germany: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 51 Italy: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 52 Italy: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 53 France: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 54 France: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 55 U.K.: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 56 U.K.: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 57 Spain: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 58 Spain: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 59 Rest Of Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 60 Rest Of Europe: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 61 South America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 62 South America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 63 South America: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 64 South America: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 65 Brazil: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 66 Brazil: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 67 Argentina: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 68 Argentina: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 69 Rest Of South America: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 70 Rest Of South America: Plastic Additives Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 71 The Middle East & Africa: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 72 The Middle East & Africa: Plastic Additives  Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 73 New Product Developments, 2011–2015 
Table 74 Expansions, 2011–2015 
Table 75 Agreements, 2011-2015 
Table 76 Joint Ventures, 2011-2015 
Table 77 Acquisitions, 2011-2015 
Table 78 New Product Developments, 2011-2014 
Table 79 Expansion, 2011-2014 
Table 80 Agreements, 2011-2014 
Table 81 Joint Ventures, 2011-2014 
Table 82 Acquisitions, 2011-2014 
Table 83 Partnerships, 2011-2014 
Table 84 Divestments, 2011-2014 
  
  
List of Figures (70 Figures)  
  
Figure 1 Global Plastic Additives Market: Research Design 
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach 
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach 
Figure 4 Breakdown Of Primary Interviews, By Company Type, Designation & Region 
Figure 5 Plastic Additives Market: Data Triangulation 
Figure 6 Key Data Taken From Secondary Sources 
Figure 7 Key Data Taken From Primary Sources 
Figure 8 Growth In The Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 9 U.S. And China: Top Two Countries In The Plastic Additives Market In 2014 
Figure 10 Packaging Segment To Continue To Dominate The Plastic Additives Market Between 2014 And 2019 
Figure 11 Flame Retardants To Have The Highest Growth Rate Between 2014 And 2019 
Figure 12 Commodity Plastics Expetcted To Have A Promising Future Between 2014 And 2019 
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific Is The Largest Market For Plastic Additives 
Figure 14 India And China To Emerge As A Lucrative Market 
Figure 15 Plastic Additives Market Segmentation, By Type 
Figure 16 Plastic Additives Market Segmentation, By Plastic Type 
Figure 17 Plastic Additives Market, By Application 
Figure 18 Plastic Additives Market, By Region 
Figure 19 Overview Of The Factors Governing The Global Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 20 Value Chain Analysis Of Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 21 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis Of The Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 22 Strategic Benchmarking: Clariant Ag & The Dow Chemical Company Has Developed The Highest Number Of New Products 
Figure 23 Strategic Benchmarking: Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. & Basf Se Focused On Expansions To Cater The Growing Market Demand 
Figure 24 Types Of Plasticizers 
Figure 25 Plasticizers Dominates The Global Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 26 Flourishing Agricultural & Food Packaging Application To Push The Global Demand For Stabilizers 
Figure 27 Types Of Flame Retardants 
Figure 28 Flame Retardants To Witness Fastest Growth For Next Five Years 
Figure 29 Major End-Use Industries To Drive The Impact Modifiers Market 
Figure 30 Emerging Application In Different Polymers To Result In Demand Upsurge Of Others Segment 
Figure 31 Flame Retardant Segment To Register The Highest Cagr In The Coming Five Years 
Figure 32 Flame Retardants Drives The Global Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 33 Food Packaging Contributes For Growth Of Packaging Application In Asia-Pacific Region 
Figure 34 Emerging Economies To Lead The Construction Segment Of Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 35 Booming Consumer Goods Application In Asia-Pacific To Drive The Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 36 Major Automotive Oems Are Looking Towards Plastic As More Efficient And Lighter Alternative To Metal Components 
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific Leads The Plastic Additives Market In  Agricultural & Medical Applications 
Figure 38 Consumer Goods Segment To Register The Highest Cagr Between 2014 And 2019 
Figure 39 Packaging Segment Dominates The Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 40 Regional Snapshot Of Plastic Additives Market: Asia-Pacific Countries To Drive The Market 
Figure 41 China & India - Emerging Markets For Plastic Additives Applications 
Figure 42 Asia-Pacific Plastic Additives Market Snapshot: China & India Are The Most Lucrative Markets 
Figure 43 North America Plastic Additives Market Snapshot: Preference Towards Plastic Materials 
Figure 44 European Plastic Additives Market Snapshot: Germany Is The Largest Market 
Figure 45 South America: Growing Demand From Construction Application Is Estimated To Drive The Plastic Additives Market 
Figure 46 Packaging Segment To Dominate The Plastic Additives Market In The Middle East & Africa 
Figure 47 Key Companies Preferred New Product Development Strategy Over The Last Five Years 
Figure 48 Plastic Additives Market Developments, By Key Players, 2011-2015 
Figure 49 Plastic Additives Market Witnessed Maximum Developments In 2013 
Figure 50 Battle For Market Share: New Product Development Was The Key Strategy, 2011-2015 
Figure 51 Palstic Additives Market: Developments 2011–2015 
Figure 52 Regional Revenue Mix Of Top Market Players 
Figure 53 Regional Snapshot Of Plastic Additives Market Players 
Figure 54 Benchmarking Of Top Market Players- Basf Se Caters To More Applications Than Other Players 
Figure 55 Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.: Company At A Glance 
Figure 56 Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.: Swot Analysis 
Figure 57 Albemarle Corporation: Company At A Glance 
Figure 58 Albemarle Corporation: Swot Analysis 
Figure 59 Basf Se: Company At A Glance 
Figure 60 Basf Se: Swot Analysis 
Figure 61 Clariant Ag: Company At A Glance 
Figure 62 Clariant Ag: Swot Analysis 
Figure 63 The Dow Chemical Co.: Company At A Glance 
Figure 64 The Dow Chemical Co.: Swot Analysis 
Figure 65 Chemtura Corporation: Company At A Glance 
Figure 66 Bayer Ag: Company At A Glance 
Figure 67 Akzonobel N.V.: Company At A Glance 
Figure 68 Lanxess Ag: Company At A Glance 
Figure 69 Evonik Industries Ag: Company At A Glance 
Figure 70 Kaneka Corporation: Company At A Glance 

The plastic additives market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.4% between 2014 and 2019, in terms of volume.

The global plastic additives industry is driven by increasing consumption of plastics by the growing population, rising disposable income of the people, and rapid pace of urbanization and industrialization especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Plastic additives are used in various applications such as packaging, construction, automobile, consumer goods, and other applications such as agriculture, furniture, and sports among others.

The plastic additives market is also segmented by type, plastic type, application, and region. The plastic additives market can be classified into three key segments, on the basis of plastic type- commodity plastics, engineering plastics, and high performance plastics. Commodity plastics are the largest plastic additives segment by plastic type mainly attributed to the decreasing prices of polyolefins due to the shale gas boom. The plastic additives market can be classified into application segments, such as packaging, consumer goods, automotive, construction, and others. Packaging segment is the largest market of plastic additives due to growing demand from food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and agricultural end-use industries.

The plastic additives market can be classified into four key segments, on the basis of type plasticizers, flame retardants, impact modifiers, stabilizers, and other additives. Flame retardants segment is the fastest-growing type as it was due the increasing demand from various applications such as consumer goods and construction.

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to dominate the plastic additives market followed by North America majorly due to the increasing demand from packaging, automotive, and consumer goods segments. Europe is projected to witness a slow growth between 2014 and 2019 as their economy is still recovering from the economic crises. The plastic additives market has a highly fragmented structure, where there are many large and small manufacturers. The competition level in plastic additives market is expected to be moderate-to-high as the market players are concentrating towards new product developments and expansion to broaden their product offerings and have their active presence globally.

Plastic Additives Market, by Region, 2019

Plastic Additives Market

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Plastic Additives Market, by Type, 2019

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