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Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications (Automotive, Consumer, Electrical & Electronic, Medical, Optical Media, Packaging & Sheet & Film) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: February 2014
Report Code: CH 2219

 

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Polycarbonates are thermoplastic polymers that are derived from carbonate monomers. These are known for the exceptional light transmission properties. Unlike PMMA (Poly Methyl Methacrylate) PC sheet does not break when bent, but has comparable transparency. Owing to the flexibility, impact resistance, and optical properties, applications PC, overcomes other engineering plastics that are used in the same applications. PC, with its current global manufacturing, is positioned between commodity and engineering plastics. The demand for less heavier transparent materials has helped polycarbonate resin market penetrate into the automotive, electrical & electronic, and medical applications. PC is a standalone material in manufacturing of optical discs of which Blu–ray discs are expected to grow the demand for the material.

The global market for polycarbonate resin has grown evidently during the past few years and is expected to grow at a healthy pace in the next five years, driven by cost effectiveness & adaptability of polycarbonate resin in major end-user markets. China shared about 37.5% of the PC demand in 2012. Consumption and revenue generation of PC is seen to be high in APAC followed by the Western European region.

This study basically aims to estimate the global market of PC for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2018. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global polycarbonate resin market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

Various secondary sources have been used such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of PC market. 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 PC resin.

Competitive scenario and market shares of the major players in the polycarbonate resin market are discussed in detail. The leading players of this industry have been profile with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. These include: Bayer Material Science AG (Germany), SABIC IP (U.S.), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Styron (U.S.), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. (Japan), Mitsubishi Engineering Plastic (Japan), Formosa Chemical & Fiber Corporation (Taiwan), Idemitsu Kosan Ltd. (Japan), and other market players.

Scope of the report:

This polycarbonate resin research report categorizes the global market for PC on the basis of applications and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications: The polycarbonate resin market is segmented on the basis of industry applications such as automotive, consumer, electrical & electrical, medical, optical media, packaging, sheet & film, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW and the key countries in these regions.

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
   1.1 Key Take-Aways
   1.2 Report Description
   1.3 Stakeholders
   1.4 Research Methodology
       1.4.1 Market Size
       1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
       1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
       1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
       1.4.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 19)

3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 24)
   3.1 Polycarbonate Market Segments
   3.2 Polycarbonate Market Dynamics
   3.3 Polycarbonate Market Outlook
   3.4 Polycarbonate Market By Application

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 31)
   4.1 Introduction
   4.2 Value Chain Analysis
       4.2.1 Producers
       4.2.2 Suppliers & Distributors
       4.2.3 End-User Markets
   4.3 Market Dynamics
       4.3.1 Drivers
             4.3.1.1 Growing Demand For Blu-Ray Discs
             4.3.1.2 Growing Demand From The Automotive Industry
       4.3.2 Restraint
             4.3.2.1 Residual Bpa in Food Packaging
       4.3.3 Opportunities
             4.3.3.1 Demand From Id Card Applications
             4.3.3.2 High Application in The Electrical & Electronics
       4.3.4 Winning Imperatives
             4.3.4.1 High Growth Scenario in The Asia-Pacific Region
       4.3.5 Burning Issues
             4.3.5.1 Switching to Non-Phosgene Methods
   4.4 Market Share Analysis
   4.5 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
       4.5.1 Supplier’s Power
       4.5.2 Threat of New Entrants
       4.5.3 Threat of Substitutes
       4.5.4 Buyer’s Power
       4.5.5 Degree of Competition

5 Polycarbonate Resin Market, By Application (Page No. - 52)
   5.1 introduction
   5.2 Automotive
   5.3 Consumer
   5.4 Electrical & Electronic
   5.5 Medical
   5.6 Optical Media
   5.7 Packaging
   5.8 Sheet & Film
   5.9 Others

6 Polycarbonate Market, By Geography (Page No. - 64)
   6.1 Introduction
       6.1.1 North America
             6.1.1.1 U.S.
             6.1.1.2 Canada
             6.1.1.3 Mexico
       6.1.2 Western Europe
             6.1.2.1 Germany
             6.1.2.2 France
             6.1.2.3 Italy
             6.1.2.4 Spain
             6.1.2.5 U.K.
       6.1.3 Asia-Pacific
             6.1.3.1 China
             6.1.3.2 India
             6.1.3.3 Japan
             6.1.3.4 South Korea
             6.1.3.5 Taiwan
       6.1.4 ROW
             6.1.4.1 Brazil
             6.1.4.2 Russia

7 Bio-Based Polycarbonate (Page No. - 126)

8 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 128)
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 New Product Launch: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
   8.3 Maximum Developments in 2010 & 2012
   8.4 Asia-Pacific: Region With Maximum Developments
   8.5 Bayer Material Science Ag, Sabic Ip, Styron: The Leading Market Participants

9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments) (Page No. - 135)
   9.1 Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
   9.2 Bayer Material Science
   9.3 Chi Mei Corporation
   9.4 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
   9.5 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
   9.6 Lg Chem
   9.7 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
   9.8 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, inc.
   9.9 Nudec.S.A.
   9.10 Sabic Innovative Plastics
   9.11 Samyang Corporation
   9.12 Styron
   9.13 Sumika Styron Polycarbonate Limited
   9.14 Teijin Ltd.
   9.15 Unigel S.A.

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.


List Of Tables (72 Tables)

Table 1 Polycarbonate Resin Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 2 PC Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 3 PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 4 Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 5 PC: Major Blends & Their Applications
Table 6 Automotive Production, By Country, 2012
Table 7 Electronic Equipment Production, By Geography, 2012
Table 8 PC Industries & Their Applications
Table 9 PC Properties
Table 10 Automotive: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 11 Consumer: Polycarbonate Resin Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 12 Electrical & Electronic: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 13 Medical: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 14 Optical Media: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 15 Packaging: Polycarbonate Resin Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 16 Sheet & Film: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 17 Others: PC Market Volume (KT) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 18 North America: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 19 North America: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 20 North America: Polycarbonate Resin Manufacturing Plants
Table 21 U.S.: Major Trade Markets
Table 22 U.S.: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 23 U.S.: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 24 Canada: Major Trade Markets
Table 25 Canada: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 26 Canada: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 27 Mexico: Major Trade Markets
Table 28 Mexico: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 29 Mexico: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 30 Western Europe: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 31 Western Europe: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Western Europe: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 33 Germany: Major Trade Markets
Table 34 Germany: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 35 Germany: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 36 France: Major Trade Markets
Table 37 France: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 38 France: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 39 Italy: Major Trade Markets
Table 40 Italy: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 41 Italy: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 42 Spain: Major Trade Markets
Table 43 Spain: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 44 Spain: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 45 U.K.: Major Trade Markets
Table 46 U.K.: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 47 U.K.: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Polycarbonate Resin Manufacturing Plants
Table 51 China: Major Trade Markets
Table 52 China: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 53 China: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 54 India: Major Trade Markets
Table 55 India: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 56 India: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 57 Japan: Major Trade Markets
Table 58 Japan: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 59 Japan: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 60 South Korea: Major Trade Markets
Table 61 South Korea: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 62 South Korea: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 63 Taiwan: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 64 Taiwan: PC Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 65 ROW: PC Manufacturing Plants
Table 66 Brazil: Major Trade Markets
Table 67 Brazil: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 68 Brazil: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 69 Russia: Major Trade Markets
Table 70 Russia: PC Market Volume, By Application, 2011–2018 (KT)
Table 71 Russia: Polycarbonate Resin Market Value, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 72 PC: Bio-Based Brands


List Of Figures (23 Figures)

Figure 1 PC: Market Segments
Figure 2 Polycarbonate Resin: Market Dynamics
Figure 3 PC: Drivers Vs Restraints
Figure 4 PC: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 5 PC: Regional Market Life Cycle
Figure 6 Polycarbonate Resin Market Overview, By Geography, 2011–2018
Figure 7 PC Market Share By Application, 2012 Vs 2018
Figure 8 Value Chain Analysis of Polycarbonate Resins
Figure 9 Impact Analysis of Major Drivers On The PC Market
Figure 10 Impact Analysis of Major Restraint On The PC Market
Figure 11 Impact Analysis of Major Opportunities On The PC Market
Figure 12 PC Market Share, By Company’s Capacity, 2013
Figure 13 Porter's Five Force Analysis
Figure 14 PC Market Consumption Share, By Application, 2012
Figure 15 PC Market Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 16 North America: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 17 Western Europe: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 18 Asia-Pacific: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 19 ROW: PC Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 20 PC: Market Strategy Distribution, By Geography, 2010-2013
Figure 21 PC: Market Developments, By Growth Strategy, 2010–2013
Figure 22 PC: Market Growth Strategies, By Geography, 2010–2013
Figure 23 PC: Market Activity Share, By Company, 2010–2013

Polycarbonate resin is one of the most dominant engineering plastics, which is gaining an image of commodity plastic due to the rising consumption of the plastic. PC has been the most preferred material for the manufacture of optical discs. The optical disc market has evolved from basic CDs to Blu-ray discs. PC has been used in most of the optical media forms namely CD, DVD, HD DVD, and the current Blu-ray discs. These Blu-ray discs have witnessed double digit year-on-year consumption growth in the last five years assuring the healthy consumption optical grade PC. The material is in the nascent stage for the commercialization of bio-based raw material. The increase in the production of bio-based PC resins would help the material to penetrate into markets that currently hurdle the growth of PC because of bisphenol-A residue. The auto glazing technology is an opportunity for the growth of the PC material in the automotive industry.

Polycarbonate resin market is driven by replacing plastics that don’t possess the same optical properties and other physical attributes that PC does. Increasing R&D efforts are expected to increase the efficiency of PC and other PC blends making them suitable for a myriad of applications. The effectiveness of PC in automotive and electrical & electronics markets promises the growth of PC in the long-term future. Polycarbonate is highly recyclable that is an addition to the rest of its properties. PC has been well perceived in various dominant end-user markets and is expected to penetrate and grow their share in the engineering plastics market, in the near future.

The global polycarbonate resin market’s revenue was estimated to be worth $12.1 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach $18.3 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2013 to 2018. The APAC region dominated the global polycarbonate resin market, bestowing 61.7% of the total revenue in 2012. China and the U.S. shared 47.2% of the total PC consumption in 2012. The Indian PC consumption for end-use applications is expected to grow at 6.7% from 2013 to 2018.

Polycarbonate Resin Market Share (Revenue), By Geography, 2012

Polycarbonate Resin Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Market players in polycarbonate resin market are concentrating on expanding their geographical reach for success. Other development strategies that the market players are engaging include agreements & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and new product launches & developments.

PC industry is contemplating high research activities to create new blends and processing methodologies to minimize cost and increase versatility of the PC product types1. One of the major problems is the wide price range that makes choosing the material very difficult and application hard to derive optimal cost effectiveness.

The polycarbonate resin market report analyzes the market on the basis of PC end-user markets, penetration of each type of end-user market in each major region and also covers the market behavior of leading producers, key developments, and strategies implemented to sustain and succeed in the market.

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