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Polycarbonate Resin Market by Application (Electrical & Electronics, Optical Media, Consumer, Automotive, Sheets, Films, Packaging, Medical, and Others) and by Region (Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and RoW) - Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2015
Report Code: CH 3576

 

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Polycarbonate (PC) is a lightweight, high-performance thermoplastic polymer that possesses a unique balance of excellent electrical resistance, dimensional stability, optical clarity, high heat resistance, and toughness. Due to its versatile properties, the applications for PC are many and its consumption is very high. Because of its high consumption, PC is often positioned between engineering plastics and commodity plastics. PC is most often synthesized from bisphenol A and phosgene by a step-growth polymerization process, which is also known as condensation process. Another process to develop PC is the melt process, which is a non-phosgene process and uses CO2 as the starting material. Some of the major applications for PC include electrical & electronics, optical media, consumer, and automotive. China is the country with most consumption of PC, globally.

The major drivers contributing towards the growth of the PC market are:

  • Growing demand for Blu-Ray discs
  • Growing demand from the automotive industry

About the Market

The Global Polycarbonate Resin Market is expected to grow at a good pace during the forecasted period. The market is mainly driven by the increased consumption of PC in the automotive industry.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for PC, and this region had accounted for 61.1% of the global PC market demand in 2014. The shift of various end-use industries of PC from western regions to the Asia-Pacific due to low labor cost, easy availability of raw materials, and lack of stringent regulations are the major factors driving the growth of PC market in Asia-Pacific. Western Europe is the second-largest market for PC, followed by North America.

This study estimates the global PC market for 2015 and projects the expected demand of the same by 2020. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global PC market. It also includes a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecast based on the major regions, which are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases have been used to identify and collect information for this extensive commercial study of the PC market. The primary sources, which are experts from relevant industries and suppliers, have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of this market.

Competitive scenario of the top players in the PC market has been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include SABIC Innovative Plastics (U.S.), Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (Japan), Chi Mei Corporation (China), and others.

Scope of the Report

This research report categorizes the global market for PC on the basis of application and region along with forecasting market size in terms of value as well as volume, and analyzing trends in each of the regions.

On the Basis of Applications

The PC market is further segmented into sub-categories:

  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Optical Media
  • Consumer
  • Automotive
  • Sheets
  • Films
  • Packaging
  • Medical
  • Others

On the Basis of Region

The global PC market is segmented into four regions, which are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and the RoW.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
                    1.3.1.1 PC Resin Market, By Application
                    1.3.1.2 PC Resin Market, By Region
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 15)
    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 Break Down of Primaries
    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 & Limitations
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 24)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 27)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the PC Resin Market
    4.2 PC Resin Market – Top Five Applications
    4.3 PC Resin Market in Asia-Pacific Region
    4.4 China Accounted for the Largest Share in the Polycarbonate Market, 2015-2020
    4.5 PC Resin Market, By Application & By Region
    4.6 PC Resin Market: Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.7 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region (2015)

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Application
           5.2.2 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Demand From the Automotive Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Growing Demand for Blu-Ray Discs
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Residual Bpa in Food Packaging and Medical Applications
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Demand From ID Card Applications
                    5.3.3.2 High Applicability in Electronics
           5.3.4 Burning Issue
                    5.3.4.1 Need to Innovate and Develop New Application

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.3 Prevailing Trends
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.5 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.5.1 New Product Launches is the Most Preferred Development Strategy Adopted By Market Players, 2011-2015
           6.5.2 New Product Launch: Upcoming Strategy to Increase Regional Footprint

7 PC Resin Market, By Application (Page No. - 49)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Electrical & Electronics
    7.3 Optical Media
    7.4 Consumer
    7.5 Automotive
    7.6 Sheets
    7.7 Films
    7.8 Packaging
    7.9 Medical
    7.1 Others

8 PC Resin Market, By Region (Page No. - 66)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Asia-Pacific
           8.2.1 China
           8.2.2 Taiwan
           8.2.3 Japan
           8.2.4 South Korea
           8.2.5 India
           8.2.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    8.3 Western Europe
           8.3.1 Germany
           8.3.2 France
           8.3.3 Italy
           8.3.4 The U.K.
           8.3.5 Spain
           8.3.6 Rest of Europe
    8.4 North America
           8.4.1 the U.S.
           8.4.2 Canada
           8.4.3 Mexico
    8.5 Rest of the World
           8.5.1 Russia
           8.5.2 Brazil

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 104)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Share Analysis
    9.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
           9.3.1 New Product Launches
           9.3.2 Expansions
           9.3.3 Partnerships, Agreements & Collaborations
           9.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 110)
(Company at A Glance, Business Overview, Product Offerings, Key Strategy, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis & MnM View)*
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 SABIC Innovative Plastics
     10.3 Bayer Materialscience Ag
     10.4 Teijin Ltd.
     10.5 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
     10.6 Chi Mei Corporation
     10.7 Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corporation
     10.8 LG Chem Ltd.
     10.9 Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
     10.10 Samyang Corporation
     10.11 Thai Polycarbonate Co. Ltd.
     10.12 Trinseo LLC

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix (Page No. - 138)
     11.1 Insights of Industry Expert
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     11.4 Available Customizations
     11.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (69 Tables)

Table 1 PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 2 PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 3 PC Resin Market Size in Electrical & Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 4 PC Resin Market Size in Electrical & Electronics Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 5 PC Resin Market Size in Optical Media Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 6 PC Resin Market Size in Optical Media Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 7 PC Resin Market Size in Consumer Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 8 PC Resin Market Size in Consumer Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 9 PC Resin Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 10 PC Resin Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 11 PC Resin Market Size in Sheets Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 12 PC Resin Market Size in Sheets Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 13 PC Resin Market Size in Films Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 14 PC Resin Market Size in Films Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 15 PC Resin Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 16 PC Resin Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 17 PC Resin Market Size in Medical Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 PC Resin Market Size in Medical Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 19 PC Resin Market Size in Others Application, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 20 PC Resin Market Size in Others Application, By Region,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 21 PC Resin Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 PC Resin Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 23 Asia-Pacific: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: PC Resin Manufacturing Plants (2015)
Table 26 China: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 China: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Taiwan: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Taiwan: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 30 Japan: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Japan: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 32 South Korea: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 South Korea: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 34 India: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 India: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Rest of Asia-Pacific: PC Resin Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Rest of Asia-Pacific: PC Resin Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Europe: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Europe: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Germany: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Germany: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 42 France: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 France: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 44 Italy: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 Italy: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 46 U.K.: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 U.K.: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 48 Spain: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 Spain: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Rest of Europe: PC Resin Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 Rest of Europe: PC Resin Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 52 North America: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 North America: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 54 U.S.: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 U.S.: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Canada: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 Canada: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Mexico: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Mexico: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 60 RoW: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 RoW: PC Resin Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Russia: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Russia: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Brazil: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Brazil: PC Resin Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 66 New Product Launches (2011–2015)
Table 67 Expansions (2011–2015)
Table 68 Partnerships, Agreements & Collaborations (2011–2015)
Table 69 Mergers & Acquisitions (2011-2015)
 

List of Figures (56 Figures)
 
Figure 1 PC Resin Market, By Application
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company, Designation, & Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Data Triangulation
Figure 7 PC Resin Market Size, By Application, Snapshot (2015 vs. 2020)
Figure 8 PC Resin Market Share, By Region, 2020 (Kilotons)
Figure 9 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the PC Resin Market During the Forecast Period (2015-2020)
Figure 10 Among Top 5 Applications (Market Size), the Automotive Application is Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period(2015-2020)
Figure 11 Electrical & Electronics Application Accounted for the Maximum Share in the Asia-Pacific Market (2015)
Figure 12 Rapid Growth is Expected in Asia-Pacific Region During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 APAC is Expected to Dominate the PC Resin Market Across All Segments (2020)
Figure 14 Developing Markets are Expected to Grow Faster Than the Developed Ones During the Forecast Period (2015-2020)
Figure 15 Asia-Pacific Market to Observe Rapid Growth During 2015-2020
Figure 16 PC Resin Market Segmentation, By Application
Figure 17 PC Resin Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 18 Growing Demand From the Automotive Industry is A Major Driving Factor of the Market
Figure 19 Value-Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During Compounding & Processing
Figure 20 Innovation and R&D: A Major Trend Among the Key Market Players
Figure 21 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 22 Strategic Benchmarking: SABIC Innovative Plastics Launched Most Number of New Products to Expand Their Product Portfolio
Figure 23 Strategic Benchmarking: Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation With Most Expansion Activities
Figure 24 Development of New Products is Expected to Continue to Drive the Market Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Electrical & Electronics to Grow at A Much Faster Pace Than Optical Media, During the Forecast Period
Figure 26 Automotive Application is the Second Fastest Growing Application,2015-2020
Figure 27 Sheets Application: Developing vs. Developed Nations
Figure 28 Medical is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Application in the PC Resin Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 PC Resin Applications Share (Value) in Fastest-Growing Nations (2015)
Figure 30 High Growth Expectation From Emerging Economies During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 India & China: Top Growth Regions for the PC Resin Market, Globally
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific PC Resin Market Snapshot: Most Lucrative Opportunities
Figure 33 China: Largest PC Resin Market, Globally
Figure 34 Western Europe: Top Applications (2015)
Figure 35 High Growth in German Market Due to Presence of Strong Automotive Industry
Figure 36 North America PC Resin Market Snapshot
Figure 37 Companies Have Been Adopting New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy (2011–2015)
Figure 38 New Product Launches: Key Strategy Adopted By the Key Players for Expanding Their Product Portfolio, 2011–2015
Figure 39 Market Leader: SABIC Innovative Plastics (2015)
Figure 40 Regional Revenue Mix of Top Market Players
Figure 41 SABIC Innovative Plastics: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 SABIC Innovative Plastics: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Bayer Materialscience Ag: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Bayer Materialscience Ag: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 Teijin Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Teijin Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Chi Mei Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Chi Mei Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Formosa Chemicals & Fiber Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 LG Chem Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Samyang Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Thai Polycarbonate Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Trinseo LLC: Company Snapshot

The polycarbonate (PC) market is projected reach 4,997.12 KT by 2020, at a CAGR of 4.2% between 2015 and 2020.

PC is an important thermoplastic in various end-use industries due to which its consumption is high and it is often positioned between commodity and engineering plastics. The growing demand from the PC in the automotive industry, where it is used to manufacture various components, glazing, and in window applications, is one of the key drivers of the PC market, globally. PC is also an important material in manufacturing optical storages, such as compact discs, Blu-Ray discs, and others. A major restraint faced by the PC market is the detection of bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging materials made from PC. Due to this, the use of PC in production of baby bottles is banned. Various concerns are being raised regarding the usage of PC in other packaging materials and medical applications. This hampers the growth in the PC market.

The current PC market is flooded with overcapacities. This is one of the major challenges faced by PC manufacturers. Due to the overcapacity in this market, the market players are forced to decrease their operating margins leading to reduced profits. This has resulted in the shutting down of a couple of PC manufacturing plants in the last few years. But with the increasing plant operating margins and the growing demand for PC in automotive industry, the market players are expecting their margins to be stabilized.

Asia-Pacific and Western Europe are the top two consumers of PC in the world. China and the U.S. are the key countries in Asia-Pacific and North America, respectively, growing at CAGRs of 5.0% and 3.2% between 2015 and 2020. The developing countries, such as India, Mexico, and Brazil are also growing at a rapid pace due to the rising domestic demand.

Key participants in the global PC market include SABIC Innovative Plastics (U.S.), Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (Japan), and Chi Mei Corporation (China).

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