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Transparent Plastic Market by Type (PS, PP, PC, TPU, PVC, ABS, SAN, PMMA & Others), by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Others), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2015
Report Code: CH 3746

 

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The report includes nine different types of transparent plastics, namely, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polypropylene, thermoplastic polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, polymethyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, styrene acrylonitrile, and others (polyethylene terephthalate polyamide, and so on). Transparent plastics are plastics that have transparency of more than 80.0% for visible spectrum of light. Transparent plastics are used in various applications such as packaging, building & construction, electrical & electronics, automotive, consumer goods, and healthcare.

The market for transparent plastics is growing due to various factors such as growing building & construction industry, lightweight alternative to other materials, ease of customization, and improved product life. Growing disposable income in developing economies such as in China, India, and Brazil is also driving the demand for transparent plastics. The growing demand for advance packaging materials, booming construction industry in developing regions, and development of bio plastics are the opportunities for transparent plastic market players. However, stringent environmental regulations and inappropriate disposal methods are hindering the growth of the market.

About the Market

The global transparent plastic market has grown significantly during the last few years due to the increasing demand from end-use industries. It is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years, mainly driven by the growing consumption in Asia-Pacific and RoW.

This study estimates the global market for 2015 and projects the demand of the same for 2020. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market. It also includes a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, and challenges. The market is further segmented and projected based on important regions North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW (Rest of the World). The market size for leading countries of each region, in terms of volume and value, is estimated. Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases have been used to identify and collect information for this extensive commercial study of the transparent plastic market. The primary sources, experts from related industries, and suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify crucial information as well as to understand the future prospects of transparent plastics.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the transparent plastic market include SABIC Innovative Plastics (U.S.), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (U.K.), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Lanxess A.G. (Germany), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (U.S.), Evonik Industries (Germany), Bayer A.G. (Germany), PPG Industries (U.S.), and Teijin Ltd (Japan).

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the market for transparent plastics on the basis of applications, types, and regions; projecting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The main types for transparent plastics, such as polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate (PC), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and others, have been discussed in the report. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volumes and values projected for each type.

On the basis of applications: The key applications for transparent plastics, such as packaging, building & construction, healthcare, automotive, consumer goods, electrical & electronics, and others, have been discussed in the report. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and values projected for each application.

On the basis of regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW along with key countries in every region.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency and Pricing
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Secondary Data
           2.1.1 Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Data From Primary Sources
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Transparent Plastic Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.2 The U.S. Dominates the Global Transparent Plastic Market
    4.3 Transparent Plastic Market: Developed vs Developing Nations
    4.4 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Lightweight and Low-Cost Alternatives to Other Materials
                    5.3.1.2 Improved Shelf Life of Packaged Products
                    5.3.1.3 High Demand in Developing Countries
                    5.3.1.4 Ease of Customization
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Economic Slowdown in Europe
                    5.3.2.2 Slow Growth of Construction Sector in Europe
                    5.3.2.3 Environmental Pollution and Waste Management
                    5.3.2.4 Increasing Demand for Paper-Packaging and Other Eco-Friendly Packaging Materials
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Booming Construction Industry in Developing Nations
                    5.3.3.2 Development of Bio-Based Transparent Plastics
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Fluctuating Raw Material Prices
    5.4 Winning Imperatives
           5.4.1 Product Innovation and Research & Development

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Price & Cost Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Transparent Plastic Market, By Type (Page No. - 52)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polycarbonate
    7.3 PMMA
    7.4 Polystyrene
    7.5 SAN & ABS
    7.6 TPU
    7.7 Pvc
    7.8 Polypropylene
    7.9 Others

8 Transparent Plastic Market, By Application (Page No. - 73)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Packaging
    8.3 Building & Construction
    8.4 Automotive
    8.5 Consumer Goods
    8.6 Healthcare
    8.7 Electrical & Electronics
    8.8 Others

9 Transparent Plastic Market, By Region (Page No. - 95)
    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 Germany
           9.3.2 U.K.
           9.3.3 France
           9.3.4 Italy
           9.3.5 Spain
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 South Korea
           9.4.4 India
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Middle East
           9.5.2 Brazil

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 147)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
     10.3 New Product Launches: Most Popular Growth Strategy, 2011–2015
             10.3.1 New Product Developments and Exhibitions
             10.3.2 Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Contracts
             10.3.3 Expansions, Restructurings, and Investments
             10.3.4 Mergers and Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 155)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 BASF SE
             11.2.1 Products Offered
             11.2.2 MnM View
             11.2.3 Recent Developments
             11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.3 The DOW Chemical Company
             11.3.1 Products Offered
             11.3.2 MnM View
             11.3.3 Recent Developments
             11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.4 Bayer AG
             11.4.1 Products Offered
             11.4.2 MnM View
             11.4.3 Recent Developments
             11.4.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.5 Sabic Innovative Plastics Us Llc
             11.5.1 Products Offered
             11.5.2 MnM View
             11.5.3 Recent Developments
             11.5.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.6 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
             11.6.1 Products Offered
             11.6.2 MnM View
             11.6.3 Recent Developments
             11.6.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.7 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co
             11.7.1 Products Offered
             11.7.2 MnM View
             11.7.3 Recent Developments
             11.7.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.8 Evonik Industries AG
             11.8.1 Products Offered
             11.8.2 MnM View
             11.8.3 Recent Developments
     11.9 PPG Industries
             11.9.1 Products Offered
             11.9.2 MnM View
             11.9.3 Recent Developments
     11.10 Lanxess A.G.
             11.10.1 Products Offered
             11.10.2 MnM View
             11.10.3 Recent Developments
     11.11 Teijin Ltd
             11.11.1 Products Offered
             11.11.2 MnM View
             11.11.3 Recent Developments

12 Appendix (Page No. - 192)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Market Developments
     12.3 Discussion Guide
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (98 Tables)

Table 1 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 2 Impact of Global Transparent Plastic Market Drivers (2015-2020)
Table 3 Impact of Global Transparent Plastic Market Restraints (2015–2020)
Table 4 Treatment of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste in European Countries, 2012
Table 5 Impact of Global Transparent Plastic Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 6 Growth of Construction Sector, By Country (2014-2020)
Table 7 Impact of Global Waterproofing Membranes Market Opportunities (2015–2020)
Table 8 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Polycarbonate Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Polycarbonate Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 12 PMMA Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 PMMA Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Polystyrene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Polystyrene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 16 SAN & ABS Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 SAN & ABS Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 18 TPU Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 TPU Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Pvc Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Pvc Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Polypropylene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Polypropylene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Others Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Others Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Transparent Plastic Market Size in Packaging, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Transparent Plastic Market Size in Packaging, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Building & Construction: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Market Size in Building & Construction, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 32 Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 34 Market Size in Consumer Goods, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Market Size in Consumer Goods, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Transparent Plastic Market Size in Heathcare, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Transparent Plastic Market Size in Healthcare, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 38 Market Size in Electrical & Electronics, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Market Size in Others, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 43 North America: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 45 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 47 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 49 U.S.: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 U.S.: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 51 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Europe: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Europe: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 63 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 65 France: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 France: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Spain: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Spain: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Asia-Pacific: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Asia-Pacific: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 77 China: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 78 China: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 79 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 80 Japan: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 81 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 82 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 83 India: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 84 India: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 85 RoW: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 86 RoW: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 87 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 88 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 89 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 90 RoW: Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 91 Middle East: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 92 Middle East: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 93 Brazil: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 94 Brazil: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 95 New Product Launches, Developments, and Exhibitions, 2011–2015
Table 96 Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Contracts, 2011–2015
Table 97 Expansions, Restructurings, and Investments, 2011–2015
Table 98 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2011–2015


List of Figures (81 Figures)

Figure 1 Transparent Plastic Market: Research Methodology
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, and Region
Figure 5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Polystyrene Projected to Continue Dominating the Transparent Plastic Market
Figure 7 Packaging Application Dominates the Transparent Plastics Market
Figure 8 Packaging Was the Largest Application Segment of Transparent Plastics, Followed By Building & Construction, 2014
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Transparent Plastic Market
Figure 10 Opportunities in Transparent Plastic Market, 2015–2020
Figure 11 Packaging Materials Accounted for the Largest Share in 2014
Figure 12 Packaging Materials Application Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in Asia-Pacific in 2014
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific Registered the Largest Share in the Transparent Plastics Market in 2014
Figure 14 Developing Markets to Grow Faster Than the Developed Ones
Figure 15 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Grow in the Next Five Years, 2015–2020
Figure 16 Transparent Plastic Market, By Type
Figure 17 Transparent Plastic Market, By Application
Figure 18 Transparent Plastic Market, By Region
Figure 19 Rising Demand From Developing Nations to Drive the Transparent Plastic Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 20 Plastic Post-Consumer Waste Treatment in Europe, 2012
Figure 21 Price Trends: Crude Oil, 2005-2015
Figure 22 Value Chain Analysis of Transparent Plastics
Figure 23 Polypropylene Transparent Plastics Price Expected to Witness High Growth in the Forecast Period
Figure 24 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for Transparent Plastic Market
Figure 25 Polypropylene, Polystyrne, and Polycarbonate Dominated the Transparent Plastics Market, 2014
Figure 26 Polystyrene Dominates the Transparent Plastic Market, in Terms of Volume
Figure 27 North America to Remain the Largest Market for Polycarbonate 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific is the Largest and Fastest-Growing Market for PMMA, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 29 North America to Remain the Largest Market for Polystyrene, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 30 North America to Remain the Largest Market for SAN & ABS, Followed By Europe, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market for TPU, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific is the Third-Largest and Fastest-Growing Market for Pvc, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 33 Polypropylene Market Size, By Region, 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 34 Packaging Segment to Lead During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 More Than Half of the Transparent Plastic Market is Dominated By Packaging and Building & Construction Applications
Figure 36 Transparent Plastic Market Size, By Top Countries, 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Region for Transparent Plastics in Packaging Segment, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 38 The U.S. is the Largest Market for Transparent Plastics in Packaging Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 39 Plastics in the Building & Construction Industry:
Figure 40 Building & Construction: Transparent Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 41 The U.S., China, and Germany are the Major Markets for Transparent Plastics in Building & Construction Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 42 Asia-Pacific is the Largest and Fastest-Growing Regional Market for Automotive Segment, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 43 China is the Fastest-Growing Market for Transparent Plastics in Automotive Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 44 North America is the Largest Market for Transparent Plastics in Consumer Goods Segment, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 45 the U.S., China, and Germany are the Major Markets for Transparent Plastics in Consumer Goods Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 46 Asia-Pacific is the Second-Largest and Fastest-Growing Regional Market for Healthcare Segment, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 47 China, U.S., Japan, and Germany are the Major Market for Transparent Plastics in Healthcare Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 48 Asia-Pacific is the Largest and Fastest-Growing Region for Transparent Plastics in Electrical & Electronics Segment, 2015–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 49 China is the Largest Market for Transparnet Plastics in Electrical &Electronics Segment, 2014 (Kiloton)
Figure 50 Regional Snapshot (2013): Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 51 Asia-Pacific the Fastest-Growing in the Forecast Period
Figure 52 China and Japan: Attractive Destinations for Key Applications
Figure 53 The U.S. is the Key Market for Top Three Applications of Transparent Plastics in North America (2014)
Figure 54 Transparent Plastic Market in the U.S.: 2015 vs 2020
Figure 55 The U.S. to Remain Major Share Holder in Transparent Plastic Market  Till 2020
Figure 56 The U.S. Will Continue to Lead the North America Transparent Plastic Market
Figure 57 Germany: Major Market for Top Three Applications of Transparent Plastics in Europe, 2014
Figure 58 China: Key Market of Transparent Plastics in Asia-Pacific, 2014
Figure 59 China is the Major Consumer of Transparent Plastics in Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
Figure 60 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Four Years
Figure 61 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V. Grew at the Highest Rate, 2010–2014
Figure 62 Market Evolution Framework 2011–2015
Figure 63 New Product Launches, Developments, and Exhibitions Were the Key Growth Strategies Adopted By Market Players, 2011–2015
Figure 64 Transparent Plastic Market: Maximum Developments in 2014
Figure 65 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 4 Market Players
Figure 66 BASF SE: Business Overview
Figure 67 SWOT Analysis
Figure 68 The DOW Chemical Company: Business Overview
Figure 69 The DOW Chemical Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 70 Bayer AG: Business Overview
Figure 71 Bayer AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 72 Sabic Innovative Plastics: Business Overview
Figure 73 SWOT Analysis
Figure 74 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.: Business Overview
Figure 75 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 76 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co: Business Overview
Figure 77 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co: SWOT Analysis
Figure 78 Evonik Industries AG: Business Overview
Figure 79 PPG Industries: Business Overview
Figure 80 Lanxess A.G.: Business Overview
Figure 81 Teijin Ltd: Business Overview

In terms of value, the global transparent plastic market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2015 to reach a market size of around USD 165.2 Billion by 2020. Packaging is the largest application of transparent plastics.

The report on transparent plastics includes nine different types of glasses. These are polystyrene, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polymethyl methacrylate, thermoplastic polyurethane, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and styrene acrylonitrile. The global transparent plastic market is witnessing high growth because of the stringent norms & regulations, improved quality of end products, and growing demand in Asia-pacific & RoW. Transparent plastics are largely used in the packaging industry, in order to improve the shelf-life of packaged products. The increasing building safety codes and other regulations in major markets, along with increasing demand for energy-efficient buildings are driving the market for transparent plastics. Transparent plastics have the advantage of being lightweight and cost-effective over the traditional materials used in building & construction applications. Transparent plastics are finding increasing acceptance in the building & construction industry due to their properties such as durability, aesthetics, high performance, and easy handling. Plastics provide competitive energy efficiency, aesthetics, and design flexibility compared to glass. The use of transparent plastics in the building & construction industry also results in reduced heating and cooling costs along with providing protection against extreme weather.

Transparent plastics, such as polypropylene and PMMA, are expected to witness high demand in their respective applications. Polycarbonate, polystyrene, and polypropylene were the most widely consumed transparent plastics in 2014. The prime driver for transparent plastic market comes from the increasing demand in developing countries coupled with the growing preference of manufacturers for lightweight, cost-effective, and transparent materials in end products. The stringent environmental regulations, inappropriate disposal processes, and increasing demand for paper packaging and other eco-friendly materials are the major roadblocks for the growth of the market.

This report follows both, top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimate and forecast the global transparent plastic market. Competitive scenarios of top players in the market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled the leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic activities. The key participants in this market are SABIC (U.S.), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (U.K.), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Lanxess A.G. (Germany), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (U.S.), Evonik Industries (Germany), Bayer A.G. (Germany), PPG Industries (U.S.), and Teijin Ltd (Japan).

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