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Thermally Conductive Plastics Market by Resin Type (Polyamide, PBT, PC, PPS, PEI), End-use Industry (Electrical & electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace, Healthcare), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

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Publishing Date: April 2017
Report Code: CH 3935

 

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The thermally conductive plastics market was valued at USD 119.2 Million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 255.1 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2016 to 2021. In this study, 2015 has been considered as the base year, while the forecast period has been considered from 2016 to 2021.

The main objective of the study is to define, describe, and forecast the TCPs market based on resin type, end-use industries, and region. The report includes detailed information about the major factors, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry specific challenges influencing the growth of the market. The report strategically analyzes market segments with respect to individual growth trends, growth prospects, and contribution to the total market. In the report, the thermally conductive plastics market has been studied for regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, Africa & South America.

In this report, market sizes have been derived through various research methodologies. In the secondary research process, different sources have been referred, to identify and collect information for this study on the TCPs market. These secondary sources include annual reports, press releases, and investor presentations of companies, associations such as Plastics Industry Association, All India Plastic Manufacturers' Association (AIPMA), and International Association of Plastics Distribution white papers, certified publications, and articles from recognized authors. In the primary research process, sources from both, supply and demand sides have been interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The bottom-up approach has been used to estimate the market size, in terms of value. The top-down approach has been implemented to validate the market size, in terms of value. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primaries, exact values of the sizes of the overall parent market and individual markets have been determined and confirmed in this study.

The figure below illustrates the breakdown of profiles of primary interview participants.

Thermally Conductive Plastics Market

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The TCPs market includes raw material suppliers, different segments of the TCPs industry, manufacturers of TCPs, and end users. TCPs manufacturers include various mid-level companies as the TCPs involved in the production of different end-use applications are purchased in bulk. Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), RTP Company (U.S.) among others are the leading players operating in the TCPs market.

The stakeholders in the TCPs market are:

  • TCPs Manufacturers, Dealers, and Suppliers 
  • Research Organizations
  • Government and Other Regulatory Bodies
  • End-use Companies
  • Industry Associations

Scope of the Report:

The report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of trends in each of the subsegments of the thermally conductive plastics market. This research report categorizes the market based on the following:

Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, by Resin Type:

  • Polyamide
  • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
  • Polyetherimide
  • Others

Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, by End-use Industry:

  • Electrical & electronics
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace
  • Others

Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, by Region:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East, Africa & South America

Each region is further segmented into the key countries in the region.

Available Customizations:

The following customization options are available for the report:

  1. Country Information
    • Thermally conductive plastics market analysis for additional countries
  2. Company Information
    • Detailed analysis and profiles of additional market players (up to five)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders
    1.6 Limitations

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

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)
    3.1 Introduction

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities in Thermally Conductive Plastics Market
    4.2 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By End-Use Industry
    4.3 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Share, By Region
    4.4 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Ease-Of-Customization and Design Flexibility
                    5.3.1.2 Development of Smart Electronics
                    5.3.1.3 Technological Advancements in the Automotive Industry
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Comparatively Lower Thermal Conductivity Than Traditional Materials
                    5.3.2.2 Environmental Pollution and Waste Management
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Booming Led Market in Developing Nations
                    5.3.3.2 Product Innovation and Continuous R&D
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Fluctuating Raw Material Prices
                    5.3.4.2 High Cost and Complex Production Process of TCPS

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 43)
    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 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By Type (Page No. - 50)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polyamide
    7.3 Polycarbonate
    7.4 Polyphenlene Sulfide
    7.5 Polybutylene Terephalate
    7.6 Polyetherimide
    7.7 Others

8 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By End-Use Industry (Page No. - 57)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Electrical & Electronics
    8.3 Automotive
    8.4 Industrial
    8.5 Healthcare
    8.6 Aerospace
    8.7 Others

9 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By Region (Page No. - 63)
    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 Italy
           9.3.3 France
           9.3.4 U.K.
           9.3.5 Netherlands
           9.3.6 Spain
           9.3.7 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 India
           9.4.4 South Korea
           9.4.5 Taiwan
           9.4.6 Indonesia
           9.4.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.5 Middle East, Africa, & South America

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 95)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis for TCPS
     10.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.3.1 Expansions
             10.3.2 New Product Developments
             10.3.3 Agreements,Collaborations & Partnerships
             10.3.4 Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 104)
     11.1 Celanese Corporation
             11.1.1 Business Overview
             11.1.2 Products Offered
             11.1.3 Recent Developments
             11.1.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.1.5 MnM View
     11.2 Royal DSM N.V.
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Products Offered
             11.2.3 Recent Developments
             11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.2.5 MnM View
     11.3 Polyone Corporation
             11.3.1 Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products Offered
             11.3.3 Recent Developments
             11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.3.5 MnM View
     11.4 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products Offered
             11.4.3 Recent Developments
             11.4.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.4.5 MnM View
     11.5 RTP Company
             11.5.1 Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products Offered
             11.5.3 Recent Developments
     11.6 BASF SE
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products Offered
             11.6.3 Recent Developments
     11.7 Covestro AG (Bayer Materialscience)
             11.7.1 Business Overview
             11.7.2 Products Offered
             11.7.3 Recent Developments
     11.8 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (Dupont)
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products Offered
             11.8.3 Recent Developments
     11.9 Ensinger GmbH
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products Offered
             11.9.3 Recent Developments
     11.10 Kaneka Corporation
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products Offered
             11.10.3 Recent Developments
     11.11 Other Players

12 Appendix (Page No. - 126)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports
             12.5.1 Electroactive Polymers Market
             12.5.2 Transparent Conductive Films Market


List of Tables (63 Tables)

Table 1 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By Type
Table 2 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, By End-Use Industry
Table 3 Thermal Conductivity of Various Materials
Table 4 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 5 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 6 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 7 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 8 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 9 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 10 North America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 11 North America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 12 North America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 13 North America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 14 U.S.: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 15 U.S.: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 16 Canada: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 17 Canada: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 18 Mexico: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 19 Mexico: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 20 Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 21 Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021(Tons)
Table 22 Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 23 Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 24 Germany: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 25 Germany: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 26 Italy: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 27 Italy: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 28 France: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 29 France: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 30 U.K.: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 31 U.K.: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 32 Netherlands: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 33 Netherlands: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 34 Spain: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 35 Spain: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021(Tons)
Table 36 Rest of Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 37 Rest of Europe: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014-2021 (Tons)
Table 38 Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 39 Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 40 Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 41 Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 42 China: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 43 China: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 44 Japan: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 45 Japan: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 46 India: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 47 India: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 48 South Korea: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 49 South Korea: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 50 Taiwan: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 51 Taiwan: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 52 Indonesia: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 53 Indonesia: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 54 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 55 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 56 Middle East, Africa and South America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Thousand)
Table 57 Middle East, Africa and South America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 58 Middle East, Africa and South America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Thousands)
Table 59 Middle East, Africa and South America: Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Tons)
Table 60 Expansions, 2012–2017
Table 61 New Product Developments, 2012–2017
Table 62 Agreement, Collaboration & Patnerships, 2012–2017
Table 63 Merger & Acquisition, 2012–2017


List of Figures (41 Figures)

Figure 1 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Key Industry Insights
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
Figure 5 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Polyamide to Be the Largest Type in Thermally Conductive Plastics Market During Forecast Period
Figure 9 Electrical & Electronics Dominated Thermally Conductive Plastics Market in 2015
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest Growing Market During Forecast Period
Figure 11 Attractive Opportunities in Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Between 2016 and 2021 (USD Million)
Figure 12 Electrical & Electronics to Account for the Largest Share in Thermally Conductive Plastics Market, 2014–2021
Figure 13 North America Accounted for the Largest Share in Thermally Conductive Plastics Market in 2015
Figure 14 Polyamide to Dominate TCPS Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 15 Ease of Customization and Design Flexibility to Drive the Thermally Conductive Plastics Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Value Chain Analysis of TCPS
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for TCP Market
Figure 18 Polycarbonate to Be the Fastest-Growing Type Segment During Forecast Period
Figure 19 Automotive to Be the Fastest-Growing End-Use Industry During Forecast Period
Figure 20 Regional Snapshot: Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 21 The U.S. is the Key Market for Top Three Applications of Thermally Conductive Plastics in North America
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Snapshot: China, Malaysia, and India are the Most Lucrative Markets
Figure 23 Middle East, Africa & South America is the Second-Fastest Growing Region in the World for Thermally Conductive Plastics, 2016–2021
Figure 24 Companies Adopted Expansions as the Key Growth Strategy in the Past Five Years
Figure 25 Thermally Conductive Plastics Market Share
Figure 26 The Maximum Number of Developments Was Witnessed in 2012
Figure 27 Expansion Was the Key Strategy Undertaken Between 2012 and 2017
Figure 28 Celanese Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Celanese Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Royal DSM N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Royal DSM N.V.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Polyone Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Polyone Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 34 SABIC: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 RTP Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Covestro AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Ensinger GmbH: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Kaneka Corporation: Company Snapshot

The thermally conductive plastics market is projected to reach USD 255.1 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2016 to 2021. The growth of the market is majorly driven by increasing demand for the plastics in the manufacturing of LED lights, lightweight heat sinks, electrical vehicles, medical devices, and lightweight automotive vehicles. These plastics provide design flexibility in comparison to other traditional materials which has led to their increasing adoption across various end-use industries.

Based on type, polyamide was the largest segment of the market in 2015, as polyamide is rapidly replacing metals in various applications, due to its superior properties, such as impact resistance, high temperature resistance, abrasion resistance, excellent balance of strength, resistant to bases, and heat conductivity. The polycarbonate segment of the market is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period. Polycarbonates are increasingly being used in various end-use applications, such as automotive under the hood components, LED luminaires, consumer appliances, medical devices, and so on.

Based on end-use industries, the electrical & electronics segment is projected to lead the market during the forecast period, owing to the rapid adoption of Thermally Conductive Plastics (TCPs) across applications in the industry in recent years. TCPs are used in heat sinks, cooling parts, enclosures, mounting devices, interface materials, chipsets & IC assembly, connectors, and cooling systems. The automotive end-use industry segment of the market is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period, as TCPs are replacing metals in various automotive applications which results in reduction of overall weight of vehicles, increased performance, and thus reduces the overall costs.

Thermally Conductive Plastics Market

North America was the largest market for thermally conductive plastics in 2015. The market in Asia-Pacific is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period, owing to high disposable income and rising standard of living in the region, which is expected to boost the demand for smart electronics and electrical vehicles during the forecast period. In addition to this, government initiatives and policies to attract investments from various international companies to expand the electrical & electronics and automotive industries will also boost the growth of the market in the region.

Price and availability of raw materials are key factors that determining the cost structure of TCPs. Most of the raw materials used in the production of TCPs are petroleum-based derivatives and are vulnerable to the fluctuations in commodity prices. In addition, the thermally conductive plastics market is still in the introductory phase, due to which the major portion of the product cost involves the cost of R&D. This high cost of TCPs, as compared to metals, can acts as a major restraint for the growth of the market.

Key players, such as Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), RTP Company (U.S.), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), PolyOne Corporation (U.S.), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), and Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (Japan) operating in the thermally conductive plastics market have adopted both, organic as well as inorganic growth strategies between 2012 and 2016 to strengthen their position in the market. New product developments, expansions, acquisitions, and agreements, collaborations & partnerships were the major growth strategies adopted by market players to enhance their regional presence and meet the growing demand for TCPs in emerging economies.

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