The PC resins market is subjugated by respective regional players along with the presence of few global players in key growth markets. Asia-Pacific is the biggest market of PC resins and is also the fastest growing alongside the ROW market. Various market players have integrated their value chains so as to reduce the impact of external environment on product economics.
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), and Idemitsu Kosan Ltd. (Japan), etc. are among the PC resin manufacturers, with LG Chem, Chi Mei Corp., and Samyang Corp., also being the most active players between 2010 and 2013.
In terms of market activities, Bayer Material Science, SABIC IP and Styron, together held the same share as the top share holders in the number of strategic initiatives implemented between 2010 and 2013, with a share of 21.6% of the total development activities.
Mitsubishi Engineering Plastic (MEP) and Teijin were other active companies in the PC market. Mitsubishi focused on increasing its footprint. The two companies together accounted for close to 21.5% of the total developments from 2010 to 2013. MEP increased its business potential in the West with the acquisition of a PC manufacturer in Europe. It was involved in new product launches and exhibition of its products being used in various endľuser applications. Teijin was equally focused in capacity expansions, and also signing contracts with the endľusers such as automotive and electronic appliance manufacturers to make its products effective for the customers.
Bayer focuses on developing new products for various applications and it also participates in various exhibitions and conferences to highlight its products. It undertook a few expansion activities to enhance its business. It also invested increasingly its R&D laboratory in Shanghai to bring together its key technologies under one roof for synergies and resource sharing in technical developments.
As a part of its business strategy, SABIC focuses on developing new products so as to differentiate its products from its competitors. It also participates in various conferences and exhibitions to highlight its products and technologies. It started a plant in the Middle East, adding to its PC capacity. The company undertook a few expansion activities to increase its geographic footprint. It signed contracts for capacity with native Chinese players to increase its PC capacity.
Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications (Automotive, Consumer, Electrical & Electronic, Medical, Optical Media, Packaging & Sheet & Film) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018
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