Global Engineering Plastics Industry

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Engineering Plastics Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Engineering Plastics in Thousand Metric Tons by Product Categories: Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylonitrile- Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetals (PA), Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyester, and Others. The specific End-Use Segments discussed are Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin American. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 148 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF SE, Bayer AG, Chi Mei Corporation, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Degussa GmbH, LG Chem, Polyplastics Co., Royal DSM NV, SABIC, SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC., TICONA Engineering Polymers, Teijin Limited, Toray Industries Inc., and Wintech Polymer Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Product Segments Definitions I-4

Polycarbonates (PC) I-4

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) I-4

Polyacetal I-4

Nylon I-4

Thermoplastic Polyesters I-4

Others I-5

End-Use Segments I-5

Automotive I-5

Electrical and Electronics I-5

Appliances I-5

Miscellaneous I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

A Quick Primer II-1

Market Scenario II-1

Recession Impact In Retrospect II-1

The World Beyond Recession II-2

Noteworthy Market Trends II-3

Demand Conditions Brighten up for Polycarbonate II-3

Far Eastern Countries Represent Roaring Market for Polycarbonate II-3

Healthy Growth Projected in Thermoplastic Polyesters and

Other Low Volume Resins II-3

'Comply and Survive' Forms the Environmental Dictum II-4

Thermoset Resins Need to Disown Hazardous Chemicals to

Survive in the Market II-4

Challenges II-4

High Performance Features Drive Growth Potential II-4

Thermosets All Set to Enter New Niche Markets II-5

Review Of Plastics Industry II-5

Medical Plastics Demand Set to Rise II-5

Medical Components Segment to Overtake Medical Packaging

Applications II-5

Commodity Resins Poised to Dominate the Medical Plastics Market II-5

Fast-paced Growth Predicted for Engineering Plastics II-6

Automotive Applications to Boost PC Demand II-6

Construction and Medical Industries Drive PC Demand II-6

PC Preferred for Water Bottles II-7

Polypropylene to Offer Good Competition to ABS II-7

North America to be the Manufacturing Hub for Larger Appliances II-7

Electronics and Information Storage to Boost Market II-8

Growing Demand for Engineering Plastics in Engine Parts II-8

Booming Market for Microsphere Fillers in North America II-9

Other Expanding Applications in Automotive Industry II-9

Heat-Resistant Engineering Plastics Replace Steel in Hot

Water Tanks II-9

China and India: Burgeoning Markets for Engineering Plastics II-10

India Set to Become Hot Destination for Foreign Investment II-10

Blends - Gaining Ground II-10

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-11

Introduction to Engineering Plastics II-11

Plastics II-11

The Beginning II-11

World War II - a Boon for the Plastic Industry II-11

Monomers and Polymers II-12

The Final Product II-12

Types of Engineering Plastics II-12

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) II-12

Polycarbonate II-13

Nylon II-14

Nylon 6/6 II-14

Gas-Filled Nylon II-14

Nylon 6 II-14

Blue Nylon II-15

Moly-Filled Nylon II-15

Oil-Filled Nylon II-15

Thermoplastic Polyesters II-15

Polyacetal (PA)/Acetal Polymers II-16

Others II-17

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) II-17

PEI (Polyetherimide) II-17

Phenolics II-17

Polyimide II-18

PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide) II-18

PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) II-19

PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone) II-19

Polysulfone II-19

Styrene Acrylonitrile II-19

3. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS II-20

Automotive II-20

Key Players in the Industry II-20

Electrical and Electronics II-20

Audio and Video Equipment II-20

Electric Lighting and Wiring Equipment II-21

Motors and Generators II-21

Semiconductors II-21

Appliances II-21

Miscellaneous II-21

(i) Building/Construction II-21

(ii) Medical II-22

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-23

Styron Launches CALIBRETM 1060 DVD Polycarbonate Resin II-23

DSM Engineering Plastics to Introduce Arnitel® Eco II-23

DSM Engineering Plastics Launches Akulon RC II-23

BASF Rolls Out Flame-Retardant Engineering Plastics II-23

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products Introduces Semitron®

MP370 and Duratron D7000 PI II-24

Tekra Corporation Launches New ProTek® Flame Retardant Clear

Polycarbonate Film II-25

Rhodia Group Rolls Out Technyl® eXten II-25

RadiciGroup Introduces New Radilon® and Radiflam® Engineering

Plastics II-25

Royal DSM Rolls Out EcoPaXX and Palapreg ECO Bioplastic Resins II-25

Nylacast Launches New Eco PA6 Nylon Engineering Plastic II-26

IRPC Introduces Five New Polymer Additives and Styrene Plastic

Resin II-26

Bayer MaterialScience Launches Bayblend® M301 FR Polycarbonate II-26

DSM Engineering Plastics Unveils Brand Name Stanyl® ForTii™ II-26

RTP Unveils New Bio-based Materials II-27

Deposition Sciences Rolls Out Optical Coatings II-27

Interstate Specialty Products Launches Fabricated Plastic

Components II-27

Bayer Materialscience Unveils New Makrolon® LED2243

Polycarbonate Resin II-28

Uponor Rolls Out Engineering Plastic Heating Manifold II-28

SABIC Innovative Plastics Introduces Lexan ULG1003 112OQ

Polycarbonate II-28

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-29

DuPont Launches New Engineering Thermoplastic Delrin 300CP II-29

Dotmar Safeguard Polycarbonate Introduces SAFEGUARD UVX and

SAFEGUARD HARD II-29

RedEye RPM Unveils New Ready Part™ Premium Service II-29

Eastman Chemical Introduces New Medical-Grade Polymer Family II-29

Momentive Performance Materials to Unveil SHP 470 FT 2050 II-30

A Raymond Selects Ultramid® T KR4357 G6 to Generate Quick

Connectors II-30

Polyplastics Develops DURACON M90LP II-30

Polyplastics Develops Fortron 1140A66 II-31

Solvay Launches SEQUEL 1828 with Lowest CLTE II-31

Memry Corporation Introduces Putnam Plastics Plus II-32

3D Systems Corp. Launches Accura 55 Plastic as alternative to ABS II-32

GE Plastics Introduces New Lightweight Polycarbonate II-32

Eastman Unveils ParaStar PET Resins II-32

3D Systems Introduces Accura® 60 Plastic for Use in Solid-

State Laser Systems II-33

J&A Plastics Launches New Functional Polycarbonate (PC) Blends II-33

3D Systems Launches Accura®25 Plastic II-33

Rochling Engineered Plastics Offers a New Formulation of

Polystone II-34

Thixomat Unleashes Thixomolding, New Injection Molding Technology II-34

ATP Engineers a New Medical Device II-34

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-35

Celanese Takes Over LFT Business of FACT II-35

Citadel Plastic Holdings Acquires QTR II-35

Bain Capital Partners Takes Over Styron II-35

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