Emulsion polymer demand in the US will reach 4.9 million pounds in 2006 based on an improved economy and a good environmental profile. Vinyl-acrylics, acrylics and styrene-butadiene latexes will lead gains based on rebounding demand for paint, high quality printing and writing papers, and paper and paperboard packaging.
This study analyzes the $3.3 billion US emulsion polymer industry. It presents historical data (1992, 1996 and 2001) and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by type (e.g., styrene-butadiene latex, acrylics, polyvinyl acetate, vinyl-acrylics, vinyl acetate-ethylene); by application; and by market.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 35 companies including Rohm and Haas, Dow Chemical, Air Products and Chemicals, Reichhold, OMNOVA Solutions, and BASF.