Global demand for emulsion polymers will rise 5.2 percent annually through 2014, driven by rising demand for latex polymers used in the production of water-based paints, coatings and adhesives. Acrylics will remain the leading emulsion polymer type and grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the 9.9 million metric ton world emulsion polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by market (e.g., paints and coatings, paper coatings, general purpose adhesives, carpet backing adhesives), polymer type (e.g., acrylics, styrene-butadiene latex, vinyl acetate), world region and for 14 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including BASF, Dow Chemical and Styron.