US demand for acrylic acid and derivatives will advance 4.2 percent per year through 2005. Good prospects for acrylic acid polymers include adult incontinence superabsorbent polymers and water treatment detergent polymers. Opportunities for acrylate esters include radiation cured acrylic coatings and pressure sensitive acrylic adhesives.
This study analyzes the $1.2 billion US acrylic acid and derivatives industry. It presents historical data for 1990, 1995 and 2000 and forecasts to 2005 and 2010 by derivative (acrylate esters and acrylic acid polymers); for acrylate esters by type (e.g., butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, ethylhexyl acrylate) and by market; and for acrylic acid polymers by market (e.g., superabsorbent polymers, water treatment polymers, detergent polymers).
The study also examines the market environment, reviews international activity, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 24 key industry competitors including BASF, Celanese, Dow Chemical, Rohm and Haas, American Acryl, NA Industries, and Stockhausen.