Emulsion Polymers: United States

This report forecasts US emulsion polymer demand and production in metric tons to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of acrylics, vinyl acetate polymers, styrene-butadiene latex, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: paint and coatings, paper and paperboard coatings, adhesives, carpet backing, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; total production and the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on emulsion technology and trends in NAFTA demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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