Emulsion Polymers: United States

This report forecasts US emulsion polymer demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: acrylics, styrene-butadiene latex, vinyl acetate polymers, 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 and total production are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and 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 identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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