Custom Thermoplastic Compounding

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Advances will be fueled by continuing efforts among custom compounders to develop new and innovative products that will broaden the range of applications for thermoplastics.

US demand to rise 5% annually through 2017

US demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise 5.0 percent annually to 11.4 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $14.3 billion (resin content only). The total value of custom thermoplastic compounding, including resins, additives, fillers, and other production costs, will reach $18.4 billion at that time. Advances will be fueled by continuing efforts among custom compounders to develop new and innovative products that will broaden the range of applications for thermoplastics, making them more competitive with alternative materials.

PVC to be largest, fastest growing compounded resin

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) represents the largest, fastest growing resin in the custom thermoplastic compounding market. Advances will be based on the dominance of PVC in the rebounding construction market, where it is widely used for pipes, fittings, and siding. Rising construction activity will also create substantial opportunities for polyethylene in areas such as pipe, decking, and vapor barriers. Moreover, healthy gains are anticipated for polypropylene, engineering thermoplastics, and thermoplastic elastomers, with each deriving strength from the motor vehicle market, where they are valued for their ability to reduce vehicle weight and cut costs while providing enhanced aesthetics and innovative design features.

Construction to offer best market opportunities

Construction will offer the best prospects, as it was just beginning to emerge from its post-recession trough in 2012, leaving significant room for expansion going forward. Strong gains in the pipe and fittings segment will be supported by plastic pipe’s competitive cost structure, light weight, corrosion resistance, long service life, and lower installed costs relative to competitive materials. Thermoplastic compounds also find favor in applications such as decking, fencing, siding, and windows due to a number of advantages over traditional wood products, including greater durability and lower maintenance requirements. However, pipe and siding processors frequently perform compounding in-house, thus restricting opportunities for custom compounders.

Demand for thermoplastics used in motor vehicle parts and components will be driven by ongoing efforts of automakers to comply with increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, since thermoplastics can be used in place of metals to help reduce vehicle weight. Compounded plastics will also benefit from their durability, design flexibility, and relatively low cost. In particular, long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene is making significant inroads on steel in semi-structural applications, as well as in aesthetic and under-the-hood uses.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the US custom compounded thermoplastic industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012 with forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by resin (e.g., polyvinyl chloride, engineering thermoplastics, polypropylene, polyethylene) and market (e.g., construction, motor vehicles, consumer and institutional). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

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  1. Custom Thermoplastic Compounding

    $5,100.00

  2. INTRODUCTION - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds) 2007 - 2022

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $1,165.00

  8. General

    $35.00

  9. Macroeconomic Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  11. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  12. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  13. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  14. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  15. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  16. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  17. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  18. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  19. Thermoplastics Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  20. Thermoplastics Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  21. Thermoplastics Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  22. THERMOPLASTICS & THERMOPLASTIC C ELASTOMERS DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  23. Thermoplastic Compounding Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  24. Thermoplastic Compounding Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  25. Thermoplastic Compounding - Historical Market Trends

    $35.00

  26. THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING MARKET, 2002 - 2012

    $60.00

  27. Thermoplastic Compounding - Pricing Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  28. Thermoplastic Compounding - Pricing Trends (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  29. THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS PRICING (dollars per pound) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  30. Thermoplastic Compounding - Regulatory Considerations (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  31. Thermoplastic Compounding - Regulatory Considerations (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  32. Thermoplastic Compounding - Recycling Activity (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  33. Thermoplastic Compounding - Recycling Activity (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  34. Thermoplastic Compounding - Recycling Activity (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  35. Thermoplastic Compounding - Recycling Activity (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  36. Thermoplastic Compounding - International Activity

    $35.00

  37. RESINS - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $2,405.00

  38. Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  39. Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  40. COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  41. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Characteristics & Producers (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  42. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Characteristics & Producers (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  43. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Characteristics & Producers (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  44. COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  45. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Markets (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  46. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Markets (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  47. Compounded Polyvinyl Chloride - Markets (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  48. COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  49. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  50. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  51. COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  52. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Characteristics & Producers (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  53. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Characteristics & Producers (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  54. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Characteristics & Producers (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  55. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Markets (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  56. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Markets (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  57. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Markets (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  58. COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  59. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Nylon (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  60. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Nylon (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  61. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

    $35.00

  62. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Polycarbonate (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  63. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics - Polycarbonate (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  64. Other Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. Other Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  66. Compounded Polypropylene - Characteristics & Producers (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  67. Compounded Polypropylene - Characteristics & Producers (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  68. COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  69. Compounded Polypropylene - Markets (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  70. Compounded Polypropylene - Markets (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  71. Compounded Polypropylene - Markets (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  72. COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  73. Compounded Polyethylene - Overview

    $35.00

  74. COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  75. Compounded Polyethylene - Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  76. Compounded Polyethylene - Markets

    $35.00

  77. COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  78. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Overview

    $35.00

  79. COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  80. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Characteristics & Producers (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Characteristics & Producers (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  82. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Markets (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  83. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Markets (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  84. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers - Markets (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  85. COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  86. Compounded Polystyrene - Overview

    $35.00

  87. COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  88. Compounded Polystyrene - Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  89. Compounded Polystyrene - Markets

    $35.00

  90. COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  91. Other Compounded Thermoplastics - Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  92. OTHER COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  93. Other Compounded Thermoplastics - Markets (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  94. Other Compounded Thermoplastics - Markets (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  95. OTHER COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  96. MARKETS - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $3,655.00

  97. Overview

    $35.00

  98. COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  99. Construction Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  100. Building Construction Outlook

    $35.00

  101. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  102. Compounded Resins Used in Construction (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  103. Compounded Resins Used in Construction (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  104. Compounded Resins Used in Construction (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  105. CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  106. Construction Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  107. CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  108. Pipe & Fittings - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  109. Pipe & Fittings - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. Siding, Windows, & Doors - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  111. Siding, Windows, & Doors - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  112. Other Construction Uses for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  113. Motor Vehicle Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  114. Motor Vehicle Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  115. Motor Vehicle Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  116. Motor Vehicle Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  117. MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  118. MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  119. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics in Motor Vehicles (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  120. Compounded Engineering Thermoplastics in Motor Vehicles (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. Compounded Polypropylene in Motor Vehicles

    $35.00

  122. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers & Other Resins in Motor Vehicles (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  123. Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers & Other Resins in Motor Vehicles (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  125. Motor Vehicle Interiors - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  126. Motor Vehicle Interiors - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  127. Motor Vehicle Engines & Mechanical - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  128. Motor Vehicle Engines & Mechanical - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  129. Motor Vehicle Structural & Exteriors - Demand for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  130. Consumer & Institutional Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  131. Consumer Spending Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  132. Consumer Spending Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  133. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  134. Compounded Resins Used in Consumer & Institutional Market (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  135. Compounded Resins Used in Consumer & Institutional Market (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  136. Compounded Resins Used in Consumer & Institutional Market (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  137. Compounded Resins Used in Consumer & Institutional Market (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  138. CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  139. Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics in Consumer & Institutional Market (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  140. Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics in Consumer & Institutional Market (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  141. Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics in Consumer & Institutional Market (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  142. CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  143. Electrical & Electronic Equipment Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  144. Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook

    $35.00

  145. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  146. Compounded Resins Used in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  147. Compounded Resins Used in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  148. Compounded Resins Used in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  149. Compounded Resins Used in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  150. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  151. Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  152. Applications for Compounded Thermoplastics in Electrical & Electronic Equipment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  153. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  154. Insulated Wire & Cable Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  155. Insulated Wire & Cable Outlook

    $35.00

  156. INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SHIPMENTS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  157. Compounded Resins & Applications in Insulated Wire & Cable (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  158. Compounded Resins & Applications in Insulated Wire & Cable (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  159. Compounded Resins & Applications in Insulated Wire & Cable (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  160. WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  161. OTHER MARKETS FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  162. Packaging - Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  163. Packaging - Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  164. PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  165. Compounded Resins & Applications in Packaging (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  166. Compounded Resins & Applications in Packaging (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  167. Compounded Resins & Applications in Packaging (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  168. PACKAGING MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  169. Appliance Market for Compounded Thermoplastics

    $35.00

  170. Appliance Industry Outlook

    $35.00

  171. APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS (million units) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  172. Compounded Resins & Applications in Appliances (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  173. Compounded Resins & Applications in Appliances (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  174. Compounded Resins & Applications in Appliances (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  175. APPLIANCE MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  176. Machinery Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  177. Machinery Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  178. MACHINERY SHIPMENTS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  179. Compounded Resins & Applications in Machinery (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. Compounded Resins & Applications in Machinery (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  181. MACHINERY MARKET FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  182. All Other Markets for Compounded Thermoplastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  183. All Other Markets for Compounded Thermoplastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  184. ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  185. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $765.00

  186. General

    $35.00

  187. US SALES OF SELECTED CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  188. Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  189. Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  190. Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  191. US CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

  192. Acquisitions & Divestitures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  193. Acquisitions & Divestitures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  194. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  195. Types of Compounders (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  196. Types of Compounders (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  197. THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING INDUSTRY FLOWCHART, 2012

    $35.00

  198. Marketing Strategies

    $35.00

  199. Channels of Distribution

    $35.00

  200. Research & Development (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  201. Research & Development (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  202. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  203. Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  204. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  205. COMPANY PROFILES - CUSTOM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING TO 2017

    $1,540.00

  206. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  207. Adell Plastics

    $35.00

  208. Americhem Incorporated

    $35.00

  209. AMETEK Incorporated (Westchester Plastics)

    $35.00

  210. Ampacet Corporation

    $35.00

  211. Asahi Kasei

    $35.00

  212. Axiall Corporation

    $35.00

  213. BASF SE (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  214. BASF SE (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  215. Bayer AG

    $35.00

  216. Berkshire Hathaway (Lubrizol)

    $35.00

  217. Celanese Corporation (Ticona)

    $35.00

  218. Citadel Plastics Holdings (Matrixx)

    $35.00

  219. Clariant International

    $35.00

  220. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  221. Dow Corning (Multibase)

    $35.00

  222. DuPont (EI) de Nemours

    $35.00

  223. Exxon Mobil

    $35.00

  224. Ferro Corporation

    $35.00

  225. ICC Industries (O'Neil Color) (Dover Chemical)

    $35.00

  226. Kraton Performance Polymers

    $35.00

  227. LANXESS AG

    $35.00

  228. LyondellBasell Industries (Equistar)

    $35.00

  229. Mitsui Chemicals (Advanced Composites)

    $35.00

  230. PolyOne Corporation (ColorMatrix) (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  231. PolyOne Corporation (ColorMatrix) (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  232. PolyOne Corporation (ColorMatrix) (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  233. PolyOne Corporation (ColorMatrix) (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  234. Ravago SA

    $35.00

  235. RheTech Incorporated

    $35.00

  236. Royal DSM

    $35.00

  237. RTP Company

    $35.00

  238. Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC)

    $35.00

  239. Schulman (A.) Incorporated (ECM Plastics) (ICO) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  240. Schulman (A.) Incorporated (ECM Plastics) (ICO) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  241. Schulman (A.) Incorporated (ECM Plastics) (ICO) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  242. Shin-Etsu Chemical Company (Shintech)

    $35.00

  243. Spartech Corporation

    $35.00

  244. Standridge Color

    $35.00

  245. Techmer PM (Accel Color)

    $35.00

  246. Teknor Apex Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  247. Teknor Apex Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  248. 3M Company

    $35.00

  249. Washington Penn Plastic Company

    $35.00

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