Thermoplastic Elastomers: United States

This report forecasts US thermoplastic elastomer demand and production in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: thermoplastic polyolefins, styrenic block copolymers, polyolefin elastomers, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles; asphalt and roofing; adhesives, sealants, and coatings; consumer goods; and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; total production is reported at five-year intervals for 2004, 2009, and 2014; and the various demand segments are reported for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; and trends in technology, NAFTA demand, and US production. 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 profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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