Thermoplastic Resins: United States

This report forecasts US thermoplastic resin demand in pounds to 2020. Total demand is segmented by resin type in terms of: high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), and other thermoplastics.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, technology, environmental and regulatory factors, and price trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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