Engineering Plastics

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US engineering plastic demand will rise 3.1 percent annually through 2012, driven by the ongoing replacement of metal parts with high-performance plastic. ABS, polycarbonate and nylon will stay the largest volume types, with polycarbonate leading gains based on opportunities in motor vehicles, medical products and construction.

This study analyzes the 4.7 billion pound US engineering plastic industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by resin (e.g., acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, polycarbonate, nylon, thermoplastic polyesters, polyacetal, fluoropolymers, polyphenylene oxide, polysulfones) and market (e.g., electrical and electronic, motor vehicles, consumer and institutional).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including SABIC, DuPont and Bayer.

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  1. Engineering Plastics

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2017

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMEN

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending Patterns

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

      5. 3.5 Electrical & Electronics Outlook

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        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 3.5.1 Electronic & Computer Equipment

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1997 - 2017

        3. 3.5.2 Appliances

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          1. Table | APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS (million units) 1997 - 2017

      6. 3.6 Building Construction Trends

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        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

      7. 3.7 Motor Vehicle Trends

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        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS 1997 - 2017

      8. 3.8 Plastic Resin Outlook

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        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      9. 3.9 Engineering Plastic Nanocomposites

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        1. Table | NANOCOMPOSITES IN ENGINEERING PLASTICS (million pounds) 2002 - 2025

      10. 3.10 Competitive Materials

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      11. 3.11 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | ENGINEERING PLASTICS MARKET, 1997-2007

      12. 3.12 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | ENGINEERING PLASTICS PRICING (dollars per pound) 1997 - 2017

      13. 3.13 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

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      14. 3.14 Recycling Activity

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      15. 3.15 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN ENGINEERING PLASTICS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      16. 3.16 International Activity

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    4. 4 RESINS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 4.2 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

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        1. Table | ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.2.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          2. Table | ABS DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | ABS DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          4. Table | ABS DEMAND IN CONSTRUCTION MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          5. Table | ABS DEMAND IN CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.2.2 Producers & Capacity

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          1. Table | ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Polycarbonate

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        1. Table | POLYCARBONATE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.3.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          2. Table | POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN CONSTRUCTION MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          4. Table | POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          5. Table | POLYCARBONATE DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.3.2 Producers & Capacity

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          1. Table | POLYCARBONATE CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Nylon

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        1. Table | NYLON SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.4.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | NYLON DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          2. Table | NYLON DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | NYLON DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          4. Table | NYLON DEMAND IN CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.4.2 Producers & Capacity

          $109.00

          1. Table | NYLON CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Thermoplastic Polyesters

        $438.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.5.1 Polybutylene Terephthalate

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

        3. 4.5.2 Polyethylene Terephthalate

          $82.00

        4. 4.5.3 Liquid Crystal Polymers & Other

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          1. Table | LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

        5. 4.5.4 MARKETS

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          1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          2. Table | POLYESTER DEMAND IN MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | POLYESTER DEMAND IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 4.6 Polyacetal

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        1. Table | POLYACETAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.6.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | POLYACETAL DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.6.2 Producers & Capacity

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          1. Table | POLYACETAL CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

      7. 4.7 Fluoropolymers

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.7.1 Polytetrafluoroethylene

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        3. 4.7.2 Polyvinylidene Fluoride

          $82.00

        4. 4.7.3 Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene

          $82.00

        5. 4.7.4 Other

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        6. 4.7.5 MARKETS

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          1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        7. 4.7.6 Producers

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      8. 4.8 Polyphenylene Oxide

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        1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.8.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE OXIDE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.8.2 Producers

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      9. 4.9 Polysulfones

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        1. Table | POLYSULFONES DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.9.1 MARKETS

          $132.00

          1. Table | POLYSULFONES DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.9.2 Producers

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      10. 4.10 Polyphenylene Sulfide

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        1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.10.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.10.2 Producers & Capacity

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          1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE CAPACITY, 2007 (million pounds)

      11. 4.11 Polyimides

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        1. Table | POLYIMIDES DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.11.1 MARKETS

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          1. Table | POLYIMIDES DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        3. 4.11.2 Producers

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      12. 4.12 Other Resins

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        1. Table | OTHER ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.12.1 Polyetherketones

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        3. 4.12.2 All Other Resins

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    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      2. 5.2 Electrical & Electronic

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        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.2.1 Appliances

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        3. 5.2.2 Business Machines

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        4. 5.2.3 Optical Media

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        5. 5.2.4 Wire & Cable

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        6. 5.2.5 Switches, Connectors & Other

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        7. 5.2.6 Resins

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      3. 5.3 Motor Vehicles

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        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.3.1 Engine & Mechanical

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        3. 5.3.2 Interior

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        4. 5.3.3 Structural & Exterior

          $82.00

        5. 5.3.4 Resins

          $104.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      4. 5.4 Consumer & Institutional

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        1. Table | CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.4.1 Medical

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        3. 5.4.2 Recreational Products

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        4. 5.4.3 Other Uses

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        5. 5.4.4 Resins

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          1. Table | CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 5.5 Construction

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        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.5.1 Glazing & Skylights

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        3. 5.5.2 Pipe & Fittings

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        4. 5.5.3 Lighting & Other Uses

          $82.00

        5. 5.5.4 Resins

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      6. 5.6 Industrial

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        1. 5.6.1 Applications

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.6.2 Resins

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      7. 5.7 OTHER MARKETS

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.7.1 Packaging

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        3. 5.7.2 Other Transportation

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        4. 5.7.3 Furniture & Fixtures

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        5. 5.7.4 All Other

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        6. 5.7.5 Resins

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          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR ENGINEERING PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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      2. 6.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US ENGINEERING PLASTICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2007 (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 MARKET SHARE

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      4. 6.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 6.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 6.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Research & Development

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      8. 6.8 Competitive Strategies

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      9. 6.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 6.10 COMPANY PROFILES

        $4,476.00

        1. 6.10.1 Arkema SA

          $142.00

        2. 6.10.2 Asahi Glass Company Limited

          $106.00

        3. 6.10.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $101.00

        4. 6.10.4 BASF SE

          $233.00

        5. 6.10.5 Bayer AG

          $111.00

        6. 6.10.6 Celanese Corporation

          $309.00

        7. 6.10.7 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $82.00

        8. 6.10.8 Daikin Industries Limited

          $115.00

        9. 6.10.9 Diamond & Network Polymers Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 6.10.10 Dow Chemical Company

          $156.00

        11. 6.10.11 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $305.00

        12. 6.10.12 Eastman Chemical Company

          $82.00

        13. 6.10.13 EMS-Chemie Holding AG

          $83.00

        14. 6.10.14 Evonik Industries AG

          $169.00

        15. 6.10.15 General Electric Company

          $82.00

        16. 6.10.16 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 6.10.17 INEOS Group Limited

          $82.00

        18. 6.10.18 Kureha Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 6.10.19 LANXESS AG

          $108.00

        20. 6.10.20 Nylon Corporation of America

          $82.00

        21. 6.10.21 Polymeric Resources Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 6.10.22 PolyOne Corporation

          $192.00

        23. 6.10.23 Rhodia SA

          $118.00

        24. 6.10.24 Royal DSM NV

          $134.00

        25. 6.10.25 Royal Dutch Shell plc

          $82.00

        26. 6.10.26 RTP Company

          $82.00

        27. 6.10.27 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $346.00

        28. 6.10.28 Schulman (A.) Incorporated

          $129.00

        29. 6.10.29 Solutia Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 6.10.30 Solvay SA

          $325.00

        31. 6.10.31 Spartech Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 6.10.32 Teijin Limited

          $82.00

        33. 6.10.33 3M Company

          $138.00

        34. 6.10.34 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $155.00

        35. 6.10.35 Victrex plc

          $82.00

        36. 6.10.36 Wellman Incorporated

          $82.00

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