Fluoropolymers

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Advances will be spurred by an improving economic outlook, which will drive industrial output and boost construction activity, and spur volume gains in fluoropolymers considerably.

US demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2016

US demand for fluoropolymers is forecast to increase 5.3 percent annually to $2.4 billion in 2016, with volume totaling 198 million pounds. Advances will be spurred by an improving economic outlook, which will drive industrial output and boost construction activity. While market value gains will only slightly outpace those of the 2006-2011 period, growth in volume terms is projected to accelerate considerably. This is because the challenging economic environment associated with the 2007- 2009 recession held down market volume during the 2006-2011 period while strong increases in pricing propped up value gains. Going forward, the situation is expected to reverse, with growth in market value stemming mainly from expanding volume demand, rather than rising price levels.

PVF, PVDF to be fastest growing fluoropolymers

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is forecast to remain the leading product in both volume and value terms through 2016. Demand will benefit from widespread use in the large industrial processing market and expanding opportunities in emerging applications such as chemical processing and industrial filtration. However, the most robust gains are forecast for polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). PVF demand will rise rapidly from a relatively small base, fueled by stellar growth in the photovoltaic module segment despite greater competition from less expensive materials. PVDF will capture a greater share of the market, advancing strongly through 2016 based on rebounding growth in the architectural coating segment, as well as rising use in electronics, particularly advanced batteries.

Construction among fastest growing markets

The industrial processing market will remain the largest outlet through the forecast period, benefiting from tightening performance requirements, as more advanced materials are needed to withstand increasingly harsh operating conditions. However, faster gains are anticipated in the construction and electrical and electronics markets. Fluoropolymer use in architectural coatings will continue to rise due to the superior performance characteristics these materials possess over competing products.

Above average advances in the electrical and electronic market will be fueled by a rebound in electrical and electronic product output overall and wire and cable production in particular, which will be supported by a turnaround in building construction activity. Furthermore, explosive growth in photovoltaic module production will generate opportunities for fluoropolymers as interest in solar power swells due to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $1.9 billion US fluoropolymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., PTFE, fluoroelastomers, FEP, PVDF, PVF), application (e.g., coatings and liners, mechanical parts, films) and market (e.g., industrial processing, electrical and electronic, transportation equipment, construction).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including DuPont, Daikin Industries and Solvay.

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  1. Fluoropolymers

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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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 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET, 2001-2011

      5. 3.5 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER PRICING (dollars per pound)

      6. 3.6 Competitive Materials

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      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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      8. 3.8 Perfluorooctanoic Acid

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      9. 3.9 International Activity

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      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

        2. 3.10.1 Imports

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          1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2006-2011 (million dollars)

        3. 3.10.2 Exports

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          1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2006-2011 (million dollars)

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      2. 4.2 PTFE

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        1. Table | PTFE DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Applications & Markets

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          1. Table | PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Types

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          1. Table | PTFE DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | GRANULAR PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

          3. Table | FINE POWDER PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | DISPERSION PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

          5. Table | MICRONIZED PTFE DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Fluoroelastomers

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        1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Applications & Markets

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          1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Types

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          1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | STANDARD FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

          3. Table | SPECIALTY FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 4.4 FEP

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        1. 4.4.1 Resin Demand

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          1. Table | FEP DEMAND

        2. 4.4.2 Applications & Markets

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          1. Table | FEP DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 PVDF

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        1. 4.5.1 Resin Demand

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          1. Table | PVDF DEMAND

        2. 4.5.2 Applications & Markets

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          1. Table | PVDF DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 PVF

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        1. Table | PVF DEMAND

      7. 4.7 Other Fluoropolymers

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        1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Types

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          1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 4.7.2 Applications & Markets

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          1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET (million dollars)

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Coatings & Liners

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        1. Table | COATING & LINER APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Mechanical Parts & Components

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        1. Table | MECHANICAL PART & COMPONENT APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Films

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        1. Table | FILM APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Additives

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        1. Table | ADDITIVE APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Other Applications

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        1. Table | OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Industrial Processing

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        1. 6.2.1 Industrial Outlook

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING INDICATORS

        2. 6.2.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          2. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          3. Table | SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Electrical & Electronic

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        1. 6.3.1 Electrical & Electronics Outlook

          $248.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

          $554.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          2. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          3. Table | PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          4. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Transportation Equipment

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        1. 6.4.1 Transportation Equipment Outlook

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          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.4.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

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          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Construction

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        1. 6.5.1 Construction Outlook

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          2. Table | ARCHITECTURAL COATING MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.6.1 Medical

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        3. 6.6.2 Plastics & Elastomers

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        4. 6.6.3 Cookware

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        5. 6.6.4 Textiles

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        6. 6.6.5 Lubricants

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        7. 6.6.6 All Other

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    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | US FLUOROPOLYMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 7.3.1 Product Differentiation

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        2. 7.3.2 Strategic Partnerships

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          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

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      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 7.6 Research & Development

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      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.7.1 Afton Plastics

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        2. 7.7.2 Arkema SA

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        3. 7.7.3 Asahi Glass Company Limited

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        4. 7.7.4 Castle (AM) & Company

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        5. 7.7.5 Chicago Gasket Company

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        6. 7.7.6 Daikin Industries Limited

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        7. 7.7.7 Dongyue Group Limited

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        8. 7.7.8 Dow Corning Corporation

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        9. 7.7.9 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

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        10. 7.7.10 Flontech USA LLC

          $82.00

        11. 7.7.11 Fluoro-Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.7.12 Fluorotherm Polymers Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.7.13 Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated

          $175.00

        14. 7.7.14 Halocarbon Products Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 7.7.15 HaloPolymer OJSC

          $115.00

        16. 7.7.16 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $141.00

        17. 7.7.17 Kureha Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 7.7.18 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $141.00

        19. 7.7.19 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $92.00

        20. 7.7.20 NewAge Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 7.7.21 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $174.00

        22. 7.7.22 Robbins & Myers Incorporated

          $118.00

        23. 7.7.23 Saint-Gobain

          $273.00

        24. 7.7.24 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $86.00

        25. 7.7.25 Shamrock Technologies Incorporated

          $136.00

        26. 7.7.26 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $98.00

        27. 7.7.27 Solvay SA

          $216.00

        28. 7.7.28 3M Company

          $258.00

        29. 7.7.29 Westlake Plastics Company

          $105.00

        30. 7.7.30 Whitford Corporation

          $102.00

        31. 7.7.31 Zeus Industrial Products Incorporated

          $113.00

        32. 7.7.32 Zhejiang Jusheng Fluorochemical Company Limited

          $82.00

      8. 7.8 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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