Fluoropolymers

Advances in demand will result from continued expansion in industrial output and construction activity, as well as from strong growth in emerging markets such as photovoltaic modules and advanced batteries.

US demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2019

US demand for fluoropolymers is forecast to increase 5.3 percent per year to $2.3 billion in 2019, with volume totaling 180 million pounds. While advances will primarily result from continued expansion in industrial output and construction activity returning to pre-recessionary levels, fluoropolymers will also benefit from strong growth in emerging markets such as photovoltaic modules and advanced batteries. Faster growth will mainly be restrained by competition from other resins, market maturity, and slowing output in key markets such as motor vehicles. Price increases through 2019 will be modest than during the 2009-2014 period. Value gains will primarily result from growth in volume demand as well as a shift in the product mix toward higher value resins.

Construction markets to offer best opportunities

The construction and electrical and electronics markets will provide the fastest growth in fluoropolymer demand. Electrical and electronics will overtake industrial processing as the leading market for fluoropolymers; this shift is in large part due to rapidly increasing demand for photovoltaic modules as interest in alternative energy sources such as solar power swells due to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Additionally, a surge in US lithium-ion battery production from Tesla’s Gigafactory will boost fluoropolymer demand over the long term. The construction market will exhibit the fastest growth of all markets, spurred by a rebound in the nonresidential construction segment where fluoropolymers find greatest use. More moderate advan-ces are expected for the industrial processing and transportation equipment markets, restrained by a slowdown in motor vehicle and machinery output.

PVDF & PVF to be fastest growing fluoropolymers

Demand for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) will grow at the fastest rates through 2019. PVDF growth will benefit from a strong rebound in architectural coatings, as well as increasing use in emerging markets such as advanced batteries for electric vehicles. PVF demand will rise rapidly from a small base, mainly fueled by stellar growth in demand for photovoltaic modules. The large polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) segment will see good growth prospects in chemical processing and industrial filtration.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $1.8 billion US fluoropolymer industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., PTFE, FEP, PVDF, fluoroelastomers, PVF), application (e.g., coatings and liners, mechanical parts and components, films, additives), and market (e.g., industrial processing, electrical and electronics, transportation equipment, construction). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Arkema, Asahi Glass, and Daikin Industries.

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  1. Fluoropolymers

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $160.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $152.00

      1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

        $98.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $262.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $247.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Historical Market Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET, 2004-2014

      5. 3.5 Pricing Trends

        $159.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER PRICING

      6. 3.6 Competitive Materials

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      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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      8. 3.8 International Activity

        $84.00

      9. 3.9 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER FOREIGN TRADE

      10. 3.10 Imports

        $135.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2009-2014

        2. CHART II-2 FLUOROPOLYMER IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014

      11. 3.11 Exports

        $90.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2009-2014

        2. CHART II-3 FLUOROPOLYMER EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,992.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $177.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-1 FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

      2. 4.2 PTFE

        $811.00

        1. Table | PTFE DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Applications & Markets

          $178.00

          1. Table | PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 4.2.2 Types

          $462.00

          1. Table | PTFE DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | GRANULAR PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

          3. Table | FINE POWDER PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

          4. Table | DISPERSION PTFE DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

          5. Table | MICRONIZED PTFE DEMAND

      3. 4.3 FEP

        $217.00

        1. 4.3.1 Resin Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | FEP DEMAND

        2. 4.3.2 Applications & Markets

          $89.00

          1. Table | FEP DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

      4. 4.4 PVDF

        $296.00

        1. 4.4.1 Resin Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | PVDF DEMAND

        2. 4.4.2 Applications & Markets

          $153.00

          1. Table | PVDF DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

      5. 4.5 Fluoroelastomers

        $673.00

        1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND

        2. 4.5.1 Applications & Markets

          $135.00

          1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 4.5.2 Types

          $414.00

          1. Table | FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | STANDARD FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

          3. Table | SPECIALTY FLUOROELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 4.6 PVF

        $129.00

        1. Table | PVF DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 4.7 Other Fluoropolymers

        $688.00

        1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Applications & Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 4.7.2 Types

          $583.00

          1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

      $948.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART IV-1 FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2014

      2. 5.2 Coatings & Liners

        $227.00

        1. Table | COATING & LINER APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      3. 5.3 Mechanical Parts & Components

        $113.00

        1. Table | MECHANICAL PART & COMPONENT APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      4. 5.4 Films

        $241.00

        1. Table | FILM APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      5. 5.5 Additives

        $193.00

        1. Table | ADDITIVE APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      6. 5.6 Other Applications

        $101.00

        1. Table | OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,122.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $94.00

        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 6.2 Industrial Processing

        $594.00

        1. 6.2.1 Industrial Outlook

          $156.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING INDICATORS

        2. 6.2.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

          $402.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          2. Table | CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          3. Table | SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          4. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      3. 6.3 Electrical & Electronics

        $812.00

        1. 6.3.1 Electrical & Electronics Outlook

          $202.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

          $576.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          2. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          3. Table | PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          4. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      4. 6.4 Transportation Equipment

        $583.00

        1. 6.4.1 Transportation Equipment Outlook

          $166.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.4.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

          $385.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      5. 6.5 Construction

        $465.00

        1. 6.5.1 Construction Outlook

          $151.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 6.5.2 Fluoropolymer Demand

          $285.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          2. Table | ARCHITECTURAL COATING MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

          3. Table | OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

      6. 6.6 Other Markets

        $573.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

        2. 6.6.1 Medical

          $130.00

        3. 6.6.2 Plastics & Elastomers

          $82.00

        4. 6.6.3 Cookware

          $82.00

        5. 6.6.4 Textiles

          $82.00

        6. 6.6.5 Lubricants

          $83.00

        7. 6.6.6 All Other

          $98.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | US FLUOROPOLYMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $266.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US FLUOROPOLYMER MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 7.3.1 Product Differentiation

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        2. 7.3.2 Mergers, Acquisitions, &Divestitures

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          1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

        3. 7.3.3 Strategic Partnerships

          $116.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

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      5. 7.5 Marketing & Development

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      6. 7.6 Research & Development

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      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

        $5,134.00

        1. 7.7.1 Afton Plastics

          $82.00

        2. 7.7.2 Arkema SA

          $248.00

        3. 7.7.3 Asahi Glass Company Limited

          $297.00

        4. 7.7.4 Castle (AM) &Company

          $138.00

        5. 7.7.5 Chemours Company

          $247.00

        6. 7.7.6 Chicago Gasket Company

          $82.00

        7. 7.7.7 Daikin Industries Limited

          $273.00

        8. 7.7.8 Dongyue Group Limited

          $94.00

        9. 7.7.9 Dow Corning Corporation

          $109.00

        10. 7.7.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $102.00

        11. 7.7.11 Flontech USA LLC

          $82.00

        12. 7.7.12 Fluoro-Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.7.13 Fluorotherm Polymers Incorporated

          $92.00

        14. 7.7.14 Gore (WL) &Associates Incorporated

          $296.00

        15. 7.7.15 Halocarbon Products Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 7.7.16 HaloPolymer OJSC

          $147.00

        17. 7.7.17 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $169.00

        18. 7.7.18 Juhua Group Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 7.7.19 Kureha Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 7.7.20 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $142.00

        21. 7.7.21 Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated

          $100.00

        22. 7.7.22 NewAge Industries Incorporated

          $107.00

        23. 7.7.23 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $309.00

        24. 7.7.24 Pfaudler Process Solutions Group

          $139.00

        25. 7.7.25 Saint-Gobain

          $270.00

        26. 7.7.26 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $135.00

        27. 7.7.27 Shamrock Technologies Incorporated

          $132.00

        28. 7.7.28 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $116.00

        29. 7.7.29 Solvay SA

          $257.00

        30. 7.7.30 3M Company

          $240.00

        31. 7.7.31 Westlake Plastics Company

          $110.00

        32. 7.7.32 Whitford Corporation

          $164.00

        33. 7.7.33 Zeus Industrial Products Incorporated

          $217.00

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