High-Temperature Plastics

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Advances will be propelled by the ongoing adoption of high-temperature plastics in place of more conventional materials such as metal, glass, and other polymers in an expanding array of applications.

US demand to grow 5.8% annually through 2017

US demand for high-temperature plastics is forecast to expand 5.8 percent per year to $3.1 billion in 2017, with volume expected to exceed 300 million pounds on annual gains of 4.7 percent. Advances will be propelled by the ongoing adoption of high-temperature plastics in place of more conventional materials such as metal, glass, and other polymers in an expanding array of applications. Gains will be further supported by an improving economic outlook and rising consumer confidence, which will boost the output of durable goods such as electrical equipment, electronic products, machinery, and transportation equipment that increasingly utilize high-temperature plastics

Fluoropolymers to offer best growth opportunities

Fluoropolymers are by far the largest type of high-temperature plastic, accounting for nearly half of total market value in 2012. Although advances in this large sector are expected to trail the average, fluoropolymers will continue to offer the best opportunities for growth based on their market size. The widespread use of polytetrafluoroethylene in the large industrial market will promote overall gains, particularly as opportunities in applications such as chemical processing and industrial filtration continue to arise. Additionally, a substantial rebound in nonresidential building activity, especially in the office and commercial sector, will spur demand for fluorinated ethylene propylene, which is widely used in wire and cable applications due to its low dielectric constant, flexibility, and superior heat- and fireresistance.

Polyketones to see most rapid demand gains

Polyketones are anticipated to see the most rapid demand gains through the forecast period, albeit from a relatively small base. Advances will be fueled by efforts to extend the use of these highpriced, high-performance materials into new applications, particularly in the medical field, where these biocompatible resins are gaining use in orthopedic implants. Overall demand will be spurred by efforts on the part of producers to market polyketones as a lightweight alternative to metals in a variety of demanding applications, including those found in the oil and gas, and wind energy sectors. Polyphenylene sulfide and sulfone polymers are also projected to achieve above average gains, propelled by rising motor vehicle output and vehicle fuel-efficiency efforts.

Exceptional attributes to stimulate demand

The exceptional attributes of hightemperature plastics will continue to stimulate demand in a widening array of applications. For instance, high-temperature plastics are gaining use in motor vehicle applications due to their ability to provide necessary heat- and chemicalresistance, strength, durability, and weight reduction. In the electronics sector, more stringent technical and environmental specifications will promote the use of high-temperature plastics, which are inherently flame retardant and do not contain halogenated additives.

Study Scope

This industry study, High-Temperature Plastics, presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by resin and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 24 industry players.

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  1. High-Temperature Plastics

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS 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 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook

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        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Plastic Resin Outlook

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

      7. 3.7 Competitive Materials

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      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS PRICES (dollars per pound)

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS MARKET, 2002-2012

      10. 3.10 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

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      11. 3.11 International Activity

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      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

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    4. 4 RESINS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Fluoropolymers

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        1. Table | FLUOROPOLYMERS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Polytetrafluoroethylene

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

        3. 4.2.2 Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene

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          1. Table | FLUORINATED ETHYLENE PROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.3 Other Fluoropolymers

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          1. Table | OTHER FLUOROPOLYMERS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 4.2.4 Producers

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      3. 4.3 Sulfone Polymers

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        1. Table | SULFONE POLYMERS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Polysulfones

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

        3. 4.3.2 Polyethersulfone & Other Sulfone Polymers

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          1. Table | POLYETHERSULFONE & OTHER SULFONE POLYMERS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Producers

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      4. 4.4 Polyimides

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        1. Table | POLYIMIDES DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Polyetherimide

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

        3. 4.4.2 Other Polyimides

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          1. Table | OTHER POLYIMIDES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 Producers

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      5. 4.5 Polyphenylene Sulfide

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        1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND

        2. 4.5.1 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.5.2 Producers

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      6. 4.6 High-Performance Polyamides

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        1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLYAMIDES DEMAND

        2. 4.6.1 Markets

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          1. Table | HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLYAMIDES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.6.2 Producers

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      7. 4.7 Liquid Crystal Polymers

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        1. Table | LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Markets

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          1. Table | LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.7.2 Producers

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      8. 4.8 Polyketones

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        1. Table | POLYKETONES DEMAND

        2. 4.8.1 Markets

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

        3. 4.8.2 Producers

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      9. 4.9 Other High-Temperature Plastic Resins

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        1. Table | OTHER HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTIC RESINS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Electrical & Electronic Equipment

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        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Wire & Cable

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          1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Electronic Components

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Other Electrical & Electronic

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          1. Table | OTHER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Industrial

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Machinery

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          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | MACHINERY MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Tanks & Pipes

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          1. Table | CHEMICAL SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | TANK & PIPE MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS

        4. 5.3.3 Oil & Gas

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          1. Table | OIL & GAS DRILLING INDICATORS

          2. Table | OIL & GAS MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.4 Other Industrial

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          1. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Transportation Equipment

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        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment

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          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Medical

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        1. 5.5.1 Medical Products Outlook

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          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCTS SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 5.5.2 High-Temperature Plastics Demand

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          1. Table | MEDICAL MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        2. 5.6.1 Consumer

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          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | CONSUMER MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        3. 5.6.2 Construction

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

        4. 5.6.3 All Other Markets

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          1. Table | ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS (million dollars)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | US HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASTICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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      3. 6.3 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      4. 6.4 Marketing & Distribution

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      5. 6.5 Research & Development

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      6. 6.6 Competitive Strategies

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      7. 6.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 6.7.1 Arkema SA

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        2. 6.7.2 Asahi Glass Company Limited

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        3. 6.7.3 BASF SE

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        4. 6.7.4 Bayer AG

          $82.00

        5. 6.7.5 Celanese Corporation

          $151.00

        6. 6.7.6 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $92.00

        7. 6.7.7 China Lumena New Materials Corporation

          $105.00

        8. 6.7.8 Daikin Industries Limited

          $151.00

        9. 6.7.9 DIC Corporation

          $98.00

        10. 6.7.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $351.00

        11. 6.7.11 Ensinger GmbH

          $164.00

        12. 6.7.12 Evonik Industries AG

          $159.00

        13. 6.7.13 HaloPolymer OJSC

          $118.00

        14. 6.7.14 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 6.7.15 Kureha Corporation

          $94.00

        16. 6.7.16 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 6.7.17 Royal DSM NV

          $155.00

        18. 6.7.18 RTP Company

          $100.00

        19. 6.7.19 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $147.00

        20. 6.7.20 Solvay SA

          $363.00

        21. 6.7.21 3M Company

          $220.00

        22. 6.7.22 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $136.00

        23. 6.7.23 Tosoh Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 6.7.24 Victrex plc

          $103.00

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