US nanocomposites demand will reach 1.4 billion pounds by 2015 as nanomaterial and composite prices decline and technical issues are overcome. Initial growth will be in higher-priced resins such as engineered plastics and thermoplastic elastomers, but eventually nanocomposites based on commodity plastics will dominate.

This study analyzes the $311 million US nanocomposites industry. It presents historical demand data for 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010, 2015 and 2020 by nanocomposite product (e.g., engineered plastics, polyethylene, PVC, polypropylene, thermoset polyester, phenolic resin), by market (e.g., packaging, construction, electrical and electronics, motor vehicles), and by nanomaterial (e.g., carbon black, clays, minerals, nanutubes).

The study also considers market environment indicators, evaluates company market share profiles 52 industry competitors including Honeywell, LANXESS, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Noble Polymers, PolyOne, RTP, Hyperion Catalysis, Nanocor, Southern Clay Products, Easton Sports, Kabelwerk Eupen, and General Motors.

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