Natural Polymers

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US demand for natural polymers will grow 7.1 percent annually through 2012. Best opportunities are anticipated in packaging uses based on the increased availability and cost competitiveness of novel polymers such as polylactic acid (PLA). Cellulose ether will remain the largest segment while starch and fermentation products jump at double-digit rates.

This study analyzes the $2.9 billion US natural polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by market (e.g., medical, food and beverages, oilfield, construction, cosmetics and toiletries, adhesives, packaging, paint and ink) and product (e.g., cellulose ethers, starch and fermentation products, exudate and vegetable gums, marine polymers, natural phenolics and polyphenols).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 43 industry players, including Hercules, Dow Chemical and CP Kelco.

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  1. Natural Polymers

    $4,600.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $88.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $120.00

      1. Table | NATURAL POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,038.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $210.00

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

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $127.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people) 1997 - 2017

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $82.00

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

      5. 3.5 Nondurable Goods Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1997 - 2017

      6. 3.6 Competitive Materials

        $82.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $116.00

        1. Table | SELECTED NATURAL POLYMER PRICES (dollars per pound) 1997 - 2017

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $241.00

        1. 3.8.1 Food & Beverages

          $82.00

        2. 3.8.2 Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.3 Pharmaceuticals

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.4 Other

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 International Activity

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | NATURAL POLYMER FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $2,606.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NATURAL POLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      2. 4.2 Medical

        $364.00

        1. 4.2.1 Pharmaceuticals Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.2.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $300.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Food & Beverages

        $461.00

        1. 4.3.1 Food & Beverage Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.3.2 Food

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Beverages

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.4 Natural Polymer Demand

          $273.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

          2. Table | CONFECTION & BAKED GOODS DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | DAIRY & DESSERT DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

          4. Table | OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

      4. 4.4 Oilfield

        $294.00

        1. 4.4.1 Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION (quadrillion BTUs) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.4.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $204.00

          1. Table | OILFIELD DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      5. 4.5 Construction

        $173.00

        1. 4.5.1 Building Construction Overview

          $99.00

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

        2. 4.5.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

      6. 4.6 Cosmetic & Toiletry

        $307.00

        1. 4.6.1 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.6.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $214.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      7. 4.7 Adhesives

        $126.00

        1. 4.7.1 Adhesives Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVE SHIPMENTS 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.7.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVE DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      8. 4.8 Packaging

        $349.00

        1. 4.8.1 Packaging Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.8.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $265.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars)

          2. Table | THERMOFORMED PRODUCT DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

          3. Table | FILM DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

          4. Table | LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

          5. Table | FOODSERVICE & OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

      9. 4.9 Paint & Ink

        $188.00

        1. 4.9.1 Paint & Ink Industry Overview

          $107.00

          1. Table | PAINT & PRINTING INK INDICATORS 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.9.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAINT & INK DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      10. 4.10 Textiles & Leather Tanning

        $195.00

        1. 4.10.1 Textiles & Leather Tanning Industries Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE & LEATHER TANNING SHIPMENTS 1997 - 2017

        2. 4.10.2 Natural Polymer Demand

          $118.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE & LEATHER TANNING DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      11. 4.11 Other Markets

        $90.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR NATURAL POLYMERS 1997 - 2017

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,673.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | NATURAL POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      2. 5.2 Cellulose Ethers

        $731.00

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

        2. 5.2.1 Methyl Cellulose

          $200.00

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

        3. 5.2.2 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

          $124.00

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

        4. 5.2.3 Microcrystalline Cellulose

          $96.00

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

        5. 5.2.4 Carboxymethyl Cellulose

          $162.00

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

        6. 5.2.5 Other Cellulose Ethers

          $92.00

          1. Table | OTHER CELLULOSE ETHER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      3. 5.3 Starch & Fermentation Products

        $1,145.00

        1. Table | STARCH & FERMENTATION POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.3.1 Starch Blends

          $231.00

          1. Table | STARCH BLEND POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        3. 5.3.2 Xanthan Gum

          $298.00

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

        4. 5.3.3 Polylactic Acid

          $257.00

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

        5. 5.3.4 Hyaluronic Acid

          $164.00

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

        6. 5.3.5 Other

          $162.00

          1. Table | OTHER STARCH & FERMENTATION POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      4. 5.4 Protein-Based Polymers

        $260.00

        1. Table | PROTEIN-BASED POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.4.1 Collagen

          $141.00

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

        3. 5.4.2 Other Protein-Based

          $91.00

          1. Table | OTHER PROTEIN-BASED POLYMER DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

      5. 5.5 Exudate & Vegetable Gum

        $522.00

        1. Table | EXUDATE & VEGETABLE GUM DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.5.1 Guar Gum

          $199.00

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

        3. 5.5.2 Gum Arabic

          $130.00

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

        4. 5.5.3 Other

          $129.00

          1. Table | OTHER EXUDATE & VEGETABLE GUM DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      6. 5.6 Marine Polymers

        $503.00

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

        2. 5.6.1 Carrageenan

          $219.00

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

        3. 5.6.2 Alginates

          $155.00

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

        4. 5.6.3 Other

          $99.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARINE POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      7. 5.7 Natural Phenolics & Polyphenols

        $263.00

        1. Table | NATURAL PHENOLIC & POLYPHENOL DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

        2. 5.7.1 Polyterpene

          $118.00

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

        3. 5.7.2 Other

          $112.00

          1. Table | OTHER NATURAL PHENOLIC & POLYPHENOL DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

      8. 5.8 Other

        $185.00

        1. Table | OTHER NATURAL POLYMER DEMAND (million dollars) 1997 - 2017

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,629.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED US NATURAL POLYMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2007 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $143.00

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $148.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 6.5 Channels of Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 6.6 Research & Development

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      8. 6.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $210.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 6.9 COMPANY PROFILES

        $3,959.00

        1. 6.9.1 Akzo Nobel NV

          $345.00

        2. 6.9.2 Allergan Incorporated

          $157.00

        3. 6.9.3 American Excelsior Company

          $82.00

        4. 6.9.4 AMYLEX Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 6.9.5 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 6.9.6 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

          $147.00

        7. 6.9.7 Arizona Chemical Company

          $82.00

        8. 6.9.8 Ashland Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 6.9.9 AVEBE UA

          $111.00

        10. 6.9.10 Bayer AG

          $82.00

        11. 6.9.11 Cargill Incorporated

          $354.00

        12. 6.9.12 Cereplast Incorporated

          $104.00

        13. 6.9.13 Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Company KG

          $102.00

        14. 6.9.14 Croda International plc

          $82.00

        15. 6.9.15 CSM NV

          $117.00

        16. 6.9.16 Danisco A/S

          $140.00

        17. 6.9.17 Dow Chemical Company

          $287.00

        18. 6.9.18 Economy Polymers & Chemicals

          $82.00

        19. 6.9.19 FMC Corporation

          $231.00

        20. 6.9.20 Frutarom Limited

          $82.00

        21. 6.9.21 Genzyme Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 6.9.22 Hercules Incorporated

          $177.00

        23. 6.9.23 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $329.00

        24. 6.9.24 Importers Service Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 6.9.25 International Paper Company

          $82.00

        26. 6.9.26 International Specialty Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 6.9.27 Jungbunzlauer AG

          $82.00

        28. 6.9.28 Manildra Group

          $82.00

        29. 6.9.29 Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

          $82.00

        30. 6.9.30 Metabolix Incorporated

          $95.00

        31. 6.9.31 MGP Ingredients Incorporated

          $176.00

        32. 6.9.32 Novamont SpA

          $82.00

        33. 6.9.33 Orkla ASA

          $82.00

        34. 6.9.34 Penn Carbose Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 6.9.35 Penwest Pharmaceuticals Company

          $82.00

        36. 6.9.36 Rettenmaier (J.) & Son GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

      10. 6.10 Rhodia SA

        $608.00

        1. 6.10.1 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $148.00

        2. 6.10.2 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $82.00

        3. 6.10.3 Tanac SA

          $82.00

        4. 6.10.4 TIC Gums Incorporated

          $85.00

        5. 6.10.5 Vertellus Specialties Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 6.10.6 Wacker-Chemie AG

          $82.00

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