Reinforced Plastics

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US demand for reinforced plastics will reach 3.6 billion pounds in 2013. Glass fibers will remain the dominant reinforcement material while carbon fiber and nanomaterial reinforcements grow faster. Reinforced thermosets will remain the largest resin type, with growth slightly outpaced by thermoplastics.

This study analyzes the 3.2 billion pound US reinforced plastics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, with forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by reinforcement (e.g., glass fibers, carbon fiber), resin (e.g., polyester, epoxy, polypropylene, thermoplastic polyester, nylon, styrenics, polycarbonate) and market (e.g., construction, motor vehicles, producer durable equipment, marine).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 industry players, including AOC, Ashland and Reichhold.

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  1. Reinforced Plastics

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $85.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $120.00

      1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

    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 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)*

      5. 3.5 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION & SALES (thousand units)

      6. 3.6 Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        2. 3.6.1 Building Construction

          $568.00

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

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          3. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          4. Table | PRIVATE HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)

          5. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        3. 3.6.2 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      8. 3.8 Recreational Boating Outlook

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        1. Table | RECREATIONAL BOAT SHIPMENTS (thousand units)

      9. 3.9 Plastic Resin Outlook

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

      10. 3.10 Competitive Materials

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      11. 3.11 Processing Methods

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      12. 3.12 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS RESIN PRICING (dollars per pound)

      13. 3.13 Regulatory Factors

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      14. 3.14 Recycling

        $82.00

      15. 3.15 International Activity

        $93.00

    4. 4 REINFORCEMENTS

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      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS DEMAND (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Glass Fibers

        $224.00

        1. Table | GLASS FIBER REINFORCEMENT DEMAND (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Carbon Fiber & Other Reinforcements

        $705.00

        1. Table | CARBON FIBER & OTHER REINFORCEMENTS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Carbon Fibers

          $183.00

        3. 4.3.2 Aramid Fibers

          $131.00

        4. 4.3.3 Nanomaterials

          $171.00

        5. 4.3.4 Other

          $172.00

    5. 5 RESINS

      $1,666.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $118.00

        1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

      2. 5.2 Reinforced Thermosets

        $702.00

        1. Table | REINFORCED THERMOSETS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Polyester

          $408.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED THERMOSET POLYESTER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

          2. Table | THERMOSET POLYESTER CAPACITY BY PRODUCER, 2008 (million pounds per year)

        3. 5.2.2 Epoxy

          $116.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED EPOXY DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 5.2.3 Other Thermosets

          $139.00

          1. Table | OTHER REINFORCED THERMOSETS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Reinforced Thermoplastics

        $846.00

        1. Table | REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 5.3.1 Polypropylene

          $120.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET(million pounds)

        3. 5.3.2 Thermoplastic Polyester

          $172.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 5.3.3 Nylon

          $161.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED NYLON DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        5. 5.3.4 Styrenics

          $97.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED STYRENICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        6. 5.3.5 Polycarbonate

          $114.00

          1. Table | REINFORCED POLYCARBONATE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        7. 5.3.6 Other Thermoplastics

          $134.00

          1. Table | OTHER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,422.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      2. 6.2 Construction

        $771.00

        1. 6.2.1 Resins

          $84.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.2.2 Applications

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

          2. Table | BATHROOM ACCESSORIES & COMPONENTS: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          3. Table | PIPE DEMAND

          4. Table | PIPE & FITTINGS: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          5. Table | GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          6. Table | PANELS: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          7. Table | TANKS & OTHER CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Motor Vehicles

        $325.00

        1. 6.3.1 Resins

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.3.2 Motor Vehicle Types

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY VEHICLE TYPE (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Producer Durable Equipment

        $558.00

        1. 6.4.1 Resins

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          1. Table | PRODUCER DURABLE EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.4.2 Applications

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          1. Table | PRODUCER DURABLE EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          3. Table | BUSINESS EQUIPMENT: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          4. Table | OTHER PRODUCER DURABLE EQUIPMENT: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

      5. 6.5 Marine

        $146.00

        1. Table | MARINE MARKET: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

      6. 6.6 Consumer Durables

        $265.00

        1. 6.6.1 Resins

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER DURABLES MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.6.2 Applications

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          1. Table | CONSUMER DURABLES MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

          2. Table | APPLIANCES: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

          3. Table | OTHER CONSUMER DURABLES: REINFORCED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

      7. 6.7 Other Markets

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        1. 6.7.1 Resins

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          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 6.7.2 Applications

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          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR REINFORCED PLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US REINFORCED PLASTICS INDUSTRY: SELECTED PARTICIPATING COMPANIES, 2008 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

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      4. 7.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 7.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 7.7 Research & Development

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      8. 7.8 Competitive Strategies

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      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.10.1 AGY Holding Corporation

          $127.00

        2. 7.10.2 Ameron International Corporation

          $82.00

        3. 7.10.3 AOC LLC

          $82.00

        4. 7.10.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $145.00

        5. 7.10.5 BASF SE

          $129.00

        6. 7.10.6 Bayer AG

          $83.00

        7. 7.10.7 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $108.00

        8. 7.10.8 Celanese Corporation

          $176.00

        9. 7.10.9 Citadel Plastics Holdings Incorporated

          $163.00

        10. 7.10.10 Core Molding Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 7.10.11 Crane Company

          $219.00

        12. 7.10.12 Denali Incorporated

          $151.00

        13. 7.10.13 Dow Chemical Company

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $119.00

        15. 7.10.15 Evonik Industries AG

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 Ferro Corporation

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 Fiberex Glass Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 7.10.18 Fulcrum Composites Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 7.10.19 Hanwha Group

          $95.00

        20. 7.10.20 Hexcel Corporation

          $156.00

        21. 7.10.21 Hexion Specialty Chemicals Incorporated

          $111.00

        22. 7.10.22 Hobas AG

          $82.00

        23. 7.10.23 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 7.10.24 Interplastic Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 7.10.25 LANXESS AG

          $97.00

        26. 7.10.26 LM Glasfiber Holding A/S

          $82.00

        27. 7.10.27 LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA

          $82.00

        28. 7.10.28 Meridian Automotive Systems Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 7.10.29 National Oilwell Varco Incorporated

          $108.00

        30. 7.10.30 Owens Corning

          $232.00

        31. 7.10.31 PolyOne Corporation

          $152.00

        32. 7.10.32 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $118.00

        33. 7.10.33 Premix Incorporated

          $112.00

        34. 7.10.34 Reichhold Incorporated

          $89.00

        35. 7.10.35 Rogers Corporation

          $82.00

        36. 7.10.36 Royal DSM NV

          $170.00

        37. 7.10.37 RTP Company

          $101.00

        38. 7.10.38 Saint-Gobain

          $82.00

        39. 7.10.39 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

          $207.00

        40. 7.10.40 Schulman (A.) Incorporated

          $91.00

        41. 7.10.41 Strongwell Corporation

          $170.00

        42. 7.10.42 Teijin Limited

          $175.00

        43. 7.10.43 Total SA

          $119.00

        44. 7.10.44 Valspar Corporation

          $82.00

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