Thermoplastic Compounding by Independents

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US demand for independently compounded thermoplastics is forecast to rise 2.7 percent yearly through 2013. Value gains will be fueled by shifts toward more highly tailored resin formulations. Best opportunities are expected for thermoplastic elastomers and polypropylene, while polyvinyl chloride remains the largest segment.

This study analyzes the 6.6 billion pound US independently compounded thermoplastic industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by resin (e.g., polyvinyl chloride, engineering thermoplastics, polypropylene, polyethylene) and market (e.g., construction, motor vehicles, consumer and institutional).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including PolyOne, Ampacet and Schulman.

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  1. Thermoplastic Compounding by Independents

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (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 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Building Construction Outlook

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

        2. 3.6.1 Residential

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

        3. 3.6.2 Nonresidential

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

      7. 3.7 Thermoplastics Overview

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        1. Table | THERMOPLASTICS & THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 3.7.1 Thermoplastic Resins

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        3. 3.7.2 Thermoplastic Elastomers

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      8. 3.8 Thermoplastic Compounding Overview

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      9. 3.9 Historical Trends

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENT THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDING MARKET TRENDS, 1998-2008

      10. 3.10 Resin Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | COMPARATIVE THERMOPLASTIC & THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER PRICES (dollars per pound)

      11. 3.11 Regulatory Considerations

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      12. 3.12 Recycling Activity

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      13. 3.13 International Activity

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    4. 4 RESINS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Polyvinyl Chloride

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.2.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Engineering Thermoplastics

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.3.2 Markets

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          1. Table | ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

        4. 4.3.3 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

          $82.00

        5. 4.3.4 Polycarbonate

          $88.00

        6. 4.3.5 Nylon

          $82.00

        7. 4.3.6 Thermoplastic Polyester

          $82.00

        8. 4.3.7 Polyacetal & Other

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Polypropylene

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.4.1 Characteristics & Producers

          $82.00

        3. 4.4.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYPROPYLENE MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Polyethylene

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED POLYETHYLENE DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.5.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.5.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      6. 4.6 Thermoplastic Elastomers

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.6.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.6.2 Markets

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          1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      7. 4.7 Polystyrene

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        1. Table | INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.7.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.7.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYSTYRENE MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      8. 4.8 Other Resins

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        1. Table | OTHER INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.8.1 Characteristics & Producers

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        3. 4.8.2 Markets

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

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC RESIN MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

      2. 5.2 Construction

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        1. 5.2.1 Resins

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.2 Applications

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          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR INDEPENDENTLY COMPOUNDED THERMOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Motor Vehicles

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        1. 5.3.1 Motor Vehicle Outlook

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)

        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Vehicle Type

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY VEHICLE TYPE (million pounds)

        3. 5.3.3 Resins

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        4. 5.3.4 Applications

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          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

      4. 5.4 Consumer & Institutional

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        1. 5.4.1 Resins

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          1. Table | CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        2. 5.4.2 Applications

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          1. Table | CONSUMER & INSTITUTIONAL MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

      5. 5.5 Electrical & Electronic

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        1. 5.5.1 Electrical & Electronic Sector Trends

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

        2. 5.5.2 Resins

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        3. 5.5.3 Applications

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

      6. 5.6 Insulated Wire & Cable

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        1. 5.6.1 Insulated Wire & Cable Outlook

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          1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE INDICATORS

        2. 5.6.2 Resins & Applications

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          1. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

      7. 5.7 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS (million pounds)

        2. 5.7.1 Packaging

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          1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (billion 2000 dollars)

          2. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        3. 5.7.2 Appliances

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          1. Table | APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS (million units)

          2. Table | APPLIANCE MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        4. 5.7.3 Industrial Machinery

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          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY MARKET FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        5. 5.7.4 All Other Markets

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          1. Table | ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS BY RESIN (million pounds)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | US SALES OF SELECTED INDEPENDENT THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDERS BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Types of Compounders

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        1. 6.4.1 Resin Producers

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        2. 6.4.2 Processors

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        3. 6.4.3 Independent Compounders

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      5. 6.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 6.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Research & Development

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      8. 6.8 Competitive Strategies

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      9. 6.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 6.10 Company Profiles

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        1. 6.10.1 Adell Plastics Incorporated

          $83.00

        2. 6.10.2 Albis Plastic GmbH

          $98.00

        3. 6.10.3 Alloy Polymers Incorporated

          $114.00

        4. 6.10.4 American Compounding Specialties LLC

          $82.00

        5. 6.10.5 Americhem Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 6.10.6 AMETEK Incorporated

          $91.00

        7. 6.10.7 Ampacet Corporation

          $111.00

        8. 6.10.8 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $110.00

        9. 6.10.9 Chroma Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 6.10.10 Citadel Plastics Holdings Incorporated

          $110.00

        11. 6.10.11 Clariant International Limited

          $165.00

        12. 6.10.12 Dow Corning Corporation

          $83.00

        13. 6.10.13 Ferro Corporation

          $176.00

        14. 6.10.14 Fortis Plastics LLC

          $82.00

        15. 6.10.15 Heller (H.) & Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 6.10.16 ICC Industries Incorporated

          $138.00

        17. 6.10.17 ICO Incorporated

          $109.00

        18. 6.10.18 Lubrizol Corporation

          $186.00

        19. 6.10.19 Mexichem SAB de CV

          $82.00

        20. 6.10.20 PMC Global Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 6.10.21 PolyOne Corporation

          $343.00

        22. 6.10.22 Ravago SA

          $121.00

        23. 6.10.23 RheTech Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.10.24 Rockwood Holdings Incorporated

          $142.00

        25. 6.10.25 RTP Company

          $95.00

        26. 6.10.26 Schulman (A.) Incorporated

          $218.00

        27. 6.10.27 Spartech Corporation

          $122.00

        28. 6.10.28 Standridge Color Corporation

          $82.00

        29. 6.10.29 Techmer PM LLC

          $118.00

        30. 6.10.30 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $95.00

        31. 6.10.31 Teknor Apex Company

          $222.00

        32. 6.10.32 Washington Penn Plastic Company Incorporated

          $86.00

        33. 6.10.33 Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC

          $82.00

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