World Thermoplastic Elastomers

As Quoted In European Plastics News

Advances will be driven by ongoing product innovation by TPE manufacturers, allowing these materials to continue to displace traditional elastomers and thermoplastics in a variety of uses.

World demand to rise 5.5% yearly through 2017

Global demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to rise 5.5 percent per year to 5.8 million metric tons in 2017, valued at more than $20 billion. Advances will be driven by ongoing product innovation on the part of TPE manufacturers, allowing these materials to continue to displace traditional elastomers and thermoplastics in a variety of applications. Additionally, TPE demand will benefit from the ongoing push to reduce motor vehicle weight, particularly as automotive fuel economy standards around the world become more stringent. Healthy growth will also be fueled by an improved economic outlook in North America and Western Europe, while advances in emerging countries will benefit from increased adoption of TPEs over competing materials. Limiting further gains, however, will be maturity in markets such as footwear and motor vehicle bumpers.

Asia/Pacific region to remain largest market

The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market for TPEs through 2017, rising at an above average pace to account for nearly half of world demand. China, the world’s largest consumer of TPEs in volume terms, will continue to see more than eight percent annual growth in demand. Regional gains will also benefit from robust expansion in India and Southeast Asia, whereas growth in the Japanese market will remain sluggish. Other world regions that will enjoy above average advances in demand through 2017 include the Africa/Mideast region, which currently has the lowest TPE consumption levels per capita. TPE demand in North America and Western Europe will see substantial improvement compared to the recession-plagued 2007-2012 performance. However, these regions are expected to account for an increasingly smaller share of global TPE demand.

POEs, TPVs to be fastest growing product types

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) will remain the leading TPE product type through 2017. However, SBC demand will rise at a below average pace compared to TPEs overall, limited by a high degree of market saturation in many large volume applications. The fastest growth is expected for polyolefin elastomers (POEs), a relatively new TPE product class that is gaining rapid acceptance as a performance additive for plastics and packaging adhesives. Strong gains are also forecast for thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs), which are penetrating new applications in motor vehicle, consumer, and medical product markets. A resurgent motor vehicle industry will bolster demand for thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs), although advances will be restrained by maturity in applications such as automotive bumper fascia.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 4.5 million metric ton world TPE industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., motor vehicles; consumer goods; asphalt and roofing; adhesives, sealants and coatings; industrial products), product (e.g., SPCs, thermoplastic polyolefins, POEs, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic vulcanizates, copolyester elastomers), world region, and for 15 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Kraton Performance Polymers, LyondellBasell and Sinopec.

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  1. World Thermoplastic Elastomers

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Consumer Spending Patterns

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        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand units)

      7. 3.7 World Construction Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      8. 3.8 Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand/GDP Relationship

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    4. 4 PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

      2. 4.2 Styrenic Block Copolymers

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        1. 4.2.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.2.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.2.3 Suppliers & Capacity

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      3. 4.3 Thermoplastic Polyolefins

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.3 Suppliers

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      4. 4.4 Polyolefin Elastomers

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        1. 4.4.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD POLYOLEFIN ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD POLYOLEFIN ELASTOMER DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.3 Suppliers

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      5. 4.5 Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

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        1. 4.5.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.5.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.5.3 Suppliers

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      6. 4.6 Thermoplastic Vulcanizates

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        1. 4.6.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.6.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.6.3 Suppliers

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      7. 4.7 Copolyester Elastomers

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        1. 4.7.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD COPOLYESTER ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.7.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD COPOLYESTER ELASTOMER DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.7.3 Suppliers

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      8. 4.8 Other Thermoplastic Elastomers

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        1. 4.8.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.8.2 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.8.3 Suppliers

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    5. 5 MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 5.2 Motor Vehicles

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Consumer Goods

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSUMER GOODS MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Asphalt & Roofing

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        1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT & ROOFING MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings

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        1. Table | WORLD ADHESIVE, SEALANT, & COATING MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Industrial Products

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        1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

      7. 5.7 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER WORLD MARKETS FOR THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 6.1 North America: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 6.2 North America: Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 United States

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        1. Table | UNITED STATES: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Canada

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        1. Table | CANADA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Mexico

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        1. Table | MEXICO: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Germany

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        1. Table | GERMANY: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 United Kingdom

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Other Western Europe

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Thermoplastic Elastomer Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 China

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        1. Table | CHINA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 8.4 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 8.5 South Korea

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 8.6 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 8.7 Taiwan

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        1. Table | TAIWAN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | TAIWAN: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 8.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Central & South America

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        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.1.1 Brazil

          $241.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.1.2 Other Central & South America

          $201.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.2.1 Russia

          $237.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.2.2 Other Eastern Europe

          $224.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 General

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        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 10.2 Market Share

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      3. 10.3 Technology & Manufacturing

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        1. 10.3.1 Technology

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        2. 10.3.2 Manufacturing

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      4. 10.4 Competitive Strategies

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      5. 10.5 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 10.7 Marketing & Distribution

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        1. 10.7.1 Marketing

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        2. 10.7.2 Distribution

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      8. 10.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 10.8.1 Arkema SA

          $92.00

        2. 10.8.2 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $100.00

        3. 10.8.3 BASF SE

          $202.00

        4. 10.8.4 Bayer AG

          $249.00

        5. 10.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $207.00

        6. 10.8.6 Celanese Corporation

          $100.00

        7. 10.8.7 Chi Mei Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 10.8.8 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 10.8.9 Dow Chemical Company

          $161.00

        10. 10.8.10 Dow Corning Corporation

          $86.00

        11. 10.8.11 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $105.00

        12. 10.8.12 EMS-Chemie Holding AG

          $86.00

        13. 10.8.13 En Chuan Chemical Industries Company Limited

          $82.00

        14. 10.8.14 Eni SpA

          $90.00

        15. 10.8.15 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $191.00

        16. 10.8.16 Huntsman Corporation

          $91.00

        17. 10.8.17 Keyuan Petrochemicals Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 10.8.18 Korea Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        19. 10.8.19 KRAIBURG Holding GmbH & Company KG

          $150.00

        20. 10.8.20 Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated

          $182.00

        21. 10.8.21 Kuraray Company Limited

          $118.00

        22. 10.8.22 LCY Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        23. 10.8.23 LG Chem Limited

          $95.00

        24. 10.8.24 LyondellBasell Industries NV

          $171.00

        25. 10.8.25 Mexichem SAB de CV

          $88.00

        26. 10.8.26 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $240.00

        27. 10.8.27 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $135.00

        28. 10.8.28 PolyOne Corporation

          $362.00

        29. 10.8.29 Repsol SA

          $93.00

        30. 10.8.30 Royal DSM NV

          $118.00

        31. 10.8.31 Schulman (A.) Incorporated

          $153.00

        32. 10.8.32 Shandong Dawn Polymer Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 10.8.33 SIBUR Holding CJSC

          $82.00

        34. 10.8.34 SO.F.TER SpA

          $145.00

        35. 10.8.35 Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        36. 10.8.36 Teknor Apex Company

          $137.00

        37. 10.8.37 TSRC Corporation

          $143.00

        38. 10.8.38 Wanhua Chemical Group Company Limited

          $102.00

        39. 10.8.39 ZEON Corporation

          $95.00

      9. 10.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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