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Article Title: Fluorpolymere: US-Markt wächst stetig
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Publication: Kunststoff, 7/12/2012
Freedonia Study: Fluoropolymers (2938)

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Um 4,5 Prozent jährlich werde der US-Verbrauch an Fluorpolymeren im nächsten Jahr steigen, schätzen die Marktforscher von Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio / USA) in der aktuellen Studie „Fluoropolymers - US industry study with forecasts for 2013 & 2018” ein. Der US-Markt stünde dann für ein Volumen von 78.000 t mit einem Wert von rund 1,7 Mrd USD, heißt es. PTFE wird dabei unverändert den größten Teil der Anwendungen bedienen, obwohl die elastomeren Fluorpolymere (FKM) wegen des nach der Krise nun wieder steigenden Motorenbedarfs der US-Automobilindustrie die höchsten Zuwachsraten zeigen.
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Article Title: Freedonia Group predicts U.S. demand for fluoropolymers to rise 5.3% to $2.4 billion in 2016
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Publication: Coatings World, 10/25/2012
Freedonia Study: Fluoropolymers (2938)

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U.S. demand for fluoropolymers is forecast to increase 5.3% annually to $2.4 billion in 2016, with volume totaling 198 million pounds. Advances will be spurred by an improving economic outlook, which will drive industrial output and boost construction activity. While market value gains will only slightly outpace those of the 2006-2011 period, growth in volume terms is projected to accelerate considerably. This is because the challenging economic environment associated with the 2007-2009 recession held down market volume during the 2006-2011 period while strong increases in pricing during the latter portion of the period propped up value gains.
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