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Press Releases from Prismane Consulting (15 total)

Global Butadiene Market Overview

Global butadiene demand was estimated to be around 12296 kilo tons in 2018. The global butadiene market has grown at an average of 3.2% from 2014 to 2018 mainly due to strong demand from butadiene derivatives like Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Polybutadiene Rubber (PBR), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and others in the Asia-Pacific region. The global butadiene market was impacted by the economic meltdown in 2008-2009. The demand declined during

Thermoplastic Copolyester (TPC) Elastomers Market Research Report, 2005-2025

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) are versatile class of plastics exhibiting properties of both plastic and rubber. With its exceptional physical, mechanical and dynamic properties Thermoplastic Copolyesters (TPCs) have increasingly solidified their place as substitutes for metals and rubbers in many high strength applications. TPCs possess thermoplastic behavior with structural strength showing high resistance to impact and flex fatigue. These properties make thermoplastic copolyester elastomers suitable for various precision applications. It is

Fluorocarbon elastomers (FKM) over capacity and low operating rates in China

The global demand for fluoroelastomers was estimated to be around 26 kilo tons in 2017, growing between 3-4% since 2010. Fluorocarbon Elastomer (FKM) is the dominant fluoroelastomer accounting for more than 85% of the global fluoroelastomer consumption and it still remains a single largest driver for growth. Other fluoroelastomers include fluorosilicone and perfluoroelastomers. Asia Pacific is the biggest consumer followed by North America and Western Europe. Historically, FKM has been

Turbo Charged Engines to drive ACM demand?

About Polyacrylate Rubber (ACM) ACM is used in automotive applications such as hoses, seals, gaskets, dampers and constant velocity joints (CVJ). Other applications include electrical transmission seals, industrial hoses and adhesives. ACM is cost competitive rubber with slightly lower performance than its immediate competitor AEM (Ethylene Acrylate Elastomer). Hence, it can be used where the performance can be compromised to achieve better economy. Other high-end competitors include flouroelastomers (FKM and

Global Olefinic Block Copolymers (OBCs) Market Research Report, 2014-2025

Olefin Block Copolymers (OBCs) were developed back in 2006. INFUSE OBCs were brought into commercial production in 2008. OBCs are composed of alternating hard and soft segments arranged in a linear fashion that provide them with elastomeric properties. This composition and property is generic to elastomers. The hard segment can be crystalline or semi crystalline in nature and is composed of either polyethylene or polypropylene. The soft segments which

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Report, 2005-2025

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic resin manufactured by co-polymerizing acrylonitrile (AN), butadiene (BD) and styrene (S) monomers. ABS copolymers exhibit better toughness; temperature stability and solvent resistance properties in comparison to high impact polystyrene. ABS compounds are commercially available in many forms and grades including medium and high impact, high gloss, UV stabilized, flame retardant, heat resistant, low gloss, glass-fiber reinforced and transparent. ABS is one of the widely

India Polyacetal (POM) Market Overview

India is a major importer of several engineering plastics. The country is a net importer of polyacetal (POM) and had an estimated demand of 37 kilo tons of POM in 2016 which is further anticipated to reach 58 kilo tons by 2025. India’s manufacturing sector holds a significant position in the Indian economy. Existing automotive market players are expanding their capabilities or investing into new manufacturing capacities. With an aim to

China Polyamide 6 Market Outlook

Prismane Consulting estimates the global Polyamide (PA) 6 demand to be around 5700 KT in 2016 of which China accounted for around 40% of the consumption. Textiles & Apparels consume a major share (around 56%) of PA 6 in the country. Automotive and electrical & electronics are expected to drive the demand for polyamides owing to increase in usage for weight reduction and ease of processing. Polyamides are used in

Polyacetal Strategy Report, 2005-2025

Polyacetal (POM) also known as Polyoxymethylene exhibits good low temperature impact resistance, high dimensional stability, favorable frictional properties, low water absorption, good mechanical strength and abrasion resistance. Commercially polyacetals are available in two grades; Homopolymer (POM-H) and Copolymer (POM-C). Copolymers offer better chemical properties whereas homopolymers have better physical properties. Globally the POM industry is witnessing growth on account of increasing applications and growing demand in Asia-Pacific and other developing regions.

Business Opportunities in India ABS Market

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) is the most widely used engineering plastic finding its applications in automotive, electrical & electronics, industrial and consumer products sector. The Indian ABS market has emerged stronger than expected registering a growth of 9.7% in 2016-17 and now accounts for around 1.5% of the global demand. The capacity utilization has averaged around 77% during 2011-2016 decreasing from 98% in 2011 to 65% in 2016. India has been a

Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) Market 2000-2025

Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) are aromatic polyesters by composition that exist in liquid crystal state. They exhibit a partially crystalline structure and their molecules are largely aligned. They have remarkable physical properties and chemical inertness by the virtue of which are capable of replacing metals, ceramics and several other engineering plastics in high-end applications. LCPs find use in electronic components like printed circuit boards and surface mounted devices. Electrical &

China Continues to be a Net Importer of Polycarbonates

The total Polycarbonate installed capacity as of 2016 is estimated to be around 5,600 Kilo tons. In the year 2000, China, Japan and USA accounted for around 50% of the global total. China increased its installed capacity share to 25% in 2016 from around 2% in 2005. USA and Japan now account for 14% and 8% respectively. On an average around 224 kilo tons of PC capacity was added each

PPS Business Opportunities (2005-2025)

“PPS made available commercially by Chevron Phillips in the early 70’s, is now an important category of engineering plastic. A characteristic polymer with exceptional chemical resistance and high-temperature stability can be used in a wide array of industrial applications. The current PPS market share remains dominated by automotive sector, but emerging end uses like aerospace & defense and filter media applications will continue to experience strong growth. PPS demand has been

Changing Dynamics of the Flouropolymer Industry, 2000 - 2025

USA accounted for over 20% of the global PTFE demand in 2012. In 2016, U.S consumption of PTFE reached 28 kilo tons. U.S fluoropolymers capacity utilization from 2000 to 2016 has averaged around 85%. Historically, the demand has grown at an average of around 2%. From 2012 to 2017, U.S consumption growth for PTFE has averaged about 2.1% per year on a volume basis. The country has been a net

OVERVIEW OF POM NET TRADE (2005-2025)

The total trade of POM in 2016 was estimated to be around 900 kilotons with Asia-Pacific being the largest importer as well as the largest exporter. In terms of dependence, Central & Eastern Europe and Central & South America will continue to depend on imports. The Middle East & Africa has historically been a net importer of POM. However, after the start of the Ibn Sina plant at Saudi Arabia, the region