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Polycarbonate Market for Electronics, Packaging, Construction, Automotive, Optical Media and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

Published: Mar-2016 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 110 | Code: MRS - 49436


The report covers forecast and analysis for the polycarbonate market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based on revenue (USD billion). The study includes drivers and restraints for the polycarbonate market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the polycarbonate market on a global level.

In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the polycarbonate market, we have included a detailed value chain analysis. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the polycarbonate market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein application segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the polycarbonate market by segmenting the market based on applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Key application segments covered under this study includes automotive, electronics, construction, optical media, packaging and other applications. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S., Canada, Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India and Brazil. This segmentation includes demand for polycarbonate based on individual applications in all the regions and countries.

Key industry participants analyzed and profiled in this study includes Bayer MaterialScience AG, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, Trinseo (Styron), and Teijin Limited, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Chi Mei Corporation, Centroplast Engineering Plastics GmbH, Royal DSM, Aashi Kasei Chemical Corporation, Idemistu Kosan Co., Ltd. and amongst others.

The report segments the global polycarbonate market as:

Polycarbonate Market:  Application Segment Analysis

  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Optical Media
  • Other

Polycarbonate Market:  Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Chapter 1. Preface
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global polycarbonate market revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Billion)
    • 2.2. Global Polycarbonate Market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Polycarbonate Market – Global Analysis
    • 3.1. Polycarbonate: Market dynamics
    • 3.2. Value Chain Analysis
    • 3.3. Market Drivers
      • 3.3.1. Drivers for global polycarbonate market: Impact analysis
      • 3.3.2. Rapid growth in automotive industry
      • 3.3.3. Growing demand from packaging industries especially in food industry and medical industries
    • 3.4. Market Restraints
      • 3.4.1. Restraints for global polycarbonate market: Impact analysis
      • 3.4.2. Volatile raw material prices
      • 3.4.3. Environmental issues
    • 3.5. Opportunities
      • 3.5.1. Growth in bio-based and scratch resistant polycarbonate industry
    • 3.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.7.1. Market attractiveness analysis by application segment
      • 3.7.2. Market attractiveness analysis by regional segment
  • Chapter 4. Global Polycarbonate Market -Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share analysis, 2014 (subject to data availability)
    • 4.2. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Polycarbonate Market – Application Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global polycarbonate market: Application overview
      • 5.1.1. Global polycarbonate market share by application, 2014 and 2020 (Million)
    • 5.2. Automotive Industry
      • 5.2.1. Global polycarbonate market for automotive industry, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 5.3. Electronics
      • 5.3.1. Global polycarbonate market for electronics, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 5.4. Construction
      • 5.4.1. Global polycarbonate market for construction, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 5.5. Optical Media
      • 5.5.1. Global polycarbonate market for optical media, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 5.6. Packaging Industry
      • 5.6.1. Global polycarbonate market for packaging industry, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 5.7. Other Applications
      • 5.7.1. Global polycarbonate market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
  • Chapter 6. Global Polycarbonate Market – Regional Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global polycarbonate market: Regional overview
      • 6.1.1. Global polycarbonate market share by region, 2014 and 2020 (Million)
    • 6.2. North America
      • 6.2.1. North America polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.2.2. U.S.
        • 6.2.2.1. U.S. polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 6.3. Europe
      • 6.3.1. Europe polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.3.2. Germany
        • 6.3.2.1. Germany polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.3.3. UK
        • 6.3.3.1. UK polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.3.4. France
        • 6.3.4.1. France polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 6.4. Asia Pacific
      • 6.4.1. Asia Pacific polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.4.2. China
        • 6.4.2.1. China polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.4.3. Japan
        • 6.4.3.1. Japan polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.4.4. India
        • 6.4.4.1. India polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 6.5. Latin America
      • 6.5.1. Latin America polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 6.5.2. Brazil
        • 6.5.2.1. Brazil polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 6.6. Middle East & Africa
      • 6.6.1. Middle East & Africa polycarbonate market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
  • Chapter 7. Company Profile
    • 7.1. Bayer MaterialScience AG
      • 7.1.1. Overview
      • 7.1.2. Financials
      • 7.1.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.1.4. Business strategy
      • 7.1.5. Recent developments
    • 7.2. Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation
      • 7.2.1. Overview
      • 7.2.2. Financials
      • 7.2.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.2.4. Business strategy
      • 7.2.5. Recent developments
    • 7.3. Trinseo (Styron)
      • 7.3.1. Overview
      • 7.3.2. Financials
      • 7.3.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.3.4. Business strategy
      • 7.3.5. Recent developments
    • 7.4. Teijin Limited
      • 7.4.1. Overview
      • 7.4.2. Financials
      • 7.4.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.4.4. Business strategy
      • 7.4.5. Recent developments
    • 7.5. SABIC Innovative Plastics
      • 7.5.1. Overview
      • 7.5.2. Financials
      • 7.5.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.5.4. Business strategy
      • 7.5.5. Recent developments
    • 7.6. Chi Mei Corporation
      • 7.6.1. Overview
      • 7.6.2. Financials
      • 7.6.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.6.4. Business strategy
      • 7.6.5. Recent developments
    • 7.7. Centroplast Engineering Plastics GmbH
      • 7.7.1. Overview
      • 7.7.2. Financials
      • 7.7.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.7.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.7.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.8. Royal DSM
      • 7.8.1. Overview
      • 7.8.2. Financials
      • 7.8.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.8.4. Business strategy
      • 7.8.5. Recent developments
    • 7.9. Aashi Kasei Chemical Corporation
      • 7.9.1. Overview
      • 7.9.2. Financials
      • 7.9.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.9.4. Business strategy
      • 7.9.5. Recent developments
    • 7.10. Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd
      • 7.10.1. Overview
      • 7.10.2. Financials
      • 7.10.3. Product portfolio
      • 7.10.4. Business strategy
      • 7.10.5. Recent developments

List of Tables

1. Global polycarbonate market: Snapshot
2. Drivers for polycarbonate market: Impact analysis
3. Restraints for polycarbonate market: Impact analysis
4. North America polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
5. U.S. polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
6. Europe polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
7. Germany polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
8. UK polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
9. France polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
10. Asia Pacific polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
11. China polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
12. Japan polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
13. India polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
14. Latin America polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)
15. Brazil polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
16. Middle East & Africa polycarbonate market, by application revenue, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)


List of Figures

1. Market research process
2. Market research methodology
3. Global polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Billion)
4. Value chain analysis: Polycarbonate market
5. Porter’s five forces analysis: Polycarbonate market
6. Market attractiveness analysis by application segment
7. Market attractiveness analysis by regional segment
8. Company market share analysis
9. Global polycarbonate market share by application, 2014 and 2020 (Million)
10. Global polycarbonate market for automotive industry, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
11. Global polycarbonate market for electronics, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
12. Global polycarbonate market for construction, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
13. Global polycarbonate market for optical media, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
14. Global polycarbonate market for packaging industry, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
15. Global polycarbonate market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
16. Global polycarbonate market share by region, 2014 and 2020 (Million)
17. North America polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
18. U.S. polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
19. Europe polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
20. Germany polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
21. UK polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020  (USD Million)
22. France polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020  (USD Million)
23. Asia Pacific polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
24. China polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
25. Japan polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
26. India polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
27. Latin America polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
28. Brazil polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
29. Middle East and Africa polycarbonate market, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)

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Zion Research uses the synergy of combination of both primary research and secondary research for its research reports. For this study, we have conducted extensive primary research, wherein we have conducted in-depth interviews of the key opinion leader of this industry. Primary research make up for the biggest chunk of our data sources in addition to secondary research.

We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Polycarbonate Market and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Global Polycarbonate Market.The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically partake in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals


Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Based on the research results and technical insights thus gathered, Zion research analysts have provided a comprehensive analysis of the varied aspects of the market. The impact of global economic conditions and other macroeconomic indicators was also considered when assessing the market.

Models

Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer and produced using phosgene and bisphenol A (BPA). The trade names for polycarbonate are Lexan and Marolon. The polycarbonate material is optically transparent. It has unique properties such as clarity, safety, durability, versatility, thermo-formation, shatter and heat resistance.  It further supports extrusion and injection molding technique to develop the products with various shapes and sizes. This material is widely used in the engineering and various applications. It is a high performance, eco-efficient material and sustainable utilized in a large variety of applications. Products made from polycarbonate include spectacle lenses, medical devices, leisure articles, sheets for roofing and glazing, and food contact materials. It is also employed for manufacturing the power distribution components, electrical chargers, connectors, and lighting appliances. Increasing demand for polycarbonate in food and beverage industry and medical packaging is anticipated to boost market growth.

Automotive industry, electronics, construction, optical media, packaging industry and others are the key application of the global polycarbonate market. In terms of total volume of the polycarbonate, the electronics was the dominating application segment for the year 2014. There is increasing demand for polycarbonate to produce powerful components in the automotive industry.  Recently, automotive industry has become major segment attributed to the large consumption of polycarbonate as it helps to reduce the weight of vehicle and increases the fuel efficiency and reduces environmental impact. These facts are driving the demand for polycarbonate in the automotive sectors.

Polycarbonate Market

Asia-Pacific was the largest regional market for polycarbonate and it accounted for over 65% share of the total demand in 2014. Europe was the second largest market for polycarbonate in 2014. This is due to the high demand for polycarbonate for light weight and high strength material for the automotive and electronics application in this region.

Some of the key player in the polycarbonate market includes Bayer MaterialScience AG, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, Trinseo (Styron), and Teijin Limited, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Chi Mei Corporation, Royal DSM, Centroplast Engineering Plastics GmbH, Aashi Kasei Chemical Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. and amongst others.

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