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Specialty Pulp And Paper Chemicals Market Analysis By Product (Basic, Functional, Bleaching, Process Chemicals) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

September 2014

Specialty pulp and paper chemicals are chemicals which are used as raw materials to manufacture specialty paper. Specialty paper chemicals reduce the consumption of water and energy and save raw materials by reducing paper weight without hampering the optical and functional properties of the paper. It also increases the usage of wastepaper for further use. These chemicals are divided into four product segments which include basic chemicals, functional chemicals, bleaching chemicals and process chemicals. Specialty pulp and paper chemicals find wide applications in industrial processes such as graphic arts, labeling and filtration with...

Polypropylene Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Polypropylene also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic linear hydrocarbon polymer resin, with little or no unsaturation. It is a semi rigid and translucent material which does not presents stress-cracking problems and offers excellent chemical and electrical resistance at high temperatures. Polypropylene is a versatile product because of which it is used in numerous industries such as toy making, automobile, carpeting, paper, and manufacturing of laboratory equipments.  It is easy to customize and can be coloured in various ways without degrading the original quality of the plastic. Besides, it is a good alternative to other types of plastics as it does not contains Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is not a safe option for packaging as it is an endocrine...

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market Analysis By Application (Construction, Consumer, Packaging, Electrical & Electronics, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a polymer plastic which is generally available in two forms, rigid and flexible. PVC is produced from vinyl chloride monomer by means of suspension, emulsion and bulk polymerization. It is amongst the most used polymers due to its low price and effectiveness compared to other plastic products. Major applications of polyvinyl chloride include insulation and sanitary pipes, fittings, wires, cables, sheets, films, and bottles which are further used in major end-use industries such as construction, electrical & electronics, and transportation. PVC is widely used in pipes and cables on account of its high...

Plastics Market Analysis By Product (PE, PP, PVC, PET, Polystyrene, Engineering Thermoplastics), By Application (Film & Sheet, Injection Molding, Textiles, Packaging, Transportation, Construction) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Plastics are wide array of semi-synthetic or synthetic organic solids that are transformed or molded into several useful products. Plastics are usually organic polymers derived from petrochemicals or sometimes occur naturally, and have high molecular weights. The global plastic market is governed by the end user industry application. Owing to their low cost, ease of manufacture, availability of raw materials and flexibility of use, plastics have displaced many conventional materials including wood, paper, metal, ceramic, leather and glass in majority of their uses. The increasing demand for sustainable and durable products in various end...

Polyurea Market Analysis By Raw Material (Aromatic, Aliphatic), By Product (Coating, Lining, Sealants), By Application (Construction, Industrial, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Polyurea is a polymer; it is a result of the reaction of an amine-terminated polyether resin with isocyanate. This results in the formation of a rubber-like or plastic-like compound; it may be hard or soft depending on the formulation and intended use. Polyurea elastomer is formed through the reaction of an isocyanate component and a resin blend component. The resin blend comprises amine-terminated polymer resins; it may also contain amine-terminated chain extenders. Increasing demand for industrial coatings is expected to favorably impact the global polyurea market over the forecast period. These are mainly used for protecting steel...

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Market Analysis By Application (Industrial Processing, Electronics, Automotive & Transportation) By Product (Granular, Micro-powder, Fine-powder) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

This research report analyzes the Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) industry, a synthetic high molecular weight solid state fluorocarbon consisting entirely of carbon and fluorine atoms. PTFE is also widely recognized as Dupont’s Teflon, commonly used in nonstick cookware. PTFE is an important fluoropolymer, accounting for a significant chunk of the global market. PTFE is commonly available in granular, micro-powder, fine-powder and dispersion forms, based on application. Products are generally resins, with 15% glass reinforced, 25% glass reinforced and chemically modified being key PTFE products. Fluorspar, chloroform and hydrochloric acid are essential raw materials for PTFE....

Aerospace Plastics Market By Application (Airframe & Fuselage, Wings & Rotor Blades, Empennage, Flight Deck & Cockpit, Cabin Areas), By End User (Commercial & Freighter Aircrafts, Military Aircrafts, Rotary Aircrafts, General Aviation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Aerospace plastic falls in the category of advanced composite materials that can be processed to exhibit required specifications and characteristics. Aerospace plastics display heat/ flame resistance and high strength properties. Owing to its high modulus of elasticity, they are extensively used for production of various aircrafts’ components such as cabins, decks, cockpits, empennages, wings, rotor blades, airframes, etc. These provide lightweight yet high performance alternatives to metals such as steel and aluminum, leading to lowered production costs. These features have enabled use of aerospace plastics in commercial, military,...

Phthalic Anhydride Market Analysis, By Application (Phthalate Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Alkyd Resins) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Phthalic anhydride is an organic compound formed by the oxidation process of naphthalene or orthoxylene. Phthalic anhydride has higher vapor pressure and thus possesses tendency to volatilize from compound resulting in stiffer product. Phthalic anhydride is colorless solid and serves as vital industrial chemical for large scale production of plasticizers for plastics. Fundamental application of phthalic anhydride includes production of phthalate plasticizers for making polyvinyl chloride (PVC), unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, dyes, insect repellents and polyester polyols for polyurethanes. Phthalic anhydride is predominantly...

Maleic Anhydride Market Analysis By Application (Unsaturated Polyster Resins, BDO, Additives, Copolymers) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Maleic Anhydride is a colorless, organic and crystalline compound and has an acrid odor. It is an acid anhydride manufactured from oxidation of benzene and other aromatic compounds. However, some manufacturing plants prefer to produce maleic anhydride through vapor oxidation of n-butane. Maleic anhydride’s manufacturing process is achieved by integration of four unit processes namely: Catalyst Packed Bed Packer, Absorption Tower, Maleic Acid Reactor and Distillation Column. Key application areas of maleic anhydride include production of unsaturated polyester resin, 1,4 Butanediol, additives such as oil, lubricants, copolymers and...

Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Pressure sensitive tapes, also known as adhesive tapes are adhesive tapes which require only application pressure for bonding, without any need of special purpose solvent, heat or any other activist.  It is generally used for various applications in home, office, industry, institutions etc. Increasing manufacturing activities, need of carton packaging along with requirements for good packaging is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Developing food and beverages market is also expected to fuel the market growth over next six years owing to largest consumption of corrugated carton packaging in this industry. Various technological advancements in manufacturing processes and materials used for pressure sensitive tapes are also...

Agricultural Films Market Analysis By Application (Green House, Mulching, Silage), By Raw Material (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA, Reclaims) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Increasing food demand with growing population has put a lot of pressure on agricultural productivity. Limited availability of land coupled with various natural disasters further reduces the total agricultural production. Agricultural films aid in improving crop quality and in increasing overall agricultural productivity. Need to increase agricultural productivity to fulfil daily demand of growing population has led to growth of agricultural film’s market. Agricultural films possess various desirable properties such as durability, transparency, anti-fog, diffusion, thermal effects, degradation etc. Various innovations in...

Non Halogenated Flame Retardants Market Analysis By Product (Aluminum Hydroxide, Phosphorous Based), By Application (Polyolefins, Epoxy Resin, UPE, PVC, ETP, Rubber, Styrenics), By End Use Industry (Electrical, Construction, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Flame retardants restrain or delay flame production to avert the spread of fire. These are added (additive) or chemically bonded (reactive) to the base material to induce fire retardancy to the manufactured products, mostly polymers and textiles. Non-halogenated flame retardants are devoid of halogens, which were earlier considered essential in flame retardants’ composition. Efficiency of some non-halogenated retardants is still compared to that of halogenated options available. However, with technology innovations, this gap has also been covered by many manufacturers. Flame retardants address the needs of durability, safety and...

Medical Polymers Market Analysis By Product (Resins & Fibers, Elastomers, Biodegradable Plastics), By Application (Devices and Equipments, Packaging) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Polymeric materials such as resins and fibers, elastomers and biodegradable plastics are being used in various medical applications which include medical devices and equipments, medical packaging and others. Synthetic polymers can be manufactured to possess specific properties required in medical applications, whereas natural polymers are biodegradable in nature which can be easily disposed and hence find applications in life sciences. Polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, styrene block copolymer, rubber latex and other elastomers are being used in medical applications. The factors that are responsible for driving...

Bisphenol A (BPA) Market Analysis By Application (Polycarbonates, Epoxy resins) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic compound derived from styrene, acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is primarily used to produce polycarbonate and is one of the key monomer in producing epoxy resins. It also plays an important role in manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resin, polyacrylate, polyetherimide, flame retardants, and polysulfone resins. It is a colorless crystalline solid that is highly soluble in organic solvents although incompetent in terms of solubility with water. BPA is employed to manufacture epoxy resins and certain plastics. Plastic made of BPA has superior properties such as heat & chemical resistant, durability...

Cellulose Fibers Market Analysis By Application (Spun Yarn, Fabrics, Clothing and Other) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Cellulose fibers are obtained from various plants as well as from some plant based materials. Fibers obtained directly from natural plants are called as natural cellulose fibers. Natural cellulose fibers include cotton and linin. Fibers extracted from plant pulp are called as manufactured cellulose fibers. The wood pulp obtained from various plants undergoes various chemical as well as mechanical processes. Various types of man-made fibers can be extracted from the processed pulp, depending upon the process carried out on the pulp. Manufactured cellulose fibers include rayon and viscose fibers. Cellulose fibers are widely used for various...

Nonwoven Filter Media Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Nonwoven filter media make use of nonwoven fabrics to remove a percentage of particulates from the liquid or gaseous fluids passing through them. They are widely used in air, gas and liquid filtration processes. The market for nonwoven filter media is primarily driven by the need for cleaner products and processes. The emerging demand for product safety, air quality, water purity and advancement in technology are also key drivers for the market’s growth. Stringent regulatory standards and guidelines governing the applications that use nonwoven filter media may impose a restraint for the market’s growth. Product innovations and new application segments could prove to be a good source of growth opportunity for the global market. ...

Novolac Resins Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Novolac resins are type of phenolic resins. Reaction of formaldehyde and phenol in presence on acidic catalyst produces novolac resins. Phenols used in production process usually include cresol, resorcinol or bio based products such as cashew nut shell. Hexamine is usually used in production process as formaldehyde source. High strength, high thermal stability, light weight; are few characteristics of novolac resins which are expected to drive the market. Novolac resins can be molded easily; hence demand in this application area is expected to increase in forecast period. Increasing demand for laminates and molded materials are expected to drive the market. High growth in demand for fuel efficient vehicles, in automotive and transportation sector, has been...

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Analysis By Application (Appliances, Automotive, Consumer, Construction, Electrical & Electronics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an engineering thermoplastic which is derived from styrene, butadiene, and acrylonitrile. Superior properties such as strength and durability at low temperatures, heat and chemical resistant and easy processing makes it useful in numerous application such as automotive interior and exterior parts, consumer goods, construction material and appliances. ABS is converted into end products by a variety of thermoplastic processing methods such as molding, injection, extrusion and blow molding. There are various grades of ABS available and the application of these grades is based on physical and...

Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Coating, Electrical and Electronics, Filter & Filter Bags, Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a wholly aromatic, crystalline polymer containing sulfide linkages. PPS is a polymer member of a high performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) family. These HPTPs are low volume, high priced polymers which are used in variety of niche applications, requiring extraordinary properties. These HPTPs represent a very small share in the overall market for thermoplastics. PPS is relatively brittle in nature and is generally compounded with carbon fibers and glass to improve its mechanical properties. Approximately 85% of the PPS available in the world market is compounded using the aforementioned products. One of the...

Injection Molded Plastics Market (Polypropylene, ABS, HDPE, Polystyrene) Analysis By Application (Packaging, Consumables and Electronics, Automotive, Building and Construction) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Injection molding is a manufacturing process of producing an article by forcing molten plastic material under pressure into a mold where it is cooled, solidified and subsequently released by opening the two halves of the mold. It is used for both thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. Some of the major polymers used in the molding process include polypropylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polystyrene. Injection molding offers numerous advantages such as desired finish and shape, faster production process, minimum wastage and ability to process a variety of raw materials. Ethylene and...

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Market Analysis By Application (Hose, Belting &Cable, Adhesive & Sealants, Industrial & Medical Gloves, Seals & O-Rings, Molded & Extruded Products) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), also termed as Buna-N, is generally manufactured for hydrocarbon services. In the industries such as natural gas and petroleum, the use of NBR is generally identified. It is similar to synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene. It has an extensive range of working temperature ranging from -40 ᵒC to 108ᵒC. This extensive range of temperature, it makes Buna-N ideal for applications in aeronautics. In some industries and areas where hydrocarbon resistance is important, Buna-N is specially applied. NBR, being a hard material, finds its application in nuclear industries also. NBR is generally...

Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan) Adhesives And Sealants Market Analysis By Technology (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, Hot Melt, Reactive), By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Polyurethane), By Application (Pressure Sensitive Applications, Construction, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Asia Pacific is the largest consumer for adhesives and sealants in the global market. The region accounted for 42.6% of total adhesives consumed globally in 2013. The growth of adhesives in this region is primarily driven by rapid industrialization, strong GDP growth, and rise in manufacturing and industrial output. India, China, and Japan are expected to be substantial contributors to the growth of this market during 2014 to 2020. Besides being the biggest market, Asia Pacific is also expected to be the fastest growing market for adhesives over the forecast period. Growing construction activities, mainly in the rapidly emerging economies...

Latin America Adhesives And Sealants Market Analysis By Technology (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, Hot Melt, Reactive), By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Polyurethane), By Application (Pressure Sensitive Applications, Construction, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

The demand for adhesives and sealants in Latin America has been primarily driven by Brazil, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Brazil is all set to host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 followed by the Olympics in 2016. Organizing such large-scale international events is likely to stimulate continuous demand for adhesives and sealants from various end-use industries such as construction, packaging, and furniture. In addition, Brazil is also emerging as one of the fastest growing markets for automobiles and is expected to be included in the top five auto markets of the world by 2015. Other Latin American countries such...

Textile Chemicals Market Analysis By Product (Coating & Sizing Chemicals, Colorants & Auxiliaries, Finishing Agents, Surfactants, Desizing Agents, Bleaching Agents, Yarn Lubricants) And Segment Forecast To 2020

April 2014

Textile chemicals are used in the manufacturing of textiles as they optimize and improve the manufacturing process. They are useful in providing the final products with specific properties are functions such as flame retardant fabrics, airbags in automobiles and greenhouse fabrics which reflect the sun. Textiles go through a variety of processes during manufacturing and chemicals are used from the pretreatment phase to the finished products. The various types of textile chemicals include dying chemicals, pretreatment chemicals, printing chemicals, finishing chemicals, antistatic agents and other specialty chemicals. About fifteen...

PP (Polypropylene) Nonwoven Fabric Market Analysis By Product (Spunbonded, Staples, Meltblown, Composite) And Segment Forecast To 2020

April 2014

Polypropylene nonwoven fabric has been increasingly gaining acceptance and importance in the recent past owing to its superior quality over other nonwoven fabric mainly for manufacturing hygiene products. Polypropylene (fiber and polymer) is the leading raw material used for manufacturing nonwoven fabric in the world. Increasing birth rate, mainly in Asia Pacific, has given rise to consumer disposable products such as baby diapers in the region. This surge in demand for consumer disposable products is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global market. PP Nonwoven Fabrics have been gaining market penetration for durable...

Epoxy Resins Market Analysis, By Application (Paints & Coatings, Electrical & Electronics, Building & Construction, Wind Energy, Adhesives) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Epoxy resins also known as polyepoxides are polyether resins which contains more than one epoxy group.Epoxy resins are the thermosetting polymers and possess superior properties such as high thermal stability, high mechanical strength, high moisture resistivity, high adhesion, etc.It provides superior quality performance in various industrial applications primarily for the purpose of corrosion protection.The most common application of these malleable resins includes uses in laminates, jewelry, insulators and others. Due to its superior electrical, mechanical and heat resistant properties it is best suited in the insulation applications....

Rigid Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market Analysis By Product (Molded Foam Parts, Slabstock Polyether, Slabstock Polyester) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

Growth of construction industry mainly in China, India and Brazil is expected to boost the demand for rigid polyurethane foams over the next decade. Polyurethane exists in various forms ranging from rigid or flexible foams to stiff and strong elastomers. Rigid and flexible polyurethane foams together account for over 60% of the overall polyurethane market. Rigid polyurethane foams are primarily used as an insulation material in various constructional and refrigeration applications around the world and the growth of these major end use industries have been contributed to the growth of this market. China accounted for approximately 16% of...

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Films Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Railways, Leisure And Sports, Energy, Building And Construction, Furniture, Aerospace) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

for TPU films has seen an upswing over the last two years, owing to a period of stability in the automotive industry. Key automotive applications of TPU films include exterior applications such as paint protection, scratch protection, anti-stone chipping, cowl protection, and rear bumper protection. Over the past few years, the aftersales/replacement market has become an important avenue for automotive TPU film manufacturers, with over 40% of total sales coming from this market in 2012. Apart from the automotive industry, energy, furniture, leisure and medical applications are expected to be potential growth opportunities for market participants. For medical and other applications where materials are...