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Research Reports in Specialty Polymers

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market Analysis By Water Soluble Applications (Detergent Packaging, Agrochemical Packaging, Laundry Bags, Embroidery), Polarizer Application (LCD Panels) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) films are manufactured using vinyl acetate monomer. PVA is resistant to oil, solvent and grease. It is a superior adhesive and its water soluble properties make it ideally suited for use in packaging application. PVA films are also widely used in production of polarizer films. Polarizer PVA films are used to produce liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. Various regulatory supports such as EN13432, which emphasize on use of biodegradable products, are expected to drive the market over next six years. In additions, companies such as MonoSol LLC have been developing PVA films for novel applications such as food and...

Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Shift in trend to replace PVC (polyvinyl chloride) owing to growing environmental concerns in major end use industries such as automotive and construction around the world has been boosting the demand for TPOs (thermoplastic polyolefins) in the recent past. PVC contains phthalates which are considered to be harmful for environment. TPOs represent a member of a large group of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). TPOs just like other members of TPE family including TPV, TPU etc. have rubber like properties but process like polymers which makes them highly suitable for high performance applications in a variety of end use industries. Compared to...

Copolyester Elastomers (COPEs) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Medical) Trend And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Shift in trend towards replacing metals, rubbers and polymers which are hazardous to the environment has been acting as one of the primary factors driving the demand for thermoplastic elastomers in the recent past. Copolyester elastomers (COPEs) emerged as one of the fastest growing member of the thermoplastic elastomer family. Growing demand for high performance low weight material from the automotive industry has been driving the demand for COPEs in the past and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Copolyester elastomers outweigh other members of thermoplastic elastomer family in terms of its chemical and physical properties. COPEs have properties similar to that of vulcanized elastomers. Fuel...

Styrenic Block Copolymer (SBCs) Market Analysis By Product (SBS, SIS, HSBC), By Application (Paving and Roofing, Footwear, Advanced Materials, Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Styrenic block copolymers commonly known as SBCs are the largest consumed member of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family. SBCs are used for variety of application which requires high performance polymers. SBCs have properties similar to that of rubber but they process like polymers. SBCs owing to their bulk consumption compared to other TPEs are the lowest priced thermoplastic elastomers. SBCs are generally used with a host of other polymers and additives unlike other members of thermoplastic elastomers which are used seldom. Additives and other polymers are added in SBCs in order to specifically formulate the final compound that meets...

Fluorotelomers Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Fluorotelomers are primarily fluorocarbon based telomers or oligomers, manufactured by telomerization. Fluorotelomers find applications in fire fighting foams, food packaging, stain resistance and textiles. Fluorotelomers are also applied to food contact papers to enable them to be resistant to absorbing oil from fatty or fried foods. Fluorotelomer coatings find uses in microwave bags, fast food packaging, confectionery and box packaging. The global market for fluorotelomers is still perceived to be at a nascent stage with significant untapped potential to be unlocked, especially in substitution applications for other fluorochemical...

Bio-Based Polypropylene (PP) Technology Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing environmental concerns regarding the use of synthetic (petroleum derived) plastics have been prompting the industry to shift their focus towards developing new technologies for manufacturing plastics using renewable resources. One of the most widely used plastic includes polypropylene. Polypropylene is a polymer of propylene, a basic petrochemical product. Owing to growing environmental concerns regarding the manufacturing and usage of polypropylene, the market participants have been developing bio-based routes for manufacturing polypropylene.  Companies such as Braskem and Dow Chemical Company have been investing heavily in developing technologies to manufacture bio-based polypropylene eying a huge...

Bio-Based Polyurethane Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The quest to reduce reliance on petroleum derived products has been acting as one of the major factors driving the demand for bio-based products. Bio-based polyurethane, a member of this large bio-based products family has been gaining popularity in the recent times owing to its environmental friendly characteristics and its wide spread applications.  Polyurethane manufactured using a combination of a polyol and an isocyanate. Environmental concerns regarding the usage of petroleum derived polyurethane has been prompting the industry to shift their focus towards developing and commercializing a sustainable replacement for petroleum derived polyurethane. Bio-based polyurethane emerged as a clear replacement for...

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

Bioplastics refer to a family of plastics which are derived from bio-based material such as plant and animals rather than petroleum. These materials could be biodegradable or non biodegradable in nature. The development of these materials is expected to significantly save the consumption of petroleum for manufacturing of plastics. Furthermore, the improvement in technology and increased application scope of bioplastics make them an ideal choice over conventional plastics. The increased environmental awareness among consumers coupled with the increased importance of sustainability is expected to drive the demand for bioplastics over the next few years.  There are a variety of factors which have contributed in the...

Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Over 50 million tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is consumed each year primarily in packaging and bottling industry. Diminishing oil reserved coupled with growing consumer awareness of sustainability issues has led to the novel processes for the development of chemical intermediates which utilize non petroleum sources. Bio-based PET is developed using bio based raw materials such as sugar and rice hulls. Commercially, bio-based PET is manufactured using bio-based ethylene glycol; however over 60% of the PET is still oil based. This provides large opportunity for the new companies engaging in the manufacturing of bio-based PET.  In addition to the fluctuating oil prices, there are several factors responsible...