GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE REPORT
The study presents a detailed view of market size, growth, and trends for the industry. Covered in this report are additives that are used in the largest amounts: plasticizers, flame retardants, heat stabilizers, impact modifiers, lubricants, antioxidants, peroxide catalysts, UV light stabilizers, polyurethane catalyst, and blowing agents. Significant technological trends and developments are identified and analyzed. The structure of the industry is addressed, including profiles of the major suppliers.
REASONS FOR PUBLISHING THE REPORT
This rapidly changing industry is evolving in technological content and structure. The report presents a snapshot of the current technical and climate to permit and aid in strategic planning of company operations. The additive industry is part of the overall plastics industry, and this report also describes trends in plastic resin markets.
CONTRIBUTION OF THE REPORT AND FOR WHOM
The report provides in-depth information and technological evaluations for decision-making by those in, or considering becoming involved in the supply of plastic additives to the plastics industry. The study can assist clients in strategic planning, technology analysis, commercial development of new products, and analysis of competitors' strategies, strengths, weaknesses, pricing, market share, and profitability.
SCOPE AND FORMAT OF THE REPORT
This report analyzes the current (as of this printing) products, applications, technology, and industry structure in the supply of plastic additives. The format of this report is to state all values, projections, and forecasts in terms of constant dollars.
The background research consisted of a thorough analysis of trade, government, and company literature, as well as an analysis of the extensive information in Communication Co.'s (BCC) database. An extensive series of personal and telephone interviews with key executives and officials in industry trade associations and government followed the background work.
The author of this report has worked on many assignments dealing with the supply of technologically advanced materials to industry, and has analytical familiarity with many of the important issues influencing the supply of plastics additives. In addition, BCC has published numerous reports to provide background in this study.