Plastics and Polymers Global Market Briefing 2018

Published - January 2018| Code - MKB243A| Affiliate - TBRC (Publisher)

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Including: Nylon, Polyester and Synthetic Fibers, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Rubber, Bioplastics, Expandable Polystyrene, Polystyrene, Polycarbonate, ABS

Covering: DowDupont Inc., LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Covestro AG, LG Chem

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Polymers & plastics are some of the most important and most widely used chemical products in industry and consumer markets. Polymers /plastics are produced by chemically linking one or more “link” chemicals to produce long chains of strongly connected chemicals called polymers. They are used for manufacturing consumer products, such as coatings, lubricants, consumer goods, aerospace, building materials etc. Polymers and plastics are being used as an alternative to traditional metal or mineral based products due to their cost-effectiveness, high performance and low weight.

Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 38.3% share in the market. This was because of the packaging industry (which accounts for about 40% of plastics consumption) is concentrated in Asia-Pacific., Asia-Pacific’s packaging industry accounts for about 40% of global packaging industry, which results in a large market size.
Western Europe was the second largest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 21.2% share in the market. This can be attributed to high levels of consumer awareness and maturity in the region, which allows polymers to be used extensively in daily use products such as waste bags and loose-fill packaging materials.
Middle East was the smallest region in the plastics and polymers market in 2017, accounting for 4.0% share in the market.

Rising Preference for Bio based Plastics
The bio based plastic is gaining prominence among the users and manufacturers recently. Bio based plastics have a very high degree of recyclable potential and are made from renewable or non-petroleum raw materials. Cost optimization are made up of driving the demand for bio based plastics. Industries such as the packaging industry has been leading the adoption of the bio-based plastics for processed food packaging. For instance, Coca-Cola, a global beverages brand has started to pack its products in 100% bioplastic and aims to achieve a complete switchover by 2020. On a global scale, the bioplastics production is expected to more than double between 2017 and 2019. While 3.4 million tonnes was produced in 2017, the production in 2019 is forecasted to be 7.8 million tonnes. 

  • Table 1 : Global Chemical Markets Peer Analysis, 2013-2021
  • Table 2 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic Market Size, 2013-2017
  • Table 3 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Forecast Market Size, 2017 – 2021
  • Table 4 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Split By Region, 2017
  • Table 5 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, By Region, 2013-2021
  • Table 6 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Split By Country, 2017
  • Table 7 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, By Country, 2013-2021
  • Table 8 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, 2017, Key Competitor Estimated Market Shares, 2017
  • Figure 1 : Global Chemical Markets Peer Analysis, 2013-2021
  • Figure 2 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic Market Size, 2013-2017
  • Figure 3 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Forecast Market Size, 2017 – 2021
  • Figure 4 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Split By Region, 2017
  • Figure 5 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, By Region, 2013-2021
  • Figure 6 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Split By Country, 2017
  • Figure 7 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, Historic And Forecast Growth Rate, By Country, 2013-2021
  • Figure 8 : Global Plastics and Polymers Market, 2017, Key Competitor Estimated Market Shares, 2017

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