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Global Polycarbonate Plastic Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Jun 2017
  • Pages: 80
  • SKU: IRTNTR12566
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This industry research report identifies Asahi Kasei, Covestro, Chi Mei, LG Chem, and Samsung SDI as the key vendors in the global polycarbonate plastic market. This industry research report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by application (electrical and electronics segment, automotive segment, construction segment, and optical media segment) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Overview of the global polycarbonate plastic market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global polycarbonate plastic market will grow steadily at a CAGR of close to 7% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the strong demand from the automotive industry as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The increase in demand from the automotive industry is a major driver contributing to the growth of the global polycarbonate plastic market as they are highly used in the automotive industry for lighting applications such as headlamp bezels, headlamp lenses, and light housings. Advantages such as highly transparent, extremely light, and impressively shatterproof make it popular in the automotive industry. Additionally, the polycarbonate plastic is also used in several other automotive applications such as car interior parts and thermoformed sheets for the cladding of railway cabins. This will result in the increased consumption of polycarbonate plastic, which will subsequently drive market growth.

The growing demand for polycarbonate plastic in the electronics industry is one of the latest trends that will gain traction in the polycarbonate plastic market in the coming years. The increasing technological innovations, R&D, miniaturization, and availability of a wide variety of products are expected to drive the electronics market. This will increase the demand for polycarbonate plastic in the electronics industry as it possesses properties such as lightweight and insulation against electricity, impact, and breakage.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The polycarbonate plastic market is highly competitive due to the presence of several key vendors. Vendors with greater financial and technological than their competitors will be able to withstand changes in market conditions. Depending on the regions and the demand for polycarbonate plastic, the vendors in this marketspace have harnessed the manufacturing capacities to meet the growing demand.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Asahi Kasei
  • Covestro
  • Chi Mei
  • LG Chem
  • Samsung SDI

The other prominent vendors in the market include FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBRE CORPORATION, Idemitsu Kosan, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics, TEIJIN, and Trinseo.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the polycarbonate plastic market

  • Electrical and electronics segment
  • Automotive segment
  • Construction segment
  • Optical media segment

During 2016, the electrical and electronics segment accounted for the major shares of this market. Polycarbonate plastics are used in many applications in the electrical and electronics industry especially in cell phones, computers, fax machines, and pagers as they are lightweight and are also impact and shatter resistant. These qualities make polycarbonates perfect for withstanding impact, resisting scratches, and surviving accidental drops in the everyday use of cell phones, which significantly contributes to the growth of this market segment.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the polycarbonate plastic market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

This market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the market by 2021. The growth of this market in this region is attributed to the increase in the consumption of polycarbonate plastics in the rapidly growing automotive and electrical and electronics industries in emerging economies, especially India. Additionally, the growing infrastructural developments in this region and the emergence of China as a global manufacturing hub, will also fuel the consumption of polycarbonate plastics in APAC.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global polycarbonate plastic market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global polycarbonate plastic market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global polycarbonate plastic market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global polycarbonate plastic market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global polycarbonate plastic market?

Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement.

Polycarbonate (PC) plastics are a natural transparent amorphous thermoplastic. The formation of polycarbonate requires reaction of bisphenol with carbonyl chloride in an interfacial process. Polycarbonate plastics are widely used in the various applications such as riot shields, baby feeding bottles, safety helmets, compact discs, headlamp lenses, vandal proof glazing, and electrical components. This upcoming industry report by Technavio is an integral part of the chemicals and materials industry and offers a must-read analysis of rapidly growing sectors like plastics, polymers, and elastomers, additives, adhesives, and sealants, and paints, coatings, and pigments. Additionally, to help clients gain traction over market competitors, Technavio offers vital information on the important market drivers and challenges, and also provides detailed information on all the vendors who hold significant positions in the chemicals and materials industry.

To accurately forecast the plastics, polymers, and elastomers industry’s growth prospects, our team of market research experts pursue a triangulated research approach of primary and secondary data techniques and also conduct a detailed analysis of several factors, including the latest technological advancements and the demand for products and services covering diverse geographical boundaries. With an objective to help clients frame new strategies for growth, our upcoming industry research report on the global polycarbonate plastic market for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021 proposes executable ideas contrived from data accumulated from market sources such as manufacturers, channel partners, regulatory bodies, and decision makers.

This upcoming report on the global polycarbonate plastic market also takes into aspect the growth of related markets like polymer fillers and rigid transparent plastics, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5% and almost 6%, respectively by 2021. As witnessed by our team of market research analysts, the rising demand from emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil because of the improving economic conditions and growing population is driving the plastics, polymers, and elastomers market’s growth in the near future. Based on the requirements of a variety of clients, Technavio also produces customized reports, which will help local vendors and global players establish their presence in the chemicals and materials industry.

The upcoming market research report for the global polycarbonate plastic market highlights the market drivers, emerging trends, and the challenges currently experienced by the plastics, polymers, and elastomers industry and also presents a complete overview into the sectors of bio-chemicals and bio-materials, chemical engineering equipment, olefins, and specialty chemicals.

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Overview

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by application

  • Global polycarbonate plastic market by application
  • Global polycarbonate plastic market in electrical and electronics segment
  • Global polycarbonate plastic market in automotive segment
  • Global polycarbonate plastic market in construction segment
  • Global polycarbonate plastic market in optical media segment
  • Global polycarbonate plastic market in other application segments

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global polycarbonate plastic market by geography
  • Polycarbonate plastic market in APAC
  • Polycarbonate plastic market in Europe
  • Polycarbonate plastic market in North America
  • Polycarbonate plastic market in ROW

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers on key regions
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of challenges on key regions

PART 10: Market trends

  • Growing investment in R&D
  • Rising trend toward sustainable production
  • Increasing demand for polycarbonate plastic in electronics industry

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Key market vendors
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • Asahi Kasei
  • Covestro
  • Chi Mei
  • LG Chem
  • Samsung SDI

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

TechnavioINFORMATION SOURCES

Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases
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TechnavioDATA ANALYSIS

Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts
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TechnavioREPORT WRITING

Qualitative

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis

Quantitative

  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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