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Electronic Polymers Global Markets to 2017 - North America and Western Europe Focus on Innovation While Asia-Pacific Benefits from Low Cost Manufacturing

Executive Summary

Developed Countries Rely on Innovation to Compete with Emerging Economies in Electronic Polymers Market.

Developed countries are focusing on advancing their polymer application technology as countries such as China and India continue to out-produce their richer counterparts, according to a new report by market analysts GBI Research.

The report* predicts that newer applications for polymers will drive growth in the developed regions of Europe and North America, even though the rate of growth will not be substantial at global level due to the smaller market size for these innovations.

In contrast, the Asia-Pacific market is the largest for polymers for electrical and electronic applications, and this is expected to continue with impressive growth over the next few years. This area, with China in particular, has emerged as a manufacturing hub for petrochemical products due to relatively low production costs. This factor, combined with an improvement in living standards, led to the region accounting for 50.9% of the global electronic polymers demand in 2011.

Overall, the global demand for polymers for electrical and electronic applications is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% to 23,293,511 tons in 2017, from a total of 15,601,841 tons in 2011.

Manufacturers in developed countries are typically unable to compete in the Asia-Pacific region because of low labor costs. Accordingly, these countries are relying more and more on the development of more advanced polymer applications.

The UK government, for example, has invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the development of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and printing electronics, with major manufacturers working on similar technologies.

These innovations have huge potential, yet their success depends on their efficiency and acceptance in the market and, as these applications do not have a particularly impressive track record, GBI Research does not expect these applications to out-perform more traditional encapsulation and insulation applications of polymers such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) in the coming years.

Electronic Polymers Global Markets to 2017 - North America and Western Europe Focus on Innovation While Asia-Pacific Benefits from Low Cost Manufacturing

This report presents detailed analysis and forecasts of the major economic and market trends affecting the electronic polymer markets in the major regions of the world. It contains demand analysis and forecasts, drivers and restraints and a competitive landscape covering the major players in the different regions. The report also contains historic and forecast price trends for all of the major regions.

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

Abstract

Electronic Polymers Global Markets to 2017 - North America and Western Europe Focus on Innovation While Asia-Pacific Benefits from Low Cost Manufacturing

Summary

GBI Research's report, "Electronic Polymers Global Markets to 2017 - North America and Western Europe Focus on Innovation While Asia-Pacific Benefits from Low Cost Manufacturing", provides an in-depth analysis of the global polymers market for the electrical and electronics industry. The research presents detailed analysis and forecasts of the major economic and market trends affecting the electronic polymer markets in the major regions of the world. The report contains demand analysis and forecasts, drivers and restraints and a competitive landscape covering the major players in the different regions. The report also contains historic and forecast price trends for all of the major regions. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the global electronic polymers market covering all the major parameters.

The Asia-Pacific region accounted for half of the global polymer demand for electrical and electronic applications and was the largest market for electronic polymers. Traditional polymers such as polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene constituted more than half of the global electronic polymers demand in 2011. These polymers were largely used for insulation or encapsulation purposes.

The global demand for electronic polymers increased from 12.2 million tons in 2005 to 15.6 million tons in 2011 at a CAGR of 4.2%. In the forecast period 2011-2017, the demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9%, due to the market dominance of Asia-Pacific.

Scope

The report provides in-depth analysis, market opportunities and market challenges for the manufacturers of electronic polymers. Its scope includes -

  • Demand analysis of electronic polymers at the global level from 2005 to 2011 and forecasts to 2017.
  • Detailed demand analysis of electronic polymers by key polymers and for all major regions.
  • Price analysis and forecasts of electronic polymers for all the major regions.
  • Competitive landscape for electronic polymers market globally and for the major regions.
  • Detailed analysis of the key drivers, restraints and challenges for the electronic polymers market.

Reasons to buy

The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to -

  • Obtain the most up to date information available on the electronic polymers industry globally.
  • Benefit from GBI Research's advanced insight into each of the regional markets through detailed demand forecasts, key polymers analysis and competitive landscape analysis.
  • Multiply your revenue streams by identifying the key growth sectors and geographies.
  • Develop invest-divest strategies through knowledge of the global and regional market sizes, growth trends and competitive landscapes.
  • Identify the macro and micro-economic trends shaping and driving the electronic polymers markets in various regions.
  • Make more informed business decisions from the insightful and in-depth analysis of the market landscape and the factors shaping it.

Keywords

Electronic polymers,polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene,PVC,ABS,PE,PP

TOC

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 6

  • 1.1 List of Tables 8
  • 1.2 List of Figures 9

2 Introduction 10

  • 2.1 Electronic Polymers Market Constituents 10

3 Global Electronic Polymers 11

  • 3.1 Introduction and Market Overview 11
  • 3.2 Global Electronic Polymers Industry Drivers 11
    • 3.2.1 Increased Government Support Boosting the Use of Polymers in the Electrical and Electronics Sector 11
    • 3.2.2 Emerging Opportunities are Expected to Revolutionize the Electronic Polymers Market 11
    • 3.2.3 Increasing Usage of Printing Polymers to Boost the Use of Electronic Polymers 11
  • 3.3 Global Electronic Polymers Industry Challenges 12
    • 3.3.1 Lack of Innovation Implementation is Impacting the Growth of Polymers for Electrical and Electronic Applications 12
    • 3.3.2 Unstable Economies to Hamper Market Growth Due to Varying Government Support 12
  • 3.4 Global Electronic Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 12
  • 3.5 Global Electronic Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Chemicals 14
  • 3.6 Global Electronic Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 16

4 Polyvinyl Chloride Electronics Polymers Market 17

  • 4.1 Global Polyvinyl Chloride Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 17
  • 4.2 Global Polyvinyl Chloride Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 19
  • 4.3 Global Polyvinyl Chloride Price Analysis and Forecast 20
  • 4.4 Global Polyvinyl Chloride Competitive Landscape 21

5 Polypropylene Electronics Polymers Market 22

  • 5.1 Global Polypropylene Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 22
  • 5.2 Global Polypropylene Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 24
  • 5.3 Global Polypropylene Price Analysis and Forecast 25
  • 5.4 Global Polypropylene Competitive Landscape 26

6 Polyethylene Electronics Polymers Market 27

  • 6.1 Global Polyethylene Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 27
  • 6.2 Global Polyethylene Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 29
  • 6.3 Global Polyethylene Price Analysis and Forecast 30
  • 6.4 Global Polyethylene Competitive Landscape 31

7 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronics Polymers Market 32

  • 7.1 Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 32
  • 7.2 Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 34
  • 7.3 Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Price Analysis and Forecast 35
  • 7.4 Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Competitive Landscape 36

8 Polystyrene Electronics Polymers Market 37

  • 8.1 Global Polystyrene Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 37
  • 8.2 Global Polystyrene Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 39
  • 8.3 Global Polystyrene Price Analysis and Forecast 40
  • 8.4 Global Polystyrene Competitive Landscape 41

9 Polyphenylenes Electronics Polymers Market 42

  • 9.1 Global Polyphenylenes Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 42
  • 9.2 Global Polyphenylenes Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 44
  • 9.3 Global Polyphenylenes Price Analysis and Forecast 45
  • 9.4 Global Polyphenylenes Competitive Landscape 46

10 Polycarbonate Electronics Polymers Market 47

  • 10.1 Global Polycarbonate Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 47
  • 10.2 Global Polycarbonate Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 49
  • 10.3 Global Polycarbonate Price Analysis and Forecast 50
  • 10.4 Global Polycarbonate Competitive Landscape 51

11 Polyurethane Electronics Polymers Market 52

  • 11.1 Global Polyurethane Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 52
  • 11.2 Global Polyurethane Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 54
  • 11.3 Global Polyurethane Price Analysis and Forecast 55
  • 11.4 Global Polyurethane Competitive Landscape 56

12 Polyesters Electronics Polymers Market 57

  • 12.1 Global Polyesters Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 57
  • 12.2 Global Polyesters Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 59
  • 12.3 Global Polyesters Price Analysis and Forecast 60
  • 12.4 Global Polyesters Competitive Landscape 61

13 Polyamide Electronics Polymers Market 62

  • 13.1 Global Polyamide Electronics Polymers Demand Analysis and Forecast 62
  • 13.2 Global Polyamide Electronics Polymers Demand Share Analysis by Region 64
  • 13.3 Global Polyamide Price Analysis and Forecast 65
  • 13.4 Global Polyamide Competitive Landscape 66

14 Appendix 67

  • 14.1 Abbreviations 67
  • 14.2 Market Definitions 67
  • 14.3 Methodology 67
    • 14.3.1 Coverage 67
    • 14.3.2 Secondary Research 68
    • 14.3.3 Primary Research 68
    • 14.3.4 Expert Panel Validation 68
  • 14.4 Bibliography 68
  • 14.5 Contact Us 69
  • 14.6 Disclaimer 69

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

  • Table 1: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 13
  • Table 2: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Chemicals, Tons, 2011-2017 15
  • Table 3: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 16
  • Table 4: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 18
  • Table 5: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 19
  • Table 6: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 21
  • Table 7: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 23
  • Table 8: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 24
  • Table 9: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 26
  • Table 10: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 28
  • Table 11: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 29
  • Table 12: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 31
  • Table 13: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 33
  • Table 14: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 35
  • Table 15: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 36
  • Table 16: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 38
  • Table 17: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 39
  • Table 18: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 41
  • Table 19: Polyphenylenes Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 43
  • Table 20: Polyphenylenes Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 44
  • Table 21: Phenylenes Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 46
  • Table 22: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 48
  • Table 23: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 49
  • Table 24: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 51
  • Table 25: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 53
  • Table 26: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 54
  • Table 27: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 56
  • Table 28: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 58
  • Table 29: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 59
  • Table 30: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 61
  • Table 31: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Global Demand, Tons, 2005-2017 63
  • Table 32: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region, Tons, 2011-2017 64
  • Table 33: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price, $/Ton, 2005-2017 66

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand by Chemicals (%), 2010 10
  • Figure 2: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 12
  • Figure 3: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Chemicals (%), 2011-2017 14
  • Figure 4: Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 16
  • Figure 5: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 17
  • Figure 6: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 19
  • Figure 7: Polyvinyl Chloride Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 20
  • Figure 8: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 22
  • Figure 9: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 24
  • Figure 10: Polypropylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 25
  • Figure 11: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 27
  • Figure 12: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 29
  • Figure 13: Polyethylene Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 30
  • Figure 14: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 32
  • Figure 15: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 34
  • Figure 16: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 35
  • Figure 17: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 37
  • Figure 18: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 39
  • Figure 19: Polystyrene Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 40
  • Figure 20: Polyphenylenes Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 42
  • Figure 21: Polyphenylenes Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 44
  • Figure 22: Phenylenes Electronic Polymers, Regional, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 45
  • Figure 23: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 47
  • Figure 24: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 49
  • Figure 25: Polycarbonate Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 50
  • Figure 26: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 52
  • Figure 27: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 54
  • Figure 28: Polyurethane Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 55
  • Figure 29: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 57
  • Figure 30: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Global Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 59
  • Figure 31: Polyester Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 60
  • Figure 32: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Global Demand (Tons), 2005-2017 62
  • Figure 33: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Global, Demand Share by Region (%), 2011-2017 64
  • Figure 34: Polyamide Electronic Polymers, Global, Price ($/Ton), 2005-2017 65
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