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Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market by Application, Grade & Form - Global Trends & Forecasts (2012 - 2017)

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic and impact resistant substitute of glass. It has good impact resistant, weather resistant and chemical resistant properties. It is light in weight, rigid and has color versatility. PMMA is used in various applications across automotive, electronics, construction, signs and displays, sanitary ware, lighting fixtures and other industries. Signs and display is a major market with largest consumption of PMMA followed by construction industry. Asia-Pacific is the largest geographic market and accounts for more than half of PMMA consumption. It is also the largest producer of PMMA. The second largest market is Europe followed by North America.

During global economic crisis PMMA market faced a decline in demand. In 2010 and 2011, the industry recovered from recession and registered significant growth. The estimated consumption of PMMA reached 1.67 million tones in 2011 globally. A boom light guided panel (LGP) based LCD screen market is one of the major drivers for this material.

Japan based Mitsubishi Rayon (including Lucite) is the largest supplier of PMMA. Some of the other major suppliers/manufactures are France based Arkema SA, South Korea's LG MMA, Taiwan's Chi Mei Corp., Germany's Evonik Industries, and Japan based Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd and Kuraray.

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) the key raw material and BASF, LG MMA, Arkema, Chi Mei, Dow Chemicals, Evonik, Mitsubishi Rayon and Sumitomo Chemicals are the major suppliers of MMA. In first half of 2011, industry faced short supply of MMA which restricted the supply of PMMA. Now both MMA and PMMA manufacturers are expanding their capacities to meet the future PMMA demand. Companies are also investing highly on R&D activities to develop better PMMA products. This will not only increase PMMA penetration in existing applications but also broaden the range of applications.

The report covers the major PMMA applications market which includes signs & displays, construction, automotive, lightning fixtures, electronics, and sanitary ware. The major on goings in the global PMMA are analyzed with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and winning imperatives related to the industry.

Based on the grade, the global PMMA market is segmented into general purpose and optical grade. PMMA market is majorly dominated by general purpose grade PMMA which accounted for 59.1% of the global PMMA market by consumption and the rest of the PMMA market is covered by optical grade PMMA.

The PMMA market share has been analyzed by taking into consideration the production capacity of major players of PMMA market which includes Arkema SA (France), LG MMA (South Korea), Chi Mei Corp. (Taiwan), Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd (Japan), Evonik Industries (Germany), Mitsubishi Rayon (Japan), and Quinn Plastics (U.K.). These companies are also analyzed with respect to their products and competitive development in the past few years along with future speculations. The major competitive developments in these companies involved are product developments, agreements, joint ventures, and plant capacity expansions. The study PMMA price in different geographical regions along with PMMA prices for Asia based companies has also been discussed in this report.

The report also profiles the major players mentioned above with respect to their business, products, developments, financials, strategies, and other company specific information. This gives a brief idea about the areas in which company is progressing and the expansion and penetration, the company has been able to gain within the PMMA industry.

The global PMMA application market is also segmented with respect to different geographical regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and ROW. The study analyzes the application market for these regions as well and gives market value with respect to consumption and revenue for different PMMA applications. Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for PMMA with an estimated 40% of global market revenue share in 2011 and is estimated to reach $4.49 billion by 2017. The market is further segmented with respect to geographic break down which includes China, Japan, South Korea, India, U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Spain, and Italy.

Markets Covered

The key markets covered in the global PMMA market are by application, grade and geography.

Grade type:

  • General Purpose Grade
  • Optical Grade

Applications:

  • Signs and Displays
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Sanitary Ware
  • Electronics

Stakeholders:

  • PMMA Manufacturers
  • PMMA Suppliers
  • Electronics and Semi-conductor Companies
  • Sanitary Ware Companies
  • Automotive Manufacturers
  • Automotive Component Suppliers
  • Panels and Screens Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1. KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  • 1.2. REPORT DESCRIPTION
  • 1.3. MARKETS COVERED
  • 1.4. STAKEHOLDERS
  • 1.5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • 3.1. INTRODUCTION
  • 3.2. VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
  • 3.3. MARKET DYNAMICS
    • 3.3.1. DRIVERS
      • 3.3.1.1. Growing LCD market
      • 3.3.1.2. Capacity expansion plans of major PMMA producers
      • 3.3.1.3. High R&D investment by PMMA manufacturers
    • 3.3.2. IMPACT ANALYSIS
    • 3.3.3. RESTRAINT
      • 3.3.3.1. Scarcity of raw materials
    • 3.3.4. OPPORTUNITIES
      • 3.3.4.1. High economic growth rate of major markets
      • 3.3.4.2. PMMA for car sun roof
  • 3.4. WINNING IMPERATIVE
    • 3.4.1. MANAGING THE PMMA SUPPLY CHAIN
  • 3.5. PMMA GRADES
    • 3.5.1. OPTICAL GRADE PMMA
    • 3.5.2. GP (GENERAL PURPOSE) GRADE
  • 3.6. PMMA FORMS
    • 3.6.1. PMMA SHEET
    • 3.6.2. PMMA PELLET
    • 3.6.3. PMMA BEAD
  • 3.7. PRICE ANALYSIS
  • 3.8. PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
    • 3.8.1. THREAT FROM SUPPLIERS
    • 3.8.2. THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS
    • 3.8.3. THREAT FROM BUYERS
    • 3.8.4. THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES
    • 3.8.5. DEGREE OF COMPETITION
  • 3.9. MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
  • 3.10. PATENT ANALYSIS

4. GLOBAL PMMA MARKET, BY APPLICATION

  • 4.1. INTRODUCTION
  • 4.2. AUTOMOTIVE
  • 4.3. ELECTRONICS
  • 4.4. CONSTRUCTION
  • 4.5. SIGNS & DISPLAYS
  • 4.6. SANITARY WARE
  • 4.7. LIGHTING FIXTURES
  • 4.8. OTHERS

5. GLOBAL PMMA MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

  • 5.1. INTRODUCTION
  • 5.2. ASIA-PACIFIC
  • 5.3. NORTH AMERICA
  • 5.4. EUROPE
  • 5.5. ROW

6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • 6.1. INTRODUCTION
  • 6.2. NEW DEVELOPMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES
  • 6.3. JOINT VENTURES & AGREEMENTS
  • 6.4. PLANTS CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
  • 6.5. OTHERS

7 COMPANY PROFILES

  • 7.1. ARKEMA SA
    • 7.1.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.1.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.1.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • 7.1.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.1.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.2. ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION
    • 7.2.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.2.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.2.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
  • 7.3. CHI MEI CORPORATION
    • 7.3.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.3.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.3.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • 7.3.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.3.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.4. EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    • 7.4.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.4.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.4.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • 7.4.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.4.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.5. KURARAY CO., LTD.
    • 7.5.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.5.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.5.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • 7.5.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.5.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.6. LG MMA CORPORATION
    • 7.6.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.6.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.6.3. PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • 7.6.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.6.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.7. MAKEVALE GROUP
    • 7.7.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.7.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.7.3. PRODUCT & SERVICES
    • 7.7.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.7.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.8. MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    • 7.8.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.8.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.8.3. PRODUCTS
    • 7.8.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.8.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.9. QUINN PLASTIC
    • 7.9.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.9.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.9.3. PRODUCTS
    • 7.9.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.9.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.10. SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (SABIC)
    • 7.10.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.10.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.10.3. PRODUCT & SERVICES
    • 7.10.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.10.5. DEVELOPMENTS
  • 7.11. SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    • 7.11.1. OVERVIEW
    • 7.11.2. FINANCIALS
    • 7.11.3. PRODUCTS
    • 7.11.4. STRATEGY
    • 7.11.5. DEVELOPMENTS

LIST OF TABLES

  • TABLE 1: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 2: PMMA MARKET SIZE, 2010 - 2017
  • TABLE 3: PMMA PRODUCTION MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 4: CAPACITY EXPANSION PLANS OF MAJOR PMMA MANUFACTURERS
  • TABLE 5: R&D EXPENSES OF MAJOR COMPANIES, 2010 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 6: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GRADE, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 7: GLOBAL PMMA BEADS CONSUMPTION MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (MT)
  • TABLE 8: GLOBAL PMMA BEADS CONSUMPTION MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($THOUSAND )
  • TABLE 9: PMMA PRICE, 2010 - 2017 ($/TON)
  • TABLE 10: PMMA PRICES IN CHINA, BY COMPANY, 2012
  • TABLE 11: PMMA PATENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2007 - 2011
  • TABLE 12: GLOBAL PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 13: GLOBAL PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION,2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 14: AUTOMOTIVE: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 15: AUTOMOTIVE: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 16: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 17: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 18: EUROPE: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 19: EUROPE: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 20: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 21: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 22: ROW: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 23: ROW: PMMA AUTOMOTIVE MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 24: ELECTRONICS: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 25: ELECTRONICS: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 26: CONSTRUCTION: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 27: CONSTRUCTION: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 28: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 29: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 30: EUROPE: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 31: EUROPE: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 32: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 33: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA CONSTRUCTION MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 34: SIGNS & DISPLAYS: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 35: SIGNS & DISPLAYS: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 36: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 37: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 38: EUROPE: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 39: EUROPE: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 40: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 41: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA SIGNS & DISPLAYS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 42: SANITARY WARE: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 43: SANITARY WARY: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 44: LIGHTING FIXTURES: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 45: LIGHTING FIXTURES: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 46: OTHERS: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 47: OTHERS: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 48: GLOBAL PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 49: GLOBAL PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 50: ASIA-PACIFIC: MAJOR APPLICATION MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2011 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 51: ASIA-PACIFIC: MAJOR APPLICATION MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 52: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 53: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 54: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 55: ASIA-PACIFIC: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 56: NORTH AMERICA: MAJOR APPLICATION MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2011 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 57: NORTH AMERICA: MAJOR APPLICATION MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 58: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 59: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 60: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 61: NORTH AMERICA: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 62: EUROPE: MAJOR APPLICATIONS MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2011 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 63: EUROPE: MAJOR APPLICATIONS MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 64: EUROPE: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 65: EUROPE: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 66: EUROPE: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 67: EUROPE: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 68: ROW: PMMA MARKET VOLUME, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 (‘000 MT)
  • TABLE 69: ROW: PMMA MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2010 - 2017 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 70: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES, 2008 - 2012
  • TABLE 71: JOINT VENTURES & AGREEMENTS, 2009 - 2012
  • TABLE 72: PLANTS CAPACITY EXPANSIONS, 2010 - 2012
  • TABLE 73: OTHERS, 2009 - 2012
  • TABLE 74: ARKEMA SA: TOTAL REVENUE, BY SUB-SEGMENT UNDER CHEMICAL SEGMENT, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 75: ALTUGLAS INTERNATIONAL: PRODUCTS, DESCRIPTION & ITS APPLICATION
  • TABLE 76: ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION: TOTAL REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 77: ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION: TOTAL REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 78: ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION: PRODUCTS, DESCRIPTION & ITS APPLICATIONS
  • TABLE 79: CHI MEI CORP: PRODUCTS, DESCRIPTION & ITS APPLICATION
  • TABLE 80: EVONIK INDUSTRIES: TOTAL REVENUE, BY SUB-SEGMENT UNDER CHEMICAL SEGMENTS, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 81: EVONIK INDUSTRIES: TOTAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 82: EVONIK INDUSTRIES: PRODUCTS, DESCRIPTION & ITS APPLICATIONS
  • TABLE 83: KURARAY: TOTAL REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 84: KURARAY: TOTAL REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
  • TABLE 85: KURARAY: PRODUCTS, DESCRIPTION & ITS APPLICATION
  • TABLE 86: MAKEVALE GROUP: DENTAL POLYMERS PRODUCTS & ITS FEATURES
  • TABLE 87: MAKEVALE GROUP: INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS PRODUCTS & ITS FEATURES
  • TABLE 88: MAKEVALE GROUP: BIO-MEDICAL POLYMERS PRODUCTS & ITS FEATURES
  • TABLE 89: SABIC: TOTAL REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)

LIST OF FIGURES

  • FIGURE 1: VALUE CHAIN OF POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE (PMMA) MARKET
  • FIGURE 2: IMPACT OF DRIVERS ON GLOBAL PMMA MARKET, 2010 - 2017
  • FIGURE 3: PMMA PRODUCTION PROCESS CHART
  • FIGURE 4: PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS - PMMA INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 5: GLOBAL PMMA MARKET SHARE, 2011
  • FIGURE 6: AUTOMOTIVE: PMMA CONSUMPTION SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2011
  • FIGURE 7: KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES, 2008 - 2012
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