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2019 Plastics Research Review

Published By :

BCC Research

Published Date : Nov 2019

Category :

Plastics

No. of Pages : 244 Pages

"Summary

The plastic industry has seen many ups and downs due to growing awareness for earth friendly substances and reusable materials that can prevent cheap grade plastics coming to our daily usages. In the recent years, most of the plastic manufacturers have shifted their focus towards producing bioplastics to adhere government regulations on plastic and of course; to project their brands as a planet friendly substance producer.

Europe was the early leader in developing plastics from renewable resources due, in part, to the depth of polymer research organizations in Germany (e.g., the Fraunhofer Institute). It is also related to the extensive involvement of green organizations in European society such as the Green Party, an influential German political organization. The Americas, however, bypassed Europe in the development of bioplastics in early 2010s because of huge agricultural production in the U.S. and Brazil as well as government support of agriculture-based chemicals, particularly ethanol.

One result was an explosion of output of bottle-grade polyesters and polyethylene from sugar-derived feedstock. Another was the enormous growth of polyurethane foams produced with soybean-based polyols used in car seats and furniture. According to the recent news, in January 2019, Samsung, one of the worlds largest producer of smartphones, announced to use bioplastic as its packaging substance for phone-based products by end of 2019. The market for bioplastics is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate of ~11% in the coming years."

"Report Scope

The plastic industry has seen many ups and downs due to growing awareness for earth friendly substances and reusable materials that can prevent cheap grade plastics coming to our daily usages. In the recent years, most of the plastic manufacturers have shifted their focus towards producing bioplastics to adhere government regulations on plastic and of course; to project their brands as a planet friendly substance producer.

Europe was the early leader in developing plastics from renewable resources due, in part, to the depth of polymer research organizations in Germany (e.g., the Fraunhofer Institute). It is also related to the extensive involvement of green organizations in European society such as the Green Party, an influential German political organization. The Americas, however, bypassed Europe in the development of bioplastics in early 2010s because of huge agricultural production in the U.S. and Brazil as well as government support of agriculture-based chemicals, particularly ethanol.

One result was an explosion of output of bottle-grade polyesters and polyethylene from sugar-derived feedstock. Another was the enormous growth of polyurethane foams produced with soybean-based polyols used in car seats and furniture. According to the recent news, in January 2019, Samsung, one of the worlds largest producer of smartphones, announced to use bioplastic as its packaging substance for phone-based products by end of 2019. The market for bioplastics is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate of ~11% in the coming years."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics (PLS050E)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Target Audience of the Study
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
The Bioplastics Industry
History of Bioplastics
Recent Developments
Pros and Cons of Bioplastics
Chapter 3 Rigid Transparent Plastics: North American Markets (PLS003L)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Market and Technology Background
Flat Glass
Conversion to Transparent Plastics
Problems with Plastics
Technology
Recent Developments
Chapter 4 Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) Polymers: Application and Markets (PLS095A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Market and Technology Background
Factors Driving the ASA Market
Market Restraints
Market Opportunities
Rules and Regulations
Chapter 5 Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets (PLS047E)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Technology
Overview of the Thermoforming Process
Polymers for Thermoforming Plastics
Various Types of Polymers Used for Thermoforming
Applications of Thermoformed Plastics
Thermoforming Processes
Thermoforming EquipmentGeneral Description
History of Thermoforming and Equipment
Chapter 6 Plastic Processing Machinery: Global Markets (PLS104A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Recent Developments
Scope of the Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Market and Technology Background
Plastic Processing Machinery, by Product Type
Plastic Processing Machinery, by Application
Plastic Processing Machinery, by Plastic Type
Chapter 7 Synthetic Paper: Technologies and Global Markets (PLS023E)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Executive Summary
Pricing Considerations
Synthetic Paper: Evolution and Technologies
History and Introduction
Technology Overview
History and Background of Synthetic Paper
Manufacturing Methods
Material Overview
Microporous Polymers
Market Overview
Resins and Synthetic Paper
Flexible Plastic Film Fabrication Technology
Other Primary Film Processing Methods
Polymer and Film Orientation
Corona Treatment
Cavitated and Clay Coated Films
Multilayer Lamination and Coextrusion
Optical Properties of Papers/Films
Film Thickness Units
Synthetic Paper Additives
Printing Process and Printing Inks
Specific Printing Processes
Printing on Plastics
Inks
Whiteness, Opacity and Printability
Formulation Techniques
Role of Converters
Concept of Waterproof Paper
Test Methods for Synthetic Paper
Government Paper Specifications Standards
Chapter 8 Thermally Conductive Plastics: Types and Global Markets (PLS105A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Market Overview and Technological Background
Potential Benefits of Conductive Polymers
Active Ingredients of Thermally Conductive Plastics
Driving Factors in the Thermally Conductive Plastics Market
Challenges in the Thermally Conductive Plastics Market
Trends in the Thermally Conductive Plastics Market
Chapter 9 Automotive Plastics: Asia-Pacific Markets (PLS102A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Scope of Report
Methodology
Country Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary and Highlights
Market Overview and Dynamics
Evolution
Lightweighting of Vehicles
Factors Driving the Growth of the Automotive Plastics Market in Asia-Pacific
Other Factors That Affect the Automotive Plastics Market
Future Outlook

List of Table

List of Tables
Table 1 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 2 : North American Market Volume for Rigid Transparent Plastics, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 3 : Optical Qualities of Rigid Transparent Plastics
Table 4 : Sensitivity to UV Radiation of Selected Transparent Plastics
Table 5 : Heat Resistance Levels of Selected Transparent Plastics
Table 6 : Impact Resistance of Selected Transparent Plastics
Table 7 : Global Market for Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) Polymers, by Region, Through 2023
Table 8 : Comparison of ABS and ASA Properties
Table 9 : Comparison of ASA and PVC-P Properties
Table 10 : Price Comparison of Different Thermoplastic Resins, 2018
Table 11 : Global Thermoformed Plastic Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 12 : Advantages and Disadvantages of High-impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
Table 13 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polypropylene
Table 14 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polyethylene
Table 15 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Table 16 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Table 17 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
Table 18 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Table 19 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Polycarbonates
Table 20 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermoforming Process
Table 21 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Heat and Cut-in-place Thermoforming Equipment
Table 22 : Advantages and Disadvantages of In-line Thermoforming Equipment
Table 23 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Two-station Thermoforming Equipment
Table 24 : Global Market for Plastic Processing Machinery, by Application, Through 2023
Table 25 : Uses of Plastic Materials in the Construction Industry
Table 26 : Global Market Volume of Synthetic Paper, by Application, Through 2024
Table 27 : Technologies Used to Manufacture Synthetic Paper
Table 28 : Global Market Volumes of Synthetic Paper, by Material, Through 2024
Table 29 : Global Market for Synthetic Paper, by Material, Through 2024
Table 30 : Applications: Synthetic Paper/Competitive Films
Table 31 : Refractive Indices of Major Synthetic Paper Fillers
Table 32 : Printing Ink Drying Mechanisms, by Type
Table 33 : Standard Tests Applicable to Synthetic Paper
Table 34 : Other General ASTM Paper Standards
Table 35 : Global Market for Thermally Conductive Plastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 36 : Asia-Pacific Market of Automotive Plastics, by Type, Through 2024
Table 37 : Plastics Systems for Automotive Lightweighting Applications
Table 38 : Economic Factors of Major Countries, 2015-2020
Table 39 : Fully Bio-Based Polymers Used in Automotive Applications
Table 40 : Partially Bio-Based Polymers Used in Automotive Applications

List of Chart

List of Figures
Figure 1 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 2 : North American Market Volume for Rigid Transparent Plastics, by Resin Type, 2017-2023
Figure 3 : Global Market for Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) Polymers, by Region, 20172023
Figure 4 : Total Global Vehicle Production Statistics, 20112017
Figure 5 : Release of Air Pollutants and Gross Value Added (GVA) for Industry (EEA-33), 20072015
Figure 6 : European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Share, by Transportation Type, 2015
Figure 7 : Global Thermoformed Plastic Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 8 : Global Market Share for Plastic Processing Machinery, by Application, 2018 and 2023
Figure 9 : Global Market Volume of Synthetic Paper, by Application, 2018-2024
Figure 10 : Global Market for Thermally Conductive Plastics, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 11 : Growth Rate of Automobile Electronic Segments, 2008-2016
Figure 12 : Asia-Pacific Market Share of Automotive Plastics, by Type, 2018
Figure 13 : Shares of Materials Used in Vehicles as a Percentage of Total Vehicle Weight, 1970-2020
Figure 14 : Plastics Consumption, by Country, 2015-2020

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