Liquid Crystal Polymers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Liquid Crystal Polymers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Report Description

Liquid-crystal polymers (LCPs) are a class of aromatic polymers. They are unreactive and inert, resistant to fire, and perform well under harsh environments. LCPs offer high resistance to heat, electricity, and tolerance to chemical-resistance. These properties allow these components to perform well even in harsh environment making them capable for tolerating extreme heat conditions as well as resistant towards strong chemicals.

Demand for high-quality and durable electrical and electronic products in emerging economies is fueling the liquid-crystal polymers market. LCP is extensively used in the automotive industry due to its high strength, low weight, and abrasion resistance properties. LCPs can replace materials such as ceramics, metals, composites, and other plastics owing resistance to virtually all chemicals, weathering, radiation, and fire. Increase in demand for engineering resins to manufacture ultra-thin electrical components is expected to remain a key driver for the liquid-crystal polymers market. Rise in demand for high-performance and lightweight materials from the automobile industry to manufacture fuel-efficient vehicles and reduce carbon emissions is expected to positively impact on the market. These acts as the major drivers for the market. However, relatively high cost of LCPs is a major restraint of the market.

Based on the type, the global liquid crystal polymers market has been bifurcated into thermotropic and lyotropic. Thermotropic liquid crystal polymer is used in various applications; therefore, it holds the largest share of the LCP market. Currently, most of the popular LCP brands are made from thermotropic liquid crystal polymer and is anticipated to have a large share with respect to volume in the forecasted period.

Based on brands, the global liquid crystal polymers market can be divided into Laperos LCP Vectra/Zenite, Xydar, Sumikasuper, and others. Increase in demand for thinner electronic components and preference for vibration absorbing property among end users boosts the demand for the usage of Laperos LCP. Laperos LCP holds the largest share of the market.

In terms of end-use industry, the liquid crystal polymers market can be divided into electrical & electronics, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and industrial machinery. Rise in demand for developing electrical and electronics components such as semiconductors has increased the popularity of liquid crystal polymers in the electrical and electronics industry. Increasing usage of LCP in the automotive industry is attributed to adoption of lightweight and high performance materials. Furthermore, growth possibility in automotive and medical might is anticipated to increase during the forecasted period.

Based on geography, the global liquid crystal polymers market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific dominates the market in terms of volume as well as value, with China leading the market due to its extensive electrical and electronics industry. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest expanding market during the forecast period due to increase in investments in R&D and, rise in the number of new manufacturing capabilities which is anticipated to witness Asia Pacific emerge into a prime driver of growth for the global liquid crystal polymers market. North America and Europe are projected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period. However, adoption of lightweight, high-performance materials in the automotive industry in North America and Europe is expected to drive the liquid crystal polymers market.

Key players operating in the global liquid crystal polymers market include, Solvay SA, Celanese Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical, Toray International, Inc. and, Polyone Corporation.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market      

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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