DALLAS, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major new research report, Worldwide Polyester Resin Competitive Analysis and Leadership Study, 2007, Lucintel's analysts examine and profile six of the world's leading polyester resin producers -- a full competitive analysis from target markets, to product mapping, to selling strategy, to production capabilities. Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) are the most widely used resin type for composites, comprising in excess of 70% of all thermoset resins (others being epoxies, phenolics and polyurethanes). In what is currently a market characterized by mature products and application markets, escalating raw material costs, and overall growth at not much more than GDP rates, the leading firms that produce polyester resin and polyester resin reinforced composites are approaching market opportunities with starkly different strategies. Collected from a series of primary vendor interviews and secondary sources, this report provides complete profiles of the following companies: AOC Resins, Ashland Composite Polymers, DSM Resins, Reichhold, Scott Bader, Total (Cray Valley and Cook Composites & Polymers). "Not only do we profile and compare these polyester resin producers within the report," said Chuck Kazmierski, Lucintel's project manager, "we also developed a leadership quadrant that rates each firm based on its ability to gain share and its alignment with the market opportunity ahead." Lucintel's Leadership Quadrant considers a variety of critical factors -- from management effectiveness to product range to market strength to financial strength -- and then ranks each firm accordingly on the grid for quick comparison.
Some of the highlights of this report are: -- In terms of product range for the polyester resin market, Ashland ranked number one. -- In terms of production capacity, Reichhold ranked number one. -- In terms of geographic presence, Total ranked number one. -- Polyester resin demand growth is projected to increase in China, India and some other countries due to growth in construction, and corrosion (pipe, tank) markets over the next 2 years. Demand for polyester resin in the US market is being negatively affected due to downtrend in construction and transportation market. This market report is published by Lucintel (formerly E-Composites,), a leading global market research company and business consulting firm with over 600 clients worldwide. For detailed table of contents and pricing information on this timely and insightful report, please contact Sean Lofgren at 972-636-5056 or via email at email@example.com or visit URL http://www.lucintel.com/marketpolyesterleadership.asp.