DUBLIN, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Polycarbonate Market for Automotive, Electronics, Construction, Optical Media, Packaging and Other (Medical Implants and Tableware) Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering.
Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic polymer is produced using BPA (Bisphenol A) and phosgene as the major feedstock. High tensile strength, high shatter resistance and high thermal stability than the traditional engineering plastics such as acrylic have been major factors driving demand for polycarbonate.
Polycarbonate helps in reducing the overall weight of the vehicle without compromising durability. Therefore increasing demand for light vehicles is expected to be a major factor driving demand for polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has been verified as a safe packaging material for food and medical materials by several regulatory bodies. In addition, easy sterilization and cleaning of polycarbonate have led to increase in demand for polycarbonate in packaging applications. High growth in packaging industry is anticipated to be among major factors driving demand for polycarbonate during the forecast period. Demand for polycarbonate is profoundly dependent on the overall economic growth of a region. Therefore, high GDP growth in emerging economies of India and China among others is expected to be among foremost growth driver for polycarbonate market.
BPA is among the dominant raw material employed in the production of polycarbonate. Moreover, BPA is a derivative of crude oil; therefore volatile pricing of BPA has been restraining polycarbonate market growth. Moreover, a surge in research and development activities to produce bio based polycarbonate is expected to offer huge growth opportunity in the market. Isosorbide based polycarbonate is among the foremost discoveries in the bio based polycarbonate market. Furthermore, low scratch resistance of polycarbonate has also restrained polycarbonate market growth primarily in the automotive segment. Low scratch resistance has led to additional cost of coating for polycarbonate. Developing low cost scratch resistant polycarbonate is expected to offer huge growth opportunities in the market.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Polycarbonate - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Polycarbonate Market - Application Analysis
Chapter 5 Polycarbonate Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 6 Company Profiles
- Asahi Kasei Chemical Corporation
- Bayer MaterialScience
- Centroplast Engineering Plastics GmbH
- Chi Mei Corporation
- Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
- Royal DSM
- SABIC Innovative Plastics
- Teijin Limited
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