This study thoroughly covers many important economic, technological, political, regulatory and environmental considerations in U.S. markets for materials used in the manufacture of polymeric flexible hose and tubing as well as the resulting hose and tubing products.
These products are made from elastomeric and non-elastomeric polymers that can be natural or synthetic. The focus is on thermosetting elastomers, natural and synthetic rubbers and thermoplastic hose and tubing materials, which include plastic resins and TPEs.
The only natural material covered in this study is NR. Biopolymers and bioplastics are nascent and growing technologies and products. Biomass sources are receiving attention as replacements for oil and natural gas and as feedstocks for synthetic polymers, including synthetic rubber and plastic resins. However, these alternative feedstocks are not in the scope of this study, and the focus is on polymers produced from crude oil and natural gas.
This report includes old and new key technologies, the related markets and the key companies that comprise the U.S. hose and tubing industry. The study is primarily focused on activities and markets in the United States but also touches on noteworthy international activities, specifically those that could potentially have impacts on U.S. business and markets and the activities of foreign-based companies in U.S. markets.
Demand data are estimated for base year 2015 and forecast for five years to 2020. Markets are analyzed, estimated and projected by volume in terms of pounds of materials used, and five-year compound annuals growth rates (CAGRs) are provided.
Key Topics Covered:
3: Industry Overview
4: Markets By Materials
5: Markets By Major Applications
7: Industry Structure And Competitive Factors
8: Regulatory, Environmental And Public Factors
9: Supplier Company Profiles
10: Appendix: Glossary Of Important Terms, Abbreviations And Acronyms
- AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. - Arkema Inc. - Avon Automotive - BASF Group - Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. - Celanese Corporation - Chemours Company (The) - Chemtura Corporation - Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. - Dexco Polymers LP - See Trsc/Dexco Polymers - The Dow Chemical Company - Dow Corning Corporation - Dsm Engineering Plastics - Americas - E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company - Eastman Chemical Company - Eaton Corporation Plc - Eldon James Corporation - Entegris Inc. - Exxonmobil Corporation - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (The) - Hbd Industries/Hbd Thermoid Inc. - Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. - Kanaflex Corporation - Lubrizol Corporation (The) - Lyondellbasell Industries/Equistar Chemicals Lp - Masterduct Inc - 3M Company - Nusil Technology Llc - The Novaflex Group/Flexmaster Canada - See Masterduct Holding Inc. - Omega Engineering Inc. - Paccar Inc./Dynacraft - Parker Hannifin Corporation - Plastiflex Company Inc. - Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation - Zeus Inc.