US Conductive Polymers Industry

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US Conductive Polymers Industry

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This report analyzes the US market for Conductive Polymers in Metric Tons and US$ Million by the following End Use Applications: Product Components, Antistatic Packaging, Material Handling, Worksurface & Flooring, and Other Applications. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report profiles 65 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Company, Cabot Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Crosslink, Cytec Industries Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Ferro Corporation, Fortron Industries LLC, Fractal Systems, Inc., Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc., Illinois Tool Works, Inc., KEMET Corporation, Konarka Technologies, Inc., Littelfuse Incorporated, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., National Starch and Chemical Company, Phillips Sumika Polypropylene Company, PolyOne Corporation, Solutia Incorporated, Spartech Corporation, Sterling Fibers, Inc., and Synthetic Rubber Technologies Inc., Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS MCP-1527

A US MARKET REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Conductive Polymers 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Outlook 5

Recession Dampens Market Sentiment 5

Growth Drivers 5

Market Challenges 6

Market Stance 6

3. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MARKET 7

Polymeric Materials Offer Bright Prospects 7

New Applications Expedite Polymers Market 7

Emergence of New Markets 7

Plastic Electronics Driving Polymers Market 7

Semiconductors Poised for Rapid Growth 8

Change in Consumer Preferences 8

Quality Dominates Polymers Market 8

Burgeoning Demand for OLEDs 8

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 9

Polymers or Plastics 9

What Are Conductive Polymers? 9

Conductivity of Polymers 10

Diverse Molecular Structure of Conducting Polymers 10

Unique Characteristics of Conductive Polymers 10

Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICPs) 11

5. MANUFACTURE OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS 12

The Making of Conductive Polymers 12

Conductive Polymers - An Alternative to Metals? 12

A Glance at the Negative Aspects of Conductive Polymers 13

History Behind the Development 13

6. APPLICATIONS OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS 14

Grouping of Polymer Applications 14

Conductivity Applications 14

Electroactivity Applications 15

Polymer Batteries Vs Metal Batteries 15

Conductive Polymers Suppress Static Discharge 16

Sensors Sensing Polymers 16

Conductive Polymers in OLEDs 16

Can Conductive Polymers be Artificial Muscles? 16

Conducting Polymers for Electronic Ink 17

Conductive Polymers Foray into Medical Industry 17

Polymers in Printed Circuit Boards 17

Light Emitting Polymers Battle Against LCDs 17

7. ORGANIC ELECTRONICS 19

8. THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS 20

9. PRODUCT SEGMENTS 21

Conductive Polymers - A Classification 21

Polyacetylene 21

Properties of Polyacetylene 21

Characteristics of Polyacetylene 22

Polyaniline 22

Synthesis of Polyaniline 22

Properties of Polyaniline 23

Polyaniline - A Look at the Chemical Properties 23

Fillers Based Polyaniline Composites 23

Polyaniline - Major Applications 24

Polyaniline in Nanospray Emitters 24

Polyaniline Effective against Static Discharge 24

Polyaniline Effective Against Corrosion 24

Polypyrrole 25

Polypyrrole Vs Electrical Stimuli 25

Applications of Polypyrrole 25

Polyphenylene Vinylene (PPV) 26

Polythiophene 26

Applications of Polythiophene 26

Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) 27

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 27

Poly 3-alkylthiophenes 27

Electro-Conductive Polymers 28

Lithium-Conductive Polymers 28

Inherently Dissipative Polymers (IDPs) 28

Light Emitting Polymers (LEPs) 29

10. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS/ BREAKTHROUGHS 30

Polyaniline in Carbon Nanotubes 30

Researchers Develop New Method to Produce Yarns 30

Enhancement in the Conductivity of Polyaniline 30

Plextronics Develops Sulfur Based Polythiophene 30

Simple Method to Produce Polymer Nanowires Production 31

Phillips Research Develops New Polymer Technology 31

Creation of Conductive Polymers Analysis 31

Electricity Sensitive Clothes 31

Individual Efforts in Conducting Polymers Development 32

Conducting Polymer Sheath for Tissue Stimulation 32

Energizing Conducting Polymers Technology 32

Biomaterials Based Conducting Polymers 32

Pennsylvania Developer Creates Conducting Jacket 33

Ohio Creators Invent Conducting Polymeric Nanocomposites 33

Idaho Developer Creates Polymer Contact System 33

11. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/ INNOVATIONS 34

Eeonyx Corporation Launches a Line of Conductive Polymer Products 34

Styron Launches CALIBRE™ 1060 DVD Polycarbonate Resin 34

Lubrizol Expands the Stat-Rite® Polymers Brand 34

Chevron Phillips Chemical Launches Ryton® Polyphenylene

Sulfide Resins 35

PolyOne Introduces Geon™ HC Vinyl Compound-Based Products 35

GLS Introduces Phthalate-Free TPEs 35

12. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES IN RECENT PAST -

A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 36

Dow Unveils Polypropylene Products 36

Dow Launches FINGERPRINT™ Polyethylene Resins 36

KEMET Launches 35-Volt Rated Polymer Tantalum Capacitor 36

KEMET Extends Portfolio 36

PolyOne and Kraton Polymers Develop OnFlex™-S KA Range 37

Spartech Develops ULTRATUF® CX~D 37

Spartech Introduces TUF-GLAS® LD 37

Eastman Chemical Co Introduces Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester 37

Crosslink Unveils Innovative Polymer Coating for Capacitor Anodes 37

Eastman Chemical Rolls Out Performance Additives and Specialty

Polymers 38

KEMET Introduces Conductive Polymer with the Lowest ESR 38

KEMET Unveils New Polymer Capacitor 38

Tyco Introduces HWAT System 39

PolyOne Launches OnColor™ 39

KEMET Widens Portfolio of Conductive Polymers 39

Dow Corning Unveils Series of Silicones 39

Dow Launches Polyurethane Technology 39

Chevron Launches New PPS Resin Grade 40

13. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 41

Bain Capital Acquires Styrenics Unit of Dow Chemical 41

Braskem Acquires Polypropylene Business of Sunoco Chemicals 41

Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Artificial Muscle 41

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Acquires Polycarbonate

Business of Royal DSM 41

Fortron Industries to Expand PPS Production 41

Dow Basic Plastics Inks Deal with Balongan Polypropylene Facility 42

SABIC Innovative to Acquire Product Line from RheTech 42

Sunoco to Close Polypropylene Manufacturing Unit 42

Dyneon LLC Pockets Hitech Polymers Inc. 43

Konarka Technologies Ink Agreement with SKYShades® Products 43

Lubrizol Advanced Materials Expands Capacity 43

PolyOne Realigns its Business Segments 43

PolyOne Acquires Ngai Hing PlastChem 43

14. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 44

Fortron Industries Doubles Production Capacity 44

Noveon, Inc. Renamed Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc 44

PolyOne Establishes Manufacturing Facility in Ohio 44

CPFilms Acquires Assets of Acquired Technology Inc 44

Solutia Adds New Production Line in Belgium 44

Spartech forms New Strategic Business Unit 45

Sabic Acquires GE Plastics 45

Integral Technologies Inks Manufacturing Pact with Jasper

Rubber Products 45

Dow Chemical and Chevron Philips to Jointly Set Up a Styrene JV 45

Henkel Acquires Alba Adesivos 46

Littelfuse Purchases Assets of SurgX Corporation 46

Dow Signs Distribution Deal with Entec 46

Solutia Increases Price for Polymers and Adipic Acid 46

15. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 47

3M Company 47

Cabot Corporation 47

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC 47

Crosslink 48

Cytec Industries, Inc. 48

The Dow Chemical Company 49

Eastman Chemical Company 49

Ferro Corporation 50

Fortron Industries LLC 50

Fractal Systems, Inc. 50

Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc. 51

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. 51

KEMET Corporation 51

Konarka Technologies, Inc. 52

Littelfuse Incorporated 52

Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. 52

National Starch and Chemical Company 53

Phillips Sumika Polypropylene Company 53

PolyOne Corporation 53

Solutia Incorporated 54

Spartech Corporation 54

Sterling Fibers, Inc. 55

Synthetic Rubber Technologies, Inc. 55

16. FOCUS ON SELECT UNIVERSITIES/ RESEARCH INSTITUTES 56

Clemson University 56

Duke University 56

The University of Florida 56

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 56

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 57

The Ohio University 57

Sandia National Laboratories 57

University of California, Santa Barbara 58

17. MARKET ANALYTICS 59

Table 1: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Conductive Polymers by Resin Type - Acrylonitrile Butadiene

Styrene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polycarbonate, Polyphenylene

Based, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Inherently Conductive

Polymers and Others Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual

Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 2: US Historic Review for Conductive Polymers by Resin

Content - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polyvinyl Chloride,

Polycarbonate, Polyphenylene Based, Polyethylene,

Polypropylene, Inherently Conductive Polymers and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Consumption in Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 60

Table 3: US 11-Year Perspective for Conductive Polymers by

Resin Content - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polyvinyl Chloride,

Polycarbonate, Polyphenylene Based, Polyethylene,

Polypropylene, Inherently Conductive Polymers and Others

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 61

Table 4: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Conductive Polymers by End-Use Application - Product

Components, Antistatic Packaging, Material Handling,

Worksurface & Flooring and Other Applications Markets

Independently Analyzed by Annual Consumption in Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 62

Table 5: US Historic Review for Conductive Polymers by End-Use

Application - Product Components, Antistatic Packaging,

Material Handling, Worksurface & Flooring and Other

Applications Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual

Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 6: US 11-Year Perspective for Conductive Polymers by End

Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Product Components Antistatic Packaging, Material

Handling, Worksurface & Flooring and Other Applications

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart 64

Table 7: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Conductive Polymers Market by Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 8: US Historic Review for Conductive Polymers Market by

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 65 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 66)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 66

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