Bisphenol A: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical obtained through the condensation of acetone and phenol. BPA is used in two grades - a lower grade suitable for manufacture of epoxy resins, and the high-purity grade to produce polycarbonate (PC) resins. PC products that propelled BPA demand during the period 2003-2006 included optical media such as CD-ROMs, DVDs (digital versatile disks), recordable CDs (compact discs) and audio CDs. However, growth in the PC segment is declining owing to the increasing popularity of competing technologies including Internet that allows consumers to download music and films. The automotive components presently employ PC resins instead of glass and metal, thereby providing substantial growth opportunities to PC/BPA producers. However, PC's poor scratch resistance and higher cost in comparison to that of glass limit the use of PC.
Europe and the United States dominate the world BPA market as stated by the new market research report on Bisphenol A. BPA production is more widespread across developed regions though PF (phenol-formaldehyde) resins and BPA are manufactured in every region. However, due to recent rise in demand, especially in Asian markets, investments in facilities for manufacturing BPA would commence in developing areas as well. Asian countries, especially China are expected to witness strong growth in BPA consumption.
The most prominent end-use for bisphenol A is polycarbonate resins. The demand for BPA is also significantly influenced by common economic conditions. Concerns related to health risks due to BPA leakage through plastic are adversely impacting the market growth.
Key players profiled in the report include Bayer AG, Chang Chun Plastics Co. Ltd., Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc., Kumho P&B Chemicals Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, SABIC Innovative Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company, Blue Star New Chemical Materials Co. Ltd., Sunoco Inc., and Teijin Limited.
The report titled "Bisphenol A: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, competitive scenario, product overview, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of volume consumption for regions including The United States, Europe, China and Rest of World. The global, the US and Chinese markets are further analyzed by the following end-use segments - Polycarbonate Resins, Epoxy Resins, and Others.
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