Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Thermoplastic Elastomers (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs & COPEs) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2012 – 2018,” the global thermoplastic elastomers demand was 3,480.4 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 4,879.7 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2012 to 2018.
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In terms of revenues, the market was valued at USD 9.9 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 15.3 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2012 to 2018. Transparency Market Research
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market is primarily driven by the growing demand for light weight and high performance materials from the automobile industry across the world. Shift towards replacing PVC with thermoplastic elastomers from major end use industries is also expected to drive TPE demand over the next five years. However, the volatile nature of raw material prices and the regulatory issues due to growing environmental concerns are expected to hinder the market growth.
Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) made up the largest segment of TPE products, accounting for close to 48% of total TPEs consumed in 2011. SBCs are mostly used for paving, roofing and in the footwear industry for high quality shoes. However, SBC demand is expected to remain stagnant over the next five years, as the market nears maturity. Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) is expected to be the fastest growing TPE product with an estimated CAGR of 6.6% from 2012 to 2018.
Asia Pacific has emerged as the leading consumer of thermoplastic elastomers and accounted for over 40% of the global demand in 2011. TPE consumption in the region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018. The growth of automotive industries mainly in China and India is propelling the growth of TPEs market in the region. In terms of consumption, Europe is the third largest market; however demand in the region is expected to remain stagnant owing to economic issues and general slowdown in key application industries such as automotive and construction.
Key participants in the TPE industry include Sinopec, Bayer, BASF, Kraton, Huntsman Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, LCY Chemical, Dynasol, Nippon, Yantai Wanhua, TSRC, LG Chemicals, Dushanzi and so on. This study provides a detailed competitive landscape with company share analysis and detailed profiles of the companies mentioned above.
The report analyzes the global demand for thermoplastic elastomers in terms of both volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The demand for each product type (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs, COPEs & other) of TPEs is analyzed on the basis of their application and geographies from 2010 to 2018.
This study provides a comprehensive view of the thermoplastic elastomers industry, by segmenting and analyzing key thermoplastic elastomers, namely styrenic block copolymers (SBC), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and copolyester elastomers (COPE). Each of these segments has been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2010 to 2018, both in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million).
The demand for each of the TPE product mentioned above is analyzed on the basis of application and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World). The report also analyzes which of the above mentioned types of TPE holds the potential of becoming an attractive market by using the market attractiveness analysis tool. This report analyzes and estimates the global demand for thermoplastic elastomers in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report analyzes various factors which are driving and restraining the global demand along with analyzing the impact of these factors over the forecasted period. The report also includes value chain analysis for better understanding of the supply chain of TPEs right from the raw material manufacturer to the end user.
The report also analyzes the market using Porter’s five forces analysis. The study includes extensive competitive landscape starting from the market share of the global TPEs market to company profiles of the major participants operating in the global market. Key market participants profiled in this report include Sinopec, Bayer, BASF, Kraton, Huntsman Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, LCY Chemical, Dynasol, Nippon, Yantai Wanhua, TSRC, LG Chemicals, Dushanzi and so on. The market players are profiled with attributes like company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis and recent developments in the field of thermoplastic elastomers.