Global Market for Specialty Films to Reach US$10 Billion by 2010, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Industrial structural changes that are taking place for the past several years have revolutionized the specialty films industry. Specialty films market that occupies a significant place within the plastic industry is rapidly growing in almost all the market segments. Numerous industry players have reinforced their position with the aid of acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing agreements or capital investments.

Specialty Films: A Global Strategic Business Report

Specialty Films market is primarily driven by two key factors- technology push (base polymer manufacturers) and market-pull (film end users). Manufacturers are encouraged to meet minimum economic volumes for the high performance polymers, while meeting the film performance features with the prevailing or new market requirements.

The global specialty film market is characterized by high volume and low-margin sales. Profitability of the companies operating in this market, by large depends on minute fluctuations on margins, sometimes even a fraction of a cent per one kg of material processed. As a result, price factor has emerged as major competitive factor in global specialty film industry, thus providing an excellent opportunity for low-cost specialty film producers from developing countries.

Global market for Specialty Films is projected to reach about US$10 billion by 2010. Europe represents the largest market for specialty films worldwide, with revenues projected to exceed US$2.33 billion by the end of the year 2009. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market for specialty films worldwide, expected to expand at an impressive CAGR of 6.4%, over the years 2000 through 2010. Germany represents the largest and the fastest growing market in Europe. Revenues in the German Specialty Films market are projected to reach US$478 million by the year 2010. Polyester films segment represents the largest and the fastest growing product type in the global specialty films market. Polyester films market revenues totaled an estimated US$6 billion in 2006.

Key players listed in the report include Bayer MaterialScience AG, Bemis Associates Inc., SKC Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and Polyplex Corporation Ltd., among others.

"Specialty Films: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., analyzes the global market with hard-to-find data and analytics for key regional markets such as the United States, Europe and others, alongside up and coming markets such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The report provides a comprehensive review of market trends and issues, drivers, business profile, players, competitive landscape, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, alliances, product launches and other strategic industry activities. Market size estimates and projections are presented in terms of annual sales in US$ over the years 2000 through 2010. Long-term projections are provided for the period 2011-2015. Product types independently analyzed include Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Fluoropolymers and Others.

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