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Engineering and High Performance Plastics


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Engineering and High Performance Plastics
Author: D.K. Platt
ISBN 978-1-85957-380-8

Published: 2003
pages 188

Price: $500.00 + S&H
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Engineering and high performance polymers cover a wide spectrum of materials from well-established plastics such as nylon and ABS to developing polymers such as LCP and PEEK. They are valued, amongst other things, for their temperature resistance, strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance in many demanding applications. Engineering and high performance polymers experienced high growth during the second half of the 1990s because of high demand for IT/telecom products and automotive components. Product and applications development and substitution of traditional materials were also key drivers of growth. However, during the last two years consumption fell dramatically due to the downturn in key end user markets and lower world economic activity.

This report discusses the different types of engineering and high performance polymers, their key performance properties, applications and the trends in material developments. The principal polymer types covered are: polyamide, polybutylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, polymethyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer, polyetheretherketone, polyoxymethylene, polyphenylene sulfide, polyetherimide, polyphenylene oxide, polysulfone and liquid crystal polymer.

Five end use markets are analyzed: automotive, electrical & electronics, industrial, consumer and ‘other markets’, including medical. Each end-use section includes a detailed examination of consumption trends by polymer type for major world regions, current applications, plus market and technology developments.

The major world suppliers of engineering and high performance polymers, production capacities, geographic scope and corporate developments, are also examined in detail.

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 The Report
1.3 Methodology
1.4 About the Author

2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Market Forecasts
2.2 Material Trends
2.3 Regional Trends
2.4 Technology Tends
2.5 Market Trends
2.6 Competitive Tends

3 Overview of Engineering and High Performance Plastics
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Polyamide (PA)
3.2.1 Properties
3.2.2 Applications
3.2.3 Processing
3.2.4 Pricing Trends
3.3 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
3.3.1 Properties
3.3.2 Applications
3.3.3 Pricing Trends
3.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
3.4.1 Properties
3.4.2 Applications
3.4.3 Pricing Trends
3.5 Polycarbonate (PC)
3.5.1 Properties
3.5.2 Applications
3.5.3 Pricing Trends
3.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
3.6.1 Properties
3.6.2 Applications
3.6.3 Pricing Trends
3.7 Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
3.7.1 Properties
3.7.2 Applications
3.7.3 Pricing Trends
3.8 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
3.8.1 Properties
3.8.2 Applications
3.8.3 Pricing Trends
3.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
3.9.1 Properties
3.9.2 Applications
3.9.3 Pricing Trends
3.10 Polyetherimide (PEI)
3.10.1 Properties
3.10.2 Applications
3.10.3 Pricing Trends
3.11 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
3.11.1 Properties
3.11.2 Applications
3.11.3 Pricing Trends
3.12 Polyphenylene Sulfone (PPSU)
3.12.1 Properties
3.12.2 Applications
3.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
3.13.1 Properties
3.13.2 Applications
3.13.3 Pricing Trends
3.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
3.14.1 Properties
3.14.2 Applications
3.14.3 Pricing Trends
3.15 Polyphthalamide (PPA)
3.15.1 Properties
3.15.2 Applications
3.16 Polyarylamide
3.16.1 Properties
3.16.2 Applications
3.17 Polyamide-imide (PAI)
3.17.1 Properties
3.17.2 Applications
3.18 Developing Materials
3.18.1 Cyclic Olefin Copolymers
3.18.2 Syndiotactic Polystyrene
3.18.3 Cyclic Butylene Terephthalate (CBT)
3.18.4 Copolycarbonate

4 Global Demand for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
4.1 Total World Demand
4.1.1 Economic Background
4.1.2 The Total World Market
4.2 Demand Trends by Polymer Type, 1999-2002
4.2.1 Polyamide (PA)
4.2.2 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
4.2.3 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
4.2.4 Polycarbonate (PC)
4.2.5 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
4.2.6 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
4.2.7 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
4.2.8 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
4.2.9 Polyetherimide (PEI)
4.2.10 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
4.2.11 Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
4.2.12 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

5 Automotive Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Future Prospects for the World Automotive Industry
5.3 Future Trends for Engineering Polymers in Automotive Markets
5.3.1 Recycling of End-of-Life-Vehicles EU Directive
5.3.2 Proposed EU Legislation to Reduce Fuel Emissions
5.3.3 Development of 'Mono-Material Systems'
5.4 Polyamide
5.4.1 Consumption Trends
5.4.2 Current Applications
5.4.3 Market Trends
5.4.3.1 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.4.3.2 Competition from Metal
5.4.3.3 Developments in Processing Technology
5.4.3.4 Development of Hybrid Technology
5.4.3.5 Development of In-Mould Painting Systems
5.4.3.6 Development of the 42-Volt Electrical System
5.4.3.7 New Applications Development
5.5 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
5.5.1 Consumption Trends
5.5.2 Current Applications
5.5.3 Market Trends
5.5.3.1 Replacement of Traditional Materials
5.5.3.2 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.6 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
5.6.1 Consumption Trends
5.6.2 Current Applications
5.6.3 Market Trends
5.6.3.1 Growth in Electrical Applications
5.6.3.2 Replacement of Metal Parts
5.6.3.3 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.6.3.4 New Product Development
5.7 Polycarbonate (PC)
5.7.1 Consumption Trends
5.7.2 Current Applications
5.7.3 Market Trends
5.7.3.1 Development of Automotive Glazing
5.7.3.2 Replacement of Glass Lenses
5.7.3.3 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.8 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
5.8.1 Consumption Trends
5.8.2 Current Applications
5.8.3 Market Trends
5.8.3.1 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.8.3.2 Product Developments
5.8.3.3 Technology Development
5.8.3.4 Growth in Electrical Systems
5.8.3.5 Replacement of Metal
5.9 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
5.9.1 Consumption Trends
5.9.2 Current Applications
5.9.3 Market Trends
5.9.3.1 Replacement of Glass Car Headlamp Lenses
5.9.3.2 New Applications Development
5.9.3.3 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.10 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
5.10.1 Consumption Trends
5.10.2 Current Applications
5.10.3 Market Trends
5.10.3.1 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.10.3.2 Development of New Applications
5.10.3.3 New Product Development
5.11 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
5.11.1 Consumption Trends
5.11.2 Current Applications
5.11.3 Market Trends
5.11.3.1 Replacement of Traditional Materials
5.11.3.2 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.11.3.3 New Applications Development
5.11.3.4 New Product Developments
5.12 Polyetherimide (PEI)
5.12.1 Consumption Trends
5.12.2 Current Applications
5.12.3 Market Trends
5.12.3.1 Replacement of Traditional Materials
5.12.3.2 Growth in Electrical Systems
5.12.3.3 Inter-Polymer Substitution
5.12.3.4 Product Development
5.13 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
5.13.1 Consumption Trends
5.13.2 Current Applications
5.13.3 Market Trends
5.13.3.1 Replacement of Thermosets
5.14 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
5.14.1 Consumption Trends
5.14.2 Current Applications
5.14.3 Market Trends
5.14.3.1 Lead-Free Soldering Methods
5.14.3.2 Material Replacement
5.15 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
5.15.1 Consumption Trends
5.15.2 Current Applications
5.15.3 Market Trends
5.15.3.1 New Applications
5.16 Polyphthalamide (PPA)
5.16.1 Consumption Trends
5.16.2 Current Applications
5.16.3 Market Trends
5.16.3.1 New Applications

6 Electrical and Electronics Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Trends and Market Drivers
6.3 Future Prospects for the World E&E Industry
6.4 Developments in Industry Regulations and Standards
6.4.1 The EU Directive on Electrical & Electronics Waste
6.4.2 EU Directive (IEC-60335-1) on Unattended Domestic Appliances
6.5 Polyamide
6.5.1 Consumption Trends
6.5.2 Current Applications
6.5.3 Market Trends
6.5.3.1 Product Developments
6.5.3.2 Inter-Polymer Substitution
6.6 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
6.6.1 Consumption Trends
6.6.2 Current Applications
6.6.3 Market Trends
6.7 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
6.7.1 Consumption Trends
6.7.2 Current Applications
6.7.3 Market Trends
6.7.3.1 New Products
6.7.3.2 Development of PBT Polymer Blends
6.7.3.3 Lead-Free Soldering Methods
6.8 Polycarbonate (PC)
6.8.1 Consumption Trends
6.8.2 Current Applications
6.8.3 Market Trends
6.9 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
6.9.1 Consumption Trends
6.9.2 Current Applications
6.9.3 Market Trends
6.10 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
6.10.1 Consumption Trends
6.10.2 Current Applications
6.10.3 Market Trends
6.11 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
6.11.1 Consumption Trends
6.11.2 Current Applications
6.11.3 Market Trends
6.12 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
6.12.1 Consumption Trends
6.12.2 Current Applications
6.12.3 Market Trends
6.13 Polyetherimide (PEI)
6.13.1 Consumption Trends
6.13.2 Current Applications
6.13.3 Market Trends
6.14 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
6.14.1 Consumption Trends
6.14.2 Current Applications
6.14.3 Market Trends
6.14.3.1 Inter-Polymer Substitution
6.14.3.2 New Applications
6.15 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
6.15.1 Consumption Trends
6.15.2 Current Applications
6.15.3 Market Trends
6.15.3.1 Inter-Polymer Substitution
6.15.3.2 New Applications
6.15.3.3 Lead-Free Soldering Methods
6.16 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
6.16.1 Consumption Trends
6.16.2 Current Applications
6.16.3 Market Trends
6.17 Polyphthalamide (PPA)
6.17.1 Current Applications
6.17.2 Market Trends

7 Industrial Applications for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Future Prospects for Industrial Markets
7.3 Polyamide
7.3.1 Consumption Trends
7.3.2 Current Applications
7.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
7.4.1 Consumption Trends
7.4.2 Current Applications
7.5 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
7.5.1 Consumption Trends
7.5.2 Current Applications
7.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
7.6.1 Consumption Trends
7.6.2 Current Applications
7.7 Polycarbonate (PC)
7.7.1 Consumption Trends
7.7.2 Current Applications
7.8 Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
7.8.1 Consumption Trends
7.8.2 Current Applications
7.9 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
7.9.1 Consumption Trends
7.9.2 Current Applications
7.10 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
7.10.1 Consumption Trends
7.10.2 Current Applications
7.11 Polyetherimide (PEI)
7.11.1 Consumption Trends
7.11.2 Current Applications
7.12 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
7.12.1 Consumption Trends
7.12.2 Current Applications
7.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
7.13.1 Consumption Trends
7.13.2 Current Applications
7.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
7.14.1 Consumption Trends
7.14.2 Current Applications

8 Consumer Product Markets for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
8.1 Introduction
8.1.1 Washing Machines
8.1.2 Vacuum Cleaners
8.1.3 Cookers
8.1.4 Fridges
8.1.5 Microwave Ovens
8.1.6 Food Containers
8.1.7 Lawnmowers
8.1.8 Electric Irons
8.1.9 Shavers
8.1.10 Fryers
8.1.11 Personal Hygiene
8.1.12 Food Mixers
8.2 Future Prospects for the Consumer Products Market
8.3 Market Trends
8.3.1 Growing Use of Special Effects Resins
8.4 Polyamide
8.4.1 Consumption Trends
8.4.2 Current Applications
8.5 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
8.5.1 Consumption Trends
8.5.2 Current Applications
8.6 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
8.6.1 Consumption Trends
8.6.2 Current Applications
8.7 Polycarbonate (PC)
8.7.1 Consumption Trends
8.7.2 Current Applications
8.8 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
8.8.1 Consumption Trends
8.8.2 Current Applications
8.9 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
8.9.1 Consumption Trends
8.9.2 Current Applications
8.10 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
8.10.1 Consumption Trends
8.10.2 Current Applications
8.11 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
8.11.1 Consumption Trends
8.11.2 Current Applications
8.12 Polyetherimide (PEI)
8.12.1 Consumption Trends
8.12.2 Current Applications
8.13 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
8.13.1 Consumption Trends
8.13.2 Current Applications
8.14 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
8.14.1 Consumption Trends
8.14.2 Current Applications

9 Other Markets for Engineering and High Performance Plastics
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Future Prospects for the Medical Devices Market
9.3 Polyamide
9.3.1 Consumption Trends
9.3.2 Current Applications
9.3.2.1 Film and Sheet
9.3.2.2 Stock Shapes
9.3.2.3 Other Markets
9.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
9.4.1 Consumption Trends
9.4.2 Current Applications
9.5 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
9.5.1 Consumption Trends
9.5.2 Current Applications
9.6 Polycarbonate (PC)
9.6.1 Consumption Trends
9.6.2 Current Applications
9.7 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
9.7.1 Consumption Trends
9.7.2 Current Applications
9.8 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
9.8.1 Consumption Trends
9.8.2 Current Applications
9.8.2.1 Optical Media
9.8.2.2 Medical Devices
9.8.2.3 Packaging
9.9 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
9.9.1 Consumption Trends
9.9.2 Current Applications
9.10 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
9.10.1 Consumption Trends
9.10.2 Current Applications
9.11 Polyetherimide (PEI)
9.11.1 Consumption Trends
9.11.2 Current Applications
9.12 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
9.12.1 Consumption Trends
9.12.2 Current Applications
9.13 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
9.13.1 Consumption Trends
9.13.2 Current Applications
9.14 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
9.14.1 Consumption Trends
9.14.2 Current Applications

10 Leading World Suppliers of Engineering and High Performance Plastics
10.1 Overview
10.2 Polyamide (PA)
10.2.1 Major Suppliers
10.2.2 Products
10.3 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
10.3.1 Major Suppliers
10.3.2 Products
10.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
10.4.1 Major Suppliers
10.4.2 Products
10.5 Polycarbonate (PC)
10.5.1 Major Suppliers
10.5.2 Products
10.6 Polyoxymethylene (POM)
10.6.1 Major Suppliers
10.6.2 Products
10.7 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
10.7.1 Major Suppliers
10.7.2 Products
10.8 Polyphenylene Oxide (Ether) Blends (PPO and PPE)
10.8.1 Major Suppliers
10.8.2 Products
10.9 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
10.9.1 Major Suppliers
10.9.2 Products
10.10 Polyetherimide (PEI)
10.10.1 Major Suppliers
10.10.2 Products
10.11 Polysulfone (PSU), Polyethersulfone (PES)
10.11.1 Major Suppliers
10.11.2 Products
10.12 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
10.12.1 Major Suppliers
10.12.2 Products
10.13 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
10.13.1 Major Suppliers
10.13.2 Products
10.14 Polyphthalamide (PPA)
10.14.1 Major Suppliers
10.14.2 Products
Directory of Major Suppliers
Abbreviations and Acronyms

David Platt graduated from the University of Nottingham with an Economics degree before completing an MBA at the University of Bradford. He joined a leading international market consultancy where he specialized in plastics sector research. He conducted a wide range of multi-client and single-client studies covering a wide range of materials, from standard thermoplastics, engineering and high performance polymers to conductive polymers and thermoplastic elastomers. He also completed market studies on plastics in automotive, packaging, wire & cable, pipe and medical devices.

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