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Learn About the Engineering Resins, Polymer Alloys and Blends

October 30, 2008

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Engineering Resins, Polymer Alloys and Blends

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STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The objective of this study is to provide a detailed analysis of engineering resins along with polymer alloys/blends. Usage of these resins will be segmented into a wide variety of applications and analyses, and will include some intracompetition of these resins among themselves along with selected commodity thermoplastics and thermosets.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Traditional engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends have been “around” for decades and, yet, there are few studies that analyze in detail all of the major materials involved in terms of plant capacities, markets by application, new technologies and products, and rationales for anticipated growth.

There have been a great many changes in terms of producers/suppliers, products, grades, applications, competitive materials, technologies, and the ever-increasing “offshore” scenario. Some of these changes are the result of a great many corporate changes, which have become the “norm” in many industries.

As a result, there is clearly a need for a detailed reappraisal of the market dynamics of the engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market.

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

SCOPE OF REPORT

METHODOLOGY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR RELATED BCC REPORTS

BCC ONLINE SERVICES DISCLAIMER

CHAPTER TWO: SUMMARY

SUMMARY TABLE PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN- POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2013 (MILLIONS LBS)

SUMMARY FIGURE PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN- POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET BY RESIN TYPE, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

CHAPTER THREE: ENGINEERING RESIN INDUSTRY

DEFINITIONS

BACKGROUND/HISTORICAL

PERFORMANCE AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS

TABLE 1 SELECTED PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ENGINEERING RESINS

TABLE 2 IMPACT OF MORPHOLOGY ON ENGINEERING RESIN PROPERTIES

PROCESSING

TESTING

TABLE 3 SELECTED ENGINEERING RESIN ASTM TESTS

PRICING

TABLE 4 LIST PRICE RANGES OF SELECTED ENGINEERING RESINS, ALLOYS/BLENDS, 2008 ($/LB)

CHAPTER FOUR: ENGINEERING RESINS BY TYPE

OVERVIEW

NYLONS

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

MAJOR TYPES OF NYLONS

Nylon 66

Nylon 6

TABLE 5 COMPARISON OF NYLON 6 AND NYLON 66 PROPERTIES

Other Nylons

Overview

Nylon 46

Nylon 6/9

Nylon 6/10 and Nylon 6/12

Nylon 11

Nylon 12

Reinforced Nylons

PROCESSING

ALLOYING/BLENDING OF NYLONS

CLEAR GRADES

Background

Applications of Clear Grades

PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES

TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICAN NYLON PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED PERCENT OF TOTAL CAPACITIES (%)

SOME NEW NYLON PRODUCER DEVELOPMENTS

Honeywell Increases Nylon Capacity

DSM Adds to Its Nylon Capacity

DuPont Plans to Increase Nylon Capacity

Rhodia Adds Nylon Production in Asia

Lanxess Adds to its Global Capacity

Solutia Adds Nylon Capacity

EMS Grivory Adds Nylon Capacity

BASF Moving Ahead with More Nylon Capacity

Ube Increases Nylon Capacity

OTHER RECENT NYLON DEVELOPMENTS

Nylon Corp. of America

Lanxess

Arkema

Ube

DuPont

A Rhodia Nylon for High-Heat Applications

Rhodia’s Other New Nylons

Rhodia’s New Technyl SI (Super-Impact) Nylons

BASF’s New Ultramid Grades

BASF Use of Nanoparticles

DSM Nylons for Connectors

Clear Nylons

Auto Door Handles

Nylons for Air Ducts

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 7 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN NYLON MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 8 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN NYLON AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 1 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN NYLON AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYPHTHALAMIDES

Background

Properties and Applications

Producers

New Developments

PPAs for Electrical Circuits/Connectors

New PPAs Replace Metals in Vehicles

DuPont PPAs in Food Processors

New PPAs with High Flows

Market Estimates and Forecasts

TABLE 9 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPA MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYCARBONATES

BACKGROUND

GENERAL GRADES

ALLOYS/BLENDS

PROPERTIES

Overview

Property Advantages and Disadvantages

APPLICATIONS

MARKETING

PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES

Overview

TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YEAR)

Recent Capacity Developments

Recent Capacity … (Continued)

NEW COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS

Sabic IP

Bayer

Teijin Chemical

EMERGING CD/DVD DEVELOPMENTS

Adding Colors to Optical Discs

DVD Usage

The Battle for DVDs

NEW PRODUCTS

Polycarbonate/Siloxane Resins

New Lexan Sheet Products

Transparent Glass-Filled Polycarbonates

New Medical Grades

Construction Grade Lexan

Electronic Enclosures

New Bayer Medical Products

Automotive Products

Antimicrobial Polycarbonates

ON THE DOWNSIDE

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

Overview

TABLE 11 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYCARBONATE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

Automotive

TABLE 12 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYCARBONATE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 2 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYCARBONATE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

SOME GLOBAL ASPECTS

POLYACETALS

BACKGROUND

GRADES

PROPERTIES

PROCESSING

PRODUCERS

PRODUCER ACTIVITIES

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

TABLE 13 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS

NEW PRODUCTS

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

DuPont

Friction Grades

Polyacetals with Lower Volatiles

Metal-Filled Polyacetals

Ticona

Polyacetals for Auto Exteriors

Conductive Polyacetals

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 14 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYACETAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 15 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYACETAL AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION BS)

FIGURE 3 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYACETAL AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS

BACKGROUND

POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

Background

Major Applications

Modified PET Resins

Properties and Grades

Glycol-Modified PET Copolyester (PETG)

Engineering-Grade PET

Reinforced PET

PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES

Background

TABLE 16 KEY NORTH AMERICAN PET PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YR)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 17 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERED PET MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS)

TABLE 18 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERED PET AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 4 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERED PET AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

Background

Properties

Applications

Producers

TABLE 19 GLOBAL PBT PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YR)

PET and PBT Competitive Scenario

Market Estimates and Forecasts

TABLE 20 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PBT MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 21 PROJETCED NORTH AMERICAN PBT AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 5 PROJETCED NORTH AMERICAN PBT AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

Other PBT Developments

Lanxess/DuPont

Toray/Lanxess

Sabic Ends PBT Venture with BASF

Sabic Gets New PBT Partner

BASF’s High-Speed PBT

Cyclics Corp

Lanxess Corp

PBTs for Headlamp Bezels

Ticona Corp.

Degussa

PBTs for Electronic Applications

High-Flow PBTs for Automotive Applications

Hydrolysis-Resistant PBTs

GE Plastic’s PBT from Recycled PET

POLYCYCLOHEXYLDIMETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PCT)

Background

Properties

Producers and Applications

New Developments

PCT Usage in Automotive Connectors

LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

APPLICATIONS

Background

Electrical/Electronics

PRODUCERS

TABLE 22 ESTIMATES OF GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER CAPACITIES (MILLION LBS/YR)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND PRODUCTS

Ticona

Sumitomo Chemical Moves Ahead With its LCPs

DuPont

Increased Usage in Automotive and Home Electronics

Usage in LEDs

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 23 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYSULFONES

BACKGROUND

TYPES OF POLYSULFONES

APPLICATIONS

PRODUCER SCENARIO

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

BASF

Solvay

Sumitomo Chemical

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 24 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYSULFONE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

APPLICATIONS

OTHER TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS

PRODUCERS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 25 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Chevron Phillips Product Line Expansion

Thermoforming PPS

POLYIMIDES/PEI/PAI

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

EARLY E/E APPLICATIONS

VESPEL PARTS

POLYETHERIMIDES (PEIS)

Background

Applications

POLYAMIDEIMIDES

Background

Properties

Applications

Competitive Scenario

Producers

NEW POLYIMIDE DEVELOPMENTS

Sabic IP

DuPont

New PEI Polymers

Sabic IP Extem Line

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 26 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN POLYIMIDE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

POLYKETONES

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

APPLICATIONS

PRODUCERS

Overview

Victrex Activities

Other PEEK Producers

MAJOR APPLICATIONS

NEW PEEK DEVELOPMENTS

PEEK for Thinwall Parts

Asian Sources for PEEK

PEEK for Lead-Free Soldering

Long-Fiber PEEK

High-Flow PEEK

PEEK Blends With PBI Fibers

PEEK Products Meet FDA Specifications

PEEK Films Introduced

PEEK Blends

Degussa Buys Polyaryl Ethyl Ketones (PAEK) from

Ticona

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMERS

BACKGROUND

OTHER CYCLIC OLEFIN THERMOPLASTICS

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

BROADENING OF COC APPLICATIONS

NEW COC FILM GRADES

MITSUI EXPANSION

COCS FOR BLU-RAY LENSES

SYNDIOTACTIC POLYSTYRENE

BACKGROUND

APPLICATIONS

HISTORY

OTHER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

CBT RESINS

POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE

POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER FIVE: POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS

BACKGROUND

PPO/HIPS

OVERVIEW

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 27 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/HIPS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 28 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/HIPS AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 6 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/HIPS AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

PPO/NYLON

BACKGROUND AND PROPERTIES

GRADES AND APPLICATIONS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 29 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/NYLON MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 30 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/NYLON AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 7 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PPO/NYLON AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

PC/ABS

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

NEW PRODUCTS

Upgraded PC/ABS for Instrument Panels

PC/ABS for Medical Products

PC/ABS Grades for Auto Dashboards

PC/ABS for Other Auto Applications

Teijin’s Products

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 31 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PC/ABS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 32 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PC/ABS AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

FIGURE 8 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PC/ABS AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2007-2013 (MILLION LBS)

SOURCE: BCC RESEARCH

INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS

Thinwalling

Portable Fuel Cells Utilize PC/ABS

EMI Shielding PC/ABS Products

PC/PBT

BACKGROUND

PROPERTIES

CYCLICS CORP. ACTIVITIES

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 33 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN PC/PBT MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

PolyOne Introduces New PC/PBT Alloys

OTHER ALLOYS/BLENDS

LCP TEAMS UP WITH POLYCARBONATES AND PET

PEI/POLYCARBONATE BLENDS

NYLON/ABS BLENDS

LCP/PPS ALLOYS

PEEK/PBI BLENDS

ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET SUMMARIES

TABLE 34 SUMMARY OF NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND MARKET PROJECTIONS, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

TABLE 34 (CONTINUED)

TABLE 35 SUMMARY OF ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLEND MARKETS, 2007 ($ MILLIONS)

CHAPTER SIX: APPLICATIONS

OVERVIEW

TABLE 36 ETP END-USE APPLICATIONS AND SELECTED SPECIFIC EXAMPLES

AUTOMOTIVE

OVERVIEW

TABLE 37 HISTORICAL, CURRENT AND PROJECTED U.S.

AUTOMOTIVE SALES (MILLION UNITS)

CAFE ISSUES

ROLE OF PLASTICS

AUTOMOTIVE PLASTIC USAGE

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF PLASTICS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

HYBRIDS

TABLE 38 ESTIMATED U.S. HYBRID SALES (THOUSANDS OF UNITS)

NEW AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENTS

General Motors

Volkswagen

Dow and DuPont Plan to Increase Presence with

Japanese Auto Manufacturers

Plastic Auto Roofs

UTH AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT

Background

Key Factors of UTH Resin Market

TABLE 39 SELECTED AUTOMOTIVE UNDER-THE HOOD RESINS/ELASTOMERS BY PART

Electric/Electronic Components

Background

Connectors

Bobbins

Switches/Sockets

Sensors

Ignition Components

Plastic Rocker Covers

Catalytic Converters

Valve Covers

Intake Manifolds

Expanded Use of Encapsulated Components

Heating/Air-Conditioning Equipment

Reservoirs

Trends and Developments

New Products

Increase in LCP Usage

New Nylon UTH Parts

New PPS Product

New PBT Products

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 40 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE UTH MARKET BY ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYSBLENDS, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT

Background

TABLE 41 RESINS USED FOR SPECIFIC EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

TABLE 41 (CONTINUED)

Body Panels

Fenders

Background

Thermoplastics in Fenders

Bumper Systems

Background

Bumper System and Products

Bumper Beams

Side Molding/Trim

Radiator/Grilles

Transparent Automotive Exteriors and Housings

Background

Light Reflector Housings

Taillights and Rear Brake Lights

Headlights and Front-End Lenses

Advantages and Disadvantages

New/Upcoming Technologies

HID (“Xenon”) Headlamps

LED Headlights

Headlamp Bezels May Move to PBT

New Resins Challenge Polycarbonates in

Headlights

Automotive Glazing

Background

Criteria for Replacing Glass

Market Opportunities

Critical Issues

DuPont Activities

Solutia’s Efforts with Glass

Bayer-GE Plastics Joint Project

Background

Technology

Market Aspects

NHTSA Activities

New Developments in Auto Glazing

Overview

More Details on Auto Clear Sun Roofs

Other Interesting Auto Exterior Developments

New Federal Agency Ruling May Open the Way for

Additional Plastic Auto Glazing

GE Plastics Buys Exatec

Market Estimates and Forecasts

TABLE 42 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR MARKET BY ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOY BLENDS, THOUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT

Background

Overview of Resins Used in Automotive Interiors

TABLE 43 RESINS USED FOR SPECIFIC INTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

Seat-Related Auto Interior Parts

Background

Seat Backs

Airbags

Background

Tough Resins Needed for Airbag Doors

A New Development

Knee Air Bags

Instrument Panels

Overview

Resin Selection

Knee Bolsters

Background

Resins Used

New Headrest Developments

Interior Automotive Lenses

Background

LEDs Move into Automotive Interiors

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 44 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR MARKET BY ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYSBLENDS, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

AUTOMOTIVE MARKET SUMARY

TABLE 45 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN OVERALL AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC

OVERVIEW

END-USE MARKET SCENARIO

CONSUMER ELECTRONIC TRENDS

CDS/DVDS

Overview

Market Dynamics

Compact Discs

Polycarbonate Supplier’s Response

DVD Plastic Materials

Polycarbonates

New Polycarbonates Geared for DVDs

New Developments

Background

HD-DVDs

Blu-ray Discs

Background

Technologies

Transparent Plastic Scenario

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Background

Technologies

PCB Substrates

Overview

Current Material Usage

Standard FR-4 Epoxy Resin

Higher-Performance Epoxies

Polyimides

Issues That Will Impact Types of Resins Used in PCBs

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Background

Technology

Materials Used

Overview

Polyimides

Polyesters

Liquid Crystal Polymers

Aramids

Epoxy Resins

Adhesiveless Laminates

MOLDED ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Overview

Background

Resins Used

Connectors

Background

Trends

Resin Selection

Automotive Industry

Background

Resin Scenario

Other Markets

Switches

Bobbins

Relays

Capacitors

Background

Applications

New High-Heat Electric/Electronic Parts

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLEND ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC MARKETS,THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

ELECTRONIC PACKAGING

OVERVIEW

SURFACE-MOUNT TECHNOLOGY

Background

Resin and Material Usage

Competitive Resin Scenario

ENCAPSULANTS

Definitions and Background

Organic Encapsulants

BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION

OVERVIEW

ENGINEERING RESIN USAGE

GLAZING

Background

Properties

TABLE 47 SELECTED PROPERTIES OF PLASTIC SHEET FOR OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS

Acrylic Sheet

Polycarbonate Sheet

Use in Greenhouses

Overview

A New Development

Recent Development

PLUMBING/HARDWARE

Overview

Polyacetals

PPO/HIPS

PBT

PET

Thermoset Polyesters

SKYLIGHTS

Overview

Use of Glass

Use of Plastics

Background

Plastic Types

Glass and Plastic Combinations

LIGHTING PRODUCTS

Background

Type of Lighting Products

Resins Used

Lighting Lenses

Overview

Resin Usage

Polycarbonates

SIGNS/DISPLAYS

Background

Outdoor Sign Market

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 48 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLEND BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION MARKET, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

MEDICAL DEVICES

STATUS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

OVERALL PLASTIC USAGE

MEDICAL DEVICE CATEGORY CRITERIA

Nondisposables

Disposables

POLYMERS USED

Overview

Specific Examples

EXAMPLES OF NON-DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

Implants and Prosthetic Devices

Overview

Thermoplastic Materials Used

New Development with PEEK Products

DISPOSABLE MEDICAL DEVICES

Overview

Resins Used

Background

Commodity Thermoplastics

Engineering Resins

Thermoset Resins

TABLE 49 SELECTED RESIN USAGE BY TYPE OF MEDICAL DEVICE SPECIFIC ENGINEERING RESIN/ALLOY-BLENDS USAGE IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Nylons

Polycarbonates

Overview

Specific Examples

Renal Dialysis

Surgical Instruments

Cardiac Surgery Products

New Polycarbonate Medical Products

Heart Attack Treatment Device

Several New Sabic IP Lexan

Polycarbonates for Medical Applications

New Bayer Medical Grade Polycarbonates

Polyester Medical Applications

Overview

New Clear Polyester Medical Parts

New Polyacetal Medical Products

Ticona

Westlake Plastics

Polysulfone Medical Products

Overview

New Developments

Polyimide Medical Products

Overview

New Polyimide Medical Products

Polyketone Medical Products

Overview

PEEK Implants

Other PEEK Medical Usage

New Polyketone Medical Products

Liquid Crystal Medical Products

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 50 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLEND MEDICAL MARKET BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

APPLIANCES

OVERVIEW

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

APPLIANCE USAGE IN U.S. HOUSEHOLDS

KEY APPLICATIONS FOR PLASTICS IN APPLIANCES

TABLE 51 SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN APPLIANCES RECENT CHANGES IN RESIN CHOICES

NYLON USAGE

POLYCARBONATE USAGE

PBT USAGE

PET USAGE

COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC USAGE

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 52 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOY/BLEND APPLIANCE MARKET, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS) TABLE 52 (CONTINUED)

ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES

DEFINITIONS

OVERVIEW

DOWNSIZING

STILL A COMPETITIVE SCENARIO

EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN

MATERIAL AND PROCESS SELECTION

SIGNIFICANCE OF THINWALLING ON RESIN SELECTION

Significance of Thinwalling…(Continued)

COSTS

TESTING AGENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 53 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN ENGINEERING RESIN AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLEND ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES MARKET, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

RIGID FOOD PACKAGING

OVERVIEW

POLYCARBONATES

Background

Health Concerns

Overview

BPA-Free Bottles

Water Bottles

PREPARED FOOD CONTAINER PACKAGING

Overview

Types of Food Packaging Structures

TABLE 54 PLASTIC USAGE IN PREPARED FOOD CONTAINERS

Market Estimates and Forecasts

OPTICAL LENSES

Refractive Index

Abbe Values

ADVANTAGES OF PLASTICS

CLEAR PLASTICS USED

Background

Polycarbonates

Overview

Advantages and Disadvantages

OPTICAL LENS MARKET CHARACTERISTICS

Background

MARKET SEGMENTS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

AIRCRAFT

OVERVIEW

EXAMPLES OF GLASS PRODUCTS

IMPORTANCE OF IMPACT RESISTANCE

CLEAR PLASTIC PREFERENCES

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT TRANSPARENCIES

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

AIRCRAFT INTERIORS

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TOYS

OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND

USE OF PLASTICS IN TOYS

Background

Polystyrene

ABS

SBCs

Polycarbonates

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COUNCIL

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS

SPORT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT

LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT

Overview

TABLE 55 CURRENT AND FORECASTED OUTLOOK FOR METAL AND PLASTIC USAGE IN LAWN/GARDEN EQUIPMENT,THROUGH 2013 (AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL)

Resins Used

HOUSEWARES

Background

MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS

TABLE 56 PROJECTED NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS, THROUGH 2013 (MILLION LBS)

CHAPTER SEVEN: OTHER TECHNOLOGIES/PRODUCT AREAS EMPLOYING ENGINEERING RESINS AND/OR POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS

OVERVIEW

CONDUCTIVE PLASTICS

BACKGROUND

FUNCTIONS

CONDUCTIVE ADDITIVE SELECTION

TABLE 57 SURFACE RESISTIVITY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUBSTRATES (OHMS/SQ)

STATIC-DISSIPATIVE POLYMERS

Static-Dissipative Polymers (Continued)

ELECTROSTATIC PAINTABLE PLASTICS

BACKGROUND

OVERVIEW

APPLICATIONS

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ASPECTS

CONCEPT OF COMPLIANCE COATINGS

UV-CURED COATINGS

MOLDED-IN-COLOR AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIORS

DRY PAINT

Background

Technology

NEW ELECTROSTATICALLY PAINTABLE PLASTIC PRODUCTS

Bayer

Rhodia

MAJOR PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS AND TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS

SEGMENTATION BY TRADE NAME

TABLE 58 MAJOR TRADE-NAMED ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS BY TRADE NAME

TABLE 58 (CONTINUED)

TABLE 58 (CONTINUED)

SEGMENTATION BY PRODUCER

TABLE 59 MAJOR TRADE-NAMED ENGINEERING RESINS AND POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS BY PRODUCER

TABLE 59 (CONTINUED)

APPENDIX

ACRONYMS

ACRONYMS (CONTINUED)

ACRONYMS (CONTINUED)

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