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Reportlinker Adds US Reinforced Plastics Market Report

October 1, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

US Reinforced Plastics Market

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Material substitution to remain key driver of US demand through 2013

Reinforced plastics demand is projected to increase 2.8 percent annually to 3.6 billion pounds in 2013. Material substitution will remain the driving force behind advances. Higher performance requirements, combined with resin, reinforcement and processing improvements, will broaden applications and enhance competitiveness with steel and aluminum. Price increases for reinforced plastics are expected to moderate following the significant price spikes experienced between 2004 and 2006, which resulted from escalating petroleum and natural gas prices.

Reinforced thermoplastics to outpace thermosets

Thermoset resins, primarily unsaturated polyester, will continue to account for nearly 60 percent of all reinforced plastics demand in 2013. Slightly faster growth, however, is anticipated for thermoplastics due to their better aesthetics and easier processing. Glass fibers, due to their low cost and good performance, will continue to be the dominant reinforcement material in 2013, but carbon fiber demand is expected to increase nearly ten percent annually through 2013. Nanomaterials are also expected to emerge commercially, presenting excellent opportunities. US demand for reinforced thermosets is projected to expand 2.8 percent yearly to 2.1 billion pounds in 2013 driven by their low cost and performance attributes such as strength and corrosion resistance. Product innovations and improved sheet molding compounds will also spur growth. Niche opportunities are expected in areas such as wind turbine blades and pedestrian and vehicular bridge decking. Unsaturated polyester will remain the leading resin, accounting for 88 percent of all thermosets in 2013. Opportunities for reinforced epoxy are anticipated in military and commercial aircraft and aerospace applications, as well as windmill blades. Reinforced thermoplastics demand is forecast to grow 2.9 percent annually to 1.5 billion pounds in 2013 due to their competitive cost, high performance capabilities, processing advantages and better design capabilities. Polypropylene will remain the leading thermoplastic and present above average growth based on its low cost, stiffness and dimensional stability, particularly in motor vehicle uses. Good growth is also expected for nylon and thermoplastic polyester, mainly in motor vehicle applications.

Motor vehicle applications to exhibit fastest growth

Construction and motor vehicles will together account for 60 percent of total reinforced plastics demand in 2013. Motor vehicle applications will exhibit the fastest growth, driven by rebounding motor vehicle production levels. Construction uses will be stimulated by the low cost, durability and corrosion resistance of reinforced thermoset polyester in products such as tanks, pipe and bathroom components. The producer durable equipment market will be stimulated by heightened demand for business equipment and other electrical and electronic products due to rapid technology changes.

Study coverage

Reinforced Plastics presents historical demand data (1998, 2003 and 2008) as well as forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by resin (e.g., unsaturated polyester, polyester, polypropylene, epoxy, nylon), reinforcing material and market (e.g., producer durable equipment, motor vehicles, construction, marine). In addition, the study considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market shares and profiles 45 industry participants.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 5

Demographic Trends 9

Consumer Income & Spending 12

Motor Vehicle Outlook 14

Construction Outlook 17

Building Construction 18

Residential Construction 21

Residential Improvements & Repairs 24

Housing Completions 25

Nonresidential Building Construction 29

Nonbuilding Construction 32

Manufacturing Outlook 34

Recreational Boating Outlook 37

Plastic Resin Outlook 39

Competitive Materials 41

Processing Methods 43

Pricing Trends 44

Regulatory Factors 47

Recycling 49

International Activity 50

III. REINFORCEMENTS 53

General 53

Glass Fibers 54

Carbon Fiber & Other Reinforcements 60

Carbon Fibers 62

Aramid Fibers 65

Nanomaterials 68

Nanoscale Clays 70

Nanoscale Minerals 70

Nanotubes 71

Other 72

IV. RESINS 76

General 76

Reinforced Thermosets 79

Polyester 80

Markets 85

Thermoset Polyester Capacity 87

Epoxy 91

Other Thermosets 94

Reinforced Thermoplastics 98

Polypropylene 100

Markets 101

Producers 102

Thermoplastic Polyester 103

Markets 105

Producers 106

Nylon 108

Markets 109

Producers 110

Styrenics 112

Markets 113

Producers 114

Polycarbonate 115

Other Thermoplastics 118

V. MARKETS 122

General 122

Construction 124

Resins 125

Applications 127

Bathroom Accessories & Components 129

Pipe & Fittings 132

Pipe Outlook 132

Reinforced Pipe 134

Markets 136

Producers 137

General Construction 139

Panels 141

Tanks & Other 143

Motor Vehicles 145

Resins 146

Thermosets 148

Thermoplastics 149

Producers 151

Motor Vehicle Types 152

Producer Durable Equipment 153

Resins 154

Applications 158

Electrical Equipment 160

Electronic Laminates 161

Wind Turbines 162

Other 163

Business Equipment 165

Other Producer Durable Equipment 166

Marine 168

Consumer Durables 171

Resins 171

Applications 174

Appliances 175

Other Consumer Durables 176

Other Markets 179

Resins 179

Applications 180

Aircraft & Aerospace 181

All Other Markets 184

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 186

General 186

Industry Composition 188

Market Share 190

AOC 191

Ashland Chemical 192

Reichhold 192

Interplastic 192

Hexion Specialty Chemicals 193

Cook Composites and Polymers 193

Other Firms 194

Mergers & Acquisitions 194

Marketing Strategies 198

Channels of Distribution 199

Research & Development 202

Competitive Strategies 204

Cooperative Agreements 205

Company Profiles 208

Aclo Compounders Incorporated, see Citadel Plastics

Holdings Incorporated

AGY Holding Corporation 209

Ameron International Corporation 211

AOC LLC 212

Ashland Incorporated 214

AZDEL Incorporated, see Hanwha Group

BASF SE 217

Bayer AG 219

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 221

Bulk Molding Compounds Incorporated, see Citadel

Plastics Holdings

Celanese Corporation 223

Citadel Plastics Holdings Incorporated 226

Composites One LLC, see PolyOne & Total SA

Core Molding Technologies Incorporated 229

Crane Company 231

Denali Incorporated 235

Dow Chemical Company 238

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 239

Evonik Industries AG 241

Ferro Corporation 242

Fiber Glass Systems LP, see National Oilwell Varco

Fiberex Glass Corporation 244

Fulcrum Composites Incorporated 245

Hanwha Group 246

Hexcel Corporation 248

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Incorporated 251

Hobas AG 253

Honeywell International Incorporated 254

Interplastic Corporation 255

LANXESS AG 256

LM Glasfiber Holding A/S 258

LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA 260

Matrixx Group Incorporated, see Citadel Plastics

Meridian Automotive Systems Incorporated 261

National Oilwell Varco Incorporated 263

Owens Corning 265

PolyOne Corporation 269

PPG Industries Incorporated 271

Premix Incorporated 273

Reichhold Incorporated 275

Rogers Corporation 277

Royal DSM NV 278

RTP Company 281

Saint-Gobain 283

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 284

Schulman (A.) Incorporated 287

Strongwell Corporation 289

Teijin Limited 292

Ticona, see Celanese Corporation

Total SA 295

Valspar Corporation 297

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9

2 Population & Households 12

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 14

4 Motor Vehicle Production & Sales 16

5 Construction Expenditures 18

6 Building Construction Expenditures 21

7 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 23

8 Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures 25

9 Private Housing Completions 29

10 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 32

11 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 34

12 Manufacturers’ Shipments 37

13 Recreational Boat Shipments 39

14 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand 41

15 Reinforced Plastics Resin Pricing 47

SECTION III — REINFORCEMENTS

1 Reinforcement Materials Demand 54

2 Glass Fiber Reinforcement Demand 59

3 Carbon Fiber & Other Reinforcements Demand by Type 61

SECTION IV — RESINS

1 Reinforced Plastics Demand by Type 78

2 Reinforced Thermosets Demand by Resin 80

3 Reinforced Thermoset Polyester Demand by Market 84

4 Thermoset Polyester Capacity by Producer, 2008 91

5 Reinforced Epoxy Demand by Market 94

6 Other Reinforced Thermosets Demand by Market 97

7 Reinforced Thermoplastics Demand by Resin 99

8 Reinforced Polypropylene Demand by Market 101

9 Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyester Demand by Market 104

10 Reinforced Nylon Demand by Market 109

11 Reinforced Styrenics Demand by Market 113

12 Reinforced Polycarbonate Demand by Market 117

13 Other Reinforced Thermoplastics Demand by Market 121

SECTION V — MARKETS

1 Reinforced Plastics Demand by Market 123

2 Construction Market for Reinforced Plastics by Resin 127

3 Construction Market for Reinforced Plastics by Application 128

4 Bathroom Accessories & Components: Reinforced Plastics

Demand 132

5 Pipe Demand 133

6 Pipe & Fittings: Reinforced Plastics Demand 135

7 General Construction Products: Reinforced Plastics Demand 141

8 Panels: Reinforced Plastics Demand 143

9 Tanks & Other Construction Products: Reinforced Plastics

Demand 145

10 Motor Vehicle Market for Reinforced Plastics by Resin 147

11 Motor Vehicle Market for Reinforced Plastics by Vehicle Type 153

12 Producer Durable Equipment Market

for Reinforced Plastics by Resin 157

13 Producer Durable Equipment Market for Reinforced Plastics

by Application 159

14 Electrical Equipment: Reinforced Plastics Demand 160

15 Business Equipment: Reinforced Plastics Demand 166

16 Other Producer Durable Equipment: Reinforced Plastics

Demand 167

17 Marine Market: Reinforced Plastics Demand 171

18 Consumer Durables Market for Reinforced Plastics by Resin 173

19 Consumer Durables Market for Reinforced Plastics by

Application 175

20 Appliances: Reinforced Plastics Demand 176

21 Other Consumer Durables: Reinforced Plastics Demand 178

22 Other Markets for Reinforced Plastics by Resin 180

23 Other Markets for Reinforced Plastics by Application 181

SECTION VI — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Reinforced Plastics Industry: Selected

Participating Companies, 2008 189

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 197

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 206

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III — REINFORCEMENTS

1 Carbon Fiber & Other Reinforcements Demand by Type, 2008 61

SECTION IV — RESINS

1 Reinforced Thermoset Polyester Demand by Market, 2008 85

2 Reinforced Thermoplastics Demand by Resin, 2008 99

3 Reinforced Thermoplastic Polyester Demand By Market, 2008 105

4 Reinforced Polycarbonate Demand by Market, 2008 118

SECTION V — MARKETS

1 Reinforced Plastics Demand by Market, 2008 124

2 Construction Market for Reinforced Plastics by

Application, 2008 129

3 Motor Vehicle Market for Reinforced Plastics by Resin, 2008 148

4 Producer Durable Equipment Market for Reinforced Plastics

by Resin, 2008 158

5 Producer Durable Equipment Market for Reinforced Plastics

by Application, 2008 159

6 Consumer Durables Market for Reinforced Plastics by

Resin, 2008 174

SECTION VI– INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Reinforced Plastics Industry Flowchart 187

2 US Thermoset Polyester Capacity, 2008 191

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