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High Growth Reported for the World Engineered Plastics Markets

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World Engineered Plastics Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Engineered Plastics in Thousands of Tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylonitrile- Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetals (PA), Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyester, and Others. The specific end-use segments discussed are Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 165 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Bayer, Chi Mei Corporation, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Degussa GmbH, LG Chem., Polyplastics Co., Royal DSM NV, SABIC, SABIC Innovative Plastics, TICONA Engineering Polymers, Teijin, Toray Industries Inc, and Wintech Polymer Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Segments Definitions I-4
Polycarbonates (PC) I-4
ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) I-4
Polyacetal I-4
Nylon I-4
Thermoplastic Polyesters I-4
Others I-5
End-Use Segments I-5
Automotive I-5
Electrical and Electronics I-5
Appliances I-5
Miscellaneous I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Snapshots II-1

2. Market Overview II-2
Current & Future Analysis II-2
Expanding Applications Spur Demand for Engineered Plastics II-2
Robust Growth Expected in Asia-Pacific II-2
Analysis by Product Category II-2
ABS, Polycarbonate and Nylon - Account for Bulk of Market II-2
Demand Conditions Brighten up for Polycarbonate II-2
Far Eastern Countries Represent Roaring Market for
Polycarbonate II-2
Healthy Growth Projected in Thermoplastic Polyesters and
Other Low Volume Resins II-3
Analysis by End Use Segment II-3
Market Trends II-3
European Reinforced Thermoset Resin Market in Consolidation Mode II-3
A Conglomeration of Factors Triggers Consolidations in the
Market II-3
Consolidation Proves the Escape Route II-3
'Comply and Survive' Forms the Environmental Dictum II-4
Thermoset Resins Need to Disown Hazardous Chemicals to
Survive in the Market II-4
Challenges II-4
High Performance Features Drive Growth Potential II-4
Thermosets All Set to Enter New Niche Markets II-5
Review Of Plastics Industry II-5
Medical Plastics Demand Set to Rise II-5
Medical Components Segment to Overtake Medical Packaging
Applications II-5
Commodity Resins Poised to Dominate the Medical Plastics Market II-5
Fast-paced Growth Predicted for Engineered Plastics II-6
Automotive Applications to Boost PC Demand II-6
Construction and Medical Industries Drive PC Demand II-6
PC Preferred for Water Bottles II-7
Polypropylene to Offer Good Competition to ABS II-7
North America to be the Manufacturing Hub for Larger Appliances II-7
Electronics and Information Storage to Boost Market II-8
Growing Demand for Engineered Plastics in Engine Parts II-8
Booming Market for Microsphere Fillers in North America II-9
Other Expanding Applications in Automotive Industry II-9
Heat-Resistant Engineered Plastics Replace Steel in Hot Water
Tanks II-9
China and India: Burgeoning Markets for Engineered Plastics II-9
India Set to Become Hot Destination for Foreign Investment II-10
Blends - Gaining Ground II-10
Polycarbonate Being Increasingly Commoditized II-10
Consolidation Moves Intensify II-10
Factors Influencing the Market II-11
Replacement of Traditional Materials II-11
End Use Industries II-11
Technological Innovations II-11
Environmental Concerns II-11

3. Product Overview II-12
Introduction to Engineered Plastics II-12
Plastics II-12
The Beginning II-12
World War II - a Boon for the Plastic Industry II-12
Monomers and Polymers II-12
The Final Product II-13
Types of Engineered Plastics II-13
ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) II-13
Polycarbonate II-14
Nylon (Polyamide) II-15
Nylon 6/6 II-15
Gas-Filled Nylon II-15
Nylon 6 II-15
Blue Nylon II-15
Moly-Filled Nylon II-15
Oil-Filled Nylon II-15
Thermoplastic Polyesters II-16
Polyacetal (PA)/Acetal Polymers II-17
Others II-17
PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) II-17
PEI (Polyetherimide) II-18
Phenolics II-18
Polyimide II-19
PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide) II-19
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) II-19
PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone) II-19
Polysulfone II-20
Styrene Acrylonitrile II-20

4. End-Use Market Analysis II-21
Automotive II-21
Key Players in the Industry II-21
Electrical and Electronics II-21
Household Appliances II-21
Audio and Video Equipment II-21
Electric Lighting and Wiring Equipment II-22
Motors and Generators II-22
Semiconductors II-22
Building/Construction II-22
Nonresidential Building Market II-22
Industry Analysis II-23
Residential Building II-23
Medical Equipment II-23
Miscellaneous II-23

5. Product Launches II-24
Solvay Launches SEQUEL 1828 with Lowest CLTE II-24
Memry Corporation Introduces Putnam Plastics Plus II-24
3D Systems Corp. Launches Accura 55 Plastic as alternative to ABS II-24
GE Plastics Introduces New Lightweight Polycarbonate II-24
Eastman Unveils ParaStar PET Resins II-25
3D Systems Introduces Accura(R) 60 Plastic for Use in Solid-
State Laser Systems II-25
J&A Plastics Launches New Functional Polycarbonate (PC) Blends II-25
3D Systems Launches Accura(R)25 Plastic II-26
Rochling Engineered Plastics Offers a New Formulation of
Polystone II-26
Thixomat Unleashes Thixomolding, New Injection Molding Technology II-26
ATP Engineers a New Medical Device II-26

6. Recent Industry Activity II-27
Evonik Acquires Complete Stake in Degussa Engineered Carbons II-27
SABIC Acquires GE Plastics II-27
Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Ure-Tech II-27
LANXESS and DuPont's Joint-Venture Boosts Production of PBT
Polymer II-27
Eastman Divests PET Manufacturing Assets II-28
DSM Acquires Pamako AG II-28
SAUDI KAYAN Inks Two Contracts to Construct PP and LDPE Plants II-28
Ticona to Construct New LFRT Plant at Nanjing II-28
Sintex Acquires Dominant Stake in WCI of USA II-29
Polynt Acquires Plasticizer Business of DSM Composite Resins II-29
NILIT Acquires FRISETTA Polymer II-29
Rochling Engineering Plastics Acquires Glastic Corporation II-30
Rochling Acquires Symplastics II-30
BASF Inaugurates Plastics Compounding Plant in China II-31
Unigel Plastics Merges Policarbonatos and Resarbras to Form
Unigel Plasticos II-31
Rohm and Haas to Form JinHaas with Weihai II-31
DSM to Construct Engineering Plastics Compounds Plant in India II-31
DSM Engineering to Build Greenfield Plant in India II-32
Kuibyshevazot Commences Operations II-32
Plastal Inks an Agreement with Polytec to Sell Menzolit-Fibron
Mouldings II-32
Audax Group Acquires UTEX II-32
Radici Forms a Joint Venture with MK Modi Group II-33
Rochling Acquires Three Companies II-33
Toray and BASF Commence Commercial Production of PBT Resin II-33
DSM Initiates Construction of New Polymer Factory in China II-34
DSM Opens a New Manufacturing Facility for Engineering
Plastics in China II-34
Solvay Acquires Gharda Chemical's Polymers Division II-34
TriStar Plastics Acquires CJ Composite Bearings Division II-35
Matrix Acquires Atco Plastics II-35
Jacobs Secures Contract for the "UH2" Venture of DSM II-35
IDEX Concludes Acquisition of Eastern Plastics II-35
Lanxess Steps Up Engineering Plastics Capacity II-36
BASF Acquires North American EP Venture of LATI Industria II-36
Fiberfil Acquires DSM's Polypropylene Business II-36
DSM's Arnitel COPE Collaborates with SpecialChem II-36
Calico Propels Capacity of Auto Parts II-37
Applied Tech Products Forms Joint Venture with Wellmei
Industrial Co. Ltd. II-37
China National Chemical Corp Takes Over Australian Qenos II-37
BASF Acquires Leuna-Miramid II-37
Centroplast Acquires Semiplas II-37
Teijin Completes First Phase of Polycarbonate Project II-37
Aker Kvaerner Constructs New POM Plant II-38
MGC Commissions New Polyacetal Facility II-38
Silon Purchases Suzhou Constab Engineering Plastics II-38
Bayer ABS Changes Name II-38

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-39
BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) II-39
Bayer (Germany) II-39
Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan) II-39
Dow Chemical (US) II-40
DuPont (US) II-40
Eastman Chemical Company (US) II-40
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-41
LG Chem (Korea) II-41
Polyplastics Co. (Japan) II-41
Royal DSM NV (The Netherlands) II-42
SABIC (Saudi Arabia) II-42
SABIC Innovative Plastics (US) II-42
TICONA Engineering Polymers (Germany) II-42
Teijin (Japan) II-43
Toray Industries Inc (Japan) II-43
Wintech Polymer Ltd. (Japan) II-43

8. Global Market Perspective II-44
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 2: World Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
Worldwide Engineered Plastics Market by Product Category II-47
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Polycarbonate (PC) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Polycarbonate (PC) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Polycarbonate (PC) by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene- Styrene by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 8: World Long-term Projections for
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene- Styrene by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Polyacetal (PA) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Polyacetal (PA) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyacetal (PA) by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Nylon by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Nylon by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Nylon by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Thermoplastic
Polyesters (PBT/PET) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic
Polyesters (PBT/PET) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Engineered Plastics by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for Other Engineered
Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Engineered
Plastics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003,
2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64
Worldwide Engineered Plastics Market by End Use Segment II-65
Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics in Automotive Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics in
Automotive Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics in Electrical and Electronics
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
in Electrical and Electronics Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics in
Electrical and Electronics Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics in Appliances by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
in Appliances by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 30: World 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics in
Appliances by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003,
2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics in Miscellaneous Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 32: World Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics in
Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-76


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
ABS and Polycarbonate Share Top Honors III-1
An Overview of Engineered Plastics Market III-1
Prosperous Outlook Ahead III-1
A Review of Key Players III-2
Dow Chemical III-2
DuPont III-2
Eastman Chemical Company III-3
SABIC Innovative Plastics III-3
Product Launches III-3
Recent Industry Activity III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 34: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 35: US Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 36: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive,
Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 37: US Long-term Projections Analysis for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 38: US 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics by
Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 39: US 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics by
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. Canada III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Recent Industry Activity III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 41: Canadian Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 43: Canadian Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 44: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 45: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

3. Japan III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Relatively Slow-paced Growth Projected in Japan III-14
Key Players III-14
Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp. III-14
Polyplastics Co. III-14
Teijin Limited III-15
Toray Industries Inc. III-15
Wintech Polymer Ltd. III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 46: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 47: Japanese Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 48: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 49: Japanese Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 50: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 51: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4. Europe III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Germany Rules European Market III-19
Key Players III-19
BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) III-19
Bayer (Germany) III-19
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) III-20
Royal DSM NV (The Netherlands) III-20
Solvay (Belgium) III-20
TICONA Engineering Polymers (Germany) III-20
Product Launches III-21
Recent Industry Activity III-22
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 53: European Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 54: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 55: European Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 56: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 57: European Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 58: European 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 59: European 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 60: European 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4a. France III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
ABS, Polycarbonate and Nylon Rule the Roost III-30
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 61: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 62: French Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 63: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 64: French Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 65: French 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 66: French 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4b. Germany III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Germany: Largest Market in Europe III-34
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 67: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 68: German Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 69: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 70: German Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 71: German 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 72: German 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4c. Italy III-38
Market Analytics III-38
Table 73: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 74: Italian Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 75: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 76: Italian Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 77: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 78: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4d. The United Kingdom III-42
Market Analytics III-42
Table 79: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 80: UK Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 81: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive,
Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 82: UK Long-term Projections for Engineered Plastics
by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 83: UK 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics by
Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 84: UK 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics by
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4e. Spain III-46
Market Analytics III-46
Table 85: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 86: Spanish Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 87: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 88: Spanish Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 89: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 90: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4f. Russia III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Russia: The Fastest Growing Market in Europe III-50
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 91: Russia Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category -
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 92: Russia Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 93: Russia Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 94: Russia Long-term Projections for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive, Electrical and
Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 95: Russia 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 96: Russia 10-Year Perspective for Engineered Plastics
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4g. Rest of Europe III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Recent Industry Activity III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 97: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Engineered Plastics by Product Category
- Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS),
Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 98: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for
Engineered Plastics by Product Category - Polycarbonate,
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon,
Thermoplastic Polyesters (PBT/PET), and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 99: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment -
Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 100: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for
Engineered Plastics by End Use Segment - Automotive,
Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Miscellaneous
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 101: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by Product Category - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
(ABS), Polyacetal, Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters
(PBT/PET), and Others Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 102: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Engineered
Plastics by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics,
Appliances, and Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

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