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World Automotive Plastics Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Plastics in million tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal, and Others (Include Polycarbonate, ABS/SAN, and PC/ ABS alloys).The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for the period of 2006 through 2015. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 181 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Basell Service Company B.V, BASF SE, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Celanese Corporation, DIC Corporation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Equistar Chemicals LP, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A., KMI Group Inc, Polimeros Nacionales S.A. de C.V., Royal DSM N.V, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Solvay S.A., Solvay North America, LLC, and The Dow Chemical Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


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 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Global Outlook II-1 
Current & Future Analysis II-1 
Analysis by Geographic Region II-1 
Table 1: Global Automotive Plastics Market (2006-2015): 
Volume Sales Ranked by Growth for Geographic Region - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and 
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1 
Analysis by Material Type II-1 
Table 2: Global Automotive Plastics Market (2006-2015): 
Volume Sales Ranked by Growth for Material Type - 
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, 
PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 

Table 3: Global Automotive Plastics Market (2008 & 2009): 
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Material 
Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 

2. Market Overview II-3 
Plastic Manufacturers Sense Huge Potential in Auto Industry II-3 
What Plastics Have to Offer? II-3 
Vehicle Weight Reduction: Top Priority for Automakers II-4 
Vehicle Composition Undergoes Transition II-4 
Global Plastics Industry - Facts & Figures II-5 
Table 4: Global Plastics Market (2005 & 2010): Per Capita 
Plastics Consumption by Geographic Region (In Kilograms Per 
Year) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 

Table 5: Global Plastics Market (2005): Breakdown of Volume 
Production by Geographic Region (In '000 Tons) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 

3. Major Trends & Issues II-6 
Smart Materials to Act as Makeover Catalyst for Automobiles II-6 
Thermoset Composites Score High II-6 
Polycarbonate Automobile Glazing Makes Headway II-6 
HTPs Make Rapid Inroads in Automotive Industry II-6 
Safety for Pedestrians: Top Priority for Automakers II-7 
Long Fiber Thermoplastics Gather Momentum II-7 
Table 6: Global Market for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (2006): 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use 
Applications - Automotive Applications (Front End Modules, 
Instrument Panels, Underbody Shields, Door Modules, Noise 
Protectors, Running Boards and Others), and Non- Automotive 
Applications (General & Industrial Goods, Recreational & 
Sporting Goods and Others) II-8 
Bioplastics Poised to Follow Healthy Growth II-8 
Health Issues Faced by Use of Automotive Plastics II-9 
Initiatives by Automakers to Go the Healthier and Eco-Friendly 
Way II-10 
Ford II-10 
Nissan II-10 
Toyota II-10 
General Motors II-11 
Hyundai II-11 
Honda II-11 
Unsaturated Polyester Resins- Market Scan II-11 
Non-Recyclability of Automotive Components Concern Automakers II-11 
Regulations for Automotive Plastics Recycling II-12 

4. Product Overview II-13 
An Introduction to Plastics II-13 
Evolution of Plastics II-13 
Destruction of Plastic Wastes II-14 
Types of Plastics Used in Automobiles II-14 
Thermoplastics II-15 
Effect of Temperature on Thermoplastics II-15 
Types of Thermoplastics II-16 
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) II-16 
History II-17 
Harmful Effects of PVC II-17 
What Makes PVC Hazardous? II-17 
Phthalate Plasticizers II-17 
Vinyl Chloride Monomer II-17 
Dioxins II-18 
Polystyrene II-18 
Polystyrene Toughening II-19 
PS Shaping and Cutting II-19 
Polystyrene Finishing II-19 
Polyethylene II-19 
Discovery of Polyethylene II-20 
Properties of PE II-20 
Polyethylene Classification II-20 
Polypropylene II-22 
Properties II-22 
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) II-23 
Synthesis of ABS II-23 
Properties of ABS II-24 
Acrylic II-24 
Polycarbonate II-25 
Polyacetal II-25 
Polycarbonate-ABS Alloys II-25 
Polyphenylene (PPE) Alloys II-26 
PET/ PBT II-26 
Styrene-Acrylonytrile (SAN) II-26 
Nylon 6 & 66 II-26 
Applications of Nylon 6 in Automobile Industry II-27 
Airbag Containers II-27 
Air Intake Manifolds II-27 
Automotive Covers II-27 
Thermoset Materials and Thermosets II-27 
Types of Thermoset Plastics II-29 
Polyurethane II-29 
Production Process II-29 
Uses for Polyurethane II-29 
Phenolic Resins II-30 
Unsaturated Polyester II-30 
Production Process II-31 

5. Plastics in Automotive Industry II-32 
Automotives -The Largest End-Use Segment for Plastics II-32 
Life Cycle of Automotive Plastics II-32 
Plastics Applications in Car Interiors II-33 
Air Ducts II-33 
Instrument Panels II-33 
Steering Wheels II-33 
Upholstery II-33 
Other Interior Applications II-34 
Plastics Applications in Car Exteriors II-34 
Body Panels II-35 
Bumpers and Fascia Systems II-35 
Lighting Systems II-36 
Trim II-36 
Application of Plastics in Electrical Components II-37 
Circuit Boards and Wiring Systems II-37 
Component Housing II-38 
Connectors II-38 
Lighting Systems II-38 
Switches and Sockets II-38 
Plastics in Under-the-Hood Applications II-39 
Air-intake Systems II-39 
Bearing II-39 
C.V. joints and U joints II-39 
Chassis II-39 
Brakes II-40 
Suspension II-40 
Cooling Systems II-40 
Drive Shaft II-41 
Engine II-41 
Engine Components II-41 
Flywheel II-42 
Fuel Filler Pipes II-42 
Fuel Lines II-42 
Fuel Modules II-42 
Fuel Pumps II-42 
Fuel Rails II-42 
Fuel Tanks II-43 
Fuel-Intake Systems II-43 
Power Train II-44 
Transmission Parts II-44 
Vapor Recovery Systems II-44 
Institutes Engaged in Automotive Plastics R&D II-45 
Automotive Research Alliance II-45 
University of Michigan Automotive Research Center II-45 
University of Dayton National Composites Center Automotive 
Research (NCC-AR) II-45 
University of Michigan Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC) II-45 
Computational Tools for the Design of Composites Components 
and Structures II-45 
International Automotive Research Centre (University of Warwick) II-46 
Advanced Composites Center for Innovation and Science 
(University of Bristol) II-46 
Automotive Research Centre for Material and Fiber Innovation 
(Deakin University) II-46 
Other institutes II-46 

6. Technological Developments II-48 
Mazda Develops New Plastic Mould Technology II-48 
Ford Pursues Biodegradable Plastics II-48 
Toray Expedites Foamed Plastics Development II-48 
Basell Develops New HDPE Resin II-48 

7. Product Introductions/Innovations II-49 
SABIC and Azdel Launch New Automotive Composite II-49 
Bayer to Rollout Levblend PC-ABS-R II-49 
LyondellBasell Launches New Lupolen HDPE II-49 
EMS Unveils New TPEs II-49 
DSM Engineering Plastics Introduces New Stanyl TW272B6 II-50 
Nissan Enters into Alliances with Maier and Fagor Ederlan II-50 
Toyobo Unveils Nylon Resins based on New Polymer Technology II-50 
Soliant and Durakon Revolutionize Automotive Plastics II-51 
Dow Chemical Launches New Calendering-Grade TPU Elastomer II-51 
Dow Chemical Launches New Low-YI TPU Elastomers II-51 
Bayer MaterialScience's Texin(R) 985 TPU Lends Support to 
Xtensor Device II-51 
DuPont Packaging Introduces New DuPont(TM) Vamac(R) II-52 
DuPont Introduces New Grades of Soft Thermoplastic Elastomers II-52 

8. Recent Industry Activity II-54 
AkzoNobel Acquires Soliant II-54 
Citadel Acquires BMCI II-54 
LyondellBasell Takes Over Solvay Engineered Polymers II-54 
UOHS Approves Gumotex-TANEX Merger II-55 
SABIC and Sinopec Enter into a Joint Venture Agreement II-55 
QPC and BBAG Establish New Joint Venture II-55 
Marubeni Establishes New Joint Venture II-56 
DSM Engineering Enters into an Agreement with Diolen II-56 
Nissan Enters into Alliances with Maier and Fagor Ederlan II-56 
Mitsubishi Partners with Borealis II-56 
Huntsman Announces Start-Up of a New TPU Production Line II-57 
BASF to Expand Its Automotive Business in India II-57 
DSM Inaugurates a New Plant in Geleen II-57 
DuPont Commences Production of Vespel(R) Shapes and Parts II-58 
DuPont Expands the Compounding Capability of Zytel(R) Portfolio II-58 
Lanxess Expands Caprolactam Plant II-58 
Schulman to Shut Down Ontario Plant II-58 
Dow Izolan Breaks Ground for New Facility II-59 
DIC Receives New Name II-59 
BASF Acquires BASF GE Schwarzheide II-59 
Basell Merges with Lyondell to Form LyondellBasell II-59 
Huntsman Signs Acquisition Agreement with BCI II-60 
SABIC Takes Over GE Plastics II-60 
GE Plastics Acquires Outstanding Shares of Exatec II-60 
Kurz-Kasch Acquires MacLean Molded Components II-60 
Sintex France Acquires Nief Plastics II-61 
Sumitomo Bakelite Acquires Neopreg II-61 
Hanwha Acquires Azdel II-62 
Hitachi Incorporates Arnite(R) TV4 261 II-62 
DuPont Partners With Morph Technologies, Integran and PowerMetal II-62 
Bayer MaterialScience Teams Up with O-Flex Automotive II-62 
Celanese Divests AT Plastics Film Business to BPI II-63 
Solvay to Set up Epichlorohydrin Manufacturing Plant II-63 
Saudi Kayan Signs Contracts to Set Up Two Plants for LDPE and PP II-63 
Kriti Industries Plans New Investment II-64 
Lauren Expands Production Capabilities II-64 
Dow Automotive Proposes New Plant II-64 
DSM Proposes New Manufacturing Facility II-64 
Radici Novacips Launches RadiciPlastics II-64 
Sintex Acquires Assets of Bright Brothers II-65 
Piolax Proposes Capacity Expansion II-65 
SABIC Acquires Huntsman Petrochemicals II-65 
DuPont and Russkie Kraski Form Automotive Coating Joint Venture II-66 
CSP Acquires Plastics Division of ThyssenKrupp Budd II-66 
Dow Automotive Acquires Wuhan Essex Chemical Company II-66 

9. Focus on Select Global Players II-67 
Basell Service Company B.V (The Netherlands) II-67 
BASF SE (Germany) II-67 
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (US) II-68 
Celanese Corporation (US) II-68 
DIC Corporation (Japan) II-68 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (US) II-69 
Equistar Chemicals LP (US) II-69 
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-69 
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-70 
Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A. (US) II-70 
KMI Group Inc (US) II-71 
Polimeros Nacionales S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) II-71 
Royal DSM N.V (The Netherlands) II-71 
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) II-71 
Solvay S.A. (Belgium) II-72 
Solvay North America, LLC (US) II-72 
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-72 

10. Global Market Perspective II-74 
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Automotive Plastics by Geographic Region/Country - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin 
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74 

Table 8: World Historic Review for Automotive Plastics by 
Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75 

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Automotive Plastics by 
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Consumption for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for 
Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76 
Analysis by Material Type II-77 
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polypropylene in Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-77 

Table 11: World Historic Review for Polypropylene in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin 
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78 

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Polypropylene in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79 

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyurethane in Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-80 

Table 14: World Historic Review for Polyurethane in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81 

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyurethane in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82 

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Nylon 6 & 66 in Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-83 

Table 17: World Historic Review for Nylon 6 & 66 in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84 

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Nylon 6 & 66 in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85 

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyethylene in Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-86 

Table 20: World Historic Review for Polyethylene in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87 

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyethylene in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88 

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC 
in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin 
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89 

Table 23: World Historic Review for PVC in Automotive Industry 
by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90 

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for PVC in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown 
of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of 
World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91 

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Unsaturated Polyester in Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-92 

Table 26: World Historic Review for Unsaturated Polyester in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin 
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93 

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Unsaturated Polyester 
in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/ Country - 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America 
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94 

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
PBT/PET in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/ Country - 
North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95 

Table 29: World Historic Review for PBT/PET in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96 

Table 30: World 10-Year Perspective for PBT/PET in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown 
of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of 
World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97 

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PPE 
Alloys in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - 
North America, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98 

Table 32: World Historic Review for PPE Alloys in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99 

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for PPE Alloys in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100 

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Polyacetal in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - 
North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101 

Table 35: World Historic Review for Polyacetal in Automotive 
Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102 

Table 36: World 10-Year Perspective for Polyacetal in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest 
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103 

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Other Plastic Types Automotive Industry by Geographic 
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons 
for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-104 

Table 38: World Historic Review for Other Plastic Types in 
Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/Country - North 
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin 
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 2005 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105 

Table 39: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Plastic Types 
in Automotive Industry by Geographic Region/ Country - 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America 
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106 


III. MARKET 

1. North America III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current & Future Analysis III-1 
Canadian Plastics Industry- A Primer III-1 
Automotive Plastics in Canada III-1 
Product Launches III-2 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-5 
Select US Players III-8 
B.Market Analytics III-12 
Table 40: North American Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - 
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, 
PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal 
and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 41: North American Historic Review for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2000 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 42: North American 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

2. Japan III-15 
A.Market Analysis III-15 
Current & Future Analysis III-15 
Japanese Plastics Production III-15 
Table 43: Japanese Plastics Market (2006): Percentage 
Breakdown of Production Volume by Material Type (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 
Product Launch III-15 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16 
DIC Corporation - A Major Japanese Player III-16 
B.Market Analytics III-17 
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, 
Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated 
Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in 
Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Automotive Plastics 
by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 
66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE 
Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 
2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 46: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

3. Europe III-20 
A.Market Analysis III-20 
Current & Future Analysis III-20 
Quick Facts III-20 
Table 47: European Plastics Market (2005): Breakdown of 
Production Volume by Country/ Region (In '000 Tons) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 48: European Small Car Market (2008): Propylene 
Utilized Per Car in Select European Car Models (In Pounds) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 49: European Automotive Plastics Market (2005): 
Plastic Weight (In Kilogram) in Select Automotive 
Components and Corresponding Plastic Type Used (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 50: European Market for Thermoplastics (2006): 
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by Geographic Markets 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 51: European Market for Thermoplastics (2006): 
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Applications 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 
High Performance Polymers and the Automotive Industry III-22 
Review of Select Markets III-23 
France III-23 
Automotive Industry- A Snapshot III-23 
Germany III-23 
Plastics Industry- Market Scan III-23 
Table 52: German Market for Standard Plastics: Breakdown 
of Volume Consumption by Product Type for the Years 2006 
and 2007 (In '000 tons) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 53: German Market for Engineering Plastics: 
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Product Type for the 
Years 2006 & 2007 (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-24 
East Germany: A Land of Promises for Automotive Plastics III-24 
East German Market for Automotive Plastics (2006): 
Suppliers of Select Automotive Plastic Parts and 
Components- Interior Components, Electronics/ Lighting 
Components, Exterior Components, Powertrain 
Components, and Chassis Components III-25 
Russia III-25 
Snapshot of the Thermoplastics Industry III-25 
Table 54: Russian Thermoplastics Market (2006): 
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use 
Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 
Central Europe III-26 
Breaking Old Barriers III-26 
Czech Republic III-27 
Automotive Industry- A Primer III-27 
Plastic Industry in Czech Republic III-27 
Product Launches III-27 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-28 
Key Players III-33 
B.Market Analytics III-35 
Table 55: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, 
Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated 
Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in 
Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 56: European Historic Review for Automotive Plastics 
by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 
66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE 
Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 2000 through 
2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 57: European 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

4. Asia-Pacific III-38 
A.Market Analysis III-38 
Current & Future Analysis III-38 
Review of Select Markets III-38 
China III-38 
Market Overview III-38 
Table 58: Chinese Engineering Plastics Market: 
Consumption by Product Type for the Years 2006 through 
2010 (In Thousand Tons) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-39 
Hong Kong III-39 
Auto Parts and Accessories Market- An Overview III-39 
India III-39 
Capacity Expansions to Spur Growth in Polymer Industry III-39 
Plans Afoot to Step-up Capacity III-40 
Taiwan III-40 
Table 59: Taiwanese Automotive Market: Production of 
Automotive Plastic Components for the Years 2003 and 2005 
(In '000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40 
Select Players III-44 
B.Market Analytics III-45 
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - 
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, 
PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal 
and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

Table 61: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2000 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 

5. Latin America III-48 
A.Market Analysis III-48 
Current & Future Analysis III-48 
Corporate Development III-48 
Polimeros Nacionales S.A. de C.V. - A Major Mexican Player III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 63: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - 
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, 
PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal 
and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 64: Latin America Historic Review for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2000 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 65: Latin America 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

6. Rest of World III-52 
A.Market Analysis III-52 
Current & Future Analysis III-52 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-52 
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation - A Major Saudi Arabian 
Player III-53 
B.Market Analytics III-54 
Table 66: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Automotive Plastics by Material Type - 
Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, 
PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal 
and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

Table 67: Rest of World Historic Review for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Tons for Years 
2000 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 68: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for Automotive 
Plastics by Material Type - Polypropylene, Polyurethane, 
Nylon 6 & 66, Polyethylene, PVC, Unsaturated Polyester, 
PBT/PET, PPE Alloys, Polyacetal and Others for Years 2006, 
2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 


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