The Future of Global Thermoplastic Elastomers to 2018

The global Thermoplastic Elastomer market is predicted to grow by 6.3% annually. Find out more about the Smithers Rapra specialty elastomers research.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 01 Oct 2013
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 175

The Future of Global Thermoplastic Elastomers: market forecasts to 2018 covers the global markets for compounds that make up thermoplastic elastomers. With detailed forecasts showing consumption by country and application, this new, expertly researched report provides exclusive information crucial to decision making.

Description

INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT:

  • Quantitative thermoplastic elastomer market analysis of volume and value growth in future applications
  • Strategic perspectives covering new materials, technologies and applications
  • Exclusive tables and figures showing cutting edge developments by thermoplastic elastomer type

METHODOLOGY

Smithers Rapra’s in-house primary research, supported by extensive industry data, underpins both our appraisal of existing market conditions and our forecasting. Primary research was based on interviews with industry personnel across the value chain, including leading suppliers, manufacturers and end users. Discussions with industry influencers supplemented this research. Secondary research was founded on an extensive literature review of market and company reports, magazine and journal abstracts, trends, and market information. Smithers Rapra’s conference papers have also greatly enhanced our findings.

FIND OUT ABOUT

  • Quantitative analysis showing thermoplastic elastomer market sizes, estimated future growth by application, compound and geography
  • Primary research focusing on future trends in automotive, building and construction, industrial products, footwear, medical and healthcare, and more
  • Feed stock availability and dynamics, current production process and applications

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Learn about cutting-edge developments by thermoplastic elastomer type
  • Use strategic perspectives on new materials, technologies, applications, and opportunities for informed planning and positioning
  • Find out how consumption breaks down geographically, and what’s driving global growth in the thermoplastic elastomer market

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Those working in automotive, aerospace, transportation, building and construction, military and athletic shoes
  • Compounders, producers, suppliers, end users
  • Thermoplastic elastomer processing and testing
  • Consultants and analysts

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet license allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

Executive summary 

Overview of the global thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) market

  • Introduction and methodology
  • Introduction
  • Report objective
  • Report scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Key drivers and trends
  • Composition and technologies
  • Polypropylene
  • Processing oil
  • Styrene block copolymers
  • Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS)
  • Styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene
  • Speciality SBCs
  • EPDM and EPM rubbers
  • Plastomers
  • Alternative polymers
  • Polybutene-I (PB-1)
  • Butyl rubber (IIR)
  • High-performance TPE
  • Supply/demand dynamics
  • Feedstocks and raw material sourcing
  • Compounding technology
  • Styrene-based TPE
  • Olefin-based TPE
  • New technologies
  • Competitive materials

Cutting-edge developments

  • Introduction
  • Appliances and housewares
  • Automotive
  • Introduction
  •  Global automotive production
  • Automotive supply parks
  •  General trends
  • Demand and growth
  • Intermaterial competition
  • Pricing
  • Growth sectors
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • In the engine
  • Globalisation
  • Industry structure/paths to market
  • Processing
  • Foams
  • Co-processing
  • Coated fabrics
  • Slush-moulding
  • Property/price relationships
  • Environmental and regulatory issues
  • TPE applications in the global automotive sector
  • General
  • Cost savings
  • Weight savings
  • Safety issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Modularisation
  • Warranty period
  • Globalisation
  • Recycling
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • In the engine
  • Glazing, encapsulation and body seals
  • Skins, foams and coated fabrics
  • Regulations and environmental issues regarding the use of TPE compounds in automotive applications
  • Environmental
  • Safety
  • US
  • Europe
  • TPE potential for material replacement in the global automotive sector
  • General
  • PVC substitution
  • Potential for rubber substitution
  • Recent product developments
  • Building and construction
  • Introduction
  • Domestic window seals and gaskets
  • Roofing membranes
  • Other applications
  • Footwear
  • Medical and hygiene
  • TPE applications in the medical sector
  • Major TPE moulders and end users, in  the medical sector
  • Regulations and legislation regarding thermoplastics use in medical sector
  • Sterilisation techniques
  • Environmental issues
  • Key requirements
  • TPE compositions for medical applications
  • TPE in hygiene applications
  • Packaging
  • General
  • Wine bottle closures
  • Caps and closure liners
  • Film
  • Sports, leisure and toys
  • Wire and cable
  • Property
  • Unit
  • Others
  • General
  • Fluid handling
  • Fibres
  • Others
  • Speciality systems
  • Foams
  • Soft-touch TPE applications
  • Flame retardant TPE
  • New TPE compounds
  • Cross-linked SEBS-based TPE
  • Non-EPDM based TPE-O and TPE-V
  • TPU/SEBS-based TPE
  • Nano-filled TPE
  • Metallocene polyolefin-based TPE
  • PVC/nitrile rubber compounds (PVC/NBR)
  • High performance TPEs
  • Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPE-U)
  •  TPE-E (COPE)
  •  TPE-A (COPA)
  •  Silicone-based TPE-V
  •  Other high-performance TPEs

Markets and forecasts

  • Markets by product
  • Markets by application
  • Automotive
  • Building and construction
  • Footwear
  • Appliances and housewares
  • Medical and hygiene
  • Other applications

Markets by geography

  • Market by region
  • NAFTA
  • Europe
  • Asia/Pacific
  • ROW

Tables and Figures

  • Global TPE market by region (’000 tonnes)
  • Global TPE market by region (%)
  • Global TPE market by region (CAGR %)
  • Global market for TPE, by application (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE, by application (market share %)
  • Global market for TPE, by compound (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE, by compound (market share %)
  • Comparison of general properties of thermoplastic elastomer compounds
  • Typical compositions of TPE compounds
  • Low molecular weight/liquid components (other than processing oil)
  • Major suppliers of styrene-butadienestyrene block copolymers (SBS)
  • Major suppliers of styrene-ethylenebutylene- styrene SEB
  • Major suppliers of speciality styrene block copolymers
  • Parameters defining EPDM properties
  • Influence of the dienes on TPE-V properties
  • Major EPDM elastomers suitable for TPE-O and TPE-V
  • Plastomers currently used in the production of TPE
  • PB-1 vs plastomer, in SEBS-based TPE-S
  • Elastomers other than EPDM and SBC, used potentially in production of thermoplastic elastomers
  • Naphtha to TPE pathway
  • SBC global capacity by producer (’000 tonnes/year)
  • Global producers of EPDM, 2012 capacities and expansions (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE from 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Global vehicle production 2011 versus 2012 (million vehicles)
  • The top global OEMs and their ranking in 2006 and 2011
  • OEMs supplying the European auto industry according to their rating (2010)
  • European automotive supply parks
  • Major automotive interior applications: incumbents and TPE potentials
  • Current and potential automotive interior skin applications
  • Blow-moulded TPE engine compartment applications
  • Potential for replacing global body seals (’000 tonnes)
  • Current and potential automotive interior skin applications
  • Automotive applications for TPE-coated fabrics
  • Regulations and environmental issues regarding the use of plastics and rubbers in the global automotive industry
  • US Code of Federal Regulations – federal motor vehicle safety standards
  • European directives dealing with the protection of occupants, in the event of an accident
  • Examples of existing TPE applications and their global potential (’000 tonnes)
  • Potential for PVC replacement by TPE in the global automotive market (’000 tonnes)
  • Potential for thermoset rubber replacement in global automotive applications (’000 tonnes)
  • Common plastics window construction specifications
  • European suppliers of waterproof membranes and membrane components
  • Selected suppliers of TPE roofing systems
  • Global market for TPE in medical and hygiene applications (2011 to 2018)
  • Potential continued replacement by TPE compounds in the global medical device industry
  • Factors affecting the substitution of PVC and other incumbent materials by TPE, in the medical and hygiene sector
  • Sources of viable information dealing with changes and opportunities in the medical devices industry
  • Legislation and standards regarding the use of TPE in the medical and hygiene sector
  • Producers of synthetic corks
  • Properties of Inhol BV’s flame-retardant compounds for wire and cable applications
  • Properties of recently introduced flame retardant wire and cable compounds from Teknor Apex
  • Properties of vulcanisable SBCs from Kuraray
  • Global market of TPE by product, 2011–2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE, by product (market share %)
  • Global consumption of TPE in automotive applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Benefits of TPE in automotive applications – engine hoses
  • Benefits of TPE in automotive applications – interior trim and seating
  • Benefits of TPE in automotive applications – window glazing
  • Global consumption of TPE compounds in building and construction applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Benefits of TPE building and construction applications – domestic and industrial window seals and gaskets
  • Benefits of TPE building and construction applications – flat roof systems
  • Benefits of TPE building and construction applications – geomembranes and reservoir liners
  • Global consumption of TPE in footwear applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Benefits of TPE footwear applications – shoe construction
  • Global consumption of TPE in appliances and housewares applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Benefits of soft touch applications for appliances and housewares
  • Global consumption of TPE in medical and hygiene applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Benefits of soft touch applications in medical and hygiene
  • Global consumption of TPE for other applications, 2011 to 2018 (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE, by region – market share (’000 tonnes)
  • Global market for TPE by region – market share (CAGR, %)
  • Global market for TPE by region, market share (%)
  • Consumption of TPE in the NAFTA region, by country (’000 tonnes)
  • Consumption of TPE in the NAFTA region, by country (CAGR, %)
  • Consumption of TPE in the NAFTA region, by country (market share, %)
  • Consumption of TPE in the NAFTA region, by product in 2012
  • Consumption of TPE in the NAFTA region, by product in 2018
  • Consumption of TPE in the European region, by country (’000 tonnes)