Germany Engineering Plastics Market | Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 – 2023)
Germany Engineering Plastics Market - Segmented by Product and Application - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)


APR 2018

Germany Engineering Plastics Market - Segmented by Product and Application - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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The market for engineering plastics in Germany was estimated to be at USD 5,128.81 million in 2017. The market is expected to show a healthy growth rate over the forecast period (2018 – 2023), at a CAGR of 4.41%. Engineering plastics, a segment of the plastic industry, are used in applications that require high performance with respect to thermal stability, chemical stability, impact resistance, mechanical strength, and dimensional stability. Engineering plastics are gradually replacing metal in the construction and automotive industries, owing to their durability, designing flexibility, high strength-to-weight ratios, and low densities.       

Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials

Engineering plastics, owing to their superior material characteristics such as heat resistance, strength-to-weight ratio, and chemical stability, are increasingly being used to replace traditional materials, including bronze, stainless steel, cast iron, and ceramics, in various major commercial and industrial sectors, including packaging, construction, and automotive. Moreover, as engineering plastics are providing manufacturers with major added advantages, such as no corrosion, noise-reduction, and low wear & tear, along with the resultant increased component and vehicle life, they have gradually become an integral part of the automotive industry. With engineering plastics (primarily thermoplastic polyesters, co-polyamides, and styrene copolymers) expected to replace conventional materials in the automotive industry, their usage is expected to grow considerably in the coming years   

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) the Dominant Product Type

With certain unique properties of PEEK, such as operation at high temperature while maintaining stiffness, excellent chemical as well as water resistance, and carrying V-0 flammability rating, the demand for and the usage of PEEK in commercial and industrial applications is increasing. PEEK is widely used in aerospace, electrical & electronics, automotive, and healthcare industries. Electrical & electronics is projected to be the fastest-growing application segment during the forecast period. In 2017, in terms of revenue, Europe was estimated to dominate the global PEEK market with a market share of nearly 37%. In addition, Europe is one of the fastest-growing consumers of PEEK across the globe. Germany is currently the highest revenue generating market for PEEK in Europe. It is also estimated to be the fastest-growing market for PEEK in the European region.


Key Developments in the Market

  • May 2017: Celanese Corporation has acquired the Nylon compounding business of Nilit Plastics Division.

Major Players: BASF SE, Bayer, Poly Plastic Co. Ltd., and Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation, among others.

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  • To understand the impact of accelerating demand from automotive industry on the market
  • Analyzing various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis
  • To understand the dominating product type in the market
  • Countries expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period
  • Identifying the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players.
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1.  Introduction

              1.1 Research Phases

              1.2 Study Deliverables

              1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summery

3. Market Insights

              3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

              3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

                             3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                             3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                             3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                             3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                             3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics

              4.1 Drivers

                             4.1.1 Growing Popularity of Bio-based PET

                             4.1.2 Engineering Plastics Replacing Traditional Materials

              4.2 Restraints

                             4.2.1 Lengthy and Exhaustive Process for Manufacturing of Engineering Plastics

              4.3 Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)

              5.1 By Product

                             5.1.1 Fluoropolymers

                             5.1.2 Polyacetal/Polyoxymethylene

                             5.1.3 Polyamides

                             5.1.4 Polycarbonates

                             5.1.5 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

                             5.1.6 Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO/PPE Blends)

                             5.1.7 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

                             5.1.8 Styrene Copolymers (ABS & SAN)

                             5.1.9 Thermoplastic Polyesters (PET & PBT)

                             5.1.10 Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) 

                             5.1.11 Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

                             5.1.12 Polyimides (PI)

                             5.1.13 Polyphthalamide (PPA)

              5.2 By Application

                             5.2.1 Automotive & Transportation

                             5.2.2 Building & Construction

                             5.2.3 Consumer Goods & Appliances

                             5.2.4 Electrical & Electronics

                             5.2.5 Industrial & Machinery

                             5.2.6 Packaging

                             5.2.7 Others

6. Competitive Landscape

              6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

              6.2 Market Share Analysis**

              6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

7. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)

              7.1 3M

              7.2 Advan Six Inc.

              7.3 Arkema

              7.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation

              7.5 Ashland

              7.6 BASF SE

              7.7 Celanese Corporation

              7.8 Chemtura Corporation

              7.9 Chi Mei Corporation

              7.10 Chevron Philips Chemical Company

              7.11 Bayer

              7.12 Daicel Corporation

              7.13 DSM

              7.14 DowDuPont

              7.15 Eastman Chemical Company

              7.16 Evonik Industries AG

              7.17 Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation

              7.18 INEOS

              7.19 Lanxess

              7.20 LG Chem

              7.21 Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation

              7.22 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation

              7.23 PolyOne

              7.24 Polyplastics Co. Ltd

              7.25 Rochling Group

              7.26 SABIC

              7.27 Solvay

              7.28 Trinseo

              7.29 Teijin Limited

              *List not exhaustive

8. Disclaimer

**Subject to availability on public domain

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