World Analysis - Polycarbonate and ABS
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polycarbonate & ABS is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for polycarbonate resins & ABS supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on polycarbonate & ABS resins in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.
This report offers a historical perspective on shifting world demand patterns for polycarbonate and ABS resins. In the late 1990s and early 2000’s, polycarbonate demand growth benefited from the expanding optical media sector (CDs and DVDs).
New technologies have supplanted this sector, and yet polycarbonate producers continue to invest in large-scale plants, raising the question of which sectors and regions will supply future demand. Likewise, ABS demand grew on the heels of a strong Asian appliance sector, but with the global economic downturn and the exaggerated impact on the traditional demand sectors, ABS demand growth appears vulnerable.
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polycarbonate & ABS examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global polycarbonate & ABS resins industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).
Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polycarbonate & ABS is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.
End use markets for polycarbonate and ABS resins covered in the analysis includes:
- Automotive and Transportation
- Electrical and Electronics
- Film and Sheet
- Building & Construction
- Optical Media