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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

High-Performance Thermoplastics

Contents


Abbreviations4
Summary6
Introduction10
Overview of the high-performance thermoplastics industry13
Research and development15
Manufacturing16
Sales and marketing17
Profitability18
Victrex plc18
Solvay Specialty Polymers (business unit of Solvay)19
Trends and opportunities19
Aircraft/aerospace23
Automotive25
Electrical/electronics industry27
Industrial28
Medical29
Critical factors for success29
Profiles of high-performance thermoplastic producers32
BASF32
Celanese34
DuPont36
Mitsui Chemicals36
SABIC Innovative Plastics37
Solvay38
Sumitomo Chemical40
Toray Industries41
Victrex plc42
Profiles of high-performance thermoplastics45
Semicrystalline HPTPs45
High-performance polyamides45
Aliphatic polyamides45
Polyaryl polyamides (PARAs)46
Polyphthalamides47
Market participants50
Consumption and markets51
Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT)52
Polyphenylene sulfide55
Market participants56
Consumption and markets61
Electrical and electronics62
Fibers62
Mechanical and industrial63
Transportation63
Other64
Prices65
Liquid crystal polymers65
Consumption and markets68
Electrical and electronics/telecommunications69
Transportation69
Other69
Prices70
Aromatic ketone polymers71
Market participants72
Production73
Consumption and markets74
Electrical/electronics75
Industrial75
Medical76
Transportation76
Other77
Prices78
Amorphous HPTPs78
Polyarylate78
Sulfone polymers80
Producers81
Consumption and markets83
Medical applications85
Electrical and electronic85
Transportation and industrial applications85
Prices86
Thermoplastic polyimides86
Aurum® polyimide resin86
Polyamide-imide (PAI)87
Polyether-imide (PEI)88
Market participants89
Consumption and markets89
Other polyimides90

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