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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Specialty Films

Contents


Summary7
Profiles of specialty films15
Introduction15
Polyester film16
Properties16
Technology and manufacture16
Production cost18
World consumption18
United States19
Participants19
Markets20
Packaging22
Electrical/electronic23
Photographic film24
Reprographics24
Release films25
Labels and decals25
Other25
Metallized polyester film26
Prices26
Future trends and strategic issues26
Other Americas27
Participants27
Consumption27
Western Europe28
Participants28
Markets29
Packaging30
Electrical/electronic30
Imaging, photographics, and graphic arts31
Reprographics31
Industrial and other uses31
Prices31
Future trends and strategic issues32
Central and Eastern Europe32
Participants32
Production33
Consumption33
Middle East and Africa33
Japan35
Participants35
Markets36
Prices39
Future trends and strategic issues39
China39
Participants39
Markets41
Prices42
Other Asia43
Nylon film43
Properties43
Technology and manufacture44
United States45
Participants45
Markets46
Flexible packaging47
Vacuum bagging film for composites fabrication48
SMC carrier webs49
FRP carrier webs49
Metallized balloons and book covers50
Prices50
Future trends and strategic issues51
Europe51
Participants51
Markets53
Prices54
Future trends and strategic issues54
Japan55
Participants55
Markets56
Prices57
China58
Participants58
Markets59
Prices59
Polycarbonate Film59
Properties59
Technology and manufacture60
Production cost61
United States61
Participants61
Company profiles62
SABIC62
Covestro (formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience LLC)63
Rowland Technologies, Inc.63
RTape Corporation63
Wiman Corporation64
Markets64
Distribution65
Prices66
Future trends and strategic issues66
Western Europe67
Participants67
Markets68
Prices68
Future trends and strategic issues69
Japan69
Participants69
Solvent-cast polycarbonate film70
Markets70
Prices72
China72
Participants72
Markets73
Prices73
Fluoropolymer films73
Properties74
Technology and manufacture75
Production cost76
United States76
Participants76
Markets78
PTFE film79
PVF film80
FEP film81
PVDF film81
PCTFE film82
ETFE film83
PFA film83
ECTFE film83
Prices84
Future trends and strategic issues84
Europe85
Raw material availability85
Participants86
Company profiles86
Nowofol Kunststoffprodukte GmbH & Co. KG86
P.A.T.I. SpA87
ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH (EKT)87
Markets88
PTFE film89
FEP and PFA films90
ETFE film91
PVDF film91
Other fluoropolymer films92
Prices92
Future trends and strategic issues93
Japan93
Participants93
Markets94
Prices96
China96
Participants96
Markets98
Prices99
Polyimide films99
Properties99
Technology and manufacture100
Production cost101
Participants101
World101
DuPont102
Kaneka103
SKC Kolon PI104
Ube Industries104
Taimide Technology104
United States105
Europe105
Japan105
China106
Markets108
United States108
Flexible printed circuits and tape automated bonding109
Motors and generators111
Wire and cable111
Pressure-sensitive tape112
Other112
Europe113
Motors and generators113
Wire and cable113
Automotive113
Other113
Japan114
Flexible printed circuits115
Film carrier tapes115
China116
Other Asia116
Prices117
Future trends and strategic issues117
Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film118
Properties118
Participants119
Markets120
Prices120
Cyclo-olefin copolymer/polymer (COC/COP) film121
Participants121
Markets121
United States121
Europe122
Pharmaceutical blister packaging122
Twist wrap122
Stand-up and retort pouches122
Paper coating122
Shrink sleeves and labels123
Japan/Other Asia123
Developmental films124
Introduction124
Properties125
Consumption127
PPS film127
Participants127
Markets127
Aramid film128
Participants128
Markets129
PEI film129
Participants129
Markets130
PEEK film130
Participants130
Markets131
PAR Film132
Participants132
Markets132
LCP film132
Participants133
Markets133
PES film134
Participants134
Markets135
PSU film135
Participants135
Markets135
PEKK film136
Participants136
Markets136
PPSU film136
Participants136
Markets136
Future trends and strategic issues136
Appendix139
Abbreviations139
Methods of film conversion141
Film thickness conversion factors142

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