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Thermoplastics, High-Performance

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents


Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction11
Abbreviations15
Overview of the high-performance thermoplastics industry18
Research and development20
Manufacturing21
Sales and marketing22
Profitability23
Victrex plc23
Solvay Specialty Polymers (business unit of Solvay)24
Trends and opportunities24
Aircraft/aerospace29
Automotive31
Electrical/electronics industry33
Industrial34
Medical35
Critical factors for success36
Profiles of high-performance thermoplastics producers39
BASF39
Celanese Corporation42
DowDuPont44
Mitsui Chemicals44
SABIC Innovative Plastics45
Solvay47
Sumitomo Chemical49
Toray Industries50
Victrex plc50
Zhejiang NHU53
Profiles of high-performance thermoplastics54
Semicrystalline HPTPs54
High-performance polyamides54
Aliphatic polyamides54
Polyaryl polyamides (PARAs)55
Polyphthalamides56
Consumption and markets59
Market participants61
Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT)62
Polyphenylene sulfide65
Consumption and markets66
Transportation68
Electrical and electronics69
Mechanical and industrial70
Fibers70
Other71
Market participants71
Prices77
Liquid crystal polymers78
Consumption and markets79
Electronics and electrical80
Transportation81
Industrial applications81
Other applications82
Market participants82
Prices84
Aromatic ketone polymers84
Consumption and markets85
Transportation86
Electrical/electronics88
Industrial and energy88
Medical89
Other89
Market participants89
Prices92
Amorphous HPTPs93
Polyarylate93
Sulfone polymers95
Consumption and markets97
Medical99
Transportation99
Household/food99
Electrical/electronic 100
Industrial/other 100
Market participants 100
Prices 102
Thermoplastic polyimides 102
Aurum® polyimide resin 103
Polyamide-imide (PAI) 104
Polyether-imide (PEI) 104
Consumption and markets 105
Market participants 106
Prices 107
Other polyimides 107
Revisions 109
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