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Specialty Films

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents


Executive summary9
Summary12
Abbreviations21
Profiles of specialty films24
Introduction24
Polyester film25
Properties25
Technology and manufacture26
Production cost27
World consumption28
United States28
Consumption and markets28
Packaging30
Electrical/electronic31
Photographic film32
Reprographics33
Release films33
Labels and decals33
Other33
Metallized polyester film34
Market participants34
Prices36
Future trends and strategic issues36
Other Americas36
Consumption and markets36
Market participants37
Western Europe37
Consumption and markets37
Packaging38
Electrical/electronic38
Imaging, photographics, and graphic arts39
Reprographics39
Industrial and other uses39
Market participants39
Prices41
Future trends and strategic issues42
Central and Eastern Europe42
Production42
Consumption and markets43
Market participants43
Middle East and Africa44
Japan46
Consumption and markets46
Market participants49
Prices50
Future trends and strategic issues51
China51
Consumption and markets51
Market participants52
Prices55
Other Asia55
Nylon film56
Properties56
Technology and manufacture57
Production cost58
United States59
Consumption and markets59
Flexible packaging60
Vacuum bagging film for composites fabrication61
SMC carrier webs61
FRP carrier webs62
Metallized balloons and book covers63
Market participants63
Prices65
Future trends and strategic issues65
Europe66
Consumption and markets66
Market participants67
Prices69
Future trends and strategic issues69
Japan70
Consumption and markets70
Market participants72
Prices73
China73
Consumption and markets73
Market participants73
Prices75
Polycarbonate film75
Properties75
Technology and manufacture75
Production cost76
United States77
Consumption and markets77
Market participants78
Company profiles79
SABIC79
Covestro (formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience LLC)79
Rowland Technologies, Inc.80
RTape Corporation80
Wiman Corporation81
Distribution81
Prices81
Future trends and strategic issues81
Western Europe82
Consumption and markets82
Market participants83
Prices84
Future trends and strategic issues84
Japan85
Solvent-cast polycarbonate film85
Consumption and markets85
Market participants87
Prices88
China88
Consumption and markets88
Market participants88
Prices89
Fluoropolymer films89
Properties91
Technology and manufacture91
Production cost92
United States93
Consumption and markets93
PTFE film93
PVF film95
FEP film96
PVDF film96
PCTFE film97
ETFE film98
PFA film98
ECTFE film98
Market participants99
Prices 101
Future trends and strategic issues 101
Europe 102
Raw material availability 102
Consumption and markets 103
PTFE film 104
FEP and PFA films 105
ETFE film 106
PVDF film 106
Other fluoropolymer films 107
Market participants 108
Company profiles 108
Nowofol Kunststoffprodukte GmbH & Co. KG 108
P.A.T.I. SpA 109
ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH (EKT) 110
Prices 110
Future trends and strategic issues 111
Japan 112
Consumption and markets 112
Market participants 114
Prices 114
China 115
Consumption and markets 115
Market participants 116
Prices 118
Polyimide films 118
Properties 118
Technology and manufacture 119
Production cost 120
Consumption and markets 120
United States 121
Flexible printed circuits and tape automated bonding 122
Motors and generators 123
Wire and cable 124
Pressure-sensitive tape 125
Other 125
Europe 125
Motors and generators 126
Wire and cable 126
Automotive 126
Other 126
Japan 127
Flexible printed circuits 128
Film carrier tapes 129
Other 129
China 129
Other Asia 130
Market participants 130
World 130
DowDuPont 131
Kaneka 132
SKC Kolon PI 133
Ube Industries 133
Taimide Technology 133
United States 134
Europe 134
Japan 135
China 136
Prices 137
Future trends and strategic issues 138
Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film 139
Properties 139
Consumption and markets 140
Market participants 141
Prices 141
Cyclo-olefin copolymer/polymer (COC/COP) film 141
Consumption and markets 142
United States 142
Europe 142
Pharmaceutical blister packaging 143
Twist wrap 143
Stand-up and retort pouches 143
Paper coating 143
Shrink sleeves and labels 143
Japan/Other Asia 143
Market participants 145
Developmental films 145
Introduction 145
Properties 146
Consumption 148
PPS film 148
Consumption and markets 148
Market participants 149
Aramid film 150
Consumption and markets 150
Market participants 150
PEI film 150
Consumption and markets 150
Market participants 151
PEEK film 152
Consumption and markets 152
Market participants 153
PAR film 153
Consumption and markets 154
Market participants 154
LCP film 154
Consumption and markets 155
Market participants 156
PES film 157
Consumption and markets 157
Market participants 157
PSU film 157
Consumption and markets 158
Market participants 158
PEKK film 158
Consumption and markets 158
Market participants 159
PPSU film 159
Consumption and markets 159
Market participants 159
Future trends and strategic issues 159
Appendix 161
Methods of film conversion 161
Film thickness conversion factors 161
Revisions 162
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