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Specialty Films

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents

Executive summary 10
Summary 13
Abbreviations 24
Profiles of specialty films 27
Introduction 27
Polyester film 28
Properties 28
Technology and manufacture 29
Production cost 30
World consumption 31
United States 31
Consumption and markets 31
Packaging 33
Electrical/electronic 34
Reprographics 35
Release films 36
Labels and decals 36
Imaging (photographic film and graphic arts) 36
Other 37
Market participants 38
Prices 38
Future trends and strategic issues 39
Other Americas 39
Consumption and markets 39
Market participants 39
Western Europe 40
Consumption and markets 40
Packaging 41
Electrical/electronic 41
Imaging, photographics, and graphic arts 42
Reprographics 42
Industrial and other uses 42
Market participants 42
Prices 44
Future trends and strategic issues 45
Central Europe 46
Production 46
Consumption and markets 46
Market participants 47
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 47
Production 47
Consumption and markets 48
Market participants 48
Middle East 49
Consumption and markets 49
Market participants 49
Africa 51
Mainland China 52
Consumption and markets 52
Market participants 55
Prices 59
Japan 60
Consumption and markets 60
Market participants 63
Prices 64
Future trends and strategic issues 64
Other Asia 64
Nylon film 65
Properties 65
Technology and manufacture 67
Production cost 68
United States 68
Consumption and markets 68
Flexible packaging 69
Vacuum bagging film for composites fabrication 70
SMC carrier webs 71
FRP carrier webs 71
Metallized balloons and book covers 72
Market participants 73
Prices 74
Future trends and strategic issues 74
Europe 75
Consumption and markets 75
Market participants 76
Prices 78
Future trends and strategic issues 78
Mainland China 79
Consumption and markets 79
Market participants 80
Prices 82
Japan 82
Consumption and markets 82
Market participants 84
Prices 85
Other Asia 85
Polycarbonate film 85
Properties 85
Technology and manufacture 86
Production cost 86
United States 87
Consumption and markets 87
Market participants 89
Company profiles 89
SABIC 89
Covestro 90
Rowland Advanced Polymer Films 91
Nekoosa Inc. 91
Wiman Corporation 91
Distribution 91
Prices 92
Future trends and strategic issues 92
Western Europe 93
Consumption and markets 93
Market participants 93
Prices 95
Future trends and strategic issues 95
Mainland China 95
Consumption and markets 95
Market participants 96
Prices 97
Japan 97
Solvent-cast polycarbonate film 97
Consumption and markets 98
Market participants 100
Prices 101
Fluoropolymer films 101
Properties 102
Technology and manufacture 103
Production cost 104
United States 104
Consumption and markets 104
PVF film 105
PTFE film 106
FEP film 108
PVDF film 108
PCTFE film 109
ETFE film 110
PFA film 110
ECTFE film 110
Market participants 111
Prices 113
Future trends and strategic issues 113
Europe 114
Raw material availability 114
Consumption and markets 115
PTFE film 115
FEP and PFA films 117
ETFE film 117
PVDF film 118
Other fluoropolymer films 118
Market participants 119
Company profiles 119
Guarniflon - P.A.T.I. Division 119
Nowofol Kunststoffprodukte GmbH & Co. KG 120
ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH (EKT) 121
Prices 122
Future trends and strategic issues 123
Mainland China 123
Consumption and markets 123
PVDF 124
PTFE/ETFE 125
FEP 125
PFA 126
Market participants 126
Prices 128
Japan 128
Consumption and markets 128
Market participants 131
Prices 131
Polyimide films 132
Properties 132
Technology and manufacture 133
Production cost 134
Consumption and markets 134
United States 135
Flexible printed circuits and tape automated bonding 136
Motors and generators 138
Wire and cable 138
Pressure-sensitive tape 139
Other 139
Europe 140
Wire and cable 140
Automotive 141
Motors and generators 141
Other 141
Mainland China 141
Flexible printed circuits 142
Motor and generators 142
Wire and cable insulation 142
Solar cells and LCD/OLED 143
Other 143
Japan 143
Flexible printed circuits 145
Film carrier tapes 145
Other 145
Other Asia 145
Market participants 146
World 146
DuPont 147
Kaneka 148
PI Advanced Materials 149
Taimide Technology 149
Ube Industries 150
United States 150
Europe 150
Mainland China 151
Japan 154
Other Asia 155
Prices 156
Future trends and strategic issues –157
Polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film 158
Properties 158
Consumption and markets 158
Market participants 159
Prices160
Cyclo-olefin copolymer/polymer (COC/COP) film 160
Consumption and markets 160
United States 160
Europe 161
Pharmaceutical blister packaging 161
Twist wrap 161
Stand-up and retort pouches 161
Paper coating 162
Shrink sleeves and labels 162
Mainland China 162
Japan/Other Asia 162
Market participants 163
Prices 164
Developmental films 164
Introduction 164
Properties 165
Consumption 167
PPS film 167
Consumption and markets 167
Market participants 168
Prices 169
Aramid film 169
Consumption and markets 169
Market participants 169
PEI film 169
Consumption and markets 169
Market participants 170
Prices 171
PEEK film 171
Consumption and markets 171
Market participants 172
Prices 173
LCP film 173
Consumption and markets 173
Market participants 174
Prices 175
PES film 175
Consumption and markets 176
Market participants 176
Prices 176
PSU film 176
Consumption and markets 177
Market participants 177
Prices 177
PEKK film 177
Consumption and markets 177
Market participants 178
Prices 178
PPSU film 178
Consumption and markets 178
Market participants 178
Prices 178
PAR film 178
Consumption and markets 179
Market participants 179
Future trends and strategic issues 179
Appendix 181
Methods of film conversion 181
Film thickness conversion factors 181
Revisions 182
Data Workbook 183
Notice 184
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