Dublin, Nov. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/78rx9p/thermoplastic) has announced the addition of the "Thermoplastic Elastomers Market By Types (SBC, TPO, TPV, TPU, COPE, PEBA), Applications & Geography Trends & Forecasts To 2018" report to their offering.
A thermoplastic material softens, shows plastic property, when heated, but it does not set or get cured. Thermoplastics generally available in the form of pellets become softer and liquid when exposed to high temperature. Due to this property, molding and processing of thermoplastics becomes easy. Shape change of a thermoplastic material is completely physical and with the reapplication of heat, it is purely reversible. A thermoplastic elastomer, a blend of elastomers and thermoplastics, combines the elastic properties of a thermoset elastomer and the processing attributes of a thermoplastic. TPE is made of two phases, hard (thermoplastic) and soft (cured thermoset rubber particles). This makes TPEs costlier than thermoset rubber but more effective. The property of TPEs to be easily reprocessed makes them environmental friendly leaving very chemical wastage. Many regulations in various customer markets affirm usage of TPEs for this reason.
The global market for TPE has grown evidently during the past few years and is expected to grow at a healthy pace in the next five years, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of TPEs in major end-user markets. China shared about 24.3% of the TPE demand in 2012. Consumption and revenue generation of TPE is seen to be high in APAC, followed by the North American region.
This study basically aims to estimate the global market of TPE for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global thermoplastic elastomers market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Premium Insights
4 Market Overview
5 Thermoplastic Elastomers Market, By Product Types
6 Thermoplastic Elastomers Market, By Applications
7 Thermoplastic Elastomers Market, By Geography
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles
- Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P.
- Arkema SA
- Basf SE
- Bayer AG
- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
- Dynasol Elastomers Llc
- EMS Group
- Evonik Industries AG
- Huntsman Corporation
- Kraton Polymers Llc
- L.G Chem Ltd
- LCY Chemical Corporation
- Lubrizol Corporation
- Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
- Nippon Polyurethane Industry Company Ltd
- Polyone Corporation
- TSRC Corporation
- Teknor APEX Company
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co. Ltd
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