Research and Markets: Analysis of the North American Wire and Cable Materials Market

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the North American Wire and Cable Materials Market" to their offering.

Greater Performance is Key Trend for Materials

This research service offers a detailed analysis of the cable materials market in North America. This research gives insight into the competitive structure and the challenges, drivers, and restraints that influence the total market. The market is segmented primarily by polymer type, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyolefin, fluoropolymer, and polyamide. The market also is examined by end applications, including the power cable materials segment, the building cable materials segment, and the communication cable materials segment. Furthermore, predictions about the future of the market are provided.

The base year is 2011, and forecasts are provided to 2018.

Examples of Key Findings

- Because of its sheer volume, the building wire segment, including low-voltage wire and cable, is the biggest segment in the market. This segment has suffered because of the slowdown in construction activities.

- The communication cables segment is growing faster than the building wire segment. In particular, demand for optical fibers is increasing. Due to the relatively lower production costs in emerging markets, power cable production is migrating away from developed markets.

- Many plastics are used as insulation and jacketing materials for wires and cables. The selection of the insulation of jacketing material depends on the material's ability to meet cable specifications such as voltage rating, electrical transmission, and mechanical and environmental performance.

- The market is dominated by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyolefins, which together account for 85.0 percent of polymer usage in the wire and cable industry.

- Another trend affecting the industry is the growing awareness of and concern about the environmental effects of toxic emissions from waste disposal and the recycling of plastics, especially those containing halogenated materials.

- Globalization is another trend in the cables industry, and large manufacturers are establishing plants in many different countries. Also, North American cable makers and resin suppliers tend to form strategic alliances on a global scale.

- These structural changes in the cables industry benefit large global suppliers of cable resins and compounds, rather than domestic suppliers that do not have global market coverage.

- Wire and cable materials can be considered commodity products. In such a market, product differentiation, research and development, and branding are extremely important and are key success factors.

Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Market Overview

Total Wire and Cable Materials Market

- External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints

- Forecasts and Trends

- Market Share and Competitive Analysis

CEO's 360 Degree Perspective

PVC Segment Breakdown

Polyolefins Segment Breakdown

Fluoropolymers Segment Breakdown

Polyamides Segment Breakdown

End-user Application Analysis

- Power Cable Materials Segment Breakdown

- Building Wire Materials Segment Breakdown

- Communication Cable Materials Segment Breakdown

The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications)


Key Questions This Study Will Answer

- Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?

- Who are the leading market participants?

- What are the key offerings of the top competitors?

- How will the structure of the market change with time? What are the key factors influencing this market?

- What are the key cable materials that offer opportunities to material suppliers?

- What type of competitors exist in the market, and what is the competitive scenario?

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Sector: Wire and Cables

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