TPE demand put at 1.6 billion pounds
Current demand for thermoplastic elastomers is estimated at 1.6 billion pounds, which is valued at about $2.2 billion, according to "Thermoplastic Elastomers II," a study from Skeist Inc. of Whippany, N.J.
Principal outlets for TPEs are automotive, pressure-sensitive adhesives, fibers and asphalt modification. The study covers styrenic block copolymers, polyurethanes, polyesters, polyamides, polyolefins and blends.
The industry review describes the structure of the business and includes competitive profiles of the manufacturers.
The study costs $8,000.
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BRG provides data on engineering plastics
Sales of thermoplastic engineering compounds in Western Europe should hit 3.3 billion pounds in 2005, up from an estimated 2.42 billion pounds in 2000.
Behind this impressive growth are a number of significant changes, potential pitfalls and issues, according to a study by BRG Townsend Inc. of Mount Olive, N.J.
The report provides information on suppliers, processors and end users. In addition, it includes growth patterns and five-year forecasts, plus statistics on 80 compounding facility sites, including equipment, product lines, raw material usage and sales volume.
"Engineering Thermoplastic Compounding in Western Europe" costs $11,500 until May 1, and includes two copies of the report. After May 1, the price of the report will increase to $13,500.
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