Global demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) will rise 6.3 percent annually through 2015. Gains will be driven by rebounding motor vehicle production in the US and Western Europe. Advances will also be fueled by the rising use of TPEs in the developing countries, where these materials are continuing to penetrate new applications.This study analyzes the 4.1 million metric ton world TPE industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by market (e.g., motor vehicles; consumer goods; roof and asphalt; adhesives; sealants and coatings; industrial products), product (e.g., styrenic block copolymers, thermoplastic polyolefins, polyolefin elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic vulcanizates, copolyester elastomers), world region and for 15 countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Kraton Performance Polymers, LyondellBasell and Exxon Mobil.
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