Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027

Published on : Nov-2018 | List of Tables : 57 | List of Figures : 45 | No. of Pages : 170 | Report Code : FACT2406MR | Format : ppt pdf Excel Word

Key findings

New Polymer Formulations and Innovations – A Trending Phenomena in Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Marketplace

The PBT marketplace continues to witness introduction of new polymer formulations or innovative integration of PBT with other materials. A number of PBT providers have introduced new polymer formulations with improved characteristics and at affordable costs.

  • In October 2017, BASF developed an Ultradur® - a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for PVC windows wherein PBT replaces steel and acts as a stiffening agent that deliver comparable strength as that of steel at an effective cost.
  • In November 2017, DSM announced addition of hydrolysis-resistant grades of PBT to its Arnite® family of the thermoplastic polyester. The new introduction was aimed at providing an affordable solution for the application with exposures to humidity and high temperature such as automotive sensors, connectors and control devices.
  • In October 2018, LAXNESS announced the expansion of its product range of halogen-free flame-retardant PBT compounds to include variants with outstanding fire resistance in glow wire tests. The new product range is reinforced with 25% glass fiber and the company is planning to introduce product trials in the market soon.
  • DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers is planning to introduce a new Crastin® thermoplastic PBT polyester resins for high voltage EV/HEV connectors in October 2018. The new introduction is a fully-colored-compounded product that accommodates evolving automotive OEM requirements in EVs and HEVs.

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R&D Investments Center around Development of Biodegradable Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Polymer

As a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastics, development of bio-based plastics is the platform where a bulk of R&D investment is focused. In the PBT marketplace, research and developments activities are aimed at making PBT greener by increasing more bio-based content and efficient with the incorporation of innovative formulations.

As PBT applications range from automotive and electronics to other plastic-based uses, associated environmental concerns and increasing demand for bio-based solutions have led PBT manufacturers to ramp up efforts to devise biodegradable and renewable forms of PBT. Chemical industry titans such as DSM, DuPont and BASF have introduced bio-based PBT polymers equally efficient as their synthetic counterparts for multiple applications.

Rising Prices of Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Spurred by Increasing Raw Material Costs

The landscape of specialty chemicals including engineering polymers continues to witness volatility in prices owing to fluctuations in raw material costs. In the recent past, the PBT marketplace has witnessed price increase of PBT formulations led by increasing raw material costs across world countries and import tariffs on engineered materials.

  • In February 2018, DSM Engineering Plastics announced a price increase on company’s polyamide and thermoplastic polyester products including Arnite® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) products whose prices will increase by the equivalent of €175 per metric ton
  • In August 2018, Celanese Corporation announced a price increase on its PET, PBT and other engineering polymers.
  • In September 2018, Chang Chun Plastics (CCP), a global provider of plastic resins announced a price increase for company’s PBT neat Resin.
  • In November 2018, LAXNESS, a specialty chemical company announced an immediate price increase of the brands Pocan (PBT blends) and Durethan A (Polyamide 6.6).
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PBT Marketplace Witnesses Improved Formulations for Efficient Laser Transmission Welding

Laser transmission welding is gaining center stage with the technique’s growing importance in commercial production of compact plastic parts used across industries including automotive, electronics and consumer electronics. Optical properties of plastic combined with process parameters determine the efficiency of laser transmission welding. Lower transparency of PBT has hindered optimum optical transmission, thereby resulting in low quality laser transmission welding.

In the past decade, there have been significant strides in the PBT marketplace wherein PBT manufacturers have ramped up their efforts to increase the transparency of PBT. Leading providers of polybutylene terephthalate have introduced PBT resins with improved transparency and optical properties that deliver better results in laser transmission welding.

Growing Applications in Automotive Sector to Sustain Future PBT Demand

Plastic polymers have become an integral part of automobiles wherein increasing demand for fuel efficiency, comfort and light-weight has further increase reliance on the plastic polymers. PBT remains the preferable choice of material for multiple electric components used in automobiles including connectors, sensors, control devices, switches, power sockets and transformer insulation.

In addition, increasing production of electric vehicles has generated the need for highly efficient and compact-sized electric components. Owing to PBT’s beneficial electrical, chemical, thermal and mechanical properties such as dimensional stability, high stiffness, and greater heat resistance, demand for PBT in the automotive sector is set to rise in the future.

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Competitive Landscape

The PBT market report provides the most comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape prevailing in the PBT marketplace. A thorough discussion on the PBT market players’ business strategies enables the readers to fathom the product offerings of different market players, the market size of key players and competitive scenario in the PBT marketplace.

Key companies profiled in the PBT market report include BASF SE, Chang Chun Plastics, DSM Engineering Plastics, Lanxess AG, DuPont, SABIC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Polyplastics, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers, Celanese Corporation, Toray Industries, SipChem and others.

Manufacturers in the PBT marketplace are leveraging acquisition and production capacity expansion strategies. For instance, In December 2017, Celanese Corporation, a U.S. headquartered specialty materials company announced agreement signing to acquire Omni Plastics and its subsidiaries which includes the company distributor Resinal de Mexico.

With the acquisition, Celanese is planning to integrate Omni Plastic’s thermoplastic compound portfolio which includes polybutylene terephthalate formulations. In 2018, Celanese also acquired India’s leading engineered thermoplastic compound provider Next Polymers Ltd. after sensing the lucrative opportunity in the country.

In the second quarter of 2018, Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) announced the commencement of commercial operations of PBT plant in Jubail Industrial City, first in the Middle East. The PBT plant capacity is 63,000 mtpa and is said to be a crucial expansion step taken by Sipchem to ensure growth in the region.

In March 2018, LAXNESS, a leading provider of polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and PBT commissioned a new production line thermoplastic specialty compounds with capacity expansion by 10,000 metric tons/year in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany.

In March 2018, Polyplastics USA, a leading supplier of thermoplastic polymers announced a merger with TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc. The merger is aimed at expanding Polyplastics existing portfolio with TOPAS® compounds.

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Definition

Polybutylene terephthalate or PBT is an engineering thermoplastic polymer. Chemically PBT is a saturated, semi-crystalline, molding-friendly and high molecular weight resin derived from butanediol and terephthalic acid acid or

About the Report

Fact.MR has compiled a new study on the PBT market and published a report titled, “PBT Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027.” The PBT market report covers all the vital facets of the market including chemical industry landscape, PBT production data, PBT consumption trend and raw material landscape. The PBT market report also covers the market drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities that hold significant influence on the growth of the PBT market during the forecast 2018-2027.

Segmentation

The PBT market is carefully categorized into segments based on PBT production, consumption and end-user applications. The market structure thus derived includes PBT market segmentation based on applications and regional analysis.

Based on application, the PBT market is categorized into electrical & electronics, automotive, consumer appliances, industrial, extrusion and others. A thorough analysis of these applications across regions and their market size forecast in terms of value and volume are covered.

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The PBT market structure also covers market analysis for key global regions including North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ and MEA. Each region is studied for consumption of PBT across applications as well as in key countries. Thorough country-wise analysis as such delivers the most credible and go-to forecast of the PBT market.

Additional Questions Answered

In addition to the aforementioned insights, the PBT market report also covers all-inclusive insights of the PBT market wherein the discussion includes information that may address some of the bemusing questions of business professionals interested in PBT market.

  • What will be the market size of PBT in terms of value and volume in 2018?
  • Considering the extensive applications of PBT, in which application sales of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) will be higher in 2018 and by the end of the forecast period?
  • What will be the consumption and production trend of PBT across key business regions?
  • Which region will register the highest demand for polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in 2018 and by the end of the forecast?

Research Methodology

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In this section of the PBT market report, an in-depth discussion on the methodology of research followed during the course of the PBT market study is covered. The section also includes a thoroughly elaborated primary and secondary research approaches followed during the PBT market study. The section also covers information regarding the sources used during primary and secondary research analysis of the PBT market.

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A new study by Fact.MR on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market is compiled in the report titled, “Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027.” The polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market report covers all the vital facets of the market that hold significant influence on the future performance of the PBT market. A thorough SWOT analysis, associated industry assessment and inclusion of macro and microeconomic factors makes the forecast derived in the PBT market report most viable. In addition, the PBT market report also covers thorough discussion on the market structure as well as exhaustive regional analysis for the historical period 2013-2017 and forecast period 2018-2027.

The Polybutylene Terephthalate market report is divided into a total 14 chapters. Sophisticated divisions as these will help readers to easily navigate through the report and to fathom the PBT market outlook. A brief introduction of all the chapters is discussed below.

Chapter 1 - Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market - Executive Summary

The PBT market report commences with the chapter of the executive summary. The highlighted numbers such as CAGR, market size in terms of value and volume and numbers of important market segments enable the readers to have a comprehensive overview of PBT market during the forecast period 2018-2027.

Chapter 2 - Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Overview

This chapter of the PBT market includes the section of market introduction wherein market taxonomy and product definition is included. In addition, the chapter also covers the global PBT market facets such as size forecast in terms of value, volume, y-o-y growth, supply chain, cost structure, pricing analysis, raw material supply chain and pricing and a list of distributors.

Chapter 3 - Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Analysis and Forecast By Application, 2013-2027

This chapter of the PBT market report covers the segmentation of PBT market based on application. Different applications of the PBT includes electrical & electronics, automotive, consumer appliances, industrial, extrusion and others. Supply-demand scenario of PBT in all applications in key regions and market size and forecast are included in this chapter.

Chapter 4 - North America Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter of the PBT market report provides the readers with the market forecast in the North America region. The regional analysis of North America PBT market includes an extensive country-wise analysis and supply-demand scenario of PBT applications.

Chapter 5 - Latin America Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

The PBT market performance in Latin America region is provided in this chapter of the PBT market report. The market analysis includes PBT market study for historical period 2013-2017 and forecast period 2018-2027.

Chapter 6 - Europe Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

The PBT market report provides the performance of the market in Europe. The regional analysis includes a thorough country-wise analysis and market structure study for the historical period 2013-2017 and forecast period 2018-2027.

Chapter 7 - Japan Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter of the PBT market report provides the readers with the PBT market performance in Japan. PBT market trends and associated industry analysis in the country is included while deriving the PBT market forecast in Japan PBT market during 2018-2027.

Chapter 8 - APEJ Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

The PBT market performance in the APEJ region is provided in this chapter wherein the market performance is studied for the historical period 2013-2017 and forecast period 2018-2027. The APEJ PBT market forecast covers thorough assessment of market developments in the key regional countries and supply demand scenario of different PBT applications in the region.

Chapter 9 - MEA Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter of the PBT market report covers the market forecast in the Middle East and Africa region. The MEA market forecast includes PBT industry developments in the region, a thorough country-wise analysis and PBT supply-demand scenario of all the PBT applications in Middle East and Africa.

Chapter 10 - Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Company Share, Competition Landscape and Company Profiles

The chapter provides a competition landscape of the PBT market. The chapter covers a comprehensive list of PBT market players operating in the global PBT marketplace. In addition, this chapter of the PBT market report includes company profiles of key market players which includes company share, relative market presence, product portfolio and notable business developments undertaken by these PBT market players.

Chapter 11 - Research Methodology

In this chapter of research methodology, the PBT market report explains the research methodology followed during the course of the PBT market study. The chapter also provides information on the primary and secondary research approaches taken during the course of the PBT market study.

Chapter 12 - Secondary and Primary Sources

The source of data and information used during the primary and secondary research analysis is provided in this chapter of the PBT market report.

Chapter 13 - Assumptions and Acronyms

In this chapter of the PBT market report, assumptions made during the PBT market analysis and acronyms used in the PBT market report is provided in the form of a comprehensive list.

Chapter 14 – Disclaimer

This chapter of the disclaimer clarifies the responsibility of facts, assumptions and data included in the PBT market report.

1. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market - Executive Summary

2. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Overview
     2.1. Introduction
            2.1.1. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Taxonomy
            2.1.2. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Definition
     2.2. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size (US$ Mn & Volume) and Forecast, 2013-2027
            2.2.1. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Y-o-Y Growth
     2.3. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Dynamics
     2.4. Supply Chain
     2.5. Cost Structure
     2.6. Pricing Analysis 
     2.7. Raw Material Sourcing Strategy and Analysis
     2.8. List of Distributors
     2.9. Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) By Region

3. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2027 
     3.1. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast By Application, 2013-2027
            3.1.1. Electrical & Electronics Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.1.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.1.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.1.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.2. Automotive Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.2.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.2.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.2.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.3. Consumer Appliances Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.3.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.3.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.3.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.4. Industrial Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.4.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.4.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.5. Extrusion Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.5.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.5.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.5.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.6. Others Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.6.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.6.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.6.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region

4. North America Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     4.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

5. Latin America Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     5.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     5.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application  

6. Europe Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     6.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     6.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

7. Japan Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     7.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     7.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

8. APEJ Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     8.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     8.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application 

9. MEA Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     9.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     9.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

10. Global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Market Company Share, Competition Landscape and Company Profiles
     10.1. Company Share Analysis
     10.2. Competition Landscape
     10.3. Company Profiles
            10.3.1. BASF
            10.3.2. Chang Chun Plastics
            10.3.3. DSM Engineering Plastics
            10.3.4. Lanxess AG
            10.3.5. DuPont
            10.3.6. SABIC
            10.3.7. Mitsubishi Chemical
            10.3.8. Polyplastics
            10.3.9. Shinkong Synthetic Fibers
            10.3.10. Celanese Corporation
            10.3.11. Toray Industries
            10.3.12. WinTech
            10.3.13. SipChem

11. Research Methodology

12. Secondary and Primary Sources

13. Assumptions and Acronyms

14. Disclaimer

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