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Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) Market Study 2018

Published on: Jan 2018 | From USD $5000 | Published By: PRISMANE CONSULTING | Number Of Pages: 200

Scope of the Report

This market study describes the global LCP market, with focus on major countries and their subsequent demand for different applications. The study covers demand analysis for regions like North America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Central & South America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa and major countries like the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Turkey, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Brazil. The market is segmented on the basis of end-use which includes electrical & electronics, industrial, consumer electronics, automotive, medical applications and others

Company Coverage -
Celanese Corporation (Ticona)
Polyplastics
Toray Industries
Sumitomo Chemicals
Solvay SA
Ueno Fine Chemicals

Executive Summary –

Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) are aromatic polyesters by composition that exist in liquid crystal state. They exhibit a partially crystalline structure and their molecules are largely aligned. They have remarkable physical properties and chemical inertness by the virtue of which are capable of replacing metals, ceramics and several other engineering plastics in high-end applications. LCPs finds use in electronic components like printed circuit boards and surface mounted devices to name a few. Electrical & Electronics and Consumer Electronics are so far the largest consumers of LCP and will continue being the major consumers in the long term forecast. Other applications for LCPs include: Automotives (power trains of hybrid cars), Industrial, Medical and other applications like Aerospace and Bakeware.
LCPs were first commercialized in 1980’s. Currently, the major players into manufacturing of neat LCP resins are: Polyplastics, Ticona, Toray, Solvay, Sumitomo and Ueno. Polyplastics is identified to be the largest producer with a manufacturing facility in Fuji, Japan. LCP resins manufacturing facilities are largely restricted to Japan, China and USA. The global demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0 – 5.2% in the next 5-6 years.
In 2016, Asia-Pacific was estimated to be the largest consumer of LCPs accounting for over 75% of the global demand. China accounted for the major demand with strong demand from its electrical & electronics industry. Other Asian countries including Taiwan, Japan, India, Singapore and South Korea account for a descent share of the global demand.
Miniaturization of electronic parts owing to the need of ultra-thin components and lead free soldering techniques are the major growth driving factor for LCPs in the electronics industry. Growing population, increasing disposable income, and per capita consumption of plastics are some of the key factors supporting the growth in demand of plastics in the electronics industry. Its high prices compared to other commodity plastics put it to some disadvantage. However, its outstanding properties outweigh this and the market for LCP is likely to expand over the years.

Topics Covered
The report covers the following topics:
- LCP Market data in term of volume and value for each end-use at regional and country level
- LCP Market analysis for production capacity, demand, at regional and country level
- Business opportunity assessment
- Macro-economic factors like GDP, population and world economic integration
- Strategic issues and recommendations
- Supplier profiles
- Market analysis and forecasts from 2005 till 2025

End-Uses
- Automotive
- Electrical & Electronics
- Industrial
- Consumer appliances
- Medical
- Others (Aerospace, Bakeware, etc)

Regional Markets
- Asia Pacific
- Eastern Europe
- Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
- North America
- Western Europe

Country Markets -
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Turkey, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Brazil

Key Questions Answered
• The report provides answers to the following key questions:
• How big is the LCP market?
• How is the market evolving by demand, segment and region?
• What will the market size be in 2025 and at what rate will it grow?
• What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
• Who are the key manufacturers and what are their production capacities in different regions?

Section A
Introduction
Scope, Data Sources and Research Methodology
Industry Trends
Market Dynamics
Drivers
Restraints
Opportunities
Challenges
Plants and Projects Analysis / LCP Supply Overview
North America
USA
Western Europe
Central & Eastern Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
South America
Middle East & Africa
Section B
Global Demand Analysis Balance, By Region
North America
Western Europe
Central & Eastern Europe
Asia-Pacific
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
LCP Demand Analysis, By Country
North America
United States of America
Canada
Mexico
Western Europe
Germany
France
Italy
U.K.
Rest of Western Europe
Central & Eastern Europe
Turkey
Rest of Central & Eastern Europe

Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Singapore
Taiwan
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Central & South America
Brazil
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
Section C
Macro-Economic Outlook
World Integration
Population
Section D
Executive Summary – LCP Market Overview
Section E
Supplier Profiles
Celanese Corporation
Polyplastics
Toray Industries, Inc.
Sumitomo Chemical
Ueno Fine Chemicals
Solvay SA
Section F
Appendix

SECONDARY RESEARCH
Secondary Research Information is collected from a number of publicly available as well as paid databases. Public sources involve publications by different associations and governments, annual reports and statements of companies, white papers and research publications by recognized industry experts and renowned academia etc. Paid data sources include third party authentic industry databases.

PRIMARY RESEARCH
Once data collection is done through secondary research, primary interviews are conducted with different stakeholders across the value chain like manufacturers, distributors, ingredient/input suppliers, end customers and other key opinion leaders of the industry. Primary research is used both to validate the data points obtained from secondary research and to fill in the data gaps after secondary research.

MARKET ENGINEERING
The market engineering phase involves analyzing the data collected, market breakdown and forecasting. Macroeconomic indicators and bottom-up and top-down approaches are used to arrive at a complete set of data points that give way to valuable qualitative and quantitative insights. Each data point is verified by the process of data triangulation to validate the numbers and arrive at close estimates.

EXPERT VALIDATION
The market engineered data is verified and validated by a number of experts, both in-house and external.

REPORT WRITING/ PRESENTATION
After the data is curated by the mentioned highly sophisticated process, the analysts begin to write the report. Garnering insights from data and forecasts, insights are drawn to visualize the entire ecosystem in a single report.

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