Thermoplastic Elastomers Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size and Forecast 2012-2018

The global demand for SBCs in footwear market was estimated to be 415.8 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 540.5 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenues, the market was estimated to be USD 939.5 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 1,367.3 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2012 to 2018.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/12/2015 -- This study provides a comprehensive view of the thermoplastic elastomers industry, by segmenting and analyzing key thermoplastic elastomers, namely styrenic block copolymers (SBC), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and copolyester elastomers (COPE). Each of these segments has been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2010 to 2018, both in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The demand for each of the TPE product mentioned above is analyzed on the basis of application and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World). The report also analyzes which of the above mentioned types of TPE holds the potential of becoming an attractive market by using the market attractiveness analysis tool.

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This report analyzes and estimates the global demand for thermoplastic elastomers in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report analyzes various factors which are driving and restraining the global demand along with analyzing the impact of these factors over the forecasted period. The report also includes value chain analysis for better understanding of the supply chain of TPEs right from the raw material manufacturer to the end user. The report also analyzes the market using Porter's five forces analysis.

For research, we have conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with numerous key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk research effort coupled with extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players' annual reports, product portfolio, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analyses and better understanding of the market. Secondary research includes in-depth research on current trends, technical writing, recent trades, internet sources, trade associations, statistical data from government websites and associated authorized agency websites. This has proved to be the most successful, effective, and reliable approach for obtaining concise data, capturing industry participants' insights and recognizing opportunities and growth.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings. It also includes internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases and market reports. News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market also serve as a part of secondary sources.

We conduct primary interviews on an on-going basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills various functions. First-hand information is obtained on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook, etc. It also helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings, and further develops the analysis team's expertise and market understanding. The primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

The study includes extensive competitive landscape starting from the market share of the global TPEs market to company profiles of the major participants operating in the global market. Key market participants profiled in this report include Sinopec, Bayer, BASF, Kraton, Huntsman Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, LCY Chemical, Dynasol, Nippon, Yantai Wanhua, TSRC, LG Chemicals, Dushanzi and so on. The market players are profiled with attributes like company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis and recent developments in the field of thermoplastic elastomers.

The report analyzes the demand for each product type (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs, COPEs & other) of TPEs on the basis of their application and geographies from 2010 to 2018 both in terms of volumes and revenues. The report includes in depth analysis for each segment of the report which would help in making effective decisions. The report segments the global thermoplastic elastomers market as:

Thermoplastic Elastomers Market, by Product Type:

Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBCs)
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs)
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs)
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs)
Copolyester Elastomers (COPEs)
Other Thermoplastic Elastomers (including Thermoplastic Polayamide)

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