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INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides a general introduction for this report, describing the study goals and objectives, reasons for doing the study, intended audience, scope, methodology, information sources and analyst credentials, and related reports published by BCC Research.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of this study is to help readers form a comprehensive understanding of the recent advances and trends in manufacturing, applications, technologies, and global and regional markets for rigid transparent plastics.
In this report, rigid transparent plastics refer to rigid plastics with light transmission percentage of more than 80%.
Four objectives are met in this report. First, major types of rigid transparent plastics and the future demand for these are described. Second, main technologies of rigid transparent plastics manufacturing are discussed. Third, commercial applications in which rigid transparent plastics are used are discussed. Last, present consumption and future demand for rigid transparent plastics are evaluated for global markets in five world regions: China, Asia, Europe, South America and the rest of the world (ROW). In this report, China refers to Mainland China and does not include Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau; Asia does not include China. This report does not cover the North American rigid transparent plastics market, which is described in the separate report Rigid Transparent Plastics (code PLS003H) by Melvin Schlechter. However, North American

manufacturers are addressed if they supply the above five regions.
Trends in technology are analyzed and the impact of governmental regulations and international agreements is ascertained. Patents involving rigid transparent are discussed. The structural dynamics of the rigid transparent plastic industry are outlined, along with profiles of key manufacturers in the United States, China, Japan, Korea, India, Brazil, France, Germany, Taiwan, and other countries or regions.
This report reviews global markets for rigid transparent plastics and forecasts trends and sales in these markets through 2018. Important manufacturers, technologies and factors influencing demand are discussed.
The rigid transparent plastics market is closely related to the production and supply of raw materials such as ethylene, phenol and methyl methacrylate (MMA); therefore, raw material production and supplies are briefly described.
BCC's goal in conducting this study was to determine the current status of the rigid transparent plastics industry and to assess its growth potential over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018. The primary objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current rigid transparent plastics market and project its future direction.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

There are three main reasons for doing this study:
• Resins manufacturers need to understand the trends of the market and technologies to plan their investment, production, and research and development (R&D) for the next five years and longer.
• Plastic molders need to understand the trends of technologies and markets of rigid transparent plastics.
• The manufacturers of automobiles, medical devices, electronics, housewares, architectural materials and appliances need to understand trends in technologies and performance of rigid transparent plastics.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars for rigid transparent plastics in value terms for each material and/or in volume terms from 2013 through 2018.
In this report, rigid transparent plastics include polycarbonate (PC), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA), styrene block copolymers (SBC), styrene methylmethacrylate (SMMA), cellulosic, polyamide (PA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The ABS sector will cover the technologies and production of styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), also known as acrylonitrile styrene (AS). Forecasts are classified by product type, technology type, application and geographical region.
The report also describes raw materials supplies and important players in the rigid transparent plastics industry.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The intended audience of this report includes rigid transparent plastics (PC, PVC, PS, ABS, PMMA, PP, etc.) manufacturers and suppliers. Oil companies, chemical producers and plastic molders in various industries may also have an interest in this report.

METHODOLOGY

Estimates of current market demand are made for 2012 and projected over the next five years. Projections are made in terms of constant U.S. dollars (2013). Growth is presented in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Prices are measured at the manufacturer level.

INFORMATION SOURCES

Information sources for this report include experts, executives, professors and officials in rigid transparent plastics companies, other plastics companies, petrochemical companies, oil companies, industrial associations, universities, trade organizations and governmental departments. They include Sinopec, Saudi Basic Industry Corporation (SABIC), The Dow Chemical Co., Chi Mei, INEOS, BASF, Chevron Phillips Chemicals, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), ExxonMobil, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Reliance Industries, Tsinghua University, the Ministry of Commerce of China, China Plastics Processing Industry Association (CPPIA) and the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS China).
Information sources for the study also include online research, patent literature, technical journals, trade magazines, governmental data, and conference papers from China, Japan, Korea and the U.S.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Jason Chen has been an analyst and consultant for the composite, fiber, textile and energy industries for a decade. He has been a regular writer or contributing editor addressing composites manufacturing for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), International Fiber Journal, Filtration News, Platts Emission Daily, Vision Systems Design, Pesticide and Toxic Chemical News, China Chemical Fibers and MobileTex. He has authored three books: Asian Automotive Textiles: Opportunities and Challenges for Leading Producers, China Technical Textiles: Key Producers and Market Trends to 2015 and China's Chemical Fiber Producers. He is also the author of BCC market research reports AVM077B Tire Reinforcement Materials: Technologies and Global Markets and PLS052A Global Market for Polyolefins.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global rigid transparent plastic market reached $18 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $19.1 billion in 2013 and nearly $25.2 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.
This report provides:
• Market estimates and forecasts for global markets and all major market segments outside North America through 2018.
• Analyses of market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of CAGRs for the period 2013 and 2018.
• Discussion concerning manufacturers, technologies, and factors influencing demand.
• Applications covered include building/construction, automotive, appliances, electronics, and medical.
• Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 3
SCOPE OF REPORT 3
INTENDED AUDIENCE 3
METHODOLOGY 3
INFORMATION SOURCES 3
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 4
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 4
BCC RESEARCH ONLINE SERVICES 4
DISCLAIMER 5

CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 7

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PRODUCT
SEGMENT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PRODUCT
SEGMENT, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING MARKETS 9
LARGEST RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKETS 9
FASTEST-GROWING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKETS 9
SIGNIFICANT TRENDS 9

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 12

DEFINITION OF THE INDUSTRY 12
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS 12
INTERNATIONAL TARGETS AND REGULATIONS 13
CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETS 13
GLOBAL TARIFFS 14
CHINA'S 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN 14
REACH 14
EN 71 15

CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PRODUCT 17

TABLE 1 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 17
GLOBAL MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND PRICE 18
PRICE ASSUMPTION AND FORECASTS 18
TABLE 2 RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
($/METRIC TON) 18
GLOBAL MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS 19
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SIZE OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 19
GLOBAL MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PC (POLYCARBONATE) PLASTICS 20
HISTORY 20
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 20
Growth Drivers 20
Growth Inhibitors 21
GLOBAL PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 21
TABLE 4 GLOBAL PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 21
TABLE 5 GLOBAL PC PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 22

Injection Molded PC 22
Extruded PC 23
Blow Molded PC 23
Others 23
GLOBAL MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC (POLY VINYL CHLORIDE)
PLASTICS 23
HISTORY 24
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 24
Growth Drivers 24
Growth Inhibitors 25
GLOBAL PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 25
TABLE 6 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 26
TABLE 7 GLOBAL PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 26
Rigid Transparent PVC Sheets 27
Others 27
GLOBAL MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PS (POLYSTYRENE) PLASTICS 27
HISTORY 28
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 28
Growth Drivers 28
Growth Inhibitors 29
GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PS PLASTIC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 29
TABLE 8 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 29
TABLE 9 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 30
Electronics 30
Packaging 30

Other PS Plastics 30
GLOBAL MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS (ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE
STYRENE) AND SAN (STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE) PLASTICS 31
HISTORY 31
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 31
Growth Drivers 32
Growth Inhibitors 32
GLOBAL ABS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 32
TABLE 10 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 11 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 34
Medical Plastics 34
Automotive Plastics 34
Architectural Plastics 35
Others 35
GLOBAL MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PMMA (POLY-METHYL
METHACRYLATE) PLASTICS 35
HISTORY 35

GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 36
Growth Drivers 36
Growth Inhibitors 36
GLOBAL PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 37
TABLE 12 GLOBAL PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 37
TABLE 13 GLOBAL PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 37
PMMA Cast Sheets 38
PMMA Extruded Sheets 38
PMMA Plastics from Granular Resins 38
GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PP (POLYPROPYLENE) PLASTIC MARKET 38
HISTORY 39
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 39
Growth Drivers 39
Growth Inhibitors 39
GLOBAL PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 40
TABLE 14 GLOBAL PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 40
TABLE 15 GLOBAL PP MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 41
Injection Molded Rigid Transparent PP 41
Extruded PP 42
Blow Molded PP 42
PP for Other Applications 42
GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC 42
HISTORY 42
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 43

Growth Drivers 43
Growth Inhibitors 43
GLOBAL MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 43
TABLE 16 OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS BY SUB-PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 44
TABLE 17 OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 44
Styrene-butadiene Multiblock Thermoplastic Copolymers (SBC) 44
Cellulosic 45
PET 45

CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY APPLICATION 47

TABLE 18 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 47
ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY
RESIN TYPE 47
TABLE 19 ELECTRONIC RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 48
PS 48
PC 48

PMMA 48
ABS/SAN 49
ARCHITECTURAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE 49
TABLE 20 ARCHITECTURAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 49
PMMA 49
PC 49
PS 50
ABS/SAN 50
PACKAGING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESINS TYPE 50
TABLE 21 PACKAGING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 50
PS 51
PVC 51
PP 51
MEDICAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN TYPE 51
TABLE 22 MEDICAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 51
ABS/SAN 52
PS 52

PVC 52
PP 52
OTHERS 52
AUTOMOTIVE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN TYPE 52
TABLE 23 AUTOMOTIVE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 53
PC 53
PMMA 53
ABS/SAN 53

CHAPTER 6 RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES 55

TABLE 24 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 55
INJECTION MOLDING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN 55
TABLE 25 RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 56
PC 56
PS 56
ABS/SAN 57
PMMA 57
PP 57
PVC 57

EXTRUSION RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN TYPE 57
TABLE 26 EXTRUSION RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 58
BLOW MOLDING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY RESIN TYPE 58
TABLE 27 BLOW MOLDING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 59

CHAPTER 7 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES 61

MANUFACTURING METHODS 61
PC MANUFACTURING METHODS 61
Resin 61
Solution Phosgene Method 61
Interfacial Polycondensation Phosgene Method 61
Transesterified Melt Polycondensation Method 61
Non-phosgene Transesterified Melt Polycondensation Methods 62
Upgrading and Modification 62
Plastic Processing 62
PVC MANUFACTURING METHODS 62
Resin 62
Calcium Carbide PVC Manufacturing Flow 63
FIGURE 1 CALCIUM CARBIDE PVC MANUFACTURING FLOW 63
Ethylene PVC Manufacturing Flow 63
FIGURE 2 ETHYLENE PVC MANUFACTURING FLOW 63
Upgrading and Modification 63
Plastic Processing 64

PS MANUFACTURING METHODS 64
Resin 64
PS Manufacturing Flow 64
FIGURE 3 PS MANUFACTURING FLOW CHART 64
Upgrading and Modification 64
Plastic Processing 65
ABS MANUFACTURING METHODS 65
Resin 65
ABS Hybrid Emulsion/Mass Method Manufacturing 65
FIGURE 4 ABS HYBRID EMULSION/MASS MANUFACTURING FLOW 66
ABS Continuous Mass Polymerization Manufacturing 66
FIGURE 5 ABS CONTINUOUS MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 66
Upgrading and Modification 66
Plastic Processing 67
PMMA MANUFACTURING METHODS 67
Resin 67
PMMA Mass Polymerization Method Manufacturing 67
FIGURE 6 PMMA MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 67
PMMA Suspension Polymerization Method Manufacturing 67
FIGURE 7 PMMA SUSPENSION POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 67
Upgrading and Modification 68
Plastic Processing 68
PROCESS ECONOMICS 68
PROCESS ECONOMICS FOR PVC RESINS 68
TABLE 28 PROCESS ECONOMICS COMPARISON FOR PVC RESINS ($ PER METRIC
TON) 69
Process Economics of the Calcium Carbide Method 69

Process Economics of the Ethylene Method 69
PROCESS ECONOMICS OF ABS RESINS 69
TABLE 29 PROCESS ECONOMICS COMPARISON FOR ABS RESINS ($ PER METRIC
TON) 70
PERFORMANCE COMPARISON 70
PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF PS, PMMA, IPMMA AND SAN 70
TABLE 30 PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS FOR PS, PMMA, IPMMA AND SAN ($ PER
METRIC TON) 71
U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 71
PATENTS BY PRODUCTS 71
TABLE 31 NUMBER OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PATENT BY PLASTIC AND
RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 72
PATENTS BY YEAR 72
TABLE 32 NUMBER OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PATENT BY YEAR, 2010-2013
(NUMBER OF PATENTS) 72

CHAPTER 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS BY PRODUCTS 74

GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PC (POLYCARBONATE) RESIN AND PLASTIC
INDUSTRY 74
MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS 74
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 75
NEW ENTRANTS 75
GLOBAL PVC RESIN AND PLASTIC INDUSTRY 75
MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS 75
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 77
NEW ENTRANTS 78
GLOBAL PS RESIN AND PLASTIC INDUSTRY 78
MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS 78
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 79
NEW ENTRANTS 79
GLOBAL ABS (ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE STYRENE) RESIN AND PLASTIC
INDUSTRY 80
MARKET PLAYERS 80
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 80
NEW ENTRANTS 81
GLOBAL PMMA (POLY-METHYL METHACRYLATE) RESIN AND PLASTIC INDUSTRY 81
MARKET PLAYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS 81
STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL 82
NEW ENTRANTS 82

CHAPTER 9 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET AND INDUSTRY 84

TABLE 33 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 85
CHINESE MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND PRICE 86
PRICE ASSUMPTION AND FORECASTS 86
TABLE 34 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($/METRIC TON) 86
CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS 86
TABLE 35 CHINESE SIZE OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 87
CHINESE MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PC (POLYCARBONATE) PLASTICS 87
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 87
Growth Drivers 87
Growth Inhibitors 88
CHINESE PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 88
TABLE 36 CHINESE PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 89
Injection Molded PC 89
Extruded PC 90
Blow Molded PC 90
Others 90

CHINESE MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC (POLY VINYL CHLORIDE) 90
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 90
Growth Drivers 91
Growth Inhibitors 91
CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 91
TABLE 37 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 92
Rigid Transparent PVC Sheets 92
Others 92
CHINESE MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PS (POLYSTYRENE) PLASTICS 92
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 93
Growth Drivers 93
Growth Inhibitors 93
CHINESE PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 93
TABLE 38 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 94
Electronics 94
Package 94
Other PS Plastics 95
CHINESE MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS (ACRYLONITRILE BUTADIENE
STYRENE) AND SAN (STYRENE ACRYLONITRILE) PLASTICS MARKET 95
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 95
Growth Drivers 95
Growth Inhibitors 96
CHINESE ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 96
TABLE 39 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 96
Medical Plastics 97
Automotive Plastics 97
Architectural Plastics 97
Others 97
CHINESE MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PMMA PLASTICS 98

GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 98
Growth Drivers 98
Growth Inhibitors 98
CHINESE PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 99
TABLE 40 CHINESE PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 99
PMMA Cast Sheets 99
PMMA Extruded Sheets 100
PMMA Plastics from Granular Resin 100
CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PP (POLYPROPYLENE) PLASTIC MARKET 100
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 100
Growth Drivers 100
Growth Inhibitors 101
CHINESE PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 101
TABLE 41 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 102

Injection Molded Rigid Transparent PP 102
Extruded PP 102
Blow Molded PP 102
PP for Other Applications 103
CHINESE MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS 103
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 103
Growth Drivers 103
Growth Inhibitors 103
CHINESE MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC BY
SUBPRODUCT 104
TABLE 42 CHINESE OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 104
SBCs 104
Cellulosic 104
PET 105

CHAPTER 10 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET AND INDUSTRY 107

TABLE 43 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 107
EUROPEAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND PRICE 108
PRICE ASSUMPTION AND FORECASTS 108
TABLE 44 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($/METRIC TON) 108
EUROPEAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS 109
TABLE 45 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 109
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PC 110
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 110
Growth Drivers 110
Growth Inhibitors 110
EUROPEAN PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 111
TABLE 46 EUROPEAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 111
Injection Molded PC 111
Extruded PC 112
Blow Molded PC 112
Others 112

EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC 112
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 112
Growth Drivers 113
Growth Inhibitors 113
EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 113
TABLE 47 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 114
Rigid Transparent PVC Sheets 114
Others 114
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PS 114
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 115
Growth Drivers 115
Growth Inhibitors 115
EUROPEAN PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 116
TABLE 48 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 116
Electronics 116
Packaging 116
Other PS Plastics 117
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS 117

GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 117
Growth Drivers 117
Growth Inhibitors 118
EUROPEAN ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 118
TABLE 49 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 118
Medical Plastics 119
Automotive Plastics 119
Architectural Plastics 119
Others 119
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PMMA 119
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 120
Growth Drivers 120
Growth Inhibitors 120
EUROPEAN PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 120
TABLE 50 EUROPEAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 121
PMMA Cast Sheets 121
PMMA Extruded Sheets 121
PMMA Plastics from Granular Resins 121

EUROPEAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PP 122
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 122
Growth Drivers 122
Growth Inhibitors 122
EUROPEAN PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 123
TABLE 51 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 123
Injection Molded Rigid Transparent PP 124
Extruded PP 124
Blow Molded PP 124
PP for Other Applications 124
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS 124
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 124
Growth Drivers 125
Growth Inhibitors 125
EUROPEAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS BY
SUBPRODUCT 125
TABLE 52 OTHER EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 125
SBC 126
Cellulosic 126
PET 126

CHAPTER 11 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET AND INDUSTRY 128

TABLE 53 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 128
ASIAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND PRICE 129
PRICE ASSUMPTION AND FORECASTS 129
TABLE 54 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PRICES BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH
2018 ($/METRIC TON) 129
ASIAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS 130
TABLE 55 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 130
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PC 130
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 131
Growth Drivers 131
Growth Inhibitors 132
ASIAN PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 132
TABLE 56 ASIAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 132
Injection Molded PC 133

Extruded PC 133
Blow Molded PC 133
Others 133
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC 133
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 133
Growth Drivers 134
Growth Inhibitors 134
ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 134
TABLE 57 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 135
Rigid Transparent PVC Sheets 135
Others 135
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PS (POLYSTYRENE) MARKET 135
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 136
Growth Drivers 136
Growth Inhibitors 136
ASIAN PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 137
TABLE 58 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 137
Electronics 137
Packaging 138
Other PS Plastics 138
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN 138
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 138
Growth Drivers 139
Growth Inhibitors 139
ASIAN ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 139

TABLE 59 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 140
Medical ABS/SAN Plastics 140
Automotive ABS/SAN Plastics 140
Architectural ABS/SAN Plastics 140
Others 141
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PMMA 141
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 141
Growth Drivers 141
Growth Inhibitors 141
ASIAN PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 142
TABLE 60 ASIAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 142
PMMA Cast Sheets 142
PMMA Extruded Sheets 142
PMMA Plastics from Granular Resin 143
ASIAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PP 143
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 143
Growth Drivers 143
Growth Inhibitors 143

ASIAN PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 144
TABLE 61 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 144
Injection Molded Rigid Transparent PP 145
Extruded PP 145
Blow Molded PP 145
PP for Other Applications 145
ASIAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS 145
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 145
Growth Drivers 146
Growth Inhibitors 146
ASIAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS BY
SUBPRODUCT 146
TABLE 62 OTHER ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 146
SBC 147
Cellulosic 147
PET 147

CHAPTER 12 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET AND INDUSTRY 149

TABLE 63 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN
TYPE, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 149
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS AND PRICE 150
PRICE ASSUMPTION AND FORECASTS 150
TABLE 64 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PRICES BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 ($/METRIC TON) 150
SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS 151
TABLE 65 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 151
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PC 151
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 152
Growth Drivers 152
Growth Inhibitors 152
SOUTH AMERICAN PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 152
TABLE 66 SOUTH AMERICAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 153
Injection Molded PC 153
Extruded PC 153

Blow Molded PC 154
Others 154
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC 154
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 154
Growth Drivers 154
Growth Inhibitors 155
SOUTH AMERICAN TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 155
TABLE 67 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 155
Rigid Transparent PVC Sheets 155
Others 156
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PS 156
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 156
Growth Drivers 156
Growth Inhibitors 157
SOUTH AMERICAN PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 157
TABLE 68 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 157
Electronics 158
Packaging 158
Other PS Plastics 158
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS 158
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 158
Growth Drivers 159
Growth Inhibitors 159

SOUTH AMERICAN ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 159
TABLE 69 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 160
Medical Plastics 160
Automotive Plastics 160
Architectural Plastics 160
Others 160
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PMMA 161
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 161
Growth Drivers 161
Growth Inhibitors 161
SOUTH AMERICAN PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS 161
TABLE 70 SOUTH AMERICAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 162
PMMA Cast Sheets 162
PMMA Extruded Sheets 162
PMMA Plastics from Granular Resin 162
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR RIGID TRANSPARENT PP 163
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 163
Growth Drivers 163
Growth Inhibitors 163
SOUTH AMERICAN PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT 164
TABLE 71 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 164
Injection Molded Rigid Transparent PP 164
Extruded PP 165
Blow Molded PP 165
PP for Other Applications 165
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC 165
GROWTH DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS 165
Growth Drivers 165
Growth Inhibitors 166
SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS BY
SUBPRODUCT 166
TABLE 72 OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 166
SBC 166
Cellulosic 167
PET 167

CHAPTER 13 COMPANY PROFILES 169

BRASKEM 169
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. 169
CHI MEI CORPORATION 170
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (CNPC) 170
DOW CHEMICAL CO.(THE) 171
EASTMAN CHEMICAL 171
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. 172
FORMOSA PLASTICS GROUP 172
HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION 172
INEOS CHLORVINYLS LTD. 173
LG CHEM LTD. 173
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 174
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD. (RIL) 174
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 175
SINOPEC GROUP 175
STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH 176
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS 177
TOYO STYRENE CO LTD 178
XINJIANG TIANYE (GROUP) CO., LTD. 178
XINJIANG ZHONGTAI CHEMICAL (GROUP) CO., LTD. 179

CHAPTER 14 APPENDIX I 181

PATENTS 181
PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING POLYCARBONATE AND MOLDED
POLYCARBONATE ARTICLES 181
CAST ACRYLIC PLATES WITH ENHANCED SHOCKPROOFNESS 181
CUBE-CORNER TYPE SELF-REFLECTION SHEET HAVING IMPROVED TENSILE
STRENGTH 181
HEAT-INSULATING TRANSPARENT PVC SHEET 182
TRANSPARENT ABS RESIN COMPOSITION HAVING EXCELLENT IMPACT
STRENGTH AND FLOWABILITY 182
ACTIVE CONTACT LENS 182
METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HEAT-RESISTANT MOULD ARTICLES MADE
OF POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE POLYESTERS 182

CHAPTER 15 APPENDIX II 184

REGULATIONS AND TARGETS 184

CHAPTER 16 APPENDIX III 186

GLOSSARY 186

CHAPTER 17 APPENDIX IV 189

BIBLIOGRAPHY 189

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PRODUCT
SEGMENT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7
TABLE 1 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 17
TABLE 2 RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
($/METRIC TON) 18
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SIZE OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 19
TABLE 4 GLOBAL PC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 21
TABLE 5 GLOBAL PC PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 22
TABLE 6 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 26
TABLE 7 GLOBAL PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 26
TABLE 8 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 29
TABLE 9 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 30
TABLE 10 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET BY SUBPRODUCTS,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 33
TABLE 11 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 34

TABLE 12 GLOBAL PMMA MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 37
TABLE 13 GLOBAL PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 37
TABLE 14 GLOBAL PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 40
TABLE 15 GLOBAL PP MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 41
TABLE 16 OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS BY SUB-PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 44
TABLE 17 OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 44
TABLE 18 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 47
TABLE 19 ELECTRONIC RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 48
TABLE 20 ARCHITECTURAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 49
TABLE 21 PACKAGING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 50
TABLE 22 MEDICAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 51
TABLE 23 AUTOMOTIVE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 53
TABLE 24 GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 55
TABLE 25 RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 56
TABLE 26 EXTRUSION RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 58
TABLE 27 BLOW MOLDING RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 59
TABLE 28 PROCESS ECONOMICS COMPARISON FOR PVC RESINS ($ PER METRIC TON) 69
TABLE 29 PROCESS ECONOMICS COMPARISON FOR ABS RESINS ($ PER METRIC TON) 70
TABLE 30 PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS FOR PS, PMMA, IPMMA AND SAN ($ PER
METRIC TON) 71
TABLE 31 NUMBER OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PATENT BY PLASTIC AND RESIN
TYPE, THROUGH 2013 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 72

TABLE 32 NUMBER OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PATENT BY YEAR, 2010-2013
(NUMBER OF PATENTS) 72
TABLE 33 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 85
TABLE 34 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($/METRIC TON) 86
TABLE 35 CHINESE SIZE OF RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 87
TABLE 36 CHINESE PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 89
TABLE 37 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 92
TABLE 38 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 94
TABLE 39 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 96
TABLE 40 CHINESE PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 99
TABLE 41 CHINESE RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 102
TABLE 42 CHINESE OTHER RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKETS MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 104
TABLE 43 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 107

TABLE 44 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS PRICES BY PRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 ($/METRIC TON) 108
TABLE 45 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 109
TABLE 46 EUROPEAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 111
TABLE 47 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 114
TABLE 48 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 116
TABLE 49 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 118
TABLE 50 EUROPEAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 121
TABLE 51 EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 123
TABLE 52 OTHER EUROPEAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 125
TABLE 53 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 ($ MILLIONS) 128
TABLE 54 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PRICES BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH
2018 ($/METRIC TON) 129
TABLE 55 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 130
TABLE 56 ASIAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 132
TABLE 57 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 135
TABLE 58 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 137
TABLE 59 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 140
TABLE 60 ASIAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH
2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 142

TABLE 61 ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 144
TABLE 62 OTHER ASIAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 146
TABLE 63 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 149
TABLE 64 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PRICES BY RESIN TYPE,
THROUGH 2018 ($/METRIC TON) 150
TABLE 65 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN VOLUME
TERMS BY RESIN TYPE, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 151
TABLE 66 SOUTH AMERICAN PC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 153
TABLE 67 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PVC MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS
BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 155
TABLE 68 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PS MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY
SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 157
TABLE 69 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT ABS AND SAN MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 160
TABLE 70 SOUTH AMERICAN PMMA MARKET IN VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 162
TABLE 71 SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PP MARKET BY SUBPRODUCT,
THROUGH 2018 (THOUSAND METRIC TONS) 164
TABLE 72 OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTICS MARKET IN
VOLUME TERMS BY SUBPRODUCT, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION METRIC TONS) 166

LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL RIGID TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MARKET BY PRODUCT
SEGMENT, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 8
FIGURE 1 CALCIUM CARBIDE PVC MANUFACTURING FLOW 63
FIGURE 2 ETHYLENE PVC MANUFACTURING FLOW 63
FIGURE 3 PS MANUFACTURING FLOW CHART 64
FIGURE 4 ABS HYBRID EMULSION/MASS MANUFACTURING FLOW 66
FIGURE 5 ABS CONTINUOUS MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 66
FIGURE 6 PMMA MASS POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 67
FIGURE 7 PMMA SUSPENSION POLYMERIZATION MANUFACTURING FLOW 67

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