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Additives for Poivmers Mav 1990

study report on compounding

Following the executive summary, sections of this report discuss: market ~~~en~ technology; industry history; flame retardant chemicals; flame retardant markets; distribution; marketing; manufacturing; competitive strategies; industry structure and company profnes.

This lo&page report B150 FUME RETARDANTS TO 1993 is available for $1000 from:

(Source: The Freedonia Group).

According to a new study from Business Communications Company, Inc., P-07OR, ‘The Value Added in Plastics Compounding: Trends in the Resins, Additives, Players and Market Segmentation,” plastics compounding business totalled $11.9 billion in North America in 1989. By 1994 the value of plastics corn~~~ is expected to grow to $18.1 billion.

The compounding of plastics takes place at various points along the chain of distribution from resins to finished plastic parts. The resin manufacturers perform the bulk of plastics compounding in the course of producing grades that alternatively incorporate inherent colouring, weather resistance, ease of processing, flame retardancy and a host of other properties imparted by additive compounding. “As of 1989 resin rn~~act~ers consumed about $25 billion worth of additives and provided about $4 billion worth of ~orn~~~g services for a total value added of $65 billion - just over 50%1 of the plastics compounding business,” says BCC analyst Dr. Peter Mooney.

Toll compounders have historically performed a significant share of the plastics compounding function, primarily in the area of commodity and engineering thermoplastics. The proprietary and custom compounders combined account for $2.3 billion of the value added in compounding - roughly 190/o of the total. By 1994 their collective share will have increased to over 20%.

According to BCC, PVC ~orn~~~g on its own represents a $3.1 billion business as of 1989 and that amount will grow to $4.2 billion by 1994. PVC is, of course, the most compoundable of all resins and the compounding function takes place among the plastics processors more than in the case of any other major resin or resin group. In the same way, thermoset compounding, which is $2.9 billion business as of 1989, takes place to a great extent among the plastics processors as they seek to capture more of the value added in their operations.

10 6% 990 Elsevier Science Pub~ishars Ltd.

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Mav 1990 Additives for Polvmers

Study report on reinforced plastics in the US


($ millions)



Other commodity thermoplastics

Engineering thermoplastics




1989 1994

3,084 4,208

4,522 7,537

1,378 2,282

2,894 4,166

$11,878 $18,133

AAGR (O/dYear)







PWOR “THE VALUE ADDED IN PLASTICS COMPOUNDING; Trends in the Resins, Additives, Players and Market Segmentation” was published February 1990. Price: $3,150.00 and is available from:

Business Corn munications Company, Inc., 25 Van Zant Street, Norwalk, CT 06855, USA.

(Source: Business Communications Co. Inc.)

A study report by The Frsedonia Group Inc. says that demand for reinforced plastics in the US is projected to increase 3.4O/gyr through 1993 to 3.4 billion lbs, when it will comprise over 5% of all plastics demand. The industry is benefiting from new applications, resin improvements, and easier processing techniques. Other stimulants include favourable economic conditions, ~~olo~cal advances, and reinforced plastics’ advantages of high strength to weight ratios, corrosion resistance, and cost competitiveness with metal, aluminium, and wood. The study examines such topics as market-environment, reinforced plastics resins, reinforced plastics by market, and industry structure.

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