Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market by End-Industry (Automotive, Building & Construction, Engineering, Footwear, Hose & Tube, Medical, and Wire & Cable) & Geography – Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is one of the most preferred engineering plastics by the end-user industries. TPU is preferred mainly due to its properties such as elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil & grease and abrasion. The TPU market is experiencing strong growth and is expected to continue to rise in the future. This growth is due to its excellent physical properties that make it an efficient replacement for traditional plastics and other materials.

TPU market is experiencing huge growth that is expected to continue in the near future, mainly driven by the highly growing Asia-Pacific region and intense efforts at the customer’s end to provide better products. Significant amount of investments are made by various market players in order to be prepared to serve the high potential regions in the future. Presently, Asia-Pacific and Western Europe are the largest consumers of TPU.

Currently, the global penetration of TPU is increasing in footwear, automobiles, and medical industry at a very high pace. The key drivers of the industry are its increased application and popularity in automobile industry and scope of developments in footwear industry. Price volatility in product portfolio offered by the market leader is a restraining factor that prevails in this market. Increase in its applications in the medical industry, as a replacement of PVC is also pushing the demand of TPU in the medical industry. Interiors, exteriors, and under the hood applications in automobile industry, pave way for its consumption in countries with significant potential and low production capabilities.

The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for the consumption of TPU owing to several developing economies in this region. This report estimates the size of the TPU market, both in terms of volume and value. The report provides a comprehensive review of important market drivers, challenges, and key issues. The market is further segmented and forecasted for regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW), which include key growth countries, namely, the U.S., Germany, China, Japan, and Russia. The share of participants and their strategic initiatives for the overall market is discussed in detail in the report. Top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Further, as a part of qualitative analysis, the research report provides a comprehensive review of important market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, and key issues in the market. We have also profiled leading players of this market with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. These include Bayer Material Science AG (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.), Wanhua chemical Group Co. Ltd. (China), and other market players.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market by End-Industry (Automotive, Building & Construction, Engineering, Footwear, Hose & Tube, Medical, and Wire & Cable) & Geography – Trends & Forecasts to 2018

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Key Take-Aways
1.2 Report Description
1.3 Stakeholders
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Market Size
1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
1.4.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights
3.1 TPU Market Segments
3.2 TPU Market Dynamics
3.3 TPU Market Outlook
3.4 TPU Market By End Use

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.2.1 Producers
4.2.2 Suppliers & Distributors
4.2.3 End-Use Markets
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Drivers
4.3.1.1 Growing Demand From Automobile Industry
4.3.1.2 Scope For Innovation in the Footwear Industry
4.3.2 Restraints
4.3.2.1 Price Volatility
4.3.3 Opportunities
4.3.3.1 Development of Bio-Based TPU
4.3.3.2 Replacement of Pvc With TPU in Medical Industry
4.3.4 Winning Imperatives
4.3.4.1 Scope of High Applicability in Automobiles
4.3.4.2 Environment Friendly-High Recyclability
4.3.5 Burning Issues
4.3.5.1 Forward Integration Among the Major Manufacturers
4.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Suppliers’ Power
4.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
4.4.4 Buyers’ Power
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Market Share Analysis

5 Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market, By End-Use
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Automotive
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Automotive Market, By Region
5.3 Building & Construction
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Building & Construction Market, By Region
5.4 Engineering
5.4.1 Overview
5.4.2 Engineering Market, By Region
5.5 Footwear
5.5.1 Overview
5.5.2 Footwear Market, By Region
5.6 Hose & Tube
5.6.1 Overview
5.6.2 Hose & Tube Market, By Region
5.7 Medical
5.7.1 Overview
5.7.2 Medical Market, By Region
5.8 Wire & Cable
5.8.1 Overview
5.8.2 Wire & Cable Market, By Region

6Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market, By Geography
6.1 Introduction
6.1.1 North America
6.1.1.1 Overview
6.1.1.2 U.S.
6.1.1.3 Canada
6.1.1.4 Mexico
6.1.2 Western Europe
6.1.2.1 Overview
6.1.2.2 Germany
6.1.2.3 France
6.1.2.4 Italy
6.1.2.5 Spain
6.1.2.6 U.K.
6.1.3 Asia-Pacific
6.1.3.1 Overview
6.1.3.2 China
6.1.3.3 India
6.1.3.4 Japan
6.1.3.5 South Korea
6.1.3.6 Taiwan
6.1.4 ROW
6.1.4.1 Brazil
6.1.4.2 Russia

7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Introduction
7.2 New Product Development: the Most Popular Growth Strategy
7.3 Maximum Developments in 2012
7.4 Western Europe: Region With Maximum Developments
7.5 Huntsman Corporation, Bayer Material Science Ag, & BASF SE: the Leading Market Participants

8 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
8.1 API Plastics
8.2 BASF SE
8.3 Bayer Material Science Ag
8.4 COIM
8.5 Headway Polyurethane Co. Ltd.
8.6 Hexpol AB
8.7 Huntsman Corporation
8.8 Lubrizol Corporation
8.9 Miracll Chemical Co. Ltd.
8.1 Polyone Corporation
8.11 Taiwan Sheen Soon
8.12 Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

List of Tables

Table 1 TPU: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 2 TPU: Market Value, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 3 TPU: Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 4 TPU: Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 5 TPU: Major Producers & their Brands
Table 6 TPU: Major Producers & their Bio Based Brands
Table 7 TPU: Properties
Table 8 TPU: End Use Markets & their Applications
Table 9 Automotive: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 10 Automotive: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 11 Automotive: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 12 Building & Construction: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 13 Building & Construction: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 14 Building & Construction: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million) 64
Table 15 Engineering: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 16 Engineering: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 17 Engineering: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 18 Footwear: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 19 Footwear: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 20 Footwear: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 21 Hose & Tube: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 22 Hose & Tube: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 23 Hose & Tube: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 24 Medical: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 25 Medical: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 26 Medical: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 27 Wire & Cable: TPU Market Volume (Kt) & Value ($Million), 2011–2018
Table 28 Wire & Cable: TPU Market Volume, By Region, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 29 Wire & Cable: TPU Market Value, By Region, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 30 North America: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 31 North America: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Pu Major Trade Markets
Table 33 U.S.: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 34 U.S.: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 35 Canada: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 36 Canada: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 37 Mexico: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 38 Mexico: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 39 Western Europe: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 40 Western Europe: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 41 Germany: Pu Major Trade Markets
Table 42 Germany: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 43 Germany: TPU Market Value, By End Use,2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 44 France: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 45 France: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 46 Italy: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 47 Italy: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Spain: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 49 Spain: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 50 U.K.: Pu Major Trade Markets
Table 51 U.K.: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 52 U.K.: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 55 China: Pu Major Trade Markets
Table 56 China: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 57 China: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 58 India: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 59 India: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 60 Japan: Pu Major Trade Markets
Table 61 Japan: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 62 Japan: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 63 South Korea: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 64 South Korea: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 65 Taiwan: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 66 Taiwan: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 67 Brazil: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 68 Brazil: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 69 Russia: TPU Market Volume, By End Use, 2011–2018 (Kt)
Table 70 Russia: TPU Market Value, By End Use, 2011–2018 ($Million)

List of Figures

Figure 1 TPU: Market Segments
Figure 2 TPU: Market Dynamics
Figure 3 TPU: Drivers Vs Restraints
Figure 4 TPU: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 5 TPU: Regional Market Life Cycle
Figure 6 TPU: Market Overview, By Geography, 2011–2018
Figure 7 TPU: Market Share By End-Use, 2012 Vs 2018
Figure 8 TPU: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9 TPU: Impact Analysis of Major Drivers
Figure 10 TPU: Impact Analysis of Major Restraint
Figure 11 TPU: Impact Analysis of Major Opportunities
Figure 12 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13 TPU: Market Share By Capacity
Figure 14 TPU: Market Consumption Share, By End Use, 2012
Figure 15 TPU: Market Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 16 North America: TPU Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 17 Western Europe: TPU Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 18 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 19 ROW: TPU Market Share, By Country, 2012
Figure 20 TPU: Market Strategy Distribution, By Geography, 2010-2013
Figure 21 TPU: Market Developments, By Growth Strategy, 2010–2013
Figure 22 TPU: Market Growth Strategy, By Geography, 2010–2013
Figure 23 TPU: Market Activity Share, By Company, 2010–2013

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