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Polycarbonate Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The global polycarbonate market grew at a CAGR of 6% during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years. Polycarbonate refers to a group of thermoplastic polymers that are light weight, durable and amorphous in nature. It is synthesized by the polymerization or polycondensation of bisphenol A and phosgene and tends to gradually soften from solid to liquid when exposed to heat. It is a synthetic resin that is used in the manufacturing of safety glass, eye lenses and architectural glazing, semiconductor machinery components and transparent manifolds. It exhibits advantageous properties, such as optical transparency, oxidative and thermal stability and resistance to moisture, chemicals, heat and electricity. Owing to this, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including automotive, transportation, electrical, electronics, construction, packaging, consumer goods and medical.

Rapid industrialization across the globe, along with the growing demand for light weight and impact- and shatter-resistant products, is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Polycarbonate resins are mixed with other polymers, such as Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) resins, to manufacture lighting systems, headlamp lenses and exterior and interior components. Furthermore, widespread adoption of hollow polycarbonates for manufacturing thermally insulated consumer electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, chargers and battery boxes, is also providing a boost to the market growth. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the development of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)-based devices, sensors and drones, that are manufactured using polycarbonates, are acting as another growth-inducing factor. Other factors, widespread utilization of polycarbonate in the agriculture industry to manufacture ultraviolet (UV)-resistant roof panels and sheets in agricultural outbuildings, along with extensive research and development (R&D) activities to develop high-performance plastics, are projected to drive the market further. 

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Sheets and Films
  • Fibers
  • Blends
  • Tubes
  • Others
     

Breakup by Application:

  • Automotive
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Construction, Sports and Recreational
  • Optical Media
  • Appliances and Housewares
  • Packaging
  • Medical and Ophthalmic
  • Others
     

Imports and Exports:

  • Import Trends
  • Import Breakup by Country
  • Export Trends
  • Export Breakup by Country
     

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
     

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Chi Mei Corporation, Covestro AG, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp., SABIC, Teijin Limited, Trinseo, etc.

1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology 

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Polycarbonate Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Forecast
6   Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.1    Sheets and Films
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    Fibers
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    Blends
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
    6.4    Tubes
        6.4.1 Market Trends
        6.4.2 Market Forecast
    6.5    Others
        6.5.1 Market Trends
        6.5.2 Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Automotive
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Electrical and Electronics
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Construction, Sports and Recreational
        7.3.1 Market Trends
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
    7.4    Optical Media
        7.4.1 Market Trends
        7.4.2 Market Forecast
    7.5    Appliances and Housewares
        7.5.1 Market Trends
        7.5.2 Market Forecast
    7.6    Packaging
        7.6.1 Market Trends
        7.6.2 Market Forecast
    7.7    Medical and Ophthalmic
        7.7.1 Market Trends
        7.7.2 Market Forecast
    7.8    Others
        7.8.1 Market Trends
        7.8.2 Market Forecast
8   Imports and Exports
    8.1    Imports
        8.1.1 Import Trends
        8.1.2 Import Breakup by Country
    8.2    Exports
        8.2.1 Export Trends
        8.2.2 Export Breakup by Country
9   Market Breakup by Region
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1 United States
           9.1.1.1 Market Trends
           9.1.1.2 Market Forecast
        9.1.2 Canada
           9.1.2.1 Market Trends
           9.1.2.2 Market Forecast
    9.2    Asia Pacific
        9.2.1 China
           9.2.1.1 Market Trends
           9.2.1.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.2 Japan
           9.2.2.1 Market Trends
           9.2.2.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.3 India
           9.2.3.1 Market Trends
           9.2.3.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.4 South Korea
           9.2.4.1 Market Trends
           9.2.4.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.5 Australia
           9.2.5.1 Market Trends
           9.2.5.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.6 Indonesia
           9.2.6.1 Market Trends
           9.2.6.2 Market Forecast
        9.2.7 Others
           9.2.7.1 Market Trends
           9.2.7.2 Market Forecast
    9.3    Europe
        9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.1.1 Market Trends
           9.3.1.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.2 France
           9.3.2.1 Market Trends
           9.3.2.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.3 United Kingdom
           9.3.3.1 Market Trends
           9.3.3.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.4 Italy
           9.3.4.1 Market Trends
           9.3.4.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.5 Spain
           9.3.5.1 Market Trends
           9.3.5.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.6 Russia
           9.3.6.1 Market Trends
           9.3.6.2 Market Forecast
        9.3.7 Others
           9.3.7.1 Market Trends
           9.3.7.2 Market Forecast
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1 Brazil
           9.4.1.1 Market Trends
           9.4.1.2 Market Forecast
        9.4.2 Mexico
           9.4.2.1 Market Trends
           9.4.2.2 Market Forecast
        9.4.3 Others
           9.4.3.1 Market Trends
           9.4.3.2 Market Forecast
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1 Market Trends
        9.5.2 Market Breakup by Country
        9.5.3 Market Forecast
10  SWOT Analysis
    10.1    Overview
    10.2    Strengths
    10.3    Weaknesses
    10.4    Opportunities
    10.5    Threats
11  Value Chain Analysis
12  Porters Five Forces Analysis

    12.1    Overview
    12.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    12.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    12.4    Degree of Competition
    12.5    Threat of New Entrants
    12.6    Threat of Substitutes
13  Price Indicators
14  Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players
    14.3    Profiles of Key Players
        14.3.1    Chi Mei Corporation
           14.3.1.1 Company Overview
           14.3.1.2 Product Portfolio 
        14.3.2    Covestro AG
           14.3.2.1 Company Overview
           14.3.2.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.2.3 Financials
           14.3.2.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.3    Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation
           14.3.3.1 Company Overview
           14.3.3.2 Product Portfolio 
        14.3.4    Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
           14.3.4.1 Company Overview
           14.3.4.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.4.3 Financials
           14.3.4.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.5    LG Chem
           14.3.5.1 Company Overview
           14.3.5.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.5.3 Financials
           14.3.5.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.6    Lotte Chemical Corporation 
           14.3.6.1 Company Overview
           14.3.6.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.6.3 Financials
           14.3.6.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.7    Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp.
           14.3.7.1 Company Overview
           14.3.7.2 Product Portfolio 
        14.3.8    SABIC
           14.3.8.1 Company Overview
           14.3.8.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.8.3 Financials
           14.3.8.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.9    Teijin Limited
           14.3.9.1 Company Overview
           14.3.9.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.9.3 Financials
           14.3.9.4 SWOT Analysis
        14.3.10    Trinseo
           14.3.10.1 Company Overview
           14.3.10.2 Product Portfolio 
           14.3.10.3 Financials

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2015-2020
Figure 3: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2020
Figure 4: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2020
Figure 5: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2020
Figure 6: Global: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2021-2026
Figure 7: Global: Polycarbonate (Sheets and Films) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 8: Global: Polycarbonate (Sheets and Films) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 9: Global: Polycarbonate (Fibers) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 10: Global: Polycarbonate (Fibers) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 11: Global: Polycarbonate (Blends) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 12: Global: Polycarbonate (Blends) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 13: Global: Polycarbonate (Tubes) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 14: Global: Polycarbonate (Tubes) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 15: Global: Polycarbonate (Other Product Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 16: Global: Polycarbonate (Other Product Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 17: Global: Polycarbonate (Automotive) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 18: Global: Polycarbonate (Automotive) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 19: Global: Polycarbonate (Electrical and Electronics) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 20: Global: Polycarbonate (Electrical and Electronics) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 21: Global: Polycarbonate (Construction, Sports and Recreational) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 22: Global: Polycarbonate (Construction, Sports and Recreational) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 23: Global: Polycarbonate (Optical Media) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 24: Global: Polycarbonate (Optical Media) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 25: Global: Polycarbonate (Appliances and Housewares) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 26: Global: Polycarbonate (Appliances and Housewares) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 27: Global: Polycarbonate (Packaging) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 28: Global: Polycarbonate (Packaging) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 29: Global: Polycarbonate (Medical and Ophthalmic) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 30: Global: Polycarbonate (Medical and Ophthalmic) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 31: Global: Polycarbonate (Other End-Users) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 32: Global: Polycarbonate (Other End-Users) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 33: Global: Polycarbonate Import Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015-2019
Figure 34: Global: Polycarbonate Import Market: Breakup by Country (in %), 2019
Figure 35: Global: Polycarbonate Export Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015-2019
Figure 37: Global: Polycarbonate Export Market: Breakup by Country (in %), 2019 
Figure 38: North America: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 39: North America: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 40: United States: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 41: United States: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 42: Canada: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 43: Canada: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 44: Asia Pacific: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 45: Asia Pacific: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 46: China: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 47: China: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 48: Japan: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 49: Japan: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 50: India: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 51: India: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 52: South Korea: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 53: South Korea: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 54: Australia: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 55: Australia: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 56: Indonesia: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 57: Indonesia: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 58: Others: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 59: Others: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 49: Europe: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 60: Europe: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 61: Germany: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 62: Germany: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 63: France: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 64: France: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 65: United Kingdom: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 66: United Kingdom: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 67: Italy: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 68: Italy: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 69: Spain: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 70: Spain: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 71: Russia: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 72: Russia: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 73: Others: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 74: Others: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 75: Latin America: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 76: Latin America: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 77: Brazil: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 78: Brazil: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 79: Mexico: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 80: Mexico: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 81: Others: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 82: Others: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 83: Middle East and Africa: Polycarbonate Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 84: Middle East and Africa: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 85: Global: Polycarbonate Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 86: Global: Polycarbonate Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 87: Global: Polycarbonate Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
Table 2: Global: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 3: Global: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 4: Global: Polycarbonate Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 5: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Import Data by Country
Table 6: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Export Data by Country
Table 7: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Competitive Structure
Table 8: Global: Polycarbonate Market: Key Players  

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Key Question Answered in this Report

The global polycarbonate market grew at a CAGR of 6% during 2015-2020.

Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary shutdown of numerous end-use industries for polycarbonate.

The increasing adoption of hollow polycarbonates for manufacturing thermally-insulated consumer electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, laptops, etc., represents one of the factors driving the global polycarbonate market.

Based on the application, the global polycarbonate market can be segmented into automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, sports and recreational, optical media, appliances and housewares, packaging, medical and ophthalmic, and others. Currently, the automotive sector holds the majority of the total market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global polycarbonate market include Chi Mei Corporation, Covestro AG, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp., SABIC, Teijin Limited, Trinseo, etc.

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