Plastic additives are substances that are added to a polymer to enhance the performance and other characteristics such as strength, shine and durability. There are several types of plastic additives such as antimicrobials, antioxidants, flame retardants, impact modifiers, plasticizers, UV stabilizers and others. These additives are added to fulfill specific end product requirement and often are used in combinations to provide better performance. Plastic additives find their applications across various industries but automobiles, construction, consumer goods, electronic devices and packaging are major areas of application.
Asia-Pacific is currently the major shareholder in the plastic additives market, followed by Europe & North America. Asia Pacific and the African regions will witness strong growth rates in the coming years with respect to this market due to increase in population which has led to a surge in demand for consumer electronics and automobiles which are the major application areas for plastic additives.
Competitive landscape for each type of plastic additives is highlighted and key market players are profiled with attributes of business overview, financials, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments pertaining to these fluids. Market shares of the key players for 2014 are also provided. The report encompasses the most detailed and in-depth segmentation and analysis of the plastic additives market for the period 2015 – 2020.
Most players in the global plastic additives market are based in the U.S. and Germany.
Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
- Amfine Chemical Corporation,
- BASF SE,
- Chemtura Corporation,
- Croda International PLC
- E.I. DuPont de Nemours.