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News Article | December 19, 2016

The report "High Performance Plastics Market by Type (Fluoropolymers, High Performance Polyamide, PPS, SP, LCP, AKP, and PI), End-Use Industry (Transportation, Electrical and Electronics, Medical, Industrial), And Region - Global Forecast to 2026", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market size is estimated to grow from USD 14.49 Billion in 2016 to USD 35.27 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2016 to 2026. Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The market is driven by the increased usage of high performance plastics materials instead of conventional materials in high temperature applications. Asia-Pacific is currently the largest market for high performance plastics due to increasing demand from emerging countries such as India and China. China is the largest market for high performance plastics in the Asia-Pacific region. Forces driving the market for high performance plastics in Asia-Pacific are: Transportation: The largest end-use industry of the high performance plastics market High performance plastics are used in various end-use industries such as electrical & electronics, medical, transportation, industrial, and others. These are the main end-use industries considered in the report. The transportation segment is estimated to account for the largest share, in terms of value as well as volume, followed by electrical & electronics, in 2016. The medical industry is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2026, in terms of value, among all the industries considered. Fluoropolymers: The largest type segment of the high performance plastics market The fluoropolymers type is estimated to account for the largest market share, in terms of value as well as volume, followed by high performance polyamide in 2016. The aromatic ketone polymers segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2026, in terms of value. The key players in the High Performance Plastics Market are BASF SE (Germany), Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Arkema SA (France), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan), E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), SABIC (Saudi Arabia) , Victrex Plc (U.K.), and others Medical Plastics Market by Type (PVC, PP, Engg Plastics, PE, PS, Silicones & Others), by Application (Implants, Disposables, Drug delivery devices, Syringes, Diagnostic instruments, Surgical instruments, Catheters, & Others) and by Region - Forecast to 2020 MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Visit MarketsandMarkets Blog @ Connect with us on LinkedIn @

Ferfecki F.J.,Victrex United States Inc. | Tanaka M.,Victrex Plc | Chung S.,Bayer Material Science | Hayduke D.,Bayer Material Science
International SAMPE Technical Conference | Year: 2016

A recently developed thermoplastic PAEK polymer based hybrid composite system enables a part to have the strength of a continuous fiber structure, the flexibility of injection molded design and the short cycle time of thermoplastic processing. The system consists of a continuous carbon reinforced low melt PAEK thermoplastic composite laminate and an injection over-molded PEEK component. The continuous carbon fiber laminate can be thermoformed and /or cut into shapes using standard industrial equipment. The formed shapes are then inserted into a standard injection mold and over-molded with a short carbon fiber reinforce PEEK resin using standard injection molding processing methods. The paper presents the results of a commissioned study that looks at material behavior and the development of simulation methods for modeling the hybrid system. The study focuses on the behavior and simulation of the interface between the injection molded material and the continuous composite laminate. The results present test data and simulation results for both plaques and a bracket constructed using the hybrid technology. Copyright 2016. Used by the Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering with permission.

Patel P.,University of Central Lancashire | Hull T.R.,University of Central Lancashire | McCabe R.W.,University of Central Lancashire | Flath D.,Victrex plc | And 2 more authors.
Polymer Degradation and Stability | Year: 2010

A review of the literature on the flammability and decomposition of poly(oxy-1,4-phenyleneoxy-1,4-phenylenecarbonyl-1,4-phenylene) (PEEK) is presented. This paper provides an overview of the flammability of PEEK and its decomposition mechanisms. Based on this literature, mechanisms have been suggested which attempt to explain the products formed at each stage of PEEK decomposition and indicate the intermediates which should be formed at each of these stages. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Feasibility Study | Award Amount: 74.08K | Year: 2012

The Organic Materials Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester and Victrex Polymer Solutions are undertaking a feasibility study to develop a new chemical route to the manufacture of monomer raw materials for high-performance polymers. The purpose of the project is to identify new, more environmentally-sustainable, energy and resource-efficient chemical processes to manufacture monomers which have high purity, improved yield, reduced waste and environmental impact as well as greater product consistency. These benefits would then be exploited commercially in future high-performance polymers and downstream semi-finished products to be manufactured by Victrex in the UK for its expanding global customer base in the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, semiconductor, electronics, medical and general industrial markets.

Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 179.78K | Year: 2014

This project proposes to investigate the way the polymeric powders of different shapes and sizes flow, interact and sinter in the Laser Sintering process, through modelling and experimental validation. Laser sintering is part of the additive manufacturing technology, known for its benefits in industries where custom made products, lightweight and complex designs are required. In laser sintering a polymer powder bed is heated to just below its melt temperature. A laser is then focused onto the bed which scans a raster pattern of a single layer of the final part. The bed lowers slightly and a new layer of powder is applied. The process is then repeated until the component is made and the additive layer process is complete. The spreading and compaction of the powder is an important part of the LS process, a non-uniform layer of powder leads to high porosity and weaker bonding between layers and therefore a structure with poor mechanical performance. Similarly, the size and shape of particles can change the sintering process. Larger contact areas between particles lead to a good sintering profile and ultimately to a high density part and good mechanical properties. Surface area of particles, polymer viscosity and surface tension are characteristics which will be considered when modelling the flow and sintering process.

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