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PBT Market Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts Report

August 20, 2019 by Steve Blade  

A new study by Fact.MR on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market is compiled in the report titled, “Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027.” The polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market report covers all the vital facets of the market that hold significant influence on the future performance of the PBT market. A thorough SWOT analysis, associated industry assessment and inclusion of macro and microeconomic factors makes the forecast derived in the PBT market report most viable. In addition, the PBT market report also covers thorough discussion on the market structure as well as exhaustive regional analysis for the historical period 2013-2017 and forecast period 2018-2027.

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As per Fact.MR valuation, the steadily rising PBT consumption across the globe is expected to witness an increase of over 50 kilo tons, growing at the rate of 4.8% in 2018 over 2017.

The landscape of engineering thermoplastic polymers is gaining center stage owing to their superior performance and functional properties. Global consumption of PBT is set to rise on the back of increasing importance of PBT in multiple applications of electronics and automotive industries. Buoyancy in the automotive sector and expansion of the electronics industry have regained the declining sales of PBT in the past decade. In 2018, PBT sales are expected to generate over US$ 2.5 billion market revenues,” says a senior analyst at Fact.MR.

The segmentation of PBT market based on application. Different applications of the PBT includes electrical & electronics, automotive, consumer appliances, industrial, extrusion and others. Supply-demand scenario of PBT in all applications in key regions and market size and forecast are included in this chapter.

Based on application, the PBT market is categorized into electrical & electronics, automotive, consumer appliances, industrial, extrusion and others. A thorough analysis of these applications across regions and their market size forecast in terms of value and volume are covered.

The PBT market report provides the most comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape prevailing in the PBT marketplace. A thorough discussion on the PBT market players’ business strategies enables the readers to fathom the product offerings of different market players, the market size of key players and competitive scenario in the PBT marketplace.

Key companies profiled in the PBT market report include BASF SE, Chang Chun Plastics, DSM Engineering Plastics, Lanxess AG, DuPont, SABIC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Polyplastics, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers, Celanese Corporation, Toray Industries, SipChem and others.

Manufacturers in the PBT marketplace are leveraging acquisition and production capacity expansion strategies. For instance, In December 2017, Celanese Corporation, a U.S. headquartered specialty materials company announced agreement signing to acquire Omni Plastics and its subsidiaries which includes the company distributor Resinal de Mexico.

With the acquisition, Celanese is planning to integrate Omni Plastic’s thermoplastic compound portfolio which includes polybutylene terephthalate formulations. In 2018, Celanese also acquired India’s leading engineered thermoplastic compound provider Next Polymers Ltd. after sensing the lucrative opportunity in the country.

In the second quarter of 2018, Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) announced the commencement of commercial operations of PBT plant in Jubail Industrial City, first in the Middle East. The PBT plant capacity is 63,000 mtpa and is said to be a crucial expansion step taken by Sipchem to ensure growth in the region.

In March 2018, LAXNESS, a leading provider of polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and PBT commissioned a new production line thermoplastic specialty compounds with capacity expansion by 10,000 metric tons/year in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany.

Rising Prices of Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Spurred by Increasing Raw Material Costs

The landscape of specialty chemicals including engineering polymers continues to witness volatility in prices owing to fluctuations in raw material costs. In the recent past, the PBT marketplace has witnessed price increase of PBT formulations led by increasing raw material costs across world countries and import tariffs on engineered materials.

  • In February 2018, DSM Engineering Plastics announced a price increase on company’s polyamide and thermoplastic polyester products including Arnite® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) products whose prices will increase by the equivalent of €175 per metric ton
  • In August 2018, Celanese Corporation announced a price increase on its PET, PBT and other engineering polymers.
  • In September 2018, Chang Chun Plastics (CCP), a global provider of plastic resins announced a price increase for company’s PBT neat Resin.
  • In November 2018, LAXNESS, a specialty chemical company announced an immediate price increase of the brands Pocan (PBT blends) and Durethan A (Polyamide 6.6).

Key companies profiled in the PBT market report include BASF SE, Chang Chun Plastics, DSM Engineering Plastics, Lanxess AG, DuPont, SABIC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Polyplastics, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers, Celanese Corporation, Toray Industries, SipChem and others.

New Polymer Formulations and Innovations – A Trending Phenomena in Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Marketplace

The PBT marketplace continues to witness introduction of new polymer formulations or innovative integration of PBT with other materials. A number of PBT providers have introduced new polymer formulations with improved characteristics and at affordable costs.

  • In October 2017, BASF developed an Ultradur® - a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for PVC windows wherein PBT replaces steel and acts as a stiffening agent that deliver comparable strength as that of steel at an effective cost.
  • In November 2017, DSM announced addition of hydrolysis-resistant grades of PBT to its Arnite® family of the thermoplastic polyester. The new introduction was aimed at providing an affordable solution for the application with exposures to humidity and high temperature such as automotive sensors, connectors and control devices.
  • In October 2018, LAXNESS announced the expansion of its product range of halogen-free flame-retardant PBT compounds to include variants with outstanding fire resistance in glow wire tests. The new product range is reinforced with 25% glass fiber and the company is planning to introduce product trials in the market soon.
  • DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers is planning to introduce a new Crastin® thermoplastic PBT polyester resins for high voltage EV/HEV connectors in October 2018. The new introduction is a fully-colored-compounded product that accommodates evolving automotive OEM requirements in EVs and HEVs.

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