Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : May, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is an amorphous polymer and opaque thermoplastic which is derived from three distinct monomers and polymerized through the process of emulsion. They are commonly used to make light, rigid, and molded products including pipes, automotive components, machine components, enclosures, wheel covers, and protective head gear. Due to high resistance to corrosive chemicals and physical impact, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is gaining increasing demand in a wide range of industrial applications. Further, ABS finds application in injection molding manufacturing processes or 3D printing, owing to its low melting point which makes it easy to use in such processes. These are the key factors driving the development of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market – Notable Developments

  • In October 2018, ELIX Polymers, manufacturer of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resins and derivatives, launched a new line of ABS products for consumer sectors with special requirements on safety of use, under the brand name Chemical Compliance (CC).
  • In August 2018, INEOS Styrolution announced its signed agreement with Total S.A. for two production sites of polystyrene (PS) in China; it represents the company’s first manufacturing assets in China.
  • In May 2018, Tokyo-based JSR Corporation, a leading player of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market, entered into partnership with Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) to advance OPM’s technology platform including 3D printed orthopedic devices and biomedical & dental materials throughout Asia.
  • In March 2018, Gigaset, manufacture of cordless phone announced to use ELIX Polymers’ ELIX M201AS for the housing of several components in its new Smart Home Alarm System.

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market include –

  • DuPont
  • Styron
  • INEOS Styrolution
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Asahi Kasei
  • BASF SE
  • Styron
  • SABIC
  • Chi Mei Corporation
  • LG Chemicals
  • KKPC
  • Covestro
  • Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
  • ELIX Polymers
  • China Petroleum and Chemical
  • Toray
  • Rochling

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Dynamics

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is widely used to produce a range of automotive components such as seating, interior trim, center consoles, bumper, dashboard, headliners, lighting, and others. Growth in automotive industry across the globe along with rising importance of lightweight automobile parts to limit the rate of carbon dioxide emissions is anticipated to be highly impactful on the growth of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market. Moreover, adoption of lightweight component in automobiles has been linked to a number of advantages which is further likely to boost global expansion of the market in the coming years. Increasing purchases of motorbikes, passenger cars, and public transport vehicles will continue to create potential growth prospects of the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market.

Apart from the automotive industry, ABS gains significant adoption in the manufacturing of construction instruments, industry goods, and various equipment which require to achieve lightweight and high tensile strength. Surging demand for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) can be attributed to its more durability and better corrosion resistance than conventional products such as PVC. In construction sector, ABS is substantially used in the manufacturing of pipes, vacuum pumps, fitting instruments, and even in the large equipment for the storage of waste materials. Widening application base in various industries is projected to bode well with the growth of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market.

Market Restrainers

Although the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market is foreseen to maintain a positive outlook in the coming years, emergence of better alternate products increasing demand for the styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) may create a hindrance in the market growth. It provides high-abrasion resistance, leading to surge in its demand in the manufacturing of tires in the automotive industry which will possibly hamper the growth of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Segmentation

Based on application, the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market can be segmented into:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Appliances
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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