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Established Classic: Ceresana Report on Polypropylene

for the fifth time. The latest report expects revenues for this type of plastic to grow by, on average, 4.9% per year until 2026. Packaging Producers Are Major Consumers The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2018 was flexible packaging: A total of 16.4 million tonnes were processed in films, bags, and sacks. Another 15.5 million tonnes of polypropylene were used for the production of rigid packaging, such as containers and lids for food and beverages, chemicals as well as industrial and household products. Demand in the application areas consumer goods and fibers followed. I ...


Solid and Moldable: Ceresana Expects Further Growth for Polystyrene and EPS

One of the oldest plastic types is still of great economic importance: about 90 years ago, polystyrene was first produced in Germany. To this day, most yogurt cups are made of polystyrene. Since 1950, polystyrene has also been foamed and marketed as, for example, Polystyrene Universe: PS, GPPS, HIPS, XPS Polystyrene (PS) includes general purpose polystyrene, high impact polystyrene, and extruded polystyrene. Advantageous characteristics of PS, e.g. surface gloss, impact resistance, resistance to stress cracking, and flow properties allow for a broader range of applications compared to EPS. ...


Necessary Additives: New Ceresana Report on Global Market for Plasticizers

and for this controversial but so far indispensable material to increase to about 10.5 billion tonnes worldwide until 2026. Alternatives to Phthalates Are in Demand Since phthalates are considered as harmful to health and environment and were already banned from many applications, processors of plasticizers are increasingly looking for phthalate-free alternatives. However, DEHP (bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate) was still the most frequently used plasticizer type in 2018 with 3.24 million tonnes. About one third of the plasticizer market was accounted for by the phthalates DINP (diisononyl phthala ...


Indestructible Plastic: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC

PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues to increase: The most current and already fifth PVC market report by Ceresana expects demand to increase to about 56.2 million tonnes until 2026. Hard and Soft, Rigid and Flexible A distinction is made between rigid PVC (rigid PVC-U = unplasticized), which is used, for example, for packaging, pipes, and window profiles, and flexible PVC (flexible PVC-P = plasticized), which contains up to 40% plasticizer and is use ...


Stable Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Stabilizers

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for these indispensable additives already for the fourth time. Other Countries, Other Stabilizers Stabilizers are usually based on lead, tin or calcium. The current report by Ceresana also closely examines liquid metal soaps and other products. Lead-based stabilizers are increasingly replaced by calcium- or tin-based products, which leads to a shift of market shares of the particular product categories. Ceresana expects global consumption of calcium-based stabilizers to increase by 3.9% per year. Global demand for tin-based sta ...


Auxiliary Materials without Alternatives: Ceresana Study on the Global Market for Plastic Additives

bilizers, impact modifiers, slip agents, antioxidants, blowing agents, as well as other plastic additives. Rising Demand for Plastic Additives Global demand for plastic additives amounts to approx. 33.3 million tonnes every year. More than half of this amount is processed in Asia-Pacific. North America and Western Europe follow at a great distance. As plastics are more practicable and lighter most of the time, they increasingly replace other materials such as wood or metal. Therefore, demand for plastic additives will continue to increase in the years to come. The latest study of Ceresana ex ...


Innovative All-Rounders: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Silicones

In many industrial branches, innovative silicone materials are used for diverse products. Diverse Silicone Applications A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicones is the variety of sales markets: Demand is distributed evenly among several large sectors. In the construction industry, for example, silicones are mainly used as sealants, adhesives, and in coatings. The electronic industry applies silicones mainly to protect electronic components from extreme heat, moisture, salt, corrosion, and contamination. Among others, computers, telephones, and LED lights contain silicones and the ...


High-Performance Lightweights: Ceresana Report on Engineering Plastics

Inner values are often more important than appearance: Engineering plastics are utilized for bearings or wheels, gaskets, insulators, housings, and many other applications and are characterized by special physical and chemical properties. For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers: almost 21.5 million tonnes of these plastic types are consumed every year. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Dominates Ceresana has comprehensively analyzed the overall market for engineering plastics as well as the individual types of pl ...


Lightweight, Resistant, and Versatile: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC Pipes

Due to their low weight and resistance against corrosion and chemicals, the volume of the plastic pipes market grows almost everywhere. The importance of the individual application areas varies significantly in regard to the different pipe types and materials. The most important PVC pipe applications are sewage disposal, potable water supply, and cable protection. Ceresana has already analyzed the global market for plastic pipes several times. Now, the research analysts present a PVC pipes market report for the first time. Ceresana expects the total production of PVC pipes manufacturers to inc ...


Every Second Counts! – More Time for Rescue in the Event of Fire

In an emergency, fires can have disastrous consequences on both human lives and buildings. Highly combustible materials in buildings advance the rapid spread of fire and destroy not only stock and buildings, but also put people In the event of an evacuation, when people are forced to flee fire and smoke, violent reactions often occur, panic sets in or unusually long queues in front of the fire exits block the escape routes. Visibility is limited due to the build-up of smoke, and hazardous fumes develop, which can lead to shortness of breath or, in the worst case, unconsciousness. In cases wher ...


Aerospace Plastics Market Size, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2016 to 2024

The global aerospace plastics market stood nearly 57 kilotons in 2014. It is estimated to grow at over 10 percent CAGR from 2016 to 2024 (forecast period). Regulatory policies coupled with robust fiscal aid should be the key market propeller. The market will also be driven by usage in airplanes, alternatives for steel & aluminium, and expansion in the aviation industry. The aviation industry is likely to observe high growth across Middle Eastern nations; like Qatar, U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia. Higher air traffic in defense & commercial sectors has contributed sales for the North America ...


Antibacterial Glass Market Overview, Growth Rate and Forecasts, 2016 to 2024

The global antibacterial glass market size was USD 160 million in 2015 and it is expected to go beyond USD 270 million by 2024. Growing number of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) is said to spur the demand during the forecast period (from 2016 to 2024). Growing demands for antimicrobial coatings along with the rapid technological improvements is projected to positively impact the market growth. However, strict rules & regulations about the antimicrobial coatings production are said to negatively affect the demand over the next few years. On the other hand, the extensive product impleme ...


Injection Molded Plastic Industry to Grow at a CAGR of Nearly 5% till 2024

The global injection molded plastic market was valued at around USD 199.9 billion in 2015. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5% during the forecast period (2016 - 2024). It will reach USD 296 billion by 2024. The growth of this market can be attributed to its growing demand in medical devices, home appliances, automotive, packaging, and electrical & electronic end-uses. The molding process involves injecting molten plastic into molded products and solidifying them. The growth of this industry can be accredited to properties like heat resistance, pressure resistance, minimu ...


Flexible, Firm, and Light as a Feather: Ceresana Study on the European Market for Plastic Films

The EU commission, for example, is considering a Wafer-Thin High-Tech Products Packaging should be light, visually appealing, and microwavable; they ought to present the content well, help to increase the durability, and contain the intensity of flavor over a long period of time. Accordingly, the pressure on film producers to meet the continuously rising requirements regarding optics, handling and barrier properties, as well as conservation of resources and sustainability is high. Requirements increase also for agricultural and other films. In defining the individual products, all kinds, f ...


Ascent Solar Announces Further Improvement in Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

THORNTON, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/17 -- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.Q3 2017 Financial Results:The Company posted net revenue of $242K for Q3 2017, a sharp increase of approximately 868%, or $217K, quarter-on-quarter growth. This is largely due to the successful shipments to our newly established OEM client for the development of the Energizer® PowerKeep™ line of solar products (see announcement date ...


GXC-Coatings is taking part at the 25th international trade fair for plastics processing

GXC-Coatings GmbH has decided to use this trade fair as a platform for information and communication as a visitor. The Plastics Industry is for the GXC Coatings GmbH a very important partner as so many products that we handle with a functional coating derive from a company involved in the plastics processing with whom we work together. Contacts in this field are very important to remain updated with new technologies and processes. This business platform is important for the GXC Coatings GmbH but as we are the experts in field of coatings, we have decided to introduce ourselves to all the poten ...


Ascent Solar Reaches Extension Agreement with Investor to Restructure Existing Promissory Notes

THORNTON, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/20/17 -- (OTC PINK: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announced that the Company has entered into a Promissory Note Exchange Agreement ("Agreement") with investor ("Investor") to restructure and extend the maturity of the existing Promissory Notes.Pursuant to the Agreement, the Investor exchanged and canceled 11 outstanding promissory notes (with an aggregate principal and accrued interest of $3,504,197.45) (the "Old Notes") for one new promissory note (the ...


Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. Secures Additional Funding

THORNTON, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/15/17 -- (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announced that the Company has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement ("Agreement") with a new investor ("Investor") for the private placement of $1.725 Million of a newly designated Zero Coupon Convertible Promissory Note ("Note").Pursuant to the Agreement, the Note does not carry any interest, however was issued at an original issuance discount of 13%, resulting in gross proceeds of $1.5 Million to ...


Ascent Solar Selected by PowerKeep to Develop and Supply Solar Panels for the Energizer PowerKeep Line of Solar Products

THORNTON, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/13/17 -- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today that the Company has been selected by PowerKeep, in partnership with Energizer®, one of the world''s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns, to develop and supply solar panels to the PowerKeep™ line of solar products.For more information relating to the PowerKeep line of solar products, please click or visit ."Today''s consumers dema ...


Strong Figures: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Polyethylene-HDPE

The rigid and slightly hard plastic HDPE is highly suitable for a broad range of applications such as rigid containers and tubes as well as a variety of everyday household goods such as flasks, clothes pins, or handles of dishwashing brushes. Further, HDPE is processed into films. Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world market for HDPE. The current study expects a growth of the HDPE demand of, on average, 2.7% p.a. Until 2024. Western Europe Growing Again The Asia-Pacific region is by far the largest consumer of HDPE with a global market share of about 45%. This region will ...


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