World Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFT) Industry

World Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFT) Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFT) in Tons by the following Resin Types: Polypropylene, and Others. The global market is also analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Automotive Applications (Door Modules, Front-End Modules, Instrument Panels, Underbody Shields, and Other Applications) and Non-Automotive Applications (Industrial & General Goods, and Other Applications). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 31 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Celanese Corporation
Composite Technologies Co., LLC
Daicel Polymer Limited
JNC Corporation
PlastiComp Inc.



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Automotive Applications I-3
Non-Automotive Applications I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
A Prelude II-1
Consumption Analysis II-2
Table 1: Global Market for Long Fiber Thermoplastics by Resin
Type (LFT) (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Polypropylene and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Factors Driving LFT Consumption II-3
Developing Markets Flaunt Huge Untapped Potential II-3
China Emerges a Force to Reckon With II-3
Automotive Industry: The Major End-Use Sector for LFT II-4
Automotive Application of Composites by Select Manufacturers II-5
A Peek into the Competitive Landscape II-5

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND TRENDS II-6
LFT in the Macro Economic Perspective - A Review II-6
Recession - A Period of Turmoil for LFTs II-6
2009-2012 Europe Debt Crisis in Retrospect II-6
Reviving Global GDP Suggests Optimistic Outlook for the Year
2014 & Beyond II-8
Table 2: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012-2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Relative Stability in Global Manufacturing PMI Infuses New
Confidence II-11
Table 3: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Breakdown
of Monthly PMI Data by Country for the Year 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Optimistic Eurozone Economic Outlook Bodes Well for the Market II-12
Table 4: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area for
the Year 2013 & 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market II-14
Table 5: US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$ Billion)
for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Application Market Overview & Trends II-15
Automotive Market II-15
Product Innovations to Woo Automotive Manufacturers II-15
Technological Improvements Enhance Durability of LFT Auto
Components II-15
LFTs- An Ideal Lightweight Substitute for Metals in the Auto
Industry II-15
Recyclability - Vital to Promote Uptake of LFT in Automotive
Sector II-16
Global Automotive Industry at a Glance II-17
Resurgence in Automotive Sales to Benefit LFT Market II-18
Opportunity Indicators II-19
Table 6: Global Passenger Car Sales (2012, 2015 & 2018) in
Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 7: Global Commercial Vehicle Sales (2012, 2015 &
2018) in Thousand Units (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19
In-line Compounding Process Increases the Uptake of LFT II-19
Rising Global Automotive Production - A Business Case II-20
Table 8: World Passenger Car Unit Production by Leading
Countries: 2009, 2011 & 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 9: World Commercial Vehicle Unit Production by
Leading Countries: 2009, 2011 & 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Demand from Non-Automotive Sector on the Rise II-22
Select Market Trends II-22
Natural Fiber Reinforcements Gaining Prominence in LFRTs II-22
Table 10: Performance Comparison of Natural Fiber Composites
to Other Composites (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Select Automotive Applications of Natural Fiber Composites s
by Manufacturers II-23
Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic - A Natural Alternative II-23
Advantages of LFT Gives an Upper Hand over GMT II-24
Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene - A Cut above the Rest II-24
Flame Retarded Version of LFT-Polypropylene (PP): An
Innovative Product in the Offing II-24
Focus on Performance Improvement Fuels Research II-25

3. GLOBAL COMPOSITES INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW II-26
Asia-Pacific to Lead in Global Composite Consumption II-26
Key Statistics II-26
Table 11: Global Composite Market by End-Use Industries
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Aerospace,
Construction, Consumer Goods, Marine, Pipes & Tanks,
Transportation, Wind Energy, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 12: Global Composite Market by End-Use Industries
(2012): Breakdown of Percentage Penetration and Market
Potential for Marine, Wind Energy, Consumer Goods, Aerospace,
Pipes & Tanks, Construction, and Transportation (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 13: Global Composite Market by Geographic Region
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Asia, Europe, North America, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
World Composites Consumption: Ranked by Types II-28
End-Use Applications of Advanced Composites II-28
Automotive II-28
Aerospace II-29
Defense & Space II-29
Industrial II-29
Recreation Industry II-30
Sporting Goods II-30
Renewable Energy II-30
Wind Energy II-30

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-31
Introduction II-31
Long Fiber Thermoplastic Fibers II-31
Long Fiber Thermoplastic Matrices II-32
Classification of Thermoplastic Fiber-Composite-Systems II-32
LFT Advantages & Disadvantages II-32
Fatigue Behavior Associated with LFRT Composites II-33
Contemporaries of LFT II-33
Position of LFT in the Field of Fiber Reinforced Plastics II-34
Thermoplastic Composite Value Chain II-34
Raw Materials II-35
Intermediate Products II-35
Fabrication Processes II-35
End Products II-35
Stages of LFT Processing II-35
Compression versus Injection Molding II-35
Processes II-35
In-line Compounded (ILC) LFT-D II-36
E-LFT II-36
S-LFT II-36

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-37
Owens Corning Unveils Performax® II-37
Celanese Rolls Out Celstran Range of LFTs II-37
Teijin Unveils Sereebo Line of Carbon Fiber Reinforced
Thermoplastic II-37
PlastiComp Rolls Out Tough ‘Complet MT' Long-Fiber
Thermoplastic Polyamides II-37

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-38
RTP Adds VLFT Production at Mexican Facility II-38
Celanese to Extend LFT Production Capacity in Brazil II-38
Amtech Takes Over Arrowhead Composites II-38
Zoltek and Thermoplast Composite Team Up to Develop Carbon
Fiber Thermoplastic Products II-38
BASF and TenCate Partner with Owens Corning to Develop
Thermoplastic Automotive Composites II-38
PlastiComp Expands LFT Production Capacity in Minnesota II-38
Japan Polypropylene to Acquire PPCP Businesses from Japan
Polychem, JNC and Mitsubishi Chemical II-39
Kingfa Sci & Tech to Acquire Majority Stake in Hydro S&S
Industries II-39
CPI Binani Expands Facility in Winona II-39
Polystrand Establishes New Facility in Colorado II-39
SABIC Expands Manufacturing Capacity of STAMAX Long Glass
Reinforced Polypropylene Composite II-39

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-40
Celanese Corporation (US) II-40
Composite Technologies Co., LLC (US) II-40
Daicel Polymer Limited (Japan) II-40
JNC Corporation (Japan) II-41
PlastiComp Inc. (US) II-41
PPG Fiber Glass (US) II-41
RTP Company (US) II-42
SABIC (Saudi Arabia) II-42
SAMBARK LFT Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-42
Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd. (Japan) II-43
TechnoCompound GmbH (Germany) II-43

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-44
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 15: World Historic Review for Long Fiber Thermoplastics
(LFTs) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
Long Fiber Thermoplastics Market by Thermoplastic Resin Types II-47
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LFT-Polypropylene Resin Type by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 18: World Historic Review for LFT-Polypropylene Resin
Type by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for LFT-Polypropylene
Resin Type by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
LFT-Other Resin Types by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World Historic Review for LFT-Other Resin Types by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for LFT-Other Resin Types
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52
Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Application II-53
Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Application - Automotive
(Door Modules, Front-End Modules, Instrument Panels, Underbody
Shields, and Others) Applications and Non-Automotive
(Industrial & General Goods, and Others) Applications
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 24: World Historic Review for Long Fiber Thermoplastics
(LFTs) by Application - Automotive (Door Modules, Front-End
Modules, Instrument Panels, Underbody Shields, and Others)
Applications and Non-Automotive (Industrial & General Goods,
and Others) Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Consumption for Automotive (Door Modules, Front-End
Modules, Instrument Panels, Underbody Shields, and Others)
Applications and Non-Automotive (Industrial & General Goods,
and Others) Applications for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Long Fiber Thermoplastics Market - A Review III-1
Table 26: The US Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 27: The US Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Opportunities Exist for LFTs with Enhanced Performance
Capabilities III-2
Favorable Government Policies Lending Succor to Bio-based
Initiatives III-2
Product Launches III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Select Major Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 28: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 29: The US Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 30: The US 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Current & Future Analysis III-9
Automobile Production Statistics III-9
Table 31: Canadian Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 32: Canadian Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 33: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 34: Canadian Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 35: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

3. JAPAN III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Current & Future Analysis III-14
Automobile Production Statistics III-14
Table 36: Japanese Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 37: Japanese Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15
Strategic Corporate Development III-15
Select Major Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 38: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 39: Japanese Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 40: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
An Overview of the European LFT Market III-20
Emerging & Futuristic Trends of the European LFT Industry III-20
Impact of Global Recession on the European FRP Market- A
Recent Past Preview III-21
Table 41: European GFP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics)
Production by Region/ Country (2013): Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Production for Eastern Europe, Germany, Italy.
Spain/Portugal, UK, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 42: European GFP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics)
Consumption by End-use Industries (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Usage for Construction, Electronics,
Sports & Leisure, Transport and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
New FRP Technologies Surges Ahead III-22
Carbon & Natural- Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics to Offer
Good Competition to Glass Fibers III-22
European Alliance for Thermoplastic Composites (EATC) III-23
Strategic Corporate Development III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 43: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in
Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 44: European Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 45: European 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 46: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 47: European Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 48: European 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4a. FRANCE III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current & Future Analysis III-30
Automobile Production Statistics III-30
Table 49: French Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 50: French Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 51: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 52: French Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 53: French 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4b. GERMANY III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current & Future Analysis III-35
Automobile Production Statistics III-35
Table 54: German Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 55: German Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36
TechnoCompound GmbH (Germany) - A Key German Player III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 56: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 57: German Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 58: German 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4c. ITALY III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Current & Future Analysis III-40
Automobile Production Statistics III-40
Table 59: Italian Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 60: Italian Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 61: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 62: Italian Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 63: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Current & Future Analysis III-45
Automobile Production Statistics III-45
Table 64: The UK Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 65: The UK Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 66: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 67: The UK Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 68: The UK 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4e. SPAIN III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Current & Future Analysis III-50
Automobile Production Statistics III-50
Table 69: Spanish Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 70: Spanish Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 71: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 72: Spanish Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 73: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. RUSSIA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current & Future Analysis III-55
Automobile Production Statistics III-55
Table 74: Russian Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 75: Russian Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 76: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 77: Russian Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 78: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current & Future Analysis III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 79: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 80: Rest of European Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 81: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for Long
Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-64
Market Analysis III-64
Table 82: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic
Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 83: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - China, India
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 84: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for China, India and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 86: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 87: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5a. CHINA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Current & Future Analysis III-70
China Leads the Global LFT Market III-70
Table 88: Chinese Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 89: Chinese Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72
Chinese Reinforced Plastics Market - A Review III-72
Product Launch III-73
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 90: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 91: Chinese Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 92: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

5b. INDIA III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Current & Future Analysis III-76
Automobile Production Statistics III-76
Table 93: Indian Production of Passenger Cars (in Units)
for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 94: Indian Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 95: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 96: Indian Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 97: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-81
A.Market Analysis III-81
Current & Future Analysis III-81
Strategic Corporate Development III-81
Sambark Lft Co. Ltd. - A Key Korean Player III-81
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 98: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by
Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 99: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Long
Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 100: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Long
Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

6. LATIN AMERICA III-85
Market Analysis III-85
Table 101: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic
Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 102: Latin American Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest
of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 103: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin
America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 104: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 105: Latin American Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 106: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

6a. BRAZIL III-91
A.Market Analysis III-91
Current & Future Analysis III-91
Table 107: Brazilian Production of Passenger Cars (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 108: Brazilian Production of Commercial Vehicles (in
Units) for Years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92
Strategic Corporate Development III-92
B.Market Analytics III-93
Table 109: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 110: Brazilian Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 111: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-96
A.Market Analysis III-96
Current & Future Analysis III-96
Strategic Corporate Development III-96
B.Market Analytics III-97
Table 112: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by
Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 113: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Long
Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 114: Rest of Latin American 15-Year Perspective for
Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

7. REST OF WORLD III-100
A.Market Analysis III-100
Current & Future Analysis III-100
SABIC - A Key Saudi Arabia-based Player III-100
B.Market Analytics III-101
Table 115: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Long Fiber Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type -
LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other Resins Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 116: Rest of World Historic Review for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - LFT-Polypropylene and
LFT-Other Resins Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption in Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 117: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Long Fiber
Thermoplastics (LFTs) by Resin Type - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for LFT-Polypropylene and LFT-Other
Resins Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 31 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 34)

The United States (15)
Canada (1)
Japan (4)
Europe (3)
- Germany (2)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)
Middle East (2)

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