Thermoplastic masterbatches in Europe

Thermoplastic masterbatches in Europe

To be Published: December 2019

Overview: 

AMI Consulting has been documenting and analysing the growth and development of the European masterbatch market since 1986 giving it a unique perspective on the long term trends and the likely future demand patterns.  The market continues to evolve and understanding how these changes are going to effect the future use and demand for masterbatch products is vital for all players in the industry.

It is clear that the world is changing, the market rules which applied in the past no longer work. In the future the interplay between the circular economy, brands, plastics processors and raw material suppliers will fundamentally change the nature of the opportunity open to the masterbatch industry. New products will be required to satisfy the needs for this new world, equally established products may no longer be relevant. Growth may well continues, but the game will be played by different rules. For the masterbatch producer understanding this new world is fundamental to their survival.

Understanding the complex interplay of these factors and how they are influencing market development is vital if companies are to achieve successful growth strategies.

Reporting basis

The study provides data for 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2024.  To ensure consistency all volume data is reported in tonnes and value data in euros (millions).  

 

Market coverage

The main focus of the report is the four major categories of masterbatch:

  • Black
  • White
  • Colour
  • Additive

 

In addition, end-use demand is analysed by polymer and end-use application as detailed below:

Applications

Black, white, colour by polymer

Additive by type

  • Shopping bags
  • Heavy duty sacks
  • Refuse sacks
  • Agricultural/building film
  • Shrink/stretch film
  • Other bags/sacks
  • Other films
  • Blow moulding
  • Extrusion coating
  • Injection moulding
  • Pipe
  • Wire and cable
  • Sheet
  • Rotomoulding
  • Monofilament/tape
  • Fibres
  • Other
  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • PP
  • PVC
  • Polystyrene
  • PET
  • ABS
  • Other Resins
  • Antislip/bloc (including mineral)
  • UV light stabilised
  • Antistatic
  • Antioxidant
  • Flame retardant
  • Blowing agent
  • Lubricant
  • Heat stabilised
  • Other

The study covers the masterbatch industry in Europe with analysis of the market in the following countries/regions:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Scandinavia (Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark)
  • Other Western Europe (Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, Austria)
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Czech & Slovak Republics
  • Other Central Europe (Baltic States, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia)
  • Ukraine
  • Russia

The report is supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. One printed hard copy of the report is also provided and one review meeting to discuss the report’s contents.

To receive a proposal, sample pages or for further information please click the Enquire/Order button above.

 

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