Polybutylene Terephthalate PBT Market Analysis and Forecast Report 2019

Outlook of the PBT market

The market research analyst estimates the PBT market to witness a steady growth at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. The increasing demand from the automotive sector is one of the primary drivers for the growth of this market. PBT is used in the auto electrical system components along with the interior and exterior automotive parts. For instance, PBT is used in the manufacturing of mirror housings, windshield wipers, vents, handles, fuel system components, fuse boxes and all the ignition system components.

The growing trend of using PBT as a replacement for metal components in the aerospace sector is anticipated to contribute to the market growth during the forecast period. The use of PBT aids in the weight reduction of components along with improving the strength resistance to corrosion. Engineered plastics can be more chemical-resistant with exceptional heat resistance property, making them an ideal choice to be used in fuel systems, fluid handling systems, and other high-temperature applications.

Segmentation by application and analysis of – automobiles, electronics, consumer appliances

The electronics and electrical segment dominated the market during 2014, with a share of 46% and is expected to retain its leadership until the end of 2019. PBTs are used in electrical components such as connectors, sockets, boards, sensor coverings, transformer insulation, switches and power sockets.

The report offers an analysis of each of the following segments and discusses its impact on the overall market growth -

  • Electronics and electrical
  • Automobile
  • Consumer appliances
  • Extrusion products

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Geographical segmentation and analysis of the PBT market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

APAC dominated the global market during 2014 with a market share of 54% and is expected to grow at a rate of around 6% during the forecast period. The rising demand from the automotive industry in this region is driving the market growth. China is the leading consumer in the APAC region, due to the increased demand from the automotive and electrical & electronic industries within the country.

Competitive landscape and key vendors – SASA, BASF, Celanese, DuPont, SABIC, and LanXess

The PBT market is dominated by key chemical vendors such as SASA, BASF, and Celanese, who have manufacturing facilities located across the world. The providers in the market are establishing new capacities to ensure proximity and easy access to the fast growing markets of China, India, and other Southeast Asian countries.

The leading vendors in the market are

  • SASA
  • BASF
  • Celanese
  • DuPont
  • LanXess

Other prominent vendors in the market include DSM, Polyplastics, Almaak international, Enviroplas, and Radici.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2019?
  • What are the key factors driving the PBT market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the PBT market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the PBT market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the PBT market?

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