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Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.160 | Dec 2015

On good form: The improving domestic economy is expected to help the industry stay in shape

IBISWorld’s Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd market share
SABIC UK Limited SABIC UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing industry, although small, is a key component of the plastics value chain. According to the British Plastics Federation, UK plastics industries dominate in three core areas: material and additive manufacture, material processors and machinery manufacture. Primary form plastics comprise polymers or resins and are used in the production of thousands of products. These are ultimately used in various end markets including packaging, transportation, construction, electrical and electronic products, furniture and machinery. Developments in these industries affect the level of usage of primary form plastics... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is believed to be in the mature phase of its life cycle. The industry has been undergoing a process of consolidation. A number of players have left the industry in the face of competitive pressures from low-cost, price-competitive Middle Eastern producers, while others have shut down plants in response to sluggish industrial demand and the closure of downstream manufacturing facilities as they shifted offshore. Increased import penetration has squeezed the market shares of remaining players. Products and brands have remained relatively steady, as have the clearly defined product segments and user industries. In the 10 years through 2020-21, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.2%. Ove.. purchase to read more


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What is the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry?

This industry includes companies involved in the manufacture of resins, plastic materials and non-vulcanisable thermoplastic elastomers. It also includes companies involved in the mixing and blending of resins on a custom basis and in the manufacture of non-customised synthetic resins.

Industry Products
Polyvinyl chlorideUnsaturated liquid polyestersPolymer of propyleneAcrylic polymersPolyurethanesOther products
Industry Activities
polymerspolyamidesphenolic and epoxide resins and polyurethanesalkyd and polyester resins and polyetherssiliconesion-exchangers based on polymerscellulose and its chemical derivatives

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