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Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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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

The Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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Polymer of propylene

The most common polymer of propylene is polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, which is widely used in manufacturing industries due to its versatile nature. Household appliances, packaging, furniture, vehicles and medical equipment all require PP. The versatile nature of PP largely explains the products popularity, with it accounting for 21.2% of industry revenue. It is derived from propylene, a flammable gas derived from petroleum hydrocarbon cracking. This segment's share of revenue has fallen slightly as a share of revenue over the past five years.

Polyvinyl chloride

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC, is expected to account for 19.3% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Aft.. 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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