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Dec 5, 2012

Chemical Market - Flat Glass in China to 2016

This study analyzes the Chinese flat glass industry by product type and market. Flat glass demand is presented at two levels. This study examines the industry at both the primary flat glass level (float and sheet) and the fabricated flat glass level (safety, insulating, mirrors, photovoltaic, conductive, and other). Primary flat glass that is used directly by end users without further alteration is referred to as “unfabricated primary flat glass,” while primary glass that is ultimately used as an input to make other flat glass types is referred to as “fabricated primary flat glass.” Markets include architectural, motor vehicles, solar energy, furniture, electronic displays, and other. Product capacity figures are presented in metric tons and product capacity expansion data included in this study are based on announcements as of October 2012. Excluded from the scope of the study are raw materials used in the production of flat glass (e.g., lime, limestone, silica sand, and soda ash).

The Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau are exclude from the scope of the study. These regions remain to a great extent economically independent from the rest of China, even though they returned to the People’s Republic of China in the late 1990s. Taiwan, which is economically independent from the rest of China and not under the administration of the central government, is also excluded from the scope of this study.

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Published: December 2012
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Historical data (2001, 2006, and 2011) and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 are provided in million square meters for sales, shipments, and net exports of flat glass products, as well as for all major segments. The renminbi (or RMB) is the official currency of the People’s Republic of China, and the base unit of the renminbi is the yuan. The term “yuan” is used throughout this report when referring to currency amounts. Historical data and forecasts for sales of detailed product classifications are also in current yuan. The term “demand” actually refers to “apparent consumption” and is defined as production (also referred to as “output” or “supply”) from Chinese flat glass production facilities plus imports minus exports. It is used interchangeably with the terms “market,” “sales,” and “consumption. At the primary flat glass level, demand is defined as the amount of primary flat glass used in the production of each type of fabricated flat glass product and the amount of primary flat glass used in an unfabricated state in each major market.

In addition, major suppliers of flat glass products are identified and profiled, and the key competitive variables for this industry are discussed. The entire report is framed within the Chinese flat glass industry’s economic and market environments. Flat glass revenues by company data presented in the “Industry Structure” section are estimates based on consultation with multiple sources. Tabular details may not add to totals due to rounding. Macroeconomic indicators presented in this study were obtained from The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated June 2012.

A wide variety of primary and secondary sources were also used in the compilation of this report. These include Chinese government statistical agencies (principally the National Bureau of Statistics of China), other Chinese government agencies (including the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Construction), the China Architectural and Industrial Glass Association, industry experts, financial sources, and flat glass companies.

Data and background information were obtained from various news and trade publications, including China Building Materials Monthly, China Building Materials Science & Technology, China Daily, China Security Journal, People’s Daily, and The China Business Review. Corporate annual reports, product literature, and other company information were also used in framing the industry and market environments and as input for market size assessments.

Statistics from various sources were carefully examined during the preparation of this study, and contradictions and discrepancies among data sources were noted. The accuracy and reliability of figures from each source were evaluated, and adjustments were made where deemed necessary. This was done in order to arrive at a consistent set of industry statistics, which are based on the best available information at the time this study was published. As a result, the data presented here may differ, sometimes substantially, from figures issued by official governmental sources.

1,3-Propanediol (PDO) Market By Applications and Geography

This report studies and forecasts the 1,3-PDO market to 2019. The market forecasts which have been provided in this report explain two scenarios. One considers only the announced capacities and plans by companies for future. While the other scenario also takes into account some production capacities which are unannounced yet. Second scenario gives optimistic picture of the market.

This report on 1,3-PDO market covers all major regions such as Asia-Pacific (APAC), Americas, and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). The report analyzes market trends and forecasts from 2012 to 2019. Market estimations have been provided in terms of consumption volume (tons) and market revenue (USD). The global as well as regional markets have been segmented by applications such as polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), polyurethane, cosmetics, personal care, home cleaning products, and others.

This report analyzes various manufacturing process and finds out the most cost effective method of production. It identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. Major companies DuPont Tate & Lyle, and Metabolic Explorer have also been profiled in this report.

For this report, various secondary sources such as chemical magazines, encyclopedia, directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of global 1,3-Propanediol market. The primary sources - experts from related industries and suppliers – have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations.

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The 1,3-PDO market which is currently dominated by a single manufacturer will see entry of many other players in the near future. At present, DuPont Tate & Lyle is the only bulk producer with manufacturing facility in U.S. Soon, France-based Metabolic Explorer with manufacturing facility in Malaysia and a Chinese company Huamei Biomaterial with plant in China itself will start producing 1,3-propanediol (PDO). There are some other China-based companies, currently producing at insignificantly small scale, likely to increase their capacities by 2019.

Industry trends are showing rise in the demand of bio-based products. 1,3-PDO which can be produced by bio-based feedstocks is offering tremendous market opportunities. Earlier 1,3-PDO was produced by petroleum feedstock but now it is being produced using renewable resources such as corn derived glucose and biodiesel by-product glycerin/glycerol. Bio-derived 1,3-PDO not only offers good market opportunities but also facilitates a cost effective method of production.

The 1,3-PDO market is estimated to be $157 million in 2012 and will grow by 15.7% annually till 2014. 1,3-PDO has wide range of applications from carpet and textile to cosmetics, personal, and home care industry. It has potential to substitute propylene glycol, 1,4-butanediol (BDO), butylenes glycol, and nylon in number of applications.

Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) is the largest application of 1,3-PDO. Majority of 1,3-PDO produced by DuPont Tate & Lyle is supplied to DuPont for PTT production. DuPont PTT product mainly targets U.S. carpet industry. Properties of PTT make it a good chemical for carpet and other textile applications. Companies which are entering into the 1,3-PDO market are also looking forward to integrate upward for PTT production.

In future, most of the companies will establish their manufacturing plants in China. Growing markets of Asia-Pacific region, low cost of raw material and labor are attracting companies toward China. By 2019, China will become the largest producer as well as exporter of 1,3-PDO.