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Thermoplastic masterbatches in Europe

Thermoplastic masterbatches in Europe

Date of publication: October 2015

This report is part of AMI’s ongoing global research into masterbatch markets and updates its report on Europe from 2012. 

Constant change is one of the enduring features of the European masterbatch industry and recent years have not disappointed. The industry has been through the worst downturn it has ever experienced resulting in challenges to profitability and company strategy. However, it is perhaps a sign of the resilience and contribution of the industry that almost all major players made it through the downturn and in many ways most are now stronger and more viable companies. At the same time it is clear that there continues to be opportunity to grow in both existing markets and also in new areas, all of which proves the resilience of the industry. The challenge for companies is in managing successful strategies and corporate development within the short term pressures from the plastics industry and an apparently sluggish economy. 

This report aims to remedy this situation by providing an up to date and reliable view on the current industry structure, size and prospects. 

The report contents are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Section 1: Executive Summary
    • Characteristics of the black, white, colour and additive masterbatch markets
  • Section 2: The European masterbatch market
    • Introduction
    • Value of the masterbatch market
  • Section 2.1: Black masterbatch in Europe, including supply and demand
  • Section 2.2: White masterbatch in Europe, including supply and demand
  • Section 2.3: Colour masterbatch in Europe, including supply and demand
  • Section 2.4: Additive masterbatch in Europe, including supply and demand
  • Section 3: Individual country markets
  • Section 3.1: France
    • Introduction
    • Masterbatch supply
    • The value of the masterbatch market
    • The black, white, colour and additive masterbatch markets in France
  • The following sections are sub-divided as for France:
    • Section 3.2: Germany
    • Section 3.3: Italy
    • Section 3.4: The United Kingdom
    • Section 3.5: Benelux
    • Section 3.6: Scandinavia
    • Section 3.7: Spain
    • Section 3.8: Other West European countries
    • Section: 3.9: Poland
    • Section 3.10: Hungary
    • Section 3.11: Czech Republic
    • Section 3.12: Slovak Republic
    • Section 3.13: Russia
    • Section 3.14: Ukraine
    • Section 3.15: Other Central European countries

Reporting basis
The study provides data for 2005, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2019.  To ensure consistency all volume data is reported in tonnes and value data in euros (millions).  

Product scope:
Black, white and colour masterbatches used for LDPE, HDPE, PP, PVC, polystyrene, PET, ABS and other engineering polymers and additive masterbatch (anti-slip, UV, anti-static, flame retardant, blowing agent, lubricant, others).

Market scope: 
Film (shoppers, refuse sacks, heavy duty sacks, other bags/sacks, shrink/stretch, agricultural/building, other films); Blow moulding (up to 5 litres, over 5 litres, automotive, other blow moulding); Fibre; Injection moulding (caps and closures, housewares, crates and boxes, pails); Pipe (gas, water, other); Sheet; Rotomoulding; Monofilament/tape; Extrusion coating; Others.

Geographic scope:
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Benelux (Belgium and Netherlands), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Spain, Other West European Countries (Austria, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland), Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Other European countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Baltic States).

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.

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