Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most important commercial plastic materials, but it is thermally unstable at processing temperature and hence, the processing of PVC at elevated temperatures requires the use of stabilizers. There are many stabilizers used to stabilize this plastic material, which incorporate toxic heavy metal and organotin compounds that have been severely scrutinized for their detrimental environmental effects. In order to address this issue, several organic and inorganic compounds that are compatible with the polymer had been devised. When introduced at relatively low amount, they function as excellent thermal stabilizers for PVC.
The PVC stabilizers market has been segmented by type, application and geography exclusively. Based on the types of materials commercially available, the market is categorized widely into tin stabilizers, calcium stabilizers, lead stabilizers, liquid mixed metals (Ca-Zn) and others. Each type varies greatly and the composition is different with different technical specifications. The key application segments include pipes and fittings, window profiles, rigid and semi-rigid films, flexible PVC, wire & cables, medical appliances, consumer goods and coatings & flooring.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. The market has been segmented in to four regions North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and Rest of the World. Competitive landscape for industry and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2014 are provided.
Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
- BASF SE,
- AkzoNobel N.V,
- Chemtura Corporation,
- Cytec Industries Inc,