Research and Markets: U.S. Fluoropolymer Films Market - PTFE, PVDF, FEP, and Small Volume Fluoropolymer Films (PVF, ETFE, PFA, PCTFE and Others)

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a1538d/u_s_fluoropolymer) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "U.S. Fluoropolymer Films Market" to their offering.

This research service analyzes the United States market for fluoropolymer films. The segments covered in this research service include PTFE, PVDF, FEP, and small volume fluoropolymer films (PVF, ETFE, PFA, PCTFE and others). Major drivers, restraints and market challenges are discussed in detail. Apart from describing drivers and restraints and how they are impacting the market, it also provides a discussion on technology trends, competitive structure with the market share analysis and revenue forecasts.

Industry Challenges

An industry challenge is any issue that can affect the development of the market or a participant in the marketplace. Challenges include customer issues, regulatory programs, economic trends, market measurement trends, competitive strategies, new technologies, sales and marketing strategies, and market threats. Challenges when overcome may become opportunities.

Industry Trends

This document provides some examples of the trends that were most top-of-mind across the industry when this research was conducted.

Polymer Production

By the end of 2008, Arkema eliminated fluorosurfactants from Kynar 500 PVDF through a new process. Through this initiative, it has taken care of the environmental concerns regarding PFOA toxicity. The Kynar 500 PVDF resin is made using a new fluorosurfactantfree (FSF) process. Since 2006, perfluorinated surfactants (such as PFOA) have come under scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2006, Arkema decided to launch a substitution research program in order to gradually reduce the amounts of fluorosurfactants used in its PVDF range.

Being a leader in the total U.S. fluoropolymer films market, DuPont is also actively conducting research about the PFOA issues and fluoropolymers. The company has announced that its research in this area will lead to manufacture and supply of all of its products without PFOA by 2015.

Film production

Arkema Inc. has developed a multilayer blown film process using its Kynar PVDF films to deliver cost-effective films as per market needs. This is based on optimum material selection to ensure high performance, a flexible production process, and operational efficiency, thereby providing cost savings. Applications

The usage of PVF films in railway trains is increasing. The resistance of PVF films toward chemicals, environmental factors, and the sun's ultra violet rays has helped to expand usage to lamination in train interiors. PVF films are used to form the top layer of the laminates used in train windows. One such instance, is their use in the interior lamination of the AcelaExpress.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 U.S. Fluoropolymer Films Market Overview

3 Total U.S. Fluoropolymer Films Market

4 U.S. PTFE Films Market

5 U.S. PVDF Films Market

6 U.S. FEP Films Market

7 U.S. Small Volume FP Films Market

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716