High-performance films can be defined in any of several ways: volume, price, performance, end-use markets, resin types, or a combination of two or more of these characteristics.
For this study, high-performance films are defined as thin-gauge, mostly extruded or solution cast polymer sheets that meet at least one of the following criteria: pricing above commodity film levels, continuous-use temperature above commodity plastics, and end-uses requiring technical capability and thickness at or below 30 mils. These are films that are used primarily for their performance characteristics, not their price with emphasis on the markets and products with the greatest potential for growth.
Therefore, the distinguishing characteristics of high-performance films are as follows:
- Relatively expensive.
- Thin gauge (compared to sheet).
- Special performance characteristics.
Significant applications other than packaging.
High-performance films are generally fabricated (or converted) in relatively small volumes (at least compared to commodity films). Much of their value is created after the film is extruded.
- BASF Corp.
- Bemis Co. Inc.
- Chi Mei Corp.
- DOW Chemical Company
- Exxonmobil Chemical Co.
- Filmquest Group Inc.
- First Pv Material
- Formosa Plastics Group
- Hanwha Chemical Corp.
- Invista Inc.
- Japan Corn Starch Co.
- Klockner Pentaplast Group
- Lyondellbasell Industries
- Mitsubishi Polyester Film Inc.
- Sinopec Group
Key Topics Covered:
3: Global High-Performance Films Markets By Materials, Regions And Fabrication
4: Asian High-Performance Films Market By Materials
5: China's High-Performance Films Markets By Materials
6: The U.S. High-Performance Films Markets By Materials
7: European High-Performance Films Markets By Materials
8: Global High-Performance Films Markets By Application
9: Industry Structure And Trends
10: Company Profiles
11: Appendix: Glossary
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