DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Liquid Crystal Polymer Market by Type, by Industry, by Geography - Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2013-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) market is projected to reach $1,447.9 million by 2023, the market growth is driven by the increasing demand of LCPs in the manufacturing of consumer electronics products, medical equipment, and automotive components.
Based on type, the liquid crystal polymer market is bifurcated into thermotropic and lyotropic. Thermotropic LCPs accounted for a dominant share in the market during the historical period, accounting for more than 85% share in terms of value in 2017. Thermotropic LCPs are processed from anisotropic phases to form liquid-crystal phases.
This affects orientation and structure of these molecules. Furthermore, the end-polymer has fiber content that gives rise to high mechanical properties as a consequence of self-reinforcing properties derived from macromolecular orientation in the mesophase.
The above-mentioned properties of thermotropic LCPs make them ideal for manufacturing various components in electronic devices. The high demand for the LCPs in electrotropic displays such as LCDs, temperature sensors, and selective reflecting pigments will continue to aid the growth of the liquid crystal polymer market during the forecast period.
Based on industry, the liquid crystal polymer market is classified into semiconductor and electronics, automotive, medical, consumer goods, and others (power generation and heavy engineering). The demand for LCPs in semiconductor and electronics industry remained the highest during the historical period, accounting for more than 60% market share in terms of value in 2017.
The demand for LCPs in semiconductor and electronics industry is in coherence to the perquisite trend of trimming and downsizing of electrical components. Moreover, the application of LCPs in the industry is favored due to their properties such as low dielectric constants, low power dissipation factors, and significant strength of the materials in mesophase. Industrialization and surge in purchasing power of individuals are expected to generate demand for consumer appliances and electronic accessories, which in turn, is expected to boost the liquid crystal polymer market in the coming years.
Globally, APAC held the largest share in the market during the historical period. Presence of semiconductor manufacturing hubs in countries such as Taiwan, Japan, and China, along with rapidly advancing consumer electronics industry in countries such as India and Vietnam are the prime factors driving the demand for LCPs in the APAC region.
The investments made by major players in research and facility expansions are the major opportunity identified in the liquid crystal polymer market. In the recent years, major companies in the market like Celanese Corporation, Toray Industries Inc., Kuraray Co. Ltd., and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. have been expanding their facilities and investing in projects across various countries. For instance, Toray Industries Inc. invested $140.2 million in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, India in 2018, for the manufacturing of textiles, which will boost the growth of LCP fiber and textile market. Hence, it can be said that there is increase in opportunities due to increase in investments and facility expansions.
Globally, the consolidated liquid crystal polymer market is characterized by market players having large scale operations. Celanese Corporation, Polyplastics Co. Ltd., Solvay SA, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., and Toray Industries Inc. are the leading players in the market. Among all the companies engaged in the production of LCPs, Polyplastics Co. Ltd. is a well-established player that commercially develops the product and is venturing into new markets in a bid to boost its business.
Most of the players in the global liquid crystal polymer market are multinational corporations and have presence in more than five countries. Owing to advanced technology needed for manufacturing LCPs, the number of companies remained less during the historical period. Moreover, majority of these companies are based in technologically advanced countries including Japan, the U.S., China, and Germany.
Key Topics Covered
Chapter 1. Research Background
Chapter 2. Research Methodology
Chapter 3. Executive Summary
Chapter 4. Introduction
4.1 Definition of Market Segments
4.1.1 By Type
4.1.2 By Industry
220.127.116.11 Semiconductor and electronics
18.104.22.168 Consumer goods
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Patent Analysis
4.4 Technology Dynamics Analysis
4.6 Market Dynamics
22.214.171.124 Technological advancements
126.96.36.199 Improvements in MRI technology
188.8.131.52 Rising demand for consumer electronic devices
184.108.40.206 Growth in the automobile sector
220.127.116.11 Rising demand for organic polymers
18.104.22.168 Growth in manufacturing industries
22.214.171.124 Growing requirement of LCP in marine industry
126.96.36.199 High cost of injection molding
188.8.131.52 Adoption of new technology and low level of awareness
184.108.40.206 Impact analysis of restraints on market forecast
220.127.116.11 Investments by major players
18.104.22.168 Wide range of applications
Chapter 5. Pricing Analysis
5.1 Raw Materials Price Analysis
5.1.1 P-Hydroxybenzoic Acid
5.1.3 Terephthalic Acid
5.1.4 Isophthalic Acid
5.1.5 6-Hydroxy-2-Naphthoic Acid
5.1.6 Glass Fiber
5.2 Raw Materials Sourcing - Geographical Hotspots
5.3 LCP Price Analysis, by Region
5.3.1 North America
Chapter 6. Global Market Size and Forecast
6.1 By Type
6.2 By Industry
6.3 By Region
Chapter 7. North America Market Size and Forecast
Chapter 8. Europe Market Size and Forecast
Chapter 9. APAC Market Size and Forecast
Chapter 10. LATAM Market Size and Forecast
Chapter 11. MEA Market Size and Forecast
Chapter 12. Competitive Landscape
12.1 Market Share Analysis of Key Players
12.2 Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players
12.3 Global Strategic Developments of Key Players
Chapter 13. Company Profiles
- RTP Company
- PolyOne Corporation
- Polyplastics Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai PRET Composites Co. Ltd.
- Solvay SA
- Toray Industries Inc.
- Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Celanese Corporation
- Kuraray Co. Ltd.
- Fine Chemicals Industry Ltd.
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