1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 YEAR 16
1.3.3 CURRENCY 16
1.3.4 PACKAGE SIZE 16
1.4 LIMITATIONS 16
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 17

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 20
2.2 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 23
2.3 MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION 24

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 25

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 28
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET 28
4.2 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET – TOP END-USE INDUSTRY SEGMENTS 29
4.3 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA 30
4.4 MAJOR COUNTRIES IN POLYARYLSULFONE MARKET, 2014 31
4.5 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS 32
4.6 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2015 33
4.7 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.3.1 DRIVERS 39
5.3.1.1 Increasing demand in the medical technology industry 39
5.3.1.2 Replacement of conventional materials 39
5.3.1.3 Improved economic conditions of developed and developing nations 40
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.3.2.1 High cost of polyarylsulfones 40

5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 41
5.3.3.1 Surging demand in the developing nations 41
5.3.3.2 Special attributes of polyarylsulfones 41
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.3.4.1 Difficulty in processing polyarylsulfones 42
5.3.4.2 Impact of recession on the market 42
5.4 WINNING IMPERATIVE 42

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 43
6.1 INTRODUCTION 43
6.2 VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS 43
6.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 44
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 45
6.3.1.1 Capital-intensive manufacturing & skilled workforce: 45
6.3.1.2 High R&D investment by existing market players: 45
6.3.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 45
6.3.2.1 Scope for new product launch: 45
6.3.2.2 Competition from polyetherimide: 45
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 46
6.3.3.1 End-use specific manufacturing: 46
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 46
6.3.4.1 Very high switching cost: 46
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 46
6.3.5.1 Experienced market players 46
6.4 RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS 47
6.4.1 BISPHENOL-A 47

7 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET, BY TYPE 48
7.1 INTRODUCTION 49
7.2 TYPES OF POLYARYLSULFONES 49
7.3 POLYSULFONE 50
7.4 POLYETHERSULFONE 51
7.5 POLYPHENYLSULFONE 52

8 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET, BY END-USER INDUSTRY 53
8.1 INTRODUCTION 54
8.1.1 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 56
8.1.2 AUTOMOBILE 57
8.1.3 HOUSEHOLD & FOOD TECHNOLOGY 58
8.1.4 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS 59
8.1.5 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 60
8.1.6 OTHERS 61

9 POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET, BY REGION 62
9.1 INTRODUCTION 63
9.2 ASIA-PACIFIC 65
9.2.1 CHINA 71
9.2.2 JAPAN 73
9.2.3 SOUTH KOREA 75
9.2.4 INDIA 77
9.2.5 TAIWAN 79
9.3 NORTH AMERICA 81
9.3.1 U.S. 85
9.3.2 CANADA 87
9.3.3 MEXICO 89
9.4 EUROPE 92
9.4.1 GERMANY 95
9.4.2 U.K. 97
9.4.3 FRANCE 99
9.4.4 ITALY 101
9.4.5 SPAIN 103
9.5 ROW 105
9.5.1 BRAZIL 108

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 110
10.1 OVERVIEW 110
10.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS & TRENDS 112
10.3 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, POLYARYLSULFONE MARKET 113
10.4 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES IN THE POLYARYLSULFONES MARKET, 2012–2015 114
10.5 PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, JOINT VENTURES & COLLABORATIONS 115
10.6 EXPANSIONS 116
10.7 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 117


11 COMPANY PROFILES 118
(Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
11.1 INTRODUCTION 118
11.2 SOLVAY S.A. 119
11.3 BASF SE 122
11.4 SUMITOMO CHEMICAL 125
11.5 SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS 127
11.6 QUADRANT ENGINEERING PLASTICS PRODUCT INC. 130
11.7 NYTEF PLASTICS LTD 131
11.8 POLYMER DYNAMIX 132
11.9 RTP CO. 133
11.10 WESTLAKE PLASTICS COMPANY 134
11.11 ENSINGER INC. 135
*Details on company at a glance, recent financials, products & services, strategies & insights, & recent developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 136
12.1 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 136
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 137
12.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 140
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 141
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 141