DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--The "Global Polycarbonate Sheets & Films Market - Segmented by Type, End-User Industry, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The polycarbonate sheets & films market is expected to register a healthy rate during 2018-2023 (the forecast period).

The reviving construction sector in the European countries and the growing popularity of polycarbonate against conventional materials are a few major factors driving the growth of the polycarbonate sheets & films market.

The uniqueness and performance characteristics of polycarbonate have increased its applications in major industrial sectors, such as medical devices, automotive, IT-hardware, electronics, and building & construction sectors.

In the automotive industry, polycarbonate sheet technology is used in a wide range of structural, safety, and aesthetic applications. The low-weight, virtual unbreakability, and glass-like transparency of polycarbonate make it a preferred option for the application of headlamps in cars.

Glass has been dominating the automotive glazing industry and accounted for a share of over 85% of the overall consumption rate in 2017. However, rising inclination of automotive manufacturers of substituting glass with lightweight polycarbonate sheets is expected to hamper the market share of glass in the automotive glazing industry.

The major automotive manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, Fiat, and Daimler AG, are likely to invest in plastic glazing technologies to achieve better structural efficiencies, which is expected to grow the demand for polycarbonate sheets in the near future.

In the electrical & electronics (E&E) sector, the attributes, like flame retardance, impact resistance, and durability of polycarbonate sheets, aid manufacturers to meet the demand for higher standards of appearance and compliance with the emerging regulatory or eco-design standards.

Key Highlights

Multi-walled Sheets to Witness a Stable Growth Germany to Exhibit the Fastest Growth in Europe

Notable Developments in the Market

August 2017: 3A Composites acquired Athlone Extrusions Ltd, by its parent company Schweiter Technologies.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

4. Market Dynamics

5. Market Segmentation & Analysis

6. Regional Market Analysis

7. Competitive Landscape

8. Company Profiles

3A Composites GmbH (Polycasa) Arla Plast AB Brett Martin Covestro Chi Mei Corporation DS Smith Koscon Industrial SA LG Chem Lotte Chemical Corporation Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. Plazit-Polygal Group SABIC Samyang Kasei Suzhou Omay Optical Materials Co. Ltd. Teijin Limited Trinseo

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