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The global market for Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) is projected to reach US$22.4 billion by 2025, driven by the growing demand for soft touch and feel products ranging from toothbrushes, home appliances to automotive interiors. Soft-touch cushion grips are a key design flavor for a wide variety of consumer products. In addition to ergonomic functionality, soft-touch handles and panels enhance aesthetic appeal, and enable product differentiation by providing a surface feel, smoothness, silkiness and texture comparable with luxury products. The tactile qualities of soft-touch products additionally enable the product to be sold at a price premium. Against this background, TPEs also known as thermoplastic rubbers are poised to witness strong demand. A combination of plastic and rubber polymers, TPEs offer benefits such as superior aesthetics; easy colorability; easy processability similar to plastics; slip resistance; shock absorption; outstanding ozone resistance; soft texture; UV resistance; scratch resistance; superior weatherability; stretchability; longer and more durable material life; cost effective when compared to liquid silicone rubber; lightweight; flexibility and easy recyclability. Longer material life also means longer recycle times, lower energy consumption for manufacturing and less waste, all of which are valuable benefits in the current circular economy. A wide variety of TPEs are available in the market ranging from soft and jelly-like, hard, rigid, transparent, colored, glossy and matte. Popular types of TPE solutions available in the market include thermoplastic olefinic elastomer, thermoplastic polyester elastomer, thermoplastic vulcanisate, thermoplastic amide elastomer, and thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer.

With functionalities similar to vulcanized rubber, TPEs flaunt several uses that touch everyday lives of people just like rubber. From sports and leisure products such as ski boots, grips, ski poles, golf clubs, bicycle saddles, swimming fins; boots; toys; pencil grippers; household items like bowls, trays, toys, flowerpots, cushioning in orthopedic shoes to handles of exercise equipment, the application possibilities are endless. Soft-touch TPOs are rapidly replacing thermoformed PVC and slush-molded PVC supported by stringent environmental regulations curbing the use of plastics. A growing number of industrial applications are also opening up such as HVAC, automotive, oil and gas, mining, marine and medical. The automobile industry is emerging as the largest end-user supported by the growing trend of replacing commodity plastics with fire resistant TPEs. Focus on aesthetics is leading to increased use of soft-touch thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in vehicle interiors such as instrument panel skins, seat backs, door trim, arm rests, handles, knobs airbag doors, and surface of the accelerator pedals. In the medical devices industry, TPE materials are growing in popularity as they allow for easy sterilization of instruments. TPEs also flaunt the potential to replace allergy causing latex. The United States and China represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 46.6% of the market. China also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 7.8% over the analysis period supported by the country’s manufacturing dominance and the ensuing demand for high quality TPEs as a ubiquitous raw material for production.

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   Table 1: World Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers (2001-2010): Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR – US, Canada, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11$300
   Table 2: World Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers (2001- 2010): Product Segments Ranked by CAGR – Styrene Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Thermoplastic Polyolefins (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
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   Styrene Block Copolymers Retain Major Share.....II-3
Table 3: US Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Adhesives, Asphalt Modification, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Polymer Modification, Fibers, Footwear, Consumer Goods and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
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   Table 4: Japanese Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Adhesives, Polymer Modification, Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4

Table 5: European Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 & 2005(E): Percentage Breakdown by Major End-Use Sector for Footwear, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Adhesives/Coatings, Asphalt Modification, Polymer Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
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   Table 6: Styrenic Block Copolymers Market in Asia-Pacific for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Adhesives/ Coatings, Modified Bitumen Roofing and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
TPEs Continue to Outpace Rubber and Thermoplastics.....II-5
Sports and Consumer Goods – The Fastest Growing End-Use Segments.....II-5
Automotives Drive TPE Growth.....II-5
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   Resin Market on a Consolidate Spree.....II-6
Asian Countries Adding Pace to TPE Demand.....II-6
China’s Automotive Manufacturing Base Boosts TPE Market .....II-6
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   T P Es – The Potential Elastomers?.....II-71$100
   Classification of Thermoplastic Elastomers.....II-8
Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBS).....II-8
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPOs).....II-8
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs).....II-8
1$100
   Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs).....II-9
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers (TPEE).....II-9
Others.....II-9
Elastomeric Alloys.....II-9
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   Melt Processible Rubber (MPR).....II-10
Impact Modified Polypropylene.....II-10
Elastomeric Polyamides.....II-10
Thermoplastic Elastomers Vs. Thermoset Elastomers.....II-10
Advantages of Thermoplastic Elastomers Over Thermoset Rubbers.....II-10
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   New Developments in TPEs.....II-11
Drifting Designs.....II-11
Breakthrough in Product Enhancements.....II-11
1$100
   Dynamic TPVs.....II-12
1$100
   TPE Solutions Introduces TPE with Rare Hardness.....II-13
Bayer MaterialScience Introduces High-Performance TPUs.....II-13
Sartomer Introduces Poly bd 2035 TPU Resin.....II-13
Dow Chemical Unwraps New Plastomers and Elastomers for Film Converters.....II-13
Ticona Enhances Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer Range.....II-13
RadiciGroup Introduces Herafex A and E.....II-13
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   Arch Chemicals Unwraps Three Products.....II-14
Teknor Presents Series of Vinyl Compounds.....II-14
GLS International Presents New Collection of Thermoplastic Elastomers.....II-14
Teknor Apex Launches New Range of Flex alloy Thermoplastic Elastomers.....II-14
Deuceuninck Uncovers Glazing Technology.....II-14
Nova Chemicals Crafts Superior Styrene-Maleic Copolymers for Automotives.....II-14
Bayer Introduces New Range TPUs for Footwear.....II-14
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   Kuraray Unveils Septon V Series Hydrogenated Styrene TPE.....II-15
Crompton Corp Unveils Aqueous Adhesive.....II-15
New Grades of TPU from Merquinsa.....II-15
Kraton A from Kraton.....II-15
GLS Introduces TPEs with Varying Levels of Softness.....II-15
Zeon Chemicals Ventures into TPV Market.....II-15
ATOFINA Extends its TPE Range.....II-15
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   RTP Co Launches New Elastomer Resins.....II-16
VTC Rolls Out Dryflex T Range.....II-16
TPSiV Thermoplastic Elastomers from Dow Corning.....II-16
New Range of Elastomers from DuPont Dow.....II-16
Schulman’s Elastomers Product Line Expands.....II-16
Freudenberg-NOK GP Unveils Elastomers for Liquid Injection Molding.....II-16
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES) Broadens its Product Line.....II-16
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   GE Bayer Silicones to Augment Capacity.....II-17
Georgia-Columbian Chemicals to Erect Carbon Black Facility in Brazil.....II-17
Septon, US Subsidiary of Kuraray to Amplify Capacity.....II-17
Apollo Management Acquires Part of Eastman’s Coatings.....II-17
Cytec Plans to Acquire UCB's Chemicals Business.....II-17
Cray Valley Aims Acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s UV/Electron Beam Resin.....II-17
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   Bayer MaterialScience Signs Agreement with Plastic Technologie Service.....II-18
Lion Chemical Acquires DSM Copolymer’s SBR Plant.....II-18
Kraton Polymers Rambles SBS Output.....II-18
APA Teams Up with TPE Solutions to Make Elastomers.....II-18
Braun Formenbau Changes Name.....II-18
Network Polymers Enhances Distribution Line, Adds Nycoa Products.....II-18
Cooper-Standard Substitutes Rubber with TPE.....II-18
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   Mitsui and Polymer-Chemie Enter Joint Venture.....II-19
Mitsui Plans a New EPDM Plant.....II-19
Cabot Purchases Joint Venture Firm.....II-19
Hi-Tech Rubber Forms Alliance with Two Sister Companies.....II-19
Hi-Tech Acquires Inland Technologies.....II-19
American Rubber Products Plans Closure of Rubber Facility.....II-19
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   West Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Drug-injection Products.....II-20
Gallina Relocates Polycarbonate Making to US.....II-20
Alcopack Group Starts New Production Line.....II-20
Molded Plastic Components Augments Capacity.....II-20
PerkinElmer Makes Deal with Malvern.....II-20
British Vita Acquires Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri’s TPE Business.....II-20
GLS Bonds With M. Holland.....II-20
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   DSM Engineering to Set up New Facility.....II-21
Noveon Begins New TPU Plant.....II-21
Ticona Plans Riteflex Elastomers Capacity Expansion.....II-21
Krauss-Maffei Opens New Office in China.....II-21
Netsal Starts Independent Operations in China.....II-21
Crompton Merges with Great Lakes Chemical.....II-21
Kuraray’s New TPE Facility Commences Operations.....II-21
Noveon Disposes its Solvent-Based Polyurethane Line.....II-21
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   DIC Plans Closure of EPDM Plant in Japan.....II-22
Solvay Acquires Thermoplastic Rubber Systems.....II-22
Oil States Acquires Elastomer Assets from CDI.....II-22
PolyOne and Merquinsa Join Forces to Develop OnFlex-U.....II-22
Texas Pacific Group Acquires KRATON Polymers from Ripplewood .....II-22
Noveon Purchases Assets of Thermedics Polymer.....II-22
Lee Chang Acquires Polimeri.....II-22
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   KRATON Polymers Expands Capacity in Brazil.....II-23
GE Plastics Collaborates with GLS.....II-23
British Vita Gets Hold of Polytex SAS.....II-23
DSM Elastomers Americas Closes its EPDM Unit.....II-23
Ter Hell Plastic GmbH Inks Pact with GLS Corp.....II-23
DuPont Dow Inks a Deal with PolyOne Noveon Acquires Assets of Gemoplast.....II-23
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES), Hydro S&S and Sei Woo Rubber Works in Alliance
  .....II-23
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   PTS Plastic in Alliance with Teknor Apex.....II-24
GLS Inks Pact with BASF Corp.....II-24
Advanced Elastomer Systems NV/SA Inks a Deal with Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali
  SpA.....II-24
1$100
   Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P (US).....II-25
A. Schulman, Inc (US).....II-25
Arkema Inc (US).....II-25
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany).....II-25
1$100
   British Vita Plc (UK).....II-26
VTC Elastoteknik AB (Sweden).....II-26
Chemtura Corporation (US).....II-26
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan).....II-26
1$100
   Dexco Polymers LP (US).....II-27
DSM Elastomers (The Netherlands).....II-27
DuPont Performance Elastomers (US).....II-27
Dynasol (Spain).....II-27
Freudenberg-NOK (US).....II-27
1$100
   GE Plastics (US).....II-28
GLS Corporation (US).....II-28
Kraton Polymers (US).....II-28
Kuraray Co., Ltd (Japan).....II-28
Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation (Taiwan).....II-28
1$100
   Merquinsa (Spain).....II-29
Multibase SA (France).....II-29
Noveon Inc (US).....II-29
Polimeri Europa (Italy).....II-29
1$100
   PTS Plastic Technologie Service GmbH (Germany).....II-30
Polyone Corp (US).....II-30
RTP Company (US).....II-30
Solvay Engineered Polymers (US).....II-30
Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd (Japan).....II-30
1$100
   Teknor Apex (US).....II-31
The Dow Chemical Company (US).....II-31
Toyobo Co Ltd (Japan).....II-31
1$100
   Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA (Italy).....II-32
Zeon Chemicals (Japan).....II-32
1$100
   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33

Table 8: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33
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   Table 9: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-341$300
   Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Styrenic Block Copolymers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-35

Table 11: World Historic Review for Styrenic Block Copolymers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-35
1$300
   Table 12: World 20-Year Perspective for Styrenic Block Copolymers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-361$300
   Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Polyolefins by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-37

Table 14: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Polyolefins by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-37
1$300
   Table 15: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Polyolefins by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-381$300
   Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Vulcanizates by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)II-28.....II-39

Table 17: World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Vulcanizates by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39
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   Table 18: World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Vulcanizates by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-401$300
   Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Other Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41

Table 20: World Historic Review for Other Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41
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   Table 21: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-421$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Table 22: US Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Automotive, Industrial, Building and Construction, Adhesives/Coatings, Consumer Goods and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1
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   Table 23: US Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Adhesives, Asphalt Modification, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Polymer Modification, Fibers, Footwear, Consumer Goods and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21$150
   Table 24: US Thermoplastic Elastomers Market for 2004 & 2005 (E): Market Share of Leading Manufacturers for Kraton Polymers, Advanced Elastomer Systems, DuPont, Noveon Inc, GLS Corp., Basell and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Focus on Select Players.....III-3
Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P.....III-3
A. Schulman, Inc.....III-3
1$150
   Arkema Inc.....III-4
Chemtura Corporation.....III-4
Dexco Polymers LP.....III-4
DuPont Performance Elastomers.....III-4
Freudenberg-NOK.....III-4
1$75
   GE Plastics.....III-5
GLS Corporation.....III-5
Kraton Polymers.....III-5
Noveon Inc.....III-5
1$75
   PolyOne Corp.....III-6
RTP Company.....III-6
Solvay Engineered Polymers.....III-6
Teknor Apex.....III-6
The Dow Chemical Company.....III-6
1$75
   Product Launches/Developments.....III-73$225
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-104$300
   B. Market Analytics.....III-14
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14

Table 26: US Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$150
   Table 27: US 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-16
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-16
B. Market Analytics.....III-16
Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   Table 29: Canadian Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17

Table 30: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
Table 31: Japanese Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Adhesives, Polymer Modification, Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$150
   Focus on Select Players.....III-19
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.....III-19
Kuraray Co., Ltd.....III-19
Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.....III-19
Toyobo Co Ltd.....III-19
Zeon Chemicals.....III-19
1$75
   Product Launch.....III-20
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-20
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21

Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   Table 34: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-23
Table 35: European Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers: Countries Ranked by CAGR (2001-2010) – France, Germany, Italy, UK and Spain (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23

Table 36: European Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers: Product Segments Ranked by CAGR (2001-2010) – Styrene Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Thermoplastic Polyolefins (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
1$150
   Table 37: European Thermoplastic Elastomers Market for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Segment for Automotive, Footwear, Bitumen Modification, Adhesives/Coatings, Polymer Modification, Wire & Cable and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24

Table 38: European Market for Styrenic Block Copolymers 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by Major End-Use Sector for Footwear, Modified Bitumen Roofing, Adhesives/ Coatings, Asphalt Modification, Polymer Modification, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$150
   Significant Developments in European TPE Market.....III-25
Focus on Select Players.....III-25
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany).....III-25
British Vita PLC (UK).....III-25
1$75
   VTC Elastoteknik AB (Sweden).....III-26
DSM Elastomers (The Netherlands).....III-26
Dynasol (Spain).....III-26
Merquinsa (Spain).....III-26
1$75
   Multibase SA (France).....III-27
Polimeri Europa (Italy).....III-27
PTS Plastic Technologie Service GmbH (Germany).....III-27
Valerio Franceschetti Elastomeri SpA (Italy).....III-27
1$75
   Product Launches/Developments.....III-281$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-292$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 39: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31

Table 40: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   Table 41: European Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32

Table 42: European Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32
1$150
   Table 43: European 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33

Table 44: European 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Others Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-34
Table 45: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   Table 46: French Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35

Table 47: French 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-36
Table 48: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Table 49: German Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37

Table 50: German 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-38
Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$150
   Table 52: Italian Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39

Table 53: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-40
Table 54: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
1$150
   Table 55: UK Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41

Table 56: UK 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-42
Table 57: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42
1$150
   Table 58: Spanish Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43

Table 59: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment– Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-44
Table 60: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
1$150
   Table 61: Rest of European Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45

Table 62: Rest of European 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-46
Table 63: Styrenic Block Copolymers Market in Asia-Pacific for 2004 & 2005 (E): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Sector for Footwear, Asphalt Modification, Adhesives, Modified Bitumen Roofing and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
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   TABLE 64: Thermoplastic Elastomers Market in China (2003): Market Shares of Leading
  Producers by Volume of Production - Jilin Chemical Industrial Stock Co Ltd, Beijing
    Yanshan Petrochemical Industrial Stock Co Ltd, Qilu Petrochemical Industrial Corp, Daqing
      Petrochemical Corp, Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Corp and Maoming
        Petrochemical Corp (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)......III-47
Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Corporation – Key Taiwanese Player.....III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-47
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-48
Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-48

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-48
1$150
   Table 67: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-50
Table 68: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$150
   Table 69: Rest of World Historic Review for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 70: Rest of World 20-Year Perspective for Thermoplastic Elastomers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Styrenic Block Copolymers, Thermoplastic Polyolefins, Thermoplastic Vulcanizates and Other Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
    
 
 


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