Engineering Polymers

Technology Map Detailed Contents August 2017

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Polymers and Copolymers
  • Compounds, Blends, and Alloys
  • Major Families of Engineering Polymers
    • Acetal
    • Polyamide
    • PA 6 and PA 66
    • Specialty Polyamides
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polyesters
    • Styrenics
    • Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • High-Performance Thermoplastics
    • Fluoropolymers
    • Liquid-Crystal Polymers
    • Modified Polyphenylene Ether
    • Polyaryletherketones
    • Polyetheretherketone
    • Polyetherimide
    • Polyphenylene Sulfide
  • Processing
  • Comparison with Competing Materials
    • Maximum-Use Temperature
    • Density
    • Strength
    • Stiffness
    • Toughness
    • Elongation
    • Flame Resistance
    • Other Properties
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability Strategy

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors
    • Recycling Mandates
    • The European Union's RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation
    • The Kyoto Protocol
    • The Paris Treaty Protocol

Areas to Monitor

  • 3D Printing
  • Biobased Engineering Polymers
  • Corporate Portfolio Optimization
  • Environmental Legislation
  • EP Use in Vehicles
  • Long-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics
  • Nanocomposites
  • New Medical Devices and Implants
  • Novel Engineering Polymers
  • Specialty Materials
  • 3D Printing
  • Self-Repairing Materials

Implications of Commercialization

  • Steady Growth in Existing Applications
  • New Applications
  • New Materials and Processes
  • Stagnant Demand

Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Products
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Automobiles
    • Applications
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Building and Construction
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Electrical and Electronic Devices
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Medical Devices
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Membrane Separations
    • Technology
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Office Furniture
  • Power Tools
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities

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