Engineering Polymers

Technology Map Detailed Contents October 2016

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Polymers and Copolymers
  • Compounds, Blends, and Alloys
  • Major Families of Engineering Polymers
    • Acetal
    • Polyamide
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polyesters
    • Styrenics
  • High-Performance Thermoplastics
    • Liquid-Crystal Polymers
    • Modified Polyphenylene Ether
    • Polyetheretherketone
    • Polyetherimide
    • Polyphenylene Sulfide
    • Sulfone Polymers
  • 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

Areas to Monitor

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

Implications of Commercialization

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

Opportunities

  • Aerospace
    • Leading Edges of Airplane Wings
    • Aircraft Interiors
  • Appliances
    • 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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