World Analysis – Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

  • Market Overview
  • Key Benefits
  • Service Features
  • Annual Table of Contents

Market Overview

Duration: Long-term outlook to 2050

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is a thermoplastic resin produced from 1,4-butanediol, dimethyl terephthalate, purified terephthalic acid, and catalysts. It is also a type of polyester. PBT is used in a wide variety of applications such as electrical insulating and electrical connections, household goods, fibers for toothbrushes and false eyelashes, computer applications, and as an alternative to ABS where ultraviolet degradation and discoloration resistance are needed. PBT made into yarn has use in applications such as swimwear due to its chlorine resistance.

Key Benefits

Duration: Long-term outlook to 2050

The Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) World Analysis – data-only, provides a comprehensive analysis and key insights into critical market developments as they shape the future outlook for the global Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market.

  • Report outlining key strategic insights and the future shape of global and regional markets
  • Supply/demand and capacity database access via online Data Browser
  • Capacity by company/shareholder, capacity integration, top producer/consumer and surplus/deficit capacity ranking (updated continuously)
  • Data Appendix (Excel) with supply/demand and capacity tables; and a new dashboard with standard graphs for all countries and regions
  • Excel data files with standard supply/demand graphics and price forecasts extended to 2050; trade grids with country/territory and region trade flows with 5-year and 10th year forecast
  • Online dashboard providing visualization of capacity, capacity integration, supply/demand, trade grids, and price, cost and margin forecasts
  • Explanatory Notes detailing data sources, methodologies, unit and conversion factors, and World Analysis deliverables
  • Energy and Economy assumptions
  • Price assessment methodology

This World Analysis contains detailed information on capacities, production, demand, and trade for all significant producing and consuming countries and regions. Although data gathering is essential for understanding history and potential future trends, we believe that the interpretation and analysis of the data is the most valuable information to our clients.

Service Features

Duration: Long-term outlook to 2050


Frequency: Bi-annual
Format: Excel
Timeframe: 10-year forecasts available from periods 1990 – 2050
Area Coverage: By country/region; include “hypothetical” capacity changes in the forecast period
Chemical Coverage: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)


Frequency: Updated daily
Format: Excel
Timeframe: 10-year forecasts available from periods 1990 – 2050

  • Nameplate capacity on individual plant location by producer and by the shareholder for main study products + essential derivatives
  • Integration table and top producer and consumer ranking tables (includes net surplus/deficit)
Chemical Coverage: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)


Frequency: Quarterly
Format: Excel
Timeframe: up to 2050
Area Coverage: For the critical regions of North America (US), Europe & Asia
Chemical Coverage: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)


Frequency: Bi-annual
Format: Excel
Timeframe: 1 year of history, up to 10 years of forecast
Area Coverage: Between partner countries and by region
Chemical Coverage: Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)


  • Access to our global team of subject matter experts
  • Interactive data visualization module (dashboard)
  • Standard supply/demand graphs
  • Data appendix with supply/demand and capacity tables
  • Supply/demand and capacity database access via data browser

Annual Table of Contents

Brendan Dooley

Brendan Dooley Executive Director, Global Engineering Plastics Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Brendan Dooley is the Executive Director of the Engineering Plastics service at Chemical Market Analytics. Brendan serves as the Global Executive Director of Engineering Plastics and leads the publication of the monthly Global Engineering Resins Report and the annual World Analysis reports covering polycarbonate, ABS, nylon 6, nylon 66, PBT and POM. He speaks about the costs, prices, capacities, and trade of engineering polymers and contributes to single- and multi-client consulting projects on engineering polymers. Brendan is a chemical engineer and MBA with 30 years of experience in the engineering plastics industry as a North American Sales Director, Managing Director in the United Kingdom, Business Manager in Mexico, Global Automotive Account Director, North American and Europe Product Manager and many other commercial and business management roles across North America and Europe with leading global engineering plastics producers before joining the company in 2015.
Preeti Sriram

Preeti Sriram Director, North America (Crystalline Plastics – POM/PBT/Nylons) Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Preeti Sriram is the Director of Crystalline Plastics in North America with the Engineering Resins group at Chemical Market Analytics. Preeti has been with Chemical Market Analytics (previously IHS Markit) for over ten years. Preeti specializes in PBT, Nylon 6, Nylon 66 and POM polymers. She is responsible for producing market analysis of the supply, demand, costs, prices, capacity, operating rates, imports and exports in the North American marketplace within the Chemical Market Analytics Plastics organization. Preeti works with many teams across the globe. Through her work experience spanning over 17 years, Preeti has contributed to and/or authored single-client and multi-client studies on various petrochemicals. She has been a speaker at the Global Plastics Summit. Preeti, a chemical engineer with an MBA, has been involved in several Chemical Market Analytics (previously IHSM) publications, including the Chemical Economics Handbook, World Analyses reports and Focus pieces.
Stefano Caporusso

Stefano Caporusso Director EMEA, Engineering Plastics

Stefano Caporusso is the Director for EMEA Engineering Plastics at Chemical Market Analytics. Stefano Caporusso is Director of EMEA Engineering Plastics for Chemical Market Analytics, based in Zurich. Stefano is responsible for providing market analysis and expert insight into costs, prices, capacities, technology, trade, supply/demand and long-term trends to our clients, including authoring of reports. His direct focus covers ABS, polycarbonate (PC) and nylons (PA6, PA66), polybutylene terephtalate (PBT), and polyacetal (POM). Stefano is a Chemical Engineer from the Polytechnic of Milan with 30 years of experience in the chemical and plastics industry. His international experience spans from technical to commercial positions in plastics and synthetic rubber businesses, and he has functional expertise as a global market intelligence leader in prominent global organizations in the chemical and plastic industries. Since January 2022, he has been part of OPIS Chemical Market Analytics, Engineering Plastics division.

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