World Analysis – Table of Contents

ABS Resins - Edition: 2022

Introduction ……. 5

Executive Overview ……. 6

Strategic Insights ……. 9

  • As the pandemic-driven surge in durable goods-purchases abate, expanding middle-class households in Asia-Pacific will support ABS demand growth ……. 9
  • Impact of mainland China’s ABS capacity wave ……. 10
  • ABS Resins Material Competitiveness ……. 11
  • Sustainability and recycling initiatives delayed by COVID-19 health and safety concerns ……. 11
  • Supply chain disruptions and higher freight costs to persist in the near term ……. 12
  • Effects of Mainland China’s dual control energy policy implementation ……. 13

North America ……. 14

South America ……. 16

West Europe ……. 18

Central Europe ……. 20

CIS & Baltic States ……. 22

Africa ……. 24

Middle East ……. 26

Indian Subcontinent ……. 28

Mainland China ……. 30

Other Northeast Asia ……. 32

Southeast Asia ……. 34

Production Process Overview ……. 37

  • Introduction ……. 37
  • Emulsion process ……. 37
  • Mass emulsion process ……. 38
  • Compounding ……. 39

Production Process Economics ……. 40

  • Explanatory Notes ……. 40
  • North America – Production Process Economics ……. 41
  • West Europe – Production Process Economics ……. 42
  • Asia – Production Process Economics ……. 43

Price Forecast ……. 44

  • Methodology ……. 44
  • North America ……. 44
  • West Europe ……. 45
  • Northeast Asia ……. 46
  • Price Forecast Tables ……. 48

Supply/Demand Forecast Methodology ……. 50

By:

     Brendan Dooley

     Daniel Siow

     Stefano Caporusso