Slippery slope: Volatile prices and import competition has limited industry revenue growth

The falling price of PTFE since 2012 has constrained industry growth; therefore, over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to decline. The PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing industry is small and highly consolidated, with the largest player, the Chemours Company generating slightly more than one-third of the industry's annual revenue. Consolidation has enabled major players to command high profit margins. Still, the industry experiences certain challenges, including volatile input costs and reduced selling prices. An increase in demand from industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, building and construction will help the industry to rebound to growth in 2017...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is small and highly consolidated, with the largest player generating more than one-third of total industry revenue
  • Profit margins have remained high despite the drop in input prices
  • Disposable incomes will rise steadily, aiding demand for PTFE for automotives
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing industry has facilities across the country, reflecting the industry's fragmented nature. The geographic spread of the industry also indicates the high cost of freight relative to product value, a factor that encourages operators to establish production facilities near major markets, with freight savings offsetting the foregone economies of scale.Key states include Texas (9.9% of industry establishments), California (9.3%) and Ohio (7.8%). Key regions include the Southeast (25.5% of all establishments), the Great Lakes region (25.8%) and the Mid-Atlantic (11.3%). PTFE manufacturing plants are also commonly found near other supplier industries. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contacts which are favorable to purchaser
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Per capita disposable income in the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PTFE is a synthetic chemical that is nonstick and thermally resistant.Polytetrafluoroethylene is used in a variety of applications including cable insulation, automotive lubrication and cookware coating.

    Industry Products
  • Virgin grade PTFE
  • Mechanical grade PTFE
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing virgin grade PTFE
  • Manufacturing mechanical grade PTFE
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • World price of natural gas
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • A polymer high in demand
  • A polymer with declining price
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand from industrial markets
  • Domestic versus international operators
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Virgin grade PTFE
  • Mechanical grade PTFE
  • Chart: PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial sector
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Household uses and other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Chemours Company, 3M Company,
  • Table: The Chemours Company - financial performance
  • Table: 3M Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the PTFE (Teflon) Coating Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of crude oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A synthetic carbon-based polymer used to manufacture PTFE.
  • Polymer
  • A compound consisting of very large molecules made of one or two small repeated units called monomers.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A substance that can be repeatedly softened and hardened by alternately heating and cooling.
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