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Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32521 | Dec 2016

Built up: Increasing downstream demand is expected to support industry demand

IBISWorld’s Plastic & Resin Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • As input prices rose, operators adjusted, reducing employment and adopting lower-cost processes to restore profitability
  • Increased demand for lower-priced goods has induced industry players to increase employment
  • Demand for plastic-based construction materials is anticipated to expand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Following a volatile period, the Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry experienced solid demand over the five years to 2016. The industry, which relies on demand from downstream manufacturers and the construction sector, benefited from increased construction and manufacturing activity, though low product prices negatively impacted revenue. The prices of raw materials, such as crude oil, were also volatile over the five years to 2016. Crude oil prices quickly recovered from recessionary lows, reaching record levels in 2012. Much like the current period, growing downstream markets are expected to support industry demand over the five years to 2021, although rising input prices and a strengthening US dollar will constrain growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry's products can be classified into five main groups: thermoplastic polyethylene, other thermoplastics, thermosetting resins and plastic materials, synthetic rubber and other resins and materials.

Thermoplastics - polyethylene

At an estimated 34.6% of total industry revenue, polyethylene makes up a significant share of the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing industry. Its primary use is for packaging goods such as plastic bags, plastic films and bottles, and it is the most common plastic manufactured by the industry. It is also a popular choice for pressure pipe systems due to its inertness, strength and ease of assembly.

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic, or a group of plastics that can be heated and re-formed several times. It .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Concentration on core business
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of construction and Trade-weighted index in the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures resins, plastic materials (i.e. polymers) and synthetic rubber. This includes thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins and synthetic rubber. Raw material inputs are sourced from chemical industries and industries involved in the production of petroleum-based feedstock.

    Industry Products
    Thermoplastics - polyethyleneOther thermoplasticsThermosetting resins and plastic materialsSynthetic rubber
    Industry Activities
    Thermoset resinThermoplastic resinSynthetic rubberPolyethylene resinPolypropylene resin

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of construction
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of natural gas
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Volatile demand
  • Cost and profit
  • Trade limits growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained demand
  • Profit remains strong
  • Table: Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Urethane Foam Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Products & Services
  • Other thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastics - polyethylene
  • Thermosetting resins and plastic materials
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Other
  • Chart: Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction
  • Demand for substitute goods
  • Trade-weighted Index
  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturing
  • Exports
  • Construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Dow Chemical Company
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Any partially crystalline, lightweight thermoplastic that is resistant to chemicals and moisture, has good insulating properties and is used primarily in packaging and insulation.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound or mixture of compounds that consists essentially of repeating structural units.
  • Polypropylene
  • Any of the various thermoplastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene.
  • Resins
  • A large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins, but are different chemically, and are used chiefly in plastics.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A synthetic resin that is capable of softening or fusing when heated and then hardening again when cooled.
  • Thermoset
  • A product that is relatively incapable of softening or fusing when heated.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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