Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The businesses of chemicals, coatings and plastics are closely linked, and those sectors, in turn, are closely linked to the oil and gas industry. This is a research-based industry that requires massive capital expenditures on the production end. The chemicals industry is also a cyclical business, highly subject to costs for basic commodities (especially oil and gas) and open to rapid changes in fortune due to the ups and downs of the global economy. However, long-term trends point to increasing demand for many types of chemical products.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-447-2 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-787-9 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and industry statistics

  • Industry associations list

  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 538

Statistical Tables Provided:

Companies Profiled: 399

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the chemicals, coatings & plastics business including:

  1. Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term

  2. China’s Plastics Market to Grow/China Is a Major Chemicals Import Market

  3. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges

  4. India’s Plastics and Chemicals Sectors Grow/India Is Home to Massive Petrochemical Plants

  5. New Display Technologies with PLEDs

  6. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas

  7. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures

  8. Environmentalists Campaign for Chemical Industry Reform

  9. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability

  10. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy

  11. Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices

  12. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation

  13. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires

  14. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress

  15. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals

  16. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials


Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics

  1. Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. U.S. Exports & Imports of Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Explosives & Pyrotechnic Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  10. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2015

  11. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Chemical Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992-March 2017

  12. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments & Inventories in the Chemicals, Plastics &
    Rubber Products Industries, U.S.: January-March 2017

  13. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2010-March 2017

  14. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

  15. Crude Oil Production & Oil Well Productivity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2016

  16. Top World Oil Producers: 2015

  17. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-January 2017

  18. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2016

  19. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2016

  20. Refinery Sales Prices & Refinery Profit Margins for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 2007-2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company

  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc

  • AkzoNobel NV

  • Albemarle Corporation

  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

  • Ashland Inc

  • Ball Corporation

  • Bridgestone Bandag LLC


  • Lanxess AG