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Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

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Understand the current market and commercial drivers to guide your business with a strategic outlook throughout the PBT value chains.

Explore new growth opportunities and remain competitive in the PBT market

Propel your business by capitalising on opportunities in this competitive market of thermoplastic, with polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) playing a key part in the rapidly changing automotive and electronics industry.

Our research and data helps businesses in the PBT industry make crucial decisions in the areas related to  supply/demand and feedstocks to all of the end-use applications including fibres, optical cable and engineering plastics.

Features at a glance

Quarterly Service

Global Supply Demand Analytics Service

Explore and evaluate trends and growth opportunities in the global PBT industry with our comprehensive yearly overview of supply and demand trends. Whether you are a business analyst, marketing director, sourcing executive or product manager, use our detailed database to understand where growth opportunities lie.

This service includes:

  • Region-by-region detailed scenario analysis.
  • Country-by-country detailed balance of each step of the value chain, from the intermediates to the major application segments including: requirement, production, import-export and capacity
  • Complete list of all plant capacities for each of the intermediates, polymers and applications (engineering plastics, fibres, and optical cable)
  • Our forecast vision for the next 10 years

Monthly Service

PBT and Intermediates Global Monthly Market Overview

This monthly subscription covers market news and analysis, reference prices and trade data for PBT, feedstocks, and intermediates for Asia, the Americas and Europe.

In addition to the benchmark industry analysis, you benefit from access to our consultants, an online database with current and historic prices.

Cost Benchmarks

Understanding your cost competitiveness is a prerequisite to developing a successful business strategy for the polyamide nylon market. Our extensive portfolio of proprietary economic process models offers you insight on the majority of the world’s polyamide production facilities.

These models cover variable and cash cost analysis, including raw material costs and consumption rates, utility costs and consumption rates, asset operating rates, process yields, capital investment, labour numbers and rates, maintenance and logistics.

Company Profiles

Company Profiles offer you strategic analyses on both publicly-quoted and privately-owned businesses. Each profile draws on experienced and well-researched analysis that can answer your questions and raise some strategic angles you may not have thought of.

The profiles typically cover topics including: assets, products and markets, financial performance, business strategy and competitors.

The portfolio of profiles will cover key players including: BASF, Chang Chun Chemical, DuBay Polymers, Dupont, Henan Kaixiang Chemical, Jiangyin Heshili, Kolon, Luxembourg, Meizhouwan Chloralkali Chemical Industry Co, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Nantong Xingchen Synthetic Material, Sabic Innovative Plastics, SASA, Saudi International Petrochemical Co, Shandong Weijiao Group, Shinkong Synthetic Fibres Corp, Toray, WinTech Polymer, Wuxi Xingsheng, Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe Chemical Industry, Yingkou Kanghui Petrochemical and Yizheng Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd.

Single Client Studies

In addition to the above subscription services, we also offer tailor-made analysis based on your particular needs.

Designed to help you:
  • Examine the outlook on production costs and profitability for PBT, intermediates and fibres
  • Recognise pricing and demand patterns for both nylon feedstocks and textiles markets
  • Understand the supply/demand outlook both globally and on a regional level
  • Identify inter-regional trade patterns and arbitrage opportunities
  • Assess the impact of plant outages, supply restrictions, technology changes and competitors' business models and strategies
  • Identify opportunities and manage risk in the PBT segment