Antimicrobial Plastic Market

Date: 2016-05

Plastics have substituted conventional materials like metal, wood and glass over the past few decades. Packaging industry is heavily dependent on plastics for its operations. Food, beverages and medicines are also packed in plastics. Antimicrobial plastics are built to hamper the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. The importance of this feature is rising as plastics venture into new and more hygiene conscious industries. As a result, antimicrobial plastics are becoming indispensable to numerous industries.

This report analyses the global antimicrobial plastics market by type into three major components, namely commodity plastics, engineering plastics and high performance plastics. This broad segmentation gives rise to further sub division, especially in the commodity and engineering plastics. Antimicrobial plastics have also been segmented on the basis of end user industry. Amongst these, food & beverage, medical & healthcare, textiles, construction, electronics and packaging receive top priority. Antimicrobial plastics market is estimated to grow steadily at xx% CAGR in the period of 2016-2021.

Antimicrobial Plastic Market

The overall market has been presented from the perspective of different regions with the key revenue generating countries covered in detail. Americas is the leading market revenue shareholder in this segment and generate over one-third of the global revenue. Europe comes in second with xx% of global revenue in its control. APAC is an emerging market which is expected to overtake Europe by the end of the forecast period. RoW is a distant fourth in the global revenue share of antimicrobial plastics market.

The major companies holding a large chunk of the global revenue include:
BASF SE (Germany)
The Dow Chemical Company (The U.S.),
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany)
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia)
and PolyOne Corporation (The U.S.)
The market is somewhat consolidated due to the presence of above mentioned big names.

Other key players include:
Lonza Inc. (Switzerland)
Parx Plastics Europe B.V. (The Netherlands)
Microban Products Company (The U.S.)
King Plastic Corporation (The U.S.)


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