Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. Most commercially grades found in the market are blended with a compound called polystyrene so that these can be easily melted. PPO is a high-performance thermoplastic used in applications requiring high heat resistance and stability of dimension. It is usually compounded with styrenic or nylon resins to make processing by injection molding and extrusion easier. Some of the major applications of Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO) include washing and dish-washing machine parts, components of electrical and TV gadgets, structural foam and automobile parts (especially fascias).
Sabic Innovative Plastics is planning to increase its production capacity for polymers which are related to Noryl polyphenylene oxide industry. To this end, the company has requested certain changes to its facility permit in Selkirk, New York. The manufacturing company wants requisite permit to make four new products that are variations of its existing PPO product line. These new products require the use of new raw materials, according to a draft permit from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation.
The major manufacturers globally makes PPO a substitute for Ultem polyetherimide to counter the short supply of the later. For instance Sabic Innovative Plastics IP plans to add more capacity for the resin by the year 2015.
There is a widespread global demand of the product made out PPO or other chemical variants formed by treatment with certain compounds. Customers from all market segments regions such as Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland are adopting polyphenylene oxide products for fulfilling their assembly or subsystem requirements.
There are many analyses done by industry experts which offers an insight into the current and future market trends, profiles of top market players and future growth prospects. Recently, Prof Research Reports adds a report titled “Global and Chinese Polyphenylene oxide (PPO) Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report”. The report makes a comprehensive study of key market drivers and restraints, detailed market segmentation, competitive analysis and market strategies of leading market players in terms of technological innovations. The report offers an indepth analysis of potency of major buyers and suppliers along with current market dynamics prevalent in emerging economies with a focus on China.