In recent years, the PMMA market has exhibited highly volatile phases, characterized by extreme fluctuations in demand. In 2012, demand stabilized and despite a difficult environment showed moderate growth in 2013. Thanks to creative and innovative product ideas and continuous development of existing products solutions,
opportunities to expand the current spectrum of applications always exist.
The financial crisis in the years 2008 and 2009, followed by the European debt crisis in 2010, left deep scars in the PMMA market. The total volume of PMMA molding compounds and semi-finished products produced in the past year increased slightly over the previous year’s level to 1.8 million t. At present, the Asian-Pacific region accounts for almost 68 % of total PMMA demand, followed by Europe (16 %) and North America (14 %). China remains the single largest PMMA market and is still growing. ...
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