Increasing Demand from End-user Industries
Fluoropolymers are specialty polymers that are registering robust growth. Most of the growth can be attributed to the healthy demand from the automotive & transportation, electrical & electronic, chemical processing, and industrial sectors. The automotive & transportation and electrical & electronics industries together accounted for a major share of the total demand for fluoropolymers. The automotive industry has been booming over the past few years. The United States is the second largest producer of automobiles, after China. North America is witnessing a significant demand for lightweight automobiles, driven by the increasing consumer preference for high-quality, fuel-efficient automobiles, which has increased the usage of plastics in the automotive industry, in turn driving the market. Owing to the usage of advanced technologies, increasing number of R&D centers, and rising demand from consumers, the market is expected to remain the leader over the forecast period. Owing to the rapid innovations in the advancement of technologies and R&D activities in the electronics industry, there is a considerable demand for newer and faster electronic products. This is further expected to boost the demand for fluoropolymers in the region.
PTFE to Dominate the Market
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a thermoplastic polymer, which is a white solid at room temperature, with a density of about 2200 kg/m3. It has excellent thermal and electrical insulation properties and a low coefficient of friction. It is distinguished by its slippery surface, high melting point, and resistance to attack by almost all chemicals. These properties have made it familiar to consumers as the coating on non-stick cookware. It is also fabricated into industrial products, including bearings, pipe liners, and parts for valves and pumps. With the increasing demand from various end-user industries, the demand for PTFE is poised to increase during the forecast period.
The United States to Dominate the Market
In 2017, the United States accounted for the largest share of more than 75% of the North American market. The country is the second largest producer of automobiles in the world. The production has recorded a robust growth over the past five years and the sales of automobiles have been increasing at a constant rate. The United States has the second largest electronics industry in the world, with the demand for consumer electronics growing rapidly. Additionally, infrastructure modification is expected to encourage the growth of repair construction activities at a robust pace in the region, rather than new construction activities. The gradual growth of the commercial sector, primarily office space construction, is likely to have a positive impact on the market.
September 2017: Arkema Group announced the expansion of fluoropolymer production capacity at Calvert City plant.
Major Players: 3M, Daikin Industries Ltd, AGC Chemicals, Covestro AG, Honeywell International Inc., Solvay, and Arkema Group, among others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Demand from End-user Industries
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Use of Reprocessed PTFE
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3.1 Development of Green and Sustainable Fluoropolymer
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
5.1.2 PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)
5.1.3 FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene-propylene)
5.1.4 ETFE (Polyethylenetetrafluoroethylene)
5.1.5 PCTFE (Polychlorotrifluoroethylene)
5.1.6 PVF (Polyvinylfluoride)
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.2 Automotive & Transportation
5.2.3 Buildings & Construction
5.2.4 Industrial Equipment
5.2.5 Chemical Processing
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 United States
6.4 Rest of North America
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)
8.2 Afton Plastics
8.3 AGC Chemicals
8.4 AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH
8.5 Arkema Group
8.6 Covestro AG
8.7 Daikin Industries Ltd
8.8 Dongyue Group Limited
8.9 DowDuPont (DuPont)
8.11 Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd
8.12 HaloPolymer OJSC
8.13 Honeywell International Inc.
8.14 Kureha Corporation
8.15 Parker Hannifin Corp
8.17 Shamrock Technologies
8.18 Simona AG
8.20 The Chemours Company
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Afton Plastics
- AGC Chemicals
- AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH
- Arkema Group
- Covestro AG
- Daikin Industries Ltd
- Dongyue Group Limited
- DowDuPont (DuPont)
- Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd
- HaloPolymer OJSC
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Kureha Corporation
- Parker Hannifin Corp
- Shamrock Technologies
- Simona AG
- The Chemours Company