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Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by Form (Sheets, Rods & Tubes, Fibers, Films, Tapes), End-Use Industry (Aerospace, Defense & Shipping, Healthcare & Medical, Mechanical Equipment, Food & Beverages), Region - Global Forecast to 2025

  • ID: 5138265
  • Report
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 171 Pages
  • Markets and Markets
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The UHMW PE Market is Estimated at USD 1.4 Billion in 2020 and is Projected to Reach USD 2.2 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2020 to 2025.


  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Global Polymers
  • Koninklijke Dsm N.V.
  • Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Redwood Plastics
  • MORE

Growth in the healthcare & medical industry due to the increasing use of UHMW PE for the manufacture of prosthetic implants is leading to a demand for UHMW PE. However, volatile prices of raw materials are expected to restrain the UHMW PE market.

Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on the UHMW PE market

The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the market for UHMW PE, as most of the global companies operating in this market are based in the US and the European countries. These companies having their manufacturing units in China and other Asian countries are also severely affected. Therefore, disruptions in the supply chain have resulted in hampering production units due to a lack of raw materials and workforce. The market is estimated to witness negative growth until the second quarter of 2020. The lockdown in major countries due to this pandemic has also led to the shutdown of the production of plastic products.

Europe and North America aircraft manufacturers and lockdowns imposed by governments have led to significant losses to manufacturers in the region. This decrease in the production of aircraft has led to a decline in the demand for UHMW PE, which affects the growth of the market. The outbreak of COVID-19 has also affected the number of joint replacement surgeries. The large number of cases canceled because of COVID-19, which led to major financial losses for healthcare institutions and have impacted patients.

Sheets segment to grow at the highest CAGR in the UHMW PE market between 2020 and 2025

Sheets segment is projected to be the fastest growing form segment in the UHMW PE market during the forecast period. The increasing application of UHMW PE sheets has led to propel the market. UHMW PE has wide industrial applications in the aerospace, shipment, manufacturing, and bottling industries, owing to its resistance to wear and impact. UHMW PE sheets are used in conveyor belts in the food processing industry due to properties such as ease of machining, self-lubrication, and chemical stability. These properties are expected to drive the sheets segment.

Mechanical Equipment segment to lead the UHMW PE market between 2020 and 2025

UHMW PE is widely used in machine equipment across industries such as textiles, paper & pulp, foods & beverages, packaging, power, cement, chemical, minerals & metals, agriculture, and logistics & transportation. UHMW PE also helps to enhance surface lubricity, which leads to the free movement of machine components, thereby reducing jamming from dirt, grit, or static build-up.

The North American region is expected to lead the global UHMW PE market during the forecast period

By region, North America is estimated to account for the largest share of the global UHMW PE market in 2019, and the U.S. is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2019. The growth of the UHMW PE market is primarily driven by the significant demand for orthopedic implants and aircraft components in North America. An increase in the number of joint replacement surgeries for knees and hips coupled with an increase in the geriatric population is projected to fuel the demand for UHMW PE in the making of prosthetics. The high demand of UHMW PE in healthcare, military & defense, electronics, and other end-use industries drives the market in North America.

Breakdown of primary interviews for the report on the UHMW PE market

  • By Company Type - Tier 1 - 16%, Tier 2 -36%, and Tier 3 - 48%
  • By Designation - C-Level - 12%, D-Level Executives - 28%, and Others - 60%
  • By Region -Europe - 36%, North America - 28%, Asia Pacific - 20%, Middle East & Africa-12% and South America- 4%

Major companies such as Celanese Corporation (US), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (Netherlands), Braskem S.A (Brazil), Asahi Kasei Corporation, (Japan) Du Pont De Nemours Inc. (US), Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), Honeywell International, Inc. (US), and Teijin Limited (Japan) and others are key players in the UHMW PE market. and among others.

Research Coverage

The report covers the UHMW PE market by form (sheets, rods & tubes, fibers, films, tapes, and others), end-use industry (aerospace, defense & shipping, healthcare & medical, mechanical equipment, food & beverages, and others) and by region. The study aims at estimating the size and future growth potential of the market across various segments. It also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key market players, along with their profiles and key growth strategies.

Key Benefits of Buying the Report

From an insight perspective, this report focuses on various levels of analyses, such as industry analysis (industry trends) and company profiles. With these insights, the study discusses the basic views on the competitive landscape, emerging & high-growth segments, high-growth regions, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the UHMW PE market.

The report provides insights on the following:

  • Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on various products of UHMW PE offered by top players operating in the market
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights into upcoming developments in the UHMW PE market, R&D activities, and new applications
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative and emerging markets across different regions
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the UHMW PE market
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading players in the UHMW PE market
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  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Global Polymers
  • Koninklijke Dsm N.V.
  • Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Redwood Plastics
  • MORE

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Markets Covered
1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
1.4 Currency & Pricing
1.5 Limitations
1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data Key Data from Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data Key Data from Primary Sources Key Industry Insights Breakdown of Primaries
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Global UHMW PE Market
4.2 Global UHMW PE Market, by Region
4.3 Global UHMW PE Market, by Form

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.1.1 Drivers Increasing Orthopedic Implants in European and American Countries
5.1.2 Restraints Volatile Prices of Raw Materials
5.1.3 Opportunities Compliance With Various Legal and Administrative Bodies Increasing Demand for Ballistic Protection Products
5.2 Challenges Development of Substitutes in Medical Applications
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.4 Macroeconomic Indicators
5.4.1 Demand Outlook for Plastic Industry
5.4.2 Trends and Forecast of Contribution of Polymer Industry to Gdp
5.5 Industry Outlook
5.6 North America is the Largest Market for the Healthcare & Medical Segment
5.7 Global UHMW PE Market: Emerging & Developed Countries

6 UHMW PE Market, by Form
6.1 Introduction
6.1.1 Sheets
6.1.2 Rods & Tubes
6.1.3 Fibers
6.1.4 Films
6.1.5 Tapes
6.1.6 Others

7 UHMW PE Market, by End-Use Industry
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Healthcare & Medical
7.3 Aerospace, Defense, & Shipping
7.4 Mechanical Equipment
7.5 Food & Beverages
7.6 Others

8 UHMW PE Market, by Region
8.1 Introduction
8.2 North America
8.2.1 U.S.
8.2.2 Canada
8.2.3 Mexico
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Germany
8.3.2 France
8.3.3 Russia
8.3.4 U.K.
8.3.5 Italy
8.3.6 Belgium
8.3.7 Spain
8.3.8 Rest of Europe
8.4 Asia-Pacific
8.4.1 China
8.4.2 Japan
8.4.3 India
8.4.4 South East Asia
8.4.5 South Korea
8.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
8.5 Middle East & Africa
8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
8.5.2 Uae
8.5.3 South Africa
8.5.4 Iran
8.5.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
8.6 South America
8.6.1 Brazil
8.6.2 Argentina
8.6.3 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape Dive, UHMW PE Market
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Dynamics
9.1.2 Innovators
9.1.3 Vanguards
9.1.4 Emerging
9.2 Overview
9.3 Product Offerings (For All 25 Players)
9.4 Business Strategy (For All 25 Players)

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles
11.1 Braskem S.A.
11.1.1 Business Overview
11.1.2 Products & Services Offered
11.1.3 Recent Developments
11.1.4 Company Scorecard
11.1.5 Product Offering
11.1.6 Business Strategy
11.2 Celanese Corporation
11.2.1 Business Overview
11.2.2 Products & Services
11.2.3 Recent Developments
11.2.4 Company Scorecard
11.2.5 Product Offering
11.2.6 Business Strategy
11.3 Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
11.3.1 Business Overview
11.3.2 Products & Services
11.3.3 Company Scorecard
11.3.4 Product Offering
11.3.5 Business Strategy
11.4 Koninklijke Dsm N.V.
11.4.1 Business Overview
11.4.2 Products & Services
11.4.3 Recent Developments
11.4.4 Company Scorecard
11.4.5 Product Offering
11.4.6 Business Strategy
11.5 Asahi Kasei Corporation
11.5.1 Business Overview
11.5.2 Products & Services
11.5.3 Company Scorecard
11.5.4 Product Offering
11.5.5 Business Strategy
11.6 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
11.6.1 Business Overview
11.6.2 Products & Services
11.6.3 Company Scorecard
11.6.4 Product Offering
11.6.5 Business Strategy
11.7 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
11.7.1 Business Overview
11.7.2 Products & Services Offered
11.7.3 Recent Developments
11.7.4 Company Scorecard
11.7.5 Product Offering
11.7.6 Business Strategy
11.8 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
11.8.1 Business Overview
11.8.2 Products & Services
11.8.3 Recent Developments
11.8.4 Company Scorecard
11.8.5 Product Offering
11.8.6 Business Strategy
11.9 Honeywell International Inc.
11.9.1 Business Overview
11.9.2 Products & Services
11.9.3 Recent Developments
11.9.4 Company Scorecard
11.9.5 Product Offering
11.9.6 Business Strategy
11.10 Toyobo Co. Limited
11.10.1 Business Overview
11.10.2 Products & Services Offered
11.10.3 Recent Developments
11.10.4 Company Scorecard
11.10.5 Product Offering
11.10.6 Business Strategy
11.11 Teijin Limited
11.11.1 Business Overview
11.11.2 Products & Services Offered
11.11.3 Company Scorecard
11.11.4 Product Offering
11.11.5 Business Strategy
11.12 Rochling Engineering Plastics Pvt. Ltd.
11.12.1 Business Overview
11.12.2 Products & Services Offered
11.12.3 Recent Developments
11.12.4 Company Scorecard
11.12.5 Product Offering
11.12.6 Business Strategy
11.13 Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
11.13.1 Business Overview
11.13.2 Products & Services Offered
11.13.3 Recent Developments
11.14 Crown Plastics Company, Inc
11.14.1 Business Overview
11.14.2 Products & Services
11.15 Redwood Plastics
11.15.1 Business Overview
11.15.2 Products & Services Offered
11.16 King Plastic Corporation
11.16.1 Business Overview
11.16.2 Products & Services
11.17 Garland Manufacturing Company
11.17.1 Business Overview
11.17.2 Products & Services
11.18 Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co. Ltd
11.18.1 Business Overview
11.18.2 Products & Services
11.19 Orthoplastics
11.19.1 Business Overview
11.19.2 Products & Services
11.20 Cp Medical, Inc.
11.20.1 Business Overview
11.20.2 Products & Services
11.20.3 Strengths and Weaknesses
11.21 Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc.
11.21.1 Business Overview
11.21.2 Products & Services
11.22 Global Polymers
11.22.1 Business Overview
11.22.2 Products & Services
11.23 Shanghai Lianle Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd
11.23.1 Business Overview
11.23.2 Products & Services
11.24 Nitto Denko Corporation
11.24.1 Business Overview
11.24.2 Products & Services
11.25 Shandong Ningjin Xinxing Chemical Co. Ltd.
11.25.1 Business Overview
11.25.2 Products & Services

12 Appendix
12.1 Discussion Guide
12.2 Knowledge Store: Subscription Portal
12.3 Introducing Rt: Real Time Market Intelligence
12.4 Available Customizations
12.5 Related Reports

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  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Braskem S.A.
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Cp Medical, Inc.
  • Crown Plastics Company, Inc
  • E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc.
  • Garland Manufacturing Company
  • Global Polymers
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • King Plastic Corporation
  • Koninklijke Dsm N.V.
  • Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co. Ltd
  • Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Orthoplastics
  • Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
  • Redwood Plastics
  • Rochling Engineering Plastics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
  • Shandong Ningjin Xinxing Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Shanghai Lianle Chemical Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd
  • Teijin Limited
  • Toyobo Co. Limited
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