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Vinyl Acetate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 120 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5174861
The market for vinyl acetate is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market is now estimated to reach pre-pandemic levels and is expected to grow steadily.

Key Highlights

  • Increased adhesive use in food packaging and growing use in solar power generation are augmenting the market's growth.
  • Stringent health and environmental regulations and fluctuating raw material prices will likely hinder the market's growth.
  • EVA uses for 3D-printed medical drug delivery devices are projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific is witnessing the highest growth rate due to the growing demand from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Vinyl Acetate Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Solar Industry

  • Most solar cells use ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) to encapsulate photovoltaic (PV) modules. It is due to its advantages, such as good light transmittance and elasticity, excellent melt fluidity, low processing temperature, and adhesive property.
  • The use of solar cells is constantly increasing worldwide. With increasing government support, the newly installed solar photovoltaic cell capacity increased worldwide over the past decade.
  • The total installed capacity of solar photovoltaics is increasing continually. Global cumulative solar PV capacity reached 940 GW in 2021, according to SolarPower Europe.
  • The solar market's growth represents a shift towards distributed and renewable energy technologies. Moreover, the solar PV capacity is expected to surpass 2.3 TW over the next three years, with an increase of over 1.4 TW compared to 2021. Additionally, around 168 GW of new PV capacity was installed in 2021.
  • Further, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the solar energy capacity in India peaked at nearly 49.7 GW in 2021. Thus, boosting the growth of the market studied.
  • Therefore, the factors above are expected to increase solar energy usage, increasing the vinyl acetate demand during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is to witness robust growth in the vinyl acetate market, owing to the increasing expenditure on construction and the automotive industry in countries like China.
  • China stands as the largest producer in the automotive industry. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturing, the production of New Energy Passenger Vehicles in the country witnessed a year-on-year increase of 97.8 % in December 2022.
  • Further, the production of New Energy Commercial Vehicles in the country witnessed a year-on-year increase of 81% in December 2022. Thus, the expanding automotive market is expected to increase the demand for vinyl acetate in the region.
  • Vinyl acetate is widely used to produce paints, coatings, adhesives, and packaging materials. With China being a significant player in these markets, the demand for vinyl acetate is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • Further, the Indian government increased public spending on infrastructure. For instance, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation's Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division, the government had 1,559 projects in the pipeline valued at approx USD 354 billion as of May 2022.
  • Furthermore, owing to a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects in several sectors, the Indian construction industry will grow significantly during the forecast period.
  • Therefore, as vinyl acetate finds varied applications in end-user industries, such as coatings, adhesives, primers, etc., the demand for vinyl acetate is projected to increase in the country during the forecast period.

Vinyl Acetate Industry Overview

The vinyl acetate market is consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Celanese Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, KURARAY CO., LTD., and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., among others (in no particular order).

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increased Use of Adhesives in Food Packaging
4.1.2 Increasing Use in the Solar Power Generation Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Health and Environmental Regulations
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)
5.1 Application
5.1.1 Polyvinyl Acetate
5.1.2 Polyvinyl Alcohol
5.1.3 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
5.1.4 Other Applications
5.2 End-user Industry
5.2.1 Solar
5.2.2 Automotive
5.2.3 Building and Construction
5.2.4 Packaging
5.2.5 Textile
5.2.6 Other End-user Industries
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy Russia France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa

6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Arkema
6.4.2 Celanese Corporation
6.4.3 China Petrochemical Corporation
6.4.5 DCC
6.4.6 Exxon Mobil Corporation
6.4.7 INEOS
6.4.8 Innospec
6.4.9 Kemipex
6.4.10 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
6.4.11 Nippon Chemical Industrial CO., LTD.
6.4.12 Sipchem Company
6.4.13 Wacker Chemie AG

7.1 Use of EVA for 3D Printed Medical Drug Delivery Devices

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Arkema
  • Celanese Corporation
  • China Petrochemical Corporation
  • DCC
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Innospec
  • Kemipex
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • Nippon Chemical Industrial CO., LTD.
  • Sipchem Company
  • Wacker Chemie AG