Increasing Application from the HVAC Industry
Elastomers have found an increase in use in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry in the recent years, in the form of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), as they are cost-effective, highly functional, and adaptable. Unitary air conditioners comprise the largest share of total HVAC equipment demand. The high demand from both, commercial and residential, sectors, will promote the market for the same. TPE also finds application in HVAC systems in automobiles. Japanese auto parts manufacturer, Denso Corporation, used TPE produced by PolyOne for its HVAC system in a recent car model. Such applications have led to the growing use of TPE in HVAC applications. This, in turn, is driving the demand for elastomers market.
Automotive - The Fastest Growing Segment by Usage
Growing demand from automotive industry is the main driver for the elastomers market. It is primarily used in belts and hoses, bellows, gaskets, as instrument panels for soft touch. Around 40% of all products, consumed worldwide, are used in vehicle manufacturing. Therefore, the development of the automotive and transport industries, as well as, their parts, components and OEM suppliers, is an important indicator for the future TPE demand. Growing demand for lightweight and high-performance plastics in automotive industry, to provide increased efficiency and design flexibility, is primarily responsible for growth of TPE market. High-performance thermoplastic elastomers also offer manufacturers advantage of design and comparable strength of steel, which help in reducing weight and controlling emission of greenhouse gases.
Asia-Pacific to dominate the Market
Asia-Pacific is projected to lead the market due to growing automotive production and sales through different countries, such as China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. China is the leading market regarding consumption of elastomers in the construction, automotive, electrical & electronics and footwear industries. Increased Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives have further led to the growth of the Chinese construction industry. Regions, such as ASEAN countries, India, Taiwan, and Pacific Islands, among others with emerging economy have witnessed increased demand for automotive, consumer durables and electronics products mainly due to increasing disposable income and a growing middle class contribute to the high demand for used products. Overall, the market for TPE in Asia-Pacific is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period.
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Major Players: BASF SE, DowDupont, Covestro, Kuraray and Huntsman Corp., among others.
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1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insight
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power Of Consumers
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 of TPE from Automotive Industry
4.1.2 Advancement in Processing Industry
4.1.3 Increasing Application from the HVAC Industry
4.2.1 Market Saturation in Applications
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3.1 Shifting Focus toward the Development of Bio-Based Products
4.3.2 Increasing application in Fabrication of Medical Instruments
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Thermoset Elastomers
22.214.171.124 Nitrile rubber (NBR)
126.96.36.199.1 Carboxylated nitriles (XNBR)
188.8.131.52.2 Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR)
184.108.40.206 Ethylene Propylene (EPR)
220.127.116.11 Fluorocarbon Elastomers (FKM)
5.1.2 Thermoplastic Elastomers
18.104.22.168 Styrenic block copolymers (TPS)
22.214.171.124 Polyolefin blends (TPO)
126.96.36.199 Elastomeric alloys (TPV)
188.8.131.52 Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU)
5.2 By Application
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 United Arab Emirates
6.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and 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 and Recent Developments)
8.1 API S.P.A.
8.3 Austin Novel Materials Co.
8.4 Bailey-Parks Urethane Inc.
8.5 BASF SE
8.9 Ding-Zing Chemical Products Co. Ltd.
8.10 Hexpol Compounding
8.11 Huafon Group
8.12 Huntsman Corp.
8.13 Kuraray Co., Ltd.
8.14 Lubrizol Corp.
8.15 Miracll Chemicals Ltd
8.16 PolyOne Corporation
8.17 Wanhua Group
8.18 Advanced Elastomer Systems
*List Not Exhausative
**Subject to availability on public domain
- API S.P.A.
- Austin Novel Materials Co.
- Bailey-Parks Urethane Inc.
- BASF SE
- Ding-Zing Chemical Products Co. Ltd.
- Hexpol Compounding
- Huafon Group
- Huntsman Corp.
- Kuraray Co. Ltd.
- Lubrizol Corp.
- Miracll Chemicals Ltd
- PolyOne Corporation
- Wanhua Group
- Advanced Elastomer Systems