GVR Report cover Copolyester Elastomers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Copolyester Elastomers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Medical), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW), And Segment Forecasts, 2015 - 2020

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-053-8
  • Number of Pages: 70
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The shift in the trend toward replacing metals, rubbers, and polymers that are hazardous to the environment has been acting as one of the primary factors driving the demand for thermoplastic elastomers in the recent past. Copolyester elastomers (COPEs) emerged as one of the fastest-growing members of the thermoplastic elastomer family. Growing demand for high-performance, low-weight materials from the automotive industry has been driving the demand for COPEs in the past, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.

Copolyester elastomers outweigh other members of the thermoplastic elastomer family in terms of their chemical and physical properties. COPEs have properties similar to that of vulcanized elastomers. Fuel-efficient automobiles have emerged as the latest strategy of automobile manufacturers to attain sustainability. One primary way to increase the fuel efficiency of automobiles is to reduce the overall weight of automobiles.

Global copolyester elastomer market

Thermoplastic elastomers (including COPEs) have emerged as the most preferred choice of polymers for automobile manufacturers in order to achieve this goal. COPEs have excellent tear and tensile strength, abrasion resistance and flex life, and good electrical properties. In addition, their high resistance to fuel, oil, and chemicals make them ideal for under the hood automotive applications. Developed countries of Europe along with the U.S. and Japan account for a greater chunk of the global copolyester elastomers market owing to the growing demand for high-performance materials for under the hood automotive applications.

However, the market in these developed economies is about to reach its saturation and the demand for COPEs is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next decade. However, demand for COPEs in medical applications has emerged as a potential market in these countries and is expected to drive its future market. Emerging economies of the Asia Pacific and Latin America, on the other hand, hold great potential in the near future owing to the growing automobile market mainly in China, India, and Brazil. Major automobile manufacturers have been making their presence in these emerging markets by the means of acquisition and alliances with local manufacturers

Growing demand for high-performance low weight materials from the automotive industry has been driving the demand for COPEs in the past and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Copolyester elastomers outweigh other members of thermoplastic elastomer family in terms of their chemical and physical properties. COPEs have properties similar to that of vulcanized elastomers. Fuel-efficient automobiles have emerged as the latest strategy of automobile manufacturers in order to attain sustainability.

Developed countries of Europe along with the U.S. and Japan account for a greater chunk of the global market owing to the growing demand for high performance materials for under the hood automotive applications. However, the market in these developed economies is about to reach its saturation and the demand for COPEs is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next decade.

Application Insights

The automotive sector emerged as the leading application segment and accounted for 49.67% of total market volume in 2013, and the segment is also expected to be the fastest-growing application market for COPEs at an estimated CAGR of 4.94% from 2014 to 2020. COPEs have been experiencing rapid growth in the automotive industry due to increased focus on the reduction of weight of the vehicle which results in increased fuel efficiency and speed.

Copolyester elastomer market

The growing automotive industry in India and China results in augmented demand for fuel-efficient cars. Stringent government rules in North America regarding reduction in vehicular weight have increased the use of COPEs in the automotive market. The use of COPEs in medical applications is a relatively unexplored market. The use of COPEs in electrical applications is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecasted period.

Regional Insights

North America was the largest consumer of COPEs due to the presence of the automotive market in the region. Stringent government rules regarding automotive weight have also helped the growth of this market. North America accounted for 39.14% of total market volume in 2013. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market for COPEs at an estimated CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020. Consumption of COPEs is concentrated predominantly in the United States, Europe, and Japan with China emerging as a major consumer owing to the growth of the domestic automotive industry. In addition, the developing economies of India, Brazil, and Russia are expected to be the key consumers over the forecast period on account of the developing consumer goods market in the region. North America and Europe are mature markets for COPEs and are expected to grow at a relatively sluggish rate over the forecast period.

Competitive Insights

The global market for Copolyester elastomers is fragmented among many companies including Bayer Ag, BASF, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Dow Chemicals, DuPont, Huntsman Corporation, LG Chem Ltd., Lubrizol, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Nippon Polyurethane, etc.

Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Base year for estimation

2014

Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 - 2014

Forecast period

2015 - 2020

Market representation

Volume in Kilo Tons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2015 to 2020

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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