GVR Report cover Elastomers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Elastomers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Consumer Goods, Medical, Automotive, Industrial), By Type (Thermoplastics, Thermosets), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jan 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-786-5
  • Number of Pages: 102
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016

Industry Insights

The global elastomers market size was valued at USD 75.56 billion in 2017 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2018 to 2025. Elastomers are elastic polymers, which are lightly cross-linked and are amorphous along with glass transition temperature. They can be classified as thermoplastic, diene, and non-diene. Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) including SBS and SIS block copolymers contain rigid and soft repeat units. Elastomeric parts are produced through three major production techniques, which include injection molding, compression molding, and transfer molding.

Rising demand from key application areas coupled with advancements in the processing technologies is likely to propel the market growth during the forecast period. Elastomers are witnessing high demand from the automotive industry on account of the rising need for high-performance and lightweight materials in vehicle production. Key properties, such as high durability, strength, and pliability, allow it an ideal material for a variety of applications in the automotive sector.

U.S. elastomers market

The product is used in the manufacturing of puncture-resistant seals, protection of wires and cables, and for better impact-resistance in vehicle interiors. This factor is also likely to drive the overall market throughout the forecast years. Growing population and per capita income levels in Asia Pacific are boosting the automobile sector, which, in turn, will have a positive impact on the market.

Moreover, the availability of cheap labor and other resources in Asia Pacific region is supplementing the growth of automotive manufacturing. This is also expected to contribute significantly to product demand. The region is witnessing heavy investments from key automotive companies, such as BMW AG, Fiat Automobiles S.p.A, Ford Motor Company, Mazda Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Company Ltd., and Jaguar Cars Ltd., which will drive the industry further augmenting the product demand.

Application Insights

Automotive was the largest application segment in 2017. Elastomers witness high demand in the automotive segment. Rapidly expanding the global automobile industry coupled with stringent regulations regarding toxic emissions is creating lucrative growth opportunities for the global elastomers market. Key Tier 1 component suppliers, as well as constructors, are using elastomers for downsizing their product weight and size. Moreover, rising need to reduce carbon emissions as well as fuel consumption is anticipated to boost the product demand further.

Medical is expected to be the fastest-growing application segment during the forecast period. Wide usage of TPEs in the medical application segment, such as in medical gaskets and stoppers, due to their high insulation and molding properties than thermosets will drive the segment. Moreover, TPEs are moldable to fill all sorts of gaps and are high flexibility, which has created a larger demand for these products as substitutes for previously popular thermosets.

Type Insights

Thermosets were estimated as the largest product type segment and accounted for a revenue share of 70% in 2017. The segment is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast period on account of diverse applications of thermosets across several industries. They are cost-effective materials that offer excellent aesthetic appearance and aid in improving the mechanical properties of materials by enhancing the structural integrity as well as heat and chemical resistance. They are also used in the manufacturing of sealed products owing to their resistance to deformation.

Global elastomers market

Thermoplastic elastomers are rubber-like compounds that offer superior electrical properties coupled with excellent toughness, flexibility, and surface aesthetics. These compounds have thermal stability and perform exceptionally even under extremely low temperatures. Furthermore, TPEs withstand tear and abrasion and have great tensile properties. The products do not require any pre-dying and are free of PVCs and phthalate esters. They are also costlier than thermosets.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific was the largest revenue-generating region in 2017. The market in this region is anticipated to expand further during the forecast period owing to growing automotive production in China, Thailand, India, and Indonesia. Moreover, rapid industrialization and urbanization in these countries are driving the construction and manufacturing industries. This, in turn, is contributing to the global market development.

Major automotive OEMs are shifting their production bases to these markets due to low operational costs and escalating demand for passenger cars. This factor is expected to drive product demand over the coming years. North America was the second-largest revenue-generating regional market in 2017. Easy adaptability and cost-efficiency are anticipated to drive the regional market over the forecast period.

Elastomers Market Share Insights

Key companies in the global market include LG Chem. Ltd.; Arkema, Inc.; PolyOne Corporation; Covestro AG; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; The Dow Chemical Company; and Huntsman International LLC. The industry participants are undergoing extensive research & development activities to develop newer blends and effective processing methodologies to gain competitive strength. In August 2018, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launched a new custom elastomer, designed especially for HTHP wellhead tubing and hanger sealing applications.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Kilotons, Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Italy, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global elastomers market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Thermoset

    • Thermoplastic

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Automotive

    • Medical

    • Consumer Goods

    • Industrial

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • U.K.

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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