GVR Report cover Impact Modifier Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Impact Modifier Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Nylon, PVC, PBT, Engineering Plastics), By Product (AIM, ABS, MBS, CPE, EPDM, ASA), By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-459-8
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global impact modifier market size was estimated at USD 3.28 billion in 2017. It is projected to progress at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2018 to 2025. Rising demand from various end-use industries such as packaging, construction, automotive, and consumer goods is likely to augment the market in the forthcoming years. In addition, the unavailability of close substitutes is anticipated to work in favor of the market.

The U.S. accounts for the leading share in the market in North America for impact modifiers. It is also poised to be a prominent contributor to the global market during the forecast period. The growth of the market in the country can be attributed to increasing applicability of PVC products in various end-use industries. Impact modifiers are widely used in the production of PVC products owing to its advantageous properties such as excellent weather resistance, impact performance, and gloss properties.

U.S. impact modifier market

Growing industrialization, especially in developing countries, is positively influencing the growth of the overall market. The product comes with several beneficial characteristics such as superior weatherability, flammability, processability, and optical & tensile properties. Technological advancements to enhance its properties are expected to spur the growth of the market.

Impact modifier increases impact strength and flexibility to meet the physical properties of rigid components. Several unmodified polymers such as styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS) are brittle at ambient temperatures. On the other hand, other polymers such as polyolefins and polyamides are ductile at ambient temperatures. All impact modifiers are elastomeric in nature with lower modulus than host polymer.

Product Insights

Impact modifiers are utilized in various polymer products such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), acrylic (AIM), acrylonitrile/styrene/acrylate (ASA), methacrylate butadiene styrene (MBS), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and chlorinated polyethylene (CPE). They are used as additives in these polymer resins to enhance toughness. It also increases durability and impact resistance of molded and extruded plastics, especially those subject to impact forces or cold weather service.

In terms of revenue, ABS represented the dominant share in the market in 2017. On account of its excellent toughness and resistance, the product type has experienced tremendous market growth over the past years. On the other hand, MBS is estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Application Insights

PVC application will lead the impact modifiers market throughout the forecast horizon and is projected to hold over three-quarters of the overall revenue by 2025. Easy and low-cost availability is likely to contribute to the growth of the segment. Moreover, increasing applications of PVC products in various industries are anticipated to boost overall market growth during the same period.

The PBT segment is also poised to experience healthy growth in terms of revenue during the same period. Impact modifier enhances impact strength of PBT compounds while improving hydrolysis resistance and maintaining other properties for higher product quality. It provides super tough impact resistance while improving hydrolysis.

End-Use Insights

On the basis of end-use, the market has been divided into packaging, construction, consumer goods, automotive, and others. Construction is expected to be the fastest-growing end-use segment, expanding at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period. The market is also benefitting from the rapid expansion of the automotive industry worldwide. Impact modifiers are used to manufacture interior and exterior parts of automobiles such as door panels, instrument panels, consoles, pillars, door panel skin, window seals, and body side cladding.

Packaging was the largest end-use segment in the market in terms of revenue in 2017. It is expected to retain its position through 2025. The product is widely used in packaging applications owing to its ability to offer an ideal balance between crease-whitening resistance and clarity for packaging applications. Increasing demand for pharmaceutical and food packaging is bolstering the growth of the packaging industry, which in turn is supporting the growth of the market.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is projected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period on account of increasing demand for polymer products in various end-use industries in major economies such as China, India, and Japan. The region is likely to be at the forefront of the market in terms of revenue throughout the forecast horizon.

Global impact modifier market

The market in North America is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the same period. Robust growth of several end-use industries, especially packaging and construction, is poised to fuel the demand for impact modifies in the region. Surging demand for convenience food and rising beverage consumption is providing a push to the regional market.

Impact Modifier Market Share Insights

The market is fragmented in nature and marked by presence of a large number of global and regional players. Akdeniz Kimya San. Ve Tic. A.S., E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., The DOW Chemical Company, Lanxess AG, Evonik Industries AG, Kaneka Corporation, Addivant, LG Chem Ltd., Arkema Group, and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation are some of the key players engaged in R&D and manufacturing activities of high-quality and cost-effective impact modifiers.

Presence of a raft of regional and global players has set competitive rivalry in the market high. The degree of rivalry varies depending on innovation in technology, product demand, distribution network, and regulatory compliance.

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, Middle East & Africa

Report coverage      

Revenue forecast, Competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Country Scope

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

15% free customization scope (equivalent to 5 analyst working days)

If you need specific information, which is not currently within the scope of the report, we will provide it to you as a part of customization

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the 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 impact modifier market report on the basis of product, application, end-use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • AIM

    • ABS

    • MBS

    • CPE

    • EPDM

    • ASA

    • Others

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

    • PVC 

    • Engineering Plastics 

    • PBT 

    • Nylon

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Packaging 

    • Construction 

    • Consumer Goods 

    • Automotive 

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • The U.K.

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

gvr icn


gvr icn

This FREE sample includes data points, ranging from trend analyses to estimates and forecasts. See for yourself.

gvr icn


We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities. Contact us now

Certified Icon

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is safe and secure. For more details, please read our privacy policy.