Plastic Dielectric Films Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Plastic Dielectric Films Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (PTEF, PEN, PET, PP, PPS & PVDF), By Application (Electrical & Electronics, Automobile, Solar & Wind Energy System), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-823-7
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 125

Industry Insights

The global plastic dielectric films market size was valued at USD 1.10 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period. Rising demand from renewable energy systems is potentially driving the market growth. Plastic dielectric films are mainly utilized as insulators, which possess the ability to transmit a small amount of electrical energy at higher temperatures. Dielectric constant, as well as dissipation factor, are among the key factors, which determine the dielectric properties of a plastic film.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is likely to be the largest product segment in the coming years. A substantial portion of the revenue is expected to be generated through this segment. Plastic dielectric films are widely used in renewable energy systems, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal energy, as they are lightweight and possess properties like refractory operating temperature, compact size, etc.

U.S. plastic dielectric films market

Rapidly growing solar market owing to increasing capacities is also expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Furthermore, favorable government initiatives in APAC and increasing investments in MEA are fueling market growth. According to REN21, the global renewable energy policy network managed by lean secretariat based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Paris, France, the capacity of wind energy power generation reached around 11% of the global capacity and stood at 539 GW in 2017.

More than 90 countries including Brazil, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, and the U.S. have been operating in commercial wind power activity and have more than 1GW energy generation on average, at present. Strong growth in some of the largest markets, such as Germany, China, the U.S., the U.K., and India, is prominently driven by the significant changes in policies and regulations. However, fluctuating prices of raw materials are anticipated to have a negative impact on the global market.

Ethylene glycol, terephthalic acid, and plastic polymer resins, which are derive from crude oil, are the major raw materials used in the manufacturing of plastic dielectric films. Fluctuation in the prices of crude oil owing to various demand and supply aspects, natural disasters, and seasonal variations, has an impact on all its by-products, such as polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinylidene difluoride, etc. Political instability in oil-producing nations, such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia, has also resulted in extreme price fluctuations.

Product Insights

Based on product, the plastic dielectric films market is segmented into PET, Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Polypropylene (PP), and Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) & Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF). Polyethylene terephthalate was the dominant product segment in 2018 and is expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Polyester possesses a comparatively higher dielectric constant as compared to Polypropylene (PP), which results in its demand in the production of small-sized capacitors. Capacitors made using PET films are cheaper and dissipate more power. They are mostly used in general applications, such as bypassing, decoupling, blocking, and various other noise suppression circuits. However, the properties of PET make these capacitors unsuitable for high-frequency AC applications.

Application Insights

Based on application, market is segmented into electrical & electronics, automobiles, solar & wind energy, and others. Electrical & electronics was the largest application segment in 2018 and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. These are extensively used in electrical & electronics applications, such as telecommunication, power transmissions wire & cable, laminates, motor/compressor sealed units, fractional horsepower motors & industrial insulation, capacitor, integrated circuit, and cable warp. It is also used in various display technologies, such as LCD, LEDs, and OLEDs.

Global plastic dielectric films market

The product is witnessing an augmented demand, mainly from the electrical & electronics sector as it offers excellent dielectric strength, thermal stability, cut-through resistance, low shrinkage, excellent moisture resistance, high-temperature durability, and enhanced dielectric & handling characteristics for coating, die cutting, embossing, and laminating operations. In addition, it serves as a significant barrier for membrane touch switches and flexible circuits. However, the solar & wind energy system segment is likely to register the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific was the dominant regional segment and accounted for 35.34% of the total revenue share in 2018. It is projected to expand further on account of rising product demand from the key industries including automobile, electrical & electronics, and solar & wind energy. China led the regional market, in terms of both volume and revenue. Rapidly expanding electrical & electronics industry, mainly in Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, is also driving the demand in the region.

Plastic Dielectric Films Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by the presence of various well-established companies, such as SABIC, KOPAFLIM Elecktrofolien GmbH, Coveme spa, Indorma Ventures Public Company Limited, and Bolloré Group. The industry will remain highly competitive over the years to come as the key companies are focusing on expanding their global market presence.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Kilotons, Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, 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 plastic dielectric films market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

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

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate

    • Polypropylene

    • Polytetrafluoroethylene

    • Polyethylene Naphthalate

    • Polyphenylene Sulfide & Polyvinylidene Difluoride

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

    • Electrical & Electronics

    • Solar & Wind Energy Systems

    • Automobiles

    • Aircrafts

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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