Global thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market is expected to reach USD 19.76 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. High substitution rate of thermoplastic elastomers, such as TPU and TPO, as an alternative to ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) in construction materials is expected to drive TPE demand over the forecast period. Growing demand for lightweight, high performance materials from automotive industry in order to improve fuel efficiency by reducing overall weight of automobiles is expected to fuel TPE demand over the forecast period. Volatile prices of key raw material such as styrene, propylene and polyurethane are expected to remain a key challenge for market participants.
SBC was the single largest product segment and accounted for 47.1% of total market volume in 2014. Increasing demand for SIS, particularly in China & India, in automotive applications is expected to drive the product segment growth over the next seven years. Paving & roofing was the leading application segment for SBC and accounted for almost 35% of the product volume in 2014.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
Global thermoplastic elastomers market was 4.01 million tons in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2015 to 2022.
Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) is expected to witness the highest growth of 6.7% from 2015 to 2022. Increasing demand for specialty high performance plastics in automotive industry is expected to drive TPV demand.
Asia Pacific was the largest regional market and accounted for over 40% of total consumption in 2014. The regional market is characterized by high industrial growth as a result of favorable government policies and monetary framework encouraging private investments in manufacturing sector. China and India are major TPE consumers are expected to grow exponentially over the forecast period. These two countries accounted for approximately 66% of the regional demand in 2014.
North America was the leading TPO consumer and accounted for 35.5% of the product volume in 2014. Its increasing demand in industrial & construction applications is expected to drive the regional growth.
Global TPE industry is moderately concentrated with top four companies accounting for over 45% of the overall market share in 2014. Major companies operating globally include Arkema, Bayer MaterialScience, Dynasol Elastomers, Evonik, Kraton and Dow Chemical Co.
Grand View Research has segmented the global thermoplastic elastomers market on the basis of product and region:
Global Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Styrene Block Copolymers (SBC) Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU)
Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS)
Styrene Isoprene Styrene (SIS)
Hydrogenated Styrene Block Copolymers (HSBC)
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO)
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV)
Copolymer Esters (COPE)
Global Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
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