The major driving force for fluoropolymers is the realization that these products can increase the life cycle of exterior coatings and subsequently increase the time between recoats. This complements the products and also reduces the costs of infrastructure management by eliminating the number of recoats.
The Fluoropolymers market is estimated at 289.7 KT in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9%, over the next six years to reach 386.0 KT by 2020. Asia-Pacific, with its thriving economies and rapidly expanding population, is expected to experience highest growth rate between 2014 and 2020.
North America dominated the global fluoropolymers market, accounting for a major share in overall consumption in 2014. Asia-Pacific and Europe remained second and third largest fluoropolymers consuming regions. North America, owing to its fast pace of economic advancement and huge demand from a wide range of industries such as electrical and electronics and automobiles, is a frontrunner in the consumption of fluoropolymer. In recent years, Asia-Pacific registered a strong demand for fluoropolymers and the trend is expected to continue in the near future, driven by China and India. The low cost production of PTFE in China is expected to encourage manufacturers to open production facilities in China. Market participants are continuously focusing on the Asia-Pacific region to gain market share and improve profitability.
Fluoropolymers are used in an increasing number of markets – from Coatings & Liners, Mechanical Parts & Components, Films, Additives and number of other segments.
The increasing penetration of low volume fluoropolymer such as PVDF and FEP in uses such as semiconductor manufacturing, wire and cable insulation, and coating in construction applications are expected to lead the market towards product innovation and material development. Also, the development of melt processable PTFE is expected to help the future prospects of the maturing PTFE market.
Rising continuous rise of environmental concerns has resulted in a new legislation that threatens Fluoropolymers manufacturers, and the rising raw material costs may dampen the overall growth during the period.
The major opportunities in the Fluoropolymers market lies in its increasing demand in industrial maintenance sector particularly due to their chemical and oil resistance property. With the increasing need for protection from UV exposure, use of Fluoropolymers in additives is being practiced increasingly.
What the report contains
The report elucidates the situation of fluoropolymers around the world and studies the markets of the fluoropolymers type which include PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), FEP (fluorinated ethylene-propylene), ETFE (polyethylenetetrafluoroethylene), PCTFE (polychlorotrifluoroethylene), PVF (polyvinylfluoride) and others.
Lastly, the report is divided by geography - North Americas, Europe, the Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America and Middle-East & Africa (MEA); where-in the market share of each region is analyzed and estimates are provided for the next 6 years. The various applications of fluoropolymers have been discussed in detail in addition to a comprehensive overview of the market.
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials, Recent Developments)
8.1 Afton Plastics
8.2 3M Company
8.3 Arkema Sa
8.4 Solvay Sa
8.5 Honeywell International Inc.
8.6 E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
8.7 Quadrant Ag
8.8 Fluorotherm Polymers Inc.
8.9 Asahi Glass Co. Ltd
8.10 Fluoro-Plastics Incorporated
8.11 Daikin Industries Ltd
8.12 Dongyue Group Ltd
8.13 Fluoro-Plastics Incorporated
8.14 Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd
8.15 Halopolymer Ojsc
8.16 Kureha Corporation
8.17 Parker Hannifin Corporation
8.18 Total Plastics
8.20 Shamrock Technologies
8.21 Shanghai 3f New Materials Company Ltd
8.22 Simona Ag
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