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Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market 2017-2021

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market 2017-2021

About Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is classified under the sub-segments of thermoplastic polyethylene (TPE). UHMWPE consists of long chains of polyethylene (PE) with very high molecular mass, which is almost ten times greater than the density of PE responsible for high tensile strength, impact strength, and low coefficient of friction used in high-performance applications. UHMWPE is an odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic polyethylene.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market to grow at a CAGR of 9.49% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Honeywell International
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Royal DSM
Other prominent vendors
  • Artek
  • Braskem
  • CP Medical
  • Crown Plastics Company
  • Rochling Engineering Plastics
  • SABIC
  • Shandong Buoy & Pipe Industry
  • Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
  • Teijin Group
  • Toyobo
Market driver
  • Increasing demand from the medical implant industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Uncertainty in demand and supply of UHMWPE across the globe
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emphasis on sustainable production methods
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market: Asahi Kasei, Celanese Corporation, Honeywell International, LyondellBasell Industries, Mitsui Chemicals, and Royal DSM.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Artek, Braskem, CP Medical, Crown Plastics Company, Rochling Engineering Plastics, SABIC, Shandong Buoy & Pipe Industry, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, Teijin Group, and Toyobo.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emphasis on sustainable production methods. Nowadays, the focus of the consumers is on sustainability. Favorable government regulations are facilitating green procurement policies, which has put pressure on manufacturers to use sustainable production methods.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing demand from the medical implant industry. UHMWPE-based implants have gained popularity in applications such as orthopedic and cardiovascular implants. Orthopedic implants include knee replacement, shoulder implants, ankle implants, spinal implants, hip replacements, and bone substitutes. Implants made from UHMWPE exhibit high life span, improved strength, and better tensile strength, which prevents crack or break. UHMWPE-based fibers are used in cardiovascular devices; they are gradually replacing polyethylene terephthalate fibers owing to properties such as small size and enhanced flexibility.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is uncertainty in demand and supply of UHMWPE across the globe. The growing plastic chemical producing capacity by cost-effective producers in North America, the Middle East, and China is driving oversupply of UHMWPE, which could create pressure and lower the profitability margins. Globally, it is expected that the UHMWPE production will be more than 24 million metric tons during the forecast period. This could affect the demand and supply equilibrium that could lower profitability margin for UHMWPE vendors. The North American UHMWPE producers will achieve the economies of scale because of this oversupply.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Kasei, Celanese Corporation, Honeywell International, LyondellBasell Industries, Mitsui Chemicals, Royal DSM, Artek, Braskem, CP Medical, Crown Plastics Company, Rochling Engineering Plastics, SABIC, Shandong Buoy & Pipe Industry, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, Teijin Group, and Toyobo.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Categorization of specialty polymer
      • Table Various forms of UHMWPE
  • Market landscape
    • Global UHMWPE market
      • Table Global UHMWPE market segmentation by application
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by geography
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global UHMWPE market in 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE market 2016-2021
    • Five force analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global UHMWPE market by application
      • Table Global UHMWPE by application in 2016
      • Table Global UHMWPE by application in 2021
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by application 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by medical
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by the medical segment 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE by the medical segment 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by batteries
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by batteries 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by batteries 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by additives
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by additives 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by additives 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by filtration
      • Table Global UHMWPE market in filtration segment for 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global UHMWPE market in filtration segment 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by membranes
      • Table Global UHMWPE market in membranes segment for 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by membranes 2016-2021
    • Global UHMWPE market by fibers
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by fibers 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global UHMWPE market by fiber 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of UHMWPE market
      • Table Geographic segmentation of UHMWPE market in 2016
      • Table Geographic segmentation of UHMWPE market in 2021
    • UHMWPE market for Americas
      • Table UHMWPE market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table UHMWPE market in Americas 2016-2021
    • UHMWPE market in Europe
      • Table UHMWPE market for Europe region 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: UHMWPE market for Europe region 2016-2021
    • UHMWPE market in APAC
      • Table UHMWPE market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table UHMWPE market in APAC 2016-2021
    • UHMWPE market in ROW
      • Table UHMWPE market for ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table UHMWPE market for ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Total number of knee replacement in the US 2016
      • Table Superior properties of UHMWPE
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emphasis on sustainable production methods
    • Demand for UHMWPE in 3D bone grafting
    • Increasing medical tourism in APAC
      • Table Price of knee surgery across several countries 2015
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Kasei
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Business segmentation by product
    • Celanese Corporation
      • Table Celanese Corporation: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Celanese Corporation: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Celanese Corporation: Business segmentation by business units
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Honeywell International: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by end-users
    • LyondellBasell Industries
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table LyondellBasell: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table LyondellBasell Industries: Business segmentation by products
    • Mitsui Chemicals
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by application
    • Royal DSM
      • Table Royal DSM: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Royal DSM: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Royal DSM: Business segmentation by end-user
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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