Fluoroelastomer Market by Type (Fluorocarbon, Fluorosilicone, Perfluoroelastomers), End-Use Industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Energy & Power, Chemical Processing, Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical & Food Processing), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022
The fluoroelastomers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% in terms of value, from 2017 to 2022
The fluoroelastomers market is expected to reach USD 1.64 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.2% increasing from USD 1.21 billion in 2017. Fluoroelastomers are used in the manufacture of sealing products such as O-rings, seals & gaskets, and hoses. The growing demand for high performance elastomers in the automotive, aerospace, and semiconductor industries is projected to drive the market for fluoroelastomers during the forecast period.
The perfluoroelastomers type segment of the fluoroelastomers market is projected grow at the highest CAGR between 2017 and 2022
Perfluoroelastomers are specialty high-performance elastomers possessing exceptional chemical resistance and high temperature stability. These are copolymers made of tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoromethylvinyl ether. Perfluoroelastomers can be used for all applications wherein the properties of fluorocarbon elastomers are not sufficient. Perfluoroelastomers can withstand higher temperature ranges providing excellent chemical resistance for longer durations when compared to other kinds of fluoroelastomers. Perfluoroelastomers are used to manufacture high performance O-rings and seals which find applications in the energy & power, oil and gas recovery, semiconductor manufacture, pharmaceutical & chemical processing, and aerospace industries.
Asia Pacific was the largest market for fluoroelastomers in 2016, and is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Asia Pacific is the largest market for fluoroelastomers, and the trend is expected to continue till 2022. China is the key market in the region, accounting for more than half of the demand for fluoroelastomers in the Asia Pacific. China is followed by Japan, South Korea, and India, where consumption is growing at a steady pace. China is emerging as an important hub in the fluoroelastomers industry as it witnesses new facilities being established.
Increase in the consumption of fluoroelastomers for automotive, semiconductors, and chemical processing has been observed in the Asia Pacific due to continued industrialization and rise in the manufacturing sector of the region. Growing demand in consumer industries for better products along with growing innovations and developments in fluoroelastomers is directly affecting the rise in the use of these fluoroelastomers. High growth and innovations, along with industry consolidations are projected to provide a bright future for the industry in the region.
Extensive primary interviews were conducted to determine and verify the market sizes of various segments and subsegments of the fluoroelastomers market.
The break-up of primary interviews is given below:
• By Company Type - Tier 1 – 30%, Tier 2 – 43%, and Tier 3 – 27%
• By Designation - C level – 21%, Director level – 23%, and Others – 56%
• By Region - North America – 30%, Europe – 18%, Asia Pacific– 41%, and RoW- 11%
The companies operating in the fluoroelastomers market are Asahi Glass Co. (Japan), Daikin Industries (Japan), Dongyue Group Co. (China), DuPont (US), Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (India), HaloPolymer OJSC (Russia), Shanghai 3F New Materials Co. (China), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Japan), Solvay (Belgium), Chemours (US), and 3M (US).
This research report categorizes the fluoroelastomers market based on type, application, end-use industry, and region. The report includes detailed information regarding the major factors, such as drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities influencing the growth of the fluoroelastomers market. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been undertaken to provide insights into their businesses and the products & services offered by them. The report also delineates the key strategies, such as expansions, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and agreements adopted by the leading players to strengthen their positions in the fluoroelastomers market.
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