High Heat Foam Market Is Projected To Reach $13.89 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global High Heat Foam Market is expected to reach USD 13.89 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for high heat foams in automotive and aerospace industries is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period. Growing automotive industry coupled with rising need for lightweight vehicles is expected to fuel industry growth over the forecast period. Need for fuel-efficient vehicles along with government regulations regarding automotive pollution is expected to further drive the market in near future.

Growing aerospace industry is anticipated to fuel high heat foams demand over the forecast period. The surge in demand for high heat foams in sports and leisure applications, especially in the Asia Pacific, is also expected to impel high heat foams demand over the next eight years.

Automotive was the leading consumer and accounted for 32.5% of global demand in 2015. Increasing automotive production in China, India, Thailand, and Indonesia is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period. Aerospace also contributed significantly towards the overall market share in terms of revenue. This can be attributed to the high cost of aerospace grade high heat foams than that of other grades available in the market. Growth in the commercial aviation segment is expected to fuel high heat foams demand over the next eight years.

U.S. High Heat Foam Market volume by product, 2014 – 2024 (Kilo Tons)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The global High Heat Foam Market demand was 1,442.6 kilo tons in 2015 and is expected to reach 2,206.3 kilo tons by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2016 to 2024
  • Silicone was the leading product segment and accounted for 35.1% of total demand in 2015. Growing demand for these products in the industrial sector is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period.
  • Melamine is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2016 to 2024. The high growth may be attributed to rising use in aerospace sector owing to various to benefits such as excellent thermal insulation.
  • Asia Pacific was the leading consumer and accounted for 45.5% of global volume in 2015 owing to growing automotive and construction industry in the region. It is also expected to witness the highest growth of 5.6% over the forecast period.
  • Major companies operating in the global high heat foams industry include Intec Foams, BASF SE, Sabic, Sinoyqx, UBE Industries, Ltd., Armacell International S.A., Puren Gmbh, Evonik Industries, Wacker Chemie AG, and Rogers Corporation.

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Expanded Polypropylene Foam Market Will Reach USD 1.30 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam market is expected to reach USD 1.30 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The rapid growth of the automotive industry in recent years has been a major factor driving market growth. Further, the increasing application scope of the product in the consumer goods, construction, and packaging industries is expected to have significant impacts on the overall market growth over the coming years.

The product witnessed wide application in the automotive industry for the manufacture of floor, door and hood panels, primarily for noise and thermal insulation in passenger and commercial cars. The considerable growth of the automotive industry in Germany, China, and India is expected to drive product demand over the projected period.

The increasing use of molded EPP foam products in protective and flexible packaging applications for numerous verticals, including medical, consumer electronics, food & beverages, household appliances, and industrial equipment, is expected to drive the industry growth over the forecast period.

The consumer goods vertical is expected to witness the highest growth over the coming years, projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period, in terms of revenue. The rapidly growing consumer goods industry across major economies of Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America is expected to drive the product demand over the forecast years. 

U.S. EPP foam market revenue by product, 2014 – 2025 (USD Million)

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The EPP foam industry was estimated at USD 896.4 million in 2016 and is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period on account of increasing application scope of the product in consumer goods and protective packaging industry verticals

  • The medium density segment accounted for a considerable share in 2016 and is expected to witness the highest growth of 4.7% over the forecast period owing to increasing application scope in consumer goods and furniture applications
  • The product demand in the consumer goods segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period, primarily on account of increasing application scope in the rapidly-growing consumer goods industry worldwide
  • The Asia Pacific region dominated the overall industry revenue in 2016 and is expected to witness the highest growth of 5.3% during the forecast period, on account of high product application scope in the growing automotive, consumer goods, and packaging verticals
  • The key strategies adopted by the industry players include capacity expansions, mergers & acquisitions, technical collaborations, and distribution agreements. For instance, in March 2016, JSP Corporation completed the expansion of EPP foam manufacturing facility in Thailand.

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Electronic Adhesives Market Will Reach USD 7.80 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global electronic adhesives market is expected to reach USD 7.80 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Electronic adhesives have enhanced intrinsic conductive and thermal properties which enable them to substitute soldering systems. Increasing significance of compact devices including flash drives, CDs, and communication drives is expected to drive demand over the forecast period.

Shift in trend toward miniaturization of electronic components has created need for these adhesives. Replacement of PCBs with multi-chip modules has also prompted product demand. PCBs are laminated plastic boards that utilized these adhesives in surface-mount components, bonding conformal coatings, wire tacking and encapsulating components. High installation costs for laminating & packaging machinery and product assembly are expected to remain key challenges for industry participants.

Electrically conductive adhesives emerged as the largest product segment and accounted for over 40% of total market volume in 2014. The segment is expected to gain share over next seven years on account of high demand across key end-use industries including automotive, building & construction and medical. UV curing adhesives market is expected to witness significant gains over the forecast period on account of their increasing penetration across medical industry.

U.S. electronic adhesives market revenue by product, 2012 – 2022 (USD Million)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Global electronic adhesives market demand was 1,103.3 kilo tons in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2015 to 2022.
  • Surface-mount devices were the leading application segment and accounted for over 40% of the total market volume in 2014. The segment is also expected to witness most significant growth in its market size owing to significant development in chip-bonding and replacement of conventional PCBs with these components in key applications such as mother boards, processors, and flash drives.
  • Asia Pacific was the largest regional market and accounted for over 50% of global demand in 2014. Large scale conformal coatings and surface mount devices manufacturing may be attributed to market size. This trend is expected to continue over the next seven years on account of rapid expansion of electronics industry in China, India, Taiwan and South Korea.
  • China and India emerged as major markets both in terms of production and consumption. Favorable government initiatives such as “Make in India” have created significant avenues for future investments in terms of FDI for enhancing production capabilities within the region.
  • Major companies with global electronic adhesives market share include Henkel AG & Co, Dow Chemicals and Hitachi Chemicals, HB Fuller, Kyocera Chemical Corp, 3M Company, Mitsui Chemicals LG Chemical Limited, and Indium Corporation.

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Electroactive polymers market Is Projected To Witness Growth Based On Rising Importance Of Piezoelectric & Ferromagnetic Materials For Electronic Applications Till 2022:Grand View Research,inc.

The global electroactive polymers market is expected to reach USD 6.38 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing importance of electroactive materials owing to their lightweight, good dielectric and piezoelectric properties is expected drive the market over the forecast period. Increasing use of electrostatic polymers in solar cells for reducing voltage consumption and managing the required voltage outflow is expected to favorably impact the industry in future.

Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICPs) accounted for over 10% of the global volume in 2014 and are expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Rising importance of ICP for manufacturing Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) on account of providing electrical conductivity and optical clarity is expected to have a positive impact on the market.

Increasing use of dispersed form of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and Polystyrene Sulfonates (PSS) as hole injecting material for R&D of OLED is likely to open new avenues for ICP.

U.S. electroactive polymers market, by product, 2012-2022, (Kilo Tons)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Global electroactive polymers market size was 234.7 kilo tons in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.7% from 2015 to 2022
  • Electroactive polymers demand in actuators was over 40 kilo tons in 2014 and is expected to witness growth on account of increasing application of later in hydraulic systems and fuel engines
  • Europe accounted for over 20% of the global volume in 2014. Rising expenditure for incorporation of nanotechnology along with deployment of lightweight materials in electronics and automotive industries of Germany and France is expected to have a positive impact.
  • Growing concerns regarding Green House Gas (GHG) emissions emitted during chemical processes have forced key market players, including Bayer, to focus on the development of bio-based polymers. Shifting preference towards bio-polymers from synthetically derived chemicals is expected to ensure the raw material access to manufacturers over the next seven years.
  • Bayer AG, 3M, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, RTP Co., Piezotech SA, The Lubrizol Corporation, Kenner Material & System Co., Ltd., Celanese Corporation, and Agfa-Gevaert NV are some of the key manufacturers present within the global market. In June 2014, Parker-Hannifin announced development of smart sensors and actuators through the deployment of electroactive polymer technology.
  • Increasing application of electronic products such as actuators, sensors as well as ESD and EMI compounds in emerging markets of China and India is expected to force buyers to opt for backward integration to ensure the continuous product supply for their captive production.

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Automotive Film Market Is Projected To Grow Due To Increasing Demand For Paint Protection Till 2021: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global automotive film market is expected to reach USD 10.13 billion by 2021, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing demand for automotive film in exterior and interior applications is expected to drive market growth

The industry is expected to grow on account of the demand for films in for interior and exterior protection of the vehicle. The increasing demand for paint protection films and NVH films for the smooth functioning of the vehicle is expected to drive growth over the forecast period.

The industry growth is majorly driven by the rapid increase in the demand for automotive wraps to enhance the aesthetic value of the vehicles. Furthermore, reduction in the maintenance cost of vehicles owing to the protective characteristics offered by the wraps is expected to drive market growth.

Increasing purchasing power of consumers coupled with technological advancements, such as the advent of the bio-based polyester film is expected to fuel market growth. Growing consumer awareness regarding the benefits of these products along with the recovery of the automotive industry is anticipated to aid their consumption in the global market.

The cost benefit ratio is expected to drive demand owing to the ability of the product to sustain extreme conditions. Stringent regulations associated with thermoplastic urethane polymer, which serves as a major raw material in paint protection film manufacturing is expected to hamper market growth over the forecast period.

U.S. automotive film market revenue, by product, 2011 – 2021 (USD Million)

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Paint protection films are expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2021on account of increasing awareness among the consumers coupled with reducing price of the product across the regions
  • Interior application of the products accounted for USD 3.12 billion in 2016 on account of the growing demand for tinting films in developed economies. In addition, utilization of NVH laminates in vehicle doors is expected to aid application growth.
  • Protective Automotive film are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% over the forecast period on account of the rapid growth in the demand for paint protection sheets installed with the intent to protect exterior auto-body paint from dust and scratches
  • Aftermarket accounted for majority of the share as compared to its counterpart as Automotive film including wrap, paint protection and tinting are predominantly installed through aftermarket channel owing to the low cost associated with the products
  • Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth in terms of revenue as growing demand for vehicles in developing economies including India & China has bolstered the demand for automotive wraps, paint protective products and NVH film laminates
  • The industry is fragmented with major players operating globally. 3M and Avery Dennison accounted for a significant share of the market owing to established business in the automotive industry.

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Bisphenol A market Is Predicted To Reach USD 8 20.03 Billion by 2020: By Grand View Research, Inc.

The global market for Bisphenol A (BPA) is expected to reach USD 20.03 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. BPA is largely used for the production of polycarbonates and growing demand of polycarbonates in consumer goods and medical devices is expected to be a key driver for the market. In addition, the growing construction industry and growing BPA demand in automobile industry are expected to further augment market growth. However, health hazards associated with the use of BPA resulting in regulatory pressure is expected to be a key challenge for the industry over the next six years.

Polycarbonate was the largest application segment accounting for 5,083.5 kilo tons of BPA demand in 2013; followed by epoxy resin applications, with market volume estimated at 1,414.7 kilo tons in 2013. Superior performance of epoxy resins, in terms of thermal stability, corrosion protection and mechanical strength for industrial applications is expected to reflect in BPA demand; as a key monomer for these resins.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The global demand for BPA was 7,000.9 Kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to reach 9,618.7 Kilo tons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2014 to 2020.
  • Asia Pacific was largest regional market for BPA with 54% of market share and revenue of USD 7.00 billion in 2013. This was owing to the presence of large number of end-user industries coupled with low labor, raw material and operating cost in the region. In addition, many conglomerates have shifted their base to Asia Pacific on account of the aforementioned reasons.
  • North America and Europe are expected to witness below average growth, at an estimated CAGR of 4.5% and 4.3% respectively from 2014 to 2020. Governments of Canada and European Union have banned the use of polycarbonate’s derived products resulting in decreased demand for BPA.
  • The global BPA market is somewhat fragmented with top four companies accounting for less than 45% of the market in 2013. Key companies in the market include Bayer Material Sciences, Dow Chemicals, SABIC Innovative Plastics and Mitsui Chemicals among others.

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Automotive Adhesive Tapes Market To Witness Growth Based On Increasing Consumption Of Double-Dided Tapes Till 2024:Grand View Research,inc.

The global automotive adhesive tapes market is expected to reach USD11.54 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for adhesive tapes in an extensive range of applications including noise, vibration, masking, electrical insulation, wire harnessing, device insulation, surface protection, labeling, auto body repairs, and automotive dash will fuel industry growth over the forecast period. Replacement of fasteners by automotive adhesive tapes coupled with the introduction of new environment-friendly products will propel the market growth.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was the largest segment and accounted for 31.4% of the overall volume in 2015 and is expected to witness significant rise on account of superior properties including excellent bonding, high adhesion, water resistant and good adhesion to metals. Increasing demand for lamination, insulation, protection and masking of automotive wires will propel industry expansion over the forecast period.

Double-sided tapes are expected to witness significant volume rise at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2016 to 2024 as on account of its durability, reliability, and sufficient bonding & fixing properties. Furthermore, increasing applications in automotive interior parts in light of better resistance and excellent tacky ability will promote industry expansion over the forecast period.

U.S. automotive adhesive tapes market revenue, by backing material, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)

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 Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The global market demand was 5,745.8 million square meters in 2015 and is expected to show high gains in light of growing vehicle production in China, India, and Mexico
  • Natural rubber was a prominent segment and accounted for 28.1% of the overall revenue. The product will show growth in light of superior properties including high flexibility, and versatility, and high adhesion.
  • North America accounted for over 20% of the global volume share and is expected to witness significant gains in light of robust manufacturing base and rapid growth of the automotive sector in the U.S. and Mexico. National policies promoting the development of vehicles, fuel efficiency, and green policy will also impact future automotive trends. Moreover, the presence of various manufacturers including Dow Company, 3M Automotive, and PPG Automotive will augment growth.
  • Latin America is expected to witness significant revenue growth at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2016 to 2024 as a result of increasing automotive vehicle sales in Argentina, Brazil, and Columbia. Increasing foreign investment in the automotive sector in the region is expected to open new market avenues over the next eight years.
  • Automotive adhesive tapes industry is dominated by key participants including 3M, Tesa SE, Lintec, and Nitto Denko Corporation. Ongoing product development by various companies to manufacture high-performance and cost-efficient adhesive tapes is expected to augment product consumption over the forecast period.
  • In August 2015, Shurtape launched FP 115 high-performance flatback paper tape to offer moisture resistance and stronghold for the tube, paper, and core manufacturing. In July 2014, Shurtape expanded its line of double-coated tapes with the introduction of DP 401 polyester film tape designed for polyethylene foam fabrication and lamination processes.

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