Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV) Market: East Asia is Poised to Emerge as One of the High-Growth Mar
According to a new study of Fact.MR, sales of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are expected to exceed 388 thousand tons in 2018, and record a Y-o-Y growth at nearly 4.5% in 2019. Growth of the thermoplastic vulcanizates industry remains driven by a slew of factors, which range from robust requirement for lightweight materials with superior performance characteristics, to government regulations and initiatives in enhancing the vehicle fuel efficiency & economy.
[UKPRwire, Tue Jul 16 2019] According to a new study of Fact.MR, sales of thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are expected to exceed 388 thousand tons in 2018, and record a Y-o-Y growth at nearly 4.5% in 2019. Growth of the thermoplastic vulcanizates industry remains driven by a slew of factors, which range from robust requirement for lightweight materials with superior performance characteristics, to government regulations and initiatives in enhancing the vehicle fuel efficiency & economy.
Key Growth Drivers of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates Market
- Demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) is on a significant rise, owing to growing use across automotive, fluid handling, consumer goods, and medical applications. Thermoplastic vulcanizates are estimated to emerge as one of the highly-desired TPE products through 2027, thereby driving thermoplastic vulcanizates market.
- Ever-increasing demand for lightweight materials with superlative properties, notably from industries like automotive, is fuelling investments in thermoplastic vulcanizates market.
- Rising government initiatives to promote usage of engineering plastics across various end-use industries is creating favorable grounds for adoption of thermoplastic vulcanizates, thereby propelling growth of thermoplastic vulcanizates market.
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Cross-Linked Rubber Industry – A Key Target Area for TPV Manufacturers
The advent of thermoplastic vulcanizates took a direct aim at the cross-linked rubber, incorporating cross-linked EPDMs into polypropylene matrices. As TPVs are engineered to provide enhanced, long-term mechanical properties and superior performance with durability, thermoplastic vulcanizates manufacturers have been constantly targeting the cross-linked rubber industry.
The study finds that challenges prevail in the processing of standard thermoplastic elastomers, however the belief that greater difficulty in processing entails greater utility among manufacturers continues to underpin their demand and adoption in the market. Presence of cross-linked phase imparts TPVs with high melt viscosity, entailing the need for shear control, which in turn remains one of the key concerns among the thermoplastic vulcanizates market players.
According to the study, leading players in the thermoplastic vulcanizates market are making significant investments in R&D activities for achieving superior properties and extending the application scope of TPVs. As TPV manufacturing giants are putting significant efforts to tap latent opportunities in the high-growth markets, prospects remain promising for thermoplastic vulcanizates market players.
This Fact.MR study offers a long-term forecast of the thermoplastic vulcanizates market for the period between 2019 and 2027. The thermoplastic vulcanizates market is projected to record a CAGR of nearly 5% through 2027.
Thermoplastic Vulcanizates Market – Competitive Landscape
Founded in 1918, Celanese Corporation has its official headquarters in Irving, Texas. The company manufactures and commercializes thermoplastic vulcanizates for applications such as automotive, consumer applications, construction, and others. The company offers a broad portfolio of products with robust R&D capabilities to cater to the ever-evolving consumer needs & preferences.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Founded in 1934, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of thermoplastic vulcanizates for use across home appliances and automotive applications. As one of the chief subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, the company extensively focuses on R&D to come up with new technologies to cater to the diverse demands of various end-use industries.
Other players profiled in the thermoplastic vulcanizates market report are Exxon Mobil Corporation (Santoprene), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., (MILASTOMER), Teknor Apex (Sarlink), Celanese Corporation (Forprene), Kraton Polymers (Kraton G), DuPont (DuPont ETPV), Alfagomma (Alfater XL)
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