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Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to reach $21.4 billion by 2019
Editor:Lisa Tan  Post Time:2015-11-13  Click:

Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to reach $21.4 billion by 2019

     Hunan Yixiang Technology Co. Ltd is a professional R&D and manufacturer of plastic and rubbers additives with a long history of 30 years.The company has three core products: peroxide crosslinking agent BIPB (2000 t/a, CAS No.:25155-25-3), crosslinking co-agent TAIC (8000 t/a, CAS No.:1025-15-6) and flame retardant TBC (2000 t/a, CAS No.:52434-90-9). Hunan Yixiang Tech. is the third largest BIPB manufacturer and the largest TAIC manufacturer in the world, which also produces and sells a series of other organic peroxides and plastic and rubber additives.

    The global thermoplastic elastomers market revenue was estimated to be worth $16 billion in 2014, which is expected to reach $21.4 billion by 2019, growing at an above average CAGR of 6 percent from 2014 to 2019. Advances will be driven by ongoing product innovation on the part of TPE manufacturers, allowing these materials to further displace traditional elastomers and thermoplastics in a variety of applications. In addition, TPE demand will benefit from the ongoing push to reduce motor vehicle weight; particularly as automotive fuel economy standards worldwide become more stringent. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) replaced natural and synthetic rubber due to its ability to form in various shapes adhering to many conventional and innovative processability techniques, hence resulting in shapes of complex designs. The soft and hard segment linking in TPEs due to the presence of both elastomers and thermoplastics make TPEs highly resistant to heat, chemicals, weather changes and oxidation, thus making them suitable for various applications. Healthy growth will also be fueled by an improved economic outlook in developed regions such as North America and Western Europe, while gains in emerging markets will benefit from further adoption of TPEs over competing materials. The Asia Pacific region will continue to be the largest market for TPEs through 2019, rising at an above average pace to account for nearly half of global demand in 2019. China, the world's largest consumer of TPEs in volume terms, will continue to see strong annual growth in demand. Increasing R&D efforts will make TPE highly resourceful and the huge demand from the automotive sector which finds TPEs useful in a myriad of applications. Regulations from the automotive, food, medical, packaging sectors help the growth of TPEs as they leave minimal extractables. Growing segments such as bio TPEs are emerging commercially and would be very effective due to cleanliness of the bio material and harmless wastage that they may leave, in future.


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