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Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) Market Research Report Information by Technology (Extrusion and Injection), Product Form (Pellet/Granule and Powder), Application (Films & Sheets, Wires & Cables, Tubes and Coatings), End-Use Industry (Automotive, Construction, Aerospace & Defense, Nuclear, Medical and others) and Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4245-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| June 2024

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market overview

Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) Market is projected to be worth USD 367.4 Million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 7.89% during the forecast period (2021-2027). ETFE-based coatings are highly durable and weatherable. They last for around 30 years, far longer than traditional paints or coatings- 10 years for conventional paints). They can be cured at room temperature, ideal for outdoor and on-site applications. ETFE has the ability to handle a variety of temperatures and weather conditions, which makes it a popular choice for coatings in the automotive industry. ETFE coatings have even been used for building the pneumatic panels on the exterior of the Beijing National Aquatics Center and other buildings, including the New Atlanta Stadium, the US Bank Stadium in the United States, Eden Project, and others like the National Space Centre in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong’s Green 18 in the Hong Kong Science Park, Allianz Arena in Germany, and the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand.

ETFE is considered ideal for any applications involving radiation resistance, and these abilities make it fit for common usage in the chemicals industry. Sometimes, it is used as a dual laminate and bonded to fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) in tanks and pipes. It is also used for electrical applications and commonly covers electrical wiring, especially for wires in spacecraft or aircraft. However, the growth of various growing industries provides potential opportunities for propelling the demand for the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) market in the coming years.

Key Players

3M (US), AGC Inc. (Japan), Hubei Everflon Polymer CO., Ltd. (China), DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd. (Japan), Vector Foiltec. (Germany), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Li Chang Technology (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd. (China), and Ensinger (Germany).

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is a fluorine-based copolymer of ethylene and Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE). It is known for its high-performance characteristics, such as excellent strength and high resistance over a wide temperature range. In addition to this, ETFE is lightweight and exhibits high light transmittance thus is widely used as an attractive replacement for glass in outdoor constructional activities. For instance, some of the well-known structures that have ETFE material in their construction are Allianz Arena in Munich, Eden Project in the UK, and Beijing Olympic swimming stadium. Moreover, it also finds applications in other end-use industries such as automotive, nuclear, and medical.

The global market is expected to be driven by increased demand for ETFE in construction applications such as roofing for courtyards, shopping malls, and commercial buildings. This is primarily attributed to the increased use of the material on account of its high radiation resistance and aesthetic appearance. In addition, ETFE owing to its exceptional dirt and wear resistance and high durability is also used in solar panel applications. Moreover, the material is recyclable and does not cause any hazardous emissions in the environment, thus making it suitable use in sustainable buildings. This is further fueling the demand for the product in the global market.

Furthermore, the surging demand for ETFE due to its high-performance applications in the automotive and medical industry are further creating lucrative opportunities for the players operating in the global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) market.

However, the acoustic transparency of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is likely to hamper its growth in the global market. Additionally, despite its high strength, ETFE can be punctured easily, thus is generally not used in exterior walls and window applications. This further poses a limitation to the growth of the global market.

Global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market Share, by Region, 2018 (%)  Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market

Source: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

The Global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market is analyzed for five major regions, namely, North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

The market in Asia-Pacific dominates the global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market and is projected to register highest the CAGR during the forecast period owing to the rapidly growing industrialization and constructional activities in the region. The increased use of ETFE material in the automotive sector of emerging economies of countries in Asia-Pacific is further expected to drive the regional market demand. China, followed by India and other South-East Asian countries, emerged as the largest consumer of global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market. Additionally, the rising product innovations to subdue the growing product demand from end-use industry is further boosting the regional market growth. For instance, in 2015, AGC Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, launched a new product of Fluon LM-ETFE AH series named Fluon LM-ETFE LH 800 for automotive fuel hose systems exhibiting excellent adhesion properties and wide temperature range of 200-300 degree Celsius. This product launch has helped the company to deliver high value-added products across the global markets and expand its global footprint.

North America accounted for a substantial market share in 2018. The growing demand for ETPE material in construction applications and the rising residential and commercial activities in the US is expected to drive the market. In addition, the use of the product owing to its high mechanical toughness, in aircraft and spacecraft wiring applications is further augmenting the demand in the region.

Europe is also expected to register significant growth during the forecast period due to a shift towards environment-friendly products on account of rising environmental concerns in the region. Germany, Belgium, and France are the major countries contributing the regional market growth.

Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to show healthy growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing construction activities and expanding the automotive industry in the regions.


The Global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market has been segmented based on technology, application, end-use industry, and region.

Based on technology, the global market is divided into extrusion and injection.

Based on product form, the global market is bifurcated into pellets/granules and powder.

Based on application, the global market has been classified into films & sheets, wires & cables, tubes, and coatings

Based on end-use industry, the global market has been classified into automotive, construction, aerospace & defense, nuclear, medical, and others

By region, the market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.Recent Development

August 2023: The American company Chemours announced the launch of a new line of ETFE films for the solar energy market. The new films are designed to be more durable and efficient than traditional ETFE films.

Intended Audience

  • Traders and distributors of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • ETFE manufacturers

  • Distributors

  • Industry associations

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   7.89% (2020-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Technology, Application, End-Use Industry
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   3M (US), AGC Inc. (Japan), Hubei Everflon Polymer CO., Ltd. (China), DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd. (Japan), Vector Foiltec. (Germany), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Li Chang Technology (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd. (China), and Ensinger (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   growing demand for ETPE material in construction applications and the rising residential and commercial activities
  Key Market Drivers   increased demand for ETFE in construction applications

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market was valued at USD 367.4 million in 2018.

The market is expected to exhibit a strong 7.89% CAGR over the forecast period from 2019 to 2025.

Increasing demand in construction applications is the major driver for the ETFE market.

Asia Pacific holds a dominant 40% share in the global ETFE market.

Leading players in the market include Daikin, AGC, and 3M, among others.

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