ID: MRFR/CnM/8039-CR | May 2020 | Region: Global | 449 pages
Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market is expected to register a CAGR of 13.5% and reach around USD 3,071 Million by 2025. Fluorinated plasma surface treatment is a technology, which is used to modify the surface properties such as wettability, surface bonding, surface energy, and adhesion on exposure to fluorine gas. It is typically used as a pretreatment technique for various surfaces such as polymers, glass, fibers, elastomers, ceramics, and metals in various end-use industries. Plasma technology encompasses numerous applications, which makes it one of the leading technologies for surface treatments, especially for industrial applications. There are two types of plasma treatment processes that are low-pressure plasma and atmospheric plasma. Low-pressure plasma is the most common treatment used for cleaning of contaminated components, plasma activation, etching, and coating of polymers. Whereas, atmospheric plasma treatment is used where small surfaces of large parts are required to be treated. Some of the significant purposes where plasma surface treatment is used are cleaning, surface activation, coating, and surface etching. Plasma cleaning eliminates surface contamination at nanoscale compared to traditional wet cleaning. Plasma surface activation alters the polymer surface by attaching it to a polar or functional group. Many polymers such as polypropylene and polyethylene are chemically inert and have low bonding with other materials. Thus, fluorinated plasma surface treatment activates polymers enhancing its bonding with paints and coatings. Plasma coating is the thin layer of polymer coated on the surface. This coating either enhances the wettability or makes the surface hydrophobic. Plasma surface etching is a treatment used to increase the surface area of the material to the microscopic level. This treatment is used to improve the surface energy and wettability. It is mostly used before printing, painting, and gluing, especially for polymers that require hard chemicals for bonding. Fluorinates plasma surface treatment is widely used in diverse end-use applications such as automobile, textile, medical, optical, aerospace, electronics, and consumer goods.
Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market is projected to witness healthy growth registering a CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period, 2019–2025. The prominent factors driving the growth of the global market are its increasing applications of surface modification in interior and exterior parts of automotive, the growing textile industry in Asia-Pacific, and the rising demand for fluorinated plasma surface treatment in the diverse end-use applications. The demand for fluorinated plasma surface treatment is projected to witness surging demand, owing to the growing demand for surface modification of natural and synthetic fibers in the textile industry. Plasma treatment enhances the surface property of the textile, improves the dyeing behavior of reactive and natural dyes on cotton fabrics, and improves surface wettability of the polymer substrate. However, the hazardous effect of fluorine gas and the presence of potential substitutes such as laser cleaning hampers the growth of the market. Nevertheless, the increasing demand from the emerging countries such as India and China owing to the growth of the electronics and textile industry in the countries are likely to boost the demand for fluorinated plasma surface treatment market in the coming future.
Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market, by Type, 2018 (USD Million)
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The Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market has been segmented by process, Type, Application, Substrate Type, and Region.
Based on Process, the global fluorinated plasma surface treatment market has been segmented into low-pressure plasma and atmospheric plasma. The low-pressure plasma segment is expected to register a CAGR of around 13% during the forecast period and is expected to be valued at over USD 2,000 million by 2025 owing to the wide range of applications in diverse end-use industries.
Based on Type, the global market has been segmented into synthetic fibers, natural fibers, plastic films, metal, and others. The synthetic fibers segment is expected to witness the fastest growth of over 14% and reach over USD 1,300 million by 2025. Furthermore, the synthetic fiber type segment dominated the global market with a market share of over 40% by value in 2018, owing to the extensive use of synthetic fibers in the fashion industry.
The Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market has a broad range of applications. Based on application, the global market is segmented into leather, textile, and others. The other segment that comprises of automotive parts, medical devices, paints & coating, electronics, marine, aerospace, and other consumer goods dominates the global market and accounts for over 70% of the market share. Moreover, the others segment is the fastest-growing segment and is expected to register a CAGR of over 13% from 2019 to 2025.
Based on substrate type, the global market has been divided into garments, household, protective, medical, automotive, shoes & bags, and others. The others segment includes the packaging, electronics industry, inkjet & print, glass products, aerospace, and marine industries. This segment accounted for the largest share of over 30% in 2018 due to the increasing applications of fluorinated plasma surface treatment in the electronics, packaging, and aerospace industries. However, the medical segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment amongst other substrate types owing to the rising healthcare investments in emerging economies such as India and China. The segment was valued at around USD 300 million in 2018; it is expected to register a CAGR of around 14% to reach over USD 700 million by the end of 2025.
Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market Share, by Region, 2018 (%)
Sources: MRFR Analysis
The Global Fluorinated Plasma Surface Treatment Market has been divided based on region into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the rest of the world.
Europe accounted for the largest market share of over 35% in 2018, owing to the presence of major end-use industries in the region. The growth of automotive industries and the presence of many fluorinated plasma surface treatment manufacturers in Europe is expected to increase the demand for the market in Europe. The automotive industry requires plasma treatment before bonding, spraying, and screen printing. For example, the shelf life of the headlight is increase by reducing the incursion of water vapor, which is obtained by surface plasma treatment. The market in Europe is projected to register a CAGR of around 13% during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth in the fluorinated plasma surface treatment market with a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. China held the largest market share of 45% in the regional fluorinated plasma surface treatment market and is valued at around USD 120 million. China is followed by Japan and India. Furthermore, India is expected to record the highest CAGR of approximately 17% owing to the tremendous growth of the textiles and electronics industries in the country. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, India is expected to become the fifth-largest consumer electronics and appliances industry in the world by 2025. Additionally, the growth of technical textiles in the country is expected to boost the growth of the global fluorinated plasma surface treatment market in the forecast period. Fluorinated plasma treatment is used to improve the surface properties of natural and man-made fibers, specifically the adhesion, printability, wettability, and dyeability of textile fabrics and reduce the material shrinkage.
Nordson Corporation (US), Plasmatreat (Germany), AcXys Technologies (France), Enercon Industries Corporation (US), Plasma Etch, Inc (US), Plasmalex sas (France), AST Products, Inc (US), Henniker Plasma (UK), 3DT LLC (US), and Eltech Engineers Pvt Ltd (China) are a few of the key players in the global market.
The global fluorinated plasma surface treatment market is characterized by the presence of many global, regional, and local vendors. The market is highly competitive, with the players competing to gain maximum market share. Rapid advancement in technology processes and growing applications of plasma treatment in diverse end-use industries such as automotive, textile, medical, paints, and adhesives are the key factors that confront the global market growth. The vendors compete based on cost, product quality, availability, and reliability of the products. Vendors must provide cost-effective and high-quality products to compete in the market. The global market is fragmented with the presence of tier-1, tier-2, and tier-3 companies, with the tier-1 and tier 2 companies holding over 70% of the global market share.
The high competition among the players has encouraged the players to develop advanced processing technologies and launch new products in the market. Moreover, manufacturers are also focusing on the expansion of production capacity and invest heavily in research and development to develop innovative products for diverse end-use applications. The players operating in the global fluorinated plasma surface treatment market are adopting various strategies such as expansion, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, joint ventures, and expansion to maintain the position and increase the geographic presence. Product launch was the most widely employed growth strategy amongst many market players to capture maximum market share.
Global Fluorinated plasma surface treatment Market, by Process
Global Fluorinated plasma surface treatment Market, by Type
Global Fluorinated plasma surface treatment Market, by Application
Global Fluorinated plasma surface treatment Market, by Substrate type
Global Fluorinated plasma surface treatment Market, by Region
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