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PE Copolymer Market Research Report Information By Type (Food Grade and Non-Food Grade), By Application (Package, Container, Cable, Medical, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/18554-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| May 2024

Global PE Copolymer Market Overview

The PE Copolymer industry is projected to grow from Significant value by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.60% during the forecast period(2023 - 2032). The expanding automotive sector and growing demand in the packaging industry are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

PE Copolymer Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

PE Copolymer Market Trends

  • Increasing demand for bio-based PE copolymers is driving the market growth

Bio-based PE copolymers are made from biomass feedstocks like sugarcane, which are sustainable resources. Due to their lower environmental impact than their conventional, petroleum-based equivalents, bio-based PE copolymers are expected to see growth in the market as sustainability becomes an increasingly important consideration when choosing materials. In an effort to solve environmental issues, governments and regulatory agencies are pushing the usage of bio-based products more and more. The demand for bio-based PE copolymers can be increased by providing incentives, subsidies, and regulations that stimulate the manufacture and usage of bio-based products. Consumer preferences are shifting in favor of sustainable and eco-friendly materials as they become more conscious of the effects that plastic products have on the environment. Bio-based PE copolymers support this trend by drawing in eco-aware customers and expanding the market. For instance, according to research by the European Chemical Industry Council, global sales of bio-based products were expected to reach $250 billion in 2020

Precise control over the molecular structure of PE copolymers is made possible by sophisticated catalyst technologies like metallocene and single-site catalysts. This degree of control enables producers to precisely modify the copolymer's properties, resulting in improved performance qualities. PE copolymers with enhanced mechanical strength, thermal stability, and other desired features can be produced more easily when sophisticated catalysts are used. This leads to copolymers that can more successfully satisfy certain application needs, increasing their usefulness across a range of sectors. The polymerization of PE copolymers is made more efficient by the use of cutting-edge catalyst technology. These catalysts frequently enable quicker reaction rates and shorter production durations, improving the efficiency and economy of manufacturing.

The circular economy benefits from PE copolymers that are made to be recyclable and compatible with closed-loop recycling systems. The creation of copolymers that are effectively recyclable and reusable in new goods advances market expansion and promotes sustainability objectives. More and more products are using LCAs to determine how they will affect the environment. Environmentally concerned consumers and industries are likely to favor PE copolymers with favorable life cycle assessment (LCA) profiles, which show reduced environmental effects throughout the copolymer's life cycle.

Canada contributes significantly to the global production of automobiles, making it one of the world's top automakers. In 2021, Canada manufactured over 1.12 million vehicles and light trucks, a 19% decrease from 2020. About 2 million vehicles and light trucks are produced in Canada each year, accounting for a significant portion of the world's total automobile manufacturing. But fewer than 0.5% of these cars are electric, which is more than 80% less than the roughly 3% global average. Thus driving the PE Copolymer market revenue.

PE Copolymer Market Segment Insights

PE Copolymer Type Insights

The PE Copolymer Market segmentation, based on type, includes food grade and non-food grade. The food-grade segment dominated the market. Food-grade PE copolymers are widely utilized in films, bags, pouches, and containers, among other packaging applications. These materials are appropriate for safeguarding and preserving food goods because they combine qualities like flexibility, hardness, and barrier performance.

The non-food grade segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the PE copolymer market during the forecast period. PE copolymers are widely used in non-food packaging applications, including industrial commodities, domestic goods, cleaning products, and personal care items. Because of the material's adaptability, packaging solutions that are customized to meet the needs of various non-food items can be created.

Figure 1: PE Copolymer Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

 PE Copolymer Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

PE Copolymer Application Insights

The PE Copolymer Market segmentation, based on application, includes package, container, cable, medical, and others. The package category has the largest market share. Due to their moisture resistance, sealability, and printability, PE copolymers are frequently employed in the manufacturing of thin, flexible films. Packaging for food, industrial use, and other applications all employ these films. To improve barrier qualities and the overall performance of packaging, PE copolymers are frequently mixed with other materials to create laminates.

Throughout the forecast period, the PE copolymer market’s cable segment is anticipated to grow at the quickest rate. Electrical wires are frequently insulated with PE copolymers. Because of their dielectric qualities, they can be used to provide electrical insulation, which stops current from moving between conductors.

PE Copolymer Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American PE copolymer market area will dominate this market, owing to the manufacturing and industrial foundation of North America, and especially the United States, which is well-established and diverse. PE copolymer demand is strongly correlated with industrial activity, and the robust manufacturing sector in the region plays a major role in the market's expansion. North America leads the world in technological innovation, and the market for PE copolymers is poised for growth as 3D printing becomes more widely used across a range of industries. The need for cutting-edge materials like PE copolymers is projected to increase as 3D printing applications spread.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's PE Copolymer market accounts for the second-largest market share because of its substantial recycling infrastructure investments; Europe has made it simpler to incorporate recycled materials into new goods. Recyclable PE copolymers can profit from the current recycling infrastructure, advancing environmental objectives. Further, the German PE Copolymer market held the largest market share, and the UK PE Copolymer market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific PE Copolymer Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to continuous infrastructure development and urbanization initiatives in countries like China and India. These generate a sizable demand for building supplies, such as PE copolymers used in fittings, pipes, and other building applications. Moreover, China’s PE Copolymer market held the largest market share, and the Indian PE Copolymer market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

PE Copolymer Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The market for PE copolymers is continuing to grow as a result of major companies investing heavily in R&D to expand their product offerings. Market participants are also taking part in a number of strategic initiatives in an effort to strengthen their global footprint. The industry has seen significant developments with the launch of new goods, agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investment, and collaboration with other companies. For the PE Copolymer industry to expand and prosper in a market that is becoming more and more competitive, it must offer reasonably priced goods.

Manufacturing locally to reduce expenses is one of the main business strategies used by producers in the global PE Copolymer industry to support clients and grow the market sector. Some of the greatest advances in medicine in recent years have come from the PE copolymer industry. Major players in the PE Copolymer market, including Horda, Unipetrol, Dow, ICO Polymers, Guangzhou Lushan, Ineos, Americhem, ExxonMobil, Ferro, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

The integrated oil and gas business Exxon Mobil Corp. (ExxonMobil) finds, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It produces, transports, trades, and sells petroleum products, refines crude oil, and makes lube base stocks and finished lubricants. In addition, ExxonMobil produces and sells a broad range of specialty goods in addition to commodity petrochemicals such as aromatics, olefins, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics. A network of distribution hubs, industrial facilities, and transit networks runs it. In April 2022, ExxonMobil introduced its new ExceedTM S performance polyethylene (PE) resins, which offer the best stiffness and toughness combinations available in the market along with ease of processing. With respect to current market benchmarks, the new PE platform offers chances to improve film performance, conversion efficiency, and packaging durability while simplifying film formulations and designs thanks to the company's most recent advancements in polymer science.

Americhem is a globally recognized creator and developer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, tailored chemicals, and performance innovations. Delivering Performance, Solutions, and Trust in close partnership with clients looking to optimize their polymer products is the cornerstone of their business. Complete technical assistance is provided for all of the company's goods, guaranteeing their quality, dependability, and affordability. In November 2023, Americhem had ten manufacturing facilities under operation, as well as global sales offices. The headquarters and primary research and development facilities are situated in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Americhem, Inc., a leader in the global market for cutting-edge polymer solutions, is happy to announce the beginning of an agreement with Nexeo Plastics for the distribution of tailored compounds in North America. This agreement covers the full range of tailored compounds from Americhem, such as ColorFast®, ColorRx®, InColor®, InElec®, InLube®, and InStruc®.

Key Companies in the PE Copolymer market include

  • Horda

  • Unipetrol

  • Dow

  • ICO Polymers

  • Guangzhou Lushan

  • Ineos

  • Americhem

  • ExxonMobil

  • Ferro

PE Copolymer Industry Developments

April 2021: SABIC announced that it would handle the marketing and sales of the greatest number of polymer and petrochemical goods produced by Saudi Aramco. Furthermore, Aramco declared that SABIC would take over management of Pengerang Petrochemical Company (PRefChem), a joint venture between Sadara and S-Oil with operations situated in Malaysia.

In February 2020: At Md&M West 2020, Sabic will introduce new Lnp Elcres Crx Pc copolymers, which are resistant to stress cracking in systems exposed to strong disinfectants in the healthcare sector.

PE Copolymer Market Segmentation

PE Copolymer Type Outlook

  • Food Grade

  • Non-Food Grade

PE Copolymer Application Outlook

  • Package

  • Container

  • Cable

  • Medical

  • Others

PE Copolymer Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 Significant value
Market Size 2023 Significant value
Market Size 2032 Significant value
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.60% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Horda, Unipetrol, Dow, ICO Polymers, Guangzhou Lushan, Ineos, Americhem, ExxonMobil, Ferro, and others
Key Market Opportunities ·       Technological developments in polymerization processes and innovation in advanced medical devices
Key Market Dynamics ·       Expanding automotive sector and growing demand in the packaging industry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The PE Copolymer Market size was valued at Significant value in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.60% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Horda, Unipetrol, Dow, ICO Polymers, Guangzhou Lushan, Ineos, Americhem, ExxonMobil, Ferro, and others.

The food grade category dominated the market in 2022.

The package had the largest share in the global market.

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