Polycarbonate Films Market Research Report-Forecast till 2030

Polycarbonate Films Market Research Report, by Product Type (optical, Flame, Retardant and Weatherable), by end-user industry (electrical and electronics, transportation, and medical packaging) ‚Äď Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/3832-HCR | 139 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale | September 2023         

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Polycarbonate Films Market Overview

Polycarbonates are transparent amorphous polymer that is easy to thermoform. These are used in a wide range of products in different industrial verticals, driving the demand in the Polycarbonate Films Market.

The higher consumption of polycarbonate films in the automobile and electronics sectors acts as the major driver, boosting the Polycarbonate Films Market Growth. The growing concern and encouragement among the public and the government for using eco-friendly and recyclable materials are contributing to the market's growth. Moreover, the growing research and development activities for the development of high strength and ultraviolet resistance polycarbonate film are accelerating the Polycarbonate Films Market Size.

Another chief driving factor of the market is the rise in demand for Polycarbonate due to its properties like high temperatures, and non-flammability features are advancing its usage in the end-use industries. The increased demand for spike temperature resistance and toughness and flexibility in thin sections are setting growth opportunities for the market. 

Polycarbonate films are widely used in the automotive sector for manufacturing lightweight exterior and interior components. These films are lighter in weight, making the vehicle fuel-efficient, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining safety. These features are fueling the Polycarbonate Films Market. The advancement in technology in emerging markets and higher government investment are favoring the market's growth.

The Polycarbonate Films Market Outlook is estimated to witness a CAGR of 7.10 % and a significant USD value during the forecast period by 2030.

COVID-19 Analysis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polycarbonate Films Market faced revenue loss when the industrial verticals, such as the automotive and electronic sectors, remained closed until the unlock period. As the lockdown period increased, the end-use industries stopped their manufacturing and operational activities, which further affected their process. The travel restriction has stopped the supply of raw materials, and the delivery of end products was eventually restricted. This made the market face huge economic losses and disrupted the supply chain process.

As the lockdown was lifted and the end-use verticals came into function, the demand for polycarbonate films increased, which helped the market to recover from the pandemic loss. In the post-pandemic period, the Polycarbonate Films Market Value is estimated to obtain a strong score in the valuation period.

Chief Factors Existing In The Market

Key Market Drivers

The growth drivers are accelerating the Polycarbonate Films Market to emerge globally. The automobile and electronic sectors are the key growth drivers of the market. The inclination towards high impact resistance and heat resistance film in the devices such as LCDs, mobile phones, monitors, and other consumer electronic goods is chiefly driving the market. The research and developments for the upgradation of the features also act as a growth driver.

Market Challenges

The Polycarbonate Films Market is noticing challenges during the progress period, restricting its growth. The manufacturers cannot move forward in the process due to the challenges. The easy availability of substitutes is one of the primary challenges of the market. The environmental restrictions on polycarbonate production also restrict the market's production rate.

Market Opportunities

The Polycarbonate Films Market is observing huge growth opportunities propelling its global demand. It is expected that in the coming years, the windows and windscreens will provide greater opportunities for the players. The development of the industrial verticals in the developing countries across the globe is bringing up growth opportunities for the market.

Market Restraints

There are certain restraining factors are the Polycarbonate Films Market which is hindering its growth in the forecast period. Lack of skilled and experienced technicians, underdeveloped infrastructure, and unawareness of the product are acting as potential market restraints. The higher cost price of polycarbonate films is a major constraint.

Cumulative Evaluation Of The Market

The evaluated study of the Polycarbonate Films Market Forecast states that it will attain a healthy CAGR value in the forecasted period. The drivers and opportunities will let the market flourish at the global level. The growth restricting factors is hampering the market, but necessary strategies will control its effect. The COVID-19 pandemic's impact has led to economic loss, but the market will sooner completely recover from the situation. The presence of growth factors and measures will help the Polycarbonate Films Market reach the estimated USD value by 2030.

Market Segmentation

The Polycarbonate Films Market is segmented into product type, type and end-user. These segments are further segmented into major types.

By Product Type

The product type segment of the market is classified into optical, flame, retardant and weatherable.

By Type

The type segment of the market is categorized into sheets and films, blends and others like tubes, profiles etc. Sheets and film Polycarbonate will capture of largest market share of the Polycarbonate Films Market Share in the forecast period; it is highly utilized in making hardware gadgets, electrical accessories, and optical plates. The increasing demand for innovative and advanced products will contribute to the market's growth.

By End-User

The end-user segment of the market is fragmented into automotive, medical, electrical & electronics, construction and others. Among these industrial verticals, the automotive sector will acquire the highest share of the market due to the properties of polycarbonate films, such as high-temperature resistance, high impact resistance, and optical transparency. 

Regional Analysis

According to the geographical status, the Polycarbonate Films Market covers prominent continents such as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. 

The Asia Pacific occupies the major share, and it is regarded as the fastest-growing region of the market, which will obtain a good CAGR. Factors driving the regional market growth are the growth of population and higher disposable incomes in developing countries. The rapid growth of the electrical and electronic industry in Japan, India, and China contribute to APAC's regional growth. Even the propelled demand from the automotive industry is accelerating the market. 

North America is the next dominating market region due to the presence of prominent automobile companies, which is fueling up the demand for Polycarbonate Films. The higher adoption rate in the end-use industries such as the electronics and medical industry is propelling the regional market growth. 

The European region is also showing significant growth due to the presence of developed automobile and electronic industries. The stringent regulations for controlling greenhouse emissions are increasing the demand for polycarbonate films.

Competitive Intensity Within The Industry

The chief industrial players in the Polycarbonate Films Market are driving the growth rate through their marketing strategies and plans. The players massively focus on all the factors related to the market to ensure its smooth function and operation. The developmental activities such as partnerships, collaboration, product launches, acquisitions are propelling the market's performance to the next level. The competition between the players will elevate the Polycarbonate Films Market Trends at the global level. Here is the list of major players in the market who are upgrading the regional market growth.

  • SABIC (Saudi Arabia)

  • Covestro (Germany)

  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc (Japan)

  • Excelite (China)

  • MGC Filsheet co. Ltd (Japan)

  • Teijin Limited (Japan)

  • 3M Company (U.S.)

  • Suzhou Omay Optical Materials co., Ltd. (China)

  • Rowland Technologies (U.S).

Recent Market Developments

In July 2021: SABIC, a chemical industry, stated that its Functional Forms plant in The Netherlands is affiliated with the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS scheme for the new LEXANTM film and sheet products, which is made from certified renewable feedstock. The company's new film and sheet product offer complement to its existing TRUCIRCLETM programme.According to Thorsten Dreier, global head, Specialty Films, Covestro, polycarbonate films are directed to use for government-issued security documents and identity cards in more than 30 countries. Covestro is well-recognized by the high-security printing industry considering as an innovation and technology leader.

Report Overview

The Polycarbonate Films Market Analysis features the overall growth of the market in recent years. The current growth status was also discussed, along with the predicted growth rate in the forecast period. The market dynamics and their effects were mentioned in the report. The regional analysis stated the major regions covered and their growth rate in terms of share was discussed. The segmentation report shows the major segment and their growth influencing factors. The competitive analysis study states details of the industrial players' role and their developmental activities. The pandemic's effect was studied and analyzed, which gave a clear idea that Polycarbonate Films Market recovered from the loss soon in the forecast period. Hence, the market will successfully reach its estimated value.

Key Industrial Segments

By Product Type

  • Optical

  • Flame

  • Retardant

  • Weatherable

By Type 

  • Sheets and Films

  • Blends 

  • Others like tubes, profiles etc

By End-User 

  • Automotive

  • Medical

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Construction 

  • Others

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size    2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   7.10% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type and end-user
  Geographies Covered   Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Covestro (Germany), Teijin Limited (Japan), 3M Company (U.S.), Suzhou Omay Optical Materials co., Ltd. (China), and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc (Japan), Excelite (China) MGC Filsheet co. Ltd (Japan) among others, and Rowland Technologies (U.S).
  Key Market Opportunities   The development of the end-user industries in the developing countries throughout the globe
  Key Market Drivers   The growing consumption of polycarbonate films especially in the automobiles and electronics are the major factor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Various companies like Teijin Limited (Japan), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Covestro (Germany), Suzhou Omay Optical Materials co., Ltd. (China), Rowland Technologies (U.S), 3M Company (U.S.), MGC Filsheet co. Ltd (Japan) Excelite (China), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc (Japan), and others are impacting the growth of the polycarbonate film market.

Launching of a new product, innovation, mergers, collaborations, acquisitions, advertising, marketing strategies, and several other tactical routes are going to be taken by the notable players to keep their impact on the polycarbonate films market intact.

The Asia Pacific region would be the one to dominate and also record the fastest CAGR 7.10% the forecast period of 2022 to 2030.

Properties like high impact strength, enhanced stability, clarity, and heat resistance are going to play major roles in taking the global polycarbonate film market ahead.

The optical polycarbonate film segment is leading the product-based segment of the polycarbonate film market.

The Polycarbonate Films Market will obtain a CAGR of 7.10 % during the forecast period.

Key Questions Answered

  • Global Market Outlook
  • In-depth analysis of global and regional trends
  • Analyze and identify the major players in the market, their market share, key developments, etc.
  • To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • To identify opportunities in the market.
  • Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • Comparison of major players‚Äô financial performance.
  • Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • Recommendations
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