Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Market: Information by Form (Sheets, Rods & Tubes, and Others), End-Use Industry (Healthcare, Military & Defense, Automotive, Electronics, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Sports & Leisure, and Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/1549-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 135 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2018-2024 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Market was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to register a CAGR of over 9.5% to reach USD 3.4 billion by 2024.
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) has the highest molecular density with a molecular weight between 5 to 9 million. It is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It has excellent mechanical properties such as high abrasion resistance, high impact strength, and low coefficient of friction. Apart from this, it also is lightweight, self-lubricating, chemical resistance, and sound dampening properties.


The growth of the global UHWM-PE market is primarily driven by the significant demand for orthopedics implants in Europe and North America. Increase in the number of joint replacement surgeries for knees and hips coupled with an increase in geriatric population is projected to fuel the demand for UHMW-PE in making of prosthetics. It is used for non-absorbable sutures as it is strong and durable. Moreover, the sutures made using UHMW-PE are flatter than the conventionally used polyester and poly-blend sutures. The demand for UHMW-PE in the military & defense industry is increasing due to its use in personal protective equipment and anti-ballistic applications. It is commonly used in bulletproof vests, impact plate, and helmet production. The need for homeland security and counter-terrorism activities across the globe is expected to have a positive impact on the market during the forecast period. It is also being used in automotive applications such as to assist straps, seat belt parts, shock spacers for trucks, glass run channel, among others due to its self-lubricating properties. Additionally, it is an ideal choice of material for use in electronic and electrical applications and components subjected to high wear and stress, requiring high friction, and abrasion resistance.


The increasing use of UHWM-PE in making lithium-ion battery separator is expected to offer a lucrative opportunity to the players in this market. The inclination towards the use of electric and hybrid vehicles, which use lithium-ion batteries, is projected to propel the demand for UHMW-PE in a battery application.


However, the presence of substitutes such as polyoxymethylene, urethane, fluoropolymers, and polycarbonate, along with the volatility in raw material prices is likely to hamper the market growth during the review period.


The players in this market are focusing on strategic growth initiatives such as capacity expansion and product launch to meet the rising demand for UHMW-PE in a wide range of applications. For instance, in August 2018, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., expanded its production capacity for HI-ZEX MILLION™ UHMW-PE, by about 15% to 8,500 tons per year, in Japan.


Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Share, by End-Use Industry, 2018 (%)


UHWM-PE


Source: MRFR Analysis


Regional Analysis


The global UHMW-PE market, by region, has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


North America accounted for the largest market share in 2018 on the backdrop of high consumption of UHMW-PE in healthcare, military & defense, automotive, electronics, and other end-use industries. Rising adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in this region is expected to fuel the product demand in the automotive industry.


The large industrial base in the European region with the high demand for UHMW-PE in healthcare, electronics, and automotive industries is expected to drive the regional market growth during the review period.


Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region due to the rapid industrialization in emerging countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, and South Korea. Apart from this, the rising geriatric population in Japan, coupled with affordability, is expected to fuel the product demand in the healthcare industry.


Industrialization in emerging economies such as Brazil and Chile are expected to drive the product demand in Latin America during the forecast period.


Segmentation


The global UHMW-PE market has been segmented by form, end-use industry, and region.


By form, the global market has been segmented into sheets, rods & tubes, and others.


Based on application, the global UHMW-PE market has been segregated into healthcare, military & defense, automotive, electronics, chemicals, food & beverage, sports & leisure, and others.


Key Players


Some of the prominent players operating in the global UHMWPE Market are Braskem (Brazil), Celanese Corporation (US), LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV (Netherlands), DSM (Netherlands), Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation (Japan), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Honeywell International Inc. (US), Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd (Japan), Teijin  Aramid BV (Netherlands), Nanoshell LLC (Germany), and TOYOBO CO., LTD (Japan).


Intended Audience



  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratories



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market is projected to grow at a 9.5% CAGR between 2020-2027.

The ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market is predicted to touch USD 3.4 billion by 2025.

North America is expected to lead the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market.

Some of the major applications of the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene include sports and leisure, food and beverage, chemicals, electronics, automotive, military and defense, and healthcare.

Volatile raw material prices and availability of substitutes may limit market growth.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Research Objectives

2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

2.3 Markets Structure

3 Market Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process

3.2 Secondary Research

3.3 Primary Research

3.4 Forecast Model

4 Market Landscape

4.1 Supply Chain Analysis

4.1.1 Raw Material Suppliers

4.1.2 Manufacturers/Producers

4.1.3 Distributors/Retailers/Wholesalers/E-Commerce

4.1.4 End Use

4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5 Market Dynamics of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Drivers

5.3 Restraints

5.4 Opportunities

5.5 Challenges

5.6 Trends/Technology

6. Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Sheets

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

6.3 Rods & Tubes

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

6.4 Others

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7. Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Healthcare

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.3 Military & Defense

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.4 Automotive

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.5 Electronics

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.6 Chemicals

7.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.7 Food & Beverage

7.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.8 Sports & Leisure

7.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

7.9 Others

7.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

7.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020−2027

8. Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.2.4 US

8.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.2.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.2.5 Canada

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.4 Germany

8.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.5 France

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.6 Italy

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.7 Spain

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form,2020−2027

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.8 UK

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form,2020−2027

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.9 Russia

8.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form,2020−2027

8.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.10 Poland

8.3.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.10.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.3.11 Rest of Europe

8.3.11.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.3.11.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.3.11.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4 Asia-Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4.4 China

8.4.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4.5 India

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4.7 Australia & New Zealand

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5 Middle East & Africa

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5.4 UAE

8.5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5.5 Israel

8.5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5.6 North Africa

8.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5.7 Turkey

8.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.5.8 Rest of Middle East & Africa

8.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.5.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.6 Latin America

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.6.4 Brazil

8.6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.6.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.6.5 Argentina

8.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.6.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.6.6 Mexico

8.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.6.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

8.6.7 Rest of Latin America

8.6.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020−2027

8.6.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Form, 2020−2027

8.6.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Application, 2020−2027

9. Company Landscape

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Market Strategy

9.3 Key Development Analysis (Expansion/Merger & Acquisitions/Joint Venture/New Product Development/Agreement/Investment)

10. Company Profiles

10.1 Braskem

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Financial Updates

10.1.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.1.4 Strategy

10.1.5 Key Developments

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Celanese Corporation

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Financial Updates

10.2.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.2.4 Strategy

10.2.5 Key Developments

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Financial Updates

10.3.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.3.4 Strategy

10.3.5 Key Developments

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 DSM

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Financial Updates

10.4.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.4.4 Strategy

10.4.5 Key Developments

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Financial Updates

10.5.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.5.4 Strategy

10.5.5 Key Developments

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Financial Updates

10.6.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.6.4 Strategy

10.6.5 Key Developments

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.7 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Financial Updates

10.7.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.7.4 Strategy

10.7.5 Key Developments

10.7.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Honeywell International Inc.

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Financial Updates

10.8.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.8.4 Strategy

10.8.5 Key Developments

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Financial Updates

10.9.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.9.4 Strategy

10.9.5 Key Developments

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Teijin Aramid BV

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Financial Updates

10.10.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.10.4 Strategy

10.10.5 Key Developments

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

10.11 Nanoshell LLC

10.11.1 Company Overview

10.11.2 Financial Updates

10.11.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.11.4 Strategy

10.11.5 Key Developments

10.11.6 SWOT Analysis

10.12 TOYOBO CO., LTD

10.12.1 Company Overview

10.12.2 Financial Updates

10.12.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.12.4 Strategy

10.12.5 Key Developments

10.12.6 SWOT Analysis

11. Conclusion

LIST OF TABLES


Table 1 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market: by Region, 2020−2027

Table 2 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 3 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market. by Country, 2020−2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 6 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 7 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Regions, 2020−2027

Table 8 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 9 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table10 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table11 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table12 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Form Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table 13 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Application Market, by Regions, 2020−2027

Table14 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table15 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table16 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table17 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Application Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table18 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene by Application Market, by Country, 2020-2023

Table19 Global Form Market, by Region, 2020−2027

Table20 Global Application Market, by Region, 2020−2027

Table21 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table22 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

Table23 North America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027

Table24 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table25 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

Table26 Europe: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027

Table27 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table28 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

Table29 Asia-Pacific: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027

Table30 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table31 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

Table32 Middle East & Africa: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027

Table33 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Country, 2020−2027

Table34 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

Table35 Latin America: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Segmentation

FIGURE 2 Forecast Research Methodology

FIGURE 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

FIGURE 4 Value Chain of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

FIGURE 5 Share of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market in 2020, by Country

FIGURE 6 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, 2020−2027,

FIGURE 7 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Size, by Form, 2020

FIGURE 8 Share of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Form, 2020−2027

FIGURE 9 Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Size, by Application, 2020

FIGURE10 Share of Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market, by Application, 2020−2027