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Acoustic Diaphragm Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Material (Wood, Paper, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Polyester Film, Polyamide, Polyether ketone, Glass), and End-user (Earphone & Headphone, Loudspeaker & AI Speaker [Car Speaker], Microphone [Notebook, Mobile]), Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4816
  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Acoustic Diaphragm Market size surpassed USD 15 billion in 2020 and will exhibit a growth rate of 8.3% from 2021 to 2027. An acoustic diaphragm is a transducer that is widely used in consumer electronic devices to convert vibrations to sound. These devices are crucial in various consumer electronics to create sound waves. As per estimates, acoustic diaphragm industry size will register 6.9% CAGR in terms of volume, with a projection value of 17,903.7 thousand square meters.

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Accelerating growth in the consumer electronics sector coupled with increasing demand for earphones & headphones is anticipated to be the major factor driving the overall acoustic diaphragm market throughout the assessment period. The increasing penetration of sophisticated earphones, headphones, and AI speakers across the globe will have a substantial impact on the overall market.

The global demand for traditional earphones and headphones is anticipated to reach over 230 million units by the end of 2027. The penetration of e-commerce mainly in the developing regions is also anticipated to positively affect the overall market demand. Emerging economies, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India, have emerged to be major revenue pockets in the Asia Pacific consumer electronics market. China is projected to record a CAGR of more than 7% from 2021 to 2027.

Increasing disposable incomes and fast-paced lifestyles in these countries have further propelled the adoption of electronic products. Moreover, with rising disposable incomes, rapid changes in end-user lifestyles and purchase parity have been observed in the last few years, which has further boosted the demand for consumer electronics such as home appliances, speakers, and headphones. Additionally, the rising popularity of wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, has become a strong focal point in the consumer electronics market.

Several consumer devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches, have microphones embedded in them. The growing demand for these devices is directly influencing the microphones industry growth, which is likely to propel the consumption of acoustic diaphragms in microphones. In 2019, smartphone sales were more than 1.4 billion units across the globe. Additionally, the market is experiencing huge research & development activities due to increasing competition among market players. As a result, manufacturers are focused on producing small microphones with advanced acoustic diaphragms to increase product efficiency.

However, despite the promising factors, there are certain restraints associated with the overall acoustic diaphragm market. The volatility of raw material prices is one of the major downsides of the overall market. The various acoustic diaphragms used are most crude oil products; hence, are subjected to huge price fluctuations.

Indispensable use of paper diaphragm will complement growth

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Paper diaphragm dominates the material segment and will generate a demand for over 5.5 million square meters by 2027. Paper diaphragms are typically used as acoustic diaphragms that are provided in acoustic transducer devices such as microphones and loudspeakers. A paper diaphragm has excellent moisture resistance and acoustic characteristics.

However, from an ecological viewpoint, pulp which is the main component of paper is biodegradable & is therefore ecologically acceptable and when the sizing agent, such as polylactide resin blend, is added to the pulp, it makes the whole product biodegradable. Due to biodegradability and high sound quality, it is a widely used material in acoustic diaphragms.

Polypropylene will generate around USD 5.9 billion by 2027 in acoustic diaphragm industry. Polypropylene resins have a high internal loss, which makes them suitable in acoustic diaphragms. Polypropylene offers several advantages such as excellent thermal resistance, high resistance capacity to shock load, and can absorb the vibration force to enhance the performance of the diaphragm.

Additionally, polypropylene is readily available and cost-effective in the production of acoustic diaphragms. Polypropylene is anticipated to generate a revenue of over 5,900.3 million by the end of 2027.

Growing demand for acoustic diaphragms in microphones will drive the overall market

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The demand for acoustic diaphragms is increasing rapidly in loudspeakers and AI devices. Growing demand for loudspeakers with enhanced sound quality is likely to offer growth opportunities to the acoustic diaphragm market during the forecast period. Materials including paper, polypropylene, and mica are widely used in loudspeaker diaphragms. The loudspeaker & AI segment will hold a market share of over 10% in terms of revenue by 2027.

Microphones will witness around 7% CAGR from 2021 to 2027 in acoustic diaphragm market owing to the growing demand for TV sets, smartphones, and tablets have further boosted the consumption of microphones.

Technological advancements have invented wireless microphones, which are connected through Bluetooth that works on a radio transmitter. These devices have a large scope in mobile phones, medical equipment, military equipment, and many others.

The microphone segment is further segmented into notebook and mobile phone. Among the two segments, mobile phone is anticipated to generate a revenue of USD 12.5 billion by 2027. The propelling usage of smartphones, especially in the developing regions, coupled with the increasing penetration of e-commerce is anticipated to complement the acoustic diaphragm market segment growth.

Asia Pacific to generate substantial revenue gains throughout the assessment period

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Asia Pacific held a share of over 40% in terms of revenue in 2020 and is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 9% from 2021 to 2027 due to growing disposable incomes and surging demand for innovative audio solutions. Asia Pacific dominates the global earphone & headphone market. China is the largest market for television sets, tablets, smartphones, gaming, and other electronic devices, which is a prime factor driving the demand for microphones.

Mergers and acquisitions are major strategic outlooks of the market

Some of the major companies in the acoustic diaphragm industry include Foster Electric Company Limited, Poyun Enterprise, Elmetric AB, Mica Manufacturing Co., Pvt. Ltd., Vansonic Enterprise Co., Ltd., VOZ Electonic Co., Loudspeaker Components, L.L.C., Materion Corporation, Tectonic, and Vesper Technologies.

The acoustic diaphragm market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Thousand Square Meters & revenue in USD Million from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Polypropylene
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester film
  • Polyamide
  • Polyether ketone
  • Glass
  • Others

By Application

  • Headphone & earphone
  • Loudspeaker & AI speaker
    • Car speaker
  • Microphone
    • Mobile phone
    • Notebook
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for acoustic diaphragm surpassed USD 15 billion in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of around 8.3% between 2021 and 2027 with a strong demand from consumer electronics sector.
Paper diaphragm could generate a demand of more than 5.5 million square meters by 2027 on the back of demand from high sound quality and moisture resistance in loudspeakers and microphones.
Acoustic diaphragm industry share from microphones is likely to grow at around 7% CAGR through 2027 due to a rising demand for smartphones, TV sets, and tablets.
Asia Pacific acoustic diaphragm market is forecast to witness approximately 9% CAGR up to 2027 owing to strong demand for advanced audio solutions.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 193
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 200
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