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Battery Separators Market Size By Product (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Ceramic, Nylon), By Battery (Lithium-ion, Lead Acid), By End-user (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Power Storage,), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3547
  • Published Date: Mar 2021
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Battery Separators Market Size

Global Battery Separators Market size was USD 6.6 billion in 2020 and will showcase a growth rate of around 16.1% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Growing demand for battery separators in the automotive and consumer electronic industries will substantially add to the market growth during the assessment period.

Battery separators are a class of polymeric membranes kept between the positive and negative charged cathode and anode in a battery to prevent electrical short circuits. The separator is moisturized by an electrolyte that often acts as a catalyst for the movement of ions inside the battery. Battery separators are made from various materials including wood, rubber, polymer, cork, and cellulose, among others. In recent times, polyolefins are the most desired material for battery separators in various industrial verticals. Excellent mechanical properties coupled with low cost make polyolefin separators highly desirable in the consumer electronics industry.

Battery Separators Market Overview

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Growing demand for separators in various industries including the consumer electronics and automotive industries will boost the market demand during the forecast period. The increasing penetration of electronics vehicles will further surge the demand for lithium-ion batteries, in turn, propelling the use of battery separators. Additionally, the increasing adoption rate of wet separators and microgrids in the automotive industry is also projected to drive the battery separators market share throughout the assessment period.

Battery separators are important components in an electrical circuit. These membranes provide excellent benefits such as resistance, strength, chemical permeability, and safety toward electronic short circuits. Battery separators are used in all kinds of electric vehicles including plug-in electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and others.

The growing government intervention to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels has resulted in the surging production of electric vehicles in recent times. Countries in Asia Pacific including China and Japan have become industrial hubs for electronic vehicles. The demand for battery separators in these countries is projected to exhibit exponential growth in the coming years. China, one of the major electric vehicle producers in the world, is anticipated to contribute over 40% in the overall battery separators market over the forecast period.

Growth can be attributed to the growing automotive and consumer electronics industries. The growing automotive industry coupled with the increasing penetration of consumer electronics in Asia Pacific is anticipated to open up huge opportunities in the market in the coming years.

Moreover, growing innovations in the electronics industry along with the penetration of energy storage systems will further aid product demand during the review period. However, stringent regulations on the use of polymeric materials coupled with safety issues related to the use of batteries in various applications are anticipated to be major downside to the battery separators market growth.

Battery Separators Market Analysis

Battery Separators Market from Polyethylene

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Polyethylene (PE) separators held a market share of over 40% in 2020 in terms of volume and are projected to exhibit a CAGR of over 17% through 2027. PE separators shut down the battery if the core temperature reaches over 130-degree Celsius, thereby preventing short circuit or thermal run-away scenarios. They possess excellent mechanical properties and chemical stability; hence, are widely employed across various industrial sectors. The separators also possess other important properties, making them ideal for consumer electronic applications.

Polypropylene is another major segment in the overall market and shall account for over 25% of market share in terms of revenue in 2027. Polypropylene is one the most used polyolefin battery separators in the consumer electronics & automotive industries. Excellent mechanical properties coupled with low cost are some of the major factors attributing to the battery separators market demand during the review period.

Battery Separators Market by Battery

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Lithium-ion battery type generated over UDS 4.2 billion in 2020. Lithium-ion batteries are one of the most efficient batteries available in the market and are widely employed in automotive and consumer electronics applications. The growing penetration of electric vehicles across the globe will drive the demand for lithium-ion batteries. The demand is anticipated to show tremendous growth, in turn, adding to the overall battery separators market during the review period. The other battery type segment shall hold close to 13% in 2027. It includes nickel cadmium battery, nickel metal hydride, and others.

Battery Separators Market by End User

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Among the various end-user sectors in the global battery separators market, the automotive industry segment held a market share of over 45% in terms of revenue and will exhibit a CAGR of over 16.5% through 2027. Growing demand for lithium-ion batteries in the automotive industry coupled with the penetration of electronic vehicles is anticipated to generate huge revenue in the overall battery separators market.

With growing technological innovations, the weight of lithium-ion batteries has been substantially reduced in recent times, marking it more desirable for electric vehicle applications. The other segment held a market share of over 2% in 2020 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of over 10.1%. The other segment includes consumer electronics, telecommunication, and others.

Battery Separators Market by Region

Asia Pacific will be the largest region, followed by Europe throughout the forecast period. The presence of a huge automotive industry coupled with the increasing penetration of consumer electronics in the region will complement the battery separators market growth throughout the assessment period.

According to the National Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, India is one of the largest electronics markets across the globe and shall reach a value of over USD 400 billion by 2025. China is a major revenue generating economy in the region due to the presence of a huge electronic vehicle producing infrastructure in the region. China is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 17% throughout the forecast period.

Europe to hold market share close to 20% in 2027. The presence of stringent regulations has boosted the use of electric vehicles in the region, thereby contributing to the overall market demand during the assessment period. Furthermore, a huge consumer electronics demand is also anticipated to drive the battery separators market sales.

Battery Separators Market Share

Key manufacturers operating in the battery separators industry include

  • Asahi Kesai
  • Celgard
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • UBE
  • Sumitomo
  • SK Innovation
  • Freudenberg
  • Entek International
  • W-Scope Industries
  • Bernard Dumas

The global battery separators market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Square Meters & revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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By Material (Million Square Meters) (USD Million)

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Ceramic
  • Nylon
  • Others

By Battery (Million Square Meters) (USD Million)

  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Lead acid battery
  • Others

By Application (Million Square Meters) (USD Million)

  • Automotive
  • Consumer electronics
  • Power storage systems
  • Industrial
  • Others

By Region (Million Square Meters) (USD Million)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

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  • Base Year: 2020
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