Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Market Size By Product (Granules [By Application {Electrical & Electronics Sector, Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical Processing}], Dispersions [By Application {Chemical Processing, Cookware & Food Processing, Electrical & Electronics Sector, Adhesives, Fabrics}], Film [By Application {Chemicals & Life Science Equipment, Electrical & Electronics Sector, Hot Melt Adhesives, Composite Molding, Solar Panels}], Powder [By Application {Chemical Processing, Cookware}], Tubes [By Application {Chemical Processing, Food Processing, Automotive, Medical}]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Apr 2019  |  Report ID: GMI3263  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 330   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Market size valued at USD 695 million in 2018 and will expect consumption of over 40 kilo tons by 2025.

Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) is a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene. It can be used to produce components lighter in weight. The FEP market share is set to expand across the aerospace sector for enhancement of fuel efficiency.

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Market

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Growing power demand, awareness of renewable energy and decreasing solar energy price should stimulate fluorinated ethylene propylene market share on account of growing adoption of solar photovoltaic panels. Global solar photovoltaic manufacturing sector surpassed USD 90 billion in 2018 which indicates tremendous growth opportunities.

These materials improve processability, moisture barrier, temperature resistance, UV resistance and transparency of energy generating devices. Favorable government initiatives, rising diesel & electricity prices and rising demand for energy self-sufficiency should further promote the market growth.

Significant population growth, and increasing urbanization are likely to increase product adoption pertaining to the rise in power demand for commercial & residential property construction. Global construction sector may surpass USD 15 trillion by 2030 which is an indicator of heathy growth potential.

These materials find extensive usage in architectural coatings owing to their beneficial impact on insulation, durability, chemical & water resistance, resistance to UV radiation and gas impermeability. Increased availability of lending, economic development and expansion of tourism sector are likely to accelerate the fluorinated ethylene propylene market growth.

This substance has significantly higher cost, low stiffness and strength as compared to other types of fluoroplastics such as PTFE which is likely to hinder the fluorinated ethylene propylene market growth. Moreover, this material releases perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorinated compounds upon degradation which presents the risk of contaminating drinking water, groundwater, surface water and air. Various manufacturers are eliminating the use of PFOA to comply with industry and environmental requirements.

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 695 Million (USD)
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR: 8.3% 2025 Value Projection: 1.2 Billion (USD)
Pages: 330 Tables, Charts & Figures: 452
Geographies covered (20): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Japan, India, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Product and Region
Companies covered (14): 3M, DowDuPont, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Shanghai , F New Materials Co. Ltd., Saint-Gobain, Merck Millipore, The Chemours Company, Juhua Group Corporation, AMETEK, Inc., Polyfluor Plastics B.V., BASF, ITAFLON, Shandong Hengyi New Material Technology, Inoflon Fluoropolymers
Growth Drivers:
  • North America: Growing demand from Oil & Gas Industries
  • Europe: Rising usage of Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene for the manufacture of lining and parts in Automotive Industry
  • Asia: Growing demand from optical fiber and electrical & electronics industries
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Stiff competition from alternatives

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FEP Market, By Product

Fluorinated ethylene propylene powder segment exceeded USD 74 million in 2018 owing to favorable government policies, and growing demand from automotive and shipbuilding industries. These powders offer excellent melt fluidity, chemical resistant & smooth finish in the final product and imparts high weather resistance. Growing product demand for manufacturing various appliances such as washers & dryers, vending machines, refrigerators and microwaves should further promote fluorinated ethylene propylene market.

Granules segment from aerospace applications should surpass USD 35 million by 2025 pertaining to growing fleet replacement initiatives and growing adoption of fuel-efficient & lightweight aircraft. These materials are lighter than their substitutes which improves the speed of aircraft and enhances the fuel efficiency. Rising trend of military modernization and booming commercial airplane industry owing to increasing passenger volume should stimulate the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) market trends.

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Market by Application

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ispersions segment was valued at about USD 16.5 million in 2018 owing to rising demand for non-stick and heat resistant products. These products provide high chemical resistance, adhesion and non-stick properties, making them suitable for architectural fabrics & gaskets, industrial fabric, high performance cookware and glass cloth coating.  Growing demand for industrial fabrics in flame resistant clothing and automotive carpets should further boost fluorinated ethylene propylene market.

Dispersions demand from fabrics applications is likely to register over 5% gains by the end of the predicted timeframe on account of growing demand from food processing & packing and architectural fabrics industries. These products offer various benefits such as high chemical resistance, superior wear & impact resistance, and reduced sliding friction. Growing apparel demand from China, India, Bangladesh and Mexico, increasing disposable income and urbanisation should further boost the growth of fluorinated ethylene propylene market.

Regional Insights

North America driven by the U.S., Canada and Mexico surpassed USD 175 million in 2018 pertaining to growing demand from oil & gas industry. This product finds widespread use in various oil & gas equipment such as pumps, valves or pumps which are subjected to extreme temperature and chemicals. Growing prevalence of horizontal drilling & hydraulic fracturing, discovery of new oilfields and innovation in fracking techniques should boost the fluorinated ethylene propylene market.

Europe driven by France, UK, and Germany should surpass USD 240 million by 2025 owing to growing demand for premium lightweight vehicles. This product finds extensive usage in automotive O-rings, wire insulators, seals, diaphragms, and tank filler necks pertaining to its high resistance to fuels & high temperature. Rising government initiatives to promote electric mobility, smart traffic management and emission reduction should further boost lightweight automotive sector and stimulate product demand.

Asia Pacific driven by India, Japan, and China will register over 6.5% gains in the forecast period on account of rising demand for high-speed transmission cables from the booming 5G services industry. This material finds widespread usage in coating wires & cables for insulation and protecting the remaining structure from electric current owing to the product’s insulating & flame-resistant properties. Significant economic growth, government investment, evolving telecom industry and growing smart city initiatives are likely to accelerate the fluorinated ethylene propylene market growth.

Competitive Market Share

Global FEP market share is highly consolidated with the presence of various prominent manufacturers such as The Chemours Company, AMETEK, BASF, Daikin Industries, and Inoflon Fluoropolymers. Certain market participants are engaging in strategic acquisitions to satisfy rising product demand from electrical power, automotive & construction industries and ensure market expansion.

Industry Background

This product is a melt-processable copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene that allows efficient thermoforming and extrusion. It offers easy formability, chemical & friction resistance, non-toxicity, non-stick features and weatherability. Growing demand from photovoltaic, automotive, aerospace and electric wire & cable industries should fuel the fluorinated ethylene propylene industry growth.

The fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons and revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Granules
    • By application
      • Electrical & electronics sector
      • Automotive
      • Aerospace
      • Chemical processing
      • Others
  • Dispersions
    • By application
      • Chemical processing
      • Cookware & food processing
      • Electrical & electronics sector
      • Adhesives
      • Fabrics
      • Others
  • Film
    • By application
      • Chemicals & life science equipment
      • Electrical & electronics sector
      • Hot melt adhesives
      • Composite molding
      • Solar panels
      • Others
  • Powder
    • By application
      • Chemical processing
      • Cookware
  • Tubes
    • By application
      • Chemical processing
      • Food processing
      • Automotive
      • Medical

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • India
    • China
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The worth of fluorinated ethylene propylene market is expected to reach a valuation of USD 1.2 billion by 2025.
Fluorinated ethylene propylene market was valued at $ 697 million in 2018.
According to the report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the metal injection molding parts business is expected to hit at $1.2 Billion (USD) by 2025.
Growing demand from oil & gas industry, rising usage of Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene for the manufacture of lining and parts in Automotive Industry, and growing demand from optical fiber and electrical & electronics industries are the key factors expected to drive the growth of global market.
3M, DowDuPont, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Shanghai , F New Materials Co. Ltd., Saint-Gobain, Merck Millipore, The Chemours Company, Juhua Group Corporation, AMETEK, Inc., Polyfluor Plastics B.V., BASF, ITAFLON, Shandong Hengyi New Material Technology, are the top contributors in the industry.
Based on product, the FEP powder segment held the highest share in 2018 and is anticipated to exhibit a remarkable growth rate during the forecast period.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Apr 2019
  • Pages: 330
  • Tables: 428
  • Charts / Figures: 24
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Countries covered: 20

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