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Perfluoropolyether Market Size by Product (PFPE-K, PFPE-M, PFPE-Z, PFPE-Y, PFPE-D), By Type (Oil, Grease), By End-Use (Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Chemicals & Petrochemical, Food Processing, Metal Processing, Medical Industry Equipment, Power Generation, Textile, Pulp and Paper), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI1625
  • Published Date: Jun 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Perfluoropolyether Market size exceeded USD 600 million, in 2021 and is estimated to grow at over 6% CAGR between 2022 and 2028 owing to increasing technological advancements in the food industry and the rapidly booming medical industry along with increasing demand for medical equipment.

Perfluoropolyether Market

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The PFPE market growth is likely to accelerate owing to the rising penetration of perfluoropolyether in various end-use sectors such as automotive, aerospace, chemicals, power, and electronics. The strong automobile industry expansion has boosted the demand for high-quality oils & greases, improved vehicle performance, and lowered total maintenance costs.

Perfluoropolyether oil and grease perform better in harsh environments, have a less environmental footprint, and increases productivity by reducing component failures. Oil and grease extend the life of critical components, allowing them to function silently and for a longer period, thus assisting in establishing consistent performance and increasing product demand.

PFPE oil offers enhance resistance to vapor losses in a vacuum during high altitude, which is compatible for use with several metals, plastics & paints, and non-toxic & non-flammable materials or products, thus, increasing its application in the aerospace industry. Growing airport construction, rising consumer preferences for air transport, and increasing product application in defense aircraft show favourable circumstances for perfluoropolyether market growth.

Growing demand for high temperature resistant lubricants should boost market growth from PFPE-K product

Global perfluoropolyether market from PFPE-K By Product

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Global perfluoropolyether market from PFPE-K product type is likely to grow over USD 145 million by 2028. Growing awareness regarding the superior benefits of synthetic lubricants and increasing government regulations toward the rising carbon footprint are expected to escalate the product demand over the projected time. Increasing penetration of the product in several end-use industries and growing advancements in the manufacture of industrial machinery & engines will foster the product demand.

PFPE-K offers cost-effectiveness and delivers better film strength and shielding properties, enhancing wear prevention under heavier loads; these are the key attributes augmenting the PFPE-K market share. These lubricants are widely used for gears, slides, and bearing applications when high temperature and compatibility with plastics are required.

Extensive demand in the automotive and aerospace industry is likely to boost market statistics

Global perfluoropolyether market from oil type segment

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Global perfluoropolyether market value from oil type segment is likely to grow over USD 230 million by 2028 owing to the rapidly expanding automotive industry and increasing knowledge base of consumers towards the use of high-performance lubricating oil in various engine oil applications. Oil lowers the viscosity of engines and increases its fuel efficiency. Thus, it has massive demand in several industries which includes automotive, aerospace, power generation and others.

Furthermore, oil performs a vital role in curbing the temperature of machinery during operation and helps in reducing the maintenance cost of engines. Also, technological advancements have enabled manufacturers to design premium automobiles that encourage the use of synthetic lubricating oils in engines, which show healthy growth opportunities. Growing government regulations towards the use of crude oil products pertaining to increasing greenhouse gas emissions will foster the perfluoropolyether demand during the projected timespan.

Immense demand for processed food should propel market growth from food processing application

Global perfluoropolyether market from food processing segment

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Global perfluoropolyether market from food processing segment was valued at USD 5.40 million at 2021 and is anticipated to grow over at a CAGR of 5.5% through 2028. Robust growth in the demand for processed food & beverage products owing to rising population and increasing disposable income is expected to boost the food processing equipment market growth. Due to time constraints, people are preferring quick, ready-to-eat processed food instead of cooking.

Hectic lifestyle and increasing purchasing power are changing the consumer buying behavior. Due to rising health awareness, the demand for fortified and functional processed food is on rise.  Significant growth in the food & beverage industry has shifted the inclination of manufacturers toward the adoption of automated technologies, which are the key drivers for product demand from the industry. PFPE oil & grease are commonly used in food processing machinery owing to their safety and long-lasting lubrication performance.

Sustainable investment in aerospace and medical sector is supporting market expansion in North America

North America  perfluoropolyether perfluoropolyether Market Size,

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North America perfluoropolyether market revenue should exceed USD 285 million by 2028 owing to the growing investments by Canada and the U.S. in the aerospace sector in the region, which will fuel the demand for PFPE based oils & greases. It is also a significant reason that fuels aerospace applications demand for high-performance oils and lubricants, that offer a wide range of temperature & weather resistance properties.

Growing investments in medical sector in the region will fuel the demand for PFPE based oils & greases. As it has one largest medical sector in the world, and the sector is on the rise owing to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and increasing aging population. Due to high preference towards fast food and a sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases are further expected to rise, which will drive medical equipment industry growth.

Gradually increasing research & development activities and innovative product launches to be key business strategies integrate by key players

Global perfluoropolyether industry is moderately consolidated, and key players include The Chemours Company, Kluber Lubrication, Solvay, Daikin Industries Incorporation, and Miller-Stephenso. Key manufacturers are showing a keen interest in various initiatives owing to extensive product adoption in many end-use industries which include power generation, automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemical & petrochemical, textile, and others.

In addition, industry players are also engaged in many activities such as acquisition, mergers to strengthen their position in the global market. For instance, In March 2021, ECCO Gleittechnik GmbH acquired the TECCEM and Fluoronox brands from TECCEM GmbH. This acquisition will help the company to strengthen its presence in the PFPE lubricants market.

For instance, In January 2022, Solvay announced that FenS will become Solvay’s distribution partner for the Fomblin PFPE range of lubricants in Europe. This strategic initiative will help the company to expand its distribution network and regional presence in Europe.

Perfluoropolyether market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue in USD (Million) from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:    

By Product


By Type

  • Oil
  • Greases

By Application

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Chemicals & petrochemical
  • Food Processing
  • Metal Processing
  • Medical Industry Equipment
  • Power Generation
  • Textile
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for perfluoropolyether surpassed USD 600 million in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6% from 2022 to 2028 driven by the escalating technological advancements in the food sector.

The market value from food processing was nearly USD 5.40 million in 2021 and is slated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% through 2028 considering the escalated growth in the demand for processed food & beverage products.

North American market for perfluoropolyether is poised to surpass USD 285 million until 2028 owing to the increasing investments in the aerospace industry from the U.S. and Canada.

Major companies in the perfluoropolyether industry comprise Solvay, The Chemours Company, Daikin Industries Incorporation, Miller-Stephenso, Kluber Lubrication, and others.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 296
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 303

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