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Polyoxymethylene Market - By Type (Copolymer, Homopolymer), by Grade (Standard, Reinforced, Impact modified, Recycled, UV Stabilized, Special Grade), By Application (Automotive, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Electrical & Electronics) & Forecast, 2022-2028

  • Report ID: GMI1202
  • Published Date: Apr 2022
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Polyoxymethylene Market Size

Polyoxymethylene Market size was USD 5.1 billion in 2021 and will grow at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2022 and 2028 owing to the increasing use of POM in the electrical & electronics and automotive industries. In terms of volume, the market size may cross 2,092.41 Kilo Tons by 2028, with a CAGR of 5.1% through the projected duration.

polyoxymethylene market outlook

Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a thermoplastic that has various engineering properties such as high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability used for making precise medical equipment, automotive parts, electronics components, and consumer goods. Different chemical firms manufacture POM with a few formula changes and market using various trade names like Derlin, Duracon, etc.

The growing use of polyoxymethylene in the electrical & electronics industry is because of their thermal and insulation properties and excellent durability. Numerous applications regarding the use of POM are circuit boards, switches, electrical housing, wiring, sockets, connectors, and cooling systems. They make mass production more cost-efficient and thus fetching more profits for the manufacturers. The use of polyoxymethylene makes the electronic appliances more lightweight and offers a much better reduction in heating of appliances which in turn increases the life and durability of the products.

Stringent government norms regarding CO2 emission have made automobile manufacturers to reduce overall vehicle weights. The use of polyoxymethylene (POM) in manufacturing various automotive parts significantly reduces the overall weight of the vehicle which helps in the reduction of emissions and makes it more economical. The recent increase in the R&D expenditures in the electrical automobile industry has helped boost the global polyoxymethylene market share since it makes the vehicle more affordable and lightweight.

Polyoxymethylene is witnessing an increase in demand from the pharma and medical sector as well as the industrial sector. Pandemic has boosted market opportunities for the product among medical applications. An increase in healthcare spending by various countries will drive pharma and medical sector growth which will subsequently drive product demand.

Environmental regulations regarding the use of plastics in the production of various medical equipment and emphasis on the use of recyclable material will create challenges in the polyoxymethylene market growth during the forecast period. The constant fluctuation in raw material prices also affects the use of POM in the production of various consumer goods.

Maintaining such regulations require high R&D investment and production costs which hampers the use of POM by various industries. Also, market growth in Europe is expected to be affected by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and the economic impact caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

Polyoxymethylene Market Analysis

polyoxymethylene market by type

Polyoxymethylene is widely available in two main types i.e., homopolymer and copolymer. Copolymer polyoxymethylene is widely used in a plethora of end-use applications. This can be mainly attributed to the high processibility of the copolymer. Copolymer POM is well suited for applications that require material to have a low coefficient of friction. Copolymer polyoxymethylene segment will reach 6,745 USD million by 2028.

polyoxymethylene market by grade

Standard grade will hold over 24% share by 2028. It is majorly used for manufacturing medical devices, handles of surgical instruments, automotive, and various components. A positive outlook for the use of plastics in the medical industry will help the growth of the standard grade polyoxymethylene market in the future.

polyoxymethylene market by application

The consumer goods segment will generate a demand of around 380 kilo tons by 2028. Product is used in the manufacturing of gears, springs, hand tools, and toys in the consumer goods industry. Growing per capita income in Asian countries and rising demand for various consumer goods will augment the industry growth. Also, polyoxymethylene market is witnessing increasing penetration in consumer goods.

polyoxymethylene market by region

The Asia Pacific region will hold around 70% of the overall market share by 2028 owing to very strong automotive production. Also, Asia Pacific is also a manufacturing hub for polyoxymethylene as 70% of POM is produced in the region. Highly growing regional economies, as well as a strong prospect for end-user industries, will drive the polyoxymethylene market revenue in the region. Rising per capita income, economic growth, rising consumer base, and strongly growing GDP are pushing the end-user industries.

Polyoxymethylene Market Share

There is a significant rise in competition as players around the world increase their production capacity to gain competition. There was a significant capacity addition in Asia by players such as

  • BASF
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Kolon Plastics

The market is expected to remain moderately consolidated during the forecast period. The major players engaged in the polyoxymethylene industry are Celanese (Ticona), Dupont, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical/Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics, Polyplastics, Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Korea Engineering Plastics, Kolon Plastics, Thai Polyacetal, etc.

The polyoxymethylene market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Copolymer
  • Homopolymer

By Grade

  • Standard
  • Reinforced
  • Impact modified
  • Recycled
  • UV Stabilized
  • Special Grade

By Application

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrial
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Other

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

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • GCC
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Polyoxymethylene market is slated to surpass USD 7.90 billion by 2028 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2022 to 2028 driven by the surging use of POM in the electrical & electronics industry.

The market demand from consumer goods application is anticipated to cross 380 kilo tons until 2028 owing to the rising product usage in the manufacturing of springs, gears, toys, and hand tools.

Asia Pacific is set to account for nearly 70% of the total polyoxymethylene industry value up to 2028 considering the robust automotive production in the region.

Leading players across the polyoxymethylene industry comprise Thai Polyacetal, Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Kolon Plastics, Korea Engineering Plastics, Celanese, and others.

Polyoxymethylene Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 16
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