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Recycled Thermoplastic Market - By Type (Bio-Degradable, Non- Biodegradable), By Form (Flakes, Pellets, Granules), By Technology (Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding), By Product (Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene) & Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI2698
  • Published Date: Mar 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Recycled Thermoplastic Market Size

Recycled Thermoplastic Market size valued at USD 61.7 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at more than 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The expansion of construction activities will influence the market development.

Recycled Thermoplastic Market

The rapidly expanding electrical and electronics sector across the world will complement the recycled thermoplastic market outlook. Electronics production is a relatively complex process and requires advanced designs as well as technological intervention to cater to the growing demand for next-generation devices. Thermoplastics have emerged as a promising tool that aid electronic manufacturers to keep up with the increasing need for sophistication. Thermoplastics offer exceptional durability, corrosion resistance, and the ability to withstand high temperatures.

Due to rapid urbanization and the surging disposable incomes, the demand for consumer electronics has increased dynamically in the recent past, compelling thermoplastic manufacturers to become more environmentally sound, further influencing the adoption of effective recycling systems.

High risk of contamination in F&B production may impede product demand

Growing concerns associated with poor quality of recycled plastics in food packaging and the consequent risk of contamination may hamper the recycled thermoplastic market outlook. Using recycled materials in food packaging has gained significant traction, however, necessitates adherence to certain environmental and health requirements. Since recycled thermoplastic comes from plastic waste, it needs adequate treatment to ensure food safety. The rising prevalence of foodborne illnesses and increasing count of product recalls in the food sector due to microbial contamination could restrain industry growth.  

Recycled Thermoplastic Market Analysis

Recycled Thermoplastics Market Share By Technology

Recycled thermoplastic market from injection molding technology is slated to register 10.7% growth rate between 2023 and 2032. The surging adoption of this technology can be attributed to the growing environmental concerns associated with large volumes of thermoplastic waste. Injection molding is a widely deployed repeatable process that allows manufacturers to produce large volumes of identical plastic parts featuring high tolerances at a lower per-part cost. Injection-molded plastics offer numerous benefits including high reliability, reusability, efficiency, and compatibility for an array of materials and colors. The advent of additive manufacturing coupled with ongoing advancements in robotics and automation will spur injection molding capabilities, pushing the market expansion.

Global  Thermoplastic Market Revenue Share, By Application

Recycled thermoplastic market from the biodegradable type segment is projected to exhibit over 10.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The growing concerns associated with the increasing plastic pollution, environmental adversities, and climate changes have prompted several public and private efforts to encourage the switch towards biodegradable plastics. Extensive R&D in the field of biodegradable thermoplastic starches is likely to foster lucrative scope for industry development. For instance, in January 2023, a team of researchers from the University of Konstanz, Germany developed a novel biodegradable plastic mimicking the thermoplastic properties of HDPE.

Recycled Thermoplastics Market Revenue By Region

Asia Pacific recycled thermoplastic market size is poised to surpass USD 75.5 billion by 2032. APAC is expected to emerge as a prominent hotspot for recycled thermoplastics owing to massive volumes of plastic consumption in countries such as China, and India. According to the China National Resources Recycling Association, China produced approximately 60 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2020, of which only 16 million tonnes is recycled. Furthermore, as China is one of the largest plastic consumers in the world, it necessitates the rapid penetration of recycled thermoplastics to counter the growing environmental concerns.

The COVID-19 crisis had a significant impact on the recycled thermoplastic market with the sudden drop in demand across several end-user industries owing to the temporary shutdown of production units. The demand for thermoplastics dropped notably across the automotive, aerospace, and construction sectors. However, the need for novel thermoplastic polyethylene gloves made using TPEs increased dramatically during the pandemic to cater to applications in medical and food handling. The growing emphasis on the prevention of contamination and the spread of infectious diseases also prompted several healthcare and food companies to ramp up the use of disposable gloves to ensure adequate safety.

Recycled Thermoplastic Market Share

Some of the leading companies in the global recycled thermoplastic market include:

  • Custom Polymers
  • Veolia, B&B Plastics
  • Clear Path Recycling
  • KW Plastics.
  • PARC corporation
  • United plastic recycling
  • Plastipak Holdings
  • Maine plastics incorporation
  • Fresh Pak Corporation
  • APC recycling
  • Suez
  • Envision Plastics
  • B. Schoenberg & Co.
  • RJM International Inc.

These firms are focusing on the development of unique offerings to expand their customer reach.

This market research report on recycled thermoplastic includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Bio-Degradable,
  • Non- Biodegradable

By Form

  • Flakes,
  • Pellets,
  • Granules

By Technology

  • Extrusion,
  • Injection Molding,
  • Blow Molding,
  • Film Molding

By Product

  • Polyethylene [PE]
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate [PET]
  • Polypropylene [PP]
  • Polystyrene [PS]
  • Polyvinyl Chloride [PVC]

By Application

  • Packaging,
  • Automotive & transportation,
  • Building & Construction,
  • Electrical & Electronics,
  • Agriculture & Horticulture,
  • Furniture & Housewares,
  • Medical

By Region

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of recycled thermoplastic crossed USD 61.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

The packaging applications is estimated to exceed USD 35.5 billion by 2032 due to the increasing advancements in food-safe thermoplastic elastomers.

Asia Pacific market for recycled thermoplastic is anticipated to surpass USD 75.5 billion by 2032 owing to the growing plastic consumption in countries, such as China.

Custom Polymers, Veolia, B&B Plastics, PARC corporation, Plastipak Holdings, APC recycling, Suez, and Envision Plastics are some of the major manufacturers and suppliers of recycled thermoplastic.

Recycled Thermoplastic Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 328
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