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Wire & Cable Polymer Market - By Resin (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Halogen Free Fire Retardant, Elastomers, HFFR_XLPE, Photovoltaic Compound), By Voltage, By Application & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6874
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Size

Wire & Cable Polymer Market size was valued at over USD 7.5 Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% between 2023 and 2032. The increasing demand for electricity coupled with the expansion of power transmission & distribution networks has led to the heightened requirement for high-quality and reliable wire & cable solutions. The thriving automotive industry, advancements in telecommunications infrastructure, and the surging demand for consumer electronics have also contributed to the increased demand for wire & cable polymers.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Market

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The rising need for high-speed data transmission, driven by the proliferation of digital devices and the increasing demand for connectivity, is fueling the market for high-performance cable systems. This trend is particularly evident in telecommunications, data centers, and the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
 

The prominent trend in the global wire & cable polymer market is the shift toward high-performance polymers. These polymers offer enhanced properties such as heat resistance, flame retardancy, low smoke generation, and excellent electrical insulation. These characteristics are essential for meeting the stringent safety standards and improving the overall performance of wires & cables, particularly in demanding environments.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The impact of COVID-19 on the wire and cable polymer market has been multifaceted, with both short-term disruptions and potential long-term changes to the industry. The wire and cable industry relies heavily on a global supply chain for raw materials and components. The pandemic led to disruptions in the supply chain due to lockdowns, restrictions on movement, and factory closures. This affected the availability and cost of polymer materials used in wire and cable manufacturing. The disruption in the supply chain and fluctuations in demand led to price volatility for polymer materials used in wire and cable production.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Trends

The rising need for high-speed data transmission, driven by the proliferation of digital devices and the increasing demand for connectivity, is fueling the market for high-performance cable systems. This trend is particularly evident in telecommunications, data centers, and the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Polymers with superior insulation properties, flame retardancy, and resistance to environmental factors are essential in fulfilling these connectivity needs.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Analysis

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Size, By Resin, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on resin, the wire & cable polymer market is segmented as polyethylene (PE) including low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), polypropylene (PP), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), elastomers, and halogen-free fire-retardant materials. Polyethylene (PE) resins, such as LDPE, HDPE, and XLPE, are widely used in wire & cable applications due to their excellent electrical insulation properties, mechanical strength, and durability. LDPE is commonly used in low-voltage applications and telecommunications cables, while HDPE is used in medium- & high-voltage applications. XLPE, with its cross-linking process, provides enhanced thermal & mechanical properties, making it suitable for use in demanding applications such as power transmission & distribution.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Revenue Share, By Voltage, (2022)

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Based on voltage type, the wire & cable polymer market is segmented as low, medium, and high-voltage. Low-voltage segment refers to cables & wires designed to carry electricity at voltages up to 1,000 volts. These cables are commonly used in residential, commercial, and light industrial applications such as building wiring, appliances, and small machinery. The demand for low-voltage cables is driven by factors such as urbanization, infrastructure development, and the growing need for energy-efficient solutions in the residential & commercial sectors.
 

Based on vehicle application, the wire & cable polymer market is segmented as Building Wire, Medium Voltage Distribution Lines, Industrial Cables, and Special Cables. Building wire applications continue to be a significant trend in the global market. As urbanization and construction activities persist worldwide, the demand for reliable & efficient building wire solutions remains high. Polymers with excellent electrical insulation properties are essential for ensuring safety and efficiency in building electrical systems.
 

U.S. Wire & Cable Polymer Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority wire & cable polymer market share and a revenue of over USD 1.24 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. North America is a significant market for wire & cable polymers, driven by factors such as technological advancements, the presence of major industry players. The region's focus on renewable energy, smart grid systems, and advanced telecommunications infrastructure creates a strong demand for wire & cable polymers. Additionally, stringent safety regulations and the need for sustainable & eco-friendly solutions will further impact market growth in North America.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the Wire & Cable Polymer market are as follow:

  • Dow Inc.
  • BASF SE
  • Solvay SA
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Arkema SA
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Borealis AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • DSM Engineering Plastics
  • LG Chem Ltd
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.
 

Wire & Cable Polymer Industry News:

  • In July 2023, Sumitomo Chemical designated five products & technologies as Sumika Sustainable Solutions. These products & technologies are designed to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to various areas. One of the designated products is gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial wafers for use in radio frequency wireless communication applications. These wafers reduce power consumption in cellular base stations, thereby supporting the goal of combating climate change & its impacts.
     

Wire & Cable Polymer market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & in terms of volume in Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Polyethylene
  • LDPE
  • HDPE,
  • UHMWPE
  • XLPE
  • LLDPE
  • Others 
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Halogen Free Fire Retardant (HFFR)
  • Elastomers
  • "HFFR-XLPE Photovoltaic Compound "
  • EVA
  • Nylon
  • Others

By Voltage Type

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

By Application

  • Building Wire
  • Medium Voltage Distribution Lines
  • Industrial Cables,
  • Special Cables
  • Others

The above segmentation is provided for the following regions and countries:

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

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for wire and cable polymer was valued at over USD 7.5 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 13 billion by 2032 driven by the increasing demand for electricity coupled with the expansion of power transmission & distribution networks.

Low-voltage wire and cable polymer industry size is anticipated to witness traction through 2032 owing to increasing application in residential, commercial, and light industrial applications, such as building wiring, appliances, and small machinery.

U.S. wire and cable polymer industry generated more than USD 1,245 million in revenue in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at notable CAGR from 2023-2032 attributed to rising technological advancements and the strong presence of industry players.

Some of the top wire and cable companies are Dow Inc., BASF SE, Solvay SA, Evonik Industries AG, Arkema SA, Eastman Chemical Company, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), and ExxonMobil Corporation

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