According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the Cross-Linked Polyethylene Market size is estimated to surpass $8 billion by 2024.
Growing infrastructural spending particularly in residential construction and public infrastructure is propelling the use of cross-linked polyethylene in plumbing application owing to key properties including high strength, flexibility, and low cost. Increasing popularity of integrated high-low sprinklers thermostatic faucets in bathroom spaces driving plumbing fixtures demand. In addition, surge in bathroom and kitchen renovation projects among middle class population likely to fuel cross-linked polyethylene market share.
Expanding use of cross-linked polyethylene wires and cables owing to high electrical insulation properties will support the industry expansion. Thermoset benefits including structural integrity, improved mechanical properties and enhanced chemical & heat resistance and has positively influenced the product use over normal polyethylene. Expanding product application scope in oil & gas, chemical, and medical industry will create notable gains over the next few years. However, fluctuating petrochemical prices may restrain the market growth.
Browse key industry insights spread across 250 pages with 327 market data tables & 12 figures & charts from the report, “Cross-Linked Polyethylene Market Size By Product (HDPE, LDPE), By Process (Chemical, Physical), By Technology (Peroxide, Silane Grafting, Electron Beam), By Application (Plumbing, Wires & Cables, Automotive, Medical, Chemical Industry), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Poland, Benelux, Nordic, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024” in detail along with the table of contents:
Cross-linked HDPE accounted for a dominating share of over 40% in the global cross-linked polyethylene market. Higher density of the material along with improved strength and chemical resistance will boost the product sales. Augmenting demand for pipes and tubing will enhance the product penetration in the global market. Expanding usage in chemical storage tanks owing to varied advantages over substitutes such as linear polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and stainless steel will support the market development.
Global cross-linked polyethylene demand for plumbing application is projected to generate volume sales of more than 2,000 kilotons by 2024. Fueling demand from real estate and infrastructure projects will drive the product application scope. Increasing infrastructural development to accommodate rising population will augment the product sales through this application.
Chemical process accounts for a significant share in manufacturing of cross-linked polyethylene. Advantage of uniform cross linking is driving the process demand. Greater degree of crosslinking is primarily driving the process adoption. Generating product with excellent mechanical strength will propel the method use.
Peroxide technology is expected to witness fastest CAGR during the forecast period 2018 to 2024. Advantage of higher cross-linking as compared to radiation and silane-based crosslinking will proliferate the peroxide technology adoption rate. Imparting greater temperature resistance to the product is among the key factors driving the technology scope globally.
Asia Pacific holds over 40% of the global cross-linked polyethylene market in 2017. The region majorly consists of developing economies witnessing significant investments in residential and commercial construction. Mounting restructuring and remodeling activities owing to rising disposable incomes will support the industry expansion. Growing automotive industry in the region is expected to develop new growth opportunities. Enhancing chemical companies in the region will positively influence the product demand.
Global cross-linked polyethylene market is highly fragmented owing to presence of many regional and global players. The key industry players include Silon S.R.O., Akzonoble N.V., Exxonmobil, Arkema Group, Lyondellbasell Industries N.V., Vinacom Co., Ltd., Chemical Company Inc., and Borealis AG. Other prominent industry players are Falcone Specialities AG, Zimmer Inc., Polylink Polymers (India) Ltd., Polyone Corporation, Hanwha Chemical, Vanderbilt Chemicals LLC, and Dow Chemical Company. The companies are expected to invest in capacity expansion to gain competitive edge over the projected timeframe.