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Plastic Compounding Market size to exceed $77 billion by 2032

  • Published Date: December 5, 2022

Plastic Compounding Market size valuation is estimated to reach over USD 77 billion by 2032, as per a recent research report announced by Global Market Insights Inc.

Plastics are being increasingly adopted by automotive manufacturers owing to their lightweight and inexpensive features. Manufacturers are trying to decrease vehicles’ weight by substituting plastic for metal parts and changing car designs. With consumers becoming more concerned about fuel efficiency, any weight reduction can raise sales. Additionally, regulations in western markets, such as the EU and the U.S., to reduce the weight of vehicles is a major factor escalating the usage of plastic in cars, thereby boosting the plastic compounding market revenue through the forecast period.

Low manufacturing cost to favor thermoplastic polymer segment expansion

Plastic compounding market is segmented based on type into thermoset polymer, thermoplastic polymer, thermoplastic elastomer, and others. Thermoplastic polymer segment held over 80% market share in 2022 and is estimated to observe notable expansion by the end of 2032. The segment is forecast to be driven by the wide-ranging applications of thermoplastic polymers across various industries owing to its low manufacturing costs, which is foreseen to impel segment uptake.

High demand in consumer goods packaging to foster polyethylene (PE) segment growth

Polyethylene thermoplastic polymer segment is speculated to expand at over 5.5% CAGR through 2032. Strong demand from the packaging sector is projected to boost segment revenues. Additionally, the increasing usage of polyethylene (PE) for a variety of applications, such as consumer goods packaging, automotive interiors, geomembranes, bags, and containers, including bottles, is likely to impel PE uptake in the coming years.

Browse key industry insights spread across 240 pages with 443 market data tables and 38 figures & charts from the report “Plastic Compounding Market Size, By Product (Thermoplastic Polymers [Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyester, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyvinyl Chloride, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Poly Methyl Methacrylate, Polyoxymethylene], Thermosetting Polymers [Polyurethane Resin, Epoxy Resin], Thermoplastic Elastomers [Polyamides, Polyurethanes, SBC]), By Application (Consumer Goods, Electrical & Electronics, Construction, Automotive, Aerospace), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 - 2032”, in detail along with the table of contents:

Growing uptake of single use plastic packaging to augment consumer goods segment share

Consumer goods application segment held over 24.5% share of the plastic compounding market in 2022 and is expected to grow at a steady pace throughout the forecast period due to the increased usage of single-use plastic packaging for daily consumer items. Furthermore, the growing usage of plastics in the production of home appliances and furnishing applications is expected to further propel segment revenue.

Government efforts encouraging local manufacturing to influence Europe industry landscape

Europe plastic compounding market is anticipated to be worth more than USD 17.5 billion by the end of the study timeframe. The region is home to significant corporations and well-established manufacturers operating in the plastics industry. Regional governments' efforts to promote local manufacturing will bolster business expansion. In addition, soaring product deployment in diverse end-user industries is also anticipated to promote industry growth.

Strategic initiatives by major companies to determine the industry outlook

Plastic compounding market consists of renowned enterprises such as Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Solvay SA, RTP Company, and Foster Corporation, among others. To expand their business share, these companies are engaging in strategic efforts, such as collaborations, mergers, and service portfolio expansions.

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel