Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2028

Published Date : Dec 2020 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market size is expected to be worth around US$ 1.42 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market size was valued at US$ 1.78 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% during forecast period 2021 to 2028.

Growth Factors

Rising demand from various applications, such as protective armor, medical devices, nets, wear and gear, ropes, and sports equipment is a key factor driving the market. Growing geriatric population, majorly in North America and Europe, is presumed to play a critical role in shaping the demand for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers in the medical devices application segment over the forecast period.

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers contribute to strong orthopedic implants, which find use in long-term applications, such as joint replacement and repair, requiring excellent mechanical performance. UHMWPE fibers are soft and they help to reduce the invasive nature of implantable devices, along with tissue irritation and inflammation. This increases patient compliance, comfort, and accelerates recovery. In trauma cases, UHMWPE fiber cable helps prevent bone damage and provides excellent strength, along with low elongation.

Net is one of the potential applications of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers. The nets application segment includes air cargo, aquaculture nets, and trawl nets. Lightweight and excellent strength as compared to polyester, ease of handling, and longer service life are the major attributes driving the demand for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers in air cargo nets. UHMWPE fibers help reduce the total weight of air cargo, thereby lowering fuel cost and CO2 emissions.

Report Highlights

The medical-grade & prosthetics product segment led the market and accounted for more than 32% of the global revenue in 2020. UHMWPE has been one of the most preferred materials to use within the production of medical implant applications. It has been relied upon because of its high resistance to wear and abrasion coupled with its excellent durable properties. UHMWPE is a material with long chains with extremely pliable and good impact strength. Moreover, they are lightweight as compared to metal materials. These properties have increased the product demand in medical applications in the past few years and the trend is projected to continue over the forecast period.

The use of UHMWPE in joint replacement surgeries on account of its versatility and effectiveness is further projected to fuel the product demand over the forecast period. The rising aging population, lack of fitness, and changing lifestyle are the key factors contributing to the increasing number of joint replacement surgeries across the globe, which, in turn, is projected to boost product demand.

UHMWPE sheets are extensively used to solve wear, friction, and material flow challenges in various application industries, such as packaging, food & beverage, general conveyor technology, and chemicals, owing to their outstanding sliding properties, high impact strength, extreme wear resistance, and high chemical resistance.

The medical-grade & prosthetics application segment led the market and accounted for 32.10% of the global revenue share in 2020. The growing geriatric population, especially in North America and Europe, is presumed to play a critical role in shaping the medical-grade & prosthetics market over the forecast period. Technological advancements related to UHMWPE usage as prosthetics are crucial factors that are expected to impact the global market positively.

UHMWPE is a durable polymer that is ideally used as a stable porous medium for general and fluid-based environments. Higher product prices make it affordable mostly in developed regions, such as North America and Europe. Reliability and favorable regulations are expected to benefit the overall product demand in the filtration industry. UHMWPE has gained popularity in lead-acid battery separators in the past few years.

Its higher molecular weight, compared to conventional HDPE, PVC, glass fiber, and cellulose separators, is expected to drive the demand for UHMWPE. The product is used as additives in the engineering plastics and rubber industry. Also, product properties, such as good impact strength, wear & abrasion resistance, and low friction compared to conventional polymers, are further projected to propel its demand in additives application.

North America led the market and accounted for over 40% share of global revenue in 2020. The U.S. dominated the regional market in 2020 and is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. UHMWPE in protective armor application is witnessing significant growth in the region. Increasing military & defense budgets in the U.S. and growth in reported cases of joint surgeries, such as that of hips and knees, are expected to drive product demand in North America.

Key Players

  • Celanese Corp.

  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group

  • China Petrochemical Corp.

  • LianLe Chemical Corp.

  • Crown Plastics, Inc.

  • Braskem

  • Asahi Kasei Corp.

  • Dotmar Engineering Plastics

  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

  • Garland Manufacturing Company

  • TSE Industries, Inc.

Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook 

    • Medical Grade & Prosthetics

    • Fibers

    • Sheets

    • Rods

    • Others

  • Application Outlook 

    • Medical Grade & Prosthetics

    • Filtration

    • Batteries

    • Fibers

    • Additives

    • Membranes

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook 

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

The Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2028. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2028

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2028);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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