The Global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.50% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is a type of fluorine-based plastic that is designed to have high corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, high thermal stability, and relatively less coefficient of friction. It is used in many end-use applications such as construction, automobile, aerospace, and various other industries that require protection from abrasion.
The shift from conventional PV panels to ETFE PV panels in the solar photovoltaic industry is creating a lucrative market for ETFE.
The increasing penetration of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene in various end-user industries especially in building materials and the high-performance characteristics are the primary drivers of the market. EFTE is used in many applications such as wires & cables in automotive, industrial, aerospace, transportation and appliance industries.
For instance, in April 2015, AGC has launched a new ETFE film, Fluon® ETFE FILM, which has a thickness between 12µm and 250µm and is manufactured using a unique film-forming method. This new product is expected to have excellent heat and chemical resistance, which makes it a better choice for any architectural project.
ETFE coatings are particularly well-suited for a semiconductor as they are easily recyclable. ETFE performs many functions with greater efficiency when compared to glass. For instance, the lifespan of glass is around 10 to 20 years while that of ETFE is approximately 30 to 50 years, without significant degradation characteristics.
However, the fluctuating raw material costs, such as those of fluorite, and hydrogen sulfate might hamper the market growth. ETFs are relatively very easy to cut and are not as transparent as glass which makes them weak for a membrane material.
Also, ETFs transmits more sound as compared to other materials such as glass and other plastics which might hinder the growth of the market. Moreover, the properties of EFTEs change with temperature which might impede the growth of the market.
The global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene market is segmented by type, application, and technology.
By type, the global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market is segmented into pellet/granule, and powder.
By application, the global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene market is segmented into films & sheets, wires & cables, tubes, coatings, and others (membranes and foams). Wire & cable is the largest segment owing to its high level of mechanical toughness, flexibility, and abrasion resistance. ETFE insulations are commonly used in medical and scientific instruments, motors, aircraft, transformers, appliances, process instrumentation, and marine systems.
By technology, the global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market is segmented into extrusion, injection, and others (rotational molding, electrostatic spraying/ fluid dip coatings, blow molding).
ETFE resins due to their improved thermal stability and low melting points are majorly used in conventional injection molding techniques.
These resins are also resistant to ultraviolet rays, making them suitable for outdoor applications. Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene resins, which are available in granular or powder forms, can be molded to tubes by the injection molding process, which is used in the automotive and medical industries.
The global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market is segmented into regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and others.
North America is the largest market owing to the growing trends of tensile architecture in the region. For instance, in May 2018, US Bank Stadium has become the first sports facility in the US with a transparent roof, permitting outdoor light without weather restrictions, which uses 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE.
The ETFE film allows 95% of the daylight to pass through, but their weight is only 5% of the importance of glass and is enabled for year-round use for a variety of events.
Moreover, the growing automotive, aerospace, and chemical industries in the countries like the US, and Canada is expected to drive the growth ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) market in this region. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market, owing to the rapid growth of industrialization in the developing economies of the Asia-Pacific region, which would increase the application of ETFE in the construction industry.
Moreover, the presence of cheap labor along with the encouraging government regulations such as tax benefits and incentives has increased the manufacturing units in this region. The high adoption rate in the various end-user industries such as automobile and construction is expected to boost the growth of the market.
The global Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene market is highly competitive with the presence of significant market players in all the regions.
The key market players are highly focused on developing new technologies that decrease transmissions of sound and light. For instance, in October 2017, 3M has launched new air-filled film cushions that use relatively lightweight pillows made from ETFE which allows relatively very less transmission of sound and light. These new air-filled film cushions are anticipated to provide a better view from inside a building by protecting people from prying eyes.
Few of the key market players of the global ethylene tetrafluoroethylene market are:
• 3M (Dyneon GmbH)
• Asahi Glass Company
• Daikin Industries Ltd.
• Ensinger GmbH.
• Quadrant AG
• Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
• The Chemours Company
• Vector Foiltec
• Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
• Injection molding is the leading technology segment owing to the rapid industrialization in the developing countries of Asia-Pacific.
• North America is the largest geographic segment, owing to the growing trends of tensile architecture, and the ever-increasing automotive, aerospace, and chemical industries in the countries like the US, and Canada.
• Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing geographic segment, owing to the rapid growth in infrastructure, rising automobile production, and the availability of cheap labor.
The report covers the factors impacting the market, Porter 5 Forces, Competitive Landscape, Product Benchmarking, and company profiles. Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Market is segmented based on the technology as extrusion, injection, and others. Based on the application the market is segmented as – Films & Sheets, Wires & Cables, Tubes, coatings, and others. Based on the type the market is segmented into – Pellet/Granule and Powder. Based on geography the market is segmented into – North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.
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