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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Application, by End Use Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Rohini Kale| Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Research, 2031

The global cyclic olefin copolymer market was valued at $825.4 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $1.4 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2022 to 2031. Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) are an amorphous polymer produced by a number of polymer manufacturers. In comparison to commodities such as polypropylene and polyethylene, COC is a relatively new class of polymers. COC has a wide range of desirable properties, including good melt flowability, excellent moisture, heat, and chemical resistance, high clarity, and low birefringence, excellent gas barrier properties, and the absence of halogens and BPA.

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market

The high chemical performance of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) for packaging materials, including resistance to dilute bases, acids, and alcohol but susceptibility to ketones and aromatic solvents, as well as exceptional moisture barrier qualities and permeation resistance, is driving the demand for COC. Because of its high resistance property, cyclic olefin copolymer are viewed as a viable solution by a wide range of packaging industries. This is expected to fuel an increase in cyclic olefin copolymer in the packaging sector. cyclic olefin copolymer are being used at an exponentially increasing rate in the medical technology industry due to their exceptional benefits in medical designs.

Currently, cyclic olefins are not widely available since they are expensive to produce and only have limited applications. The market is also being hampered by a lack of knowledge about the advantages of cyclic olefin copolymer. The goal of businesses in the packaging sector is to make packaging more affordable. This has a negative impact on the use of cyclic olefin copolymer in industries other than medicine.

The industry players are investing a lot of effort on the R&D of smart and unique strategies to sustain their growth in the market. These strategies include product launches, mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, and refurbishing of existing technology. In September 2021, Polyplastics company decided to expand its production ability of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer. Mitsui Chemicals planned to expand its production of cyclic olefin copolymer in April 2020. Furthermore, in microfluidics, cyclic olefin copolymer are emerging as ‘go-to’ materials. OEMs will continue to use cyclic olefin copolymer because of their ability to improve the design and manufacture of microfluidic parts used in analytical systems, research, and biomedical devices. These factors are projected to create several growth opportunities for the key players operating in the cyclic olefin copolymer market in the upcoming years.

The key players profiled in this report include Zeon Corporation, Borealis Group, Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc., MITSUI & CO., Ltd, JSR Corporation, Polysciences, Inc., Entec Polymers, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Ravago Group, and VELOX GmbH

The cyclic olefin copolymer market is segmented on the basis of application, end use industry, and region. By application, the market is divided into packaging, diagnostics, and others. By end use industry, the market is classified into pharmaceuticals and biotechnological, medical, chemical, food and beverage, and others. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The cyclic olefins copolymer market is segmented into Application and End Use Industry.

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market by Application

By application, the packaging sub-segment dominated the market in 2021. In either five-layer coextruded or three-layer laminated film constructions, COC is used as a core layer in push-through packaging. For food and consumer goods, it is also used as rigid and flexible packaging. These are predicted to be the major factors affecting the cyclic olefin copolymer market size during the forecast period.

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market by End Use Industry

By end use industry, the medical sub-segment dominated the global cyclic olefin copolymer market share in 2021. COC is experiencing strong market growth in the medical sector as its benefits become more widely known and supply increases. Prefilled syringes are an eye-catching breakthrough story, building on the exceptional purity and drug stability of COC syringes. Wearable insulin delivery devices are another important and useful application, where the purity and dimensional stability of COC result in high potency and specific medication control. These factors are responsible for the sub-segment growth during the forecast period.

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market by Region

By region, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market in 2021 and is projected to remain the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is a prominent region in terms of cyclic olefin copolymer production and consumption. China is a highly profitable country in the Asia-Pacific cyclic olefin copolymer market. The regional market is being boosted by the expansion of production capacity and an increase in research activities aimed at producing low-cost cyclic olefin copolymer. Also, significant expenditure on healthcare and medical technology highlights the region's COC growth potential.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Industry

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on industrial activity and consumer markets in a number of countries worldwide. Authorities around the world imposed quarantine and travel restrictions to combat the coronavirus during the pandemic
  • This has had a significant impact on financial conditions, as several workplaces remain closed, factories lack workforce and permits, and the supply chain remains obstructed. It is also unintentionally disrupting the global demand trend for cyclic olefin copolymer
  • The pandemic's impact varies depending on the application segment of cyclic olefin copolymer. With the virus's spread, the market saw a shortage of medical equipment needed to diagnose and treat COVID-19-related conditions. This provided relief to the market for cyclic olefin copolymer, as various governments relied on their production
  • Countries with insufficient raw materials, on the other hand, faced inadequacies as a result of strict global trade restrictions. Furthermore, millions of employees in the cyclic olefin copolymer market began working tirelessly to supply the material required at the frontlines

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The report provides an exclusive and comprehensive analysis of the global cyclic olefin copolymer market trends along with the cyclic olefin copolymer market forecast
  • The report elucidates the cyclic olefin copolymer market opportunity along with key drivers, and restraints of the market. It is a compilation of detailed information, inputs from industry participants and industry experts across the value chain, and quantitative and qualitative assessment by industry analysts.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of the buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the market for strategy building
  • The report entailing the cyclic olefin copolymer market analysis maps the qualitative sway of various industry factors on market segments as well as geographies
  • The data in this report aims at market dynamics, trends, and developments affecting the cyclic olefin copolymer market growth

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2031

USD 1.4 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.5%

Forecast period

2021 - 2031

Report Pages


By Application
  • Others
  • Packaging
  • Diagnostics
By End Use Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnological
  • Medical
  • Chemical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

VELOX GmbH, entec polymers, zeon corporation, borealis group, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., jsr corporation, Ravago Group, polysciences, inc., MITSUI & CO.,Ltd, Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc

Analyst Review

The rapidly expanding medical technology sector, which caters to optical applications such as camera lenses, sensors, and displays, is a key factor driving the global market growth. COC can be used for a variety of packaging in the pharmaceutical business due to its special qualities like high resistance. This fact is expected to boost the demand for the cyclic olefin copolymer market. However, the growth of cyclic olefin copolymer in the packaging market is predicted to be hampered by alternatives such as polypropylene, polyethylene, and other films. These are the key factors expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Cyclic olefin copolymer have emerged as microfluidic materials with low water absorption, high optical clarity, excellent chemical resistance, and exceptional moisture barrier properties. Due to these properties, cyclic olefin copolymer are a popular choice for microfluidics applications. These factors are anticipated to boost the cyclic olefin copolymer market opportunities in the upcoming years.

Among the analyzed regions, Asia-Pacific is expected to account for the highest revenue in the market by the end of 2031, followed by Europe, North America, and LAMEA. In terms of cyclic olefin copolymer production and consumption are the key factors responsible for the leading position of Europe and Asia-Pacific in the global cyclic olefin copolymer market.

Author Name(s) : Rohini Kale| Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The growing applications of cyclic olefin copolymer in healthcare sector for parenteral packaging, pharmaceutical blisters and trays, drug delivery, medical devices, and others are the upcoming trends in the market.

Cyclic olefin copolymer has wide range of application in the packaging industry.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) market.

Zeon Corporation, Borealis Group, and Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc. are the top companies to hold the highest share in the cyclic olefin copolymer market.

The cyclic olefin copolymer market is estimated to reach $1,410 million by 2031.

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Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031