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Plastic Resins Market

Plastic Resins Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2020-2027

MC : Advanced Materials

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Author's: Snehal Mohite| Krunal Yeware | Eswara Prasad
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Plastic Resins Market Outlook -2027

The global plastic resins market was valued at $403.1 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $522.5 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027.

Plastic resins are formed by heating hydrocarbons in a process known as the cracking process. The system breaks down larger molecules from the process of crude oil refining or other forms of hydrocarbons into ethylene or propylene. The amount of these two compounds created depends on the temperature of the crack used. Plastic resin is used in various applications such as automotive, packaging, construction, electrical & electronics, and others.

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There is high demand for plastic resins in underground parts, exterior parts, and automotive interiors in the automotive industry. The demand for materials in pipes, windows, wires, storage tanks, and other uses in the construction industry is expected to be driven by strict regulations relating to the recyclability and degradation of traditional materials such as metal and wood. Plastics are robust, cost-effective, energy-saving, and have safe properties that facilitate their use for construction purposes. Furthermore, agencies, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have set favorable federal regulations on carbon emissions along with initiatives by the European Union (EU) to improve plastics’ applications for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles. Therefore, this factor is predicted to accelerate the demand for plastic resins. However, the current health crisis and lockdown imposed by different governments to control the spread of the coronavirus have led to a decrease in plastic resin use. Furthermore, it is also expected to have a negative effect on the demand growth in coming years.  

The global plastic resins market is segmented based on product, application, and region. By product, the market is classified into polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and others. According to application, it is divided into packaging, automotive, construction, electrical & electronics, consumer goods, furniture & bedding, and others. Region-wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Some of the key players operating in the global plastic resins market are Arkema S.A., Celanese Corporation, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Evonik Industries AG, Formosa Plastic Group, LyondellBasell, SABIC, Sumitomo Chemical Company, and Toray Industries, Inc.

Plastic Resins Market
By Product
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Polypropylene (PP) is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global plastic resins market, by product

By product, the polypropylene (PP) segment accounted for the highest plastic resins market share in 2019. PP is a plastic material, which has found growing applications for packaging purposes in the food & beverages industry. PP has been replacing glass in food packaging applications due to its extremely lightweight, simple, and effective transport & shatterproof characteristics.

Plastic Resins Market
By Application
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Packaging is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global plastic resins market, by application

By application, the packaging segment accounted for the highest global plastic resins market share in 2019. The rising packaging industry is driven by a growing customer desire to consume packaged (food & beverage) goods. In addition, strict guidelines have been laid down by various regulatory bodies for the safe use of plastic products in food and beverage applications.

Plastic Resins Market
By Region
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Asia-pacific 
North America
Europe
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific holds a dominant position in 2019 and would continue to maintain the lead over the forecast period.

Global plastic resins market, by region

By region, Asia-Pacific dominated the global plastic resins market due to the presence of growing automotive & transportation and packaging industries in the region. In addition, the presence of large manufacturers of plastic resins, growing economy, and rapid urbanization are expected to drive the use of plastic resins in the building, electrical & electronics, and pipe & tank industries.

Key benefits for stakeholders

  • The report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic resins market along with the current & future trends to explain the imminent investment pockets.
  • This report highlights the key drivers, opportunities, and restraints of the market along with the impact analyses during the forecast period.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the global plastic resins industry for strategy building.
  • A comprehensive plastic resins market analysis covers factors that drive and restrain the market growth.
  • The qualitative data in this report aims at the plastic resins market dynamics, trends, and developments.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global plastic resins market

  • The world is battling the contagious COVID-19 pandemic, which has spread across the globe. 
  • The demand-supply gap, disruptions in raw material procurement, price volatility, and many other factors are expected to hamper the growth of the chemical industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The global economy of the plastic resins market has experienced rapid slowdown, owing to economic activity constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There has been a rapid and dramatic rise in demand for resin-related consumer goods, including items such as packaging and hygiene products in the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been a more protracted and stubborn decline in demand for resin-related consumer products, including those used in automotive manufacturing, construction, and other industrial categories.
  • The industry faces constraints regarding environmental protection, issue of climate change, and the instability in the petroleum industry. These factors are expected to continue to affect the industry, despite a positive demand outlook.

Plastic Resins Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Product
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Others
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By Application
  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Furniture & Bedding
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS B.V., TORAY INDUSTRIES INC., SUMITOMO CHEMICAL CO., LTD., CELANESE CORPORATION, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Dow, EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG, SABIC, ARKEMA S.A., DUPONT

Analyst Review

The global plastic resins market is moving toward growth stabilization phase in its industry life cycle. Increase in demand from packaging, automotive, construction, and electrical & electronics sectors and low investment cost of polypropylene among other resins are the factors that drive the global plastic resins market. Polypropylene is a highly cost-effective and energy-efficient packaging material with flexibility, strength, and recyclability properties. Therefore, it is used in various applications such as packaging and textiles. Additionally, the biggest market for plastic resins is packaging. The demand for packaging continues to rise as developments, such as urbanization and increasing wealth, continue to grow in both developed economies and emerging markets. In addition, the Asia-Pacific plastic resins market is projected to experience substantial growth over the forecast period. Increased packaging material use and demand for sustainable and recyclable materials are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Author Name(s) : Snehal Mohite| Krunal Yeware | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

Factors such as rise in demand for lightweight materials in the automotive and construction industries are expected to drive the growth of the global plastic resins market .

The global plastic resins market anticipated to grow at CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

Some of the key trend observed in the global plastic resins market is increasing automotive and packaging industries to dominate the market.

Asia-Pacific regions is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the global plastic resins market .

New product launches, business expansions, and acquisition are the major growth strategies adopted by the players in this market.

The market players are adopting various growth strategies and also investing in R&D extensively to develop technically advanced unique products which are expected to drive the market size.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the largest segment in the global plastic resins market .

Major customer of the plastic resins are from automotive, construction, electrical & electronics, consumer goods, and furniture & bedding sector are the key potential consumers in the plastic resins market .

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Plastic Resins Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2020-2027