Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Films Market: Overview
Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene. FEP films are sold under brand names Teflon FEP, Neoflon FEP, and Dyneon FEP. FEP films are highly transparent and possess low friction, higher impact strength, and non-reactivity properties. They are highly resistant to UV rays and offer excellent chemical resistance, electrical properties, and good weathering resistance. FEP films also provide high flame resistance and low-temperature toughness. FEP films possess high stress-crack resistance and can be used for application with temperature of nearly 204o C. These films are processed by injection molding, melt-extrusion techniques, compression, transfer, and blow-molding processes. FEP films are employed in various applications such as fiber optic cables, wire and cable insulation, tubing, liner for steel pipes and fittings, and coated fabrics.
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Films Market: Key Segments
The global fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market can be segmented based on grade and product type. Based on grade, the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market can further be divided into FS grade, RF grade, WF grade, and FG grade. FS grade is a translucent film manufactured by using high molecular weight resins, typically for high flex life and stress-crack resistance applications such as tank linings and diaphragm. FG grade utilizes dissipation and low dielectric constant over a wide range of temperatures for flat cable and printed circuit board applications. FG grade has high surface resistivity, which aids in minimizing electric leakage and provides excellent insulation for wire and cable applications. FG grade also offers high thermal and chemical resistance and can withstand high temperature. Thus, it is ideal for protective linings, gaskets, and containers. RF grade is a clear pigmented film used for composite mold applications. WF grade is a mechanical grade, which is used in the manufacture of hot melt adhesives.
Based on product type, the global fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market can be segregated into premium, welding, and mold release type. Premium product type is manufactured by using fluoropolymer resin. It is best suited for applications where high dielectric performance is required, such as PCB laminates and wire & cable applications. Welding offers 15% to 20% cost savings compared to the premium product type. It is used for heat sealing, welding, and other melt adhesive applications. Mold release product type has superior non-stick performance and features high elongation and excellent conformability to complex contoured molds.
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Films Market: Trends & Demands
FEP films offer good weatherability and optical properties. There films perform excellently in tank lining applications and fuel cell/battery assemblies. FEP films also provide high thermal and chemical resistance to withstand aggressive environment. These factors are driving the global fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market. However, high production cost, shift in demand for bio-based polymers, and stiff competition from counterparts (such as Teflon) may restrain the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market during the forecast period. Rise in research activities in minimizing production cost by adopting cost effective polymers and processing techniques is likely to provide lucrative opportunities to manufacturers of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films.
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Films Market: Regional Outlook
In terms of region, the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is the leading consumer of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films. It is followed by North America and Europe. Increase in application of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films in semiconductor applications is estimated to provide lucrative opportunities to manufacturers based in Asia Pacific. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the leading consumers of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films, led by the increase in demand for these films in automotive and electrical & electronics industries. The market in the U.S and countries in Europe such as Germany, France, and the U.K. is expected to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period. Rise in usage of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films in the aerospace industry and increase in demand for these films in wire and cable applications are boosting the fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market in these regions. Latin America and Middle East & Africa likely to provide ample opportunities to manufacturers of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films in the near future due to the expansion of the automotive industry in these regions.
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) Films Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) films market include Daikin Industries, DuPont, HaloPolymer OJSC, Saint-Gobain, Juhua Corporation, Dongyue Group, RTP Company, and AGC Corporation.
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