Fluoroelatomer can be defined as ?uorine-containing polymers which are known for their exceptional resistance to heat, weathering, and a wide assortment of ?uids and chemicals, as well as for their exceptional sealing and mechanical properties. The fluoroelastomers are produced under the temperature range of -26°C to 205–230°C, whereas for the short working periods they can even be produced under temperatures. Some per?uorocarbon elastomer types can resist temperatures up to 327°C.The fluroelastomer has a wide chemical resistance and superior properties. It is usually used for high temperature applications of automotive, aerospace, oil and gas etc. Fluroelastomer is also called as fluorocarbon elastomer which has outstanding resistance properties to oxygen, ozone and heat. Fluoroelastomers have a high density and are swollen by ketones and ethers. Also, their low chemical reactivity helps in interlinking of the polymer chains which is necessary for the production of a rubbery material. Fluoroelastomers were developed in 1940’s and since then used as material of choice for use in aerospace and industrial equipment applications.
Based on type, the global fluoroelastomer market can be classified into fluorocarbon elastomers, fluorosilicone elastomers, Perfluoroelastomers. Fluorocarbon elastomers are known for its exceptional resistance properties towards heat, weathering, wide variety of fluids and chemicals. They are also known for its excellent sealing and mechanical properties. This elastomers are widely used in the applications which needs high temperature range and where chemical attack is encountered. As compared to other fluoroelastomers, fluorocarbon elastomers are expensive and has relatively different technology of compounding and curing. This fluorocarbon elastomers has high solvent resistance and has low resilience. Whereas fluorosilicone elastomers are inherently UV and ozone resistant and have a combination of ?uorocarbon and silicone characteristics. They resist solvents, fuels, and oil similarly to ?uorocarbons and have high- and low-temperature stability (usable up to 177°C and at temperatures as low as -73°C) similar to silicones. As compared to other elastomers fluorosilicone elastomers lack toughness and resistance in abrasion. Fluorosilicone elastomers are mostly used in aerospace fuel systems and in automotive industry to control fuel emissions. Fluorosilicone elastomers are also known as ?uorovinylmethyl silicone rubber. Perfluoroelastomers can be defined as specialty high-performance elastomer along with exceptional chemical resistance properties and high-temperature stability. This fluoroelastomers are widely used in application such as paint and coating operations, oil and gas recovery, semiconductor manufacture, and in the pharmaceutical, chemical process, and aircraft and aerospace industries.
Based on application, the global fluoroelastomer market can be classified into automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, energy & power, semiconductors, pharmaceutical and food processing industries and others. Due to its superior sealing and mechanical properties the fluoroelastomer market has witnessed the rise in demand in automobile industry. Superior electrical insulation properties, favorable mechanical properties including resistance to extreme temperature and degradation has led to the usage of fluoroelastomer in aerospace industry.
Based on geography, the global fluoroelastomer market can be classified into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is the major market for fluoroelastomers, led by the increasing in demand for the application such as automotive, pharmaceutical and food processing. High capital investments in fluoroelastomer market from the emerging economies like China, India, Japan etc. is also expected to boost the demand of fluoroelastomers in the region.
Major players operating in the global tire derived market are DuPont, 3M company, Honeywell International Inc., Asahi Glass company Ltd., Daikin Industries, Garlock, Lauren Manufacturing, Vanguard Products Corp. and others. These companies hold a significant share of the market. Thus, the fluoroelastomers market experiences intense competition.
The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.
The study is a source of reliable data on:
- Market segments and sub-segments
- Market trends and dynamics
- Supply and demand
- Market size
- Current trends/opportunities/challenges
- Competitive landscape
- Technological breakthroughs
- Value chain and stakeholder analysis
The regional analysis covers:
- North America (U.S. and Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
- Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
- Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)
The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
Highlights of the report:
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.