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Global Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market: Snapshot

The global polyphenylene ether alloy market is rising steadily over the years. The multiple characteristics of polyphenylene ether alloy suitable for high-value applications such as in automotive and medical industries is having a positive bearing on the global polyphenylene ether alloy market. Polyphenylene ether alloy displays characteristics such as low shrinkage, high temperature performance, high dimensional stability, and high insulation and low water absorption that are

Some of the key factors driving the global polyphenylene ether alloy market are rising demand for reducing the weight of automotive components for fuel efficiency, regulations in place for controlling corrosion of industrial equipment, and demand for high performance cables in electrical and electronics.

A report by Transparency Market Research forecasts the global polyphenylene ether alloy market to rise at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2016 and 2025. The market is expected to reach a valuation of US$1,951.2 mn by 2025, after it was evaluated at US$1,264.7 mn in 2016.

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Remarkable Characteristics of PPE/PA Product Segment Pushes to Lead Position

The global polyphenylene ether alloy market is studied based upon product type, end users, and geography. The segments of the market based upon product type are PPE/PS, PPE/PA, and PPE/PP, and others. PPE/PA is currently the leading segment in polyphenylene ether alloy market based on revenue. This is because PPE/PA alloy contains polyamide and thus display improved toughness and increased resistance to chemical and organic solvents.

The segments of PPE/PA and PPE/PP are expected to witness favorable growth in the coming years owing to the increasing demand for recycled plastic in electrical and electronics and demand for light weight components in automobiles. Others segment comprises blends such as polycarbonate, polybutyl terephthalate, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.

Based upon end-use, the polyphenylene ether alloy market is segregated into automotive, electrical and electronics, industrial, and other applications. The automotive segment held a significant share of the market in 2016 followed by electrical and electronics segment.

Regulatory Requirements for Reduced Automotive Emissions Boost Growth of Europe Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market

The key geographical segments of the global polyphenylene ether alloy market are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

North America held supremacy in the global polyphenylene ether alloy market in 2016. Automotive is the leading end user of polyphenylene ether alloy in North America backed by the rising demand for light weight automotive components to serve the demand for fuel efficient light weight vehicles. For example, in February 2017, General Motors Company updated its Chevrolet Camaro sports car version. The newer version has lighter architecture and typically uses SABIC’s modified polyphenylene ether and carbon composite to deliver 75% cost saving.

Europe combined with Asia Pacific account for a considerable share of the consumption of polyphenylene ether alloy globally. Increasing consumer demand for specialized and sustainable products is fuelling the demand for polyphenylene ether alloy in Europe. Rising regulations on CO2 emissions and European Union’s end-of-life vehicle requirements has compelled automakers to opt for high performance material that aid in cutting manufacturing cost as well as to reduce vehicular weight. In the coming years, rising investments in the automotive sector countries such as Spain, the U.K., and France is expected to present lucrative opportunities to the polyphenylene ether alloy market. Automakers such as Renault is investing heavily for the production of electric vehicles that is expected to create substantial opportunities for polyphenylene ether alloy manufacturers.

Some of the key players operating in the global polyphenylene ether alloy market profiled in this report are Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation, and Sumitomo Chemical Company.

Advances in Composite Chemistries Enrich Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) Alloy Market

The market for polyphenylene ether alloys (PPE) alloys has expanded stridently on the back of advances in composite chemistry. PPE are a category of polymers whose processing has pave way to numerous homopolymers and copolymers and their blends have been put to commercial applications. PPE blends have undergone substantial and steady changed to meet the demands in various end-use industries such as the medical and automotive. Some of the salient properties of these class of polymers are remarkable dimensional stability, water absorption ability typically more than engineering thermoplastics, outstanding mechanical and thermal properties, excellent dielectric properties, and broad temperature ranges. However, to propel the advances in PPE alloys market prototype testing of components is expected to pave way to new avenues. The demand for engineering smarting alloys for automotive sector is a key trend in the PPE alloys market. The demand for lightweight particles is a key trend bolstering the expansion of the opportunity in these sector. The developing world has seen rise in demand for polymers to meet the needs of medical sector. Chemical companies are exploring new composite chemistries to unveil alloys that can meet the need of next-gen materials in various end-use industries.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its continuing outbreaks over the past few months has exerted a catastrophic impact on some economies. In general, the growth of the global economy has been severely constrained, triggered by uncertainties in supply and logistics processes. The contagious nature of the virus has led governments to stop cross-border trade and international logistics. These restraints have caused dishonouring of trade agreements by small and medium scale businesses. Production in various industries have been hampered due to non-availability of raw materials. Some countries are putting a substantial focus on getting their peoples vaccinated with Covid-19 pandemic. Workplaces in several industries are dealing with employee absenteeism due to several hordes of people turning Covid-19 positive, such as in India. Further, with a not-so optimistic projection about the economy, the demand and consumption volumes in the PPE alloy market affected.

Global Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market: Overview

Polyphenylene ether alloy is an engineering thermoplastic widely employed in automotive, electrical & electronic, and industrial applications. They are also known as blended or modified polyphenylene ether alloy as other thermoplastics such as polystyrene or polyamide has been used in their formulation. They possess various characteristic features such as high dielectric properties, high insulation, and dimension stability; it also possess low shrinkage, and high temperature performance properties. They are recyclable and are environment friendly in nature.

The report estimates and forecasts the polyphenylene ether alloy market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2017 and 2025 based on volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2016 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product segments. It provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the polyphenylene ether alloy market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the polyphenylene ether alloy market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes global average price trend analysis of polyphenylene ether alloy.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the polyphenylene ether alloy market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein application and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for polyphenylene ether alloy between 2017 and 2025.

Global Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

Global Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market: Market Segmentation

The study provides a comprehensive view of the polyphenylene ether alloy market by dividing it into product type, end-user, and geography. The polyphenylene ether alloy market has been segmented into PPE/PS, PPE/PA, PPE/PP, and others. End-user segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) between 2017 and 2025.

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for polyphenylene ether alloy in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, the report comprises country-level analysis in terms of volume and revenue for end-user and product type segments. Key countries such as the U.S., Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, Italy, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual end-users and products in all the regions and countries.

Global Polyphenylene Ether Alloy Market: Competitive Landscape

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Mitsubishi Engineering-plastics Corporation, and Sumitomo Chemical Company. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).

The global polyphenylene ether alloy market has been segmented as follows:

Product Type Analysis

  • PPE/PS
  • PPE/PA
  • PPE/PP
  • Others

End-user Type Analysis

  • Automotive
  • Electrical & electronics
  • Industrial
  • Others

Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America

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