Antimicrobial Plastics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Commodity Plastic, Engineering Plastic, High-Performance Plastic, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Packaging, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Building and Construction, Food and Beverage, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

antimicrobial plastics market size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >7 %
antimicrobial plastics market major players

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Market Overview

The antimicrobial plastics market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 7% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the market’s growth include the replacement of conventional materials by plastics in various applications and rapidly increasing demand from the healthcare and packaging sectors. However, stringent environmental regulations are expected to restrain the market’s growth.

  • The healthcare industry dominated the market and is likely to witness growth during the forecast period. This is primarily due to increasing investments in the healthcare industry and increasing demand for medical tools and equipment.
  • The increasing investments in R&D is likely to provide opportunities for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the market, globally, owing to the various application in industries, such as packaging, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer goods.


Scope of the Report

The antimicrobial plastics market report includes:

Commodity Plastic
Engineering Plastic
High Performance Plastic
Other Types
End-user Industry
Consumer Goods
Electrical and Electronics
Building and Construction
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Healthcare Industry is expected to Drive the Market's Growth

  • The healthcare industry is the primary consumer of antimicrobial plastics. Antimicrobial plastics offer various advantages, such as cleanliness, sterility, convenience, ease of use, and low cost, over conventional materials in the healthcare industry.
  • Complex epidemiological situation, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), microbial contamination, nosocomial infections, and infection risks in hospitals and dental equipment are driving the need for prevention of microbial infections.
  • The need for recycling disposable medical products provided innumerable opportunities for the development of antimicrobial solutions.
  • Antimicrobial plastics are used in dental surgeries, hospitals, and care homes, primarily for products, such as cubicle curtains, beds, nurse call systems, handrails, floors, door handles, pull cords, and case note holders.
  • In addition, antimicrobial plastics are used for manufacturing medical devices, such as tubing, connectors, syringes, and connectors, as well as a wide variety of molded parts.
  • Thus, with the increasing healthcare-associated infections in healthcare industry, the usage of antimicrobial plastics is expected to increase significantly over the forecast period.
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The Asia-Pacific Region is expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market. With increasing production in industries, such as consumer goods, food and beverages, and automotive, the demand for antimicrobial plastics is expected to increase significantly.
  • The Asia-Pacific healthcare industry has been witnessing huge investments in countries, such as India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam. The region has been focusing on developing its healthcare infrastructure, due to growing aging population and increasing medical spending in the region.
  • The Asia-Pacific region has been witnessing numerous investments in the electronics industry, with growth in the production of electronics, especially in countries, such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan. This is expected to augment the demand for antimicrobial plastics, mainly for electronic applications.
  • Moreover, the region is expected to witness the fastest growth in the global packaging industry, where countries, such as China and India, have been leading the market. Factors, such as e-commerce, online food deliveries, and innovation and development in the packaging industry are expected to drive the packaging industry’s growth in the region.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for antimicrobial plastics during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The antimicrobial plastics market is fragmented, where numerous players account for insignificant market shares. This is expected to impact the market’s dynamics. Some of the noticeable market players include BASF SE, DuPont, Microban International, PolyOne Corporation, and Sanitized AG, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Replacement of Conventional Materials by Plastics in Various Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Rapidly Increasing Demand from the Healthcare and Packaging Industries

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Commodity Plastic

      2. 5.1.2 Engineering Plastic

      3. 5.1.3 High Performance Plastic

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Packaging

      2. 5.2.2 Healthcare

      3. 5.2.3 Consumer Goods

      4. 5.2.4 Electrical and Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Automotive

      6. 5.2.6 Building and Construction

      7. 5.2.7 Food and Beverage

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Bayer AG

      3. 6.4.3 Biocote (AkzoNobel N.V)

      4. 6.4.4 Clariant

      5. 6.4.5 DuPont

      6. 6.4.6 King Plastic Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Lonza

      8. 6.4.8 Microban International

      9. 6.4.9 Milliken Chemical

      10. 6.4.10 Parx Plastics NV

      11. 6.4.11 PolyOne Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Sanitized AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Investments in R&D

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Antimicrobial Plastics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Antimicrobial Plastics Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, DuPont, Microban International, PolyOne Corporation, Sanitized AG are the major companies operating in Antimicrobial Plastics Market.

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