Elastomers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Automotive Elastomers Market Revenue and is segmented by Product Type (Thermoset Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers), Application (Automotive, Sports, Electronics, Industrial, Adhesives, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Elastomers Market Size

Elastomers Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Elastomers Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Elastomers Market Analysis

The Global Elastomers Market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. However, the market has now been estimated to have reached pre-pandemic levels and is expected to grow steadily in the future.

  • The market is expected to grow because the automotive industry needs more elastomers and the construction industry needs more elastomers to make things like adhesives, tubes, coatings, and other materials.
  • Biocompatibility worries about how elastomers are used in medicine are likely to slow the market's growth.
  • Opportunities are likely to come from putting more effort into making bio-based products and using them more in making medical instruments.
  • Asia-Pacific was the biggest market in the world, with countries like India, China, and others using the most.

Elastomers Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Elastomers Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Usage in the Automotive Segment

  • Elastomers are used in belts and hoses, bellows, gaskets, sound management inside the car, floors, and instrument panel skins. Moreover, outside the car, it can be used in tires (base tires, sidewalls, and treads), wire, cables, and coatings in almost all car parts.
  • The automotive industry has gotten better in part because more cars are being made and each car uses more polypropylene.Compounds of thermoplastic olefin (TPO) are used instead of flexible PVC to cover instrument panels and for other interior uses.
  • The automotive and transportation industries use thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) a lot because they are lightweight, easy to process, give designers more freedom, are versatile, and can be recycled.And thermoset rubber is a type of elastomer that is mainly used to make automotive tires.
  • About 40% of all TPE products consumed worldwide are used in vehicle manufacturing. Therefore, the development of the automotive and transport industries and their parts, components, and OEM suppliers is an important indicator for future TPE demand.
  • The global production of automobiles reached over 80 million units in 2021. In comparison to the previous year, this statistic represents a rise of about 3%. Hence, this is positively impacting the market growth of elastomers.
  • The TPE market is growing because the automotive industry wants lighter materials to make cars more efficient and give designers more options for how to make them. High-performance thermoplastic elastomers give manufacturers the ability to design products and give them the same strength as steel. This helps reduce the weight of the whole thing and keep greenhouse gas emissions in check.
  • China is a global leader in the electric car market. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturing, the production of new energy vehicles in the country witnessed a year-on-year increase of 96.9 percent in December 2022. Thus, the expanding electric vehicle market is expected to increase the demand for elastomers.
  • Hence, owing to the abovementioned factors, the elastomers market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.
Elastomers Market  : Production of New Energy Vehicles, China, (in 10000 Unit), YoY January-December, 2022

The Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be at the top of the market because countries like China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia are making and selling more cars.
  • In the construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, and footwear industries, China is the biggest market for elastomers.
  • The automotive industry is one of the major consumers of elastomers. China's electric car market is expanding considerably, with a significant increase in the sales of new electric vehicles. A total of 3.3 million units of electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in China in 2021, representing an increase of 154% compared to the 1.3 million units sold in 2020. Hence, an increase in demand for automotive parts like tires, belts, hoses, and others positively impacts the market demand for elastomers.
  • Also, the automotive industry in India is rising. The country witnessed a significant increase in the production of passenger vehicles. For instance, the production of passenger vehicles reached 3,650,698 for the FY 2021-2022, representing an increase of 19% compared to the FY 2020-21.
  • Elastomers are used in manufacturing various construction materials, such as adhesives, sealants, and caulking. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the output value of the construction works in the country accounted for CNY 25.92 trillion in 2021, representing an increase of more than 11% compared to 2020, thereby enhancing the demand for the market studied.
  • Statistics Korea also says that in 2021, local builders at home and abroad received construction orders worth a total of USD 245.9 billion. This is a big jump from the previous year.
  • Also, events that will be held in Japan are expected to boost the construction industry there. Tokyo will host the Olympics in 2020 (postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic), and Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025.
  • Due to these and other factors, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead the market for elastomers over the next few years.
Elastomers Market- Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Elastomers Industry Overview

The elastomers market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, Dow, Covestro AG, Kuraray Co., Ltd., and Huntsman International LLC, among others (in no particular order).

Elastomers Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Dow

  3. Convestro AG


  5. Huntsman International LLC

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Elastomers Market Concentration
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Elastomers Market News

  • February 2023: Kuraray Co., Ltd. announced the completion of its new isoprene-related factory, which is expected to begin operations in stages soon. The new Thai factory is anticipated to help isoprene-related industries flourish by enhancing the global supply system and fulfilling rising global demand for 3-Methyl-1.5-Pentanediol (MPD), SEPTON hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBC), and GENESTAR heat-resistant polyamide-9T.
  • July 2022: Covestro broke ground in Shanghai on two new production plants. The company established new lines producing polyurethane dispersions and elastomers to meet surging demand.

Elastomers Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand from the Automotive Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand from the Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Biocompatibility Concerns of Some Medical Elastomers

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Thermoset Elastomers

      2. 5.1.2 Thermoplastic Elastomers

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Sports

      3. 5.2.3 Electronics

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial

      5. 5.2.5 Adhesives

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    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

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        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 (%)**/ Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ace Elastomer

      2. 6.4.2 Avient Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Arkema

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Covestro AG

      7. 6.4.7 DingZing Advanced Materials Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Dow

      9. 6.4.9 HEXPOL AB

      10. 6.4.10 Huntsman International LLC

      11. 6.4.11 KURARAY CO., LTD.

      12. 6.4.12 Miracll Chemicals Co., Ltd.

      13. 6.4.13 Sirmax S.p.A

      14. 6.4.14 Suzhou Austin Novel Materials Technology Co. Ltd.

      15. 6.4.15 Trinseo

      16. 6.4.16 The Lubrizol Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus toward the Development of Bio-based Products

    2. 7.2 Increasing Application in Fabrication of Medical Instruments

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Elastomers Industry Segmentation

The elastomer is a high-molar-mass polymeric material with elasticity characteristics, allowing it to regain its original shape after deformation. Thermoset elastomers are widely used in the production of tire rubbers, and thermoplastic elastomers are used in manufacturing sealants, hoses, and tubes by injection molding. The elastomers market is segmented by product type, application, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into thermoset elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers. By application, the market is segmented into automotive, sports, electronics, industrial, adhesives, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Thermoset Elastomers
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
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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Elastomers Market Research FAQs

The Elastomers Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

BASF SE, Dow, Convestro AG, KURARAY CO., LTD. and Huntsman International LLC are the major companies operating in the Elastomers Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Elastomers Market.

The report covers the Elastomers Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Elastomers Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Elastomers Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Elastomers market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Elastomers analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Elastomers Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)