Engineering Plastic Recycling Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Engineering Plastic Recycling Market is Segmented by Plastic Type (Fluoropolymers, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyacetal/ Polyoxymethylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), Styrene Copolymers (ABS and SAN), Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), Polyamide, Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), Polyimide), End-user Industry (Packaging, Building and Construction, Industrial Yarn, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Rest of the World).

Market Snapshot

Engineering Plastic Recycling Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
Engineering Plastic Recycling Market Key Players

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The engineering plastics recycling market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period.

The major factor driving the growth of the market studied is the growing emphasis on sustainability among consumers and packaging products.

On the flipside, difficulty in collecting and sorting mixed plastic, along with the difficulty in removing residues, is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied. Additionally, the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 is expected to have a negative impact on the growth of the engineering plastic industry in the short term; and have an adverse effect on the market studied.

Scope of the Report

The engineering plastic recycling market report includes:

Plastic Type
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polyacetal/ Polyoxymethylene
Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
Styrene Copolymers (ABS and SAN)
Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
End-user Industry
Building and Construction
Industrial Yarn
Electrical and Electronics
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

Packaging Industry to Dominate the Market

  • PET is one of the most widely used plastics for packaging applications. Apart from being food safe, PET is also strong, lightweight, transparent, and shatter-resistant. Moreover, as an effective barrier to carbon dioxide, the characteristics of PET make it an unrivaled choice for beverage and rigid food packaging.
    • At present, nearly 70% of soft drinks (carbonated drinks, still and dilatable drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water) are packaged in PET plastic bottles. Almost 500 billion PET bottles are produced globally per annum. Around 27 million metric ton of PET a year is used in these applications, globally, with the majority around 23 million ton used in bottles. Recyclate PET can replace all or a proportion of virgin PET polymer in new packaging products.
  • Many major brands worldwide are committed to using recyclate PET to reduce their drink products' carbon footprint. Some of these include Coca-Cola, Nestle Waters, PepsiCo, Danone, and many more. Corporations that sell soft drinks and bottled water have committed to stop using single-use plastics by 2030.
  • Although PET is the most widely recycled type of plastic, less than 60% of the PET used for bottles is collected for recycling, and only 6% of the total makes it back into new bottles.
    • Furthermore, Coca-Cola unveiled its first-ever sample bottle using recovered and recycled (25%) marine PET Bottles in October 2019. This technology demonstrates that even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks one day.
    • These technologies can become game-changers for the recycled PET packaging market and are instrumental in expanding the market size of the overall recyclate PET market.
Engineering Plastic Recycling Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific is is One of the Major Contributors to the Engineering Plastic Recycling Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the engineering plastic recycling market, which accounted for more than 50% of the market share.
  • In Asia-Pacific, the majority of the demand for recycling comes from China, Japan, and India.
  • China is one of the largest global consumers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The abundant availability of raw materials and the low cost of production have supported the production growth of engineering plastics, such as PET, in the country for the past few years. The consumption of PET increased drastically in the recent past due to the growing population, increasing urbanization, and substitution of many metals in various industries. This is expected to positively influence the recyclate PET market’s growth during the forecast timeframe.
  • In India, with the increase in the application of plastics, the recyclate PET production is also increasing, as nearly 80% of PET bottles are recycled in the country. Many brands of footwear and garments are beginning to use polyester yarns made from recycled PET bottles.
  • The market for recyclate PET is anticipated to witness growth on account of the growing textile industry. For instance, the Indian textile market's size is expected to reach USD 223 billion markets by 2021. The new textile policy aims to achieve USD 300 billion worth of textile exports by 2024-25.
  • Also, the food processing industry in India is rapidly growing with upcoming investments and governmental support. With increasing investments in the food processing industry, the demand for and the growth of food and beverage packaging in the country are likely to increase.
  • Under these circumstances, the demand for plastic packaging products has increased tremendously in the last decade. It has been a major driver for the engineering plastic recycling market in the region.
Engineering Plastic Recycling Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The engineering plastic recycling market is highly fragmented as the dominance of regional market players is extremely high. Some of the major players in the market include Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, Clean Tech UK Ltd, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Phoenix Technologies), Alpek Polyester, and

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Emphasis on Sustainability among Consumer and Packaging Products

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Use of Recycled Polyester

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    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 Plastic Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fluoropolymers

      2. 5.1.2 Polycarbonate

      3. 5.1.3 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

      4. 5.1.4 Polyacetal/ Polyoxymethylene

      5. 5.1.5 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

      6. 5.1.6 Styrene Copolymers (ABS and SAN)

      7. 5.1.7 Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

      8. 5.1.8 Polyamide

      9. 5.1.9 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

      10. 5.1.10 Polyimide

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Packaging

      2. 5.2.2 Building and Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Yarn

      4. 5.2.4 Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Electrical and Electronics

      6. 5.2.6 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 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Alpek Polyester

      2. 6.4.2 Centriforce Products Limited

      3. 6.4.3 Clean Tech UK Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 DS Smith

      5. 6.4.5 Euresi Plastics SL


      7. 6.4.7 Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Phoenix Technologies)

      8. 6.4.8 Foss Performance Materials

      9. 6.4.9 Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

      10. 6.4.10 JFC Group

      11. 6.4.11 Krones AG

      12. 6.4.12 Kuusakoski

      13. 6.4.13 Lotte Chemical Corporation

      14. 6.4.14 MBA Polymers Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 Mumford Industries

      16. 6.4.16

      17. 6.4.17 Pistoni SRL

      18. 6.4.18 Placon

      19. 6.4.19 PolyClean Technologies

      20. 6.4.20 PolyQuest

      21. 6.4.21 Reliance Industries Limited

      22. 6.4.22 REPRO-PET

      23. 6.4.23 Teijin Limited

      24. 6.4.24 UltrePET LLC

      25. 6.4.25 Verdeco Recycling Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Innovations in Recycling Technologies for Automatic Processing and Sorting of Plastics

**Subject to Availability

You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Frequently Asked Questions

The Engineering Plastic Recycling Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Engineering Plastic Recycling Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, Alpek Polyester ,, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Phoenix Technologies) , Clean Tech U.K. Ltd are the major companies operating in Engineering Plastic Recycling Market.

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Please enter a valid email id!

Please enter a valid message!