Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market is segmented by Grade (Low Density, Medium Density, and High Density), Application (Films, Adhesives, Foams, Solar Cell Encapsulation, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) in revenue (USD Million) and volume (kilo tons) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.89 %

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Market Overview

The global ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) market is expected to reach USD 1,713.88 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.89% during the forecast period (2021-2026). In terms of volume, the market is is expected to reach 809.09 kilotons by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.26% during the forecast period. The growing demand from the packaging industry and rising usage in the solar industry​​​ are likely to drive the demand for the studied market.

On the flipside, the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the increasing threat of substitutes are expected to hinder the growth of the market.

Rising demand from agricultural applications is likely to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

Ethylene vinyl acetate is the thermoplastic resins produced by the co-polymerization process of vinyl acetate monomer and ethylene in a high-pressure reactor. Ethylene vinyl acetate is catered to various applications, such as films, adhesives, foams, and solar cell encapsulation, among others. The global ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) market is segmented by grade, application, and geography. On the basis of grade, the market is segmented into Low Density, Medium Density, and High Density. By application, the market is segmented into Films, Adhesives, Foams, Solar Cell Encapsulation, and Other Applications. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million)and volume (kilo tons).

Low Density
Medium Density
High Density
Solar Cell Encapsulation
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Solar Cell Encapsulation Segment to Drive the Market Growth

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) layer is a thermoplastic containing cross-linkable ethylene vinyl acetate, which is used to encapsulate the photovoltaic cells. The cells are laminated between films of EVA in a vacuum, under compression, and up to 150°C. The encapsulant’s primary purpose is to bond or laminate the multiple layers of the module together. A typical EVA co-polymer formulation for PV modules is 28–33% by weight vinyl acetate, compounded with additives such as curing agents, ultraviolet (UV) absorbers, photo antioxidants, and thermo antioxidants.

The thermal aging of an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer is used as an adhesive and encapsulant in a photovoltaic module. The EVA is used to bond silicon solar cells to the front glass and backing sheet and to protect the photovoltaic materials from the environment and mechanical damage. Nearly 80% of photovoltaic (PV) modules are encapsulated by EVA materials. EVA has lots of advantages, such as low processing temperature, excellent melt fluidity, and adhesive property, high adhesion strength, and high transparency, with glass-like transmission properties in the range of 400 nm to 1100 nm. In addition, the price is low, which makes it very suitable as a solar cell encapsulation material.

In addition to this, EVA has high electrical resistivity, a relatively low water absorption ratio, all of which points to it being a good choice for a PV module encapsulant. However, there are also few shortcomings with EVA. Its damp‐heat aging resistance and ultraviolet aging resistance are not satisfactory. It also easily degrades and becomes yellow, thus, reducing the energy conversion efficiency of the solar cell.

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market - Segmentation Trends

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

In the Asia-Pacific region, China is the largest economy in terms of GDP. The country witnessed about 6.1% growth in its GDP during 2019, even after the trade disturbances caused due to its trade war with the United States. Although China was the first country affected by COVID-19 and its related lockdown, it was the first country to come out of the lockdown. However, the country has been witnessing recurring cases of COVID-19, leading to brief lockdowns occasionally. The manufacturing sector in the country has taken a major hit in Q1 2020, subsequently leading to a 6.8% drop in GDP, the lowest ever witnessed in years. However, the country has been focusing on several measures, such as tax breaks and other incentives to enhance economic recovery. Overall, in 2020, China’s GDP has recorded a growth rate of 1.9%, indicating signs of a V-shaped recovery.

China has the second-largest packaging industry in the world. The country is expected to witness a consistent growth during the forecast period, owing to the rise of customized packaging in the food segment, like microwave food, snack foods, and frozen foods, along with increasing exports. Ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) are commonly used in packaging applications replacing Polyvinyl chloride as the most used resin. EVA copolymers require no curing or Plasticizer and have no odor. The use of EVA in the packaging sector is increasing at a tremendous rate, owing to their advantages over the conventional packaging plastics used. Furthermore, China is a hub for various manufacturing activities and hence is involved in export of various goods in bulk either small or huge to various international destinations. This scenario is, in turn, boosting the demand for EVA in packaging applications the country.

China feeds 22% of the world’s population on 7% of the world’s land. The revenue of the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry in 2019 amounted to USD 22.3 billion. This makes China’s F&B market the biggest revenue generator in the world. Besides, with world’s largest population in the country which is further continuously increasing, the food & beverage industry has been offering opportunities for investment. Furthermore, the energy sector, especially the solar power sector, is a key driver for the demand in the EVA market. China has more solar capacity than any other country in the world, and it is home to one of the biggest solar farms in the world (in TenggerDesert). The nation is expected to remain the largest investor in renewable energy during the foreseeable future. China is also looking to dramatically increase the proportion of solar energy in its power mix, which is expected to create a huge demand for the market studied in the country during the forecast period.

Moreover, large sporting events hosted by China, people's increasing pursuit for healthier lifestyle, and the country's active involvement in international trade within the World Trade Organization (WTO) framework, etc., are some of the major growth drivers for the sporting goods market in the country. All the aforementioned factors are expected to increase the demand for the market studied market over the forecast period after recovery of COVID-19 outbreak. However, currently, the conditions are better, which has concreted the probability of market recovery over the forecast period.

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Market - Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global ethylene vinyl acetate market is fragmented in nature, with only top players together accounting for approximately 30% of the total market. The key players in the market studied include Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hanwha Group, Dow, Celanese Corporation, and Sipchem, among others. The major players are also focusing on R&D activities, developing innovative techniques for the development of the product, engaging in mergers and acquisitions in order to increase their market share, and optimizing the supply chain to increase its efficacy and specialization in the market.

Recent Developments

  • In Jan 2020, Hanwha Chemical merged with Hanwha Q CELLS and Advanced Materials and got renamed as Hanwha Solution.
  • In Nov 2019, Repsol signed an agreement to license the high-pressure technology to produce EVA/EBA copolymers (ethylene vinyl acetate/ethylene butyl acrylate) with the American engineering company, Engineers & Constructors International (ECI).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand from the Packaging Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Usage in the Solar Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Threat of Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Force 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. 4.5 Import and Export Trends

    6. 4.6 Price Trends

    7. 4.7 Feedstock Analysis


    1. 5.1 Grade

      1. 5.1.1 Low Density

      2. 5.1.2 Medium Density

      3. 5.1.3 High Density

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Films

      2. 5.2.2 Adhesives

      3. 5.2.3 Foams

      4. 5.2.4 Solar Cell Encapsulation

      5. 5.2.5 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

      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 and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of 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 Arlanxeo

      2. 6.4.2 Asia Polymer Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Benson Polymers Limited

      4. 6.4.4 Braskem

      5. 6.4.5 Celanese Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Clariant AG

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      8. 6.4.8 ExxonMobil Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Hanwha Solutions/Chemical Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Innospec Inc.

      11. 6.4.11 Kemipex

      12. 6.4.12 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      13. 6.4.13 Repsol

      14. 6.4.14 Sipchem

      15. 6.4.15 SK Global

      16. 6.4.16 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

      17. 6.4.17 Tosoh Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Demand from Agricultural Applications

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.89% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Celanese Corporation, Dow, Hanwha Group, ExxonMobil Corporation , Sipchem are the major companies operating in Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Market.

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