Europe Polycarbonate Sheets Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)

The market is segmented by Type (Solid, Corrugated, and Multi-walled), by End-user Industry (Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, and Others), and Geography.

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Market Overview

The Europe polycarbonate sheets market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.26%, during the forecast period of 2019 – 2024. One of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied is the revival of the construction industry in countries, such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain. On the flipside, the volatility in the prices of raw materials, such as bisphenol A and phosgene, is expected to hinder the market growth.

  • The increasing popularity of polycarbonate sheets against conventional materials, such as glass & ceramics, has also hugely attributed to the growth of the market.
  • In the European automotive industry, polycarbonate sheet technology is used in a wide range of structural, safety, and aesthetic applications. It is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Germany dominated the market across Europe, due to the rising demand in the automotive and construction industry.

Scope of the Report

The Europe polycarbonate sheets market report includes:

By Type
By End-user Industry
Electrical & Electronics
United Kingdom
Nordic Countries
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Construction Industry

  • In the construction industry, polycarbonate sheets are used in roofing, cladding, and glazing applications, owing to their lightweight, easy installation, and energy conservation features. They are further used as fences and walls in both residential and commercial building projects. As the construction industry in Europe continues to grow, the consumption of polycarbonate sheets is expected to rise through the forecast period.
  • Construction activities in all 19 EUROCONSTRUCT countries were expected to rise owing to growing demand in construction in these countries. Furthermore, the market is further expected to rise by around 6% through 2020. Hungary was estimated to register the maximum demand of more than 25%, followed by Ireland (+15%), Sweden (+10%), and Poland (+9%).
  • In Germany, construction activity increased in 2018 compared to 2017, owing to the increasing demand for residential accommodation. As per industry experts, the demand for new houses is estimated to be around 350,000 per year until 2020.
  • In the United Kingdom, construction activity slowed in the commercial sector, however, house building remained an attractive spot throughout 2018.
  • Such positive factors are expected to drive the consumption of polycarbonate sheets in the construction industry, during the forecast period.
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Germany to Dominate the Market

The German economy is the largest economy in Europe and the fifth by GDP in the world. Germany leads the European automotive market, with 41 assembly and engine production plants that contribute to one-third of the total automobile production in Europe. Furthermore, the aerospace industry in Germany has enjoyed immense growth since the last two decades, with revenues more than quadrupling since the mid-90s to cross more than USD 45 billion in 2018. It is estimated that over 30 to 35 thousand new aircraft will be operational by the next 20 years to meet the rising aviation demand. Thus, with the increase in production of aircraft, usage of polycarbonate (PC) sheets will increase in the forecasted period. The aforementioned factors are contributing to the increasing demand for polycarbonate sheets consumption in the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The polycarbonate sheets market in Europe is consolidated, with the top five players accounting for over 60% market share. Key players include Covestro AG, SABIC, 3A Composites GmbH (Polycasa), Brett Martin Ltd, etc.

Major Players

  1. Covestro AG
  2. SABIC
  3. 3A Composites GmbH (Polycasa)
  4. Brett Martin Ltd

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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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 Revival of the Construction Industry in European Countries

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Popularity of Polycarbonate against Conventional Materials

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Solid

      2. 5.1.2 Corrugated

      3. 5.1.3 Multi-walled

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace

      2. 5.2.2 Agriculture

      3. 5.2.3 Automotive

      4. 5.2.4 Construction

      5. 5.2.5 Electrical & Electronics

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 France

      3. 5.3.3 United Kingdom

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Spain

      6. 5.3.6 Benelux

      7. 5.3.7 Nordic Countries

      8. 5.3.8 Turkey

      9. 5.3.9 Rest of Europe


    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 3A Composites GmbH(Polycasa)

      2. 6.4.2 Akraplast Sistemi Srl

      3. 6.4.3 Arla Plast AB

      4. 6.4.4 Brett Martin Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Carboplak

      6. 6.4.6 Covestro AG

      7. 6.4.7 Danpal

      8. 6.4.8 Dott. Gallina Srl

      9. 6.4.9 DS Smith

      10. 6.4.10 Giplast

      11. 6.4.11 Isik Plastik

      12. 6.4.12 Lamiplast Srl

      13. 6.4.13 LLC Ug-Oil-Plast

      14. 6.4.14 NUDEC

      15. 6.4.15 Onduline

      16. 6.4.16 Palram

      17. 6.4.17 Plazit-Polygal Group

      18. 6.4.18 Röber Kunststoffe GmbH

      19. 6.4.19 Rodeca

      20. 6.4.20 SABIC

      21. 6.4.21 SafPlast Innovative

      22. 6.4.22 Sintostamp SpA

      23. 6.4.23 TEKNORM PLASTİK

      24. 6.4.24 WZD Sp. zoo

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Emerging Applications in the Medical Sector as an alternative to PPSU and PSU Sheets

    2. 7.2 Unique Applications in Automotive Glazing and Electrical & Electronics

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