Europe Polycarbonate Sheets Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type (Solid, Corrugated, and Multi-walled), by End-user Industry (Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Nordic Countries, Turkey, and Rest of Europe)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:



Greater Than 4 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The Europe polycarbonate sheets market is expected to register a CAGR of over 4%, during the forecast period. 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.

  • 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:

End-user Industry
Electrical & Electronics
Other End-user Industries
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 has been increasing, 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.
  • 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.
  • The country accounts for over 30% (i.e., 5.65 million) of all passenger cars manufactured, and about 20% (i.e., 3.44 million) of all new car registrations.
  • Germany leads Europe’s automotive market, with 41 assembly and engine production plants that contribute to one-third of the total automobile  production in Europe.
  • Over 30 to 35 thousand new aircraft are estimated to be operational by the next 20 years, to meet the rising aviation demand. Thus, with increase in the production of aircraft, the usage of polycarbonate (PC) sheets may also increase during the forecast period.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors, the market for polycarbonate sheets in the country is likely to grow 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), and Brett Martin Ltd, amongst others.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 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 Porter's 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 Regulatory Policies Analysis


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Solid

      2. 5.1.2 Corrugated

      3. 5.1.3 Multi-walled

    2. 5.2 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 Other End-user Industries

    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

      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 LLC Ug-Oil-Plast

      13. 6.4.13 NUDEC

      14. 6.4.14 Onduline

      15. 6.4.15 PALRAM INDUSTRIES LTD

      16. 6.4.16 Plazit Polygal

      17. 6.4.17 Röber Kunststoffe GmbH

      18. 6.4.18 Rodeca

      19. 6.4.19 SABIC

      20. 6.4.20 SafPlast Innovative

      21. 6.4.21 Sintostamp SpA

      22. 6.4.22 TEKNORM PLASTİK

      23. 6.4.23 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

** Subject to Availability

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