Plastics Injection Molding Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Raw Material (Polypropylene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polycarbonate, Polyamide and Others), Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Automotive & Transportation, Healthcare, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
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Market Overview

The market for Plastics Injection Molding is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are accelerating usage in consumer goods & electronics and growing demand in packaging industry. On the flipside, stringent environmental regulations on use of plastics and unfavourable conditions arising due to COVID-19 outbreak are the major restraints, which are expected to hinder the growth of market.

  • Growth of healthcare sector in emerging economies and adoption of light weight vehicles and electric vehicles are expected to offer various lucrative opportunities for the growth of market.
  • By application, packaging segment is expected to dominate the market owing to increase in the usage of plastics in food & non-food packaging.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the plastics injection molding market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Scope of the Report

The Plastics Injection Molding market report includes:

Raw Material
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Building & Construction
Consumer Goods
Automotive & Transportation
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

Increasing Demand from Packaging Segment

  • Injection molding is a manufacturing technique for producing plastic products such as components and parts, which are used across various end-user industries. In this process, molted material is injected into a mold, where it is melted, cooled and finally solidified as a finished product of desired shape and size.
  • The growing demand for packaging for cosmetics and toiletries, pharmaceuticals, household chemicals, and food & beverages is increasing the demand of injection molded plastics, which is propelling its market.
  • Additionally, injection molded plastics have benefits such as increased shelf life of food products, increased durability, optical clarity and reduced wear & tear. Due to these benefits, the demand for injection molded plastic is expected to rise, which would stimulate its market during the forecast period.
  • The Global Packaging Industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. This is anticipated to provide ample opportunities for the growth of plastics injection molding market during the forecast period.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors for plastics injection molding, its market is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for plastics injection molding during the forecast period. In countries like China, India, Japan and South Korea, owing to increasing demand for plastics from various end-user industries like packaging, automotive & transportation, healthcare, electronics, and building & construction, the demand for plastics injection molding has been increasing in the region.
  • The growing usage of injection molded plastics in medical industry owing to properties such as bio-compatibility and optical clarity is expected to propel the market during the forecast period. Also, the rising trend of bio-degradable polymers among medical devices manufacturing companies is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the growth of plastics injection molding market.
  • Additionally, the rising trend of using molded plastics materials instead of metals and alloys among automotive manufacturers to reduce the overall weight of vehicles for increasing fuel efficiency of the vehicle and rising electric vehicles industry are expected to positively impact the plastics injection molding market in the region.
  • Furthermore, increasing demand of molded plastics in electronic appliances such as laptops, cell phones, washing machines, and others is expected to further propel the plastics injection molding market in the region. The electronics and consumer goods plastics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. These factors are expected to stimulate the plastics injection molding market during the forecast period.
  • Some of the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific region are – BASF SE, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., and Eastman Chemical Company.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for plastics injection molding during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The plastics injection molding market is fragmented with top players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Some of the key companies in the market include BASF SE, HTI Plastics, Eastman Chemical Company, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., and Huntsman International LLC.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Accelerating Usage in Consumer Goods & Electronics

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand in Packaging Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations on Use of Plastics

      2. 4.2.2 Unfavourable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 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 Raw Material

      1. 5.1.1 Polypropylene

      2. 5.1.2 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

      3. 5.1.3 Polystyrene

      4. 5.1.4 Polyethylene

      5. 5.1.5 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

      6. 5.1.6 Polycarbonate

      7. 5.1.7 Polyamide

      8. 5.1.8 Others

    2. 5.2 Applications

      1. 5.2.1 Packaging

      2. 5.2.2 Building & Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Consumer Goods

      4. 5.2.4 Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Automotive & Transportation

      6. 5.2.6 Healthcare

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    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. 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 and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & 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 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Berry Global Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Dow

      4. 6.4.4 Eastman Chemical Company

      5. 6.4.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 HTI Plastics

      7. 6.4.7 Huntsman International LLC

      8. 6.4.8 INEOS Group

      9. 6.4.9 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

      10. 6.4.10 Quantum Services Group

      11. 6.4.11 Royal DSM NV

      12. 6.4.12 Rutland Plastics Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 SABIC

      14. 6.4.14 The Rodon Group

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growth of Healthcare Sector in Emerging Economies

    2. 7.2 Adoption of Light Weight Vehicles and Electric Vehicles

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Plastics Injection Molding Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Plastics Injection Molding Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company , Huntsman International LLC, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. , HTI Plastics are the major companies operating in Plastics Injection Molding Market.

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