Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Styrenic Block Copolymer, Thermoplastic Olefin, Elastomeric Alloy, Thermoplastic Polyurethane, Thermoplastic Copolyester, and Thermoplastic Polyamide), Application (Automotive & Transportation, Building & Construction, Footwear, Electrical & Electronics, Medical, Household Appliances, HVAC, Adhesive, Sealant & Coating, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The global thermoplastic elastomer market is estimated to witness a healthy growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 5%, over the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are extensive demand from the automotive industry and growing application in the HVAC industry. 

  • Growing demand for bio-based thermoplastic elastomers are likely to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.
  • Volatility in raw material prices are expected to hinder the market demand in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The global thermoplastic elastomer market report includes:

Product Type
Styrenic Block Copolymer (TPE-S)
Thermoplastic Olefin (TPE-O)
Elastomeric Alloy (TPE-V or TPV)
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
Thermoplastic Copolyester
Thermoplastic Polyamide
Application
Automotive & Transportation
Building & Construction
Footwear
Electricals & Electronics
Medical
Household Appliances
HVAC
Adhesive, Sealant & Coating
Other Applications
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Russia
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
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 Usage in the Automotive and Transportation Applications

  • Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are high-performance materials, whose application in the automotive industry is rapidly increasing. TPE serve the automotive industry in a myriad of applications, some of which include the manufacturing of high-quality automotive instrument panels, wheel covers, dashboard components, pillar trims, door liners and handles, seat backs, and seat belt components, among others.
  • The automotive industry places particularly high requirements on the materials used. Under extreme stresses, the materials must be dimensionally stable and must not warp, even when faced with great temperature variations.
  • TPEs are special types of plastic, which are not only cheaper than metals but also help to make automobiles more energy-efficient by reducing the weight, in addition to providing durability, corrosion resistance, toughness, design flexibility, resiliency, and high performance at low cost. The light weight of TPE enables more fuel-efficient vehicles. Every 10% reduction in vehicle weight is estimated to result in a 5-7% reduction in fuel usage.
  • Growing demand for lightweight and high-performance plastics in the automotive industry, to provide increased efficiency and design flexibility, is primarily responsible for the growth of the TPE market. High-performance thermoplastic elastomers offer manufacturers advantages of design and the comparable strength of steel, which help in reducing the weight and controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
  • All the aforementioned factors, in turn, are expected to drive the demand for thermoplastic elastomer during the forecast period.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market - Segmentation

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market. In the region, China is the largest economy, in terms of GDP. China is one of the fastest emerging economies and has become one of the biggest production houses in the world, today. The country’s manufacturing sector is one of the major contributors to the country’s economy. 
  • The Chinese automotive industry caters to the demand for vehicles, in both domestic and foreign markets. During the forecast period, the automotive production in the country is expected to be driven by the rising demand for SUVs, and lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, along with the increasing popularity of electric vehicles across the world.
  • The electronics industry is one of the largest consumers of thermoplastic elastomers. Electronic products such as smartphones, OLED TVs, tablets and so on, have the highest growth in the market in the consumer electronics segment. With the increase in the disposable income of middle-class population, the demand for electronic products is projected to grow in the near future, thereby driving the thermoplastic elastomers market.
  • Despite the volatile growth in real estate sector, the significant development of rail and road infrastructure by the Chinese government to withstand the growing industrial and service sectors, has resulted in a significant growth of the Chinese construction industry in the recent years. As the construction industry is dominated by state-owned enterprises, the increased government spending is boosting the industry in the country.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, the market for thermoplastic elastomer in the region is expected to witness huge demand in the coming years.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market - Regional Trend

Competitive Landscape

The global thermoplastic elastomer market is consolidated in nature. The key players in the market include DuPont, BASF SE, Covestro AG, LCY GROUP, and KRATON CORPORATION, among others.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Extensive Demand from the Automotive Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Application in the HVAC Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices

      2. 4.2.2 Market Saturation in Applications

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Styrenic Block Copolymer (TPE-S)

      2. 5.1.2 Thermoplastic Olefin (TPE-O)

      3. 5.1.3 Elastomeric Alloy (TPE-V or TPV)

      4. 5.1.4 Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

      5. 5.1.5 Thermoplastic Copolyester

      6. 5.1.6 Thermoplastic Polyamide

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive & Transportation

      2. 5.2.2 Building & Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Footwear

      4. 5.2.4 Electricals & Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Medical

      6. 5.2.6 Household Appliances

      7. 5.2.7 HVAC

      8. 5.2.8 Adhesive, Sealant & Coating

      9. 5.2.9 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.1.1 China

        2. 5.3.1.2 India

        3. 5.3.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.3.1.5 ASEAN Countries

        6. 5.3.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. 5.3.2.1 United States

        2. 5.3.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.2.3 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. 5.3.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.3.3 Italy

        4. 5.3.3.4 France

        5. 5.3.3.5 Russia

        6. 5.3.3.6 Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.3.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    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 A. Schulman, Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Apar Industries Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Arkema Group

      4. 6.4.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.4.6 Covestro AG

      7. 6.4.7 DSM

      8. 6.4.8 DuPont

      9. 6.4.9 Evonik Industries AG

      10. 6.4.10 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 Grupo Dynasol

      12. 6.4.12 Huntsman International LLC

      13. 6.4.13 KRATON CORPORATION

      14. 6.4.14 LANXESS

      15. 6.4.15 LCY GROUP

      16. 6.4.16 LG Chem

      17. 6.4.17 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

      18. 6.4.18 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      19. 6.4.19 SABIC

      20. 6.4.20 Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd

      21. 6.4.21 The Lubrizol Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand for Bio-based Thermoplastic Elastomers

    2. 7.2 Increasing Applications in the Medical Industry

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

DuPont, BASF SE, Covestro AG, LCY GROUP, KRATON CORPORATION are the major companies operating in Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Market.

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