Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026.
The global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market is growing at a potential growth rate Year-over-Year (YoY) and has reached USD 7.3 billion in 2019. The market is further expected to touch USD 15.0 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.8% during 2020-2026 (forecast period). The Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market is likely to grow in the forecast timeframe due to a rise in demand for ultra-fiber molecular weight polyethylene fibers from the aerospace & defence industry and in orthopedic implants. Additionally, it has excellent mechanical properties which include high abrasion resistance, high impact strength, and low coefficient of friction.
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Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Market Overview:
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene is characterised as a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It is also known as high-modulus polyethylene and has extremely long chains that all align in the same direction and serves to transfer load more effectively by strengthening intermolecular interactions. Hence, this results in a very tough material and the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic. It is odourless, tasteless, and nontoxic. It also embodies all the characteristics of high-density polyethylene. It is considered highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and has extremely low moisture absorption.
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Market Forecast and Trends
Increasing demand for orthopedics implants
The rising demand for orthopedics implants is the major driver for the market. The demand for orthopedic implants has risen significantly, due to the rise geriatric population that increases the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, technological innovations in orthopedic implants, and other musculoskeletal disorders. The ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has been used in the implants in large amount j making of prosthetics and thus it would benefit the market. It is used for non-absorbable sutures as it is strong and durable. Additionally, the sutures made using ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene are flatter than the conventionally used polyester and poly-blend sutures.
Excellent Properties of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene provides a combination of exceptional properties. This ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene thermoplastic material is tough with superior impact strength. It is often considered a corrosion-resistant material and exhibits virtually no water absorption. It is wear-resistant, non-sticking, and self-lubricating. Additionally, it provides the fracture's toughness, has a low friction coefficient, high impact strength, and low density. These properties have a popular choice as the articulating surfaces of joint replacements, such as hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder. Thus, these properties are driving market growth.
Presence of Substitutes in the market
The ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene market can face the major restraint that is the presence of other substitutes or alternative substitutes such as polyoxymethylene, urethane, fluoropolymers, and polycarbonate. Additionally, the volatility in raw material prices is likely to hamper the market growth during the review period. these alternatives are most used in a liquid form as a coating, adhesive, or sealant. It is also typically used in pesticides and fungicides. It can also be purchased at lower rates and some are easily available. Thus, the whole market can get impacted by this.
Impact of COVID-19 in industry
The global economy and humanity have been pushed into a crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high infection rate and adverse impact on public health systems, various governments have enforced nationwide lockdowns significantly impacting manufacturing supply chains, trade, and related services. Players are currently considering digital solutions that would enable them to serve the community and provide new opportunities to do business. The production, manufacturing, supply chain, and other operations, have slowed down globally aimed to limit the spread of corona virus,
The global impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is likely only beginning and would significantly affect the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market in 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought with it travel bans and quarantines; massive slowing of the supply chain; uncertainty in the stock market; falling business confidence, and growing panic among the population. Despite the growing uncertainty and panic, technology suppliers must continue to focus on their long-term investments, maintain engagement with partners and prospects, and look to specific markets for stability.
Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Market: By Form
Based on the form, the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market is segmented into, sheets, rods & tubes, fibers, Films, tapes, and others. The sheet segment is likely to dominate in the market mainly due to the extensive use of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene sheets in the mechanical equipment industry. The sheet segment is also growing due to rising demand from the healthcare & medical end-use industry. The demand for sheets is also high in food production units, wherein the large volumes of containers namely can, and bottles need to be guided along conveyors these sheets are used in marine applications as they have low moisture absorption. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is used in cryogenic components, due to its low operating temperature abilities.
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Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Market: Regional Insight
Asia Pacific region is likely to dominate in the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber market, followed by North America, and others. The developing countries like China and India have major opportunities for industrial production, retail sales, and fixed-asset investment for ultra-High molecular weight polyethylene fibers. Several other economies such as Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore in the region are also forecast to grow at modest rates. The company's productivity is directly proportional to the productivity of workers. Hence, businesses in these regions are commonly embracing different instruments to help workers increase their productivity.
· In July 2019, DSM company has acquired the majority shares of ICD, an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber manufacturer in China. This acquisition of the majority share in ICD would be bringing the complementary manufacturing and technology assets to DSM and likely to strengthen the company’s presence in this ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market.
· In July 2019, DSM has also introduced Dyneema Purity Black fiber, which is the first black medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber. The fiber builds are expected to be 15 times stronger than steel, has a small profile, high pliability, and biocompatibility.
The Ultra-High molecular weight polyethylene fiber market is fragmented owing to the presence of number of companies that provides varied Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber products. However, the companies that hold the majority share of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market are Celanese Corporation ,Koninklijke DSM N.V.,, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. ,Braskem S.A , Asahi Kasei Corporation, ,Du Pont De Nemours Inc., Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation,Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. ,Honeywell International, Inc. Celanese Corporation and Teijin Limited, s), Nanoshell LLC and other prominent players.
In the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber market, prominent market participants compete on the basis of price and product quality. Small and medium-sized market players are expected to show considerable improvements in the foreseeable future, given the moderate level of capital expenditure needed to set up a business. The large-sized companies, however, are likely to aim for global expansion, in a bid to gain a more considerable brand reputation.
Scope of the Report
Historical data – 2016-2019
Base Year – 2020
Forecast – 2021 – 2027
Revenue in USD Million
U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, China, UAE, South Africa, UAE, Turkey
By Form , By End-Use Industry and By Region
Celanese Corporation ,Koninklijke DSM N.V.,, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. ,Braskem S.A , Asahi Kasei Corporation, ,Du Pont De Nemours Inc., Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation,Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. ,Honeywell International, Inc. Celanese Corporation and Teijin Limited, s), Nanoshell LLC and others.
Scope of the Report
Ø Rods & Tubes
By End Use Industry
Ø Food & Beverages
Ø Mechanical Equipment
Ø North America
Ø Asia Pacific
Ø Middle East and Africa
Ø Latin America