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Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by Form, End-Use Industry, Region - Global Forecast to 2021

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market: Global Forecast until 2021

  • May 2017
  • 158 pages
  • ID: 4886765
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The consumption of UHMW PE in the healthcare & medical industry in the North American market is expected to grow from an estimated ##.## KT in 2016 to ##.## KT by 2021, at a CAGR of ##.##% from 2016 to 2021.
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"UHMW PE market is estimated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 9.90 percent"

The Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene market is estimated to grow ~$2.2B by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.90 percent from 2016 to 2021. Increase in the healthcare & medical industry due to growing use of UHMW PE for the manufacture of prosthetic implants, is leading to a demand for UHMW PE. Nevertheless, volatile prices of raw materials are anticipated to restrain the UHMW PE market.

"Sheets segment to register the more important rise in the UHMW PE market"

Sheets is the most common form in which UHMW PE is used, and UHMW PE sheets are available in a variety of dimensions and thicknesses. The thicknesses range from 1mm to 100mm. UHMW PE sheets are used in conveyor belts in the food processing industry due to properties including ease of machining, self-lubrication, and chemical stability. These properties are forecast to steer the sheets segment.

"Healthcare & medical segment to register the more considerable increase in the UHMW PE market"

UHMW PE is widely used for orthopedic implants (knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder implants, elbow implants, ankle implants, spinal implants, and bone substitutes, among others), cardiovascular implants (pacing devices, cardiac stents, and structural cardiac implants, among others), and other medical implants (gynaecological devices, otolaryngeal implants, ophthalmic implants, and gastroenterological implants, among others). Due to properties including, low absorption and self-lubrication, fatigue resistance, yield strength, and high elastic modulus, manufacturers prefer UHMW PE over other polymers. Growing demand for prosthetic implants from the developed economies is predicted to push the rise of the UHMW PE market in the healthcare & medical market.

"The UHMW PE market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) area is expected to rise at the highest CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) during the outlook period"

The Asia-Pacific UHMW PE market is expected to grow at the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016 to 2021. Growing industrialization and infrastructure development in the area is forecast to lead to the increase of the UHMW PE market. The rising middle class population has led to growing urbanization and increase in the manufacturing market, which is predicted to push the UHMW PE market in this area. China (CN), Japan (JP), and India (IN) are the main countries providing to the increase of the Asia-Pacific UHMW PE market.


• By Company category: Tier 1 - 21 %, Tier 2 - 36.0 percent, and Tier 3 - 43.0 percent

• By Description: C-suite - 24.0 percent, D-level - 42.0 percent, and Others - 34.0 percent

• By Area: Europe (EU) - 18.0 percent, North America (NA) - 20.0 percent, , Asia-Pac - 50.0 percent, Middle East region & African continent - 5.0 percent, and South America area - 7.0 percent

Main firms decribed in this market report contain Braskem S.A., Celanese Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Koninklijke (DSM), Asahi Kasei Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals, Incorporated, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products AG, E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Organization, Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Toyobo Co., Limited, and Rochling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG.

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This business report affords an overview of the market trends, drivers, and barriers with respect to the UHMW PE market. It also offers a exhaustive overview of the market across five regions, that is, Asia Pacific (APAC), North America continent, EU, Middle East area & African continent, and Latin America area. The analysis classifies the UHMW PE market based on type, product, end-use sector, and area. An in-depth study of the leading actors, together with the top increase strategies approved by them is also covered in the market research.

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This industry report includes the following main aspects:

• The market size by 2021, and the increase rate from 2016 to 2021

• The top market trends

• The factors projected to drive the increase of the market

• The barriers that impact industry growth

• The main actors in this sector

• The overall UHMW PE market report includes key regions, like North America, Europe (EU), and the Asia-Pac, Middle East (ME) & African continent, and South America region containing main countries in these areas, including the U.S., China (CN), Japan (JP), India (IN), and Germany (DE).

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