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    Automotive Fluoropolymers Market Size & Share Analysis | 2020-2025

    Automotive Fluoropolymers Market Size & Share Analysis | 2020-2025
    Report code - SRTI150 Published On : Mar,2020 No. of Pages: 261
    Automotive Fluoropolymers Market Size, Share, Trends, Dynamics, Forecast, & Growth Ana See more...

    Market Insights

    The automotive fluoropolymers market is estimated to cross the unprecedented landmark figure of US$ 1.2 billion by 2025.

    What is a fluoropolymer?

    A Fluoropolymer is a polymer with a carbon backbone. It has fluorine for strong carbon-fluoride bond forming. This particular polymer is known to offer great performance during high-temperature or corrosive environments and hence is able to meet the challenges of extreme environments.


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    Market Highlights

    Currently, the automotive industry accounts for less than 16% of the total fluoropolymers consumption in terms of volume; however, the industry is indisputably one of the fastest-growing end-use segments of fluoropolymers, outpacing the average industry growth, propelled by an incessant rise in the penetration of fluoropolymers in various applications including seals and hoses, especially for charge air coolers.

    The demand for charge air coolers has been at its pinnacle because of the rising demand for turbocharged vehicles in both gasoline as well as diesel vehicles, giving an impetus to the demand for fluoropolymers and creating new revenue pockets for the market participants.

    In the year 2020, automotive production has been facing severity in the first quarter, which may be expected to prolong for the entire year. The outbreak of coronavirus has led to the shutdown or has idled several auto assembly plants, especially in China. A couple of months after the outbreak, the impact of the novel coronavirus has also started visibly in other Asian countries and European markets.

    For instance, Hyundai, which has one of the world’s largest plant networks in South Korea, having a production potential of 1.4 million units, has shut down its plants in South Korea on account of a shortage of parts from China and the widespread of the virus in South Korea. Similarly, the leading European auto giants, such as FCA, Renault, and BMW, are also shutting down plants in Europe owing to the increasing spread of the virus in European countries.

    Despite the decline in the past two years and the expected decline in 2020, the long-term outlook of the automotive fluoropolymers market still looks favorable with an expected bounce back in the market from 2021 onwards.

    Automotive Fluoropolymers Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2025

    1.2 billion

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Segments Covered

    By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, and Medium- & Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle),

    By Product Type (PTFE, FKM, PVDF, and Others),

    By System Type (Powertrain, Fuel System, Air Management System, and Others),

    By Application Type (Seals, Hoses, Gaskets, and Others),

    By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).

    Market Dynamics

    The demand for the global automotive fluoropolymers market depends on various factors including -

    • Expected growth of the automotive industry - The growth in the demand for fluoropolymers in the automotive industry has been outpacing the growth of the overall automotive industry for the last two eons. An expected recovery of automotive production from 2021, a paradigm shift from combustion vehicles to electric vehicles, introduction of stringent carbon emission standards by major economies, a growing trend towards engine downsizing, increasing penetration of turbochargers, and rising safety, as well as friction reduction requirements for reduced maintenance, are some of the key whys and wherefores behind the exceptional growth in the demand for fluoropolymers in the automotive industry. Lucrative expected future growth of the automotive market is compelling the market participants to expand their existing production capacities. For instance, on October 2019, The 3M Company announced to increase in the capacity of FKM at its plant in Decatur, Alabama (the USA), which is scheduled to begin operation by 1st quarter of 2021. Similarly, in late 2019, Solvay S.A. announced that it would increase the production of its Solef® PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) high-performance polymers in Changshu, China, by more than 50%. The operation is scheduled for the first half of 2022.
    • Rising trends of emission-free mobility, fuel-efficiency, and connected vehicles - Rising global temperature, changing customer requirements, the introduction of stringent government regulations regarding safety and emission reductions, and rising traffic congestion are some of the factors that are compelling all the automotive industry to build more sustainable business environments. Among many megatrends, the most noticeable ones are autonomous, emission-free mobility, fuel efficiency, sharing, and connected vehicles. Today, almost all the major automakers are putting efforts into the development of vehicles addressing most of these trends. The development of fuel-efficient vehicles is equally imperative which has efficaciously been being unraveled by automakers by making essential changes in the materials, vehicle design, geometry, aerodynamics, etc. They have been meticulously leveraging the potential of fluoropolymers in the critical sections of the vehicle to address the tightening carbon emission standards of governments or regulatory authorities regarding fuel efficiency enhancements.


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    Segment Analysis

    By Vehicle Type

    The automotive fluoropolymers market is segmented based on vehicle type as passenger car, LCV, and M&HCV. Passenger car is expected to remain the largest vehicle type over the next five years. The vehicle type (passenger car) is also likely to witness the highest growth during the same period. Large production of cars coupled with high penetration of fluoropolymers has led to the huge dominance of the segment in the market.

    By Product Type

    Based on the product type, the market is segmented as PTFE, FKM, PVDF, and others. FKM is likely to remain the most dominant fluoropolymer type in the automotive industry during the forecast period. The segment is also likely to witness the highest growth during the same period. FKM is a preferred choice of material in various fuel system applications, such as fuel cap main seals, fuel rail seals, fuel filler hoses, fuel pump seals, and fuel injector seals.

    By System Type

    Based on the system type, the market is segmented as a powertrain system, fuel system, air management system, and others. The fuel system is the major application area of fluoropolymers and is likely to maintain its dominance in the market in years to come, whereas the air management system is likely to be the fastest-growing segment of the market during the same period. The key applications of fluoropolymers in air management systems, such as SCR injector seals, muffler seals, EGR stem seals, turbocharger hoses and seals, throttle seal, oxygen sensor seal, and air intake manifold gasket, are experiencing significant growth; thereby, pushing the growth of the segment.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of region, Asia-Pacific is projected to remain the largest automotive fluoropolymers market during the forecast period in terms of both value and volume. China and India are the growth engines of the Asia-Pacific market. The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus has had a severe impact on automotive production, especially in China. Many of the auto assembly plants have been shut down or are idled, which may significantly impact the demand for fluoropolymers in the region’s automotive industry in the year 2020.


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    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The market is segmented into the following categories.

    By Vehicle Type

    • Passenger Car
    • LCV
    • M&HCV

    By Product Type

    • PTFE
    • FKM
    • PVDF
    • Others

    By System Type

    • Powertrain System
    • Fuel System
    • Air Management System
    • Others

    By Application Type

    • Seals
    • Hoses
    • Gaskets
    • Others

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, The UK, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, South Korea, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Argentina, and Others)


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    Key Players

    The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, fluoropolymer manufacturers, tier players, system manufacturers, and automotive OEMs.

    Some of the well-known fluoropolymer manufacturers for the automotive industry are-

    • The Chemours Company
    • Daikin Industries Limited
    • The 3M Company
    • Solvay S.A
    • AGC Inc.
    • Arkema SA
    • Dongyue Group Co., Ltd.
    • Kureha Corporation

    New product development, advancements in automotive fluoropolymer properties, and collaboration with OEMs or tier players are the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.

    Research Methodology

    For calculating the market size, our analysts follow either Top-Bottom or Bottom-Top approach or both, depending upon the complexity or availability of the data points. Our reports offer high-quality insights and are the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    We leverage the multitude of authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, government sources, trade associations, journals, investor presentations, white papers, and articles to gather the data.

    More than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts are usually executed to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    Stratview Research expands its unmatched capabilities in polymers’ research by publishing first of its kind report on automotive fluoropolymers, discussing the current market realities, future market possibilities, changing market dynamics, and competitive landscapes of fluoropolymers in the automotive industry. This paragon 261-page automotive fluoropolymers market report includes both, fluoropolymers as well as fluoroelastomers, and portrays a complete 360-degree view of the market, covering 12-year analysis (trend period: 2014-2019 and forecast period: 2020-2025) in terms of both, value and volume. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies in order to expedite their growth process.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Automotive Fluoropolymers Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market Segment Analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    10% free customization

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
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    Market Segmentation

    • Current market size (2019) of the automotive fluoropolymers market in any of the system types by product type.

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Fluoropolymer is a polymer with a carbon backbone. It has fluorine for strong carbon-fluoride bond forming. This particular polymer is known to offer great performance during high-temperature or corrosive environments and hence is able to meet up the challenges of extreme environments.

    Driven by a number of factors increasing requirement of high-temperature-resistant materials because of engine downsizing, the automotive fluoropolymer market size is projected to reach an estimated value of US$ 1.2 billion in 2025.

    FKM is likely to remain the most dominant fluoropolymer type consumed in the automotive industry during the forecast period. The material type is also likely to witness the highest growth during the same period.

    The Chemours Company, Daikin Industries Limited, The 3M Company, Solvay S.A, AGC Inc., Arkema SA, Dongyue Group Co., Ltd., and Honeywell International Inc. are among the key players in the market.

    Asia-pacific is expected to remain the largest market during the forecast period.

    Fuel system is expected to remain dominant system type in the market in the coming years.


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