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    Encapsulated O Rings Market Report

    Encapsulated O Rings Market Report
    Report code - SRAM317 Published On : Mar,2024 No. of Pages: 144
    Encapsulated O-rings Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth See more...

    Market Highlights

    Encapsulated O-rings have a wide range of applications in various end-use industries, including chemicals, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, and oil & gas. Despite being a small component of these end-use industries, encapsulated O-rings play an essential role in the smooth functioning of various equipment or devices, such as pumps, valves, cartridge filters, heat exchangers, pipelines, gas compressors, chemical reactor vessels, and pressure vessels. Compared with the other O-rings, encapsulated O-rings offer several advantages, such as high resistance to numerous chemicals except for alkali metals and some fluorine compounds, FDA-compliant, suitability in a broad range of temperatures, low coefficient of friction, low permeation, non-contaminating, and exclusively suitable where hygiene is of paramount importance.

    The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected various end-use industries where encapsulated O-rings are preferred including the halt of production facilities, shortage of labor, and disruption of the supply chain across the globe. Chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, semiconductor, and automotive, were among the worst-hit industries.  On the other side, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical industries registered the least impact of the pandemic. The severe impact of the pandemic on chemical, petrochemical, semiconductor, oil & gas, and automotive industries was partially offset by the significant growth in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and medical industries.

    The stringent regulations, such as FDA, EC 2023/2006, EU Reg. 1935/2004, and USP Class-VI; and failure of solid PTFE O-rings in harsh chemical and high-temperature environments provide good growth opportunities to encapsulated O-ring manufacturers. Overall, the encapsulated O-rings market is expected to grow steadily in the coming years, driven by the increasing demand for high-performance sealing solutions in various industries. In the long run, the market for encapsulated O-rings is likely to mark more than 3% CAGR over the coming years to reach US$ 132.3 million in 2030.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    • In 2023, TFC acquired EAP International Limited, a leading distributor of rubber sealing products, including encapsulated O-rings, gaskets, and associated technical products. EAP International is headquartered in Greater Manchester, the UK.
    • In 2024, Carco PRP Group acquired ROW, Inc., a Chicago-Illinois-based manufacturer of encapsulated O-rings and gaskets used in industrial applications in the filtration, fluid power, hydraulics, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Market Segment Analysis

    Segmentations

    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Jacket Material-Type Analysis

    FEP and PFA

    FEP is anticipated to maintain its lead during the forecast period.

    Core Material-Type Analysis

    FKM, Silicone, and Others

    FKM is expected to be the dominant as well as the fastest-growing segment of the market in the coming years.

    Core Structure-Type Analysis

    Solid and Hollow

    Solid core held the largest share in the market in 2023 and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period.

    Motion-Type Analysis

    Static and Rotary

    Static remains the biggest area of usage of encapsulated O-rings and is also expected to remain the major one during the forecast period.

    End-Use Industry-Type Analysis

    Chemicals, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, and Others

    Chemical is anticipated to be the major demand generator of encapsulated O-rings in the next six years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

    Europe held the largest share of the encapsulated O-rings market in 2023. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the next six years.

     

    Stratview has first segmented the encapsulated O-rings market based on the jacket material type as FEP and PFA. FEP is expected to remain the most preferred jacket material type in the market in years to come. Lower cost along with several other advantages including high resistance to corrosion and chemicals, low compression set, and low coefficient of friction, making FEP the preferred choice for all standard applications up to 205°C. PFA-encapsulated O-rings are used for higher temperature ranges. They have higher mechanical strength and improved crack resistance; hence, longer service life than FEP-encapsulated O-rings. 

    Based on the core material type, the encapsulated O-rings market is segmented into FKM, silicone, and others. Due to the excellent elasticity, good chemical resistance, and outstanding compression, FKM core material dominated the market in 2023 and is likely to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The silicone core material is preferred in low-temperature applications as it remains flexible at a lower temperature because of its greater softness than FKM and has a higher standard of heat resistance.

    Based on the core structure type, the encapsulated O-rings market is segmented into solid core and hollow core structures. Solid core is likely to remain the leading segment of the market in the coming years, driven by its excellent resistance to compression set and good recovery characteristics. FKM and silicone are dominantly used core materials for solid-core encapsulated O-rings. FKM solid core provides excellent elasticity and high-level compression, whereas silicone solid core performs excellent for a wider range of temperatures.

    Based on the end-use industry type, the encapsulated O-rings market is classified into chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and others (oil & gas, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, and automotive industry). The chemical industry is the biggest user of encapsulated O-rings, driven by the extensive use of aggressive chemicals, making encapsulated O-rings a preferred choice. These O-rings are also widely used in the food & beverages and pharmaceutical industries as they are compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), EC1935/2004 and EC2023/2006, USP Class VI, and 3A 18-03 Sanitary Standards.

    In terms of regions, Europe is expected to maintain its lead in the years to come with the presence of leading encapsulated O-ring manufacturers, such as Vulcan Engineering Limited and Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd. Europe is one of the largest producers of chemicals, petrochemicals, automotive, and food processing equipment. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market with China and India being the growth engines. This growth will likely be accompanied by a rise in local production, increased competition, and growing awareness for superior sealing solutions.

    Key Players

    The market is highly populated, with the presence of several local, regional, and global players. Most of the major players compete on some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc. The following are the key players in the encapsulated O-rings market.

    • Vulcan Seals
    • ERIKS NV
    • Trelleborg AB
    • ROW, Inc.
    • Freudenberg Group
    • Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd.
    • Greene Tweed

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s encapsulated O-rings market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. 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 the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is 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. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • COVID-19 impact and its recovery curve
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    The encapsulated O-rings market is segmented into the following categories. 

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by Jacket Material Type

    • FEP (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • PFA (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by Core Material Type

    • FKM (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Silicone (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by Core Structure Type

    • Solid Core (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Hollow Core (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by Motion Type

    • Static (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Rotary (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by End-Use Industry Type

    • Chemical (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Petrochemical (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Pharmaceutical (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Food & Beverage (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Encapsulated O-rings Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, The UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Latin America, The Middle East, and Others)

    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 three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

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

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The encapsulated O-rings market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% by 2030. The stringent regulations, such as FDA, EC 2023/2006, EU Reg. 1935/2004, and USP Class-VI; and failure of solid PTFE O-rings in harsh chemical and high-temperature environments provide good growth opportunities to encapsulated O-ring manufacturers.

    Vulcan Seals, ERIKS NV, Freudenberg Group, Greene Tweed, Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd., OneMonroe, ROW, Inc., Trelleborg AB, James Walker Group Ltd, M-Cor Inc., and Daemar Inc. are the leading players in the encapsulated O-rings market.

    Europe will maintain its lead in the years to come in the wake of the presence of leading encapsulated O-ring manufacturers, such as Vulcan Engineering Limited and Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd. Further, the region is one of the largest manufacturers of chemicals, petrochemicals, automotive, and food processing equipment.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for encapsulated O-rings in the foreseeable future, driven by significant growth in the chemical, petrochemical, automotive, and semiconductor industries.

    The chemical industry is the biggest user of encapsulated O-rings, driven by the extensive use of aggressive chemicals, making encapsulated O-rings a preferred choice.

    FEP is expected to remain the most preferred jacket material type in the market in years to come. Lower cost along with several other advantages including high resistance to corrosion and chemicals, low compression set, and low coefficient of friction, making FEP the preferred choice for all standard applications up to 205C.

    Due to the excellent elasticity, good chemical resistance, and outstanding compression, FKM core material dominated the market in 2023 and is likely to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

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