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    Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market Analysis | 2020-2025

    Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market Analysis | 2020-2025
    Report code - SRAM395 Published On : Sep,2020 No. of Pages: 254
    Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast & Industry Analysis: 20 See more...

    Market Highlights

    The Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market is projected to recover at a healthy pace over the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 0.7 billion by 2025.

    Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was inadvertently discovered by DuPont in 1938. It has become the most widely used fluoropolymer in the world with its usage in various industries, such as oil & gas, electronics & telecommunication, automotive, food & beverages, and pharmaceuticals. It offers excellent properties, such as dielectric, low friction, hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density, and high-temperature resistance. With regards to the growing needs of the industry, such as lightweight, cost-effective, pliable; W.L. Gore & Associates experimented with PTFE, to increase its applications by improving its properties with the help of the heating process. Gore has implemented heating the PTFE rods and then gradually pulling them from either end. After many iterations, Gore finally discovered expanded PTFE in the year 1969.

    The expanded PTFE exhibits several properties and benefits over PTFE such as excellent resistance to cold flow and creep, high compressibility, low dielectric constant, low coefficient of friction, non-flammability, and a wide service temperature range of -240°C to 250°C. Owing to such fruitful properties, expanded PTFE has witnessed remarkable growth in the market with an incessant increase in its applications in different end-use industries, such as medical, textiles, aerospace & defense, automotive, industrial, and chemical.

    COVID-19 Impact

    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the market by disrupting the growth trajectory of several end-use industries. The pandemic has exacerbated the existing challenges of already struggling automotive and aerospace industries with delays in B737 max approval, production halts, and curtailment in production rates. Also, the lockdown in several major countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 has marked an indelible dent in the market growth, making complete recovery almost negligible in the remaining quarter of 2020.

    However, there are a few industries that remain unaffected/negligibly affected by COVID-19 out of which major ones are medical, food & beverages, and electrical & electronics. Healthy organic growth of these industries, especially medical devices and electronics, is expected to partially offset the overall decline of the market in 2020.

    Assessing the real impact of the pandemic on the expanded PTFE market in the short term as well as long term is extremely challenging in the present scenario as the pandemic is still spreading, taking the major economies in its grip and further deteriorating the market conditions. It is difficult to state when the impact of the pandemic starts to fade away. However, the industry is still optimistic about the quick recovery of the market, and it is anticipated that the market will log a V-shaped curve similar to previous downturns, such as the Great Recession. But the curve of the V-shape would be deeper than the ones registered in the Great Recession with huge short-term repercussions and minimal long-term impact.

    Strong fundamentals of the market, such as expected recovery in the global GDP by 2021, incessant adoption of EVs in the world, and expected recovery in airline passenger traffic coupled with market entries of new aircraft programs: B777X, C919, MC-21, A321XLR, and expected approval of B737Max; is likely to signpost a healthy recovery of the market once the headwinds of the pandemic turn into tailwinds.

    Segments Analysis


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    By Form Type

    The expanded PTFE market is segmented into sheets, tapes, membranes, fibers, and others. Membranes are likely to remain the most dominant as well as the fastest-recovering form type in the post-pandemic market scenario, owing to their extensive usage in the medical industry for applications such as ostomy bags, hearing aids, IV infusion filters, and surgical suction filters.

    By Application Type

    The market is segmented into gaskets, filtration & separation, dielectric materials, and others. Filtration & Separation is likely to maintain its dominance in the market during the forecast period. The dominance is majorly due to wide usage of expanded PTFE for filtering air, water, and other particles in turbine engines, drug discovery, and bioprocessing; filtering fogs from headlights of a vehicle; and venting gas from compression packings and medical applications, such as IV filter vent and ventilation, coupled with increasing penetration of ePTFE for filtration application in various industries, such as food packaging, pharmaceuticals, and metals & mining.

    By End-Use Industry Type

    The market is segmented into chemical, ground transportation, medical, industrial, aerospace & defense, and others. Among them, aerospace & defense and automotive are the worst affected industries due to the pandemic, whereas medical is the least affected one. The medical industry is also likely to remain the most dominant as well as the fastest-growing end-use industry type in the expanded PTFE market over the next five years.

    Medical device manufacturers widely accept expandable PTFE in offering tailor-made properties with better biocompatibility than metallic biomaterials. Biocompatibility, chemically inert, and sterilizable are the three key properties of ePTFE due to which it is highly preferred for various applications in the medical industry.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of region, North America is projected to remain the largest market for expanded PTFE during the forecast period. The USA is not only the largest market in North America but also in the world, owing to the presence of a large number of medical device manufacturers, aircraft OEMs, tier players, raw material suppliers, and expanded PTFE manufacturers. The country is also one of the most affected nations by COVID-19 with the largest number of positive cases in the world. It is also expected that the country to recover at a healthy rate, backed by the organic growth of the medical industry, expected recovery in automobile and aircraft production, and advancements in medical devices.


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    Asia-Pacific is expected to be the least-declined market, followed by the fastest recovery over the next five years, propelled by an expected recovery in air passenger traffic with early recovery in domestic travel and an expected recovery in automotive production with a higher focus on adopting HEVs. China and India are the growth engines of Asia-Pacific’s market as they are the largest markets for automotive, chemical, industrial, electrical & electronics as well as owning a considerable share in the other end-use industries.

    Key Players

    The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, expanded PTFE manufacturers, distributors, and end-users.

    Some of the key players in the expanded PTFE (ePTFE) market are-

    • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
    • Donaldson Company, Inc.
    • Lenzing Plastics GmbH & Co. KG
    • Markel Corporation
    • Nitto Denko Corporation
    • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    • Rogers Corporation
    • Teadit Group
    • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

    The key end-users of these markets include medical device manufacturers, aircraft OEMs, automotive manufacturers, chemical industry, and oil & gas manufacturers.

    Research Methodology

    For calculating the market size, our analysts follow either a 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 a 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 1000 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

    This report provides market intelligence most comprehensively. 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.

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

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market Segment Analysis and Forecast

    Who are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

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

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market is projected to recover at a healthy pace over the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 0.7 billion by 2025.

    W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Lenzing Plastics GmbH & Co. KG, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Nitto Denko Corporation, Rogers Corporation, Donaldson Company, Inc., Markel Corporation, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Teadit Group, and Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. are among the key players in the expanded PTFE Market.

    North America is expected to remain the largest expanded PTFE Market during the next five years.

    Filtration & separation are expected to remain the most dominant expanded PTFE Market during the forecast period.

    Membranes are expected to remain the dominant form type in the expanded PTFE market in the coming five years.

    The supply chain of the expanded PTFE market comprises raw material suppliers, expanded PTFE manufacturers, distributors, and end-users.


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