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    Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market Report

    Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market Report
    Report code - SRAM395 Published On : Sep,2020 No. of Pages: 254
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    Expanded PTFE Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, & Industry Analysis: 2020-2025
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market

    Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global...

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Expanded PTFE (ePTFE) Market

    Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global supply chain. The revenues have gone down in 2020 and may resume an uptrend gradually from 2021. Companies optimizing their operation and strategy will sustain and beat the competition.

    Note: The summary below might not have included insights on covid impact since we have large number of reports.

    Market Insights

    Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was inadvertently discovered by DuPont in 1938. It has become the most widely used fluoropolymer in the world with its usages in various industries, such as oil & gas, electronics & telecommunication, automotive, and food & beverages, and pharmaceuticals.; as 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 it from either end. After many iterations, Gore had 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 a 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.

    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 the 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 the 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.

    To assess the real impact of the pandemic on the expanded PTFE market in short term as well as long term is extremely challenging at 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 that when the impact of the pandemic starts to fade away. However, the industry is still an optimist 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 turns into tailwinds. Thus, the expanded PTFE market is projected to recover at a healthy pace over the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 0.7 billion in 2025.

    Segments' Analysis

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    Expanded PTFE Market by Form Type

    Based on the form type, the market is segmented as 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 its extensive usage in the medical industry for applications such as ostomy bags, hearing aids, IV infusion filters, and surgical suction filters.

    Expanded PTFE Market by Application Type

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented as 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.

    Expanded PTFE Market by End-Use Industry Type

    Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented as 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. Expandable PTFE is widely accepted by medical device manufacturers 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 of 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 the COVID-19 with having 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 the automobile and aircraft production, and advancements in medical devices.

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    Asia-Pacific is expected to be the least-declined market in 2020, 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 expected recovery in automotive production with a higher focus on adopting HEVs. China and India to be 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.

     

    Market Scope & Segmentation

    Research Scope

    Trend & Forecast Period

    2014-2025

    Regions Covered

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

    Size in 2026

    US$ 0.7 billion

    Countries/Subregions Covered

    The USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, the UK, Russia, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and others

    Figures & Tables

    >150

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    The expanded PTFE market is segmented into the following categories.

    Expanded PTFE Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Form Type

    • Sheets (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Tapes (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Membranes (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Fibers (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Expanded PTFE Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Application Type

    • Gaskets (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Filtration & Separation (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Dielectric Materials (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Expanded PTFE Market Size, Share & Forecast, by End-Use Industry Type

    • Chemical (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Ground Transportation (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Medical (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Industrial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Aerospace & Defense (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Expanded PTFE Market Size, Share & Forecast, 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: China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Others)