Newark, DE – By 2023 and 2033, the bio-based elastomers market is expected to be worth US$ 513 million and US$ 1,901.8 million, respectively according to Future Market Insights. During the forecasted period of 2023 to 2033, the growth rate is expected to be close to 14%. The advantages that bio-based elastomers have over those made from crude oil in terms of emissions of volatile organic compounds are anticipated to aid in the market’s expansion. The development of bio-based elastomers is a major focus for major crude oil-based elastomer producers.
End-use companies in the elastomer market are also including sustainable materials in their product manufacturing, which can significantly impact the market growth. For instance, in January 2022, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company launched a demonstration tire containing 70% sustainable-material content such as soybean oil and silica produced from rice husk ash to develop tires. Pela, a phone case manufacturing company in Canada, manufactures 100% compostable phone cases from Flaxstic, a bio-based material. This material includes a by-product of the flax oil seed harvest and a bio-based thermoplastic elastomer.
The demand for bio-based elastomers is anticipated to increase significantly in the United States of North America. This is because the nation is home to several conventional elastomer producers that are currently working to develop bio-based elastomers, including Avient Corporation, Huntsman International LLC, The Lubrizol Corporation, Trinseo, and Dow.
“Technology collaboration is being observed among elastomer raw material manufacturers to develop bio-based alternatives. Such instances create a sufficient supply of bio-based raw materials, enabling adequate production of bio-based elastomers,” says an analyst at Future Market Insights.
Major players are channeling efforts toward expanding their production capacities to strengthen their market share and cater to the growing demand. Market expansion is anticipated to be aided by the growing number of partnerships and collaborations among key players that are looking to increase their presence in the market. Key players in the Bio-based Elastomers market are Dow; FKuR; BASF SE; ARLANXEO; Trinseo; Eni S.p.A.; Asahi Kasei Corporation; DSM; Mitsubishi Chemical Europe GmbH, Ltd.; Arkema; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; The Lubrizol Corporation; KURARAY CO., LTD.; Wacker Chemie AG; Huntsman International LLC; Covestro AG; HEXPOL TPE; and Avient Corporation.