Pune, India – In 2023, it is expected that the market for plastic-rubber composites will be valued US$ 2,170.9 million. The market is projected to reach US$ 3,638.5 million by 2033, expanding at a 5.3% CAGR over that period according to Future Market Insights. When compared to single materials, these composites offer better performance features. These composites improve the entire functionality, safety, and comfort of automobiles by combining the advantages of both plastic and rubber, such as impact resistance, durability, noise reduction, and vibration dampening.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that in 2022, passenger automobile sales in the UK will rise by 13.9%. In order to meet the rising demand, manufacturers are increasing their manufacturing capabilities by doubling and adding lightweight technology.
Compared to conventional materials, plastic-rubber composites offer more design and flexibility. Manufacturers focus on creating unique and aerodynamic designs which can be molded into intricate shapes and integrated with other parts. This adaptability makes it possible to create vehicles with interiors and exteriors that are both sleek and aesthetically pleasing.
In order to increase fuel efficiency and meet strict emission requirements, manufacturers are putting more and more effort into making their vehicles lighter. These composite blends provide a lightweight substitute for conventional materials like metal, assisting in total vehicle weight reduction and fuel efficiency improvement and offering cost advantages over traditional materials. They often require less energy and lower production costs during manufacturing processes like injection molding. The ability to produce complex shapes in a single operation reduces assembly costs, making plastic rubber composites an economically viable option for automobile manufacturers.
The Plastic-Rubber Composite industry in the United States is predicted to reach US$ 531.9 million by 2033, increasing at a 4.7 % CAGR.
The Plastic-Rubber Composite industry in India is estimated to reach a market share of US$ 163.0 million, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% by 2033.
During the forecast period, the Plastic-Rubber Composite industry in China is expected to reach a market share of US$ 995.5 million, securing a 5.5 % CAGR.
The Plastic-Rubber Composite industry in Japan is predicted to reach US$ 193.6 million by 2033, increasing at a 5.2 % CAGR.
With a CAGR of 5.1% from 2022 to 2033, the Automotive industry is expected to dominate the Plastic-Rubber Composite industry.
With a CAGR of 4.3% from 2022 to 2033, the Industrial Equipment industry is expected to dominate the Plastic-Rubber Composite industry.
How Does the Competition Look in the Plastic-Rubber Composite Market?
The market is Consolidated, with key players vying for market share. Key players in the industry are focusing on innovative applications, such as aerospace. They are also expanding their product portfolio to include new and emerging applications, such as sealing, resistance to UV radiation, and long-term durability. This helps them to reach a wider range of customers and grow their business. Several significant participants in this industry comprise BASF SE, Dow Inc., DuPont de, Nemours, Inc, Solvay S.A., Arkema S.A., Covestro AG, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., SABIC, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., LANXESS AG, Evonik Industries AG, Celanese Corporation, Toray Industries, Inc., Teijin Limited, PolyOne Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Kraton Corporation, Trinseo S.A., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, among other companies.