Polyolefin resins, which include polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), are versatile plastic materials used across various end-use industries like packaging, consumer goods, automotive, electronics, construction, and medical. These resins find widespread applications in films, sheets, molded products, fibers, pipes, and containers owing to their properties like chemical and heat resistance, durability, and compatibility with recycling systems. The packaging industry is the largest consumer of polyolefin resins, accounting for over 30% of the global demand. They are used to make packaging films, laminates, molded boxes & containers, and tapes & labels. Increasing e-commerce activities and growing demand for single-use plastics from food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries are driving the need for flexible and rigid packaging materials made from polyolefin resins.
The global Polyolefin Resins Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 255.82 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The global Polyolefin Resins Market is expected to flourish by growing demand from the packaging industry. Packaging manufacturers are increasingly preferring polyolefin resins over alternatives owing to their excellent barrier properties, chemical resistance, and sustainability. In addition, the ease of recycling polyolefin resins has led packaging companies to focus on mono-material structures made from PE and PP resins. Another key factor fueling the polyolefin resins market growth is the rising commodity prices. Soaring prices of raw materials like paper, glass, and metals have prompted brands to opt for cost-effective polyolefin packaging solutions. Furthermore, strict government regulations around the world aimed at limiting single-use plastics are encouraging stakeholders to develop recyclable, compostable, and reusable polyolefin resin-based packaging formats.
The polyolefin resins market can be segmented into polypropylene and polyethylene. The polyethylene segment currently dominates the market and accounts for over 60% share due to its widespread application in packaging films, carrier bags, molded containers, and bottles. It is extensively used in flexible packaging owing to polyethylene’s high impact strength, chemical resistance, and fatigue resistance.
Political: Fluctuations in crude oil prices affect the profitability of polyolefin resin manufacturers. The imposition of trade barriers by governments impacts supply & demand dynamics.
Economic: A growing economy boosts industries like consumer goods, automotive, and construction which drives polyolefin resin consumption. However, economic slowdowns reduce demand.
Social: Rising disposable incomes fuel demand for packaged consumer goods and materials like polyolefin resins in flexible packaging. Greater environmental awareness increases recycling of plastic waste.
Technological: Advancements in polymerization technology help manufacturers provide customized polyolefin resins for niche applications. Improved production processes enhance efficiencies.
The global Polyolefin Resins Market Demand is expected to witness high growth on account of increasing consumption in end-use industries. The global Polyolefin Resins Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 255.82 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
The Asia Pacific region accounts for over 50% market share led by China, India, Japan, and other developing nations. This can be attributed to availability of cheap labor, land, and raw materials which have aided development of plastic converting industries. Additionally, a booming automotive industry and growth in packaging consumption further support regional market growth.
Key players operating in the polyolefin resins market are Accruent, Archibus, FM:Systems Group, LLC, IBM TRIRIGA, iOFFICE, OfficeSpace Software, Planon, QuickFMS, and SPACEWELL INTERNATIONAL. These leading manufacturers are focusing on expanding their production capacities and diversifying their product portfolios to target new application areas.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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