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Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market by Type (Polyester, Polyether, and Polycaprolactone), End-Use Industry (Automotive, Footwear, Engineering, Building & Construction, Wires & Cables, Hose & Tubing, and Medical), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

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Publishing Date: March 2017
Report Code: CH 2290

 

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The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is projected to reach USD 2.48 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2021, in terms of value. The base year considered for this study is 2015 and the forecast period is between 2016 and 2021. The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is driven by increasing usage of fluoropolymers and aromatic ketone polymers across varied end-use industries due to superior thermal conductivity offered by them. The report studies the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market in the Middle East & Africa, North American, European, Asia-Pacific, and South American regions.

Objectives of the study:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market on the basis of type, end-use industry, and region
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market  
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution to the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market
  • To analyze opportunities in the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market for stakeholders and provide a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies2
  • Note1: Micromarkets are the subsegments of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market included in the report.
  • Note2: Core competencies of companies are determined in terms of key developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies adopted by them to sustain in the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market

Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market and to estimate sizes of various other dependent submarkets. The research study involved use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and other government and private websites to identify and collect information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study on the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market

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Key Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers of thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers of thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Regional manufacturers’ associations and general performance plastics associations
  • Government and regional agencies and research organizations
  • Investment research firms

“This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on, in the next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments”.

Scope of the report:

This research report categorizes the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market on the basis of type, end-use industry, and region.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market, by Type:

  • Polyester
  • Polyether
  • Polycaprolactone

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market, by End-Use Industry:

  • Automotive
  • Footwear
  • Engineering
  • Building & Construction
  • Wires & Cables
  • Hose & Tubing
  • Medical

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market, by Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

The market is further analyzed for the key countries in each of these regions.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to specific needs of the companies. The following customization options are available for the report:

Regional Analysis:

Country-level analysis of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market by end-use industry.

Company Information:

Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 28)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities in the TPU Market
    4.2 TPU Market, By End-Use Industry
    4.3 TPU Market in Asia-Pacific, By Country and End-Use Industry
    4.4 TPU Market Share, By Region
    4.5 TPU Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 31)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By End-Use Industry
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Use of TPU in the Automotive Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Replacement of Conventional Materials By Tpu
                    5.3.1.3 Improving Economic Conditions
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 High Cost of TPU in Comparison to Other Conventional Materials
                    5.3.2.2 Intense Competition From Compounding Plastics
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Emerging Markets for Bio-Based Tpu
                    5.3.3.2 Replacement of PVC With TPU in the Medical Industry
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Difficulty in Processing TPU
                    5.3.4.2 Volatility in Crude Oil Prices

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 39)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 R&D
           6.2.2 Raw Materials
           6.2.3 Manufacturers/Formulators
           6.2.4 Distributors
           6.2.5 End-Use Industry
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 TPU Market, By Raw Material (Page No. - 45)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Diisocyante
    7.3 Polyols
    7.4 Diols

8 TPU Market, By Type (Page No. - 46)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Polyester
    8.3 Polyether
    8.4 Polycaprolactone

9 TPU Market, By End-Use Industry (Page No. - 49)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Footwear
           9.2.1 Shoe
           9.2.2 Soles
           9.2.3 Slippers
    9.3 Engineering
           9.3.1 Machinery Parts
           9.3.2 Electronic Devices
    9.4 Building & Construction
           9.4.1 Roofing Membranes
           9.4.2 Cured-In-Place Pipe
    9.5 Automotive
           9.5.1 Interior Body Parts
           9.5.2 Exterior Body Parts
    9.6 Hose & Tubing
           9.6.1 Hoses
           9.6.2 Organic Waste Pipes
           9.6.3 Pneumatic & Brake Tube
    9.7 Wires & Cables
           9.7.1 Telecommunication
           9.7.2 Transportation
           9.7.3 Mining
    9.8 Medical
           9.8.1 Catheters
           9.8.2 Medical Device Housing
           9.8.3 Wound Care Products

10 TPU Market, By Region (Page No. - 55)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
                        10.2.1.1 U.S.: Economic Outlook, 2015
             10.2.2 Canada
                        10.2.2.1 Canada: Economic Outlook, 2015
             10.2.3 Mexico
                        10.2.3.1 Mexico: Economic Outlook, 2015
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 U.K.
             10.3.4 Italy
             10.3.5 Spain
             10.3.6 Russia
             10.3.7 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 South Korea
             10.4.4 India
             10.4.5 Thailand
             10.4.6 Indonesia
             10.4.7 Taiwan
             10.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Middle East & Africa
             10.5.1 Middle East & Africa: Economic Outlook, 2015
             10.5.2 Saudi Arabia
             10.5.3 South Africa
             10.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
     10.6 South America
             10.6.1 Brazil
             10.6.2 Argentina
             10.6.3 Rest of South America

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 95)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Market Share Analysis
             11.2.1 BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany)
             11.2.2 Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.)
             11.2.3 Covestro AG (Germany)
             11.2.4 Huntsman Corporation (U.S.)
             11.2.5 Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (China)
     11.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
             11.3.1 New Product Launch
             11.3.2 Investment & Expansion
             11.3.3 Merger & Acquisition
             11.3.4 Agreement, Partnership & Collaboration

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 103)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 American Polyfilm, Inc.
     12.2 BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (BASF SE)
     12.3 Covestro AG
     12.4 API Plastics
     12.5 Hexpol AB
     12.6 Huntsman Corporation
     12.7 Kuraray Co., Ltd.
     12.8 The Lubrizol Corporation
     12.9 Polyone Corporation
     12.10 Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.
     12.11 Other Key Market Players
             12.11.1 Coim Group
             12.11.2 Headway Polyurethane Co. Ltd.
             12.11.3 Miracll Chemical Co. Ltd.
             12.11.4 Taiwan Sheen Soon

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 125)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (81 Tables)

Table 1 TPU Market, By Type
Table 2 TPU Market, By End-Use Industry
Table 3 Cost Comparison of TPU vs Other Plastics
Table 4 TPU Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 5 TPU Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 6 TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 7 TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 8 TPU Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 9 TPU Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 10 North America: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 11 North America: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 North America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 13 North America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 U.S.: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 15 U.S.: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Canada: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Canada: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Mexico: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Mexico: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Europe: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 Europe: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Europe: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 23 Europe: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Germany: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 25 Germany: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 26 France: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 France: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 28 U.K.: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 U.K.: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Italy: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Italy: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 32 Spain: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 Spain: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 34 Russia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 Russia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Rest of Europe: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 Rest of Europe: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 38 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 42 China: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 China: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Japan: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 Japan: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 46 South Korea: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 South Korea: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 48 India: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 India: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Thailand: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 Thailand: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Indonesia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Indonesia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Taiwan: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Taiwan: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Rest of Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 Rest of Asia-Pacific: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 58 Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Saudi Arabia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 63 Saudi Arabia: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 South Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 65 South Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 Rest of Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Rest of Middle East & Africa: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 South America: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 South America: TPU Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 South America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 South America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 Brazil: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Brazil: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 Argentina: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 75 Argentina: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 Rest of South America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 77 Rest of South America: TPU Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 New Product Launch, 2012–2016
Table 79 Investment & Expansion, 2012–2016
Table 80 Merger & Acquisition, 2012–2016
Table 81 Agreement, Partnership & Collaboration, 2012–2016


List of Figures (37 Figures)

Figure 1 TPU: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 TPU Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 TPU Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Polyester to Dominate the TPU Market
Figure 7 Medical Segment to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing TPU Market
Figure 9 Attractive Opportunities in the TPU Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 10 Medical is the Fastest-Growing End-Use Industry of TPU
Figure 11 China Dominated the Asia-Pacific TPU Market in 2015
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Market Share in 2015
Figure 13 Polyester-Based TPU to Account for the Largest Market Share
Figure 14 TPU Market, By Region
Figure 15 Impact Analysis of the TPU Market
Figure 16 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the TPU Market
Figure 17 Global Automotive Sales Forecast Till 2017
Figure 18 Fluctuations in Prices of Crude Oil Between 2014 and 2016
Figure 19 Value Chain Analysis
Figure 20 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 21 Polyester to Account for the Largest Market Share
Figure 22 Footwear Segment to Lead the TPU Market
Figure 23 India, China, Japan, and Brazil are Emerging as Strategic Locations for the TPU Market
Figure 24 North America Market Snapshot: U.S. Was the Key TPU Market in 2015
Figure 25 New Product Launch Was the Key Growth Strategy Adopted By Leading Companies
Figure 26 BASF Polyurethanes Accounted for the Largest Share of the TPU Market
Figure 27 Battle for Developmental Market Share: New Product Launch Was the Key Strategy
Figure 28 Covestro AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Covestro AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Hexpol AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Hexpol AB: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Huntsman Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 34 Kuraray Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 The Lubrizol Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 Polyone Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis

The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is projected to reach USD 2.48 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.8% between 2016 and 2021, in terms of value. The market has witnessed moderate growth in the recent years and this growth is projected to persist in the coming years as well. Thermoplastic polyurethane offers properties, such as outstanding abrasion resistance, excellent low temperature flexibility, and high oil resistance, owing to which it is used in a wide range of end-use industries, such as automotive, medical, wires & cables, engineering, building & construction, hose & tubing, and footwear.

Different types of thermoplastic polyurethane, such as polyester, polyether, and polycaprolactone are also included in the report. The polyester type segment led the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market in 2016 due to suitability of polyster in a number of applications in various end-use industries, such as automotive, engineering, and building & construction, among others. The polycaprolactone type segment of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to increasing use of polycaprolactone in various applications.

Among end-use industries, the footwear segment led the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market, in terms of volume, in 2016. It was followed by the engineering and wires & cables segments. The medical end-use industry segment of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021.

The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market has been studied for the Middle East & Africa, South America, North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to lead the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market, in terms of volume and value during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to increased demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from the footwear and engineering industries. The European region is the second-largest consumer of thermoplastic polyurethane, globally. The growth of the market in this region is mainly driven by the growth of the footwear, engineering, and automotive end-use industries.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market

Fluctuating prices of raw materials, shifting of end-use markets from developed countries to emerging economies, and increasing cost of production of thermoplastic polyurethane are the factors expected to hinder the growth of the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market, globally.

The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market is diversified and competitive with a large number of global, regional, and local players operating in it. The key players in this market are BASF Polyurethanes (Germany), The Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.), Covestro AG (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), and Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (China), among others. These companies are expected to account for significant shares in the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) market in the near future. Entering into related industries and targeting new markets will enable the manufacturers of thermoplastic polyurethane to overcome the effects of volatile economy, leading to diversified business portfolio and increase in their revenues. Other major manufacturers of thermoplastic polyurethane are American Polyfilm Inc. (U.S.), Hexpol AB (Sweden), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan), PolyOne Corporation (U.S.), and API Plastics (Italy).

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