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Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market: By Form: Sheets, Rods and Tubes, Fibres, Films, Tapes, Others; By Application; By End Use; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Value Chain Analysis; Price Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Outlook

The global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10% between 2021 and 2026, to attain USD 2.63 billion by 2026.

 

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

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Rising Demand from Defence Application to Boost the Market Growth

Growing demand from a variety of applications, including batteries, medical-grade and prosthetics, additives, fibres, filtration, and membranes, is propelling the market forward. The product's superior physical properties over other polymers are expected to fuel demand during the forecast period. Furthermore, due to its properties such as resistance to chemicals, moisture, corrosion, and dirt, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is gaining growing acceptance in defence applications, which will help market growth. Its advantages over traditional metals and polymers, such as low weight, low friction coefficient, higher impact strength, tremendous energy absorption capability, large service temperature range, and wear resistance, all contribute to its increased demand. Several governments across the globe have taken the initiative to upgrade the protective gear available to their military and law enforcement officers, resulting in increased product demand.

 

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene: Industry Definition and Segmentation

With a molecular weight of 5 to 9 million, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has the highest molecular density. It is a thermoplastic polyethylene subset. It has high abrasion resistance, high impact strength, and a low coefficient of friction.

 

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market By Form

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By form, the market is divided into:

  • Sheets
  • Rods and Tubes
  • Fibres
  • Films
  • Tapes
  • Others

Based on applications, the industry is segmented into:

  • Medical Grade and Prosthetics
  • Membranes
  • Filtration
  • Batteries
  • Additives
  • Others

On the basis of end-use industry, the market is segregated into:

  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Defence and Military
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Food and Beverages
  • Others

The regional markets for the product include North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market By Region

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Rising Utilisation in Medical Industry to Drive the Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Industry

Over the historical period, the number of knee and hip replacement surgeries has risen significantly. Better prosthetics, longer lifespans, and improved patient satisfaction have all resulted from technical advances. The demand for medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is expected to rise in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, and Japan, over the forecast period. The higher cost of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene relative to other polymers like polypropylene, polyethylene, and engineering thermoplastics is expected to slow down demand growth in the coming years. Furthermore, the recent global outbreak of COVID-19 has had a negative impact on product demand in many applications due to stalled industrial production and supply and transportation constraints. However, the market is expected to recover from the COVID impact over the forecast period.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • Celanese Corporation
  • Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group
  • Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2016-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Form, Application, End Use, Region
Breakup by Form Sheets, Rods and Tubes, Fibres, Films, Tapes, Others
Breakup by Application Medical Grade and Prosthetics, Membranes, Filtration, Batteries, Additives, Others
Breakup by End Use Healthcare and Medical, Aerospace, Defence and Military, Mechanical Equipment, Food and Beverages, Others
Breakup by Region North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends-Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered Celanese Corporation, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation, Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by Form
        8.4.1    Sheets
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Rods and Tubes
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Fibres
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.4    Films
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.5    Tapes
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.6    Others
    8.5    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by Application
        8.5.1    Medical Grade and Prosthetics
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Membranes
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Filtration
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Batteries
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.5    Additives
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.6    Others
    8.6    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by End Use
        8.6.1    Healthcare and Medical
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Aerospace
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Defence and Military
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Mechanical Equipment
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.5    Food and Beverages
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.6    Others
    8.7    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Price Analysis

    12.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
13    Competitive Landscape
    13.1    Market Structure
    13.2    Company Profiles
        13.2.1    Celanese Corporation
            13.2.1.1    Company Overview
            13.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.1.4    Certifications
        13.2.2    Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
            13.2.2.1    Company Overview
            13.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.2.4    Certifications
        13.2.3    Koninklijke DSM N.V.
            13.2.3.1    Company Overview
            13.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.3.4    Certifications
        13.2.4    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group
            13.2.4.1    Company Overview
            13.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.4.4    Certifications
        13.2.5    Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation
            13.2.5.1    Company Overview
            13.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.5.4    Certifications
        13.2.6    Others
14    Industry Events and Developments


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    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment


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1.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Form (USD Billion), 2016-2020
3.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Form (USD Billion), 2021-2026
4.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2016-2020
5.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2021-2026
6.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2016-2020
7.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Billion), 2021-2026
8.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2016-2020
9.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2021-2026
10.    North America Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
11.    North America Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
12.    Europe Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
13.    Europe Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
14.    Asia Pacific Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
15.    Asia Pacific Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
16.    Latin America Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
17.    Latin America Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
18.    Middle East and Africa Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
19.    Middle East and Africa Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
20.    North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast (2016-2026)
21.    Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast (2016-2026)
22.    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast (2016-2026)
23.    Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast (2016-2026)
24.    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast (2016-2026)
25.    Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach USD 2.63 billion by 2026.

The major drivers of the industry include rising population, technological advancements, government initiatives and utilisation in the medical industry.

The growing demand from a variety of applications, including batteries, medical-grade and prosthetics, additives, fibres, filtration, and membranes is expected to be a key trend guiding the growth of the industry.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The forms of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene available are sheets, rods and tubes, fibres, films, and tapes, amongst others.

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene finds applications as medical grade and prosthetics, membranes, filtration, batteries, and additives, amongst others.

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene can have different end-uses like healthcare and medical, aerospace, defence and military, mechanical equipment, and food and beverages, amongst others.

The leading players in this market are Celanese Corporation, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, and Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation, amongst others.

Analyst Review

The global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market is driven by the rising prevalence of urinary incontinence among the growing geriatric population. Aided by the growing technological advancements, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 10%. The market is projected to reach USD 2.63 billion by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the industry, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on the form, the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene market can be segmented into sheets, rods and tubes, fibres, films, and tapes, amongst others. By application, the industry can be divided into medical grade and prosthetics, membranes, filtration, batteries, and additives, amongst others. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene can have different end-uses like healthcare and medical, aerospace, defence and military, mechanical equipment, and food and beverages, amongst others. The major regional markets are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above industry include Celanese Corporation, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, and Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation, amongst others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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