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Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market - Industry Dynamics, Market Size, And Opportunity Forecast To 2031

Global Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market: By Form (Sheets, Rods and Tubes, Fibers, Films and Others); Application (Medical Grade & Prosthetics, Food processing machinery parts, Water treatment, and Others); End-use Industry (Healthcare & Medical, Aerospace, Defense & Shipping, Oil and Gas, Automotive and Transportation, and Others); and Region)—Industry Dynamics, Market Size and Opportunity Forecast for 2023–2031

  • Published Date: 07-Feb-2023  |   Format: powerpointexcel  |  Report ID: AA1120019
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Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market

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Report AttributeDetails
Market Size Value in 2022US$ 2,268.80 Mn
Expected Revenue in 2031US$ 7,678.44 Mn
Historic Data2018-2022
Base Year2022
Forecast Period2023-2031
UnitValue (USD Mn)
Segments coveredBy Form, Application, End-Use, and Region
Leading players                                                                                   Celanese Corporation, The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group of Companies, LyondellBasell Industries B.V., Dow, Inc., Braskem S.A., Mitsui Chemicals, Asahi Kasei Advance Corporation, Crown Plastics Co. Inc., Global Polymers, Garland Manufacturing, Dotmar EPP Pty. Ltd., Redwood Plastics & Rubber, A&C Plastics, Roechling Engineering Plastics Pte Ltd, Other Prominent Players
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UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) is an extremely tough plastic with high abrasion and wear resistance. 

Due to properties of UHMWPE such as high strength to weight ratio, self-lubrication, superior sound dampening, excellent dielectric & electrical insulating, chemical resistance and impact resistance, there is a high demand for UHMWPE from the manufacturers of orthopedic implants and parts for medical devices.

Applications include UHMW wear strips, chain guides, packaging machinery parts, and marine dock fender pads among others. 

The Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market was valued at US$ 2,268.80 Mn in 2022.

The Global Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 13.4% over the forecast period.

The market is majorly driven by factors such as increasing geriatric population coupled with increased demand for orthopedic implants, high range of applications of UHMW PE and increasing demand of Electric Vehicles.

The volatile prices of raw material and rising environmental concerns regarding the use of plastics are projected to hamper market growth. 

Increasing application of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for manufacturing ballistic products including vests, body armor, and armor plating among others are presenting new and lucrative opportunities for market expansion. 

Medical grade & prosthetics segment has the highest share in the Global UHMWPE Market in 2022.

Industrial equipment industry holds the highest share in the Global UHMWPE Market in 2021.

North America dominates the Global UHMWPE Market. 

The key market players in the global UHMWPE market are LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V, Celanese Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Braskem S.A. among others.