Current trend observed in the global polymer market is increasing demand for polymers in different industries, including construction and building, packaging, consumer goods, telecommunication and electronics, and automotive. These industries are primarily substituting paper, glass, and metals with polymers, owing to their low weight and cost. According to this report, the polymer market is segmented on the basis of type, product, application, and region.
Based on the type, the polymer market is categorized into thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers. Among these, the thermosets category holds the maximum share in the market, owing to its superior properties.
On the basis of product, polymer market is classified into polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyamide, polyurethane, and polyacrylamide. The most widely used product in the market is polyethylene due to its various usage in packaging industry such as packaging of juices and milk, and consumer goods; and in fiber and textile industry for manufacturing of apparels.
Based on application, the polymer market is categorized into packaging, electronics, food, petrochemicals, healthcare, building and construction, electronics and communication, and transportation. Among these, the packaging application holds the maximum share in the market, as packaging involves in every sphere of life, which includes food packaging, pharmaceuticals packaging, medical packaging, and others.
On Basis of region, the polymer market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. Globally, Asia-Pacific and North America are the major consumers for these compounds in the market. Economic growth of the Asian countries is the major factor contributing toward the growth of the market.