The global injection molded plastic market is expected to reach more than USD 396.1 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period as per a new study released by Polaris Market Research. The report “Injection Molded Plastic Market Size By Raw Material (Polystyrene, Polypropylene, Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), High density polyethylene (HDPE), Others); By End-User (Automotive, Construction, Packaging, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Others); By Region, Segments & Forecast, 2017 – 2026” provides an extensive analysis of present market dynamics and predicted future trends.
In 2017, During the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is expected to lead injection molded plastic market.The tremendous growth in industries such as healthcare, packaging, automotive, construction and consumer goods have contributed in the growth for injection molded plastic market. The other driving factors such as lower labor cost, reduced wastage, material flexibility, introduction of lower labor cost have also contributed in the growth of the market. How-ever the factors such as concerns regarding environmental pollution, increase in demand for bio-based polymers are expected to restrict the growth of the market. Increase in demand from developing nations, technology advancement are expected to provide future opportunities to the injection molded plastic companies.
Injection molded plastic is used in many applications in automotive industry. It is used for manufacturing automotive interiors, exteriors, under hood applications, fueling framework, etc. Injection molded plastics are cost effective and hence used in almost all manufacturing automotive parts. Presently, it is also used as substitute for the metals, which offers lighter weight, provides rust resistance and reduce wear and tear in automotive parts.
Asia Pacific has the largest share in injection molded plastic market. It is also expected to lead the market through the forecasted period. In Asia-Pacific there are many emerging industries for healthcare, construction, packaging etc. There are many research and development activities carried in this market. The government has also amended favorable policies to accelerate the growth of the market. Rapid industrialization and growth of manufacturing industry further support market growth in the region. The other end-users applications for injection molded plastic are automotive, construction, packaging, healthcare, consumer goods, and others.
The top companies for injection molded plastics are: E. I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, China National Petroleum Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, , LyondellBasell, Berry Plastics Group, Eastman Chemicals, , SABIC, INEOS Group, the Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corp and many others. The companies are continuously working on new product launches and are collaborating with other companies to increase the production and cater the growing need for injection molded plastic.