Polymer Processing Aid (PPA) Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027


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Polymer Processing Aid is used in polymer formulation to increase the quality of finished product. Polymer Processing Aid is added in molten polymers when they are subjected to extrusion process in order to be formulated into a film, tube, pipe or other products. Polymer Processing Aid guard polymer products while processing from damages such as melt fracture, die build up and polymer degradation which are irreversible and results in gels and dark spots in the finished product. As no Polymer Processing Aid remain on the surface of the extruded product, they can be easily printed or sealed. Apart from damages Polymer Processing Aid also helps in improving film transparency, improving smoothness and surface aspect, improving product appearance and improving mechanical properties. It also reduces time, helps in consistent production, consumes low energy, helps in reduction of cycle times and quicker transition and helps in reducing die pressure. Polymer Processing Aids are widely available all around the world and used in making polymer products through extrusion process. Polymer Processing Aid market is expected to witness an escalating demand among the industries.

Polymer Processing Aid: Market Dynamics

Polymer Processing Aid market is mainly driven by the increasing demand in the industrial process due to damages during manufacturing of PE films. Many new advanced materials are springing in the market every day which requires Polymer Processing Aid which helps in the molding of materials into products. Polymer Processing Aid will witness a rise in the demand because of its use in producing high-quality polymer products which can be further used in defense, aviation, automobile, telecommunications scientific research labs, manufacturing companies, industrial and commercial facilities and much more.  Factor that fuels up the growth of the Polymer Processing Aid market is that the affordable price of Polymer Processing Aid because of cheap production cost. Polymer Processing Aid market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to its versatile benefits.

However, Polymer Processing Aid comes along with some restraints. Polymer Processing Aid is purely dependent on the type of polymer used during extrusion process which can hinder the quality of finished product and cost. The commercial scale use of Polymer Processing Aid needs to be reviewed carefully because a slight change in the quality of Polymer can improve the quality of product or might destroy the whole batch. Polymer Processing Aid is also made of polymers which can get diluted into the molten polymer during extrusion process which can also hinder the quality. Manufacturers need to take extensive care while adding Polymer Processing Aid to polymers especially quantity in which Polymer Processing Aid are added, cleaning of Die unit after production and much more. Any divergence in the manufacture can result in quality changes in the next batch which is crucial for business as polymers are usually irreversible and cannot be reused as a raw material for the same process. Also, some of the factors need to be checked before production of polymer products while using PPA are the temperature of the extrusion/molding process and the resulting polymer melt temperature, Melt index of the polyolefin and Shear rate of the process. All these factors can result in a change of composition, color and strength of finished product.

Polymer Processing Aid market have an opportunity in high-quality Polymer production facilities. Also, Polymer Processing Aid can find use in industrial level manufacturing of metal based products.

Polymer Processing Aid: Market Segmentation

Polymer Processing Aid market can be segmented on the basis of types of Raw Material Used in Polymer Processing Aid, which include:

  • Polybutene homopolymer
  • Polybutene copolymer
  • Olefin block copolymer
  • Others

Polymer Processing Aid market can be segmented on the basis of types of Polymer Use, which include:

  • Polyethylene
  • LLDPE
  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • mLLDPE
  • Others
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene
  • ABS
  • Others

Polymer Processing Aid market can be segmented on the basis of types of Applications, which include:

  • Blown film & cast film products
  • Food and non-food packaging film
  • Agricultural film
  • Tapes
  • Wire and cable insulation / jacketing
  • Telecommunication
  • Low voltage
  • Extrusion blow molding
  • Bottles
  • Drums
  • Tanks
  • Pipes & tubing
  • Water and gas high pressure pipe
  • Sewer and drainage pipe
  • Irrigation tubing
  • Conduits
  • Extruded fibers
  • Mono-filament for bailing twine
  • Agricultural net sacks
  • Fishing nets and ropes
  • Bullet Multifilament
  • Others

Polymer Processing Aid: Segment Outlook

Polymer Processing Aid market can be segmented on the type of raw material in polymer processing aid which includes polybutene homopolymer, polybutene copolymer, olefin block copolymer and others. Polybutene copolymer is commonly used for producing processing aid for polymers followed by olefin block copolymer. Polymer Processing Aid market can be segmented on the types of polymer used which include polyethylene (LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, mLLDPE and others), polypropylene, polystyrene, abs and others. Polyethylene is the most commonly used polymer in the world, and production of polyethylene has grown in past 20 years which is still a lucrative market all over the world. Polymer Processing Aid market can also be segmented on the basis of types of Applications which include blown film & cast film products (food and non-food packaging film, agricultural film and tapes), wire and cable insulation / jacketing (telecommunication and low voltage), extrusion blow molding (bottles, drums and tanks), pipes & tubing (water and gas high pressure pipe, sewer and drainage pipe, irrigation tubing and conduits), extruded fibers (mono-filament for bailing twine, agricultural net sacks, fishing nets and ropes and bullet multifilament) and others.

Polymer Processing Aid: Regional Outlook

Regional coverage for Polymer Processing Aid market includes North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Japan. Polymer Processing Aid market witnesses a high demand in APEJ because of the high investments in the region. A large number of manufacturing units are based in South Asian countries like China and India. Polymer Processing Aid market is expected to grow significantly in APEJ region as investors are still opening new production facilities in the region.

Polymer Processing Aid: Market Players             

The market players in Polymer Processing Aid market are Daikin, Wells Plastic Ltd., Kynar, Mitsui Chemicals America Ltd., A Schulman, Ampacet, Astra Polymers, 3M-Dyneon LLC, PolyOne Corporation, Kaneka Belgium and many more.

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