Europe Polypropylene Market Overview
The Europe Polypropylene Market size is forecast to reach US$22.6 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period
is a thermoplastic, which is made from the polymerization of propylene
monomers. It is an essential class of polyolefins resins and is of two types - homopolymer and copolymer. Polypropylene, polylactide, and
polyethylene plastics are utilized in various applications in the end-use industries.
Food & beverages, medical & healthcare, and other industries require
polypropylene for packaging applications which is driving the market growth.
Moreover, the requirement for
polypropylene for the production of carpet textiles, bumpers, cable insulations, and others, will further
drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene industry in the forecast period. The global
economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a huge drop in
demand for automobiles, textiles, consumer goods, and others, all across the
world, which had a significant impact on the growth of Europe's polypropylene
The “Europe Polypropylene Market Report – Forecast (2022 - 2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Europe polypropylene industry.
- Germany dominates the Europe Polypropylene Market owing to the rising growth in the automotive industry. For instance, in March 2022, Tesla launched its first automobile plant in Germany. The plant is capable of producing 500,000 electric vehicles annually as well as batteries for the cars.
- Rapidly rising demand for Europe Polypropylene in the building & construction industry for the production of carpet textiles, air, and moisture barrier membranes, and other applications has driven the growth of the Europe polypropylene market.
- The increasing demand for Europe Polypropylene in the food & beverages sector, due to its usage in the packaging application, has been a critical factor driving the growth of the Europe polypropylene market in the upcoming years.
- However, the increasing plastic recycling trend can hinder the growth of the Europe polypropylene market.
Figure: Germany Polypropylene Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Billion)
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Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by Application
The packaging segment held the largest Europe Polypropylene Market share in
and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The
growing demand for convenient packaging, the growing online food delivery
market, growth of the e-commerce business, is anticipated to boost the demand
for the packaging sector. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic
polymer, which is extensively used in plastic packaging and is an important
family of polyolefin. Since polypropylene does not leak any
chemicals into the food, therefore, it is primarily used in food packaging
applications, where zero contact with food and beverages is required. Also, it
is utilized in water bottles, steering wheels, toys, and other applications. Moreover, the food
processing industry is growing, for instance, in the Netherlands, it is one of
the national economy’s most dynamic sectors, representing about US$94 billion
in market value in 2020. There are around 6930 companies in the Netherlands
engaged in the food processing sector, which is more than 6% from 2019, and
therefore, it is rising demand for the Europe
market, as a food packaging material. Thus, with
the growing demand for packaging and its growing sector, the Europe polypropylene market size will further
rise over the forecast period.
Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by End-Use Industry
The Food & Beverages industry held the largest Europe Polypropylene Market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Owing to the changing lifestyles and busy schedules of the people, are rising the requirement for processed food items. The manufacturers are therefore compelled to utilize effective packaging solutions to provide a longer shelf-life and prevent spoilage of food items. Due to external and internal factors, polypropylene is capable of protecting food and beverages from becoming stale. Polypropylene acts as a moisture barrier and also protects food products from temperature fluctuations and UV rays. The food & beverages industry is growing, for instance, in May 2021, Bunge Loders Croklaan invested more than EUR 300 million (US$ 346.5 million) to build a new sustainable food processing facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The development of the facility is estimated to be completed by the end of 2024. Additionally, in March 2021, Nature Bio Foods BV (NBF BV) launched its organic food processing plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The new facility of Nature Bio Foods aims at providing organic food ingredients to customers throughout the country. Thus, the growing food & beverages industry will require more polypropylene for packaging purposes, which will drive the Europe polypropylene market growth during the forecast period.
Europe Polypropylene Market Segment Analysis – by Country
Germany dominated the Europe Polypropylene Market share by 32% in 2021. Germany is one of the largest markets for polypropylene, due to the growing food & beverages, automotive, and building & construction sectors, for instance, according to Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), in 2020, total food retailing revenue grew significantly by 8.2 percent, reaching EUR 227 billion (US$236.43 billion), and the industry enlarged production capacities and adjusted supply chains to meet demand patterns and changing production. Also, in August 2021, Ford commenced the development of its automobile plant in Germany. The new facility aims at increasing electric vehicle production and will be responsible for the assembly of a new electric vehicle in the country. The facility construction is scheduled to be completed by end of 2022. Moreover, the high volume of construction activities owing to the increase in investment is continuing the appeal of the new-build market in Germany. For instance, according to German works, annual investment in construction has been growing steadily since 2015, there is a gradual growth in construction which is getting constructed every year from 1.6% in 2015 to 5.9% in 2020. Plastics such as polypropylene, polylactide, and polyethylene, are utilized in carpet textiles, insulating building wraps, cable insulation, automobile interior wrapping, and other applications in automotive and building & construction sectors, due to their characteristics such as flexibility, tensile strength, and excellent moldability. Therefore, the growing end-use industries have increased the usage of polypropylene and are proving to be a market booster for Europe polypropylene market size in this country.
Europe Polypropylene Market Drivers
Surging Building and Construction Industry:
In the building and construction industry, polypropylene finds usage in numerous applications such as in air and moisture barrier membranes, carpet textiles, insulating building wraps, industrial adhesives and tapes, piping, and others. In recent years, with the rising building and construction activities, the demand for homopolymer and copolymer polypropylenes is also set to rise. The building and construction industry is growing, for instance, the construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 50.7 in April of 2022 from 48.4 in the prior month, indicating renewed growth of construction activity across France. Also, In May 2020, Eiffage Construction, as part of a consortium with Groupe Hospitalier Nord-Essonne, has secured a US$148.53 million contract to design, build and maintain Paris-Saclay hospital, which is expected to be finished in late 2023. Moreover, according to the estimates from the National Association of Building Contractors (ANCE), in 2021, the Italian construction industry rose by 8.6%, owing to the increased redevelopment of existing stock for housing purposes (+14%), new housing construction (+3,5%), and a corresponding rise in both private non-residential construction investments (+5%) and public works (+7.7%). Thus, increasing building and construction activities in Europe will require more applications made from polypropylene, which will drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene market during the forecast period.
Rapidly Rising Demand for Automotive:
In the automotive industry, polypropylene is used in bumpers, cable insulation, interior wrapping, wheel covers, chemical tanks, and carpet fibers. It exhibits properties such as high moldability, tensile strength, and flexibility. Also, polypropylene helps to lower the weight of the vehicle and increase fuel efficiency. The production of automobiles is rising, for instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the total automobile production in France including cars and commercial vehicles reached 13,51,308 units in 2021, an increase of 3% from 13,16,371 units in 2020. Moreover, in September 2021, Silk-FAW began the development of a new plug-in hybrid car manufacturing plant in northern Italy. The production of vehicles is scheduled to begin in 2023. The total automobile production is expected to reach around 400 units over three years. Thus, increasing automotive production in Europe will require more automotive components made from polypropylene, which will drive the demand for the Europe polypropylene market during the forecast period.
Europe Polypropylene Market Challenges
Increasing Plastic Recycling Trend:
Polypropylene is the most commonly produced plastic material
in the world on a large scale. However, polypropylene is non-biodegradable and is
harmful to the environment. The new trend of recycling polypropylene plastic
material retrains its growth. Recycling the available polypropylene lessens its
production. Nowadays, polypropylene is becoming a highly recyclable material
through organized efforts. Brands such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever are
driving the demand for recycled polypropylene for packaging applications. Additionally,
various companies are embracing this trend to increase their brand image by
committing to environmental protection and zero waste. Thus, due to the increasing plastic recycling trend, the growth of the Europe polypropylene
market will be hindered in the forecast period.
Europe Polypropylene Market Industry Outlook
acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies players adopt in the Europe polypropylene markets. The top 10 companies in the Europe polypropylene market
- Borealis AG
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- Ineos Group Limited
- LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
- SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation)
- Arkema S.A.
- Borealis AG, Braskem S.A
- China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina)
- Dow Chemical Company
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
- In April 2022, Antalis Visual Communications launched Priplak R100, in France, a flexible plastic sheet manufactured from recycled polypropylene (PP) sourced from manufacturing waste and the company’s buyback scheme.
- In June 2021, LyondellBasell and Neste have announced a long-term commercial agreement under which LyondellBasell will source Neste, a polypropylene feedstock made from 100 percent renewable feedstock. This feedstock will be converted into polymers and sold under the CirculenRenew brand name at LyondellBasell's Germany, plant.
- In May 2020, Total and PureCycle Technologies have agreed to form a strategic partnership in the field of plastic recycling. Total has agreed to purchase a portion of the output from PureCycle Technologies' future facility in the United States and to explore the possibility of collaborating on the development of a new plant in Europe. PureCycle Technologies separates color, odor, and any other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock before converting it into virgin-like recycled polypropylene using patented technology.
Report Code: CMR
Report Code: CMR
Report Code: CMR 31879
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