Neoprene Market - Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Application Analysis, Growth And Forecast 2022-2027

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Neoprene Market Overview

Neoprene market size is forecast to reach US$4.6 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 2.5% during 2022-2027. Neoprene or polychloroprene is part of a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by the polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene Adhesive is a one-part polychloroprene-based adhesive agent. Polychloroprene polymer is the main component of Neoprene and is characterized by its heat and chemical resistance as well as temperature performance. Neoprene is a type of plastic that is a category of synthetic rubber. It is used for a variety of purposes including the production of wetsuits and other water-repelling products. Elastomeric bearing pads are made of neoprene compress on vertical load and accommodate both horizontal rotation and horizontal shear movement. Neoprene is used in a wide variety of applications including medical, automotive, building and construction, aquatics, and electronics. Neoprene’s cushioning abilities make it ideal for laptop sleeves and protection for other electronics. It is also used for exercise equipment as a soft coating for hand weights. Furthermore, the flourishing automotive and textile industry is also expected to drive the Neoprene industry substantially during the forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the neoprene industry stuttering the manufacturing industry. Neoprene is widely used in automotive products including rubber gaskets, O-rings, seals, hoses, and the construction industry's products including fire doors, electrical insulation, waterproofing membranes, and others. The temporary halt in construction and automotive activities due to the pandemic lockdown negatively impacted the neoprene market. According to the Indian automotive industry in India, the auto business was recuperated by 5.5% by 2021. However, the demand for neoprene products such as medical gloves has significantly increased during the global health crisis which intern fueled the neoprene market growth.

Report Coverage

The report: “Neoprene Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Neoprene Industry.

By Product Type: Neoprene sponge/foam, Neoprene Rubber Sheet, and Neoprene Latex.
By Application: Gaskets, Wetsuits, Sportswear, Cable and Wire, Window Seals, Hose Covers, and Others.
By End-Use Industry: Construction (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), Textile, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Marine, Medical, and Others.
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico); Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe); Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of APAC); South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America); and Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Neoprene bearings and laminated elastomeric bearings are commonly used in the construction industry. Various standards dictate the manufacturing and design of these bearings to ensure robust performance, longevity, and reliability.
  • Neoprene is resistant to grease, wax, and oil and has a high resistance to dilute acids, bases, and salt solutions. Another chief advantage of neoprene is that it maintains high performance at a range of temperatures. These advantages make neoprene one of the most attractive solutions in building and construction applications which are expected to grow the market in coming years.
  • The properties like waterproofing layer on roofs in either sheet or foam products in the construction industry are supporting the market growth.

Figure: Asia-Pacific Neoprene Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Billion)

Neoprene Market

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Neoprene Market Segment Analysis – By Product Type

The neoprene rubber sheet segment accounted for over 30% of the market share in 2021. The rubber sheet product offers excellent properties such as a low compression set, excellent resilience and abrasion resistance, and advanced resistance to ultraviolet and ozone radiations. These properties make them ideal for their use in seals, gaskets, building insulations, and liners in the automotive, electrical, and construction industries. This rubber sheet product is widely used in manufacturing gloves and adhesives which, in turn, are used in the automotive, building and construction, and electrical and electronics industries. According to invest India, electronics production in India to reach $300 billion by 2026. The National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019 had set a target of achieving a turnover of $400 billion by 2025. Thus, such rapid growth in construction activities across both developing and developed economies will create major traction for the growth of the neoprene market during the forecast period.

Neoprene Market Segment Analysis – By Application

The gasket segments accounted for over 25% of the market share in 2021. Gaskets are made from neoprene rubber sheeting and are often used with refrigerants and oils, both animal and vegetable. Neoprene rubber sheeting also provides noise isolation in power transformers and acts as a base for adhesives. Its resistance to burning has led to it being used as weather stripping for fire doors. Neoprene also creates flexible rubber gaskets to fit a larger amount of surfaces than other gaskets. It is a durable product that is weather and abrasion-resistant. Neoprene gasket properties ensure a longer work-life than many plastics and other rubbers as well as a more reliable and stable gasket for more extreme applications. According to the Singapore Commodity Exchange in March 2021, the price of rubber was US$2.37 per kilogram. The growth in the gasket is owing to the neoprene industry during the forecast period.

Neoprene Market Segment Analysis – By End-Use Industry

The automotive segment accounted for around 41% of the market share in 2021. Neoprene is widely used in the automotive industry owing to its thermal resistance, tensile strength, and elongated durability. Neoprene applications include NVH and sealing for lights, mirrors, steering systems, instrument panels, heating and ventilation, air conditioning units and door closures, and any areas that require sealing to prevent air, dust, water, and oil ingress. The neoprene rubber is used in hose covers, constant velocity joint (CVJ) boots, power transmission belts, vibration mounts, and shock absorber seals. According to invest India, the automobile industry is expected to grow at 44% and hit 6.34 million-unit annual sales by 2027. Therefore, the growth of automotive components is owing to the growth of the neoprene market during the forecast period.

Neoprene Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

The Asia Pacific is accounted for a large share of over 35% in the global neoprene market in 2021. The growth of end-use industries like textile, automotive, electrical & electronics, marine, medical, construction, and others. The broadening of the leading appliance manufacturers such as LG electronics, whirlpool, Godrej, IFB, Samsung electronics, etc. is driving the market growth in the region. China has undertaken a massive infrastructural project to refurbish the country's infrastructure which has attributed to China's recent success. From there on, China experienced a rise in urbanization thus raising the demand for low-cost housing and commercial housing for its citizen. The construction industry is on the rise due to the billowing in urbanization in the region. According to data from MOHURD (Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, revenue generated from engineering consulting services in China, such as engineering supervision and cost consulting, reached $26.5 billion in 2021. Therefore, in the thriving automotive industry, there will be a rise in demand which is anticipated to drive the market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Neoprene Market Drivers

Increasing Automotive Production

Neoprene can be used to make automotive parts as it protects from abrasion, tear, solvent, oil and is weather-resistant. It is also heat and fireproof. It can be found in window and door seals, hose covers, belts, vibration mounts and shock absorber seals, braking and steering system components. To curb carbon emission and reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, the demand for electric vehicles has escalated significantly across the globe which has propelled the demand for neoprene, thereby contributing to the growth of the global market. According to the ITA (International trade administration), China dominates the automotive manufacturers, and the production of automotive is expected to reach US$ 35 million by 2025. Accordingly, the increasing automobile production requires automotive components which act as a driver for the neoprene market during the forecast period.

Flourishing Construction Sector

The Asia-Pacific construction sector is the largest in the world and is growing due to the rising population. It is used in construction for applications including elastomeric membranes and flashings, noise isolation, electrical insulation, motor fan-belts, and gaskets. Neoprene is more fire-resistant than hydrocarbon-based rubbers. Hence, it can be used for fire doors and in personal protective equipment such as face masks and gloves. Neoprene can be applied as a waterproofing layer on roofs, either sheet or liquid-applied elastomeric membranes. It can also provide the load-transferring contact surface between two components such as a beam and the substructure and can absorb vibration and prevent sound transmission. Neoprene pads are used for bearings in bridge construction where they can absorb horizontal movement in multiple directions. Used as a foam strip or foam tape, neoprene offers a solution to air and water leakage problems and is used widely for glazing applications. India is expected to become the third-largest construction market globally by 2022. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the government is giving utmost priority to infrastructure development and has set a target of road construction worth US$ 206 billion. 

Neoprene Market Challenges

Growing Environment Concern

Environmental concern has always been a major challenge in the Neoprene market. Like most petrochemical-derived fabrics, neoprene has a significantly negative impact on the environment. It is non-biodegradable and the outdoor apparel company, Finisterre, estimates approximately 419 tons get thrown away in the UK every year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mentions that long-term exposure to chloroprene may also affect the lungs, liver, kidneys, and immune system. Patagonia introduced a natural rubber in partnership with Yulex, an Arizona-based supplier of Forest Stewardship Council–certified latex-free rubber. It’s a 100% plant-based natural rubber derived from hevea trees made in a zero-waste production process that emits 80% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than neoprene. Patagonia says Yulex neoprene is light, stretchy, yet strong, all while still being good for the planet.

Neoprene Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in this market. Neoprene market top 10 companies are:

  1. Sundow Polymers Co. Ltd.
  2. Tuhuang Chemical Co.
  3. Covestro AG
  4. Lanxess
  5. Tosoh Corporation
  6. Zenith Rubber
  7. BGK GmbH Endlosband
  8. Pidilite Industries
  9. The 3M Company
  10. Denka Company Limited

Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, Arlanxeo implements an energy surcharge for all its European-produced elastomers. In response to unforeseen and unprecedented energy cost escalations in Europe, ARLANXEO will implement an energy surcharge. This energy surcharge has been effective from October 2021 and applied to all European-produced elastomers.
  • In August 2019, Tosoh to raise production capacity for chloroprene rubber. Tosoh Corp. announced plans to increase production capacity for chloroprene rubber (CR), marketed under the product name Skyprene, which is part of the functional polymer product lineup of the Specialty business.

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1. Neoprene Market- Market Overview
    1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Neoprene Market - Executive Summary
    2.1. Key Trends by Product Type
    2.2. Key Trends by Application
    2.3. Key Trends by End Use Industry
    2.4. Key Trends by Geography
3. Neoprene Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1. Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2. Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4. Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5. Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4.  Neoprene Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1. Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1. Investment
        4.1.2. Revenue
        4.1.3. Product portfolio
        4.1.4. Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5.  Neoprene Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1. Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2. New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3. Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4. Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Neoprene Market - Market Forces
    6.1. Market Drivers
    6.2. Market Constraints
    6.3. Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4. Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5. Threat of Substitutes
7. Neoprene Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1. Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2. Opportunity Analysis
    7.3. Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4. Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Neoprene Market – By Product (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1. Neoprene sponge/foam
    8.2. Neoprene Rubber sheet
    8.3. Neoprene Latex
9.  Neoprene Market – By Application (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1. Gaskets
    9.2. Wetsuits
    9.3. Sportswear
    9.4. Cable and Wire
    9.5. Window Seals
    9.6. Hose Covers
    9.7. Others
10. Neoprene Market – By End Use Industry (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1. Construction
        10.1.1. Residential
        10.1.2. Commercial
        10.1.3. Industrial
    10.2. Textiles
    10.3. Automotive
    10.4. Electrical & Electronics
    10.5. Marine
    10.6. Medical
    10.7. Others
11. Neoprene Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1. North America
        11.1.1. USA
        11.1.2. Canada
        11.1.3. Mexico
    11.2. Europe
        11.2.1. UK
        11.2.2 Germany
        11.2.3. France
        11.2.4. Italy
        11.2.5. Netherlands
        11.2.6. Spain
        11.2.7. Russia
        11.2.8. Belgium
        11.2.9. Rest of Europe
    11.3. Asia-Pacific
        11.3.1. China
        11.3.2. Japan
        11.3.3. India
        11.3.4. South Korea
        11.3.5. Australia and New Zeeland
        11.3.6. Indonesia
        11.3.7. Taiwan
        11.3.8. Malaysia
        11.3.9. Rest of APAC
    11.4. South America
        11.4.1. Brazil
        11.4.2. Argentina
        11.4.3. Colombia
        11.4.4. Chile
        11.4.5. Rest of South America
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.5.1. Middle East
        11.5.1. Saudi Arabia
        11.5.2. UAE
        11.5.3. Israel
        11.5.4. Rest of the Middle East
        11.5.2. Africa
        11.5.1. South Africa
        11.5.2. Nigeria
        11.5.3. Rest of Africa
12. Neoprene Market – Entropy
    12.1. New Product Launches
    12.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
13. Neoprene Market – Industry/Segment Competition Analysis Premium
    13.1. Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    13.2. Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    13.3. Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    13.4. Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    13.5. Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    13.6. Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
14. Neoprene Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
15. Neoprene Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    15.1. Company 1
    15.2. Company 2
    15.3. Company 3
    15.4. Company 4
    15.5. Company 5
    15.6. Company 6
    15.7. Company 7
    15.8. Company 8
    15.9. Company 9
    15.10. Company 10 and more
"*Financials would be provided on a best effort basis for private companies"

LIST OF TABLES

1.Global Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
1.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
1.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
2.Global Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
2.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
3.Global Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
3.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
3.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
3.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
4.Global Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
4.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
5.North America Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
5.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
5.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
5.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
6.North America Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
6.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.South America Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
8.South America Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
8.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
9.Europe Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
9.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
9.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
10.Europe Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
10.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
11.APAC Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
11.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
11.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
12.APAC Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
12.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.MENA Market Segmentation and Analysis Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.1 By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.1.1 Normal Linear Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.1.2 Pre-Cross Linked Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.1.3 Sulfur-Modified Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.1.4 Slow Crystallizing Grades Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2 By End-user Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.2.1 Latex Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2.2 Elastomers Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2.3 Coatings Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2.4 Building Construction Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2.5 Automotive Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.2.6 Electrical Market 2019-2024 ($M)
14.MENA Competitive Landscape Market 2019-2024 ($M)
14.1 Mergers Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research

LIST OF FIGURES

1.US Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
2.Canada Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
3.Mexico Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
4.Brazil Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
5.Argentina Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
6.Peru Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
7.Colombia Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
8.Chile Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
9.Rest of South America Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
10.UK Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
11.Germany Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
12.France Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
13.Italy Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
14.Spain Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
15.Rest of Europe Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
16.China Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
17.India Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
18.Japan Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
19.South Korea Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
20.South Africa Neoprene Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
21.North America Neoprene By Application
22.South America Neoprene By Application
23.Europe Neoprene By Application
24.APAC Neoprene By Application
25.MENA Neoprene By Application