Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Strategies, Top Players, Growth Opportunities, Analysis and Forecast by 2031

Coverage: Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market covers analysis By Application (Polyurethane Fibers, Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers, Copolyester-Ether Elastomers, and Others), End-Use Industry (Automotive, Building and Construction, Electronics, Textiles, and Others), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00018250
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
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The Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market size is projected to reach US$ 7.34 billion by 2031 from US$ 4.80 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5% in 2023–2031. Growing demand for spandex fibers in the healthcare industry, is likely to remain key polytetramethylene ether glycol market trend.

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Analysis

The growing textile industry drives the polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) demand. PTMEG is a significant component in producing spandex fibers widely used in the textile industry. The increasing demand for stretchable fabrics, specifically in activewear and athleisure, boosts the demand for PTMEG. The overall growth in the textile and apparel industry, driven by fashion trends and rising consumer preference for comfortable and flexible clothing, contributes significantly to the demand for PTMEG. According to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, Europe was the world’s second-largest textile and clothing exporter after China in 2022. The European textile industry recorded a turnover of ~US$ 184 billion in 2022, a rise of 13% compared to 2021. Further, as per the General Administration of Customs (GACC), China recorded revenue of US$ 175.39 billion through its apparel and accessory exports in 2022. Therefore, the growing textile industry drives the market growth.

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Overview

PTMEG is manufactured by catalyzed polymerization of tetrahydrofuran. PTMEG is a significant raw material for producing polyurethane, such as polyurethane fibers, polyurethane elastomers, synthesized leathers, paint additives, polyesters, and polyamides. The properties of PTMEG include high molecular weight, low viscosity, good solubility, thermal and oxidative stability, and hydrolytic stability. High performance, low environmental impact, versatility, and cost-effectiveness are some advantages of PTMEG. PTMEG has a wide range of applications, including spandex production, polyurethane elastomers, polyesters, polyamides, adhesives and sealants, coatings, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals.

Strategic Insights

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Drivers and Opportunities

Growth in the Automotive Industry to Favor Market

Manufacturers use PTMEG for production of wheels, belts, tubing, tires, abrasion-resistant surfaces and other products. It exhibits several properties such as hydrolysis resistance, resilience, and low temperature properties. Polyurethane elastomers are important materials used in diverse applications such as tires, mowers, all-terrain vehicles, gaskets, valves and wiper blades. The advancements in automotive manufacturing capabilities and rising demand for electric vehicles drive the global automotive industry. According to a report by the International Energy Agency in 2022, 2.3 million electric vehicles were sold in Europe in 2021, a rise from 1.4 million in 2020. The growing automotive industry is one of the major drivers of global polytetramethylene ether glycol market share.

Rising Demand for Paints and Coatings – An Opportunity in Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market

PTMEG is used for production of adhesives and sealants, and paints and coatings. Paints and coatings are increasingly used in the automotive, transportation, and other industrial applications. According to the American Coatings Association report published in February 2023, in 2021, the US coatings industry shipped architectural coatings worth more than US$ 14 billion; industrial OEM coatings worth US$ 8.7 billion; and special purpose coatings such as marine paints, military-specified coatings, and automotive refinish paints worth US$ 4 billion. Therefore, the rising demand for paints and coatings is expected to have a positive impact on the polytetramethylene ether glycol market.

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the polytetramethylene ether glycol market analysis are application, and end-use industry.

  • Based on application, the polytetramethylene ether glycol market is divided into polyurethane fibers, thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers, copolyester-ether elastomers, and others. Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on end-use industry, the polytetramethylene ether glycol market is divided into automotive, building and construction, electronics, textiles, and others. Building and construction segment held a larger market share in 2023.

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the polytetramethylene ether glycol market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America.

Asia Pacific held the significant share in the polytetramethylene ether glycol market. The market in Asia Pacific has a strong industrial infrastructure and large-scale production facilities, whereas China is a major manufacturing hub. The increasing demand for textiles, especially in countries such as China, India, and Southeast Asia, drives the demand for PTMEG. Spandex, manufactured from PTMEG, is used in the production of stretchable fabrics. The growing automotive industry in the region and subsequent increase in the utilization of PTMEG in interior automotive components, seals and elastomeric parts. The region’s role in both PTMEG production and the textile industry influences the market.

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Report Scope

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market News and Recent Developments

The polytetramethylene ether glycol market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for innovations, business expansion and strategies:

  • In August 2023, Huaheng Energy Technology Co Ltd produced the first batch of PTMEG, thereby filling the gap of the PTMEG industry in Mongolia. The first produced batch of qualified PTMEG products was shipped. (Source: Huaheng Energy Technology Co Ltd, Press Release)

 

 

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

The “Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
REGIONAL FRAMEWORK

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Report Analysis

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    5.5%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 4.80 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 7.34 Billion

Report Coverage

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis & recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments

Key Players

  • Dairen Chemical Corporation
  • BASF SE
  • Sinopec
  • Hyosung Corporation
  • Invista
  • Henan Energy Chemical Group
  • Korea PTG
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Chang Chun Group

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

By Application
  • Polyurethane Fibers
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers
  • Copolyester-Ether Elastomers
By End-Use Industry
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
MARKET PLAYERS

Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 4.80 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 7.34 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.5%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2023-2031
Segments Covered By Application
  • Polyurethane Fibers
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers
  • Copolyester-Ether Elastomers
By End-Use Industry
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Dairen Chemical Corporation
  • BASF SE
  • Sinopec
  • Hyosung Corporation
  • Invista
  • Henan Energy Chemical Group
  • Korea PTG
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Chang Chun Group
    • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Application, End-Use Industry, and Geography

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    This text is related
    to country scope.

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