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Wood Plastic Composites Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Application (Building & Construction Products, Automotive Components, Industrial & Consumer Goods, Others); By Type; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Oct 2022
  • Pages: 115
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1287
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Summary

The global wood plastic composites market was valued at USD 5.80 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.4% during the forecast period. A wood plastic composite is a material made from a mixture of natural wood and plastic fibers. It is made from recycled plastic and discarded wood. It has replaced natural wood and is sustainable.

Wood Plastic Composites Market Size
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It is created by mixing plastic powder with waste materials from various projects, including sawdust, bamboo, pulp, peanut hulls, and unused woodworking materials. It is widely used in outdoor decking floors, cornices, railings, fences, outdoor landscapes, cladding, door and window frames, indoor and outdoor furniture, etc.

It is a natural composite that is environmentally friendly. It is used for indoor and outdoor use owing to its durability and resistance. It has some advantages, including being high-strength, easy to clean, resistant to ultraviolet rays, slip-resistant, and very good material when used as deck flooring, weather-resistant, and many others. They are produced using recycled plastics at low melting temperatures and at low cost.

The novel coronavirus has spread quickly across international borders and is still doing so. It had a significant impact on people's lives as well as the community at large. It started out as a human health crisis but has since become a serious threat to global trade, the financial system, and the economy.

Originating as a crisis for human health, it now poses a substantial threat to worldwide trade, the economy, and finance. Amid a pandemic, people were not capable of spending more, which impacted the construction industry, lowering demand for the material and hindering industry growth. It negatively impacted the manufacturing, delivery schedules, and sales of products in the global market.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The rising prevalence of construction works and the automotive sector is the main factor fueling the expansion of the wood plastic composites market. Furthermore, it is economical and has various advantages compared to their alternative option, which is available in the market.

However, because they are robust, water-resistant, low-maintenance, rust-free, and can withstand high temperatures, it is also used for automobile interiors, home furnishings, interior decoration, and household appliances. As a result, such factors have driven a higher demand worldwide for the industry.

In addition, urbanization and industrialization are driving the market in the forecasted period. The materials used in this composite can be used for various tasks and are made of premium, high-quality wood. As a result, the market for wood components is suffering. Additionally, greenwood polymers are expected to offer new growth opportunities for the industry. The popularity of eco-friendly composites is on the rise. Henceforth, there is an increase in demand for environmentally conscious composite materials in various applications.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on type, application, and region.

By Type

By Application

By Region

  • Polyvinylchloride
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Others
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Components
  • Industrial Components
  • Consumer Products
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Polyethylene segment is expected to witness fastest growth.

In 2021, the polyethylene segment accounted for the largest revenue share in the wood plastic composites market. One of the most widely used plastics in the world is polyethylene, also referred to as polyethylene or polyethylene. It is abbreviated as PEX. Additional polymers known as polyethylenes typically have a linear structure. The primary use of these synthetic polymers is in packaging. Additionally, it is often used to make bottles, plastic bags, containers, plastic films, and geomembranes.        

Due to their numerous benefits, including biodegradability, low density, low cost, high stiffness, and the availability of renewable natural resources, polyethylene composites have also garnered much interest in the research and industrial fields.

Building and construction accounted for the second-largest market share in 2021

It is anticipated that during the forecast period, the building and construction segment will hold the second-largest market share in the global market. During the forecast period, thus materials are expected to be used more frequently in construction and building applications due to their exceptional mechanical strength, reduced weight, and energy efficiency properties.

Among the applications for wood-plastic composite cladding are garden greenery, expanded living areas, and the replacement of stone-based characteristics on residence decks with kitchens, eateries, and furniture. In addition, the rapid infrastructure development in emerging economies and a growing desire for aesthetically pleasing flooring and furniture are driving the growth of the industry.

The demand in Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth

Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the highest CAGR in the wood plastic composites market during the forecast period. There are a number of nations in the region, including Australia, China, India, South Korea, Japan, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The region's expansion is primarily attributable to the rapid economic development of nearby developing nations like China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.

It is associated with rising industrial growth and consumer spending power. Additionally, the shift in consumer behavior in China and India toward a more realistic home appearance, heightened competition in the market, fragmented distribution, and an increase in the proportion of dual-income households create lucrative positions for industry players.

The market for wood-plastic composites will expand in these nations thanks to government initiatives to support manufacturing growth. As a result of economic reforms, construction activity and individual per capita incomes have increased in Asian countries like India, China, and Japan.

The rising demand is mainly due to industrial development. The market has developed industries related to urbanization, expansion, and construction. After North America, Europe is the market with the world's highest urbanization rate. There is more opportunity for these regions during the forecast period because Europe is home to several automotive behemoths, which increases demand.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include., Seven Trust., Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT)., Meghmani Group, Teknor Apex Co., UFP Industries, Inc., Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co KG., Croda International Plc., CertainTeed, AIMPLAS, TAMKO Building Products, Trex Company, Inc., Axion International Inc., TimberTech, Fiberon LLC, Dow.

Recent Developments

In February 2021, Teknor Apex Co., a plastic compounding company, introduced the incredibly weatherable complex for external coatings of material decks. Wood-plastic composite flooring, which combines wood dust and polyolefin plastics, is becoming more popular in older, treated wood. By extending their lifespan, requiring less maintenance, and improving their appearance, an innovative compound gives the material a significant advantage over wood.

In August 2019, Dow introduced the AMPLIFY Si Silicone Enhanced Polymer Systems (SEPS), a hybrid silicone-polyethene system that improves performance and reduces landfill waste. In addition to the AMPLIFY Si PE 1000, Dow launched another product under the upgraded SEPS platform.

Furthermore, in August 2018, The BSW Group bought Alvic Plastics Limited. With this new agreement, BSW would be able to increase both its product offering and production capabilities. Additionally, it would allow the business to diversify and broaden its product offering.

Wood Plastic Composites Market Report Scope

Report Attributes

Details

Market size value in 2021

USD 5.80 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 14.98 billion

CAGR

11.4% from 2022 - 2030

Base year

2021

Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Type,  By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Seven Trust., Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT)., Meghmani Group, Teknor Apex Co., UFP Industries, Inc., Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co KG., Croda International Plc., CertainTeed, AIMPLAS, TAMKO Building Products, Trex Company, Inc., Axion International Inc., TimberTech, Fiberon LLC, Dow

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Wood Plastic Composites Market Size Global Report, 2022 - 2030