Plastic Processing Machinery Market at $39.02 Billion in 2032, 5.20% CAGR

Plastic Processing Machinery Market Size Worth $36.03 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 5.20%

The global plastic processing machinery market size is expected to reach USD 36.03 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Plastic Processing Machinery Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Injection Molding Machinery, Blow Molding Machinery, Extrusion Machinery), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Market expansion is propelled by the growing plastic manufacturing sector, increasing requirements for customized products, and technological advancements enhancing efficiency and productivity. Industries aiming to boost production capabilities and meet diverse consumer needs are driving the demand for innovative plastic processing machinery. Additionally, environmental concerns and regulations advocating sustainable practices have increased the need for machinery facilitating recycling and the use of eco-friendly materials in plastic processing.

Moreover, technological trends such as automation, integration of IoT, and artificial intelligence are shaping the market. These trends optimize production processes and cut operational costs. Industries focusing on efficiency, accuracy, and eco-friendly practices are expected to fuel further growth and development in the market. The industry is anticipated to experience growth in the foreseeable future due to the swift increase in the usage of plastic components within the automotive sector. The lightweight nature and cost-effectiveness of these parts are significant driving factors. Furthermore, advancements in injection molding technology, enabling the production of intricate products quickly and in large volumes, are poised to boost market expansion further.

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American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, the packaging sector constitutes a vibrant segment of the American economy, contributing approximately USD 537.91 billion to total economic production and constituting around 2.50% of the GDP in 2022. Within the packaging industry, plastic processing machinery plays a pivotal role in producing items like containers, bottle caps, and crates utilized for transporting beverage bottles, as well as fiber optics spool covers. Similarly, these machines find application in the automotive industry for crafting various components such as dashboards, buttons integrated into the dashboard, cup holders, and automatic window buttons.

Manufacturers are employing strategies like product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and expansions to introduce innovative products to the market. For instance, Arburg introduced the hybrid Allrounder 470 H, a high-performance machine that not only saves energy and resources but also enhances production efficiency, user-friendliness, and reliability. The combination of electric clamping and hydraulic injection units significantly reduces both operating costs and the carbon footprint.

Plastic Processing Machinery Market Report Highlights

  • In 2022, the injection molding machine segment held the largest market share due to technical breakthrough machines in terms of automation, ease of use, & lower production cycles.
  • The packaging segment is expected to witness the fastest market during the forecast period, driven by the extensive use of these machines in the creation of packaging materials.
  • In 2022, APAC accounted for the largest market share, owing to the rapid industrialization and growth in manufacturing industries in the region.
  • The global players include The Japan Steel Works, Arburg, Husky Injection Molding, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Persimmon Technologies, & Milacron Holdings.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the plastic processing machinery market report based on type, end use, and region:

Plastic Processing Machinery, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Injection Molding Machinery
  • Extrusion Machinery
  • Blow Molding Machinery
  • Others

Plastic Processing Machinery, End Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Packaging
  • Consumer Products
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Others

Plastic Processing Machinery, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Plastic Processing Machinery Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 24.02 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 36.03 billion


5.20% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Type, By End Use, By Region

Regional scope

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


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