Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market $39.76 Mn By 2032, CAGR 7.8%

Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market Size Worth USD 39.76 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 7.8%

The global polyethylene furoate market size is expected to reach USD 39.76 Million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Grade; By Application (Bottles, Films, Fibers); By End-Use Industry; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The global market for polyethylene furanoate (PEF) is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging materials. PEF has several advantages over traditional plastics, including heat and chemical resistance, high barrier properties, and recyclability. These benefits, coupled with the rising awareness of environmental concerns and the need to reduce carbon emissions, are driving the PEF market growth. Moreover, technological advancements and economies of scale are expected to result in reduced production costs, making PEF more competitive with conventional plastics.

However, the high production cost of PEF remains a significant challenge, limiting its affordability for consumers. The market can face uncertainty due to the limited availability of raw materials and the requirement for established supply chains. Nevertheless, the prospects for the PEF market are bright. Sustainable technologies are being heavily invested in by governments and businesses all over the world to reduce their carbon footprints. Additionally, the demand for biodegradable alternatives such as PEF has increased due to the ban on single-use plastics in many countries.

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Manufacturers such as Avantium, Toyobo, and Mitsubishi Chemical are at the forefront of developing novel manufacturing processes and technologies to boost efficiency and reduce costs. The PEF market is rapidly expanding, and numerous manufacturers and end-users are contributing to its growth. Governments worldwide are enacting regulations and policies to encourage the use of recyclable materials in various industries, including in the PEF market.

Polyethylene Furoate (PEF) Market Report Highlights

  • In 2023, the polyethylene furoate market was dominated by the bottle application segment due to its growing demand from various industries, including packaging in personal care, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.
  • In 2023, the global market for polyethylene furanoate (PEF) was dominated by the packaging end-use industry. This was mainly due to the increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Its biodegradability and renewability make it a promising alternative to traditional packaging materials like PET.
  • In 2023, the global market witnessed North America as a dominating region. This dominance is attributed to the growing awareness among consumers regarding the environmental impact of materials and the strict regulations imposed by governments.
  • The global key market players include Avantium NV, Sulzer, AVA Biochem, ALPLA Group, Swicofil, Toyobo Co., Ltd., Stora Enso, etc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the polyethylene furoate market report based on grade, application, end-use industry, and region:

Polyethylene Furoate (PEF), Grade Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bio-based grade
  • Blended/ Customized grade
  • Food grade
  • High performance grade
  • Standard grade
  • Others

Polyethylene Furoate (PEF), Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bottles
  • Fibers
  • Films

Polyethylene Furoate (PEF), End-Use Industry Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Automotive components
  • Electronic & electrical components
  • Fiber & textile
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Polyethylene Furoate (PEF), Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

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

Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 21.85 million

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 39.76 million


7.8% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Grade, By Application, By End-Use Industry, By Region

Regional scope

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


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