The global high performance fluoropolymers (HPF) market size is estimated to be USD 3.7 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 5.1 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.8%, during the forecast period. HPF is used mainly in industrial processing, transportation, electrical & electronics, and medical, among others. It is used for manufacturing various products such as coatings, films, membranes, tubes, wire & cable, seals, gaskets, liners, mechanical parts, and many others in these industries. High chemical & temperature resistance, excellent dielectric properties, and lightweight are some of the characteristics owing to which the demand for high performance fluoropolymers is high in the electrical and electronics, and industrial processing segment.
The key players in the HPF market are The Chemours Company (US), Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Japan), 3M (US), Solvay (Belgium), AGC, Inc. (Japan), The Dongyue Group (China), GFL Limited (India), Halopolymer (Russia), Fluoroseals SpA (Italy) and Hubei Everflon polymer (China). Investment & Expansion is the key growth strategy adopted by key HPF manufacturers. Apart from this, mergers & acquisitions and new product launch are other strategies adopted by manufacturers between 2017 and 2021.
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AGC (Japan) was one of the key players in the HPF market in 2020. It is primarily engaged in the production and marketing of glass, electronic materials, chemicals, and ceramics globally. It has 210 subsidiaries and has a presence in 30 countries across APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. It has a strong foothold across the APAC region, contributing around 70% of the group’s revenue. The company has adopted organic growth strategies to increase its market share and revenue.
The Chemours Company is one of the leading providers of performance chemicals. It is a pioneer in fluoropolymers products and has renowned brands, namely, Teflon, Zonyl, and Tefzel, that have acquired a significant share in the market. The company has been focusing on organic strategies to maintain its competitive position in the HPF market.
Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL) is a market leader in fluoropolymers, industrial gases, chemicals, energy, and entertainment. It was the fourth-largest producer of PTFE globally in 2020 and had a sales & distribution network across 50 countries across the globe. The extensive geographical presence helped the company capture a significant market share and maintained its leadership in the high performance fluoropolymers market. It accounted for over 11% of the global fluoropolymer market share with the help of its worldwide presence and 20,000 tons of PTFE production capacity.