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Plastic Compounding Market Size to Reach $87.11 Billion by 2026; Rising Introduction to Additives to Drive Growth

March 31, 2020 | Chemicals & Materials

The global plastic compounding market size is projected to reach USD 87.11 billion by 2026. Compounded plastic possesses numerous features, namely, enhanced energy-saving, improved weathering, refined barrier resistance, lightweight, aesthetic appeal, low density, high flexibility, and better durability. By using additives during compounding, one can achieve these properties. Thus, the rising creation of additives by various manufacturers is likely to affect the market positively in the coming years.

The information mentioned above is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a recently published report, titled, “Plastic Compounding Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Poly Vinyl Chloride, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polyamide, Polycarbonate, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, and Others), By Application (Automotive & Transportation, Infrastructure & Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Packaging, Consumer Goods/Lifestyle, Industrial Machinery, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026.” The report further states that the market stood at USD 52.74 billion in 2018. However, it is set to showcase a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2026.

BASF Expands its Compounding Plant in Mexico to Fulfill High Demand for Plastics

In May 2019, BASF SE, the second-largest chemical producer in the world headquartered in Germany, announced the expansion of its compounding plant located in Altamira, Mexico. It would now be able to upsurge the production capacity up to approximately 15,000 tons per year. At present, the company is offering local production of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) product lines. This expansion would allow BASF to meet the ever-increasing need for engineering plastics in Mexico.

Its global compounding capacity for PBT and PA is expected to reach more than 750,000 tons per year. Both PA and PBT would be utilized to make high-performance components for electrical and electronics, automotive, as well as furniture, appliance, and construction industries. The components consist of fastening elements, chairs, connectors, sensors, headlamp housings, engine mounts, and air intake manifolds.

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Extensive Usage of Plastic in Automotive Industry to Boost Growth

In the automotive industry, there is a high demand for lightweight and low-emission vehicles. It is anticipated to propel the plastic compounding market growth during the forecast period. Being lightweight, compound plastics are mainly used as the best-suited alternatives to heavyweight steel or metals. Usage of such plastics in automotive parts would increase not only the life of vehicle components but also spur vehicle efficiency. However, fluctuations in the prices of crude oil may hamper the growth of the market.

Key Players Focus on Acquisitions & Expansion Strategies to Strengthen their Positions

The market is highly fragmented. Companies are mainly focusing on broadening the variety of applications, enhancing the grades of compounded plastics, and refining their capabilities to gain a competitive edge. Industry giants, such as Celanese and BASF, are adopting the strategy of plant expansion and acquisition, respectively. They are also striving persistently to keep up with the latest plastic compounding market trends.

Noteworthy Industry Development:

  • January 2019: Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company based in Irving, acquired Next Polymers Ltd., a provider of industry solutions headquartered in Mumbai. As per the company officials, this step would bring Celanese in the leading position in India’s engineering thermoplastics (ETP) market by widening its ability to deliver the consumers with engineered materials and nylon.

Fortune Business Insights™ profiles a few of the most renowned organizations present in the plastic compounding market. They are as follows:

  • Foster Corporation


  • Asahi Kasei Corporation

  • RTP Company

  • Covestro AG


  • MRC Polymers

  • LyondellBasell

  • Aurora Plastics LLC


  • Solvay S.A.

  • DuPont

  • Celanese Corporation

  • Kraton Corporation

  • PolyVisions

  • Kingfa SCI. & TECH. CO., LTD.


  • Adell Plastics

  • Other Key Players

Further Report Findings-

  • North America held a plastic compounding market revenue of USD 10.02 billion in 2018 owing to the rising demand from healthcare & pharmaceutical, as well as electrical & electronics industries.

  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to acquire the largest revenue backed by the expansion of the automotive sector in India and China.

  • In terms of application, the infrastructure and construction segment held a 14.6% plastic compounding market share in 2018.

  • The integration of artificial intelligence is expected to augment data sharing and drive the market growth.

The plastic compounding market can be segmented on the bases of:



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Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD million)

By Product

  • Polyethylene (PE)

  • Polypropylene (PP)

  • Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

  • Polystyrene (PS)

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

  • Polyamide (PA)

  • Polycarbonate (PC)

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

  • Others

By Application

  • Automotive & Transportation

  • Infrastructure & Construction

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Packaging

  • Consumer Goods / Lifestyle

  • Industrial Machinery

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Plastic Compounding Market
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