Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) is a synthetic resin formed by the polymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene. It is highly resistant to high temperature and chemicals. PCTFE is primarily used in specialty applications in chemical, electrical, and aerospace industries. It is similar to teflon with slight difference in chemical structure PCTFE offers unique combination of physical and mechanical properties. These include non-flammability, high optical transparency, chemical resistance, and near zero moisture absorption. Once cooled, PCTFE gets lighter, transparent, and more elastic. PCTFE is employed in cryogenic applications such as handling liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen. PCTFE has relatively low melting point and is resistant to attack by most chemicals and oxidizing agents. Films made of PCTFE are used as protective layers against moisture. It includes moisture barrier in pharmaceutical blister packaging, water-vapor barrier for protecting phosphor coatings in electroluminescent lamps and protection of liquid crystal display panels.

Rapid expansion in the molding industry is a key factor driving the global PCTFE market. Demand for PCTFE in compression molding and extrusion molding has been rising. This is anticipated to propel the global PCTFE market. Increase in demand for PCTFE in industrial applications such as manufacture of chemical apparatus, process equipment, cryogenic applications, valve seats, seals, gaskets, sight glasses, laboratory equipment, and medical equipment is boosting the PCTFE market. Growth in demand for PCTFE in the refrigeration industry is considered a significant driver of the PCTFE market. Rise in usage of PCTFE in cryogenic applications such as handling of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen is augmenting the demand for PCTFE. PCTFE can retain its mechanical properties over a wide temperature range (down to almost absolute zero). Thus, it is widely used in refrigeration engineering. Recent advancements in the semiconductor industry is also propelling the global PCTFE market. PCTFE is used to protect sensitive electronic components due to its excellent electrical resistance and water repulsion properties. Rise in demand for PCTFE in the aerospace industry is also fuelling the market owing to its wide applications in machine components of aerostructures.

Based on application, the global PCTFE market can be segmented into chemical, industrial, aerospace, and semiconductor industries. In terms of grade, the PCTFE market can be bifurcated into pellet and granular. Pellet grade is generally employed for compression and extrusion molding. Granular grade is used for compression molding of thick walled products. The grade offers excellent stress crack resistance.

The global PCTFE market expanded at a moderate pace in 2016. This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. In terms of geography, the PCTFE market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Growth in the chemical industry in Asia Pacific, especially in countries such as China and India, is estimated to offer lucrative opportunities to the PCTFE market. Significant expansion in the aerospace industry in North America is boosting the PCTFE market. Growth in the semiconductor industry in Europe is anticipated to augment the PCTFE market in the region. Recent advancements in aerospace and chemical industries In Latin America are anticipated to act as a driving factor of the PCTFE market in the region. Recent progress in the chemical industry in Middle East & Africa is propelling the PCTFE market in the region.

High degree of competition exists in the global PCTFE market. Key players operating in the PCTFE market include DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD, Welch Fluorocarbon Inc, and GAPI Group.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

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  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
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  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
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