Neoprene Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • Neoprene Market size was valued at US$ 2.09 Billion in 2023, and the total market revenue is expected to grow at 2.5% from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly US$ 2.48 Billion.

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Neoprene Market Overview:

Neoprene Market report examines the market’s growth drivers as well as its segments (Product Type, Application, and Region). Data has been provided by market participants and regions (North America, APAC, Europe, MEA, and South America). This market study takes an in-depth look at all of the significant advancements that are currently occurring across all industry sectors. To provide key data analysis for the historical period (2018-2022), statistics and presentations are used. The report examines the Neoprene Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges. This SMR report includes investor recommendations based on a detailed analysis of the current competitive landscape of the Neoprene Market.

 

Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene. The main properties of Neoprene that lead to its usage in a wide variety of applications are its resistance to ageing and oil. It is often used for waterproof products such as wetsuits and gloves. It exhibits the ability to maintain flexibility over a wide temperature range (-35 to 100 °C) and exhibits high chemical stability. Neoprene has several advantages over natural rubber, latex, and other synthetic compounds. Neoprene provides strong protection against oxidants such as alcohols, oils and acids and is resistant to all acetone solvents. It also provides high resistance to physical failures such as cutting and is resistant to wear, bending and twisting damage. As a result, it is used in a variety of markets such as automobiles, electricity, electronics, construction and textiles.

 

Other properties include excellent weather and ozone resistance coupled with enhanced tensile strength, making it suitable for use in window seals, window gaskets, bridge seals, bearing pads and elevator astragals, etc. The material is also better at controlling gas permeation than natural rubber making it ideal for use in gaskets.

 

The Neoprene Market was severely impacted because of the Covid 19 pandemic. This was because of the decrease in demand for application markets such as Construction and Automotive Markets coming to a standstill because of global lockdowns. However, the market witnessed a growth in the Medical Segment during the pandemic because of the increase in demand for gloves and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

 

The application of Neoprene in rapidly growing markets such as construction and the automotive market, will correlate to sustained demand and therefore significant sustained market growth over the forecast period.

 

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Neoprene Market Dynamics:

The growth of the Neoprene Market is driven by the growing surge in demand for the construction and automotive market. This can be attributed to the properties of Neoprene that make it an ideal and affordable material for a wide variety of products used in these markets.

 

Usage in Automobile Parts:

 

Neoprene finds usage in a wide variety of automobile parts owing to its superior physical and chemical properties such as enhanced tensile strength, long life span and resistance to abrasion. Therefore, the material is used to make braking & steering system components, Tires, power transmission belts, oil seals, shock absorber seals and hose covers among other components.

 

Growth of Construction Market key factors for growth:

 

Neoprene is used in a wide variety of applications in the Construction Market. Therefore, the growth of the Construction Market in the underdeveloped and developing countries will boost the growth of the Neoprene Market. Neoprene applications in the construction market include the provision of electrical insulation, windows, doors, facade seals, elevator astragals, baffle pads, highways and bridge seals and more. The material is also used to fix air and water leaks when used as sealing foam or tape. Therefore the material is also used in a wide variety of glazing applications.

 

Neoprene pads are used to absorb horizontal movement in bridge structures. The growing network of roads as a result of increased urbanisation globally leads to the demand for high-speed transport through bridges and tunnels. Therefore the growth of these markets will lead to the growth of the Neoprene Market.

 

The added application of the material due to the flexibility of the material finds usage in many markets such as the Medical Market where it is used in wrist and knee orthopaedic braces and dental braces. The low permeability of the material coupled with resistance to wear and tear makes it ideal to make PPE suits and other disposable medical wear. Further, high resistance from acids makes it ideal for making gloves for laboratory use to handle corrosive acids, alcohols, organic acids and alkalis.

 

Substitutes and fluctuating oil prices key restraints:

The fluctuations in the oil prices are the key restraint that might hamper the growth of the Neoprene Market. This is because the material is used in bulk quantity for applications, and variation in the prices of the market can lead to instability of application markets, the stakeholders of which might look for alternatives. The toxicity of Neoprene because of its high Chlorine content when ignited leads to special treatment of the material when used in public transport. The growth of alternatives in these markets can also affect the growth of the Neoprene Market negatively.

 

Neoprene Market Segment Analysis:

Based on the Product Type, the Neoprene Market is segmented into Sheet, Latex and Foam segments. The Rubber Sheet segment held the largest market share in the year 2023. This can be attributed to the properties of Neoprene Rubber Sheets such as high abrasion resistance, low gas permeability, low compression set and resilience to ozone and ultraviolet radiations, making them an ideal material to make gaskets and seals, insulation sheets and liners for different components used extensively in the Construction and Automotive market. The Latex segment held the second-largest market share.

 

Neoprene Latex is used in a wide variety of products that are used extensively in different markets such as gloves and PPE suits for the Medical Market, adhesives for the Construction and Automobile Market and sealers and gaskets in the Electric Market. Neoprene Foam is used as the go-to sealant for water, gas and oil leaks. Therefore the product type finds usage in the Construction and Automobile market.

 

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Based on Application, the Neoprene Market is segmented into Construction, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Medical and Others segments. The Automotive segment held the largest market share in 2023, and is predicted to continue demonstrating the trend during the forecast period. The significant application of Neoprene in various parts used in the Automotive Market because of its thermal resistance, high tensile strength and resistance to abrasion are reasons for the growth. Parts include braking & steering system components, Tires, power transmission belts, oil seals, shock absorber seals and hose covers among other components.

 

The growth of the Automotive market in the Asia Pacific and Europe region will correlate to the growth of the Neoprene Market over the forecast period. The Construction Segment head is the second-largest market share of the Neoprene Market in 2023. An increase in government funding through infrastructure development programs in developing and underdeveloped countries will boost the growth of the Construction Segment in the forecast period.

 

Neoprene Market Regional Outlook:

The Asia-Pacific region held the largest market share of the Neoprene Market in the year 2023. This can be attributed to the large scale of the automotive sector in the region. Further, the growth of the construction segment in underdeveloped and developing countries in the region contributes to the growth of the Neoprene Market in the region. The rapid urbanization of the entire region has significantly increased the demand for new housing, which is driving the growth of the Construction Market.

 

The government initiated projects that cater to housing the poor in urban and rural regions as well as the drive to provide modern housing to the well-established, both lead to the growth of the Construction Market, directly correlating to the growth of the Neoprene Market. Large Real-Estate projects by countries such as China and India project a sustained demand for Neoprene in the forecast period. The South America region exhibited the largest market growth in the year 2023. This can be attributed to the rapidly growing automotive sector in Brazil and Mexico. The Middle East and Africa region is also expected to be a key player as a result of major growth in its construction sector.

 

The report provides Porter’s Five Forces Model that will aid enterprise decision-makers to develop their long-term strategies and marketing positions. It identifies the key competitors, their positioning and how their products perform and are perceived by the customers. Through expert analysts’ opinions, the report provides consultation on the difficulty of entering the market for new players.

 

Further the report provides PESTEL Analysis which will help the company tailor the overall strategies for market activities. The analysis takes into consideration various environmental variables that are crucial for the development of the market position of the company such as government funding and other political variables. Therefore, this analysis helps the stakeholder evaluate the challenges and opportunities in a holistic way.

 

Neoprene Market Scope:

Neoprene Market 

Market Size in 2023

USD 2.09 Bn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 2.48 Bn.

CAGR (2024-2030)

2.5 %

Historic Data

2018-2022

Base Year

2023

Forecast Period

2024-2030

Segment Scope

By Product Type

  • Sheet
  • Latex
  • Foam

 

By Application

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Medical
  • Others

 

North America- United States, Canada, and Mexico

Europe – UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, ASEAN, Rest of APAC

Middle East and Africa - South Africa, GCC, Egypt, Nigeria, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

South America – Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America

 

Neoprene Market Key Players:

  • Sundow Polymers Co. Ltd (China)
  • Covestro AG (Germany)
  • Lanxess (Germany)
  • TOSOH Corporation (Japan)
  • Zenith Rubber (India)
  • BGK GmbH Endlosband (Germany)
  • Pidilite Industries (India)
  • The 3M Company (US)
  • Denka Company Limited (Japan)
  • TuHuang Chemical Co. (China)
  • Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group Co Ltd. (China)
  • Canada Rubber Group (Canada)
  • ACRO Industries. (US)
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)
  • Onsmooth Thai Co. (Thailand)  

 

Regional Breakdown:

Asia Pacific Neoprene Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030) by Product Type and Application

 

Europe Neoprene Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030) by Product Type, Application and Region


Frequently Asked Questions

The predicted Compounded Annual Growth Rate for the forecast period of 2024-2030 is 2.5%.

  1. Scope of the Report
  2. Research Methodology
    • Research Process
    • Neoprene Market: Target Audience
    • Neoprene Market: Primary Research (As per Client Requirement)
    • Neoprene Market: Secondary Research
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis by Region in 2023(%)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East and Africa
      • South America
    • Stellar Competition matrix
      • Global Stellar Competition Matrix
      • North America Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Europe Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Asia Pacific Stellar Competition Matrix
      • South America Stellar Competition Matrix
      • Middle East and Africa Stellar Competition Matrix
    • Key Players Benchmarking: - by Product, Pricing, Investments, Expansion Plans, Physical Presence, and Presence in the Market.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions in Industry: - M&A by Region, Value, and Strategic Intent
    • Market Dynamics
      • Market Drivers
      • Market Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Market Challenges
      • PESTLE Analysis
      • PORTERS Five Force Analysis
      • Value Chain Analysis
  5. Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • Neoprene Market, by region (2023-2030)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
      • Sheet
      • Latex
      • Foam
    • Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
      • Construction
      • Automotive
      • Electrical and Electronics
      • Medical
      • Others
  6. North America Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • North America Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
    • North America Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • North America Neoprene Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  7. Europe Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • Europe Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
    • Europe Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Europe Neoprene Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  8. Asia Pacific Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • Asia Pacific Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
    • Asia Pacific Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Asia Pacific Neoprene Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  9. Middle East and Africa Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • Middle East and Africa Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
    • Middle East and Africa Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • Middle East and Africa Neoprene Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  10. South America Neoprene Market Segmentation
    • South America Neoprene Market, by Product Type (2023-2030)
    • South America Neoprene Market, by Application (2023-2030)
    • South America Neoprene Market, by Country (2023-2030)
  11. Company Profiles
    • Key Players
      • Sundow Polymers Co. Ltd (China)
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Business Strategy
        • Key Developments
      • Covestro AG (Germany)
      • Lanxess (Germany)
      • TOSOH Corporation (Japan)
      • Zenith Rubber (India)
      • BGK GmbH Endlosband (Germany)
      • Pidilite Industries (India)
      • The 3M Company (US)
      • Denka Company Limited (Japan)
      • TuHuang Chemical Co. (China)
      • Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group Co Ltd. (China)
      • Canada Rubber Group (Canada)
      • ACRO Industries. (US)
      • Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)
      • Onsmooth Thai Co. (Thailand)
  12. Key Findings
  13. Recommendations

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