Polymer films with transparent or opaque are known as global specialty and high-performance films. The basic raw materials for the production of global specialty and high-performance films include polyesters, fluoropolymers, and polycarbonates. High chemical resistance and excellent mechanical strength fuel demand for global specialty and high-performance film. The Global Specialty and High Performance Film Market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.02%, in terms of revenue from 2023–2030. Rampant growth of construction, packaging, automotive, and food & beverage end-use industries in both developed and emerging economies creates a conducive environment for the growth of the global specialty and high-performance films market. Among product types, the polyester film segment accounts for a major share in the market, while the polycarbonate segment is expected to witness significant growth over 2023-2030. Stringent government regulations and increasing environmental concern is expected to be one of the key challenges for global specialty and high-performance films. Moreover, rapid investment in R&D to develop biodegradable products such as paper & cardboard, corn starch, bubble wrap, and biodegradable plastics is expected to create new opportunities for players in the global specialty and high-performance films market. For instance, in July 13, 2016, AIMPLAS developed a new biodegradable packaging for cheese and pasta, at an investment of US$ 1.63 million.
The last decade has witnessed a steady rise in global awareness about cutting down on carbon emissions. This in turn has led to heightened awareness among the general populace and governments alike toward the adoption of greener and renewable sources of energy. Solar energy being the most widely available and feasible source of energy has led to rampant growth of other solar energy industries. Global specialty and high-performance films are used in a photovoltaic cells used in solar systems. This in turns creates a highly favorable growth scenario for the global specialty and high-performance films market. Furthermore, the volatility of crude oil prices has a positive impact on renewable energy sources, which is expected to fuel growth of the electronics and semiconductors industry. Increasing urbanization and mall culture in cities is in turn leading to burgeoning growth in owing the demand for packaged and disposable food products. This creates a high demand for meat packaging and vacuum packaging, which would fuel the growth of the barrier films segment in the market. Moreover, the growing demand for specialty and high-performance film in the automotive industry to protect sunroofs, windows, windshields, and dashboards is expected to augment market growth.
Rising construction and renovation activities in developing countries include China, India, and Brazil are augmenting the market growth. Rapid urbanization owing to the demand for global specialty and high-performance film in the construction sector which includes protecting the buildings from sunlight, UV, and safety & security is propelling the market growth. Moreover, North America and Europe are projected to witness growth in the construction sector, due to continuously increasing infrastructure renovation activities in the region. These factors would collectively support the growth of the market.
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