The report “Cast Elastomer Market by Type(Hot Cast Elastomer, Cold Cast Elastomer), End-use Industry (Industrial, Automotive & Transportation, Oil & Gas, Mining), and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East & Africa) – Global Forecast to 2026″, size is projected to reach USD 1.8 billion by 2026 from USD 1.4 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period. The growing demand for cast elastomer from high-value end-use industries such as automotive & transportation, oil & gas, and mining, as well as rapid industrialization in emerging economies are the major drivers for the market. Superior properties than conventional materials such as high load-bearing capacity, high resilience, high impact strength, high abrasion resistance, and excellent resistance to oil and grease are also driving the market for cast elastomer.
Based on type, hot cast elastomer is estimated to be the largest market in the overall cast elastomer market in 2021.
The hot cast elastomers segment is the largest and is also projected to continue this trend till 2026. The main growth driver of the high consumption of these cast elastomers is owing to their properties such as cost-effectiveness, versatility, and durability. Hot cast elastomers are used in end-use industries such as oil & gas, mining, and automotive & transportation. Increasing demand in these end-use industries such as automotive, oil & gas, and others is expected to support the growth of the hot cast elastomer segment during the forecast period.
Based on end-use industry, industrial is expected to be the largest cast elastomer segment in 2021.
Industrial segment is the largest end-use industry for cast elastomers. The high demand in this segment is attributed to its wide variety of applications in the industrial sector. Increasing number of industries and machinery is assisting in boosting the demand for cast elastomers in this sector. Cast elastomers are used in the industrial sector in a wide range of applications such as coupling elements, seals & gaskets, conveyor belts, forklift wheels, and others. These components are in turn used in various sectors such as paper, construction, heavy industries, and others. Growing demand for energy efficient and environment friendly equipments is also expected to affect the cast elastomers market in a positive manner.
Based on region, APAC is projected to grow the fastest in the cast elastomer market during the forecast period.
APAC is the fastest-growing market for cast elastomers. This is primarily attributed to developing economies, such as India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and others in the region, where demand for industrial machineries and equipments is growing rapidly. Additionally, increase in population and growing urbanization are also driving the market and increasing cast elastomer utilization. In addition, progress in industrialization, increasing demand due to changing demographics, and government initiatives are expected to attract business investments in industries such as power, oil & gas, metal processing, construction, and mining are also driving the market for cast elastomers in the region.
The key players in the cast elastomer market include Covestro AG (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (US), Lanxess (Germany), Dow (US), BASF (Germany), Tosoh Corporation (Japan), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), and Era Polymers (Australia). These players have established a strong foothold in the market by adopting strategies, such as new product launches, investment & expansions, agreement & collaboration, and mergers & acquisitions.