July 13, 2024

Rising Applications In Lithium-Ion Batteries Anticipated To Open Up New Avenue For Polyvinylidene Fluoride Market

The Polyvinylidene Fluoride Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1338.27 Mn or Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR Of 6.0% over the forecast period 2023 To 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

 

Market Overview:

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a highly fluorinated plastic with outstanding chemical, thermal, and electrical stability. It has excellent properties such as non-toxicity, weather resistance, and chemical resistance. PVDF is used as a premium plastic material for various applications including lithium-ion battery separators, industrial coating, wires & cables insulation, pipe & fittings, and others. In the lithium-ion battery industry, PVDF is widely used as a separator material between the anode and cathode due to its high chemical and thermal resistance properties. It prevents electrical shorts and allows only ions to flow between electrodes while charging and discharging.

 

Market Dynamics:

 

The growing demand for electric vehicles is a major factor driving the growth of the polyvinylidene fluoride market, as lithium-ion batteries are powering EVs. According to the International Energy Agency, the global electric car stock exceeded 10 million in 2020 and is expected to grow significantly in coming years to lower carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Polyvinylidene fluoride finds wide application as aseparator material in lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.

Increasing usage of PVDF films and coatings for industrial applications is also fueling market growth. PVDF exhibits superior properties such as chemical resistance, weatherability, and electrical insulation. These properties make it suitable for use in various industrial sectors such as oil & gas, construction, and chemical processing industries. PVDF based films, coatings and linings provide protection from harsh chemicals and weathering, thereby extending the life of industrial equipment and infrastructure.
Segment Analysis

The polyvinylidene fluoride market is dominated by the piezoelectric segment which accounts for over 40% of the total market share. PVDF exhibits excellent piezoelectric properties and finds widespread application in sensors and transducers. It is used in manufacturing hydrophones, microphones, ultrasonic transducers, pressure and acceleration sensors. The piezoelectric property of PVDF makes it suitable for applications requiring high sensitivity and precise detection and measurement of physical quantities.

PEST Analysis

Political: Governments across regions are focusing on boosting investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives which will drive demand for PVDF used in photovoltaic modules and batteries. Economic: Growing economies especially in Asia Pacific will spur infrastructure development and manufacturing activity generating demand for PVDF used in wires, cables and membranes. Social: Rising health consciousness and need for medical devices will augment demand for PVDF used in implants, prosthesis and lithotripsy systems. Technological: Development of advanced PVDF membranes for water treatment and medical applications. Continuous innovations to enhance PVDF piezoelectric properties.

Key Takeaways

The Global Polyvinylidene Fluoride Market Demand is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand from the construction and healthcare industries. The Asia Pacific region dominates the global market with a share of over 35%, led by China, India and Southeast Asian countries. This can be attributed to growth in end-use industries, rising industrialization and huge production capacities in the region.

Regional analysis

The Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing as well as the largest market for PVDF. China dominates the Asia Pacific market with the largest production and consumption of PVDF. This is attributed to factors such as rapid urbanization, growth in end-use industries such as construction and healthcare, and presence of major PVDF manufacturers in the country.

Key players operating in the polyvinylidene fluoride market are Arkema, Solvay S.A., Daikin Industries ltd, Zhuzhou Hongda Polymer Materials Co. Ltd., Shanghai 3F New Materials Company Limited, Kureha Corporation, Quadrant Engineering Plastics Products, Shanghai Ofluorine Chemical Technology Co. ltd., Dyneon GmbH, and Zhejiang Fotech International Co. Ltd.

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1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it