Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Foam Market: Introduction
The global low density polyethylene (LDPE) foam market was estimated at ~ $ 1.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 5% over the forecast period. The global LDPE foams (LDPE)
The market is expected to expand rapidly during the forecast period due to the increasing penetration of LDPE foams in various sectors, particularly packaging, construction and medicine. significant growth in certain industries, such as protective packaging, where LDPE foams are introduced; Availability of advanced raw materials and processing methods that facilitate the manufacture of products with improved properties; and increasing research and development activities.
Main Drivers of Low Density Foam (LDPE) Market
LDPE foams are mainly used in the packaging industry to protect products from damage, as LDPE foams absorb energy and can achieve different levels of attenuation protection depending on the exact density of these foams. LDPE foams also have chemical resistance properties. This helps LDPE foams with stand common causes of degradation. Packaging provides consumers with information that can be of vital importance to their health. This includes the degree of freshness and ripeness, color, shelf life, ingredients and nutritional values of the products. The global packaging market was valued at US $ 851 billion in 2017, an increase of 2.8% compared to the previous year. With annual growth of 2.9%, it reached $ 876 billion in 2018 and is projected to be $ 980 billion in 2022. the use of packaging. Online trading continues to increase the need for packaging. Products are also consumed on the go. This is driving the need for food service packaging and different packaging sizes.
LDPE foams are primarily used in retail packaging, including counter and window displays, clear sleeves, jewelry pads, and coins. Therefore, it is estimated that the increasing preference for food and beverage packaging, flexible packaging, and corrugated packaging is driving the market for low density polyethylene (LDPE) foams.
Cross-linked polyethylene foams offer attractive options
In terms of type, the crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) foam segment made up a large part of the global low density polyethylene (LDPE) market in 2019 from stability via a variety of manufacturing processes. As a result, these foams are widely used in medical, protective packaging, automotive, sports and leisure, and construction and construction applications. Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) foam is a high-density, closed-cell foam that is compact to the touch. It resists water and chemicals. The crosslinking of polyethylene is a chemical or irradiation process that connects all polymer molecules with one another through a strong chemical bond.
Several properties of XLPE foams are the same as those of polyethylene foams. XLPE foams have the ability to protect internal and external surfaces. These foams can be brought into direct contact with highly refined surfaces. XLPE foams are used extensively in the packaging of medical products and devices, as well as several multi-part presentation sets. Most XLPE foams are also available in antistatic formulations.
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Asia Pacific Dominates Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Foam Market
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for a prominent share of the global low-density polyethylene (LDPE) foam market in 2019 due to economic growth and increased foreign direct investment (FDI) in India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. This has boosted the automotive and construction industries in the region. China had a significant share of the Asia-Pacific low density polyethylene (LDPE) foam market in 2019 as the demand for automotive equipment in the country has increased significantly in recent years. The Chinese government supports technological advances and the increase in production capacities. China's National Development and Reform Commission is currently overseeing a nationwide multi-trillion dollar project to industrialize the country's underdeveloped western provinces.
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