Mar 09,2021/IndustryNewsGlobal/ The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Plating on Plastics Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Plating on Plastics Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
The major factors such as increase in product demand from various applications and growing demand for high performance & lightweight features in industries including automotive, electronics & electrical components, and domestic fittings, and economic benefits attained on producing components for these industries are expected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Plating on plastic is considered as an effective means to protect a substrate against the corrosion forces and make it more damage resistant from chemicals used in the manufacturing process. For instance, plating on plastic is capable of increasing the strength and wear resistance of the substrate.
This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Based on the plastic type, the plating on plastics market is segmented as ABS, polycarbonate, PC/ABS, PEI-Ultem, PET, PBT, LCB, PEEK, PP, nylon, and others. ABS is highly considered for chrome plated plastics. The growth of the segment is attributed to its easy engraving and adhesive feature of key raw materials including copper, nickel, and chromic acid. Further, ABS is an amorphous blend of acrylonitrile, styrene, and butadiene, and is of low cost as compared to other plastic types and also, easy to metalize. ABS resins are mainly used to mold parts which require close dimensions offering high impact resistance, metal plating, and outstanding finishing of surfaces. The product offers good dimensional stability, low weight, good toughness & rigidity, low creep and acid & alkalis resistive features fueling the market growth during the forecast period.
Based on the application type, the plating on plastics market is segmented as automotive, domestic fittings, E&E, and others. Factors such as growing sales of automotive, which is positively influencing the demand for plating on plastics as it helps in improving the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle and is attracting mass consumers, accompanied by growth in lightweight plastics demand for an increased efficiency of fuel, and increasing emergence for decreasing automotive weight to lower the consumption of fuel are expected to fast-track the growth of the market during the forecast period.
In terms of regions, North America is estimated to account for the largest share of the market during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the emergence of latest technologies including IoT solutions, robotics and virtual reality in consumer electronic products manufacturing for achieving efficient and less expensive production in the regional consumer electronics market during the forecast period. In addition, presence of some of the key players of consumer electronics manufacturers in the region is also expected to fuel the market growth in the upcoming years. Europe and Asia-Pacific are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities during the forecast period.
Some of the major players in the plating on plastics market are-