The global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene production capacity is expanding rapidly, and the market development prospects are promising
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a linear polyethylene product with a relative molecular weight of more than 1.5 million, which is obtained by polymerization of olefin monomers such as ethylene. The appearance of UHMWPE is white powder. As a thermoplastic engineering plastic, UHMWPE has good corrosion resistance, self-lubrication, wear resistance, low temperature resistance, etc., and is hygienic and non-toxic, and can be processed into various Sheets, pipes, fibers, films and other products are widely used in aerospace, military defense, packaging, rail transit, medical, lithium battery separators and other fields.
In recent years, with the acceleration of industrialization and urbanization, the global UHMWPE market consumption has continued to grow. Despite the impact of the epidemic, the global UHMWPE consumption will still grow in 2020, reaching 344,000 tons. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has a wide range of applications, and the market consumption will further increase in the future, and it is expected to reach 486,000 tons in 2025.
According to the “2021-2025 2021-2025 UHMWPE Industry Market In-depth Research and Investment Prospect Forecast Analysis Report” released by the Xinsijie Industry Research Center, with the increase in market demand and the increase in the number of layout enterprises, the global ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene production capacity will be released. Rapidly, by the end of 2020, the global UHMWPE industry capacity has reached 432,000 tons. Globally, the production capacity of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is mainly concentrated in Asia and North America, and the combined production capacity of the two regions accounts for over 70%.
The UHMWPE market is highly concentrated. In the international market, UHMWPE market suppliers mainly include Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Honeywell, U.S. Monter, Brazil’s Braskem, Germany’s Celanese Techna, etc. ; In the domestic market, UHMWPE manufacturers include Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical, Shanghai Lianle Chemical, Henan Watson, Qilu Petrochemical, Jiujiang Zhongke Xinxing, etc.
UHMWPE fiber and its composite materials are key products of strategic emerging industries. In recent years, driven by factors such as national policy support, technological empowerment, and enterprise layout, my country’s UHMWPE industry has developed rapidly. my country has become the world’s largest producer of UHMWPE, but due to technical constraints, UHMWPE products in my country are mostly concentrated in the low-end fields, and the import dependence of high-end products is still high. In the future market development, while expanding production capacity, relevant enterprises should increase investment in product and technology research and development, and promote the upgrading of the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene industry to high-end and low-cost industries.
According to industry analysts from Xinsijie, UHMWPE has excellent comprehensive properties and has a wide range of applications. With the increase in market demand, the market consumption and production capacity of UHMWPE will further increase, and the future market development prospects are broad. In recent years, my country’s ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene production capacity has been continuously improved, but the products are mostly concentrated in the low-end fields. Under the background of market demand upgrading, domestic enterprises should increase investment in product and technology research and development, improve product quality, and then upgrade high-end products. The domestic production rate of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.
Post time: Jul-14-2022