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Automotive Plastic Compounding Market Size & Share, By Product (Polypropylene, Polyethylene), Application (Interior, Exterior, Under the Hood, Structural PartsOthers), Region And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

Report ID: FBI 1114


Published Date: Aug-2023


Format : PDF, Excel

Market Outlook:

Automotive Plastic Compounding Market size surpassed USD 2.88 Billion in 2022 and is poised to reach USD 5 Billion, growing at over 6.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2030. The rising demand for lightweight vehicles and the increasing focus on fuel efficiency are some of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Additionally, the growing use of plastics in automotive components and the rising automotive production are also contributing to the market expansion.

Base Year Value (2022)

USD 2.88 Billion

18-23 x.x %
24-33 x.x %

CAGR (2023-2030)


18-23 x.x %
24-33 x.x %

Forecast Year Value (2030)

USD 5 Billion

18-23 x.x %
24-33 x.x %
Automotive Plastic Compounding Market

Historical Data Period


Automotive Plastic Compounding Market

Largest Region

North America

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Forecast Period


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Market Dynamics:

Growth Drivers:

1. Lightweight Vehicle Trend: The automotive industry is increasingly focusing on weight reduction to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Automotive plastic compounds, being lightweight and offering excellent strength-to-weight ratio, are being widely adopted by manufacturers to replace metal components. This trend is expected to drive the demand for automotive plastic compounds.

2. Growing Automotive Production: The automotive production is witnessing steady growth, especially in emerging economies. As plastic compounds offer cost-effective and versatile solutions, they are gaining popularity for various automotive applications. The surge in automotive production is expected to positively impact market growth.


1. Advancements in Technological Innovations: The continuous advancements in plastic compounding technology are creating opportunities for market growth. Advanced materials, such as reinforced and conductive plastics, are gaining traction due to their improved performance characteristics. Advancements in compounding techniques, additive formulations, and composite materials are expected to further propel market expansion.

Report Scope

Report CoverageDetails
Segments CoveredProduct, application, region
Regions Covered• North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) • Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe) • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Australia, Rest of APAC) • Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Rest of South America) • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, Rest of MEA)
Company ProfiledLyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., BASF SE, SABIC, Dow, Ferro Corporation, Ascend Performance Materials, Washington Pen, Ravago, KRATON CORPORATION, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited

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2. Increasing Electric Vehicle Adoption: The transition towards electric vehicles (EVs) requires lightweight materials to maximize battery range. As automotive plastic compounds provide the required lightweight and durable properties, their demand is anticipated to increase with the rising adoption of EVs, presenting lucrative opportunities for market players.


Industry Restraints & Challenges:

1. Volatile Raw Material Prices: Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials used in the production of automotive plastic compounds pose a challenge for market players. The prices of feedstock, such as polypropylene, polyethylene, and styrene polymers, are influenced by several factors like crude oil prices and geopolitical tensions, which can impact the overall market stability.

2. Environmental Concerns: The disposal of plastic waste has become a significant environmental concern. Stringent regulations and increasing public awareness about environmental sustainability have led to a shift towards sustainable alternatives. This poses a challenge for the automotive plastic compounding market, thus requiring innovative solutions to address these concerns and promote the circular economy in the industry.

In conclusion, the automotive plastic compounding market is expected to witness significant growth due to the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and the rising automotive production. However, challenges related to volatile raw material prices and environmental concerns regarding plastic waste disposal need to be addressed for sustainable market growth. Overall, the market presents numerous growth opportunities driven by technological innovations and the increasing adoption of electric vehicles.

Report Coverage & Deliverables

Historical Statistics Growth Forecasts Latest Trends & Innovations Market Segmentation Regional Opportunities Competitive Landscape
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Regional Forecast:

The automotive plastic compounding market is expected to witness significant growth in the following regions:

1. North America:

- Increased consumer preference for lightweight vehicles to enhance fuel efficiency.

- Rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and advancements in automotive plastic compounding technologies.

- Presence of major automotive manufacturers and growing collaborations with compound manufacturers.

2. Asia Pacific:

- Rapid expansion of the automotive industry in emerging economies like China and India.

- Government initiatives promoting electric mobility and stricter emission norms.

- Growing investments by global automotive players to establish manufacturing facilities.

3. Europe:

- Strong demand for lightweight materials to reduce vehicle emissions and increase fuel efficiency.

- Stringent regulations promoting the use of recyclable and sustainable automotive compounds.

- Collaborations between compound manufacturers and OEMs to develop advanced electrified vehicles.

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Segmentation Analysis:

The automotive plastic compounding market is segmented based on product type, application, and end-use industry.

1. Product Type:

a. Polypropylene (PP) - This versatile sub-segment is extensively used in automotive interiors, exteriors, and under-the-hood applications. It offers excellent mechanical strength, heat resistance, and durability.

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Competitive Landscape:

The automotive plastic compounding market includes several key players, such as LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., BASF SE, SABIC, Dow, Ferro Corporation, Ascend Performance Materials, Washington Pen, Ravago, KRATON CORPORATION, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, and SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited.

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