Fluorochemicals

Fluorochemicals Market by Product (Fluorocarbons, Fluoropolymers, Specialty & Inorganic Fluorochemicals), End-User (Automotive, Building & Construction, Chemicals) - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[197 Pages Report] The Fluorochemicals Market size was estimated at USD 28.71 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 30.19 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 5.35% to reach USD 41.35 billion by 2030.

Fluorochemicals Market
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Fluorochemicals are synthetically produced organic chemicals, and they contain per-fluoroalkyl residues and have unique properties, including high thermal stability and chemical resistance. Fluorochemicals are essential chemical compounds used in various industries, including polymers, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and lithium-ion batteries. The growing use of HVAC systems in the automotive industry has increased the demand for fluorochemicals. Furthermore, the fluorochemicals market is driven by the increasing usage of smartphones, televisions, and home appliances, as they offer moisture, excellent heat transfer, and chemical resistance to electronic components. However, fluorocarbons have become increasingly stringent in response to environmental concerns challenging manufacturers to commercialize fluorochemicals. The rapidly growing usage of wearable electronic devices has encouraged the development of low-cost and flexible batteries and other electronic components, including semiconductors, which is expected to expand the scope of fluorochemicals. Moreover, the improvements in technologies of fluorochemicals are expected to generate opportunities in the fluorochemicals market.

Fluorochemicals Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Product: Expanding usage of fluoropolymers across aerospace and automotive industries

Fluorochemicals have low reactivity, as they have high carbon-fluorine bond polarity. Fluorocarbons slowly break down in the environment; therefore, they are considered persistent organic pollutants. Several commercially valuable fluorocarbons contain hydrogen, chlorine, and bromine. Fluoropolymers are a family of high-performance plastics characterized by their strong carbon-fluorine (C-F) bonds. This unique atomic structure imparts desirable properties, including chemical resistance, thermal stability, and electrical insulation. They are used in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and medical applications. However, they can be expensive, have limited processability based on grades, exhibit cold flow with some grades, and have high expansion rates. Specialty & inorganic fluorochemicals, including fluorosilicate, aluminum fluoride, cryolite, and silicofluoride, are commonly utilized in steel making, aluminum production, fumigation, pesticides, and herbicides. Inorganic fluorochemicals are also used to synthesize products such as pharmaceuticals, solar panels, toothpaste, lithium-ion batteries, rocket fuel, concrete, semiconductors, and LCDs.

End-User: Rising application in refrigeration and air conditioners

The automotive industry experiences substantial changes driven by CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electrified), fluorochemicals advance solutions offering design flexibility, enhancing system robustness, and increasing efficiency. The use of fluorochemicals in building & construction, including dry calcium fluoride and anhydrite, is widespread in various construction materials such as cement or ceramics. The fluorochemicals are used as substrates for producing other higher value-added chemical products. Fluorochemicals are used as a coating material for cables and electric wires for their excellent electrical properties. Fluorinated polyimide films with excellent transparency are used on mobile devices with foldable displays. Fluorochemical compounds are used in pharmaceuticals, and pesticides enhance the efficacy of products. Moreover, as a high purity level is required for the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, fluorochemicals are used in fluid transport equipment and control devices. Furthermore, in medical devices that must withstand strong sterilants, the chemical resistance of fluoro materials is necessary. Aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) are a tool for fighting large hydrocarbon fires. AFFFs contain fluorochemical surfactants and can be used by public, commercial, and military firefighting organizations.

Regional Insights

The United States and Canada are significant players in the fluorochemicals market in the Americas due to their advanced industries and growing demand for refrigerants, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. In recent years, there has been a surge in research related to environmentally friendly production of fluorochemicals. The European Union (EU) is another major consumer of fluorochemicals due to its robust automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries. In the Middle East and Africa (MEA), rapid urbanization and infrastructure development drive demand for air conditioning systems that depend on fluorochemical-based refrigerants. Countries such as Saudi Arabia are investing significantly in research projects focused on decreasing global warming potential (GWP) through alternative cooling technologies. In Asia-Pacific, China, Japan, and India are significant contributors to the global fluorochemicals market, with a growing need for coolants in air-conditioning systems stemming from rising temperatures and economic development. China is the major contributor in the Asia-Pacific with a strong presence in fluorspar production, an essential raw material for producing various fluorochemical products, while Japan is known for its advanced research and development(R&D) in fluoropolymers. India's fluorochemical industry has recently witnessed substantial growth due to the focus on reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions and expanding manufacturing facilities. Players can capitalize on this opportunity by investing in local production facilities, strategic collaborations, and product innovations to cater to the specific requirements of developing markets.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Fluorochemicals Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Fluorochemicals Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • AGC to Expand Production Capacity for Fluorochemical Products

    AGC Inc. announced the expansion of its production capacity for fluorochemical products at its Chiba Plant in Japan. This expansion responds to the growing demand for fluorochemical products, particularly in the semiconductor industry. Fluorochemicals are widely used in various industries, such as semiconductors, aircraft, and automobiles, due to their exceptional heat, weather, and chemical resistance properties. [Published On: 2023-03-23]

  • Gujarat Fluorochemicals to invest ~Rs 2500 crore over next two years on expansion in fluoropolymers and battery chemicals

    Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd. (GFL) organized an investor meet in collaboration with ICICI Securities. GFL announced its plans to invest INR 2500 crore in the next two years. This investment focused on the development of various fluoropolymers and battery chemicals. This strategic investment enables GFL to strengthen its position in the market and meet the evolving demands of its customers. [Published On: 2022-09-26]

  • Honeywell Partners With Navin Fluorine To Add Hydrofluoroolefins (HFO) Manufacturing Capacity In India

    Honeywell and Navin Fluorine International Limited announced a partnership to manufacture Honeywell's proprietary range of hydrofluoroolefins in India. These hydrofluoroolefins have a global warming potential (GWP) of 1 and zero ozone depletion potential, making them environmentally friendly alternatives. Customers can effectively reduce their carbon footprint without compromising product performance, by utilizing these low-GWP solutions. This collaboration between Honeywell and Navin Fluorine aims to facilitate the transition from more harmful hydrofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon solutions to sustainable, low-GWP alternatives. [Published On: 2022-01-28]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Fluorochemicals Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include 3M Company, AGC Group, Arkema group, Chukoh Chemical Industries, Ltd., Daikin Industries, Ltd., Derivados del Fluor, S.A.U., DIC Group, Dongyue Group, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Dynax Corporation, GMM Pfaudler, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited by INOXGFL group, Halocarbon, LLC, HaloPolymer Kirovo-Chepetsk, LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd., Maflon S.p.A. by Guarniflon S.p.A., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Navin Fluorine International Limited, Necsa SOC Ltd, Orbia Advance Corporation S.A.B. de CV, Solvay S.A., SRF LIMITED, The Chemours Company LLC, and Vizag chemical.

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Fluorochemicals Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Product
    • Fluorocarbons
    • Fluoropolymers
    • Specialty & Inorganic Fluorochemicals
  • End-User
    • Automotive
    • Building & Construction
    • Chemicals
    • Consumer Goods
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
    • Military & Defense

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Fluorochemicals Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Fluorochemicals Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Fluorochemicals Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Fluorochemicals Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Fluorochemicals Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Fluorochemicals Market, by Product
  7. Fluorochemicals Market, by End-User
  8. Americas Fluorochemicals Market
  9. Asia-Pacific Fluorochemicals Market
  10. Europe, Middle East & Africa Fluorochemicals Market
  11. Competitive Landscape
  12. Competitive Portfolio
  13. List of Figures [Total: 20]
  14. List of Tables [Total: 204]
  15. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 25]
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    Ans. The Global Fluorochemicals Market to grow USD 41.35 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 5.35%
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