Acrylic Acid Market Projected to Reach US$ 22.6 Billion by 2032, Driven by Methacrylate Polymer Demand Surge

Acrylic Acid

The rise in demand for methacrylate-based polymers for the manufacturing of lighting fixtures, glazing, automotive rear lights, and electronic displays has witnessed significant growth, which in turn, represents prominent growth in the acrylic acid market over the analysis period. According to a recent study by Future Market Insights, the acrylic acid industry is expected to reach US$ 22.6 Billion by 2032, up from US$ 14.6 Billion in 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 4.5%.

Acrylic acid-based polymers have replaced conventionally used materials in major end-use industries, such as automotive, building and construction, electronics, and others. Acrylic acid-based elastomers such as AEM (Ethylene Acrylic Elastomers), are used as an alternative to synthetic rubber in various applications, such as an automotive gasket, hoses, and others.

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In addition, owing to the improved properties of AEM, such as strength, and resistance, among others, there is an increasing demand for acrylic acid from the polymer industry during the forecast period. Additionally, the rise in demand for methacrylate-based polymers for the manufacturing of lighting fixtures, glazing, automotive rear lights, and electronic displays has witnessed significant growth, which in turn, represents prominent growth in the acrylic acid market.

Key Takeaways from the Market Study

  • The global acrylic acid market was valued at US$ 14.6 Billion by 2022-end
  • The US to account for the highest value share of US$ 7.8 Billion of global market demand for acrylic acid in 2032
  • From 2015 to 2021, acrylic acid demand expanded at a CAGR of 5.2%
  • By Product, the acrylate esters category constitutes the bulk of the Acrylic Acid Market with a CAGR of 4.6%.

“Increasing demand for Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in Sanitary Pads Application, is one of the major factors that is anticipated to propel the industry growth over the forecast period,” remarks an FMI analyst.

Competitive Landscape

Players in the global acrylic acid market focus on expanding their global reach through various strategies, such as; partnerships, collaborations, and partnerships. The players are also making a significant investment in R&D to add innovations to their products which would help them in strengthening their position in the global market. Some recent developments among the key players are:

  • In August 2021, BASF and SINOPEC decided to expand their Verbund site operated by BASF-YPC Co. Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture of both companies in NanjingChina. It includes the capacity expansion of several downstream chemical plants, including a new tert-butyl acrylate plant to support the growing Chinese market.
  • In October 2020, Arkema successfully started a its new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake site in Texas to attract consumers from paints, super-absorbents, water treatment, and adhesives markets in North America.
  • In August 2018, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals announced the expansion of the production capacities of its acrylic acid and butyl acrylate plants in Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Key Players

  • Dow Chemical
  • Lucite International
  • LG Chem
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
  • SNP Inc.
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Formosa Plastic Corporation
  • Arkema S.A.
  • Ashland
  • Kemira Oyi

Key Segments Covered in The Acrylic Acid Market Study

Acrylic Acid Market by Product:

  • Acrylate Esters
  • Glacial Acrylic Acid
  • Other Acrylic Acid Products

Acrylic Acid Market by End-Use Industry:

  • Acrylic Acid for Surfactants
  • Acrylic Acid for Organic Chemicals
  • Acrylic Acid for Adhesives & Sealants
  • Acrylic Acid for Textiles
  • Acrylic Acid for Water Treatment
  • Acrylic Acid for Personal Care Products
  • Acrylic Acid for Other End-Use Industries

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About the Author

Nikhil Kaitwade

Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights, Inc. has over a decade of experience in market research and business consulting. He has successfully delivered 1500+ client assignments, predominantly in Automotive, Chemicals, Industrial Equipment, Oil & Gas, and Service industries.
His core competency circles around developing research methodology, creating a unique analysis framework, statistical data models for pricing analysis, competition mapping, and market feasibility analysis. His expertise also extends wide and beyond analysis, advising clients on identifying growth potential in established and niche market segments, investment/divestment decisions, and market entry decision-making.
Nikhil holds an MBA degree in Marketing and IT and a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Nikhil has authored several publications and quoted in journals like EMS Now, EPR Magazine, and EE Times.

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