The total value of the global hyperelastic material market reached $15.5 billion in 2021. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2030. The term "hyperelastic" refers to a unique category of materials that continue to behave elastically even after being subjected to significant strains and alterations. They are characterised by a nonlinear material behaviour in addition to significant morphological transformations. Materials that are hyperelastic are capable of undergoing enormous elastic deformations on the order of 100–700%, and these deformations are fully recoverable, which means that the material returns to its initial shape when the load is removed. Materials that are hyperelastic are essentially incapable of being compressed, which indicates that they are able to change their shape while keeping their overall volume relatively the same. Materials with a hyperelastic behaviour have a stress-strain relation that is highly nonlinear. When subjected to tension, the material first becomes more flexible before eventually becoming stiffer again. On the other hand, when subjected to compression, hyperelastic materials exhibit a response that is relatively rigid. It is possible to make many different kinds of complex-shaped components out of hyperelastic materials like Mooney-Rivlin rubber, for example. The combination of a low cost-to-weight ratio, a high deformation capability, and the ability to absorb vibrations is offering growth potential for market players. Because of their superior mechanical qualities, the utilisation of hyperelastic materials has significantly increased over the course of the past few decades.
Widespread Adoption of Hyperelastic Materials in Automobile Industry
In 2021, the Automobile sector owned the largest share of revenues accounting for more than 55% of the total revenues. This is due to the fact that the production of high-quality tyres in the automotive industry requires the usage of hyperelastic material as a raw material. In the automotive industry, the usage of hyperelastic materials is helped along by the fact that these materials have properties such as low rolling resistance and resilience to heat. These tyres can help minimise the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted into the atmosphere and provide a more comfortable riding experience. The expansion of the automotive industry can be attributed to several factors, including rising purchasing power, more laws from governments over acceptable levels of vehicle emissions, and rising global living standards. In addition, the increasing middle and upper-middle classes, the growing economies of developing nations, and the expanded spending capacity of customers across the globe are the primary forces that drive the automobile industry. Predicting the stiffness of rubber bushing materials is a necessary step in the design process in the automotive industry. The strain energy density function can be utilised to allow for the simulation of the behaviour of the rubber compound. Because of the compressive deformation brought on by the swaging process of the busing, it is essential to take into account any changes that may have occurred in the material's characteristics.
In a wide variety of technical applications, including engine mountings, structural bearings, vibration absorbers, corrosion protection, tyres, medical devices, shock isolators, and springs, hyperelastic materials are highly desirable. Because of its one-of-a-kind features, such as high elongation, reversibility, incompressibility, and damping, hyperelastic materials are utilised in a wide variety of technical applications. A couple examples of these applications include shock absorbers and vibration isolators. The bushing's accuracy increased to 99.6% and its stiffness increased by 45% when compared to the bushing's stiffness when it did not have the swaging effect. The behaviour of foam materials may be defined using hyperelastic properties, while the effect of shear loading inside the deformable bodies of vehicle seats can be judged using viscoelastic properties. Hyperelastic properties are ideal for characterising the behaviour of foam materials. Automobile manufacturers are placing a significant amount of emphasis on the research and development of hyperelastic materials for use in automobiles in applications needing great flexibility. In the long run, this level of flexibility is required when heavy loads are present. It is anticipated that this would enhance the number of prospects for growth in the hyperelastic material industry. As a consequence of this, the majority of vehicle manufacturers are making significant investments in hyperelastic materials, which is projected to fuel the global market for hyperelastic materials.
Urbanization led Focus on Construction in Emerging Economies Boosting the Market Growth
In growing countries such as India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Brazil, the construction and manufacturing industries have been rising during the past few years. Materials classified as hyperelastic are typically put to use in applications that need a high degree of flexibility over an extended period of time while also being subjected to high stresses. Elastomeric pads, rail pads, automobile door seals, car tyres, and fluid seals all make use of hyperelastic materials. Bridges also make use of these materials. The convenience of using hyperelastic materials in finite element models has contributed to their widespread adoption. Even when the strain is between 100% and 700%, depending on the precise hyperelastic model that is employed, these materials give designers the ability to precisely simulate the relationship between stress and strain. This is possible even when the strain is between 100% and 100%. People living in rural areas are leaving their homes and moving to cities in search of better living conditions. The result of this is likely to be a rise in the amount of construction activity in metropolitan areas, which is anticipated to boost the market for hyperelastic materials worldwide over the next several years.
Several national governments are concentrating their efforts on the creation of construction programmes for smart cities and investing in environmentally friendly building initiatives. It is anticipated that this will propel growth in the global market over the period under consideration. In emerging economies, a number of multinational developers intend to launch their companies with the assistance of foreign direct investment (FDI) incentive programmes. This is projected to generate smart cities, so indirectly enhance the economies of countries. It is anticipated that a rise in urbanisation will boost the market for hyperelastic materials, particularly due to the increased demand in the construction sector.
Butadiene Rubber Segment Dominated the Market by Type
Butadiene rubber segment accounted for over 58% of revenue share in 2021. It is anticipated that it will maintain its preeminent position in the global market throughout the time under consideration. Tires, crap tubes, adhesives, roll covers, hoses, and gaskets are the kind of items that make the most frequent use of butadiene rubber during the manufacturing process. As a result, there is a significant need for butadiene rubber all over the world. Because butadiene rubber is capable of exhibiting high resilience, good tensile strength, tear resistance, and acceptable flexing properties even when subjected to low temperatures, it is ideally suited for a diverse array of applications. In 2021, an important portion of the overall market was accounted for by the ethylene vinyl acetate category. During the time period that is being forecasted, there will likely be an increase in demand for ethylene vinyl acetate. It is anticipated that during the time under consideration, it will expand at a rate that is rather constant. During the time covered by the forecast, there is also projected to be an increase in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane.
APAC Remained as the Global Leader
During the time period covered by this estimate, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global hyperelastic material market. In 2021, Asia Pacific held a significant part of the global market for hyperelastic materials, accounting for 45% of the total market value. During the time period that is being forecasted, it is anticipated that the market in the region would expand at a significant rate. It is anticipated that China will control a significant portion of the market for hyperelastic materials in the region. This is as a result of the region having the biggest concentration of developing economies inside its borders. The market for hyperelastic materials is likewise very important in North America.
Market Remains Concentrated
The worldwide market for hyperelastic materials is highly concentrated, with only a few large-scale vendors controlling the majority of the market share. The vast majority of companies currently devote a sizable portion of their budget to doing extensive R&D. Some of the most important hyperelastic material market manufacturers in the world include Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dow, LG Chem, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Braskem, REPSOL S.A., CLARIANT AG, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc., BASF SE, and LANXESS. Others include Braskem, REPSOL S.A., CLARIANT AG, and others. Companies are focusing on increasing production capabilities, for instance, In February of 2020, Dow Inc. made the announcement that its ethylene production facility in Canada would be expanded by an additional 130 kilotons. The companies are also entering into strategic collaborations, for instance, KPX Chemical, a prominent polyols producer for polyurethanes in Korea, announced a joint venture with Huntsman Corporation in September 2021. The new company was named KPX HUNTSMAN Polyurethanes Automotive Co. Ltd. (KHPUA). Automobile manufacturers in Korea would benefit from the unique polyurethane system solutions that the joint venture will develop and deliver.
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