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Polymer Dispersions Market to Grow with a CAGR of 5.86% through 2028

Implementation of Stringent Environment Regulations are expected to drive the Global Polymer Dispersions Market growth in the forecast period, 2024-2028.


According to TechSci Research report, “Polymer Dispersions Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2028”, the Global Polymer Dispersions Market stood at USD10.36 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 5.86% in the forecast period, 2023-2028. The initiatives taken by government based on polymer dispersions has led to favorable market conditions for the Global Polymer Dispersions Market. Several factors contribute to the growth of various polymer dispersions products. One of the notable government initiatives in this field is the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) by the U.S. government. The MGI aims to accelerate the discovery, manufacture, and deployment of advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost. This initiative is driven by the recognition of the immense potential of advanced materials in revolutionizing various industries, from transportation to electronics and beyond. Under the umbrella of the MGI, the Advanced Composites Pilot specifically focuses on polymer matrix composites, which play a crucial role in enhancing the strength, durability, and lightweight properties of materials. By pushing the boundaries of what is possible with polymer matrix composites, this pilot program is poised to unlock new opportunities and applications in fields such as aerospace, automotive, and renewable energy.

Government regulations, like those enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are playing a pivotal role in driving industries towards more environmentally friendly solutions. These regulations, driven by the urgent need to mitigate the impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on public health and the environment, promote the use of water-based polymer dispersions as a more sustainable alternative to solvent-based products. Water-based polymer dispersions not only emit fewer VOCs but also offer improved safety and reduced flammability risks. This regulatory push towards greener alternatives is not only fostering the transition towards water-based polymer dispersions but also spurring innovation in the development of new formulations and manufacturing processes that further enhance the performance and sustainability of these materials. As industries embrace water-based polymer dispersions, the market is experiencing significant growth and witnessing a paradigm shift towards more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions.


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The increasing implementation of various stringent environmental regulations aimed at reducing high volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions is driving the market demand for polymer dispersion. One of the major sources of VOCs is automobiles, which emit these compounds not only from their tailpipes while running but also as evaporative emissions from gasoline vehicles. It is important to note that most VOCs, including alkenes (except ethylene), aromatic hydrocarbons, oxygenated VOCs, and acetonitrile, can be ionized by reaction. In this context, polymer dispersion plays a crucial role in lowering VOC emissions, thereby contributing to a cleaner environment. The demand for polymer dispersion is expected to further increase as industries strive to meet the environmental regulations and reduce their impact on air quality.

The Global Polymer Dispersions Market is segmented into resin type, application, regional distribution, and company.  Based on its resin type, the acrylic dispersions segment held the largest share in the market. Acrylic dispersions, known for their defined particle morphology and self-crosslinking mechanism, have emerged as the most advanced binders for VOC-free industrial coatings on wood, metal, and plastics. These acrylic dispersions are produced using the emulsion polymerization technique, which is a green approach for creating a wide range of polymeric dispersions. In this process, monomer is polymerized in an aqueous media containing surfactant micelles, where the surfactant plays a dual role as a locus for polymerization and a stabilizer for the polymer particles. This innovative method ensures the production of high-quality and environmentally-friendly coatings with excellent performance properties. Based on region, North America segment is expected to grow during the forecast period. The growing need for adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings in the non-residential sector, such as commercial buildings and industrial facilities, has contributed to the increased demand for polymer dispersions in North America. Additionally, the region has witnessed a rise in residential remodelling activities, further driving the demand for these versatile materials. In response to the growing demand for sustainable products, there is an increasing preference for polymer dispersions with low VOC emissions in North America. This is particularly evident in the interior applications market, where there is a rising need for low-odor and high-durability products. The demand for polymer dispersions with low VOC emissions is at an all-time high, reflecting the industry's commitment to environmentally friendly solutions.

To meet these requirements, end-use industries in the region, such as construction and automotive, are increasingly adopting water-based polyurethane and acrylic dispersions. These eco-friendly alternatives offer excellent performance characteristics while minimizing the environmental impact.

Furthermore, the automobile industry in North America extensively utilizes latex and vinyl acetate emulsion polymers. These materials provide superior adhesion, flexibility, and durability, making them ideal for various automotive applications. Overall, the demand for polymer dispersions in North America is driven by the need for high-performance, sustainable, and environmentally friendly solutions in both non-residential and residential sectors. The industry continues to evolve and innovate to meet these demands while reducing VOC emissions and promoting a greener future.


Major companies operating in Global Polymer Dispersions Market are:

  • Arkema SA
  • DIC Corporation
  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Clariant AG
  • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
  • Nuplex Industries Ltd
  • Omnova Solutions Inc.
  • Wacker Chemie AG


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“Growing application of polymer dispersions in various end user industries are key drivers of the polymer dispersions market. Growth in competitive landscape and presence of well-established companies in the market who are dedicated to enhance their productivity of polymer dispersions with every passing year are anticipated to register an impressive growth to Global Polymer Dispersions Market in the forecast period.,” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based management consulting firm.

Polymer Dispersions Market By Resin Type (Acrylic Dispersions, Vinyl Dispersions, Polyurethane Dispersions, Styrene-Butadiene Dispersions, Others), By Application (Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Paper, Textile, Others), By Region, By Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2018-2028F”, has evaluated the future growth potential of Global Polymer Dispersions Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in Global Polymer Dispersions Market.


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