Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Report
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market by Application (Packaging, Construction, and Others), End Use Industry (Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnological, Medical, Chemical, Food & Beverage, and Others), and Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2031
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Analysis
The global cyclic olefin copolymer market size was $825.4 million in 2021 and is predicted to grow with a CAGR of 5.5%, by generating a revenue of $1,410.0 million by 2031.
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Synopsis
The superior chemical performance of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), especially their resistance to diluted bases, acids, and alcohols, has led to an increase in demand for them as packaging material in various industries like chemical and food & beverage industries. Cyclic olefin copolymer are a practical option for a variety of packaging applications. Cyclic olefin copolymer are being used in the field of medical technology at an exponentially rising rate due to their outstanding advantages in medical design. All these factors are expected to boost the development of the cyclic olefin copolymer market during the forecast period.
The availability of substitute products in the market such as films made of polyethylene, and polypropylene, is expected to hinder the expansion of the cyclic olefin copolymer market during the forecast time. Cost-cutting is a priority for operating packaging businesses. Since cyclic olefin copolymer are an expensive product, the major focus of the companies shifts towards using less expensive materials for packaging. This factor is likely to impede the market growth in the coming years.
The development of cyclic olefin copolymer as microfluidic materials with high optical transparency, low water absorption, moisture barrier qualities, and superior chemical resistance presents the market with enormous potential opportunities for cyclic olefin copolymer market growth. The rise in the use of COC films in the packaging for food, medical, and other industries is what is causing the cyclic olefin copolymer market to grow.
According to regional analysis, the Europe cyclic olefin copolymer market accounted for a dominating market share in 2021. The regional growth is majorly attributed to the rise in demand for high-quality and inert packaging material in the pharmaceutical, medical, and food & beverage industries.
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Overview
Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) are composed of cyclic olefin copolymer and linear olefins and exhibits properties like high performance, amorphous, and transparent copolymers. COCs have a special set of characteristics that can be changed by altering the copolymer's chemical composition. The main attributes of COCs are their low density, great transparency, extremely low water absorption, outstanding biocompatibility, temperature resistance up to 170°C, minimal water vapor transfer, high stiffness and strength, and simplicity of processing. Owing to such properties, COC has many applications like optical data storage, sensors, optics, lenses, lighting, film, blister packaging, and others.
COVID-19 Impact on Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) for vaccine and medicine packaging as well as diagnostic disposables. Borosilicate glass has been the material of choice for medical syringes and vials as well as disposable diagnostic containers for a very long time. The requirement for an equivalent and even better substitute for packaging like cyclic olefin copolymer has increased owing to the increase in demand for medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, globally, which has boosted the market growth during the pandemic period.
Cyclic olefin copolymer are being used in COVID-19 testing, and efforts are being made to include them in future vaccines and treatments. Companies are employing the purest, most inert materials for their R&D as they consider a variety of novel tests and medicines. The pharmaceutical industry's rising concern over a shortage of glass vials for COVID-19 vaccines has spurred interest in cyclic olefin copolymer.
Exclusive Properties of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Projected to Drive Market Growth
Rise in the use of cyclic olefin copolymer in industries like pharmaceutical and medical industries is expected to drive the cyclic olefin copolymer market growth. Cyclic olefin copolymer have become the standard material in cutting-edge diagnostic and microfluidic applications because of their exceptional purity and special characteristics. As newer pharmaceutical compounds and formulations are more chemically sensitive to lower-purity polymers and glass, due to which high resistant materials like COC material are now more frequently used in main medication packaging, including prefilled syringes, vials, blisters, pouches, and lightweight wearables. The benefits of using COC for medical design have increased its use among many medical devices manufacturing companies. Through injection molding, the COC resin can reproduce exceedingly fine detail, down to the submicron range. In addition, it has remarkable dimensional stability and little shrinkage, which allows for volumetric precision that few rival resins can match. All such properties and advantages of cyclic olefin copolymer are expected to drive the cyclic olefin copolymer market share growth during the forecast period.
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High Cost of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer to Restrain Market Growth
Cyclic olefin copolymer are an expensive chemical material and not every manufacturer can afford it for their products’ packaging. Pure cyclic olefin polymers are highly challenging to produce because of their extremely high melting temperatures (300°C to 450°C) and during the production of cyclic olefin copolymer, decomposition of the reactants typically starts before reaching the melting point. Thus, it becomes very difficult to produce cyclic olefin copolymer. Therefore, a substitute polymer with greater heat resistance than a polyolefin like ethylene is produced by the use of a comonomer. These factors are responsible for impeding the cyclic olefin copolymer market expansion in the future.
Growing Applications of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer in the Medical Industry Projected to Drive Market Growth
With more people becoming aware of the benefits of cyclic olefin copolymer, their demand has also increased significantly in the past few years. The remarkable purity and resulting medication stability provided by COC syringes have been manufactured by prefilled syringes. The purity and dimensional stability of COC are used in wearable insulin administration systems, where they produce high potency and accurate medication control. In terms of diagnostics, COC disposables used in disease diagnosis and testing are becoming more common, generally taking the place of polypropylene and polystyrene when a more exact analysis is needed. Also, COC proves to be a great material for designing and creating microfluidic components for analytical systems, research, and biomedical devices due to its distinct features. Such factors are likely to provide huge opportunities for cyclic olefin copolymer market share growth during the forecast period.
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Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market, By Application
By application, the market has been divided into packaging, diagnostics, and others. Among these, the packaging segment accounted for a dominant market share in 2021 and is anticipated to have the fastest growth during the forecast period.
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Share, by Application, 2021
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The packaging segment accounted for a dominant market share in 2021. Cyclic olefin copolymer are widely used as a packaging material by various food & beverages and medical products manufacturers. Cyclic olefin copolymer provides multilayer polyolefin packaging sheets. Cyclic olefin copolymer also deliver better performance in packaging. High-clarity barrier films for packaging are also being made using COC more frequently. Also, COC has the property of containing moisture four to five times better at containing moisture than LDPE. Such factors are responsible for the growth of the cyclic olefin copolymer market share during the forecast time.
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market, By End Use Industry
By end use industry, the market has been divided into pharmaceuticals and biotechnological, medical, chemical, food and beverage, and others. Among these, the medical segment had a dominant market share in 2021 and is anticipated to have the fastest growth during the forecast period.
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Share, by End Use Industry, 2021
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The medical segment accounted for a dominant market share in 2021. Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) includes high-volume materials like polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) and is a widely used material in medical and packaging applications. COC is now the material of choice for sophisticated diagnostic and microfluidic applications owing to its exceptional qualities and high level of purity. The substance is now more frequently used in main medication packaging, such as prefilled syringes, vials, blisters, pouches, and lightweight wearables, as newer pharmaceutical compounds and formulations tend to be chemically more sensitive.
Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market, Regional Insights
The cyclic olefin copolymer market was analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Global Cyclic olefin copolymer Market Size & Forecast, by Region, 2021-2031 ($ Million)
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The Cyclic olefin copolymer Market in Asia-Pacific to be the Most Dominant
The Asia-Pacific cyclic olefin copolymer market size accounted for a dominating market share in 2021. The region offers tremendous growth opportunities for key players operating in the cyclic olefin copolymer market. The region has a vast presence of prominent medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological companies, where COC is majorly used for the packaging of medicines and other medical products. Also, COC is highly interred because of which it is used widely in the food & beverage industries as a packaging material. Thus, the high presence of food & beverage industries in the region is expected to drive the regional market growth during the forecast period.
Competitive Scenario in Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market
Investment and agreement are common strategies followed by major market players. For instance, on February 1, 2023, Polyplastics Group announced that it would exhibit at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, an enlarged portfolio of acetal materials for the medical and healthcare sector. The business will highlight its recently created DURACON POM (polyoxymethylene or polyacetal) PM series for medication delivery and contact applications. The company's TOPAS Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) product, a high-purity material for medical applications that have served the industry for decades, is complemented by the DURACON PM series.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The key players profiled in this report include Zeon Corporation, Borealis Group, Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc., MITSUI & CO., Ltd, JSR Corporation, Polysciences, Inc., Entec Polymers, Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V., Ravago Group, and VELOX GmbH.
Historical Market Estimations
Base Year for Market Estimation
Forecast Timeline for Market Projection
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA
Segmentation by Application
Segmentation by End Use Industry
Key Companies Profiled
Q1. What is the size of the global cyclic olefin copolymer market?
A. The global cyclic olefin copolymer market size was $825.4 million in 2021 and is predicted to grow with a CAGR of 5.5%, by generating a revenue of $1,410 million by 2031.
Q2. Which are the major companies in the cyclic olefin copolymer market?
A. Zeon Corporation, Borealis Group, and Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc. are the major companies in the cyclic olefin copolymer market.
Q3. Which region, among others, possesses greater investment opportunities in the future?
A. Asia-Pacific possesses great investment opportunities for investors in the future.
Q4. What will be the growth rate of the North America cyclic olefin copolymer market?
A. North America cyclic olefin copolymer market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.
Q5. What are the strategies opted by the leading players in the market?
A. Agreement and investment are the two key strategies opted by the operating companies in this market.
Q6. Which companies are investing more on R&D practices?
A. MITSUI & CO., Ltd, JSR Corporation, and Polysciences, Inc. are the major companies investing more on R&D practices.
1.2.Real time insights and validation
1.4.Assumptions and forecast parameters
1.5.Market size estimation
2.2.Key objectives of the study
2.5.Overview of the impact of COVID-19 on Global cyclic olefin copolymer market
4.2.Growth impact forces
4.3.Market value chain analysis
4.3.1.List of raw material suppliers
4.3.2.List of manufacturers
4.3.3.List of distributors
4.4.Innovation & sustainability matrices
4.5.Porter’s five forces analysis
4.5.1.Bargaining power of suppliers
4.5.2.Bargaining power of consumers
4.5.3.Threat of substitutes
4.5.4.Threat of new entrants
4.5.5.Competitive rivalry intensity
4.7.Impact of COVID-19 on cyclic olefin copolymer market
4.7.1.Pre-covid market scenario
4.7.2.Post-covid market scenario
5.Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Analysis, by Application
5.2.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.2.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
5.2.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
5.3.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.3.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
5.3.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
5.4.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.4.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
5.4.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
5.5.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
6.Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Analysis, by End Use industry
6.2.Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnological
6.2.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.2.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
6.2.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
6.3.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.3.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
6.3.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
6.4.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.4.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
6.4.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
6.5.Food and Beverage
6.5.1.Definition, key trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.5.2.Market size analysis, by region, 2021-2031
6.5.3.Market share analysis, by country, 2021-2031
6.6.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
7.Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market, by Region
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.1.4.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.2.6.Rest of Europe
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.2.7.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.3.6.Rest of Asia-Pacific
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.3.7.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
184.108.40.206.Market size analysis, by Application
220.127.116.11.Market size analysis, by End use industry
18.104.22.168.Market size analysis, by Application
22.214.171.124.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.4.5.Rest of LAMEA
126.96.36.199.Market size analysis, by Application
188.8.131.52.Market size analysis, by End use industry
7.4.6.Research Dive Exclusive Insights
8.1.Top winning strategies, 2021
8.3.Market share analysis, 2021
9.3.Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc.
9.4.MITSUI & CO., Ltd
9.8.Lyondellbasell Industries Holdings B.V.
Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) is a high-temperature polymer that has excellent chemical and thermal stability. These properties make it suitable for use in various industries including medical devices, optics, and electronics. One of the key benefits of COC is its transparency. It has excellent light transmission properties and is often used in the manufacture of optical components such as lenses, prisms, and light guides. COC is also highly resistant to UV radiation, making it an ideal material for outdoor applications. COC is biocompatible, which means it does not cause a harmful reaction when it encounters living tissue. This makes it a suitable material for use in medical devices such as syringes, IV sets, and drug delivery systems. In addition, COC is also used in the electronics industry. It has low moisture absorption and high dimensional stability which makes it an absolute material for the manufacture of microelectronic components such as integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Forecast Analysis of the Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market
According to the report published by Research Dive, the global cyclic olefin copolymer market is anticipated to generate a revenue of $1,410.0 million and grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.5% over the estimated timeframe from 2022 to 2031.
The growing use of cyclic olefin copolymer across various industries such as pharmaceutical and medical industries due to its exclusive properties is expected to bolster the growth of the cyclic olefin copolymer market over the estimated timeframe. Moreover, the increasing applications of cyclic olefin copolymer in the medical industry such as its use in wearable insulin administration and for disease diagnosis and testing are expected to fortify the growth of the market over the analysis timeframe. In addition, the increasing use of COC for designing and creating microfluidic components for analytical systems, research, and biomedical devices due to its beneficial features is expected to amplify the growth of the market throughout the forecast period. However, the high cost of cyclic olefin copolymer may hinder the growth of the market over the estimated period.
The major players of the cyclic olefin copolymer market include Polysciences, Inc., JSR Corporation, Entec Polymers, MITSUI & CO., Ltd, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Topas Advanced Polymers, Inc., Ravago Group, Borealis Group, VELOX GmbH, Zeon Corporation, and many more.
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market Developments
The key companies operating in the industry are adopting various growth strategies & business tactics such as partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and launches to maintain a robust position in the overall market, which is subsequently helping the global cyclic olefin copolymer market to grow exponentially. For instance:
- In September 2021, Borealis, a leading Austrian chemical company announced its collaboration with TOPAS Advanced Polymers, the world’s leading maker of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer). With this collaboration, the companies aimed to develop a unique class of engineering materials for capacitor film applications that would balance the performance gap between high-end plastics and standard polymers.
- In January 2022, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a mid-sized company that manufactures generic respiratory medications announced the launch of its new product- the COC syringe which is produced under the highly successful Nephron 503B Outsourcing Facility operation. Along with this, the company also aimed to provide lure-lock vials, pre-filled sterile syringes, IV bottles, and IV bags for hospitals throughout America.
- In January 2023, Zeon Corporation, a leading developer of sustainable chemicals announced its acquisition of Edge Precision Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom micro-featured thermoplastic disposables for diagnostic, clinical, optics, and research. With this acquisition, Zeon aimed to accelerate business in healthcare and life sciences and develop new businesses for cyclic olefin polymers (COPs).
Most Productive Region
The Asia-Pacific region of the cyclic olefin copolymer market registered the highest revenue in 2021. This is mainly due to the presence of renowned medical, biotechnological, and pharmaceutical companies across the region. Moreover, the increasing use of COC in the food & beverage industries of the region is expected to boost the regional growth of the market over the estimated timeframe.
Covid-19 Impact on the Global Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market
Though the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has devastated several industries, it has benefitted the cyclic olefin copolymer market. This is mainly due to the increased demand for cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) for vaccines, and disposable diagnostic containers during the pandemic. Moreover, the increasing need for a better substitute for packaging owing to the rising demand for medical supplies and the rising use during the pandemic period has inclined the growth of the market throughout the crisis.