Nafion Market

Segmentation by Form (Dispersion, Resin, and Membrane); by Application (Energy, Chemical Processing, Semiconductors, Waste Recovery, Drying & Humidification, Tubing Systems, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Report ID: 3384 | Published On: Feb 08, 2023
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Global Nafion Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global nafion market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific is estimated to acquire the largest share and witness highest growth over the forecast period on the back of the largescale production of electrical vehicles in Asia, and growing number of ongoing government initiatives to boost the energy sector in the region. For instance, in China more than 1.2 million electric vehicles were sold in 2020, which depicted about 41 percent of total electric vehicles sold around the world. Apart from this, high consumption of fluoropolymers in the region is also anticipated to drive market growth to the APAC in the coming years. Moreover, the market in North America is also expected to gather a notable share by the end of 2030, which can be ascribed to the presence of major market players and rise in geographical expansion by chemical companies in the region.

The global nafion market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

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Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Chemicals (% of Value)

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labor as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global nafion market includes the following segments:

By Form

  • Dispersion
  • Resin
  • Membrane

By Application

  • Energy
  • Chemical Processing
  • Semiconductors
  • Waste Recovery
  • Drying & Humidification
  • Tubing Systems
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Ion Exchange Membranes in Fuel Cell Based Applications
  • Rising Usage of Clean Energy Sources for Power Generation


  • High Cost of Nafion

Chemicals (% of Value)
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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    • BASF SE
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Merck KGaA
    • Spintech Holdings Inc.
    • Evonik AG
    • SMP Technologies Inc.
    • Automatic Materials, Inc.
    • Akzo Nobel N.V.
    • DuPont de Nemors, Inc.
    • High Impact Technology, LLC
    • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

In The News

  • January 2017: BASF along with collaborators from the Rybtchinski group from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, developed a tough aqua material by using nafion for the purpose of water purification.

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the nafion market?

Ans: The major factors driving market growth are growing demand for ion exchange membranes in fuel cell-based applications and rising usage of clean energy sources for power generation.

2) What would be the CAGR of nafion market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030.

3) What are the challenges affecting the nafion market growth?

Ans: High cost of nafion is estimated to hamper the market growth

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of nafion market in future?

Ans: Asia Pacific will provide more business opportunities for market growth owing to the largescale production of electrical vehicles in East Asia.

5) Who are the major players dominating the nafion market?

Ans: The major players in the market are BASF SE, Merck KGaA, Spintech Holdings Inc., Evonik AG, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the nafion market?

Ans: The market is segmented by form, application, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in the form segment in the nafion market?

Ans: The membrane segment is anticipated to hold largest market size in value and is estimated to grow at a noteworthy CAGR over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.

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