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Slip Additives Market Segmentation by Type (Fatty Acid Amides, Waxes, and Others); by PPM Slip Content (200-400, 400-600, and Others); by Carrier Resin (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Others); and by Application {Packaging (Polyolefin Films, PET, and Others), and Non-Packaging} – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2029

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Slip Additives Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • September 13, 2019: Emery Oleochemicals announced its investment in technical development center to support green polymer slip additives.

Global Slip Additives Market Highlights over 2020-2029

The global slip additives market is estimated to garner a substantial CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021–2029. The growth of the market can be attributed to the ongoing advancement in packaging industry backed by the growing food & beverage packaging industry. Slip additives are used to manufacture thin films and sheets in order to prevent friction between the films, and between the film and the machines, and get the desired properties in packaging material. Slip additives enhance the strength and durability of the films, and reduce handling problems. These also reduce a film’s resistance to sliding over itself or over the parts of converting equipment. Such features are estimated to boost the demand for slip additives amongst the manufacturers of packaging solutions.


The global slip additives market is segmented by type into fatty acid amides, waxes, and others, out of which, the fatty acid amides segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the market during the forecast period on account of its easy availability, lower coefficient of friction (COF), and affordable prices, as compared to waxes and other additives.  These are excellent in reducing friction in thinner films, which is estimated to further boost the growth of the segment. On the basis of application, the packaging segment is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period, owing to the increasing use of slip additives to improve the quality of packaging films, including polyolefins, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and others. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


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 Programme), 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 favourable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labour 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.

Global Slip Additives Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global slip additives market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of increasing food packaging industry in countries, such as, India, China, and Japan, backed by the rising economic development and growing population. Moreover, the changing lifestyle of the middle class is estimated to boost the market growth in the region. The market in the North America is anticipated to hold major share in the market during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for ready-to-eat food, convenience food, and processed & semi-processed food in countries, including, the U.S. and Canada, backed by increasing disposable income and busy lifestyle of the masses. Moreover, rising manufacturing industry, along with an export-oriented market in the region, is estimated to boost the demand for slip additives. According to the World Bank, the goods and services export in the U.S. valued USD 3.068 trillion, in the year 2019.


The global slip additives 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

Market Segmentation

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

By Type

  • Fatty Acid Amides
  • Waxes
  • Others

By PPM Slip Content

  • 200-400
  • 400-600
  • Others

By Carrier Resin

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

By Application

  • Packaging
    • Polyolefins Films
    • PET
    • Others
  • Non-Packaging

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Food & Beverages Packaging Industry
  • High Leakage Protection Provided by Slip Additives


  • Growing Environment Concerns among People

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • BYK-Chemie GmbH
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Lonza Group Ltd.
  • PMC Group, Inc.
  • Croda International Plc
  • Ampacet Corporation
  • Palsgaard A/S
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Purolite Corporation
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Evonik Industries AG



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