Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Ultraviolet Stabilizers Market Size to grow by USD 431.81 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Ultraviolet Stabilizers Market” by Type (HALS, UV absorbers, Quenchers) Application (Flooring and decking, Furniture, Automotive coatings, Packaging, Others) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 431.81 million, at a CAGR of  6.81% during the forecast period. In the realm of material protection, ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers play a pivotal role in safeguarding plastics and other materials from degradation caused by UV radiation. Exposure to sunlight results in the photo-oxidative process, which adversely affects the mechanical properties, visual appeal, and integrity of materials. Two primary types of UV stabilizers exist: UV absorbers and hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS). UV absorbers, such as benzophenone and benzotriazole-based products, function by absorbing harmful UV radiation. Conversely, HALS act as light stabilizers by neutralizing the radical intermediates generated during the photo-oxidation process. Notably, HALS exhibit a unique feature: they possess a regenerative mechanism that enhances their effectiveness.

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By Type, the HALS segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the realm of construction materials, the demand for UV stabilizers in floor and decking applications has experienced significant growth. This trend is driven by the increasing preference for outdoor living spaces among consumers, resulting in a surge in the construction of decks, patios, and other outdoor flooring solutions. However, these structures are subjected to rigorous environmental conditions, including intense UV radiation. UV stabilizers serve as a crucial defense mechanism, safeguarding floor and decking materials from the detrimental effects of sunlight, thereby ensuring their longevity and maintaining their aesthetic appeal.

By Application, Flooring and decking  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the realm of ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers, Halogenated Aromatic Compounds (HALS) emerge as the most efficacious option. Known for their colorlessness and high efficiency at minimal concentrations, HALS are frequently employed in synergistic blends to optimally safeguard coatings and plastics. The proportion of UV absorbers and HALS hinges on the pigment concentration, acting as UV absorbers, inherent in paints and coatings. Transparent coatings necessitate a substantial amount of UV absorbers, while opaque pigment coatings demand a high quantity of HALS. HALS exhibits exceptional efficacy in the light stabilization of polyolefin-based coatings, adhesives, and sealants, which encompass polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), thermoplastic olefin, thermoplastic elastomer, polystyrene (PS), polyamide, polyurethane, and polyacetal.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers market experienced significant growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in 2023, accounting for a substantial market share. This dominance can be attributed to the burgeoning demand for UV stabilizers in industries such as construction, automotive coating, textile, and furniture. Factors driving this growth include the expanding end-use industries, including cosmetics and coatings, cost-effective production, and robust economic growth. These favorable conditions are enticing vendors to expand their business operations in APAC, leading to a gradual shift of the global UV stabilizers market towards this dynamic region.

The Ultraviolet Stabilizers Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Addivant
  • ADEKA Corp.
  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Ampacet Corp.
  • Clariant International Ltd.
  • Everlight Chemical Industrial Co
  • Everspring Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Jiangsu Chemk Co. ltd.
  • Lanxess AG
  • Lycus Ltd. LLC
  • Mayzo Inc.
  • Sabo Spa
  • Sarex
  • SI Group Inc.
  • Solvay SA
  • Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Suqian Unitech Corp Ltd
  • Valtris Specialty Chemicals

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Research Analysis Overview

The Ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for plastics with improved durability and aesthetic quality in various industries. However, the market faces challenges such as raw material shortages and ecological harm caused by some UV stabilizers with high environmental impact. These stabilizers, often chemical additives, can deteriorate materials and products when exposed to UV radiation, leading to discoloration and degradation. External factors, such as UV collides bonds and photodegradation, accelerate the deterioration process. The plastics industry is responding to these challenges by developing natural or synthetic UV stabilizers with better performance and less environmental impact. Growing awareness of the importance of UV stabilizers in maintaining the longevity and quality of plastics is creating opportunities for market expansion. As the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly solutions increases, the market for UV stabilizers is expected to continue growing. Polymer manufacturers are investing in research and development to create UV stabilizers that offer superior performance, durability, and ecological benefits. These advancements will help mitigate the negative effects of UV radiation on materials and products, ensuring they maintain their intended properties and aesthetics over time.

Market Research Overview

The Ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing demand for plastics and polymer-based materials in various industries. Manufacturing facilities worldwide are ramping up their production capacity to meet the surging demand. Key players in the market include Uvinul from BASF, Chimassorb from Cabot Corporation, and Tinuvin from Ciba Specialty Chemicals. UV stabilizers prevent microcrack formation, color change, and polyolefin degradation caused by UV radiation in the UV-B and UV-C spectrum. They are essential in hygiene applications, UV-C stabilizers, and the plastics industry, where durability, performance, and aesthetic quality are crucial. Currently, the market scenario is faced with challenges such as shipping delays and raw material shortage due to ecological harm and environmental impact caused by chemical additives. Growing awareness of the importance of UV stabilizers in preventing deterioration, discoloration, and degradation of materials and products is creating an opportunity for market expansion. Natural or synthetic UV stabilizers absorb UV radiation and prevent it from colliding with polymer bonds, thereby preventing photodegradation. External factors like temperature, humidity, and oxygen can also affect the UV stabilizers' performance. Polymer manufacturers must consider the environmental impact and the cost-effectiveness of UV stabilizers when making production decisions.


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