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Strong Growth Prospects in Automotive and Construction Markets to Drive the Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Market

Published: January 2018


  • Code: MCP-2098
  • Pages: 231
  • Tables: 88
  • Companies: 37


The global market for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is projected to reach 5.7 million metric tons by 2024, driven by the robust demand for Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) in the production of electronics such as mobile phone screens, LCD screens and monitors, and TV and video equipment, among others. Recovery in global GDP, although anemic, is poised to benefit consumption of MMA and its derivatives in established applications such as architecture, automobile manufacturing, construction, use in mining flocculants, oil field drilling fluids, engineering adhesives, packaging, textile finishes, metal and foil coatings and industrial finishes, among others. Asia-Pacific represents the largest and the fastest growing market worldwide with a CAGR of 5.6% over the analysis period led by factors such as strong production and consumption patterns in China and robust export opportunity for MMA in the international market; rapid growth in residential/commercial construction, automobile production, and original equipment manufacturing and the resulting demand for polymers as a feedstock. 

    Summary of Findings

  • Benefits such as Impact Resistance, Lightweight, High Transparency, and Ability to be Easily Fabricated and Shaped Drive Demand for Acrylic Plastics as a Replacement for Glass
  • Growing Global Healthcare Burden Spurs Demand for PMMA in the Production of Safe Medical Devices
  • Presence of Toxic Phthalate Plasticizers in PVC Generates Interest in PMMA in the Healthcare Sector as a Safe Material for Manufacturing Medical Devices
  • Automotive Lightweighting and Growing Use of Plastics, Especially Acrylic Plastics as an Alternative to Polycarbonate to Benefit Demand in the Automobile End-Use Sector
  • Optical-Grade Plexiglass and Radiation Shielding Plexiglass to Offer Lucrative Growth Potential

    Timeline for Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

    Geographic Markets Analyzed

  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, South Korea, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

    Market Segmentation & Classification

  • Applications:
    • Acrylic Plastics and Resins (Cast and Extruded Sheets, & Molding Powders and Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers, and Others
  • End-Use Industries:
    • Automotive, Electronics, Construction, Advertising, and Others


  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Arkema Group
  • Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Formosa Plastics Corp.


  • Review of Industry/Market Structure
  • Analysis of Trends & Drivers
  • Insights on Macro Market Scenarios
  • Market SWOT Analysis
  • Latent Demand Forecasts & Projections
  • Comprehensive Geographic Market Analysis
  • Presentation Ready Facts & Statistical Data Findings
  • Coverage of Major/Niche Players, Market Shares & Competition
  • Coverage of major Company/Technology/Product/Financial Stories
  • Extensive Product/Service/End-Use/Technology Coverage Where Applicable

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