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Global 3D Printing Plastic And Photopolymer Material Market

Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2023 (Focus on Material (PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Photopolymer); Form (Filament, Liquid, Powder); Technology (FDM, SLA, Polyjet, SLS,DLP); Application and Region)

The global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market is estimated to reach $1865.4 million by 2023. This is driven by a number of factors such as their cost effectiveness as compared to metals, reliable properties, government initiatives and rising investments for R&D, advancement in technologies and product development, ease of availability of materials, accurate printing speeds, lower labor costs and high demand in the end-use industry.

SKU: MC015A
Published Year: 2017
 
 

The global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market is estimated to witness growth at a CAGR of 21.5% over the period of 2017 to 2023. This growth in the market is attributed to the increasing demand from various end use application verticals such as healthcare industry, consumer industry, automotive industry, fashion & aesthetics industry, aerospace & defense industry, education industry, and architecture industry among others.

Plastic and photopolymer 3D printing materials are the most commonly used 3D printing materials in the market today. These materials are cheap as compared to metals and significantly reliable, which is the reason behind their growing popularity.

Plastics, whether in filament or powder form are one of the main material types used in 3D printing. ABS and PLA are the most commonly used plastics in the 3D printing market. The demand has grown tremendously due to growing awareness of the ability to manufacture objects using varied plastic materials. This is expected to continue in the forecast period. As 3D printing matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions. 

Photopolymers continue to be one of the larger groups of materials purchased for use in 3D printing. These are actually thermoset plastics that can be cured or hardened with exposure to some type of light source. Photopolymers developers are expected to take advantage of this characteristic and alter the mix of oligomers and monomers to develop specific physical properties such as stiffness or viscosity. Photopolymers are one of the materials used in 3D printing with potential to make products with better properties. These are however, expensive than plastics. Due to increasing variety of photopolymers, photopolymer based technologies like SLA, PolyJet and DLP, and increasing acceptability across the various industries, the applications of 3D printing with photopolymers are increasing drastically.

The report is a compilation of different segments of global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market including market breakdown by material type, form, technology, application and geographical location. It also includes sections on competitive insights and market dynamics. Herein, the revenue generated from 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials is tracked to calculate the market size.

While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a comprehensive section of the application areas of the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market. It also details the key participants involved in the industry.

The report answers the following questions about the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market:

•    What is the global market size of 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market? 
•    What are the various forms of plastic and photopolymer materials used in 3D printing? What is their contribution in terms of value and volume to the overall 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market?
•    What is the market size of 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials used in various technologies?
•    What are the different application areas of 3D printing plastic and photopolymer 3D printing materials? What is their contribution in terms of value and volume to the overall 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market? Which application will lead the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market by the end of forecast period?
•    What are the different factors driving and challenging the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market in the forecast period?
•    What are the different opportunities to look for investment in the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market?
•    Who are the leading players in the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market? What are the key strategies they have followed to expand their market in 3D printing plastic and photopolymer material business?
•    What kind of new strategies are being adopted by established and naive participants to make a mark in the industry?
•    Which region will lead the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market by the end of forecast period? Also, which country in that specific region will have the largest and smallest market share by value and volume in the forecast period?
•    Which region and country are the most opportune for growth and investment in the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer market?
•    What is the future trend that will trail in this industry and which domains are right to focus on to make a smart move in investment?

The report has put special emphasis on the market share and size of healthcare and consumer industry, owing to their large scale share in the current and upcoming market of 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials. The industry analysis has also been done to examine the impact of various factors and understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. 

The most often used strategies for developing a better hold on to the market have been product launches and developments, business expansions followed by partnerships, agreements & collaborations and mergers & acquisitions . The company profile section includes significant information about the key companies involved along with their financials, financial summaries and key strategies & developmental activities in the recent years. Some of the key players constituting the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market include Stratasys, 3D Systems, Evonik, Formlabs, Envision TEC, DSM Somos, HP, Polymaker, Voxeljet, Arkema, BASF, Ricoh, and Protolabs. These companies provide a broad product portfolio for specific needs and industrial applications.

Photopolymers acquired the largest share of 65%, by revenue, in the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market in 2016. PLA dominated the 3D printing plastic materials market in 2016, accounting for a market share of 11.8%, by revenue. Similarly, healthcare industry held the highest market share by application vertical, accounting for a market share of 25.9%, by value, in 2016. North America generated the maximum amount of revenue in the year 2016 in the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. APAC currently has the highest potential to grow and dominate in the forecast period. If the industry has the prospects of growing at a similar rapid pace, it will cross $1,865.4 million in revenue by the end of forecast period.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Executive Summary
1 Research Scope and Methodology
1.1 Report Scope
1.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Materials Market Research  Methodology
1.2.1 Assumptions and Limitations
1.2.2 Primary Research
1.2.3 Secondary Research
1.2.4 Data Triangulation
1.2.5 Data Analysing & Market Estimation
2 Market Dynamics
2.1 Drivers
2.1.1 Government Initiatives and Rising Investments for R&D
2.1.2 Advancement in Technologies and Product Development
2.1.3 Readily Available Materials
2.1.4 Accurate Printing Speed and Lower Labour Costs
2.2 Restraints
2.2.1 High Initial Investments
2.2.2 Barriers to Recycling of Plastic Waste
2.2.3 Lack of Skilled Labour
2.2.4 Copyright Infringements
2.3 Opportunities
2.3.1 Production of Low-cost 3D Printing Materials
2.3.2 Entry of Tech Giants
2.3.3 Evolving Start-ups and their Partnerships with Key Players in the Market
2.3.4 Opportunities in the Enterprise Market
2.3.5 Healthcare Opportunities
3 Competitive Insights
3.1.1 Business Expansions
3.1.2 New Product Launches and Product Developments
3.1.3 Partnerships, Agreements and Collaborations
3.1.4 Mergers and Acquisitions
3.1.5 Others
4 Industry Analysis
4.1 Supply Chain Analysis
4.1.1  Player Share Analysis
4.2 Pricing Analysis
4.2.1 Pricing Analysis by Material
4.2.2 Pricing Analysis by Form
4.2.3 Pricing Analysis by Region
4.3 Opportunity Matrix Analysis
4.4 Country Share Analysis
4.5 R & D Analysis of Key Market Players
4.6 Industry Attractiveness
4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.3 Threat of Substitutes
4.6.4 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Materials Market, by Material Type
5.1 Assumptions and Limitations for Analysis and Forecast of the 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market
5.2 Poly Lactic Acid (PLA)
5.3 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
5.4 Poly Carbonates (PC)
5.5 Nylon/Polyamide
5.6 Photopolymers
5.7 Others
5.7.1 High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
5.7.2 Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
5.7.3 Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
5.7.4 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
5.7.5 Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
5.7.6 Polystyrene (PS)
5.7.7 Poly Phenyl SulFone (PPSF)
6 Global 3D Printing Plastic & Photopolymer Materials Market, by Form
6.1 Filament
6.1.1 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
6.1.2 Polylactic Acid (PLA)
6.1.3 Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
6.1.4 Polycarbonate (PC)
6.1.5 Nylon/Polyamide
6.1.6 High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
6.1.7 Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-Modified (PETG)
6.1.8 Others
6.2 Liquid
6.3 Powder
7 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Materials Market, by Technology
7.1 Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
7.2 Stereolithography (SLA)
7.3 Polyjet Printing
7.4 Laser Sintering
7.5 Digital Light Processing
7.6 Others
7.6.1 Colorjet Printing
7.6.2 Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
7.6.3 Vacuum Casting
7.6.4 Aerosol Jet
8 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Application
8.1 Healthcare Industry
8.1.1 Implants & Prosthetics
8.1.2 Dental
8.1.3 Tissue Engineering
8.2 Consumer Industry
8.2.1 Consumer Electronics
8.2.2 Consumer Goods
8.3 Automotive Industry
8.4 Fashion & Aesthetics Industry
8.5 Aerospace & Defense Industry
8.5.1 Prototyping
8.5.2 Engine & Engine Parts
8.5.3 Repair Application
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Education Industry
8.6.2 Architecture Industry
8.6.3 Mold Industry
9 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Region
9.1 North America
9.1.1 North America: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country
9.1.2 The U.S
9.1.2.1 The U.S.: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.1.2.2 The U.S.: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.1.3  Canada
9.1.3.1  Canada: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.1.3.2  Canada: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.1.4  Mexico
9.1.4.1  Mexico: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.1.4.2  Mexico: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.2 Europe
9.2.1  Europe: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country
9.2.2  Germany
9.2.2.1  Germany: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.2.2.2  Germany: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.2.3  The U.K.
9.2.3.1  The U.K.: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.2.3.2  The U.K.: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.2.4  Rest of Europe
9.2.4.1  Rest of Europe: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.2.4.2  Rest of Europe: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.3 Asia-Pacific
9.3.1  Asia-pacific: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country
9.3.2  China
9.3.2.1  China: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.3.2.2  China: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.3.3  Japan
9.3.3.1  Japan: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.3.3.2  Japan: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.3.4  South Korea
9.3.4.1  South Korea: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.3.4.2  South Korea: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.3.5  India
9.3.5.1  India: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.3.5.2  India: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.3.6  Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.3.6.1  Rest of Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.3.6.2  Rest of Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology
9.4 Rest of the World (RoW)
9.4.1  RoW: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Region
9.4.2  South America
9.4.2.1  South America: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
9.4.3  Middle East & Africa (ME&A)
9.4.3.1  ME&A: 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type
10 Company Profiles
10.1 3D SYSTEMS CORPORATION
10.1.1  Overview
10.1.2  Financials
10.1.2.1  Financial Summary
10.1.3  SWOT Analysis
10.2 STRATASYS LTD.
10.2.1  Overview
10.2.2  Financials
10.2.2.1  Financial Summary
10.2.3  SWOT Analysis
10.3 Evonik Industries AG
10.3.1  Overview
10.3.2  Financials
10.3.2.1  Financial Summary
10.3.3  SWOT Analysis
10.4 Royal DSM
10.4.1  Overview
10.4.2  Financials
10.4.2.1  Financial Summary
10.4.3  SWOT Analysis
10.5 Arkema
10.5.1  Overview
10.5.2  Financials
10.5.2.1  Financial Summary
10.5.3  SWOT Analysis
10.6 BASF
10.6.1  Company Overview
10.6.2  Financials
10.6.2.1  Financial Summary
10.6.3  SWOT Analysis
10.7 Voxeljet AG
10.7.1  Overview
10.7.2  Financials
10.7.2.1  Financial Summary
10.7.3  SWOT Analysis
10.8 HP INC.
10.8.1  Overview
10.8.2  Financials
10.8.2.1  Financial Summary
10.8.3  SWOT Analysis
10.9 Ricoh Company Ltd
10.9.1  Overview
10.9.2  Financials
10.9.2.1  Financial Summary
10.9.3  SWOT Analysis
10.10 Proto Labs, Inc.
10.10.1  Overview
10.10.2  Financials
10.10.2.1  Financial Summary
10.10.3  SWOT Analysis
10.11 EnvisionTEC
10.11.1  Overview
10.11.2  Corporate Summar
10.11.3  SWOT Analysis
10.12 Formlabs Inc.
10.12.1  Overview
10.12.2  Corporate Summary
10.12.3  SWOT Analysis
10.13 PRODWAYS
10.13.1  Overview
10.13.2  Corporate Summary
10.14 XYZPrinting, Inc.
10.14.1  Overview
10.14.2  Corporate Summary
10.15 EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
10.15.1  Overview
10.15.2  Corporate Summary
10.16 Ultimaker B.V.
10.16.1  Overview
10.16.2  Corporate Summary
10.17 Mcor Technologies Ltd.
10.17.1  Overview
10.17.2  Corporate Summary
10.18 Asiga
10.18.1  Overview
10.18.2  Corporate Summary
10.19 Hunan Farsoon High-tech Co., Ltd
10.19.1  Overview
10.19.2  Corporate Summary
10.20 Carbon3D, Inc.
10.20.1  Overview
10.20.2  Corporate Summary
List of Tables
Table 1  Market Snapshot: Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymers Materials Market, 2016 & 2023 
Table 2.1 R & D Expenses of Leading Companies in Plastic and Photopolymer 3D Printing Materials Market
Table 4.1 Description of Key Players in 3DP Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market
Table 5.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Material Type, 2016-2023, $Million 
Table 5.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Material Type, 2016-2023, Metric Tons 
Table 5.3 Plastics and Photopolymers – Applications, Technologies and Competitiveness Snapshot 
Table 5.4 PLA – Properties and Application 
Table 5.5 Required Properties of ABS 3DP filaments for 3D Printing 
Table 5.6 Polycarbonate – Properties and Application 
Table 5.7 Nylon – Properties and Application 
Table 5.8 Photopolymers – Types of Materials, Technologies, Applications and Manufacturers 
Table 5.9 HIPS – Properties and Application 
Table 5.10  PVA – Properties and Application 
Table 5.11  PETG – Properties and Applications
Table 6.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Form, 2016-2023 ($Million) 
Table 6.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Form, 2016-2023 (Metric Tons) 
Table 6.3 Required Properties of ABS 3DP filaments for 3D printing 
Table 6.4 PLA – Properties and Application 
Table 6.5 PVA – Properties and Application 
Table 6.6 Polycarbonate – Properties and Application 
Table 6.7 Nylon – Properties and Application 
Table 6.8 HIPS – Properties and Application 
Table 6.9 PETG – Properties and Applications 
Table 7.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Technology, 2016-2023, $Million 
Table 7.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Technology, 2016-2023, Metric Tons 
Table 7.3 Materials used in FDM 3D Printing Technology, Applications, and Manufacturers 
Table 7.4 Materials Used-Application-SLA Technology 
Table 7.5 Contribution of SLA in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Table 7.6 Contribution of SLS in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Table 7.7 LOM Technology Application 
Table 7.8 Vacuum Casting –Application 
Table 8.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Application, $Million (2016-2023) 
Table 8.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Application, Metric Tons (2016-2023) 
Table 8.3 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market in Healthcare Industry, 2016-2023 
Table 8.4 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market for Automotive Industry, 2016-2023 
Table 8.5 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer for Aerospace & Defense Industry, 2016-2023 
Table 9.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Region, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Table 9.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Region (Metric Tons), 2016-2023 
Table 9.3 North America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Table 9.4 North America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country (Metric Tons), 2016-2023 
Table 9.5 The U.S. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.6 The U.S. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.7 The U.S. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.8 The U.S. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.9 Canada 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.10 Canada 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.11 Canada 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.12 Canada 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.13 Mexico 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.14 Mexico 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.15 Mexico 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.16 Mexico 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.17 Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.18 Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Country (Metric Tons), 2016-2023 
Table 9.19 Germany 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.20 Germany 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.21 Germany 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023)
Table 9.22 Germany 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.23 The U.K. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.24 The U.K. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.25 The U.K. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.26 The U.K. 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.27 Rest of Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.28 Rest of Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.29 Rest of Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.30 Rest of Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.31 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.32 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Country (Metric Tons), 2016-2023 
Table 9.33 China 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.34 China 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.35 China 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.36 China 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023
Table 9.37 Japan 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.38 Japan 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.39 Japan 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.40 Japan 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.41 South Korea 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.42 South Korea 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.43 South Korea 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.44 South Korea 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.45 India 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.46 India 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.47 India 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.48 India 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023
Table 9.49 Rest of Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.50 Rest of Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.51 Rest of Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.53 Rest of the World 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Region, $Million (2016-2023) 
Table 9.54 Rest of the World 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country (Metric Tons), 2016-2022 
Table 9.55 South America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023) 
Table 9.56 South America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
Table 9.57 Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million (2016–2023)
Table 9.58 Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type (Metric Tons), 2016–2023 
List of Figures
Figure 1 Market Snapshot: Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymers Materials Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Material Type, $Million, 2016-2023 
Figure 3 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Form, $Million, 2016 & 2023
Figure 4 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Technology, $Million, 2016 & 2023 
Figure 5 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Application, 2017 & 2023 
Figure 6 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Region, $Million, 2016
Figure 1.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Scope 
Figure 1.2 Report Design 
Figure 1.3 Primary Interviews Breakdown, by Player, Designation, and Region 
Figure 1.4 Sources of Secondary Research 
Figure 1.5 Data Triangulation 
Figure 1.6 Top Down & Bottom Up Approach 
Figure 2.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic & Photopolymer Market Dynamics 
Figure 3.1 Snapshot of Organic & Inorganic Strategies adopted by Key Players 
Figure 3.2 Total Number of Strategies and Developments 
Figure 3.3 Percentage Share of Strategies and Developments Adopted by Key Players 
Figure 4.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Supply Chain 
Figure 4.2 Player Share Analysis of Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016 
Figure 4.3 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Price Analysis, $/Kg (2016-2023) 
Figure 4.4 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Price Analysis, by Material, $/Kg (2016-2023) 
Figure 4.5 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Price Analysis, by Form, $/Kg (2016-2023) 
Figure 4.6 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Price Analysis, by Region, $/Kg (2016-2023) 
Figure 4.7 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market Opportunity Matrix, by Region, 2016 
Figure 4.8 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Opportunity Matrix, by Country, 2016 
Figure 4.9 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Opportunity Matrix, by Country, 2023 
Figure 4.10 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Country Share Analysis, 2016 
Figure 4.11 R&D Analysis of Key Players in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymers Materials Market 
Figure 4.12 Five Forces Analysis of Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market 
Figure 5.1 Overview of Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016- 2023 
Figure 6.1 Forms of Plastic and Photopolymer Materials 
Figure 6.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Form, 2017 and 2023 ($Million) 
Figure 6.3 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Form, 2017 and 2023 (Metric Tons) 
Figure 6.4 Types of 3D Printing Filaments 
Figure 6.5 Contribution of Filament Materials in 3DP Plastic & Photopolymer Materials Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 6.6 Contribution of Liquid Materials in 3DP Plastic & Photopolymer Materials Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 6.7 Types of Liquid Materials used in 3D Printing Technology 
Figure 6.8 Types of Technologies use in Liquid 3D Printing 
Figure 6.9 Applications of Liquid 3D Printing Materials
Figure 6.10 Types of 3DP Material in Powder Form 
Figure 6.11 Contribution of Powder Materials in 3DP Plastic & Photopolymer Materials Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 6.12 Powder to be used in 3D Printing Application
Figure 7.1 Technologies used in Plastic and Photopolymer 3D Printing 
Figure 7.2 Overview of Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Technology, 2016- 2023, $Million 
Figure 7.3 Contribution of FDM in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 7.4 Contribution of SLA in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 7.5 Contribution of Polyjet Printing in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023
Figure 7.6 Contribution of SLS in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 7.7 Contribution of DLP in Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, 2016-2023 
Figure 8.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market Segmentation by Application 
Figure 8.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market Size by Application, $Million (2016–2023) 
Figure 8.3 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market Size in Healthcare Industry - $Million (2016-2023) 
Figure 8.4 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market in Consumer Industry, 2016-2023 
Figure 8.5 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market in Automotive Industry - $Million 
Figure 8.6 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market in Fashion & Aesthetics Industry, 2016-2023 
Figure 8.7 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market Size in Aerospace & Defence Industry - $Million 
Figure 8.8 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Market in Other Industry Verticals, 2016-2023 
Figure 9.1 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Geographical Segmentation 
Figure 9.2 Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Growth Rate, by Geography 
Figure 9.3 Overview: Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Size, by Region, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Figure 9.4 North America Global 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Forecast, by Country, 2017 & 2023 
Figure 9.5 North America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Snapshot, by Country, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Figure 9.6 Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Forecast, by Country, 2017 & 2023
Figure 9.7 Europe 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country, $Million (2016-2023) 
Figure 9.8 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Forecast, by Country, 2017 & 2023 
Figure 9.9 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, by Country, $Million, 2016-2023 
Figure 9.10 Rest of the World 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Forecast, by Region, 2017 & 2023 
Figure 9.11 Rest of the World 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market Overview, by Region, $Million, 2016-2023 
Figure 9.12 South America 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Figure 9.13 Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastic and Photopolymer Material Market, $Million (2016 – 2023) 
Figure 10.1 3D Systems: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.2 3D Systems: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.3 3D Systems: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.4 3D Systems: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.5 Stratasys Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.6 Stratasys Ltd.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.7 Stratasys Ltd.: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.8 Stratasys Ltd.: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.9 Evonik Group: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.10 Evonik Group: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.11 Evonik Group: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.12 Evonik Group: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.13 DSM: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.14 DSM: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.15 DSM: Revenue across Different Geographies in %, 2016 
Figure 10.16 DSM: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.17 Arkema Group: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.18 Arkema Group: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.19 Arkema Group: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.20 BASF: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.21 BASF: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.22 BASF: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.23 BASF: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.24 Voxeljet AG: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.25 Voxeljet AG: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.26 Voxeljet AG: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.27 Voxeljet AG: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.28 HP Inc.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.29 HP Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.30 HP Inc.: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.31 HP INC.: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.32 Ricoh Company Limited: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.33 Ricoh Company Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.34 Proto Labs, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.35 Proto Labs, Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.36 Proto Labs, Inc.: Revenue across Different Geographies, 2014-2016 
Figure 10.37 Proto Labs, Inc.: SWOT Analysis 
Figure 10.38 Envision TEC : SWOT Analysis

The plastic and photopolymer materials market is at a rapid phase of evolution at present. It is gradually witnessing a dynamic growth rate, with its usage ranging in a variety of end-use applications. Plastics, whether in filament or powder form are one of the main material types used in 3D printing. ABS and PLA are the most commonly used plastics in the 3D printing market. The demand has grown tremendously due to growing awareness of the ability to manufacture objects using varied plastic materials. This is expected to continue in the forecast period. As 3D printing matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions. 

Photopolymers continue to be one of the larger groups of materials purchased for use in 3D printing. These are actually thermoset plastics that can be cured or hardened with exposure to some type of light source. Photopolymers developers are expected to take advantage of this characteristic and alter the mix of oligomers and monomers to develop specific physical properties such as stiffness or viscosity. Photopolymers are one of the materials used in 3D printing with potential to make products with better properties. These are however, expensive than plastics. Due to increasing variety of photopolymers, photopolymer based technologies like SLA, polyJet and DLP, and increasing acceptability across the various industries, the applications of 3D printing with photopolymers are increasing drastically.

The global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market is estimated to reach $1865.4 million by 2023. This is driven by a number of factors such as their cost effectiveness as compared to metals, reliable properties, government initiatives and rising investments for R&D, advancement in technologies and product development, ease of availability of materials, accurate printing speeds, lower labor costs and high demand in the end-use industry. However, high initial investments, barriers to recycling of plastic waste, lack of skilled labor and copyright infringements are some of the factors which are hampering the growth of 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market. Production of low cost plastic and photopolymer 3D printing materials, entry of more tech giants like HP, evolving startups and their partnerships with key players in the market, opportunities in the enterprise market, healthcare opportunities, tremendous potential for growth in automotive and aerospace & defense industry, and growing demand from emerging economies are expected to create opportunities in the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market.

In terms of value, photopolymers dominated the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer market with a share of 65% in 2016. Photopolymers cater to the impending demand of a number of application verticals which is the major reason behind their largest market share. This category is also growing at a fast pace because of their increasing involvement in various end use applications.

The 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market is segmented into two types namely, plastics and photopolymers. Plastics are further segmented into PLA, ABS, PC and nylon among others. Photopolymer materials dominated the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymers materials market with the market share of approximately 65% in 2016. Exceptionally high reliability and precise print structures allow these photopolymers to be viably used for 3D printing applications. During the forecast period, the photopolymers in 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market is expected to grow at a faster rate in comparison to plastics. Factors such as wider application and increasing environment concerns are further supporting the market growth. Due to increasing variety of photopolymers, photopolymer based technologies like polyJet and DLP, and increasing acceptability across the various industries, the applications of 3D printing with photopolymers are increasing drastically.

The 3D printing plastic and photopolymer market (by value) was dominated by materials in the form of liquid (67.2%) in 2016. These mainly consists of photopolymer resins (which includes UV- resins and SLA resins). These resins are comparatively costly as compared to the materials in filament form and powder form. Filament is used in Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing, which is comparatively cost effective than other technologies. Plastics and photopolymers in liquid form are used in Stereo lithography (SLA), polyjet and DLP printers, which are comparatively costlier than FDM. The same trend is expected to continue in the forecast period with liquid acquiring the largest market share by value, followed by filament and powder.

In terms of technology, SLA technology dominated the value market due to its reliability and preciseness acquiring a market share of 30% in 2016. This is followed by FDM technology, wherein increasing number of filaments and increased research and development towards making of new advanced filaments have propelled its market growth.

The largest share of plastic and photopolymer based 3D printing market by application type is occupied by healthcare industry and is expected to grow tremendously in the forecast period due to factors such as increasing awareness, high adaptability and continuous advancement. Due to the ability to produce personalized medical solutions, print implants, prosthetics, devices for tissue engineering and many other medical solutions, use of plastic and photopolymer based 3D printing in healthcare sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.1% (2017-2023).

North America has the largest market share in the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market. The major part of the North America’s share is contributed by the U.S., which accounted for more than 80% of the total revenue generated in 2016. This is because of the presence of highly advanced research institutes, academia, multinational industrial corporations, automotive and aerospace and defense manufacturers, and the country’s increased involvement into 3D printing which have been providing the necessary impetus to the North America’s 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market.

Some of the key players constituting the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market include Stratasys, 3D Systems, Evonik, Formlabs, Envision TEC, DSM Somos, HP, Polymaker, Voxeljet, Arkema, BASF, Ricoh, and Protolabs. These companies provide a broad product portfolio for specific needs and industrial applications. These companies are actively aiming for an increased number of product launches and business expansions to expand their operations thereby, enhancing their share in the 3D printing plastic and photopolymer materials market.

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