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Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market by Type (PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Photopolymer), By Application (Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market by Type (PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Photopolymer), By Application (Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130621 3300 Chemical & Material 377 242 Pages 4.7 (46)

Market Overview:

The global 3D printing plastics and photopolymers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for 3D printing plastics and photopolymers in various applications such as aerospace and defense, tool and mold making, automotive, healthcare, academic institutions, among others. Some of the key players operating in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Royal DSM NV (Netherlands), Arkema SA (France), Covestro AG (Germany) etc.

Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers are defined as materials that can be used to create three-dimensional objects through a process known as additive manufacturing. These materials are important because they allow for the creation of complex shapes and designs that cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing methods.


Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic made from renewable resources, and it has a low melting point. It is produced through fermentation of bacterial lactic acid and can be derived from various sources including corn cobs, sugarcane bagasse, dairy waste products, or microorganisms. The most commonly used raw materials for manufacturing PLA are corn cobs and sugarcane bagasse.


ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a polymer with strong styrene-butadiene rubber like properties. ABS can be easily liquefied by heating to about 120°C and kept liquid for extended periods at room temperature. ABS has high impact resistance, good chemical resistance, and excellent mechanical properties making it suitable in various applications across the globe.

Application Insights:

The aerospace and defense application segment led the market in 2017. The increasing need for replacing or refurbishing old parts is expected to drive the demand for additive manufacturing in this sector over the forecast period. Furthermore, a rise in passenger travel demand is anticipated to augment growth over the next eight years, thereby driving product demand across all industry applications during that period.

Tool and mold making was another prominent application segment of 3D printing plastics and photopolymers in 2017. The ability of these materials to create accurate prototypes faster than other conventional methods has been instrumental in enabling their use across several industries including automotive, construction, medical devices and appliances among others.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global 3D printing plastics and photopolymers market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The region is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period owing to increasing defense spending by U.S., which is likely to drive demand for photopolymer-based products over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific was valued at USD X million in 2017 and is projected to grow at a significant CAGR from 2018 to 2030 due high product availability, low raw material cost, rapid industrialization, favorable government regulations pertaining 3D printing plastics and photopolymers along with growing consumer awareness regarding new technologies are some of the major factors driving regional growth.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for 3D printing technology across different industries
  • Rising popularity of 3D printing among consumers
  • Growing number of applications for 3D printing technology
  • Technological advancements in 3D printing industry
  • Increasing investments in research and development

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Research Report

By Type

PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Photopolymer

By Application

Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions

By Companies

Stratasys, Materialise, 3D Systems, BASF, HP, Protolabs, Evonik Industries, EOS, Ultimaker, Formlabs, EnvisionTEC, Voxeljet, DSM

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Report Segments:

The global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers market is segmented on the basis of:


PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Photopolymer

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Stratasys
  2. Materialise
  3. 3D Systems
  4. BASF
  5. HP
  6. Protolabs
  7. Evonik Industries
  8. EOS
  9. Ultimaker
  10. Formlabs
  11. EnvisionTEC
  12. Voxeljet
  13. DSM

Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Overview

Highlights of The 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. PLA
    2. ABS
    3. PC
    4. Nylon
    5. Photopolymer
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace and Defense
    2. Tool and Mold Making
    3. Automotive
    4. Healthcare
    5. Academic Institutions
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Statistics

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  8. Customization of the Report Available
1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Forecast
      4.5.1. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. PLA
      5.3.2. ABS
      5.3.3. PC
      5.3.4. Nylon
      5.3.5. Photopolymer
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace and Defense
      6.3.2. Tool and Mold Making
      6.3.3. Automotive
      6.3.4. Healthcare
      6.3.5. Academic Institutions
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      9.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      9.4.3. Automotive
      9.4.4. Healthcare
      9.4.5. Academic Institutions
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. PLA
      9.7.2. ABS
      9.7.3. PC
      9.7.4. Nylon
      9.7.5. Photopolymer
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      10.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      10.4.3. Automotive
      10.4.4. Healthcare
      10.4.5. Academic Institutions
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. PLA
      10.7.2. ABS
      10.7.3. PC
      10.7.4. Nylon
      10.7.5. Photopolymer
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      11.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      11.4.3. Automotive
      11.4.4. Healthcare
      11.4.5. Academic Institutions
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. PLA
      11.7.2. ABS
      11.7.3. PC
      11.7.4. Nylon
      11.7.5. Photopolymer
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      12.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      12.4.3. Automotive
      12.4.4. Healthcare
      12.4.5. Academic Institutions
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. PLA
      12.7.2. ABS
      12.7.3. PC
      12.7.4. Nylon
      12.7.5. Photopolymer
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      13.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      13.4.3. Automotive
      13.4.4. Healthcare
      13.4.5. Academic Institutions
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. PLA
      13.7.2. ABS
      13.7.3. PC
      13.7.4. Nylon
      13.7.5. Photopolymer
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Distributors and Customers
   14.3. 3D Printing Plastics and Photopolymers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Stratasys Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Materialise Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. 3D Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. HP Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Protolabs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Evonik Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. EOS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Ultimaker Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Formlabs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. EnvisionTEC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Voxeljet Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. DSM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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