Plating on Plastics (POP) Market
Research Report - Global Forecast till
Plating on Plastics Market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.8% and reach USD 654.79 Million
during the forecast period.
Plating on plastics is a process that enhances the functional properties of plastic. Acrylonitrile-
butadiene-styrene (ABS) is majorly used for metal plating owing to its superior processing ability,
dimensional stability, toughness, affordability, durability, and chemical resistance. Plating on plastics
is ideal for use in the automotive and electronics industries.
Stringent Environment Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on chrome finishing auto parts and
electronics products have redistricted the global Plating on Plastics Market growth. Chromium is
listed as a carcinogen element that is hazardous for human health and the environment. It is
considered a harmful compound among the 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and listed under
section 112 of the EPA Act. Hence, chrome electroplated materials are recognized as important
emitters of chromium compound to the atmosphere.
Copper, nickel, and chromium are significantly used for plating different plastics. Copper and nickel
plating is used to add corrosion resistance property and increase the strength of the plastic component.
Chromium plastic coatings help to increase surface hardness and enhance their appearance.
The global production of refined nickel in 2017 surpassed 2 million tons, the nickel market is growing
at a CAGR of 4.2%. The copper oxide estimated production volume in 2019 is 575,000 metric tons.
Polypropylene and polyurethane are known as high-performance automotive plastics. Polypropylene
is used in a wide range of applications including automobile chemical tanks, bumpers, gas cans, cable
insulation, and carpet fibers. Polyurethane has exceptional properties such as flexibility, toughness,
and resistance to temperature. It is used in flexible foam seating, elastom