North America Polycarbonate Sheets Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Solid, Corrugated, Multiwall), By End-User Industry (Electrical And Electronics, Automotive, Construction, Agriculture, Others) And By Country- Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Jun 2022 Report Code: KSI061612670 Pages: 105

North America polycarbonate sheets market was evaluated at US$468.875 million for the year 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.67%, reaching the market size of US$736.991 million by the year 2027.

Plastic is a very adaptable material that may be utilized in various applications and projects. Polycarbonates are a collection of thermoplastic polymers that are one of the most prevalent types of plastic (PC). This synthetic resin is a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic that may be used to make a variety of precision machined components and products, as well as a replacement for acrylic, glass, and polyethylene. Polycarbonate sheets are well-suited to a range of applications and industries, including agriculture, automotive, construction, industrial, medical, and security, to mention a few.

The growing use of polycarbonate sheets in North America's thriving building and construction industry is likely to boost market expansion during the forecast period. The rising demand for high-performance polycarbonate sheets will likely propel the North American market forward. Furthermore, the growing demand for polycarbonate sheets will benefit the North American polycarbonate sheets market due to their exceptional thermal resistance, impressive optical cavities, dimensional stability, and outstanding impact resistance. These sheets, also known as thermoplastic sheets, have unique quality in that they do not degrade significantly when heated to their melting point. Polycarbonate sheets are also 250 times stronger than glass and nearly 30 times more potent than acrylic sheets. These characteristics have allowed them to be used in a variety of engineering applications.

However, raw material price variations, as well as the environmental consequences of polycarbonate sheets, are anticipated to hinder the growth of the North American polycarbonate sheets market.

By type, the multiwall segment is predicted to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period. The cellular structure of multiwall polycarbonate sheet products has at least two walls and connective ribbing. This results in an inflexible, impact-resistant sheet that is virtually lighter in weight than solid polycarbonate, acrylic, or glass sheets due to the air voids (cells) that enable less heat exchange. Furthermore, the multiwall polycarbonate item has a wide range of applications for both interior and exterior segments, including wall cladding, exterior roofing, and coating applications, as well as displays and POP marketing displays.

By End-User, the construction and building industry accounts for the majority of polycarbonate sheet demand. Polycarbonate sheets are rapidly being used in commercial and residential settings in countries like US and Mexico for cladding, skylight roofing, and greenhouses. Furthermore, they are reasonably priced and feature a flawless finish. As a result, manufacturers are ramping up the production of polycarbonate sheets. Compared to acrylic and glass, polycarbonate sheets are more resistant to breakage and shock. This makes the installation, handling, and transporting process easier. Besides, polycarbonate sheets have a low maintenance cost. Polycarbonate sheets are in high demand in the building and construction sector because of these characteristics, as well as their outstanding insulating capabilities.

During the forecast period, the United States is expected to grow at a considerable CAGR. As a developed economy, the United States has a fast-rising consumer base in industries such as packaging, automotive, and construction, with prominent companies in the industry. In addition, the growing demand for electric vehicles is a significant determinant driving market expansion. Furthermore, the construction industry's increasing demand is likely to propel the market even higher.

Recent Development

Covestro debuted Makrolon RE, a drop-in, low-carbon footprint, medical-grade polycarbonate solution, in March 2022, as part of its product portfolio growth in the medical and healthcare industry.

Exolon Group introduced an entirely new form of multiwall sheet, Exolon multi–UV Hybrid Xon, to the market in January 2022, claiming that it is stronger, more flexible, and more sustainable.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic hampered the operations of various companies, including the end-user industries of polycarbonate sheets.  Construction activities have been halted worldwide due to worker scarcity, and in certain areas, activities have been suspended due to lockdown laws. The shutdown has disrupted the worldwide supply chain, which has contributed to a drop in building activity and, as a result, the polycarbonate market. However, with the onset of COVID-19, medical device makers globally are focusing more on technology like polycarbonate. The urgent demand for more pharmaceutical-grade polycarbonate has been exacerbated by the worrying shortages of medical supplies for doctors and nurses fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. Furthermore, product improvements for medical applications and increased commercialization of the bio-polycarbonate market are expected to present future opportunities.


  • By Type
    • Solid
    • Corrugated
    • Multiwall
  • By End-User Industry
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Agriculture
    • Others
  • By Country
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Mexico
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. North America Polycarbonate Sheets Market Analysis, by Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Solid
5.3. Corrugated
5.4. Multiwall

6. North America Polycarbonate Sheets Market Analysis, by End-User Industry
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Electrical and Electronics
6.3. Automotive
6.4. Construction
6.5. Agriculture
6.6. Others

7. North America Polycarbonate Sheets Market Analysis, by Country
7.1. Introduction
7.2. USA
7.3. Canada
7.4. Mexico 

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. Covestro AG
9.2. Koscon Industrial S.A.
9.3. Gallina USA
9.4. DS Smith
9.5. Palram Americas, Inc.
9.6. Stabilit Suisse SA
9.7. Lyon Plastic Co., Ltd.
9.8. Tileron
9.9. Senoplast Klepsch & Co GmbH
9.10. Plazit Polygal

Covestro AG

Koscon Industrial S.A.

Gallina USA

DS Smith

Palram Americas, Inc.

Stabilit Suisse SA

Lyon Plastic Co., Ltd.


Senoplast Klepsch & Co GmbH

Plazit Polygal


Explore Custom Options available with this study:

  •  Request customization
  •  Buy sections of the study
  •  Buy country specific report
  •  Request excel, Historical data
  •  Subscription inquiry
  •  Request special pricing

Our Value Proposition

Analyst Support

All our studies come with 2 months of analyst support.


We are in compliance with the global privacy laws.

Connect With Us