Huge Growth in the Polyurethane Foam Application
MDI and TDI is primarily used in production of rigid & flexible polyurethane foams, which are used as insulating materials in homes, refrigerators, and many other uses. Insulating foams can help consumer save on their heating and cooling costs. Moreover, these foams are also used in automotive seats and furniture industry.
The building industry is by far the largest consumer for rigid and spray polyurethane foam. With rising number of building codes that promote energy-efficient structures, home builders and consumers are gradually moving toward building strategies that deliver performance and energy savings in the long run. The growth in automotive industry in the Asia-Pacific region, recovery of Brazil automotive market in Brazil and automotive production investment in Middle-East & Africa will drive the demand for polyurethane foams.
Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) to Dominate the Market
4,4’-MDI is the most widely used isomer among the three isomers of MDI, with major application as a primary feedstock for the production of rigid PU (PU) foams. These foams have good thermal insulation properties and are used in the manufacturing of freezers & refrigerators, and in building and automotive applications. PU rigid insulation foams are a major part of the PU industry, representing nearly 20% of the market. The versatility of rigid PU foam makes it suitable for an extensive range of insulation applications. The building and construction segment stood as the leading end-user industry amongst all in 2016, and the appliances occupy the next position. Moreover, rigid PU foam is the leading material used to insulate major appliances, like refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, and vending machines. Rigid PU foam is an essential and cost-effective material that can be used to meet the required energy ratings in consumer refrigerators and freezers.
Asia-Pacific dominating the Isocynates Market
In Asia-Pacific, China is the world's largest producer and consumer of polyurethane products. China's demand for polyurethane products account for about 45% of global demand, and is expected to maintain a growth rate of around 10% over the next couple years, with the share in global demand for polyurethane products increasing to 55% by 2017. MDI is primarily used for polyurethane, in China. Polyurethane, MDI’s primary application in India, is witnessing a boom in opportunities, with the expanding middle class, increasing disposable incomes, and rising urbanization, supplemented strongly by investments in infrastructure. In Japan, the production of polyurethane is on the rise. According Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, year-to-date polyurethane production in Japan in September 2017 was 145 kilo metric ton, up 11.4% from 2016. This increased production of polyurethane and increasing demand from construction automotive and furniture industry would likely augment the market growth for isocynates.
Key Developments in the Market
December 2017: 3A Composites announced the successful acquisition of Athlone Extrusions Ltd. by its parent company Schweiter Technologies
January 2017: COVESTRO will invest around EUR 200 million to increase production in Tarragona (Spain), beyond 2020. As a first step, it intends to build its own chlorine supply, thus ensuring a highly efficient, sustainable, and independent supply of the crucial raw material. Covestro will also debottleneck its local methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant, increasing production capacity by 50,000 metric ton to around 220,000 metric ton per year
Major Players: DowDuPont Inc., Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, Covestro, Yantai Sanjiang Chemical Industry Material Co., Ltd., amongst others.
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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Scope of the Market
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Price Trend
3.4 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Huge Growth in the Polyurethane Foam Application
4.1.2 Increase in Industrialization Activities in Asia-Pacific
4.1.3 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry
4.2.1 Shortage and Increased Price of Raw Material
4.2.2 Hazardous in Nature
4.3.1 High-Efficiency Bio-Based Isocyanates
4.3.2 Increasing Investiments by the Manufcateres in R&D Activities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Rigid Foam
5.2.2 Flexible Foam
5.2.3 Paints & Coatings
5.2.4 Adhesive & Sealants
5.3 By End-user Industry
5.3.1 Building & Construction
5.3.5 Others (Aerospace, Electronics, Water Vessels, etc.)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.7 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials**, and Recent Developments)
8.1 DowDuPont Inc.
8.2 Huntsman Corporation
8.4 BASF SE
8.5 Yantai Sanjiang Chemical Industry Material Co., Ltd.
8.6 Anderson Development Company
8.7 Asahi Kasei Chemicals
8.8 Chemtura Crop.
8.9 Evonik Industries
8.10 Hebei Cangzhou Dahua Group
8.12 Mitsui Chemicals
8.15 Tosoh Corporation
8.17 China National Bluestar (Group) Co,Ltd.
8.18 Korea Fine Chemical
8.19 Lyondell Chemical Company
* List Not Exhaustive
**Subject to Feasibility and Availability on Public Domain
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Huntsman Corporation
- BASF SE
- Yantai Sanjiang Chemical Industry Material Co. LTD.
- Anderson Development Company
- Asahi Kasei Chemicals
- Chemtura Corp.
- Evonik Industries
- Hebei Cangzhou Dahua Group
- Mitsui Chemicals
- Tosoh Corporation
- China National Bluestar (Group) CoLtd.
- Korea Fine Chemical
- Lyondell Chemical Company