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Polyethyleneimine Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 130 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025869
The polyethyleneimine market was valued at around USD 410 million in 2021, and it is expected to register a CAGR of less than 2% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The impact of COVID-19 on the market was negative. However, the market has reached pre-pandemic levels and is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • The major factors driving the market are the increasing demand from applications in detergents and water treatment chemicals and the growing usage in adhesives and sealants.
  • On the flip side, stringent environmental regulations are hindering the growth of the market.
  • Factors such as the development of polyethyleneimine-nano silica composites and the rapidly expanding personal care and cosmetics industry are expected to offer various growth opportunities for the market.
  • Asia-Pacific dominates the market worldwide, with the largest consumption coming from China and India.

Key Market Trends

Adhesives and Sealants Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Polyethyleneimine (PEI) is used for a wide range of adhesive and sealant applications. It is used for laminations in the adhesives industry as an adhesion promoter. It is also used in water-based primers for packaging films.
  • Polyethyleneimine has been used for some time as an extrusion coating primer in the packaging industry. It has particularly found use in bonding polyethylene to paper and other cellulosic substrates. In practice, it is applied with diluted water or water-alcohol solutions.
  • The packaging industry is the largest consumer of adhesives globally. This trend is estimated to continue during the forecast period, primarily due to the robust demand for packaging applications in the food and beverage sector.
  • Adhesives are one of the most common bonding mechanisms used in the packaging industry. Polyethyleneimine-based adhesives are used majorly in the packaging of frozen food products. This factor boosts the demand for adhesives in the packaging industry, thus driving the market studied.
  • Based on the above-mentioned factors, the adhesive and sealants segment is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market for polyethyleneimine during the forecast period, as polyethyleneimine is strongly used in applications, such as detergents, adhesives, water treatment chemicals, cosmetics, and paper, in the region.
  • Polyethyleneimine is used as a wet strengthening agent in pulp and paper manufacturing. The growing paper and pulp industry in China, India, and Southeast Asia may continue to act as a driver for the market studied.
  • China is one of the fastest-growing countries in terms of ink production. The country’s ink industry is a mix of international ink manufacturers and domestic players, including Hangzhou TOKA Ink, a JV with T&K Toka, and Tianjin Toyo Ink Co. Ltd, a JV with Toyo Ink, which are the leading multi-national ink suppliers in China. DIC, Sakata INX, Siegwerk, Flint Group, Hubergroup, and other major ink companies also have manufacturing plants in China. The Bauhinia Variegata Ink & Chemicals, a subsidiary of Yip’s Chemical, is the largest domestic ink producer in the country.
  • The detergents and industrial cleaning agents are gaining demand in China due to changing consumer habits and growing attention toward hygiene at home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese market witnessed a huge rise in demand for detergent and industrial cleaning agents. The sales revenue for detergents and cleaning agents witnessed a ten-fold growth in 2020. In 2021, the sales grew by 400-500%.
  • Soap manufacturing is one of the oldest industries operating in the FMCG sector in India, accounting for more than 50% of the consumer goods sector. As per recent data, there are approximately five million retail outlets selling soaps in the country, of which 3.75 million operate in rural areas.
  • The manufacturers have been investing in the Indian adhesives industry due to its growth potential. Thus, new plants and capacity expansions in the pipeline are projected to increase the demand for polyethyleneimine in the country. For instance, in December 2021, Sika announced its plans to open a new technology center and manufacturing plant for high-quality adhesives and sealants in Pune, India.
  • Thus, such factors are expected to help the Asia-Pacific region dominate the overall market.

Competitive Landscape

The polyethyleneimine market is consolidated with the presence of international and domestic players. The major companies (in no particular order) include BASF SE, FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation, Dow, and Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2 Research Methodology3 Executive Summary
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from Applications in Detergents and Water Treatment Chemicals
4.1.2 Growing Usage in Adhesive and Sealant Applications
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5 Market Segmentation
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Linear
5.1.2 Branched
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Detergents
5.2.2 Adhesives and Sealants
5.2.3 Water Treatment Chemicals
5.2.4 Cosmetics
5.2.5 Paper
5.2.6 Coatings, Inks, and Dyes
5.2.7 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 BASF SE
6.4.2 Dow
6.4.3 FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation
6.4.4 Gongbike New Material Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
6.4.6 Polysciences Inc.
6.4.7 SERVA Electrophoresis GmbH
6.4.8 Shanghai Holdenchem Co.
7 Market Opportunities and Future Trends
7.1 Development of Polyethyleneimine-nano Silica Composites
7.2 Rapidly Expanding Personal Care and Cosmetics Industry

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Dow
  • FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation
  • Gongbike New Material Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
  • Polysciences Inc.
  • SERVA Electrophoresis GmbH
  • Shanghai Holdenchem Co.