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Epichlorohydrin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 110 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025902
The market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • COVID-19 negatively affected the demand for the epichlorohydrin market in 2020 due to stalling of the construction industry in many sectors and textile industries. However, the market significantly recovered in 2021, with many countries pushing the construction sector as a growth recovery driver post-COVID-19 recovery.
  • The increasing demand for epichlorohydrin-based resins in the water treatment process is expected to act as a driver for the growth of the market studied in the future.
  • However, government regulations on the toxicity level of epichlorohydrin are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • By application, the demand for epichlorohydrin from epoxy resin is expected to increase during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominates the market globally, with the largest consumption from countries, such as China and India.

Epichlorohydrin Market Trends

Growing Demand of Epoxy Resin in Global Market

  • Epichlorohydrin is principally changed over to bisphenol A glycidyl ether, a building block in the manufacturing of epoxy resins. It is additionally a precursor to monomers for different resins and polymers.
  • Epoxy resin is extensively used as an insulation material for electronics and electrical applications that require protection in extreme and dangerous environments (such as chemical plant equipment, deep sea, and engine management).
  • Epoxy resins hold a wide range of applications in the industry due to their valuable properties in the paints & coatings industry in the form of anti-corrosive primers, primer tie coats, primer finishes, abrasion-resistant coatings, and chemical, heat, and fire-resistant coatings.
  • The usage of epoxy coatings is expected to grow further due to the rising demand from the electric vehicle (EV), marine, and aerospace industries. In the first half of 2022, more than 4 million BEVs and PHEVs were sold globally.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, the application of epichlorohydrin as epoxy resins is expected to increase during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the global market, owing to the robust demand from developing nations, including China and India. Industrialization, the growing consumer class, etc., mainly drive the region. These factors propel the growth of the epichlorohydrin market's growth in the region.
  • Asia-Pacific is the largest market for epoxy resins, with a share of about 65%, as most of the emerging economies are based in this region. Increasing industrialization and growing infrastructure make it an attractive market for epichlorohydrin-made epoxy resins.
  • In August 2022, China announced that it would be spending 300 billion yuan (~USD 44 billion) on infrastructure development and announced more stimulus policies for growth in this sector.
  • In India, in the residential segment, the government is pushing huge projects in the next few years. India has an investment budget of USD 1,400 billion for infrastructure - 24% on renewable energy, 19% on roads and highways, 16% on urban infrastructure, and 13% on railways.
  • The Asia-Pacific water treatment chemicals market is projected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period, in terms of volume, owing to the rising standard of living in the region that resulted in the growing demand for quality drinking water.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, the market for epichlorohydrin in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to witness a growth during the study period.

Epichlorohydrin Market Competitor Analysis

The global epichlorohydrin market is consolidated, with only a few major players dominating the market. Some major companies are Solvay, LOTTE FINE CHEMICAL, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Hexion., Grasim Industries Limited (India), and Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd, among others (not in any particular order).

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand of Epoxy resin in Global Market
4.1.2 Increasing Availability of Bio-Based Glycerin For the Production of Bio Based Epichlorohydrin
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Government Regulations on Toxicity of Epichlorohydrin
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Raw Material Analysis

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)
5.2 Product
5.2.1 Epichlorohydrin
5.3 Type
5.3.1 Oil-based Epichlorohydrin
5.3.2 Bio-based Epichlorohydrin
5.4 Application
5.4.1 Epoxy Resins
5.4.2 Synthetic Glycerin
5.4.3 Epichlorohydrin Elastomers
5.4.4 Specialty Water Treatment Chemicals
5.4.5 Other Applications
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.2 North-America United States Canada Mexico
5.5.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Rest of Europe
5.5.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.5.5 Rest of the World

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 Grasim Industries Limited (India) and Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd
6.4.2 Hexion.
6.4.3 Kashima Chemical Co. LTD
6.4.6 Momentive
6.4.7 NAMA Chemicals.
6.4.8 Parchem fine & specialty chemicals.
6.4.9 Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
6.4.10 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
6.4.11 Solvay

7.1 Growth of Epichlorohydrin-Based Resins in Water Treatment Industry
7.2 Other Opportunities

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Grasim Industries Limited (India) and Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd
  • Hexion.
  • Kashima Chemical Co., LTD
  • Momentive
  • NAMA Chemicals.
  • Parchem fine & specialty chemicals.
  • Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Solvay