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Melamine Market for Adhesives & Sealants, Laminates, Molding Compounds, Paints & Coatings, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Melamine is an organic chemical compound obtained by thermal decomposition of urea in a liquid phase reaction. It exists in powder form at room temperature and is commercially available in white crystalline powder form with 99.8% purity. Melamine readily reacts with formaldehyde to produce melamine-formaldehyde (MF) resins. Several other types of melamine resins include melamine-urea-formaldehyde (MUF), hexamethoxymethyl, etherified melamine, and melamine pyrophosphate. Melamine is used in a broad range of applications such as laminates, adhesives, molding compounds, surface coatings, paper treatments, textile resins, and flame retardants.    

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Demand for melamine is largely attributed to strong growth in the global construction industry and rising demand for lightweight and low-emission automotives. MF resins are widely employed in the manufacture of laminated wooden panels. These resins exhibit strong resistance to heat, stain, abrasion, and chemical reaction; thus, these are extensively employed in construction applications such as remodeling, furniture, and specialties laminates for electrical applications. Rapid urbanization, increase in disposable income, and rise in standard of living are key factors contributing to robust growth of the building and construction industry. This is one of the key drivers for the melamine market. Melamine resins are also used in the production of adhesives that are largely employed in panel laminations, hotline fixing of car seats, headlamps, trim, and other interior component assemblies in the automotive industry. Thus, rising importance of lightweight vehicles with lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency is expected to eliminate the usage of fixtures such as screws, nuts, and clamps in automotive assembling. 

Volatility in prices of urea, key feedstock used in the manufacture of melamine, is one of the crucial factors inhibiting the melamine market. Prices of urea have been subject to high degree of volatility owing to wide fluctuations in short-term supply and demand. Furthermore, increasing consumer concern toward formaldehyde emission from melamine-based molding compounds is restraining the melamine market growth. Additionally, melamine foams are anticipated to offer growth opportunities in the market. Melamine foams exhibit high sound absorption capacity and possess an intrinsic property of flame retardancy. As a result, these foams are used in buildings, acoustic panels, suspended baffles, and metal ceiling panels.          

The melamine market is largely driven by demand for laminates in building & construction activities. In terms of revenue, laminates accounted for more than 50% share of the global melamine market in 2014. Adhesives & sealants is another key application of melamine; this segment is projected to witness above-average growth rate during the forecast period. Other key applications of melamine include molding compounds, paints & coatings, flame retardants, textile resins, concrete plasticizers, and paper finish.

Asia Pacific dominated the global melamine market, constituting over 50% share in 2014. China is the largest manufacturer and consumer of melamine along with India, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. Europe is the second-largest market for melamine globally with Germany being the largest producer as well as consumer of melamine in the region. The melamine market in Eastern Europe is projected to depict above-average growth rate as the production of wood-based panels and laminates has gradually shifted from Western Europe to Eastern Europe. Countries in Eastern Europe including Turkey, Russia, and Poland are anticipated to exhibit high growth in the melamine market during the forecast period. North America is projected to witness sluggish growth in the melamine market in the next few years. Latin America is expected to exhibit high growth owing to high demand for melamine in laminates and paper finish applications.

The global melamine market is fragmented. Key manufacturers include OCI N.V., Borealis AG, BASF SE, Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy S.A. (ZAP), Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL), Qatar Melamine Company (QMC), Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd., and Henan Zhongyuan Dahua Group Company Ltd.

Chapter 1 - Preface  
1.1 Report Description 
1.2 Market Segmentation 
1.3 Research Scope 
1.4 Research Methodology 
1.5 Assumptions 

Chapter 2- Executive Summary  
2.1 Global Melamine Market, Volume and Revenue, (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
2.2 Market Snapshot

Chapter 3 - Industry Analysis  
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 Value Chain Analysis 
3.3 Market Dynamics 
       3.3.1 Driver 1- Strong growth in global construction industry
       3.3.2 Driver 2- Rising demand for lightweight and low-emission automotive to expand application of melamine in product assembly
       3.3.3 Restraint 1 – Volatility in prices of raw materials
       3.3.4 Restraint 2 – Increasing consumer concerns about formaldehyde emission from melamine-based molding compounds
       3.3.5 Opportunity 1 – Melamine foams is anticipated to offer growth opportunities for melamine market in near future
3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
3.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis – Melamine Market, By Application 
3.6 Company Market Share – Melamine Market, % Share, 2014 

Chapter 4 - Melamine - Price Trend Analysis, 2010-2030 (US$/Ton)

Chapter 5 - Market Segmentation (By Application) 
5.1 Global Melamine Market – Application Overview 
5.2 Global Melamine Market for Adhesives & Sealants Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.3 Global Melamine Market for Laminates Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.4 Global Melamine Market for Molding Compounds Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.5 Global Melamine Market for Paints & Coatings Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.6 Global Melamine Market for Other Applications, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 

Chapter 6- Market Segmentation (By Region)
6.1 Global Melamine Market – Regional Overview 
6.2 North America Melamine Market Overview 
       6.2.1 North America Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.2.2 North America Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.2.3 U.S. Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.2.4 U.S. Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.2.5 Rest of North America Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.2.6 Rest of North America Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe Melamine Market Overview 
       6.3.1 Europe Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.2 Europe Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.3.3 France Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.4 France Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.3.5 U.K. Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.6 U.K. Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.3.7 Spain Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.8 Spain Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
       6.3.9 Germany Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.10 Germany Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.3.11 Italy Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.12 Italy Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.3.13 Rest of Europe Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.3.14 Rest of Europe Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
6.4 Asia Pacific Melamine Market Overview 
       6.4.1 Asia Pacific Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.4.2 Asia Pacific Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.4.3 China Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.4.4 China Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.4.5 Japan Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.4.6 Japan Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.4.7 ASEAN Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.4.8 ASEAN Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.4.9 Rest of Asia Pacific Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.4.10 Rest of Asia Pacific Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
6.5 Latin America Melamine Market Overview 
       6.5.1 Latin America Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.5.2 Latin America Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.5.3 Brazil Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.5.4 Brazil Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.5.5 Rest of Latin America Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.5.6 Rest of Latin America Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
6.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Melamine Market Overview 
       6.6.1 Middle East & Africa Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.6.2 Middle East & Africa Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.6.3 GCC Countries Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons)
       6.6.4 GCC Countries Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
       6.6.5 South Africa Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.6.6 South Africa Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
       6.6.7 Rest of Middle East & Africa Melamine Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
       6.6.8 Rest of Middle East & Africa Melamine Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 

Chapter 7 - Company Profiles
7.1 Borealis AG 
7.2 BASF SE
7.3 Cornerstone Chemical Company
7.4 Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC),
7.5 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
7.6 Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL)
7.7 Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd.
7.8 OCI N.V.
7.9  Qatar Melamine Company (QMC)
7.10 Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy S.A. (ZAP)

Chapter 8 – Primary Research - Key findings

Melamine is a key organic chemical used in the manufacture of laminates and decorative panels. It readily reacts with formaldehyde to produce melamine-formaldehyde (MF) resins. These resins are widely used in a broad range of applications such as adhesives, molding compounds, surface coatings, paper treatments, textiles, and flame retardants. Robust growth in the global building and construction industry is projected to drive the global melamine market from 2015 to 2023. Furthermore, rising importance of lightweight vehicles with lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency is another key driver for the melamine market from 2015 to 2023. Melamine resins are used in the production of adhesives, which have further applications in automotive production and assembly. Volatility in urea prices and increasing consumer concerns toward formaldehyde emission from melamine-based molding compounds are key inhibitors of the market. However, melamine foams are anticipated to offer growth opportunities as they exhibit high sound absorption capacity and possess an intrinsic property of flame retardancy. The melamine market faces partial threat from various substitutes such as liquefied wood, soy, and powder coatings in different end-use applications; however, complete substitution is still not prevalent. 

This report estimates and forecasts the melamine market on the global, regional, and country level. The study provides forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn).

The study provides a comprehensive view of the melamine market by dividing it into applications such as adhesives & sealants, laminates, molding compounds, paints & coatings, and others. These application segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for melamine in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). In addition, a country-level analysis with respect to volume and revenue for application segments has been provided in the report. Key countries such as the U.S., France, the U.K., Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, ASEAN, Brazil, GCC, and South Africa are included in the study. A detailed market segmentation further includes demand for above-mentioned applications in all regions and countries.

The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the market. This section of the report provides detailed information about value addition at each stage of the value chain in the melamine market. The report comprises drivers and restraints for the melamine market along with their support data during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises the study of opportunities in the melamine market from 2015 to 2023.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to measure the degree of competition in the melamine market. The study includes a separate section of qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, in which application segments has been analyzed. Furthermore, the report also provides a price trend analysis for melamine from 2010 to 2030 in US$/Ton.

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, annual reports, investor presentations, financial reports, SEC filings, and broker reports. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, news articles, national government documents, statistical databases and market reports, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of the research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further developed the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Borealis AG, BASF SE, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC), Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL), Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd., OCI N.V., Qatar Melamine Company (QMC), and Grupa Azoty Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy S.A. (ZAP). Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments and acquisitions, and financial overview.

This report segments the global melamine market as follows:

Melamine Market – Application Analysis

  • Adhesives & sealants
  • Laminates
  • Molding compounds
  • Paints & coatings
  • Others (flame retardants, textile resins, concrete plasticizers, paper finish, etc.)

Melamine Market – Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa


 
 
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