4,4-Methylenebis Market:  Introduction

  • 4,4'-Methylenebis, also called as MOCA, is a substance that is extensively used as a curing agent in the production of polyurethane elastomers. MOCA is commercially manufactured by reacting formaldehyde with orthochloroaniline.
  •  Polyurethane elastomers are used in the production of shoe soles, rolls for postage stamp machines, cutting bars in plywood production, rolls and belt drives in cameras, computers, and reproducing equipment and pulleys for escalators and elevators

Key Drivers of 4,4-Methylenebis Market

  • Rise in demand for polyurethane in a wide range of industries such as building & construction, packaging, transportation, consumer goods, infrastructure, renewable energy, waste management system, health care & personal care, and agriculture is expected to boost the production and consumption of 4,4-Methylenebis market in the near future
  • Polyurethanes are extensively employed in building & construction and transportation sectors. Growth in preference for sustainability is expected to propel the demand for polyurethanes in the near future. Manufacturers are focused on the production of rigid and flexible foams. Polyurethane can be easily mixed with other raw materials, which are used in numerous high end-end applications, due to its durability, light weight, safety, affordability, and recyclability. Additionally, its excellent ability to mold in various forms makes it suitable for usage in a wide range of end-use industries. Vehicle manufacturers are extensively focusing on improving quality, safety, and cost effectiveness of modern vehicles by incorporating polyurethanes in automobiles. This is estimated to drive the 4,4-methylenebis market in the next few years.

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Carcinogenic Nature of 4,4-Methylenebis to hamper Market

  • 4,4-Methylenebis is a human carcinogen, which is on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) List of IARC Group 1 carcinogens, with current threshold limit value of 0.01 ppm in the industrial atmosphere. Furthermore, exposure of 4,4'-methylenebis among animals can lead to tumor growth in liver, lung, and bladder in animals.
  • Directive 97/56/EC of Europe restricts the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances such as 4,4′-methylenebis. The directive also indicates that the packaging of 4,4′-methylenebis must be marked legibly and indelibly as ‘Restricted to Professional Users.’

Asia Pacific to Hold Major Share of Global 4,4-Methylenebis Market

  • In terms of region, the global 4,4-methylenebis market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific is a leading consumer of 4,4-methylenebis. It is followed by North America and Europe. Rise in demand for automotive coatings in China and South Korea is expected to boost the demand for 4,4’-methylenebis in the region during the forecast period. Increase in demand for polyurethane in the building & construction industry in developing economies of Asia Pacific such as China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for manufacturers of 4,4’-methylenebis operating in the region. However, the market in Japan is projected to expand at a sluggish pace owing to the presence of stringent regulations on the usage of 4,4-methylenebis.
  • Rise in FDI investment in automotive and construction industries in developing economies of Asia Pacific is likely to fuel the 4,4-methylenebis market in the region during the forecast period
  • The 4,4-methylenebis market in Europe and North America is expected to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period, owing to the presence of regulations on the usage of 4,4-methylenebis in these regions.
  • Increase in import of 4,4’-methylenebis in Latin America and Middle East & Africa due to its excellent curing ability is estimated to boost the demand for 4,4’-methylenebis in these regions.

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Key Players Operating in 4,4-methylenebis Market

The global 4,4-methylenebis market is highly concentrated, with top manufacturers accounting for major share. Threat of new entrants across the market is very low, as in order to enter into 4,4-methylenebis market,  new entrants have to obtain, regulatory certifications for the production of 4,4’-methylenebis. Key players operating in the 4,4-methylenebis market include:

  • SEIKA Group
  • Fujifilm Corporation (FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation)
  • Haihang Group
  • Hangzhou Dayangchem Co.,Ltd
  • Anhui Xianglong Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Binhai Mingsheng Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Binhai Xingguang Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou Xiangyuan New Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou Xiangyuan Special Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. and etc.

Global 4,4-Methylenebis Market: Research Scope

Global 4,4-Methylenebis Market, by End-use Industry

  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Bedding & Furniture
  • Footwear
  • Others

Global 4,4-Methylenebis Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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