Global Aniline Market: Snapshot
The global aniline market is prophesied to stay in high focus in the near future owing to the rising employment of the organic compound in the production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and rigid polyurethane foam. Nonetheless, there could be opportunities birthing from applications in other sectors such as pharmaceutical. Rapid industrialization and gasoline demand in emerging economies are expected to bode well for the market for the reason that the demand for aniline as a gasoline antiknock additive and solvent could escalate.
By 2020, the global aniline market could reach an estimated revenue valuation of US$15.66 bn.
MDI to Acquire Bulk of Application Share despite Marginal Loss in Future
In the recent past, MDI had secured a colossal share in the world aniline market on account of its application in the polyurethane and CASE, i.e. coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, sectors. While the trend could continue taking shape in the market, MDI is anticipated to marginally lose its share by the end of the forecast period 2014–2020. This could be due to the increase in demand for other applications such as rubber processing chemicals supported by the growth of the rubber sector. Stabilizers, anti-degradants, inhibitors, and vulcanization accelerators could be among the in-demand rubber processing chemicals derived from aniline.
In case of the polyurethane sector, the world aniline market is predicted to gain a strong impetus on the back of the broad usage of polyurethane foam in different sectors such as household upholstery and automotive. The engagement of polyurethane foam in the manufacture of products such as mattresses and automobile seats could become quite common. The sale of aniline is envisaged to be augmented further in the coming years, considering the expansion of its applications in different sectors. In electronic appliances such as refrigerator, rigid foam could be used as insulation.
On the basis of end use, the world aniline market could witness a steady growth prognosticated to be exhibited by insulation in the near future. In the past, the insulation market for aniline had achieved a significant share. Consumer goods, on the other hand, could demonstrate a faster growth during the course of the forecast period. This is projected to be owing to the loss of share by rubber products foreseen to benefit other end uses including consumer goods and also packaging.
Asia Pacific to Top Share Charts with Commissioning of Several Aniline Plants
Forecasted to be followed by Rest of the World on the production front, Asia Pacific could grow at a faster pace in the international aniline market. Rest of the World countries such as Australia and Brazil could follow suit when chasing the Asia Pacific market. The significant count of aniline plants commissioned in China in the latest past could give a tough competition to countries outside the scope of Asia Pacific. BASF SE allegedly invested around US$1.09 bn to set up an MDI plant in China boasting of a capacity of approximately 400 kilo tons per year. Furthermore, the facility is expected to include an aniline and a nitrobenzene plant.
Asia Pacific and Rest of the World are envisioned to be among the more dominant geographical markets for aniline. In the foreseeable future, the markets could testify a stronger industrial growth. Key players operating therein could gain traction with full integration in view of aniline manufacturing.
Companies such as Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Huntsman Corporation, and Bayer MaterialScience LLC are expected to parade their prominence in the worldwide aniline market.
- Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)
- Others (Including rubber processing chemicals, dyes & pigments, etc.)
- Rubber products
- Consumer goods
- Others (Including agriculture, pulp & paper, photography, etc.)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)