Global Unsaturated Polyester Resins Market: Overview
Over the past few years, there is pervasive interest among several manufacturing industries in the application of unsaturated polyester resins owing to their low cost of production and versatile properties. Combined with this, the soaring popularity of polyester resins as a thermosetting system rises on a variety of applications in making composites in end-use industries. This is further accentuated by the use of fillers, reinforcements, and additives, which enhance their physical and chemical properties, opening up exciting applications. Driven by a variety of factors and fueled by the growth in end-use industries, the unsaturated polyester resins is anticipated to rise at a steady pace in the coming years. The global market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2017 to 2022.
The market stood at US$5,744.3 mn in 2017 and the opportunities in the market is projected to reach US$7,339.9 by the end of 2022.
Superior Properties of Isophthalic Resins to Account for its Dominance
Major product types of unsaturated polyester resins are orthophthalic resins, isophthalic resins, and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) resins. Of these, the isophthalic resins segment holds the major share in 2017 and is projected to witness leading growth during the forecast period, measured in absolute terms. Compared to other resins, these are increasingly being preferred in the composite or fiber glass industry on account of their markedly higher strength, amazing flexibility, and better chemical resistance.
The isophthalic resins segment holds a market share of 36.4% in 2017 amounting to US$ 2,091.9 Mn and is expected to rise to US$ 2,547.5 Mn by the end of 2022. The segment will account for a share of 34.7% by 2022 end. Expanding at a CAGR of 4%, the market for isophthalic resins is estimated to grow at US$ 91.1 Mn annually during the forecast period.
APEJ to Account for Dominant Demand through Forecast Period
Regionally, North America unsaturated polyester resins market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 4.8% during 2017–2022. The market was valued at US$ 1,248.4 Mn in 2017 and is projected to be worth US$ 1,579.8 Mn by the end of the forecast period.
Europe is also a prominent market for unsaturated polyester resins. Rising at a CAGR of 4.9%, the regional market will reach a valuation of US$ 1,260.8 Mn by the end of 2022. Meanwhile, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) unsaturated polyester resins market is predicted to hold an impressive share of 4.7%, in terms of revenue, by the end 2017 end. However, the regional market will lose some share by14 basis point (BPS) over the forecast period.
The APEJ unsaturated polyester resins market currently accounts for the major revenue of the global market. The regional market is anticipated to rise at 5.3% CAGR during 2017–2022 and is projected to be worth US$ 3,085.8 Mn by the end of the forecast period. The regional market is driven by burgeoning applications in various end-use industries such as automotive, marine, and construction and building. In recent years, various countries, especially China, have boosted their production capacity for these polymers. The fortifying sale of unsaturated polyester resins-based composites in several end-use markets in the region is a key factor accentuating the regional market.
The Japan market for unsaturated polyester resins market is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 5% from 2017 to 2022. The country market is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 671.1 mn by the end of the forecast period.
Prominent players operating in the non-reinforced unsaturated polyester resins market include Polynt-Reichhold Group, Ashland Inc., Royal DSM, AOC, BASF SE, U-Pica Company Ltd., UPC Technology Corp., Nuplex Industries Ltd., and Scott Bader Company Ltd. The market is witnessing developments toward consolidation and several players in major regions are making mergers and acquisitions which is likely to intensify competition in the market. They are spending on research on developing better recycling methods and for improving processing technologies, in order to gain a competitive edge over others.
Global Unsaturated Polyester Resins Market: Snapshot
The report on the global unsaturated polyester resins market offers comprehensive assessment of key drivers and trends influencing the growth of the market. The research takes into account of various regional and global factors to assess the demand in key regions, evaluate notable opportunities, and identify imminent investment pockets. The analysis helps market participants get an in-depth overview of key segments, their growth prospects, and profile of key market players. Perusing through the report, they can get reliable inputs on major advances in processing technologies and methods. The use of numerous industry-wide tools to assess the emerging strategic landscape help stakeholders get a holistic overview of the market. The findings can prove useful for evidence-based strategy formulation by market players.
The global unsaturated polyester resins market stood at US$5,744.3 mn in 2017 and is projected to reach a valuation of US$7,339.9 mn by 2022 end. The market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.0% from 2017 to 2022.
Global Unsaturated Polyester Resins Market: Dynamics
The report provides into detailed insights key drivers and restraints, current and emerging trends, scope of various segments, lucrative avenues, and competitive landscape. The large number of applications of unsaturated polyester resins in making a variety of useful composite polymers, notably fiber–reinforced plastics, is a key factor accentuating their demand in various regions. There is a wide demand for polyester resins for making tanks, pipes, automotive parts, fire-resistant electrical equipment, and printed circuit boards, synthetic marbles, solid-surface countertops, and gelcoats. This is attributed to the excellent structural properties of these resins which lends remarkable thermal stability and a host of favorable mechanical properties.
In several emerging economies, the burgeoning demand for polyester resins in various end-use industries is accentuating the market. The low-cost and easy processing of unsaturated polyester resins, coupled with a growing number of specialty applications in a wide spectrum of end use industries, are key factors likely to catalyze the growth of the market in the foreseeable future.
Global Unsaturated Polyester Resins Market: Segmentation
The research offers a granular analysis of the growth of various segments, current and latent opportunities, and their market sizing over the foreseeable future. The factors driving the prominent regional markets are evaluated in detail and the lucrative avenues in these regions are highlighted in the study. The revenue share of various segments based on application, product type, and end users is highlighted over the period of 2017–2022 and a comparative analysis of these in major regions is offered.
Based on product type, the market is segmented into orthophthalic resins, isophthalic resins, and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) resins. Of these, the isophthalic resins is expected to witness leading growth year-over-year rising at a CAGR of 4% during 2017–2022. The segment held 36.4% in 2017 and projected to reach US$2,547.5 Mn in 2022, accounting to a share of 34.7% in the market.
Based on end user, the report segments the unsaturated polyester resins market into electrical, transport, artificial stone/marble, resins for gelcoats, tanks, pipes, scrubbers, and pipe re-lining, and building and construction.
The major regional markets are North America, Latin America, Europe, APEJ, and Japan. Of these, the APEJ unsaturated polyester resins market is projected to at 5.3% CAGR during 2017–2022. Expanding at this growth rate, the regional market is anticipated to reach US$3,085.8 Mn by the end of the forecast period.
Companies profiled in the report are:
The report offers an extensive profiling of key players and zeroes in on major strategies adopted by them to consolidate their shares in various regions. Leading players profiled in the report are Polynt-Reichhold Group, Ashland Inc., Royal DSM, AOC, BASF SE, U-Pica Company Ltd., UPC Technology Corp., Nuplex Industries Ltd., and Scott Bader Company Ltd.