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Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market Size By Grade (High Purity, Polyester Grade, Hydrocarbon Grade), By Application (Unsaturated Polyester Resin, Hydrocarbon Resins, EPDM Elastomers, Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP) & Copolymer (COC), Poly-DCPD), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI2424
  • Base Year: 2016
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market size was estimated over USD 550 million in 2016 and the industry will grow by a CAGR more than 4.5% through 2024. Increasing demand from the Asian countries will be a key driving factor that will positively influence the market in coming years.

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) is a cyclopentadiene dimer and is produced in huge quantities through the steam cracking of petroleum products like crude oil, naphtha, gas oils to ethylene. It is a white crystalline chemical compound with acrid odor and widely used to produce specialty resins. More than 60% of the product is used to produce unsaturated polyester resin, hydro-carbon resins, poly dicyclopentadiene and these are further used in the manufacturing of big containers, pipes, heavy & light vehicle body, sanitary ware, construction equipment, etc.

Dicyclopentadiene Market Outlook

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As the automobile sector is in high demand in Asia Pacific region and the presence of producers with large production capacity will significantly spur the unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) industry. Simple processing, fine mechanical property, chemical-erosion resistance and electricity performance are the key characteristics of UPR which makes it suitable for agriculture, transportation, and other industrial applications.

Significant growth in end-use industries in developing economies will have a positive impact on the dicyclopentadiene market share in future. As the product is used in the form of key ingredient to produce paints & coatings, adhesive, rubber, pesticides & insecticides, varnishes, modified wax and other non- woven products due to its superior mechanical and functional characteristics.

Inflated price of high purity grade dicyclopentadiene and availability of substitute products are the key restraining factors for the industry growth in forecast spell. Phthalic anhydride is used as dicyclopentadiene substitute in various applications include vehicle & boat shell building. This in turn, will be hampering the dicyclopentadiene market growth in forecast period.

Market, By Grade

Based on grade, it is bifurcated into high purity, polyester resin and hydrocarbon resin grades. The other grades of dicyclopentadiene include polymer, low purity, etc. Polyester resin (PR) grade was valued at over USD 300 million in 2016, accounting for around 50% of the overall market share in the same year and is likely to expand the dicyclopentadiene market revenue in forecast years. This is all due to its wide usage for the production of unsaturated polyester resins as the product contains low co-dimers and trimers and has favorable color features compared to other grades, this provides excellent mechanical and functional properties such as resistance to heat and corrosion, low weight, etc.

DCPD Market by Grade

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Hydrocarbon resin grade held over 20% of the entire market share in past year and will lose its share in future due to its low purity. This in turn, will strengthen the high purity, polyester grade dicyclopentadiene penetration in coming years.

Market, By Application

Unsaturated polyester resin and hydrocarbon resin are the dominant application segments in dicyclopentadiene market collectively accounting for over 70% of the overall market share and are likely to grow at a substantial rate in coming years. The product is used as a raw material in the production of specialty resins and elastomers due to its extra-ordinary physical properties such as thermal stability, rigidity, mechanical strength, etc.

EPDM elastomer accounted for over $60 million in 2016. The product is extensively used to manufacture EPDM rubbers or elastomers in order to improve the strength of rubber and prolong the using life of rubber. Growth in rubber & tire industry will positively stimulate the dicyclopentadiene market value in the near future.

Market, By Region

Asia Pacific was the key contributor and accounted for more than 45% of the entire industry in 2016. The regional market share will likely expand in future due to the significant rise in automotive sale and growth in other manufacturing activities. Increasing demand from storage industry to produce cryogenic tanks which are widely used to store the natural gases and frozen biological materials coupled with rapidly growing paint & printing inks industry will contribute towards the dicyclopentadiene market development in the near future.

In 2016, North America had a market share of over 25% of dicyclopentadiene market and is expected to register an annual growth rate of around 4% over the ensuing years, driven by the presence of various chemical companies in the U.S. and significant consumption of unsaturated polyester resins by end-use industries.

Competitive Market Share

Braskem, Dow Chemical Company, Cymetech Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V, Shell Chemicals, TCI Chemicals, NOVA Chemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Maruzen Petrochemical, Texmark Chemicals, Inc., China Petrochemical Corporation, Zibo Luhua Hongjin New Material Co., Ltd., Nanjing Yuangang Fine Chemical Co and Sunny Industrial System GmbH are the key players in dicyclopentadiene industry.

The manufacturers often engage in M&As and other tactics for the expansion of their production capabilities and geographical reach around the globe. For an instance, in January 2016, Braskem sold its subsidiary “quantiQ” and this divestment will further strengthen the petrochemical operation and financial profile of the company. In September 2017, The Dow Chemical Company had a merger with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) and formed DowDuPont. This will positively stimulate the company’s growth and position in the dicyclopentadiene industry.

Industry Background

Significant growth in various industries such as electronics, automotive, construction and others will bolster the market growth in forecast spell. This is due to the extensive usage of the product as a key raw material to produce different varieties of resins which are further used to manufacture the automotive components & parts, cryogenic tanks, electronic parts, etc. Moreover, the significant production expansion in North America and Asia Pacific regions will propel the dicyclopentadiene market growth in the forecast timeframe.

Dicyclopentadiene market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

By Grade

  • High purity grade
    • Unsaturated polyester resin
    • COC & COP
    • Hydrocarbon resins
    • EPDM elastomers
    • Poly-DCPD
    • Others
  • Polyester grade (UPR)
    • Unsaturated polyester resin
    • COC & COP
    • Hydrocarbon resins
    • EPDM elastomers
    • Poly-DCPD
    • Others
  • Hydrocarbon resin
    • Unsaturated polyester resin
    • COC & COP
    • Hydrocarbon resins
    • EPDM elastomers
    • Poly-DCPD
    • Others
  • Other grade
    • Unsaturated polyester resin
    • COC & COP
    • Hydrocarbon resins
    • EPDM elastomers
    • Poly-DCPD
    • Others

By Application

  • Unsaturated polyester resin
  • COC & COP
  • Hydrocarbon resins
  • EPDM elastomers
  • Poly-DCPD
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • GCC
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

According to the report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the DCPD market is supposed to attain $800 million by 2024.

Extensive usage of the product in automotive and marine sectors and increasing demand for the product in other end-use industries are the key factors expected to drive the growth of global market.

The Dow Chemical Company, Braskem, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V, Cymetech Corporation, NOVA Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, TCI Chemicals, Texmark Chemicals, Inc., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Maruzen Petrochemical, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), Nanjing Yuangang Fine Chemical Co. are some of the top contributors in the industry.

The polyester grade segment registered a major share in 2016 and is projected to record a remarkable growth rate throughout the forecast period.

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  • Published Date: Mar 2018
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 331
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 250

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