Formaldehyde Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

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Formaldehyde Market size is projected grow significantly over the estimated timeline owing to its application in specialty chemicals, building and construction, textiles and automotive industries. The product acts as intermediate chemical in manufacturing binding and reinforcing agent in the form of resin. It is also used in plywood industry and used in manufacturing of wooden doors and furniture, thereby driving formaldehyde market size by 2025.

Formaldehyde is an organic compound which is produced from catalytic oxidation of methanol in presence of molybdenum-iron or metallic silver catalyst. Condensed form of the product including paraformaldehyde and methanediol finds application in production of industrial resin and coatings which is anticipated to stimulate formaldehyde market size.

Formaldehyde market size may grow owing to its usage in manufacturing glues and adhesives which finds application in carpentry and home furnishing owing to their superior binding properties. Product derivatives are used as binders in structural wood panels along with application in lamination of wooden floorings, thereby making it waterproof and economical options. Global wood-based panel market size is likely to reach USD 170 billion by 2025 and thereby driving up glues and adhesives market. These factors would positively influence the market size in forecast timeframe.

Formaldehyde market size is anticipated to witness gains owing to its usage in forming resins by synthesizing with phenol, urea and melamine, which can be molded into desired shape and find applications as insulation layers. Automotive components including transmission, engine block, door panels, electrical system, axles and brake shoes are manufactured from product derivatives. Automotive components market size is set to cross USD 2 trillion, which may propel the market size in forecast timeframe.

Formaldehyde market size may stimulate owing to its usage as a disinfectant due to its property to completely negate the activity of yeast, fungi, bacteria, and mold. It is effective against skin infections in aqueous solutions and used to produce inoculations against certain infections. Its derivatives find application in tropical ointments and are also used in treatment of urinary tract infections. Rising awareness regarding hygiene and prevalence of hospital acquired infections would drive global antiseptics and disinfectant market. Global antiseptics and disinfectant market size is poised to surpass USD 25 billion by 2025 thereby influencing product demand.

Formaldehyde based resins find application in textile industry owing to its property to improve fabric’s resistance to wrinkles and creases. The product is added to dyes and pigments pertaining to textile industry. This process helps in prevention of color fading owing to their binding property helping the fabric to retain the color. The global textiles dyes market likely to surpass USD 8.5 billion by 2025 and would drive product demand.

Solution of the product find application in preservation of human and animal specimens owing to its property to preserve tissues and cells by cross linking DNA or nitrogen in protein with primary amino groups. The product is extensively used as an embalming agent to preserve cadavers from decomposition. Global embalming agent market is projected to reach USD 14 billion by 2026 which may drive up formaldehyde market size.

Pentaerythritol, a polyfunctional alcohol derived from the product finds application in preparation of explosives. Military grade explosives including Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and RDX are derived from the product. Rising defense sector is likely to propel demand for military grade explosives and propellants which is poised to surpass USD 35 billion by 2025. These factors would drive the market size owing to its downstream application in military explosives.

Formaldehyde market size likely to get affected owing to its volatile toxic nature which can cause significant harm to human health. The product can cause potential damage to nose, reproductive systems, lungs and skin. National Toxicology Program in the U.S. has described the product known to be a human carcinogen. European Union and the US has regulated the permissible amount of product in finished items, thereby affecting industry profitability.

North America led by Mexico, Canada and the U.S. formaldehyde market size may experience growth owing rising demand from office furniture industry. Growing construction of commercial building and office spaces may drive demand for wooden panels, thus propelling product demand.

Europe led by France, UK, Germany formaldehyde market size is projected grow significantly in the projected timeframe. Shifting trend towards healthy life style is likely to drive demand for antiseptic and disinfectant which may foster industry growth.

Asia Pacific led by Japan, India and China market size is projected to grow significantly in the estimated timeline owing to end-use application in automobile industry. Growing automobile industry in China and India are likely to boost market size owing to its downstream application in automobile industry.

Global formaldehyde market share is fragmented. Major players operating in this industry includes Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, Dynea Oy, Momentive Specialty Chemical Inc., Bayer AG, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Perstorp Formox AB and Celanese Corporation.

Formaldehyde Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Glues and adhesives
  • Automotive Component
  • Embalming Agent
  • Disinfectant
  • Dyes
  • Explosives
  • Others

Formaldehyde Market, By End-Use, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Textile
  • Green House
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

Company Profiles:

  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Dynea Oy
  • Momentive Specialty Chemical Inc
  • Bayer AG
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Perstorp Formox AB
  • Celanese Corporation.

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2014 to 2018; Growth Projections: 2019 to 2025.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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