Thermoset Molding Compound Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Thermoset Molding Compound Market Overview

Thermoset Molding Compound Market size is projected to reach US$11.4 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Thermosetting molding compounds such as phenolic resins, epoxy resins, polyester resins, urea formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde possess properties such as good electrical insulation, corrosion and heat resistance, which make them an ideal material for a variety of end-use applications. A thermoset molding compound is widely employed in the electrical & electronics industry. Since the global electrical & electronics industry is growing, it is supporting the thermoset molding compound industry growth. The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) forecasted that the production by the global electronics and IT industries would grow by 2% year-on-year in 2020 to reach US$2,972.7 billion and would grow by 7% year on year in 2021 to reach a record US$3,175.6 billion. Factors such as the need for lighter weight in aerospace and transportation drive the growth of the thermosetting molding compound market. Several end-use industries in the Thermoset Molding Compound industry suffered negative effects as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which had a direct impact on the Thermoset Molding Compound market size in the year 2020.

Thermoset Molding Compound Market Report Coverage

The “Thermoset Molding Compound Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Thermoset Molding Compound industry.

By Type: Phenolic Resins, Epoxy Resins, Polyester Resins, Urea Formaldehyde, Melamine Formaldehyde and Others.
By End-use Industry: Automotive [Passenger Vehicles (PV), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) and Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)], Aerospace (Commercial Aircrafts, Military Aircrafts and Others), Electrical & Electronics (Antennas, Circuit Breakers, Switchgears and Others) and Others.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-pacific dominates the Thermoset Molding Compound market, owing to the increase in investment in the electronics sector and transportation infrastructure in Asia-pacific. This increase can be attributed to the increasing per capita income and growing population in Asia-pacific.
  • The market is expanding as a result of the positive attributes of Thermoset Molding Compounds, such as their anti-corrosiveness, increased heat resistance and toughness, which make them ideal for use in electrical and electronic applications.
  • The emergence of nanotechnology, these compounds' superior performance in comparison to their alternatives and the surge in interest in lightweight and fuel-efficient cars offer the sector promising growth prospects.
  • However, it is estimated that the high investment cost of Thermoset Molding Compounds may impede the expansion during the forecast period.

Figure: Thermoset Molding Compound Market Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021 (%)
Thermoset Molding Compound Market
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Thermoset Molding Compound Market Segment Analysis – by Type

The phenolic resins segment held a significant share in the Thermoset Molding Compound market share in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period 2022-2027, due to their improved properties. Phenolic resins are appropriate for use in insulation due to their low thermal conductivity. Due to its water resistance, high thermal stability and fire resistance, phenolic resin is used as a permanent binder and adhesive for wooden building panels as well as a binder for mineral wool insulation. By altering the manufacturing catalyst, phenolic resin's properties can be altered for each application. As a result, the demand for phenolic resin-based Thermoset Molding Compound is on a significant upsurge, thereby driving segmental growth.

Thermoset Molding Compound Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

The electrical & electronics segment held a significant share in the Thermoset Molding Compound market share in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The electrical and electronics industries benefit from thermoset molding compounds such as phenolic resins, epoxy resins, polyester resins, urea formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde because they effectively insulate against electricity and heat. A strong molding material with strong dielectric properties, thermal shock resistance, corrosion resistance, arc resistance and electrically insulating properties is required for parts like circuit breakers, electrical enclosures or housings, covers, relays, switches, insulators and motor components. Furthermore, various electrical & electronic products such as covers, housings and circuit breakers require a molding material that protects sensitive internal electronics and components. This is accelerating the demand for Thermoset Molding Compound in the industry, which is subsequently propelling the segment growth.

Thermoset Molding Compound Market Segment Analysis – by Geography

Asia-pacific held the largest Thermoset Molding Compound market share of up to 42% in 2021, owing to the bolstering growth of the electrical & electronics sector in Asia-pacific. For instance, the consumer electronics and home appliance sector in India generated $9.84 billion in revenue in 2021 and is projected to grow to US$21.18 billion by 2025, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF). The global electronics industry is expected to produce 7% more in 2021 than it did in 2020, reaching US$3,175.6 billion, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). China's electronic information manufacturing sector experienced steady growth in revenue and profits last year, according to the February 2022 report. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, operating revenue for the sector reached approximately 14.1 trillion yuan (roughly $2.2 trillion) in 2021, an increase of 14.7 percent from the previous year. With the increasing electrical & electronics production, the demand for molding materials significantly increased, which accelerated the demand for Thermoset Molding Compound in Asia-pacific.

Thermoset Molding Compound Market Drivers

Increasing Automobile Production:

Thermoset Molding Compound provides lightweight materials for use in automotive manufacturing. The high-end vehicle manufacturers use carbon fiber composites to provide an enhanced finish. According to the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), German passenger car and light commercial vehicle OEM generated foreign market revenue of EUR 274 billion in 2021, an increase of ten percent over 2020. The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) estimates that heavy truck production in Europe increased by 31%, from 236,328 units in 2020 to 308,300 units in 2021. India's domestic automobile production increased between FY16 and FY20 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.36 percent, with 26.36 million vehicles produced in FY20, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF). With the increasing automobile production, the demand for lightweight automotive components is also increasing, thereby acting as a driver for the Thermoset Molding Compound market during the forecast period.

Flourishing Aerospace Sector:

In the aerospace industry, Thermoset Molded internal components are used within the cabins of civilian, commercial and military aircraft as they aid in making aircraft lightweight. The demand for aircraft is on an upsurge in various regions. According to Boeing's current business forecast, the Middle East would need 2,520 new aircraft by 2030. Also, according to Boeing India, there is a demand for 2,300 aircrafts worth US$320 billion over the next 20 years. According to Boeing, in 2020, 8,995 aircraft fleets were delivered in North America. It is estimated to reach 10,610 fleets by 2039. Considering the importance associated with lightweight airplanes, it is expected that the increasing aerospace industry would act as a driver for the Thermoset Molding Compound market.

Thermoset Molding Compound Market Challenge

Fluctuating Raw Material Prices:

The raw materials often used for the production of Thermoset Molding Compounds are the downstream products of crude oil, such as epoxy resins. During the previous few years, the price of crude oil has been extremely volatile. The price of Brent crude oil has increased from US$43.73/bbl in 2016 to US$71.31/bbl in 2018 and then decreased to US$64.21/bbl in 2019 and US$41.84/bbl in 2020, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The volatility in the price of oil has caused fluctuation in the prices of raw materials for the manufacturing of thermoset molding compounds. Thus, the fluctuation in the price of crude oil has a direct influence on the price of the Thermoset Molding Compounds, which is a significant challenge for the market during the forecast period.

Thermoset Molding Compound Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Thermoset Molding Compound market. The top 10 companies in the Thermoset Molding Compound market are:

  1. Ashland Global Holding Inc.
  2. BASF SE
  3. Eastman Chemical Company
  4. Evonik Industries AG
  5. Hexion Inc.
  6. Huntsman Corporation
  7. Kolon Industries Inc.
  8. Kyocera Chemical Corporation
  9. Plastics Engineering Company
  10. Rogers Corporation

Recent Developments

  • In March 2021, BASF announced a partnership with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to create the first fully-automated, all-electric injection moulding cell for new high-performance polymer manufacturing.
  • In April 2020, Evonik announced the completion of the Marl expansion of its polyamide plant. The substance also combines quality and performance with excellent parameter estimation, uses very little water, has great structural correctness and has excellent UV resistance.

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1. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Type
    2.2 Key Trends by End-use Industry
    2.3 Key Trends by Geography
3. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis - Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking - Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis - Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - by Type (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    8.1 Phenolic Resins
    8.2 Epoxy Resins
    8.3 Polyester Resins
    8.4 Urea Formaldehyde
    8.5 Melamine Formaldehyde
    8.6 Others
9. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - by End-use Industry (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    9.1 Automotive
        9.1.1 Passenger Vehicles (PV)
        9.1.2 Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
        9.1.3 Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)
    9.2 Aerospace
        9.2.1 Commercial Aircrafts
        9.2.2 Military Aircrafts
        9.2.3 Others
    9.3 Electrical & Electronics
        9.3.1 Antennas
        9.3.2 Circuit Breakers
        9.3.3 Switchgears
        9.3.4 Others
    9.4 Others
10. Thermoset Molding Compound Market - by Geography (Market Size - US$ Million/Billion)
    10.1 North America
        10.1.1 The USA
        10.1.2 Canada
        10.1.3 Mexico
    10.2 Europe
        10.2.1 The UK
        10.2.2 Germany
        10.2.3 France
        10.2.4 Italy
        10.2.5 The Netherlands
        10.2.6 Spain
        10.2.7 Belgium
        10.2.8 The Rest of Europe
    10.3 Asia-pacific
        10.3.1 China
        10.3.2 Japan
        10.3.3 India
        10.3.4 South Korea
        10.3.5 Australia and New Zealand
        10.3.6 Indonesia
        10.3.7 Taiwan
        10.3.8 Malaysia
        10.3.9 The Rest of APAC
    10.4 South America
        10.4.1 Brazil
        10.4.2 Argentina
        10.4.3 Colombia
        10.4.4 Chile
        10.4.5 The Rest of South America
    10.5 The Rest of the World
        10.5.1 The Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   The UAE
   The Rest of the Middle East
        10.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   The Rest of Africa
11. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Entropy
    11.1 New Product Launches
    11.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape Premium
    12.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    12.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    12.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    12.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    12.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    12.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
13. Thermoset Molding Compound Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
14. Thermoset Molding Compound Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    14.1 Company 1
    14.2 Company 2
    14.3 Company 3
    14.4 Company 4
    14.5 Company 5
    14.6 Company 6
    14.7 Company 7
    14.8 Company 8
    14.9 Company 9
    14. 10Company 10 and more
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