Urea Formaldehyde Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

Urea Formaldehyde Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

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Market Overview:

The global urea formaldehyde market size reached US$ 9.5 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 12.1 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% during 2023-2028.

Urea-formaldehyde, also known as urea-methanal, is a non-transparent thermoset synthetic resin obtained from a chemical mixture of urea and formaldehyde. It has high tensile strength, flexural modulus, surface hardness, low water absorption, mold shrinkage, and the ability to withstand high temperatures. It is used as an insulating and adhesive agent in molding electrical devices, such as desk lamps, to prevent electric shocks. Besides this, it is also utilized in manufacturing plastics, particle boards, bottle caps, and foams for creating artificial snow in movies and amusement parks.

Urea Formaldehyde Market Trends:

Urea-formaldehyde foams have good insulating properties and are used as thermal insulators in walls to provide conventional insulation. Thus, the accelerating use of plywood and medium-density fiberboard in construction activities is increasing the use of urea formaldehyde. This, along with the growing global population and consequently increasing construction of residential and commercial buildings, represents one of the key factors positively influencing the market. In addition, urea formaldehyde is used in the agricultural field as a source of slow-release nitrogen fertilizer. It also helps in soil permeability, binding the particles closely, slowing release rates, and promoting the formation of an aggregated soil structure. Apart from this, the increasing use of urea formaldehyde fertilizers degrade in the soil by microbes and breaks down into urea and formaldehyde, where urea is used as a nitrogen source and supports the healthy development of foliage and fruit. Furthermore, the rising use of paper to overcome the environmental impact of plastics is driving the market. The increasing use of this synthetic resin in papermaking enhances the wet strength of paper and minimizes the production of dull sheets. Moreover, the escalating demand for good quality and economically viable adhesives and resins in the automotive and electronics industries is propelling the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global urea formaldehyde market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type, application and end use industry.

Breakup by Type:

  • Urea Formaldehyde Powder
  • Urea Formaldehyde Solution

Breakup by Application:

  • Particle Board
  • Medium Density Fibreboard
  • Plywood
  • Adhesives and Coatings
  • Molding Compounds
  • Others

Breakup by End Use Industry:

  • Furniture
  • Building and Construction
  • Transportation 
  • Electrical and Electronics 
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being AB Achema (Koncernas Achemos Grupe), Acron Group, Asta Chemicals Sdn. Bhd., BASF SE, Borealis AG (OMV AG), Foresa, Gruppo Frati S.p.A, Hexion Inc., Mansoura for Resins & Chemical Industries Co. (MRI) and Metafrax Chemicals.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Type, Application, End Use Industry, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered AB Achema (Koncernas Achemos Grupe), Acron Group, Asta Chemicals Sdn. Bhd., BASF SE, Borealis AG (OMV AG), Foresa, Gruppo Frati S.p.A, Hexion Inc., Mansoura for Resins & Chemical Industries Co. (MRI) and Metafrax Chemicals
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global urea formaldehyde market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global urea formaldehyde market?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the end use industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
  • What is the structure of the global urea formaldehyde market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the industry?

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