1,6-Hexanediol Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The 1,6-Hexanediol Market is segmented by Raw Material (Cyclohexane, and Adipic Acid), Application (Polyurethane, Coatings, Acrylates, Adhesives, Polyester Resins, Plasticizers, and Others) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

1,6-Hexanediol Market Snapshot

1,6-hexanediol market overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >5 %
1,6-hexanediol market major players

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Market Overview

The global market for 1,6-Hexanediol is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 7% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are the increasing usage as feedstock for manufacturing chemical compounds and rising demand from the wind energy sector. On the other side, presence of substitutes such as like butanediol and pentanediol and unfavorable conditions arising due to COVID-19 outbreak are the major restraints, which is hindering the growth of the market.

  • Advancement in technology and development of bio-based raw material is expected to provide new opportunities for 1,6-Hexanediol market.
  • The polyurethane and coatings segments are expected to dominate the global 1,6-hexanediol market over the forecast period owing to its wide range of usage in paints and coatings industries.
  • Europe region represents the largest market and is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period owing to the consumption from countries such as Germany and United Kingdom.

Scope of the Report

The 1,6-Hexanediol Market report includes:

Raw Material
Adipic Acid
Polyester Resins
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Polyurethane and Coatings Segment

  • The growth of polyurethanes is attributed to the high demand for paint and coatings, elastomers, foams. 1,6-hexanediol is used as a chain extender in the polyurethane’s application segment. It converts the polyurethane into a modified polyurethane with substantially high corrosion resistance.
  • Also, it permeates different properties in polyurethanes, such as high mechanical strength, low glass transition temperature, and high heat resistance.
  • A key factor for the growth of polyurethanes is the demand for its sub-applications or derivatives, such as thermoplastic polyurethanes elastomers, coatings, and foams, across varied regions.
  • In addition, expanding need for mechanical coatings attributable to strong end-user industry development is driving the market growth. Protective coatings are utilized on enormous scale in applications, for instance, car, foundation and apparatus and gears to improve quality and aesthetic properties of the item. Thus, robust industry development is predicted to surge the global 1,6 hexanediol market.
1,6-hexanediol market trends

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

  • Europe is the fastest growing market for 1,6-hexanediol and is projected to remain so owing to steady consumption by manufacturers of adhesives, softening agents, lacquers, acrylics, and several other consumer products, which are driving the growth of the 1,6-hexanediol market.
  • The use of chemicals in the manufacturing of acrylates will be particularly notable in Europe. Germany and Italy are among the key importers in the region mainly attributable to increasing demand of PU in automobile applications.
  • The construction industry is projected to witness significant growth over the years, on account of hefty investments in new infrastructure developments, housing projects, and renovation/repaint of residential and commercial buildings.
  • Also, the presence of leading companies such as BASF SE, Perstorp AB, and others further escalates the demand for the product in the region. These industry participants are heavily investing to expand their presence in the emerging market by launching cost-effective 1,6-hexanediol based products.
  • All such aforementioned factors is likely to enhnace the demand for 1,6-hexaxnediol market in the region.
1,6-hexanediol market share

Competitive Landscape

The global 1,6-hexanediol market is partially consolidated in nature with a few major players dominating a significant portion of the market. Some of the major companies are BASF SE, Perstorp, LANXESS, UBE INDUSTRIES,LTD., and Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Usage as Feedstock for Manufacturing Chemical Compounds

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand from the Wind Energy Sector

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Presence of Substitutes

      2. 4.2.2 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Price Trend Analysis


    1. 5.1 Raw Material

      1. 5.1.1 Cyclohexane

      2. 5.1.2 Adipic Acid

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Polyurethane

      2. 5.2.2 Coatings

      3. 5.2.3 Acrylates

      4. 5.2.4 Adhesives

      5. 5.2.5 Polyester Resins

      6. 5.2.6 Plasticizers

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Hefei TNJ Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.

      3. 6.4.3 LANXESS

      4. 6.4.4 Perstorp

      5. 6.4.5 Prasol Chemicals Co. Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Shandong Yuanli Science and Technology Co. Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 UBE INDUSTRIES,LTD.

      8. 6.4.8 Zhejiang Lishui Nanming Chemical Co.,Ltd.

      9. 6.4.9 Zhengzhou Meiya Chemical Products Co. Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancement in Technology and Development of Bio-Based Raw Material

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 1,6-Hexanediol Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The 1,6-Hexanediol Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., LANXESS, Perstorp, UBE INDUSTRIES,LTD. are the major companies operating in 1,6-Hexanediol Market.

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