Naphthalene Derivative Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Form (Powder and Liquid), Source (Coal-Tar, Petroleum-based and Others), Derivative (Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF), Phthalic Anhydride, Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid, Naphthols, Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts and Others), End-User Industry (Construction, Paints and Coatings, Textile, Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical and Others) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Naphthalene Derivative Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >3 %

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Market Overview

The market for naphthalene derivative is expected to grow at a CAGR more than 3% globally during the forecast period. Naphthalene is an organic compound which can be found in a white crystalline solid like form commonly. As an aromatic hydrocarbon, naphthalene's structure consists of a fused pair of benzene rings. It is best known as the main ingredient of traditional mothballs. Naphthalene derivatives require naphthalene compounds as a basic precursor and are synthesized in two stages; ring closure by cyclization reaction followed by aromatization process. The growing application in textile and construction industry and have been driving the market growth.

However, the high level of toxicity of naphthalene derivatives is a major factor restraining growth of the global naphthalene derivatives market. Moreover, unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak is also expected to hinder the manufacturing, thereby, hamper the market growth.

The growing application of naphthalene derivative as antimicrobials with high therapeutic value are likely to provide opportunities for the naphthalene derivative market over the next five years.

Asia-Pacific region dominates the naphthalene derivative market, owing to growing application of naphthalene derivative in construction sectors in the region.

Scope of the Report

The naphthalene derivative market report includes:

Petroleum Based
Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)
Phthalic Anhydride
Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid
Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts
End-User Industry
Paints and Coatings
Pulp and Paper
Oil and Gas
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

Construction Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Construction industry stands to be the dominating segment for the utilization of naphthalene derivatives owing to their odorless nature and low volatility.
  • Momentous utilization of naphthalene in the construction industry to expand the smoothness of solid blends in concrete to fortify the structure framework is in turn expected to fuel the growth of the global naphthalene derivatives market over the forecast period.
  • Among the derivatives, sulfonated naphthalene formaldehyde (SNF) accounted for the highest market owing to its use as a superplasticizer within concrete mixtures in the construction sector and is expected to dominate the market studied over the forecast period.
  • Countries like China, India, United States of America, Canada, and Vietnam have been recording a rise in residential construction projects, which is likely to enhance the consumption of naphthalene derivatives in the region.
Naphthalene Derivative Market, Revenue (%), by End-user Industry, Global, 2019 Naphthalene Derivative Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be the most lucrative market for naphthalene derivatives market, owing to the rising economy, strong growth of construction and textile sectors to support the increasing population.
  • Naphthalene derivative is used in material dyeing and bleaching and growing textile industry catalyzes the growth of naphthalene derivative market. Asia is the largest textile manufacturer across the globe with Countries like China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. 
  • In China, the textile industry has been witnessing a slow growth due to China-US trade sanctions. However, in 2018, the industry steadily stabilized, and witnessed almost 5% growth. The growth of the textile industry in the country is fueled by sharp increases in the production of garments, home textiles, and chemical fiber.
  • According to IBEF, India’s textile industry is one of the oldest industries in the Indian economy, which contributed almost 7% of the industry’s output. The Indian textiles industry was estimated to reach USD 250 billion in 2019. These factors are expected to contribute to the demand for naphthalene derivatives during the forecast period.
  • Naphthalene derivative consumption witnesses a rapid growth on account of increasing utilization in production facilities across various industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and others.
  • Moreover, countries like China, India, and Vietnam, etc. are witnessing infrastructural expansion and remodeling activities which in turn augment the growth of naphthalene derivative market.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for naphthalene derivative market in the region during the forecast period.
Naphthalene Derivative Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global naphthalene derivative market is consolidated in nature. While some of the prominent players in the market are Cromogenia Units, JFE Chemical Corporation, Rain Carbon Inc., GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A. and King Industries, Inc amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Construction Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Application in Textile Sector

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Toxicity of Naphthalene Derivative

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

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Powder

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid

    2. 5.2 Source

      1. 5.2.1 Coal-Tar

      2. 5.2.2 Petroleum Based

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Derivative

      1. 5.3.1 Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)

      2. 5.3.2 Phthalic Anhydride

      3. 5.3.3 Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid

      4. 5.3.4 Naphthols

      5. 5.3.5 Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts

      6. 5.3.6 Others

    4. 5.4 End-User Industry

      1. 5.4.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.4.2 Construction

      3. 5.4.3 Textile

      4. 5.4.4 Pulp and Paper

      5. 5.4.5 Oil and Gas

      6. 5.4.6 Pharmaceutical

      7. 5.4.7 Others

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 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 Biosynth Carbosynth.

      2. 6.4.2 CARBON TECH GROUP

      3. 6.4.3 Cromogenia Units

      4. 6.4.4 GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A.

      5. 6.4.5 Himadri Specialty Chemical Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Huntsman International LLC.

      7. 6.4.7 JFE Chemical Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 King Industries, Inc

      9. 6.4.9 Koppers Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Rain Carbon Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Gowing Application of Naphthalene Derivative as Antimicrobials

    2. 7.2 Other Oppurtunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Naphthalene Derivative Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Naphthalene Derivative Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Cromogenia Units , JFE Chemical Corporation, Rain Carbon Inc., GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A., King Industries, Inc are the major companies operating in Naphthalene Derivative Market .

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