Pine Chemicals Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Pine Chemical Industry Report is Segmented by Product Type (Tall Oil, Rosin, and Turpentine), Application (Adhesives and Sealants, Coatings, Printing Inks, Lubricants and Lubricity Additives, Biofuels, Paper Sizing, Rubber, Soaps and Detergents, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for Pine Chemicals in Terms of Volume (Tons) for all the Above Segments.

Pine Chemicals Market Size

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Pine Chemicals Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 4.51 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 5.74 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Europe

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Pine Chemicals Market Major Players

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Pine Chemicals Market Analysis

The Pine Chemicals Market size is estimated at 4.51 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 5.74 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

COVID-19 has had mixed effects on the pine chemicals market. Initially, demand decreased due to disruptions in supply chains, reduced industrial activity, and lower consumer spending. This led to temporary slowdowns in the production and sales of pine chemicals. However, as the pandemic progressed, there was an increased demand for certain pine-derived products, particularly those used in disinfectants, sanitizers, and pharmaceuticals.

• Increasing demand for pine chemicals from the mining sector and the flavors and fragrances industry are the major factors driving the pine chemicals market.

• However, an increase in the availability of cheaper substitutes and fluctuations in the price of raw materials are expected to hamper the growth of the pine chemicals market.

• The expanding applications of pine chemicals in various end-user industries are expected to unveil new opportunities for the pine chemicals market.

• Europe is expected to dominate the pine chemicals market globally, with the most significant consumption coming from countries such as Germany and Italy.

Pine Chemicals Market Trends

The Adhesives and Sealants Segment is expected to Dominate the Market

• Pine chemicals, particularly rosin and its derivatives, exhibit excellent tackifying properties, making them ideal ingredients for adhesives and sealants. They enhance the adhesion strength and cohesion of these products, improving their performance and durability.

• Pine-derived chemicals are used in a diverse range of adhesives and sealant formulations across industries such as construction, automotive, packaging, woodworking, and electronics. They are utilized in products like pressure-sensitive adhesives, hot-melt adhesives, rubber-based adhesives, and more.

• Furthermore, the growth in the construction industry has propelled the consumption of adhesives and sealants, thus propelling the growth of the pine chemicals market. China is one of the world's largest construction markets. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the construction industry's business activity index in China rose to 56.9 as of December 2023 from 55.9 in November 2023.

• Pine chemicals are the key ingredient in the formulation of sealants used for caulking, joint sealing, and weatherproofing in construction. Tall oil-based sealants offer excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates such as concrete, masonry, glass, and metal, making them practical for sealing gaps, cracks, and joints in building envelopes, windows, doors, and roofing systems.

• India's construction Industry is projected to grow to USD 1.4 trillion by 2025. By 2030, an estimated 600 million people will live in urban centers, resulting in a need for 25 million additional mid- and ultra-luxury units. Under the National Investment Plan (NIP), India has an infrastructure investment budget of USD 1.4 trillion, with 24% of the budget earmarked for renewable energy, roads & highways, urban infrastructure, and 12% for railways.

• Thus, the rising application of adhesives and sealants in the automotive and construction industries is expected to boost the market studied in the coming years.

Pine Chemicals Market : Construction Output Value in China, 2019 - 2023

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

• Europe has extensive pine forests, particularly in countries like Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the Baltic States. These forests provide a rich source of pine resin, which serves as the raw material for pine chemical production. The availability of abundant and sustainable pine resources gives European producers a competitive advantage in the global market.

• European companies cater to a wide range of industries and applications that utilize pine chemicals, including adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, printing inks, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and more. The diversity of end-use industries ensures a stable demand for pine chemicals within the region.

• Further, pine-derived resins are commonly used as tackifiers in construction adhesives. These adhesives are then used to bond various construction materials, including wood, metal, concrete, and plastics. They provide strong and durable bonds, making them ideal for structural and non-structural applications in construction.

• According to the latest estimate published by Eurostat, in December 2023, compared with December 2022, production in construction increased by 1.9% in the euro area and by 2.4% in Europe.

• Germany is one of Europe's largest producers of general rubber goods (GRG) and tires. Continental AG, Dunlop GmbH, Michelin Tire Werke AG & Co. KGaA, Pirelli Deutschland GmbH, and Freudenberg Group are some of the significant manufacturers of tire and non-tire products in the country.

• According to the estimate released by the Statistisches Bundesamt in June 2023, as of 2022, the turnover of the construction industry in Germany was higher than that of any civil engineering or specific construction sector. The highest turnover in civil engineering activities was for road and railway construction, at more than EUR 21 billion (USD 22.83 billion), and utility projects, which amounted to EUR 12 billion (USD 13.04 billion).

• Thus, the factors mentioned above are expected to drive the market demand for pine chemicals, mainly from the European region.

Pine Chemicals Market - Growth Rate by Region

Pine Chemicals Industry Overview

The pine chemicals market is fragmented, with the top five players accounting for a significant market share. The major players in the market (not in any particular order include) KRATON CORPORATION, Ingevity Corporation, DRT, Harima Chemicals Group Inc., and Pine Chemical Group, among others.

Pine Chemicals Market Leaders


  2. Ingevity Corporation

  3. Harima Chemicals Group, Inc.

  4. Pine Chemical Group

  5. DRT

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Pine Chemicals Market Concenration
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Pine Chemicals Market News

  • March 2024: Brazilian pine chemicals group agrees to take over Pinopine, Portugal, gum rosin derivatives manufacturer. Grupo Resinas brasil (RB), one of the largest Brazilian pine chemicals producers, takes the majority share in derivatives producer Pinopine, located in Portugal.
  • September 2023: DRT (Les Dérives Résiniques Et Terpéniques) invested in the construction of its production facility at the Vielle-Saint-Girons site in France. This plant will produce hydrogenated rosin and resin derivatives and is expected to be completed in mid-2024.
  • June 2022: DRT (Les Dérives Résiniques Et Terpéniques) launched DERTOPHALT. It is a plant-based binder obtained by distilling pulp and paper industry co-products. It is composed of rosin and fatty acids and is 100% natural.

Pine Chemicals Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Pine Chemicals in Mining and Flotation Chemicals and Lubricants

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Flavors and Fragrances Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Diversion of CTO to Biofuels due to Government Incentives

      2. 4.2.2 Increase in the Availability of Cheaper Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Threat of New Entrants

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      4. 4.4.4 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Tall Oil

        1. Crude Tall Oil (CTO)

        2. Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA)

        3. Distilled Tall Oil (DTO)

        4. Tall Oil Pitch (TOP)

      2. 5.1.2 Rosin

        1. Tall Oil Rosin

        2. Gum Rosin

        3. Wood Rosin

      3. 5.1.3 Turpentine

        1. Gum/Wood Turpentine

        2. Crude Sulphate Turpentine

        3. Other Turpentines

      4. 5.1.4 Application

        1. Adhesives and Sealants

        2. Coatings

        3. Printing Inks

        4. Lubricants and Lubricity Additives

        5. Biofuels

        6. Paper Sizing

        7. Rubber

        8. Soaps and Detergents

        9. Other Applications (Oil Field Chemicals, Chemical additives, Chewing Gums, and Food Additives)

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 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(Overview, Financials, Products and Services, and Recent Developments)

      1. 6.4.1 Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd

      2. 6.4.2 DRT (Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques)

      3. 6.4.3 Forchem Oyj

      4. 6.4.4 Harima Chemicals Group Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Ingevity Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Kraton Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Mercer International

      8. 6.4.8 OOO Torgoviy Dom Lesokhimik

      9. 6.4.9 Pine Chemical Group

      10. 6.4.10 Respol Resinas SA

      11. 6.4.11 Sunpine AB

      12. 6.4.12 Synthomer Plc.


    1. 7.1 Emerging Applications of Pine Chemicals (DTO, TOFA, CTO, TOP, and Wood Rosin)

    2. 7.2 Food and Packaging Safety Regulations of Adhesives and Sealants

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Pine Chemicals Industry Segmentation

Pine chemicals are a group of organic compounds derived from pine trees, primarily extracted from the resin or sap of pine species. These chemicals include rosin, tall oil, turpentine, and their derivative. They find a wide range of applications due to their adhesive, tackifying, solvency, fragrance, and other functional properties.

The pine chemicals market is segmented by product type, application, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into tall oil, rosin, and turpentine. By application, the market is segmented into adhesives and sealants, coatings, printing inks, lubricants and lubricity additives, biofuels, paper sizing, rubber, soaps and detergents, and other applications (oil field chemicals, chemical additives, chewing gum, food additives). The report also covers the market size and forecasts for pine chemicals in 27 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts are done on the basis of volume (tons).

Product Type
Tall Oil
Crude Tall Oil (CTO)
Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA)
Distilled Tall Oil (DTO)
Tall Oil Pitch (TOP)
Tall Oil Rosin
Gum Rosin
Wood Rosin
Gum/Wood Turpentine
Crude Sulphate Turpentine
Other Turpentines
Adhesives and Sealants
Printing Inks
Lubricants and Lubricity Additives
Paper Sizing
Soaps and Detergents
Other Applications (Oil Field Chemicals, Chemical additives, Chewing Gums, and Food Additives)
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
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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Pine Chemicals Market Research FAQs

The Pine Chemicals Market size is expected to reach 4.51 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of greater than 4% to reach 5.74 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Pine Chemicals Market size is expected to reach 4.51 million tons.

KRATON CORPORATION, Ingevity Corporation, Harima Chemicals Group, Inc., Pine Chemical Group and DRT are the major companies operating in the Pine Chemicals Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Pine Chemicals Market.

In 2023, the Pine Chemicals Market size was estimated at 4.33 million tons. The report covers the Pine Chemicals Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Pine Chemicals Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Pine Chemicals Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Pine Chemicals market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Pine Chemicals analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Pine Chemicals Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)