Reactive Diluents Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Reactive Diluent Type (Aliphatic, Aromatic, Cycloaliphatic, and Other Reactive Diluent Types), Application (Adhesives and Sealants, Paints and Coatings, Composites, and Other Applications), Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Reactive Diluents Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 3 %
Reactive Diluents Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for reactive diluents is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 3% globally during the forecast period. Increasing application in paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and growing demand owing to its wide range of applications are driving the market growth. On the flip side, environmental and regulatory concerns are expected to hinder the growth of the market.

  • The reactive diluents market is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the increasing application in paints and coatings.
  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries, such as China, India, and Japan.

Scope of the Report

The reactive diluents market report includes:

Reactive Diluent Type
Other Reactive Diluent Types
Paints and Coatings
Adhesives and Sealants
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Application in Paints and Coatings

  • Reactive diluents are substances that reduce the viscosity of lacquer for processing and become part of the lacquer during its subsequent curing via copolymerization.
  • The increasing buildings and construction sector is attributing to the growing application of reactive diluents in paints and coatings, thereby increasing its market.
  • These reactive diluents are added to paints and coatings to decrease viscosity, improve nonflammability, smell, reduce the risk of causing skin irritation, and increase environmental compatibility by lower or no VOC emissions.
  • It is estimated that around 27,000 – 50,000 new homes in the United Kingdom are to be built by 2022, which in turn increases the scope for this market.
  • The growing demand for paints and coatings from the automotive sector is increasing the application of reactive diluents.
  • Hence, owing to the growing application of paints and coatings in buildings & construction, especially in Asia-Pacific and North American countries, the demand for reactive diluents is expected to increase over the forecast period.
Reactive Diluents Market Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for reactive diluents during the forecast period. Due to the high demand from countries like China, India, and Japan, the market for reactive diluents has been increasing.
  • The largest producers of reactive diluents are located in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the leading companies in the production of reactive diluents are Arkema Group, Huntsman International LLC, Olin Corporation, Kukdo Chemical Co., Ltd, Epoxy Division, and Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited.
  • The Indian government has announced an investment worth USD 31,650 billion for the construction of 100 cities, under the smart cities plan. 100 smart cities and 500 cities are likely to invite investments worth INR 2 trillion (~USD 28.18 billion) over the coming five years, creating scope for the application of reactive diluents in paints and coatings.
  • The Chinese government has rolled out massive construction plans, including making provisions for the movement of 250 million people to its new megacities over the next ten years, creating a major scope for construction activity.
  • Apart from paints and coatings, these reactive diluents are also used in adhesives & sealants, composites, and others with multiple applications in various end-user industries like automotive, electrical & electronics, and others.
  • Aliphatic group is the most common type of reactive diluent unit which is widely used in multiple applications
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for reactive diluents during the forecast period.
Reactive Diluents Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The global reactive diluents market is fragmented, with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include Arkema Group, Huntsman International LLC, Olin Corporation, Cardolite, Epoxy Division, and Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Application in Paints & Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand Owing to its Wide Range of Applications

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Environmental and Regulatory Concerns

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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


    1. 5.1 Reactive Diluent Type

      1. 5.1.1 Aliphatic

      2. 5.1.2 Aromatic

      3. 5.1.3 Cycloaliphatic

      4. 5.1.4 Other Reactive Diluent Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Adhesives and Sealants

      3. 5.2.3 Composites

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    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 & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & 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 Arkema Group

      2. 6.4.2 Cardolite

      3. 6.4.3 Epoxy Division Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited

      4. 6.4.4 Evonik Industries AG

      5. 6.4.5 Huntsman International LLC

      6. 6.4.6 King Industries, Inc

      7. 6.4.7 KUKDO CHEMICAL CO., LTD

      8. 6.4.8 Olin Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Remix

      10. 6.4.10 SACHEM, INC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Reactive Diluents Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Reactive Diluents Market is growing at a CAGR of 3% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Arkema Group , Huntsman International LLC , Olin Corporation , Cardolite, Epoxy Division Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited are the major companies operating in Reactive Diluents Market.

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