Thermosetting Plastics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type (Alkyds, Epoxies, Amino, Polyurethane, Phenolic, Vinyl Ester Resin, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Construction, Adhesive and Sealant, Electronics and Appliances, Automotive, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


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Market Overview

The market for thermosetting plastics is expected to witness a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the market is the increasing demand for polyurethane in the automotive industry. Stringent government regulations are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • The construction industry dominated the market, and it is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • The rising demand for bio-based thermosetting plastics is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world with the largest consumption from countries, such as China and India.

Scope of the Report

The thermosetting plastics market report includes:

Vinyl Ester Resin
Other Types
End-user Industry
Adhesive and Sealant
Electronics and Appliances
Other End-user Industries
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 Construction Industry

  • Thermosetting plastics are synthetic materials, which strengthen on being heated, but cannot be remolded after the initial heat forming. These plastics have different product types, with each having their unique set of properties. Epoxies, exhibit elasticity, and exceptional chemical resistance are relatively easy to cure. Phenolics are brittle, strong, and hard, and it can be easily molded.
  • Construction is the major end-user industry for the market. The main applications of thermosets and thermoset-matrix composites in building and construction include adhesives and sealants, thermal insulation, roofing, piping, bridge structures, and repair and rehabilitation of civil structures.
  • The construction industry is showing a positive growth in Asian countries, such as India, China, Malaysia, and ASEAN countries, among others, owing to the increasing population and infrastructure demand.
  • Moreover, the Indian construction sector has been growing rapidly with increased investment by the government. The Indian government's ‘Housing for All by 2022’ is also a major game changer for the industry. The growth of commercial real estate has been driven largely by service sectors, especially IT-ITeS. The government’s initiative to develop smart cities and to build almost 30 million homes by 2022, is likely to propel the demand for thermosetting plastics.

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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share.
  • Thermosetting plastics’ demand in China is expected to increase with the growing end-user industries, like construction, automotive, and electronics and appliances.
  • According to a study by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the global construction industry is expected to reach USD 8 trillion by 2030, primarily driven by China, India, and the United States region.
  • Globally, Asia-Pacific has the largest construction market which is led by India, China, and various South-east Asian countries. In India, the government has initiated projects such as 100 smart cities and ‘Housing for All by 2022’ which are expected to immensely drive the residential construction market in India through the forecast period. The country has even experienced significant interest from foreign investors in its infrastructural sector.
  • The Chinese construction industry is expected to rise at a good rate and provide opportunities for the market studied. Government initiatives, like ‘One Belt, One Road’, are providing opportunities for the country to accelerate transport infrastructure projects.
  • Additionally, ‘New Type Urbanization Plan’ has focused on the development of buildings, industrial parks, and refurbishing old buildings.
  • All these construction activities are likely to drive the thermosetting plastics market in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The thermosetting plastics market is partly fragmented with no major player accounting for a clear dominance in the market. Some of these major players include BASF SE, LG Chem, Evonik Industries AG, Royal DSM, and Solvay, among others.

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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 in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand for Polyurethane in the Automotive Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations

    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 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Technological Snapshot


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Alkyds

      2. 5.1.2 Epoxies

      3. 5.1.3 Amino

      4. 5.1.4 Polyurethane

      5. 5.1.5 Phenolic

      6. 5.1.6 Vinyl Ester Resin

      7. 5.1.7 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Adhesive and Sealant

      3. 5.2.3 Electronics and Appliances

      4. 5.2.4 Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    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. Italy

        4. France

        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 Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 A. Schulman Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Arkema SA

      3. 6.4.3 Asahi Kasei Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 DuPont

      6. 6.4.6 Dyneon LLC

      7. 6.4.7 Celanese Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

      9. 6.4.9 LyondellBasell Industries

      10. 6.4.10 Daicel Corporation

      11. 6.4.11 Eastman Chemical Company

      12. 6.4.12 Evonik Industries AG

      13. 6.4.13 INOES

      14. 6.4.14 Lanxess AG

      15. 6.4.15 LG Chem

      16. 6.4.16 Mitsubishi Engineering Plastic Corporation

      17. 6.4.17 Polyplastic Co. Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 Rochling Group

      19. 6.4.19 Royal DSM

      20. 6.4.20 SABIC Innovative Plastics

      21. 6.4.21 Solvay

      22. 6.4.22 Teijin Chemicals Limited

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand for Bio-based Thermosetting Plastics

    2. 7.2 Emerging Applications in Composites

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