Unsaturated Polyester Resin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Unsaturated Polyester Resin Manufacturers and it is segmented by Type (Ortho-resins, Iso resins, Dicyclopentadiene, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Building and Construction, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Paints and Coatings, Transportation, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) market in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR < 5.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Low

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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Analysis

The unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) market is expected to register a CAGR of less than 5% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market has now been estimated to have reached pre-pandemic levels and is forecasted to grow steadily.

  • The growing production of glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GRP) in Europe and the desirable properties of unsaturated polyester resins are expected to fuel market expansion over the projection period.
  • However, a decline in the automotive industry is expected to hinder the market growth.
  • Advancements in hydro and ice-phobic property induction methodologies of UPR are the key market opportunity expected to drive the market in the coming years.
  • The Asia-Pacific region represents the largest market and is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period due to increasing consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market according to our research experts:

Building and Construction Industry to Dominate the Market

  • UPR is extensively used in the building and construction sector for tiles of roofs, building panels, concrete forming pans, reinforcement, household structure composites, bathroom accessories, etc.
  • Unsaturated polyester resins are used significantly to produce glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP), which has applications in the building and construction industry for flat and corrugated sheets, light domes and skylights, rain gutters, complete covers for sewage water treatment plants, washbasins, shower cabins, dormer windows, and door ornaments.
  • The building construction sector is expanding rapidly across the globe. For example, China's growth is fueled mainly by rapid expansion in the residential and commercial building sectors. China is encouraging and enduring a continuous urbanization process, with a projected rate of 70% by 2030. Also, China's construction output peaked in 2021 at a value of about 29.3 trillion yuan. As a result, these factors tend to increase the demand for UPR across the globe.
  • The benefits of GRP, including the freedom of design, high dimensional accuracy of the product, and excellent compatibility with other construction materials, are also factors influencing the growth of the market studied.
  • Glass fiber-reinforced UP resins are extensively used in chemical plants, owing to their properties to withstand harsh conditions, such as exposure to water, acids, and solvents, oxidizing media, and changing temperature conditions.
  • Several chemical and pharmaceutical construction projects are going on across the globe that is expected to fuel the market growth-for example, the construction of a Mononitrobenzene manufacturing plant worth USD 375 million. The project is expected to finish in Q2 2024, with a production capacity of 300,000 tons per annum in South Korea.
  • Several bridge construction projects are undergoing across the globe. For example, in the United States, in January 2023, Biden-Harris Administration accounted USD 2.1 Billion to construct and improve four nationally significant bridges. These grants will fund the construction of four bridge projects. These projects are likely to increase the demand for unsaturated polyester resins used in the construction of bridges.
  • Owing to all of the factors above, the building and construction sector is likely to dominate the global unsaturated polyester resins market over the forecast period.
Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market: Construction Output Value, in Yuan Trillion, China, 2017-2021

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market due to major consumer and producer countries, such as China, India, and Japan.
  • The expansion of the automotive segment in China is anticipated to benefit the demand for unsaturated polyester resins as they are widely used in the automotive industry. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), China is the largest producer of automobiles. The country alone produced 2,60,82,220 units of vehicles in 2021.
  • Furthermore, several other countries in the region are putting efforts to enhance the Automotive sector by investing heavily in electric cars to achieve net zero emissions. For example, in Japan, over 8,600 of the 20,000 new EVs delivered in 2021 were imported electric vehicles. Compared to the previous year, the number of foreign automobile registrations of newly imported EVs increased nearly thrice.
  • The Indian electronics industry is one of the fastest-growing industries globally. The domestic electronics manufacturing sector has been expanding at a steady rate, owing to favorable government policies, such as 100% foreign direct investment (FDI), no requirement for industrial licenses, and the technological transformation from manual to automatic production processes.
  • The Japanese construction industry is expected to be blooming, owing to the events to be hosted in the country. Tokyo hosted the Olympics in 2021, and Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025. Construction in Japan is mainly driven by redevelopment and recovery from natural disasters.
  • Furthermore, South Korean builders' overseas building orders have surpassed USD 30 billion for the third consecutive year in 2022, owing to strong demand from Asia, North American and Pacific Ocean regions.
  • Hence, based on the aforementioned factors, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the global unsaturated polyester resins market over the forecast period.
Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market: Real GDP Growth, Annual Percentage Growth, Value, 2022

Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Industry Overview

The unsaturated polyester resin market is fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market include AOC, Polynt-Reichhold Group, INEOS, Scott Bader Company Ltd., and Xinyang Technology Group, among others (in no particular order).

Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Leaders

  1. INEOS

  2. Scott Bader Company Ltd.

  3. Xinyang Technology Group

  4. AOC

  5. Polynt-Reichhold Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Concentration
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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market News

  • December 2022: INEOS Enterprises completed the acquisition of ASHTA Chemicals Inc from Bigshire Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. The acquisition includes a 100 ktpa Potassium Hydroxide (KOH)/65 kte Chlorine plant.
  • July 2022: Scott Bader Pvt Ltd (India) acquired the commercial business of Satyen Polymers Pvt Ltd, which includes the marketing of all resin and gelcoat products. This strategic acquisition will expand the product range using Scott Bader technology to bring industry-leading adhesives and composites products to the Indian market.

Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for Manufacturing Glass Fiber-reinforced Plastics (GRP) in Europe

      2. 4.1.2 Desirable Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Resins

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Challenges in Automotive Industry

      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 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 and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

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

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Ortho-resins

      2. 5.1.2 Isoresins

      3. 5.1.3 Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Building and Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Chemical

      3. 5.2.3 Electrical and Electronics

      4. 5.2.4 Paints and Coatings

      5. 5.2.5 Transportation

      6. 5.2.6 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(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AOC

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Crystic Resins India Pvt. Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 DIC Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 INEOS

      6. 6.4.6 Interplastic Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Reichhold LLC

      8. 6.4.8 Scott Bader Company Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Showa Denko KK

      10. 6.4.10 Tianhe Resin

      11. 6.4.11 Xinyang Technology Group

      12. 6.4.12 Zhangzhou Yabang Chemical Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancements in Hydro and Icephobic Property Induction Methodologies of UPR

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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Industry Segmentation

Unsaturated polyester resins are available in many forms and offer several desirable properties, making them an ideal matrix material for several composites. Their properties include low shrinkage, corrosion resistance, low water absorption, and low volatility. The unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) market is segmented by type, end-user industry, and geography. The market is segmented by type: ortho-resins, iso-resins, dicyclopentadiene, and other types. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into building and construction, chemical, electrical and electronics, paints and coatings, transportation, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the market in 15 countries across the globe. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD million).

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)
Other Types
End-user Industry
Building and Construction
Electrical and Electronics
Paints and Coatings
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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Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Research FAQs

The Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market is projected to register a CAGR of less than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

INEOS, Scott Bader Company Ltd., Xinyang Technology Group , AOC and Polynt-Reichhold Group are the major companies operating in the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market.

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

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market.

The report covers the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Unsaturated Polyester Resin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)