Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market size is forecast to reach $6.06 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 8.85% during 2020-2025. Waterborne Epoxy Resin along with curing agents enables low or no- VOC products owing to increase in automotive industry and also increasing demand of epoxy resins from paint & coatings industry is likely to raise the market growth. With rise in demand of water borne epoxy resins based composite materials from aerospace industries for the aerospace interiors and aerospace structures is likely to escalate the demand for Waterborne Epoxy Resin Industry in the forecast period.
- The growing popularity of Green resins, a natural bio resin which provides safer disposal, energy-efficient manufacturing, and decreased toxic emissions is likely to aid in the market growth of Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market.
- Increasing use of epoxy resins in automotive industry for developing fuel-efficient and lightweight vehicles will lead towards the growth of the Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market.
- Matrix generation requires high production cost which will hinder the expenses of waterborne epoxy resin and create hurdles for the Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market.
- Production, as well as off take of Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market, is likely to be virtually decline during 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 impact across various sectors.
Type- Segment Analysis
The Low Molecular Weight of waterborne epoxy resin held the largest share in the Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market in 2019.Low Molecular Weight epoxy resins offer improved dry performance, good abrasion resistance, low odor and easy mixing for adhesives, composites & coatings. Increasing government endowment on construction project & commercial buildings are driving the demand of low molecular weight waterborne epoxy resins, globally.
End Use Industry- Segment Analysis
Automotive industry held the largest share in Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market in 2019. Waterborne Epoxy Resins reduces VOCs while maintaining strength and performance due to which it is mostly favorable by various automotive industries. Water Borne Epoxy Resins is used as protective coatings, preserving vehicles and extending the average lifespan of the vehicles. With properties such as heat resistance, adhesion and mechanical strength, epoxies are used in many primary applications of the automotive industry.
Application – Segment Analysis
Adhesives application in Waterborne Epoxy Resins Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.70% during forecast period 2020-2025, due to the increase of building and construction industry. Waterborne epoxy resins offer a wide range of processing and performance characteristics for formulating adhesives that bond metals, concrete, ceramics, glass, plastics, cloth, paper, polyesters or thermoplastic rubber. Waterborne Resins are also used to coat engineering fibers in order to provide superior matrix adhesion in high performing fiber reinforced composite applications. Adhesives are generally used to laminate film layers, which is used in packaging. A primer which is also known as Adhesion promotes function as a bonding layer between the substrate and the adhesive. Also, Epoxy Resins is suitable for food grade adhesives on packaging as it offers excellent resistance to water, food, cleaning fluids and heat.
Geography- Segment Analysis
APAC held the largest share with 45.3% in 2019 for Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market, followed by North America and Europe. China and India are the largest market of waterborne epoxy resins in Asia Pacific region. The end-use industries such as construction, automotive, textile, packaging and furniture is increasing favor with epoxy resins, thus acting as imminent growth drivers for epoxy resins market in these regions. Simultaneous development amongst local competitors and growth in emerging economies of Asia Pacific will contribute significantly towards growth of epoxy resins market. The demand for waterborne epoxy resins has a large industry prominence spread across the globe that contributes to market growth and regional player concentration that contributes to market growth in all.
Drivers –Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market
- Growth of environmentally friendly epoxy resin
Water-borne epoxy coatings present in market today are non-volatile. Water-borne coatings only use a small amount of low-toxic alcohol ether organic solvents, which reduces the volatilization of organic solvents. The JEC group, Europe stated Green epoxy resins as the renewable resources which emit very less amount of carbon dioxide when produced. According to the directive 2004/42/CE of the European parliament, initiatives has been taken by the government to limit the use of VOCs in varnishes, paints and vehicle refinishing products to reduce air pollution.
- Increasing demand of fuel-efficient and lightweight vehicles
Epoxy is used in automobile as it reduces the weight of the finished product. The benefits of reducing a car or truck’s weight include lower fuel consumption and maintenance costs which also result in lower emissions. Waterborne epoxies help to reduce the overall environmental impact compared with alternative older technologies. In the production process, air pollutants and landfill waste are minimized as epoxy-based paint immediately adheres to the metal. Therefore, maintaining cars in service longer conserves electricity and raw materials, maintains prices under check and reduces the carbon emissions of the vehicle
Challenges –Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market
- Crude oil market instability
Over the last decade, the expense of waterborne epoxy resins has become a big problem for many industries. Compared with epoxy resins the prices of waterborne epoxy resins are high. Development of Bisphenol A and novolac resins is also very limited. These fabrics are widely used as composites, coatings, and adhesives in various end-use applications, such as automotive, industrial, and marine. Because the development of waterborne epoxy resins is very small this serves as the biggest obstacle to the demand for waterborne epoxy resins. Another factor leading to higher prices of waterborne epoxy resins is matrix generation; producing a matrix involves costly batch processes under managed atmospheres at high temperatures.
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market. In 2020, the market of Waterborne Epoxy Resin has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Waterborne Epoxy Resin Marketare Adeka Corporation, Allnex GmbH, Cardolite Corporation, Ciech S.A., Conren, DIC Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, Helios Resins, Hexion Inc., Jubail Chemical Industries Co. among others.