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Epoxy Curing Agent Market Trends

ID: MRFR//2255-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Epoxy Curing Agent Market Overview

The Epoxy Curing Agent Market is expected to witness growth with a CAGR of over 6.60% with significant growth of over 5998.21 million during the review period.

The process of the linear epoxy resin with appropriate curatives to form three-dimensional cross-linked thermoset structures is known as epoxy curing. Epoxy curing agents provide an excellent bonding property even after curing. It offers excellent mechanical strength, electrical insulation, and high chemical resistance. Additionally, epoxy resins can provide various properties as they are combined and cured composed with different curing agents. Curing of epoxy resins is an exothermic reaction and, in some cases, produces enough heat to cause thermal degradation if not controlled. After curing, epoxy resin has excellent properties on mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and electrical insulation.

The Epoxy Curing Agent Market is primarily driven by increasing demand for epoxy curing agents from their application in adhesive and coating. In addition, the rise in demand for adhesives in the construction industry is further expected to dominate the market for Epoxy Curing Agent Market in the review period. Thus, the construction industry will have a positive impact on Epoxy Curing Agent Market. For instance, in the construction industry, the tertiary and secondary amines, imidazoles, and polysulfide resins are used to produce adhesive or thermosetting adhesives, which provides superior strength and environmental resistance, are widely used across the construction industry. Additionally, amines are vastly used for forming high solid coatings, which not only emits low volume of VOCs; they also offer high corrosion resistance, edge retention, and coating thickness. These high solid coatings are used across the military sector on tanks, well deck overheads, and topside surfaces. They are also used in factories and commercial spaces to mark directions, warning signs, and others. Thus, owing to these factors the Epoxy Curing Agent Market is expected to gain major traction in terms of both value and volume during the forecast period.

However, the availability of substitutes for epoxy curing agents, environmental regulations, and cost of the production process serve as a major restraining factor in the growth of Epoxy Curing Agent Market during the review period.

Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for epoxy curing agent due to increasing demand in construction in the region, coupled with the growing demand of the consumers towards electronics devices and its increasing growth across the region. The developing countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, and other South-East Asian countries are investing heavily towards construction activities, which is likely to fuel the demand for the Epoxy Curing Agent Market during the forecast period. Owing to the increasing demand for coatings, adhesives, and composites in India, Taiwan, and South Korea is a major factor for the upsurge growth of the Epoxy Curing Agent Market in Asia-Pacific.

Asia-Pacific is trailed by North America, which is the second-largest region in the Epoxy Curing Agent Market. The growth of the market in this region is attributed to the growth of infrastructure development in the region. The increase in the number of non-residential construction which has grown by 4.1% in 2018, from 2017, which is coupled with the primary application for epoxy curing agents in the region is expected to boost the market in North America. Europe is another substantial market after North America in the Epoxy Curing Agent Market. The electrical and electronics industry majorly drive the demand for the product in this region.

Latin America and the Middle East & Africa is expected to witness moderate growth in the Epoxy Curing Agent Market during the forecast period mainly due to the applications of epoxy curing agent in end-use industries such as construction and electronics industry.

Segmentation Analysis

The Epoxy Curing Agent Market has been segmented based on Product Type, Application, and Region.

Based on Product Type, the Epoxy Curing Agent Market has been categorized into amines, polyamide, imidazoles, polymercaptan, anhydrides, polymercaptan, and others.

Based on Application, the Epoxy Curing Agent Market has been classified into adhesive, coatings, composites, electronics, and others.

The Epoxy Curing Agent Market, by Region, has been segregated into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the Epoxy Curing Agent Market are Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Huntsman International LLC, Cardolite Corporation, Kukdo Chemical Co., Ltd., Aditya Birla Chemicals, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation,  Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and others.

Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) has stated that Westlake Epoxy will introduce numerous new lower yellowing epoxy solutions at the American Coatings Show 2024, which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) from April 30 to May 2, 2024. The Deep Pour Lower Yellowing Epoxy System consists of Epoxy Research Resin RSL-4710 and Research Curing Agent RSC-4731. This two-component epoxy/amine system is designed for a longer set time and lower exotherm temperatures. Even in direct sunlight, the technology provides superior air release and improved color retention.

In 2024, Evonik expanded their curing agent portfolio with Ancamine 2844, a revolutionary epoxy cure hardener optimized for plural component spray applications. This innovative high-functional aliphatic amine hardener delivers ultra-fast cure properties and quick property development in difficult low and high temperatures.

Recent Development

June 2021-
A producer of suspension components for light commercial vehicles, Rassini, has mentioned the usage of an EPIKOTE epoxy resin system from Ohio-based company Hexion Inc. for an advanced rear suspension system usually seen in Ford Motor Co.’s latest 2021 F-150 pickup truck model. Ressini has built the automobile model’s hybrid rear suspension that comprises a parabolic main steel leaf supported with a combined helper spring, at the plant located Piedras Negras, Mexico. Ressini says that with this hybrid suspension, the same durability and stiffness are achieved as a conventional multi-steel leaf spring pack, with a reduction in weight of over 16 kilograms. Additionally, to increase the vehicle’s payload and reduce carbon footprint, the firm states that the composite component offers less friction and noise and a smoother engagement.Rassini’s composite assistant spring is built on brand-new high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) lines installed at the company’s plant in Piedras Negras. With this premeditated move, the organization secured the leading position in the market technologically. The company said in a statement that they have EPIKOTE resin TRAC 06150 by Hexion with EPIKURE curing agent TRAC 06150 epoxy resin system as it provides the ability to mass-produce the composite helper spring. Ressini clarified in the statement that EPIKOTE resin TRAC 06720 binder is quite mandatory for automatic performing of a substantial directional stack of fabric plies and fabric stabilization and is consistent with the fast-cure resin system.

Target Audience:

  • Epoxy curing agent manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of epoxy curing agent

  • Research and development institute

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • National laboratory

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