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Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market Research Report Information By Form (Pure MDI, Polymeric MDI, and Modified MDI), By Application (Rigid Foam, and Flexible Foam), By End-Use Industry (Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Furnishing & Interiors, Packaging and Footwear) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/6874-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| May 2024

Global Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market Overview


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market Size was valued at USD 25.2 Billion in 2022. The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry is projected to grow from USD 26.51 Billion in 2023 to USD 34.76 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Expanding the construction industry worldwide, particularly with an increase in residential construction and growth in the production of vehicles and automobiles in emerging markets, are market drivers incorporating the market growth.


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market Trends




  • Growing demand in construction and automotive industries is driving the market growth.




The construction sector, particularly in emerging economies, is witnessing huge growth due to rapid urbanization and infrastructural development. MDI-based polyurethane foams find extensive applications in insulation, flooring, roofing, and other construction materials, driving the demand for MDI. Similarly, the automotive industry utilizes MDI-based polyurethane foams in various applications, including seating, interior trims, and soundproofing. The rising demand for lightweight and energy-efficient vehicles, coupled with stringent emission regulations, has propelled the adoption of MDI in automotive manufacturing.


Another significant trend in the MDI market is the industry's shift towards high-performance and sustainable MDI products. With increasing environmental concerns and regulatory pressure, manufacturers focus on developing MDI formulations that offer enhanced performance while minimizing the environmental impact. The demand for low volatile organic compound (VOC) MDI products has been rising, driven by stricter regulations on emissions and a growing emphasis on sustainability. Companies invest in research and development to develop eco-friendly MDI variants with improved energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and recyclability. Technological advancements and capacity expansions have played a crucial role in shaping the MDI market. To meet the growing demand, key players in the industry are investing in expanding their production capacities and improving manufacturing processes. It includes adopting advanced technologies such as phosgenation and hydrogenation, which enhance the production efficiency and quality of MDI. Furthermore, innovations in downstream applications of MDI have fueled market growth. For instance, the development of MDI-based coatings with improved durability, chemical resistance, and weather ability has expanded the application scope of MDI in various end-use industries, including aerospace, electronics, and marine.


The Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) market is witnessing several key trends driving its growth and shaping its future. The propelling demand from the construction and automotive sectors and the shift towards high-performance and sustainable MDI products contribute to the market's expansion. Additionally, technological advancements and capacity increase drive innovations in downstream applications, further fueling the market growth and driving the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market revenue.


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market Segment Insights


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Form Insights


The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market segmentation, based on the form, includes Pure MDI, Polymeric MDI, and Modified MDI. The pure MDI segment dominated the market. Pure MDI is a high-performance isocyanate compound used mainly in the production of rigid foams for insulation applications. It provides excellent insulation properties, durability, and structural strength. The demand for pure MDI is driven by the construction and automotive industries, where it is used in insulation panels, doors, and roofs.


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Application Insights


The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market segmentation, based on application, includes rigid foam and flexible foam. The rigid foam category generated the most income. It is commonly used in the construction industry for insulating buildings and homes. Rigid foam insulation is employed in wall panels, roofs, doors, and windows to improve energy efficiency and reduce heat transfer. Additionally, rigid foam is utilized in refrigeration and cooling systems manufacturing, as it helps maintain temperature stability and prevents energy wastage.


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate end-use industry Insights


The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market segmentation, based on end-use industry, includes Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Packaging, Furnishing, and Interior and Footwear. The building & construction segment dominated the market due to the need for energy-efficient insulation materials, durable coatings, and strong adhesives. MDI-based products are extensively used in residential, commercial, and industrial construction for insulation, roofing, flooring, and sealant applications.


Figure1: Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market, by End-Use Industry,2022&2032(USD Billion)


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Market, by End-Use Industry,2022&2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market area will dominate this market, owing to increasing demand for polyurethane foams in the construction, automotive, and furniture industries. The United States is the major contributor to the market growth in this region, driven by factors such as infrastructure development, favorable government regulations, and rising consumer spending.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: METHYLENE DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


METHYLENE DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market accounts for the growth in the market due to the presence of major automotive manufacturers, furniture industries, and construction projects. The demand for energy-efficient insulation materials and sustainable construction practices is fueling the growth of the MDI market in Europe. Further, the Germanmethlene diphenyl diisocyanate market had the largest market share, and the UK methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market is expected to grow rapidly from 2023 to 2032. It is due to countries' rapid industrialization, urbanization, and infrastructure development. These emerging economies have a massive demand for polyurethane foams in the construction, automotive, and electronics industries. The rising disposable income and changing lifestyles are also driving the demand for consumer goods, further boosting the MDI market in this region. Moreover, China’smethlene diphenyl diisocyanate market held the largest market share, and the Indianmethlene diphenyl diisocyanate market was the rapidly growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to spread their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contracts, agreements, mergers and acquisitions, major investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market, including Tosoh Corporation (Millionate), Hexion (US), Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate), BASF SE (Germany), Redox Pty Ltd (Australia), Wanhua Chemical Group Co. TCI Chemicals Pvt Ltd (India), Merck KGaA (Germany), KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICAL CORP (South Korea), DHAL OP CHEMICAL (India), DOW (Isonate) US and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Dow Chemical Company, also known as Dow Inc., founded in 1897 and located in Midland, Michigan, USA, is an American international corporation amongst the world's largest chemical producers. The products included are chemicals, plastics, coatings, and catalysts. In October 2020, Dow chemical company declared force majeure on US MDI production. The prime reason for the force majeure was constraints in the logistics issues related to the raw material supply.


BASF SE stands for Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik, is a European international company that is an important chemical producer in the world, located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF produces various chemicals such as solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals, and inorganic chemicals. In July 2022, BASF invested USD 780 million in expanding the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, increasing its production capacity to several metric tons per year by the middle of the decade.


Key Companies in the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market include



  • Tosoh Corporation (Million)

  • Hexion (US)

  • Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Redox Pty Ltd (Australia)

  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co.

  • TCI Chemicals Pvt Ltd (India)

  • Merck KGaA (Germany)

  • KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICAL CORP (South Korea)

  • DHAL OP CHEMICAL (India)

  • DOW (Isonate) US 


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Industry Developments


July 2020: Huntsman declared no major capacity expansions for MDI for the next few years due to the fall in demand for MDI due to the ongoing pandemic.


February 2022: Covestro AG launched Climate-neutral MDI. To make the new MDI climate-neutral, Covestro used alternate raw materials based on plant waste assigned to the products by certified mass balancing, according to ISCC PLUS. The new MDI grades are used in numerous construction, cold chain, and automotive applications.


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Market Segmentation


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Form Outlook



  • Pure MDI

  • Polymeric MDI

  • Modified MDI


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Application Outlook



  • Rigid Foam

  • Flexible Foam


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate End-Use Industry Outlook



  • Building & Construction

  • Automotive

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Packaging

  • Furnishing and Interiors

  • Footwear


Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 25.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 26.51 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 34.76 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.20% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Tosoh Corporation (Millionate), Hexion (US), Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate), BASF SE (Germany), Redox Pty Ltd (Australia), Wanhua Chemical Group Co., TCI Chemicals Pvt Ltd (India), Merck KGaA (Germany), KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICAL CORP (South Korea), DHAL OP CHEMICAL (India), DOW (Isonate) US
Key Market Opportunities Environmental regulations and changes in raw material prices are affecting market growth.
Key Market Dynamics Expanding the construction industry, particularly with an increase in residential construction worldwide. Growing automobile production in the developing markets. Increasing product consumption in the electrical & electronics sector with rising demand for consumer electronic


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market size was valued at USD 25.2 Billion in 2022.

The methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market.

The key players in the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market are Tosoh Corporation (Millionate), Hexion (US), Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate), BASF SE (Germany), Redox Pty Ltd (Australia), Wanhua Chemical Group Co., TCI Chemicals Pvt Ltd (India), Merck KGaA (Germany), KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICAL CORP (South Korea), DHAL OP CHEMICAL (India), DOW (Isonate) US.

The Pure MDI category dominated the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market in 2022.

The rigid foam had the largest share of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market.

Building and construction have the largest share of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market.

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