Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Market Information: By Form (Pure MDI, Polymeric MDI, Modified MDI), By Application (Rigid Foam, Flexible Foam, Others) and By End-Use (Building & Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Packaging, Furnishing and Interiors, Footwear) - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6874-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Market

Globally methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry is expected to project at a CAGR of 5.2% during the assessment period.

By Form Pure MDI Polymeric MDI Modified MDI
By Application Rigid Foam Flexible Foam
By End-Use Industry Building & Construction Automotive Electrical & Electronics Packaging Furnishing and Interiors Footwear
Key Players
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 CHEMICALS CORP (South Korea)   DHALOP CHEMICALS (India)   Dow (Isonate) (US)
Market Driving Forces   Expanding construction industry worldwide particularly with an increase in residential construction worldwide.
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Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Market Overview

Globally methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry is expected to project at a CAGR of 5.2% during the assessment period.This aromatic diisocyanate is manufactured by the reaction of aniline and formaldehyde in the presence of hydrochloric acid as a catalyst. The major application of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate is produced in the form of polyurethane foam. Moreover, this chemical has various applications apart from polyurethane foam like it is used as adhesives and sealants, coatings, and also as elastomers. The demand for the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry is more when MDI is used for building and construction purposes and also for residential construction.


With the spread of coronavirus, organizations all over the globe are flattening their exponential curve with the advancement of technology. It has also been marked that some of the business units have gone through response, renewal, and especially recovery phases. Change in consumer behavior and supply chain analysis has been marked. The financial loss of the MDI business sector has been marked. The government has imposed certain guidelines for the safety of the nation.


Some of the key players operating in the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate industry which rises the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market value are 

  • Tosoh Corporation(Million) of Japan,

  • Hexion of the United States,

  • Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate) of the United States,

  • BASF SE of Germany,

  • Redox Pty Ltd of Australia,

  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd of China,

  • TCI Chemicals Pvt Ltd of India,

  • Merck kGaA of Germany,



  • Dow(Isonate) of the United States.

Globally all the above-market players are consolidated and cover the majority of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market share.


DriversExpansion of construction industry globally and regionally particularly with a rise in residential construction drive up the space methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market growth. growth in the production of vehicles and automobiles in the emerging markets is the major factor increasing the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market value. increase in product consumption in the electrical, as well as electronic industry, raises the demand for consumer electronics thus enhancing the size and business of the markets.OpportunitiesThe new production facility of MDI long with the growing expansion of the use of polyurethane causes the expansion of the MDI market. As polyurethanes provide protection, comfort, and conserve energy so provide new opportunities that will help in the expansion of the market growth.ChallengesRegulations and the guidelines put forward by the government stores are the challenging factors the key players to operate in the market. Moreover, the variation in the price of raw materials is the main challenging factor for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market size. Regulatory authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency along with the European Chemical Agency and ECHA of the European region harm health issues and also affect the market size and also the business sectors of the MDI market. Exposing oneself too much to MDI causes many skin-related problems like skin irritation and many more.Cumulative growthRise in setting up of commercial construction in the emerging markets with the presence of big retail stores, some of the departmental stores, and malls increase the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market size. Growth and size expansion of the HVAC industry brings cumulative growth in the MDI market.RestraintsThe rise in environmental regulations by the government is marked to be the major restraints affecting the market growth. The voluminous supply of polymeric MDI restrained the growth as the costs of MDI market value. US-China trade war is one of the growth developing factors which results in a maximum supply of MDI as China is said to be the most popular exporter of MDI to the United States region.


By typeBased on form, pure methylene diphenyl diisocyanate contains 98% 4,4 MDI. It is used in various applications which exhibit the properties of high reactivity and linearity. They are especially used for the formation of hard components of polyurethanes like thermoplastic polyurethanes, for CASE applications, fibers, and many more. Based on polymeric MDI, it has been found that the polymeric MDI is said to be the mixture of MDI and great molecular weight oligomers of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. Another form is the modified MDI, which is used for the manufacturing of molded foam, adhesives, and elastomers. Based on application, the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate is classified into rigid foam, flexible foam, coatings, and many more. Rigid foam is marked to be the most dominant segment throughout the MDI market. During 2019, rigid foam occupies a high CAGR during the assessment period. The size expansion contributes to the actual demand for the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market value. Rigid foam is used in several applications like construction and refrigeration. Another division is the flexible foam which is used for bedding, automobile interiors carpet, and also used for packaging.By technologyTechnology had a great impact on the market. It led to the manufacturing of certain products of MDI which elaborated the market growth and also its market value. These innovative products were used in the automotive industry and the user markets transportation sector.


Regionally, it has been marked that the Asia Pacific is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets earning a high market value. Expansion of the growth of the construction industry along with the rise in both residential and commercial sectors steers up the market growth in this region. More government support for the development of infrastructure is the prime growth factor supporting this region. The government of India funded USD 63.2 billion for the development of infrastructural beauty. The presence of electronic and electrical units in the North American region drives up the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market. Moreover, the growth of the automotive industry and the rise of investment for the development of residential sectors raises the demand in this region. Growth is also marked in the European, Middle East, African, and Latin American region fosters up the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market size.Recent DevelopmentJan 2022 Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. has announced that Covestro has granted its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. an EPC contract for a new aniline facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The project will add substantial aniline manufacturing capacity to Covestro's current Antwerp facility. It includes all of the components required to manufacture the final products, such as raw materials, infrastructure, and product logistics. Covestro's European aniline hub is in Antwerp, which has good infrastructure and logistics and direct access to the necessary raw materials. Aniline is a key ingredient in a variety of chemical products, such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, which is used to make rigid foam for use in building thermal insulation and the refrigeration chain, among other things.Jan 2022 The capacity expansion initiative for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) at BASF's Verbund plant in Geismar, Louisiana, is on track. BASF intends to increase capacity from 300,000 metric tonnes per year to around 600,000 metric tonnes per year over time. Our position as a top MDI provider in North America and abroad is strengthened by our investment in the lucrative North American MDI market. The Geismar location is ideally suited for this project because of its existing infrastructure, competitive raw resources, and continued strong economic support from state and local government.


From regulatory analysis, it has been found that the price for the MDI market during the forecast period rises its demand regionally and geographically. Overall the export of MDI occupies a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market value of USD 6548 million to USD 6677 during the forecast period of 2019 till then. It has also been found that the MDI market rose to about 23% ranging from USD 5576 million to USD 6,869,028 during the forecast period.


From report analysis, you can mark the market insights which identify the opportunities and the various growth factors that will drive the market growth. It gives comprehensive coverage about the potential market growth which gives good access to the key players. It gives extensive research about the regionalities of the market.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   5.2%(2020-2030)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Form, Application, End-Use and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Tosoh Corporation (Millionate), (Japan), Hexion (US), Huntsman International LLC (Rubinate), (US), BASF SE (Germany), Redox Pty Ltd (Australia), Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd (China), TCI Chemicals Pvt. Ltd (India), Merck KGaA (Germany), KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICALS CORP (South Korea), DHALOP CHEMICALS (India), Dow (Isonate) (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   Environmental regulations and fluctuations in raw material prices are affecting market growth
  Key Market Drivers

  • Expanding construction industry worldwide particularly with an increase in residential construction worldwide.
  • Growing automobile production in the developing markets.
  • Increasing product consumption in the electrical & electronics industry with rising demand for consumer electronic

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Globally, some of the popular trade names playing a key role in the market are Millionaire(Tosoh), the trade name of Rubinate is (HUntsman), Suprasec (Huntsman), Isonate(Dow), whereas Pai(Dow), Wannate(Wanhua), and also Adwell(Wanhua).

    The building and Construction industry is said to cover the large methylene diphenyl diisocyanate market share during the market forecast period. Expansion of the building and construction industry along with growth in residential construction is expected to increase the growth of the market. This also drives the demand of the market at a very significant rate. The automotive section of the end-user industry holds the second-largest end-user markets industry. Globally, the industry also includes the electrical and electronics industry where its growth depends on the rise in consumption of domestic devices in the market. It also includes the packaging units where polyurethane products are being used for protective packaging, which also helps in increasing the market size.

    Moreover, it is used in furnishing and also in interior decoration thus enhancing architectural beauty. The demand for polyurethane in manufacturing the furniture signifies the person’s living standard and the growth in disposable income is another factor that increases the market size. It is also used for the footwear industry where the demand for sports shoes is another driving factor. Here the demand for thermoplastic polyurethane is high and manufacturing of improved soles also takes place.

    The European MDI market projects at a moderate CAGR during the assessment review period. This region owes to slowing down market growth for automotive production and construction activities in Western European regions.

    Particularly in the Egyptian region, it was marked that the growth majorly took place in the automotive and construction sector, which helped in driving up the market growth. Also, the market expansion in the Brazilian region is fueled up by the setup and growth of the automotive industry. Hereby exponential growth is also marked in this region.