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Thermoset Molding Compound Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//9373-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| July 2024

The IoT will transform many ventures' cycles, go-to-market methods, and manufacturing network operations. A smart thermoset molding compound (SMTC) will lead to a more connected manufacturing network in the thermoset molding compound market. Producers and providers will have constant access to important data and will want to make well-informed product, pricing, and delivery decisions.

The thermoset molding compound market is changing due to its wide range of applications in auto, electrical, and development. During the molding process, thermoset molding compounds undergo a long-term synthetic change, making them rigid and solid. The growing need for lightweight and high-performance car materials is shaping the market. Thermoset molding compounds, such as SMC and BMC, are used to assemble auto parts such outer boards, engine parts, and interior parts, reducing weight, environmental impact, and mechanical properties.

The electrical and hardware industries use thermoset molding compounds to make protective and underpinning parts, which drives the market. As demand for electronic devices, machineries, and electrical systems develops, thermoset molding compounds play a key role in making parts that need electrical protection, heat resistance, and fire retardancy. The market meets the business' need for materials with excellent multilayer strength and resistance to various working environments.

Development boosts the thermoset molding compound industry, notably in high-strength, climate-safe applications. Cladding boards, beautifying components, and underlying sections are made from thermoset materials. They are reliable materials for a variety of development applications due to their UV transparency, longevity, and ability to withstand harsh conditions. As development incorporates stronger, more supportable materials, thermoset molding compounds remain popular.

Material and assembly advances also affect the thermoset molding compound market. Innovative thermoset compound presentation research focuses on mechanical strength, effect resistance, and surface completion. Pitch sciences, fortifications, and molding techniques make thermoset molding compounds more flexible and versatile, allowing manufacturers to satisfy the changing needs of various businesses.

However, thermoset molding compound market concerns include thermoplastic competition, reuse considerations, and customizing requirements. Thermoplastic materials compete with their ease of handling, recyclability, and wider handling windows. The company should highlight thermoset molding compounds' superior mechanical qualities and resistance to intensity and synthetics. Some thermoset materials are less reusable than thermoplastics, making reuse considerations difficult. various projects with various performance requirements require ongoing development to customize thermoset molding compounds for specific purposes.

Innovative work helps grow the thermoset molding compound market. Continuous efforts focus on developing plans, researching sustainable and bio-based products, and simplifying production cycles to increase productivity and reduce environmental impact. Shape plan, mechanization, and restorative developments should improve production efficiency and cost. Researching recyclable thermoset materials and managed end-of-life options supports the company's environmental and circular economy goals.

Global Thermoset Molding Compound Market Overview


Thermoset Molding Compound Market Size was valued at USD 11.5 billion in 2022. The Thermoset Molding Compound market industry is projected to grow from USD 12.2  billion in 2023 to USD 20.8 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.84% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). An increase in technological advancements is the key market driver in the thermoset molding compound marketThermoset Molding Compound Market Overview


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


Thermoset Molding Compound Market Trends




  • ¬†Weight-saving benefit for several sectors is driving the market growth




A high-performance raw material has uses in several industries, including wind energy, the automobile, infrastructure, and infrastructure, the thermoset molding compound is used in these sectors. It is an excellent product for these industries since it can withstand the great stress of harsh environments. Molding compounds made from thermoset thermosets are replacing conventional thermosets as the preferred type of thermoset. Thermosets have existed for a while but are heavier and need more energy than other options. Cups, containers, and cookware can be created using thermoset molding compounds made of plastics that can be heated or cooled. The development of the market is being fueled by new compounds that have a lower environmental impact than conventional thermosets due to their lighter weight and reduced energy requirements. As a result, the worldwide Thermoset Molding Compound market CAGR is expanding due to soaring demand for weight-saving factors.


Additionally, manufacturing is one of several industries whose processes, go-to-market plans, and supply chain operations the IoT will revolutionize. The launch of a smart thermoset molding compound (SMTC), which will result in a more intelligent and connected supply chain, is just one of the technological advancements that have occurred in the thermoset molding compound industry in recent years. Manufacturers and suppliers will have immediate access to crucial information and insights, enabling them to make well-informed decisions about their offerings in terms of both price and method of delivery. Thus, driving the Thermoset Molding Compound market revenue.


Thermoset Molding Compound Market Segment Insights


Thermoset Molding Compound Type Insights


The  Thermoset Molding Compound market segmentation, based on type, includes epoxy resin, phenolic resin, polyester resin, urea-formaldehyde, melamine-formaldehyde, and others. The phenolic resin category commands the market for thermosetting molding compounds. They are being utilized more frequently in a wide range of industries due to their improved characteristics, including strong heat resistance, excellent moldability, mechanical strength, low smoke toxicity, and the capacity to interact with polymers. Due to its excellent heat resistance, it is frequently used in electric switches and automotive parts.


Thermoset Molding Compound End-User Insights


The  Thermoset Molding Compound market segmentation, based on application, includes aerospace, automotive, electrical & electronics, and others. The automotive category dominates the world market for thermoset molding compounds. Depending on the fuel they use, cars and motors can be categorized as either petrol, diesel, electric, or one of several hybrid or alternative petrol motors that also use ethanol and a combination of electric motor-warmth engine drives.


Figure1: Thermoset Molding Compound Market, by End-User, 2022 & 2032 (USD million)                              


Thermoset Molding Compound Market, by End-User


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



 Thermoset Molding Compound Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Thermoset Molding Compound market area will dominate this market. Due to the rising trend in demand for thermoset molding compounds brought on by the rising need for composite materials, the US currently holds the biggest market share. Rising investments in the infrastructure and building sector will also fuel market expansion.


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


Figure2: THERMOSET MOLDING COMPOUND MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)                                     


THERMOSET MOLDING COMPOUND MARKET SHARE BY REGION


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


The Asia Pacific Thermoset Molding Compound Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific make up the region, which holds the majority of the market for thermoset molding compounds. By building smart cities and cutting-edge infrastructure, the ruling governments of China and India are anticipated to considerably contribute to the growth of the thermoset molding compounds market. Moreover, China Thermoset Molding Compound market held the largest market share, and the India Thermoset Molding Compound market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Europe Thermoset Molding Compound market accounts for the second-largest market share. The market is dominated by nations in Western Europe like Germany, France, the UK, Spain, and Italy. Further, the German Thermoset Molding Compound market held the largest market share, and the UK Thermoset Molding Compound market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


Thermoset Molding Compound Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Thermoset Molding Compound market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Thermoset Molding Compound industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Thermoset Molding Compound industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Thermoset Molding Compound industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Thermoset Molding Compound market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations are Ashland  Holding Inc, BASF, Eastman chemical company, Evonik Industries, Hexion Inc, Huntsman Corporation, Kolon Industries Inc, Kyocera chemical corporation, Plastics engineering company (Plenco), Rogers Corporation.


The company Ashland (NYSE: ASH), which manufactures specialized ingredients and additives for the consumer market, is actively working to improve the world. Through research and a conscientious and proactive approach to sustainability, it support clients in the pharmaceutical, personal care, architectural coatings, construction, energy, food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. The mission is to provide innovative solutions through science in order to solve for a better world ethically. Every product is made in facilities of  size and full accreditation.  They now generate BDO in a variety of ways, and our Lima, Ohio, facility's use of the Geminox process is protected by a patent.  Ashland is considered one of the most dependable  producers of BDO and its derivatives, in addition to having excellent products and technology.  Integrity and reputation are based on delivering excellent customer service, high-quality goods, and client-focused solutions.


Kolon Industries is a manufacturer of chemicals and textiles in Korea. As a pioneer firm in the Korean nylon sector, Korea Nylon Inc. was established in 1957. Since then, it has grown to produce chemicals, other materials, and clothing. The first of its kind in South Korea, Kolon Industries unveiled a shopping center made of shipping containers in 2015. It has a US subsidiary called Kolon USA Inc. that sells nylon and polyester films. As a pioneer of the Korean nylon industry, Kolon Group began its career in 1954. Since then, Kolon has expanded its influence into the chemical, building, pharmaceutical, and leisure services industries while embracing innovation and change to revolutionize Korea's garment and fashion industry. The growth of Korea's fashion sector is largely attributable to Kolon Industries FnC. It thrives in supplying customers with the most stylish and trustworthy items based on best-in-class brand management and commercial skills. Today, it is one of the country's top fashion powerhouses. Kolon Industries FnC is getting closer to achieving its goal of becoming a leader and a trailblazer not just in the Korean fashion industry but also on a  scale as a result of the growing attention that Kolon's fashion brands are receiving.


Key Companies in the Thermoset Molding Compound market include



  • Ashland Holding Inc

  • BASF

  • Eastman chemical company

  • Evonik industries

  • Hexion Inc

  • Huntsman Corporation

  • Kolon Industries Inc

  • Kyocera chemical corporation

  • Plastics engineering company (Plenco)

  • Rogers Corporation.


Thermoset Molding Compound Industry Developments


March 2021: BASF announced a partnership with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to create the first completely automated, all-electric injection molding cell for new high-performance polymer manufacture.


April 2020:  Evonik announced the completion of the Marl expansion of its polyamide facility. The substance also combines quality and performance with outstanding parameter estimation, consumes very little water, has remarkable structural correctness, and has excellent UV resistance. The purpose of this expansion was to boost production, and so broaden the company's product offerings ly.


Thermoset Molding Compound Market Segmentation


Thermoset Molding Compound Type Outlook



  • Epoxy resin

  • Phenolic resin

  • Polyester resin

  • Urea-formaldehyde

  • Melamine-formaldehyde

  • Others


Thermoset Molding Compound End-User Outlook



  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Electrical & electronics

  • others


Thermoset Molding Compound 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



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