Global Urea Formaldehyde Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Sep 2017
  • Pages: 77
  • SKU: IRTNTR14900

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This industry research report identifies ARCL Organics, BASF, Hexion, INEOS, and MRI as the key vendors in the global urea formaldehyde market. This industry research report also presents a detailed analysis of the market by end-users (particle boards, plywood, adhesives and coatings, decorative laminates, and molding compounds) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Global urea formaldehyde market analysis

Urea formaldehyde has a long shelf life and is the most preferred resin by manufacturers for longer use. It is easy to use and does not demand quality maintenance. Additionally, it can also be cleaned easily with water and when used as glue with wood, it does not leave behind visible glue lines. Moreover, urea formaldehyde is also not expensive as the other binders. Such advantages will fuel the urea formaldehyde market growth, which according to our industry research and analysis, will grow at a CAGR of almost 7% by 2021.

The increasing demand for furniture will be one of the latest urea formaldehyde market trends that will gain traction in the market during the next four years. Urea formaldehyde and phenol formaldehyde are mainly used as resins or glues since they are effective in the production of exterior wood products. Urea formaldehyde is increasingly used for interior materials that include flooring and paneling. With the growing demand for furniture, the demand for urea formaldehyde will subsequently increase in the coming years.

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Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market has the presence of a considerable number of global and local vendors and is competitive. The growing demand for furniture and home appliances offers significant growth opportunities to the vendors in this marketspace. The product portfolio offered by a vendor and applications a vendor caters to are the key factors influencing the competitive edge among the players.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • ARCL Organics
  • BASF
  • Hexion
  • MRI

The other prominent vendors in the market are Ashland, Borealis, Chemiplastica, Chimica Pomponesco, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, HEXZA, Kronospan, and Tembec.

Segmentation by end-users and analysis of the urea formaldehyde market

  • Particle boards
  • Plywood
  • Adhesives and coatings
  • Decorative laminates
  • Molding compounds

During 2016, the particle boards segment accounted for the major shares and of this market. This is mainly due to the advantages including easy availability, low cost, and excellent thermal property. Additionally, the growing demand for furniture across the world is also leading to the growth in urea formaldehyde consumption in particle boards and other fiber wood composites.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the urea formaldehyde market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

This market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, North America will be the major revenue contributor to the market by 2021. The rising demand for housing construction, that is fueling the growth of the furniture market, will be a major factor driving the growth of the market in this region.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global urea formaldehyde market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global urea formaldehyde market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global urea formaldehyde market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global urea formaldehyde market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global urea formaldehyde market? 

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This upcoming research report on the global urea formaldehyde market provides insights into the significant trends and drivers stimulating the growth of the chemicals and materials industry. Our reports for the chemicals and materials industry also follow a scrupulous data collection methodology and presents an analysis of the dynamically changing market sector like specialty chemicals.

Also, to gain higher accuracy, our market research experts follow an extensive data collection approach and implement uniquely formulated analytic tools. The primary advantage gained from the adoption of this approach is better statistical models and vendor analysis. By considering, the surging demand for multiple segments of the specialty chemicals sector, the industry professionals at Technavio present a complete outlook of the urea formaldehyde market from 2017 to 2021.  

This forthcoming market research report on the urea formaldehyde market also covers vendors like BASF Corporation, Bayer, and SABIC. Furthermore, to present clients with the scope to identify potential market opportunities and expand in niche markets, this report on the urea formaldehyde market also covers geographies like the Americas, APAC, Europe, and the Middle East.

The upcoming industry research report for the urea formaldehyde market also categorizes the prominent drivers, major trends, along with the restraints that the specialty chemicals sector currently experiences. This upcoming report on the urea formaldehyde market presents insights into the rapidly changing vendor landscape to give clients an overview of the forthcoming events within the chemicals and materials industry. Technavio also offers in-depth market assessments into the sectors such as paints, coatings, and pigments and olefins.  

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Global urea formaldehyde market
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by end-users

  • Global urea formaldehyde market by end-users
  • Global urea formaldehyde market in particle boards
  • Global urea formaldehyde market in plywood
  • Global urea formaldehyde market in adhesives and coatings
  • Global urea formaldehyde market in decorative laminates
  • Global urea formaldehyde market in molding compounds

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global urea formaldehyde market by geography
  • Urea formaldehyde market in North America
  • Urea formaldehyde market in Europe
  • Urea formaldehyde market in APAC
  • Urea formaldehyde market in ROW

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive landscape
  • Key vendors in global urea formaldehyde market
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • ARCL Organics
  • BASF
  • Hexion
  • MRI

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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