Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : September, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market Introduction

Bio-based epoxy resins are produced using plant-based sources. Bio-based epoxy resins offer various benefits to the products using techniques that require minimum energy and produce less harmful toxins, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emission.

Superior performance to petroleum-based resins, no nasty smell, low VOC and odor, high strength, and UV resistance are some of the key benefits of bio-based epoxy resins leading to its wide application in various industries. The chemical industry is increasingly focusing on using bio-based epoxy resins owing to its low-cost, inbuilt biodegradability, and less impact on the environment. However, the biggest drawback of bio-based epoxy resins is the poor mechanical properties as compared to petroleum-based epoxy resins.

Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market: Notable Highlights

  • Sicomin Epoxy Systems in 2018 established a new marine partnership. The company is also planning to launch new bio-foaming epoxy, known as PB 360 GS, an addition in its GreenPoxy range of bio-based epoxies.
  • In 2018, Tesla launched new surfboards reinforced with lightweight carbon fiber, along with bio-based epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are emerging as a new trend in the surfboard industry, however, manufacturers are focusing on using plant-based epoxy resins to add durability and strength to the product.
  • Wessex Resins announced the production of ENTROPY RESINS for markets in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, India, and Turkey. The resins are plant-based formulations and used extensively in the production of surfboards, sailboards, snowboards, paddle boards, skateboards, ice hockey sticks, and other sports equipment. ENTROPY RESINS six bio-based epoxy resins product ranges.

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global bio-based epoxy resins market include –

  • Sicomin
  • Spolchemie
  • Nagase ChemteX Corporation
  • ATL Composites
  • Adhesives Technology Corp.
  • Wessex Resins

Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market Dynamics

Bio-based Epoxy Resins Demand Surges against Backdrop of Regulations on Emission

Complying with the regulations on emission and growing environmental concerns across industries, combined with limited petrochemical resources is driving the demand for bio-based epoxy resins. There has been a rapid rise in the research and development of new bio-based epoxy resins in recent years. Owing to the eco-friendly nature and low cost, manufacturers are focusing on using renewable resources such as plant oils and starches to develop bio-based epoxy resins and polymers.

Industries including construction, electronics, coatings, and adhesives are increasingly focusing on using green composites. These industries are also focusing on product transparency including information on material ingredients in an effort to reduce the use of higher toxicity components. Furthermore, automotive OEMs are also researching on the use of bio-based resins, particularly in the interiors, in the quest of weight reduction.   

Novel Chemical Formulations Driving Mechanical Properties of Bio-based Epoxy Resins

Manufacturers and researchers are focusing on developing new chemical formulations to increase the mechanical properties of bio-based epoxy resins, thereby, driving its application in various industrial sectors. With the increasing demand for natural-derived epoxy, the manufacturers are focusing on using new natural feedstock to develop new materials. Recently, there has been an increased emphasis on using epoxidized soybean oil to produce bio-based epoxy resins.

Comprising chemical structure and resulting in better mechanical properties, there has been increasing use of new materials such as natural-oil based, rosin-based, isosorbide-based, and epoxidized natural rubber to develop new formulations to enhance bio-based epoxy resins properties. Aiming to develop innovative bio-based epoxy resins, the producers are focusing on advanced functionalities including reprocessability, recyclability, and reparability.

Fluctuation in Raw Material Prices to Hamper Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market Growth

High fluctuation in the price of raw materials used in bio-based epoxy resins is emerging as the biggest challenge for manufacturers as well as end-use industries. Although the demand for bio-based epoxy resins is increasing, the rise in the cost of raw materials including natural oil, plant-based materials the demand is likely to be affected.

Bio-based epoxy resins are made using plant-based materials that are more costly to process compared to the petrochemical, moreover, it typically takes a lot of plant matter to produce bio-based chemicals as compared to the hydrocarbons. However, manufacturers are researching on alternative sources to produce bio-based epoxy resins at a low-cost, exhibiting favorable properties.

Bio-based Epoxy Resins Market Segmentation

Based on the product type, the bio-based epoxy resins market is segmented into

  • Hemp
  • Plant Oils
  • Vegetable Glycerol
  • Soybean oil
  • Canola
  • Others 

Based on the application, the bio-based epoxy resins market is segmented into

  • Adhesives
  • Coatings
  • Composites
  • Electronics
  • Others 

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.