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Melamine Market

Melamine Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: Anil Chaudhary | Eswara Prasad
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Melamine Market Statistics – 2030

The global melamine market was valued at $1.7 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2021 to 2030.

Melamine, a white crystalline substance, is a member of the heterocyclic organic compound family and it contains 66% nitrogen by mass. When melamine is combined with formaldehyde and other agents, they give rise to formaldehyde and melamine resins under the process of polymerization. These resins are hard, glossy, durable, and exhibit intense heat, moisture, and stain resistance. Melamine foams find their application in insulation, soundproofing metal, and polymeric cleaning products like a magic eraser.

Melamine-Market-2021-2030

The global demand for melamine market is primarily driven by growth in demand for laminates across the globe, rise in consumption of melamine in wood adhesive industry, and increased construction activities. Globally, there has been a significant undersupply to meet the demand for housing in Asia-Pacific. For example, in China, residential investment grew by about 13.9% during the first eleven months of 2019, reaching $1,518.9 billion. The area under residential construction during the period was recorded to have reached 6,276.73 million square meters, indicating a 10.1% growth. However, in countries such as the U.S., the value of new private residential buildings put in place has decreased from $5, 39,607.0 million in 2018 to $5, 14,629 million in 2019. In addition, COVID-19 has negatively affected the growth of the global residential construction sector in 2020. These trends in the global residential construction industry are likely to affect the demand for laminate flooring, kitchen cabinets, and furniture, which are likely to affect the demand for melamine resin. In addition, Adhesive, also known as glue, mucilage, or paste, is any non-metallic substance applied to one or both surfaces of two separate items that bind them together and resist their separation. Wood adhesives are specially made to bind wooden substances. The growth in construction activity has increased the application of wood creating scope for wood adhesives. In Japan, more than 58.9% of houses are built of wood, which has increased the application of wood adhesives. In glue-laminated beams (Glulam), the beams are structurally engineered and bonded together with moisture resistant adhesives. These are used as straight beams and columns, which include lintels, purlins, ridge beams, floor beams, tied rafters, and trusses in construction of buildings, where the application of wood adhesives is very high. Growth in construction activity in countries such as China, Japan, India, and U.S. are expected to drive the demand for wood adhesives. These factors are anticipated to drive the growth of melamine market during the forecast period.

However, harmful effects of melamine due to their toxicity are expected to hamper the melamine market growth. Furthermore, surge in demand for decorative laminates is expected to foster growth opportunities for the melamine market during the forecast period.

The melamine market size is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. By type, it is bifurcated into melamine foam and melamine resin. By application, it is segmented into laminates, thermoset plastics, wood adhesives, surface coatings, and others. Region-wise, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The major key players that operate in the global melamine industry include Haohua Junhua Group Co, Ltd., OCI Nitrogen, BASF SE, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Qatar Melamine Company, Sichuan Golden Elephant Chemical, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Nissan Chemical Industries. Ltd., Methanol Holdings Limited, and Borealis AG.

Global Melamine Market, By Region

Asia-Pacific accounted for a major melamine market share in 2020. Owing to rise in construction activities and increase in demand for laminates, wood adhesives, and paints & coatings in countries such as China, India, and Japan, the usage of melamine has increased in the region. In Asia-Pacific, China dominates the melamine market. Despite volatile growth in the real estate sector, the significant development of rail and road infrastructure by the Chinese government, in order to withstand the expansion in industrial and service sectors, has resulted in significant growth of the country’s construction industry in recent years. The construction industry in China was valued at about $1,096.69 billion in 2019, with a growth rate of about 12.8% compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the total new construction in Japan was accounted for about 127.55 million square meters in 2019 and reached about 113.74 million square meters in 2020, with a decline rate of about 10.5%, which led to a decrease in the consumption of construction materials such as laminates, wood adhesives, and paint & coatings, which, in turn, negatively impacted the demand for melamine in the regional melamine market. As the construction industry is dominated by state-owned enterprises, increased government spending boosts the industry in the country. This scenario may concrete the demand for melamine materials in the future. Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to show a significant impact on the market in the coming years.

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By Region
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Asia-pacific 
North America
Europe
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific would exhibit an CAGR of 4.7% during 2021-2030

Global Melamine Market, By Type

The melamine resin segment accounted for a major share in the melamine market in 2020. Rapid industrialization across the globe is one of the key factors that drive the demand for melamine resin. Furthermore, a significant increase in the demand for melamine resin from various industries, such as construction, automotive, furniture, chemical, and packaging boost the demand for melamine. In line with this, in the construction industry, melamine resin is used for saturating decorative papers that are laminated under high heat and pressure. Owing to its various advantageous properties, such as thermal insulation and chemical resistance, it is being used for manufacturing automobile interiors in the form of decorative laminates and surface coatings, which act as another demand-inducing factor.  Other factors, including rapid urbanization along with utilization of melamine resin and bamboo mixture for producing environment-friendly products are projected to drive the demand during the forecast period.

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Melamine Resin is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Melamine Market, By Application

The laminates segment accounted for a major share in the melamine market in 2020.

Globally, there has been a significant undersupply to meet the demand for housing in Asia-Pacific. For example, in China, residential investment grew by about 13.9% during the first eleven months of 2019, reaching $1,518.9 billion. The area under residential construction during the period was recorded to have reached 6,276.73 million square meters, indicating a 10.1% growth. However, in countries such as the U.S., the value of new private residential buildings put in place decreased from $5, 39,607.0 million in 2018 to $5,14,629 million in 2019. In addition, COVID-19 has negatively affected the growth of the global residential construction sector in 2020. These trends in the global residential construction industry are likely to affect the demand for laminate flooring, kitchen cabinets, and furniture, thereby are likely to affect the demand for melamine resin.

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Laminates is projected as the most lucrative segment.

COVID-19 Analysis

  • According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), owing to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the global economy shrunk by 3.0% in 2020. Many countries were under strict lockdowns, which forced several sectors to shut down their operations. This halted manufacturing activities and reduced the demand and production of melamine.
  • According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector across developing economies, such as India, has been worst affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown imposed thereafter. This declined the demand for melamine from various end-use industries such as building & construction, automotive, and paints & coatings. In addition, in the second half of 2020, some countries started to lift restrictions and gradually started business operations in various sectors. Even with gradual lifting of the lockdown, it is expected to be challenging for the manufacturing sector to get back to normal working conditions. This is expected to subsequently affect the melamine market growth in the coming years.
  • According to the UNIDO, 30%–70 of pre-COVID-19 workforce of various manufacturing industries, such as automotive, building & construction, paints & coatings, and electrical & electronics, migrated back to their hometowns due to uncertainties and loss of income during the lockdown. This non-availability or less availability of workforce is expected to directly affect production activities of these industries, thereby resulting in decline in demand for melamine. This is expected to decline growth of the market during the forecast period. 
  • Attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, the paints & coatings manufacturing units across various countries have been shut down amid lockdown imposed by governments of various countries across the globe. As a result, demand for melamine that are widely used in production of surface coatings has decreased significantly, which is expected to decline the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • Melamine is widely used in production of laminate used in the building & construction industry in items such as kitchen cabinets, countertops, partitions, flooring, and furniture. Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, the construction of various residential projects was halted amid lockdown. As a result, the demand for melamine from laminates manufacturers across the globe declined.

Key benefits for stakeholders

  • The global melamine market analysis covers in-depth information of major industry participants.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis help analyze potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.
  • Major countries have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.
  • The report provides in-depth analysis of the global melamine market forecast for the period 2021–2030.
  • The report outlines the current global melamine market trends and future scenario of the global melamine market from 2020 to 2030 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets. 
  • Key drivers, restraints, & opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are explained in the global melamine market study.

Melamine Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Type
  • Melamine Foam
  • Melamine Resin
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By Application
  • Laminates
  • Thermoset Plastics
  • Wood Adhesives
  • Surface Coatings
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

METHANOL HOLDINGS LIMITED, SICHUAN GOLDEN ELEPHANT CHEMICAL, BOREALIS AG, BASF SE, NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES. LTD., HAOHUA JUNHUA GROUP CO, LTD., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., CORNERSTONE CHEMICAL COMPANY, QATAR MELAMINE COMPANY, OCI NITROGEN

Analyst Review

According to the analyst, the global melamine market is anticipated to witness growth during the forecast period, driven by rise in demand for laminates and wood adhesive. The building and construction industries are growing globally at a very fast pace, and thus, is one of the drivers for the melamine market. Melamine is used in the building industry in items such as kitchen cabinets, countertops, partitions, flooring, and furniture. With development opportunities in commercial infrastructure, residential and non-residential sectors in almost every part of the world, the global construction industry has expanded exponentially, fueling overall growth in the market for melamine. In addition, melamine resins are fast-curing, can withstand high temperatures, and have excellent chemical resistance. These are used in the production of decorative laminates for car interiors and for the surface coating of automobiles. Melamine is a heat-reactive resin added to coatings to increase mar resistance and improve weather ability. Moreover, melamine resins coatings help to reduce solvent emissions in automotive, and thus have a positive impact on the environment. Rise in demand for melamine foam owing to its lightweight material suitable for components requiring high-temperature thermal insulation and sound absorption is anticipated to drive the market growth. With growth in automotive industry in various regions, the demand for melamine is anticipated to rise during the forecast period.

However, harmful effects of melamine due to their toxicity are expected to hamper the growth of the melamine market during the forecast period. Furthermore, growth in demand for decorative laminates is expected to provide growth opportunities for the melamine market during the forecast period.

 

Author Name(s) : Anil Chaudhary | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

Growing demand for laminates across the globe, rise in consumption of melamine in wood adhesive industry, and Increasing construction activities in across the globe, and Growing demand for decorative laminates are the driving factors and opportunities in the melamine market.

Strategic production and business expansion are the key growth strategies of melamine market players.

Asia-pacific region will provide more business opportunities for melamine in future.

Haohua Junhua Group Co, Ltd., OCI Nitrogen, BASF SE, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Qatar Melamine Company, Sichuan Golden Elephant Chemical, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Nissan Chemical Industries. LTD., Methanol Holdings Limited, and Borealis AG are the leading global players in the melamine market.

Melamine resin and laminates segment holds the maximum share of the melamine market.

Laminates, thermoset plastics, wood adhesives, and surface coatings companies across the globe are the potential customers of melamine industry

The global melamine market was valued at $1.7 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2021 to 2030.

The global melamine market analysis covers in-depth information of major industry participants, Porter’s five forces analysis help analyze potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building, major countries have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market, the report provides in-depth analysis of the global melamine market forecast for the period 2021–2030, the report outlines the current global melamine market trends and future scenario of the global melamine market from 2020 to 2030 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets, and key drivers, restraints, & opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are explained in the global melamine market study.

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Melamine Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030