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Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market By Grade (High Purity Grade, Polyester Grade, Hydrocarbon Resin Grade, Other Grades) By Application (Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR), Hydrocarbon Resins, EPDM Elastomers, COC & COP, Poly-DCPD, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

About this report

The global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market report explores the critical analysis of the dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) industry's global technical regulations and how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the market grow. Moreover, the report examines historical and projected global, regional, and country market sizes. The report also examines key investment propositions, the demand and supply gap, SRC analysis, competitor positioning, STAR analysis, and Tornado analysis. Important technological developments and other analyses, such as Value Chain, Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

The high purity grade segment dominated the market in 2021 due to increasing consumption in the production of flavors and fragrances, cyclic olefin copolymers, antioxidants, and ethyl norbornene. It can also be used as a raw material to manufacture resins for various applications. High-purity DCPD products contain over 98% pure dicyclopentadiene. DCPD products improve cost performance and provide greater value owing to better properties of high purity grade. Due to better reactivity, higher quality end products, less waste in processing, and improved chemical and physical properties of finished products, ultra-high purity DCPD products have enhanced properties in applications and impart improved processing.

The unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) segment led the global market in terms of application in 2021 and is expected to continue throughout the projection period. The primary characteristics of unsaturated polyester resin include ease of processing, chemical-erosion resistance, fine mechanical properties, and electrical performance, making it suitable for a wide range of applications in transportation, agriculture, and other industrial uses, enhancing market demand for DCPD. Due to its superior functional and mechanical properties, UPR is a key ingredient in producing coatings and paints, adhesives, pesticides and insecticides, rubber, modified wax, varnishes, and other non-woven products.

Which region dominated the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

Asia Pacific dominated the global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market in 2021 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resin has experienced rapid growth, which has been the main driver of regional market expansion. The major consumer of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) is Japan, and other nations such as India, China, Indonesia, and South Korea are anticipated to experience tremendous market growth as a result of the rising demand from the plastics sector and the growing usage of polyester resin in electronic and electrical components, construction and building applications, such as bathtub and swimming pool, as well as its increasing demand in the marine sector and automotive industry.

What is the competitive environment of the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

The market is consolidated due to a limited number of large players. High capital requirements and a lack of technological expertise pose moderate entry barriers for new players. Major players in the global market are primarily concentrating on R&D to produce products of higher quality. Companies prefer strategic alliances such as partnerships, collaborations, joint ventures, and acquisitions and mergers to gain market positions. Dow Chemical Company, for instance, merged with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) to form DowDuPont. This merger will help them to strengthen their position and grow in the global dicyclopentadiene market. Similarly, Ravago Chemicals acquired KH Chemicals in October 2021. Ravago will significantly strengthen companies' offerings in the domain of base chemicals by acquiring KH Chemicals.

Executive Summary

What technical developments are being developed in the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) has a camphor-like odor and is a white crystalline substance. It is made largely from raw materials such as naphtha, crude oil, and gas. Manufacturers are developing technologies and concentrating on producing environmentally safe DCPDs that can meet stringent government environmental conservation policies. Due to its special qualities, including low weight, resistance to corrosion, and heat resistance, DCPD is used in producing lightweight vehicles. These developments will increase dicyclopentadiene as raw material, allowing styrene levels in unsaturated polyester resins to drop from 45% to 35%. Moreover, emerging trends such as leading companies investing in R&D to develop new exploration and production (E&P) techniques to reduce costs and make them more environmentally friendly are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for market growth.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

Several small and medium-scale dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) manufacturers are heavily investing in acquisition and expansion projects to operate globally and diversify their product offerings owing to the expanding automotive and building industries worldwide. For instance, PPG announced the successful completion of a USD 13 million investment in a paint and coatings facility in Jiading, China, in May 2021, which included eight new powder coating production lines and an expanded powder coatings technological center, which is expected to improve PPG's R&D capabilities. The expansion is expected to increase the plant's capacity by more than 8,000 metric tons annually. Similarly, NOVA Chemicals agreed to form a joint petrochemical venture with Total and Borealis AG, strengthening its market presence and expanding product demand.

Some of the major players in the market are Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Braskem, China Petrochemical Corporation, Maruzen Petrochemical, Cymetech Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Nanjing Yuangang Fine Chemical Co. Ltd, NOVA Chemicals, Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell Chemicals) Ltd, Sunny Industrial System GmbH, Texmark Chemicals Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, Zibo Luhua Hongjin New Material Co. Ltd, and Tokyo Chemical Industry Co. Ltd (TCI Chemicals).

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

A growing number of automotive and chemical companies, rising demand for polymers and resins, and increased demand from the fragrance and adhesives industries are all propelling market expansion. Moreover, the demand from the building and construction industry, specifically in the production of bathtubs and swimming pools, as well as the rising use of polyester resin in electronic components, presents additional expansion opportunities. Over the forecast period, significant growth in end-use sectors in developing countries will increase the global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market share.

What are the Major Risks for the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

The high cost of producing dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and the increasing risk of substitute products are the major restraining factors for global market growth. Environmental concerns related to exploration and production activities and wastewater treatment in oil recovery are also key factors impeding dicyclopentadiene market growth. Changes in consumer preferences for renewable energy sources are another element that could impair the market's performance. Another restriction that requires customization is the growing use of phthalic anhydride as a DCPD replacement in marine applications.

Which is the key Application in the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

In 2021, the unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) segment dominated the market owing to rising bathroom components, electrical, and marine applications. UPR is a critical polymer in producing glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP), primarily used in the construction, marine, and transportation sectors. Besides, it makes nonreinforced casting resins, used to make solid-surface countertops, automotive repair putty, and other items like gel coats. DCPD unsaturated polyester resins are low-cost thermosetting resins that have captured a significant market share due to their low styrene content and shrinkage. They also have better processability, greater thermo-oxidative resistance, and less linear shrinkage. Superior color properties and fewer trimmers and co-dimers associated with UPR grade give it an advantage over resin grade applications.

How is the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market performing in regions?

The Asia Pacific dominated the global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market in 2021, owing to the growing regional plastics and resins industry. Moreover, the Asia Pacific region's demand for various plastics, adhesives, and coatings is expected to drive market growth. Dicyclopentadiene is employed in producing numerous resin types, including aromatic hydrocarbon resins, epoxy resins, phenolic resins, unsaturated polyester resins, specialty resins, acrylates, lattices, and other specialty intermediates. Chemical industries have developed in the Asian region, particularly in Japan, China, and India. Printing inks, coatings, adhesives, rubber products, and caulking compounds are all made with hydrocarbon resin. China is the largest manufacturer of paints, coatings, adhesives, and rubber products. South Korea and Japan also contribute to significant production of adhesives and rubber. As a result, these market trends are predicted to drive dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) demand in the region over the forecast period.

Besides, North America is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period. The presence of advanced automotive and plastics manufacturing industries is the primary driver of regional demand. Moreover, the easy availability of key petroleum feedstocks is expected to boost dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) production and demand in North America. Furthermore, the expansion of the regional medical device manufacturing industry is projected to enhance demand for cyclic olefin polymer (COP) & copolymer (COC) and thus demand dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) during the forecast period.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

North American and European governments have issued stricter styrene emission regulations and mandates. As a result, manufacturers are now focusing on developing newer technologies to help reduce styrene emissions. Such advancements will aid in increasing the use of dicyclopentadiene as a raw material to reduce styrene content in unsaturated polyester resins from 45% to 35%. However, stringent environmental regulations for chemical production imposed by governments in the United States and the Asia Pacific, as well as environmental degradation caused by waste discharge, are likely to impede market growth. Besides, regulatory constraints associated with plastics and polyesters limit the market growth. For instance, the New Jersey Right to Know Act mandates information and training about chemical hazards, controls for public employers, and labels for chemicals in the workplace. Private employers must offer their staff similar training and information under the federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 1910.1200. Exposure to dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) should be monitored regularly.

What is the Market Size of the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) regarding value?

The global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 5.5% in the upcoming years. The global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) industry was estimated to be worth USD 892.4 million in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 1230.47 million by 2028.

What are the major players planning for the future of the Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market?

Manufacturers of dicyclopentadiene concentrate on expanding their product lines and creating new technologies to meet the rising demand. The dicyclopentadiene market will likely experience growth over the forecast period due to R&D efforts to create environmentally friendly products, such as bio-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), in response to growing environmental concerns. DCPD is a highly reactive chemical that is used as an intermediate in the production of a variety of performance chemicals. In addition, it is a significant chemical intermediate used in producing several phthalate esters, which serve as plasticizers in synthetic resins. Developing effective global distribution channels is expected to be a major strategy industry participants use to increase their market share. For instance, Dow expanded its alkoxylation capacity at its existing facility in Tarragona, Spain, on April 25, 2019, directly benefiting Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. This low capital intensity, high return investment expands on the previously announced alkoxylation capacity expansion on the U.S. Gulf Coast to meet rising demand and strengthen Dow's dominant positions in lucrative consumer, industrial, and infrastructure markets that are growing faster than the GDP.

Segmentation of Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market -

Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market – By Grade

  • High Purity Grade
  • Polyester Grade
  • Hydrocarbon Resin Grade
  • Other Grades

Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market – By Application

  • Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR)
  • Hydrocarbon Resins
  • EPDM Elastomers
  • COC & COP
  • Poly-DCPD
  • Others (Pesticides, Flame retardants, etc.)

Global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market – By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • The U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market

The global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market also suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a decline of over 3.1% in revenue generated in 2020.

Asia Pacific region accounted for the highest share in the global dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) market regarding value and volume.

Growing resin and polymer demand, increased demand from the adhesives and fragrance industries, and an increase in the number of chemical and automotive companies are all driving market growth.

The high-purity grade segment had a major share in 2021, with more than 40% of the market revenue. Besides, the polyester grade is projected to witness the fastest growth.

Unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) had a major share in the global market in 2021 and is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period.

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 892.4 million
Market Value in 2028 USD 1230.47 million
CAGR 5.5%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Oct 2022
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   60686
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Pages:   120
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