Phenolic Resin Market Size, Share, Growth and Report Forecast 2023-2030 | Fortune Business Insights™

Companies covered in the Phenolic Resin Market are Akrochem Corporation, Allnex GMBH, Ashland Global Holdings Inc, ASK Chemicals GmbH, Bakelite Synthetics, BASF SE, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, Hexcel Corporation, Kraton Corporation, Prefere Resins Holding GmbH and more players profiled.

Pune, India, Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global phenolic resin market growth is influenced by factors such as industrialization, urbanization, advancements in manufacturing processes, and increasing demand for high-performance materials. However, environmental concerns and regulations related to formaldehyde emissions have led to the development of low-formaldehyde or formaldehyde-free phenolic resin formulations.

Fortune Business Insights™ provides this information in its research report, titled Phenolic Resin Market Size, Trends and Industry Report Forecast 2023-2030”.

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Phenolic resin is synthesized from phenol and formaldehyde. It offers excellent mechanical properties, flame retardancy, flexibility, low cost, high thermal stability, and water & chemical resistance. These compelling qualities have positioned it as the preferred material across diverse industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, electronics, industrial tools, as well as paints and coatings. Phenolic resins are used in the manufacturing of laminates, insulation panels, laminated paper, and waterproof adhesives and paints.

The phenolic resin market refers to the global industry that produces and supplies phenolic resins, which are synthetic polymers derived from phenol and formaldehyde. Phenolic resins are widely used in industries such as automotive, construction, electronics, and consumer goods, contributing to the overall market size.

List of Companies Profiled in the Phenolic Resin Market Report:

  • Akrochem Corporation
  • Allnex GMBH
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc
  • ASK Chemicals GmbH
  • Bakelite Synthetics
  • Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Kraton Corporation
  • Prefere Resins Holding GmbH

Report Coverage:

The phenolic resin report provides an in-depth analysis of the key trends propelling the global business landscape over the forthcoming years. It further presents an account of the vital strategies adopted by leading market players for securing a competitive edge and expanding their geographical footprints. Other components include an overview of the driving and restraining factors and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on industry expansion.

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Drivers and Restraints:

The versatility and desirable properties of phenolic resins have fueled their adoption across multiple industries. With a foundation in the synthesis of phenol and formaldehyde, these resins showcase remarkable mechanical attributes, flame retardancy, thermal stability, and resistance to water and chemicals. As such, they have become the material of choice in sectors spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, electronics, industrial tools, paints, and coatings. This broad applicability is propelled by factors such as:

The burgeoning automotive and aerospace industries, where phenolic resins are utilized in manufacturing essential components like brake pads, clutch facings, and interior parts. The upsurge in construction activities necessitates the use of phenolic resins in insulation panels, laminates, and adhesives for enhanced structural integrity. The electronics sector's demand for these resins is due to their excellent dielectric properties, facilitating applications in electrical insulation, circuit boards, and electronic components.

Continuous research and development efforts lead to improved phenolic resin formulations with reduced formaldehyde emissions, heightened performance, and increased sustainability. The innate flame-retardant properties of phenolic resins meet the rising need for fire-safe materials in construction and transportation.


Environmental regulations aim to limit formaldehyde emissions and promote eco-friendly practices, which can impact production processes and the overall market. Competition from alternative materials like epoxy and polyurethane resins, presents a challenge to the traditional dominance of phenolic resins. The volatility of raw material prices, particularly phenol, can affect production costs due to fluctuations driven by factors such as feedstock availability and global market dynamics. Health and safety concerns surrounding the use of phenolic resins, particularly during their production processes that involve formaldehyde.

Economic factors such as downturns or uncertainties can affect industries like automotive, construction, and electronics, consequently influencing the demand for phenolic resins. The limited suitability of phenolic resins for certain high-performance applications demands more specialized materials with tailored attributes. In summary, the phenolic resin market's trajectory is shaped by a delicate balance between these driving and restraining factors. As the industry evolves, these dynamics can change, necessitating continuous monitoring and adaptation.


The industry can be segmented based on application, function, and geography.

By Type

  • Novolac Resin
  • Resol Resin


  • Friction
  • Adhesives and Binding
  • Coatings
  • Felt Bonding
  • Foam
  • Abrasives
  • Substrate Saturation
  • Foundry
  • Others

By End-use Industry

  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Lumber
  • Building and Construction
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK,)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia)
  • Middle East & Africa (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa)

Regional Insights:

The phenolic resin market exhibits distinctive regional trends that shape its dynamics across various parts of the world.

North America is a prominent consumer and producer of phenolic resins, driven by industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics, and construction. Stringent environmental regulations have prompted a focus on eco-friendly formulations.

Europe boasts a robust industrial base, spurring demand for phenolic resins. The region's emphasis on sustainability has led to the development of environmentally friendly production processes. Sectors like construction and automotive are key users, particularly in applications requiring flame retardancy.

Asia-Pacific stands as a major growth engine, with rapid industrialization and infrastructure development propelling demand. Countries such as China, India, and Japan play pivotal roles in consumption and production. The expanding electronics industry and growing automotive sector contribute significantly to the market's expansion.

Latin America experiences rising demand, primarily driven by the construction and automotive industries. Infrastructure projects, especially in countries like Brazil and Mexico, drive the utilization of phenolic resins across various applications.

Middle East and Africa, phenolic resins find application in construction, oil and gas, and automotive sectors. The region's industrial growth and urbanization underpin the demand for these materials in diverse applications.

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