Phenolic Resin Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Market Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Phenolic Resin in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Phenolic Resin Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The phenolic resin market in the first two quarters declined in the Asia Pacific region as the demand from the downstream sector moved southwards, with a notable decline in the number of new inquiries. In addition to this, the feedstock market, along with the upstream industries, provided weak support. The falling energy costs and the global slowing down of the economy also caused the price trend of phenolic resin to fall in H1’2023.


A gradually falling trajectory of the prices of phenolic resin was observed in the European region. The market in this region suffered from the consistently falling energy costs and reduction in support from the feedstock market. Additionally, the demand from the end-user industries and the drop in the market activities of the adhesives, coatings, and insulation sectors caused the trend of phenolic resin to move southwards.

North America

In North America, the price trend of phenolic resin fluctuated throughout the first and second quarters of 2023. The major influencing factors in determining the direction of the phenolic resin market were the cost of feedstock materials and demand from the downstream sectors. The rising cost of feedstocks supported the trend of phenolic resin, but the stable demand from the downstream industries was countered by the sufficient availability of the product in the region. In addition, the manufacturing sector reduced its activities, impacting the phenolic resin market negatively.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of phenolic resin is estimated to showcase a volatile trend as the feedstock prices and demand from the end-user industries are estimated to fluctuate.

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A synthetic polymer called phenolic resin is produced when phenol reacts with an aldehyde, usually formaldehyde. It is appropriate for a wide range of applications as it has outstanding heat and chemical resistance. They are frequently used in the production of molded goods, including kitchenware, circuit boards, electrical components, and automobile parts. Because of their powerful bonding abilities, they are also utilized as binders, varnishes, and adhesives. Due to its durability and flame-retardant properties, phenolic resins are also used in consumer products, construction, and aerospace industries.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Phenolic Resin
Synonyms Phenol-formaldehyde resins, PF resins
Industrial Uses Aerospace and defense, Rubber industry, Wood-based products, Filtrations, Coatings and adhesives, Automotive industries
HS Code 39094000
CAS Number 9003-35-4
Supplier Database Hexcel Corporation, Bakelite Synthetics, Ashland Global Holdings Inc, BASF SE, Akrochem Corporation, Georgia- Pacific Chemicals, Kraton Corporation
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

The mixture of phenol and formaldehyde are stirred and heated till 60°C and then the reaction undergoes refluxing till around 98°C. This mixture is then added to methanol for dilution once the water has been removed from the vessel base and as a result, phenolic resin is produced as the final product.


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