Para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Reagent Grade, Industrial Grade); Application (Printing Inks, Electrical Insulating Varnishes, Paper Coating) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Oct 20, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) Market size is projected to reach USD 7 billion by the end of 2036, expanding around 4% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of para-tert-octyphenol was close to USD 3 billion. The growth of the market is projected to rise on account of surging production of octyl-phenol-formaldehyde resins which is further employed in paints and coatings. Therefore, production of octyl-phenol formaldehyde is also projected to grow on account of growing construction activities. According to projections, there were 794,431 built-up areas (BUAs) worldwide in 2016. This number has been projected to increase to about 849,406 residents by 2022. Furthermore, 2 million additional buildings are anticipated to be built by 2050. Hence, owing to this the market is also set to expand.

Additionally, the construction of roads is also surging all across the world in order to make traveling convenient. For this, the constructor is making extensive use of tackifier resins. Hence, the market for para-tret-octylphenol is also projected to rise since it plays a prominent role in tackifiers resins. Moreover, the growing investment by the government in infrastructure development for the development of the economy and enhancing the quality of life of the people is pushing the construction of roads. Hence, this is also estimated to boost the market expansion.

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Para-tert-Octylphenol Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growth in Demand for Printing Ink for Paper - With the surge in demand for paper, the need for inks for printing is also growing. Even though with the growing age of digitalization, the importance of notebooks and paper still remains the same. Additionally, with the surge in the number of literate people and also geriatric population the demand for newspapers and magazines is also boosting. Moreover, the rate of printing papers has been increased. For instance, In India writing and printing (W&P) paper prices have risen as of August 10, giving the printing sector some hope that rates, which dropped by about 24% in June and July, have peaked out. Hence, with the surge in the printing industry, the para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) market is also poised to surge.
  • Surge in Use as Chemical Intermediary of Para-tert-Octylphenol for Phenolic Resin - The importance of para-tert-Octylphenol is growing in phenolic resin rigorously. Hence, with the surge in demand for phenolic resin, the market demand is also set to rise. Phenolic resin is used as a UV stabilizer in plastics in order to enhance stability and reduce weathering by UV radiations. Therefore, with the growing production of plastics, the market is further set to rise. In 2021, an astonishing 389 million metric tons of plastics were produced globally.
  • Provide Strong Resistivity to Marine Applications - Untreated rust may weaken a vessel's structural integrity and is a typical occurrence on poorly maintained ships and boats. The increase in the number of corrosive organisms and the chemical breakdown of exposed surfaces are both influenced by the salt in the air and water of oceanic bodies. Even outside forces may contribute to corrosion by harming ships and allowing the forces access to previously enclosed regions. Marine corrosion may render electronic parts and wiring worthless if they are exposed to seawater. Hence, the need to paint marine applications has become a necessity. As a result, of the increasing demand for special paint in marine applications, the market revenue is also anticipated to increase.


  • Adverse Effect on Para-tert-Octylphenol on Environment & Humans – Para-tert-Octylphenol has been observed to have side effects on living organisms and humans. In the case of humans, it interferes with the endocrine system further causing hormonal imbalances and reproduction issues. Additionally, they are also found in water bodies affecting the aquatic ecosystem. Further, it also disrupts food cycles further increasing the risk for humans and animals who consume that contaminated organism. Hence, all these factors are projected to affect the para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) market growth over the coming years.
  • Strict Regulations of Government – A large number of companies are imposing huge restrictions on the utilization of para-tert-Octylphenol since they have various effects on health and ecosystem. Therefore, the market growth is set to impede owing to this factor.
  • Availability of Alternatives

Para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 3 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 7 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Para-tert-Octylphenol Segmentation

Application (Printing Inks, Electrical Insulating Varnishes, Paper Coating)

The printing inks segment is expected to garner the largest market share of about 50% over the forecast period. The major factor for its growth is the surging application of printing inks in the metal, paper, plastics & glass industry. Hence, with the surge in manufacturing of these materials the segment is also set to flourish. For instance, global production of stainless steel is projected to be about 57 million metric tons in 2021. Comparing the volume to 2020, there was an increase of almost 12%. In case of stainless steel, it has been currently utilized in the food & and beverages industry which is why the need for printing inks is growing to print the brand information on it.  Furthermore, the demand for digital printing is growing owing to growing digital advancement since it offers low production time and is considered to be environmentally friendly.

Product Type (Reagent Grade, Industrial Grade)

The industrial grade segment in the para-tert-Octylphenol market is predicted to capture the highest share of about 60% during the forecast period. Industrial grade, including those used in transportation, and factory automation, can withstand more harsh conditions than consumer products. Industrial-grade memory has a wider temperature range and can operate in situations with high degrees of harsh environments. Hence, owing to this factor the demand for this segment is projected to grow.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


Product Type

  • Reagent Grade
  • Industrial Grade



  • Printing Inks
  • Electrical Insulating Varnishes
  • Paper Coating

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Para-tert-Octylphenol Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific para-tert-Octylphenol (POTP) market is poised to generate the highest share of about 35% over the coming years. In this region, China is set to have significant growth since this country consists of a large number of key manufacturers in the field of para-tert-Octylphenol which is influencing the region's growth. The market in India has also observed noteworthy growth owing to the rise in their economic growth. Furthermore, there has been growth in demand for electrical appliances which are extensively using phenolic resins. This rise in electrical appliances has been observed on account of the growing urban population. In the Asia-Pacific area, urbanization is still an important megatrend to be vigilant about. More than 2.2 billion people, or 54% of all urban dwellers worldwide, reside in Asia. It is anticipated that 1.2 billion more people would live in metropolitan areas in Asia by 2050, a growth of 50%.

European Market Analysis

The para-tert-Octylphenol market in Europe is also estimated to have notable growth over the forecast period. The market demand for para-tert-Octylphenol compound is projected to stay high in this region as a result of the notable expansion of the chemical and materials industries in numerous European nations, including Germany, France, Italy, and others. Furthermore, the coating sector is this region is also encouraging the market expansion in this region since the need to develop more residential complex is growing.

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Companies Dominating the Para-tert-Octylphenol Landscape

    • SI Group, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    • Zibo Xujia Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    • Jiangsu Lingfei Technology Co., Ltd.
    • DIC Corporation
    • Red Avenue New Materials
    • Sasol Limited
    • Skyrun Industrial
    • ICC Industries Inc.
    • Prasol Chemicals Limited

In the News

  • A major provider of performance additives, SI Group, Inc., has established a new regional office in Schenectady, New York. The new office is located on the first level of Mohawk Harbor's Building Six. The Galesi Group and SI Group agreed to a multi-year lease, enhancing their presence in Schenectady.
  • A new coating resins production plant is being built in the state of Maharashtra, India, by DIC Corporation's fully owned subsidiary Ideal Chemi Plast Private Limited. The project is being built in the state's Supa industrial area. Ideal Chemi Plast's ability to produce these resins will improve as a result of the new greenfield project, allowing it to keep up with India's growing demand.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5309
  • Published Date: Oct 20, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are surge in use as chemical intermediary of para-tert-Octylphenol for phenolic resin, growth in demand for printing ink for paper, and provide strong resistivity to marine applications.

The market size of para-tert-Octylphenol is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are SI Group, Inc., Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Zibo Xujia Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Lingfei Technology Co., Ltd. and others.

The printing inks segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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