Dimethylolbutanoic Acid (DMBA) Market Size, Industry Analysis Report By Type (Purity 98% and Purity 99%), By Application (Paints & Resins, Adhesives and Leather Finishing Agents) & Region – Forecasts

  • 15/09/2022
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  • Chemicals & Materials

Market Overview

The global Dimethylolbutanoic Acid (DMBA) market was valued at USD 253.87 million in 2022 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. Dimethylolbutanoic acid (DMBA) is a colorless, water-soluble organic compound. It is an important chemical intermediate used in the production of resins, coatings, adhesives, and other industrial chemicals. DMBA is produced through the reaction of butanoic acid with formaldehyde, followed by methylation with methanol. The resulting product is a stable, crystalline solid that is easily dissolved in water. DMBA has excellent adhesion, flexibility, and weather resistance, which make it a popular choice for use in coatings and adhesives in various applications, including automotive, construction, and textiles.

The global market for dimethylolbutanoic acid (DMBA) is primarily driven by its increasing demand from end-use industries such as coatings, adhesives, and resins. The rising demand for eco-friendly and low-VOC coatings is expected to fuel the market growth further. Additionally, the use of DMBA in the production of automotive coatings and paints is expected to increase significantly, thereby boosting the market's growth.

Furthermore, the growing demand for adhesives and sealants in construction, automotive, and packaging industries is also driving the market's growth. DMBA is used as a cross-linking agent in the production of adhesives, which provides excellent bonding properties and improved water resistance.

However, the volatility in raw material prices, especially butanediol, which is the primary raw material for DMBA, may hamper market growth. Additionally, the high cost of DMBA compared to its substitutes may also affect the market negatively.

Overall, the DMBA market is expected to grow steadily, driven by increasing demand from various end-use industries and the development of new applications. The market's growth is also expected to be supported by the increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products.

Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2022

USD 253.87 Million

Market Forecast in 2031

USD 485.45 Million

CAGR % 2023-2031


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP

Production, Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity, growth factors and more

Segments Covered

By Type (Purity 98% and Purity 99%), By Application (Paints & Resins, Adhesives and Leather Finishing Agents)

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria

Key Companies

Huzhou Changsheng Chemical Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Jiyu New Material Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Selon Industrial Co., Ltd.


Impact of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global chemical industry, including the Dimethylolbutanoic Acid market. The supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, such as the closure of manufacturing facilities and reduced workforce, have resulted in a shortage of raw materials and finished products. The restrictions on transportation and logistics have further added to the challenges faced by the industry.

However, the demand for Dimethylolbutanoic Acid has not been significantly affected by the pandemic, as it is primarily used in the production of coatings, adhesives, and resins, which are essential products in various industries such as construction, automotive, and packaging. The increasing focus on hygiene and sanitation due to the pandemic has also led to an increased demand for coatings and adhesives used in the manufacturing of medical equipment and supplies.

The market for Dimethylolbutanoic Acid is expected to recover in the post-pandemic period, as the global economy is expected to revive, and the demand for various industrial products is likely to increase. The manufacturers in the market are adopting various strategies such as expanding their production capacities and investing in research and development to introduce new products to meet the evolving demands of the customers.

Type Insights

Dimethylolbutanoic acid (DMBA) is a diacid compound that finds its use as a building block for various applications, including coatings, adhesives, resins, and composites. The market for DMBA can be analyzed by its type, purity 98% and purity 99%.

Purity 99% DMBA has a higher market share compared to purity 98% DMBA due to its higher demand in various applications. Purity 99% DMBA is preferred in high-performance applications due to its higher purity level, which provides better performance and improved quality. This higher purity level is achieved through advanced purification techniques, which make it more expensive than purity 98% DMBA.

The market for DMBA is expected to witness growth due to the increasing demand from various industries such as automotive, construction, and packaging. The increasing demand for high-performance materials is expected to drive the growth of the DMBA market, especially for purity 99% DMBA.

Application Insights

Paints and Resins: The paints and resins segment is expected to dominate the Dimethylolbutanoic Acid market due to the increasing demand for high-performance coatings and resins in various industries. Dimethylolbutanoic acid is used as a cross-linking agent and adhesion promoter in the production of resins and coatings. The growing construction and automotive industries are also driving the growth of this segment.


Adhesives: The adhesive segment is expected to show significant growth due to the increasing demand for high-performance adhesives in various industries. Dimethylolbutanoic acid is used as a cross-linking agent in the production of adhesives, which improves the adhesion properties and stability of the adhesives. The growing demand for adhesives in the packaging and construction industries is expected to drive the growth of this segment.

Leather Finishing Agents: The leather finishing agents segment is expected to show moderate growth due to the increasing demand for high-quality leather products. Dimethylolbutanoic acid is used as a cross-linking agent in the production of leather finishing agents, which improves the durability, water resistance, and colorfastness of the leather. The growing demand for luxury leather products is expected to drive the growth of this segment.

Regional Insights

Dimethylolbutanoic acid (DMBA) is a chemical compound used in various industries such as paints and coatings, adhesives, and leather finishing agents. The market for DMBA is expected to witness growth in the forecast period from 2021 to 2028.

In terms of region, Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share due to the growing demand for DMBA in the manufacturing of coatings, adhesives, and leather finishing agents. China is expected to be the major contributor to the growth of the market in the region owing to its large manufacturing industry.

North America and Europe are expected to witness steady growth due to the increasing demand for DMBA in the production of paints and resins. The presence of major players in the regions is also expected to contribute to the growth of the market.

In the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America, the growth of the DMBA market is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for adhesives and coatings in various end-use industries such as construction and automotive.

Competitive Analysis

Some of the major companies operating within the market are Huzhou Changsheng Chemical Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Jiyu New Material Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Selon Industrial Co., Ltd. These players are focusing on product innovation, expansion, and partnerships to strengthen their market position and meet the growing demand for Dimethylolbutanoic Acid (DMBA) globally.

By Type

·         Purity 98%

·         Purity 99%

By Application

·         Paints & Resins

·         Adhesives,

·         Leather Finishing Agents

·         Others

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