Naphthalene Derivatives Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Form (Powder, Liquid), By Source (Coal-Tar, Petroleum Based, Others), By Product (Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF), Phthalic, Anhydride, Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid, Naphthols, Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts, Others), By End-User (Industry, Paints And Coatings, Construction, Textile, Pulp And Paper, Oil And Gas, Pharmaceutical, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jul 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615803
  • Pages : 148

The Naphthalene Derivatives Market is projected to grow considerably during the forecast period

Naphthalene derivatives are widely employed in the agrochemical, textile, and construction sectors due to their odourless nature combined with low volatility.  The availability of naphthalene derivatives in a variety of compositions, such as salts, alcohols, and others, is projected to spur market expansion due to their expanded range of industrial applications. Due to people's changing lifestyles and increased investment in the textile and construction industries, it is projected that growing industrialization and urbanization would lead to market expansion. The availability of various salts and acids and the discovery of new naphthalene compounds are predicted to accelerate naphthalene derivatives market growth.

Expanding textile industry

Due to their soaking and defoaming properties, alkyl naphthalene sulfonates are frequently used in the textile sector for bleaching and dying procedures. Azo dyes, which make up a sizable portion of commercial dyes, are widely utilised in the textile industry. Alkyl naphthalene sulfonates are used as a precursor in different colours. They come in a variety of colours and are used for various materials. As intermediates in the manufacture of dyes, some of the other naphthalene derivatives, such as naphthylamines and sulfuric acid salts, are also helpful which is increasing the naphthalene derivatives market size.

Rising demand in the construction industry

Due to their low volatility and lack of odour, naphthalene derivatives are most commonly used in the construction industry. The construction industry's significant use of naphthalene to increase the smoothness of solid mixes in concrete and strengthen the structure's framework is predicted to drive the expansion of the worldwide naphthalene derivatives market over the course of the forecast period. Due to its application as a superplasticizer in concrete mixtures in the construction industry, sulfonated naphthalene formaldehyde (SNF) accounted for the greatest market share among the derivatives and is predicted to rule the market studied over the projected period.

Increasing use in the pharmaceutical industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, naphthalene derivatives are used to create new pharmaceuticals and therapies. Therefore, the growing interest in medicinal chemistry research for the development of medicines with low toxicity is projected to increase demand for naphthalene derivatives in the upcoming years. Furthermore, naphthalene derivatives are also used to cure a range of neurological problems in mammals including acute neurological conditions such as cerebral impairments after cardiac bypass surgery and grafting, stroke, cerebral ischemia, and spinal cord damage as a result of trauma or other diseases.

Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the naphthalene derivatives market

During the projected period, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to lead the naphthalene derivatives market. The textile and apparel industries are heavily concentrated in APAC, which also has the greatest population in the world. The expansion of the economy has improved consumer spending power, driving up per-capita consumption of commodities, including textiles, which is driving the rise in the APAC textiles industry. Due to its low production costs, China is the world's top manufacturer and exporter of textiles and garments. Singapore serves as a regional centre for the textile industry. The textile sector in APAC benefits greatly from Indonesia's garment industry.

High quantity of harmful toxic chemicals

Naphthalene and its derivatives can be discharged into the air via moth repellent, cigarette smoke, wood burning, and accidental spills, creating environmental risks. Soil particles easily absorb naphthalene and its compounds into water. They are easily able to vaporize into the atmosphere due to their volatility. In the presence of moisture and sunlight, naphthalene is readily transformed into 1- or 2-naphthol, which may rise the air toxicity and provide a number of health risks. Hemolytic anaemia, liver, and brain damage can result from acute exposure to naphthalene through ingesting, inhalation, or skin contact. In both humans and rats, chronic naphthalene exposure can result in retinal damage. which impedes the naphthalene derivatives market.

Fluctuating energy prices & overcapacity

Petroleum (crude oil) and coal tar distillation are the two main sources used in the production of naphthalene and its derivatives. About 90% of naphthalene and its derivatives are produced through the distillation of coal tar. Industrial naphthalene demand has been significantly impacted by changes in coal tar costs and usage, which presents a challenge to the market. Due to its recent rapid expansions, China, a significant producer of deep-processed coal tar products such as naphthalene, cresol, anthracene, and phenol, was forced to deal with massive overcapacity. Due to the imbalance in supply and demand, coal tar prices consequently fell dramatically.

Market products

  • Himadri provides the ultra-refined grade of naphthalene, it is used in the production of mothballs, intermediates, and dyes. They use cutting-edge technology in multi-stage refining units to generate chemically treated naphthalene oil, which is then further purified in refiners after being distilled in rectification/fractionating columns. The starting material is naphthalene oil, which is fractionally produced in a series of distillation towers from high-temperature crude coal tar. Our highly qualified and experienced crew keeps a close eye on things to ensure that the goal quality is continuously met.
  • The broadest range of viscosities and performance capabilities are provided by King Industries' NA-LUBE KR alkylated naphthalene line. High-performance Group V base oils called alkylated naphthalenes can be utilised on their own or as modifiers for other base oils like Group II, Group III, or PAOs. Alkylated naphthalenes from NA-LUBE KR improve the lifespan of high-performance lubricants without creating surface competition from additives thanks to their outstanding thermal and thermo-oxidative stability, excellent hydrolytic stability, and varnish management. The NA-LUBE KR series consists of three grades that are HX-1 lubricant additives registered with the NSF and FDA 21 CFR compliant for incidental food contact.
  • Manish Minerals and Chemicals is a leading company that produces and distributes high-quality refined naphthalene. Naphthalene derivatives provided by them are utilised in the creation of black smoke and fake explosions, among other pyrotechnic special effects. It is extremely sublime and may dissolve in benzene, alcohol, ethers, chloroform, and carbon disulfide but not in water. They can be applied to the textile, apparel, and agricultural industries.  A significant blast of black smoke is also produced by the product, which can be used for movies or military training.


  • By Form
    • Powder
    • Liquid
  • By Source
    • Coal-Tar
    • Petroleum Based
    • Others
  • By Product
    • Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)
    • Phthalic Anhydride
    • Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid
    • Naphthols
    • Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts
    • Others
  • By End-User Industry
    • Paints and Coatings
    • Construction
    • Textile
    • Pulp and Paper
    • Oil and Gas
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Powder

5.3. Liquid


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Coal-Tar

6.3. Petroleum Based

6.4. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF)

7.3. Phthalic Anhydride

7.4. Naphthalene Sulphonic Acid

7.5. Naphthols

7.6. Alkyl Naphthalene Sulphonate Salts

7.7. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. Paints and Coatings

8.3. Construction

8.4. Textile

8.5. Pulp and Paper

8.6. Oil and Gas

8.7. Pharmaceutical

8.8. Others


9.1. Introduction 

9.2. North America

9.2.1. USA

9.2.2. Canada

9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. South America

9.3.1. Brazil

9.3.2. Argentina

9.3.3. Others

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. Germany

9.4.2. France

9.4.3. United Kingdom

9.4.4. Spain

9.4.5. Others

9.5. Middle East And Africa

9.5.1. Saudi Arabia

9.5.2. UAE

9.5.3. Israel

9.5.4. Others

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. China

9.6.2. Japan

9.6.3. India

9.6.4. South Korea

9.6.5. Indonesia

9.6.6. Taiwan

9.6.7. Others


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


11.1. Jfe Chemical Corporation

11.2. Kao Corporation

11.3. King Industries, Inc.

11.4. Manish Minerals & Chemicals

11.5. Monument Chemical Inc.

11.6. PCC SE

11.7. Trisha Speciality Chemical Pvt. Ltd.

11.8. Akzo Nobel NV

11.9. BASF SE 

11.10. Clariant AG

Jfe Chemical Corporation

Kao Corporation

King Industries, Inc.

Manish Minerals & Chemicals

Monument Chemical Inc.


Trisha Speciality Chemical Pvt. Ltd.

Akzo Nobel NV



Clariant AG

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