Polyetheramines are typically the curing agents which contain polyether and amine moieties, are majorly used to increase toughness, flexibility, hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity of the end-products. Polyetheramines are used for a range of applications including polyurea, epoxy curing and polyamides in a range of coatings. Polyetheramines are also used in adhesives, ink resins, elastomers and sealants. The considerable growth in coating industry is anticipated to boost the demand for polyetheramine. Additionally, the substantial growth of elastomers, sealants and adhesives are also expected to increase the demand for polyetheramine during the forecast period. Thus, the wide array of applications and the following end-user industry is expected to drive the market for polyetheramine. The growth in polyetheramine end-user industries in Asia Pacific region is expected to be the largest region in the polyetheramine market.
Polyetheramines have a moderate glass transition range of 25 to 100O C and are primarily available in colorless liquid form with odor similar to amines. Additionally, polyetheramines have long pot life and find application in hot melt adhesives, engineering composites and sealants. In addition to adhesives, polyetheramines are also used as fuel additives. Epoxy coatings are also used in composite materials such as fiber glass and carbon fibers. The broad range of properties of polyetheramines is expected to drive the polyetheramine market. Considering the rising demand for polyetheramines in several end-user industries, in January 2014, Hunstman Corporation announced to increase the global production of polyetheramines by 15 percent.