Global Detergent Chemicals Market is estimated to reach USD 96.5 Billion by the end of forecast period 2021-2027

Increase in disposable income, prompting to spend more on domestic laundry is anticipated to boost the detergent chemicals market growth

The Global Detergent Chemicals Market was valued at USD 52.3 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 96.5 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period.

The detergent chemicals market is majorly growing owing to the increasing demand for detergents from the laundry sector. Although new technologies such as the use of ozone for household washing are emerging, the traditional washing model of using a washing machine is not projected to expand by 2030. Due to the superior washing performance and lower water usage of horizontal axis technology which is projected to be implemented in other parts of the world, including the United States and the Far East, in addition to Europe. Therefore, the use of such technologies is anticipated to drive the detergent chemicals industry growth.

Moreover, technological improvements have propelled the market growth. To deliver additional value to detergent formulators, the bulk of market vendors are focusing heavily on polymer technology research and development. For instance, in March 2020, research on “Optimization of the design and performance of a detergent product including a binary blend of anionic and non-ionic surfactants” was published with an intend to offer more precise mixing criteria for determining the mixed cloud point and mixed HLB of the surfactant mixture, as well as other relevant properties that can be added to the proposed approach. These technological improvements are expected to support the detergent chemicals market demand.

Global Detergent Chemicals Market by Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

In terms of geography, the North America held the largest market share for the detergent market. This region is well-established and mature market for all technological breakthroughs. Increasing usage of detergent chemicals in applications such as personal care, industrial cleaning, and food processing is expected to boost the detergent chemicals market share over the forecast period. Furthermore, a study published in the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society found that North America generates a significant share of the world's soaps and detergents, both of which are essential applications for detergent chemicals. The region is technologically advanced and provides a full-fledged, well- established market.

Additionally, both home and industrial detergent utilization is expanding at the highest rate in Asia-Pacific in 2021. In the Asia-Pacific area, India and China are the market leaders in terms of demand and supply. The market in Asia Pacific is predicted to increase due to rising awareness of the liquid laundry detergent industry and the advancement of industrialization in these emerging economies. Furthermore, China is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period owing to an increase in household applications. Despite the economic disruption caused by the country's trade war with the United States, GDP increased by 6% in 2019. In 2019, China's retail sales of liquid detergents and liquid tablet detergents were valued roughly at USD 3,790 million and USD 70 million, respectively implying that the predicted timeframe will be prolonged.

The Global Detergent Chemicals Market Segmentation:

Global Detergent Chemicals Market by Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Enzymes
  • Surfactants
  • Fragrances
  • Builders
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Others

Global Detergent Chemicals Market by End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)

  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Laundry Products
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Fuel Additives
  • Others

Key Findings:

  • Based on product, surfactants segment held the largest market share for the year 2020 and is anticipated to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period
  • Based on end-use, laundry products accounted for the largest market share in 2020, followed by household cleaning products
  • Based on regions, the North American region is anticipated to hold a largest market throughout the forecast period in the detergent chemicals market analysis

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the detergent chemicals market are:

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
  • Guangzhou Liby Group Co. Ltd
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Johnson & Johnson Private Limited
  • Kao Corporation
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Nouryon
  • Croda International plc
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Clariant AG
  • Unilever plc
  • Lion Corporation
  • Nice Group
  • Chempace Corporation
  • Tri Sect Corporation
  • Hibrett Puratex
  • Stearns Packaging Corp.
  • Applied Material Solutions
  • Unified Solutions for Cleaning
  • Advanced Blending Inc.
  • First Source Worldwide, LLC
  • ITD, Inc.

Recent News:

  • In April 2021, BASF's Eco Balanced product for the detergents and cleansers industry, as well as industrial formulators, has been expanded. After launching a first biomass-balanced product last year, Trilon M Max EcoBalanced, BASF has now added a variety of Sokalan and Protectol grades to the portfolio: Sokalan HP 20 EcoBalanced, Sokalan HP 56 A EcoBalanced, others.
  • In October 2020, BASF strengthened detergent enzyme technology product segment. BASF improved its stronghold in the market as an innovation leader with the newest expansion of its enzyme line, Lavergy C Bright 100 L., by extending its product portfolio.

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