Water Treatment Chemicals Market By Product Type (Coagulants & Flocculants, Biocide & Disinfectant, Defoamer & Defoaming Agent, pH Adjuster & Softener, Scale & Corrosion Inhibitor, Others), By Application (Raw Water Treatment, Water Desalination, Cooling Tower, Boiler, Effluent Water Treatment, Others), By End-use Industry (Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical Manufacturing, Mining & Mineral Processing, Municipal, Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Others) and By Region - Global Forecasts 2021 To 2027

Date: Mar 2021 Report Id: 57 Category: Water and Water Treatment Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

Water Treatment Chemicals Market Overview:

Treatment of water is essential for a variety of reasons such as dearth, contamination due to industrial and human activities and so on. Water purification involves the removal of suspended solids, viruses, fungi, bacteria, etc. using either physical, chemical or a combination of both methods. The chemicals used in the treatment of water are referred to as water treatment chemicals. The most commonly used chemicals are chlorine, muriatic acid, soda ash, algicide and many more.

The novel coronavirus has had a negative impact on the water treatment chemicals market.

The pandemic has resulted in lockdowns across the globe. This coerced numerous companies across various sectors to temporarily halt operations or shutdown their operations. Also, the supply chain was disrupted, which in turn affected the supply of raw materials as well as finished goods. Coupled with the supply chain disruption, the closure of manufacturing activities has resulted in the decline in production. Therefore, the growth of the water treatment chemical market is expected to be sluggish until the second quarter of 2021. 

Water Treatment Chemicals Market Size:

The global water treatment chemicals market, in 2020, was valued at around USD 31.3 billion. The effect of the pandemic has declined the market valuation by nearly USD 2.0 billion. Further on, it is estimated to register a compound annual growth rate of approximately 6.8% from 2021 to 2027. At this rate, it is expected to reach a valuation of approximately USD 48.5 billion by the end of 2027.

Water Treatment Chemicals Market

Water Treatment Chemicals Market Bifurcation:

The water treatment chemicals market segment is broadly classified into product type, application, end-use industry and region.

Water Treatment Chemicals Market – by Product Type

  • Coagulants & Flocculants
  • Biocide & Disinfectant
  • Defoamer & Defoaming Agent
  • pH Adjuster & Softener
  • Scale & Corrosion Inhibitor
  • Others

Coagulants & flocculants garnered over 30% of the market share in 2019. Coagulants & flocculants are used for water purification, softening, solids removal and dewatering and sludge thickening. Moreover, with the upsurge in water requirements, coagulants & flocculants can help in removal of contaminants. All these factors are expected to make this segment the fastest growing among the other types.

Besides this, the biocides & disinfectants segment accounted for the second-largest market share. The segment helps achieve desired water conditions while controlling bacteria and microbial augmentation.

Water Treatment Chemical Market – by Application

  • Raw Water Treatment
  • Water Desalination
  • Cooling Tower
  • Boiler
  • Effluent Water Treatment
  • Others

The raw water treatment segment led the market in 2019 capturing around 50% of the revenue share. To meet the increasing demand of water from the industrial sector, the purification of alternate water source is the need of the hour. Therefore, the dominance of this segment is attributed to the rising need of water.

Water Treatment Chemicals Market – by End-use Industry

  • Power
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Mining & Mineral Processing
  • Municipal
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Others

In 2019, the municipal segment dominated the market in terms of revenue due to the growing usage of chemicals for municipal wastewater treatment applications. Rising water requirements as a result of soaring population and industrialization has resulted in water scarcity. The continuous and exponentially rising need to treat water has resulted in the growth of the segment.

The power industry is projected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. Power plants consume approximately 200 billion gallons of water per day for operations. An upsurge in demand for power is anticipated to drive the expansion of the segment.

Water Treatment Chemicals Market – by Region

By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Norway
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • ROW

North America dominated the market in 2019. The growing initiatives to use water treatment chemicals for domestic applications is estimated to fuel the regional market growth. The National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) launched by the Mexican government in 2019 will augment the regional market further.

The Asia – Pacific region is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to rising demand from countries such as China and Japan. Rapid urbanization and stable economic conditions in China will propel the expansion of several industries which, in turn, will drive the water treatment chemicals market growth. An upsurge in the number of chemical manufacturing plants and evolving power industry in India is anticipated to positively affect the regional market growth.

The growing concern of Waterborne diseases will propel the market growth significantly

The large-scale discharge of untreated water from industries, power plants, commercial waster has made numerous water sources unfit for human consumption. The number of cases related to waterborne diseases is increasing at an alarming rate since fresh water reserves are being contaminated with high level of toxic waste. Therefore, to prevent the spread of these diseases, treatment of water has been made mandatory by global governments. The rising number of cases and the corresponding regulations implemented by governments will positively impact the water treatment chemicals market growth.

Desalination will present new opportunities for the market to flourish.

Countries with limited freshwater reserves such as U.A.E., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc. are looking for alternative methods to meet their water requirements. The process of desalination assists in converting seawater into potable water. Therefore, the demand for this technology will propel the water treatment chemicals market since desalination requires a variety of water treatment chemicals.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence:

The major players of the water treatment chemicals market are:

  1. Suez SA
  2. BASF SE
  3. Ecolab Inc.
  4. Solenis LLC
  5. Nouryon
  6. Kemira OYJ
  7. Baker Hughes Company
  8. The Dow Chemical Company
  9. SNF Floerger Group
  10. Cortec Corporation
  11. Buckman Laboratories International Inc.
  12. Solvay S.A.
  13. Kurita Europe GmbH
  14. Veolia Environment SA
  15. Somicon ME FZC
  16. Green Water Treatment Solutions
  17. Johnson Matthey
  18. Akzo Nobel N.V.
  19. Lonza Group AG
  20. BWA Water Additives

Recent Developments

  • In April 2021, Sofiyska Voda, a water supply, sewerage, and wastewater treatment services company serving in Sofia, has opened a tender amounting to USD 2.6 million. This tender aims at suppling chemical reagents that are used in the water treatment plants.
  • In February 2019, Kurita Water Industries Ltd, a water treatment chemicals and facilities company announced the acquisition of U.S. Water Services Inc. for USD 270 million. This acquisition will help the company in strengthening its presence in the North American by improving its comprehensive solutions which includes water treatment chemicals, facilities and maintenance services.
  • In July 2019, Global Water Technology, Inc., an industry leader in water and wastewater treatment acquired Butler Chemical Company, Inc. which is a regional water treatment company in Schaumburg, Illinois. This acquisition has helped the company by getting an additional 175 customer portfolios across Illinois and Indiana region.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Suez SA, Ecolab Inc., BASF SE, Solenis LLC, Kemira OYJ, Nouryon, Baker Hughes Company, SNF Floerger Group, The Dow Chemical Company and Cortec Corporation are few Industry leaders in the Global Water Treatment Chemical Market
Asia-Pacific region is the is expected to dominate the Global Water Treatment Chemical Market in the forecast period.
Global Water Treatment Chemical Industry is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% during 2017-2027.
Global Water Treatment Chemical Market was estimated at USD 31.3 billion in 2020, and it is projected to reach a value of USD 48.5 billion by 2027.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

    1. Product Outline
    2. What are Water Treatment Chemicals
    3. Overview of Water Treatment Chemicals
    4. Water Treatment Chemicals comparison
    5. Analysis of Water Treatment Chemicals Ecosystem / Value Chain
    6. Supply Chain Analysis
    7. Covid -19 Impact
    8. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    9. Technology Overview
    10. Patent Analysis
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Water Treatment Chemicals
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Technology  Analysis
      1. Water Treatment Technologies
  4. Water Treatment Chemicals Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Water Treatment Chemicals
  5. Water Treatment Chemicals Market by Product Type
    1. Coagulants & Flocculants
    2. Biocide & Disinfectant
    3. Defoamer & Defoaming Agent
    4. pH Adjuster & Softener
    5. Scale & Corrosion Inhibitor
    6. Others
  6. Water Treatment Chemicals Market by End-use Industry
    1. Power
    2. Oil & Gas
    3. Chemical Manufacturing
    4. Mining & Mineral Processing
    5. Municipal
    6. Food & Beverage
    7. Pulp & Paper
    8. Others
  7. Water Treatment Chemicals Market by Application
    1. Raw Water Treatment
    2. Water Desalination
    3. Cooling Tower
    4. Boiler
    5. Effluent Water Treatment
    6.  Others
  8. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  9. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Applications
    2. Emerging Technologies
    3. Opportunity mapping
    4. Critical Success Factors
    5. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    6. Consumer preferences in Food Products
  10. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  11. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. Suez SA
    2. BASF SE
    3. Ecolab Inc.
    4. Solenis LLC
    5. Nouryon
    6. Kemira OYJ
    7. Baker Hughes Company
    8. The Dow Chemical Company
    9. SNF Floerger Group
    10. Cortec Corporation
    11. Buckman Laboratories International Inc.
    12. Solvay S.A.
    13. Kurita Europe GmbH
    14. Veolia Environment SA
    15. Somicon ME FZC
    16. Green Water Treatment Solutions
    17. Johnson Matthey
    18. Akzo Nobel N.V.
    19. Lonza Group AG
    20. BWA Water Additives

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