Hypochlorous Acid Market by Form (Liquid, Solid), by Product Type (Onsite Generators, Offsite stored, Others), by Application (Sanitizing Agent, Disinfecting, Oxidizing Agent, Others) by End User (Water Treatment, Medical, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Personal Care, Others) and by Region - Global Forecasts 2017 to 2027

Date: Mar 2021 Report Id: 65 Category: Specialty Chemicals Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

Hypochlorous Acid is also known as hydrogen hypochlorite and it is a very weak acid that is highly unstable in nature and decomposes very fast. The chemical contains monovalent chlorine that functions as an oxidizing or reducing agent. Hypochlorous acid is used as a wound care agent, in cosmetics such as baby care products, to generate safe disinfectants and others. The increasing prevalence of wound diseases such as diabetic foot ulcers, pressure, and venous ulcers is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth.

The global Hypochlorous Acid market was estimated at USD 1.13 billion in the year 2020, and is expected to reach USD 1.36 billion by 2027. The market is growing with a CAGR of 2.7%, in the forecast period (2017-2027). The non-toxic nature of Hypochlorous Acid and its cost-effective property are some of the primary factors for its high demand in the water treatment industry. Additionally, Hypochlorous acid helps in reducing scars and acne inflammation due to the presence of infection-fighting compounds. Hypochlorous acid is also used in manufacturing deodorants as it is effective against a wide range of viruses and bacteria that cause body odor, and it is also compatible with multiple skin types.

Hypochlorous Acid Market

Impact of Covid-19 on the hypochlorous acid market:

  • The coronavirus pandemic has impacted major countries such as US, Germany, Italy, UK, China, and India among others. This has impacted the hypochlorous acid business significantly
  • The hypochlorous acid is an approved disinfectant against the COVID-19 virus, by the EPA. With the increase in the number of cases for coronavirus the demand for disinfectants across various end-use industries.
  • Additionally, hypochlorous acid is approved by the US FDA for use as eye and dental spray application and as a no-rinse sanitizer for vegetables and fruits. This further increases the importance of hypochlorous acid in the coronavirus pandemic

The hypochlorous acid industry is spread across the entire globe. It can be produced both onsite using hypochlorous acid generators and also offsite. It has multiple synthesis methods these include the addition of mercury oxide distilled in water to chlorine gas, adding Chorine to water, and electrolysis.  However, the electrolysis method is gaining preference over other methods as it is more convenient and flexible on account of highly unstable nature of Hypochlorous acid.

The Hypochlorous Acid market is also growing on account of new emerging applications and use cases. It is finding new avenues for growth in is being used in many industries which include Hospitality, Foodservice, Grocery/ Retail, Post-harvest vegetable production, Hydroponics, and Medical services.  The market of Hypochlorous Acid is highly interlinked and dependant on demand from the end-user industries and prices of conventional and other competing alternatives and disinfectants. The Hypochlorous Acid industry value chain includes thousands of distributors, technology providers, manufacturers and service providers.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the market are:

  • Olin Corporation
  • Arkema
  • OxyChem
  • AGC Inc.
  • Surpass Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Axiall Corporation
  • Chongqing Tianyuan
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited
  • IXOM 
  • Hangzhou Electrochemical Group Co.,Ltd
  • Hill Brothers Chemical Co.
  • JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.
  • Clean Republic
  • NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pure&Clean
  • Kirkmayer

Hypochlorous Acid Market Segmentation:

The research report analyses the ecosystem of Hypochlorous Acid and categorizes the Hypochlorous Acid Market to forecast the revenues and analyse the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Solid

By Product Type

  • Onsite Generators
  • Offsite stored
  • Others

By Application

  • Sanitizing Agent
  • Disinfecting
  • Oxidizing Agent
  • Others

By End User

  • Water Treatment
  • Medical
  • Food & Beverages
  • Oil & Gas
  • Personal Care
  • Others

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

In terms of market by End User, the medical segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period

On the basis of end use, the market is segmented into Water Treatment, Medical, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Personal Car, Others. The medical segment of the Hypochlorous Acid market is expected to be fastest-growing segment of the Hypochlorous Acid market in the forecast period. On account of large scale usage in wound care and treatment application and increasing usage in disinfection the medical application of the Hypochlorous Acid is expected to grow at highest CAGR. The water treatment segment is expected to witness significant growth in the demand for hypochlorous acid. The increasing consumer awareness and stringent government regulations related to clean and safe water is accelerating the market growth.

Moreover, the increasing prevalence of skin problems such as cold sore, acne and scars and increasing consumer expenditure of health and well being is driving the demand for hypochlorous acid in the medical field. Additionally, hypochlorous acid has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic effect that helps in healing wounds which further increases its demand in the medical industry.

By Application, the Disinfection is expected to be the largest segment

In terms of application, the global Hypochlorous Acid market can be segmented as Sanitizing Agent, Disinfecting, Oxidizing Agent, Others. The disinfecting segment dominated the Hypochlorous Acid market in terms of revenue in 2019.

North America region is expected to be the largest segment in the forecast period

North America region accounted for the largest share of the Hypochlorous Acid market. Asia Pacific is also expected to be the fastest-growing market in terms of CAGR trend.  The Asia Pacific region is growing on account of growth in healthcare and hospitality sectors. Asia Pacific region extensively consumes Hypochlorous Acid in water treatment.  Large diabetic population of North America region is expected to drive the demand for Hypochlorous Acid in wound management areas. Major Hypochlorous Acid equipment manufacturers are eyeing opportunities in Asian Economies, on account of lower labour costs and support from the respective governments. Key Hypochlorous Acid markets in Asia- Pacific include China, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.  

The report also provides in-depth analysis of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities and challenges


  • Growing Demand from wound management and disinfection 
  • Easy synthesis
  • No serious side effects hence easy regulatory approvals
  • Advancements in production technology


  • Highly unstable hence requires precautions in storage and transportation
  • Competition from other disinfectants and substitutes

Recent news covered in the report

Sr. No.


News Category



December 2020


Briotech, Inc. announced an agreement with Intermodeco 2004 SRL for distribution of imported Briotech Pure Hypochlorous (HOCl) product. Pure Hypochlorous has received the Romanian EU Standard December 2020Approval for use as a surface disinfectant, hand disinfectant and virucide effective against the coronavirus.


December 2020

Product Development

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proprietary hypochlorous acid solution which the company claims is effective in disinfecting against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


February 2019

Merger withdrawal

IXOM, an Australia-based chemical manufacturing firm withdrew the merger application for Oji’s Tasman chemical plant that includes hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite and caustic soda.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Hypochlorous Acid Market was estimated at USD 1.13 billion in 2020, and it is projected to reach a value of USD 1.36 billion by 2027.
The Global Hypochlorous Acid Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7% during 2017-2027.
The North America region held the largest share in the Global Hypochlorous Acid Market.
A few key players in the Global Hypochlorous Acid Market includes INOVYN, Arkema, Olin Corporation, OxyChem, Surpass Chemical Company, Inc., AGC Inc., Axiall Corporation, HASA INC., Tosoh Corporation, Chongqing Tianyuan among many others.
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 is Hypochlorous Acid
    3. Overview of Hypochlorous Acid
    4. Hypochlorous Acid comparison with other alternatives
    5. Hypochlorous Acid and its Benefits
    6. Analysis of Hypochlorous Acid Ecosystem / Value Chain
    7. Supply Chain Analysis
    8. Covid -19 Impact
    9. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    10. Technology Overview
    11. Patent Analysis
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Hypochlorous Acid
    1. Regulations and Standards
    2. Health Claim Approvals
  3. Technology  Analysis
      1. Hypochlorous Acid Technologies
  4. Hypochlorous Acid Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Hypochlorous Acid
  5. Hypochlorous Acid Market by Form
    1. Solid / Powder
    2. Liquid
  6. Hypochlorous Acid Market by Application
    1. Sanitizing Agent
    2. Disinfecting
    3. Oxidizing Agent
    4. Others
  7. Hypochlorous Acid Market by Product Type
    1. Onsite Generators
    2. Offsite stored
    3. Others
  8. Hypochlorous Acid Market by End User
    1. Water Treatment
    2. Medical
    3. Food & Beverages
    4. Oil & Gas
    5. Personal Care
    6. Others
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  12. 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. INOVYN
    2. Olin Corporation
    3. Arkema
    4. OxyChem
    5. AGC Inc.
    6. Surpass Chemical Company, Inc.
    7. Axiall Corporation
    8. HASA INC.
    9. Chongqing Tianyuan
    10. Tosoh Corporation
    11. Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited
    12. IXOM
    13. CYDSA
    14. Hangzhou Electrochemical Group Co.,Ltd
    15. Hill Brothers Chemical Co.
    16. JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.
    17. Clean Republic
    18. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    19. Pure&Clean
    20. PUR-HOCL
    21. Kirkmayer

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