Cleaning chemical is a kind of chemical agents which are basically used for cleaning stains, eliminating bas odor, dust particles and other contaminated surfaces. These chemicals are generally referred to have high cleansing and hygienic properties. Cleaning chemicals are broadly used in different type of applications such as bathrooms, hospitals, kitchen appliances, schools and colleges etc. These chemicals can be sanitizer, disinfectants, general purpose cleaner etc. The global cleaning chemical market is forecasted to grow around $55.64 billion at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecasted period of time. Rising support of key players is boosting the global cleaning chemicals market. Rising demand of cleaning chemicals in healthcare sector would be the key factor driving the growth of global cleaning chemicals market. The cleaning chemicals market is forecasted to grow at higher rate in future due to rapid growth and rising concern of peoples regarding health and hygiene all over the world. Another major factors driving the global cleaning chemicals market is the changing lifestyle of customers, wide usage of applications, huge investment by key players in R&D, rising demand for chemical cleaners in healthcare industry etc.
In region, Asia Pacific has been forecasted to be the fastest growing region in the recent decade due to rising healthcare infrastructure market across the globe. Although there are many factors driving the market, but still at the same time the market growth is being restricted due to rising environmental concern. Along with it, fluctuations in the prices of raw material, stringent government rules & regulations are the major challenges prevailing in the market.
The global cleaning chemicals market is segmented on the basis of type, by application, chemical nature, form, products and by geography. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into air fresheners (formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, 1, 4 dichlorobenzene, aerosol, dipentene), dishwashing (phosphates, trisodium, chlorine), floor-care products (petroleum distillates, formaldehyde, ether, isopropyl alcohol, ammonia), sanitizers and disinfectants (chlorine, ammonia, chlorhexidine, hexachlorophene, iodine, triclosan), cleaners (ammonia, ethylene glycol butyl ether) etc. Among all type, sanitizers and disinfectants is the fastest growing market in near future due to rising health concern across the globe.
On the basis of application, the market is further segmented into healthcare facilities, household appliances, hospitals, retail outlets, others. Among all applications, healthcare industry is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of more than 40% by 2022. The major reason behind the success of this industry is rising healthcare infrastructure and rising demand for fabric softeners and whitening agents in the global cleaning chemical market. Another major reason that helps in boosting this market is increasing number of hospitals etc. On the basis of chemical nature, the market is segmented into alkalies, caustic, chlorine, soda ash, solvents (alcohols, terpenes, ethers, hydrocarbon, chlorinated solvents, others), surfactants (anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, iodine, phenols, formaldehydes, others) etc. Among all chemical nature, surfactants and surface is expected to grow further due to rising need of chemicals in healthcare sector. On the basis of form, the market is segmented into powder, liquid, granules and others. On the basis of product, the market is further segmented into general purpose cleaners, floor care products, ware-washing detergents, disinfectants & sanitizers, laundry care products, vehicle wash products, hand cleansers and others. Among all products, disinfectants and sanitizers sales is forecasted to grow because it helps in curing and preventing the spread of HAIs that is major focus for healthcare industry in all over the world. General purpose cleaners hold the largest market share in cleaning products and it is expected to grow significantly in future.
On the basis of geography, Europe, Asia Pacific North America, and ROW are the major segments of this global cleaning chemicals market. North America is the leading markets in cleaning chemicals due to promising growth of healthcare industry in all over the world. North America region holds the largest market share in cleaning chemicals market due to changing lifestyle and high growth rate in urbanization etc. However, Asia Pacific would be the fastest growing market in global cleaning chemicals market. The major reason behind the success of this region is raising number of hospitals and health awareness in developing countries like China, India etc. Therefore, this segment is also considered as major factor driving the global cleaning chemicals market.
Some of the major players of the market include BASF SE, Akzo Nobel NV, Nease Comapany, LLC, Kaivac Cleaning systems, E & C Chemicals, Inc., Magnum Research Corp., International Products Corp., ChemWorks, Coastal Industrial Ltd., Caroll Company, Applied Industrial Technologies, Newton Distributing Co, Inc., Abatix Corp., Lubrication Engineers, Inc., Fuller Industries, MacDermid Autotype, Inc., Dow Chemical Company and so on. Mergers, product launches, Innovation and expansion are some of the key strategies adopted by the market players. On 15th March’2016, BASF and Avantium have established its joint venture for the production as well as for the marketing of furandicarboxylic acid and PEF based on the new chemical building block. On 10th May’2016, BASF launched its cross-linker and water based dispersion durable coatings for providing high quality to its customers. These mergers, product launches and acquisition helps in boosting the growth of global cleaning chemical market.