Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market – Forecast(2021 – 2026)

The Global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market size is forecast to reach around $53 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 9% during 2020-2025. Industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals are those cleaners envisioned for routine cleaning of institutions, warehouses, offices, and industrial facilities. The rise in environment protection awareness, growing need to reduce waste, increasing safety and environmental regulations, growing public awareness of health and hygiene, and growing disposable hygiene industry in the developed and developing regions drives the growth of Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market during the forecast period. Whereas, rise in health concerns about recent outbreaks of COVID-19 and increases the use of sanitation applications that also contribute to the growth of global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market size over the study period. Report CoverageThe report: “Global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by Industry ARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Industry.  By Material Type: Chlor-Alkalis (Caustic Soda, Soda Ash, Others) Surfactants (Nonionic, Anionic, Cationin, Others) Solvents (Alcohol, Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated, Others) OthersBy Application: General Purpose Cleaners, Floor Care Products, Warewashing Detergents, Disinfectants & Sanitizers, Laundry Care Products, Vehicle Wash Products, OthersBy End-Use: Commercial (Food Service, Retail, Vehicle Wash, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Offices, Hotels, Transportations and Distributions, Others) Industrial (Food & Beverage Processing, Electronics Components, Fabricated Metals, Others) Institutional (Healthcare, Government, Educational, Others) OthersBy Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, RoW

Key Takeaways

  • In the Asia-Pacific region, in 2019, China and India are the major market for the Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals owing to growing population and e-commerce sector. 
  • The growing popularity of environment-friendly cleaning chemicals like green solutions and economically viable technologies is likely to aid in the market growth of global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals industry.
  • The cleaning chemicals market in Europe is projected to witness a substantial growth during forecast period due to rising health awareness in the educational sectors of the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.
  • The growing demand for cleaning chemicals, several companies from different business background have entered in this market. For instance, The Clorox Company expanded its business into the institutional sector from the consumer product.

Material Type – Segment AnalysisThe surfactant segment held the largest share of more than 30% in the Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market in 2019 due to growing demand for Nonionic, Anionic, and Cationic detergents from various industrial sectors like Petrochemical for Process vessel cleaning and fin fan and heat exchanger cleaning, in food processing for fat and blood removal, general cleaning, and in pulp & paper for plywood equipment cleaning and machine boil-outs. Furthermore, the use of surfactant offer various benefits such as it increases penetration of cleaning solution by reducing surface tension, emulsifies and suspends soils so they are more easily dispersed into solution, and are effective against fats, oils, and greases, which makes it extensively useful for various end-use market such as many general use cleaning formulations, sanitizers, and food processing industry.
Application – Segment AnalysisThe disinfectant & sanitizer segment is projected to witness a highest CAGR of around 12%  in the global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market during the forecast period due to growing uses of alcohol based disinfectant & sanitizers across various end-use markets like  hospitals, schools, office buildings, restaurants, and hotels and growing awareness among the consumers regarding the importance of hygienic environment. Whereas, the use of disinfectants and sanitizers aid to reduce the spread of germs on hard nonporous surfaces and also kill most pathogens and disease-causing microscopic organisms on surfaces to lower the risk of transmitting infection
End-Use – Segment AnalysisThe commercial segment held the largest share of more than 35% in the global industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market in 2019. This is attributed to the growing food service, retail, transportation, and vehicles wash centers in the emerging nations like China and India. Besides, the growth of the e-commerce sector in the developed and developing regions is also contributing to the growth of this segment during the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing the demand for floor care products and warewashing detergents from food industry is also contributing for the market growth.
Geography – Segment AnalysisAmong the regions, the APAC region is projected to witness a highest CAGR of around 13% in the global Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market followed by North America and Europe during the forecast period. The growing urbanization, changing lifestyle, and rise in food processing, transportation, and textile industry further propels the growth of I & I chemical cleaner market over the study period. Furthermore, the growing investment by the key players such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever across the region is also fuelling the growth of Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals share in the APAC region.

Drivers – Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market

  • Growth of e-commerce industry 

The growth of e-commerce sector is directly linked to the growth of population internet penetration, industrialization, and the growth of chronic disease. Furthermore, owing to the growth of chronic disease consumers are enduring to avoid crowded public places, so they are increasingly turn to online shopping to get their essentials, which in turn drives the growth of e-commerce market. Additionally, the outbreak of COVID-19 chronic disease across the region and the shortfall of hand sanitizers and other cleaning chemicals from retail stores, supermarkets, and healthcare centers are driving the growth of online sales, which intern propels the growth of e-commerce sector. For instance, Reckitt Benckiser Plc., have tripled the number of people in e-commerce in between 2017 and 2019 from just over 300 to over 1,000 full-time employees. Besides, the company also made other major investments, such as the £100 million R&D Centre in the United Kingdom that comes on stream in mid-2019. In addition, the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) online channels in developed and developing regions is also contributing in the growth of e-commerce sector. The most used e-commerce platforms are Amazon, Alibaba, C-discount, Fancy, and EBay. The growing technological advancements and developments in the e-commerce sectors such as chatbots based on artificial intelligence technology, payments methods like E-wallets including Apple Pay and Google Pay, adoption of robots and automation systems in logistics to streamline inventory management and shipping, and customizations of the products and their brands along with the newsletter of the respective products with customer feedback are likely to boost the growth of e-commerce industry during the forecast period.

  • Implementation of Stringent Environment Regulations

The growing environmental awareness among consumers and stringent environment norms from developed and developing regions drive the demand for chemical solutions with lower concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Governments globally are focusing on green practices for reducing the impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment. Moreover, the growing industry interest in eco-friendly and sustainable products like bio-based, flexible and recyclable packaging’s, and dispensing equipment, that will further boost the adoption of Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals.
Challenges – Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market

  • Cleaning chemicals cause health hazard

Cleaning is essential for better health and protecting from the spread of viral infections at workplaces, educational institutes, and commercial sectors. As cleaning is an important factor, then knowing the cleaning chemical product types, specifications, and their impact on the health is also a crucial factor due to presence of various hazardous ingredients in chemicals. If the cleaning chemical products are not used/handled as per the instructions/guidelines provides by the manufacturers/suppliers/distributors then it may cause to health problems like irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches, and other health problems, including cancer. For instance, in garage the use of antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which is extremely poisonous can cause severe damage to the heart, kidneys and brain if not handled properly.  Furthermore, in laundry detergents the cationic detergents are the most toxic can result in nausea, vomiting, shock, and convulsions. In addition, the non-ionic detergents are less toxic compared to cationic but can irritate skin and eyes if not used as per the guidelines. Besides, the presence of lack of skilled operators, various small scale local manufacturers, and various industrial companies engage in wasteful methods of chemical cleaning are restraining the growth of this market.  For instance, in 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to ban trichloroethylene (TCE) chemical product owing to the health risks associated with workers when used as a degreaser and a spot removal agent in dry cleaning. Additionally, in February 2020, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP (MWA) a law firm has filed case against Ecolab, Inc. in the United States District Court on behalf of the three plaintiffs. The plaintiffs were alleging that they sustained personal injuries through use of defective and unreasonably dangerous products, Oxide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner, and the Oxide Dilution Management System supplied by Ecolab Inc.
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Market LandscapeTechnology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market report. In 2019, the market of Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals top 10 companies accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market industry outlook are Ecolab Inc., Diversey, Inc, 3M, BASF SF, Procter & Gamble, Clarient AG, Solvey, Huntsman International LLC., Eastman Chemical Company, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Spartan Chemical Company Inc., Stepan Company, and Westlake Chemical Corporation, Akzo Nobel N.V., among others. 
Acquisitions/Technology Launches

  • In 2019, Ecolab Inc., acquired the cleaning solution provider Chemstar Corporation the US based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitizing solutions mostly focused on the grocery and food retail markets. This acquisition helps the company to spread is base across the US and Canada grocery and food retail markets.

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