GVR Report cover Calcium Hypochlorite Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Calcium Hypochlorite Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Process (Calcium Process, Sodium Process), By Form (Powder, Granular), By Application (Water Treatment, House Cleaners), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-652-8
  • Number of Report Pages: 146
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2019
  • Forecast Period: 2021 - 2028 
  • Industry: Bulk Chemicals

Report Overview

The global calcium hypochlorite market size was valued at USD 572.82 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2% from 2021 to 2028. The market is driven by the rising product demand from various end-user applications, such as detergents, house cleaners, food & beverages, pulp & paper, and water treatment among others. These applications are increasingly using the product to disinfect and purify the systems effectively. The product demand is driven by growing awareness among consumers to improve the quality and hygiene levels of products. In offices, hospitals, and homes, it is used to eliminate any kind of bacteria or viruses present in the surroundings. It is also widely used to purify drinking water.

U.S. calcium hypochlorite market size, by application, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

It is an inorganic compound used as an ingredient in chlorine powder, bleaching powder, etc. It has a strong smell of chlorine as it decomposes slowly in the moist air. It is widely used for disinfecting swimming pools, purifying water, and bleaching textiles and paper. In water treatment applications, it is used as a bleaching agent as it has a large quantity of chlorine and is very stable.

The wide usage of this product in spas and swimming pools is anticipated to positively impact the market growth across the world. The growing population in urban areas across the globe has led to a rise in the instances of water-borne diseases. The lack of enough space for accommodation leads to an unhygienic environment.

Calcium hypochlorite is widely used to purify drinking water and is thus, expected to witness a substantial demand worldwide over the forecast period. The product is also utilized in detergents applications. Moreover, increasing awareness about hygiene among the masses, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to fuel the demand. This is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the market in the coming years.

Process Insights

The sodium process segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 19% in 2020 and is anticipated to remain dominant over the forecast period. This high share is credited to the rising demand for calcium hypochlorite having high chlorine content and which absorbs moisture quickly. It is a chemical compound that can be produced through the calcium process and the sodium process. The key difference between these processes is the effectiveness of chlorine in terms of thermal stability offered to calcium hypochlorite.

Calcium hypochlorite made from calcium process is mainly used for bleaching cloth, wood pulp, fiber, silk, etc. Sodium process product is widely used in environmental applications with stricter water quality requirements, such as disinfection of homes, swimming pools, and drinking water. It is stored in steel or plastic drums and woven bags with a plastic bag inside them. Such kind of packaging makes the product less vulnerable to decomposition and leak-proof.

Similar to the calcium process, the sodium process is also used in water treatment, sanitation, and aquaculture applications. Furthermore, the products made by the calcium process are widely used in water treatment applications for epidemic prevention and aquaculture promotion. The use of calcium hypochlorite produced from the calcium process is rising in water treatment applications, thereby leading to faster segment growth.

Form Insights

The powder form segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 14% in 2020 and is projected to remain dominant over the forecast period. This high share is attributed to the growing use of powder form in numerous end-user applications on account of its texture. It is a mixture of calcium chloride and lime, which is sold as bleach or chlorine powder. It is widely used as a bleaching agent and in water treatment applications. It is also used as an ingredient in bleaching powder for bleaching linen and cotton.

The granular form of calcium hypochlorite is used to sanitize water. It acts as a strong disinfectant and helps kill almost 99.9% of the microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and mildew. It also makes potable water healthy and clean for consumption. It is also available in pellet or tablet form across the world. This form of the product is convenient and safe to use, which is expected to boost the segment growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

The water treatment application segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020 and is projected to remain dominant over the forecast period. This high share is attributed to the growing product usage in water treatment plants, especially after the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. It is widely used for laundry purposes for removing stains from fabrics with the help of its oxidizing properties. It is also used as an active ingredient in pesticides due to its ability to remove harmful micro-organisms.

It is used in tanks as a sanitizer to control the growth of mold. It is also widely used as an active ingredient in scouring powders, bleaches, and dishwashing compounds among others. Its consumption is growing rapidly in house cleaners as it has a higher content of chlorine and better stability compared to any other substitute.

Global calcium hypochlorite market share, by form, 2020 (%)

It is used in higher concentrations to effectively sanitize and disinfect swimming pools and prevent the spread of various water-borne diseases, such as typhoid, cholera, and dengue among others. All these factors are driving the product demand in the pools & spas application. It is also used as a disinfectant in water treatment plants in smaller systems where gas chlorination equipment can be used for disinfection. It helps in controlling the growth of algae inside water treatment plants as it may cause slime in filters, pumps, and pipelines and may also emit a foul odor.

The product demand is rising in the food & beverages industry as it is an affordable and reliable sanitizing equipment and maintains the taste and quality of carbonated beverages. It is also used to disinfect and prevent infection in wineries and ensure the quality of the product. In the textile industry, it acts as a bleaching agent and is used to remove impurities from linen and equipment surfaces. It is widely used in the textile industry as it is more effective and safer the sodium hypochlorite, a probable substitute for calcium hypochlorite.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific accounted for the highest revenue share of more than 42.5% in 2020 and is projected to expand further at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028. The growing demand from end-use industries, such as water treatment, house cleaners, and agrochemicals, is likely to drive the market in Asia Pacific. Moreover, increasing product usage in industrial applications in countries, such as China, Japan, India, and Indonesia, will support market growth.

North America is also estimated to witness considerable growth over the forecast years. The rising number of households with swimming pools in North America contributes to the product demand. In addition, the product demand from disinfectant and textile applications is growing rapidly in Canada and Mexico, thereby driving the North American regional market. The product demand is increasing in the U.S. due to growing usage in water treatment plants for disinfecting drinking water. The rising demand for land management and food productivity has positively impacted the agrochemicals industry in the Central & South America region.

The market in Europe is also growing tremendously due to rising product demand from the household and disinfectants application segments. In addition, product usage in purifying drinking water is growing across the region. Thus, increasing product consumption in water treatment systems is expected to propel market growth in the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market players are constantly undertaking new initiatives to improve product quality and develop technologically advanced processes in an attempt to strengthen their position in the global market. The rising product demand is attracting new manufacturers to the market. The existing manufacturers are entering into new markets to gain a significant market share. Some of the prominent players in the global calcium hypochlorite market include:

  • Hawkins Chemical, Inc.

  • Aditya Birla Chemicals

  • Sigura

  • Sinopec

  • Westlake Chemical Corp.

  • American Elements

  • Haviland USA

  • Tosoh Corp.

Calcium Hypochlorite Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 662.21 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 1343.60 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 11.2% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Process, form, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; Italy; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Hawkins Chemical, Inc.; Aditya Birla Chemicals; Sigura; Sinopec; Westlake Chemical Corp.; American Elements; Haviland USA; Tosoh Corp.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global calcium hypochlorite market report on the basis of process, form, application, and region:

  • Process Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Calcium Process

    • Sodium Process

  • Form Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Powder

    • Granular

    • Pellets

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Detergent

    • Agrochemicals

    • House Cleaners

    • Water Treatment

      • Pools & Spas

      • Others

    • Food & Beverages

    • Textile

    • Pulp & Paper

    • Others
  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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