GVR Report cover Chemical As A Service Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Chemical As A Service Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By End User Industry (Water Treatment & Purification, Metal Parts Cleaning, Industrial Cleaning, Industrial Gases), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-911-2
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global chemical as a service market size was valued at USD 7.5 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2021 to 2028. The market growth is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for chemical leasing service, growing awareness regarding chemical sustainability, and government support. Moreover, rise in the demand for chemical management in the end-user industries is further accelerating market growth. The market experienced decline in the growth in 2020 compared to the previous year owing to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

U.S. chemical as a service market size, by end user industry, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

However, the market has not experienced a negative growth owing to the significant demand for surfactants, surface disinfectants, and cleaning chemicals in 2020. Major challenges for the players operating in the CaaS market include raw material sourcing, price fluctuations, government regulations regarding disposal, revival period for end-use industries, and cost of chemical production. Chemical as a service is a business model in which a customer can get the benefit from chemicals and their functions and applications without purchasing the chemicals. In this service model, the supplier does not sell them in quantities, instead, he sells the function and performance of the chemicals. The supplier provides services of chemicals for various applications in the end-user industries. 

The model includes Chemical Management Services (CMS), chemical leasing, and closed-loop systems. The growing chemical industry in developing countries such as India, China, and Brazil is one of the driving factors for the growth of the market. Companies operating in this market provide end-to-end services including logistics, development of specific chemicals, processes, and applications. The companies also provide services such as chemical and waste management. The chemical service providing companies are offering these services for various applications in different industries such as agricultural and fertilizer, water treatment and purification, metal parts cleaning, paint and coatings, industrial cleaning, industrial gases, and more.

The chemical as a service is a new business model. Thus, limited companies are offering these services at the global level. According to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), around 100 companies have integrated chemical leasing in their business strategies worldwide. The majority of the players in this market are operating at the local and regional levels only. However, few players are operating at the global level. For instance, Diversey Holdings LTD. a U.S.-based company is offering chemical leasing services worldwide. There is a huge opportunity for these services from the untapped markets. In the developed market such as the U.S., factors such as the presence of large chemical, automotive, fertilizer, among other industries are expected to drive the market.

End-user Industry Insights

The industrial cleaning segment led the market and accounted for 18.0% of the global revenue share in 2020. This model is majorly utilized in the industries for cleaning vessels, pipes, reactors, and metal parts. Industrialists instead of purchasing chemicals to clean the machinery and conveyor sort for chemical services as they are cost-effective and convenient. End-users do not have to pay separate amounts for labor and chemicals.

The agriculture and fertilizers segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period. The growing agricultural industry across the globe is expected to drive the market. The increasing focus on precision farming and newer technologies is influencing agriculturists to utilize new business models and services such as chemical as a service model. Agriculturists get the benefit from various chemicals and applications without purchasing them. For instance, farmers can get the benefit of fertilizers by this service without purchasing. By subscribing to these services, farmers do not have to apply fertilizers to the crop on their own. 

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for a 36.0% share of global revenue in 2020, on account of several factors, such as the presence of a huge chemical industry in the U.S. Also, the region has the presence of various major industries such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, among others. This business model is expected to be adopted by the aforementioned industries in the upcoming years for applications such as cleaning, washing, and degreasing metal parts. 

Global chemical as a service market share, by region, 2020 (%)

Asia Pacific chemical as a service market is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period. This is due to the presence of various several small, medium, and large companies operating in the agrochemical and fertilizers, water treatment, paints and coatings, among others. Moreover, increasing industrialization in the region mainly in countries such as India, China, Japan, and South Korea is expected to drive the market. Middle East and Africa is expected to be the second-fastest-growing market owing to the presence of a huge oil and gas industry. In addition, increasing demand for mobile water treatment in the region is further expected to drive the market in the near future. 

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global chemical as a service is a novel business model that includes chemical leasing, development of chemical processes, logistics and chemical management. The chemical leasing model was launched by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in 2004 with the support of the government of Austria. The market is in the initial phase of its growth with limited players operating in the segment. The competition among players is based on numerous parameters including service offerings, corporate reputation, and price. Distribution network expansion, joint venture, mergers and acquisitions are some of the key strategies being adopted by the players to strengthen their position in the market and gain a higher market share.  Some of the prominent players in the global  chemical as a service market include:

  • Diversey Holdings Ltd.

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  • Safechem Europe Gmbh


  • Polikem

  • Ecolab Inc.

  • Hidrotecnik


  • Haas TCM

  • PPG Industries

  • Sphera

  • Quaker Chemical

Chemical As A Service Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 8.09 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 13.7 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.7% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

End-user industry, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

Diversey Holdings Ltd.; Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; Safechem Europe Gmbh; CSC JÄKLECHEMIE GmbH & Co. KG; Polikem; Ecolab Inc.; Hidrotecnik; BASF SE; Haas TCM; PPG Industries; Sphera; and Quaker Chemical

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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 chemical as a service market report based on end-user industry and region:

  • End-user Industry Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Agriculture & Fertilizer

    • Water Treatment & Purification

    • Metal Parts Cleaning

    • Paint & Coatings

    • Industrial Cleaning

    • Industrial Gases

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • U.K.

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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