The global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market size was valued at USD 69.3 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0% from 2023 to 2030. Growing utilization of industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals in the healthcare and cleaning chemicals industries is driving market growth.The recent occurrence of the pandemic has raised safety and hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in the consumption of cleaning chemicals across the globe and furthered the growth of the market. Additionally, the manufacturers are venturing into the production of sustainable and environment-friendly cleaning solutions. This is a step toward sustainable development of the industry. This segment has a lot of untapped potential as people are choosing environmentally friendly products to reduce their carbon footprint and coexist without the use of chemicals that cause damage to the environment.
One of the largest markets for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals in the U.S. The huge number of industries and manufacturing units and healthcare and maintenance of public spaces are accountable for the high demand for cleaners, disinfectants, and sanitizers, across the country. The manufacturers in the country are involved in research and development for innovations and expanding their product portfolios.
The increasing awareness among the people and precautions taken to reduce the spread of the pandemic are major factors influencing the market. People are becoming more cautious in choosing the product and are inclined towards using environment-friendly products, which are accumulating high demand for organic and environmentally friendly and plant-based cleaning chemicals, especially in countries like the U.S.
The use of chemical cleaners is promoted by regulating authorities to maintain hygiene standards in the manufacturing units of different industries, especially in the food and healthcare sectors. Besides, the use of disinfectants and sanitizers is being promoted by the WHO amid the use of cleaners has also increased to stop the spread of viruses.
Major raw materials used in the production of I&I cleaning chemicals include chlor-alkali, surfactants, solvents, and phosphates among others. Major feedstock used for the derivation of cleaning chemicals are petrochemicals, however, the emergence of bioethanol based on agricultural waste material, corn or sugarcane lately has altered the market trend toward bio-based raw materials. The surfactants segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 29% in 2022. This high share is attributable to the extensive use of surfactants for the production of fabric softeners, herbicides, lubricants, anti-fogging liquids, inks, shaving creams, emulsifiers, and adhesives, among others.
The chemical properties of surfactants make them suitable for utilization in the manufacturing of many products. The antimicrobial properties of surfactants make them desirable to be used in cleaning products. The surfactant-based products have high efficiency, are highly demanded globally, and are likely to exhibit a high growth rate during the forecast period.
Another popular raw material segment that is among the top raw material segment is the solvent segment. It is another widely utilized raw material for the production of chemical cleaners. Solvency for oils & greases, compatibility with water, and biodegradable properties make it an ideal raw material for the production of chemical cleaners, which can be utilized in diverse industries.
The biodegradable nature of solvent-based cleaning chemicals makes them more suitable as it minimizes the environmental damage and pollution caused by the cleaning chemicals. The high demand for the solvent segment from different industries has boosted the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market as it contributes significantly to the growth and revenue of the global market.
General-purpose cleaner’s product segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 34% in 2022. Its high share is attributable to its utilization in removing hard soil stains, greasy stains, hard-floor surfaces, and more, which makes them popular among the masses. The segment is expected to incur a moderate growth rate during the forecast period.
The general-purpose cleaners segment has a wide product portfolio customized for varied consumer demands. The products are utilized for cleaning in households, factories, public spaces, and institutions, among others. The extensive utilization of general-purpose cleaners is accountable for its high demand globally.
The integral product segment, disinfectants, and sanitizers are utilized thoroughly in the cleaning industry solutions. The products can be utilized for cleaning surfaces and aid in making surfaces free of microbes, bacteria, and spores, among others, which can harm humans. Furthermore, since the onset of the pandemic, the demand for disinfectants and sanitizers has increased multiple folds. This is due to an increase in demand for sanitization, high hygiene standards, and prevention activities to prevent the spread of the virus. All these factors mount the growth in the disinfectants and sanitizers product segment globally.
The commercial segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 69% in 2022. Its high share is attributable to increasing commercial use of the product in various sectors, such as foodservice, healthcare, and others. The demand for various cleaning chemicals is obstinate across these businesses.
Retail stores, departmental stores, various public institutions such as colleges, recreational spaces, courts, and more demand all-purpose cleaners and a variety of disinfectants and sanitizing products. The mounting demand for the commercial end-use segment significantly affects the market. This increase is in demand, especially from the foodservice and healthcare segments, which have to follow stringent hygiene standards, which require considerate utilization of industry and institutional cleaning chemicals to maintain the required standards, boosting the overall market.
The other complementing segment is the manufacturing end-use segment, which does contribute significantly to the global revenue share. The manufacturing segment consists of the food & beverage processing sector, electronic component manufacturing sector, and metal fabrication industry, which serves the global construction, automotive and packaging sectors, among others, and more.
The expanding demand from the diverse sector has reciprocated into the express expansion of the market on a global scale. The production standards defined by various regulatory institutions also promote the use of cleaning chemicals in the manufacturing industries, which contribute to the expansion of the market and better penetration.
North America dominated the market with a revenue share of over 33% in 2022. This is attributed to the growing consumption owing to the ongoing pandemic and increased demand from various industries for their manufacturing units. North America is a well-established market and is a manufacturing hub for many industries, thus the high demand for industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market.
The growing number of manufacturing facilities in the U.S. is anticipated to boost the demand for cleaning chemicals used in maintaining the workspace and warehouses. This will have a positive impact on the regional demand for industrial and institutional chemicals, boosting global market revenues.
Second in line in terms of market revenue share in the Asia Pacific region. The industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market in the Asia Pacific region is growing rapidly, owing to the spread of pandemics and growing manufacturing industries in the region. Rapidly rising new business arrangements through the region is likely to reflect heavy growth opportunities for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals manufacturers in the region to serve the regional market space.
The whole Asia Pacific region is undergoing prompt development. Macroeconomic factors such as a large population, growing healthcare facilities and industrial manufacturing output, and raw material availability at cost-effective rates are likely to drive the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market in the region.
The competition in this market is high as the players involved in the market invest heavily in research and development to expand their product portfolios and gain an edge over the other players by patenting innovations in the market. The market is greatly concentrated with the presence of major multinational players, such as BASF SE, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt-Benckiser, Dow, 3M, and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.
These players are involved in continuous innovation to increase the user base of the cleaning chemicals and target greater market growth in the future along with developing a cost-effective and efficient technological innovation for producing industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals. The companies are also continuously engaged in acquisitions and mergers to acquire new markets and enlarge their customer base globally. Innovation is the key factor for maintaining customers globally. For example, in February 2020, Procter & Gamble launched Microban-24, a disinfectant that could kill 99% of flu and cold viruses. This product alone has cashed in 200 Million USD sales till Mid-November that year. Some prominent players in the global industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market include:
Procter & Gamble
The Clorox Company, Inc.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Croda International PLC
Eastman Chemical Corporation
Huntsman International LLC
Westlake Chemicals Corporation
Market size value in 2023
USD 74.81 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 128.0 billion
CAGR of 8.0% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Raw materials, product, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; Italy; France; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Procter & Gamble; BASF SE; Clariant; The Clorox Company, Inc.; Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; 3M; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Reckitt Benckiser Group plc; Croda International PLC; Albemarle Corporation; Eastman Chemical Corporation; Huntsman International LLC; Stepan Company; Westlake Chemicals Corporation; SOLVAY; Dow; Sasol
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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 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market report based on raw material, product, end-use, and region:
Raw Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)
General Purpose Cleaners
Disinfectants And Sanitizers
Laundry Care Products
Vehicle Wash Products
End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)
Food & Beverage Processing
Metal Manufacturing & Fabrication
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market size was estimated at USD 69.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 74.81 billion in 2022.
b. The global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.0% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 128.0 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market with a share of 33.0% in 2022. This is attributable to growing awareness pertaining to workplace hygiene along with increasing product demand from the food processing sector.
b. Some key players operating in the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market include Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, BASF SE, Clariant, 3M, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC.
b. Key factors that are driving the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market growth include growing public awareness in developing regions pertaining to hygiene, stringent environmental & safety regulations, and growing product consumption from the healthcare sector.
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