Global Monochloroacetic Acid Market to Grow at 3.4% During 2024-2032, Facilitated by Significant Growth in End Use Sectors

June 24, 2020 | Chemical & Materials

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled "Monochloroacetic Acid Market Report by Process Type (Chlorination, Hydrolysis, and Others), Product Form (Crystalline, Liquid, Flakes), Application (Glycine, Cellulose, Surfactants, 4,2,4- Dichloro Phenoxy Acetic Acid, Thioglycolic Acid, and Other Applications), End-Use Industry (Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Geological Drillings, Dyes and Detergents, and Others), and Region 2024-2032," the global monochloroacetic acid market reached a value of US$ 921.1 Million in 2023. Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is a colorless hygroscopic compound with the chemical formula (C2H3ClO2). It is manufactured by the chlorination of acetic acid or the hydrolysis of trichloroethylene using sulfuric acid. MCA is characterized by a penetrating, burning odor and is widely available in the form of flakes and aqueous solutions. It is easily soluble in water and several organic solvents, including ether, alcohol, methanol, acetone, benzene and chloroform, and is slightly soluble in hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. MCA is extensively utilized across numerous industries for the production of herbicides, thickening agents, preservatives and bacteriostats. Apart from this, it is also used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals, such as phenoxyacetic acid, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and thioglycolic acid (TGA).

Global Monochloroacetic Acid Market Trends:

The global market is primarily driven by the significant growth across numerous end use industries. The increasing utilization of MCA in the agricultural sector is providing a thrust to the market growth. MCA forms an essential component in the production of various agrochemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. These chemicals are widely used in the agriculture sector for protecting crops and enhancing the overall yield while maintaining fertility for the next crop production cycle. The market is further driven by the use of MCA in the manufacturing of numerous drugs in the pharmaceuticals sector, including ibuprofen and vitamin B6. Additionally, it is used in the healthcare industry for the treatment of skin lesions and atherosclerosis. Along with this, MCA is utilized as an intermediate in the textile industry and for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins in the plastics industry, thereby contributing to its escalating demand. Such expanding applications across various industrial verticals, along with extensive research and development (R&D) for the production of novel products, are further catalyzing the market growth. On account of the aforementioned factors, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of the process type, the market has been classified into chlorination, hydrolysis and others.
  • Based on the product form, the market has been divided into crystalline, liquid and flakes.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been categorized into glycine, cellulose, surfactants, 4,2,4- dichloro phenoxy acetic acid, thioglycolic acid and others.
  • Based on the end-use industry, the market has been segmented into personal care and pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, geological drillings, dyes and detergents, and others.
  • On the geographical front, the market has been segregated into North America (the United States and Canada), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and others), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the key players. Some of these players include Archit Organosys, CABB Group GmbH, Denak Co. Ltd., Meridian Chem Bond Pvt. Ltd., Niacet Corporation (Kerry Group plc), PCC Rokita SA and Shandong Minji New Material Technology Co. Ltd.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Segment Coverage Process Type, Product Form, Application, End-Use Industry, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Archit Organosys, CABB Group GmbH, Denak Co. Ltd., Meridian Chem Bond Pvt. Ltd., Niacet Corporation (Kerry Group plc), PCC Rokita SA and Shandong Minji New Material Technology Co. Ltd.
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