According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled "Sponge and Scouring Pads Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity, and Forecast 2023-2028," the global sponge and scouring pads market reached a value of US$ 5.3 Billion in 2022. Sponge and scouring pads are household cleaning tools used for scrubbing and cleaning surfaces, such as dishes, countertops, and stovetops. Sponges are typically made of synthetic materials, such as cellulose or polyurethane, that may be treated with various substances to enhance their cleaning properties. On the other hand, scouring pads are typically made of abrasive materials, such as steel, wool or nylon, to be used for tougher cleaning tasks. Both sponge and scouring pads are commonly used for household cleaning and are available in various shapes, sizes, and materials. Many individuals prefer them for their versatility, ease of use, and effectiveness in removing dirt and grime. However, choosing the appropriate sponge or scouring pad for a specific cleaning task is essential as some materials may scratch delicate surfaces. Sponges and scouring pads can be used with various cleaning products, including soap, detergents, and abrasive cleaners. They are disposable and can be replaced when they become worn or dirty.
Global Sponge and Scouring Pads Market Trends:
The global sponge and scouring pad market is driven by the growing demand for effective household cleaning tools. In line with this, the increasing awareness regarding the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic home environment is significantly contributing to the market growth. Furthermore, the rising popularity of sponge and scouring pads and their versatility, ease of use, and effectiveness are positively influencing the market. Apart from this, the escalating demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable cleaning products is catalyzing the market as consumers are becoming more conscious about the impact of cleaning products on the environment. Moreover, the rising number of households is also propelling the product demand. The presence of established players and the entry of new players is expected to further increase competition in the market, leading to the development of new and innovative products. Besides, the growing efforts by several advertisement and media companies to spread awareness about the benefits of hygiene and cleanliness are bolstering the product adoption worldwide. On account of the factors above, the market is anticipated to reach a value of US$ 6.3 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.0% during 2023-2028.
- On the basis of the type, the market has been categorized into sponges, sponge scrubbers, and hand pads.
- Based on the product type, the market has been classified into light duty, medium duty, heavy duty, and extra heavy duty. Among these, heavy duty sponges account for the largest market share.
- Based on the category, the market has been segmented into reusable and disposable, wherein reusable represents the largest segment.
- Based on the material type, the market has been categorized into steel and polymer. At present, steel exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
- Based on the sales channel, the market has been classified into wholesalers/distributors, modern trade, convenience stores, departmental stores, specialty stores, online stores, and others.
- Based on the end use, the market has been segmented into household and commercial. Currently, commercial represents the leading market segment.
- On the basis of the region, the market has been divided into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others) and the Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, North America holds the leading position in the market.
- The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with detailed profiles of the key players operating in the market. Some of the key players include 3M Company, Amway Corp., Armaly Sponge Company Inc., Bio90 Manufacturing Canada Inc., Corazzi Fibre S.r.l., Impact Products LLC, Kiwi Scourers Limited, Lola Products, Rozenbal Ibérica, The Clorox Company, The Crown Choice (The Procter & Gamble Company), and Weiman Products LLC.
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||Type, Product Type, Category, Material Type, Sales Channel, End Use, Region
|| Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||3M Company, Amway Corp., Armaly Sponge Company Inc., Bio90 Manufacturing Canada Inc., Corazzi Fibre S.r.l., Impact Products LLC, Kiwi Scourers Limited, Lola Products, Rozenbal Ibérica, The Clorox Company, The Crown Choice (The Procter & Gamble Company), Weiman Products LLC, etc.
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