The global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market size reached US$ 60.1 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 78.7 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.30% during 2023-2028. The growing public awareness regarding health and hygiene, the implementation of stringent government safety regulations and standards, and the rising demand from the healthcare industry are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Market Size in 2022
||US$ 60.1 Billion
|Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 78.7 Billion
|Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals are specialized substances used for cleaning and maintenance commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. These chemicals are designed to effectively remove dirt, grime, stains, and contaminants from various surfaces and equipment found in settings such as manufacturing plants, hospitals, schools, offices, and public spaces. Industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals are formulated to meet the specific cleaning needs of these environments, which often involve tougher stains and higher levels of dirt accumulation compared to residential settings. They include a wide array of products such as degreasers, disinfectants, sanitizers, detergents, solvents, and specialty cleaners.
The escalating consumer awareness and concerns regarding hygiene and cleanliness in commercial, industrial, and institutional settings are primarily driving the market growth. Concurrent with this, governments and regulatory bodies enforce strict regulations regarding cleanliness and hygiene standards, mandating the use of specific cleaning chemicals in various sectors. This is further generating an increasing demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals. In addition to this, extensive focus on infection control across various sectors, particularly in healthcare establishments, to prevent the spread of various diseases is fueling the demand for specialized cleaning chemicals and disinfectants. Moreover, ongoing advancements in chemical formulations and cleaning technologies, resulting in the development of more efficient and effective cleaning products, are creating a positive outlook for the market growth.
Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market Trends/Drivers:
Rising focus on hygiene and sanitation
One of the key drivers of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market is the growing emphasis on hygiene and sanitation across various sectors. With rising awareness about the importance of maintaining clean and germ-free environments, businesses and institutions are placing greater importance on cleanliness to ensure the well-being and safety of employees, customers, patients, and visitors. This, in turn, is propelling demand for cleaning chemicals that can efficiently eliminate dirt, grime, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants. Besides this, the escalating concerns about the risks of cross-contamination in shared spaces, including offices and public buildings, are further contributing to the market growth. In addition to this, industries such as healthcare, hospitality, and food processing are particularly stringent in their cleaning practices, necessitating the use of specialized cleaning chemicals.
Stringent government regulations and standards
Government regulations and standards play a crucial role in driving the demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals. Regulatory bodies across the globe impose stringent guidelines to ensure cleanliness, hygiene, and safety in commercial, industrial, and institutional spaces. These regulations cover various aspects such as workplace safety, food safety, healthcare-associated infections, environmental impact, and chemical safety. Compliance with these regulations often requires the use of specific cleaning chemicals that meet the prescribed standards. For example, healthcare facilities must follow rigorous cleaning protocols to prevent healthcare-associated infections, and food processing plants must maintain strict cleanliness standards to ensure the safety and quality of food products. The need to adhere to these regulations creates a consistent demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals.
Technological advancements and innovations
Technological advancements and innovations, such as the formulation of chemicals with improved cleaning properties, enhanced disinfection capabilities, faster action, and safer handling, drive the growth and evolution of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market. Moreover, the growing shift towards the development of green cleaning chemicals that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and have minimal impact on the environment is aiding in market expansion. Apart from this, ongoing advancements in cleaning equipment and technologies, such as automated systems and robotics, are catalyzing the demand for compatible cleaning chemicals. Furthermore, the advent of novel digital solutions, such as smart sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) integration, and data analytics, to facilitate better monitoring and management of cleaning processes are impelling the market growth.
Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels for 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product, raw material, and end use.
Breakup by Product:
- General Purpose Cleaners
- Disinfectants and Sanitizers
- Laundry Care Products
- Vehicle Wash Products
General purpose cleaners dominate the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market based on the product. This includes general purpose cleaners, disinfectants and sanitizers, laundry care products, and vehicle wash products. According to the report, general purpose cleaners represented the largest segment.
The rising demand for versatile general-purpose cleaners to address different cleaning needs and maintain cleanliness, hygiene, and safety across various commercial spaces, offices, educational institutions, and industrial facilities is aiding in market expansion. Besides this, the increasing focus on providing pleasant and hygienic environments in commercial spaces is presenting remunerative growth opportunities for the market. In addition to this, the surging use of disinfectants and sanitizers, particularly during and post-COVID-19 pandemic, to eliminate harmful microorganisms from surfaces and reduce the risk of infections, ensuring a safe and hygienic environment, is acting as a significant growth-inducing factor. Apart from this, the bolstering growth of the healthcare and hospitality sector is further generating a largescale demand for laundry care products to textiles, including linens, uniforms, and towels.
Breakup by Raw Material:
Surfactant holds a larger share in industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market
A detailed breakup and analysis of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market based on the raw material has also been provided in the report. This includes chlor-alkali, surfactants, phosphates, biocides, and others. According to the report, surfactant accounted for the largest market share.
The growing use of chlor-alkali chemicals, such as chlorine and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), in disinfectants, bleaches, and cleaning solutions is positively impacting the market growth. Besides this, the surging demand for disinfectants, sanitizers, and preservatives containing biocides to control or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, algae, and fungi, as businesses prioritize cleaning and hygiene practices, is aiding in market expansion. In addition to this, the flourishing expansion of the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues, that requires a high level of cleanliness, is presenting remunerative opportunities for the market. Concurrent with this, the rising consumer expectations for cleanliness and hygiene in public spaces, such as shopping malls, educational institutions, and transportation hubs, are propelling the market forward.
Breakup by End Use:
Commercial are dominating the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market based on the end use. This includes commercial, industrial, institutional, and others. According to the report, commercial represented the largest segment.
Rapid urbanization, industrialization, and infrastructural development have led to an expanding establishment of office spaces, retail stores, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, schools, colleges, libraries, and universities. This, in turn, is creating a rising demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals for general maintenance and cleanliness. Moreover, with expanding establishment of various healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and diagnostic centers that require sterile and hygienic conditions, there is a surging demand for disinfectants and sanitizers. In addition to this, the growing emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene in manufacturing factories and food processing plants is strengthening the market growth. Besides, the expanding product utilization across the automotive and transportation industries for car washes, fleet management, and public transportation facilities are fueling the market growth.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance in the market, accounting for the largest industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market.
The implementation of stringent regulations and standards regarding workplace safety, hygiene, and environmental impact in North America is driving the demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals, as businesses and institutions must comply with the prescribed cleanliness and safety requirements. The bolstering growth of healthcare and the food processing industries is propelling the adoption of robust cleaning and sanitation practices to control and prevent the spread of infections. In addition to this, favorable government regulations and consumer preferences in Europe are prompting manufacturers to develop environmentally friendly and sustainable cleaning chemicals, thus creating a positive outlook for the market. Besides this, Asia Pacific is experiencing rapid industrialization and urbanization, leading to the construction of commercial spaces and institutions, further presenting remunerative opportunities for the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market.
The global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market is highly competitive, with the presence of several key players operating in the market. These market players are implementing numerous growth strategies to strengthen their market position and broaden their customer base. Some of the strategies adopted by these players include mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and new product launches. In addition to these strategies, these companies are constantly aspiring to differentiate themselves from their competitors by introducing innovative products and solutions. This creates a favorable outlook for the market during the forecasted period. Besides this, the increasing awareness about workplace hygiene is resulting in an increase in the demand for industrial and institutional cleaning equipment and products, which is expected to bolster the market growth in the coming years.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- 3M Company
- BASF SE
- Clariant AG
- Croda International Plc
- Dow Inc.
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
- Lanxess AG
- Sasol Limited
- STEPAN Company
- The Procter & Gamble Company
- In May 2023, BASF started a new supercomputer at its Ludwigshafen site to replace the existing one to support its R&D initiatives. With 3 petaflops of computing power, the new supercomputer has more capacity and computing power for complex modeling, virtual experiments, and simulations.
- In May 2023, Dow and New Energy Blue announced a collaboration to create bio-based ethylene from renewable agricultural residues to counter carbon emissions from plastic production.
- In March 2023, speciality chemicals manufacturer Croda India, a subsidiary of UK-based Croda International Plc, established a new production unit at Dahej in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 500 crore in the first phase.
Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Raw Material
- End Use
||General Purpose Cleaners, Disinfectants and Sanitizers, Laundry Care Products, Vehicle Wash Products
|Raw Materials Covered
||Chlor-Alkali, Surfactant, Phosphates, Biocides, Others
|End Uses Covered
||Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||3M Company, BASF SE, Clariant AG, Croda International Plc, Dow Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Lanxess AG, Sasol Limited, Solvay, STEPAN Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the product?
- Which is the most attractive product in the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the raw material?
- Which is the most attractive raw material in the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the end use?
- Which is the most attractive end use in the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.