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The global wax market size reached US$ 9.72 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 12.03 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.40% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Wax refers to a diverse class of organic compounds that appear as lipophilic and malleable solids at room temperature. It is derived from various plants, animals, petroleum, minerals, and synthetic sources. It is insoluble in water but soluble in organic, non-polar solvents and is widely employed as an additive and base material to aid processing. It is also used to manufacture candles, coatings, adhesives, cosmetics and personal care products, rubber, and automotive polishes. In recent years, wax has gained traction across numerous industries due to its excellent insulation, anti-caking properties, and resistance to ultraviolet (UV) rays, microorganisms, moisture, and odor.
Significant growth in the end use sectors and emerging product applications represent the primary factors driving the market growth. For instance, wax is extensively used in the cosmetics and personal care industries to thicken formulations, provide stability to products with emollient and protective qualities, and enhance their viscosity and consistency. As a result, the escalating demand for personal care products due to improving focus on physical appearance, changing lifestyles, and inflating consumer disposable incomes is catalyzing the market growth. Besides this, the growing utilization of wax in hot melt adhesives, printing ink formulations, and coating solutions is augmenting the product demand. Additionally, wax is gaining traction in flexible packaging, food containers, folding cartons, corrugated containers, and paper cups due to its water-, moisture-, and vapor-resistant properties. Along with this, the rising popularity of scented candles as luxury and decorative gift items is propelling the market growth. Furthermore, the leading manufacturers are making heavy investments in the development of bio-based wax, such as vegetable wax, to meet the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly and renewable products and expand their product portfolio. Other factors, including the increasing usage of adhesives, extensive research and development (R&D) activities, product innovations, rapid urbanization, and technological advancements, are also creating a positive market outlook.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global wax market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, form and application.
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The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Baker Hughes Company, BASF SE, Cepsa, China Petrochemical Corporation, Eni S.p.A., Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HF Sinclair Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Nippon Seiro Co. Ltd., Sasol Limited and Shell plc.
|Base Year of the Analysis||2021|
|Segment Coverage||Type, Form, Application, 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||Baker Hughes Company, BASF SE, Cepsa, China Petrochemical Corporation, Eni S.p.A., Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HF Sinclair Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Nippon Seiro Co. Ltd., Sasol Limited and Shell plc.|
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The global wax market was valued at US$ 9.72 Billion in 2021.
We expect the global wax market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.40% during 2022-2027.
The rising utilization of wax in several personal care products to thicken formulations, provide stability to products with protective qualities, and enhance their consistency, is primarily driving the global wax market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in the temporary closure of numerous manufacturing units for wax.
Based on the type, the global wax market has been segregated into mineral wax, synthetic wax, natural wax, and others. Among these, mineral wax holds the largest market share.
Based on the application, the global wax market can be bifurcated into candles, cosmetics, packaging, emulsions, hot melts, floor polishes, and others. Currently, candles exhibit a clear dominance in the market.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global wax market include Baker Hughes Company, BASF SE, Cepsa, China Petrochemical Corporation, Eni S.p.A., Evonik Industries AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, HF Sinclair Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Nippon Seiro Co. Ltd., Sasol Limited, and Shell plc.
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