Cooling Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Corrosion Inhibitor, Scale Inhibitor, Biocide, and Other Types), End-user Industry (Power, Steel, Mining & Metallurgy, Petrochemicals and Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage, Textile and Dyes, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The global cooling water treatment chemicals market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The accelerating demand from the power industry has been driving the demand for cooling water treatment chemicals. However, increasing the popularity of chlorine alternatives and a lack of awareness about cooling water treatment is likely to hinder the growth of the studied market.

  • Among type segments, corrosive inhibitor accounted for the largest share and is also likely to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, owing to high demand from industries, such as power, steel, and mining & metallurgy.
  • Shifting focus on the development and usage of green chemicals is likely to drive the growth of the studied market during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, owing to high demand from the end-user industries, such as power, steel, and food & beverage.

Scope of the Report

The cooling water treatment chemicals includes:

Corrosion Inhibitor
Scale Inhibitor
Other Types
End-user Industry
Power Industry
Steel, Mining & Metallurgy
Petrochemicals and Oil and Gas
Food and Beverage
Textile and Dyes
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Power Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Power industry is the largest consumer of cooling water treatment chemicals, owing to the high water requirement of the industry and need to preserve freshwater resources.
  • Power industries, such as thermal and nuclear plants, often use seawater for cooling and are equipped with anti-corrosion heat exchange equipment.
  • The demand for cooling water treatment chemicals is increasing, particularly in open-recirculating (in cooling towers), closed-loop, and once-thru systems, in order to maximize the heat transfer efficiency in the heat exchange equipment.
  • The increasing number of nuclear plants across the world, coupled with the need to maintain the existing plants, is expected to augment the usage of cooling water treatment chemicals.
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Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth Rate

  • Asia-Pacific dominated the demand for cooling water treatment chemicals and is projected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period.
  • In Asia-Pacific, China stands to be the largest consumer of cooling water treatment chemicals owing to huge demand from its power industry.
  • Besides, Chinese companies have also planned to build more than 700 new coal plants in China.
  • Furthermore, the Thai power industry is in a bad condition with a severe gap between demand and supply of power. To counter the current situation, Thailand has planned the incorporation of Power Development Plan 2015-36.
  • Thailand has an effusively integrated textile industry with its numerous spinning, weaving, and garment enterprises. The country is the 11th largest supplier of textiles and garments in the world. Thailand has more than 2,000 textile manufacturers, most of them situated in the eastern part of the country.
  • Thus, all such trends are likely to drive the growth of the studied market in the region over the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The global water treatment chemicals market is a fragmented market, where numerous players account for insignificant share to influence the market demand, individually. The major companies include Suez, Kemira, Solenis, Ecolab, and DuPont Inc., amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Accelerating Growth of the Power Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Popularity of Zero-liquid Blowdown

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Awareness about Cooling Water Treatment

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Popularity of Chlorine Alternatives

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Corrosion Inhibitor

      2. 5.1.2 Scale Inhibitor

      3. 5.1.3 Biocide

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Power Industry

      2. 5.2.2 Steel, Mining & Metallurgy

      3. 5.2.3 Petrochemicals and Oil and Gas

      4. 5.2.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Textile and Dyes

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Accepta

      2. 6.4.2 Albemarle Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Buckman

      4. 6.4.4 BWA Water Additives

      5. 6.4.5 Chemtex Speciality Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Chemtrade Logistics Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 ChemTreat Inc. (Danaher)

      8. 6.4.8 DuBois Chemicals

      9. 6.4.9 DuPont Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Ecolab

      11. 6.4.11 ICL-IP Terneuzen BV

      12. 6.4.12 Veolia

      13. 6.4.13 Kemira

      14. 6.4.14 Kurita Water Industries Ltd

      15. 6.4.15 Nouryon

      16. 6.4.16 Solenis

      17. 6.4.17 Suez

      18. 6.4.18 Thermax Global

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus Toward the Usage of Green Chemicals

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cooling Water Treatment Chemicals Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Cooling Water Treatment Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Suez, Kemira, Solenis, DuPont Inc. are the major companies operating in Cooling Water Treatment Chemicals Market.

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