Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Raw Material (Chlor-alkali, Surfactants, Solvents, Phosphates, Biocides, and Others), Product Type (General Purpose Cleaners, Disinfectants & Sanitizers, Laundry Care Products, and Vehicle Wash Products), Application (Commercial and Manufacturing), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market - Market Summary
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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The Industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.45% during the forecast period of 2019 – 2024. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are rising demand from the healthcare industry, and increasing demand from food industry owing to foodborne illness. On the flip side, health hazards caused by cleaning chemicals serves as a restraint for the studied market.

  • General purpose cleaners segment dominated the market in 2018 and is likely to grow during the forecast period, owing to increased awareness about the importance of living in a hygienic environment.
  • The emerging use of bio-based cleaning chemicals is likely to provide opportunities for the studied market during the forecast period.
  • North America dominated the market across the globe, with high awareness among the population, and collective efforts to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

Scope of the Report

The industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market report include:

Raw Material
Caustic Soda
Soda Ash
Product Type
General Purpose Cleaners
Disinfectants & Sanitizers
Laundry Care Products
Vehicle Wash Products
Food service
Laundry and Dry-cleaning
Car washes
Offices, Hotels & Lodging
Food & Beverage Processing
Fabricated Metal Products
Electronic Components
South Korea
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

Commercial Application to Dominate the Market Demand

  • Commercial segment stands to be the largest consumer in the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market.
  • Commercial application of cleaning chemicals is found in industries such as food & beverage, retail, laundry & dry-cleaning, healthcare, car washes, and offices, hotels & lodging.
  • Thus, growth in such end-industries is further likely to increase the demand for cleaning chemicals from commercial application.
  • Food & beverage industry has been growing worldwide, with the growing innovation and development of new food products and drinks. With the growing population across the globe, the industry is further increase production to cater to the growing demand. During the period 2018-2019, the world population was registered to be growing at a rate of 1.07% per year.
  • In regions, like Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa, investments into healthcare industry have been increasing due to the growing need for medical assistance, increase in spending capability on health, and lack of proper healthcare sector.
  • For instance, in Middle Eastern countries some of the healthcare construction projects planned or in development phase include Aster Hospital Project in Oman, Expansion of Domat Al-Jandal General Hospital in Saudi Arabia, Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital Expansion Project in UAE, Ahalia Hospital Project - Sharjah Healthcare City in UAE, Wakra Health Centre Construction Project in Qatar, Madinat Khalifa South Health Center Project in Qatar, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital Project in Saudi Arabia, and others.
  • In Singapore, USD 740 million Woodlands Health Campus construction project is under construction, which is expected to be completed by 2022.
  • Hence, such trends in the end-user industries are likely to increase the demand for industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals during the forecast period.
Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market - Segmentation

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North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • North America region dominated the global market share in 2018. The increasing hospital construction and high awareness among the population regarding the importance of hygienic environment are some of the factor driving the growth of industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market in North America.
  • For instance, in 2018, Georgia approved USD 1.5 billion Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospital project, which includes replacing the 325-bed children's hospital in Atlanta with a larger one containing 446 beds. The construction of this new hospital is expected to start in early 2020.
  • In September 2018, Canada had about 20 educational and medical construction projects under planning phase. Some of the major projects include USD 171 million Brandon University project, USD 180 million Montreal University renovation project, USD 120 million HEC Montreal - City Center project, USD 2 billion New Edmonton hospital & Health Campus Project, USD 1.8 billion Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital renovation project, USD 1.4 billion Royal Alexandra hospital – acute care tower project, USD 622 million Burnaby General hospital expansion, USD 730 million Royal Columbian hospital re-development – Phases 2 & 3, and others.
  • In May 2019, Mexico was recorded to be witnessing high growth in hotel construction, where 15,731 rooms were under construction, representing about 3.9% of the country's existing supply.
  • Hence, with the completion of such construction projects in the region, the demand for industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals is projected to increase in the region during the forecast period.
Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market - Regional Trends

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Competitive Landscape

The industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market is a consolidated market, where few players account for significant share of the market demand. Some of the major players in the market include Procter & Gamble, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, BASF SE, Clariant, and 3M, amongst others.

Major Players

  1. Procter & Gamble
  2. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  3. BASF SE
  4. Clariant
  5. 3M

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market - Market Concentration

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 Rising Demand from the Healthcare Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Food Industry Owing to Foodborne Illness

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health Hazards Caused by Cleaning Chemicals

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 5 Force 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 Raw Material

      1. 5.1.1 Chlor-alkali

        1. Caustic Soda

        2. Soda Ash

        3. Chlorine

      2. 5.1.2 Surfactants

        1. Nonionic

        2. Anionic

        3. Cationic

        4. Amphoteric

      3. 5.1.3 Solvents

        1. Alcohols

        2. Hydrocarbons

        3. Chlorinated

        4. Ethers

      4. 5.1.4 Phosphates

      5. 5.1.5 Biocides

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 General Purpose Cleaners

      2. 5.2.2 Disinfectants & Sanitizers

      3. 5.2.3 Laundry Care Products

      4. 5.2.4 Vehicle Wash Products

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Commercial

        1. Food service

        2. Retail

        3. Laundry and Dry-cleaning

        4. Healthcare

        5. Car washes

        6. Offices, Hotels & Lodging

      2. 5.3.2 Manufacturing

        1. Food & Beverage Processing

        2. Fabricated Metal Products

        3. Electronic Components

        4. Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 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 Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.

      3. 6.4.3 Albemarle Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Clariant

      6. 6.4.6 Croda International Plc

      7. 6.4.7 Eastman Chemical Company

      8. 6.4.8 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      9. 6.4.9 Huntsman International LLC

      10. 6.4.10 National Chemical Laboratory (NCL)

      11. 6.4.11 Procter & Gamble

      12. 6.4.12 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

      13. 6.4.13 Solvay

      14. 6.4.14 Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 Stepan Company

      16. 6.4.16 W.M. Barr & Co.

      17. 6.4.17 Westlake Chemical Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Emerging Use of Bio-based Cleaning Chemicals

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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