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

The market is segmented by Product Type (Biocide and Disinfectant, Coagulant and Flocculant, Corrosion and Scale Inhibitor, Defoamer and Defoaming Agent, pH Adjuster and Softener, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Performance Additives Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The market for municipal water treatment chemicals is likely to witness a CAGR of over 5%, during the forecast period. One of the major driving factors of the market is rising environmental concerns for the release of toxic wastes. However, lack of awareness regarding chemical water treatment technologies is likely to restrain market growth, during the forecast period.

  • Increasing demand for municipal water treatment chemicals in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa is also likely to boost the demand for municipal water treatment chemicals.
  • Shifting focus toward the usage of green chemicals is expected to provide new opportunities for market growth in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The municipal water treatment chemicals market report includes:

Product Type
Biocide and Disinfectant
Coagulant and Flocculant
Corrosion and Scale Inhibitor
Defoamer and Defoaming Agent
pH Adjuster and Softener
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 (MEA)

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Key Market Trends

Corrosion and Scale Inhibitors to Dominate the Market

  • The Corrosion and Scale inhibitors accounted for the major market share.
  • Corrosion inhibitors are general purpose chemicals applied to deal with corrosion caused in boilers. Corrosion occurrence is because of the reaction of oxygen with metallic parts in a boiler to form oxides.
  • Scale inhibitors are used to slow or prevent scaling in water systems. They safeguard open and closed cooling systems and maintain the efficiency and accurate water conditions of the boiler.
  • The oil & gas and petrochemical industry is one of the largest users of scale inhibitors with the majority of demand coming from the Middle East & Africa. The demand in the Asia-Pacific region is due to the presence of power, textile and paper, and sugar mills industry.
  • Moreover, the food and beverage processing in the ASEAN countries are also expected to add up to the demand. 
  • Hence, corrosion and scale inhibitors are expected to dominate the market, during the forecast period.
Performance Additives Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the major market share, owing to the high demand from countries, like China and India.
  • China, being the most populated country in the world, faces one of the most challenging tasks to address, the water scarcity situation.
  • Additionally, the governments of developing economies, including China, India, and Thailand, have been taking strict measures for water treatment, which, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for municipal water treatment chemicals in the region.
  • Hence, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the market, owing to the aforementioned reasons.
Performance Additives Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The market for municipal water treatment chemicals is partly consolidated, as the market share is divided among a few key companies. Some of the major companies in the market include Accepta The Water Treatment Products Company, DowDupont, Lonza, and Solvay, among 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 Increasing Demand in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Environmental Concerns for Release of Toxic Wastes

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Dearth of Awareness Regarding Chemical Water Treatment Technologies

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Biocide and Disinfectant

      2. 5.1.2 Coagulant and Flocculant

      3. 5.1.3 Corrosion and Scale Inhibitor

      4. 5.1.4 Defoamer and Defoaming Agent

      5. 5.1.5 pH Adjuster and Softener

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


    1. 6.1 Mergers and 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 Accepta The Water Treatment Products Company

      2. 6.4.2 Akzo Nobel NV

      3. 6.4.3 Albemarle Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 American Water Chemicals Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Arkema Group

      6. 6.4.6 Avista Technologies Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.4.8 Chemtex Speciality Limited

      9. 6.4.9 Chemtrade Logistics Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 ChemTreat Inc.

      11. 6.4.11 DuPont.

      12. 6.4.12 Ecolab

      13. 6.4.13 Kemira

      14. 6.4.14 Lonza

      15. 6.4.15 Solenis

      16. 6.4.16 Solvay

      17. 6.4.17 SUEZ

      18. 6.4.18 Thermax Global

      19. 6.4.19 Veolia

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus Toward the Usage of Green Chemicals

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Accepta The Water Treatment Products Company, Albemarle Corporation., Ecolab, Solvay, DuPont are the major companies operating in Municipal Water Treatment Chemicals Market.

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