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

The market is segmented by Product Type (Flocculants & Coagulants, Biocides & Disinfectants, Defoamers & Defoaming Agents, Ph Adjusters & Softeners, Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors, and Others) and End-user Industry (Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical Manufacturing, Mining & Mineral Processing, Municipal, Food & Beverages, Pulp & Paper, and Others)

Market Snapshot

UK water treatment chemicals market size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >3 %
UK water treatment chemicals market companies

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Market Overview

The market for water treatment chemicals in United Kingdom is expected to grow at a CAGR of above 3% during the forecast period. Government regulations to control wastewater production and disposal is a major driving factor for the market studied. However, the hazardous nature of Hydrazine is restraining the demand for water treatment chemicals in the country.

  • Some of the other driving factors of the market include increasing demand from the power and industrial sectors in the country
  • Shifting focus towards green chemicals is likely to offer a major growth opportunity for the market studied in the coming years. 
  • Among the end-user industries, power generation accounts for the major market share and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

United Kingdom water treatment chemicals market report includes:

Product Type
Flocculants & Coagulants
Biocides & Disinfectants
Defoamers & Defoaming Agents
pH Adjusters & Softeners
Scale & Corrosion Inhibitors
End-user Industry
Oil & Gas
Mining & Mineral Processing
Food & Beverage
Pulp & Paper

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Key Market Trends

Power Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Power generation industry is currently occupying the major share of the United Kingdom water treatment chemicals market. The electric power generation industry is one of the major sources of industrial wastewater.
  • Their wastewater contains significant levels of toxic metal impurities, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, and cadmium, among others. These impurities can cause significant damage to environment, if not treated properly.
  • Also, efforts are being made to enable more efficient water treatment and recovery in the country.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, power generation industry is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.
UK water treatment chemicals market trends

Coagulants & Flocculants to Witness the Highest Growth Rate

  • Flocculants are substances that promote the clumping of destabilized particles, which are obtained after being treated with coagulants; the coagulants neutralize the charge on colloidal particles responsible for keeping them apart.
  • These agents promote flocculation by causing colloids and other suspended particles to aggregate and drop out of the liquid. Flocculants are used in various water treatment processes in numerous industries such as chemical processing, food & beverage, oil & gas and power generation among others. 
  • Municipal water treatment forms the largest market for flocculants where there has been an increasing demand for flocculants from the oil & gas industry in the country.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, Coagulants and flocculants are expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period.
UK water treatment chemicals market analysis

Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom water treatment chemicals market is moderately consolidated with major players accounting for majority of the market. Some of the major players of the market include Ecolab, Solenis, Kemira, Suez, and Kurita Water Industries Ltd., 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 Government regulations to control wastewater production and disposal

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 hazardous nature of Hydrazine

      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 Flocculants & Coagulants

      2. 5.1.2 Biocides & Disinfectants

      3. 5.1.3 Defoamers & Defoaming Agents

      4. 5.1.4 pH Adjusters & Softeners

      5. 5.1.5 Scale & Corrosion Inhibitors

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Power

      2. 5.2.2 Oil & Gas

      3. 5.2.3 Chemical

      4. 5.2.4 Mining & Mineral Processing

      5. 5.2.5 Municipal

      6. 5.2.6 Food & Beverage

      7. 5.2.7 Pulp & Paper

      8. 5.2.8 Others


    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 Ecolab

      2. 6.4.2 Solenis

      3. 6.4.3 Kemira

      4. 6.4.4 Solvay

      5. 6.4.5 Lonza

      6. 6.4.6 Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 SNF

      8. 6.4.8 Suez

      9. 6.4.9 Dow

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus Towards Green Chemicals

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The United Kingdom Water Treatment Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Solenis, Ecolab, Kemira, Kurita Water Industries Ltd , Suez are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Water Treatment Chemicals Market.

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