The global market for hypochlorous acid reached a value of USD 8.43 billion in 2021. The global hypochlorous acid market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between 2023 and 2028 to reach USD 10.13 billion by 2027.
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In May 2022, Aqualution, a prominent hypochlorous manufacturer based in Scotland, received an award for its revolutionary hypochlorous acid-based gel at Business Insider Made in Scotland awards.
In April 2022, Saltwater Biocides announced the EPA registration of its Hy-GEN brand of hypochlorous acid which is considered a safe, powerful, and environment-friendly disinfectant. The pH of the product is neutral and is capable of fighting bacteria such as Staph and Rhinovirus, with a potential to support the growth of the hypochlorous acid market.
In November 2021, PCT Ltd. confirmed that the company’s experiment aimed towards proving HOCl as antimicrobial had been successful. The company also stated its aim to analyse different crystal structures of its product to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the production processes which will bolster the chances of commercialisation of the product in the future.
In October 2021, PCT Ltd. announced the acquisition of an exclusive liquid- and gaseous delivery technology which converts hypochlorous acid into dry crystals, simplifying its shipping and maintenance. This technology was developed by Onza Corporation, and is aimed at reducing shipping costs, as well as bolstering the shelf life of hypochlorous acid.
In September 2021, Room Shield, a company based in Halesfield, announced a collaboration with a manufacturer in North Staffordshire, England, to launch the commercial availability of its hypochlorous-based products.
Hypochlorous acid is defined as a weak and unstable acid which occurs only in solution form. It is an extremely aggressive and toxic colourless liquid with vinegar-like odour having a boiling point of 19°C. Hypochlorous acid is widely used as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, and oxidising agent, among others.
The rising awareness pertaining to hygiene is anticipated to increase the scope of sales for innovative, premium, and superior hypochlorous-based personal care products.
The rising standards of the healthcare sector owing to the increasing prevalence of hospital acquired contaminations is harnessing the demand for disinfectants which is in turn fostering the demand for hypochlorous acid.
The growing expansion of the e-commerce sector is likely to offer lucrative opportunities to the hypochlorous acid market by accelerating the sales of various downstream products of hypochlorous acid such personal care products, surfactants, and sanitisers, among others.
The transition from alcohol-based sanitisers to non-alcoholic sanitisers is anticipated to propel the demand for hypochlorous acid as it is generally safe and eco-friendly. In addition to this, the anticipated increase in the sale of portable sanitisers owing to the increasing hygienic awareness post-COVID-19 is likely to add to the market growth.
The lack of infrastructure across rural areas is impeding people from using various commercial facilities such as hospitals, hotels, and restrooms, among others.
Hypochlorous acid is not approved for organic production and handling which might prove to be a barrier for the hypochlorous acid market penetration in the agricultural sector.
Hypochlorous acid is not safe for human consumption and poor handling of the product might lead to chronic diseases. Exposure of the product to infants might lead to death. In this regard, the product might witness slow penetration in the household sector.
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Based on product type, the market can be segmented into calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, among others. Based on the end-user, the market has been segmented into wound management, oil and gas, water treatment, personal care, and food and beverages, among others. The major applications of the product include disinfecting, sanitising agent, and oxidising agent. The regional markets for the hypochlorous acid market can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global hypochlorous acid market, covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments and expansion plans.
Hypochlorous acid is used as an active ingredient in disinfectants due to its ability to break-down cell membranes. In this regard, the increasing application of disinfectants across household and commercial sectors to eliminate illness-causing bacteria, germs, and fungi, is driving the segment’s growth. It is a powerful disinfectant which is gaining traction in the healthcare units to bolster the safety of the patients by eradicating viruses.
Moreover, hypochlorous acid-based disinfectants are easy to use, inexpensive, have a stable safety profile, can be applied to large areas quickly and efficiently, and are convenient. Hence, these advantages offered by the product are anticipated to augment the segment’s growth in the forecast period. Furthermore, the segment is likely to be aided by the growing research and development activities aimed towards producing skin-safe disinfecting products, which are anticipated to generate a significant demand for the hypochlorous acid market in the forecast period.
Hypochlorous acid offers excellent wound healing properties along with powerful anti-microbial and antibiofilm potency. In this regard, this acid is an ideal wound care agent which is widely used in pharmaceutical wound healing products.
The growing research and development activities in the pharmaceutical industry aimed towards bolstering the quality of wound care medicines and ointments are propelling the demand for the hypochlorous acid market. Over the forecast period, the increasing prevalence of infections induced by severe wounds are likely to harness the sales of hypochlorous acid-based medicines and creams.
The market in the North America region is being driven by the growing demand for disinfectants across the hospitals in the United States and Canada. In addition, the strong foothold of major manufacturers in the region is leading to progressive product innovations. The increasing disposable income and rapid infrastructure advancements in semi-urban and urban areas of the region is propelling the demand for superior quality cosmetic and pharmaceutical products which is bolstering the hypochlorous acid market. Over the forecast period, the anticipated increase in investments in water treatment projects are likely to generate a significant demand for the product.
The Asia Pacific is likely to witness a steady growth owing to the presence of large population base in emerging economies such as India and China. Meanwhile, the robust growth of the water treatment industry across India, owing to the increasing awareness about river pollution and its impact on the environment is anticipated to accelerate the demand for the product in the region. Rising population levels and degrading air quality in the region are anticipated to increase personal hygiene awareness. This factor is likely to bolster the sales of hypochlorous acid-based personal care products which would accelerate the hypochlorous acid market growth in the forecast period.
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Lenntech B.V. was established in 1993 and is a Netherland-based prominent manufacturing and designing company. The company provides sustainable and technologically advanced solutions for water treatment and liquid separation. The innovative designing and engineering solutions offered by the company towards wastewater reuse are the driving force of the company. Lenntech B.V. also collaborates with academic institutions and research centres which enhances cooperation for sustainable water treatment objectives.
INOVYN is one of the largest chemical companies in Europe which manufactures a number of chemicals used as raw materials in industrial applications. With a workforce of more than 4,000, INOVYN provides chemicals for various industries all around the world including healthcare, pulp and paper, textiles, and water treatment, among others.
Olin Corporation is a prominent manufacturing company founded in 1892, based in Texas, United States. The crucial products which come under the manufacturing portfolio of this company include ammunition, chorine, and sodium hydroxide.
AGC Group is a Japanese firm which innovates and manufactures various products including glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics, among others. The company also specialises in the development of high-tech automotive products and components.
Surpass Chemical Company, Inc is renowned American chemical company which serves various industries including water and wastewater, semiconductor, agriculture, and food and beverage, among others.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a chemical manufacturing company which is involved in the exploration of oil and natural gas. The company produces and markets basic chemicals which are used as raw materials by various end use industries.
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2 Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Global Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market (2018-2022)
8.3 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast (2023-2028)
8.4 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market by Product Type
8.4.1 Calcium hypochlorite
22.214.171.124 Market Share
126.96.36.199 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
188.8.131.52 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.2 Sodium hypochlorite
184.108.40.206 Market Share
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market by End-User
8.5.1 Wound Management
22.214.171.124 Market Share
126.96.36.199 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
188.8.131.52 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.2 Oil and Gas
184.108.40.206 Market Share
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.3 Water Treatment
22.214.171.124 Market Share
126.96.36.199 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
188.8.131.52 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.4 Personal Care
184.108.40.206 Market Share
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.5 Food and Beverages
22.214.171.124 Market Share
126.96.36.199 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
188.8.131.52 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market by Application
184.108.40.206 Market Share
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6.2 Sanitizing Agent
22.214.171.124 Market Share
126.96.36.199 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
188.8.131.52 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6.3 Oxidizing Agent
184.108.40.206 Market Share
220.127.116.11 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
18.104.22.168 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7 Global Hypochlorous Acid Market by Region
8.7.1 Market Share
22.214.171.124 North America
126.96.36.199 Asia Pacific
188.8.131.52 Latin America
184.108.40.206 Middle East and Africa
9 Regional Analysis
9.1 North America
9.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.1.3 Breakup by Country
220.127.116.11 United States of America
9.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.2.3 Breakup by Country
18.104.22.168 United Kingdom
9.3 Asia Pacific
9.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.3.3 Breakup by Country
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.4.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.4.3 Breakup by Country
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.5.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.5.3 Breakup by Country
22.214.171.124 Saudi Arabia
126.96.36.199 United Arab Emirates
188.8.131.52 South Africa
10 Market Dynamics
10.1 SWOT Analysis
10.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.2.1 Supplier’s Power
10.2.2 Buyer’s Power
10.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
10.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
10.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
10.3 Key Indicators for Demand
10.4 Key Indicators for Price
11 Value Chain Analysis
12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Market Structure
12.2 Company Profiles
12.2.1 Lenntech B.V.
184.108.40.206 Company Overview
220.127.116.11 Product Portfolio
18.104.22.168 Demographic Reach and Achievements
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12.2.3 Olin Corporation
184.108.40.206 Company Overview
220.127.116.11 Product Portfolio
18.104.22.168 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12.2.4 AGC Group
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12.2.5 Surpass Chemical Company, Inc
184.108.40.206 Company Overview
220.127.116.11 Product Portfolio
18.104.22.168 Demographic Reach and Achievements
12.2.6 Occidental Petroleum Corporation
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13 Industry Events and Developments
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List of Key Figures and Tables
1. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2021
2. Global Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4. Global Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by End-User (USD Million), 2018-2022
5. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by End-User (USD Million), 2023-2028
6. Global Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
7. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
8. Global Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
9. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
10. North America Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11. North America Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12. Europe Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13. Europe Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14. Asia Pacific Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15. Asia Pacific Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16. Latin America Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17. Latin America Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18. Middle East and Africa Hypochlorous Acid Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
19. Middle East and Africa Hypochlorous Acid Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
20. Global Hypochlorous Acid Market Structure
The size of the global market in 2021 reached an approximate value of USD 8.43 billion.
At a global level, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between the forecast period of 2023 and 2028.
By 2027, the market is expected to reach an estimated value of USD 10.13 billion.
The key drivers for the industry are rising awareness of hygiene, increasing standards of healthcare, and expansion of the e-commerce sector as a distribution channel.
The relevant industry trends include the growing applications of hypochlorous acid in healthcare settings, the shift towards non-alcoholic sanitisers, and research and development activities targeted towards finding more applications of the chemical.
The major regional markets for hypochlorous acid are North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
It can cause damage to skin, eyes, clothing, allergic reactions, and surgical emphysema.
In general, the product does expire 30 days after the container has been opened, however, sealed containers can be effective for up to 6 months.
The primary segments based on product type are calcium hypochlorite, and sodium hypochlorite, among others.
The market end users are wound management, oil and gas, water treatment, personal care, and food and beverages, among others.
The leading applications in the market are for disinfecting, as a sanitising agent, and an oxidising agent, among others.
The major players in the industry are Lenntech B.V., INOVYN, Olin Corporation, AGC Group, Surpass Chemical Company, Inc, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation among others.
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