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Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market

Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Solid, Liquid), By Applications (Additives, Wastewater Treatment, Cosmetics, Synthetic Rubber, Lubricants, Wood Preservatives, Others), By End-User (Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry, Paper Industry, Chemical Processing Industry, Others) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2024-2032

Report Code: SRSC55835DR
Study Period 2020-2032 CAGR 3.81%
Historical Period 2020-2022 Forecast Period 2024-2032
Base Year 2023 Base Year Market Size USD XX Billion
Forecast Year 2032 Forecast Year Market Size USD XX Billion
Largest Market Asia-Pacific Fastest Growing Market Europe
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Market Overview

The global aluminum chlorohydrate market share is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.81% during the forecast period (2023–2031). The global market is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for aluminum chlorohydrate as a key component in underarm cosmetics. Moreover, its function in water treatment—assisting in the removal of colloidal particles and dissolved organic substances—is anticipated to have a favorable effect on the market's expansion, particularly given the rise in water treatment facilities brought about by government initiatives.

The general formula for aluminum chlorohydrate, an inorganic polymer and group of specific aluminum salts, is AlnCl(3n-m)(OH)m. Aluminum chlorohydrate can be found in solid or powder form; it is colorless, odorless, and has a light yellow hue. Aluminum chlorohydrate is one of the eighteen salts of aluminum that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved. It is used in many end-use products, including deicing agents, underarm deodorants, refrigerants, additives, fire extinguishing systems, and the removal of nutrients. Its antimicrobial properties and extensive usage as an active component in water purification processes further contribute to its widespread use.

Market Dynamics

Global Market Drivers

Increasing Water Treatment Activities

Urbanization and industrialization are pushing the demand for safe and clean water, which is increasing the need for chemicals, such as aluminum chlorohydrate, used in water treatment. Aluminum chlorohydrate has antibacterial properties and is an active component in water purification systems. The global market is witnessing growth due to the numerous wastewater treatment projects currently underway. For example, in San Bernardino County, California, a privately run and owned waste-to-energy facility processes up to 1,000 tons of food and wastewater biosolids per day into renewable gas and fertilizer for farms, costing USD 185 million.

In water treatment plants, aluminum chlorohydrate is used as a coagulant to extract dissolved organic matter and colloidal particles in water. The expansion of the market for aluminum chlorohydrate is anticipated to be positively impacted by the government's increasing initiatives for water treatment. For instance, the Federal and British Columbian Governments state that in 2017, the Federal Government invested approximately USD 450.1 million in municipalities throughout British Columbia for the purpose of treating wastewater and water.

Rising Demand in Personal Care Products

ACH is an essential component of deodorants and antiperspirants, and its demand is rising in tandem with the worldwide expansion of the personal care and cosmetics industry. As an antimicrobial agent, aluminum chlorohydrate prevents the growth of bacteria that cause unpleasant body odor. Consider the French cosmetics industry, which saw a value increase of USD 19.5 billion in 2017 from USD 18.2 billion in 2016, as the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce reported. This is expected to propel aluminum chlorohydrate market growth.

Global Market Restraint

Health and Environmental Concerns

Some worry that compounds containing aluminum could negatively affect human and environmental health. Aluminum chlorohydrate reacts quickly with water, creating high temperatures and hydrochloric acid vapors because aluminum chlorohydrate attracts water. Asthma, skin problems, respiratory problems, and impaired vision are just some of the adverse effects of hydrochloric fumes.

Moreover, chemical exposure can cause issues with the nervous system, difficulty with training, mood changes, problems with short-term memory, anxiety, lack of coordination, disorientation, depression, mental confusion, gastrointestinal problems, and eye strain. Aluminum poisoning can cause osteomalacia (bone softening due to a deficiency in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D), kidney damage, and nerve damage. All of these things will eventually impede the growth of the aluminum chlorohydrate market.

Global Market Opportunities

Investment in Research and Development

Aluminum chlorohydrate (ACH) R&D aims to discover new uses for the material, improve existing product formulations, and increase product performance. The strategy includes overcoming challenges, meeting regulatory requirements, and capitalizing on new opportunities. Many scientists are working to perfect ACH's formula so it can be used more effectively in water treatment by enhancing its flocculation and coagulation capabilities. This involves making it better at filtering out contaminants from water. In order to enhance its effectiveness in water treatment and other applications, scientists might also consider creating nanoscale aluminum chlorohydrate particles.

Furthermore, many of the strategies that have been considered for wastewater treatment in recent years have found widespread industrial use in the successful decontamination of effluents. The present state of wastewater treatment technology was assessed in 2018 by the Journal of Water. Membrane treatment operations were the major focus of the study, which identified unpleasant odor as a major obstacle to membrane treatment of wastewater. Such factors create opportunities for market growth over the forecast period.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the global aluminum chlorohydrate market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Global Market

Asia-Pacific is the most significant global aluminum chlorohydrate market shareholder and is expected to expand substantially over the forecast period. Countries in the Asia-Pacific area, especially India and China, have been seeing rapid industrialization. Chemicals used to treat water, such as aluminum chlorohydrate, may see an uptick in demand due to this growth in manufacturing. In 2022, the Asia-Pacific region held a 38.32% market share for aluminum chlorohydrate, primarily due to the region's growing pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food, and beverage industries. In many end-user industries, aluminum chlorohydrate is widely used in additives, de-icing agents, refrigerants, nutrient removal, antiperspirants, deodorants, and fire extinguishing systems.

Moreover, the aluminum chlorohydrate industry will flourish due to the growing demand and investment for wastewater treatment over the forecast period. This will raise the demand for products based on aluminum chlorohydrate. For example, China Everbright Water has disclosed plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant in the Chinese province of Hebei with a public-private partnership that will cost roughly USD 44.2 million (RMB208 million) by November 2021.

In North America, the U.S. and Canada are significant players in the aluminum chlorohydrate market. Strict water treatment regulations and a robust industrial infrastructure drive demand. It is widely used in personal care products, particularly antiperspirants and water purification systems. North America is a major consumer due to its emphasis on cutting-edge wastewater treatment and sustainable water treatment. For example, in June 2022, industrial production in the United States increased by 4.2% yearly. Moreover, the country's electricity consumption increased by 16.4%, manufacturing by 12.5%, and mining by 7.5%. As a result, the need for wastewater treatment will rise along with industrial production, which will propel the size of the aluminum chlorohydrate market over the projected period.

The European market is predicted to expand significantly over the forecast period. The strategic investments made by prominent European companies like L'Oréal, L.V.M.H., and Unilever to launch new products into the market have positively affected the expansion of the aluminum chlorohydrate industry, contributing to the region's substantial market share. Unilever is the global industry leader in deodorant and antiperspirant. The business introduced new anti-mark antiperspirant technology in 2016 to protect white clothing from yellow stains and dark clothing from white marks. Across five of its most important brands—Degree Women, Degree Men, Dove Men+Care, Dove, and AX—the company debuted its new proprietary formulation in a dry spray format. Such factors propel regional market growth.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. Solid
  2. Liquid
By Applications
  1. Additives
  2. Wastewater Treatment
  3. Cosmetics, Synthetic Rubber
  4. Lubricants
  5. Wood Preservatives
  6. Others
By End-User
  1. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  2. Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry
  3. Paper Industry
  4. Chemical Processing Industry
  5. Others
Company Profiles Chemtrade Kemira Grace ALTIVIA USALCO Gulbrandsen Chemicals GEO Parchem Summit Chemical Holland Company
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Singapore Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global aluminum chlorohydrate market is segmented into type, application, and end-user.

Based on type, the global market is segmented into solid and liquid.

The liquid segment dominates the global market. Liquid aluminum chlorohydrate's ability to absorb water vapor makes it a popular de-icing agent for roads. Aluminum chlorohydrate in liquid form is a clear or somewhat cloudy solution that comes in a range of concentrations and is simple to combine with other substances. Liquid aluminum chlorohydrate size is expected to be driven by rising demand for de-icing agents, fire extinguishing systems, refrigerants, and other related products, driven by an expanding global food processing sector. Due to the expanding end-user sectors, the liquid aluminum chlorohydrate segment will eventually grow.

Based on application, the global market is segmented intoadditives, wastewater treatment, cosmetics, synthetic rubber, lubricants, wood preservatives, and others.

The wastewater treatment segment owns the highest market share. An essential component of wastewater treatment is aluminum chlorohydrate, which acts as a coagulant to clarify water by attaching to particles and impurities and making it easier to filter them out. This role is essential in meeting the growing demand for clean water worldwide as urbanization and industrial growth continue. Aluminum chlorohydrate is the material of choice for many water treatment applications, whether municipal or industrial, due to its effectiveness as a coagulant.

Based on the end-user, the global market is segmented into water and wastewater treatment plants, cosmetics and personal care industry, paper industry, chemical processing industry, and others.

The water and wastewater treatment plants segment dominates the global market. Aluminum chlorohydrate is used in water and wastewater to remove radioactive contamination, iron, fluoride, cadmium, floating oil, and paper, dye, and precision casting industries from water. The aluminum chlorohydrate industry will eventually be driven by the government's mandate to treat wastewater before it drains into the ocean, rivers, seas, and other bodies of water to protect aquatic life and the environment. This mandate is due to the growing demand for water and wastewater treatment in various end-use industries.

For example, according to Statistics Canada, millions of cubic meters of wastewater are discharged daily into city sewer systems from homes, businesses, institutions, and industries; wastewater must be treated in accordance with standards before being released into the environment.

Market Size By Type

Market Size By Type
  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Recent Developments

    • July 2023- Larsen and Toubro (L&T) announced that it secured "large orders" in the domestic market for water and effluent treatment. A water supply scheme for the Hanumanganj multi-group of villages in the districts of Ballia and Firozabad has been ordered by the State Water & Sanitation Mission, Uttar Pradesh, according to a statement released by L&T.

    Top Key Players

    Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market Share of Key Players

    Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market Share of Key Players
    Chemtrade Kemira Grace ALTIVIA USALCO Gulbrandsen Chemicals GEO Parchem Summit Chemical Holland Company Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the global Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market?
    The global Aluminum Chlorohydrate Market size is growing at a CAGR of 3.81% from 2023 to 2031.
    Asia-Pacific has the largest share of the market.
    Increasing water treatment activities and rising demand in personal care products are the key driver for the growth of the market.
    Investment in research and development is one of the upcoming trend in the market.
    The key players in the global Market include Chemtrade, Kemira, Grace, ALTIVIA, USALCO, Gulbrandsen Chemicals, GEO, Parchem, Summit Chemical, Holland Company.

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