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Thioglycolate Market

Thioglycolate Market: Information by Grade (Low Purity Grade), Type (Calcium Thioglycolate, Magnesium Thioglycolate), End-Use (Leather, Mining), and Region — Forecast till 2029

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Market Snapshot

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4.9 %
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Largest Market:
Asia Pacific

Market Overview

Thioglycolate or salts of thioglycolate acid (thioglycolate broths) are used in a variety of consumer-centric applications, which is likely to be among the foremost reasons for it to achieve a significant growth rate. Wide varieties of thioglycolates are available in the market, which includes ammonium, magnesium, and sodium thioglycolates.  

The market is anticipated to be in the nascent stage owing to the considerable growth in the end-user segment. However, it can cause ill-effects on prolonged exposure to the skin, further hampering the market growth. Similarly, stringent regulatory guidelines from authorities such as the EU cosmetics directive and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrain the market growth.


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Increasing Use of Beauty Products and Debouching Make-Up Trends

Thioglycolates is extensively used for the manufacturing of hair removal and perming hair products.  Constantly changing social norms, increasing number of social gatherings and meetings, and the need to look good on social media is surging the demand for cosmetics. Availability of online makeup tutorials and debouching trends, such as Do it Yourself (DYI) skincare routine, provides an impetus to the market growth.

Cosmetics brands have been resorting to various successful marketing gimmicks to increase their brand awareness and drive their sales. Companies are using data analytics to determine consumer insights and provide product customization in order to gain consumer base. The cosmetics industry was estimated to be over USD 20 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to witness considerable growth in the coming years. However, rising consumer awareness regarding the ill-effects of chemical-based cosmetics is surging the demand for organic variants, further hampering the market growth. 



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Decelerating Crude Oil Prices to Increase the Demand for Thioglycolate

Crude oil prices have decelerated significantly in the past few months due to the recent disagreement and separation between Russia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). This has caused a significant reduction in prices as both the factions want their oil to be sold in the market. The U.S. is the largest exporter of shale oil, and the discovery of new shale oil reserves in the country drives the market growth. The demand for oil and gas has reduced considerably in the past several months due to supply outstripping demand, leading to further price reduction. These factors are likely to drive the consumption of oil and gas, further surging the consumption of thioglycolate, which is used in petroleum refining and oil production.

Thioglycolate Market: Segmentation

Based on product type, the thioglycolate market is segmented into ammonium thioglycolate, calcium thioglycolate, sodium thioglycolate, butyl thioglycolate, and potassium thioglycolate. The ammonium thioglycolate segment dominates the market. The  potassium thioglycolate and calcium thioglycolate segments, on the other hand, hold the highest market share on account of their rising use for the production of chemical depilatories. Based on end-use, the market is segmented into oil and gas, leather, mining, chemical and plastics, and cosmetics and personal care. The cosmetics and personal care segment dominated the market. The chemical and plastics segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth on account of rapid product innovation and increasing focus on packaging. 

Regional Overview


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Asia-Pacific dominate the thioglycolate market on account of rapid economic progression, availability of skilled labour at lower prices,  industry friendly policies, abundance of resources, and low land rates in economies such as India, China, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The U.S. spearheads North America’s thioglycolate market and will continue the same during the forecast period. Trade agreements such as the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and its growing presence in catering to markets in Central, and South America, and the Caribbean is expected to aid in its growth. Europe’s growth will be influenced by economies in the Western European region such as the U.K., Germany, Spain, France, among others. However, Brexit will have certain negative implications in the growth of thioglycolate market for this region.

Key Players

  • Triveni Chemicals
  • Haihang Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Neostar United Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Alpha Chemika
  • American International Chemical Inc.
  • ICC Chemical Corporation
  • Alfa Aesar
  • CellMark Chemicals
  • Advanced Technology & Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • AN Pharma Tech Co. Ltd
  • Alpha Chemika
  • Bruno Bock Chemische Fabrik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Arkema
  • Kumar Organic Products Limited
  • Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Weifang Yi Hua Chemical Co., Ltd.

Thioglycolate Market: Segmentation

By Grade

  • Low Purity Grade
  • Technical Grade
  • High Purity Grade

By Product Type

  • Ammonium Thioglycolate
  • Calcium Thioglycolate
  • Sodium Thioglycolate
  • Butyl Thioglycolate
  • Potassium Thioglycolate

By End-Use

  • Oil and Gas
  • Leather
  • Mining
  • Chemical and Plastics
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
    • Skin Care
    • Hair Care

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Central and South America and the Caribbean
  • The Middle East and Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Rising consumer awareness regarding the ill-effects of chemical-based cosmetics is surging the demand for organic variants are the key factor expected to drive Thioglycolate Market during the forecast period.
Ammonium thioglycolate product type segment is expected to be the leading segment in Thioglycolate Market during the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Thioglycolate Market.
Triveni Chemicals, Haihang Industry Co. Ltd., Neostar United Industrial Co. Ltd., Alpha Chemika, ICC Chemical Corporation, Alfa Aesar, CellMark Chemicals, AN Pharma Tech Co. Ltd, Alpha Chemika, Arkema are the top players in Thioglycolate Market.
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Report Metric Details
Market Size USD in Billion By 2030
Historical Data 2019-2020
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered by Grade (Low Purity Grade), Type (Calcium Thioglycolate, Magnesium Thioglycolate), End-Use (Leather, Mining)
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAME and Rest of the World
Key Companies Profiled/Vendors Triveni Chemicals, Haihang Industry Co. Ltd., Neostar United Industrial Co. Ltd., Alpha Chemika, American International Chemical Inc., ICC Chemical Corporation, Alfa Aesar, CellMark Chemicals, Advanced Technology & Industrial Co. Ltd., AN Pharma Tech Co. Ltd, Alpha Chemika, Bruno Bock Chemische Fabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Arkema, Kumar Organic Products Limited, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Weifang Yi Hua Chemical Co., Ltd.
Key Market Opportunities Increasing Prevalence Of The Bulk Chemicals Industry Enhances The Expansion Of The Thioglycolate Market Share
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