Growth in the US market for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals will total 2.3% annually through 2020, reaching $11.7 billion in 2020. Advances will be driven by growth in commercial establishments. The market value will benefit from widening usage of high value sanitizers and disinfectants.
This report segments the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals industry by product and market. Data for cleaning chemicals are provided in dollars; data for raw materials are provided in pounds.
Industrial and institutional cleaning chemical products include:
Disinfectants & Sanitizers
Floor Care Products
General Purpose Cleaners
Laundry Care Products
Ware washing Detergents
Vehicle Wash Products
General purpose cleaners will remain the largest of these through 2020, accounting for 25% of the market. Fastest growth will be for disinfectants and sanitizers, driven by rising concern for infection prevention and widening availability of high value advanced products.
Major industrial and institutional cleaning chemical markets include:
Commercial -- Car Washes; Food Service; Hotels & Other Lodging; Laundry & Dry Cleaning; Offices; Retail; Transportation & Distribution
Industrial -- Electronic Components; Fabricated Metal Processing, Food & Beverage Processing
Institutional -- Education; Government; Healthcare
Commercial markets were the leading outlet in 2015, accounting for 62% of demand. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the Institutional market, fueled by rising standards of cleanliness in education and healthcare.
Raw materials used in industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals include:
Chlor-Alkalis -- Caustic Soda; Soda Ash; Chlorine
Surfactants -- Nonionic; Anionic; Cationic; Amphoteric
Solvents -- Alcohols; Hydrocarbons; Chlorinated Solvents; Terpenes; Ethers
Chlor-alkalis are the largest category, comprising 52% of raw materials demand in 2015. Going forward, biocides will see the strongest advances, owing to growth in disinfecting and sanitizing cleaners.
The US I&I cleaning chemical market is mature, with an extensive list of companies participating as raw material suppliers, toll manufacturers, or product formulators. Many suppliers are regionally focused. Companies discussed in this study include Clorox, Diversey (Sealed Air), Ecolab, GOJO Industries, NCH, Procter & Gamble, Spartan, and Zep.