Industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals are used across various cleansing application such as janitorial, industrial bottle washing, dairy, institutional dishwashing, institutional laundry cleaning, textile maintenance, food processing equipment cleaning, health care and surface disinfection, metal cleaning, and vehicle cleaning. They have excellent chelating properties that can control water hardness ions such as calcium and magnesium.


The global Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market is accounted for US$ 11,479.10 Mn in terms of value and 4,205.40 Kilo Tons in terms of volume by the end of 2019.



Growth in the foodservice chains and food processing industry which comprises restaurants, food retail, and bars & taverns is expected to foster the market growth of industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals. An increase in the production of food & beverage coupled with the expansion of cold chain capacities is further anticipated to accelerate the market growth of industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals over the forecast timeframe.

Market Opportunities


Development of bio-based cleaning chemicals by the manufacturer to provide enormous growth opportunities to the market of the industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals. For instance, in January 2019, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has launched a more sustainable, water-miscible defoamer, Ethylan TB345, that will help household and industrial cleaning formulators meet growing customer need for environmentally safe and cost-effective products that do not compromise on performance.

Market Restraints


Disease caused by exposure to the cleaning chemicals is expected to hinder the market growth of industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals. Cancer, asthma, dermatitis, endocrine, and neurologic discrepancies, and other respiratory disorders are some of the diseases caused by cleaning chemicals.  

Key Takeaways:

For segment 1 information:

North America region dominated the Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market and was valued at US$ 16,147.50 Mn in 2019 and is forecast to grow with a CAGR of 4.1% between 2020 and 2027.  Increase in awareness towards the cleanliness and hygiene and also the increase in demand of cleaning chemicals from various industries is expected to drive the demand of industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals in the North America region.

For segment 2 information:

On the basis of application, commercial segment dominated the global Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals market in 2019, accounting for 44.3% share in terms of value, followed by industrial and domestic, respectively. In the commercial spaces, the threat of infectious diseases is making the consumers conscious about hygiene, which is further resulting in overall increase in health expenditure.

Market Trends

Trend 1

Partnership and collaborations by key players for expanding presence in the market is a major trend. For instance, in January 2020, Sea-Land Chemical Company, a chemical distributor of specialty additives for the lubricants and household, industrial and institutional cleaning markets, has entered into a distribution agreement with LANXESS Corporation. The objective of this partnership is to distribute Baypure®, Bayhibit®, Baysolvex®, and Mersolat® products lines for the water treatment and household, industrial and institutional (HI&I) cleaner industries in Canada.

Trend 2

Growing demand for safe and environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals for building care chemicals segment is expected to augment the market growth. The market growth is also attributed to growth in the construction industry coupled with the increasing adoption of safe and advanced chemicals across the construction industry.

Competitive Section:

Company Names 

  1. BASF SE
  2. AkzoNobel N.V.
  3. Henkel AG & Co.KGaA
  4. Solvay SA
  5. Huntsman Corporation
  6. Eastman Chemical Company
  7. Lonza Group Limited
  8. Procter & Gamble Co.
  9. Croda International Plc.
  10. The Dow Chemical Company
  11. Betco Corporation
  12. Sealed Air Corporation
  13. Ecolab Inc.
  • Few Recent Developments

Akzo Nobel N.V.

  • In September 2017, AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business and Itaconix have signed an application agreement to evaluate and develop innovative bio-based chelates for use in the consumer and industrial detergents and cleaners markets.
  • In October 2018, AkzoNobel has sold its specialty chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1bn. The specialty chemicals business manufactures chemicals that are used in pharmaceuticals, plastic packaging, tissue paper, cleaning materials, and food products.

The Dow Chemical Company

  • In August 2017, Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, launched the first Pest Management Regulatory Agency-approved label for biocides for use in offshore oil and gas operations. Product labels have been updated to reflect which biocides can now be used in offshore operations


By Applications

  • Industrial
    • Building care chemicals 
    • Hand hygiene chemicals 
    • Other chemicals 
  • Commercial 
    • Kitchen care chemicals 
    • Building care chemicals 
    • Hand hygiene chemicals 
    • Laundry care chemicals 
    • Others 
  • Domestic
    • Kitchen care chemicals 
    • Building care chemicals
    • Hand hygiene chemicals 
    • Laundry care chemicals 
    • Others 

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • APAC 
  • MEA


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