Acrylamide Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Acrylamide Market Research Report: By Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Cosmetics, Paper Manufacturing, Chemical Intermediate, Textiles, Others) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America) – Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/8822-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Acrylamide Market Overview

According to MRFR analysis, the Acrylamide Market is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% to reach USD 4.5 Billion by the end of 2027.

Regulatory Framework

The European Union imposed a new regulation setting lower benchmark values for acrylamide in food products such as French fries, potato crisps, bread, breakfast cereals, cookies, biscuits, coffee, and baby food, etc.

In addition to this, regulation 2017/2158 establishes best practices, mitigation measures, and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide in food.

In 2016, the FDA developed a Guidance for Industry that outlines strategies to help growers, manufacturers, and foodservice operators reduce acrylamide in the food supply.

Key Players

  • Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemicals Co., LTD

  • Ashland


  • SNF


  • Beijing Hengju Chemical Group

  • Dia-Nitrix Co., Ltd.

  • Ecolab

  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.


  • Zibo Xinye Chemical Co., Ltd.

  • Zhejiang Xinyong Biochemical Co., Ltd.

Market Forecast

Acrylamide is an organic compound with the chemical formula C3H5NO. It is a white, odorless solid, soluble in water and several organic solvents. It is widely used as a precursor of polyacrylamide and acrylamide copolymers, which find uses in the production of paper, dyes, and plastics as well as in water & wastewater treatment. These products are also found in caulking, food packaging, and adhesives.

The factors driving the global acrylamide market include the demand for acrylamide in water & wastewater treatment. Rapid industrial development across the globe drives the demand for the product. Industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, pulp & paper, textiles, among others produce toxic effluents in large quantities, which necessitates water & wastewater treatment.

Another major driver of the global acrylamide market is its use in enhanced oil recovery. This is attributed to the rising demand for crude oil products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and others. The use of enhanced oil recovery technology is promoted as the process can recover 30-60% more oil at the reservoir site.

All the above-mentioned factors are projected to boost the demand for acrylamide during the review period.

Market USP

Scarcity of Drinking Water

Market Drivers

  • Need for Water & Wastewater Treatment

  • Demand from Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Increasing Demand for Convenience Foods

Market Restraints

  • Regulatory Constraints & Adverse Health Effects


By Application

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment: Acrylamide is used as a precursor to polyacrylamide, which is extensively used in flocculation of solids in water & wastewater treatment. When added to wastewater, it causes suspended particles to aggregate and to precipitate. In municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, it is used in all liquid-solid separation processes including primary sewage treatment as well as in the treatment of water from mineral mining operations.

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery: Use of acrylamide in enhanced oil recovery, wherein it increases the viscosity of the injected water and pushes the oil locked in reservoirs towards the pump. High demand for crude oil products such as jet fuel, diesel, and petrol across major end-use industries is expected to drive the global acrylamide market.

  • Cosmetics: It is used in cosmetics & personal care products such as skin cleansers, moisturizers, lotions & creams, hair care, and nail care products, among others. It is widely used as a stabilizer, binder, and thickener in cosmetics & personal care products. This is because it has foaming, anti-static, and lubricating properties.

  • Paper Manufacturing: Acrylamide in the form of polyacrylamide finds use as a strengthening and dispersing agent in papermaking from recycled paper. It is also used as a reinforcing agent. In the pulp & paper industry, polyacrylamides are used as binders and retention aids for fibers and to retain pigments on paper fibers.

  • Chemical Intermediate: It is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of organic chemicals, which are further used as a feedstock for medical, pharmaceutical, biochemical, and agriculture applications.

  • Textiles: In the textile industry, polyacrylamides are used to size and shrink-proof materials and as water repellents. The use of polyacrylamides can improve the tackiness, permeability, and desizing performance.

  • Others: The others segment includes mining, agriculture, dyes, plastics, and adhesives applications.

By Region

  • North America: The North American market for acrylamide is driven by the expanding industrial sector in the region.

  • Europe: The market in Europe is projected to witness a demand for acrylamide due to the growth of the transportation, reconstruction, and power generation industries in the region. Major contributors to the market growth include Germany, the UK, France, and Russia.

  • Asia-Pacific: Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market on account of the rapid industrialization in the region. The growth potential is in emerging economies such as India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and others.

  • Middle East & Africa: The presence of large oil & gas reserves in the region is the key factor driving the demand for acrylamide.

  • Latin America: The Latin American market is projected to witness high demand for acrylamide due to the growing industrial sector.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 4.5 Billion (2027)
  CAGR   4% (2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units    Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Anhui Jucheng Fine Chemicals Co., LTD, Ashland TIANRUN, SNF, BASF SE, Beijing Hengju Chemical Group, Dia-Nitrix Co., Ltd., Ecolab, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc, NUOER GROUP, Zibo Xinye Chemical Co., Ltd, Zhejiang Xinyong Biochemical Co., Ltd.
  Key Market Opportunities

  • The factors driving the global acrylamide market include the demand for acrylamide in water & wastewater treatment\r\n
  • Rapid industrial development across the globe drives the demand for the product\r\n
  • The use of enhanced oil recovery technology is promoted as the process can recover 30-60% more oil at the reservoir site.
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Need for Water & Wastewater Treatment\r\n
  • Demand from Enhanced Oil Recovery\r\n
  • Increasing Demand for Convenience Foods

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Acrylamide market can expand at 4% CAGR by 2027.

    By 2027, the acrylamide market can touch USD 4.5 Bn.

    BASF SE, SNF, and TIANRUN are some reputed names in the acrylamide market.

    The expansion of textile industry to promote acrylamide market.

    Adverse health impact to restrain the acrylamide market.