Demulsifier Market Research Report- Forecast to 2030

Demulsifier Market Information- by Type (Oil Soluble and Water Soluble), by Application (Crude Oil, Sludge Oil Treatment, Oil Based Power Plants, Petro Refineries, Lubricant Manufacturing, and Others) and Region - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/3092-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 137 Pages         

Demulsifier Market

Demulsifier Market is projected to be worth USD 2,949.4 Million by 2028, registering a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period (2022-2030).

By Type Oil Soluble Water Soluble
By Application Crude Oil Sludge Oil Treatment Oil Based Power Plants Petro Refineries Lubricant Manufacturing Others
Key Players
Companies Profiled   BASF SE Germany   The Momentive U.S.   Schlumberger Limited   Clariant Switzerland   The Dow Chemical Company   Halliburton U.S.   The Dow Chemical Company   Akzo Nobel N.V.   Clariant Switzerland   Baker Hughes Incorporated   Halliburton U.S.   Croda International Plc   Ecolab U.S.
Market Driving Forces   Rapid industrialization   Rising demand for fuel efficient vehicles   Increasing expenditure on research activities
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Demulsifier Market Overview

Demulsifiers are used in lubrication to avoid corrosion and damage from impurities in the fuel. They are also known as emulsion breakers as they are used to separate emulsions like water in oil. Demulsion Application is majorly used in crude oil processing. Demulsifiers are based on chemicals like polyols, epoxy resins, epoxides and polyamines. Formulation of the demulsifier available in the market contains two or more chemicals with carrier solvents like diesel, methanol, etc. Increasing demand for demulsifiers in the oil and gas industry in economically developed countries is the main reason for the growth of the Demulsifier Market Outlook. The Demulsifier Market will gain CAGR 4% during the forecast 2022 to 2030, increasing the market value worldwide. The prominent role of the demulsifier is to prevent the continuous formation of oil emulsion due to the decrease of mechanical strength that occurs when formed on the surface of water drops.

Covid-19 analysis 

The pandemic has resulted in heavy disruption in the economic condition of various industries globally. The oil-exporting places are experiencing low growth owing to the COVID 19 effect. During the pandemic period, there was a decline in the fossil fuel industry and a rise in oil price, which also impacted the production of crude oil as it holds the 50% share in the market; the Demulsifier Market faced a lot of loss. To prevent and lessen the virus spread, the production activities were at a halt; the WHO suggested this, which led to a decline in the supply. Oil and gas are dependent on foreign merchants to supply equipment; during the spread, the global restriction disrupted the supply, and the market faced a loss in market share. Due to the shutdown, there was a slowdown in production, leading to a decrease in oil demand. However, according to the Demulsifier Market Forecast, the vaccine and opening up of production facilities will improve the growth in the forecast period.

Chief Factors Existing In The Market  

Key Drivers

It is used to break the emulsion and separate them into oil and water. The emulsion formation affects the production facilities, and it also does oil recovery operations. The increasing demand for crude oil worldwide is propelling the market towards growth. The demand is rising for crude oil-derived fuels, which boosts the market. Continuous discoveries of new oil reserves and oil fields are creating more opportunities for the Demulsifier Market Growth. The rising adaptation of the chemical products, which is intended to break the emulsion extracted during the exploration and then process them into petroleum products, is increasing the Demulsifier Market. 

Market ChallengesInsufficient raw materials for the production of the demulsifier are challenging the market. Due to the lockdown, the demand and supply of raw materials decreased, which led to the high increases in prices is, forming new challenges for the Demulsifier Market Value. The high cost combined with the research and development process also creates challenges for market growth. The Geographical issues in countries and environmental regulation with high awareness in many industries for declination of harmful effects of demulsifier and stern global trade restriction hampering the market growth.Market OpportunitiesThe rise in the demand for lubricants from the increasing automotive industry in countries like India, China, etc., has created ample market opportunity. Rapid industrialization in several regions and growing power plant industries to fulfill the energy requirement in the world is expected to form many new ways for the Demulsifier Market. The depletion of crude oils reserves has made companies project growth opportunities for the market. The demand for green emulsifiers as they are manufactured from environment-friendly chemicals is expected to create ample opportunity for the market.Market RestraintsThe strict rules by the government to limit the toxic chemicals for the environment are restraining the market from further growth. The high cost and effect on the supply-demand of the raw material and manufacturing sectors create hindrance for the market growth.

Cumulative Evaluation Of The Market  

The evaluation of the Demulsifier Market Analysis shows various market requirements for market growth. The market segments are boosting the market and making the experience high growth in the forecast period. The driving factors and opportunities are opening new doors for the market, which will drive the market shortly. At the same time, the restraints and challenges of the market will harm the market and hinder the market from gaining further growth. Covid 19 led to disruption in many industries impacting the Demulsifier Market, but it is estimated that the industries will grow in the future with the amendment of several regulations.

Market segmentation 

By Type Based on the type segment, the market is divided into Oil Soluble and Water Soluble. Among both segments, the oil-soluble segment registered a high growth rate in 2020. The segment held the largest share in the market as the oil-soluble emulsion breaker is more effective than the water-soluble one due to its high hydrophilicity. It improves the burning characteristics of fuel and is also used to lower doses. They are also useful in stabilizing and breaking the water-in-oil emulsion. However, the water-soluble contribute to the market share as they are used to separate the oil in water emulsion. It makes and better choice for economic use due to the low cost of this segment.By Application The demulsifier market is classified into Crude Oil, Sludge Oil Treatment, Oil-Based Power Plants, Petro Refineries, Lubricant Manufacturing and others by the segment application. Crude oil is dominating the market and is expected to dominate in the forecast period as the market held 30% of the market share in 2020. The rising demand from the crude oil exploration industry is boosting the market. The oilfield and crude oil reserves discoveries will contribute to the market growth. Besides crude oil, the petroleum segment is also expected to register high growth owing to the rising demand for the petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc. will propel the Demulsifier Market Size.

The Global Demulsifier Market Share by Application, (2016) (%):Demulsifier Market

Regional analysis 

The Demulsifier Market is studied in prominent regions like Asia Pacific, North America, the middle east and Africa, Europe and Latin America. The middle east and Africa dominated the market due to huge oil and gas reserves in countries like Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE etc. In the region, the high-end activities in petroleum and oil extraction will drive market growth in the forecast period. The new oil reserves in the parts of the region such as Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia will have a significant growth impact in the Demulsifier Market. The Asia Pacific will hold the second-largest market position as the region has many end-user industries. In the global oil production, china contributes 5% share. India also contains the largest refinery with 1.27 million barrels per day, and all these are expected to have a good impact on the Demulsifier Market Share. Due to the presence of several manufacturers, the Europe region will also contribute to the market growth, and the rising demand for lubricant manufacturing will have a humongous growth impact on the market.

Competitive Intensity Within The Industry 

the competitive intensity of the market depicts the market competition among several market players. Many region's market players contribute to the market value to have a growth effect on the market. Market vendors operate in the market on many factors such as product value, price, and performance. Several market players are engaged in many strategies and product launchers to propel the industry's market position globally. Numerous researches are carried out to promote the product and improve the sales in the market place. Several details are included in the competitive landscape, such as dominance, initiatives, production and others. The market players who are dominating the Demulsifier Market Trends are 

  • BASF SE Germany

  • The Momentive U.S.

  • Schlumberger Limited U.S.

  • Clariant Switzerland

  • The Dow Chemical CompanyU.S.

  • Halliburton U.S.

  • The Dow Chemical Company U.S.

  • Akzo Nobel N.V. the Netherlands

  • Clariant Switzerland

  • ¬†Baker Hughes Incorporated U.S.

  • Halliburton U.S.

  • Croda International Plc U.K.

  • Ecolab U.S.

 Recent development  

September 2021 : A research team from the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has come up with a novel magnetic demulsifier containing desert beetle-based microstructures. This demulsifier has the impressive capability of facilitating high-efficiency oil-in-water emulsion separation while consuming extremely low recovery energy.The team at NIMTE carried out fabrication of a magnetic graphene oxide-based composite using desert beetle-type microstructure, which comprises underwater superoleophobic underlayer as well as superhydrophobic/superoleophilic bumps. This synthesized Fe3O4/GO@C-SR demulsifier exhibits significant oleophilicity/ hydrophobicity in air as well as robust oleophobicity under water. The superoleophilic bumps can collect tiny oil droplets, while the hydration layer present in the hydrophilic region prevents the collected oil droplets from spreading throughout the composite structure, thereby elevating the oil-in-water emulsion separation rate.

Report Overview 

The Demulsifier Market depicts details about recent and new developments and trade regulations. The report contains market segmentation like drivers and restraints, which strongly impact the market share. It also shows the impact of the market in the region-wise segment, and different market players of different regions acting as a growth factor for the market are also mentioned in the market. The new development of the market is also depicted in the market. The new, past and future of the market are predicted in the report by taking the information into account. The report shows the factors that will have an accelerating effect on the market and will dominate the marketplace in the forecast period.

Key industrial segments 

By Type 

  • Oil Soluble¬†

  • Water Soluble

By Application 

  • Crude Oil

  • Sludge Oil Treatment

  • Oil-Based Power Plants

  • Petro Refineries

  • Lubricant Manufacturing

  • Others

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   4%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   type and application
  Geographies Covered   Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   BASF SE (Germany), Ecolab (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V. (the Netherlands), Clariant (Switzerland), Baker Hughes Incorporated (U.S.), Schlumberger Limited (U.S.), Halliburton (U.S.), Croda International Plc (UK), Momentive (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   They allow dehydration and separation of liquid phases, which leads to improved quality of the separated hydrocarbon.
  Key Market Drivers   Rapid industrialization, rising demand for fuel efficient vehicles, and increasing expenditure on research activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Demulsifiers are chemical intermediates used to demulsify water in oil emulsion. These materials find an extensive application in oil refineries

The Middle East & Africa is the leading market for demulsifier, globally followed by North America and Europe.

Strategic initiatives such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, expansion, and technology/ product launch are some of the growth strategies that players operating in the global demulsifier adopt to gain a larger competitive advantage.

Ecolab (US), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Clariant (Switzerland), Akzo Nobel N V (the Netherlands), Baker Hughes Incorporated (US), Halliburton (US), Schlumberger Limited (US), Croda International Plc (UK), and Momentive (US), are some of the leading players in the global demulsifier market.