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Glutaraldehyde Market Research Report Information, By Application (Disinfectant, Water Treatment, Tanning, Animal Husbandry, and Electron & Light Microscopy), By End User (Healthcare, Wastewater Treatment, and Research & Development Laboratories) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/6856-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Glutaraldehyde Market Overview


Glutaraldehyde Market Size was valued at USD 0.57 Billion in 2023. The Glutaraldehyde industry is projected to grow from USD 0.59 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.79 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.64% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing healthcare industry and use of glutaraldehyde across healthcare for applications like waste water treatment are some of the vital market drivers expediting market’s expansion.


Glutaraldehyde Market Share


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Glutaraldehyde Market Trends




  • Growing use across the healthcare industry is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for glutaraldehyde is being driven by rising applications. The healthcare sector frequently uses glutaraldehyde, an oily, colorless liquid with a strong odor, to clean and sterilize medical devices and equipment. Due to its extensive range of uses across various industries, including healthcare, oil & gas, and agriculture, the glutaraldehyde market has experienced tremendous expansion in recent years.


The greatest market for this product is the healthcare sector because of its potent disinfectant capabilities. Sterilizing medical tools and equipment, including endoscopes and surgical instruments, is a widespread practice. Additionally, it is employed as a biocide in the oil and gas industry to prevent the growth of bacteria in pipelines, drilling fluids, and water treatment systems. The demand for this industry is anticipated to be driven by the rising need for medical equipment and gadgets as well as for oil and gas.


Additionally, producers use it in agriculture as a disinfectant to stop the spread of diseases in animals and plants. A product called "Biosentry 904", which has glutaraldehyde as its active ingredient, is one of many disinfectants and sanitizers produced by Nufarm Canada, a multinational agricultural chemical firm, for use in animal housing, equipment, and water systems.


Biofilm-related issues are frequent in pipelines and shoot a severe threat to oil and gas production systems. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is typically associated with the existence of a biofilm. Therefore, managing biofilms is essential for reducing corrosion events brought on by microorganisms. It has been shown that glutaraldehyde can pierce biofilms and eradicate the microorganisms that are embedded there.


Due to its penetrating properties and long-term stability in oilfield waters, glutaraldehyde is a chemical that is good at controlling existing biofilms in pipelines and preventing the development of new ones. Investing by governments in pipeline developments is also significant. For instance, the Indian government plans to spend US$61 billion through 2024 building natural gas infrastructure in India, including LNG facilities and gas pipelines. As a result, it is anticipated that growing pipeline projects will continue to drive the glutaraldehyde market in the future. Thus, driving the Glutaraldehyde market revenue.


Glutaraldehyde Market Segment Insights


Glutaraldehyde Application Insights


The Glutaraldehyde market segmentation, based on application includes disinfectant, water treatment, tanning, animal husbandry, and electron & light microscopy. The market for glutaraldehyde was significantly dominated by the disinfection category. Saturated dialdehyde glutaraldehyde is widely used as a chemical sterilant and disinfectant in high quantities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that a glutaraldehyde-based product has a high-level disinfection time of 5 minutes at 35°C. As a powerful disinfectant, glutaraldehyde has been used for a very long time. It's used as a fixative or preservative in various areas of a hospital as well as a disinfectant to destroy dangerous microorganisms on surgical instruments. Glutaraldehyde is also favored over other disinfectants in a variety of end-use sectors since it doesn't corrode metals and doesn't affect lenses, rubber, or plastics.


Glutaraldehyde End User Insights


The Glutaraldehyde market segmentation, based on end users, includes healthcare, wastewater treatment, and research & development laboratories. The market for glutaraldehyde was dominated by the healthcare sector. Due to their excellent biocidal properties, ability to function in the presence of organic matter (20% bovine serum), and lack of corrosive activity on rubber, plastic, or rubber-based equipment, glucose-based solutions are frequently used in medical facilities. Medical devices like spirometry tubing, surgical instruments, transducers, endoscopes, dialyzers, dialysate delivery systems, hemodialysis proportioning, anesthesia therapy equipment, and laparoscopic disposable plastic trocars are frequently disinfected with glutaraldehyde.  


Figure 1: Glutaraldehyde Market, by End User, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Glutaraldehyde Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Glutaraldehyde Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Glutaraldehyde market area will dominate this market. The primary factor driving glutaraldehyde demand in North America is its usage as a disinfectant. Pharmaceuticals are produced using glutaraldehyde as a sterilizing, preservative, and disinfectant.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: GLUTARALDEHYDE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)


GLUTARALDEHYDE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe’s Glutaraldehyde market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising research & development activities in a similar field which is driving the demand. Further, the German Glutaraldehyde market held the largest market share, and the UK Glutaraldehyde market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Glutaraldehyde Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to increasing healthcare capital expenditure. Moreover, China’s Glutaraldehyde market held the largest market share, and the Indian Glutaraldehyde market was the quickest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Glutaraldehyde Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Glutaraldehyde market, grow even more. Market players have been undergoing a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contracts & agreements, mergers & acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Glutaraldehyde industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Glutaraldehyde industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Glutaraldehyde industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Glutaraldehyde market, including UPICHEM (US) Uniglad 50, Grassland Agro (Ireland)-Astican, Whiteley Corporation (New Zealand), Dow (US)-AQUCA BP 10, Finoric LLC (US), Lenntech B.V., Hubei Jinghong Chemical Co., and Finoric LLC (US)., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The manufacturer of specialty chemicals is Lanxess AG (Lanxess). It creates, produces, and sells plastics, specialized chemicals, additives, and chemical intermediates. Agrochemicals, automotive, construction, aromas & flavors, pharmaceuticals, tire chemicals, electrical, electronics, leather processing, and water treatment are just a few industries where the company's products are used. It collaborates with universities and research centers to do R&D. Rhenogran, Aktiplast, Aflux, Vulcuren, Perkalink, and Rhenoshape are just a few of its well-known brands. An international network of production sites supports the company's operations. It is present in Latin America, North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's Cologne serves as the home base for Lanxess. In August 2021, International Flavours & Fragrances' microbial control division will be acquired by Lanxess for $1.3 billion. Lanxess will gain a producer of glutaraldehyde, a biocide used in preservative applications such as paints, home, and personal care products, and oil and gas drilling, as part of the deal, which was expected to be completed by mid-2022.


Neogen Corp. (Neogen) creates, produces, and sells a range of solutions for the safety of food and animals. The main items offered by the company are diagnostic test kits for the detection of foodborne pathogens, natural toxins, spoilage organisms, food allergens, pesticide residues, genetic modifications, meat speciation, drug residues, ruminant byproducts, animal safety, sanitation issues, related goods, as well as pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, rodenticides, disinfectants, vaccines, topicals, cleaners, and insecticides. For the safety of animals, the business also provides genetic testing services. Neogen distributes its products through national and worldwide distributors, major farm supply retail chains, and sales reps. Neogen and its affiliates are active globally. The US city of Lansing, Michigan, serves as the headquarters of Neogen. In November 2022, The reputable Synergize® disinfectant has been made available across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, according to Neogen Corporation.


Key Companies in the Glutaraldehyde market include



  • UPICHEM (US) Uniglad 50

  • Grassland Agro (Ireland)-Astican

  • Whiteley Corporation (New Zealand)

  • Dow (US)-AQUCA BP 10

  • Finoric LLC (US)

  • Lenntech B.V.

  • Hubei Jinghong Chemical Co.


Glutaraldehyde Industry Developments


April 2023: The REACH Regulation 1907/2006's Annex XIV, which lists compounds requiring authorization, will now include eight additional substances, according to a recommendation made by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to the European Commission. One of them is Glutaral, a preservative that can be used in cosmetics.


July 2021: Due to its potential to cause respiratory sensitization, glutaraldehyde was placed on the candidate list for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). As a result, sellers of goods with a glutaraldehyde concentration greater than 0.1% w/w are subject to particular requirements.


Glutaraldehyde Market Segmentation


Glutaraldehyde Application Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Disinfectant

  • Water treatment

  • Tanning

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Electron & Light Microscopy


Glutaraldehyde End-user Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Healthcare

  • Wastewater Treatment

  • Research & Development Laboratories


Glutaraldehyde Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 0.57 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.59 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.79 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.64% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled UPICHEM (US) Uniglad 50, Grassland Agro (Ireland)-Astican, Whiteley Corporation (New Zealand), Dow (US)-AQUCA BP 10, Finoric LLC (US), Lenntech B.V., Hubei Jinghong Chemical Co., and Finoric LLC (US)
Key Market Opportunities Growing infrastructural development of hospitals and the medical industry worldwide
Key Market Dynamics Increase in research and development activities and market players’ development measures


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Glutaraldehyde Market size was valued at USD 0.57 Billion in 2023.

The Glutaraldehyde Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.64% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the Glutaraldehyde Market.

The key players in the market are UPICHEM (US) Uniglad 50, Grassland Agro (Ireland)-Astican, Whiteley Corporation (New Zealand), Dow (US)-AQUCA BP 10, Finoric LLC (US), Lenntech B.V., Hubei Jinghong Chemical Co., and Finoric LLC (US).

The disinfectant category dominated the Glutaraldehyde Market in 2023.

healthcare had the largest share of the Glutaraldehyde Market.

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