Leather Chemicals Market Report - Forecast till 2030

Leather Chemicals Market by Product Type (Beam-house Chemicals, Tanning, Retanning Chemicals, Fatliquors, Finishing Chemicals and Dyeing Products), End-Use (Footwear, Automotive, Textile and Upholstery), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6384-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 140 pages

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Leather Chemicals Market Overview


The leather chemicals market is growing actively. It was valued at USD 7.55 billion in 2020. Leather chemicals are vital in transforming animal skin into commercial leather. With the rising demand for leather goods, the demand for leather chemicals is also rising.


Leather is one of the best manufacturing materials for durable goods. It has been used by mankind for ages for manufacturing shoes to automobile seats. Along with durability it offers comfort and has grown as a symbol of luxury. The global leather chemicals market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate ( CAGR ) of 6 % over the forecast period. 


Leather chemicals perform various functions in different stages of leather processing. They are responsible for the protection of leather from microbes, enhancing color and texture, collagen stabilization, and various other functions. The Leather chemicals market is estimated to be worth USD 11.95 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2028. 


Covid 19 Analysis


Covid 19 had a negative impact on the global leather chemicals market. The poor performance of end-user industries and decreased leather trade during the pandemic period led to stagnation of growth rate. The demand for leather footwear and textiles also went down during the period due to the closure of market and retail units, thereby affecting the leather chemicals market.


Restrictions on travel and movement of goods hampered the supply chain affecting both producers and consumers. Meanwhile, the leather industry also faced a shortage of labor and raw material leading to a decline in production. However, the market is showing good results after the relaxation of covid norms globally.


Competitive Landscape


The major global companies playing a key role in the leather chemicals market are :



  • Stahl Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Schill+Seilacher GMBH (Germany)

  • Lanxess (Germany)

  • Pulcra Chemicals GmbH (Germany)

  • Sisecam Group (Turkey)

  • Buckman (US)

  • Silvateam S.p.a (Italy)

  • TFL Ledertechnik GmbH (Germany)

  • Pidilite Industries Limited (India) Balmer Lawrie (India)

  • QUIMSER, S.A. (Spain)

  • Pon Pure Chemicals(India)

  • DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Market Dynamics


Drivers


The growing demand for leather goods in the fashion industry is driving the growth of the leather chemicals market. Leather is emerging as a luxurious item so the demand for leather bags, jackets, and footwear has risen significantly. Moreover, rising sports activities are also accounting for a significant rise in demand for leather items for making balls, gloves, and protective items. Leather also finds extensive use in the automobile industry for making seat covers etc., Therefore, the growth of the automotive industry is also helping to expand the leather chemicals market. 


Automation and technological advancements in the leather-making process have increased the production capacity of the leather industry. This development along with the production of environment-friendly tanning chemicals is boosting the market growth.


Restraints


The growing concern of the harmful environmental impact of leather chemicals is restricting the growth of the leather chemicals market. The leather industry is one the most polluting industries that release wastewater containing harmful elements such as lead, sulfur, and chromium. Moreover, the leather industry utilizes a great amount of freshwater thus making it an unsustainable industry. 


The other major hindrance to the leather chemicals market is decreasing leather production with the decline in the animal population. This problem is also associated with poor post-harvest handling of animal hides and skin. Therefore, the rise of leather substitutes will hamper the leather chemicals market.


Technology Analysis


Leather chemicals are those chemicals that find their use in tanning, dyeing, and retaining processes across various stages of leather production. These chemicals perform cleaning, protein stabilizing, and thinning functions to make leather suitable for a variety of applications. These chemicals are vital in transforming animal skin to leather and improving its durability.    


The leather production process generally involves three distinct phases including preparation (in the beam house), tanning (in the tanyard), and finishing. There are different chemicals to perform a specific function in each process and those are collectively known as leather chemicals. Leather processing makes leather lose water and enables cross-linking of collagen fibers to form a durable and strong product.


The major tanning chemicals are vegetable oils, synthetic oils, alum, aldehyde, and chromium. Whereas dyeing chemicals impart softness and desired color. The major dyeing chemicals are surfactants, degreasers, sodium formate, etc.


Study Objectives


The specific objectives of this market report on the leather chemical market are given below:



  • To provide a complete overview of the leather chemicals market.

  • To analyze and forecast the leather chemicals market in terms of value and volume.

  • To provide information about the impact of covid 19 on the market and market response thereafter.

  • To identify the problems and prospects of the leather chemicals market.

  • To give details about the technological know-how of the product.

  • To provide an overview of the regional market and potentially growing segments.

  • To identify the key players of the leather chemicals industry.


Segment Analysis


Segmentation of global leather chemicals market, by product



  • Biocides

  • Surfactants

  • Chromium Sulfate

  • Polyurethane Resins

  • Sodium Bicarbonate

  • Others


Chromium sulfate is the most widely used leather chemical. Chromium helps in stabilizing leather by cross-linking the collagen fibers. According to a study, about 75 percent of the total leather produced is chrome tanned.  Moreover, it also prevents color degradation of leather over time


Segmentation of global leather chemicals market, by type



  • Beam-house chemicals

  • Tanning & retaining chemicals

  • Fatliquors

  • Finishing chemicals

  • Dyeing products

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Tanning chemicals have a major share in the global leather chemicals market. Tanning is an important process in Leather manufacturing that prepares animal hides to form quality leather. Tanning chemicals make hides less susceptible to microbial degradation.


Segmentation of global leather chemicals market, by the end-user



  • Footwear

  • Automotive

  • Textile

  • Upholstery

  • Others


The footwear industry is the major user of leather globally, thus generating huge demand for leather chemicals. The average global leather footwear annual trade is worth USD 40 billion. The market is expected to grow significantly with increasing demand for quality leather footwear. 


Regional Analysis


The different regional markets for the global leather chemicals market are:



  • Americas

    • North America

      • US

      • Canada

      • Mexico



    • South America




 



  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




 



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




 



  • Rest of the world ( RoW )

    • The Middle East

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Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share of the global leather chemicals market. This dominance is due to the greater prevalence of the leather industry. China is the world's largest producer of leather and India is the second-largest exporter of leather garments and footwear. A huge population base generates huge demand for leather goods in this region. The market is expected to grow significantly with the rising in disposable income of people. 


Europe is the second-largest market for leather chemicals generating huge demand from the textile, footwear, and automobiles industry. The high disposable income of people in this region makes this region a favorable market for luxurious leather goods. 


The Americas also account for significant market shares. The clothing industry, footwear industry, and automobile industry are the major demand generators in this region. High mechanization of the leather industry and great production capacity is sending positive signals for the leather chemicals market. The Middle East and African segment are expected to show moderate growth over the forecast period.


Recent Developments



  • In June 2021, A German specialty chemicals company LANXESS sold its organic leather chemicals business to TFL Ledertechnik GmbH, another leading global supplier of specialty chemicals.


Intended Audience


This report will be beneficial for every stakeholder of the leather chemicals market such as :



  • Manufacturers of leather chemicals

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Traders and distributors

  • Chemical Research and Development Institutes

  • Potential Investors

  • End-user industries


Report Overview


This report provides an in-depth analysis of the leather chemicals market in terms of current value and future forecast. It has detailed information about the problems and prospects of the given market.


Moreover, the technological analysis section of the report will greatly help to know the product better and in decision making.  Furthermore, this report contains a detailed analysis of every segment of the leather chemical market for the current forecast period. This report has also highlighted the key players and the current developments in the leather chemicals market. 



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2018: USD 6.5 Billion
  • 2030 : Significant value
  •   CAGR   6%(2022 to 2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   By Product Type, End-Use Industry and Region
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   Stahl Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands), SCHILL+SEILACHER GMBH (Germany), Lanxess (Germany), Pulcra Chemicals GmbH (Germany), Sisecam Group (Turkey), Buckman (US), Silvateam S.p.a (Italy), TFL Ledertechnik GmbH (Germany), Pidilite Industries Limited (India), Balmer Lawrie (India), QUIMSER, S.A. (Spain), Pon Pure Chemicals(India), and DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore)
      Key Market Opportunities   The demand for leather is increasing in the manufacturing of apparels such as leather rain jackets, biker jackets, and casual wear leather jackets.
      Key Market Drivers    The footwear industry has been witnessing healthy growth and with the growing population


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The growing demand for leather goods in the fashion industry is driving the growth of the leather chemicals market.

    Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share of the global leather chemicals market. This dominance is due to the greater prevalence of the leather industry in this region.

    Tanning chemicals occupy a major share in the global leather chemicals market as these chemicals make hides less susceptible to microbial degradation.

    The major global companies playing a key role in the leather chemicals market are : ● Stahl Holdings B.V. (The Netherlands) ● Schill+Seilacher GMBH (Germany) ● Lanxess (Germany) ● Pulcra Chemicals GmbH (Germany) ● Sisecam Group (Turkey) ● Buckman (US) ● Silvateam S.p.a (Italy) ● TFL Ledertechnik GmbH (Germany) ● Pidilite Industries Limited (India) ● Balmer Lawrie (India) ● QUIMSER, S.A. (Spain) ● Pon Pure Chemicals(India) ● DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore)