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Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Research Report Information By Form (Aqueous and Solvent), By Type (Neutral, Alkaline, and Acidic), By Metal Type (Copper & Alloys and Steel), By Application (Industrial and Household), By End-Use Industry (Automotive and Manufacturing), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/4755-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Overview


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Size was valued at USD 15.58 Billion in 2023. The Metal Cleaning Chemicals industry is projected to grow from USD 16.41 Billion in 2024 to USD 23.55 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.62% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased use of metals in equipment and heavy machinery and rapid industrialization in different countries due to economic growth are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Share


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


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Trends



  • The growing adoption of eco-friendly solutions is driving the market growth.


The increasing adoption of eco-friendly solutions drives Market CAGR for metal cleaning chemicals. As environmental concerns rise, industries are moving away from traditional solvent-based cleaners containing hazardous chemicals. Stringent regulations and the need for sustainable practices have led manufacturers to develop metal cleaning chemicals that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-flammable. The shift towards eco-friendly solutions has been driven by the growing awareness among consumers and industries about the harmful effects of conventional cleaning chemicals on human health and the environment. Environmentally-friendly metal cleaning chemicals, such as aqueous-based solutions, bio-based solvents, and green detergents, are gaining popularity due to their reduced environmental impact, lower toxicity levels, and improved safety for workers.


Additionally, the introduction of advanced cleaning technologies has revolutionized the industry, offering improved cleaning efficiency, reduced cleaning time, and enhanced surface preparation capabilities. Moreover, the development of nanotechnology has led to the emergence of nanoparticle-based metal-cleaning chemicals. These formulations provide superior cleaning at the microscopic level, removing even the smallest particles from metal surfaces. Nanotechnology-based cleaning solutions offer enhanced performance, increased productivity, and reduced environmental impact, thereby driving their adoption in the metal cleaning chemicals market.


The expansion of these economies' manufacturing sectors, automotive industries, and construction activities is creating a substantial need for metal-cleaning chemicals. These countries are adopting advanced manufacturing practices and stringent quality standards, necessitating effective cleaning solutions to ensure product quality and reliability. Furthermore, the increasing disposable income and changing lifestyles in emerging economies have led to higher consumption of consumer goods, including automobiles, appliances, and electronics. These goods' manufacturing and maintenance processes require efficient metal cleaning chemicals, driving the market's growth.


For instance, adopting eco-friendly solutions driven by environmental concerns and regulatory initiatives promotes the development of sustainable metal cleaning chemicals. Technological advancements, such as ultrasonic cleaning and nanotechnology-based formulations, are revolutionizing the industry by improving cleaning efficiency and precision, driving the Metal Cleaning Chemicals market revenue.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Segment Insights


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Form Insights


The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market segmentation, based on form, includes aqueous and solvent. The aqueous segment dominated the market. These chemicals are widely preferred due to their low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, environmental friendliness, and ease of use. They are further categorized into alkaline, acidic, and neutral cleaners.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Type Insights


The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market segmentation, based on type, includes neutral, alkaline, and acidic. The acidic segment dominated the market, as they are preferred for removing scale, rust, and oxide layers from metal surfaces. Each type has its advantages and is chosen based on the specific cleaning requirements and metal types.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Metal Type Insights


The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market segmentation, based on metal type, includes copper & alloys, and steel. The steel segment dominated the market due to its extensive use in various industries, including automotive, construction, and manufacturing.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Application Insights


The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market segmentation, based on application, includes industrial and household. The industrial category generated the most income. These chemicals are formulated to meet specific cleaning requirements in industrial settings. They are used for surface preparation, maintenance, and degreasing of metal components, machinery, tools, and equipment.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals End-Use Industry Insights


The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market segmentation, based on the end-use industry, includes automotive and manufacturing. The manufacturing segment dominated the market, encompassing machinery, equipment, and appliances.


Figure 1: Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market, by End-Use, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market, by End-Use


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


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Metal Cleaning Chemicals market area will dominate this market due to the presence of well-established industries such as automotive and aerospace. In addition, the demand for environmentally friendly and bio-based metal cleaning chemicals is rising, promoting sustainable practices in the industry.


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: METAL CLEANING CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


METAL CLEANING CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's Metal Cleaning Chemicals market accounts for the second-largest market share due to advanced manufacturing facilities and stringent regulations regarding environmental safety. Further, the German Metal Cleaning Chemicals market held the largest market share, and the UK Metal Cleaning Chemicals market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market is expected to grow significantly from 2023 to 2032. The rapid industrialization and urbanization led to increased demand for metal cleaning chemicals. Moreover, the rising awareness about the importance of maintaining clean metal surfaces is fueling market growth. Moreover, China’s Metal Cleaning Chemicals market held the largest market share, and the Indian Metal Cleaning Chemicals market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Metal Cleaning Chemicals market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Metal Cleaning Chemicals industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Metal Cleaning Chemicals industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The Metal Cleaning Chemicals industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the Metal Cleaning Chemicals market, including Hubbard-Hall Inc. (U.S.), Kyzen Corp. (U.S.), Lincoln Chemical Corporation (U.S.), Delstar Metal Finishing, Inc. (U.S.), Crest Chemicals (U.S.), ZAVENIR DAUBERT INDIA (India), Chautauqua Chemical Company. (U.S.), Luster-On Products (U.S.), Elmer Wallace Ltd (U.K.), DST-Chemicals A/S (Denmark), Rochester Midland Corporation (U.S.), Quaker Chemical Corporation (U.S.), PITAMBARI PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. (India), Houghton International Inc. (U.S.), Stepan Company (U.S.), and others are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Ecoclean Group, founded in 1956 in France, develops, produces, and markets machinery, systems, and services for applications that involve industrial parts cleaning and degreasing, ultrasonic precision parts cleaning, surface preparation, and surface treatment. In November 2021, EcoClean, a leading provider of industrial parts cleaning and surface treatment products, stated that parts cleaning had become a critical manufacturing step in a variety of industries. Proper parts cleaning is necessary to achieve particle and film-type cleanliness criteria in a reproducible and cost-effective manner.


Ichor Systems, founded in 1999, and located in Laurelview Court Fremont, CA, United States, is involved in designing, engineering, and manufacturing critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. In November 2021, Ichor Holdings, Ltd., a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturer of key fluid supply subsystems and components for semiconductor capital equipment, announced that its subsidiary Incline Merger Sub, LLC, has signed a merger agreement with IMG Companies, LLC.


Key Companies in the Metal Cleaning Chemicals market include



  • Hubbard-Hall Inc. (U.S.)

  • Kyzen Corporation (U.S.)

  • Lincoln Chemical Corporation (U.S.)

  • Delstar Metal Finishing, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Crest Chemicals (U.S.)

  • ZAVENIR DAUBERT INDIA (India)

  • Chautauqua Chemical Company (U.S.)

  • Luster-On Products (U.S.)

  • Elmer Wallace Ltd (U.K.)

  • DST-Chemicals A/S (Denmark)

  • Rochester Midland Corporation (U.S.)

  • Quaker Chemical Corporation (U.S.)

  • PITAMBARI PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. (India)

  • Houghton International Inc. (U.S.)

  • Stepan Company (U.S.)


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Industry Developments


November 2021: Jason Industries, Inc. established a collaboration with Matchless Metal Polish Company in February 2020. This expansion would significantly increase the area of the metal cleaning chemicals market.


October 2021: Kolene Corporation, a prominent leader in custom-fashioned and created molten salt bath equipment and specialty chemical formulations, has announced the acquisition of Upton Industries.


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market Segmentation


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Form Outlook



  • Aqueous

  • Solvent


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Type Outlook



  • Neutral

  • Alkaline

  • Acidic


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Metal Type Outlook



  • Copper & Alloys

  • Steel


Metal Cleaning Chemicals Application Outlook



  • Industrial

  • Household


Metal Cleaning Chemicals End-Use Industry Outlook



  • Automotive

  • Manufacturing


Metal Cleaning Chemicals 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 15.58 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 16.41 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 23.55 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.62% (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 Form, Type, Metal Type, Application, End-Use Industry, 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 Hubbard-Hall Inc. (U.S.), Kyzen Corp. (U.S.), Lincoln Chemical Corporation (U.S.), Delstar Metal Finishing, Inc. (U.S.), Crest Chemicals (U.S.), ZAVENIR DAUBERT INDIA (India), Chautauqua Chemical Company. (U.S.), Luster-On Products (U.S.), Elmer Wallace Ltd (U.K.), DST-Chemicals A/S (Denmark), Rochester Midland Corporation (U.S.), Quaker Chemical Corporation (U.S.), PITAMBARI PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. (India), Houghton International Inc. (U.S.), and Stepan Company (U.S.).
Key Market Opportunities Rapid industrialization in various countries due to economic growth. Lucrative investment policies to boost the product market.
Key Market Dynamics The widespread use of metals in equipment and heavy machinery across different countries.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Metal Cleaning Chemicals market size was valued at USD 15.58 Billion in 2023.

The Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.62% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market.

The key players in the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market are Hubbard-Hall Inc. (U.S.), Kyzen Corp. (U.S.), Lincoln Chemical Corporation (U.S.), Delstar Metal Finishing, Inc. (U.S.), Crest Chemicals (U.S.), ZAVENIR DAUBERT INDIA (India), Chautauqua Chemical Company. (U.S.), Luster-On Products (U.S.), Elmer Wallace Ltd (U.K.), DST-Chemicals A/S (Denmark), Rochester Midland Corporation (U.S.), Quaker Chemical Corporation (U.S.), PITAMBARI PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. (India), Houghton International Inc. (U.S.), and Stepan Company (U.S.).

The aqueous category dominated the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market in 2023.

The acidic had the largest share in the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market.

Steel had the largest share of the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market.

The industrial had the largest share of the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market.

Manufacturing had the largest share of the Metal Cleaning Chemicals Market.

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