Benzethonium Chloride Market: Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 - 2025
Benzethonium chloride (hyamine), a white colored, solid, odorless artificial quaternary ammonium salt that is water and ethanol soluble, has anti-infective, antiseptic, and surfactant properties. It has widespread applications in different areas. For example, it is used in first aid antiseptics as a topical antimicrobial instrument, in toiletries and cosmetics, anti-itch ointments, mouthwashes, in the food industry as a surfactant, as a preservative in the pharmaceutical industry, as a local antiseptic in hospitals and clinics, and as a disinfectant and detergent in various other end-use industries. Many lab tests have proven that benzethonium chloride is extremely effective against pathogens such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Majorly fuelling the demand for benzethonium chloride is the flourishing pharmaceutical industry, the pressing demand for food on account of an ever-increasing world population, and the soaring personal care industry.
Benzethonium chloride, however, has side effects and this is hampering their uptake to an extent. Ingestion of benzethonium chloride, for instance, can lead to vomiting, convulsions, and even a collapse followed by coma, in some rare cases. It can also cause hypertension, esophageal damage, nausea and paralysis of respiratory muscles leading to central nervous system depression.
From a geographical standpoint, Asia Pacific is primed to become a key market for benzethonium chloride because of the rising demand from the fast-expanding pharmaceutical industry in the region. The rising demand from the food industry in Europe and North America is expected to bode well for the growth of the benzethonium chloride market in these regions.
Benzethonium chloride (hyamine) is an artificial quaternary ammonium salt which is white in colour, solid, odorless, and is soluble in water. It also dissolves in ethanol efficiently. It has a melting point of 327 to 331 degree Fahrenheit and molecular weight of 448.1. Benzethonium chloride properties include anti-infective, antiseptic, and surfactant among others. It is basically employed in first aid antiseptics as a topical antimicrobial instrument. It is also present in toiletries and cosmetics which include antimicrobial toiletries, anti-itch ointments, and mouthwashes among others. It is used on a large scale as a surfactant in the food industry. The food industry uses it on a large scale in the form of a surfactant.
It is used as a preserving agent in the pharmaceutical industry, as a local antiseptic in hospitals and clinics, and as disinfectant and detergents in various other end-use industries. It is also used as a topical anti-infection agent which is brought into use for the purpose of disinfecting eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It also has application in the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture several other preservatives. It is also found in the formulation of grapefruit seed extract. benzethonium chloride known by other names such as BZP, Salanine, Polymine D, Antiseptol, Quatrachor, and Phermerol. Benzethonium chloride displays a wide range of microbiocidal action against mold, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Several lab tests have proven that benzethonium chloride is extremely effective against pathogens such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus.
The mounting demand from the pharmaceutical industry is the chief driving aspect of the global benzethonium chloride market. Additionally, the rising demand from the food industry is further anticipated to boost the growth of the global benzethonium chloride market. The growing use of benzethonium chloride in the personal care industry is another factor that is likely to provide the global benzethonium chloride market with a shot in the arm.
However, the rising health concerns among consumers regarding the side effects of Benzethonium chloride is expected to hamper the growth of global benzethonium market over the coming years. On ingestion of benzethonium chloride, the infected person may collapse and other symptoms include vomiting, convulsions and coma. It may also lead to hypertension, esophageal damage, nausea and paralysis of respiratory muscles leading to central nervous system depression. These factors are expected to hamper the growth of global benzethonium chloride market.
The global market for benzethonium chloride is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the leading region in terms of consumption of benzethonium chloride owing to the growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry in the region. The rising demand from the food industry in Europe and North America is expected to bode well for the growth of the markets in these regions.
The leading companies in the market are Manus Aktteva Biopharma LLP, Quat-Chem Ltd, ATHENE CHEMICALS PVT. LTD, QIHAI CHEMICALS CO.,Triveni Aromatics And Perfumery Private Limited, Ampak Company, Pharmaco-Aaper and Commercial Alcohols, ACM Chemicals, Alfa Aesar, Ricca Chemical Company, Premier Group of Industries, LTD, Hetrium, Pacific Texchem Private Limited, Par Sterile Products, Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals (P) Ltd, SHIMADZU CORPORATION and Fisher Scientific among others.
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