Hydrogen Peroxide Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Hydrogen Peroxide Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Status : May, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market: Overview

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a chemical compound constituted of hydrogen and oxygen and has robust oxidizing properties. The wide range of applications of hydrogen peroxide mainly stem from its ability to oxidize a variety of organic and inorganic compounds and the amazing germicidal properties. The end users of the hydrogen peroxide market comprise a wide spectrum of industries such as paper and pulp, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetics, electronics and semiconductor, and agriculture.

Over the past few years, H2O2 has been widely used as a bleaching agent in the paper and pulp industry; large demand for paper in making various packaging solutions worldwide has triggered the use of H2O2 in the industry. Other major applications of hydrogen peroxide are its use in cleaning and etching of printed circuit boards (PCB). The market is propelled by a large number of emerging applications in the electronics and semiconductor industry, mining, metal extraction, oil and paints industry, and niche applications such as sterilization of surgical devices.

Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market: Trends

The hydrogen peroxide market is primarily driven by its wide ranging applications in three major industries: paper and pulp, electronics and semiconductor, and agriculture. The soaring demand for H2O2 in the pharmaceutical industry and for cleaning dental and surgical instruments is stimulated by its characteristic of being an excellent disinfectant. Extensive use of H2O2 in waste water treatment, municipal as well as industrial, and increasing application as a soil disinfectant to improve crop yield are the crucial factors expected to spur the demand for H2O2 in major regions.

A large number of application of paper and pulp in various end-use industries has catapulted the demand for H2O2 for manufacturing paper. Since hydrogen peroxide does not emit harmful effluents and emissions, it is widely preferred in waste water treatment and pollution measures. As a result, favorable environmental regulations in developing regions are expected to stimulate the demand for hydrogen peroxide for wastewater treatments and in remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated by organic and inorganic compounds.

Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market: Market Potential

Advances in production technology and niche applications in the electronic and semiconductor industry are expected to open exciting opportunities for leading manufacturers, especially in emerging markets. Producers in developing regions, mostly with active support from the respective governments, are bringing process improvements and opting for advanced technologies, which has helped them expand the capacity of the units. Consequently, various end-use industries spanning different nations get consistent supply of hydrogen peroxide, thus leading to a rapid evolution of the global market. This has helped the emerging players to consolidate their market presence in major geographic regions.

Recently, Solvay S.A., a global chemical company based in Belgium, partnered with United Chemical Company (UCC) to evaluate the construction of a new hydrogen peroxide production facility in Kazakhstan. The unit is anticipated to provide sustained supply of H2O2 to various Kazakh companies and several consumers in countries of Central Asia. UCC has been commissioned with active support from the Kazakhstan Government and the positive results of the evaluation are likely to boost the economy of the nation. The Belgian company claims that the new technology, called on-site myH2O2, makes the production process safe, viable, and reliable. Various patented innovations in production technology are expected to ensure a consistent supply of the compound to large remote consumers of hydrogen peroxide.

Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market: Regional Outlook

Asia Pacific is expected to witness tremendous growth along the forecast period. The regional growth is primarily attributed to robust growth in the paper and pulp industry in countries such as India, China, and other emerging nations in South Asia. The impressive growth of the textile industry, coupled with rising applications of hydrogen peroxide as an environment-friendly bleaching agent and the continuous growth of electronics industry in Asia Pacific, has boosted the regional market.

Furthermore, the soaring demand for H2O2 to be used as a disinfectant in wastewater treatment to address the pressing need for clean drinking water is expected to propel the regional market. Coupled with this, growing spending of a large number of consumers on sanitation products has stimulated the demand for hydrogen peroxide in personal care products. In addition, increasing use of H2O2 as a raw material to manufacture propylene oxide has led to the commercialization of the hydrogen peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) process, further fuelling the market in Asia Pacific.

Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market: Competitive Analysis

The global hydrogen peroxide market is slightly consolidated with prominent players adopting mergers and acquisitions as a key strategy to consolidate their market shares in various regions. Major companies vying for a significant share in the global hydrogen peroxide market include Solvay S.A., Kemira Oyj, The Dow Chemical Company, Akzo Nobel, Hansol Chemical Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi, Arkema, Aditya Birla Chemicals Ltd., and Evonik Industries AG.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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