Benzalkonium Chloride Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2021 - 2027

The global benzalkonium chloride market is expected to pick up significant momentum in terms of growth over 2021-2027. It has high product adoption across numerous application avenues such as food & beverage, chemical industry, oil & gas, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical among others. Benzalkonium chloride or BAC, also termed as ammonium alkyl dimethyl (phenylmethyl) chloride, benzyl ammonium chloride are a group of quaternary ammonium compounds or QACs.

These are basically chemicals with extensive applications owing to wide-spectrum antimicrobial properties against viruses, fungi, and bacteria. BAC is mostly used as an antibacterial agent and a surfactant and usually found in household cleaning products. The global benzalkonium chloride market is bifurcated into various segments in terms of type, applications, end-use, and regional landscape.

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In terms of end-use, the overall benzalkonium chloride market is categorized into oil & gas, leather, textile, pulp & paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, polymers & coatings, cosmetics, and food & beverages sectors. Among these, the industry share form F&B segment is projected to witness a 7.5% CAGR up to 2027.

The substance has non-staining, non-tainting, non-corrosive, and non-toxic characteristics. Benzalkonium chloride is extensively used in the cleaner-sanitizers formulation for catering industry, cold storage plants, breweries, dairy industry, bottling plants, slaughterhouses, milk storage tanks, fisheries, food storage plants among many others.

The market share from polymer & coating application segment is expected to witness around 8% CAGR through the analysis time period. Quaternary ammonium compounds or benzalkonium chloride is widely used as anti-static, preservative and emulsifier in the coatings industry such as electronics, wood treatment, and paints among others.

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The share of paper & pulp segment product is anticipated to witness growth by over $90 million by the end of the analysis timeframe. Benzalkonium chloride is widely used as a general microbicide for slime control as well as odor management in pulp mills. It enhances the paper handling and provides strength & antistatic properties to paper-based products.

Oil & gas application segment is likely to witness a respectable CAGR of over 8% through 2027. Applications of benzalkonium chloride include higher oil extraction through de-emulsification as well as sludge breaking.

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