Benzyl Chloride Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

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Benzyl Chloride Market size is projected to grow over the forecasted timeframe owing to its application in pharmaceutical product, solvent, flavors, perfumes, personal care and as epoxy resin diluent. The market is likely to grow with its usage in plasticizer, surfactants and sanitizing agents.

The product is an organochlorine compound formed from benzo trichloride using either benzoic acid or water. The product exhibits an irritating odor and is colorless, fuming liquid. Its downstream products are formed when products react with alcohols to produce corresponding esters.  

Benzyl chloride market size is likely to grow owing to its application in benzyl peroxide production which is used for treatment of moderate to mild acne owing to its antibacterial properties.  Benzyl peroxide is available as generic medication over the counter and is in list of essential medicines by World Health Organization, thereby driving industry growth. This chemical may be mixed with antibiotics including clindamycin, erythromycin, sulfur and salicylic acid to produce skin care products. It is also used in bleach flour, textile hair and teeth whitening purpose. Personal care ingredients market size is projected to surpass USD 20 billion by 2027 which may boost benzyl chloride market in the estimated timeframe.

These products are also used for preparation of benzyl phthalate which is a plasticizing agent with multiple applications including PVC, vinyl foam, traffic cones, conveyor belts, artificial leather. It is a clear oily liquid which also finds application in personal care industry with use in nail polish and enamel. These factors may propel benzyl chloride market size in projected timeframe.

The product is extensively used in plastic industry owing to its property to reduce brittleness and cracking by softening the polymers. Plastics market size is likely to surpass USD 700 billion by 2025, which may drive product demand.

Benzyl esters are product derivatives which are used in scents including strawberry rose and banana owing to its property to carry pleasant aroma in light weight molecules. Growing awareness regarding beauty care products combined with lifestyle change is likely to drive global perfume and fragrance market size, which in turn will drive benzyl chloride market size.

Benzyl alcohol is produced from hydrolysis of product with sodium hydroxide in a salt elimination reaction. It is used as a solvent epoxy resin coatings, inks, waxes and paints owing to its superior property of viscosity enhancer which allows mixtures to cling on paint surfaces. Global paint and coating markets is likely to grow over USD 165 million by 2022 owing to rising demand from growing infrastructure and automobile industry. These factors could positively influence benzyl chloride market size with growing demand from paint and coatings industry.

Downstream application of the product find application in bacteriostatic preservation of cosmetics, medications and tropical drugs. The product is also used for treatment of lice infestation and is thereby added to shampoo & lotions. The application of product is approved by FDA and the treatment is effective in adults and children older than six months. The haircare market is likely to surpass USD 210 billion by 2025 and would drive up benzyl chloride market size in the predicted timeline.

Quaternary ammonium compounds derived from the product finds application in the field of water treatment, antiseptics, hospital cleaning and sanitation operations owing to their virucidal, fungicidal and bactericidal properties. They are alcohol and water soluble, yellowish in appearance, non-irritating and deodorant which are compatible with amphoteric, nonionic and cationic surfactant. The global surface disinfectant market growth is likely to cross over USD 1.75 billion by 2024 which would boost benzyl chloride market size.

U.S. government has classified the product as extremely hazardous substance and have regulation norms pertaining to its production storage and usage. Precautionary measures are required to observe when handling the product as it may cause irritation to eyes, breathing problems and throat infections. It is also known to release phosgene gas which is poisonous in nature. These factors may culminate to adversely affect benzyl chloride market size.

North America led by market led by Mexico, Canada and the U.S. benzyl chloride market size is likely to experience growth over the estimated timeframe. Perfume and fragrance industry are on the rise owing to lifestyle changes and integration of healthcare with fragrance industry. Rising demand for perfumes and fragrance sector would boost regional product demand in forecast timeframe.

Europe led by led by Spain, France, Germany and U.K. benzyl chloride market size might experience significant growth owing to product application in disinfectant market. Mentorship from International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Centre for Disease Control and Production (CDCP) to prevent spread of infectious disease positively influences the disinfectant market. The Europe surface disinfectant market is projected to surpass USD 270 million by 2024 thereby driving market size.

Asia Pacific led by Japan, India and China benzyl chloride market size is likely to experience significant growth over the estimated timeframe. Rising demand for chemical and pharmaceutical products may favor industry growth. Growing paints and coating industry owing to government spending on infrastructure will further boost market size.

Global benzyl chloride market share is consolidated as market consist of limited players. Lanxess, Nippon Light Metal, Jiangsu Jiamai Chemical Company Limited, Ineos, Jiangsu Yuanyang Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Xintai Lanhe, Hubei Phoenix Chemical Company Limited and Jiangyin Jianheng are key players in the market.


 By Application, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Polymer reagent
  • Plasticizing agent
  • Anti – Bacterial
  • Disinfectant
  • Fragrant
  • Others

By End-Use, 2014-2025 (Tons) (USD Million)

  • Personal care
    • Perfumes
    • Hair care
    • Shampoos
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Company Profiles:

  • Lanxess
  • Nippon Light Metal
  • Jiangsu Jiamai Chemical Company Limited
  • Ineos
  • Jiangsu Yuanyang Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • Xintai Lanhe
  •  Hubei Phoenix Chemical Company Limited
  • Jiangyin Jianheng

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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