Global bio derived enzymes for detergents market will grow at a notable pace during the forecast period 2021-2027. The shifting trend away from chemically obtained detergents to more eco-friendly detergents will be a key factor driving the market expansion. Over the years, mounting environmental concerns and changing regulations have shifted the focus of manufacturers towards naturally sourced ingredients in detergents.
The bio derived enzymes for detergents industry growth is also attributable to numerous key benefits including biodegradability, sustainability, non-toxic nature, lower energy consumption, minimal use of non-renewable resources, fewer greenhouse emissions, and high cost-efficiency. These enzymes are obtained by the fermentation of genetically-modified microbes such as fungi and bacteria. When used in detergents, they help break drown the proteins, fats, and starches present in the stains.
The different types of bio derived enzymes used in detergents include proteases, cellulases, amylases, lipases, pullulanase, and peroxidases, among others. The amylase segment is expected to generate substantial revenue by the end of 2027. Amylases act on stains containing starch by breaking down the starch into short-chain sugars. It is highly effective against gravy, sauce, and ice-cream stains. The demand for high-quality detergents in household as well as industrial applications will boost amylase consumption in the future.
Detergents containing bio derived enzymes are commonly utilized in textile, agriculture, food & beverage, medical, and household applications. The increased consumer preference for household detergents with natural ingredients over harmful chemical ingredients is a pivotal factor supplementing the market growth. The rise in health and hygiene practices at home such as the more frequent washing of clothes worn outside amid the global COVID-19 pandemic will augment the bio derived enzymes for detergents market share from household applications.
North America will record monumental growth between 2021-2027. The regional demand will be propelled by the expanding medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and food & beverage industries. The heightened consumer awareness about environmentally friendly detergents with less harmful chemicals will amplify the bio derived enzymes for detergents market demand in household settings.
Advanced Enzyme Technologies, BASF, Novozymes, DSM N.V. Enzymes, du Pont de Nemours, Catalyst Biosciences, Specialty Enzymes and Bio chemicals, Genencor International, and Americos Industries are some of the leading companies that develop bio derived enzymes for detergent and cleaning products. The manufacturers are relying on strategies such partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to fuel their growth and expansion goals. For instance, in November 2020, Novozymes had partnered with Givaudan for the research and development of synergistic ingredients and technologies in the areas of food and cleaning. Novozymes completed the acquisition of probiotics company Microbiome Labs in January 2021 to expand its products portfolio and market reach.
Promising growth opportunities for the market amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on hygiene practices and the purchasing decisions of consumers. International public health organizations such as the WHO have been stressing the importance of good hygiene as a protective measure against the coronavirus. As a result, washing and cleaning products have experienced a strong demand throughout the pandemic.
At the start of the pandemic, panic buying among consumers turned out to be a major growth driver for the bio derived enzymes for detergents market worldwide. With an exponential surge in sales and tightening restrictions on movement, retail outlets were also seen increasing their purchases of detergents. The increased detergent demand can be also linked with the rise in the frequency of washing clothes amid the pandemic.
According to specialty enzymes manufacturer Novozymes, the increased focus over health and hygiene has led consumers to become more aware of the ingredients in cleaning products. The ingredient awareness had been on the rise even before the pandemic became a global concern. These factors will likely lead to a permanent lifestyle change in the future as consumers seek out cleaner and more natural detergents to meet their increasing hygiene needs.