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Hypochlorite Bleaches Market Size By Product (Sodium Hypochlorite, Calcium Hypochlorite, Potassium Hypochlorite, Lithium Hypochlorite), By Application (Water Treatment, Textiles, Residential Pool Treatment, Laundry Bleaching, Disinfectants, Paper & Pulp), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

  • Report ID: GMI3653
  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market Size

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market size was valued at over USD 200 million in 2018 and is expected to reach a consumption of around 485 kilo tons by 2025. Growing awareness about wastewater treatment in North America will drive the global market during the forecast period.

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market

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Hypochlorite bleaches are the sodium salt of hypochlorous acid dissolved in water containing the molecular ion of chlorine and oxygen. These bleaches are used in various industries including textiles, paper & pulp, municipal water treatment and laundry as they possess several benefits such as odor reduction, water disinfection and surface purification. These products are also known as clorox bleach consisting of sodium hypochlorite which act as an active ingredient for household laundry bleach with 5.25% to 6% of total chlorine content.

Hypochlorite bleaches are solid white powders containing several compounds such as sodium hydroxide and calcium hypochlorite. It is used as a sanitizer owing to its antimicrobial activity, rapid bactericidal action and reasonable persistence in treated potable water. Global water treatment chemicals business may surpass USD 75 million by 2025 as it used to eliminate suspended solids, bacteria, algae and fungi and offering clean water.

Calcium hypochlorite solution with chlorine concentration of 30% to 75% is used to acidify water during the disinfection process. It also eliminates sediments before injecting the calcium hypochlorite solution into the treated water tank to avoid clogging which foster the hypochlorite bleaches market share.

Rapid growth in various industrial activities and consumption of water in these activities may drive the usage of sodium hypochlorite. The product is commonly used as a biocide as it acts as chlorinating agent and possess anti-microbial features which may hypochlorite bleaches market growth. The municipal and industrial water treatment industry consume hypochlorite bleaches product on a large scale as it aids in removal of foul smell.

EPA projected changes to the pesticide label to diminish the degradation for hypochlorite bleaches used to fumigate drinking water. The label advice users to maintain pH of solution between 11 to 13, minimize exposure to sunlight, store at lower temperatures and minimize storage time.

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market Analysis

Sodium Hypochlorite Bleaches Market

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The main objective of hypochlorite bleaches agent is to get sufficiently high and uniform degree of whiteness in the textile material such as cotton which may drive the growth of hypochlorite bleaches market. These ingredients remove the coloring material from the cotton or other natural fibers to confer a white presence to the material. In addition, bleaching results in an upsurge in levelness of pretreatment, absorbency, and complete removal of seed husks and trash.

Sodium hypochlorite is considered as an active textile bleaching agent as it leaves a fabric soft without depriving its quality. Increased concentration of this product up to 12% can effectively accelerate the color fading effect providing white fabric.

Various manufacturers are offering potassium hypochlorite bleaches to meet rising demand for bleaching agents in laundry, agriculture and industrial applications. The popularity of western lifestyle among millennials has augmented the usage of high brand clothing globally. These hypochlorite bleaches assure minimum fabric degradation and reduce the color fading effect which maintains the overall clothing quality for longer time periods.

Agricultural land requires water in huge quantities for various purposes such as irrigation, pesticide and fertilizer application and for growing fresh produce. When agricultural water is used safely and effectively, crop yield and production are positively affected. The agricultural water is majorly sourced from surface water such as rivers, streams, open canals, reservoirs and rainwater.

This water needs to be disinfected before incorporating into agricultural land which foster production and yield. Potassium hypochlorite bleaches solutions are used in agricultural land as it offers essential plant nutrients and get dissolves easily with water.

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market by Application

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Various pollutants are introduced to the swimming pool which are derived from skin and excretion products of swimmers. Pollutants which are entered in water through swimmers includes bacteria from saliva, sebum, sweat and cosmetics. The impurities range from waterborne transferrable bacteria and viruses to dissolved & undissolved matter. This initiates to a need for an effective water treatment to safeguard a fit swimming pool atmosphere.

Improperly balanced water may irritate the skin and eyes and the water can also get cloudy owing to its low chlorine content requires pool treatment. Chlorination remains the most popular residential pool water treatment technique. In this process common chlorine compounds such as sodium and potassium hypochlorite are added which share the property of forming free chlorine in water solution which is accessible for water disinfection.

Emerging regulations on residential pool water quality which may foster awareness regarding diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and shigellosis. The growing necessity for ease of pool water preservation is bringing in usage of more hypochlorite bleaches chemicals for residential pool water treatment.

North America Hypochlorite Bleaches Market by Product

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Rising industrial activities and growing contamination have propagated the need for water treatment activities in the region. Demand for safe and potable water in the region owing to growing consumer consciousness for healthy living is likely to upsurge hypochlorite bleaches market. U.S. consumes at over 40 billion gallons of water per day, out of which, more than 75% instigates from reservoir, oceans, lakes and rivers. The remaining is attained from groundwater systems.

About 64% of all community water systems in the U.S. use chlorine to disinfect their water. Calcium hypochlorite is added in municipal water treatment plants as it used as a powerful oxidizing agent which averts percolation of bacteria in water. The EPA issued a registration standard for sodium and calcium hypochlorite usage ranging from 5.25% to 12.5% and 65% to 70% with category 1 labelling in municipal water treatment.

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market Share

In August 2018, Union Chlorine L.L.C. entered joint venture with FATA SpA and installed a production capacity of 70 MT per day of caustic soda. The facility will also produce sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid in Phase-I with other products planned in Phase-II aiming the Oil & Gas sector.

In May 2017, KLJ Organic collaborated with Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company. Through this collaboration it has formed a combined Chlor Alkali compound at Mesaieed Industrial City in Qatar. KLJ Organic–Qatar W.L.L, will bind the power of KLJ Group’s boost in Chlor-Alkali markets in Middle East, Gulf and other countries. The company offer several ranges of products including caustic soda, calcium chloride, sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid.

The manufacturers are involved in various planned initiatives to reinforce their market presence and gain a viable edge in the value chain. Global hypochlorite bleaches market share is fragmented including industry participants such as

  • Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Arkema
  • AG Chemi
  • Nouryon
  • Inoyn
  • Electrolytic Technologies
  • Organic Industries
  • American Elements
  • Carus

The hypochlorite bleaches market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Potassium Hypochlorite
  • Lithium Hypochlorite

By Application

  • Water Treatment
  • Textiles
  • Residential Pool Treatment
  • Laundry Bleaching
  • Disinfectants
  • Paper & pulp
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Denmark
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Peru
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global hypochlorite bleaches industry is expected to achieve $340 million by 2025 and is poised to record over 3.4% CAGR.

Potassium hypochlorite bleaches are set to experience strong demand trends, while inclusion of sodium hypochlorite in textile industries may accelerate the overall hypochlorite bleaches market growth.

North America market growth will be driven by rising demand for safe and potable water in the region, as consumer consciousness for healthy living grows consistently.

Aditya Birla Chemicals, Arkema, AG Chemi, Nouryon, TOSOH, Inoyn, Electrolytic Technologies, VYONVA, Organic Industries, American Elements and Carus are key companies operating in the global industry for hypochlorite bleaches.

Hypochlorite Bleaches Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 221
  • Countries covered: 25
  • Pages: 230
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