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Propylparaben Market Size - By Function (Preservative, Emulsifier, Topical Medications), By End-use (Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Food, Chemical industry), & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6629
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Propylparaben Market Size

Propylparaben Market size was valued at around USD 120.5 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 225.4 million by 2032. Propylparaben's primary function is as a preservative. It helps extend the shelf life of products by inhibiting the progression of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and mold. The demand for effective preservatives drives the use of propylparaben in various industries.

Propylparaben Market

The cosmetics and personal care industry extensively uses propylparaben to prevent microbial development in products like lotions, creams, shampoos, and makeup. Consumers seek products with longer shelf lives, contributing to the demand for preservatives. Pharmaceuticals require stability to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs. Propylparaben is used to prevent contamination and degradation in pharmaceutical formulations, supporting the demand for stability-enhancing ingredients.

Parabens, including propylparaben, have faced regulatory scrutiny due to concerns about their potential health and environmental impacts. Increasing consumer demand for natural and organic products has led to a shift away from synthetic preservatives like propylparaben. Some studies have raised questions about the potential health effects of parabens, including propylparaben, on hormone disruption and other health issues.

COVID-19 Impact

Consumers' focus on health and hygiene during the pandemic might have led to increased demand for personal care and hygiene products, which could have impacted the demand for preservatives like propylparaben. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the industry gains in the upcoming years.

Propylparaben Market Trends

Consumer preferences for natural and organic ingredients have influenced the cosmetics and personal care industry. Brands are exploring alternatives to synthetic preservatives like propylparaben to meet the demand for cleaner and more natural product formulations. Concerns about potential health risks associated with certain preservatives, including parabens like propylparaben, have driven consumers and manufacturers to prioritize product safety. This has led to a shift towards preservative systems that are perceived as safer.

Propylparaben Market Analysis

Propylparaben Market Size, By Function, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on function, the propylparaben market is segmented as preservative, emulsifier, topical medications, others. Preservative held a majority industry value of USD 44.9 million in 2022. Propylparaben is valued for its ability to inhibit the progress of microorganisms, including bacteria, mold, and yeast. The demand for effective preservatives is driven by the need to extend product shelf life and maintain product quality.

Propylparaben Market Revenue Share (%), By End-use, (2022)

Based on end-use, the propylparaben market is segmented as pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care, food, chemical industry, others. Pharmaceutical held a dominant industry share of around 21% in 2022. The cosmetics industry uses propylparaben to extend the shelf life of products like lotions, creams, makeup, and sunscreens, meeting consumer expectations for longer-lasting products.

U.S. Propylparaben Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

U.S. dominated the North American region with majority propylparaben market share and a revenue of USD 29.9 million in 2022. Consumer expectations for safe and high-quality products drive the demand for effective preservatives like propylparaben. The use of propylparaben helps prevent microbial contamination and ensures product integrity.

Propylparaben Market Share

Some of the major propylparaben market players operating in the industry are:

  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc.,
  • Akema Fine Chemicals
  •  Salicylates and Chemicals Pvt
  •  Zhejiang Shengxiao Chemicals Co.,
  • Novacyl Group,
  • Chemos GmbH & Co. KG,
  • Tinci Materials Technology Co Ltd.,
  • Zhonglan Industry Co., Ltd.
  •  Haihang Industry Co., Ltd.,
  • Yancheng Longshen Chemical Co., Ltd.,
  • Shaoxing Shangyu Jiehua Chemical Co., Ltd.,
  • Jiangsu Jiamai Chemical Co.,
  •  Anhui Jin’ao Chemical Co.,
  •  Anhui Leafchem Co.
  •  Finetech Industry Limited.

Propylparaben Industry News:

  • In 2022, Ashland Global Holdings Inc. launched Achromaxyl™ ISR. It is a skin brightening botanical extract with clinically proven efficacy on the appearance of skin color and reducing the appearance of age spots.

Propylparaben market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Function

  • Preservative
  • Emulsifier
  • Topical Medications
  • Others

By End-use

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Food
  • Chemical industry
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Propylparaben market size was valued at USD 120.5 million in 2022 and will reach USD 225.4 million by 2032 due to the growing preference for effective preservatives worldwide.

The preservatives segment recorded USD 44.9 million in 2022 and will witness appreciable growth from 2023-2032 on account of their ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, mold, and yeast.

U.S. industry reached USD 29.9 million in revenue in 2022 and is expected to register significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the growing consumer expectations for availability of safe and high-quality products in the region.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Akema Fine Chemicals, Salicylates and Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Zhejiang Shengxiao Chemicals Co., Ltd., Novacyl Group, Chemos GmbH & Co. KG, and Tinci Materials Technology Co., Ltd., are some of the major propylparaben companies worldwide.

Propylparaben Market Scope

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