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Natural Chelating Agents Market size to surpass $4 Bn by 2030

  • Published Date: October 11, 2022

Natural Chelating Agents Market size is set to exceed USD 4 billion by 2030, as per a new research report announced by Global Market Insights Inc.

Chelating agents are used across various applications including agricultural nutrients, detergents & cleaning agents, and household cleaners. However, some traditional chelating agents are not easily biodegradable. With growing environmental concerns, government bodies are subsequently implementing stringent regulations on the sustainability of chelating agents.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Safer Choice program in collaboration with cleaning product formulators, chelating agent manufacturers, industry groups, and others. This program reviews the product packaging, pH, and performance to ensure products provided with the Safer Choice label are safer for the general population. Such stringent regulations will foster the adoption of natural chelating agents over the years.

EDDS to become a prominent ingredient in hair products

Natural chelating agents market from ethylene diamine disuccinate (EDDS) segment is anticipated to be worth more than USD 1 billion by 2030. EDDS is used in personal care & cosmetics products such as hair shampoos and conditioners as a chelant, to selectively bind to and deactivate metal ions.

The presence of metal ions in tap water affects hair color and its interactions with ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes serious hair damage. Furthermore, naturally derived ingredients are gaining widespread acceptance worldwide owing to their non-toxic and safe nature, which may further promote the use of products like EDDS in personal care products.

Browse key industry insights spread across 300 pages with 244 market data tables & 21 figures & charts from the report, “Natural Chelating Agents Market Size By Product (Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Iminodisuccinate, Ethylene Diamine Disuccinate (EDDS), Glutamic Acid Diacetate (GLDA), Iminodisuccinic Acid (IDSA), Methylglycine Diacetic Acid (MGDA)), Source (Plants, Microorganism), Application (Detergents & Cleaning Agents, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Pulp and Paper, Agrichemicals, Food and Beverage, Water Treatment ) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030” in detail along with the table of contents:

Plants to emerge as preferred source for production of chelating agents

Natural chelating agents market share from the plants segment will register over 5.5% CAGR between 2022-2030. Plants such as corn, rice, and sugarcane along with citrus fruits are being increasingly used for producing chelates. For instance, phytate sodium is derived from phytic acid found in corn. This compound is used as a chelating agent in cosmetic products such as soaps, balms, shampoos, and leave-on products for the body or face.

Phytic acid also demonstrates some anti-carcinogenic characteristics. The burgeoning demand for bio-based products due to stringent government regulations regarding waste disposal will also contribute to the development of plant-sourced chelating agents.

Effective cleaning characteristics to fuel product use in detergents

Detergents & cleaning agents segment is expected to depict more than 6% CAGR over the forecast period. Chelators prevent the depletion of the surfactant present in detergents, thus optimizing their cleaning performance. These compounds bind to multi-valent metal ions found in hard water and keep them away from the surfactant. This helps in retaining the detergency even in salt or hard water. The growing popularity of cold washing, alongside increasing competition among cleaning product manufacturers will also create opportunities for market expansion.

Rising preference for vegan cosmetics in Europe

Europe natural chelating agents market is projected to surpass USD 1.5 billion by 2030. The rapid degradation of the environment along with rising animal cruelty has prompted customers to use personal care products derived from clean, cruelty-free sources. This has resulted in novel formulations in fragrance, skincare, personal care, and makeup, amplifying the demand for eco-friendly ingredients including natural chelating agents.

Major brands are collaborating with regulatory bodies to promote the usage of cruelty-free cosmetics. In August 2021, The Body Shop and Dove collaborated with the Eurogroup for Animals and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE), Humane Society International (HSI), and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to urge the European Commission to uphold its ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Key acquisitions from industry players to bolster market trends

Prominent companies involved in the natural chelating agents market include Omya Kinetik, Shandong Yuanlian Chemical Co., Ltd., DOW, Van Iperen International, ADOB, and Nouryon. Companies are planning strategic acquisitions to expand their business operations.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani