The persulfates market is projected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period (2021-2026).
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted metal production as mining was interrupted due to lockdown regulations and the safety of workers. Thus, the persulfates market was negatively impacted as they are used to clean the surface of metals in the electrical components industry. The coronavirus pandemic has had a considerable impact on the electronics industry as the supply chain of electronic components disrupted. Furthermore, the oil and gas industry, in which persulfates are used as gel breakers, was also negatively impacted by COVID-19 as the demand decreased. In India, the amount of crude oil produced in October 2020 was 2.568 million metric ton. When compared to domestic production in October 2019, this was 6.24% lower. Natural gas output was also down compared to the same month last year. Domestic natural gas production in October 2020 was 2,418.88 million standard cubic meters, down by 8.41% from October 2019. The global cosmetics industry was also negatively affected, which affected the demand in the market studied. The revenue from the global cosmetics industry fell from approximately USD 89.8 billion in 2019 to USD 87 billion in 2020, witnessing a decline of around 3.1% in 2020. However, the condition is expected to recover in 2021, thereby restoring the growth trajectory of the market over the forecast period.
Over the medium term, the major factors expected to drive the market are the increasing demand for persulfates in the electronics industry and growing demand in the paper, pulp, and textile industry.
On the flipside, issues related to the storage and transportation of persulfates and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are the major restraints expected to hinder the market growth.
Asia-Pacific dominated the market globally, with the largest consumption registered in countries like China, India, and Japan.
Key Market Trends
Increasing Demand from the Electronics Segment
A persulfate (or peroxysulfate) is a compound containing sulfur anions in normal tetrahedral geometry typical for the S(VI) oxidation state. The persulfate salts are strong oxidizers.
The growing demand for persulfates in the electronics industry for usage in the cleaning and etching of printed circuit substrates is projected to propel the market during the forecast period. Persulfates are used for surface cleanings of metals, like brass, copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc, and titanium, before coating, plating, and adhesive bonding on electronic components, which is expected to boost the demand for persulfates and stimulate its market.
The US electronics market is the largest market in the world in terms of size. It is expected to remain the leading market during the forecast period, owing to the usage of advanced technology, increase in the number of R&D centers, and increasing demand from consumers. There is a high demand for newer and faster electronic products due to the rapid pace of innovation, the advancement of technology, and R&D activities in the electronics industry. There is growth in the number of manufacturing plants and development centers focusing on high-end products in the United States.
The German electronic industry is Europe’s biggest and the fifth-largest globally. The electrical and electronics industry accounted for 11% of the total German industrial production and about 3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Moreover, the electrical and electronics industry accounts for around 23% of the entire FDI of the country.
Furthermore, the Japanese electronics industry is one of the largest in the world, and according to JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), in terms of value, annual electronic component production increased by around 6.9% in 2020 compared to the previous year. The electronic component production value in Japan was around JPY 2.8 trillion in 2020.
The global printed circuit boards market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period, and it is projected to reach USD 70 billion by 2024 due to the rising demand for semiconductor devices. Thus, this may increase the demand for persulfates in printed circuit boards and boost the persulfates market during the forecast period.
Therefore, due to the factors mentioned above, the market studied is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Market
Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market for persulfates during the forecast period. In countries like China, India, and Japan, due to the increasing demand from various end-user industries, such as polymers, electronics, and cosmetics and personal care, the demand for persulfates has been increasing.
The growing preference for polymers over metals and rising demand for consumer appliances are boosting the polymer initiator sector in the region, which is stimulating the persulfates market.
Persulfates are also used for oxidative degradation of toxic substances and chemicals in wastewater, making the water treatment process easy. Due to this, there is a surge in demand for persulfates for water treatment applications.
Additionally, changing fashion and lifestyle trends may propel the market growth of hair dyes, and consequently, persulfates, due to their application in hair bleaches and hair lighteners to decolorize hair by oxidizing colors present in the hair shaft. The Asia-Pacific hair color market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, which may boost the persulfates market.
China is the world’s second-largest cosmetics market and is emerging as the largest market in terms of cosmetics and skincare products globally. The Chinese cosmetics and skincare market, which includes a wide variety of industries, such as makeup, skincare, hair care, and personal hygiene, experienced growth in 2019-2020. Furthermore, the continuous growth in population is another factor fueling the demand for cosmetic products in the country. This, in turn, is augmenting the growth of the market studied.
China is the world leader in many types of goods and is the largest industrial hub. China's wastewater treatment industry broadly covers the treatment of influents, sewage treatment, and water recycling, and the industries are investing more to treat industrial wastewater.
The Asia-Pacific electronic industry grew rapidly in the recent past due to the high demand from countries like India and China. China is a strong, favorable market for electronics producers, owing to the country’s low labor cost and flexible policies. Also, the Indian electronics market is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2025. Additionally, India is expected to become the fifth-largest consumer electronics and appliances industry in the world by 2025.
According to the Government of India, electronics manufacturing in the country is expected to register an annual growth rate of over 30% over the next five years. The country’s electronics production is expected to grow by at least USD 153 billion in the next five years. Around 22 domestic and international firms, including Apple, Samsung, Lava, Dixon, and so forth, have lined up with proposals for mobile phone production over the next five years.
China is the world’s largest consumer electronics producer, especially for the brown goods product category. It is the world’s most extensive electronics manufacturing ecosystem and supply chain, with more than five times the electronics suppliers based in Japan. However, owing to rising labor costs and trade tensions with the United States, the manufacturers are shifting from China to other Asian countries, such as India and Vietnam.
Therefore, the aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, contribute to the increasing demand for persulfates during the forecast period.
The persulfates market is fragmented, with top players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Some of the major companies in the market include United Initiators, Akkim Kimya, Adeka Corporation, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., and PeroxyChem (Evonik Industries AG).
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1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Persulfates in the Electronics Industry
4.1.2 Growing Demand in the Paper, Pulp, and Textile Industry
4.2.1 Issues Related to Storage and Transportation of Persulfates
4.2.2 Negative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1.1 Sodium Persulfate
5.1.2 Potassium Persulfate
5.1.3 Ammonium Persulfate
5.2.1 Polymer Initiator
5.2.2 Enhanced Oil Recovery
5.2.3 Oxidation, Bleaching, and Sizing Agent
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.2 Pulp, Paper, and Textile
5.3.4 Cosmetics and Personal Care
5.3.5 Oil and Gas
5.3.6 Water Treatment
5.3.7 Soil Remediation
5.3.8 Other End-user Industries
22.214.171.124 South Korea
126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America
188.8.131.52 United States
184.108.40.206 United Kingdom
220.127.116.11 Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America
18.104.22.168 Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa
22.214.171.124 Saudi Arabia
126.96.36.199 South Africa
188.8.131.52 Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 ABC Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
6.4.2 Adeka Corporation
6.4.3 Akkim Kimya
6.4.4 CHEMetrics Inc.
6.4.5 Fujian ZhanHua Chemical Co. Ltd
6.4.7 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
6.4.8 PeroxyChem (Evonik Industries AG)
6.4.9 Powder Pack Chem
6.4.10 Shaanxi Baohua Technologies Co. Ltd
6.4.11 Shanghai Ansin Chemical Co. Ltd
6.4.12 Stars Chemical (YongAn) Co. Ltd
6.4.13 United Initiators
6.4.14 VR Persulfates Pvt. Ltd
6.4.15 Yatai Electrochemistry Co. Ltd
7.2 Rising Demand for Soil Remediation Techniques
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- ABC Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
- Adeka Corporation
- Akkim Kimya
- CHEMetrics Inc.
- Fujian ZhanHua Chemical Co. Ltd
- Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
- PeroxyChem (Evonik Industries AG)
- Powder Pack Chem
- Shaanxi Baohua Technologies Co. Ltd
- Shanghai Ansin Chemical Co. Ltd
- Stars Chemical (YongAn) Co. Ltd
- United Initiators
- VR Persulfates Pvt. Ltd
- Yatai Electrochemistry Co. Ltd