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Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Research Report: Forecast (2023-2028)

By Application: (Disinfectant, Antibacterial Material, Surfactant & Emulsifier, Preservative, and Others (Active Ingredient in Mouth Wash, Fabric Softener, etc.)), By End Users: (I...ndustrial, Pharmaceuticals), By Region: (North America, South America, Europe, The Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific) By Company (Kao Chemicals, Novo Nordisk Pharmatech, Chem Point, Sachem, Merck, Steris, EcoLab, Essential Industries, Neo San Labs, Simoniz USA Inc., Theochem Laboratories Inc., Delta Finochem, Dishman Carbogen Amcis, Thor Group Ltd, Canberra Corp, Others) Read more

  • Chemicals
  • Mar 2023
  • 196
  • CM10287

Market Definition

QUATs are bioactive agents used in various applications like pesticides, wood preservatives, sanitizers/disinfectants, fungicides, hard-surface cleaners, personal care, etc. It possesses antimicrobial properties and is active against fungi, bacteria, and viruses at a wide range of pH & temperatures. They are majorly used as cleaners or disinfectants in households, workplaces, hospitals, and industry. The rising concern & awareness regarding hygiene, along with government initiatives in various countries for disinfection & sterilization, are propelling the demand for the product.

Market Insights & Analysis: Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market (2023-28)

The Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-28. During historical years, the demand primarily came from the hospitals & industrial sectors, as they are used for the production of disinfectants to be used for sanitization. These bioactive agents are active against microbes like yeasts, molds, viruses, and gram+ to gram- bacteria & it is effective in all pH ranges, which makes them an ideal antimicrobial ingredient, leading to their enhanced adoption.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2018-21
Base Year: 2022
Forecast Period: 2023-28
CAGR (2023-2028) 6%
Regions Covered North America: US, Canada, Mexico
Europe: Germany, The UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific: China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific
South America: Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa: The UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled Kao Chemicals, Novo Nordisk Pharmatech, Chem Point, Sachem, Merck, Steris, EcoLab, Essential Industries, Neo San Labs, Simoniz USA Inc., Theochem Laboratories Inc., Delta Finochem, Dishman Carbogen Amcis, Thor Group Ltd, Canberra Corp, Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion

 

The rise in caesarian deliveries, appendicitis operations, and other cosmetic surgeries that necessitate proper sanitization raises the need for QUATs containing disinfectants. Besides, the rising incidence of hospital-acquired infections has increased demand, as they aid in the killing of bacteria & germs such as salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, and others, and help to reduce the risk of infection spread in hospitals.

However, in 2020, due to the prevalence of COVID-19, health concerns due to poor sanitation practices rose to prominence, and consumers became more aware of proper sanitation & hygiene practices. It led to behavioral change among individuals across the world, and they adopted practices such as surface cleaning, hand sanitizing, etc., which elevated the usage of QUATs containing disinfectants. The presence of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms in the surrounding is rising, and the fear of infections & outbreaks persists.

Moreover, as offices, theaters, restaurants, and other public places opened up & individuals started to gather, the need for cleaning the spaces at very frequent intervals grew further. Therefore, this is anticipated to generate more demand for the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds to produce disinfectants & sanitizers to clean the spaces and maintain hygienic practices in public during the forecast period.

Additionally, they are also used in wastewater treatment methods as they disinfect the water & control algae, which, in turn, lifted its demand for cleaning swimming pools, hot tubs, and public fountains. Also, they prevent the accumulation of fungi & insects. Thus, are widely used in the prevention of wooden and textile materials. As a result, the widespread use of these bioactive compounds as disinfectants in hospitals, schools, offices, and homes, among other places, is expected to boost the growth.


Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Research Report: Forecast (2023-2028)

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Key Trends:

Growing Usage of QUATs in the Textile Industry  - QUATs is being highly used in the textile industry owing to their preservative nature, as it acts as an antimicrobial agent against fungi, bacteria, virus, and other insects. Furthermore, these compounds are the mainstay preservatives in the textile industry due to its low toxicity index & economic feasibility. They help in the prevention of fungus & mold as it doesn’t allow them to accumulate over textile & leather fibers. They are also used as fabric softeners, as they bind with negatively charged fabrics & provide a slip & lubricity to the fabric, making it feel softer. Therefore, the multiple benefits of these compounds, combined with rising R&D for its use in the textile industry, are expected to boost demand during 2023-2028.

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market (2023-28): Segmentation Analysis

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market report by Markntel Advisors includes segmentation analysis based on application and end-users. This breakdown allows businesses to identify specific market segments and tailor their marketing and product strategies accordingly, maximizing their chances of success in the Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Market.

Based on Application:

  • Disinfectant
  • Antibacterial Material
  • Surfactant & Emulsifier
  • Preservative
  • Others (Active Ingredient in Mouth Wash, Fabric Softener, etc.)

Of them all, the disinfectants are anticipated to hold a significant market share, owing to the enhanced usage of QUATS as an agent of cleaning & disinfectant. It's widely adopted in the manufacturing of surfactants such as detergents & dishwasher bars during the historical years, as it increases the spreading & wetting properties of the liquid. Also, the rising number of laboratories for research purposes that require disinfectants for sterilization purposes elevates the demand for the production of disinfectants.

As a preservative, the major demand is due to their usage in processed food items such as jams, pickles, etc., to preserve the food from fungal & microbial actions and prevent contaminations, thereby enhancing the food products’ shelf life. Furthermore, they are used as a wood preservative, as they help to protect wood products from mites and other insects.

Based on End Users:

  • Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals

Among the two, the Industrial end-user dominated the market during 2017-2022. The Agrochemical industry's demand for Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) is primarily for the production of pesticides & herbicides that can kill harmful viruses & microorganisms that can impede the growth of healthy crops. As a result, further infection growth in plants and crops is prevented.

Similarly, due to their unique physical & chemical properties, they are widely used in the personal care, food, and surfactant industries as fabric softeners, emulsifiers, pesticides, disinfectants, corrosion inhibitors, and others. For domestic purposes, they are mainly used as a component to produce cleaning agents like detergents, dish wash bars/liquid, disinfectants for floor & surface cleaning, etc.

Moreover, the use of these compounds in Pharmaceuticals is increasing due to the need for high-purity products to ensure maximum adsorption. Further, after COVID-19 the use of disinfectants increased in hospitals & clinics, which enhanced the requirement for these bioactive agents from pharmaceutical companies to produce hospital-grade disinfectants & sanitizers. 

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Regional Projection

Geographically, the market expands across:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • The Middle East & Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Of all the regions across the globe, Asia-Pacific is estimated to hold the major share in the Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market during 2018-2023. This is primarily due to an increase in disposable income in countries like India & China, which has led to consumers adopting personal care products. The demand for these products in the region is also coming from food & beverage, paints & coatings, and agricultural chemicals manufacturing companies, owing to its anti-microbial properties.

Besides, Europe also witnessed growth in the market during 2018-2023, mainly due to the presence & expansion of major market players in the region. Further, in Europe, they are used in a wide range of applications, including oil & gas, agricultural chemicals, textiles & leather, etc., hence surging the demand for QUATs in the region.

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Recent Developments 

  • 2021: Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S partnered with IMCoPharma a.s. to distribute its pharmaceutical-grade quaternary ammonium compounds to the healthcare industry across the Russian market & other CIS countries.
  • 2019: Novo Nordisk Pharmatech partnered with DKSH to provide high-quality QUATs in 11 Asia-Pacific regions, i.e., New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, China, Singapore, and Taiwan

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Key Drivers:

Growing Concern of Individuals Towards Sanitation & Hygiene - In recent years the awareness among individuals towards sanitation and hygiene has increased considerably and the COVID-19 pandemic played a triggering role in making people more concerned about hygiene and sanitation. As per World Health Organization, in low and middle-income countries, nearly 8,29,000 individuals die each year due to poor hygiene practices. Further, worldwide, governments are also giving due attention to making these hygiene practices a part of daily life.

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds are chemical compounds used mainly as a component for the production of disinfectants, sanitizers, preservatives, etc., and with the increased demand for sanitizers and disinfectants across the globe, the need for QUATs is also rising. For instance, Bell International labs, a cosmetics & personal care company produced close to 4 million units of hand sanitizers the year before the pandemic, and in April 2020, the company produced close to 22 million units of hand sanitizers. This led to a rise in the demand as it is the main component for the production of sanitizers & disinfectants.

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Possible Restraint:

Rising Awareness About Health Concerns  - In recent years, awareness among individuals towards sanitation & hygiene has increased considerably, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. As per World Health Organization, in low & middle-income countries, nearly 8,29,000 individuals die every year due to poor hygiene practices. Further, worldwide governments are also giving due attention to making these hygiene practices a part of daily life.

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds are chemical compounds, primarily used as a component in the production of disinfectants, sanitizers, preservatives, and other similar products. The requirement is upscaling in parallel with the demand for sanitizers & disinfectants around the world. For instance, Bell International Labs, a cosmetics & personal care company, produced nearly 4 million units of hand sanitizers the year before the pandemic & the company produced nearly 22 million units of hand sanitizers in April 2020.

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Frequently Asked Questions

   A. The growth rate or CAGR of the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market during 2023-28 is around 6%.

   A. The disinfectants are the leading application in the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market during 2023-28.

   A. The rising concern of customers towards sanitation & hygiene is expected to drive the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market during 2023-28.

   A. The top players in the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market during 2022-27 are Kao Chemicals, NOVO Nordisk Pharmatech, Chem Point, Sachem, Merck, Steris, Ecolab, Essential Laboratories, Neo San Labs, Simoniz USA Inc., and Theochem Laboratories Inc.

Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Research Report (2023-2028) - Table of Contents

 

  1. Market Segmentation
  2. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Assumptions
  3. Preface
  4. Executive Summary
  5. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market
  6. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Trends & Insights
  7. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Dynamics
    1. Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
  8. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Policies & Regulations
  9. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Hotspot & Opportunities
  10. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Supply Chain Analysis
  11. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
        1. Disinfectant
        2. Antibacterial Material
        3. Surfactant & Emulsifier
        4. Preservative
        5. Others (Active Ingredient in Mouth Wash, Fabric Softener, etc.)
      2. By End-User
        1. Industrial
        2. Pharmaceuticals
      3. By Region
        1. North America
        2. South America
        3. Europe
        4. The Middle East & Africa
        5. Asia-Pacific
      4. By Competitors
        1. Competition Characteristics
        2. Market Share & Analysis
  12. North America Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
      2. By End-User
      3. By Country
        1. The US
        2. Canada
        3. Mexico
    3. The US Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    4. Canada Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    5. Mexico Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
  13. South America Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
      2. By End-User
      3. By Country
        1. Brazil
        2. Argentina
        3. Rest of South America
    3. Brazil Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    4. Argentina Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
  14. Europe Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
      2. By End-User
      3. By Country
        1. The UK
        2. Germany
        3. France
        4. Italy
        5. Spain
        6. Rest of Europe
    3. The UK Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    4. Germany Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    5. France Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    6. Italy Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    7. Spain Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
  15. The Middle East & Africa Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
      2. By End-User
      3. By Country
        1. The UAE
        2. Saudi Arabia
        3. South Africa
        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa
    3. The UAE Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    4. Saudi Arabia Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    5. South Africa Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
  16. Asia-Pacific Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Application
      2. By End-User
      3. By Country
        1. China
        2. Japan
        3. South Korea
        4. India
        5. Australia
        6. Rest of Asia Pacific
    3. China Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    4. Japan Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    5. South Korea Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    6. India Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
    7. Australia Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Outlook, 2018-2028F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. Market Revenues (USD Million)
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Application
        2. By End-User
  17. Global Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs) Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Success & Growth
  18. Competition Outlook
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Target Markets
      2. Research & Development
      3. Collaborations & Strategic Alliances
      4. Key Business Expansion Initiatives
      5. Business Restructuring- Mergers, Acquisitions, JVs
      6. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles (Business Description, Product Segments, Business Segments, Financials, Strategic Alliances/ Partnerships, Future Plans)
      1. Kao Chemicals
      2. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech
      3. Chem Point
      4. Sachem
      5. Merck
      6. Steris
      7. EcoLab
      8. Essential Industries
      9. Neo San Labs
      10. Simoniz USA Inc.
      11. Theochem Laboratories Inc.
      12. Delta Finochem
      13. Dishman Carbogen Amcis
      14. Thor Group Ltd
      15. Canberra Corp
  19. Disclaimer


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