Bronopol Market Size & Share, by Type (Coagulants and Flocculants, Biocides and Disinfectants, PH Adjusters and Stabilizers, Inhibitors, Defoaming Agents); Form (Liquid, Solid); Application (Water Treatment, Formulators, Oil and Gas, Paper and Pulp, Paints, Coating and Adhesives) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5418
  • Published Date: Nov 29, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Bronopol Market size is poised to reach USD 2 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of bronopol was USD 1.2 Billion. The reason behind the growth is due to the increasing consumption of fertilizers. Bronopol has antibacterial properties therefore it is frequently used as a fungicide and bactericide. Following a decrease in 2021 and 2022, an over 2% rebound in worldwide fertilizer usage was observed in 2023.

The growing usage of bronopol in oil field systems is believed to fuel the market growth. In many commercial and industrial applications, including oil field systems, bronopol is employed as a microbicide or microbiostat as it may control microbial contamination and works as a preservative to stop the growth of hazardous bacteria.

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Bronopol Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 1.2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 2 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Bronopol Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Surge in Drug Development – Pharmaceuticals are said to mostly be preserved using bronopol to prevent deterioration and they also find application in fish medicine as well.
  • Growing Water Pollution- Bronopol acts well with a variety of substances used in water treatment, and is utilized as a biocide and preservative to enhance bactericidal effectiveness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.7 billion people worldwide used feces-contaminated drinking water in 2022.
  • Extensive Usage in Paint & Coating Sector- Bronopol is a white, crystalline powder that aids in safeguarding the integrity of the coatings and effectively shields coatings and paints from microorganisms.
  • Bronopol as a Preservative- An antibacterial substance called bronopol is an effective preservative, even at modest usage levels that also covers a broad pH range. Moreover, it is used as a preservative to stop frequently used cosmetics from corroding and growing mold, preservative for food storage, cut flower preservation, and lubricating cooling liquids.
  • Increasing Popularity of Toilet Air Deodorants- The bronopol-based toilet air deodorant is low-priced, tasteless, and proficient in killing scale insects and fungi at tremendously low concentrations.
  • Rising Need for HVAC Systems- Bronopol is utilized as a microbicide or microbiostat in a variety of commercial and industrial applications such as air conditioning and humidification systems since it can be used to treat closed circuit and open recirculating cooling systems.
  • Growing Applications in Aquaculture- Antimicrobial biocides such as bronopol are becoming more popular in the aquaculture industry that is used to treat aquaculture water and are a well-known safe substitute that can be used to reduce a variety of aquatic disease concerns, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and myxobacteria.
  • Higher Usage in Cosmetics- The chemical preservative bronopol is frequently found in cosmetics and personal hygiene products including diaper area salves, shampoos, and body washes.


  • Environmental Concerns associated with the Usage of Bronopol- Bronopol does not biodegrade since it is an easily manufactured compound that does not linger in the environment and has little chance of bioabsorption which makes it hazardous, especially to low-lying microorganisms and algae, which could endanger fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants as substances having biocidal and preservation qualities are frequently quite harmful to aquatic life.
  • Rising Demand for Alternate Preservatives Can Impact the Demand for Bronopol
  • Side Effects Resulting from the Exposure of Bronopol

Bronopol Segmentation

Type (Biocides and Disinfectants, PH Adjusters and Stabilizers, Inhibitors, Defoaming Agents, Coagulants and Flocculants)

The coagulants and flocculants segment is estimated to hold 35% share of the global bronopol market by 2036 owing to rising consumption of contaminated water across the globe. According to UNESCO, nine out of ten people on the planet get their drinking water from unreliable and unimproved sources which can lead to health issues and waterborne illnesses. Moreover, lately, over 2 billion people living in "water-stressed" nations, and more than 2 billion people worldwide could become ill from the unknowable water quality of their rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This has surged the need for wastewater treatment facilities to shield the environment and people from dangerous and poisonous substances present in wastewater by removing impurities and suspended solids. As a consequence, the demand for coagulants and flocculants may rise significantly since they are employed in aqueous solutions in order to remove suspended solids. For instance, inadequate water quality is linked to over 45% of child fatalities and more than 78% of illnesses globally.

Form (Liquid, Solid)

Bronopol market from the liquid electronics segment is set to garner a notable share shortly. Bronopol, or 2-Bromo-2-nitro-1, in its liquid form, is frequently employed as an antibacterial which is approved for use as a commercial biocide and preservative in numerous industrial processes such as paper mills, oil exploration, and production sites, and is appropriate to be used in water treatment.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Coagulants and Flocculants
  • Biocides and Disinfectants
  • PH Adjusters and Stabilizers
  • Inhibitors
  • Defoaming Agents


  • Liquid
  • Solid


  • Water Treatment
  •  Formulators
  •  Oil and Gas
  •  Paper and Pulp
  •  Paints
  •  Coating and Adhesives

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Bronopol Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

Bronopol market in North America is predicted to account for the largest share of 40% by 2036, impelled by the growing oil and gas industry. America is the world's largest producer of natural gas and oil which encompasses both the refining of petroleum and the oil and gas production industries. Therefore, the demand for bronopol is anticipated to upsurge in the area. Moreover, bronopol is used in many different industrial processes such oil and gas industry to stop corrosion in hydraulic fracturing equipment that is caused by bacterial contamination. According to estimates, the oil and gas sector in the United States generated over USD 330 billion in revenue overall in 2022.

APAC Market Statistics

The APAC bronopol market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by rapid industrialization. This has led to increasing usage of bronopol in various end-use industries including such as pharmaceutical, cosmetic preservation, paper mills, industrial circulating water, algae-killing, paper pulp, paint, plastic, timber-cooling circulating water, and oil exploration as a commercial biocide and preservative. In 2023, India's industrial production climbed by over 10% compared to the previous year.

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Companies Dominating the Bronopol Landscape

    • BASF SE
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    • Fujian Shaowu Yongfei Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Gayathri Chemicals and Agencies
    • Sai Supreme Chemicals
    • BQ Technology (HK) Company
    • Wuhan Fortuna Chemical
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Symbolic Pharma
    • Shanghai Rich Chemicals
    • Sharon laboratories
    • Mani Agro Chemicals


In The News

  • BASF SE announced an investment to increase the supply of cosmetic ingredients and focus on producing emollients that enhance the sensory qualities of a care product while binding and preserving skin moisture in order to satisfy the expanding market demand.
  • The Dow Chemical Company announced the launch of six new products with novel, highly effective bio-derived and biodegradable ingredients to speed up the sustainable portfolio transformation offering by using formulations that are kind to skin, hair, and the environment to let marketers fulfill their commitment to consumers and quicken the shift to a circular economy with zero carbon emissions.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5418
  • Published Date: Nov 29, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing consumption of fertilizers and the growing usage of bronopol in oil field systems are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of bronopol is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are The Dow Chemical Company, Symbolic Pharma, Shanghai Rich Chemicals, Sharon laboratories, Mani Agro Chemicals, Sai Supreme Chemicals, BQ Technology (HK) Company, Wuhan Fortuna Chemical, BASF SE, Fujian Shaowu Yongfei Chemical Co., Ltd., Gayathri Chemicals and Agencies, and others.

The coagulants and flocculants segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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