Chlorinating Agents Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Calcium Hypochlorite, Lithium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hypochlorite, Trichloroisocyanuric acid, Potassium & Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate); Application (Medical, Biological Activity, Antioxidants, Food Additive, Reagent); End User (Cosmetic & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Ink & Dye, Food & Feed, Electronic, Paper Industry) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Jan 24, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Chlorinating Agents Market size is predicted to reach USD 336 Billion by the end of 2036, expanding around 4% CAGR during the forecast period i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of chlorinating agents was over USD 100 Billion. Many governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses around the world have numerous projects to purify and filter water resources to provide safe and sanitary water to a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational activities. The use of chlorine and chloramines in water treatment plants is permitted by EPA regulations. The need for safe and disinfected water supply for drinking and other purposes is one of the key drivers of increasing sales of these agents and is expected to support market growth. Rising demand for chlorinated water is expected to drive the chlorinating agents market during the forecast period. The World Health Organization has approved chlorine as a primary disinfectant. Chlorine can be added to water to disinfect and kill bacteria. Official standards assume that chlorine concentrations of up to 4 milligrams per liter in drinking water are safe for civil and industrial use.

Due to strong demand from end-use sectors such as water and wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry, etc., the chlorinating agents market is expected to significantly increased. In addition, the growing demand for food preservatives is also increasing the scope for the use of chlorinating agents and is acting as a critical factor for the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Chlorinating Agents Market overview
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Chlorinating Agents Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 - 2036



Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 100 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~USD 336 Billion

Regional Synopsis

  • 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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Chlorinating Agents Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • High Demand in Pharmaceutical Sector - In many industries, chlorine is recognized as an essential industrial ingredient. The pharmaceutical industry has placed a high demand on it because chlorine is an essential component of many medications. Drugs based on chlorine are used to treat anemia, inflammation, asthma, high blood pressure, and epilepsy. The need for novel medications rises in tandem with the global increase in health issues. The need for chlorine in the pharmaceutical sector is anticipated to create new market prospects for chlorinating agents. Furthermore, several insecticides contain chlorine as their primary ingredient, which is anticipated to fuel the chlorinating agents market expansion for chlorinating agents during the forecast period.
  • High Usage in Infrastructural Development – Nowadays, along with urbanization the development of swimming pools, water parks, and recreational activities is rapidly growing this further is accelerating the growth of the chlorinating agents market in the projected period. Chlorinating agents are considered one of the most significant components in swimming pools and water park development. In the United States, there are 10.7 million swimming pools, according to statistics. 309,000 of the waters are public, while 10.4 million are residential.


  • Formation of Unwanted By-Products and High Transportation Cost - A wide range of compounds react with chlorinating agents. Ammonia, nitrogen dioxide, bromine, hydrogen sulfide, dissolved iron, and organic matter are among the substances found in the effluent. Because of this, in certain situations, more chlorine would be needed to inactivate wastewater treatment. Chlorine's reaction with impurities can sometimes improve the quality of the water, but other times it might result in unnecessary byproducts that are harmful to human health, such as trihalomethanes, which are carcinogens. Consequently, the market for chlorinating agents is constrained by this constraint. Conversely, chlorine is poisonous and dangerous despite having many uses. Therefore, a high degree of safety is needed to prevent such outcomes.
  • Competition From Alternatives is Expected to Hamper the Chlorinating Agents Market Expansion in the Forecast Period
  • Toxicity and Safety Issues Associated are Set to Pose Limitation on the Market Growth in the Projected Period

Chlorinating Agents Segmentation

End Use Industry (Cosmetic & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Ink & Dye, Food & Feed Industry, Electronic, Paper Industry)

In terms of end user industry, the water & wastewater segment in the chlorinating agents market is anticipated to hold the largest revenue share of 25% during the forecast period. The water & wastewater treatment segment is expected to hold the greatest share in the approaching years due to the increasing usage of chlorine disinfectants in swimming pools, well water treatment, and drinking water. An antimicrobial substance used to eradicate germs is chlorine. Because of these characteristics, it is widely used in municipal businesses. This category is growing, which is fueling the expansion of the chlorinating agent industry. Developing nations like China, India, and Africa are home to a growing amount of water treatment facilities.

Product Type (Calcium Hypochlorite, Lithium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hypochlorite, Trichloroisocyanuric Acid, Potassium Dichloroisocyanurate, Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate)

Chlorinating agents market from the calcium hypochlorite segment is set to hold the highest CAGR by the end of 2036. An inorganic material called calcium hypochlorite is present in items like bleaching powder and chlorine powder. It is frequently applied in the cleaning of swimming pools, the purifying of water, and the whitening of fabrics and paper. Because of its durability and high chlorine content, it is used as a disinfectant in the treatment of water. Demand in the food and beverage industry is rising for this affordable, trustworthy sanitizing solution that maintains the freshness and flavor of carbonated drinks. Additionally, wineries use it to prevent infection, clean, and preserve product quality. The market for chlorinating agents as a whole is anticipated to rise as a result of the expanding need for calcium hypochlorite from the food and beverage, cleaning, water purification, and other industries.

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

          Product Type

  • Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Lithium Hypochlorite
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Trichloroisocyanuric acid
  • Potassium Dichloroisocyanurate
  • Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate


  • Medical
  • Biological Activity
  • Antioxidants
  • Food Additive
  • Reagent

          End Use Industry

  • Cosmetic & Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Ink & Dye
  • Food & Feed Industry
  • Electronic
  • Paper Industry

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Chlorinating Agents Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The chlorinating agents market in the Asia Pacific region is set to hold the largest revenue share of 33% during the forecast period 2024-2036. The Asia Pacific region is rapidly becoming more urbanized and industrialized, which is increasing the pollution of the water and necessitating the use of efficient water treatment methods. India’s clean water scores accounts for 100/32. China and India are anticipated to be the main drivers of this region's market expansion. With China being one of the biggest users of chemicals for water treatment, the market for chlorinating agents is anticipated to increase significantly. The country's need for chlorinating agents is being driven by factors such as population growth, increased industrialization, and greater public awareness of water pollution. Additionally, the market for chlorinating agents is anticipated to expand in the region due to the presence of major players.

North American Market Statistics

The chlorinating agents market in the North America region is set to grow significantly during the anticipated period. The growing demand for safe drinking water and stringent water quality regulations are driving the market for chlorinating agents in the United States. 10% to 15% of Americans, primarily in rural areas, rely on privately owned, unregulated drinking water sources that are not subject to government regulations. The country's infrastructure for water treatment is well developed and further underpins the growth of the market While environmental concerns do exist, the chlorinating agent industry is actively innovating to address them.

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Companies Dominating the Chlorinating Agents Market

    • BASF SE
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      • Regional Presence
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    • AGC Chemicals Americas
    • HPL Additives Limited
    • Nouryon
    • Heetu Chemicals & Alkalies Limited
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • Olin Corporation
    • PPG Industries, Inc.


In The News

  • A report on a new method of aminoheterocycle domination for the production of novel drugs has been issued by Nature Chemistry in December 2021. This discovery is expected to create a new market segment for the sale of chlorinating agents worldwide.
  • Olin Corporation announced that it plans to cease production of methylene chloride and chloroform at its facility in Stade, Germany, by the third quarter of 2023. Olin will continue to manufacture both products at its facility in Freeport, Texas. Olin Corporation is a vertically integrated global chemical products manufacturing and marketing company and a leading ammunition manufacturer in the United States. Chemical products manufactured include chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl, epoxies, chlorinated organics, bleach, hydrogen, and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's main manufacturing facility manufactures and sells sporting ammunition, police ammunition, reloading parts, small caliber military ammunition and parts, and industrial cartridges.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5572
  • Published Date: Jan 24, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand in wastewater treatment and increasing demand in pharmaceutical sector are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the chlorinating agents market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are of AGC Chemicals Americas, HPL Additives Limited, Nouryon, Heetu Chemicals & Alkalies Limited, ACURO ORGANICS LIMITED, Evonik Industries AG, ORGANICS INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD., Olin Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., and others.

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

The market in Asia Pacific 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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